What to See and Do in Michigan
Guide to What To See & Do in Michigan
Michigan if full of fun activities for everyone young and old. With one mile of lakes or waterways for every 5 miles of land you cannot help but find the fun. Michigan is a full four season state and here every season brings another version of attractions and activities! The hardest part is to know where to start.
What to Do and See in Michigan
November 23, 2017 America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van, one of the country’s oldest and most celebrated Parades, will step off at 9:00 a.m. on Woodward Avenue and Kirby and end at Woodward Avenue and Congress. Hundreds of thousands of parade-goers will be watching as the Parade makes its way down Woodward Avenue.
Excitement surrounds this time of year as the annual Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World brings the glow of 300,000 lights, strolling carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides and more than 40 international trees and displays.
Celebrate the magic of the holiday season at the fifth annual ‘Winter Snow Fun’ Holiday Parade, scheduled for Friday, December 1,2017 at 6 p.m. in Marquette’s Downtown District.
When: Nov. 23, 2017 thru Dec. 30, 2017
Where: NEW LOCATION…… Michigan International Speedway
US-12 Entrance only, 12626 US-12, Brooklyn, Michigan 49230
Time: 5:30 pm – 9 pm Sunday thru Thursday
5:30 pm – 10:00 pm Friday & Saturday
The Coopersville & Marne Railway Santa Train returns with decorated, heated cabs and a 90-minute round-trip ride. Children can sit with Santa and receive a present, and hear the Storytelling Princess read "The Polar Express." The train, which seats 250 people and has an on-board bathroom, departs from the station in downtown Coopersville
Share some holiday spirit with furry and feathered folks at John Ball Zoo's annual "enrichment" day. The event, designed to help zookeepers keep animals interested in their surroundings, allows patrons to donate food, toys and other items to brighten a critter's day. Go online to johnballzoosociety.org for a wish list.
Santa Is Coming and will arrive in Gaylord on Saturday,December 2, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:30 for the Santa Light Parade in downtown Gaylord. Activities under the pavilion on court start at 5:30pm Hot chocolate, coffee, food, photo booth, live music,kids activities, sleigh rides, and more!!! Parade with marshal Sid Dawson starts at 6pm.
There is something for everyone at the popular annual Winter Glow event – East Lansing’s free, outdoor winter festival. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 in downtown East Lansing with a wide variety of fun-filled seasonal activities from 2-5 p.m. It’s free.
What to See and Do in Michigan by Region
- REGION 1: Detroit Area
- REGION 2: Battle Creek Area
- REGION 3: Kalamazoo Area
- REGION 4: Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and Holland Areas
- REGION 5: Lansing to Saginaw Area
- REGION 6: Michigan Thumb Area
- REGION 7: Central Lower Peninsula
- REGION 8: Muskegon to Newaygo Area
- REGION 9: Traverse City Area
- REGION 10: Gaylord Area
- REGION 11: Charlevoix Area
- REGION 12: From the Mackinac Bridge North
- REGION 13: Menominee Area
- REGION 14: Marquette Area
- REGION 15: Northwestern Upper Peninsula