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 […]

Valentine’s Day Guide To Outdoor Winter Dates

Michigan Winter Date Ideas - The Awesome Mitten

As I’m sure you’re all intimately aware, February means that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Many Michiganders are going to be sending flowers, receiving chocolates, and going to movies. I mean, it’s February in Michigan, what else can you do? To keep things interesting, I’m thrilled to tell you that there are dozens […]

11 Michigan Events to Fall into October

11 Michigan Events to Fall into October - The Awesome Mitten

As the air begins to chill and the leaves change hues, fall is an exciting reality for Michiganders. October is here and it’s time to embark on autumn festivities and fun. Whether your idea of fall fun includes tasty seasonal treats, a haunted night out, carving a pumpkin, or enjoying the bright hues of the leaves, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Experience the Stars at Headlands Dark Sky Park

As the end of summer approaches, I begin to slightly panic that my favorite Michigan season is quickly slipping by. It’s around this time that I put forth extra effort to cram in as many adventures as I can. There is only so much one can do in a day, but what if there was something to […]

Pretty Awesome Pasties: Hunt’s Mackinaw Pasty Shop, Mackinaw City

Michigan’s delectable pasty is perfect for a winter day – a savory “pot pie without the pot” made up of flaky crust wrapped around beef, potatoes, rutabagas, carrots, and onions. After a few months hiatus, we’re back with another installment of Pretty Awesome Pasties. This time we travel to Mackinaw City, Michigan – considered the gateway to Mackinac Island […]

Top 10 Tourist Tips: The Straits Of Mackinac

The Awesome Mitten- Top 10 Tourist Tips and Tricks: The Straits of Mackinac

While living in Grand Rapids this summer, I’ve heard a lot of people talk about going “up north” to take a much needed vacation away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. As a native northerner, I can’t help but smile fondly and think of these people as “fudgies,” a silly term for tourists […]