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Lansing

Michigan History Museum

Through November 11, 2018

 

Michigan in World War I Exhibit

702 W. Kalamazoo Street

Lansing, MI 48915 

 

Event Details

On April 6, 1917, the United States declared war on Germany, entering the First World War. Military units from Michigan, including the Red Arrow Division and the Polar Bears, gained fame for their service, while Michigan women served in support roles overseas and helped create the first "Arsenal of Democracy" at home. In the Michigan's Battle Flags Room, first floor.

 

Getting There

From the East Lansing, MI Station (LNS), it is a 13 minute drive along South Harrison Road and I-496 West.

East Lansing

Great Lakes Folk Festival

August 11 - 13, 2017

 

Downtown East Lansing

East Lansing, MI

 

Event Details

The Michigan State University Museum presents the Great Lakes Folk Festival in downtown East Lansing, Michigan — music, dance and culture from across America and around the world.

 

The award-winning Great Lakes Folk Festival, produced by the MSU Museum's Michigan Traditional Arts Program, is a celebration of culture, tradition and community. The Michigan State University Museum works year-round to develop this festival program that reflects the immense variety and vitality of art, skill, knowledge and wisdom of our cultural heritage for the public. GLFF offers a one-of-a-kind mix of music and dance stages, demonstrations of traditional arts and storytelling, food, an arts marketplace, and many special activities for kids.

 

Getting There

From the East Lansing, MI Station (LNS), you head to your location of choice.

Holland

Lakeside Concerts

Between June 16 - August 25, 2017 (on Fridays)

 

Kollen Park 240 Kollen Park Boulevard

86 East 8th Street

Holland, MI 49423

 

Event Details

Summer Concert Series happens every Friday from June 16th through August 25th. Huntington Bank and Holland Recreation bring live music to Kollen Park every Friday night this summer. The bandshell along Lake Macatawa comes alive with a diverse musical line-up each week. Bring your lawn chairs, your dinner and your dancing feet to Kollen Park and enjoy an evening of unforgettable entertainment. Each family-friendly concert is from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Concerts are free to attend.

 

Getting There

From the Holland, MI Station (HOM), it is a 6 minute car ride via East 7th Street.

Flint

Fall Harvest Festival

September 23, 2017

 

Applewood Estate

1400 E. Kearsley Street

Flint, MI 48503

 

Event Details

This family event hosts a variety of activities such as live music, strolling entertainment, a cider and apple tasting in the heirloom orchard, horses in the historic barn, educational presentations by local organizations, children's outdoor games and more.

 

Getting There

The Applewood Estate is a five minute car ride via M-54N and Robert T. Longway Boulevard from the Flint, MI Station (FLN).

Detroit

Detroit River Sails

September 2, 3 and 4, 2017

 

Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority

130 Atwater Street

Detroit, MI 48226

 

Event Details

See the beautiful City of Detroit from a new perspective when you climb aboard the tall ship Appledore IV. Departing from the Detroit Port Authority downtown, you'll have the unique experience of observing Detroit's iconic skyline from the waters of the Detroit River. Detroit River Sails depart from: Detroit Port Authority (130 Atwater Street). Convenient parking is available with Miller Parking Services, Center Garage.

 

Getting There

The Port Authority is 4.4 miles from the Detroit, MI Station (DET).

St. Joseph

Friday Night Concert Series

Every Friday from August 4 - September 1, 2017

 

John E.N. Howard Bandshell

301 State Street

St. Joseph, MI 49085

 

The Bandshell is a four minute walk via State St. and Broad St. and is .2 miles from the St. Joseph, MI Station (SJM).

 

Event Details

Enjoy free concerts Friday nights at 7:30 pm at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Groove to the sounds blues, jazz and more.

 

Getting There

The Bandshell is a four minute walk via State St. and Broad St. and is .2 miles from the St. Joseph, MI Station (SJM).

