Discover things to do, every day, from January through March in the Mt. Pleasant area this winter! ❄


Jan. 3 – Enjoy the day in Downtown Mt. Pleasant; shop ‘til you drop, brunch with friends or take a stroll through the parks. 

Jan. 4 – Cheer on Central Michigan University’s Men’s Basketball as the team takes on Miami (OH) at McGuirk Arena.

Jan. 5 – It’s National Bird Day! Explore the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy’s Audubon Woods Preserve and you may catch a glimpse of wildlife; this 40-acre preserve protects scenic viewscapes along ¼ mile of Chippewa River frontage and has held probable nesting Louisiana Waterthrush for several years and is one of the most reliable places in Isabella County for Acadian Flycatcher.

Jan. 6 – Hit the slopes or take a tube down a snow-covered hill at Snow Snake in Harrison, Michigan.

Jan. 7 – Calling all trivia nerds! Tuesday night is Trivia Night at Hunter’s Ale House! Every Tuesday!

Jan. 8 – Check out Actively Vulnerable by Mike Zureich, the newest exhibition at the Morey Family Gallery inside Art Reach of Mid-Michigan in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. This exhibit will be on display January 6 – 31.

Jan. 9 –  Relaxation and rebalance is important after the holidays. Flow and glow with a yoga session at Yoga on Main (hot), RedBloom or Ombodies in Mt. Pleasant.

Jan. 10 – Everybody’s workin’ for the weekend, right? Enjoy a free, full moon hike with the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy at the Sylvan Solace Preserve OR put on your dancing shoes and head to Rubble’s Bar in Downtown Mt. Pleasant for performances by Funkwagon and Emeritus.

Jan. 11 – The Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum will kick off the  Kids & Culture series; a free, monthly, kid-friendly event for the family to enjoy. After, cheer on the CMU’s Women’s Basketball team as it takes on Miami (OH) at McGuirk Arena.

Jan. 12 – Enjoy a CFX featured Sunday movie at Celebration! Cinema Mt. Pleasant for only $5.95.

Jan. 13 – Celebrate the start of the week with a trip to one of Mt. Pleasant’s microbreweries!

Jan. 14 – Tuesday night is burger night at Freddie’s Tavern – fill your belly with the famous Freddie Burger, voted Best Burger in town nine years in a row!

Jan. 15 – Ice skating is one of our favorite winter activities! Plan a trip to the I.C.E. Arena with friends and family!

Jan. 16 – Tour the Ziibiwing Cultural Center to explore the sacred and ceremonial collections of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. 

Jan. 17 – It’s Friday night – you know what that means… LIVE music at Rubble’s Bar! Get ready to rock with EXiT 95 in Downtown Mt. Pleasant.

Jan. 18 – Start your day with breakfast from MLive’s Michigan’s Best diner Roz’s Diner in Rosebush; we recommend the Eggs Bennie and Roz’s famous hot cocoa. After, head to McGuirk Arena to yell, “Fire Up Chips!” for the CMU Men’s Basketball team as it takes on Buffalo!

Jan. 19 – Explore Deerfield Nature Park, voted the most beautiful place in Isabella County by Pure Michigan; explore the trails along the Chippewa River, and you may find yourself at a beautiful, snow-covered, covered bridge.

Jan. 20 – It’s National Cheese Lovers Day! Celebrate with something cheesy and Michigan-made from local favorite Mitchell’s Gourmet Deli & Market; locations in both Mt. Pleasant and Shepherd, Michigan.

Jan. 21 – March to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Peace March and Vigil.

Jan. 22 – No matter the meal or time of day, pizza is always on the menu; visit Pisanello’s Pizza in Downtown Mt. Pleasant for some of the best pizza in town and THE best lunch buffet.

Jan. 23 – Bring the kids to the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum for a day of fun!

Jan. 24 – Start the day on Michigan’s largest gaming floor, inside Soaring Eagle Casino, and later see a performance by Justin Moore at Soaring Eagle Casino’s Entertainment Hall.

