8 great ways to celebrate Michigan Wine Month

May has been proclaimed Michigan Wine Month by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. According to the official proclamation, Michigan's wine and wine grape industry contributes $5.4 billion in economic impact. That includes a whopping $253 million in tourism spending. It also supports more than 47,000 jobs. That makes it an industry worth honoring, and let’s face it, there are

8 great ways to celebrate Michigan Wine Month2022-05-01T14:25:17-04:00

29th Annual “Michigan Fun” Convention

This annual event brings together professionals in the event industry from throughout the state. It includes learning sessions, a trade show, silent auction, and entertaining activities to make networking fun as well as productive.

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Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism

The Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism is the state’s premier event to bring together industry professionals and provide meaningful opportunities to discuss timely issues, learn about the latest trends and changes in the industry, and provide an update on what is happening with the efforts of MEDC's Pure Michigan campaign.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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9 epic ways to enjoy Holland, Michigan

There are few floral spectacles across the state that rival the beauty of Holland, Michigan during Tulip Time. The annual festival celebrates not only one of spring’s most magnificent blooms, but the Dutch heritage of the region. The festival will look a little different this year, given the pandemic, but there is still plenty of fun to

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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

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12 things to do in Michigan in February 2021

What’s not to love about the shortest month of winter? It brings us the Super Bowl. Then there's a day dedicated entirely to love. Finally, there are our 12 things to do in Michigan in February 2021. February 1-6 Craft Beverage Week – Kalamazoo Traditionally known as the town’s Beer Week, this year, Kalamazoo is expanding its

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12 things to do in Michigan in 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 have not changed. Mask up and head

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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

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12 things to do in Michigan in 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. Fall means plenty ways to have fun, even this year. Here are our 12 things to do in Michigan in October 2020. October 1-3,8-10,15-17,22-24 Glass Pumpkin Fest – Dearborn

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12 things to do in Michigan in July 2020

Events remain rare around the state, but many summer destinations and adventures are available again. So, grab your mask and hit the road. Here are our 12 things to do in Michigan in July 2020. Hunt for Murals Many museums are still closed, but that doesn’t mean we have a shortage of available art to admire. On

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12 things to do in Michigan in March 2020

Butterflies emerging, crocuses popping out, NCAA basketball madness, what’s not to love about March? That includes our 12 things to do in Michigan in March 2020. 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

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Frankenmuth mouse needs your help to get a name for his birthday

Over the years, the Frankenmuth Cheese Haus has become a Michigan’s Little Bavaria institution. 2018 marked its 50th anniversary, and included a move to a much larger location at 545 S. Main St. Naturally, its most famous resident came along to reside outside the new digs, and now he’s celebrating a big birthday too. I’m speaking, of

Frankenmuth mouse needs your help to get a name for his birthday2020-03-04T13:41:26-05:00

10 places in Michigan everyone should visit at least once

There’s a new decade upon us, which presents an opportunity for some fairly lofty travel goals. What could we do and where could we go with a whole decade to make it happen? Here are ten uniquely Michigan ideas that are so spectacular, they should be on any traveler’s bucket list. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Stretching for

10 places in Michigan everyone should visit at least once2020-03-05T08:44:38-05:00

12 things to do in Michigan in 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 this month. So, check out our 12 things to do in Michigan in January 2020. January 4-6 and 11-13 MIS Backyard Hockey Tournament – Brooklyn Michigan International Speedway has created a unique experience for

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Planning the perfect Northern Michigan girls getaway

Stock up on snacks, pick a meeting place, fill the tank, and hit the road. There are few things I enjoy more than a road trip, especially when it involves some of my favorite people. Such was the case recently, when my high school friends and I headed up north for a long overdue winetasting weekend. Winter

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12 things to do in Michigan in December 2019

The holiday season is all about festivities and starting 2020 off on a magical note, like our 12 things to do in Michigan in December 2019. 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

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12 things to do in Michigan in October 2019

Football games, corn mazes, and leaf-peeping mark a glorious season in our state. In addition, there are these 12 things to do in Michigan in October 2019. Oct 1-31 The Hunt for the Reds of October – Leelanau Peninsula Our state’s wide variety of white wines has become common knowledge. However, many local oenophiles have yet to

12 things to do in Michigan in October 20192021-08-24T20:39:57-04:00
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