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A Bucket List Vacation Experience

No matter the season there’s a reason to make Midland, Michigan your travel destination. We offer unique, fun adventures that define the vacation experience. From ice fishing during the winter months to our famous Midland Balloon Festival, and more. The best of the Mid-Michigan area is waiting for you.

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    2022 Events

    Main Street Glow

    Downtown Midland, MI | August 4th from 7 PM to 8:30 PM

    Gather in Downtown Midland on Thursday, August 4 as Midland Area River Days Festival kicks off with Main Street Glow.

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    Run The River

    The Tridge in Downtown Midland, MI | August 5th from 5 PM to 9 PM

    Part of River Days and Midland Balloon Festival, meet with people at the Tridge for an evening run, hot air balloons and so much more!

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    River Days After Party

    Main Street in Downtown Midland, MI | August 5th from 9 PM to 11 PM

    Main Street turns into a dance floor on Friday night as Downtown Midland hosts the River Days After Party featuring Stone Street Revival!

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    Gus Macker

    Downtown Midland, MI | August 20th from 7 AM to 6 PM and August 21st from 8 AM to 6 PM

    Gus Macker Basketball takes place on August 20th and August 21st. Basketball courts will be laid out in Downtown Main Street and will have licensed officials. Special events include free basketball clinics, three-point contests and slam dunk contests.

    You will have to sign up before August 8th to be able to play on a team.

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    Great Lakes Loons Pennant Race

    Downtown Midland, MI | August 26th from 5 PM to 6 PM

    Join Great Lakes Loons for a summer night at the ballpark with an entire night of racing, baseball and entertainment!

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    Downtown Story Day

    Downtown Midland, MI | August 27th at 12 PM to 4 PM

    Bring the kids for Downtown Story Day. This year's theme will be about the circus!

    Downtown businesses will perform readings of circus themed picture books inside of their locations and all books are carefully selected and loaned by Grace A. Dow Memorial Library.

    Enjoy complimentary popcorn (all complimentary event supplies are limited). Hot dogs and cotton candy will be available for purchase.  

    Participating businesses and reading time schedule is to be announced.

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    Outdoor Yoga Flow - Pedestrian Plaza

    Downtown Midland, MI | June 30th through August 25th from 12 PM to 12:45 PM

    Allied Group Fitness is offering free yoga classes every Thursday at Noon. Classes are held at the corner of Ashman & McDonald St.

    Reservations are recommended, but drop-ins are welcomed.

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    Movies on Main

    Ace Hardware in Downtown Midland, MI | June 6th through August 10th at 9 PM

    Celebrating cinema and capture the spirit of summer by watching movies outside, under the stars in downtown Midland! Movies are shown outside on Wednesday Nights around 9 PM at Ace Hardware in Downtown Midland and open to the public.

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    Adult Recess

    Downtown Midland, MI | June 22nd through at least August 31st from 11:30 AM to 1 PM

    Grown-ups: It’s time to unleash your inner child! Adult Recess is a free lunchtime activity for residents to unwind, re-energize, and express themselves through play. Participants can challenge friends to any games!

    "Extra Recess" may be announced sporadically at any time on the City of Midland's social media platforms.

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    Gerstacker Spray Park

    Downtown Midland, MI | June 1st through October 1st from Dawn to Dusk

    Located at 100 Ashman near the Farmer’s Market, Tridge and Pere Marquette Rail Trail in downtown Midland, this water park features waterspouts for children of all ages to have fun and cool off.

    Water shoes are recommended.

    Water features are motion activated and operate from dawn to dusk 

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    The Commons Live Music Series 

    Downtown Midland, MI | Every Friday/Saturday Night until October 1st from 7 PM to 9 PM

    Enjoy Live Music in Downtown Midland for The Commons Live Music Series starting June 10th - October 1st at the intersection of Main St., and McDonald St.

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