The Ultimate 2024 March Michigan Festivals and Best Things to Do in Michigan This Weekend With Kids. St. Patrick's, Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Brunches, Butterfly Houses, Maple Syrup Festivals

Article: 2024 March Michigan Ultimate Event Calendar, Festivals and Best Things to Do in Michigan - St. Patrick's, Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Brunches, Butterfly Houses, Maple Syrup Festivals

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Top Holidays This Month:

  • Let's Celebrate Easter! Sunday, March 31, 2024. Tons of Easter Events including brunches, egg drops and fun events for adults and kids!

Wondering about 2024 March Michigan this weekend near me? 

We've got tons of ideas for you, such as butterfly houses, Monster Truck events, Maple Syrup Festivals and St. Patrick's Day fun!

What is There to do in Michigan in March?

We love March in Michigan!  Did you know there is a Nordic Fire Festival heating up soon?  How about Auto Rama, Butterfly Houses, Beer Festivals and tons of Maple Syrup Festivals?  Oh and there's lots more Michigan events listed here... 

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2024 Detroit Autorama - America's Greatest Hotrod Show!

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  • When: March 1-3, 2024. Friday: 12 PM - 10 PM, Saturday 9 AM - 10 PM and Sunday, 10 AM - 7 PM.
  • Where: Huntington Place / Cobo Hall, 1 Washington Boulevard
    Detroit, MI 48226
  • Tickets: $27 Adults, $10 Kids.

Check out sweet rides, vendors and eats! Chris and I love this show and will be there again this year! It's one of our favorite March Michigan Events! 

Toughest Monster Trucks in Saginaw Michigan

When: March 1-2, 2024

Where: Toughest Monster Trucks in Saginaw, Dow Event Center, 303 Johnson, Saginaw, MI 48607. 

Cheer on your favorite Monster Truck at this perfect Michigan event for kids! The Toughest Monster Truck Tour is so FUN!

  • Friday, March 1, 2024: Main Event at 7:30 pm, Pit Party from 5:30-6:30pm
  • Saturday, March 2, 2024: Afternoon Show Main Event at 1 pm, Pit Party from 10:45 am- Noon
  • Saturday March 2, 2024: Evening Show Main Event at 7:30 pm, Pit Party from 5:15 pm -6:30 pm

2024 West Michigan Home and Garden Show in Grand Rapids, MI

West Michigan Home and Garden Show is one heck of a Michigan springtime event! This year there will be 13 feature gardens, 5 free seminar stages and over 300 local businesses with products and services all in one spot! Get inspired this spring!

When: Thursday, February 29 – Sunday, March 3, 2024

Where: Grand Rapids, Devos Place, 303 Monroe Ave, NW, Grand Rapids, MI. 

West Michigan Home and Garden Show Hours:

  • Thursday, February 29, 2024: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Friday, March 1, 2024: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 2, 2024: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 3, 2024: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Admission: Adult: $12 and Child (6-14): $5. Multi-Day Adult Ticket: $18

Annual Midwest Rad Fest - Dance Festival in Kalamazoo MI

Annual Midwest Rad Fest!

When: February 29-March 3, 2024

Where: Epic Center, 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall; Suite 204, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

The Midwest RAD Fest is hosted by Southwest Michigan's oldest professional dance company, Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers. The Rad festival is a juried event featuring the best in modern, post-modern, and contemporary dance. RAD Fest offers live stage performances, site-specific works, a Screendance film series, master classes, workshops, a mediated discussion group, and several different networking opportunities for both artists and patrons.  The full schedule of events is located on their website. 

2024 Detroit Restaurant Week

Detroit Restaurant Week

When: TBD

Where: Downtown Detroit

Detroit Restaurant Week is celebration of fantastic dining showcasing locally-sourced, specially-designed three-course meals and several other exciting menu options. This sounds like a perfectly tasty March Michigan event! 

Butterflies Are Blooming at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids Michigan

Butterflies Are Blooming is a great chance for kids to learn all about butterflies! It's also a photographer's paradise!

When: March 1, 2024 through April 30, 2024

Where: Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline NE, Grand Rapids, MI

Be wowed by 7000 tropical Butterflies of 50 different species in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory! We love to the bridges over the small streams and the cactus exhibits! Be sure to grab lunch in their café, it's actually great food! Perfect west Michigan event! 

Question: How long are the butterflies at Meijer Garden? 

Answer: Come see the butterflies a the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory from March 1, 2024 through April 30, 2024. They are available to see for two months this springtime in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Question: How much does it cost to see the butterflies at Meijer Gardens?


Question: When can you see the butterflies at Frederik Meijer Gardens?

Answer: Enjoy the butterflies and tropical gardens of Frederik Meijer Gardens March 1, 2024 through April 30, 2024

Question: Where are the butterflies 2024?

