Pure Michigan is Geared Up for Summer Fun

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Hudsonville Ice Cream Flavor Contest
Lick off a Cabin Fever mustache, dribble Lake Superior Thaw down your chin or beware the brain freeze from Winter Campfire—believe it or not, one of these will be the next Pure Michigan ice cream flavor and you get to choose. Vote for your favorite new Hudsonville Pure Michigan ice cream flavor and enter for a chance to win Michigan-inspired prizes. Here’s the scoop--beginning July 11-July 20, cast your vote for your favorite new flavor on hudsonvilleicecream.com/puremichigan.
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Pure Michigan 400
Race fans gear up for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400, where the most skillful and renown drivers compete at the Michigan International Speedway (MIS) at speeds that exceed 200 mph —no doubt, the fastest tracks in NASCAR. With fast and furious race action, tailgating parties, grand activities on and off the track, and affordable prices, (MIS) is the ideal location for your late summer getaway. Check out hotel packages, camping options, challenging golf courses and the beautiful surroundings of the Pure Michigan 400 host city and region.
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Fruits, Veggies, Wines and More
Get your morning started with Pure Michigan maple syrup, honey and jams; set your table with locally-grown fruits, vegetable and wines; decorate your home with hand-made crafts and beautiful antiques; find the freshest baked good made with farm-to-table eggs and dairy products. It’s no secret, Michigan farm markets, u-pick-orchards and local growers make it easy to keep all things fresh.
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Explore Historic Mackinac Island
Spend the weekend exploring the vast and colorful history of Michigan’s most fascinating island. Explore Fort Mackinac and Historic Downtown Mackinac and engage in hands-on activity at the Mackinac State Historic Parks. Watch history come alive at 1870 Fort Mackinac and experience cannon blasts, the rifle fire and marching soldiers clad in authentic-period military attire. As you make your way from Fort Mackinac, save time to discover a working blacksmith shop, a fur-company retail shop and the oldest existing church in Michigan.
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Tinker, Hack and Mingle at Maker Faire Detroit
Make plans to attend Marker Faire, the eye-popping gathering that has become one of the country’s coolest and most extraordinary family-friendly events. Get ready for mind-boggling encounters when more than 400 inventors—offering dozens of demonstrations and hands-on workshops—put on the ultimate celebration of creativity at Maker Faire Detroit, July 26-27. Robotics, electronics, rockets, food, music, fashion and science—if somebody makes it, you’ll see it here.
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A Day at a Pure Michigan Beach
Sand castles, sunsets, sail boats, sparkling waters, serf tides—the 10-Day Pure Michigan Instagram #BeachChallenge has come to a close. With nearly 2,000 submissions, we simply had to keep the beach fever going so others could continue to admire the spectacular shores of Pure Michigan. Since there were so many photos that truly captured the beauty and unique character of our beaches, we put together this roundup of our daily challenge winners and a few other honorable mentions.
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Get in the Swing
Tee off this summer at one of our many golf courses and plan to make your outing a memorable event with an affordable package to include lodging, spa services, meals, cart rental and a number of great summer recreational activities from your favorite golf destination. Go ahead, hit the green and get your swing on.
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