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Current Get Outdoors Calendar
August
Aug052018
Walker Tavern Historic Site - Farmers Market

Everything fresh and local. Brooklyn.

Aug092018
Walker Tavern Historic Site - Picnic on the Lawn Concert
Performance by Turner Luce. Brooklyn.
Aug112018
Lakeport State Park - 19th Annual Horseshoe Tournament (campers only)

Campers and their visitors are invited to our annual horseshoe tournament. This two-person team, single elimination tournament is a ton of fun for the whole family. 

Aug112018
Pinckney Recreation Area - Photo Scavenger Hunt (campers only)

In this fun scavenger hunt you use your camera and your imagination to follow clues leading to an edible ending!

Aug112018
Fort Wilkins Historic State Park - Meteors and S'mores

Come to the Keweenaw for some stargazing and s'mores! Meet at the Fort Wilkins Historic State Park picnic area for a campfire and s'mores followed by stargazing and meteor viewing inside Fort Wilkins.

Aug112018
Leelanau State Park - Meteors and S'mores

Experience Leelanau State Park during the Perseid meteor shower where you will potentially be able to see hundreds of meteors flash across the sky.

Aug112018
Clear Lake State Park - Meteors and S'mores

Enjoy a s'more and watch hundreds of meteors flash across the night sky during the Perseid meteor shower.

Aug132018
Aug192018
Upper Peninsula State Fair, Escanaba

Help celebrate 90 years of fun! Juin us Aug. 13-19, 2018.

Aug162018
Clear Lake State Park - Rec 101: Intro to Archery

Come learn basic archery from history to hands-on target shooting.

Aug172018
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Antlers Gone Wild

Weave an Antler Bowl, Wall Basket, Carrying Basket or Wall Hanging using white-tailed deer antlers and a large selection of natural and dyed natural materials.

Aug182018
Leelanau State Park - Pancakes in the Park

Enjoy fluffy pancakes, savory sausage, orange juice and MI State Park Coffee from Espresso Royale. Funds raised will benefit the Leelanau State Park Friends Group.

Aug182018
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Everyday Tote

Basketry instructor Poppy Hatinger will guide you as you weave a reed tote basket with Shaker-style handles using heritage techniques basket makers used in times past.

Aug182018
Aug192018
Hoffmaster State Park - Photographing Birds Workshop with Tom Haxby

This class – taught by Tom Haxby, an award-winning and published freelance nature and wildlife photographer – will cover effective use of equipment, photography techniques and an introduction of raw processing.

Aug182018
Aloha State Park - Horseshoe Tournament (campers only)

Grab your partner for this fun horseshoe tournament!

Aug182018
Leelanau State Park - Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum Lobster Festival

Help support the restoration and preservation of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse by enjoying a lobster dinner alongside a beautiful view of Lake Michigan!

Aug182018
Pinckney Recreation Area - Bruin Lake Family Fun Dance (campers only)

Our campground host dances better than all other campground hosts! Bring your best moves and get jiggy with it at the Bruin Lake Family Fun Dance!

Aug192018
Interlochen State Park - John Griffin Memorial Classic Car Show

Classic cars and BIG equipment equals fun for the whole family! New this year will be a "Classic Kids" event. Enter vintage pedal cars, tricycles and bikes!

Aug192018
Walker Tavern Historic Site - Farmers Market

Everything fresh and local. Brooklyn.

Aug192018
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Lake of the Clouds in Stained Glass

Instructor Laura Hamlett will help you create a personalized stained glass scene of the Lake of the Clouds.

Aug242018
Aug262018
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

Come to the Porkies for our Annual Music Festival, with two stages, bands all weekend, a children's tent and activities, and a hot food concession. The festival will take place, under a big top canopy, rain or shine.

Aug262018
Walker Tavern Historic Site - Farmers Market
It's Lost Arts Day at the market! Brooklyn.
Aug262018
Walker Tavern Historic Site - Walker Wheels vs. Flat Rock Bear Clan

See a game of vintage "base ball." Brooklyn.