Current Events
Current Events For July  2015
Jun 20, 2015
- Aug 29, 2015
Waterloo Recreation Area - Arrows Away
Children ages eight and up are welcome to come learn to shoot a compound bow.
Jun 27, 2015
- Jul 04, 2015
Orchard Beach State Park - 4th of July Celebrations
Come celebrate the week leading up to July 4th at Orchard Beach State Park with lots of fun activities!
Jun 28, 2015
- Jul 04, 2015
Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Upper Falls Guided Tour
Join us for an upper falls tour beginning on June 28 and continuing every day through July 4.
Jul 01, 2015
- Jul 11, 2015
Wolf Lake Hatchery - Family Scavenger Hunt
Go on a nature scavenger hunt. Fun for all ages!
Jul 01, 2015
- Aug 29, 2015
Belle Isle Park - Detroit Swims
The Boll Family YMCA will be hosting free swimming lessons for Detroit residents.
Jul 01, 2015
- Jul 10, 2015
Wolf Lake Hatchery - Feeding Frenzy
Watch our critters eat their lunch!
Jul 02, 2015
- Jul 05, 2015
Sleepy Hollow State Park - Red, White & Blue Bash Weekend Campover-Equestrian
Join us for the Red, White & Blue Bash Weekend Campover at Sleepy Hollow State Park!
Jul 03, 2015
- Jul 04, 2015
Wells State Park - 4th of July Celebration
Show off your red, white & blue in this fun celebration including crafts, a dunk tank, bounce house and more!
Jul 03, 2015
- Sep 05, 2015
Bay City Recreation Area - Arrows Away
Come get outdoors on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the summer to practice archery.
Jul 03, 2015
Hoffmaster State Park - Fabulous Frogs
What is the difference between a frog and a toad? Come learn all about Michigan frogs and toads.
Jul 03, 2015
Hoffmaster State Park - Predators!
Learn about predators and their prey.
Jul 03, 2015
Bay City Recreation Area - Herp Hunt & Conservation
Join us for an interpretive hike where we will learn about marshes and local herp populations.
Jul 03, 2015
Bay City Recreation Area - Outdoor Explorers
Join us to learn more about camping and outdoor skills; including proper campsite set-up, safety, games and more.
Jul 03, 2015
Wolf Lake Hatchery - Hook, Line and Sinker
Learn how to fish! For kids age 3 - 16 years old.
Jul 03, 2015
Bay City Recreation Area - Archery in the Park
Join us for archery instruction and a fun competition at the end.
Jul 03, 2015
Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Amphibian Adventures
Join us at the Rivermouth Campground Fishing Platform to search for frogs, salamanders and toads while on a hike.
Jul 03, 2015
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Bear Den Hike
Join us for an off-trail hike and learn about bears.
Jul 03, 2015
Hartwick Pines State Park - LIVE ANIMAL SHOW-Michigan's Rarest Turtles & Frogs
Join us to hear two special guests talk about Michigan's rarest turtles and frogs.
Jul 03, 2015
Mears State Park - Pentwater Fireworks
Watch the spectacular Pentwater Fireworks over Lake Michigan from Mears State Park.
Jul 04, 2015
Jul 04, 2015
Wilson State Park - 4th of July Celebration (campers only)
This popular summer event features a horseshoe tournament for campers, bike decorating, a bike parade and crafts
Jul 04, 2015
Mears State Park - L.A.S.S.I. Loop 5K
This competitive 5K run benefits the abandoned, abused, and neglected companion animals of Oceana County
Jul 04, 2015
Grand Haven State Park - MI Big Green Gym: BeachFit Boot Camp
Join personal trainer Brenda B. in a workout utilizing sand and water for weight resistance!
Jul 04, 2015
Wolf Lake Hatchery - Hook, Line and Sinker
Kids ages 3-16 are invited to join us for fishing.
Jul 04, 2015
Baraga State Park - 4th of July Festivities
Celebrate Independence Day with family-friendly activities throughout the day
Jul 04, 2015
Hoffmaster State Park - Color Hike
Come explore and enjoy an interactive hike through Hoffmaster State Park.
Jul 04, 2015
Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Arrows Away
Join us at the Lower Falls Campground office to practice shooting a compound bow.
Jul 04, 2015
Grand Haven State Park - July 4 Bike Parade (Registered Campers Only)
Campers join Grand Haven State Park on the 4th of July by decorating your bikes and parade around the campground!
Jul 04, 2015
- Aug 22, 2015
Waterloo Recreation Area - Hook, Line and Sinker
Join us on Saturdays starting July 4 at 10 a.m. to learn how to fish. This event will continue every Saturday through August 22.
