15 September Michigan Events That Aren’t Just Oktoberfest

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It’s true, there are other events in Michigan during the month of September that are not just Oktoberfest. Before we get into all of those, there are people who might come to find out when they can celebrate. So here are some Oktoberfest celebrations you can attend. Oktoberfest Celebrations across the state Frankenmuth begins the […]

13 Michigan Cupcakes You Need To Try

Cupcakes might be the next best thing since sliced bread. For starters, who doesn’t love cake? Cake is great. But even better yet, we then had to one-up cake with its adorable counterpart: the cupcake. With so many styles, flavors, and fillings, we set out to find the best tasty places to get cupcakes in […]

10 Michigan Craft Beers To Try On St Patrick’s Day And Where To Find Them

Michigan is the fifth largest craft beer state. It is a fascinating subculture that has inspired generations of beer connoisseurs, both drinkers and brewers. The growing interest in craft beers created such a market within Michigan, it can be likened to a modern day parallel of the wine culture in Napa Valley. It showcases a […]

Experiencing Christmas In the Frankenmuth Outdoors

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Frankenmuth, a small village in the middle of “The Mitten,” and the holiday season go hand-in-hand. Many people take in the Christmas-themed town during the colder months and holiday season by hunkering down in its various shops, eating establishments, and at the infamous Bronner’s.  Predominantly, these are indoor activities. I wanted to do the opposite, though, […]

10 More Must-Visit Michigan Gluten-Free Restaurants

Last year I wrote about some of the best Michigan gluten-free restaurants across the state, so naturally it is time for a 2016 edition! Finding a restaurant that truly understands the care that’s needed to prepare a safe, gluten-free meal is no small feat. The first two restaurants below prepare meals in a dedicated gluten-free kitchen, while […]

November Events to Welcome the Holidays in Michigan

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The month of November is the beginning of bringing together family and friends for special memories shared with food, drink, and festive gatherings. As the holidays grow closer, these November events will fill your days with warmth and provide you many more reasons to  be thankful. Run a race or two, taste craft beers and wine, […]

A Tour Inside Michigan’s Little Bavaria at Frankenmuth

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A place not quite like any other, where the norms include shopping for Christmas in June and taking a beach day in January. In a place like Frankenmuth, the seasons never slow, and the Christmas spirit never fades. 1-800-FUN-TOWN is situated two hours north of Detroit. A year-round home to some 7,000 residents, it welcomes millions […]

3 Michigan Daycations Worth a Trip

Michigan is nothing short of gorgeous. With lakes, campgrounds, and attractions galore, there truly is something for everyone. But what if you’re short on vacation time? Or you’re finding your budget is a little tight due to other obligations, and you want to cut out a hotel stay? Fortunately, our great state has several options […]

Michigan Events to Welcome in the Fall this September

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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 […]

Can’t Miss May Michigan Events

Capturing the Colorful Holland Tulips of Spring

Finally, May is here! It is a sign that summer is just around the corner. College kids are coming home and the boats are going in the water for the start of fishing season. With the rising temperatures, now is the perfect time to go outside and enjoy the blooming flowers. With Mother’s Day and […]

Top April Michigan Events You Just Can’t Miss

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Spring fever is in full swing here in our awesome little mitten! Not only is the weather practically perfect but there are also some exciting events coming up this month that will get you out and about during this beautiful spring season. The flowers are alive, the sun is shining, and it’s time for our April Events Roundup. […]

Bronner’s: The Most Magical Place in Michigan

Bronner's Exterior

The magic of the holidays always begins with a visit to Bronner’s! This place is magnificent no matter what the season, but during the holidays it’s the absolute perfect way to get anyone in the mood to celebrate the holidays. Since 1945, the store has been a staple in Frankenmuth with over 2 million annual visitors. […]

Why Christmas is Awesome in the Mitten

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For many of us, Christmastime is about bringing together family and friends, celebrating traditions, opening presents, finding out who was really on Santa’s naughty and nice list this past year, as well as enjoying the lights, cozy fires and fresh snowfall outside. Collectively as a state, we take this merry season to a whole other level. For many […]

Michigan’s Best Attractions (Question Mark?)

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Michigan wouldn’t be Michigan without some charming, small town attractions. Here is a list of some of the ones I want to visit and some of the best ones I’ve already seen: The World’s Largest Cherry Pie Tin (Traverse City): Where else would this treasure be located other than the Cherry Capital of the World? Situated just […]

Christmas Events in Michigan!

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‘Tis the season all over our beloved Mitten! Although the holidays are crazy for everyone, Christmas in Michigan is worth taking time for. This year boasts a crazy amount of Christmas activities, festivals, parades, craft shows, concerts and exhibits that are appropriate for your grandmother, children, significant other, sister and parents. I’ve chosen a few […]

La Crepe du Jour

If you’re looking for an authentic taste of Paris right here in Michigan, La Crepe du Jour is the place for you. Located inside the Frankenmuth River Place Shops, La Crepe du Jour offers a wide array of made-to-order French style crepes 363 days of the year. The creperie and café opened almost four years ago […]