On the Fourth of July, we celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Throughout West Michigan, you’ll see Independence Day celebrated with a variety of traditions, including fireworks, parades, and outdoor activities. Spend the holiday with friends and family, and enjoy the United States’ 241st year of independence with these patriotic events in West Michigan. Read More…
Beaver Island Boat Company
Let the Beaver Island Boat Company ferry you away to Lake Michigan’s hidden gem and former kingdom, known as America’s Emerald Isle. Relax on the 2 hour cruise, enjoying views of beautiful Lake Michigan, the shores of Charlevoix and your journey into Paradise Bay on beautiful Beaver Island. Daily tours available Memorial Day – Labor Day. Let us be the start to your island adventure!
St. Ignace – A True North Mackinac Getaway
Choose a St. Ignace True North Mackinac Getaway in July and prepare for family fun, seven days a week. Join us for Heritage Days, our famous Fish Feast, Saturday Night Live, 4th of July celebrations, Live Music, Farmers Market, Outdoor Movies, Fireworks and more.
For over fifty years, Stafford’s has provided premier waterfront dining and historic lodging throughout northern Michigan. Guests enjoy attentive service, fine dining and elegant accommodations overlooking Lake Michigan, Little Traverse Bay and Crooked River, in relaxed, historic settings. Choose from six unique and enjoyable Stafford’s properties.
West Michigan Photo Contest
With so much beauty found in West Michigan, the West Michigan Tourist Association wants you to show off what you love most about this beautiful side of the state, and win some great West Michigan prizes!
Request Free Travel Guide
Celebrate 100 years of travel in West Michigan, and plan your next West Michigan trip with the 2017 West Michigan Carefree Travel Guide. Click through to request your free copy, or to view the guide digitally. You’ll also be able to request free West Michigan information in your areas of interest.
Take Flight over July 4th
Watch planes zip through the air and balloons float through the sky, at the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival. The festival takes place over the 4th of July weekend, from June 29 to July 4.
Summer Lodging Specials in West Michigan
It’s time for you to take a well-deserved summer vacation. Many hotels, resorts, B&Bs, and more are offering limited time savings for summer travelers, giving you the opportunity to take a trip without breaking the bank. Where in West Michigan are you traveling this summer?
Outdoor Music in West Michigan
There’s nothing better than being outside and hearing music in the distance. As you get closer, the music gets louder, and soon you find yourself at one of the many outdoor concerts right here in West Michigan.
Vacation + Education in West Michigan
With school out, kids have a lot of free time on their hands. Instead of having them stay home all summer long, give them an educational vacation! There are hands-on, interactive, and genuinely fun educational experiences that will have kids of all ages learning throughout summer break, whether they know it or not. There’s even educational vacations for adults, including in-depth winery and brewery tours.