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Best festivals and fairs in Michigan

Where to Stay for the Holland Tulip Festival: Holland Michigan Hotels

You’ll have plenty of great choices on where to stay for the Holland Tulip Festival in west Michigan.
From elegant inns and family-friendly hotels, there are many solid choices for accommodations in Holland Michigan.

You’ll also find some private homes and cottages available for rental during the festival.

Staying in town for Tulip Time is a great choice, especially for those looking for a vacation that is both affordable and reasonably local. There are several ways to enjoy staying in Holland, and we put together a list of some of our favorite places to stay during this fun festival.

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Plymouth Ice Festival 2023: Best Ice Fest, Kid-Friendly Events

The Ice Festival in Plymouth is a great opportunity to bundle up and embrace Michigan’s winter weather while you wander Plymouth taking in the icy works of arts from world-class ice sculptors. I’ve spent a lifetime in Plymouth and can tell you that the Plymouth Ice Festival is truly a highlight of the winter season.

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2023 Fall Festivals in Michigan: Your Ultimate Guide to Michigan Fall Festivals

Fall festivals in Michigan are the best way to celebrate the arrival of autumn, which is arguably the prettiest season in our state. All of the leaves are changing colors, the air is crisp and fresh, and the family-owned fruit stands along M-22 and other scenic highways are starting to switch out the berries and jams for apple cider and fresh vegetables. Fall festivals here include pumpkin patches, apple harvests, arts and crafts, and much more. Check out this list to find an amazing fall festival near you.

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ArtPrize Grand Rapids 2023: Ultimate Guide (Interactive Map, Parking, What to SEE)

Grand Rapids has many treasures that make it a great city to visit, but ArtPrize really takes the cake and makes it one of the most unique cities in the Midwest. Every fall Grand Rapids is transformed into an “Urban Art Adventure” unlike any other art exhibit. For an 18 days the downtown area is a canvas for hundreds of artists all over the world to come and showcase their talents. During ArtPrize from Ann Street to Wealthy Street, between College Avenue and Alpine Avenue, you’ll find concerts, dance parties, festivals, and family art-making activities. Check out our Ultimate Guide to ArtPrize 2022 to plan your trip this year.

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Traverse City Cherry Festival 2023: Event Schedule, Parking, Things to Do, Best Eating, MAP, Concerts

The Traverse City Cherry Festival is THE summer festival in northern Michigan. It’s a celebration of northern Michigan’s favorite fruit on the beautiful shores of Grand Traverse Bay, and it’s one of my favorite Michigan events.

It’s eight days of celebrating everything cherry: cherry blossoms, cherry pies, even a national cherry queen. The annual event is part old-time country fair; part rockin’ beach party; part family-friendly carnival and full-on fun.

From classic car shows to the arts and crafts fair; from a sand sculpture contest on the beach to the Cherry Porch parade, National Cherry Festival week is one giant party in downtown Traverse City and the festival grounds. You’ll find lots of kid’s activities, too, like a Bubble Gum Blowing content and cherry pieeating contests. There are performances to watch, from the Ultimate Air Dogs to the Navy Blue Angels; from Jim Gaffigan to Boyz II Men and Collective Soul. And that’s just a small taste of the many activities planned for this fun event. Whether you take a day trip or a longer vacation, you’re going to want to put the Traverse City National Cherry Festival on your Michigan summer bucket list.
Read on for everything you need to know about this exciting summer festival in Traverse City Michigan.

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Michigan Fairs and Carnivals 2023: BEST List of Best County Fairs, State Fairs, Michigan Carnivals

If you’re looking for the best summer carnivals and fairs in Michigan, you’re in the right place. We’e put together a complete list of the best Michigan state fairs, county fairs and carnivals in Michigan. We’ve even snuck in some dont-miss Michigan art fairs and kids carnivals, too!

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