Answer: Dow Gardens in Midland Michigan and Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids are great places to see the butterflies this spring. 

Exhibitions at Cranbrook Art Museum

See the LeRoy Foster: Solo Show at Cranbrook Art Museum on going through March 3 2024. 

Foster embodied his moniker “the Michelangelo of Detroit,” and was inspired by the drama of High Renaissance paintings.

PAW Patrol: Adventure Play at The Henry Ford in Southeast Michigan

When: Ongoing throughout the month of March! 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Where: The Henry Ford, The Gallery by General Motors, 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48124‑5029

Come join Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Everest, Rocky, Zuma and Tracker as you rescue a trapped seagull, make a rescue plan and rescue a baby dolphin! So much fun to be had for the whole family!

Question: What is Henry Ford most famous for?

Henry Ford was an American inventor and business magnate and the founder of Ford Motor Company. He invented several vehicles, most famously the Model T automobile, and changed the auto industry forever by introducing the moving assembly line to car production.

Answer: Within The Henry Ford Museum, you can learn more about Henry Ford.  He was an incredible inventor and he began the Ford Motor Company.  He is famous for inventing the popular Model T vehicle and he revolutionized the auto industry by beginning a moving assembly line in vehicle factories. 

Butterflies in Bloom at Dow Gardens in Midland Michigan

Butterflies In Bloom, Dow Gardens

When: March 1 - April 14, 2024

Where: Dow Gardens, 1809 Eastman Ave, Midland, MI

Reservations are required: You must book online or by phone ahead of time.

See pretty butterflies emerging from their chrysalis from around the world! Your ticket also includes the rest of Dow Gardens, Whiting Forest and the Canopy Walk.

Kalamazoo Art Hop

Kalamazoo Art Hop, one of my favorite things to do in Kalamazoo!

When: March 1, 2024, 5-8 p.m.

Where: Downtown Kalamazoo at participating businesses.

FREE! Art is located in businesses throughout downtown Kalamazoo! Add it to your list of fun things to do in Michigan this weekend!

2024 CopperDog 150, CopperDog 80 Sled Dog Races

2024 CopperDog 150 Sled Dog Races

When: March 1, 2, 3, 2024

CopperDog 80 Sled Dog Races 

When: March 1, 2024 and March 3, 2024

Where: Multiple stage races in Calumet, Eagle Harbor, and Copper Harbor in Michigan's Upper Peninsula!

This is maple syrup month!  Grab the family and head out to see how maple syrup is made!

2024 Maple Sweetness Event at Wolcott Mill Metropark 

2024 Maple Sweetness Event at Wolcott Mill Metropark. Such Fun Michigan Maple Syrup Festivals!

When: March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24, 2024.

Time: 10 am - 2:00 pm

Where: Maple Sweetness is held at the Wolcott Mill Metropark, Historic Center, 63841 Wolcott Rd, Romeo, MI 48065

When maple syrup season happens in March, head to Wolcott Mill Metropark! There will be a fun tractor drawn wagon ride to the sugar shack where you can see a wood-fired evaporator and learn how sap is turned into syrup!  You'll also learn to identify and tap maple trees. This fun and educational Michigan maple syrup program is approximately one hour and includes walking on dirt and gravel surfaces. 

Cost: $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 Free! 
Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. the day before the program.

Question: What month is best for maple syrup?

Answer: Generally in Michigan, the months of March and April are best for maple syrup.

Question:  How many gallons of sap does it take to make a gallon of syrup?

Answer: A whopping 40 gallons!

Eclipse: The Sun Revealed Planetarium Show in Bay City Michigan

The Great American Eclipse is coming in April 2024.  Come to Delta College Planetarium to learn all about eclipses!

When: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2024 at 3:30 – 4:30pm

Where: Delta College Planetarium, 100 Center Avenue, Bay City, MI 48708

$7/adult; $5/seniors, kids, Delta students, military

Here are more fun things to do in Bay City Michigan!

Making It Work Tour at the Ford House, Guided Tour!

When: 11:00 am. Tuesdays through Sundays, ongoing through March 31, 2024

Where: Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236

Learn more about the lives of over 35 dedicated employees who ran the thriving Ford estate. You will begin at the Ford House's state-of-the-art exhibition located in the Visitor Center.  There, you will get lost in the stories that brought the estate to life. Leaving the Visitor Center, you’ll travel to the Garage to experience Driven by Design+ and then on to the Main Residence, where you’ll hear secrets of the staff wing. This is a 50-minute adventure that your whole family will enjoy.

Butterflies In Bloom at Dow Gardens Midland, MI

When: Butterflies In Bloom, March 1 — April 14, 2024

Where: Dow Gardens Midland, MI, 1809 Eastman Ave, Midland, MI

Enjoy colorful butterflies from around the world as they emerge from their chrysalis and fly around the tropically environment. 

