The Ultimate 2021 Guide of March Michigan Events and Best Things to Do in Michigan This Weekend

March Michigan Events and Things to Do | by Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan at travel-mi.com

The ULTIMATE SOURCE of 2021 Michigan events and fun things to do in Michigan in March! 

Grab our Boredom Zapping Ideas for things to do in Michigan in Winter!

Best Southwest Michigan events monthly calendar. See what's happening in Michigan today!

Destinations: DetroitTraverse CityFrankenmuthAnn Arbor, Grand RapidsKalamazooPetoskeyCharlevoixHoughton LakeMidland, South Haven, St. Joseph, Upper Peninsula and more! 

Plan your March Michigan trip or vacation around our inspiring festivals and events! 

Best March Michigan Events, Festivals and Things to do in Michigan This WinterBest March Michigan Events, Festivals and Things to do in Michigan This Winter

Michigan is finally sneaking toward Spring!! We have lots of things to do in Michigan this weekend, perfect for kids or couples!

Wondering about events in 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... 

Let's Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Michigan! Green Beer Anyone?

The Ultimate March Michigan Events 2021- So Many Fun Things to do in Michigan This Weekend!

There are so many March Michigan events to see, do and explore!! No way you will be bored!

134th Annual Ishpeming Ski Club Ski Jumping Tournament - Saturday and Sunday, March 6th & 7th, 2021. Ishpeming Ski Club, Suicide Hill Ski Bowl, Business Route 28, Ishpeming, MI 49849

Traverse City Restaurant Week,  February 28 - March 7, 2021Participating restaurants will offer three-course meals for affordable prices. This is your chance to experience the culinary wonders of the region at a great price! 

Detroit Restaurant Week 2021 cancelled.  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!

Michigan Nordic Fire Festival, (2021 Cancelled) Feb 25-27, 2022, Lincoln Park, 615 W. Shepherd Street, Charlotte, Michigan. Food, drink, artillery, reenactments, sword fighting, speakers, ship burning bon fire, fire performers, more! Put this Michigan event on your list of fun things to do in Michigan for couples night!

Butterflies Are Blooming, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline NE, Grand Rapids, MI-Dates March 1- April 30, 2021, Be wowed by 7000 tropical Butterflies of 50 different species! We love to the bridges over the small streams and the cactus exhibits! Be sure to grab lunch in their cafe, it's actually great food! Perfect west Michigan event! 

Milford Maple Syrup Events, March 6, 7, 14, 21, 28 from 11 am - 3:30pm.  –at Kensington Metropark located at 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 

Take a guided walk through the farm’s Sugar Bush, learn how to pick trees, see how maple trees are tapped and how to gather sap. Visit the French and Native camps to learn more and visit the Sugar Shack to see and smell the sap being boiled down into maple sugar. Taste a sample of maple syrup at the end of the tour. Tours begin every ½ hour, last approximately one hour and are entirely outdoors. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under two are FREE.  A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required. Pre-registration is highly recommended, as group sizes are small and spots fill up fast.


Butterflies In Bloom, Dow Gardens Midland, MI, 1809 Eastman Ave, Midland, MI-March - April 2021 CANCELLED, Enjoy colorful butterflies from around the world as they emerge from their chrysalis and fly around the tropically environment. Tip for 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'. 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!


West Michigan Home and Garden Show, March 4-7, 2021 Grand Rapids, Devos, 303 Monroe Ave, NW, Grand Rapids, MI.

Kalamazoo Art Hop, March 2021 virtual, 5-9 p.m. FREE! Art is located in businesses throughout downtown Kalamazoo! Add it to your list of fun things to do in Michigan this weekend!

Toughest Monster Trucks in Saginaw, Dow Event Center, Friday, March 2021 rescheduled to October 8-10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at Van Andel Arena.  Cheer on your favorite Monster Truck at this perfect Michigan event for kids!

Annual Women's Lifestyle Expo, Kalamazoo Expo Center, March 2021 TBD

The Detroit Zoo-8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 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!

Suds and Snow4050 Hammond Rd E Traverse City, MI, March 6, 2021, Time: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM -Numerous vendors posting 100+ brews wine and cider.  Includes half mile hike through backwoods of Timber Ridge Resort for live music and food vendors. 

