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Race to Henry Ford Museum’s new Driving to Win exhibit

You don’t have to adore cars or racing to truly enjoy the latest exhibit to make its home at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, but if you do, then you’ll really love it. Appropriately nestled between the Heroes of the Sky and Driving America exhibits, you’ll find the new attraction, Driven to Win: Racing in

Race to Henry Ford Museum’s new Driving to Win exhibit2021-04-09T16:02:37-04:00

April 2021

Flowers blooming, the occasional warm breeze, and abundant blue skies are making us all want to get out and enjoy life, as well we should. Events are still less frequent than the norm for this time of year, but there are abundant opportunities for safe, fun experiences. The first on our list may not be as much

April 20212021-04-09T13:06:12-04:00

Michigan’s second, yet only, National Park

Michigan is home to many beautiful national landmarks, such as the National Lakeshores of Sleeping Bear Dunes and Pictured Rocks and our three National Forests, Huron-Manistee, Hiawatha and Ottawa. We have a National Historic Park at Keweenaw in Calumet and one National Battlefield Park, the River Raisin in Monroe. We also have one very special National Park, Isle

Michigan’s second, yet only, National Park2021-04-08T14:30:50-04:00

Discover Michigan’s cheesiest trail

Wisconsin may be known for as the land of Cheeseheads, but that doesn’t mean it’s cornered the market on making or selling cheese, glorious cheese. In fact, it should come as no surprise that a state with well over 1,200 dairy farms may have a cheese passion of its own. If you are a cheese lover, then

Discover Michigan’s cheesiest trail2021-03-12T16:34:10-05:00

March 2021

Butterflies emerging, crocuses popping out, NCAA basketball madness, what’s not to love about March? Here are a dozen opportunities that will make your month even better. March 1-31 Women’s History Month at the Wright – Detroit In observance of Women's History Month, The Charles H. Wright Museum introduces a host of programs and events, some online and some

March 20212021-03-12T12:53:41-05:00

10 joys of spring’s arrival in Michigan

Some people listen to a rodent in Pennsylvania to determine when spring is coming, while others count days on a calendar, but for those of us who endure the cold and ice of a long, albeit beautiful Michigan winter, it’s calendar be damned. We know sure signs of spring when we see them, and most bring pure

10 joys of spring’s arrival in Michigan2021-03-12T10:55:09-05:00

February 2021

What’s not to love about the shortest month of the winter? It brings us the Super Bowl, a day dedicated entirely to love, and these dozen opportunities to soak in some much needed fun and culture. Due to the changing nature of the pandemic, be sure to consult each event’s website for safety protocols and to confirm

February 20212021-03-02T15:31:19-05:00

January 2021

Jan 1-May 1 100 Years of Women’s Rights Exhibit – Midland As the nation celebrates a century of women’s right to vote, the Midland Center for the Arts invites you to take a look back at the struggle and the triumphs. Women have always been central to historical change. They have shaped ideas, constructed movements, leveraged their

January 20212021-03-01T16:11:27-05:00

December 2020

This will undoubtedly be an unusual holiday season with many event cancellations due to the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of cool ways to celebrate. This is a particularly good year for drive-thru events. Be sure to check with event organizers to make sure times and availability has not changed. Mask up and head

December 20202020-12-10T18:47:50-05:00

November 2020

We’re all getting a bit of cabin fever by now, and that is without even getting into the frigid temps of winter. So, be sure to get outside and enjoy some fresh air with a walk, hike, bike, or camping trip. Here are a dozen other activities worth adding to your calendar… Nov 3 Election Day –

November 20202021-03-01T13:25:04-05:00

Sip and save in the Grand Rapids craft beverage scene

Grand Rapids first made a splash on the craft beverage scene when it was voted Beer City USA in national polls and named Best Beer Town and Best Beer Scene by USA TODAY readers. Nowadays there’s a lot more than just craft beer on tap in its culinary scene. Cider, spirits, and the cocktail creations they inspire, have led to even

Sip and save in the Grand Rapids craft beverage scene2020-10-03T12:26:17-04:00

Explore this glorious byway of waterfalls

There may be no more spectacular place on earth to soak in the magic of fall than Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. There are seemingly endless opportunities to hike or bike through colorful forests. The root beer flowing over Tahquamenon Falls is particularly lovely when set against a palette of autumnal hues. The views from above Pictured Rocks, or

