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8 THINGS TO DO IN MICHIGAN (SEPTEMBER 18 - SEPTEMBER 27)

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

August–April (all year round) • nature

Go on an exciting aurora borealis chase in Northern Michigan

Upper Peninsula Fall Colors

Upper Peninsula Fall Colors

late September–early October • nature

Take in the explosion of yellow, orange, and crimson

Kayak to Turnip Rock

Kayak to Turnip Rock

March–mid-November  • activity

This wonder of nature on Lake Huron is one of the best weekend getaways in Michigan

Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)

Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)

March–November • nature

Michigan’s largest freshwater spring is a geological phenomenon and a great fishing spot

Detroit Masonic Temple

Detroit Masonic Temple

all year round (1st & 3rd Sunday of the month) • activity

Visit the world's largest Masonic Temple built in an impressive neo-gothic style

The Nordhouse Dunes

The Nordhouse Dunes

April–November • activity

Ancient dunes by Lake Michigan represent a unique eco-system

Fairy Doors of Ann Arbor

Fairy Doors of Ann Arbor

all year round • activity

Discover the magic world of the tiny ornate doors

Apple Harvest and Cider Season

Apple Harvest and Cider Season

mid-September–mid-November • activity

Apples, cider, and donuts—orchards and cider mills in the Ann Arbor area have it all

27 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Michigan State Fair

Michigan State Fair

September 03–07, 2020 (virtual event) • event

See the second oldest state fair in the United States

MTU Winter Carnival

MTU Winter Carnival

February 03–06, 2021 • event

One of the largest annual winter festivals in the U.S. takes place on the campus of the Michigan Tech University

International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship

International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship

July 04, 2020 • event

Anyone can take part in this competition, which promises great fun for the whole family

Tulip Time

Tulip Time

May 01–08, 2021 • event

Fun and flowers! Skim the cream off in Holland during the tulip festival

Port Huron Float Down

Port Huron Float Down

August 16, 2020 • event

Summer water fun event in Michigan

Wayne County Lightfest

Wayne County Lightfest

November 21–December 31, 2019 • event

A Christmas fantasy drive-through not far from Detroit

Woodward Dream Cruise

Woodward Dream Cruise

August 15, 2020 • event

The largest one-day classic car event in the world

Ice Shards on the Great Lakes

Ice Shards on the Great Lakes

mid–February–late March • nature

The ice cover gets shattered to knife-sharp pieces as spring takes over winter

Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing and Snowboarding

late November–mid-April • activity

Hit the slopes at one of the best ski destinations of the Midwest

Frankenmuth Christmas

Frankenmuth Christmas

November 27–December 12, 2020 (virtual event) • event

The Bavarian village is the ultimate Christmas destination in Michigan

Navidad de Frankenmuth

Navidad de Frankenmuth

November 27–29, 2020  • event

El pueblo bávaro es el destino final de Navidad en Michigan

Pictured Rocks Winter Hike

Pictured Rocks Winter Hike

December–February  • nature

Winter has its special power to create majestic landscapes. And the area of Pictured Rocks in Michigan during winter period turns into a real ice and snow masterpiece

Zehnder’s Snowfest

Zehnder’s Snowfest

January 29–31, 2021 (limited event) • event

One of the top snow sculpting events in North America held in Frankenmuth, MI since 1990

Plymouth Ice Festival

Plymouth Ice Festival

January 2021 • event

Skilfully carved ice sculptures line the streets of downtown Plymouth

Labor Day Events

Labor Day Events

September 04–07, 2020 • event

The weekend full of outdoor concerts, picnics, and BBQs wraps up the summer season in Michigan

Fire & Ice Festival

Fire & Ice Festival

January 17–19, 2021 • event

Enjoy the pleasant ambiance during one of the premier winter events in Michigan

U.P. Fall Beer Festival in Marquette, MI

U.P. Fall Beer Festival in Marquette, MI

September 12, 2020 • event

A large event for beer enthusiasts in Michigan

Michigan Summer Beer Festival

Michigan Summer Beer Festival

July 24–25, 2020 • event

A large outdoor beer brewers event near Detroit

Frankenmuth Balloons over Bavarian Inn

Frankenmuth Balloons over Bavarian Inn

Fiesta Weekend: August 14–16, 2020 | Competition Weekend: August 20–23, 2020 • event

Hot air balloons and more fun in Michigan's little Bavaria

Hash Bash

Hash Bash

April 03, 2021 • event

The celebration of all things cannabis on the first Saturday of April

Warrior Dash Michigan

Warrior Dash Michigan

July 29, 2020 • event

Go through water, fire, air and earth to prove you're a true warrior

Electric Forest

Electric Forest

June 25–28, 2020 • event

A multi-genre music festival in Rothbury, Michigan

Clinton Fall Festival

Clinton Fall Festival

September 25–27, 2020 • event

A fun-filled fall weekend in a historic village

Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival

Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival

July 01–05, 2020 • event

America's largest festival combining air show and hot air balloons

Greater Lansing Balloon Festival

Greater Lansing Balloon Festival

September 26, 2020 • event

Enjoy the celebration of colorful balloons in Southern Michigan

Jackson Hot Air Jubilee

Jackson Hot Air Jubilee

July 22–25, 2021 • event

One of the oldest ballooning events in Michigan

Grand Haven Winterfest

Grand Haven Winterfest

January 28–31, 2021  • event

A fun winter celebration on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan

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