The Best Michigan-Brewed Beers For Fall

The Best Michigan-Brewed Beers For Fall

Fall in Michigan means crisp mornings, spiced cider, warm donuts, and of course — speciality Michigan beer. Michigan brewers are known around the country for crafting delicious and complex beer for every season, but this year’s pick of fall-focused brews are especially spectacular. From Pumpkin Spice Latte to Oktoberfest and S’mores flavored concoctions, read through […]

A Weekend Up North In The Soo

The thought of dropping 21 feet in a kayak in the matter of minutes sounds daunting. You’d expect to be cascading down rapids, paddling furiously to stay upright as water careens about you, right? Well, this is a different kind of thrill ride—it’s one through the Soo Locks. Instead of traversing currents, you’ll be bobbing […]

The Awesome Mitten Attends Mo Pop Festival at Detroit Riverfront

Michigan is the Great Lakes State, but we’ve also got a lovely gem of a riverfront in downtown Detroit. The stages were set with the scenic bridge and Canadian coast in the view. Mo Pop Festival celebrates Michigan businesses, and internationally-known musicians. The Awesome Mitten contributor Sarah Spohn attended the festival, which took place the […]

13 Michigan Events And Festivals In August

13 Michigan Events And Festivals In August - The Awesome Mitten

Are you looking for some activities to keep you busy in August? Check out this list of events! Lunch in Lavendar – Every Wednesday – Boyne City Every Wednesday throughout the month of August Lavender Hill Farm is giving you the opportunity to enjoy all they have to offer. For just $20 you are provided […]

7 Must-See Boater Friendly Restaurants

Boater Friendly Restaurants Along Lake Michigan - The Awesome Mitten

Michigan is home to thousands of waterways and lakes. Locals and tourists alike are out to experience our freshwater coastline (Michigan hosts more than any other state!) Sitting along the sandy beaches of our Great Lakes is a favorite pastime for thousands of Michiganders. There’s something extra special about being in a boat and on […]

Leaving Michigan: 13 Things You Miss Most When You’re Gone

Growing up in Michigan, I’ve always loved the wonderful things about our state—the people, the food, the lakes, the beautiful scenery, and the ability to show strangers where I live on the palm of my hand. But part of me has also taken the simple pleasures our Great Lakes State for granted. Like some Michiganders […]

20th Anniversary Of The Michigan Beer Festival

If Thursday isn’t the only day of the week you feel thirsty, you’re in luck. The Michigan Brewers Guild has your back and they’ve got a nice, cold brew for you too. Historic Depot Town provides the quaint and charming location for the Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival. This year, it takes place July […]

June Michigan Events To Start The Summer Out Right

June Michigan Events To Start The Summer Out Right - The Awesome Mitten

Summer’s in the air as June starts. The kids are out of school, the weather is improving. No matter where you live there’s something for you to do. Take a day trip, plan a staycation, or spend the whole weekend somewhere else. While checking out these events, make sure you’re also checking things off your […]

6 Michigan Podcasts To Listen To Right Now

As more media platforms are catching up to the “on-demand economy,” podcasts are suddenly all the rage again. And why not? You can listen along in the car on the way to work, in the kitchen as you cook, at the gym while working out — you can be doing just anything and still be able to listen […]

Brew Tour: Eastern Market Brewing Co.

Eastern Market has been a Saturday staple in Detroit since 1891. It provides weekends full of fresh produce and local vendors. With the rise of Detroit over the past couple of years, the spirit of the city has never been so bright. The community is starting to grow organically. Local, small businesses are taking up […]

10 Michigan Events You’ll Want To Attend In May

May is a time for flowers to bloom and Michigan to come alive with awesome events to attend. Whether you’re into beer, food, tulips, or art, there’s something for everyone around the Mitten this month. Downtown Traverse City Art Walk — May 5 — Traverse City A local favorite, the Downtown Traverse City Art Walk will […]

5 Places You Must Go Stargazing In Michigan

5 Places You Must Go Stargazing in Michigan

Michigan is the best place to stargaze in the Eastern United States. Much of this is due to the vast openness of the Great Lakes and sparse populations in the north. Expanding metropolitan areas create light pollution. This blocks a majority of stars around populated areas. However, Northern Lower-Michigan and the Upper Peninsula are relatively unpopulated. Additionally, […]

