You will find plenty of things to do in Michigan. You can enjoy water sports on the state's lakes during warm weather. Skiing, ice skating and sledding are some of the things you can do during the winter. Shop at specialty shops and enjoy meals at cafes in small towns during the spring and fall. You can also enjoy annual Michigan festivals. Festivals in Michigan include seasonal festivals and fairs. If you enjoy music, you will have a good time at one of the Michigan music festivals.
Fall Festival (held in October, Benzonia)
A petting zoo, pumpkin decorating and a bounce house are some of the things children will enjoy at this festival. Children can enter a hula hoop contest and a sidewalk chalk drawing contest. Adults can wander through an antiques market and participate in wine tasting. Everyone in the family will enjoy the wagon rides.
Winterfest (held in January, Mackinaw City)
Winter is celebrated with sleigh rides and indoor ice skating. Festival attendees can win prizes in the snow carving and ice fishing competitions. Those who get cold during the festival can warm up by sampling the chili entered in the chili cook-off.
Michigan State Fair (held in September, Novi)
Exhibits at this fair feature baby animals and agriculture. There are baking contests and craft contests. Live music, a dog show and racing pigs are some of the forms of entertainment. Visitors can pick up fresh produce at the Farmers Market. Arts and crafts are sold in the fair's Home Arts section.
Common Ground Music Festival (held in July, Lansing)
Classic rock, country and hip hop are some of the types of music you will hear at this large outdoor music festival. You can bring a lawn chair so you can enjoy the concerts in comfort. Food and drink are available from vendors on the festival grounds.