We get to ease into our first weekend of 2023. There are only a few events on the schedule this weekend. The biggest one is the World of Winter Festival that kicks off this weekend in downtown Grand Rapids and runs through March 5th...

World of Winter Festival

Canva.com / Big Joe Pesh
Canva.com / Big Joe Pesh

Friday, January 6-Sunday, March 5, 2023 - Downtown Grand Rapids, MI

Downtown Grand Rapids will transform into a winter wonderland, giving you plenty of reasons to get outside and enjoy the season. The World of Winter Festival is one of the 10 Most Epic U.S. Winter Festivals Worth Braving the Cold For, according to TheTravel website. This year’s festival will have plenty to see and do for all ages and all programming and activities are FREE. More information can be found on the Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. Facebook Events Page.

Grand Rapids Bridal Show

The Annual Grand Rapids Bridal Show
Photo: The Annual Grand Rapids Bridal Show via Facebook

Friday, January 6 & Saturday, January 7, 2023 - DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI

From the ring to the honeymoon, you can find all the best vendors and services at the 53rd Annual Grand Rapids Bridal Show this weekend. More than 100 vendors will be at the show and will feature the largest West Michigan fashion show by America's Bride and Bunny Tuxedos. More information can be found on The Annual Grand Rapids Bridal Show Facebook Page.

Grand Rapids Winter Gun and Knife Show

4 Mile Showplace
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Saturday, January 7 & Sunday, January 8, 2023 - 4 Mile Showplace, Grand Rapids, MI

You will find exhibitors and dealers selling handguns, rifles, shotguns, shooting supplies, knives, ammunition, scopes, gun cases, reloading equipment, pistol and rifle magazines, collector items, military surplus, fishing supplies, handmade gun cabinets, archery, accessories, and much more. More information can be found on the Sport Shows Promotions Facebook page.

Domestic Problems with Knee Deep Shag

Saturday, January 7, 2023 - 8 pm - The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI

A favorite band of West Michigan for many years, Domestic Problems gets back together for a show at The Intersection, along with Knee Deep Shag.

Sunday Night Funnies

Sunday Night Funnies
Graphic: Sunday Night Funnies via Facebook

Sunday, January 8, 2023 - 7:30 pm - Spectrum Entertainment Complex, Wyoming, MI

Looking for a few laughs to wrap up the weekend? This week's comedy show will feature two newbies and a 3-time Kingpin of Comedy quarterfinalist and a 1-time quarterfinalist/1-time semifinalist. There will also be happy hour drink prices, food, and a 50/50 raffle. Get additional details on the Sunday Night Funnies Facebook page.

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