The 2019 Ultimate Michigan Events Calendar

We have the ultimate list of Michigan Events and exciting things to do in Michigan by month.  Check out our calendar of Great Lakes events for festivals, shows, expos, classes and fun stuff in Michigan for families, couples and solo travelers!  

From mild to wild outdoor activities, an exceptional arts culture, creative to daring cuisines, world class wineries and rockin' festivals, Michigan has it all.  If climbing, hiking, boating, skiing and skydiving isn't your thing, well, I'm sure we'll find a tour, museum, restaurant or event that will rock your world.  Stick with us!

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January Things to Do in Michigan

Ahhh January, the beginning of the new year!  Let's start this year off right by getting outside, exploring this beautiful state and keeping our spirits up.  I for one, tend to get a little depressed in January due to being stuck inside, the inevitable sicknesses that plagues our household and the constant dreariness.  But this year I'm determined to change all that by getting outside and staying busy.  We've got tons of things for you to do in Michigan.  Check out our events, shows and ideas to keep you busy!!  READ MORE!


February Things to Do in Michigan

February is the month of love!!  In Michigan, as they say, cold hands = warm hearts!!  So...get ready to be dazzled by lots of things to do in Michigan this month!  We have tons of ideas such as pink ice night hockey, Winter Fest, Snow Parties, Snow Fests, wine tasting and more!  READ MORE!!

PLUS check out our 25 Valentines Day Ideas with Heart! Lots of super unique ideas that we bet you never thought of!



March Things To Do in Michigan

March is the month for butterflies, monster trucks and maple syrup! Lots of activities to keep your mind off the cold weather! Read More!

Do you crave green beer, tender cabbage, shamrocks and all things Irish? We have THE ULTIMATE LIST of St. Patrick's Day events and fun!! Read More! 



April Things to Do in Michigan

I'm excited for April 2019!  Art Hops, Edible Book Festival and lots of fun outdoor activities!  Read More!


May Things to Do in Michigan

What does Fiesta's, kayaking, butterflies, hot rods and bird watching all have in common?  They are all great activities happening in May! READ MORE!

OH, and it's Holland Tulip Time!! Grab our 2019 Holland Tulip Time schedule, maps and other things to do in Holland once you are there!


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June Things to Do Michigan

2019 June Michigan Events are jam packed this month!  Antique festivals, beer festivals, Mackinac Island Lilac Festival, art shows and the famous Cherry Festival!  READ MORE!

July Things to Do in Michigan

Tall Ships, exquisite art shows, food trucks and tons of festivals are popping up all over Michigan in July!  It's a great month for traveling Michigan and exploring all that our great state has to offer!

August Things to Do in Michigan

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  1. Grand Haven Coastguard Fest, July 26-August 4, 2019, 113 N 2nd St, Grand Haven, MI. Tons of concerts, cardboard boat races, food and more! 
  2. Kalamazoo Ribfest!, Kalamazoo, Arcadia Creek Festival Place,
  3. Midland Riverdays, Midland, August 1-3, 2019!
  4. St. Joseph Chalk the Block
  5. Tawas Bay Riverfront Fine Arts Festival, Tawas City Park, Tawas City, MI. 
  6. Kalamazoo County Youth Fair, 
  7. National Blueberry Festival and Craft Fair, South Haven,  
  8. Urban Salvage Vintage Market, Bay City Veteran's Memorial Park, 
  9. Czaika’s Blueberry Farm-a U-PICK farm south of Tawas City. The bushes are a mid-height variety which usually ripens in early August.
  10. Tour the Tawas Point Lighthouse-Tawas, Every Tuesday in June, July and August, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, the Friends of the Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park will be welcoming visitors to the lighthouse for a donation.  Visitors are free to tour the lighthouse, ask questions, and climb the tower.  A Recreation Passport is required to enter the State Park.
  11. Lunch in Lavender, Lavender Hill Farm, Boyne City. Lunch in Lavender will take place every Wednesday from June xx until August xx except for July 4th. Seating times at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. Harvest in full swing through mid-August and the still is running. Guided and self-guided tours are available.
  12. Appledore Dinner Sails, Bay City,  Sail the Saginaw Bay! Enjoy the sails, the sunset, and a delicious catered dinner. Friday night sails feature a light BBQ dinner and run from 6p – 9p. Saturday night Dinner Sails are four hours long and many feature live entertainment!  
  13. Blueberry Festival Craft Fair, South Haven
  14. Keepsake Arts and Crafts Show, Zehnder Park, Frankenmuth,  Things to do in Michigan
  15. Michigan Fiberfest, Allegan County Fair, 
  16. Woodward Dream Cruise, Detroit,The Woodward Dream Cruise is the world’s largest one-day celebration of classic car culture that attracts over 1 million visitors, and more than 40,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector and special interest vehicles. Cruise Map is below.
  17. Relix Riot Traditional Hot Rods and Customs Show, Gilmore Car Museum,
  18. Michigan Renaissance Festival, (weekends and labor day only) Holly Michigan.  This is a great event, we have gone many times!
  19. Summerfest, Downtown Hastings
  20. Taste of Downtown Bay City,

September Things to Do in Michigan

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  1. Allegan County Fair. 150 Douglas St, Allegan, MI 49010 , Established in 1852, its livestock barns and arenas are some of the largest in the state and make a prime spot for witnessing rodeo performances.  Things to do in Michigan
  2. Midland Antique Festival, Sept 21-22, 2019 Nearly a thousand antique dealers setup at the Midland County Fairgrounds carrying vintage goods, antiques, collectibles & so much more. Along with the vast array of Antique Dealers is Michigan’s largest swapmeet. Folks from all over bring their garage sale items to the swap meet/flea market area. On top of that is also one of Michigan’s longest running Car Shows!  Love this show-shabby chic, car show, swap meet, antiques.
  3. Appledore Dinner Sails, Bay City,  Sail the Saginaw Bay! Enjoy the sails, the sunset, and a delicious catered dinner. Friday night sails feature a light BBQ dinner and run from 6p – 9p. Saturday night Dinner Sails are four hours long and many feature live entertainment!  Things to do in Michigan
  4. Michigan Renaissance Festival, , (weekends and labor day only) Holly Michigan.  This is a great event, we have gone many times!
  5. Mackinac Bridge Walk Labor Day 
    62nd Annual Walk - September 2, 2019, Free!

October Things to Do in Michigan

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November Things to Do in Michigan

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  1. Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival-one of the largest culinary festivals in the Midwest! You can sample more than 1,000 wines, beers and hard ciders, including Michigan-made varieties, and taste small plates created by featured chefs.
  2. Mackinac Island Tree Lighting
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