Seasonal Events & Attractions
Seasonal Attractions and Annual Events including Holidays for the entire state of Michigan all listed by Region, County and City.
Come join us on a sleigh ride through the beautiful countryside of west Michigan. The sleigh trails wind through our third generation family farm which consists of agricultural fields and a beautiful forest that features rolling hills, deep ravines, river bottom and thick swamp.
The Red Barn Tree Farm is a Bennett Family adventure. It’s something we’ve been slowly planning and working on for about 20 years. Now that we’re finally up and going, we would like to invite you to come create some memories and become part of our Christmas Family.
Open Mid September through October (check website for details). Admission to the Wild Pumpkin includes our Petting farm, Wagon ride to the pumpkin patch to pick pumpkins and to the corn maze, the Corn maze, our Playground, Corn box and Hay maze!
We’re between Beaverton and Clare.
October 7, 2023
The Onekama Fall Festival takes place every year in the Village Park with lots of free activities and fun! Featuring scarecrows, hay rides, pumpkin decorating and events.
This event is fun for the whole family.
September 29-30, 2023
Each fall West Michigan gathers Riverside Park Grand Rapids for Octoboerfest! A festival the celebrates BEER, well not really. The celebration of Oktoberfest started in Bavaria (southern Germany) but has become loved all around the world as a celebration of good beer, good food, and warm camaraderie among friends.
Welcome to Harvest Moon Acres Corn Maze & Fun Park. We are southwestern Michigan's place for outdoor family fall fun! A variety of attractions including a 5-acre Corn Maze, Fun Zone, Farm Animals, hayrides, and more awaits you. Check website for dates and hours.
Apple barn and bakery will open in late August. More Fall Fun begins in September with the opening of our Petting Farm, Apple Orchard, Pumpkin Patch, Wagon Rides, Corn Maze and all of the family activities in Pumpkin Lane. Check website for exact dates and hours of operation
Nothing pairs better with fall leaves than a hot coffee and roaring waterfalls. Did you know that Upper Michigan autumns easily rival those of the east coast? With our hundreds of thousands of acres of pristine forests, it's no wonder locals tolerate the harsh winters for such a treat.
January 21-22, 2023
Looking for a fun outdoor event for your family? The downtown will have over 35 ice sculptures for you to see. Also new this year, life size balloon sculptures will adorn the sidewalks during the event. Try your hand at our Scavenger Hunt through the participating merchants.
Nov 26 – Dec 31, 2022 | Free - Donations Accepted
Sparkle in the Park will create over 50 holiday displays that visitors can drive by or take leisurely walks through with the family.
Bear Lake’s Sparkle in the Park | 7727 Hopkins Dr. Bear Lake, MI 49614
Wednesdays - Sundays in December 2022
Marshall’s Merry Mile is a spectacular light display is an annual family tradition.
At the Calhoun County Fairgrounds in Marshall. Bring the whole family to enjoy the holiday lights this Christmas. All proceeds will go to the Calhoun County Fairgrounds see website to pricing.
What a wonderful way to celebrate the season!!
Come out to see the Holiday Lights at Shawhaven Farm. Ride past a beautiful Hanukah lights display, continue through the streets of the village all decorated up in the holiday spirit. See Santa coming down the chimney. Watch the animated light show to the music of the holidays.
2023 Dates: TBA
The annual Christmas Tree Lighting downtown on Main Street kicks off the 3-day Christmas Bazaar and ushers in the winter season on Mackinac Island. Gather at 5:30 p.m. across from the Star Line Dock #1 for caroling and good cheer.
December 1-4th, 2022
Step back in time as you take part in one of Michigan’s most unique holiday celebrations. An entire weekend of excitement including the Victorian Sleighbell Parade with horse drawn entries, bagpipers, reindeer meet and greet and carolers elegantly dressed in Victorian style attire.
1st Weekend of October
Scarecrow Festival is a family event for all ages – a fall festival featuring Scarecrow Contest | Dog Costume contest | children’s area with games/rides carnival | local and regional musical acts | Scarecrow Idol contest, and many other events.
FEBRUARY 16-20, 2023
The UP200 is one of the top 12-dog mid-distance races in the Midwest, as well as being an Iditarod qualifier. The UP200 trail covers 230 miles of challenging terrain from Marquette to Grand Marais, Michigan and back again through forested land and near-wilderness. Mushers face hills, creek crossings, deep snow, and isolated trail.
December 10th, 2022. Parade starts at 2:00pm
The Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Horse Parade, and is right out from the pages of a Victorian Christmas.... Go back in time and experience the pageantry and beauty of horses and equestrians dressed in the their holiday finest in Lexington's Christmas Horse Parade!
November 19 & 20, 2022 at 2:00PM and 3:00PM
Join us in our Program Center as St. Nicholas tells the story of how he became Santa Claus. This half-hour performance, a tradition here at Bronner's, involves audience participation. Don't miss out on this memorable experience for children of all ages.
December 3, 2022 at 2pm
Santa’s comin’ to town! Join us for the Annual Christmas Parade in downtown Montague and Whitehall. The American Legion and VFW will lead the event, along with our generous Title Sponsor, Shepherd & Shepherd Law.
Sunday, December 4, 2022
Bring the family to enjoy the largest Christmas parade in Michigan. The parade will include floats, bands and of course, Santa Claus. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 248-651-6700.