This Week's Upcoming Events in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay

Headed our way for a last-minute Michigan getaway? We've rounded up this week's upcoming events in the Great Lakes Bay to help you plan on-the-fly!

Check out our full Great Lakes Bay events calendar for even more of our favorite upcoming festivals and events in Michigan!



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  • Chesaning
  • Frankenmuth
  • Midland
  • Saginaw
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  • Family Fun
  • Festivals
  • Food
  • Craft Beer
  • Live Music
  • Museums & History
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"A Rural Perspective: Oil Paintings by Alan Maciag" explores the natural beauty of Michigan’s rural heritage, the wonderland of its …more

Grades PreK - Kindergarten. Express you love of animals in this creative camp. Let your imagination run WILD as you create an array of animals …more

Grades 1st-2nd. Explore art through painting, drawing, printmaking and scuplture. Create unique masterpieces limited only by your imagination. …more

Grade 3-5. Become a chemist for the week as you take part in exciting hands-on experiments. Make a slimy polymer, create bubbling chemical reac …more

Candlelight Yoga in the Gallery. • Yoga for all levels • Come early class gives you free access to the exhibits before c …more

Grade 6-8. Explore form, shape, light, shadow and structure as you experiment with charcoal, pencil and pastel. Develop foundational skills as …more

Creative 360 welcomes you to a make and take throw down! Make art and make connections. No artistic ability needed. Materials and examples are set …more

While President Lincoln issued a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation Order in 1862, it wasn't until June 19, 1865 that the people of Texas were in …more

Toddlers (ages 2 to 5) and their grown-ups will be making friends and bonding over circle time, music, crafts and free play. We will teach numbers …more

GRADES 3-5. NEW! Play the piano in five fun-filled days. Utilizing rote teaching methods, students will learn the basics of rhythm, melody and …more

Using a candle, kistka (wax funnel pen), bees' wax and dye, you will learn the basics of this traditional art. Fluid lines are the focus of this flo …more

Grades Kindergarten - 1st. Explore each aspect of the acting process from creating a character to performing a role in the classic folktale, &q …more

Grades 2nd-3rd. Spend the week learning important theatrical skills like blocking, projecting and character developement. On Friday one hour pr …more

As adults drop children off at our Architecture and Design Summer Camps, they excitedly express a wish to stay and join in all of the fun and creati …more

A musical about teens in love in the 50's! Run Time: 110 Minutes / Rated: PG …more

Dr. Seuss' beloved character on the big screen. Run Time: 82 Minutes / Rated: PG …more

Trek the Nature Center property with a CNC naturalist in search of one of nature’s more timid predators - the turtle! We may find shy Blanding …more

Grades PreK-Kindergarten. Dive into the deep blue sea as we learn about the amazing creatures that live in our lakes, oceans and rivers. We wil …more

Recurring Events

This exhibition commemorates President John F. Kennedy’s private life and public trajectory. And it is one of the most exhaustively researched …more

Enjoy a look at Corrin Grooms' work in this exhibit.   …more

Artists have used various media to contain, shape and manipulate nature.   …more

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing with this special temporary exhibit of images, video and artifacts that recount the Apollo …more

Origami in the Garden is an outdoor sculpture exhibition, created by Santa Fe artists Jennifer and Kevin Box, that captures the delicate nature of t …more

Enjoy featured artist Mike McMath at this exhibition.    …more

Themed experiments, games and crafts throughout the Visitor Center will highlight the unique characteristics of each ecosystem. (Please Note: P …more

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