Michigan Festivals & Events in the Great Lakes Bay

With some of the biggest and best annual festivals in Michigan, the Great Lakes Bay has endless options for festival-goers - from the largest international beer tasting event in Michigan to one of the Midwest's largest 4th of July fireworks displays, or North America's largest outdoor new car show to one of its top snow & ice sculpting events!

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This original adaptation of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic breathes fresh life into everyone’s favorite Christmas ghost story by reima …more

Join us today at the Marketplace where you and your family can enjoy decorating a cupcake, spending a few hours with three of the most beloved Princ …more

A Saturday morning in December will be magical for children when they have a chance to sit down to breakfast with Santa himself! Seating is lim …more

This family storytime will feature Christmas stories, music and movement, and a fun make-and-take craft. *For families with children. Children …more

Ever wanted to make scrumptious candy yourself? Come to Creative 360! You will love making these irresistible sweets to give as gifts. Kathy Dolan a …more

World-renowned pianist, Kevin Cole, plays and sings all your holiday favorites in an evening of sparkling vocals and dazzling keyboard pyrotechnics. …more

Join Studio 23 for an artist panel discussion with Chandra Jewell and Tisch Mikhail Lewis of the Stories exhibit and Ann Vincenti-Michelman, creator o …more

Get ready to make your holidays bright at Dow Gardens in Midland as you stroll through a winter wonderland of luminaries and lights. Along the way y …more

Frosty the Snowman couldn't make it to the museum today. Make snow come to life in this fun craft to make your own version of Frosty the Snowman! …more

You know her; you love her, and so do we! This month, Deb Payne of Sugar Mama’s Sweets is back to share some holiday secrets with us. Stop in to …more

Enjoy our Tri-City Chorus of the Sweet Adelines, a worldwide ladies barbershop organization as they perform in four-part harmony holiday favorites. …more

Fill your heart with holiday cheer as the combined Center Stage Choirs sing your favorite seasonal tunes! This high-energy concert, featuring over 2 …more

Don't miss the chance to experience incomparable performances live on screen from the stage of The Metropolitan Opera, as well as special interviews …more

Ice Skating in the Nickless Family Community Pavilion! Skating is FREE thanks to Local 85 Pipefitters and Plumbers Union and Independant Bank, Bri …more

Catch the Spirit! As a member of the Ontario Hockey League we invite you to The Dow Event Center for world-class sports entertainment. Join the Sagi …more

HO-HO-HO! Santa’s coming to City Market! If you haven’t made time to send him a letter, here’s your chance to put in those specia …more

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Looks at the never-before-seen worlds of asteroids, comets and Dwarf Planets. The next generation of robotic explorers is reaching out to Pluto, th …more

It will be a magical winter season at the Tittabawassee Township Park! If you have seen Freeland Lights in a previous season....then you need to se …more

This entertainment show features classic and modern holiday music set to thematic scenery and artistic animation. The program is a fun experience for …more

This fully immersive Dome360 film features the Sami People of northern Scandinavia as they follow the annual reindeer migrations and highlights the …more

SAM presents the extraordinary and unique sculptures of Michigan glass artist, April Wagner.   …more

2018 marks the 60th anniversary of Marshall Frederick's iconic sculpture, The Spirit of Detroit. We invite you to visit the museum to view the sculp …more

Learn how a Saginaw ship company played a huge role in the Great War, on a tour of this exhibit On the Home Front.  Museum Hours: &nb …more

Each year, Santa comes to Midland on the Tuesday evening after Thanksgiving. He arrives at the Tridge, makes his way up Ashman St. and helps our …more

Bring your camera and your wish list to Bronner's! See our Event page for more information. Hours: Monday through Thursday: 10:00am-11:30a …more

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