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2023 November Michigan Events Calendar

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THE BEST November Michigan Events and Things to Do 2022

Looking for the best November 2022 events and things to do in Michigan? You’ve come to the right place!

The holiday season is nearing as winter creeps closer, it’s time to start getting ready for the smells of Thanksgiving, the first sight of snowflakes, and the twinkling sounds of silver bells. Are you ready?

There is plenty of Michigan fun and exciting things to do in November. Whether you’re visiting Michigan or simply looking for things to do near you, our monthy events calendar has something for you.

See below for a list of festivals and events that are sure to get you excited for Michigan in November. 

More November Events and Fun Things to Do in November for the Whole Family!

We’re sharing some of our favorite things to do in each area of Michigan, followed by some suggestions for special things to do in Michigan in November like Christmas tree lightings, holiday light displays, Thanksgiving holiday parades, and arts and crafts fairs in Michigan.

What is There to Do in Northern Michigan in November?

Treetops Beer and Wine Festival

Where: Treetops Resort Lodge, 3962 Wilkinson Rd, Gaylord, MI 
When: 11/5; 6 – 10 p.m.
As the weather cools, nothing sounds better than a glass of wine or beer in a cozy setting. For this, look no further than the Treetops Wine and Beer Festival. Here you can expect to taste some of the best libations that the state has to offer, from craft beers and cider from Michigan breweries, to perfectly aged wines from the Lake Michigan coast. Wine, beer and food – what more could you wish for on a crisp autumn night? 

Insider Tip: Admission tickets are free for designated drivers – and you still get a souvenir glass/mug for non-alcoholic beverages. Don’t forget to check out our guide to the best wineries in Michigan here:

Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace, Tree Lighting & Caroling

Where: Downtown Glen Arbor, MI
When: 11/25-26
Home to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Glen Arbor is the place to be the weekend after Thanksgiving. The Tree Lighting & Caroling is at 6:15 p.m. outside the Town Hall with Carols led by members of Glen Lake Church, and you can shop an amazing selection of gifts at the Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace. Also, families and children are invited to meet Santa & Mrs. Claus at the M22 Wine Patio for festive photo opportunities, with refreshments available

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Traverse City Beer Week

Where: Downtown Traverse City
When: 11/11-18
The fall event that the entire Grand Traverse area waits for Traverse City Beer Week features a self-guided tour – complete with passport. Enjoy seven days of craft beer tastings, satisfying dinners, and unique events during Traverse City Beer Week. Be sure and use out guide to the best Traverse City breweries as a guide to this unique event.

Traverse City is such a fun spot to visit in the fall, be sure and check out some of these top TC-area wineries, too.

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Ladies Night Out in Harbor Springs

Where: Downtown Harbor Springs
When: 11/12; 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
The Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered up with Lite 96.3 for an amazing Ladies Night Out. Get your passport at any open business, make purchases and get passports initialed. Make a wish list for your loved ones. Turn in your passport (keep your wish list!) at the end of the evening and join in for the post-evening celebration at Stafford’s Pier, doors open at 7 p.m., raffle drawing at 8:00 p.m. (No purchase required, and not necessary to be in attendance to win.)

Bolenz Jewelry Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting in Alpena

Where: Parade begins at the corner of Chisholm and Ninth Street
When: 11/25; 5:30 p.m.
Santa is coming to Alpena and you don’t want to miss it! Alpena kicks off the holiday season with this fun parade through downtown, followed by a holiday tree lighting

Black Friday & Small Business Saturday in Downtown Traverse City 

Where: 303 E State St, Traverse City, MI
When: 11/15-11-26
This is one of our favorite fun November events in Traverse City for 2022. Get a jump start on your holiday shopping while supporting local merchants!

