Apr
28
Fri
Northern Michigan’s Outdoor Expo – Gaylord, MI @ Otsego County Sportsplex
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm

Northern Michigan’s Outdoor Sports Expo

Northern Michigan’s Outdoor Sports Expo is a great family friendly with over 70 spaces inside and 25+ outside. This hunting, fishing and outdoor expo is located at the Otsego County Sportsplex in Gaylord Michigan.

Show dates 

Friday, April 28th, 2017                      3 PM – 7 PM

Saturday, April 29th, 2017                  9 AM – 6 PM

Sunday, April 30th, 2017                    10 AM – 2 PM

2017 Admission

Children/Sunday fee                            $4.00

Daily pass                                              $5.00

Weekend pass                                       $8.00

Northern Michigan's Outdoor Sports Expo

Northern Michigan's Outdoor Sports Expo

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Apr
29
Sat
Short’s Brewing Anni Party 13irteen
Apr 29 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Short’s Brewing Anni Party 13irteen @ Bellaire | Michigan | United States

We are so excited to say that Short’s Brewing Company is about to turn 13irteen! If you know anything at all about Short’s, you know that we like to spread awesomeness wherever we go, so why would this year be any different? To celebrate this momentous occasion, we’ll be gathering all of our caring hands and transforming the streets of Bellaire into a whole block of handmade awesome with Short’s brews, Starcut Ciders, live music, and scrumptious local foods on April 29th. Once again we are sharing the love and 50% of the profits from the Anni Party 13irteen celebration with the Village of Bellaire Downtown Development Authority to assist with improvements and beautification within the village of Bellaire. We look forward to having your help spreading the love of good beer (and cider!) made by people who care in Northern Michigan for many years to come. So don’t just sit there, care, care, CARE! April 29th is just over the rainbow!

Choose Your Own Party Adventure!

Three different ticket options to customize your party experience.

“It Gets You In with Tokens” Ticket – $35 includes entrance to the party and (6) drink tokens

“It Gets You In!” Ticket – $20 includes entrance to the party

“Pre-Party!” Tickets – $25 includes early entrance at 2:30pm, a custom pair of Short’s socks, a 500mL bottle of Bourbon Wizard, and an Anni Party 13irteen poster signed by Joe Short. *You must purchase either an “It Gets You In with Tokens” or “It Gets You In” ticket in addition to a “Pre-Party” ticket in order to be admitted to the festival grounds / pub for the Pre-Party.

Three More Awesomer Bands!
4:30-5:30 – Our First Ever Battle of the Bands Winner!
5:30-6:15 – State of the Brewery Address by Joe Short
6:30-8:00 – May Erlewine & The Motivations
8:30-10:00 – Laith Al-Saadi

Hand Crafted Libations!
We will have 3 beverage stations outside and the pub bars will be open. Tokens are required for all alcoholic beverage purchases outside and can be purchased ($2.50 each) from Short’s Mart, the Short’s Mart Annex, or our roaming Token Salesmen. There will also be free water stations located around the grounds.

8oz. or 6 oz. pours (or double your pour for 2 tokens!)
Starcut Ciders
Short’s Beers
Plus brand new specialty beverages on draft, made just for the party!

Specialty Bottled Beer Release – ONLY available for purchase during online pre-sale (with pick up at the Honey Badger bottle check)
Terr-Bear – Barrel Aged Sour Raspberry Wheat Ale fermented with Northern Michigan raspberries
Bourbon Wizard – Barrel Aged Barleywine

Other Beer To Go – Bottled beer will be available for purchase from Short’s Mart and available for pick up from the back of the Honey Badger upon exit (as we do not allow glass containers on site).
Anniversary Ale 13 bottle release
Available bottled beer

Locally Crafted Grub!
Local food trucks will have a variety of food available for purchase. The Pub will be open with a limited menu. Food will be available for purchase with cash and credit.

Daily Blend
Antrim Catering
Woj’s Weiners
Terri’s Pretzels (cash only)

Ze Rules
Strictly 21+ only (no one will be admitted without proper ID, including babies and toddlers, so come prepared)
No outside food or beverage
No glass of any kind (empty non-glass containers for water, or sealed (non-glass) bottles of water are OK)
No illegal substances
No weapons
No bad attitudes – the name of the game is caring and sharing!
Smoking allowed in designated area
Re-entry will be permitted at the discretion of our staff & festival security.

Apr
30
Sun
Traverse City Chocolate Festival @ City Opera House
Apr 30 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
May
2
Tue
Michigan Antique & Collectible Festivals @ Springfield Oaks County Park
May 2 @ 8:00 am – May 3 @ 6:00 pm

Michigan Antique and Collectible Festival

In Midland, there are between 800 and 1000 high quality dealers on 80 Acres and inside 7 buildings three times a year in Midland. The largest festivals are the Spring and the Fall shows.

