15 Ways To Make The Most Of A Michigan Summer

Michigan Summer - The Awesome Mitten

While some would argue a lack of salt water could make for a less stupendous summer, others would heartily disagree that Michigan’s Great Lakes are just that: great. I have a lot of love for Michigan, the Great Lakes, and what they have to offer the summer. To truly celebrate, I’ve compiled a list of […]

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 […]

Survival of the Fittest: Cherry Festival Edition

I often hear a grumble that starts very early in the month of July. You may have heard it too… it starts softly like a whisper, but quickly grows into a sound like thousands of angry locusts. Those aren’t locusts, my dear friends, those are the noises of Traverse City locals fearing the Cherry Festival. The […]

How A Local Survives The National Cherry Festival in Traverse City

Surviving the National Cherry Festival - The Awesome Mitten

I’m not afraid to admit (and neither are other Traverse City natives) that the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City can be, and might be, one of the most insane times of the year. While I thoroughly enjoy the boost in business for the downtown district, it is really difficult to tolerate the limited amount of […]