Expert Tip for butterfly photographers (trust me, I've been here several times): It's best to call ahead to see if a school group is planned the day you wish to visit-just sayin'. Also, dress accordingly, it's very warm inside the butterfly house-I usually wear a tank top. This is one of my favorite March Michigan things to do!

See Butterflies at the Detroit Zoo! Fun Kids Activity in March!

When: Ongoing

Where: The Detroit Zoo-8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI ONGOING.

Love Butterflies? The Wildlife Interpretive Gallery has hundreds of butterflies! The Zoo purchases about 250 butterfly pupae (chrysalises) each week for you to enjoy! The habitat is open year-round and is free with Zoo admission. Don't miss their behind-the-scenes experience called Breakfast with the Butterflies which gives you a great chance to learn more about butterflies. Perfect things to do in Michigan with kids!

Spring Bay City Maker's Market! Bay City Michigan

When: March 2, 2024 at 10 am - 4:00 pm

Where:  The Historical Museum of Bay County

Spring Bay City Maker's Market is a great community event with 50 talented local makers and artists for a fun shopping experience.

While you are there, be sure to check out the museum's exhibits, with a special spotlight on 'Old Bay City: Downtown Winding Shopping,' showcasing the businesses in Downtown Bay City between the 1880s and 1910s. 

Mardi Gras Party at Modales Winery in Fennville, MI

When: March 2, 2024 at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Where: Modales Winery, 2128 62nd St, Fennville, MI, United States


Mardi Gras Party at the Winery is by the Fennville Pullman Lakeshore Rotary Club! This event will benefit area youth.

Maple Sugar Magic at Sarett Nature Center in Southwest Michigan, See How Maple Syrup is Made!

Maple Sugar Magic is so much fun! 

When: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 11:00 AM and also March 17, Sunday, 2:00 PM

WhereMaple Sugar Magic at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd. Benton Harbor, MI

Talk a walk in the woods to see how maple syrup is made! Learn to identify maple trees, how to tap trees and the best ways to collect the sticky sap! Plus, discover how to turn sap into delicious maple syrup!

2024 Shipshewana On the Road! March Michigan Gift, Food and Craft Show in Warren, MI (Detroit Region) 

Shipshewana On the Road is a fun gift, food and craft show in the Detroit region.

When: March 2-3, 2024. Saturday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM and Sunday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM. 

Where: Warren, MI, Macomb Community College Sports Expo, 14500 Twelve Mile Rd, Warren, MI 48088

Cost: 1 Day Ticket $5 | 2 Day Ticket $8

Winter Craft Show at Kalamazoo Expo Center; Go Shopping! Awesome Girls Getaway!

When: March 2 - March 3, 2024. 

  • Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Where: Kalamazoo Expo Center, Expo North, Expo South, Main Expo, 2900 Lake St, Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Shop over 250 local artists and crafters. Spend the weekend in Kalamazoo! Make it a fun winter getaway! Here's fun things to do in Kalamazoo!

An Afternoon at the Sugarhouse at Chippewa Nature Center!  Fun Maple Syrup Event in Mid Michigan! 

An Afternoon at the Sugarhouse!

When: March 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2024. 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

WhereChippewa Nature Center, 400 S. Badour Rd, Midland, MI 48640

It's maple syrup season on select Saturdays and Sundays in March!  Learn the process of making syrup from start to finish during this drop-in program. Peek into buckets on tapped trees, watch the steam rise in the sugarhouse and learn how to change maple sap into sweet maple syrup.

Chateau Chantal Cooking Classes in March; Coastal Italian and Piedmont Italy Cooking Classes in Traverse City

When: Two classes in March:

  • Coastal Italian Cooking Class, Saturday, March 2, 2024
  • Piedmont Italy Cooking Class, Saturday, March 9, 2024

Where: Chateau Chantal, 15900 Rue de Vin, Traverse City, MI 49686

Cooking classes are a hands-on experience and last approximately four hours.  Chateau Chantal's cooking classes are about four hours and include a sit down meal where you get to enjoy the meals you created.  

2024 17th Annual Suds and Snow at Timber Ridge! Enjoy Live Music, Food Trucks, Beer and Wine!

Suds and Snow at Timber Ridge

WhenSaturday, March 2, 2024, from 1:00-6:00 pm.

Where: Suds and Snow at Timber Ridge, 4050 Hammond Rd E Traverse City, MI

Take a 1/2 mile hike through the backwoods of Timber Ridge Resort to enjoy two live-music stages featuring local musicians, 20 + craft vendors serving beer, wine, & cider, and local food trucks. Northern Michigan’s ultimate “Party in the Woods”! 

The theme for 2024's Annual Suds and Snow is INTERGALACTIC!

