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The final Great Lakes Kite Festival will take place May 19-20 in  Grand Haven.
The final Great Lakes Kite Festival will take place May 19-20 in Grand Haven.

Things to Do (May 17 – 23)

As we start another adventure in the mitten, searching for Michigan’s Best Mexican Restaurant, summer is upon us. There are always a long list of great events, festivals and shows to hit up when the mitten heats up. Check out our list and see if any of these look like a great way to spend some of your time. In the meantime, you can follow our search on MLive, and check us out on the radio. See you out on the road!

Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids, through May 20; Grand Rapids Public Museum in Grand Rapids; http://www.grpm.org/dragons/

Peter and the Starcatcher, May 18-19; Midland Center for the Arts in Midland: www.mcfta.org

Green Day’s American Idiot, May 11-20; Pit and Balcony Theatre in Saginaw; www.pitandbalconytheatre.com

Cider Week GR, May 13-19; Various sites in the Grand Rapids area; https://www.experiencegr.com/cider-week/events/

Stryper, Trixy Tang, May 17; The Intersection in Grand Rapids; www. Sectionlive.com

517 Party, May 17 & 18; Lansing Brewing Company in Lansing; https://www.facebook.com/events/193148401482580/

National Morel Mushroom Festival, May 17-20; Boyne City; http://bcmorelfestival.com/

43rd Annual Durand Railroad Days Festival, May 17-20; http://www.durandrailroaddays.com/

Rodney Carrington, May 18; 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids; www.20monroelive.com

The Temptations, The Four Tops, 8 pm May 18; Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant; www.soaringeaglecasino.com

Granger Smith, May 18; The Intersection in Grand Rapids; www. Sectionlive.com

Adam Carolla, May 18; Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak; www.royaloakmusictheatre.com

Terry Fator, May 18 & 19; Island Resort and Casino in Escanaba; www.islandresortandcasino.com  SOLD OUT

Empire Asparagus Festival, May 18-19; Empire; https://www.facebook.com/EmpireMichigan/

World Expo of Beer, May 18-19; Harvey Kern Pavilion in Frankenmuth; www.worldexpoofbeer.com

Rock the Coast, May 18-19; Holland; www.RockTheCoastWestMichigan.net

Great Lakes Big Rig Challenge, May 18-20; Onaway Speedway in Onaway; https://www.facebook.com/events/857017651126061/

Great Lakes Boating Festival, May 18-20; Grosse Pointe; http://www.greatlakesboatingfestival.com/

Jonesville Riverfest, May 18-20; Jonesville; http://jonesvilleriverfest.com/

Boredomfest, May 18-20; Bangor; https://www.facebook.com/boredomfest/

Petoskey Restaurant Week, May 18-25; Petoskey area restaurants; www.petoskeyrestaurantweek.com

Night Ranger, 8 pm May 19;  Little River Casino in Manistee; www.lrcr.com

DeAnne Smith, 8 pm May 19; State Theatre in Kalamazoo; www.kazoostate.com

Barley, BBQ & Beats: A Whiskey, BBQ & Music Festival, May 19; Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids; www.vanandelarena.com

Cider Week Grand Rapids Gillett Bridge Festival, 1-5 pm May 19; Gillett Bridge in Grand Rapids; https://www.experiencegr.com/event/cider-week-grand-rapids-gillett-bridge-festival/56757/

BBQ, Bluegrass & Blues, May 19; Whirlpool Centennial Park in St. Joseph; https://www.stjoetoday.com/all-events/details/6th-annual-bbq-blues-bluegrass

Great Lakes Kite Festival, May 19-20; Grand Haven; http://www.mackite.com/news.htm

Steve Martin and Martin Short, May 20; DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids; www.devosperformancehall.com

Daryl Hall & John Oates, Train, May 20; Little Caesars Arena in Detroit; www.313presents.com

Crawfest 2018, 11 am – 4 pm May 20; Grand River Brewery in Jackson; https://www.facebook.com/events/220327398720789/

Star Wars And The Power Of Costume, May 20-Sept. 30; Detroit Institute of Art in Detroit; www.dia.org

Vance Joy, May 22; Fox Theatre in Detroit; www.313presents.com

Apocalyptica Plays Metallica by Four Cellos, May 22; Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak; www.royaloakmusictheatre.com

Greta Van Fleet, May 22, 23 and 25; The Fillmore in Detroit; www.thefillmoredetroit.com

Fruitport Old Fashioned Days, May 23-28; Fruitport; http://fruitportlions.com/

 

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