Jul 04, 2015
Burt Lake State Park - 4th of July Bike Parade
Bring your decorated bicycles, wagons, strollers and shoes to the campground host site for a parade through the campground
Jul 04, 2015
Hoffmaster State Park - Michigan Monsters
Learn how you can help prevent the spread of invasive species.
Jul 04, 2015
Van Riper State Park - 4th of July Jubilation
Celebrate the red, white & blue with patriotic activities in the park
Jul 04, 2015
Wolf Lake Hatchery - Muskie Madness Tour
Wolf Lake is the only hatchery in Michigan that raises muskie. Come check them out!
Jul 04, 2015
Grand Haven State Park - MI Big Green Gym: BeachFit Boot Camp
BeachFit is an innovative wellness concept which was born from the necessity for health in movement and supported by nature.
Jul 04, 2015
Maybury State Park - Maybury Fishing Derby
Join us at the Fishing Pier for a catch and release fishing derby!
Jul 04, 2015
Hartwick Pines State Park - LIVE ANIMAL SHOW-Seldom Seen Herps
Join us to learn about creatures that we rarely encounter in Michigan.
Jul 04, 2015
Hartwick Pines State Park - A 19th Century Independence Day!!!
Join us at the Logging Museum to take part in some fun Independence Day activities.
Jul 04, 2015
DeTour State Dock - Band at the Marina
Come listen to The London Gentlemen at DeTour State Dock on July 4.
Jul 04, 2015
Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Stroll Thru the Forest
Join us at the Lower Falls Picnic Area to identify trees, wildflowers and tracks while hiking in the forest.
Jul 04, 2015
Silver Lake State Park - Silver Lake 4th of July Firework Display
Enjoy the fireworks display over Silver Lake from the state park!
Jul 04, 2015
Grand Haven State Park - 4th of July Fireworks
Come enjoy fireworks on the fourth at Grand Haven State Park!
Jul 04, 2015
Copper Harbor State Dock - 4th of July Fireworks
Enjoy a beautiful view of the fireworks display over the water
Jul 05, 2015
- Jul 11, 2015
Wolf Lake Hatchery - Hatchery Tours
Family and friends of all ages are welcome to join us for a Hatchery tour given many times throughout the week of July 5 to 11.
Jul 05, 2015
Hartwick Pines State Park - Make a Logmark
Join us at the Logging Museum to design your own logmark.
Jul 05, 2015
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Lake of the Clouds Guided Hike
Family and friends are invited to join us on a moderately difficult hike to the North Mirror Lake Trail Bridge at Lake of the Clouds.
Jul 05, 2015
Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Tracks & Trails
Join us at the Lower Falls Picnic Area to learn about animals in the park.
Jul 06, 2015
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Presque Isle River Scenic Hike
Join us for a guided hike to view the Phantom Falls, learn about geology and more.
Jul 06, 2015
Lake Hudson Recreation Area - Astronomy Night
Join us for an evening of star-gazing, planet-identifying, and constellation-finding at Michigan's First Dark Sky Preserve!
Jul 07, 2015
- Aug 27, 2015
Mears State Park - MI Big Green Gym: Beach Yoga
Mears State Park will host beach yoga on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from July 7 through August 27.
Jul 07, 2015
Belle Isle Park - Explorer Program - Soaring Raptors
Join us by the Scott Fountain to learn about Michigan raptors.
Jul 08, 2015
Belle Isle Park - Senior Safety Summit
Seniors are invited to come learn about safety precautions.
Jul 08, 2015
Proud Lake Recreation Area - Rec 202: Kayak or Canoe
Those who have completed Rec 101 are invited to join us to learn more about paddling while in the water, turning and edging.
Jul 08, 2015
Silver Lake State Park - Night at the Lights Concert
Join us for the Night at the Lights concert series at Silver Lake State Park featuring Eric Englade.
Jul 09, 2015
Indian Lake State Park - RV Maintenance & Safety Clinic
Hilltop RV will be hosting an RV Maintenance & Safety Clinic.
Jul 09, 2015
Wolf Lake Hatchery - Arrows Away Archery
Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow. All equipment provided.
Jul 10, 2015
- Jul 12, 2015
Sleepy Hollow State Park - Drive in the Park-Equestrian
Join us for Driving in the Park at Sleepy Hollow State Park!
Jul 10, 2015
Wolf Lake Hatchery - Vampires of the Great Lakes
Family and friends are invited to come learn about the invasive Sea Lamprey.