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More November Events & Things to Do in Northern Michigan

  • Flapjack and Flannel Fest
    Where: Location: Jacob’s Farm , 7100 E. Traverse Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684
    When: 11/12; 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Wear your flannel, drink delicious brews, wines and cocktails paired with flapjacks at the annual Flapjack & Flannel Festival, being held live and in person at Jacob’s Farm this year! Pancakes from Jacob’s Farm and Willie’s Ridge Farm will pair well with a variety of fall-focused beverages. Sweet, savory, beer-infused — the options are endless. And local maple syrup, too? You betcha!
  • Traverse City Turkey Trot
    Where: 123 E. Eleventh St., Traverse City, MI US 49684
    When: 11/24
    Join us this year for the 15th Annual Up North Media Traverse City Turkey Trot presented by 4Front Credit Union! This race has been a place of joy, family, friends (furry ones too) and a place where memories and traditions are made.
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  • Michigan Mandolin Orchestra Performanc: Folias Duo with Michigan Mandolin Orchestra
    Where: Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S Harrison St, Ludington, MI
    When: 11/12; 7:30 – 9:30 PM
    Join Folias Duo with the Michigan Mandolin Orchestra as it kicks off its 3rd season this November 2022. The orchestra will open the concert, led by Michigan’s mandoliner Brian Oberlin, with a line-up of music including by Bizet, Faure, Britten, and two contemporary pieces written for the group written by Aris Blettenberg and Amadei Amadeo.
  • The Comedy Series: Norm Stultz Performs in Tawas
    Where: Tawas Bay Beach Resort, 300 E Bay St, East Tawas, MI 48730
    When: 11/11; 7:30 p.m.
  • Merry Marketplace Holiday Fair in Traverse City
    Where: Crooked Tree Arts Center,Traverse City, 322 Sixth Street
    When: 11/18-11/19
    The Merry Marketplace Holiday Fair is two weekends of shopping, workshops, artist demonstrations, and fun! Each weekend features a different group of artists and artisans, so you can make a list, and check it twice!
  • Northern Michigan Wedding Expo 2022
    Where: Gaylord Eagles Hall, 515 South Wisconsin Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735
    When: 11/5
    Calling all engaged couples: this is the place to be if you are planning nuptials. Find the best Michigan wedding venues, and more at this giant Wedding EXPO in Gaylord. You must pre-register, you can find more information here.
  • Take a Road Trip Through the Tunnel of Trees 
    Where: Pick up M-119 just north of downtown Harbor Springs.
    If you plan to travel Michigan to catch the last of the fall colors, head for northern Michigan’s Tunnel of Trees just north of Petoskey. Michigan weather can be unpredictable, so be sure to check with the weather forecast before you set out. 
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What is There to To Do in Southeast Michigan in November?

“Heroes & Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume”

When: Through Jan. 1, 2023
Where: The Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn
This amazing exhibit at The Henry Ford Museum features 70 original pieces, including ball gowns, sorcerers’ capes, military uniforms, tiaras, and of course glass slippers, the exhibition explores the vision, process, and craft used to create the costumes worn by some of the biggest names in entertainment.

Classic Cartoon Festival at the Redford Theatre

Where: Redford Theatre, 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit
When: 11/25; Shows at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
See some of your favorite classic cartoons like Popeye, Superman, Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny and many others — all on the big screen again, all rated G. 

The Satin Doll Revue Encore Performance

Where: Aretha’s Jazz Cafe and Music Hall, 350 Madison St, Detroit, MI
When: 11/25; 7-10 p.m.
Unlimited Sky Productions presents… “The Satin Doll Revue” – back by popular demand this November 11th. This musical performance features songs from the late jazz greats, including Etta James, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, performed by renowned Detroit vocalists. Prepare to go back in time as you get a history lesson while enjoying the rhythms and melodies of jazz music that reminds us that the genre is alive, well, and worthy of preservation. 

Special Exhibit “A Red Ryder Christmas Story”

Where: Plymouth Historical Museum, 155 S. Main Street, Plymouth, MI 48170
When: 11/16
Step into the holiday season at this special exhibit at the Plymouth Historical Museum in charming downtown Plymouth celebrating the Christmas classic film, “A Christmas Story.”

Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees at Rochester Community House

Where: Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow Ave., Rochester
When: 11/8-11/20
You’ll find a huge assortment of beautifully decorated trees ranging from four feet to seven feet, all decorated and waiting for families to explore. You’ll also find decorated wreaths, stockings, and more.

