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12 things to do in Michigan in April 2022

The weather may not be fully cooperating yet, but spring is in full swing with our 12 things to do in Michigan in April 2022. Whether you’re more excited about Easter fun, dance parties, or beer at the ballpark, there’s something for you. April 8 Tigers Opening Day – Detroit It took a little while to get

12 things to do in Michigan in April 20222022-04-07T16:06:55-04:00

Michigan Maple Syrup Weekends return

Each spring, as the days get longer and the temperatures begin to rise, Michiganders head out into the woods to take part in the state’s oldest agricultural activity…tapping maple trees for sap to be turned into mouth-watering maple syrup, candies and other sweet treats. This year, 24 members of the Michigan Maple Syrup Association (spread out throughout

Michigan Maple Syrup Weekends return2022-03-02T18:33:57-05:00

12 things to do in Michigan in March 2022

Our 12 things to do in Michigan in March 2022 focus on food, flutters and frivolity. March 1-April 30 Butterflies Are Blooming – Grand Rapids One of the most welcome signs of spring returns. The conservatory at Meijer Gardens heats up to welcome butterflies and winter-weary guests. You’ll feel like you’re in Florida with 85-degree temps and

12 things to do in Michigan in March 20222022-03-02T20:09:37-05:00

Pictured Rocks adds entrance fees

Hugging the Lake Superior shore for a resplendent 42 miles, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is one of Michigan’s most precious gems. There are waterfalls to explore, trails to trek, and incredible vistas in nearly any direction. The area welcomed a record 1.2 million visitors in 2020. Naturally that raised some questions about care and safety. Consequently, an

Pictured Rocks adds entrance fees2022-03-02T17:24:23-05:00

12 things to do in Michigan in February 2022

Our state is a winter wonderland for a little while longer, so get out and enjoy these 12 things to do in Michigan in February 2022. February 3-6 Michigan International Auto Show – Grand Rapids After a year of interruption, this popular showcase of available vehicles is back. Visitors will find trucks, SUV's, crossovers, hybrids, electrics, luxury

12 things to do in Michigan in February 20222022-02-22T00:39:37-05:00

12 things to do in Michigan in January 2022

Our 12 things to do in Michigan in January 2022 are centered around the great outdoors. It’s time to embrace our winter wonderland. January 11 Gallery Chat: Michigan Arts & Artists – Grand Rapids No matter the season, Michigan is home to majestic landscapes, intriguing communities, and talented artists. During this Gallery Chat at the Grand Rapids

12 things to do in Michigan in January 20222022-09-03T11:31:53-04:00

12 things to do in Michigan in December 2021

Not surprisingly, our 12 things to do in Michigan in December 2021 is all about the holidays. Whether you long for lights, songs, or shops, we've got you covered, and then some. Dec 1-18 Dashing Through the Snow – Marshall How about an original theatrical production to put an extra spark in your holiday fire? This show

12 things to do in Michigan in December 20212021-12-04T12:16:06-05:00

16 Michigan communities receive park improvement grants

Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today that 16 communities were awarded a 2021 Recreation Passport grant. The Recreation Passport grant program started 11 years ago. It aims to boost visitation and funding for Michigan's state parks as well as local, community parks and trails. This year’s grants include a total investment

16 Michigan communities receive park improvement grants2022-03-02T07:54:31-05:00

Things to do in Michigan in November 2021

Lights are going up, shopping is on everyone’s list, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Enjoy some special time with family and friends, perhaps at our 12 things to do in Michigan in November 2021. Nov 1-15 IllumiZoo Wild Hues – Grand Rapids Zoos take on a completely different demeanor as night begins to fall. Crowds

Things to do in Michigan in November 20212022-09-03T11:24:21-04:00

Michigan’s best family-friendly Halloween destinations

A great animated film delights the kids, with plenty of other elements that parents can enjoy as well. These Halloween events are in that same vein. The scare level is low enough that your kids can sleep at night, but they, and you, will have plenty of fun at Michigan’s best family-friendly Halloween destinations. Hallowe’en at Greenfield

Michigan’s best family-friendly Halloween destinations2021-10-01T14:05:05-04:00

10 tips for enjoying a visit to Mexicantown

When travelers cross the Ambassador Bridge into the United States, they land immediately in Mexicantown. I don’t know about you, but I find that a bit amusing. Can’t help but wonder if it has ever confused anyone to be greeted by Mexican flags when entering the U.S. Unfortunately, these days, there are less people crossing that border.

