Top 10 B&B in the U.S.

For B&B lovers, spending one or two days at a B&B and indulge with unique and luxurious room, personalized services, and specialized features such as spa and sauna is truly the best relaxation. If you prefer B&B as your lodging choice, make sure to spend some days at the Historic Webster House in Bay City, which recently being named one of the top 10 Bed & Breakfast in the U.S. by BedandBreakfast.com.  


What’s on Stage in MI Great Lakes Bay

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This week’s shows in MI Great Lakes Bay are family favorites for kicking off the holiday season. The legendary Oak Ridge Boys will take the stage for one show only as they bring their limited tour, The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show, to the Dow Event Center. Meanwhile, the American Idol finalist, Matt Giraud, is coming to the StateTheatre of Bay City to spread some Christmas cheer on November 30, and the family-beloved ballet, The Nutcracker, will bring the Christmas magic to you and your family at the Midland Center for the Arts from November 30 to December 2.


Holiday Events in MI Great Lakes Bay

Christmas spirit is in the air! If you are planning your trip to MI Great Lakes Bay, make sure to join some of the holiday events coming up this Friday and next week! 

Bring the entire family to Chesaning to enjoy the festive atmosphere. The Chesaning Christmas Candlelight Walk will take place this Friday, come and enjoy free horse-drawn carriage rides, Gingerbread House Walk, and more. Meanwhile, the Santa's Village in Chesaning will be open on November 24 – 25, and Saturday's and Sunday's December 1 through December 16, and don’t forget to book your Polar Express train ride while visiting there! 

Speaking of Christmas, it is no way not to mention the Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth (since there’s literally Christmas time throughout the year:]). From November 23 to December 23, Santa will visit Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland. Please note that many children wish to see Santa on Saturdays and Sundays. Guests should anticipate a wait.


3 Events You Can’t Miss This Weekend

Holidays in the Heart of the City. Photo Courtesy: Theophil Syslo Photography 

Whether you have switched your mood to “holiday-off” mode yet, the events coming up this weekend in MI Great Lakes Bay are ultimate choices for you to start your holidays. The PRIDE in Saginaw is going to host its annual event, Holidays in the Heart of the City, on November 16 and Christmas Parade on November 17. Meanwhile, if you are in Midland this weekend, come and join Midland Santa Parade in Downtown Midland this Saturday.

If you are a hunter, well, not hunting for animals but great bargains, we bet you will get really excited about Birch Run Premium Outlet’s Deer Widows Weekend! 34-hour bargain hunting plus 145 stores (and 39 of them can't be found anywhere else in Michigan)…what’s better than that? Head to MI Great Lakes Bay this weekend and enjoy your shopping!


Fun things to do in MI Great Lakes Bay this weekend

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If your kids (or even you) are huge fans of Lego, bring them to the Mid-Michigan Children's Museum (MMCM) this Saturday to let their creativity go wild! Or, you can also bring them to the State Theatre of BayCity to see the movie, Polar Express. Admission to the movie is either a non-perishable food item or a new unwrapped toy to benefit local charities.

Meanwhile, the State Theatre of Bay City is bringing its annual vaudeville show back on stage this Saturday. The show including magic show, comedy, dance performance, quartet, and more, is family friendly and for all ages.


October Social

The photo is taken by our flickr group member Bob Martuch (bmartuch417)

Keywords on our social media in October: fall colors, fall colors, and fall colors! We’ve seen lots of great photos of fall colors in MI Great Lakes Bay posting on our social media community. Here are some of our favorites.  :]


What’s on Stage in MI Great Lakes Bay

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If you are a fan of haunted house or haunted TV shows, get ready for the premier of A Haunting on Potter Street at Saginaw’s Temple Theatre this weekend. The film crew of the movie is the first one who has been granted permission to enter the massive and mysterious Potter Street Station of Saginaw, Michigan, and now it is time to watch the haunting evidence unfold!

Meanwhile, your kids’s favorite characters from the Disney’s Phineas and Freb escape from TV screen and are coming to Saginaw this Saturday for a live tour. It would be your kids’ dream come true to watch their favorite characters on stage and spend a whole afternoon seeing them dance and sing!

Good news for musical lovers again: the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof, will be on stage on November 15…right in Saginaw. Tickets go quickly, so get your tickets now to choose the best seats! :]


aMAZEing fun at Pumpkin Patch!

How could fall complete without spending some time at a pumpkin patch or a corn maze? You can definitely buy your pumpkin at the grocery store, but there is so much fun at the pumpkin patch. While picking those pumpkins that match your Halloween home decor, you can also explore the corn maze, feed those cute animals, have cider donuts…and more! For those who haven’t got a chance to have a trip to a pumpkin patch or a corn maze, or just wanted to have another day of fun before it closes, here are some great choices for you in MI Great Lakes Bay.


What’s on Stage in MI Great Lakes Bay

Which one is your favorite: old time music, chocolate wonderland, or peeking someone’s secret? Or, you could have them all! This week, the Broadway musical, Under the Streetlamp is going to bring the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s music to the stage at the Dow Event Center. If you are a fan of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, then you don’t want to miss Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka at the Midland Center for the Arts on Oct 27-28. Meanwhile, The Temple Theatre in Saginaw will host a multimedia play based on the Postsecret website, and you can enjoy a special theatrical experience on Oct 18.


Spooky Fun: Halloween events in MI Great Lakes Bay

If Halloween is one of your favorite holidays, you will love the events coming up in the following weeks in MI Great Lakes Bay. Most of the spooky fun events are for the entire family. If you are bold enough, or you are the kind of person who enjoys being scared, come to our region to challenge some of the best haunted houses in Michigan!


