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 the largest outdoor new car show in North America to one of the top snow & ice sculpting events on the continent!

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Let's go fishing! See if you can catch any fish using a simple pole and line. Then make your own fish you can take home to keep practicing reeling t …more

Hand to God is the darest of dark comedies by Robert Askins. …more

Ballard, a quick-draw guitarist and rough-hewn singer, has cut his own metaphorical gunfighter album, decamping from Nashville to a gritty El Paso s …more

Ready for a fun and creative evening? Grab your favorite brew or cocktails, and we will provide materials and instruction. It's like follow the lead …more

Join us and our local Pickleball wizard and instructor Jerry Barz to learn to play Pickle ball! It is a paddle sport for all ages and skill lev …more

Music and art, food and drink, science and tech...all in the parking lot! 12 - 5pm: NEW! Families can enjoy hands-on STEM activities provided b …more

Enjoy fresh produce, beautiful flowers, local honey, home-made baked goods and so much more at the Midland Area Farmers Market.   …more

Join CNC Educator, pollinator enthusiast, and hobbyist beekeeper Christina Schall for an in-depth insect adventure. With nets we will search CNC&rsq …more

Starting in The Woods, CNC’s new Nature Play Area, enjoy a story and related activities before venturing out to find your own reading nook in …more

Join us! Tailgating will begin 2 hours prior to the game. There will be lots of family fun and a great game to go along with it. We can't wait to see …more

The Sinclairs band focuses on good time hits of the 70’s, 80’s, 90's and beyond. Aimed at the dance floor, the band plays a mix of class …more

The run will include fun obstacles that you and your family members will have to complete before continuing your run!All ages and strollers welcome. …more

Recurring Events

Children and adults alike will experience the challenge of using these larger-than-life-size blocks to create structures that represent our communit …more

Dow Gardens is the place to see the newest cast of characters by artist Andy Cobb. His larger-than-life sculptures are sure to delight all ages. Be …more

*New Location - in the outdoor pavilion at SVRC Marketplace.  Here at the Market we strive to bring you the best fresh produce, locally gr …more

The Japanese Cultural Center Tea House and Gardens of Saginaw welcomes you to stroll our beautiful Japanese garden at no charge. We will serve …more

This exhibit features three solo shows for the artists. They work in different mediums. William (Bill) Horning, collage and mixed media, Stephen Gre …more

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

Come hear live music from Michigan's many local musical traditions, both old and new! Rain (indoors) or shine (outdoors), look for the outdoor stage …more

View some of the world's most striking images shot by some of the world's finest photographers. Exhibition is included in ticket price and includes …more

The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum will host the Regional Biennial Juried Sculpture Exhibition from June 2 through September 22, 2018. The op …more

Family-friendly, leisurely 2.5 hour river tours with a guide. Topics vary by date. Regular features include highlights of area lumbering, maritime a …more

Themed experiments, games and crafts throughout the Visitor Center will highlight the unique characteristics of each ecosystem. Themes change bi-we …more

From the fiery surface of the Sun to the icy realm of comets, travel to worlds with enormous volcanoes, vast canyons, dazzling rings and storms that …more

This free exhibit reveals some of the more spectacular images of Mars from orbiting spacecraft and landers. Much of the photography has not been wid …more

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