Jul 10, 2015
Wolf Lake Hatchery - Hook, Line and Sinker
Learn how to fish! For kids age 3 - 16 years old.
Jul 11, 2015
Grand Haven State Park - Beast of the Beach
Come to the 8th Annual Beast of the Beach State Wrestling Tournament at Grand Haven State Park.
Jul 11, 2015
Wolf Lake Hatchery - Hook, Line and Sinker
Kids ages 3-16 are invited to join us for fishing.
Jul 11, 2015
Palms Book State Park - Native American Drum Ceremony
Join us on Saturday, July 11th at Palms Brook State Park for a Native American Drum Ceremony and more!
Jul 11, 2015
Baraga State Park - Rec 101 and 202: Intro to Kayaking
Learn the basics of kayaking and try out kayaking on the Keweenaw Bay
Jul 11, 2015
Maybury State Park - Intro to Geocaching
Join us for a hike and learn about Geocaching!
Jul 11, 2015
Bewabic State Park - Go Get Outdoors
This event encourages outdoor recreation through a variety of introductory programs, including fishing and kayaking.
Jul 11, 2015
Wolf Lake Hatchery - Muskie Madness Tour
Join us on a tour of the hatchery and learn about Great Lakes Muskie.
Jul 11, 2015
Wells State Park - Bounce House Bonanza
Bring the family for a fun day at the park, with a bounce house available in the afternoon.
Jul 11, 2015
Ludington State Park - Bus Day at Big Sable Lighthouse
Take a bus to the amazing Big Sable lighthouse!
Jul 12, 2015
- Jul 18, 2015
Wolf Lake Hatchery - Hatchery Tours
Join us for a 30 minute tour of the hatchery throughout the week of July 12-18.
Jul 13, 2015
- Jul 19, 2015
Hartwick Pines State Park - Michigan Mammals Week
Learn about Michigan's mammals!
Jul 14, 2015
Hoffmaster State Park - The Squirrel Next Door
Children six and up and with an adult are invited to come play a game, craft and learn about squirrels.
Jul 14, 2015
Hoffmaster State Park - Bats, Bats, Bats
Join us at the Visitor Center to watch a movie about bats and make a craft.
Jul 14, 2015
Belle Isle Park - Water Safety Days
Family and friends are invited to join us for snacks, prizes, demonstrations and hands-on activities regarding aquatic activities and water safety.
Jul 14, 2015
Orchard Beach State Park - Tuesday Night Speakers
Join us at the park pavilion to learn about the history of Orchard Beach State Park.
Jul 15, 2015
Hoffmaster State Park - Urban Wildlife
Join us at the Visitor Center to learn more about skunks, opossums and raccoons.
Jul 15, 2015
Hoffmaster State Park - Lunch For A Bear
Family and friends are invited to join us at the Visitor Center to learn about bears.
Jul 15, 2015
Indian Lake State Park - UP Raptor Rehab Program
Staff from UP Raptor Rehabilitation and Wildlife Center will be here to educate everyone on Michigan's raptors.
Jul 15, 2015
Proud Lake Recreation Area - Rec 202: Kayak or Canoe
Those who have completed Rec 101 are invited to join us to learn more about paddling while in the water, turning and edging.
Jul 15, 2015
Silver Lake State Park - Night at the Lights Concert
Join us for the Night at the Lights concert series at Silver Lake State Park featuring Ruthie Eilers and Friends from Ruthies Café.
Jul 16, 2015
Hoffmaster State Park - What Is Wild?
Children ages 3-6 years old are welcome to join us to learn about wild and tame animals.
Jul 16, 2015
Hoffmaster State Park - Small Mammals
Join us at the Visitor Center to learn about small mammals.
Jul 16, 2015
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Artist In Residence Presentation - Sherry Short
Join us at the Visitor Center to view drawings from resident artist, Sherry Short.
Jul 16, 2015
Grand Haven State Park - Barefoot Wine Beach Clean-up (Must be 21 or older)
Come to Grand Haven State Park's beach and help clean up litter.
Jul 17, 2015
Hoffmaster State Park - Habitat and Niche
Join us at the Visitor Center to watch a movie and go on a short hike afterward.
Jul 17, 2015
Hoffmaster State Park - Making Tracks
Join us at the Visitor Center to look at animal tracks.
Jul 17, 2015
Hoffmaster State Park - Predators!
Join us at the Visitor center to view a movie about predators and prey.
Jul 17, 2015
Wolf Lake Hatchery - Mammal Hike
Join us for a walk on the trails during a discussion of mammals found in Michigan.