Annual Midwest Rad Fest, The Epic Center, Kalamazoo, MI March 5, 2021 - March 7, 2021. The festival is a juried event at the Epic Center in Kalamazoo, MI, featuring the best in modern, post-modern, and contemporary dance from all over the country.

Maple Syrup Open House, Kellogg Forest, Augusta, March 2021 Cancelled, 12-5 p.m.

Annual Maple Sugar Festival, Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, March 2021 CANCELLED. Pancake breakfast, kids activities and more!

March MannequinsDowntown St. Joseph, March 12, 2021. 7-8:30 p.m., Free! Check out the downtown store window fronts as the locals have turned into mannequins!!

Monster Truck Events-Monster Jam is in Detroit (Ford Field) March 13 & 14, 2021 postponed.

Home and Garden Expo, Kalamazoo Expo Center, March 2021 CANCELLED. 

Brew-Ski Festival, Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs, March 13, 2021.  Get your VIP tickets early!

Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival, March 13, 2021, Time:12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Place: Jackson County Fairgrounds in the American 1 Event Center 200 W Ganson Street, Jackson, MI 49201, Advanced tickets are cheaper! Delicious brews and food!

St. Patrick Parade Corktown Races, Michigan Central Station, Detroit, MI. March 2021 CANCELLED, 10:30-1:00 p.m. has 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.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Grand Ledge, March 2021 CANCELLED. This annual celebration is set in historic downtown Grand Ledge and consists of an Irish Stew cook-off, live music, Irish dance performances and a grand parade at 2:00 p.m.

St. Patrick's Day Parade, Downtown Bay CityMar 21, 2021, at 3-6:00 PM. This parade is one heck of a show! Shamrocks, lively floats and candy galore! We will be there for sure! 

Deerfield Testicle Festival - 2021 dates keep changing. American Legion. Dates on hold-organizers are hoping for August or September.

Grass Lake Spring Expo, Grass Lake, MI, March 2021 CANCELLED. The Annual Grass Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce Spring Expo is located in the High School and is open to vendors and the public.  Learn what’s new for the coming year in the business world! See approx. 100 business vendors and non-profits.  Be inspired!



Maple Syrup Day, Chippewa Nature Center, 400 S. Badour Rd, Midland, MI, March 20, CANCELLED, 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Crafts and hands-on activities in the Visitor Center will engage children of all ages as they discover the magic of maple syrup season. See the process of making maple syrup! Take a wagon ride to the Sugarhouse where they boil sap into pure maple syrup. Watch a 1870's sap boiling demonstration and take a guided tour of the sugarbush!

Kalamazoo Spring Craft Show, March 27, 2021, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Kalamazoo County Expo Center located at 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI Cost: FREE


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

Our Top 9 Favorite Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Michigan!!

To rightfully celebrate St. Patrick's Day with gusto, you need tasty cabbage, Irish dancing, green beer, hockey and a cooking class!  READ ON!

Ongoing March Michigan Events

  • Black Star Farms Premium Wine and Cheese Tasting, January -April, 20210
  • Chippewa Nature Center: The Sugarhouse is open Saturdays & Sundays in March, 1-4 pm. Watch sap as it is boiled into sweet maple syrup. Come experience the magic of the sugaring season that you’re helping to support!

We hope you enjoyed these March Michigan events!  We would love it if you shared some of your favorite March Michigan buster ideas below! 

Don't miss a moment of March Michigan fun!  Join our newsletter to have events and fun delivered directly to your inbox!

Pin This March Michigan Events and Fun Things to Do in Michigan Page!

What Michigan Events Are Coming Up Next?

Disclaimer: Please be sure to visit a particular event's website to verify dates, times, happenings and details.  We make every possible effort to be verify these the event details but as we are human, mistakes can occur and event dates/times can change.  If you see an error below, PLEASE let us know and we will correct it.

Event Centers in Michigan

Still bored? Don't forget to check these Michigan event centers/theaters/auditoriums across Michigan for concerts, events, shows or comedy entertainment! 


Keep Reading...

Subscribe To Receive Exciting Destinations, Day Trips and Fun Directly to Your Inbox!

Traveling Michigan NewsletterTraveling Michigan Newsletter

Sign Up to Our Newsletter to Get the 5 Free Must Have Apps to Travel in Michigan Like a Boss!