In Davisburg, you will find the best selection of antique dealers, vintage finds, shabby chic artists in Southeast Michigan. Sellers fill 5 buildings, one of them being a beautiful historic barn. You can expect to see around 500 dealers with items ranging from beautifully preserved art decor pieces to old primitives and garden art.

The Michigan Antique & Collectible Festival has been an Pure Michigan Tradition for over 46 years. You’ll find unique and one of a kind items ranging from vintage jewelry, refinished antique furniture, shabby chic, industrial items, vintage postwar and prewar signage, and countless other treasures.

It’s impossible to describe everything that you’ll see at these shows. A true something for everyone experience.


Midland Dates

Michigan Antique and Collectible Festival

Michigan Antique and Collectible Festival

Michigan Antique and Collectible Festival

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May
7
Sun
Tulip Time Festival
May 7 – May 14 all-day

April-showers1Join us for this year’s Tulip Time Festival, May 7-14, 2016!

 

Of course the number one attraction is the tulip itself — and there are literally millions to see, in our city parks, Downtown planters, Tulip Lanes, Windmill Island Gardens, Nelis’ Dutch Village, and Veldheer’s Tulip Farm. See this page for tulip locations.

Tulip Time has been named the “Best Small Town Festival” by Readers Digest, and just this year, received USA Today’s 2016 Best Flower Festival!. The festival celebrates Holland’s Dutch heritage with 8 days of events and special attractions. If you love a parade, Tulip Time has three – the Volksparade, Kinderparade, and Muziekparade. The Dutch Marktplaats serves up plenty of Dutch food, merchandise, and demonstrations, while the festive Kinderplaats provides kids with a park-full of activities. Throughout town, you’ll have many chances to experience traditional Klompen (wooden shoe) dancing, as well as the Art & Craft Fair, Quilt Show, carnival rides, concerts, theatrical shows, fireworks, trolley tours, and so much more!

May
17
Wed
National Morel Mushroom Festival
May 17 @ 5:00 pm – May 21 @ 5:00 pm

National Morel Mushroom Festival

Each May, Boyne City, Michigan fills with hundreds of mushroom lovers from around the country who come seeking that elusive delicacy-the marvelous morel. Found in nearby woods and clearings, morels are favored by those who know their ‘shrooms. Boyne City has hosted the National Morel Mushroom Festival for 55 years.

For a few short days, everything is all about mushrooms. Restaurants prepare exotic, morel-laden entrees, local songsters sing of the morel (click on the player to the left to listen), secret hunting places (maybe) and recipes (definitely) are shared, and everybody goes on one of the mushroom hunts. A good year can yield hundreds of the mouth-watering treats. But even when a dry spell or late spring makes morels scarce, morels can be tasted at several tasting events and the festival is always fun for everyone. 

National Morel Mushroom Festival

Michigan’s mighty morel summons fans nationwide to Boyne City:

From Michigan Blue magazine: “After winter’s thaw, Boyne City starts the high season early with an annual event that finds thousands of tourists, hundreds of foragers and countless edible mushrooms popping up all over the area. The occasion is the National Morel Mushroom Festival held in May to celebrate the famed hometown specialty. And the chance to get in on the first taste of spring draws a mass of hopeful fans into town looking to unearth some precious bounty.”


 

Events Include:

  • Open mic competition
  • Schmidt Amusements Carnival
  • Craft Beer Block Party
  • Craft Show
  • M.O.R.E.L. Show
  • Morel seminar
  • Guided morel hunt
  • Morelfest Wine & Dine
  • Entertainment in the Festival Tent with the Cookies
  • Morel Breakfast
  • Run for Their Lives
  • National Mushroom Hunt
  • Morel Pole
  • Taste of Morels – the premiere event!
  • Great Morel Giveaway
  • Live music and dancing
  • Northern Michigan Cancer Crusaders

ALL WEEKEND  . . .

Shop the “Morel Festival Store” open from 10 – 5 pm at the tent for all your morel gear (T-shirts, hats, etc.)

National Morel Mushroom Festival

National Morel Mushroom Festival

National Morel Mushroom Festival

National Morel Mushroom Festival

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May
18
Thu
National Morel Mushroom Festival
May 18 @ 5:00 pm – May 22 @ 5:00 pm

National Morel Mushroom Festival

Each May, Boyne City, Michigan fills with hundreds of mushroom lovers from around the country who come seeking that elusive delicacy-the marvelous morel. Found in nearby woods and clearings, morels are favored by those who know their ‘shrooms. Boyne City has hosted the National Morel Mushroom Festival for 55 years.

For a few short days, everything is all about mushrooms. Restaurants prepare exotic, morel-laden entrees, local songsters sing of the morel (click on the player to the left to listen), secret hunting places (maybe) and recipes (definitely) are shared, and everybody goes on one of the mushroom hunts. A good year can yield hundreds of the mouth-watering treats. But even when a dry spell or late spring makes morels scarce, morels can be tasted at several tasting events and the festival is always fun for everyone. 