Explore this glorious byway of waterfalls2020-10-03T22:12:32-04:00

October 2020

Some things may be different this October, but we’re still a state filled with crisp autumn air, stunning shores, spectacular fall foliage, and of course cider and doughnuts. There are lots of interesting entertainment options to explore this month. Here are a dozen of our favorites. October 1-3,8-10,15-17,22-24 Glass Pumpkin Fest – Dearborn Each weekend in October

October 20202020-10-01T15:16:31-04:00

Winetasting in the age of COVID

Traditionally this is a wonderful time of year to make a visit to your favorite winery, or explore a wine trail, and this year is no exception. Grapes are ripening, the air is getting crisper, leaves are starting to change color…oh, and there’s wine! However, COVID-19 has changed the usual procedures so it’s best to prepare and

Winetasting in the age of COVID2020-09-03T13:20:24-04:00

Exploring Michigan’s least known scenic byway

It’s a strange thing to experience cabin fever in the summer, and yet, in this most unusual of years, many people have. If you’re among them then perhaps it’s time to hit the road. How about exploring one of our state’s lesser known scenic byways? The River Road National Scenic Byway is a 22-mile stretch between the

Exploring Michigan’s least known scenic byway2020-09-03T12:21:57-04:00

Journeying up to Michigan’s best hard cider makers

As the harvesting of cherries gives way to apples, and trips to beaches give way to cider mill visits, the craving for the fruits of one of Michigan’s fastest growing industries also seems to naturally increase. While the state has long been known for wine and beer, hard cider has now become a quintessential component of its

Journeying up to Michigan’s best hard cider makers2020-09-02T16:12:01-04:00

September 2020

As we continue to adjust to our new reality, some events are taking place in modified form, and some are being adapted to a virtual setting. Either way, there are lots of fun options to explore this month. Here are a dozen of our favorites. September 1-5 Chairlift Ride at Crystal Mountain – Thompsonville There’s nothing quite

September 20202020-09-02T16:05:12-04:00

August 2020

Events remain elusive around the state, but many summer destinations and adventures are available again, so grab your mask and hit the road. Here are 12 fun options. Summer Saturdaze at Gilmore Car Museum The Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners is happily welcoming guests back again. If you’re not familiar with the place, you’ll be surprised

August 20202020-07-27T09:24:51-04:00

July 2020

Events remain elusive around the state, but many summer destinations and adventures are available again, so grab your mask and hit the road. Here are 12 fun options. Hunt for Murals Many museums are still closed, but that doesn’t mean we have a shortage of available art to admire. On the contrary, you’ll find an abundance, especially

July 20202020-07-04T09:19:52-04:00

June 2020

While some of the state, and a variety of businesses have begun to reopen, most events remain canceled amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. However, that does not mean there aren’t plenty of unique and entertaining things to this month. As usual, here are a dozen of our favorites. Hit the Links Golf courses reopened in May and now

June 20202020-06-10T13:56:46-04:00

The life and times of Detroit’s beloved Belle Isle

Belle Isle is known to many in Michigan, especially those on the east side of the state, as a haven from the crowds of the big city. Located in the middle of the Detroit River, between the city of Detroit and Windsor, Canada, it is a 982-acre island park consisting of one main island and several surrounding

The life and times of Detroit’s beloved Belle Isle2020-05-06T15:00:59-04:00

May 2020

We usually share a dozen uniquely Michigan events worth attending each month, but these are of course unprecedented times and events have been cancelled. Thankfully, that does not mean we can’t still enjoy some delightful entertainment born out of what makes our state so special. Here are 12 ways to have fun with Michigan flair this month.

May 20202020-05-08T13:48:43-04:00

April 2020

These are unprecedented times, making this one of the most unusual 12 Things to Do posts we’ve ever created. Just because we’re all staying at home to keep each other safe, doesn’t mean there aren’t opportunities for enjoyment and enrichment. Here are a dozen virtual ways to be informed and inspired by our state’s creativity and ingenuity

April 20202020-04-22T10:41:40-04:00
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