Follow Us on Instagram 

View this post on Instagram

Butterflies will soon be blooming! Don't miss out! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So guys, I'M SUPER EXCITED for Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids (March 1- April 30, 2019) and Dow Gardens in Midland (March 1-April 21, 2019) to open their butterfly houses! So mark your calendars! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's such a great break from our cold blustery winter to enjoy these little fluttery beings!! I like to visit several times as the light changes and different species of butterflies have emerged!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ HUGE TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS: I always call ahead to see if there is a school group scheduled for the day of my visit...just sayin'. Also, I like to get there first thing in the morning when it's quiet and hopefully less traffic. Some places won't let you bring tripods so check ahead. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Please let me know of any other butterfly houses in MI that you love as I would like to check out some new locations this year!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #liveauthentic #beauty #nature #Michigan #puremichigan #greatlakesstate #travelingmichigan #michiganders #mittensmitten #butterflies #butterflies_lovers #butterfliesofinstagram #buterfliesandflowers #butterflieseverywhere #loving_butterflies #butterflyhouse #welivetoexplore #colorful #naturelovers #getoutdoors #adventure #instaphotographer #landscape #wanderlust #outdoors #keepitwild #fredrikmeyergardens⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #simplyadventure #lifeofadventure

A post shared by Michigan Travel+Food Adventure (@travelingmichigan) on

Check Out Our Traveling Michigan Videos on Youtube!

Check out our off-road Keweenaw Peninsula adventures on YouTube!

We would love to hear your ideas!

Share your Michigan events, stories, photos and ideas! We love to be inspired!

[ ? ]

Upload 1-4 Pictures or Graphics (optional)[ ? ]

 

Click here to upload more images (optional)

Author Information (optional)

To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

(first or full name)

(e.g., City, State, Country)

Submit Your Contribution

  •  submission guidelines.


(You can preview and edit on the next page)

What Other Visitors Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

What is there to do in Michigan for free? Not rated yet
Looking for super cheap or free stuff to do in Michigan as we are super low on funds right now. Any ideas are appreciated. Thank you. Beverly Answer …

What is there to do in Michigan this weekend? Not rated yet
Hi! You guys are always out and about, what's fun in Michigan coming up? Answer Hi Katrina! We have an up-to-date Michigan events calendar …

What is there to do in Michigan in March? Not rated yet
We need some fun things to do in March, please! Thanks! Sara Answer Hi Sara! Oh, we've got a TON of fun things to do in March in Michigan! …

Click here to write your own.

  1. Traveling Michigan Home Page
  2.  ›
  3. March-Michigan
Traveling Michigan's Famous Travel CoupleTraveling Michigan's Famous Travel Couple ;)



Traveling Michigan contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I may receive a commission at no cost to you!  


Love Adventures?
Join our network of Traveling Michigan Explorers! 

Be a part of this amazing community of travelers!

We'll send you the best local adventures, upcoming events, tips and inspiration right to your inbox! Sign Up Now

We hate spam! Your email is safe with us.

Voted Top Influencer for Michigan!

Listed In Top 100 Michigan Blogs & Websites for Michiganders To Follow in 2019 by FeedSpot

TESTIMONIALS

"This photo makes us want to visit Michigan! Job well done! We feel inspired and happy. Thank you!"

~Florida Resident

"I'm honestly surprised how much variety Michigan has to offer after seeing your photos! Or in other words, you guys are doing an excellent job promoting Michigan, seriously!"

~Stefan

"I just moved to Midland a month ago from out of state.  Your account has been a FABULOUS source of adventures for me.  Thanks for making such an informative account!"

~Jillian

I'm honestly surprised how much variety Michigan has to offer after seeing your photos! Or in other words, you guys are doing an EXCELLENT job promoting Michigan, seriously!

~Stefan

"You two definitely know how to trans port to the destination with your pics!"

~Lenny

"Seriously, Michigan is gorgeous all year round! I'm excited to see where you go, then I'll get inspired to go places!"

~Diana

"Because of your photography of Michigan, I am putting Tahquamenon Falls on my Bucket List!" 

~Kathi

"This sounds so cool! We love adventures like this! Keep them coming and keep up the great work!

~FBBG

"Just love your ideas for fun things to do especially since we love to vacation in your beautiful state!"

~Sharlene

"Great site! I will recommend this site to all who ask. I am looking forward to your newsletter and thanks again for such a great site."

~Toby