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 […]

December Events in Michigan for a Festive Holiday Season

December is here, and it’s calling for festive holiday events that the whole family can enjoy. The following roundup of events will provide you with the perfect amount of cheerful holiday fun to begin your traditions this year. Hold your loved ones close, and make the most of this season, with these December events in […]

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 […]

How You Can Celebrate Earth Day in Michigan

Prepping for Earth Day in Michigan - The Awesome Mitten

Earth Day, an annual celebration since 1970, honors the planet’s environment each April 22nd. You will find many events that demonstrate, support, celebrate, and provide education concerning the environment and how we can help protect it. Starting in the United States as a grass-roots movement, Earth Day has grown to be observed world-wide. Outside of […]

Metro Detroit Shines Bright with Holiday Lights

The holidays are all about being bright and merry, right? The best way to accomplish this is by visiting the brightest bulbs throughout metro Detroit (with a cup of hot chocolate in hand). We made a longer list for all of Michigan in a Pure Michigan post, but here are my Metro Detroit favorites: Campus […]

Meadow Brook Music Festival

The Awesome Mitten- Meadow Brook Music Festival

I had the pleasure of seeing one of my favorite bands,Vampire Weekend, play live at the Meadow Brook Music Festival on Friday, June 6th. When I had originally bought the tickets, I wasn’t paying close attention to the show’s venue and had never heard of Meadow Brook Hall. Needless to say, I was elated when […]

Deck Art: Where Sport Meets Art

deck art 2014

South Street Skateshop and the Rochester Downtown Development Authority are collaborating a fourth time to hold Deck Art 2014 on East Fourth Street and Main in Downtown Rochester, May 15th and 16th from 5-9. Roughly¬†380 participants from our awesome Mitten, more than seven states, and even Canada have creatively adorned blank skateboard decks, which will […]