Current DNR - All Events
August
Aug102019
North Higgins Lake State Park - Meteors and S'mores

Come visit during the Perseid Meteor Shower. With your naked eye you will be able to watch potentially hundreds of meteors flash across the sky as they enter our atmosphere.

Aug122019
Aug182019
Upper Peninsula State Fair, Escanaba

Aug. 12-18, 2019. The best way to top off summer!

Aug172019
Aug182019
Free ORV Weekend

Residents and nonresidents can ride DNR-designated trails and routes without purchasing an ORV license or trail permit during two Free ORV Weekends, June 8-9 and Aug. 17-18. 

Aug182019
Pinckney Recreation Area - Swim to the Moon - Centennial Event

Swim to The Moon is celebrating 10 years of this extraordinary open-water swimming adventure through the picturesque hills around Chain of Lakes near Hell, Michigan. Choose your distance — .5 mile, 1.2 miles, 5K, or 10K.  This event is part of the Michigan State Park Race Series. 

Aug182019
Cambridge Junction Historic State Park - Farmers Market, Aug. 18
Fresh produce, baked goods, crafts and more. Brooklyn.
Aug182019
Mitchell State Park - Hunting Whitetails Naturally, Aug. 18

Join the DNR Outdoor Skills Academy and Killer Food Plots to learn how to trail hunt whitetail deer and better manage your property for wildlife habitat.

Aug202019
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery - Fish Stories

Bring your family for outside stories, activities and crafts on themes including water, fish, woodland creatures, the Earth and more.

Aug202019
Michigan Iron Industry Museum - The "Yankee," an Emigrant from Scotland
Part of our Tuesday afternoon lecture series. Negaunee.
Aug212019
Island Lake Recreation Area - 2019 T-Rex Triathlon Series - T-Rex Youth Triathlon - Centennial Event

RF Events Wednesday youth triathlon clinic meets twice in the summer and concludes with this youth triathlon.

Aug212019
Aug212019
Silver Lake State Park - Rec 101: Intro to Outdoor Cooking

Join Bourne To Grill and The Other French Chef for this introductory program on outdoor cooking. Children and adults can come learn the basics of outdoor cooking over a campfire.

Aug212019
Island Lake Recreation Area - 2019 T-Rex Triathlon Series - T-Rex Sprint Triathlon - Centennial Event

This Wednesday evening triathlon features a .5 mile swim, 12.4 mile bike and finishes with a 3.1 mile run. Sign up for the T-Rex Series and compete for the series championship!

Aug232019
Aug252019
Pinckney Recreation Area - PTRA Ride to Hell and Back

Join the Pinckney Trail Riders Association for their Ride to Hell and Back weekend. 

Aug232019
Dodge #4 State Park - Adaptive Kayaking and Water Skiing

Kayaking and waterskiing for people with disabilities.  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aug232019
Aug252019
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

National and regional bands play all weekend on several stages. Children's activities and a hot food concession are available. The festival will take place rain or shine. 

Aug232019
Hayes State Park - Rec 101: Pheasant Friday

Join representatives from Pheasants Forever and learn about firearm safety and this organization's efforts to restore the habitat for this beautiful species.

Aug242019
Outdoor Adventure Center - Beekeeping Basics, Aug. 24

Join Brian Peterson from Bees in the D as he shares his passion for education about and conservation of the all-important pollinator, the honey bee.

Aug242019
Maybury State Park - Edible Plants Hike

Enjoy a guided hike that showcases the numerous edible plant species located in the park. 

Aug242019
Warren Dunes State Park - Volunteer Stewardship Workday, Aug. 24

Help us protect the dune system and rare/threatened thistle by removing spotted knapweed! 

Aug242019
Interlochen State Park - John Griffin Memorial Classic Car Show

Classic cars and BIG equipment equals fun for the whole family! 

Aug242019
Mitchell State Park - Hunting Whitetails Naturally, Aug. 24

Join the DNR Outdoor Skills Academy and Killer Food Plots to learn how to trail hunt whitetail deer and better manage your property for wildlife habitat.