Gilmore Car Museum Lecture Series In March, Learn About MI History, Aircraft and Automobiles!

Learn From the Experts!

When is lecture series? March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2024: Every Sunday (except for Easter) at 2pm in the Heritage Ballroom, January through April

Where: Gilmore Car Museum, 6865 Hickory Road, Hickory Corners, MI 49060

Each week during the Gilmore Car Museum’s annual Winter Lecture Series is a different speaker presenting discussing interesting topics! Learn more about Michigan based history, aircraft and automobiles!

Seasonal Family Cross Experience and Mini Cross Pendant, Bavarian Blacksmith Experience

When: Throughout the month of March

Where: 925 South Main St. Unit D6, Frankenmuth, MI.

Come to Frankenmuth to learn a new skill: Blacksmithing!  The Seasonal Family Cross Experience and Mini Cross Pendant must be scheduled on the website, so make plans today! 

Maple Syrup: Tapped, Shaken, and Served Event at Ford House

Maple Syrup: Tapped, Shaken, and Served Maple Syrup Event

21+ event

When: March 7, 2025 at 5:30 pm

Where: Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236

Come out to the Ford House for a fantastic maple-infused experience! Understand the process of tapping maple trees to savoring delectable maple-themed cocktails in this fun adult only event!

Learn the ins and outs of maple syrup production, discover tree identification tricks, and watch a live tapping demonstration in their “sugar bush.” See the boiling process in their wood-fired syrup evaporator.

AND get to taste a few samples of maple syrup at various stages of production. And when you thought it couldn't get any sweeter (see what we did there?), you can enjoy deliciously crafted maple syrup-inspired cocktails and cozy warm beverages. This immersive program will be outdoors, so dress accordingly for varying weather conditions.

Buy your tickets early for this March Michigan adults only event!

Ultimate Sport Show; Hunting, Fishing, Outdoors Event in Grand Rapids Michigan

Ultimate Sports Show Grand Rapids -

When: March 7-10, 2024

Where: DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI.

  • Thursday, March 7, 2024: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Friday, March 8, 2024: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 9, 2024: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 10, 2024: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ticket Prices: Children $5, Adults $12. 

Great event for Michigan’s avid fisherman, hunters or outdoor lovers! See the latest outdoor gear, travel information and fishing boats. Nearly 100 fishing and hunting seminars will be held on 5 stages, including “Lake Ultimate,” the 110,000 gallon indoor lake.  

2024 March Michigan Kalamazoo Home & Garden Expo

The Kalamazoo Home & Garden Expo is Southwest Michigan's premier home and garden event! Learn about new building trends, products, ideas! Plus, it's a great chance to gain inspiration!

When: March 8 - March 10, 2024

  • Friday, 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Adults $10 at the door/$8 in advance online 

March Mannequins in Downtown St. Joseph! See Live Mannequins in the Storefronts!

March Mannequins

When: Friday, March 8, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm. 

Where: Downtown St. Joseph

Free! I've attended this event several times as I grew up in St. Joseph and I love it! Bundle up warm and come on downtown!  It's so fun to see the storefronts of participating downtown businesses come alive as locals pose perfectly mannequins! Vote for your favorite window and mannequins.

Voting will be open from 7:00 pm on Friday, March 8 until 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 10, 2024.
The 2024 theme is musicians and bands

Kalamazoo Home & Garden Expo; Spring Ideas for Your Home!!

Kalamazoo Home & Garden Expo 

When: March 8 - March 10, 2024

  • Friday, March 8, 2024: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 9, 2024: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 10, 2024: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Kalamazoo County Expo Center located at 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI, 

Tickets: Adults $10 at the door/$8 in advance online.

Disney Princess: The Concert! Miller Auditorium in Kalamazoo Michigan

See Disney Princess: The Concert!

When: March 9, 2024

Where: See Disney Princess: The Concert! at James W. Miller Auditorium, 1341 Theatre Dr. Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Get ready for some serious Disney Magic and well, Disney Princess music! Enjoy larger than life animation and theatrical effects that is pure Disney magic!

Bunnies and Blooms - Heritage Vintage Market, Home Decor Show in Midland Michigan

Bunnies and Blooms - Heritage Vintage Market. I'll be at this one, looks like a fun girls getaway.

When: March 10, 2024, 11 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Great Hall Banquet & Convention Center at the Valley Plaza Resort, 5121 Bay City Rd, Midland, MI 48642-2029

Cost: $4.00 Public Entry

Farmhouse, shabby chic, vintage, Michigan Made Product, Custom furniture, home decor great food all in one Fall Market

Winter Jam 2024 is a Christian Music Concert at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids

    Winter Jam 2024 is a fantastic Christian music concert!

When: March 10, 2024 at 5:00 PM.

Where: Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Tickets are not required. A donation of $15 at the door requested.