Jul 18, 2015
Fayette Historic State Park - A Paranormal Event
Ever wonder what a ghost hunter does? Come join us for a full day of unearthly surprises and learning
Jul 18, 2015
- Jul 19, 2015
Hartwick Pines Logging Museum - Wood Shaving Days
Enjoy woodwork crafts, sawmill demonstrations, 19th-century music and more. Grayling. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
Jul 18, 2015
Belle Isle Park - Belle Isle Stewardship Saturdays
Come take part in a variety of summer projects including cutting invasive, non-native shrubs.
Jul 18, 2015
- Jul 19, 2015
Grand Haven State Park - Michigan Sports Volleyball
Family and friends are invited to participate in a competitive volleyball tournament.
Jul 18, 2015
Sterling State Park - Pack and Ride Bike Tour
Family and friends are invited to join us for a 4-mile bike ride.
Jul 18, 2015
Sleepy Hollow State Park - Youth Outdoor Education Day
Youth are invited to join us to participate in a variety of hands-on activities including archery, hiking, geocaching, casting and pellet gun shooting.
Jul 18, 2015
Wolf Lake Hatchery - Mammal Olympics
Join us to compete to see which participant can jump as far and run as fast as some Michigan mammals.
Jul 18, 2015
- Jul 19, 2015
Maybury State Park - Family Fun Campout
Join us at the Maybury State Park Day Camp Building for a campout!
Jul 18, 2015
Hoffmaster State Park - Wildlife Mechanics
Join us at the Visitor Center for an interactive movie about wildlife management.
Jul 18, 2015
Seven Lakes State Park - Intro to Survival Hiking
Join us for a guided hike on the trails and learn more about nature.
Jul 18, 2015
DeTour State Dock - Band at the Marina
Visit DeTour State Dock on July 18 to listen to the Petoskey Steel Drum Band.
Jul 18, 2015
Algonac State Park - Horseshoe Tournament
Algonac State Park will be hosting an inaugural Horseshoe Tournament on July 18th.
Jul 19, 2015
Holly Recreation Area - Tri (Swim, Bike, Run)
This PDGA tournament takes place at the Hollywoods disc golf course and the public is welcome to watch
Jul 20, 2015
Outdoor Adventure Center Opening-Week Celebration: Celebrate History
Celebrate History with special appearances by Miz Rosie the Storyteller, who will tell the story of the Underground Railroad as Harriet Tubman, and Gene Picor, a voyageur.
Jul 20, 2015
Island Lake Recreation Area - Rec 101: Kayak or Canoe
Join us to learn basic canoe/kayaking safety skills and go on a short paddle to test these skills.
Jul 21, 2015
Outdoor Adventure Center Opening-Week Celebration: Live Birds, Amphibians and Reptiles of Michigan
Live birds, amphibians and reptiles of Michigan with the teams from Nature Discovery and Wildlife Recovery Association. Get an up-close look at some of the most interesting animals in Michigan.
Jul 21, 2015
Orchard Beach State Park - Tuesday Night Speakers
Join us at the park pavilion for an introductory photography lesson.
Jul 22, 2015
Belle Isle Park - Jazz on the Isle
Seniors are invited to enjoy jazz music.
Jul 22, 2015
Outdoor Adventure Center Opening-Week Celebration: Experience Art
Join us for the unveiling of an original piece of art by Louise Phillips of Washington D.C., brought to us by the U.S. Forestry Service. Hands-on, nature-themed art experiences will be available all day long.
Jul 22, 2015
Island Lake Recreation Area - Rec 202: Kayak or Canoe
Those who have completed Rec 101 are invited to join us for kayaking or canoeing with more emphasis on paddling in the water, turning and edging.
Jul 22, 2015
Indian Lake State Park - "Outdoor Stories" with John Walker
Join us for stories from John Walker about being a Michigan U.P. Conservation Officer!
Jul 22, 2015
Silver Lake State Park - Night at the Lights Concert
Join us for the Night at the Lights concert series at Silver Lake State Park featuring Arc Harbor.
Jul 23, 2015
- Jul 25, 2015
Grand Haven State Park - EVP Grand Haven Open
Beach volleyball tournament for juniors ages 10-18 and adults.
Jul 23, 2015
Outdoor Adventure Center Opening-Week Celebration: Movie ("An American Ascent")
"An American Ascent" documents the first African-American expedition to tackle Denali, North America's highest peak, and explores the complex relationship many African-Americans have with the outdoors. As the United States transitions to a "minority majority" nation, a staggering number of people of color do not identify with America's wild places. By embarking on the grueling multi-week climb of the 20,327-foot Denali, nine African-American climbers set out to bridge this "adventure gap" - challenging outdated notions of what adventure looks like by changing the face of America's biggest and baddest mountain on the 100th anniversary of its first summit.
