Parades, beer fests and bake-offs – what more could you want?  November is a great time to visit Michigan and check out these festivals.

  1. November 10-17 Traverse City Beer Week, Traverse City:

    Beer Week! That means it’s time to explore Michigan beer state of microbreweries, brewpubs, bars, shops, and restaurants. Get into the spirit and heart of Michigan annual celebration of local brews with tastings, food, beer pairings, and fun events.

  2. November 23 America’s Thanksgiving Parade, Detroit:

    Ditch the usual Thanksgiving stay at home plans, and travel to the heart of Downtown Detroit on Woodward Avenue this Thanksgiving to watch a parade that has been a Michigan holiday tradition since 1924. Want a little fun pre-parade to kick-start your morning?  Join thousands in the family-friendly Turkey Trot, your choice of 10K, 5K, and one-mile routes through downtown.

  3. November 17 23rd Annual Luminary Festival, St. Joseph:

    Need some pre-christmas holiday cheer? Come see the festive 1,000 candlelit luminaries streets as you experience holiday shopping sales, refreshments, and festive decor in the quiet and cottage town of St. Joseph, MI!

  4. November 25 The Great American Mac & Cheese Bake-Off, Traverse City:

    What more could you want: Macaroni & Cheese perfectly paired with wine?! Visit Traverse City and taste America’s favorite comfort food and learn about the crafted wines of the Old Mission Peninsula. Sounds like a perfect day well spent with family and friends!

  5. Nov. 30, Dec. 1-2 America’s Tallest Singing Christmas Tree, Muskegon:

    This is not just your traditional average Christmas tree ceremony! Come experience America’s Tallest Singing Christmas Tree that holds 240 members of the Mona Shores High School Choir. Over 5,000 audience members enjoy this 15 tiers and 67 feet tall tree with more than 25,000 colored lights along with caroling in the holiday season. What a great way to kick off the holiday season!