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.
- Boyne City Boyne City, MI 49712 in Boyne City, MI.
On Mother's Day weekend, the city of Boyne comes alive to celebrate the morel mushroom. Those that know mushrooms consider this one a delicacy. Here guests can enjoy local dishes made with this treat, songs sung about them and a mushroom hunt.
- Downtown Streets East Lansing, MI 48823 in East Lansing, MI.
Each May, this exciting art festival features over 200 artists. There will be live music on two stages and a food vendor area that features cuisines from around the world. Children have their own activity area that includes many hands-on activities.
Each June, the streets of Grand Rapids transform into a three-day street festival. Guests enjoy wandering among booths set up by many local artists and food vendors. Six stages provide many great music performances. With storytelling and activities, this is an event for the entire family.
- Downtown Plymouth Plymouth, MI 48170 in Plymouth, MI.
The Plymouth Art in the Park ranks second among Michigan's art shows. This three-day show features the work of over 400 artists. Guests can enjoy a living mural and sidewalk art. There are plenty of food vendors and children's activities.
- 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.