 

13th Annual Lake Bluff Concours d'Elegance of Southwest Michigan

August 12, 2017

 

Lake Bluff Park

707 Lake Boulevard

St. Joseph, MI 49085

 

Event Details

This classic and collector car show celebrates its 13th year with an impressive array of seldom-seen vehicles. The Lake Bluff Concours d'Elegance of Southwest Michigan is a highly-regarded invitational show featuring automobiles from the Brass, Classic, Vintage, and Muscle Car eras as well as special-interest vehicles. Seventy-five vehicles from seven decades are displayed in Lake Bluff Park. A three-part afternoon Pass in Review of the vehicles is narrated by auto authority F. Edward Lucas II, who has been with our Concours dElegance since its inception. Lucas is also the voice of the Amelia Island Concours. Net proceeds from the Lake Bluff Concours benefit Hospice at Home, a Lakeland Health Affiliate.

 

Getting There

The Bandshell is a four minute walk via State St. and Broad St. and is .2 miles from the St. Joseph, MI Station (SJM).

 

Antiques on the Bluff

August 12, 2017

 

301 State Street

St. Joseph, MI 49085 

 

Event Details

Antiques on the Bluff is held along tree lined Lake Bluff Park, overlooking Lake Michigan. This antique show is a premier event for St. Joseph and antiquers around Southwest Michigan. Located in Lake Bluff Park the show runs from 10 am to 5 pm.

 

Getting There

Lake Bluff Park is a five minute walk and .3 miles from the St. Joseph, MI Station (SJM).

 

St. Joseph Wine Festival and Public Art Auction

August 12, 2017

 

 

301 State Street

St. Joseph, MI 49085 

 

Event Details

St. Joseph Wine Festival & Public Art Auction is presented by Lake Michigan College Wine and Viticulture Technology. Location: Whirlpool Centennial Park Time: 4-9pm. You cannot find a better backdrop in the fall season than Lake Michigan and Silver Beach. While enjoying the view, sample Michigan wines, dine on local cuisine and listen to live music while bidding on your favorite piece of Public Art. Event admission is free. Wine tasting is $10 to start and includes a stemless souvenir wine glass and 5 tickets. Wine tastes are 1 - 2 tickets and glasses will be 4-8 tickets. A small selection of Craft Beer and cider will be available as well.

 

Getting There

Whirlpool Centennial Park is a five minute walk and .3 miles from the St. Joseph, MI Station (SJM).

 

South Haven

National Blueberry Festival

August 10 - 13, 2017

 

546 Phoenix St (South Haven Visitors Bureau)

South Haven, MI 49090

 

Event Details

The dog days of August bring on South Haven's National Blueberry Festival. Celebrating the city's status as the Blueberry Capital of the world, you won't want to miss the kids' blueberry pie eating contest, top-tier free entertainment every evening overlooking the harbor. Also, we have a 5K Run/Walk & our restaurants all have a special Blueberry item on their menu. This is a great festival for all of our local folks and visitors to South Haven.

 

Getting There

The South Haven Visitors Bureau is a 16 minute drive and is 10.9 miles from the Bangor, MI Station (BAM).

Grand Rapids

National Blueberry Festival

August 25 - 27, 2017

 

Rosa Parks Circle

Monore Center and Monroe Avenue

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

 

Event Details

The Polish Festival 2017 will be held on August 25 - 27, 2017 at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids. There will be cooking demonstrations, a Polish dance group, non-stop music (primarily polkas) kids activities on Saturday, a Busia contest on Sunday, famously delicious Polish food and a beer tent featuring Polish beer. The festival is free to attend and open to the public. There will be Polish merchandise available for purchase including beautiful Polish pottery, amber jewelry, Polish glass, Polish baked goods, and a variety of T-shirts. The food is made from scratch and freshly prepared on site.

 

Getting There

Rosa Parks Circle is a six minute ride and is .9 miles from the Grand Rapids, MI Station (GRR).

 

ArtPrize

September 20 - October 8, 2017

Various venues throughout Grand Rapids

 

Event Details

ArtPrize is an open, independently organized international art competition which takes place for 19 days each fall in Grand Rapids, Michigan. More than five hundred thousand dollars in prizes are awarded each year, which include a $200,000 prize awarded entirely by public vote and another $200,000 prize awarded by a jury of art experts. ArtPrize is free and open to the public and now attracts over 500,000 visitors, making it the most attended public art event in the world in 2014 and 2015, according the The Art Newspaper's annual "Big Ticket List."

 

Getting There

From the Grand Rapids, MI Station (GRR), it's easy to get around Grand Rapids and get close to the ArtPrize action whether you prefer to walk, bike, or ride.