Jan. 25 – Are you a lover of wildlife? Join the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy for a free, animal sign hike at Hall’s Lake Preserve. Later, cheer on the CMU Men and Women’s Basketball teams at McGuirk Arena! Need dinner plans? Bucks Run Golf Club is hosting a a Cajun Buffet at the Quarry Grill; reservations required 989-773-6830.

Jan. 26 – We like Sundays a waffle lot! Head to Ponder Coffee Company for its famous waffles!

Jan. 27 – Calling all trivia nerds! Form a team for Trivia Night at The Cabin. Every Monday!

Jan. 28 – It’s #PlanForVacationDay! Stop by Meet Mt. Pleasant’s office in Downtown Mt. Pleasant to gather area information, including the NEW 2020 Mt. Pleasant Area Visitors Guide! Don’t have time? Email to request a hard copy!

Jan. 29 – Wednesdays are about treating yourself, and what better way to do so than with a trip to Robaire’s Bakery! #TreatYourself

Jan. 30 – Shop locally-sourced foods at our friendly neighborhood food Co-op, GreenTree Cooperative Grocery in Downtown Mt. Pleasant

Jan. 31 – Experience adventure by choice or by chance in the Mt. Pleasant area with a trip to one of Isabella County’s beautiful parks. Get ready to laugh at Lewis Black’s It Gets Better Everyday Tour at Soaring Eagle Casino.


Feb. 1 – What a fun-filled day in Mt. Pleasant! The annual Man vs. Mountain winter obstacle 5k will take place at Mountain Town Station and CMU Women’s Basketball will take on Ohio at McGuirk Arena. Tickets and/or registration required for events. 

Feb. 2 – It’s Groundhog Day! Take a stroll through the GKB Riverwalk Trail in Downtown Mt. Pleasant – you may spot a creature or two!

Feb. 3 – It’s the little things that truly mean the most – check out our Holiday Gift Guide to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone.

Feb. 4 – Making lunch plans? $6 baskets, all day, every Tuesday, at Dog Central; featured on Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food and the Cooking Channel. Later, cheer on CMU Men’s Basketball as the team takes on Bowling Green at McGuirk Arena.

Feb. 5 – There’s so much to do, today, in Mt. Pleasant! 1) The Central Michigan International Film Festival begins today and continues ALL weekend long; don’t miss your chance to see works from creative filmmakers at various locations, throughout Mt. Pleasant. 2) Cheer on CMU Women’s Basketball as the team faces off against Northern Illinois. 3) Enjoy CMU University Theatre’s opening night of PUNK Rock on CMU’s campus; performances February 5-9 and tickets are available at Ticket Central. 

Feb. 6 –  Catch a flick as the Central Michigan International Film Festival continues at various locations!

Feb. 7 – Check out Under the Big Top, a free event for the whole family to enjoy at Morey Courts. You can also see AMERICA with special guest Christopher Cross at Soaring Eagle Casino. 

Feb. 8 – The second Kids & Culture event of 2020 will be hosted at the CMU Museum of Cultural and Natural History on CMU’s campus; FREE! In need of some fresh, winter air? Join the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy for an almost-full moon hike at the Sylvan Solace Preserve; FREE!

Feb. 9 – Happy National Pizza Day! Mt. Pleasant is flooded with both new and seasoned pizza places, ALL featuring specialty pizzas you cannot find anywhere else; check out our local’s guide to the best pizza in Mt. Pleasant.

Feb. 10 – Visit The CVB’s Instagram page and enter our Mt. Pleasant Snow Day photo contest. Simply tag @MtPleasantCVB and use #MtPSnowDay to enter your favorite snow day photos!

Feb. 11 – Cheer on CMU Men’s Basketball as the team takes on Eastern Michigan at McGuirk Arena.

Feb. 12 – Relax and rejuvenate at Pure Vitality Juice Bar & Spa in Downtown Mt. Pleasant.

Feb. 13 – Make a splash with a day pass at Soaring Eagle’s Waterpark

Feb. 14 – Need last-minute Valentine’s Day date ideas? Check out our guide to the hottest Valentine’s Day date spots to make this V-Day one to remember.

