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

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

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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

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.

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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

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March 2020

Butterflies emerging, crocuses popping out, NCAA basketball madness, what’s not to love about March? Here are a dozen events that will make your month even better. March 1-8 Downtown Marquette Restaurant Week – Marquette Celebrate the local flavors of Downtown Marquette’s dining scene during the seventh annual Downtown Marquette Restaurant Week, March 1 – 8, 2020. Participating

March 20202020-03-04T17:24:03-05:00

February 2020

There’s an extra day for fun this month, as we celebrate a Leap Year. Why not take some extra time to enjoy what February has to offer? Here are 12 of our favorite opportunities for R&R this month. February 1 Treetops Annual Wine & Beer Festival – Gaylord Perhaps the only thing more relaxing than spending an

February 20202020-03-04T16:31:43-05:00

January 2020

The North American International Auto Show is moving to the summer, which means many people will be in search of some new ways to spend their January in Michigan. Here are our 12 picks for winter fun this month. January 4-6 and 11-13 Michigan International Speedway Backyard Hockey Tournament – Brooklyn Michigan International Speedway has created a unique experience

January 20202020-03-03T13:56:43-05:00

December 2019

December is all about festivities. Here are a few to put you in the holiday spirit or start 2020 off on a magical note. Dec 1-31 Premium Pour – Leelanau Peninsula Toast the year’s most festive season along the Leelanau Peninsula. During the month of December, guests may taste a wide selection of the best wines being

December 20192019-12-15T15:15:39-05:00

November 2019

There is no more important thing you can do this month than vote on November 6, but there may be a few things that are more fun. Here are a dozen ideas… Nov 1-5 East Lansing Film Festival – East Lansing The East Lansing Film Festival is the longest-running non-experimental film festival in the state. The goal

November 20192019-12-15T14:16:26-05:00

October 2019

Football games, corn mazes, cider mill visits, and leaf-peeping mark a glorious season in our state. In addition, here are a dozen unique ways to make the most of fall. Oct 1-31 The Hunt for the Reds of October – Leelanau Peninsula Our state’s plethora of white wines has become common knowledge, but many local oenophiles have

October 20192019-12-15T14:06:02-05:00

September 2019

When the kids go back to school it feels like summer is over, but we actually have several weeks of the season left to enjoy warm weather and cool events. Here are just a few special ways to bask in the end of summer and the start of fall. September 5-10 Bright Walls – Jackson For the

September 20192019-12-15T13:56:52-05:00

August 2019

Summer is still in full swing and there are plenty of delightful events and activities awaiting us around the state this month. August 1-3 JazzFest – Lansing The 25th annual Lansing JazzFest will take place in the streets of Old Town, amidst art galleries and unique retail stores. This year’s event will offer a range of outstanding

August 20192019-12-15T13:52:00-05:00

July 2019

Summer has finally arrived, as has the heat. No complaints, though, it’s just good to see the sun. It also means boats, beaches, and loads of events. Here are just a dozen examples to explore around the state this month. July 9-13 Alpenfest – Gaylord This Alpine-inspired celebration honors the city's heritage and partnership with sister city,

July 20192019-12-15T13:47:09-05:00

June 2019

Warmth is finally arriving, graduates are marching, and fests are popping up every weekend. It’s time for some summer fun. June 6-9 Bavarian Festival – Frankenmuth June means it’s time for one of Frankenmuth’s favorite weekends. Celebrate the heritage that made the town famous during this annual event. The Main Tent will be located in Zehnder park,

June 20192019-12-15T13:41:49-05:00

May 2019

We’re still flirting with snowfalls so it’s nice to know that May truly means summer cannot be far behind. Flowers are blooming, boats are reappearing in our lakes, and month of delightful experiences await. Here are a dozen opportunities from around the state. May 4-5 Great Lakes Woodworking Festival – Adrian In some places woodworking is a

May 20192019-12-15T13:24:20-05:00

April 2019

One of the best things about April is the resurgence of green, complemented by the first flowers of the year. Here are a dozen other opportunities to enjoy. April 4-5 Spring Art Fair – Royal Oak Head to the Royal Oak Farmers Market for one of the earliest art fairs of the season. This indoor show features

April 20192019-12-15T13:19:44-05:00

March 2019

March brings “Madness,” unpredictable weather, kite-flying season, and the long-awaited arrival of spring. It also has loads of enjoyable event opportunities. Here is a dozen of our favorites. March 1-3 DSO Heroes & Villains Concert – Detroit What do you get when you cross the incredibly talented musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra with the familiar sounds

March 20192019-02-15T22:14:05-05:00

February 2019

The arrival of February is hopefully bringing some relief from the polar vortex. Either way, there is time for more winter fun. Feb 2,9,16,23 Snowshoes, Vines & Wines – Suttons Bay As long as there is snow on the ground, Black Star Farms invites you to snowshoe on its splendid estate each Saturday through March 16. Hit the trails

February 20192019-02-15T21:18:05-05:00

January 2019

For those of us who choose to live in Michigan, embracing each season is part of the joy. The state is a winter wonderland come this time of year, with plenty of January events and opportunities. Here are a dozen to consider. Jan 5 Treetops Skiable Feast – Gaylord Often the only downside to enjoying a gourmet feast, is

January 20192019-01-15T18:11:03-05:00

December 2018

Lights, entertainment, and new year's celebrations take center stage during this festive month. Here are some extra special happenings around the state. Dec 7-Dec 18 Christmas Cabaret – Augusta If you’re looking to get in the holiday spirit, a visit to The Barn Theatre is sure to do the trick. Perfect for the whole family, this heartwarming

December 20182020-03-04T14:39:21-05:00

November 2018

There is no more important thing you can do this month than vote on November 6, but there may be a few things that are more fun. Here are a dozen ideas… Nov 4 All Things Detroit Holiday Edition – Detroit Already known for a wide variety of homegrown buying opportunities, this month Eastern Market is host

November 20182020-03-04T14:40:41-05:00
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