Mother’s Day weekend is full of fun!


The weekend begins with a chance for kids to make a gift for Mom at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum. There’s fun and fungus in Mesick, and Wine on the Bay at Bay Harbor. Canoes and Kayaks converge in Petoskey, and kids can get ready for a summer full of biking in Traverse City.


Discover With Me at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum, Friday, May 10th, 10am to Noon

Kids can plant a flower just for Mom for Mothers Day. This activity is free with regular museum admission. Get more details at


Mesick Mushroom Festival, May 10-12

Enjoy a giant flea market, carnival, mud bog, softball tournaments, and arts and crafts show, 5k run, the Grand Parade and more. Get the complete schedule of events at


Wine on the Bay, May 10-12 at the Inn at Bay Harbor

This weekend of wine events includes plenty of tastings, special menus, the Sparkle at the Spa, wine tours and more. Learn more at


Bear River Fest, Saturday, May 11th, 10am-6pm, Bear River Valley Recreation Area, Petoskey

Watch the state’s top whitewater canoe and kayakers compete with others from around the country at Michigan’s first man made whitewater park. More details at


Lids For Kids, Saturday, May 11th, 10am to noon, F&M Park, Traverse City

This bike safety event is a bike helmet fitting and free helmet giveaway for children ages 4-12. Kids can also register to win a free  bicycle. There will also be a Norte bicycle obstacle course, police and fire departments will be on-hand, with vehicles to tour. This event is all free. Learn more at

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