Magic of Lights at DTE Energy Music Theater

Where: 33 Bob Seger Dr, Village of Clarkston, MI 48348
When: 11/18 -12/31
This fabulous drive-thru Christmas light display was a metro Detroit MUST-Visit when it opened last year, and this year it promised to be even better. You’ll see more than a million LED lights in this dazzling drive-through light display featuring holiday-themed scenes and characters, including the all-new Prehistoric Christmas and Mega Tree displays. 

Fantasy of Lights & Fantasy 5K

Where: Downtown Howell
When: 11/25
This spectacular nighttime parade includes dozens of illuminated floats, marching bands, over 50 other entries, and Santa.

America’s Thanksgiving Parade Turkey Trot

Where: Downtown Detroit
When: 11/25
Come run the America’s Thanksgiving Parade Turkey Trot race in Detroit this November.

Holly Dickens Festival in Downtown Holly

Where: Downtown Holly area
When: 11/26-27
Inspired by the Charles Dickens classic tale A Christmas Carol, this annual festival revels in the writer’s era, complete with four stages of entertainment, festive food, and more (even Scrooge himself). Donlt misyy the holiday lighted parade at 6 p.m. on 11/26

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More Things to Do and November Events in Southeast Michigan

  • Ann Arbor Farmers Market Winter Market 
    Where: 315 Detroit Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    When: Wednesday and Saturdays throughout the year
    Find seasonal fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers, plants, eggs, meat, cheese, bread, honey, maple syrup, cookies, donuts, pie, pastries, gluten-free baked goods, Polish food, Mediterranean food, hot sauce, pasties, sauerkraut, tempeh, coffee, tea, jam, mead, candles, jewelry, masks, body care products, textiles, leathercraft, cutting boards, and more at this top Michigan farmers market.
  • Detroit Doll Show and Expo
    Where: Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Road, Detroit, Michigan 4823
    When: 11/12
  • Jackson Toy Show
    Where: ​200 W. Ganson St. Jackson, MI 49202
    When: 11/5; ​9am to 3pm
    It’s the one day show with thousands of collectibles to choose from. Over 250 tables plus. Regular Admission 9am-3pm Early bird starts at 7:30 am. It’s the show you won’t want to miss!
  • Detroit Tree Lighting
    Where: Campus Martius Park, 800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
    When: 11/18; 5 p.m.- midnight
    A Detroit tradition for families is back in-person and it will be bigger, brighter, and better than ever. The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) and DTE Energy Foundation are proud to present the 19th annual Detroit Tree Lighting. The official kick-off of the holiday season will be held at the award-winning Campus Martius Park from 5 p.m. – midnight on Friday, Nov. 18, and the public is invited to participate in a full schedule of free festivities and entertainment.
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  • Brighton Holiday Glow & Christmas Market
    Where: Downtown Brighton, MI
    When: 11/19; 1- 7 p.m.
    This fun event in southeast Michigan launches the holiday season filling downtown Brighton with beautiful lights and warm holiday spirit. Bring your holiday spirit and do some shopping; children’s activities start at 1:00 pm. Guests will enjoy the always-popular Jollie Choo-Choo train, pictures with the reindeer, a nativity petting farm, reindeer games, arts and crafts, and tasty holiday treats!
  • Ann Arbor Frosted Flea Vintage
    Where: Washtenaw Farm council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline RD, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
    When: 11/20; 10am-5pm
    You’ll find shabby chic, antiques, vintage, bohemian goods, rusty treasures, jewelry, barn salvage, home decor, furniture, kitchenware, gypsy couture, candles, clothing, upscale handmade items, garden decor, and more. Also listen to live music and savor delicious food.
  • Festival of Trees
    Where: 15801 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126
    When: 11/20-27
    Festival of Trees has evolved into one of the largest fundraising benefits for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. Proceeds from this benefit support the Evergreen Endowment Fund held at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.
  • Santa’s City of Plymouth Parade (stops at City parks) Joel Tacey live from Kellogg Park
    Where: Downtown Plymouth
    When: 11/25; 5:15 – 7:30 p.m
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What is There to Do Mid-Michigan in November

26th Annual Deal Hunters’ Weekend

Where: Birch Run Premium Outlets, 12240 S. Beyer Rd, Birch Run, MI
When: 11/11- 11/13

Every year when hunters head out into the woods, bargain hunters flock to Birch Run Premium Outlets. This year, Birch Run Premium Outlets is celebrating its 26th annual Deal Hunter’s Weekend. These savings on sayings present a perfect opportunity to get some early holiday shopping done, or just treat yourself to something nice for a great deal. Looking for more Michigan Outlet malls? Use our Guide to the Top Michigan Outlet malls here.

