Northwest Lower Peninsula
Enjoy autumns fall color traveling north on M-37 Old Center Road up the center of Old Mission Peninsula into Grand Traverse Bay. The route twists and turns over the hills of beautiful terrain and dotted with vineyards finally reaching the peak of the peninsula at Old Mission Lighthouse and State Park at Lake Michigan.
May - September
Just down the shore from Big Sable stands the Ludington North Breakwater Light, another charge of SPLKA’s and a partner with the City of Ludington. This 1924 light is also open for tours and tower climbs and boasts a vibrant green light from its tower.
2023 Dates: TBA
All aboard! It's time for the annual Festival of Trains, a Traverse City holiday tradition. Come see the massive 0-gauge model train layout along with spectacular HO-, S- and G-gauge layouts. There's a special kids layout, too, where the young (and young-at-heart) may operate the controls.
October 7, 2023
The Onekama Fall Festival takes place every year in the Village Park with lots of free activities and fun! Featuring scarecrows, hay rides, pumpkin decorating and events.
This event is fun for the whole family.
September 29-30, 2023
Each fall West Michigan gathers Riverside Park Grand Rapids for Octoboerfest! A festival the celebrates BEER, well not really. The celebration of Oktoberfest started in Bavaria (southern Germany) but has become loved all around the world as a celebration of good beer, good food, and warm camaraderie among friends.
Nov 26 – Dec 31, 2022 | Free - Donations Accepted
Sparkle in the Park will create over 50 holiday displays that visitors can drive by or take leisurely walks through with the family.
Bear Lake’s Sparkle in the Park | 7727 Hopkins Dr. Bear Lake, MI 49614
Wednesdays - Sundays in December 2022
Marshall’s Merry Mile is a spectacular light display is an annual family tradition.
At the Calhoun County Fairgrounds in Marshall. Bring the whole family to enjoy the holiday lights this Christmas. All proceeds will go to the Calhoun County Fairgrounds see website to pricing.
What a wonderful way to celebrate the season!!
December 1-4th, 2022
Step back in time as you take part in one of Michigan’s most unique holiday celebrations. An entire weekend of excitement including the Victorian Sleighbell Parade with horse drawn entries, bagpipers, reindeer meet and greet and carolers elegantly dressed in Victorian style attire.
We depart historic downtown Coopersville on the dates and times shown on our calendar. During the journey, our friendly Conductor will talk about local railroad history and answer your questions.
Saturday August 5, 2023
The Harrietta Blueberry Festival began in 2007 when local residents wanted to organize an event to bring community members together. Choosing a locally grown product to celebrate provided a great reason to have games, live music, a parade and of course blueberry pancakes, pies and sundaes.
December 10, 2022 10 AM - 2 PM
Christmas Spirit and Cheer has come to Friske’s! The Friske elves are ready to deck the halls for family fun at our Country Christmas event on Saturday, December 10 from 11am-3pm! *Market Hours 9am-6pm*
Last full weekend in April
Annual Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival is a 3-day event with a talent show, rides, arts & crafts,flea market, parades, various contests, fireworks and downtown stage with entertainment. Vermontville is the “granddaddy” of them all! We are the home of the original Maple Syrup Festival in Michigan.
April 27-30, 2023
Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival invites you to witness hometown hospitality at it’s best and join us for this annual spring festival in the "sweetest" little town anywhere around! It was 1958 when the earliest Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival was held in Shepherd.
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