Craft beer festivals are quickly becoming a popular summer staple here in Michigan! Tons of cities host them and they're all a little bit different, but some thought and preparation beforehand can go a long way toward avoiding and managing the inevitable beer fest chaos. If you remember these 7 tips, we're sure you'll be ready to conquer your next beer
BLOG TAKE OVER PRESENTS: 5 Reasons You Should Attend the Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games presented by SpartanNash by Katia Koerner
Since 1971, Central Michigan University has been host to the Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games. Each year, more than 2,700 athletes travel to Mount Pleasant to compete in 10 different competition events. This year’s State Summer Games take place June 2-4 and are sponsored by SpartanNash. It’s the perfect summer event to be inspired by.
Although winter may usher in blowing snow and colder temps, a hot attraction in Mt. Pleasant is the Central Michigan International Film Festival. Hosted by Central Michigan University’s School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts and the Film Society, this popular festival spotlights features from multiple countries and genres as well as independent and student produced short
Jazz riffs will resonate across CMU’s campus during the 43rd Annual Jazz Weekend, February 4-5, 2016. From the initial downbeat to the last chord, this annual event offers the public a full line-up of jazz performances by CMU faculty, students and the most talented high school jazz musicians from across the state of Michigan. These students
Whether it’s a student’s first fall in town or an alumnus is returning to reconnect with college roommates, Homecoming at Central Michigan University is a special time of the year for Mount Pleasant. As autumn begins and football season is in full-swing, Sept. 27 through Oct. 3 is the time to celebrate the spirits and traditions
Runners lit up the streets of Downtown Mt. Pleasant this past Friday, July 31st, as they awaited the start of the first annual Glow in the Art 5k. Children, teens, and adults alike coated themselves in glow in the dark bracelets, necklaces, and paint in preparation for this late night run through the city’s park system.
April showers bring May flowers, but in Central Michigan April brings maple syrup. Hosted every last full weekend in April, the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival brings thousands of visitors to Shepherd area. In August of 1958, the Shepherd Chamber of Commerce began a one-day festival where they would produce over 100 gallons of maple syrup
In the industry of Bed and Breakfasts every place is unique. They each offer their own character and individualistic style of hospitality. In the Mt. Pleasant area that reigns true for many. One in particular is located a few miles north of town, away from the hustle and bustle. Owned by Jim and Krista Pohl, the
One of the most popular sporting activities today is the 5K race. They happen through out the country and come in all different themes. Runners get splashed with color, escape from zombies, dress as a specific decade, and commonly end with a party at the finish line. In Mt. Pleasant, MI however, they take the 5K
Every year, on the first weekend of December the streets of Downtown Mt. Pleasant are filled with Christmas cheer. Lights brighten the streets, while restaurants and businesses decorate their windows with uniquely themed Christmas trees spreading the holiday spirit to all who visit. This year on December 5th and 6th the Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration kicks off