Canterbury Village Holiday Stroll

Where: Canterbury Village, 2359 Joslyn Ct, Orion Twp, MI 48360
When: 11/23, 25, 27
The Annual Holiday Stroll at Canterbury Village is a memorable, must-see experience that will become your Holiday tradition. Holiday Stroll will be the most memorable experience of the holiday season. Canterbury Village transforms to a winter wonderland to provide a true Holiday setting that brings the spirit of Christmas to life!

Festival of Trees in Midland

Where: Great Hall Banquet & Convention Center 5121 Bay City Rd, Midland, MI
When: 11/11-13
Looking for some Christmas decoration inspiration? Look no further than the Festival of Trees, presented by the Junior League of the Great Lakes Bay Region. This massive 3-day event attracts over 5,000 guests annually with over 100 fabulously-decorated trees and wreaths. These trees and wreaths are donated by community members, then raffled off to attendees.

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North Pole Express Train Ride

Where: 405 South Washington Street, Owosso, MI 48867
This holiday season put on your favorite pajamas or 1940s/50s attire and join us for a nostalgic journey to the Christmas of yesteryear when you climb aboard the North Pole Express, pulled by the world-famous Pere Marquette 1225!

Depart from the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso for a four and a half hour, round trip excursion to the Village of Ashley’s Country Christmas. Enjoy a one hour and fifteen-minute train ride each way to and from Ashley, where you’ll disembark for a two-hour Christmas party straight out of the past! Participate in the numerous activities the village has to offer, including live entertainment, having your picture taken in front of the 1225, and meeting Santa Claus himself!

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Nite Lites: Jackson Christmas Light Show – The Drive Through Experience

Where: 12626 US-12, Brooklyn, MI 49230
When: 11/25 – 12/31
From late November through December, Michigan International Speedway flickers with holiday spirit. This two-decade tradition features a drive-through display of millions of little Christmas lights, arranged as recognizable characters and dazzling tunnels that surround your car on all sides. Relive memories and create new ones at this holiday event that bridges generations young and old.

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Tis the Season Weekends in Frankenmuth

Where: Frankenmuth River Place Shops, 925 South Main St, Frankemuth, MI
When: Begins 11/26
Frankenmuth is the place to go for holiday cheer and as fall winds down into winter through the month of November, there’s no better time to get festive. Starting on November 26th, visit Frankenmuth’s River Place Shops to celebrate the season with activities including visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, caroling from Fenton Chorus, and plenty of shopping deals throughout the German-themed shopping complex. Bring the kids and stay at Zehnder’s or the Bavarian Inn. After a day of holiday fun, enjoy the indoor water park. 

58th Annual Christmas Parade in Marshall

Where: Downtown Marshall
When: 11/28
Join us for the 58th Annual Christmas Parade! The Marshall Christmas Parade has been a family tradition for almost 60 years. The parade brings together family and friends to enjoy the sights and sounds, and for many it marks the beginning of the holiday season.

The parade starts at 7 pm and starts on the west Michigan Avenue entrance to the fountain circle, rounding around the fountain and then continuing down Michigan Avenue along the business district, turning south onto Exchange Street and ending after turning west onto Green Street.

Frankenmuth ChristKindlMarkt

Where: Frankenmuth Farmers Market, 534 North Main Street. Frankenmuth, MI 48734
When: 11/25 – 11/27
The magic of the holidays begins at Frankenmuth ChristKindlMarkt, mid-Michigan’s largest open air holiday market! Music fills the air while you shop among dozens of vendors featuring everything from handmade gifts to holiday delights. Visit with Santa, enjoy live music, or enjoy a cup of hot spiced wine!

For years, Frankenmuth Farmers Market has held the largest Christmas market in Saginaw County known as Frankenmuth ChristKindlMarkt. This traditional Christmas market, modeled after those held in Frankenmuth’s sister region of Germany, brings a touch of magic to the city each year. It’s full of artisans selling handmade gifts and goods. You’re sure to find the perfect gift for your family, friends, or even yourself!