10 tips for enjoying a visit to Mexicantown2021-09-06T14:34:18-04:00

Don’t miss Marquette’s unique junkyard art park

There’s often a debate over whether or not one person can really make a difference. That question has been solved with a resounding yes when it comes to a roadside attraction near Marquette. With just a simple idea, and a fair amount of land, Tom Lakenen has been able to create lifelong memories for passing travelers, as

Don’t miss Marquette’s unique junkyard art park2022-09-08T20:28:07-04:00

12 things to do in Michigan in August 2021

Vehicles, music, foods, even the wild and wacky, take center stage this month around the state. Get your summer fun on at some of these intriguing events. Here are our 12 things to do in Michigan in August 2021. July 30-August 8 Coast Guard Festival – Grand Haven Of all the summer festivals, this is one of

12 things to do in Michigan in August 20212021-08-24T21:31:46-04:00

12 ice cream shops worthy of a road trip

Summer wouldn’t be the same without indulging in some sweet, cold, creamy, decadent treats, but how far would you go to satisfy a craving for creamy, dreamy, greatness? Whether you prefer a cup or a cone, vanilla or chocolate, toppings or plain, these little shops are waiting to delight you, and they are worthy of a road

12 ice cream shops worthy of a road trip2021-07-08T12:46:52-04:00

12 things to do in Michigan in July 2021

Our state has reopened and many of our favorite events are back. Summer hits full swing this month with fireworks, parades, and plenty of beach time. Here are our 12 things to do in Michigan in July 2021. July 9-11 Blake’s Lavender Festival – Armada It’s lavender season and it smells so good! Take a tranquility break

12 things to do in Michigan in July 20212021-08-24T21:42:12-04:00

10 adventures to do with dad

If there’s one thing we’ve all learned from this pandemic (and let’s hope there’s at least one lesson), it’s that time spent together is an invaluable gift. That’s why this year we’re suggesting some unique ways to create memories with the dads and other influential men in your life in celebration of Father’s Day. We recognize that

10 adventures to do with dad2021-06-11T11:51:58-04:00

12 things to do in Michigan in June 2021

It’s warm, sunny, and we appear to be seeing a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. Restrictions are easing. So, for the first time in over a year, our suggestions of things to do includes all live events. Get out and enjoy life this month! Here are our 12 things to do in Michigan in

12 things to do in Michigan in June 20212021-08-24T21:06:39-04:00

Traverse City becomes the nation’s cherry capital

Most Michigan tourist towns have a frontier history, and Traverse City is no different. The Cherry Capital of the World is young compared to other Michigan cities, like Mackinaw, Detroit and Grand Rapids, but it still holds a rich history. I recently brought my eighth grade students to the city for a field trip and was reminded

Traverse City becomes the nation’s cherry capital2021-06-03T16:35:13-04:00

Michigan’s 8 notable wine trails

May is Michigan Wine Month and a great time to explore the budding greenery of the countryside. Why not pair your weekend retreat with some fine wine? Michigan’s flourishing grape industry is not only producing more award-winning wines than ever before, it has sprouted a booming addition to our tourism industry. While wineries and tasting rooms can

Michigan’s 8 notable wine trails2021-05-07T12:25:15-04:00

Michigan’s most family-friendly public gardens

After a long winter often filled with gray skies, brown grass, and bare trees, there is something truly spectacular about strolling through a Michigan garden in the spring. While these annual color tours may delight most adults, kids sometimes lose interest part of the way through. That’s why we’ve identified five botanical treasures that will delight your

Michigan’s most family-friendly public gardens2021-05-07T09:58:00-04:00

12 things to do in Michigan in May 2021

Events are starting to make their way off our screens, and back out into the real world. Although we highly recommend visiting each event’s official website to know exactly what to expect. Let the fun begin with our 12 things to do in Michigan in May 2021. May 1-9 Tulip Time – Holland In the 1840s, thousands of Dutch

12 things to do in Michigan in May 20212021-08-24T20:55:37-04:00
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