Seasonal Events & Attractions
Seasonal Attractions and Annual Events including Holidays for the entire state of Michigan all listed by Region, County and City.
2023 Dates: Nov. 24 - 26 • Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 21, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 & 31
HollyDazzle is a magical three-quarter mile outdoor trail featuring more than a dozen lighted Christmas scenes including Santa Claus, Sledding Penguins and Candy Land Castle in a magical winter wonderland walk through at the Michigan Renaissance Festival Village!
Saturdays & Sundays Nov 18- Dec 17, 2023 - See Website for Details
Experience Santa's Farm during the hustle and bustle of getting ready for the Christmas season!
**Lots of Photography Opportunities!**
The farm is on full on holiday mode for this stroll through event where you will get to see how Santa has transformed the farm into his headquarters preparing for the big day.
November 24 – December 30, 2023
Pairing indoor sights with outdoor lights, Meadow Brook is Michigan’s most dazzling holiday destination. Our two unforgettable holiday events will delight families, couples and people of all ages.
Take in the beautiful vista of the Mackinac Bridge, the north entrance to the Heritage Route. Spend the day at the 100+ shops in Mackinaw City. Bike on the 62-mile North Central State Trail past sparkling inland lakes and along the Lake Huron shoreline. Float down the 38-mile inland waterway from Lake Huron to Crooked Lake.
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.
September 30 & October 1, 2023
Our weekend festival features live music, activities, games, demonstrations and a tractor drawn wagon ride. You can also enjoy delicious eats & treats from one of the visiting food trucks. In our General Store you can purchase beverages, old time candy & other snacks
Make a day of the Big Apple in the fall, where this property features our famous and spooky fall haunted attractions. Home to Michigan’s best Zombie Paintball experience, guests can take a thrilling wagon ride through corn fields filled with frightening characters.
Allegan County, Michigan is situated among the rolling farmlands, grasslands, forests, lakes, and streams of the southwestern portion of the Lower Peninsula. It is an area of incredible scenic beauty and historical significance, with many parts of the county existing much as they did 100 years ago.
Western Michigan Fall Tradition - Passengers are entertained during the journey by THE GRAND PUMPKIN, SCARECROW & LITTLE CROW!
Each paid child's ticket includes a free, locally grown pumpkin the kids can pick from our Pumpkin Patch at the end of the ride.
Children under 2 yrs ride free and also get a Pumpkin.
The Detroit International RiverWalk spans more than three miles, from Rose Parks Blvd. to the Belle Isle Bridge, along the Detroit River you can spend time walking or biking through the well designed path and gardens to enjoy the nature and fall splendor.
Friday September 8, 2023 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, September 9, 2023 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
Award winning barbecue will once again be smokin' up Main Street from Grand River to First Street; serving up ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, pork tenderloin, sweet treats, specialty mac n' cheese and much more. Come and check out some amazing vendors, and put in your vote for the People's Choice Best Barbecue!
Every year we are open, we have more fun that the year before. We expect this year to be the same. Our maze, pumpkin patch, and horse drawn wagon rides all waiting for you still at the same low prices as the day we opened in 2007 (see details below).
Saturday, October 7, 2023 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Our autumn extravaganza showcases all that is fall in Michigan. Main Street is lined with homemade scarecrows created by community members and businesses. Prizes will be awarded to the top three scarecrows.
6 nights only!!
Oct 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2023
Gather your friends and walk the haunted trail. IF you get out, come to the food tent for nourishment or the beer tent for adult beverages. The Howling Haunted Trail is 6 nights only. This event is not for young kids or those who scare easily. All proceeds benefit Adopt-A-Pet of Fenton.
JULY 4 @ 9:00 AM
This annual event held on the 4th of July! Professional stone skippers will bring their best skipping skills and compete for the much coveted trophy! There will also be a Gerplunking Division (age 5 & under), a Pebbles Division (ages 6-12), and an Open Division (age 13 & up).
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.
Join Cooks Family Farm for a horse drawn sleigh ride through God’s country! Private sleigh rides run around 40 minute with hot chocolate and cookies to follow. The Sleighs can hold between 10-12 adults.
Call and make reservations for the season.