Current Calendar Events
October
Oct082016
Aug272017
Michigan History Museum - Minds of Modernism
A special exhibit about Michigan connections to mid 20th-century architecture and design. Lansing.
Oct302016
Oct152017
Michigan Iron Industry Museum - Inventing the Outdoors

A special exhibit about inventor, businessman and Gladstone native Webster Marble. Negaunee.

April
Apr012017
Dec012017
Michigan History Museum - Michigan's Tree Army

Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps in Michigan. Lansing.

Apr052017
Sep272017
Holly Recreation Area - Black Ace Disc Golf Singles League

Join the Black Ace Disc Golf Club's Sanctioned Singles league. This is an 18 hole Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) sanctioned league.

Apr082017
Nov112018
Michigan History Museum - Michigan in World War I

The latest in our rotating exhibit of flags from the Michigan Battle Flag Collection. Lansing.

May
May022017
Sep252017
Proud Lake State Park - Huron Valley Recreation and Community Education Programs

Huron Valley Recreation and Community Education will be offering the fitness classes this summer at the park as part of the Department of Natural Resources MI Big Green Gym Program. Classes include Karate, Insanity , Fitness Trail Hiking and Yoga.

June
Jun012017
Aug312017
Hoffmaster State Park - Serene Yoga's New Summer Beach Yoga Series

Serene Yoga will be offering a New Summer Beach Yoga Series June 1 through August 31. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Friday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. $10 drop-in rate.

Jun012017
Aug312017
Muskegon State Park - Serene Yoga's Summer Beach Yoga Series

Serene Yoga will be offering a Summer Beach Yoga Series June 1 through August 31. Classes will be held Wednesday and Friday morning from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. $10 drop-in rate.

Jun012017
Aug312017
Mackinac Island - Governor's Summer Residence Tours - Wednesdays, from June through August

Built in 1902 as a private summer cottage by Lawrence A. Young, it has served as the Governor's summer Residence since 1945.
the tour, which lasts approximately 15 minutes, experienced docents will guide small groups through the first floor of the home.

Jun102017
Sep092017
Silver Lake State Park - MI Big Green Gym - Beach Yoga with Cindy Beth

Vinyasa flow beach yoga, linking breath with movement.

Jun122017
Sep042017
Mears State Park - Beach Yoga

Kalon Arts and Yoga Company offers vinyasa flow beach yoga, linking breath with movement on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays June 12 through Sept. 4 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Jun132017
Aug222017
Highland Recreation Area - Huron Valley Recreation and Community Education Programs

Huron Valley Recreation and Community Education will be offering the recreation classes this summer at the recreation area. Classes will include stand up paddleboard skills and group mountain biking.

Jun152017
Aug242017
Pinckney Recreation Area - Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga

Stand-up paddleboard (SUP) yoga is a fun way to experience yoga outdoors. Classes offered Thursday evenings at Silver Lake starting June 15 through Aug. 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Jun162017
Sep012017
North Higgins Lake State Park - Rec 101: Mark Vick Championship Basketball Clinic

Fridays, June 16 through Sept. 1 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Shoot some hoops and learn some new skills with the Mark Vick Championship Basketball Clinic. 

Jun162017
Sep012017
South Higgins Lake State Park - Rec 101: Mark Vick Championship Basketball Clinic

Fridays, June 16 through Sept. 1 from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Shoot some hoops and learn some new skills with the Mark Vick Championship Basketball Clinic. 

Jun172017
Sep022017
South Higgins Lake State Park - Story time in the Park

Saturdays, June 17 through Sept. 2 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Join the Houghton Lake Public Library and Roscommon Area District Library at the campground host site (#147) for a participant based storytime.

Jun172017
Sep022017
North Higgins Lake State Park - Story time in the Park

Saturdays, June 17 through Sept. 2 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Join the Houghton Lake Public Library and Roscommon Area District Library at the campground host site (#47) for a participant based storytime.

