Here is a list of many exciting and fun activities to enjoy in Michigan! Take advantage of the nice spring and summer weather with these adventures!
1. Visit the Detroit Institute of Arts. Residents of Macomb, Wayne, and Oakland counties get free admission to the DIA, as well as children under 5 and anyone with a membership. They also offer dining, shopping, workshops, and scheduled tours as well as monthly special events featuring famous artists. The museum in local Detroit offers events every week free of admission, including live performances every Friday. It’s located at 5200 Woodward Avenue.
2. Spend the day at the Traverse City Cherry Festival starting from June 30th to July 7th. This festival has live concerts, games and even fireworks. Traversecity.com stated in previous years they had up to 500,000 people attend this extravagant summer fest! Plus, they say many of the events are free admission.
3. Take a boat over to Mackinac Island. If you’ve never been to the island, you’ll be in for a treat. There are shops and many tourist spots to visit. You can rent a horse drawn carriage, or a two-seater bike to explore! Their Annual Lilac Festival will be held on June 9th and their Mackinac Island Fudge Festival will be held from August 24th – 26th. For more information you can visit mackinacisland.org.
4. Taking a trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan might be a fun idea! Tourists can hike to see the beautiful Tahquamenon waterfalls on the Tahquamenon river near Lake Superior. You can even camp at this state park! Their official website, exploringthenorth.com, states the park expands over 52,000 acres, an entirely uninhabited wooded area, preserved for exploration. The falls also feature a restaurant and a gift shop.
5. The Annual Michigan Renaissance Festival takes place starting August 18th and ends September 28th. The festival takes place on each weekend in between these dates. The fest has several activities, including Royal Tea, King’s Happy Hour, and Merlin’s Magic Quest, each for $20 per person to attend. But the daily weekend festival tickets themselves are $25 per person which includes all of that day’s public shows and activities at the themed weekends. They also have a wide array of shops where garments, books, ‘potions’, and more can be purchased!