Welcome to ‘The Week’ for October 6-12. This is where we will be posting comments such as news items, interesting blog posts, cool video and media, coming events, new web sites added to Absolute Michigan and other items of note.
We invite you to do the same!
Looking at our October Calendar we see that the Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival in Alpena runs from October 9-12. Now in it’s 13th year, the four day event provides activities for the young and old including lighthouse tours (aerial, boat or personal vehicle), entertainment, and vendors. West Michigan’s premier wine tasting event, Food, Wine and All That Jazz, happens on October 10 at The Public Museum in Grand Rapids. Take a trip down memory lane in an old-fashioned covered wagon or glide down the scenic Grand River on a riverboat during on October 10 & 11 during the Color Cruise & Island Festival in Grand Ledge. Head to Charlevoix for Applefest Days at Friske’s Farm Market. Enjoy wagon rides, U-pick apples, our own Miss Apple everything apples. Harvest Days in Harbor Country is celebrated October 10-13. Step back in time to a turn-of-the-20th century Hallowe’en at Green Field Village in Dearborn. October 11 – 12 is CRANE FEST XIV at the Baker Sanctuary. Anywhere between 2,000 – 6,000 Sandhill cranes congregate at the Michigan Audubon Baker Sanctuary along with thousands of birders! This event is the largest wildlife congregation in Michigan that attracts as many as 10,000 folks over the weekend.