What’s New on Pure Michigan’s Social Channels (Plus a Giveaway!)

Thanks to fans like you, Pure Michigan has recently expanded its social media fan-base, surpassing 400,000 Facebook fans and 500,000 eNewsletter subscribers in August. Additionally, we’ve expanded our presence into new social media platforms like Instagram, Pinterest and Google+

Social media has given us the opportunity to share the events, destinations and natural beauty Michigan has to offer, while also providing a forum for people to share their experiences and engage with the Pure Michigan brand and our community. This ongoing engagement among the community has helped Pure Michigan continue to be one of the top-ranked state tourism agencies, with Think Social Media naming it the second-best social media presence among all state destination marketing agencies in the nation.

Thank you for tweeting, pinning, hashtagging and being a part of our online community! Learn more about recent achievements here. 

As a small token of our appreciation, we’re giving away fun prizes to celebrate the Pure Michigan 400 to three lucky fans who tell us in the comments below what their favorite Pure Michigan summer event is. Submit your comments (along with your email address) by Monday, August 13th. Only one comment per email address, please. On Monday, August 13th at 5:00 p.m., we’ll randomly pick three winners and send each their prize. We’ll contact you using the e-mail address you provide (we won’t share it or sell it to anybody).

  • JerryDetwiler

    My favorite Pure Michigan summer event is… Harbor Days in Elk Rapids on the Grand Traverse Bay! A couple of days on the beach, boating on the Bay, dining on great food & wine, watching the sunset over Lake Michigan, and an evening of carnival and fireworks!

  • ShannonB

    My favorite Pure Michigan summer event is camping in one of Michigan’s wonderful state parks. My Favorite being Wilderness state park.

  • happycamper66

    So far this year we visited many places on the eastern side of the UP, Silver Lake, South Haven, Grand Rapids, Dundee with more to come! With exception to Cedar Point I keep my vacations in Michigan.

    factoryrat91@att.net

  • MaryScott1

    My favorite event in Michigan is going to the Allegan Antique Market on the 4th Sunday of every month in the summer.  An antique and collectible-lover’s dream!

  • shellyelly57

    Favorite SO FAR has to be visiting St. Joseph and Silver Beach- though their annual event was cancelled this year, we still went on a day trip- this time had our lunch at Charlie’s Piggin N Grinnin Award Winnin Bar-B-Que!! YUM YUM! I think it is not considered to be in St.Joseph, but is over the bridge near in the Arts area – ask locals and they will tell you where it is- glad they could as we don’t have GPS! (WOW, I know:-) The best BBQ! Great music store too!  LOVE LOVE LOVE the carousel on the beach!! HEY you don’t have to go to Florida or California for beautiful coastlines and sunsets- Michigan is THE place to vacation and MINI vacation:-)

  • PamelaSteele

    This year was  the first year we went to the Ionia free fair and we had a blast. the kids loved the rides and I just loved the shows. we now plan on going every year from now on

    steele_pamela@yahoo.com

  • BarbLesert

    One of my most favorite events in Michigan in the summer is all of the fairs.  There is something to do for everyone in the family, whether it be the rides, or all the unusual foods, or main events, there is always something for everbody!  Great way to spend a beautiful summer day in our great state!!

  • BarbLesert

    One of my most favorite events in Michigan in the summer is all of the fairs.  There is something to do for everyone in the family, whether it be the rides, or all the unusual foods, or main events, there is always something for everbody!  Great way to spend a beautiful summer day in our great state!!

    barb.lesert@gmail.com

  • thecoxons

    Well Id have to say this past weekend has been one of my favorites just seeing my children’s eyes with full amazement.  We went to Mackinaw and seen the bridge that were at all by how large it was. Then went to the up to see the light houses the falls …..every moment was amazing seeing everything for the 1st time in your childs eyes. Truly blessed to live is such an amazing state.

     

  • RebaLee1

            As a family, we have used every opportunity this summer o explore the great state of Michigan.  We have ben to the west coast in Muskegon and had a wonderful time at Michigan Adventure.  We are currently on the east coast and havejust pused the charming villag known as Posen ,  However-  the highlight of the summer thus far as been in the center of the state and was the Ionia free fair.   It may pehaps be  ou done by the Fash Bash in etroi- we just have to wait and see because no one trows a partyquite like Detroit.

  • RebaLee1

      As  family. we have take the opportunity to explore Michigan from Coast to Coast this summer. We started our adventure on the West Coast at Michigan Adventure and proceeded through the state. The Ionia Free Fair was a huge favorite with the children.  Currently we are on the Sunrise side of the state. We he perused a harming litle village called Posen – home of the Potato Festival  and tonight we will be frying fish in Alpena
     

  • RebaLee1

      As a family we have been traveling the state of Michigan fom East to West Coast.  We began our adventure on the West Coast at Michigan Adventure and  proceeded  onward to the Ionia County Free Fair which the children enjoyed immensely. We are currently on the East Coast and  have  perused the charming village of Posen where the Potato Festival is held. Tonight we will be frying fish in Alpena .
        In 3 days  Detroit wll be bashin  for fashion and there is no party quite like a Detroit  party so never let it be said that the Great State of Michigan  is a dull   experience.

  • Steve Lockey

    WOW! Where do I start??? The Parks (State and National). The Fairs & Festivals. The Lakes & Streams and pristine waterways. The people who live and visit our Great State. It takes a lifetime to experience all the seasons and life in a state surrounded by freshwater. My favorite??
    I’m a homebody from Bay City and have been a Nascar fan forever. The Pure Michigan 400 is near the top of my list but in 2013 the Tall Ships are returning to the Port I call home. Fantastic Event!

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