Michigan has got a myriad of events on deck for November. As we get closer to the holiday season, here is a look at what’s going on around the state.
America’s Thanksgiving Parade will take place on Thursday, November 23 in downtown Detroit. Don’t miss this classic event.
The Ann Arbor Turkey Trot is another popular activity on Turkey Day. It is family-friendly as well.
Several other cities have Turkey Trots lined up for late November.
Among them are: Battle Creek, DeWitt, Gaylord, Hancock, Iron Mountain and Traverse City. Let’s hope for nice weather.
A number of spots across the state offer free meals around this time.
In West Michigan, several sites serve thanksgiving meals gratis ahead of Turkey Day for those in need.
The Annual Detroit Tree Lighting at Campus Martius Park begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, November 17.
The tree lighting is a highlight of the holiday season. An array of holiday events and live acts are also featured for free.
Brighton’s Holiday Glow sets beautiful downtown Brighton alight.
That occurs on Saturday, November 18. Get in the holiday spirit and soak in the spectacular sights.
The magnificent Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ending November 18.
You can get fresh produce and other goodies there.
Holiday season in Michigan means a trip to Frankenmuth.
From carriage tours, and ice skating to Frankenmuth’s famous fudge and much more, this is Michigan’s mecca for holiday magic.
Grand Rapids Comic Con will be at the DeVos Place downtown from Friday, November 3 until Sunday, November 5.
Among the guests scheduled to appear: George Takei of Star Trek fame and acclaimed character actor Vincent D’Onofrio.
DeVos Place plays host to the annual Grand Rapids International Wine Beer and Food Festival Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18.
With over 1,200 wines, beers, ciders and spirits from around the world, it truly does justice to Beer City, USA.
Indigenous Foods of the Great Lakes Region is a very special cooking class celebrating local Native American cuisine.
The Marquette Food Co-op hosts two weeknight sessions. The class times are Tuesdays, November 7 and 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Kerstmarkt Dutch Winterfest in Holland will run from Saturday, November 18 to Saturday, December 16.
This European-style open air market offers a wide variety of festive fare.
Magic of Lights returns to Pine Knob Music Theatre beginning on Friday, November 17.
The Independence Township territory tuns into a vibrant drive-through holiday-themed light display.
Magic of Lights spans six weeks ending on December 30.
Just following the city’s Santa Parade, the Midland Cocoa Crawl starts at 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 18.
A slew of shops in downtown Midland have homemade hot cocoa to give away. Come join in a sweet and tasty tradition.
The 78th Kalamazoo Antique & Collectible Toy Show is slated for Saturday, November 25.
With almost 50,000 square feet of toys from over 200 vendors around the country, you can find all types of treasures there.
It will be held at the Kalamazoo Expo Center.
Since 1934, The Detroit Lions have taken the field in a Thanksgiving Day tradition.
This year, they face off against their division rival the Green Bay Packers in the annual Thanksgiving Day Game.
First-place Detroit plays host to the Packers on Thursday, November 23 at Ford Field.
The Big Bright Light Show in Rochester is another amazing attraction of the season.
That scintillating show starts Monday, November 20 and goes through the first week of January.
Traverse City Beer Week runs from Friday, November 10 to Friday, November 17.
This features craft beer tastings, food pairings and more. https://www.traversecity.com/tcbw/
Get ready for a night of holiday joy in celebration of the Downtown Traverse City Light Parade, Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting.
That is set for Saturday, November 18.
The TV6 Thanksgiving Craft Show in Escanaba is on for Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25 at the Ruth Butler Building.
This juried show presents only the best works submitted.
These are simply some of the countless events on Michigan’s calendar for November.
No matter where you are in the state, there’s surely something to do. Happy Holidays!