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.
- Traverse City, Mich. in Traverse city, MI
Each summer since 1926, the National Cherry Festival provides over a 100 events for locals and tourist alike. Enjoy a pie eating contest or seeing the world's largest cherry pie. In addition to a parade, enjoy watching the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels perform over the lake in the festival's air show.
- 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.
- East Park 230 Bridge Street Charlevoix, MI 49720 in Charlevoix, MI
Each summer, more than 150 artists and craft makers gather in the picturesque town of Charlevoix and set up booths. From fine art to craft art, there are many interesting works for sale. Guests can choose among paintings, pottery, jewelry, and beading. This is a show with something for everyone.
- 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.
- in Grand Haven, Michigan in Grand Haven, MI
Each summer, Grand Haven honors the men and women who serve in the U.S. Coast Guard with a festival. Come down to the waterfront for a ship tour and waterskiing demonstration. Guests can enjoy a parade and cap off the evening with an exciting fireworks display.
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.