Winter Jam Tour, hosted by Newsong, Christian music’s biggest tour, is back with headliners Crowder and Lecrae and a solid musical lineup. 

Treetops 13th Annual Michigan Beer & Wine Festival in Northern Michigan

Treetops 13th Annual Michigan Beer & Wine Festival

When: March 8, 2024, 7pm to 10pm

Where: Treetops Resort, 3962 Wilkinson Road, Gaylord, MI 49735.

Come on out for a fun evening of chatting and tasting a diverse selection of Michigan craft beer, cider, and wine. Learn more about beer and wine making and tasting notes.

Buy your ticket online for $30 or $35 at the door.

Glass Art Kalamazoo-Hot Art Classes in Kalamazoo!

March is the perfect time a glassblowing glass at Glass Art Kalamazoo! Depending on their schedule, you can take an Intro to Glass Blowing class or other fun glass art projects. 

When: Check Glass Art Kalamazoo's website for updated classes throughout the month of March.

Where: 326 W Kalamazoo Ave Ste 100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Located in the Park Trade Center, Downtown.

Fun March Michigan art classes and things to do.

59th Annual Kalamazoo Nature Center Maple Sugar Festival!

Kalamazoo Nature Center Maple Sugar Festival is a perfect March Michigan festival!

When: KNC's Maple Sugar Festival is Saturday, March 9, 2024. 

Where: Kalamazoo Nature Center, 7000 N. Westnedge Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49009

An all-inclusive ticket includes admission and a pass for one delicious all-day pancake breakfast and ice cream with real maple syrup.

2024 Spring Artisan Fair at Union + Social in St. Joseph Michigan

Love art fairs? I'm a sucker for a good one! The 2024 Spring Artisan Fair is held in a warm cozy indoor environment in southwest Michigan!  Shop for fun artistic items and support our hard working Michigan artists! 

WhenSaturday, March 9, 2024 | 11:00am - 4:00pm

Where: Union + Social, 216 Court St. St. Joseph, MI 49085

2024 Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival in Jackson, MI

Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival is a perfect March Michigan activity! So many things to do in March!

When: March 9, 2024, Time: Starting at Noon

Where: Jackson County Fairgrounds in the American 1 Event Center. 200 W Ganson Street, Jackson, MI 49201. 

Enjoy several specialty craft beers, ciders, meads and more! Come warm up around the fire pits, see live ice sculpture demonstrations, play corn hole, get great eats from the food trucks, enjoy live music, shop retail vendors and lots more!

Buy your tickets early!

March 2024: Show at the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph MI

Facing the Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent. Come see 30 silkscreen and mixed collage works of graphic designer and street artist, Shepard Fairey.

When: Throughout the month of March

Where: Krasl Art Center, 707 Lake Blvd, St Joseph, MI 49085

There's also special tours, artist talks, and virtual events.

Our Top 25 Favorite Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Michigan!!

Grab our HUGE list of the Best Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in cities across Michigan! We've included parades, parties, events and fun things to do in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland, Bay City, Clare and lots more! 

2024 66th Annual Detroit St. Patrick Parade in Corktown Turns Green and Gold!

When: Sunday, March 10, 2024. SAINT PATRICK'S PARADE is at 1:00 PM

Where: The 66th Annual Detroit St. Patrick Parade route begins near Sixth Street and Michigan Avenue, and continues west to 14th Street in Corktown. See our map above.

When is the Detroit St Patrick's Day parade? Sunday, March 10, 2024!

This super popular St. Patrick's Day parade draws 80,000-100,000 onlookers, making the parade of the largest St. Patrick’s parades in the country!

  • See colorful floats, loud marching bands, clowns, color guard units, local businesses and more.

Maureen and Norm Root are the 2024 Grand Marshals!

St Patrick's Day Pouring a Green Beer

2024 St. Patrick Corktown Races-Detroit 5K Race Located in Southeast Michigan

St. Patrick Corktown Races, Michigan Central Station, Detroit, MI. This year marks the 41st Anniversary of the Corktown Races! The race always occurs on the Sunday before St. Patrick’s Day.

When: Sunday, March 10, 2024 

  • Kid’s Race starts at 10:30 am
  • Emerald Mile at 10:40 am 
  • Corktown 5K at 11:00 am 

Where: The races will start on Michigan Avenue, and end in front of the Michigan Central Station. Everything you will need is located in Roosevelt Park including registration, packet pickup, information and more.

Roosevelt Park is located between Corktown and Mexicantown in southwest Detroit and is a meeting point for the Mexican and Irish cultures. 

The Corktown Races have become one of the largest 5 km races in Michigan. The event has seen steady growth to over 8000 participants. In addition to attracting more people to the parade, the race is a vehicle for raising funds for the Saint Patrick's Senior Center.