Upcoming Great Events This Weekend

Any country music fan here? This weekend, the 2 big country music stars, Craig Morgan and Josh Gracin are coming to Frankenmuth for the Michigan’s Big Country Fest!  For those fashion divas, the Downtown Bay City is your destination this weekend. The FallDowntown Diva Weekend, brought to you by the Downtown Bay City, offers great deals and discount on restaurants and stores, plus many great events such as fall color sailing, which is a perfect event for you and your girlfriends!


Kid’s Event in MI Great Lakes Bay

Want to fly in the sky?  If that’s one of your kids’ wishes, their dream can come true this Saturday in Midland! The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) offers free airplane rides to children and teens age 8-17.  You can also bring your kids to have a full day fun at the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum (MMCM) this Saturday. Those cute animals from Children’s Zoo are coming to MMCM on Saturday, and it is a great opportunity to have your kids play with them. In addition, Olive the Playful Pig is going to visit the MMCM again on the same day afternoon!


What’s on Stage in MI Great Lakes Bay

Lots of great shows are coming to MI Great Lakes Bay this week! The Leading Ladies has started its series of performance at Bay City Players last Friday. You can enjoy this classic comedy through Oct 14. Meanwhile, the Dow Event Center brings a series of Broadway shows to Saginaw, and the Nunset Boulevard is going to take place tonight! For those who are interested in Chinese acrobat show, the Golden Dragon Acrobats is going to make you WOW on October 13 at the Temple Theatre in Saginaw. If you would like to enjoy your Saturday night with great swing music, you don’t want to miss the Saginaw Elite Big Band’s great performance at the State Theatre of Bay City.

September Social

The photo was shared by Wil Hufton III on our Facebook. Thanks Wil! :]

Being on social media and getting connected with our fans is fun, and we enjoy sharing everything that makes our region an awesome place to travel!  Besides sharing things with you, one of our happiest moments on social media is receiving notifications saying that YOU have something to share with us!


Fall Family Fun at Apple Orchards in MI Great Lakes Bay

What is a better dessert than a cider donut or a gourmet apple in fall? Even if this year's apple crop is down due to weather condition, the apple orchards in MI Great Lakes Bay still secure great quality apples, bakery, cider…and a full day family fun for you! Some of the orchards might still have some u-pick apples now (but not many). If you are interested in picking up your apples, you have to hurry up, and don’t forget to call them before your go. :]


Events for Family & Kids This Weekend

Are you looking for some fun things to do with your kids this weekend? The Farm Frenzy Weekend at Splash Village is going to bring the farm fun back to Frankenmuth this weekend.  In the meantime, the River of Time is going to sweep Bay City into the past through live reenactments this weekend. The event attracted 30,000 visitors last year, and it is a great opportunity to learn more about the history while having lots of fun at the event. You can also bring your kids to join the Safety Day: Kid-Friendly Safety Tips hosted by the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum.


What’s on Stage in MI Great Lakes Bay

Hi there! Hope all of you have had a wonderful weekend in MI Great Lakes Bay. For those who love musicals, we are excited to bring this good news to you: the Tony-Award-nominated Broadway musical: [title of show] An Original Musical is going to perform at the Midland Center for the Arts (MCFTA) on September 27 – 29! Meanwhile, the Whistling Idiots Comedy Dinner Theatre in Bay City is going to start its second season with a production of Jeff Daniel’s Yooper tale “Escanaba in Da Moonlight” this week, and the former Saturday Night Live comedian, Jim Breuer, is coming to Saginaw's Temple Theatre on September 27.


What's on Stage in MI Great Lakes Bay

Have you planned your weekend yet? In addition to Oktoberfest and the Michigan Antique & Collectible Festival, Michigan's largest antique & collectible festival, there are lots of things to do over this weekend in the Great Lakes Bay region. If you more feel like having an indoor entertainment like spending your Saturday evening at a concert or laughing at a comedy show, here are some great choices for you.


Prost at Oktoberfest!

Who’s ready for beer! The Frankenmuth Oktoberfest is right on the corner! Thousands of visitors come to Frankenmuth every year to enjoy this annual celebration. The Frankenmuth Oktoberfest 2012 will kick off on September 20 and promises you to bring one of the most authentic German celebrations in the U.S. over the weekend. Let’s prost (cheers in German) in Frankenmuth!


Fun things to do this weekend in MI Great Lakes Bay

Hi there! Hope all of you have had a wonderful week so far!  We're excited that fall is coming because that means a lineup of great festivals for the month of September! This weekend, you can have an “exotic” afternoon if you are in Saginaw’s Japan Festival. You can also celebrate the early fall with hundreds of visitors at the RE/MAX Midland Balloon Festival, or, join the move while enjoying great music at the City Fest in Downtown Bay City.


New Good Eats in the Great Lakes Bay Region

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The world's famous fried chicken in Frankenmuth, BLT with big volume at Tony’s I-75 Restaurant in Birch Run, modern cuisine at CAFÉ ZINC in Midland…we bet you are as proud as we are to have a variety of good restaurants in the Great Lakes Bay region! Now, it’s even better because there are two restaurants which just opened or is planned to open this year in our region add to our plate!  Whether you would like to have a cup of nice tea in your girls’ gateway or just want to have a bite of juicy homemade hamburger during your visit in our region, here are the new restaurants you may be interested in. Bon Appétit : )