Jun172017
Sep022017
Bay City State Recreation Area - Music from the Marsh

Come enjoy a variety of artists on the Saginaw Bay Visitors Centers Outdoor Stage. Saturday evenings, June 17 through Sept. 2 from 7-8 p.m.

Jun192017
Aug302017
Hoffmaster State Park - Family Beach Yoga

Infinite Heart Yoga will be offering a family beach yoga class this summer on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The class costs $10 per person or $25 per family. Meet at changing courts.

Jun192017
Aug282017
Mears State Park - Sunset Beach Yoga and Meditation

Smiling Lotus Yoga will be offering a beach yoga and meditation class on Mondays, June 19 through Aug. 28 from 7-8 p.m.

Jun242017
Aug262017
Lakeport State Park - Beach Yoga

Come spend an hour practicing yoga along the beautiful shore of Lake Huron Saturday mornings June 24 through Aug. 26 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and develop strength, balance and flexibility.

July
Jul102017
Aug212017
Maybury State Park - Music at Maybury

Join us for some Free Family Friendly entertainment Mondays, July 10 through August 21 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Trailhead building (Enter at Eight Mile Road)

August
Aug052017
Aug122017
Aug122017
Aug132017
Aug142017
Aug202017
Aug192017
Aug202017
Maybury State Park - Family Fun Campout

Programs include: fishing, nature hike, horseshoe contest, yard games, provided by Friends of Maybury and the Explorer Guide program.

Aug202017
Highland Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Want to help remove invasive shrubs from a high quality natural area? Then join us! We’ll be cutting in an area within Haven Hill Natural Area to remove scattered shrubs. We want to keep these invasive, non-native shrubs from moving farther into this beautiful woodland.

Aug202017
Walker Tavern Historic Site - Farmers Market
It's Lost Arts Day at the market! Brooklyn.
Aug202017
Mann House - Puzzles on the Porch
Enjoy a leisurely day of Victorian pastimes. Concord.
Aug202017
Outdoor Adventure Center - A Taste of Hunting in Michigan

Come sample some wild game – the original locally sourced, sustainable meat – prepared by a professional chef, while learning about hunting opportunities in Michigan.

Aug202017
Burt Lake State Park - Rec 101: Intro to Soccer

Learn all about the basics of soccer! From how to dribble, pass, shoot and score, Explorer Guide Shelby will teach you everything you need to know to get started in this great sport!

Aug222017
Aug222017
Bewabic State Park - Total Woman in the Outdoors

UPDATED: Join the DNR and our partners at Aspirus Iron River Hospital in this fantastic women's event as we experience many different ways for women to enjoy the outdoors.

Aug232017
Interlochen State Park - Lighthouse Rehabilitation Center Adaptive Paddling Clinic

Adaptive kayaking clinics where individuals with disabilities are invited to experience kayaking on Duck Lake.

Aug232017
Father Marquette National Memorial - Wednesdays at the Memorial

New Special evening programs! St. Ignace.

Aug242017
Aug252017
Ludington State Park - Intro to Turkey Hunting Clinic

Join us at the Hamlin Lake Beach Pavilion as we team up with the National Wild Turkey Federation for a two-day turkey hunting clinic.

Aug242017
Michigan History Museum - 12th and Clairmount Film Screening

Outdoor screening of the Detroit Free Press film documentary. Free; pre-registration required. Lansing

Aug242017
Outdoor screening of the Detroit Free Press's 12th and Clairmount

Date: August 24th 8-10 pm. Outdoor film screening

Join us for an outdoor screening of the Detroit Free Press' film 12th and Clairmount, which looks back at the Detroit 1967 rebellion through the lens of home movie footage donated by metro Detroiters. Doors open at 7 p.m. Popcorn, soft drinks and ice cream will be available for purchase.

Aug252017
Aug272017
Straits State Park - Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow

Visit French encampments, watch demonstrations, visit vendors displaying authentic wares and enjoy the sights and sounds of traditional native dancing, hoop dancing, native flute music and drumming ceremonies. Traditional foods, arts and crafts will also be available.

