Avoid cabin fever this season and experience the winter wonderland that is Michigan’s Little Bavaria! If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, check out Zehnder’s Snowfest where you can witness larger than life snow sculptures and ice carvings. If you’d prefer the shelter of a warm and cozy place during the cold, sign up for the Bavarian Inn Restaurant’s Bourbon Dinner where you can taste some of the best bourbon around and enjoy a gourmet meal. We’ve got something for everyone!


Kris Pride: Eclectic Acoustic @ Michigan on Main

Kris Pride headshot

When: January 3 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Michigan on Main Bar & Grill – located inside Bavarian Inn Restaurant, 713 S. Main Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Cost: Free to attend.

Kris Pride will entertain you with eclectic acoustic music while you enjoy dinner at Michigan on Main!


Bavarian Inn Lodge Bridal Open House

married couple kisses outside of Bavarian Inn Lodge

When: January 12 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: 1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Cost: Free to attend.

Considering a wedding in Frankenmuth?

Tour the Bavarian Inn Lodge and learn about our beautiful ceremony and banquet room options. Let our experienced staff assist you in planning the wedding of your dreams! Admission is free to this bridal open house, where you will be inspired by some of our preferred vendors as you check out all that our facility has to offer for your picture-perfect wedding events! We can cover every facet of your big day, including:

  • Ceremony packages (indoor and outdoor)
    • Reception space for up to 425 guests
    • Shower and rehearsal dinner options
    • Bachelorette overnight getaways

Enjoy special promotions, giveaways, and a cash bar, along with a wedding fashion show by Destinations Bridal & Prom at 1 P.M.


Bavarian Inn Restaurant Bourbon Dinner

When: January 17 at 6:30 p.m. 

Where: Bavarian Inn Restaurant – 713 S. Main Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Cost: $70 per person includes meal, featured bourbons, a special gift from Maker’s Mark, tax, and gratuity.

Expand your tasting palate while sipping exceptional bourbon along with a gourmet meal. Featuring bourbons from Maker’s Mark Distillery along with guest speaker Alli Dodson, 2007 Frankenmuth High School Graduate. Reservations and prepayment required. Call 1-800-BAVARIA or 989-652-9941.


Jacob Wisenbach: Live Jazz Music @ Michigan on Main

Jacob Wisenbach playing trumpet

When: January 17 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Michigan on Main Bar & Grill – located inside Bavarian Inn Restaurant, 713 S. Main Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Cost: Free to attend.

Come experience Jacob Wisenbach’s amazing music and a great meal during our Friday night LIVE entertainment!  


Winterfest Beer Can and Breweriana Trade Show

decorative beer cans

When: January 18 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Frankenmuth American Legion Hall Post 150 – 990 Flint Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Cost: Free to attend or $10 with food and drinks

Come enjoy the weekend with the Michigan Chapter as they bring you the annual Winterfest Show.

The Winterfest Brewery Collectibles Show returns to Frankenmuth for a day full of buying, selling, and free appraisals of antiques related to the brewing industry. Enjoy browsing a tremendous variety of collectibles ranging from pre-Prohibition lithographs to cans and tap handles from current brewers. Walk-ins are free without hospitality or $10 with food and drinks.

This event is a beer can and breweriana buy/sell and trade event. Vendors will have new things for your man-cave, old things for your collections, and everything in-between that your heart might desire. Come ask questions, look and be a part of the biggest beer can and breweriana show in Michigan. 

We also will be holding a huge raffle with many prizes including cans, neons, signs, mirrors, t-shirts, and many other collectibles.

Bring the whole family, as the city of Frankenmuth is packed full of things to do for everyone of all ages. The show is just blocks away from everything the town has to offer. We also have motel rooms blocked for your convenience.


Zehnder’s Snowfest

snow sculptures outside Bavarian Inn

When: January 22 – 27 

Where: 730 S. Main Street, Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734

Cost: Free to attend.

Celebrating 29 years of winter fun for the whole family! Zehnder’s Snowfest has been host to one of the top snow sculpting events in North America for the past 28 years. Visitors have enjoyed larger-than-life snow sculptures and beautifully detailed ice carvings each year.

Zehnder’s Snowfest 2020 will again dazzle and excite you with snow and ice sculptures created by professional ice and snow carvers from around the world.

Zehnder’s Snowfest is also host to the National Collegiate Ice Carving Championship and the High School Snow Sculpting Competition.

In addition, Zehnder’s Snowfest will have entertainment for the entire family in the warming tent, a fireworks display, petting zoo, and children’s activities. Plan now to attend Zehnder’s Snowfest 2020!


Kelsey Williams: Live Acoustics Jams @ Michigan on Main

Kelsey Williams headshot

When: January 24 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Michigan on Main Bar & Grill – located inside Bavarian Inn Restaurant, 713 S. Main Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Cost: Free to attend.

Kelsey is a guitarist and vocalist from the Great Lakes Bay Area and her acoustic style is a fun blend of genres which will certainly keep you on your toes!


A Bavarian Inn Valentine’s Experience

couple toasting with wine glasses

When: February 14 from 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Where: Frankenmuth River Place Shops – 925 S. Main Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Cost: $75 per person, or $140 per couple.

Experience a glamorous Valentine’s experience like no other at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth! Share a special evening with a special someone or friends and enjoy a wine tasting adventure at River Place Shops, a 3-course gourmet dinner at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant and top off the evening with a delicious chocolate fountain dessert station at the Bavarian Inn Lodge.


Bavarian Easter Celebration

Easter Time in Frankenmuth

When: March 27 – April 26 

Where: Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce – 635 S. Main Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Cost: Free to attend.

The tradition of decorating Easter fountains in Germany is over 200 years old, and many cities and villages in Franconia, Germany still follow the tradition. Since Franconia is the area from which the early settlers originated, we thought it appropriate to mirror the Osterbrunnen tradition in our city. Frankenmuth festively celebrates Easter with unique and colorful egg displays throughout town.

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