More November Events and Things to Do in Mid Michigan

  • HollyDazzle 2022: Ultimate Christmas Renaissance Festival
    : Michigan Renaissance Festival, 12600 Dixie Highway, Holly, Mi. 48442
    When: 11/25 -27
    The event takes place on the grounds of the Michigan Renaissance Festival in Holly, Michigan. The show will dazzle guests with festive light scenes, joyous holiday music as well as twinkling lights. The tour leads you through the 3/4 mile outdoor trail through more than a dozen lighted Christmas scenes.
  • Midland Santa Holiday Parade
    Where: Midland High School, 1301 Eastlawn Dr, Midland, MI 48642
    When: 11/19; 10 am
    This year’s parade will be Saturday, November 19, 2022. This year’s theme being “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”.
  • Big Rapids Festival of Lights Parade & Tree Lighting
    When: 11/19, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    Where: 226 N Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307
    Parade, Tree Lighting, Live Reindeer, Special Visit From Santa, Christmas Stories, Caroling, Hot Chocolate and more.
  • Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds in Concert at the Soaring Eagle
    When: 11/11
    Where: Soaring Eagle Casino, 6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
    Kenny Babyface Edmonds, better known as simply Babyface, is one of the most successful and popular R&B and pop singers, songwriters and producers from the ’70s to today with a maximized personal presence during the ’90s. He has led both R&B and pop charts numerous times throughout his career as well as having won nearly a dozen Grammy Awards. Tickets available through Stub Hub.
  • Flint Handmade 15th Annual Holiday Craft Market
    Where: Flint Farmers’ Market, 300 E 1st St, Flint, MI
    When: 11/26, 9 am – 3 pm
    Explore some of the huge Christmas Markets 2022 in Flint to get to witness all the creativity and entertainment during the festive season.
  • Cirque Dreams Holidaze
    Where: Dow Event Center, Saginaw, MI
    When: 11/30; 5:30 p.m.
    This annual tradition wraps a whimsical, Broadway-style musical infused with contemporary circus artistry into the ultimate holiday gift for the entire family.

What is There to Do in West Michigan in November

Post Family Farm Fall Fun

Where: Post Family Farm, 5801 Bauer Rd, Hudsonville, MI
When: Now – 11/5
Although the season is winding down, there are still plenty of fall activities to enjoy before winter settles in. At Post Family Farm, you can hold onto those last fleeting days of the harvest season with Post Family Farm Fall Fun running until November 5th. U-pick pumpkins, hayrides, bonfires, a corn maze, and more are waiting for you on your fall-season sendoff. 

IllumiZoo: Wild Lights John Ball Zoo

Where: John Ball Zoo, 1300 W. Fulton St, Grand Rapids, MI
When: Now through 11/13
John Ball Zoo is a favorite family destination in the summer, but the fun doesn’t stop once the weather cools. IllumiZoo will immerse you in a spectacle of light and sound as you stroll through the zoo. Expect to see creative imagery, animal displays set to music, and plenty of animated and moving lights. These vibrant light displays will transform the zoo into something unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. 

Black Out! Niles Scream Park

Where: 855 Mayflower Rd, Niles, MI
When: 11/4-11/5; 7- 10 p.m.
In Niles, the haunting doesn’t stop just because Halloween is over. On November 5th and 6th, Niles Scream Park opens its doors one last time – with a twist! This will provide you and your group with just enough light to realize that you can’t see everything, providing the unique thrill you can only get from the unknown, so put on your Halloween costumes and indulge in one final fright.

Dutch Winterfest: Holiday Kerstmarkt

Where: 150 W. 8th St.Holland, MI 49423
When: Saturdays, 11/19 – 12/10
Eighteen booths are set up for three weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas as well as the Saturday before Thanksgiving. On those Saturdays they share space with the Farmer’s Market. This is the fourth year that the Kerstmarkt has been offered under the umbrella of the Holland Friends of Art, a licensed non-profit organization committed to continue this tradition in Holland, Michigan.