14 Places You Must Celebrate National Beer Day In Michigan

While everyday is a great day to drink a beer, National Beer Day is right around the corner.  Celebrate in style. Michigan is a mecca for craft beer. From our tantalizing tap filled restaurants to our bodacious breweries, the Mitten has craft beer steeze. You can throw a frisbee and hit a brewery or tap house […]

8 Springtastic Events You Must Attend In April

Eight Springtastic Events You Must Attend in April - The Awesome Mitten

Spring is here! It’s time to go outside, revisit our beautiful cities, and be active within our communities. Read on to see what is taking place in The Mitten during the month of April. Tiger’s Opening Day – April 7th – Detroit Nothing says “spring” quite like Opening Day. Forget Memorial Day, Opening Day is the […]

March Events To Round Out A Fantastic Michigan Winter

Awesome Mitten + March Events to Round Out a Fantastic Michigan Winter

March is a great month to enjoy a variety of exciting end-of-winter events around the Mitten State. Sample fresh maple syrup, slip in a snowshoe hike, catch a show, and much more. Whichever event you chose, it’s sure to be a great way to round out another beautiful Michigan winter! STOMP: Clinton Township – March […]

February Events To Love In The Awesome Mitten

February Events in Michigan - The Awesome Mitten

There’s so much to love about Michigan in February! From classic winter festivals to amazing productions, beer festivals, races, and more. The opportunities are endless! So mark your calendar and plan on attending some of these fun and exciting events. Lion King on Broadway: Detroit – February 1-26 The Lion King on Broadway is coming […]

Celebrating Michigan’s Birthday With 10 Of Our Favorite Facts

180 years ago, on January 26th, 1837, our beautiful mitten became the 26th addition to the United States. Here at The Awesome Mitten we’re celebrating Michigan’s birthday with our annual bake-off and the newly added Michigan Scavenger Hunt. We’re not the only ones celebrating our favorite state! Our friends over at DTE Energy gathered a list of 180 […]

Yetifest: The Ultimate Way To Meet A Yeti

We are deep in the throes of winter here in Michigan. Nothing makes this cold weather more pleasant than an encounter with a Yeti. In Suttons Bay, a whole festival is planned to welcome the legendary man himself. 2017’s Yetifest kicks off January 28th and promises fun activities for the whole family. The Activities The Scavenger […]

Michigan’s Birthday Scavenger Hunt

Michigan’s birthday is almost here again. Our Annual Michigan Birthday Bake Off is underway and people are voting on our Facebook page for their favorite cake! (psst…. you can too. Click here.) Along with our baking competition, we wanted to create a contest that everyone could be a part of! Introducing the Michigan Birthday Scavenger […]

Michigan Events to Welcome in the Fall this September

September Michigan Events - The Awesome Mitten

Summer is over and the days are beginning to fill with the vivid colors of fall. The school year is starting back up, and football season means your weekends will once again be filled with tailgates and flannels. However, there is no shortage of great events this month! Check out these awesome September Michigan events […]

4 Reasons Grand Rapids Should Be Your Next Weekend Getaway

4 Reasons Grand Rapids Should Be Your Next Weekend Getaway - The Awesome Mitten

Grand Rapids is having a “moment”.  A visitor who returns after some time away will notice an abundance of new shops, restaurants, and, of course, breweries.  The town’s got a bit of youthful swagger to it.  Perhaps it has a chip on its shoulder after enduring years being known as “Bland Rapids”.  That nickname no […]

August Michigan Events Perfect to End the Summer

Summer may be winding down, but Michigan sure isn’t! Celebrating summer – even if it’s the end – means that every weekend is full of festivals to enjoy the last rays of warm sunshine. Before you head back to school or pull out your sweaters from the attic, be sure to check out some of the […]

Find Sanctuary in Grand Ledge at Sanctuary Spirits and Brewery

bottles of liquor from Sanctuary Spirits

Brewing and distilling start out simple: fermenting things. Vodka, whiskey, bourbon, stout, IPA, and porter all start out as grain, while wine, brandy, and cider start out as fruit. Knowing what to do next is where the art and craft come in, and the guys from Sanctuary Spirits and Brewery just celebrated their second anniversary of proving they have […]

Awesome Michigan Events in July

Michigan July Events - The Awesome Mitten

With Michigan summer is in full swing, and the temperatures on the rise, the Mitten State is bustling with festivals, fairs, and plenty of fireworks. Whether you’re looking to celebrate Independence Day, or you’d like to just get the whole family out in the sun while it lasts, these are the top July events to attend […]