10 Things to Do in Mid-Michigan This Weekend — August 25-27
As the summer comes to a surprisingly chilly close, we have yet another jam-packed weekend ahead of us in Genesee County.
Genesee County Fair
The Genesee County Fair is here with all the usual fun family entertainment you’ve come to expect over the years. Performance highlights include Country musician Colt Ford on Thursday, Trapt w/ Saving Abel on Friday, and don’t forget the truck & tractor pull on Sunday.
Jeff & Larry’s Backyard BBQ
Blue Collar comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy bring their southern comedy stylings to Clarkston Friday night — doors at 6p. Tickets start at $11.
New England Patriots Vs. Detroit Lions
The Lions look to continue their undefeated preseason against the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots at 7p in the heart of Downtown Detroit — Ford Field. Tickets are available for as low as $25.
2017 Crim Festival of Races
One week after we went Back to the Bricks, thousands of people will crowd Saginaw Street once again for the Crim Festival of Races.
Greater Lansing Balloon Festival
Watch the balloons fly from sun up to sun down in Lansing as you enjoy vendors, craft booths, a 5k marathon, and don’t worry — there’s plenty for the kids to do as well.
Swartz Creek Art in the Park
Art in the Park 2017 is the event’s ninth outing, and is “becoming one of the most successful annual art fairs in Mid-Michigan.” This free outdoor event will offer the finest arts, entertainment, local foods, and children’s activities including a parade at 11a.
Mayweather Vs McGregor
This isn’t really an event, per se, but there’s been so much hype surrounding this boxing match between UFC star Conor McGregor and retired, undefeated boxing champ Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr, that we’d be remiss if we didn’t at least mention it. Whether it be at a friend’s house or bar viewing party — watching this fight is what a lot of people will be doing on Saturday night.
Michigan Renaissance Festival
The Ren Fest is back for another great season out at Holly Grove this Saturday at 10a. This weekend’s Highland Fling runs until 7p Sunday. Ticket prices: Adults $22.95 | Kids 5-12 $13.95 | Seniors 65+ & College Students $20.95
A Day Out with Thomas
If your kids love Thomas like mine did, then this event is a must. Crossroads Village is transformed into the Island of Sodor and your little ones can ride on Thomas and get their picture taken with him. Tickets are $22.
Robocop! The Musical
If you’re like me, and you’ve waited your whole life to hear Clarence Boddicker break into an 8-minute rendition of ‘Can You Fly, Bobby?’ complete with a choreographed dance number — then this is the show for you. Show times differ per day, tickets are $25 + fees. This is the final week of the show’s run.