Uplift Creative Center Offers Goats Milk Soap Making Workshop in Midland Michigan 

This is a fun class where you learn to make Goat Milk Soap with essential oils and additives.

When: March 14, 2024, 6:00 pm

Where: Uplift Creative Center, 2525 Washington St, Midland, MI 48642

Go See a Hockey Game at the Detroit Red Wings!

Detroit Red Wings Games are a blast! Whenever Chris and I get a chance to go, we have the best time!

When: March 14, 2024 at 7:00 pm home game against the Arizona Coyotes

Where: Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

“Hockey is my favorite because I’m from Michigan. I used to figure-skate and root for the Red Wings.” — Jana Krame

2024 32nd Annual Progressive Novi Boat Show
at Suburban Collection Showplace 

Novi Boat Show featuring boats for skiing, fishing, cruising, and more!

When: March 14-17, 2024 

Where: Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI,


  • Thursday & Friday: 2pm – 9pm
  • Saturday: 11am – 9pm
  • Sunday: 11am – 5pm


  • Adults: $12
  • Children 12 & Under: FREE with an adult

2024 Lansing Home and Garden Show 

Lansing Home and Garden Show,

When: March 14-17, 2024

Where: MSU Pavilion (4301 Farm Ln Rd, East Lansing) will host the 2023 Lansing Home & Garden Show.

  • Thursday, March 14, 2024: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Friday, March 15, 2024: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 16, 2024: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 17, 2024: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Admission Prices: Adults - $10; Children 6-14 - $5; Multi-day ticket - $16

49th Annual Clare Irish Festival, Activities include a Parade, Craft Show, Food Trucks and More! 

Clare Irish Festival - Aren't we all a wee bit Irish on St. Patrick's Day? Clare Michigan is a perfect place to celebrate Irish heritage and traditions.  The 49th Annual Irish Festival is a spectacle of music, color and fun!  This Irish festival attracts thousands of spectators for this fun celebration!

When: March 14th - 17th, 2024 (most events are on Saturday)
Where: Downtown Clare

Parade Info: Saturday, March 16th, 2024. Begins at 12 pm and line up begins at 10 am at the Clare VFW located at 145 Wilcox Pkwy, Clare, MI.

Fun includes a craft show, bed race, road race, pet photo contest, Irish parade, food trucks and more! Fun for everyone!

Irish Festival 2024 - More info on the Clare Irish Festival Schedule of events.

Traverse City Boat Show | Best Boat Show in Northern Michigan! | Plan Your Michigan Summer Vacations!

Traverse City Boat Show, considered the best boat show in Northern Michigan! See over 60 boats on display! What a fun day! Start planning your Michigan summertime getaways and vacations!

When: March 15-17, 2024

Where: Grand Traverse County Civic Center, 1213 W Civic Center Dr. Traverse City, MI.

  • Friday: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

You won't want to miss the Traverse City Boat Show as it's a great chance to see a vast selection of pontoons, tri-toons, bow riders, tow boats, center console, personal watercraft, docks, lifts, stand up paddle boards, boating accessories, and more. Plus, the Traverse City Boat Show will have eight of the top boat dealers in the region! 

2024 Bavarian Easter Celebration - Frankenmuth Michigan

Osterbrunnen Easter celebration / Bavarian Easter Celebration in Frankenmuth! 

When: March 15, 2024 -  April 14, 2024.

Where: Throughout Downtown Frankenmuth. 

Did you know?  During Easter in Franconia, Germany (located in Northern Bavaria) you can find outdoor areas (including water wells, trees, buildings, and fountains) beautifully adorned with Easter eggs, garland, and brightly colored flowers.

  • What Easter Eggs Symbolize in Relation to Easter: Easter eggs are a symbol of life as the baby chic inside will soon come out of the shell. The egg symbolizes Jesus' resurrection from the grave and the life He promises believers on the last day here on earth.

The symbolism of water and eggs is a Christian tradition still held dear by many communities in Germany. Over 200 cities and villages in Franconia Germany continue the tradition to this day.

Franconia Germany is important as this is the area many early settlers of Frankenmuth originated.  As such, the Osterbrunnen Easter celebration first began in Frankenmuth in 2008 and has continued ever since!

Explore downtown Frankenmuth and see who can find the most beautiful Easter and Spring decorations. It's a Bavarian Easter Celebration you won't want to miss!!

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2024 West Michigan Women’s Expo at DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI Perfect Ladies Getaway or Event!

2024 West Michigan Women’s Expo! Fun Ladies Day Out!

When: March 15-17, 2024

Where: DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

The West Michigan Women's Expo features hundreds of exhibits, seminars, shopping and fun!  