Aug252017
Sleeper State Park - Rec 101 Pheasant Friday

Learn about fire arm safety and this organizations efforts to restore habitat for this beautiful species.

Aug262017
Bay City State Recreation Area - Introduction to Waterfowl Hunting

This “A to Z” class on how to hunt waterfowl will cover everything you need to know to get started, including how to find a location, scouting, calling and gear. Cost is $60.

Aug262017
Maybury State Park - Edible Plant Hike

Join the Friends of Maybury and discuss the variety of edible plants found throughout the park.

Aug262017
Island Lake Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help us remove invasive shrubs from the edges of prairies. Our spring prescribed burn helped set back many of the invasive shrubs, but let’s go after any that remain to allow all of the neat native grasses and wildflowers to thrive.

Aug262017
Highland Recreation Area - Haven Hill Festival

Features include the new Cedar Creek hiking, biking and equestrian trail, vintage Model A Ford automobiles, an 1860’s era baseball game with a live brass band, Haven Hill history and art displays, walking tours, children’s activities, summer foods and beverages and more!

Aug262017
Aug272017
Hartwick Pines Logging Museum - Black Iron Days

See blacksmiths at work, sawmill demonstrations, 19th-century music and more. Grayling.

Aug262017
Aug272017
Hartwick Pines State Park - Black Iron Days

Join blacksmiths and other artisans as they demonstrate how they make their crafts. Observe the steam powered sawmill in operation.

Aug262017
Van Riper State Park - Kayaking 101

Venture to Van Riper State Park to learn the basics of kayaking from 2-4 p.m. We will talk about different types of kayaks as well as safety and techniques while kayaking.

Aug262017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Nature Exploration at Milliken State Park

Join us on a hike across the street to explore the wetland area at Milliken State Park. We will look for trees, wildflowers, birds, insects, and other wildlife to identify.

Aug262017
Van Riper State Park - Kayaking 202

Join us from 6-8 p.m. for an advanced kayaking paddle for those who are comfortable with kayaking and just want to get out with a group and paddle, we will meet on the beach for this event. Previous kayaking experience is required.

Aug272017
Waterloo Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Join invasive shrub removal efforts to restore this prairie. It’s fun and will give the native, sun-loving prairie plants more room to grow. 

Aug272017
Walker Tavern Historic Site - Farmers Market
Everything fresh and local. Brooklyn.
Aug272017
Interlochen State Park - Classic Car Show and Centennial Celebration

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 & bikes!

Aug272017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Archery Try-It

This is your opportunity to learn more about archery. Four different sessions available.

Aug272017
Proud Lake Recreation Area - Rec 101 Intro to Paddling

Join us for a free introductory course to canoeing and kayaking with Heavner Canoe Rental’s enthusiastic staff. The gear and guides and good times will be provided, so get ready to launch your next outdoor adventure!

Aug272017
Highland Recreation Area - Rec 101 Intro to Paddling

Join us for a free introductory course to canoeing and kayaking with Heavner Canoe Rental’s enthusiastic staff. The gear and guides and good times will be provided, so get ready to launch your next outdoor adventure!

Aug272017
Island Lake Recreation Area - Rec 101 Intro to Paddling

Join us for a free introductory course to canoeing and kayaking with Heavner Canoe Rental’s enthusiastic staff! The gear and guides and good times will be provided, so get ready to launch your next outdoor adventure!

Aug302017
Belle Isle Park - AARP Bike Belle Isle

During each event in this series you will enjoy a short presentation on a different fraud topic to help keep you and your finances safe, followed by Bike Fit 101. Then enjoy a guided ride with Riverside Kayak Connection.

Aug302017
Belle Isle Park - AARP Paddle Belle Isle

Enjoy an evening float along Belle Isle’s canals and learn about urban wildlife, paddling skills and how to navigate life’s river bends.

Aug302017
Outdoor Adventure Center - WOW Wild Over Wednesday: Hiking

Join us at the Outdoor Adventure Center for information about fantastic places to hike and what gear can be beneficial when you hit the trail. While you’re here, join us on a guided evening hike on one of our nearby urban trails.