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.
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.
There is no better place to enjoy Oktoberfest, than in a town designed to resemble a Bavarian village. Each September, this town celebrates its German heritage with great food, vendor booths, and dancing. Oh, yes and plenty of beer.
- Nine Mile Road @ Woodward Ferndale, MI 48220 in Ferndale, MI.
What could be more fun than a funky art show? This exciting art show steps outside the box of traditional art and leans towards cutting edge art that is making a statement. Each September, guests enjoy a variety of art and food vendors that include local restaurants.
- Ann Arbor, Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.
This massive antique market opens three times a year. Guests can view over 300 vendors in 7 buildings and a sprinkling of tents. There is a wide range of antiques available from painted furniture to selected collectibles and old toys to jewelry.
- East Park Downtown Charlevoix 230 Bridge Street Charlevoix, MI 49720 in Charlevoix, MI.
Each October, local apple growers bring the best apples of their harvests to the streets of Charlevoix. After eating all the apples and other local harvests you can make room for, spend some time enjoying the arts and crafts vendors, pony rides, and petting zoo.