Add these summer festivals to your calendar
One of the biggest things about the summer is the summer festivals, and there are a bunch you can look forward to this year including a new one where you can get your fill of tacos. We spoke to Jon Witz, the Event Producer of many of the biggest festivals happening in Metro Detroit.
This place will have your kids bouncing off the walls (in a good way!)
Moms are always looking for something to keep the kids active and take a break from screen time, and there is one place in Metro Detroit that can help with that. The kids will be bouncing off the walls - in a good way- and the best part is mom can jump in on the fun too. Michelle Oliver takes us to Defy Detroit in Commerce Township.
Celebrate Earth Day at Beacon Park! Here are the details
Friday is Earth Day, the day to do projects, attend events, and celebrate ways to keep our planet healthy and thriving. Well, there is a free celebration happening in the heart of Detroit all weekend long for people of all ages. It’s happening at Beacon Park and includes a garden tour and art show all made possible by DTE Energy
This extreme trampoline park in Commerce Twp. will have you feeling like you’re defying gravity
Running out of ideas of what to do with the kids? Do you want to do something active, but can't count on Mother Nature to play nice? Well, there is one place where kids can jump, play, scream, and even defy gravity. Michelle Oliver is taking us to bounce around at Defy Detroit in Commerce Township.
The sweet history behind maple syrup
While the weather this time of year may be annoying, it is perfect for one thing - making maple syrup! The sweet treat that pairs perfectly with pancakes actually has a long history in Michigan, and you can learn all about it at the Oakwoods Metropark in New Boston.
3 fun and unique outings to embark on with your friends this summer
There’s something truly magical about the summers in Michigan: The warm evenings outside, the time spent on our brilliant (and plentiful!) lakes, afternoons with friends, eating a burger on a patio or sharing in an ice cream date -- it’s all a little bit sweeter and that much more perfect in the summertime.
Make plans for a fun summer in the D
This is going to be a unique summer in and around the D this year. Many of the annual experiences we love have returned and there are various new experiences you can see for the first time. Host Tati Amare takes us on a tour of all the different things you can see from Downtown Detroit to Dearborn to Ann Arbor. They are fun family events that everyone can enjoy. Here’s a list of some of the things she highlights.
5 convincing reasons why you should visit Colorado for your next trip
There seems to be a buzz in the air -- on social media and in person, more and more people are chatting about the places they’ll go, now that the COVID-19 vaccine is readily available and the world of travel is reopening to the masses.
New year, new hobby?
So why not try a new hobby? First off, do you have a hobby? For Greg Russell, his hobby is collecting autographs and, as someone who interviews celebrities for a living, he has collected many over the years. Jason Hall’s obvious hobby is the e-bike, but what you might not know is that he collects sneakers. Is there a hobby that you had, but later gave up?
This fun outdoor activity is social distancing friendly
Why not try disc golf! Anyone can play it, and you can easily do it while social distancing. Watch the video above for more tips, and watch as Kila and Michelle learn more about how to do it. To play disc golf, all you need are the discs, which are typically $10-15 per disc, and many of the courses are free. For the nearest disc golf course, visit the Professional Disc Golf Association website.
‘Governor just shut us down’: Canterbury Village postpones drive-in movie nights scheduled during COVID-19 pandemic
LAKE ORION, Mich. – Canterbury Village is postponing drive-in movies that were scheduled this week and next week. The postponement announcement was posted to the Canterbury Village Facebook page with the message that the “governor just shut us down.”According to the post, the governor halted the event. Keith Aldridge, who owns Canterbury Village, said there were plans in place to make the drive-in safe and socially distanced. You could listen to the movie on your FM radio and we decided against trying to do concessions," he said. When Canterbury Village posted to its Facebook page the governor shut the drive-in down, it became a keyboard war in the comments between those disappointed, those furious and others who support Michigan Gov.
New Lakeside Mall owner unveils plans, including synthetic ice skating rink
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – The ownership group that purchased Lakeside Mall last year has big plans for the Sterling Heights shopping center. A synthetic ice skating rink, art installations, food trucks and a pop-up shop market are all planned for the mall, which is one of the largest in the state. The ice skating rink and pop-up market are expected by spring. It’s a new change of pace for the building at Hall and Schoenherr roads. “Partridge Creek is freezing in the winter.”One shop owner, Tony Ansara, hopes the new developments will increase foot traffic to his jewelry store he has owned for 29 years.
Michigan Free Fishing Weekend: Enjoy 3 days of fishing without a license
DETROIT – Enjoy three days of fishing this weekend even if you don’t have a fishing license. Michigan hosts two Free Fishing Weekends each year. This winter’s includes Saturday, Sunday and Monday because the Department of Natural Resources is moving to a new system, so fishing licenses can’t be purchased during that time. Additionally, Recreation Passports are not needed to enter state parks during the weekend and Monday. Normally, a yearly fishing license is required to catch fish in Michigan waters.
Here’s everything you need to know about Birmingham Restaurant Week
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America’s Got Talent comes to Michigan!
Novi – Are you talented? The NBC show, “America’s Got Talent” is in search of their next big star and you could be it! People are flocking to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi to audition for the show. After registering, hopefuls are led to the holding room where everyone practices and prepares as they wait for their auditions. For more information on the AGT auditions, click here, and stay tuned to Local 4 for the new season!