Michigan’s craft beer month is almost over, and what better way to end it, then with a visit to the 1st semi-annual Weird Michigan Beer and Food Exhibition?
Exhibits & Shows
Every week we have a dialogue with our Facebook fans and Twitter followers in order to provide you with the very best Michigan travel-related information. Here are a few of the questions that we asked, and you answered this week.
The heatwave that gripped most of the state this week had many people thinking about ways to cool down. With that in mind, we asked fans on Twitter to share some of their favorite lakes to take a swim.
- “A swim in Lake Michigan can never be topped!” – @MarikaJantina
- “Port Crescent State Park…just saying. =)” – @urfavoritesin23
- “I would definitely be in Elk Lake, beautiful water and scenery!!” – @CrazyMomAmy
- “Transport me from my office straight onto an innertube in Lake Charlevoix…Please!” – @RealLifeHusband
Looking for something a little unique to do this summer? East Lansing offers a Summer Carillon Series on the MSU campus through August 3rd. What’s a Carillon Series? Keep reading!
The Muelder Summer Carillon Series began June 29th, and runs through August 3rd, with weekly Wednesday evening carillon concerts at Beaumont Tower on the beautiful Michigan State University campus. You can bring a blanket or chair and sit beneath this picturesque 104 foot tall MSU icon and listen to a concert of bells. Why not pack a picnic supper, situate yourself in the shadow of the tower, and then sit back and enjoy the music? After the performance, visitors are welcome to a tour of the bell tower. It’s a special treat that you don’t want to miss.
The 2011 Target Fireworks in Detroit are Monday night (June 27th), and the show will be sure to captivate the thousands of spectators in attendance. The show choreographer is Patrick Brault of Zambelli Fireworks, most recently known for designing the pyrotechnics for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. They promise more than 10,000 pyrotechnics, new techniques, Read more…
I grew up in the city of Detroit in the 1960s and ‘70s. As a white minority attending school at Detroit Public Schools, I learned a lot about – and developed a deep appreciation for – African-American history and culture. One of my earliest church choir memories was learning “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”
While living in Detroit in the midst of the Civil Rights movement, “white flight,” and school bussing to other districts, I witnessed first-hand the struggles as well as the triumphs of racial issues. This developed in me an acute sensitivity for racial and ethnic harmony.