Aug242019
Aug252019
Hartwick Pines State Park - Black Iron Days - Centennial Event

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

Aug242019
Aug252019
Straits State Park - Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow

Visit French encampments, watch demonstrations, visit vendors displaying authentic wares and enjoy traditional native dancing, native music and drumming ceremonies. 

Aug242019
Van Riper State Park - Kayaking 101

Enjoy a paddle on Lake Michigamme with our Kayaking 101 event.

Aug252019
Cambridge Junction Historic State Park - Farmers Market, Aug. 25
Fresh produce, baked goods, crafts and more. Brooklyn.
Aug252019
Bay City State Park - Hunting Whitetails Naturally, Aug. 25

Join the DNR Outdoor Skills Academy and Killer Food Plots to learn how to trail hunt whitetail deer and better manage your property for wildlife habitat.

Aug252019
Outdoor Adventure Center - Archery: Try-It!, Aug. 25

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

Aug252019
Outdoor Adventure Center - Dog Days of Summer

Come to the OAC for a day of outdoor fun with your fuzzy best friend! We'll have dog-friendly activities set up, including a guided walk along the Dequindre Cut at 2 p.m., "doggie pools," and lots of tennis balls and frisbees! 

Aug252019
Outdoor Adventure Center - Live Honey Harvest

Learn the basics of how bees make honey and the process beekeepers use to harvest that honey, and taste some directly from the hive.

Aug292019
Sep012019
Indian Lake State Park - Fall into Fun Weekend

Have a weekend of making memories as we celebrate the end of summer and beginning of fall. 

Aug292019
Outdoor Adventure Center - WOW - Thrilling Thursdays: Fishing

Complimentary admission from 6 to 8 p.m. This month, enjoy a night of fishing by the lighthouse at Milliken State Park. 

Aug302019
Sleeper State Park - Rec 101: Pheasant Friday

Join representatives from Pheasants Forever and learn about firearm safety and this organization's effort to restore the habitat for these beautiful birds.

Aug312019
Wilson State Park - Labor Day Celebration (campers only)

Camp over Labor Day weekend and enjoy kids games, crafts and more.

Aug312019
Warren Dunes State Park - Volunteer Stewardship Workday, Aug. 31

We’re making great progress on Pitcher’s Thistle protection thanks to DNR Volunteer Stewards! Please join us as we continue these efforts to pull invasive spotted knapweed from the open dune system.

Aug312019
Pinckney Recreation Area - Ladder Golf Challenge (campers only)

Challenge your friends to a rousing game of ladder golf!

Aug312019
Outdoor Adventure Center - National Trail Mix Day Hike

Make a personalized trail mix (peanut free) that tastes great, and then join the OAC team for a short hike through Milliken State Park.

Ongoing DNR - All Events
04/01/19  —  12/01/19
Leelanau State Park - Virtual 5K Run/Walk

Participate in a fun Virtual 5K that will benefit the Friends of Leelanau State Park as they raise funds for new playground equipment. You can bike, run or walk anywhere in the world!

05/24/19  —  08/31/19
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery - Hook, Line and Sinker Kids' Fishing

Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Catch and release fishing for kids! 

05/27/19  —  09/02/19
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery - Family Scavenger Hunts

Available Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Borrow a backpack, get your list of questions and hit the trails!

 

05/27/19  —  09/03/19
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery - Hatchery Tours

Tours begin at 10 a.m., noon and 2:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and at noon and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Find out how the DNR raises millions of fish each year for Michigan’s lakes, rivers and streams.

 

05/27/19  —  09/02/19
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery - Feeding Frenzy

Monday through Friday, 12:30 to 12:45 p.m. Join us as our critters get their lunchtime meal! 

 

05/28/19  —  08/28/19
Brighton Recreation Area - Jump Island: Beach Yoga

Jump Island Beach Yoga will be held on Tuesdays throughout the summer from May 28 through Aug. 28 from 6-7 p.m.Cost: $12 pre-registered or $15 walk-up

05/29/19  —  08/28/19
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery - Hooked on Nature: Preschool Programs

Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Join us with your preschooler for a guided nature program followed by a craft. 

