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.
- 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.
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.