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Visiting Northern Michigan
Spring and summer in Northern Michigan fill the Upper Peninsula with a calendar of festivals and fun. The shores of Lake Michigan on the UP, south to the coast of Lake Huron, are ideal for the season’s outdoor activities. Mackinaw City and St. Ignace are the gateway for travelers above the bridge to destinations from Sault Sainte Marie west to Escanaba and Michigan’s Copper Country. The northern reaches of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula feature great summer destinations like Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, between the communities of Beulah and Traverse City, among Michigan’s wonderful beach destinations.
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula fills summer with music and opera at the 23rd season of the Pine Mountain Music Festival, June 7th through July 15th. The Keweenaw Peninsula hosts PMM events in locations from Hancock and Houghton south to Baraga and across Michigan’s Copper Country. From June 19th through 23rd, FinnFest USA 2013 adds to the festivities, bringing concerts, demonstrations and tours. If you have Finnish heritage, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is the place to celebrate.
Celebrate the Fourth of July in Northern Michigan at the 13th Thunder Bay Maritime Festival. The community of Alpena hosts the 2013 Maritime Festival at the Thunder Bay Maritime Heritage Center on July 4th. Fun for all ages, the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary hosts festivities including live music, games, and arts & crafts. Sample local whitefish and browse the Heritage Center’s shipwreck century exhibits.
For another amazing 4th of July fireworks display, travel to St. Ignace. The St. Ignace Visitors Bureau presents an afternoon parade followed by a picnic and games at St. Ignace City Park Dock #3, and topped off by spectacular fireworks over Moran Bay.
Traverse City, on the Lake Michigan side of the Great Lakes State, celebrates summer and the tart cherry harvest at the National Cherry Festival. The 2013 Traverse City National Cherry Festival is June 29th through July 6th. Start the celebration with the Leapin’ Leprechaun 5K, and with events like the two-person beach volleyball tournament, the Hole-In-One golf contest, and Bingo – there's fun for all ages.
Northern Michigan Hotel Map
11 Best Western Hotels
in Northern Michigan
Scenic Hill Resort
Pioneer Inn & Suites
of Harbor Springs
Splash Park Inn
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Dockside Waterfront Inn
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Harbour Pointe Lakefront
Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Sainte Marie
Northern Michigan Events
Japanese Bamboo Art
Held in Traverse City at the Dennos Museum Center – $6 for adults, $4 for children, and free for museum members.
First Fridays in the Village
Held in Traverse City in the Village at Grand Traverse Commons on the first Friday of the month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Pine Mountain Music Festival
Held at the Keweenaw Peninsula in Baraga.
Fourth of July Fireworks Display
Held at Saint Ignace City Park Dock in Saint Ignace.