Show Hours
Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: 11 AM - 4 PM

2024 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Grand Ledge- Family Friendly St. Patrick's Day Parade in Southeast Michigan

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Grand Ledge, 

When: Saturday, March 16, 2024, 2:00 PM Parade

Where: Downtown Grand Ledge

2:00 PM Parade, Downtown Grand Ledge. Got Celtic Pride? If not, don't worry, everyone is a bit Irish on St. Patrick's Day! Either way, come on down to Bridge Street and enjoy this colorful St. Patrick's Day parade!

Parade is at Bridge Street Plaza, 213 S. Bridge Street, Grand Ledge, MI 

Chippewa Nature Center's Maple Syrup Day in Midland Michigan - March Michigan Fun!

When: March 16, 2024, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Where: Chippewa Nature Center, 400 S. Badour Rd. Midland, MI 48640

Plan to spend a few hours at the Chippewa Nature Center for Maple Syrup Day! There will be a pancake breakfast and activities for all ages! Let's have fun with the magic of the maple syrup season by making crafts, enjoying activities and watching demonstrations.

Costs: Free for kids and Chippewa Nature Center. Nonmembers are $5.

Pancake meal tickets are sold separately.

Admission and meal tickets available online or for purchase at the door. 

48th Annual Kalamazoo Living History Show 2024

Kalamazoo Living History Show-incredible March Michigan event.

When: March 16-17, 2024, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Exciting annual southwest Michigan event drawing more than 10,000 historical re-enactors, history enthusiasts, collectors and fans! There will also be kids activities, Native American cultural programs, and artisans demonstrating their crafts. 

Admission: Adults $9 for 1-day pass, $13 for weekend pass.

2024 Detroit Spring Home and Garden Show!

2024 Detroit Spring Home and Garden Show

When: March 2024 tbd

Where: Huntington Place, 837 N Scheurmann Rd, Essexville, MI 48732

The Detroit Spring Home & Garden Show is the great early springtime indoor event to learn new trends in home and garden products and services.

Best Indoor Water Parks in Michigan! Fun Things to do Indoors in Michigan!

I think it's time for a warm winter Michigan getaway!  Book a night or two while enjoying a toasty warm indoor water park!

2024 March Michigan Saline Spring Craft Show

Saline Spring Craft Show is a great Michigan springtime outing!

When: March 16, 2024, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Where: Saline Middle School, 7190 North Maple Road, Saline, MI 48176

Admission is $4.00, cash only. This juried craft show will feature over 150 craft vendors, bake sale and more.  

2024 Fifth Third Bank Leapin' Leprechaun 5K

Fifth Third Bank Leapin' Leprechaun 5K 

When: March 16, 2024 beginning at 9am

Where: The race starts on Lake Ave in Old Town Traverse City and an after-party at Brady's Bar on March 16, 2024

14th annual Fifth Third Bank Leapin’ Leprechaun 5K foot race! Can you outrun the Leprechaun this year? Be sure to be dressed like a Leapin' Leprechaun too!

Must Be Registered By March 7, 2024! By your lucky stars, hop to it! 

Dog Dayze on the Farm at Blake's Backyard in Armada MI

Dog Dayze on the Farm, Blake's Backyard is a doggone fun March Michigan springtime event!

When: March 17, 2024; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Where: Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill, 17985 Armada Center Road, Armada, MI, United States

Dog Dayze on the Farm is a fun time to bring your furry friends to the farm! Enjoy a 1 mile walking trail throughout the orchard and then pop under the Orchard Square Tent for food, drinks, music and doggy fun!

Michigan's Premier Maple Syrup Festival 2024 at Maple Row Sugarhouse

When: March 16-17 & 23-24, 2024. Saturdays 9AM - 4PM and Sundays 10AM - 3PM

Where: Maple Row Sugarhouse, 12646 Born St., Jones, MI.

Celebrating everything maple syrup! There will be a pancake eating contest! Visit the Civil War Camp to see Civil War soldiers and learn about our American History. Lovely live music!

Speaker Series: A Vatican Astronomer’s View of Galileo

Cranbrook Institute of Science Speaker Series: A Vatican Astronomer’s View of Galileo

When: Sunday, March 17, 2024 - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Two lectures in one day!

Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, S.J. is a Detroit native plus a Chief Astronomer and Director at the Vatican’s Observatory! Register for a lecture today!

2024 St. Patrick's Day Parade at Bay City Michigan! 

69th Bay City St. Patrick’s Day Parade!  Come out for some serious St. Patrick's day green and gold fun!

When: March 17, 2024. St. Patrick's Day Parade begins at 2:00 pm.

Where: Downtown Bay City. The parade begins at Center and Park Avenues and finishes at Center and Water Streets.

This St. Patrick's Day Annual Parade is going to be a Show Stopper!  See local high school bands, colorful and wild floats, pipe bands, and lots of fun.  The parade is a free event. 