Grand Rapids Comic Con

Where: DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave, Grand Rapids, MI
When: 11/11-13

On the weekend of November 11-13 let your inner nerd out at Grand Rapids Comic Con. Engage with a community that shares your love for all things comic books, TV shows, anime, art, and pop-culture. All weekend, panels of special guests, including writers, voice actors, artists, and more. Grab a bit of memorabilia from the massive vending room and take pictures with phenomenal cosplayers who bring your favorite characters to life.

Fall Fly In at Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

Where: W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary 12685 East C Ave, Augusta, MI
When: 11/7

The fall marks the waterfowl migration, which is one of the best times to visit the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary.

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More November Events and Things to Do in West Michigan

  • Joe Gatto’s Night of Comedy – Muskegon
    Where: Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave STE 200, Muskegon, MI
    When: 11/17; 7 p.m.
    Joe Gatto, a well-known comedian, actor, and producer, is best known for the hit TV shows “Impractical Jokers.
  • West Michigan Symphony: Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky
    Where: West Michigan Symphony, 360 W Western Ave STE 200, Muskegon, MI
    When: 11/4; 7: 30 p.m.
    A night of passionate and lyrical musical pyrotechnics.
  • 36th Mistletoe Market at the South Haven Center for the Arts
    Where: South Haven Center for the Arts, 600 Phoenix Street, South Haven, MI 49090
    When: 11/18- 12/11
    Start your holiday shopping at the Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts in South Haven.
  • Grand Rapids International Wine Beer and Food Festival
    Where: DeVos Place, Grand Rapids
    When: 11/18 -19
    This festival has established itself as Michigan’s annual tasting event, measured by more than 1,000 wines, beers, ciders and spirits from around the world, along with creations from the area’s finest restaurants.
  • Winter’s Eve Market at SCA Saugatuck Center for the Arts
  • Where: 400 Culver Street Saugatuck, MI 49453
  • When: 11/4; 5 – 9 p.m.
  • Join us for the perfect night of artisan craft cocktails, Michigan made wares, and cool tunes under the lights at the SCA. Grab a snack and one of our unique cold-weather inspired drinks to enjoy while you stroll through the booths of local top-notch creatives featuring artisan housewares and decor, hand-crafted wearables, treats for you and your pets, and MORE!

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Best Things to Do in November in the Upper Peninsla

Downtown Marquette Farmers Market

Where: Marquette Commons, 112 S 3rd St, Marquette, MI 49855
When: Saturdays 11/5- 11/19
The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is proud to be the largest market in the Upper Peninsula. It features local farmers, producers and artisans offering fresh vegatables, breads, and more.

Free Entrance Day in the National Parks: Veterans Day

When: 11/11
Free Entrance Day in the National Parks National parks are America’s best idea, and there are more than 400 parks available to everyone, every day. The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. The others are free all the time. The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.

Bay Mills PowWow 2022

Where: Bay Mills, 12099 W Lakeshore Dr, Brimley, MI 49715
When: 11/24
It’s time for the 31st Annual “Honoring Our Veterans” Pow Wow hosted by Gnoozhekaaning, Place of the Pike, or Bay Mills Indian Community! We will release flyers in the coming weeks detailing emcees, prizes, dance specials, and drum specials. Please check out our page, Bay Mills Powwow, for more information about grand entry, registration, and vendor applications. Come swing and sway, the Anishinaabe way!

TV6 Thanksgiving Craft Show

Where: Ruth Butler Building – UP State Fairgrounds, 2401 12th Ave N, Escanaba, MI 49829
When: 11/25 – 11/26; 10 am. -5 p.m.
TV6 Craft Shows have become the most popular shows in the U.P. and are well attended by both quality crafters and interested buyers. Each crafter is juried to ensure that all items are handmade by the crafter. We do not allow buy/sell items at our shows.

NMU Choral Ensemble Concert
Where: Reynolds Recital Hall – NMU, Lee Drive, Marquette, MI 49855
When: 11/29; 7:30 p.m.

Portage Health Turkey Trot 5K
Where: Portage Lobby
When: 11/23; 9 a.m.
Participants will meet at the Portage Health lobby in Hancock to register and pick up t-shirts. Walkers and runners will head out toward Maasto Hiihto trails, looping around by the Keweenaw Co-op and finishing at Portage Health. Refreshments and snacks will be waiting.