New Attractions

  • Michigan-inspired performances at the Purple Rose Theatre – Willow Run and Flint (the latter written by actor Jeff Daniels).
  • Cultural Corridor: The Charlevoix Public Library, Charlevoix Historical Society, and the Charlevoix Circle of Arts have created a cultural collaboration to help educate visitors and the local community.
  • The historic Capitol Theatre has reopened in downtown Flint.
  • Two ultra-rare Mercedes-Benz automobiles, considered by many to be among the most valuable in existence, will be showcased through April 2018 at the Gilmore Car Museum near Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • Pop Up & Paint is a new business in downtown Jackson with innovative ways to relax, interact and create art.
  • Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum renovation includes the new PleasANT Park with any hill climber, camper and microscope, and Luminary Lab that allows kids to play with a plasma ball and interact with motion sensors.
  • Off –leash Petsafe Bark Park located downtown Muskegon will open this summer that will feature separate large and small dog areas, natural grass turf, drinking fountains, picnic tables and benches.
  • The Great Lakes Center for the Arts in Bay Harbor will inspire, entertain and educate with year-round, world-class performances, affordable ticket pricing and a robust education program during its premiere summer season.
  • St. Ignace is getting trolleys in 2018. Jump on a unique antique trolley at any location along main street (maps will be available online) for $1 per person per ride. Trolleys will run all day and late into the evening all summer long and on special event weekends.
  • Art Trail Tecumseh, an outdoor sculpture exhibit, will have a new installation of sculptures in early May 2018 for visitors to enjoy. A map and brochure are provided to assist visitors on their self-guided tour of this unique collection of art and sculptures.
  • Now open at The Henry Ford, The Science Behind Pixar exhibit, displaying some of the most beloved animated films and their characters. The exhibit features an interactive 10,000 square space showcasing the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen. Also open is the newest permanent exhibition at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Mathematica: A World of Numbers…And Beyond, conveying the world of numbers and mathematics through interactivity to make the subject more digestible for everyone. Coming fall 2018, the national traveling exhibit: Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms, will be making a stop at the museum. This exhibit is devoted to Norman Rockwell’s iconic depictions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom of Want, and Freedom from Fear.