One of the top snow sculpting events in North America for the past 23 years. Features live entertainment in the warming tent, a fireworks display, kids' activities, and, of course, dozens of larger-than-life snow sculptures and ice carvings brought to life before your eyes.
Put down your Atari, slap on some legwarmers, and tease that hair to high heaven, because Bringin' Back the 80's Fest is taking you on a time-warped trip back to the love-to-hate-it music, fashion, and trends of the 1980's.
A fishing tournament and celebration of all things walleye. Buy up some bargains at the community-wide rummage sale, let the kids drop a line in at the kids' fishing pond, or just kick back and enjoy gambling and games at the hospitality tent after you make the big catch.
A summertime celebration of art, science, and humanity, featuring everything from foreign films to mind-blowing lectures and even headlining musicians. A few of our past favorites? Alton Brown of Food Network, comedian Bill Engvall, a bango-clad Steve Martin, and one of country's hottest heartthrobs-Blake Shelton.
Michigan's largest international beer sampling event, highlighting over 150 brews and beverages from around the world.
Michigan's largest antique & collectible festival, featuring over 1,000 antique dealers spread over 80 acres... 3 times each year! You'll uncover even more incredible finds at the "Taste of Michigan" and "Shop Michigan" stations, featuring all locally grown and hand-crafted products.
This Olympic-style event for dogs is all bark & no bite! Plus, it's the largest in the nation.
This time, it's okay to overdo it on the kabobs and baklava. Saginaw's Annual GreekFest at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (now in it's 36th year) brings over 80,000 people across a 3-day span to enjoy traditional dancing and delicious Greek food, all alongside a jam-packed hospitality tent. Opa!
Some of country's hottest artists come to Saginaw, where over 100,000 fans take Ojibway Island by storm to sway all day and night to the sweet sounds of country music.
Spread out your blankets next to Midland's quirky 3-way bridge (The Tridge) during this free 10-week concert series. Featuring favorite local artists from folk to rock, acoustic to electric - every Thursday from 7-9 pm.
Listen to traditional Bavarian music fill the streets during a festive parade, then try a few rides before you sample delicious German foods, desserts, and ice-cold beer. But really. Try the rides before the food and beer.
One of the toughest courses on the professional powerboat racing circuit fills both sides of the Saginaw River with spectators for 3 days of fast-paced fun, powerboat racing, and live concerts.
Now entering its 12th season, this free outdoor festival includes a surprising mix-up of classic, blockbuster, and Oscar-winning films, each projected onto the side of a historic building in Old Saginaw City. So grab your coziest lawn chair (you know- the one with the missing arm and the tear in the seat) and pull up a stump each Sunday at dusk for this off-the-wall delight.
One of the most spectacular displays in all of Michigan, complete with 3 nights of fireworks launched over the Bay City waterfront.
One of the biggest, busiest, and best antique tractor shows in the Midwest. From live crop harvesting and tractor pulling to antique tractor displays and a home-cooked barbeque feast, it's all in the name of cozy, out-in-the-country fun.
A Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned competition where teams compete for barbecue bragging rights in four categories: chicken, ribs, pork, and brisket. Pair that with some tasty microbrews and live blues music and you've got the recipe for a finger-lickin' good time.
Over 2,000 classic cars, street rods, and muscle cars fill Frankenmuth's beautiful Heritage Park on the weekend following Friday night's Big Block Party on Main Street.
The only officially sanctioned Oktoberfest celebration outside of Munich, Germany. Drink delicious German beer and get your feet tapping across a 68' x 60' wooden dance floor inside the Harvey Kern Pavilian, a scaled down version of an authentic German beer hall.
This grassroots festival blends independent film with live indie music to take over the Bay City strip known in the 1800's as "Hell's Half Mile" for 4-straight days.
North America's largest new car outdoor auto show, featuring over 65 manufacturers and more than 500 vehicles on display.
Slip into your cowboy boots and mosey on over for a big night of Frankenmuth fun, filled with live country bands and ice-cold beer. You'll get to tuck into a down home barbeque dinner, put those line dancing skills to work, and even try your hand at the mechanical bull!
A 3-day film festival spread across several unique venues in Saginaw, including a short film contest.
When your spouse takes to the woods for the first day of the season, go on your own hunt - for incredible once-a-year savings at Birch Run Premium Outlets.
The largest New Year's Eve ball drop in Michigan, featuring an all-day Downtown Midland celebration full of live entertainment, food and beverage vendors, and fireworks display at Midnight.
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