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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.

Northern Michigan Events

March 2016

March 19, 2016
Ludington Lake Jump

This spring in northern Michigan, don't miss the annual Ludington Lake Jump. One of the area's biggest charity events, the Ludington Lake Jump features locals plunging into the cold waters of Lake Michigan, all in hopes of raising money.

May 2016

May 21, 2016
Ludington Petunia Parade

What has become an annual tradition, the Ludington Petunia Parade is a premier spring event. On May 21st, head for Ludington Avenue in downtown and see more than 30,000 colorful petunias along with a festive parade.

May 12 – 15, 2016
54th Annual Morel Festival

Head for Veterans Park in Boyne City for the annual Morel Festival. Now in it's 54th year, this annual celebration of mushrooms kicks off May 12th. Across three days, check out the Craft Beer Block Party, Schmidt Amusement Carnival, and much more.

May 2016

May 9, 2016
May Day Festival

Held at Sacred Sparks in East Jordan, the annual May Day Festival is a must-see on your next visit to northern Michigan. Check out the fun on May 9th, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There will be story-telling events for the kids, and the highlight is the May Pole Dance.

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.

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