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Local happenings all across Michigan

Local or visitor? Check out just a few of the popular events going on for the next few months in Michigan. Find Best Western hotels convenient to most events.


Detroit Metro Area Events

May 2016

May 28-30, 2016
2016 Movement Electronic Festival

Fans of EDM and techno won't to miss this music festival, held annually at the Hart Plaza in Detroit. Movement has grown to epic proportions since its inaugural 2000 festival. Get your passes today and listen for the beat drop.

June 2016

June 3-5, 2016
2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix

Auto buffs and race fanatics will surely enjoy a weekend at the Belle Isle Grand Prix in downtown Detroit this summer. And what better way to celebrate automobiles than by taking in the Detroit Autopalooza lineup? Tickets are on sale now.

Southern Michigan Events

June 2016

June 18, 2016
2016 Lemur Lap Kids Run & FUNfari

Bring the young ones and get outside and enjoy the sunshine at Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek.There will be a tons of fun activities and demonstrations, as well as the Lemur Lap Kids Run. Register today.

June 16-18, 2016
2016 Leila Arboretum's Fantasy Forest Art Carve

Leila Arboretum in Battle Creek is set to host a fun-filled three days of tree trunk carvings and other interesting festivities. Come see the unique sights this summer.

August 2016

August 28, 2016
2016 Taste of Saugatuck

Visitors and residents gather in downtown Saugatuck for a street festival featuring some of the best tastes the city can provides. Enjoy samples and fine cuisine from area restaurants for an entire afternoon. It all begins at noon. Grab your tickets today.

Northern Michigan Events

July 2016

July 14-17, 2016
2016 Ludington Offshore Classic

A fishing event of epic proportions, featuring a four-day tournament held along the pristine beaches of Lake Michigan. Register today, or simply enjoy the city-wide festivities that weekend. 

July 2 & 3, 2016
2016 West Shore Art Fair

Rotery Park in Ludington is set to host two days of juried artists showing off the best in clay, fiber, jewelry, painting, photography, and so much more, alongside live music, food, and kids' activities. Don't miss out!

July 30, 2016
2016 Country Music, BBQ & Bourbon

A fun-filled, savory event held in Traverse City featuring a craft market, live music, bourbon and BBQ vendors, and more. It all starts at 9 a.m.

August 2016

August 15 & 16, 2016
2016 Throwdown in the U.P.

The TORC Series makes its way to Bark River for rounds 13 and 14 at Bark River International Raceway. Get your tickets today.

August 8-13, 2016
2016 Cheboygan County Fair

All your favorite county fair classics, held at the Cheboygan County Fairgrounds in Cheboygan. Rodeo, dragster tractors, carnival rides – it's all here. Grab your tickets today.

August 5 & 6, 2016
2016 Downtown Days

Downtown Sault Ste. Marie is set to host two days of family activities, special deals, local food, and more. Enjoy the weather and grab some regional wares this summer.  

Central Michigan Events

June 2016

June 25, 2016
2016 MSU Gran Fondo

Grand Rapids travelers looking for get out and enjoy the city won't want to miss this non-competitive cycling event, featuring multiple courses starting downtown, and culminating in with a Finish Line Festival with craft beer and food. Register today!

June 17, 2016
2016 Longest Day 5K

Register for the Longest Day 5K, held Grand Rapids, set to feature plenty of food, fun, craft beers, racer swag, and plenty of kids' activities. Oh, and the 5K isn't half bad. It all starts at the Blandford Nature Center.

July 2016

July 29 - August 8, 2016
2016 Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival

Grand Haven celebrates its heritage as "Coast Guard City, USA" with over a week of parades, fireworks, entertainment, kids' activities, and so much more. The festival is known to draw over 300,000 attendees, so be sure and save your place.

July 2016

July 8-10, 2016
4th Annual Blue Water Sand Fest

Port Huron invites visitors and residents to participate (or just check out the action) in one of the top 10 sand sculpturing competitions in the country. Register today and head over to the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse for three days of fun on the beach.

September 2016

(exact dates TBA)
2016 Grand Haven Salmon Festival

One of the central MI's best seaside festivals, the GH Salmon Festival features a week's worth of fish boils, fishing contests, grape stomping, and so much more. Check the festival schedule for more information as the date approaches.

January 2017

January 26-29, 2016
2016 WinterFest

The city of Grand Haven braves the winter cold each and every year for WinterFest – a week-long celebration held through the city featuring festival fun and games both indoors and out. More details are TBA as the date approaches.

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