With more than 3,000 miles of coastline, Michigan boasts more beaches and shores than any other state in the continental United States; from the four majestic Great Lakes that border the state to small ponds, Michigan is home to more than 11,000 lakes. In addition to the state's natural attractions, visitors and residents alike can enjoy a diverse selection of events and attractions, including festivals, museums, theaters and more.
- Main Street btwn Huron and William streets in downtown Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI 48105 in Ann Arbor, MI
At the end of each July, the streets of Ann Arbor as 100s of artist set up booths to display their work. In addition to original art, guests are treat to live demonstrations, live music performances, local food vendors, and a variety of street performances.
- Streets of West Bloomfield West Bloomfield, MI 48322 in West Bloomfield, MI
At the end of July, over 100 artists arrive in West Bloomfield to show off their work. There is a wide array of fine art available from paintings to jewelry and from sculpture to clay. Visitors can admire or purchase whatever strikes their fancy with the artist onsite to answer any questions.
Each year as summer becomes fall, Detroit hosts one of the best Jazz festivals on the waterfront. Live performances can be seen on one of six stages. It is three days and nights of well-known music performers and sounds from some exciting new performers.
In early fall, the Wheatland Music Festival hosts some great folk music on the main stage. In between sets, guests can spend time browsing among many arts and crafts vendor booths and plenty of food vendors. There are a variety of activities for children of all ages.