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
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.
Wyandotte Michigan knows how to put on a holiday party. The Parade route begins at Northline near the Police/Court Building and ends at Eureka Avenue. The parade begins at 10 am and usually runs approximately one hour.
You don't want to miss the Christmas Nite Lights at Fifth Third Ball Park. West Michigan's largest, animated, drive thru light show, is now celebrating it's 21st year, of entertaining people of all ages. The event is located at Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps, exit 91, off US 131.
Celebrate the magic of the holiday season at the fifth annual ‘Winter Snow Fun’ Holiday Parade in Marquette’s Downtown District. Bundle up with friends and family as illuminated floats, tinsel-strewn trucks and colorful carolers transform Third Street into a magical scene from the North Pole.
To ensure that this year’s event is bigger and better than ever, the Saugatuck Douglas Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is putting out an open invitation to any local businesses or groups who might be interested in participating in this year’s Christmas Parade!
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.
Grand Rapids Ballet Company, Grand Rapids Symphony and about 100 children fuse their talents to bring the classic story to life. After a sold out world premiere, The Nutcracker, re-imagined by Polar Express author Chris Van Allsburg, returns for two weekends at DeVos Performance Hall.
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