I do not know about you, but I typically stay inside my warm apartment when it is cold and dreary.

But every so often, I need some sort of human interaction or a simple excuse to get outside for a little while.

If you need something fun to do with the entire family this weekend, here is an option for you.

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Grand Haven's WinterFest is back this weekend from January 26th to the 29th.

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According to their official website,

"Winterfest is a full weekend of winter fun in Grand Haven, Michigan during the last week of January. The snow is upon us, and with Michigan's winters being long and cold, this is a perfect time to get out and be active. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone warm and having a great time."

Since 1976, WinterFest has been blessing us with a little bit of fun in the city of Grand Haven.

What events can I expect to happen?

Thursday, January 26th

To kick things off, the Winterfest Glow Bowl is happening at Mulligan's Hollow Ski Bowl.

"If it blinks, flashes, or lights up, slap it on and glow the bowl."

Saturday, January 28th

From a dog pull to a cardboard sled race, there are many ways to get the entire family involved in the fun.


To close off that night's festivities, you can check out the Winterfest Bonfire Bash.

"It's the middle of winter in Grand Haven...let's roast hot dogs and marshmallows over a bonfire, play summer yard games, and run around town in our pajamas. Cheer on teams from the Freeze 4 All Snow Volleyball tournament and run the downtown snow melted sidewalks in the Sleepwalker Run, both happening during the Bonfire Bash."

Sunday, January 29th

The entire weekend ends with the Winterfest Ski and Snowboard Competition.

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Ben Blankenburg/ Thinkstock

It wouldn't be a winter festival without a little bit of skiing and snowboarding.

For the full list of events and further information, check it out on their website.

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