Region 2 -Battle Creek Area

Region 2 -Battle Creek Area

Michigan Life's Region 2 Battle Creek Area including Branch County, Calhoun County, Hillsdale County, Jackson County and Lenawee County Michigan.

July 24 – 30, 2022

Lenawee County Fair is a family friendly event kicked off with a parade and a full schedule of 4H events, carnival rides, food tent, truck pulls, live entertainment, and more!

January 15-16, 2022

Looking for a fun outdoor event for your family? The downtown will have over 35 ice sculptures for you to see. Also new this year, life size balloon sculptures will adorn the sidewalks during the event. Try your hand at our Scavenger Hunt through the participating merchants.

Tree Lighting November 23, 2021 6 PM
Nov 26 - Dec 31, 2021 | Wed - Sun
Santa Saturdays - December 4, 11, & 18, 2021

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!!

Winter Sports Park
Is your family looking for a destination for winter activities? Join us at Binder Park Golf Course for some fun! Activities include: sledding, tubing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, etc.
Monday - Friday (at your own convenience, only sleds available)
Saturdays: 9AM - 5PM
Sundays: 12PM - 5PM

Cross Country Skiing in Battle Creek Area Parks
Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and winter hiking are available in the City of Battle Creek’s park system and are great fun and fitness for winter.
For the best skiing, visit Leila Arboretum at 992 W. Michigan Ave. Battle Creek, MI 49017,

December 4, 2021

The first weekend in December we hold our annual Festival of is Grass Lakes annual Christmas Festival of Lights. Enjoy breakfast with Santa; carriage rides to the Coe House Museum. The Coe House is open and decked out for the season. The United Methodist Church has their annual craft and bake sale, Santa makes a visit to the Depot.

Nov. 25 thru Dec. 31, 2021

When: Nov. 25 thru Dec. 31, 2021
OPEN EVERY DAY INCLUDING HOLIDAYS

Where: Michigan International Speedway
US-12 Entrances only, 12626 US-12, Brooklyn, Michigan 49230

TWO US-12 Entrances:
WEST bound use Lot 8 Entrance
EAST bound use Graves Farm Entrance

Sept. 24-26, 2021

Clinton Michigan draws tens of thousands of visitors to their little village next to the River Raisin in northeastern Lenawee County each fall. What began as a way to help local merchants attract business in 1973 has grown to a three day extravaganza!

In the Fall we offer a variety of special fun activities for families, scouts, church groups, birthdays - and anyone else looking for something different on a brisk fall day.

The City of Hudson’s motto is “Small Town, Big Heart.” Hudson is able to offer residents the best of both worlds - all of the advantages of small town life, combined with many of the positive features of larger cities.

Louie's Bakery is a family-owned and operated business located in Marshall, Michigan. Louis Bagi established the business in November 1952. It is now run by his successors, with Jason LaForge, Louie's grandson, the manager.

Pregitzer Farm Market mission is to offer the best fresh from the farm produce possible. Our goal is to educate communities about farm life, eating local, and fun on the farm. To do this we will continue to stand by our reputation for exceptional customer service and the best produce around!

September 17-18, 2021

The Festival of the Forks has been held on the third full weekend in September since 1967 in downtown Albion, Michigan. We are a diverse people and we love to celebrate our heritage.

During this celebration, we focus on enjoying Albion with our families, friends, and everyone who comes to Albion to share in the celebrations.

August 7 - 13, 2022

There is so much to experience at the Jackson County Fair located at Keeley Park in Jackson, Michigan.

The Leila Arboretum dates back to 1922 when Leila Post Montgomery, widow of cereal magnate C.W. Post, donated 72 acres of land to the city of Battle Creek that had formerly been the site of the Battle Creek Country Club. She envisioned a center for culture amid the beauty of nature.

May 1 to Oct. 1 | Open Daily from 11am-4pm.

Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary is a reptile rescue facility that is open to the public.

Calhoun County. Home to Battle Creek, Marshall and Albion. Located in Southwest Michigan, our county offers something for everyone, from cities to villages, world-renowned music to historical sites, well-groomed nature trails, to a casinos, mouth-watering food and a multitude of sporting choices.

Rockeys Campground is a clean quiet family park on a chain of 5 lakes. They take pride in offering a great campground with friendly smiles and very clean bathrooms and showers.

Enjoy the Weekends and relax by the Lakes during the day while and enjoying a relaxing fire in the evening

2022 Dates: TBA

The Swingin' at the Shell annual concert series takes place in Albion's beautiful and historic Victory Park Band Shell!. This annual concert series is free and open to the public. Swingin’ at the Shell is a Caster CaresTM initiative that was created because of a passion for live music, the Albion community, and the Victory Park Bandshell.

Palmer House Inn Bed & Breakfast is located in Albion, Michigan. Walking distance of Albion College and 20 minutes from Jackson and Marshall. Available for rooms and special events.

Lighthouse Village RV Resort is a long-stay park that offers membership opportunities as well as short-term stay accommodations. The park has an outdoor basketball court, shuffleboard courts, tennis courts, and an outdoor heated pool for those guests who enjoy their time in the sunshine.

Camping At its Best! Imagine waking early to the sound of birds singing. You pour yourself some coffee and step outside your RV or tent to greet the peaceful morning.

Sept 25 - Oct 1, 2022

People from all over Michigan and the surrounding areas await the return of the Hillsdale County Fair each fall and the traditional and time enhanced old favorites they have come to expect and treasure over the years.

Looking for a unique combination of history, fine dining, and sightseeing along the railway, look no further than the Old Road Dinner Train. This is one meal — and ride — that you won’t soon forget.

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