National Morel Mushroom Festival

Michigan’s mighty morel summons fans nationwide to Boyne City:

From Michigan Blue magazine: “After winter’s thaw, Boyne City starts the high season early with an annual event that finds thousands of tourists, hundreds of foragers and countless edible mushrooms popping up all over the area. The occasion is the National Morel Mushroom Festival held in May to celebrate the famed hometown specialty. And the chance to get in on the first taste of spring draws a mass of hopeful fans into town looking to unearth some precious bounty.”


 

Events Include:

  • Open mic competition
  • Schmidt Amusements Carnival
  • Craft Beer Block Party
  • Craft Show
  • M.O.R.E.L. Show
  • Morel seminar
  • Guided morel hunt
  • Morelfest Wine & Dine
  • Entertainment in the Festival Tent with the Cookies
  • Morel Breakfast
  • Run for Their Lives
  • National Mushroom Hunt
  • Morel Pole
  • Taste of Morels – the premiere event!
  • Great Morel Giveaway
  • Live music and dancing
  • Northern Michigan Cancer Crusaders

ALL WEEKEND  . . .

Shop the “Morel Festival Store” open from 10 – 5 pm at the tent for all your morel gear (T-shirts, hats, etc.)

National Morel Mushroom Festival

National Morel Mushroom Festival

National Morel Mushroom Festival

National Morel Mushroom Festival

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May
19
Fri
Empire Asparagus Festival
May 19 – May 20 all-day

Be sure to stop by Empire’s annual Asparagus Festival. Events include: Kick Yer Ass-paragus 5k Fun Run; Asparagus Recipe Contest/ Asparagus Cook-Off; Ode to Asparagus Poetry Competition; Children’s Magic Show with Gordon Russ; live music; beer and wine tent; local food vendors.

 

This a fun-filled family event hosted in one of the most scenic areas of Michigan – be sure not to miss it!

 

National Morel Mushroom Festival
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – May 23 @ 5:00 pm

National Morel Mushroom Festival

Each May, Boyne City, Michigan fills with hundreds of mushroom lovers from around the country who come seeking that elusive delicacy-the marvelous morel. Found in nearby woods and clearings, morels are favored by those who know their ‘shrooms. Boyne City has hosted the National Morel Mushroom Festival for 55 years.

For a few short days, everything is all about mushrooms. Restaurants prepare exotic, morel-laden entrees, local songsters sing of the morel (click on the player to the left to listen), secret hunting places (maybe) and recipes (definitely) are shared, and everybody goes on one of the mushroom hunts. A good year can yield hundreds of the mouth-watering treats. But even when a dry spell or late spring makes morels scarce, morels can be tasted at several tasting events and the festival is always fun for everyone. 

National Morel Mushroom Festival

Michigan’s mighty morel summons fans nationwide to Boyne City:

From Michigan Blue magazine: “After winter’s thaw, Boyne City starts the high season early with an annual event that finds thousands of tourists, hundreds of foragers and countless edible mushrooms popping up all over the area. The occasion is the National Morel Mushroom Festival held in May to celebrate the famed hometown specialty. And the chance to get in on the first taste of spring draws a mass of hopeful fans into town looking to unearth some precious bounty.”


 

Events Include:

  • Open mic competition
  • Schmidt Amusements Carnival
  • Craft Beer Block Party
  • Craft Show
  • M.O.R.E.L. Show
  • Morel seminar
  • Guided morel hunt
  • Morelfest Wine & Dine
  • Entertainment in the Festival Tent with the Cookies
  • Morel Breakfast
  • Run for Their Lives
  • National Mushroom Hunt
  • Morel Pole
  • Taste of Morels – the premiere event!
  • Great Morel Giveaway
  • Live music and dancing
  • Northern Michigan Cancer Crusaders

ALL WEEKEND  . . .

Shop the “Morel Festival Store” open from 10 – 5 pm at the tent for all your morel gear (T-shirts, hats, etc.)

National Morel Mushroom Festival

National Morel Mushroom Festival

National Morel Mushroom Festival

National Morel Mushroom Festival

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East Lansing Art Festival @ Downtown, East Lansing, Michigan
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – May 21 @ 5:00 pm
East Lansing Art Festival @ Downtown, East Lansing, Michigan

The mission of the ELAF is to enhance the sense of community and appreciation of art, culture and creativity in East Lansing and the greater Lansing region. The East Lansing Art Festival debuted in 1964 as Greenwich Village Days, a sidewalk art sale designed as a project for a student advertising club at Michigan State University. Later, the ELAF was presented as an event to spark interest in downtown East Lansing as a premier place to shop. In the 54 years since its inception, the Festival has morphed into a major community undertaking that presents hundreds of artists and craftspeople, attracts tens of thousands of visitors, and requires year-round efforts from hundreds of volunteers.