See our Top 9 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Annual Snowman Burning at Sault Ste. Marie, MI

53rd annual Snowman Burning

When: March 2024 tbd

Where: Northside of the Walker Cisler Student & Conference Center, 650 W Easterday Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Festivities include poetry readings and live music. Free and open to the public.

2024 Monster Jam! See Monster Trucks in Grand Rapids Michigan!

When: March 22-24, 2024

Where: Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton West, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Come see the Grave Digger in action during this awesome Monster Truck event in Grand Rapids, Michigan!

23rd Annual Deerfield Testicle Festival 2024 - Come Have a Ball!

2024 Deerfield Testicle Festival, an event you'll want to sink your teeth into.

When: March 23, 2024. 10 am-10pm. Dinner is served until sold out!

Where: Deerfield American Legion, 105 W River St, Deerfield, MI 49238

Come out early to get the ball rolling! Mountain oysters, chicken gizzards, beans, slaw, rolls!

John Ball Zoo Opening Day at Grand Rapids' Zoo!

When: John Ball Zoo Opening Day: March 22, 2024

Where: John Ball Zoo, 1300 W. Fulton St, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

14th Annual Women's Lifestyle Expo 2024 at Kalamazoo Expo Center! Ladies Day Out

Annual Women's Lifestyle Expo,

When: March 22, 2024 and March 23, 2024

Where: Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI 

Admission: Adults $5, Kids under 12 are free.

Free Parking! Gift Bags, Entertainment, Pampering, Shopping, And So Much More! 

Ride the Bunny Train, Coopersville & Marne Railway

Ride the Bunny Train, Coopersville & Marne Railway

When: March 23, 24, 30, 2024. Various times. 

Where: 306 Main Street, Coopersville, MI 

The Easter Bunny will be joined by a cast of characters from your favorite nursery tales and a few surprises. Fun for all ages as the Coopersville vintage train makes its 90-minute journey to Marne and back. Buy your tickets early!

2024 Fishville Farms, 3rd Annual Spring Fling Craft and Vendor Show in Chelsea, MI

Fishville Farms, 3rd Annual Spring Fling Craft and Vendor Show! 

When: Saturday, March 23, 2024, 10AM - 4PM

Where: Chelsea Community Fair, 1000-1400 Old Manchester Rd, Chelsea, MI 48118. 

FREE. This is a fun event to come out and shop for Easter and see the Easter Bunny for FREE! There will be over 50 Michigan small businesses and artisan crafts!

March Artisan Market at Modales Wines

Artisan Market 

When: March 2024 tbd, 11am-6pm.

Where: Modales Wines, 2128 62nd Street, Fennville, MI 

Jesus Christ Superstar at Miller Auditorium in Kalamazoo MI

When: March 26, 2024 and March 27, 2024 at 7:30 pm.

Where: See Jesus Christ Superstar at James W. Miller Auditorium, 1341 Theatre Dr. Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5344

Lyrics and music by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony winners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Jesus Christ Superstar is an incredible series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas.

Kalamazoo Reptile & Exotic Pet Expo

Kalamazoo Reptile & Exotic Pet Expo

When: March 24, 2024, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where: Kalamazoo Expo Center. 2900 Lake St, Kalamazoo MI 49048

Cadillac Motorcycle Swap Meet

When: March 30, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Wexford County Civic Center, 1320 North Mitchell Street, Cadillac, MI 49601

Buy, Sell, Trade! Parts, leather goods, lots of food options, beer!

Hop To It! Easter is March 31, 2024!

See our HUGE LIST of Easter Michigan activities, egg drops, Easter brunches and great adult and fun events and things to do.

Turkeyville Easter Egg Hunt 2024! FREE!

Turkeyville Easter Egg Hunt, FREE!

When: Saturday, March 30, 2024, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: Cornwell’s Turkeyville, 18935 15 1/2 Mile Road, Marshall, MI 49068

Easter Egg Hunt at Cornwell’s Turkeyville, Marshall, Free! Fun Michigan Easter Event! 10:00 Registration, all kids must be registered. 11:00-11:15 Hunt Starts. Please bring a basket or bag to carry your eggs.

HOP about the Easter Train at Little River Railroad! 

When: The Easter Bunny Express leaves March 30, 2024 at 11:00 am and at 2:00 pm for a 1 3/4 hour round trip to Quincy. 

Where: Little River Railroad, 29 W. Park Ave. Coldwater, MI 49036

All aboard the Easter Train at Little River Railroad!  There will be an Easter Egg Hunt in the park at Quincy and a visit with the Easter Bunny!

Book your tickets early!

Turkeyville Easter Dinner | Marshall Michigan | Easter Event

When: Sunday, March 31, 2024, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Easter Dinner

Where: Cornwell’s Turkeyville, 18935 15 1/2 Mile Road, Marshall, MI 49068

Our Top 25 Favorite Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Michigan!!

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