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.
- Holland, Mich. in Holland, MI
Begun in 1929, the Holland Tulip Time Festival strives to remind the local community of its Dutch Heritage. In addition to the 6 million tulips, there are parades, live music events, Dutch market place, and parades. There is something for all ages.
- 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.
Each June since 1959, this Bavarian styled town hosts its annual Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival. Plan to enjoy some time listening to authentic German bands and eating some amazing German foods. After the parade, enjoy an afternoon at the midway enjoying carnival games and rides.
- Various Venues Mackinac Island, MI 49757 in Mackinac Island, MI
Every June, the lilacs on Mackinac Island are in full bloom. Local and tourists alike come out to celebrate these delicate flowers. From an afternoon tea to a BBQ hayride, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to watch the parade and enjoy the fireworks.
- 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.