Festivals, Parades, Holiday Events and More in the Benzie Area
There are many reasons to Visit Benzie and Stay In Benzie. Below you will find a list of events in the Benzie Area which are hosted or sponsored by local groups and organizations. Because we are a 'Four Season Playground' you will find activities and events throughout the year.
Mar 2 - 3, 2018Mardi Gras on the Mountain
May 26, 2018Michigan Beer & Brat Festival
Celts & Kayaks at Crystal Mountain
Contact & More Info
Drink Specials at the Vista Lounge
Shamrock Glitter Tattoos
Shamrock Search - Find a numbered shamrock and return it to the Park at Water's Edge for a prize!
Pot of Gold Challenge - Enter your best guess to win a Pot of Gold. Visit the Park at Water's Edge for details.
Look for the Leprechaun – The leaping Leprechaun comes just once a year. Find him for good luck and an on hill photo!
Slope side registration available for the Kayak on the Snow Race and the Slush Cup. Participants must be present to register. See rules for event age requirements. Parent signature required for children 17 and under.
Kayak on the Snow Race
Compete for the best time kayaking on the snow! Equipment provided. The use of personal equipment is prohibited. Participants must be at least 8 years old. Registration required 30 minutes prior to the event starting.
DJ Dance Party & BBQ
We'll be playing games and dancing all afternoon long! Held slopeside on the Lodge deck.
Enjoy a unique slopeside show of Dair2Treble Irish & Interpretive Dance Troupe. Directed by Rose Vanderley. Showcasing traditional Irish dancing steps!
Ski or ride through a giant pit of icy slush for bragging rights. Day of registration required at slopeside tent, at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the Slush Cup. Helmets are required. Rental gear is prohibited. Participants must be at least 12 years of age.
FREE slopeside concert featuring Brena
Brena, a six member band, features guitars, drums, horns, violin, keyboards, and tight vocal harmonies to keep you dancing all night long. Their wide variety of songs offer a little something for everyone; ranging from oldies, to current top 40 hits, classic rock to smooth R&B, country to high energy dance music, and everything in between. Concert will be held slopeside near the base of Buck, in the big tent by Kinlochen.