Jul 23, 2015
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Porkies 70th Birthday Celebration
Join us at the Lake of the Clouds Scenic Area to celebrate 70 years of the Porkies and enjoy cup cakes and ice cream.
Jul 24, 2015
Baraga State Park - 10th Annual Christmas in July
Activities include a bike parade, games, prizes, crafts, campsite decorating and photos with Santa
Jul 24, 2015
- Jul 25, 2015
Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area - Christmas In July (registered campers only)
Campers are invited to enjoy winter holiday fun in the middle of summer
Jul 24, 2015
- Jul 25, 2015
Orchard Beach State Park - Christmas in July
Join Orchard Beach State Park for Christmas in July with Christmas crafts and a campsite decorating contest!
Jul 24, 2015
- Jul 26, 2015
Sleepy Hollow State Park - The Pirate Ride-Equestrian
Come find the hidden treasure chests around the Sleepy Hollow trails while on your horse!
Jul 24, 2015
- Jul 26, 2015
Jul 24, 2015
Belle Isle Park - Rec 101: Intro to Fishing
Youth are invited to join us at Belle Isle to learn how to fish.
Jul 24, 2015
Outdoor Adventure Center Opening-Week Celebration: Enter the Bat Zone
Get up close and personal with the animals and instructors from Organization for Bat Conservation at Cranbrook Institute of Science.
Jul 24, 2015
Indian Lake State Park - Ice Cream Social
The Friends of Indian Lake and Palms Book State Parks will be hosting an ice cream social at 1:00pm at the campground host site, everyone is welcome to join us.
Jul 25, 2015
Bay City State Recreation Area - Christmas in July (registered campers only)
Come join us for a great holiday celebration -- minus the snow!
Jul 25, 2015
Yankee Springs Recreation Area - Yankee Springs Trail Riders Association's Judged Trail Ride
Join the fundraiser euchre tournament at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 20.
Jul 25, 2015
Wolf Lake Hatchery - Vampires of the Great Lakes
Family and friends are invited to come learn about the invasive Sea Lamprey.
Jul 25, 2015
Ludington State Park - Bus Day at Big Sable Lighthouse
Join us at Ludington State Park for Bus Days - you can take a bus to the amazing Big Sable lighthouse!
Jul 25, 2015
Maybury State Park - Road Runner Classic 8K
Come take part in the Road Runner Classic 8K!
Jul 26, 2015
- Jul 28, 2015
Grand Haven State Park - Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival & Fireworks
Grand Haven State Park is the perfect spot close to the Coast Guard Festival Activities!
Jul 27, 2015
Highland Recreation Area - Rec 101: Kayak or Canoe
Join us to learn basic canoe/kayaking safety skills and go on a short paddle to test these skills.
Jul 28, 2015
Belle Isle Park - Water Safety Days
Family and friends are invited to join us for snacks, prizes, demonstrations and hands-on activities regarding aquatic activities and water safety.
Jul 28, 2015
Orchard Beach State Park - Tuesday Night Speakers
Join us at the park pavilion to learn how to find rare Michigan birds.
Jul 29, 2015
Indian Lake State Park - Hilltop RV: RV Towing & Safety Clinic
Hilltop RV will be hosting an RV Towing & Safety Clinic.
Jul 29, 2015
Ludington State Park - Fire Prevention Program
Join Ludington State Park for the chance to learn fire prevention techniques and a special guest appearance!
Jul 29, 2015
Jul 29, 2015
Highland Recreation Area - Rec 202: Kayak or Canoe
Those who have completed Rec 101 are invited to join us for kayaking or canoeing with more emphasis on paddling in the water, turning and edging.
Jul 29, 2015
Silver Lake State Park - Night at the Lights Concert
Join us for the Night at the Lights concert series at Silver Lake State Park featuring Ruthie Eilers and Friends.
Jul 30, 2015
Straits State Park - Tin Can Tourists UP Caravan
Join us at any of the listed state parks to check out the Tin Can Tourist on their UP Caravan.
Jul 30, 2015
Harrisville State Park - Intro To Archery
Join us at the Day use area of the park to learn about basic archery and to practice target shooting.
Jul 30, 2015
Indian Lake State Park - Indian Lake Honey Bee's
Join us at our campground host site for a taste of Indian Lake Honey.