Top 20 May Vacation Ideas and Fun Spring Things to Do in Michigan

Looking for May vacation ideas and fun things to do in Michigan? Here are the the top twenty events and festivals during the month of May:

Tulip Festival

1. Michigan Week: This annual tribute to the Great Lakes State helps promote state pride in its citizens, as well as celebrating the heritage and features that makes Michigan what it is today. Many activities are scheduled depending on the location, such as a Youth Photo Contest or a Mayor’s Exchange to involve citizens of each community. Click here for more information...

2. Tulip Time Festival: Holland boasts rich Dutch heritage each spring in May. You can experience the beauty with millions of tulips as well as an assorted display of heritage and culture. Parades, Klompen dancing, Dutch markets and many other festivities are sure to captivate you during this time. To find out more...

3. Victorian Days: Grand Ledge, Michigan celebrates ancient Victorian heritage days to remember when Grand Ledge was mostly known for its grand hotels and health spas. Costume contests, storytelling and artisans with craftspeople are all here to make the experience authentic and enjoyable for everyone. For more detailed information...

4. World Expo of Beer: Frankenmuth is the place to be when looking to experience the German heritage of Michigan. With traditional polkas, Christian music and much more, you are sure to want to experience everything that this festival provides. (We find this is one of the favorite May vacation ideas for our male visitors!) To find out more...

5. Birmingham Fine Art Festival: Birmingham brings fine artists and creations together to experience all that is great and cultural from our youth right up to seasoned artists from all around. Drawing contests and the chance to experience fine art is an experience you do not want to miss. To find out more...

6. Ann Arbor Book Festival: This will be Ann Arbor’s 5th year for the annual Book Festival. Including a street fair, Language and Literacy Symposium and guest speakers, you are sure to find a variety of interesting activities. For more information and area May vacation ideas...

7. Spring Fling: Mason, Michigan celebrates the coming of the season with arts, crafts and much more in downtown Mason. At the Ingham County Courthouse Square, this historic Michigan town attracts more than 4,000 people each year. Click here for more details...

8. Manton Car/Truck & Craft Show: Manton Michigan has something for everyone with their annual car/truck and craft show being one of the best and earliest car shows of the year. Featuring over 100 automobiles, events such as crafting and judging contests with free admission to the public are sure to peak anyone’s interest. For a calendar of events...

9. Mesick Mushroom Festival: With Mesick being the mushroom capital of the United States, it is only natural that there is an annual mushroom festival including a treasure hunt, flea markets and carnival rides are sure to be the highlight of any May. For complete details...

Rodeo

10. Durand Railroad Days: For over 30 years, Durand has put on Railroad Days to celebrate the unique railroad heritage of Michigan. Each year there is a new Railroad Person of the Year, so be sure that you don’t miss out. For more information...

11. St. Mary's Polish Country Fair: Residents and visitors to Orchard Lake, Michigan can enjoy the carnival rides, Polish food and festivities that St. Mary’s hosts each year. Activities for kids and adults of all ages are sure to entertain. For more details...

12. Dick Berg Memorial Weekend Rodeo: With 6 events and Mutton Bustin’, the town of Gladwin has all of the old west and cowboy action that you crave. If you are into the old west, then this is the May event for you. For more details...

13. Green Street Fair: Educating people of all ages on the benefits of organic and eco-friendly products and services, this Plymouth fair promotes global interest and wellness for residents and visitors alike. For more information...

14. Fretboard Festival: Kalamazoo celebrates each year the stringed-instrument legacy that makes up their musical heritage. For more information...

15. Downtown Hoedown: Detroit hosts one of the largest Country Music festivals and attracts thousands of fans each year, showcasing new and established artists. Click here to learn more...

16. Motor City Comic Convention: Those enthusiasts of comic books, gaming, animation artists and much more can find it in the heart of Detroit each year. For more information...

Spring Sip & Savor

17. Spring Sip & Savor: A yearly favorite of the May vacation ideas for wine lovers, the Leelanau Peninsula hosts an opportunity to taste many varieties of wine and experience fine food while visiting the local wineries. To learn more...

18. Mackinaw Memorial Bridge Race: Mackinaw City hosts a commemorative race each May for participants of all ages from 14 years and over. For more details...

19. Alma Highland Festival & Games: Scottish heritage is strong in Alma, Michigan with arts and crafts, vendors, entertainment and the wide variety of food and drinks. To learn more...

20. Red Bull Air Race: World's Best pilots come together for this fantastic display of skill in Detroit each year. Speed, precision and skill are the most important factors for this competition that pilots need to achieve. For more complete information...

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