There's always something to celebrate here! Whether you're into out-there extravaganzas like Bringin' Back the 80's or the Linwood Pickle Festival, or some of Michigan's oldest and most traditional festivals like the Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival, one thing's for sure-Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region knows how to keep the good times rolling.

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Learn the difference between kayak styles and canoes and discover how stable and easy kayaks are to maneuver. This is a wet class, remember to bring …more

Sidewalk Days has been a Downtown Bay City tradition for over 50 years! This event is all about great sales in a very special place. Thursday & …more

Beginners and experts alike are invited to come out to Discovery Preserve and begin your adventure in search of geocaches! Geocaches are small contain …more

Great Lakes Loons vs. the Bowling Green Hotrods $1 Family Feast Night, presented by Chemical Bank: $1 hotdogs, 16 oz Pepsi produc …more


  • Jul 27, 2017 – Jul 29, 2017

The American Tribal Love-Rock musical, HAIR broke new ground in musical theatre, defining the genre of Rock Musical. Controversial and popular in th …more

63rd Annual Munger Potato Festival has four fun-filled days of activities for the entire family. Carnival provided by D&R Shows. Live music daily …more

The Kochville DDA will be hosting movies in Krossroads park! This free event will be a great experience for all ages. Grab a chair or a blanket to s …more

Enjoy this musical trio! *Will Cancel in the Event of Rain.   …more

Recurring Events

This race prep will build your confidence in swimming, cycling, running and transitions. We will also highlight bike safety and basic maintenance; r …more

Create unique jewelry using beautiful beads. Also learn to make special clay beads. Make lovely pieces to wear and to share with Diana Bradley. You …more

*New Location - right across from SVSU. Join us to enjoy fresh local produce, baked goods, fine quality artisan works, live music and a great time! …more

Come join us and celebrate a different culture each week.   …more

Join the excitement at our new location for the 2017 season (next door to City Market) and find flowers, vegetable plants, seasonal produce, fresh …more

Drawing realizes the ultimate depiction, uniting the artist with the mark making surface. Features works from across America. Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat: …more

Kaluoka’hina’s colorful inhabitants have always lived in peace… until the volcano erupts, and the spell is broken. Now it’s …more

Folk Art from Oaxaca: Eight Artists, Eight Voices exhibition will consist of 50 sculptures, showcasing the work of indigenous Oaxacan artisans. Pieces …more

Exhibition features a series of En Plein paintings by artists from across Michigan. The works capture the beauty of the Great Lakes Bay Region by depi …more

Your favorite vendors are back for 2017 with local, nutritious fruits and vegetables. The market is at Richland Township Park, by the soccer fields, …more

Visit and experience the history and life of the beloved author Laura Ingalls Wilder! Her life, experiences, and books are explored at this hands-on e …more

Experience an outdoor exhibition of Laurie Tennent's "Botanicals" at our sculpture garden. Viewing Time: Any day, during daylight hou …more

Highlights of the film are the Northern Lights, the Reindeer Migration and dogsledding trips. A total of 10 filming expeditions and 105 days were ma …more

Join us on the outdoor Patio every Thursday night throughout the summer! There will be live music, drink specials, and alfresco dining of our full res …more

Exhibition featuring pieces by both students and faculty of the art classes at the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art. Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat: 10 …more

This indoor program includes a variety of self-guided, hands-on exploration stations. Experiments, fun facts, crafts and scavenger hunts are just a fe …more

Referred to as meditation in motion, the gentle flowing movements encourage the letting go of stress and tension. Classes are taught in an open, frien …more

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