Upcoming Events for this Weekend around Michigan Nov. 5-Nov. 10

Heather Raulerson

As the cold weather sets in on Michigan, that doesn’t stop the fun you and your family can have this weekend. There are still some fall activities, plays to watch, holiday shopping to start, and a veterans parade to experience in the mitten state. Here are some of the upcoming events this weekend around Michigan for you to enjoy.

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Post Family Farm Fall Fun 11/5-11/6 - Hudsonville

If you are looking for a beautiful, old-fashioned farm setting to celebrate the abundance of the harvest season, look no further! Post Family Farm is overflowing with pumpkins, squash, gourds, and more fall farm fun. Come out and enjoy U-pick pumpkins, hayrides, bonfires, corn maze, and homemade Pumpkin Donuts. Post Family Farm is at 5801 Bauer Road in Hudsonville.

"Clue: On Stage" 11/5-11/7 - Rochester

It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Join the iconic oddballs known as Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Ms. Peacock, and Colonel Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Clue is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist based on the cult classic film and the popular board game. Meadow Brook Theatre is at Oakland University in 207 Wilson Hall.

Department 56 Retirement Weekend 11/5-11/7 - Frankenmuth

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Ready to start some Christmas Shopping? Come out to Bronner’s this weekend for the annual Department 56 retirement weekend event! Bronner's will make a complete list of newly retired D56 pieces available for review. With an extensive selection of Department 56 pieces in stock, year-round, you're sure to have the opportunity to grab some of your favorites before they are "going, going... gone!" New village gift sets, Snowbabies, and Possible Dream Santas will be available to purchase during our spectacular event. Bronner's Christmas Wonderland is on 25 Christmas Lane.

Ginger Cottages Ornament Signing with Glenn Crider 11/6-11/7 - Frankenmuth

And there is another Bronner’s Christmas event this weekend. Come check out our unique, lighted wooden cottage ornaments from Ginger Cottages by Old World Christmas! Each cottage is hand-assembled and is guaranteed to excite and fascinate your family. Glenn Crider will sign Ginger Cottages ornaments purchased during the event. Saturday, 10:00-12:00 & 1:00-5:00 & Sunday, 12:00-5:00 pm. Bronner's Christmas Wonderland is on 25 Christmas Lane.

3rd Annual Tree Lighting Celebration 11/5 - Birch Run

And if you are staying in Frankenmuth this weekend, stop over at Birch Run Premium Outlets to see the 3rd Annual Tree Lighting Celebration! The festivities will be held on: Friday, November 5, from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Santa will join as the special guest for the night accompanied by reindeer to take pictures with! Bring your Holiday Cheer to Birch Run Premium Outlets at 12240 S. Beyer Road.

KalamaTopia 11/5 - Kalamazoo

KalamaTopia is a Friday happy hour celebrating all things made in Kalamazoo County. There will be an outdoor holiday market where you can drink cold beer, delicious spirits, or hot mulled wine on the North Kalamazoo Mall in the Central Commons area! Bundle up for this cold air market, support locals, and get a head start on Holiday shopping! There will be tents, heaters, and hot and cold (adult) beverages brewed right here in Kalamazoo. This event will feature artists and merchandise vendors (almost like a Chriskindlemart style) that specialize in anything made in Kalamazoo County and Michigan. It is designed as an expo where vendor booth tables will line the Kalamazoo Mall from E. Michigan Avenue to Eleanor Street. The event is free to attend. Kalamazoo Mall is at 100 N. Kalamazoo Mall.

Ann Arbor Stamp Club 11/5-11/6 - Ypsilanti

Stamp Collectors, here is one for you! At the heart of Michigan’s second-largest stamp show there are 22 stamp, cover, and supply dealers from seven states, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and Michigan that will be here as well as three auction firms that welcome consignments--- Dutch Country Auctions, Rasdale Stamp Co., and Sterling Stamps. The US Postal Service (a show co-sponsor) and United Nations Postal Administration will also sell recent issues. For more information, visit www.annarborstampclub.org. This event will run Friday, November 5th, from 10 am – 5 pm, and Saturday, November 6th (10 am -4 pm) at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 4205 Washtenaw Ave. in Ypsilanti. Free parking and admission.

Holiday Artist Market 11/5-11/7 - Traverse City

This year's market is the FIRST WEEKEND IN NOVEMBER! From 11 am to 4 pm at the Sculpture Court in the Dennos Museum Center, you will find the Holiday Artist Market. Its 22nd year offers visitors a lively shopping experience featuring fine art and handmade goods, including pottery, jewelry, wood and metalwork, fiber art, print, painting, mixed media, and more handmade items by juried Michigan artists. Dennos Museum Center is at 1410 College Drive in Traverse City.

Knitter's Weekend 11/6-11/8 - Ludington

Ludington Bed and Breakfast Association and Nautical Yarn have created a relaxing weekend getaway November 5 through 7 that combines knitting, great food, and fun times with friends! The talented team at Nautical Yarn will teach a class on the stylish “Simple Swoncho” from MDK Field Guide # 18: Beginnings. The Ludington House Bed and Breakfast is at 501 E. Ludington Avenue.

Merchants and Makers Holiday Market at The Fulton Street Market 11/7 - Grand Rapids

Over 100 of the BEST artists and craft makers around will line the covered market space with their high-quality products - perfect for getting a start on your holiday shopping! Righteous Cuisine, Crepes by the Lake, and Voyage Bowls will also be there with their amazing food. Serena Rae will be singing! It is only $3 to get in, and kids are free! Fulton Street Farmers Market is at 1145 Fulton Street E in Grand Rapids.

Howell Main Street Dining in the Dark 11/9

Are you looking for something unique for date night? Join Howell Main Street on November 9th from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM for a unique dining experience! Held at 2Fog’s Pub, the Dining in the Dark experience provides an absence of distractions. Guests will be asked to turn off any devices emitting light, and five courses will be presented as guests are blindfolded. The idea is that eating in the dark heightens diner’s senses, focusing instead on senses other than sight; taste, smell, feel, and sound. This 21+ event is $75 per person, including five courses, tax, & gratuity. Proceeds benefit Howell Main Street Inc., and there are options available for vegetarians, meat-eaters, and those who prefer fish/seafood. Please be sure to disclose any food allergies to event organizers! A cash bar will be open after the event. Tickets can be purchased at 2Fog’s Pub! Dining in the Dark will run from 6:30 pm to 9 pm at 2Fogs's Pub on 118a West Grand River Road.

Veterans Day Parade 11/11 - Big Rapids

Veterans Day Parade 11 November 2021 at 11 am in Downtown Big Rapids. Motorcycles, Military Vehicles, Veteran Honor Guards, Law Enforcement, Honor Guards, Local Veteran Organizations, Floats, and so much more! We shall never forget. Let us pack the streets of Downtown Big Rapids on Michigan Ave and show our support for Veterans. Cheer, salute and celebrate our Veterans. Thank you for your service.

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