A myriad of major events make their way to Michigan in May.

Cinco De Mayo is fast approaching and Mexicantown in southwest Detroit is ground zero for the festivities.

Fiesta Detroit: Annual Cinco De Mayo Festival at El Club is shaping up to be an epic event.

This event starts off with Zumba & moves on to Lucha Libre pro wrestling. Check out amazing art from gifted local artists, and a variety of handcrafted wares.

And of course, mouthwatering Mexican cuisine from some of the best area taquerias.

Take a trip out of this world as Delta College in Bay City presents a super series of Planetarium Shows through May.

Dark Universe will be shown each Saturday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Perfect Little PlanetPluto plays on Saturdays from 2 to 3 p.m.

Take part in the interplanetary search for Dark Matter as Phantom of the Universe is featured Fridays from 2 to 3 p.m. The celestial Stars will run every Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for kids, students & seniors.

The East Lansing Art Festival runs May 18 and 19 with an array of art on display downtown. 200 in-state artists will present their own original art and craft pieces.

Among the various types are: ceramics, drawings, paintings, sculptures and digital works. In-person artist demos include: indigo dye & quilt, multimedia photography, and pottery.

Ruhala Holistic Arts Center in East Lansing offers a free Improv! Acting Class that’s split into three sessions.

They are Wednesday May 1, Monday, May 6 and Wednesday, May 8 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Grill on The Hill hits the city of Gaylord on Friday, May 3. Northern Michigan’s Treetops Resort will host this battle royal of barbecue. 

A team of judges will visit each team's booth and score by a rating of 1-10 scale in categories of appearance, taste and tenderness.

Concession tents open at 1 p.m. with live music and entertainment such as lawn games and pony rides for the kids. Everyone who attends will be a winner.

Hundreds of Jeep lovers from around the nation head north to the U.P. for a road rally known as Jeep the Yoop.

Jeep the Mac to Drummond Island is scheduled for May 10-12. 

An obstacle course kicks off the proceedings at Kewadin Casino, then a Show-N-Shine vs Mud-N-Grime competition and a simulated Duck Hunt is on deck Friday.

More than 1,000 Jeeps are anticipated to arrive at Golden Township Park for Silver Lake Sand Dunes Jeep Invasion. That meetup on Lake Michigan lasts from May 30 to June 2.


All Vehicles are required to have an ORV and Trail Sticker placed on the rear and a Recreation Passport or Non Resident Sticker. Stickers are also available at select retailers state wide.

Kalamazoo’s Rock, Gem, Fossil and Mineral Show checks in to the County Expo Center from May 3 until May 5.

A 50,000-square foot exhibition envelopes the Expo Center. That includes artist demos with beading, carving, faceting, and silverwork.

The Mesick Mushroom Festival will be happening May 10-12. Downtown Mesick is your destination for foraging and fun.

Ninety miles north in Boyne City is the National Morel Mushroom Festival. This one will last from May 16-19.

The annual Movement Electronic Festival will be held Memorial Day Weekend at Hart Plaza in Detroit. This year’s lineup is loaded with luminaries like Carl Craig, Richie Hawtin, Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson.

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A Native American Festival takes place in St. Ignace May 25. The Museum of Ojibwa Culture puts on that fine fest.

The North American International Banjo Celebration will run from May 2 to 4 in Dearborn. Banjo pickers from far and wide make the pilgrimage for this summit of the strings.

The Petoskey Stone Festival is slated for May 25 at Barnes Park in Eastport. It’s sure to be a fun-filled day for the family.

Spring Pickin’s touches down Sunday May 19 at the Tuscola County Fairgrounds. Entry is only $4 with a complimentary photo booth, plus there will be face painting and a bouncy house for the little ones.

Tawas Point Migration Days are May 17 and 18 right on Lake Huron. Catch the spectacular avian spring migration up close — from waterfowl to songbirds, you’ll see them all!

The highly-awaited Tulip Time Festival will happen May 4-12 in Holland. A wide range of activities are part of the program.


Included are free Dutch Dance Lessons and Tall Ship Dockside Tours ($8 per person).

The 2024 Memorial Cup hockey tournament lands in Saginaw later this month.

The puck will drop May 24 at Dow Event Center with a Canadian Hockey League (CHL) champion crowned June 2.