What to do in Michigan, August 21 to 27, 2012

August is slowly fading into the history books. Soon, you will be able to hear school bells ringing and lights flashing on buses as a new school year begins.

Before that happens, you’re probably looking for ways to pack as much summer fun into your remaining weekends as possible. Here are just a few of the things that can help you in that quest.

Traverse City Micro Brew and Music Festival

Approximately 55 breweries, cideries, meaderies and wineries will be headed to Traverse City to introduce you to their offerings starting Friday night. If you enjoy a good barley pop (a.k.a. beer), you will want to be heading that way too. And don’t worry if you leave your iPod at home, the music lineup for this festival looks just as impressive as the suds.

Suicide Hill Mud Plunge 2012

Think you have a pretty good 5K time? What happens to it when tons of mud and other obstacles line your route? Find out this Saturday while you are helping raise money for the Ishpeming Ski Club so they can help fund recreational development on the hill.

Hastings Summerfest

The Barry County seat will be buzzing with activity this weekend with people running the 5K and 10K; competing in basketball, soccer, softball and tennis tournaments; listening to Jazz and touring a classic car show.

Coldwater Mini Triathlon

If you have always wondered what it would be like to participate in a triathlon, this might be the weekend to check one out. For those who take the challenge, you will be swimming 300 yards, riding your bike six miles and running for three miles all along the shores of Coldwater Lake.

Crim Festival of Races

Since the mid 1970s, people have been flocking to downtown Flint to run in The Crim from all over the United States, generating an estimated one-day economic impact of $10 million for the city. This begs the question, will you be joining 50,000 of your closest friends for a run this weekend?

For more great ideas for things to do, check out our Events calendar.

Photo credit: I Run Flint

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