Feb. 15 – There’s plenty to do today in Mt. Pleasant. Check out Special Olympic Michigan’s annual Polar Plunge at the Wayside parking lot and cheer on CMU Women’s Basketball at McGuirk Arena.

Feb. 16 – Sundays are for family fun! Check out our Free & Frugal blog to discover affordable, family fun in the Mt. Pleasant area. Cheer on CMU Gymnastics at McGuirk Arena as the team takes on Kent State.

Feb. 17 – Try Mt. Pleasant’s newest pizzeria and pub, Vin Trofeo’s in Downtown Mt. Pleasant

Feb. 18 – Jump! Jump! Jump! Jump! Everybody JUMP! Does this weather have you feeling cooped up? Burn off some energy at The Jump Station!

Feb. 19 – Let it be known – Wednesdays are best spent at Pleasant City Coffee in Downtown Mt. Pleasant! Every Wednesday, buy a crepe and receive a FREE latte at Pleasant City; in a hurry? Get it to go!

Feb. 20 – Thursday (and Tuesday) nights are Pint Night at Mountain Town Station. Indulge in housemade, handcrafted beer and delicious appetizers.

Feb. 21 – Have some SPARE time? Bring your family and friends to Riverwood/Nine Eight Nine for bowling, food and drinks!

Feb. 22 – We have the perfect indoor and outdoor activities for you this Saturday! Outdoor: Enjoy a free, animal sign hike with Chippewa Watershed Conservancy. Indoor: Enjoy live music, pasta and fun at Soaring Eagle Casino’s Vodka Pasta event

Feb. 23 – Grab your sled and some friends for a day of sledding at Mission Creek Woodland Park, Deerfield Nature Park or Snow Snake (Harrison).

Feb. 24 – Check out the 2020 annual Juried CMU Student Art Exhibition at CMU’s University Art Gallery.

Feb. 25 – Visit CMU’s School of Music for a CMU Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert (free) OR cheer on CMU Men’s Basketball as the team challenges Toledo in McGuirk Arena. 

Feb. 26 – Here’s a little itinerary-based suggestion for you this Wednesday: Grab dinner at Mt. Pleasant’s newest smokehouse barbecue joint Summit Smokehouse & Tap Room; after, cheer on CMU Women’s Basketball as the team takes on rival Western Michigan University at McGuirk Arena. 

Feb. 27 – Do you have what it takes to complete one of the area’s colossal food challenges? Check out our guide to the most gruesome, yet delicious food-related challenges in Mt. Pleasant

Feb. 28 – It’s Fridayyyyy! Check out various bars throughout the city for live music, drink specials and great company.

Feb. 29 – Enjoy a delicious breakfast at Stan’s Famous Restaurant in Mt. Pleasant – WARNING – this is a local favorite, so get there early!


March 1 – It’s National Peanut Butter Lovers Day! As true lovers of peanut butter, we suggest heading to Pure Vitality Juice Bar & Spa to try it’s extensive peanut butter-inspired sandwich menu and various juices with our favorite ingredient!

March 2 – Grab a day pass to Morey Courts Recreation Center to shoot hoops, walk the track and more!

March 3 – Check out local museums and galleries for the latest exhibitions.

March 4 – Shop spring fashion at local boutiques.

March 5 – Thursday nights are best spent doing karaoke. Grab your friends and head to Rubble’s Bar in Downtown Mt. Pleasant; one of the best karaoke spots in town!

March 6 – It’s National Day of Unplugging! Enjoy some peace and quiet as you visit one of the City of Mt. Pleasant parks.

March 7 – Cheer on CMU Women’s Basketball as the ladies take on Eastern Michigan at McGuirk Arena. 

For a full events calendar, view our Calendar of Events! Share photos of YOU enjoying fall in Mt. Pleasant; use hashtags #MeetMtP and #MtP100Days and tag @mtpleasantcvb!

Featured image provided by the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy.