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Queen Esther

April 1, 2020 - April 4, 2020
RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 3-6, 2020 Experience one of the most riveting Bible stories of the Old Testament as it comes to life with magnificent sets, special effects and live animals in this brand-new, original stage production at the Sight & Sound Theater!  Lancaster, PA also has the oldest Amish settlement in the USA where the community is still flourishing today. Plus, visit Harrisburg, PA, a capital city with a small town feel.

Butterflies in Bloom – Frederik Meijer Gardens

April 24, 2020
The annual Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition at Meijer Gardens is the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibition in the nation.

Niagara Getaway

May 5, 2020 - May 7, 2020
Niagara Falls is a geological wonder and one of the most famous waterfalls in the world. Straddling the border between the United States and Canada, it has been a popular tourist attraction for over 200 years.  Also visit Niagara-on-the-Lake and see if you experience the effect that so many describe as a feeling that's difficult to put your finger on, but it all starts with agricultural roots, stunning vistas and the Heritage District.

Holland Tulip Festival

May 9, 2020
CANCELLED - Enjoy one of Michigan's most spectacular parades, Veldheer's tulip garden & DeKlomp Wooden Shoe and Delft Factory.

Chautauqua featuring Susan B. Anthony

June 10, 2020
Hear the story of American social reformer & women's rights activist, Susan B. Anthony with a stop at the Hollywood Casino.

Detroit Tigers Game

June 11, 2020
Cheer on the Detroit Tigers as they take on the Texas Rangers at Comerica Park.

Detroit Zoo

June 15, 2020
Senior citizens residing in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties are invited to enjoy a special day at the Detroit Zoo complete with live entertainment, tram tours, bingo, zookeeper talks & a senior resource area.

Frankenmuth Concert in the Park

June 28, 2020
Take a ride on the Bavarian Belle for a river cruise, enjoy a delicious chicken dinner & then listen to music in the park.

Canadian Maritimes

July 8, 2020 - July 21, 2020
The world’s highest tides, fresh salt air, sandy beaches, rocky coves, cosmopolitan cities, remote lighthouses, rich history, warm hospitality, rustic fishing villages, succulent seafood, unspoiled nature, varied activities, first-rate facilities and travel routes. All of these things and more make Canada’s Maritime Provinces one of the world’s most popular destinations. Experience the best of the Maritimes on this delightful tour of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

DSO at the Ford House – Save the Date!

July 10, 2020
Join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for an evening of music in the magical setting of the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House.

Michigan Lavender Fest

July 11, 2020
Relax and rejuvenate to the essence of Fragrant Lavender swaying in the breeze.

Iowa with the Stars

July 22, 2020 - July 27, 2020
FOR 9 DAYS EVERY SUMMER, IOWA SKIES COME ALIVE as 100+ hot air balloons paint the town with brilliant colors and charming special shapes. Don’t miss a moment of the excitement as skilled pilots compete for points and prizes every morning and every evening while dazzling guests below.  A charming community for visitors of all ages, Indianola is both vibrant and tranquil.

Gardens of Detroit

July 23, 2020
Urban gardens and beautiful public green spaces have long been part of the landscape of major cities.  Detroit is no exception.

Lake Superior

August 2, 2020 - August 8, 2020
Lake Superior is located on the northern edge of Wisconsin and stretches between the Upper Peninsula of Michigan north to Ontario Canada. It also spans west to the eastern edge of Minnesota. Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes by surface area and volume. It is like a mini-freshwater ocean, you can't even see the other side from the Wisconsin shoreline.  Discover the natural beauty on Part 5 of our Circle a Great Lake series where we will be featuring Minnesota & Wisconsin.

Mud Hens Game

August 14, 2020
Join the group for a fun-filled evening in Toledo. See the Mud Hens as they host the Syracuse Mets. Join “Muddy” and cheer on the team!

Alaska Cruise with Inside Passage

August 17, 2020 - August 23, 2020
Discover Alaska on this 7-day cruise aboard Norwegian Jewel. Cruise the Inside Passage and gaze at the spectacular scenery and wildlife of Glacier Bay. Prepare for the adventure of a lifetime.

Diamond Jack Boat Ride

August 18, 2020
Join us aboard the Diamond Queen and enjoy a two hour cruise on the sparkling waters of the Detroit river, the world’s busiest international waterway.

Awesome Autumn

September 22, 2020
As the days begin cooling down and the colors start to change, enjoy a beautiful day outdoors while the weather is still nice! Travel around Michigan and experience the many sights, sounds, and tastes of the changing season.

Cape Cod

September 27, 2020 - October 3, 2020
The fortunes of Cape Cod have always been linked to the sea. For centuries fishermen in search of a livelihood, explorers in search of new worlds, and pilgrims of one sort or another in search of a new life – down to the beach-bound tourists of today – all have turned to the waters around Cape Cod. Today, the natural landscape of Cape Cod is little changed. Large areas of forest, dune, beach, and marsh separate small villages. This unspoiled natural beauty makes Cape Cod one of the most favored vacation areas for people living all over the United States.

Grand Hotel/Mackinac Island

October 18, 2020 - October 20, 2020
Located on northern Michigan’s Mackinac Island, the Grand Hotel is rich in history, a place where time moves at the pace of horse-drawn carriages and bicycles. You will never forget the spectacular views from a rocking chair overlooking the Straits of Mackinac from the world’s longest porch. Make a grand escape to the Grand Hotel!

Kindlefest

December 4, 2020
This one day festival takes place in the Ann Arbor Farmers Market. The KindleFest Market, or Christkindlmarkt as known in Germany, features artisans, farmers and retailers selling their holiday wares.

The Lights Before Christmas

December 10, 2020
Ring in the Christmas Season with the Toledo Zoo Lights and Holidays at the Manor House.