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Things to do in Michigan

Planning a visit to Michigan? Or maybe you're a local that's just looking for what's going on. Here's a sampling of some of the popular local events in the state.

Detroit Metro Area Events

September 2015

September 19, 2015
14th Annual Tour de Troit Ride

A bicycle tour traversing downtown Detroit and taking in some of the most historic sites and best points of interest. The tour begins at Roosevelt Park in downtown Detroit. Start time is TBA.

September 25-27, 2015
2015 DIY Street Fair

Three days of food, art, fun, music, and more family-friendly activities throughout downtown Ferndale. The event start times vary by day – 6 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

September 4-7, 2015
2015 Detroit Jazz Festival

A massive gathering of local, regional, and international jazz musicians, spread across a multitude of venues like Hart Plaza and Campus Martius. Other activities include jazz workshops, talks, children's activities, and fireworks.

September 2015

September 12, 2015
2015 Dally in the Alley

"One of the only non-corporate sponsored community festivals in the U.S.," this event is set to feature an artists gallery, four stages of live music, and other street fair activities. The event is held in downtown Detroit.

October 2015

October 23 & 24, 2015
7th Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival

Sample hundreds of locally and regionally crafted brews from roughly 75 breweries while enjoying the smooth sounds of some of Detroit's most talented local musicians. The event is held at Detroit's Easter Market.

Southern Michigan Events

August 2015

August 27 - 31, 2015
Kalamazoo Island Festival

Experience a great musical line-up at the Kalamazoo Island Festival.

Northern Michigan Events

August 2015

August 25 - 30, 2015
Emmet-Charlevoix County Fairgrounds

The 109th annual instance of this county fair near Harbor Springs includes grandstand events like country music performances, monster truck events, horse pulls, petting zoos, and more.

September 2015

September 11 & 12, 2015
2015 Hopps of Beer & Wine Festival

Over 50 award-winning micro brews and 40 carefully selected regional wines will be available for two days during this annual city, hosted at Macinaw Crossings in Mackinaw City. The event begins at 5 p.m.

September 2015

September 21, 2015
2015 Taste of Harbor Springs

An annual fall festival held in Harbor Springs, this event will feature the best culinary creations and beverage retailers Harbor Springs has to offer. The event begins at 12 p.m. at the Harbor Springs waterfront.

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