05/30/19  —  08/29/19
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery - Arrows Away Archery

Arrows Away will be offered Thursdays, May 30 to Aug. 29, at 5 and 6 p.m. Learn the basics of how to shoot a bow and arrow with this introductory course.

 

05/30/19  —  08/29/19
Proud Lake Recreation Area - Walking Forest Meditation and Yoga

Classes offered Thursdays, May 30 through Aug. 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost $5/person. Participants should meet at the Annex parking lot. Please note there will be no class June 6 (make up class offered June 5), July 4 and Aug. 15

06/02/19  —  10/20/19
Pinckney Recreation Area - Eclipse Yoga - Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga

Eclipse Yoga will offer Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga classes on Sundays from 1-2 p.m. and Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. starting June 2 - Oct. 20. There will be no classes on June 30, July 7 or Sept. 1. Cost is $25. Meet at Silver Lake. 

06/02/19  —  10/20/19
Pinckney Recreation Area - Eclipse Yoga Paddle Fit

Eclipse yoga will offer Paddlefit classes on Sundays from 12 -1 p.m. and Tuesdays from 5:15-6:15 p.m. starting June 2 - Oct. 20. There will be no classes on June 30, July 7 or Sept. 1. Cost is $25. Meet at Silver Lake. 

06/03/19  —  10/14/19
Island Lake Recreation Area - Eclipse Yoga - Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga

Participants will paddle out, do an hour of yoga on the boards, and then paddle back in. Eclipse Yoga provides paddleboards and life jackets.

06/03/19  —  10/14/19
Island Lake Recreation Area - Eclipse Yoga Paddle Fit

There are intervals of paddling and HIIT type exercises. Classes last 1 hour. Some exercises are done on boards and some on the beach (depending on a variety of factors).

06/05/19  —  08/28/19
Muskegon State Park - Serene Yoga Beach Series

June 5 - Aug. 28, 2019 Serene Yoga will host beach yoga classes on Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. $10 drop-in rate.

06/05/19  —  08/28/19
Mackinac Island - Governor's Summer Residence Tours

Explore the Governor's Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 5 to August 28. The docent-led tour lasts approximately 15 minutes.

06/06/19  —  08/29/19
Hoffmaster State Park - Serene Yoga Beach Series

June 5 - Aug. 28, 2019 Serene Yoga will host beach yoga classes on Thursday mornings from 10-11 a.m. $10 drop-in rate.

06/15/19  —  09/07/19
Silver Lake State Park - Beach Yoga at the Lighthouse

June 15 - Sept. 7, 2019 Yoga classes will be offered Saturdays, from 9-10 a.m. Cost $10/person. Participants should meet at the Little Point Sable Lighthouse. 

06/15/19  —  08/18/19
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery - Muskie Madness Tours

Saturdays and Sundays only from noon to 1 p.m. Wolf Lake is the only fish hatchery in the state that raises muskie, a large predator fish found in Michigan. Learn how we raise them on these special, limited-edition tours. 

 

06/15/19  —  08/31/19
Bay City State Park - Music from the Marsh

Come enjoy a variety of artists on the Saginaw Bay Visitors Center's Outdoor Stage. Saturday evenings, June 15 through Aug. 31 from 7-8 p.m.

06/17/19  —  09/02/19
Mears State Park - Beach Yoga on Lake Michigan

From June 17 - Sept. 2, 2019 Kalon Arts and Yoga Company will offer vinyasa flow beach yoga, linking breath with movement  Monday - Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

06/22/19  —  06/30/20
Michigan History Museum - Secret Lives of Michigan Objects

Explore what it means to collect and care for Michigan objects. Lansing.

06/22/19  —  08/31/19
Duck Lake State Park - Yoga

Duck Lake Yoga offered Saturdays throughout the summer from June 22- Aug. 31 at 9:30-10:30 a.m. Cost $10 per person.