Current DNR - All Events
August
Aug012021
Pinckney Recreation Area - Aug 1, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help us remove invasive herbaceous plants that threatens to take over this valuable oak barrens ecosystem.

Aug032021
Michigan Iron Industry Museum - Kawbawgam: The Chief, The Legend, The Man
Part of our Tuesday afternoon online lecture series - streaming on Facebook Live.
Aug052021
Outdoor Adventure Center - Thrilling Thursdays: OAC Art Inspirations

We will provide paper, pencils, colored pencils, markers and crayons for each participant to create an art piece that reflects the displays, themes, images and/or mission of the Outdoor Adventure Center. Complimentary admission.

Aug 06 — 08
Proud Lake Recreation Area - Barefoot and Free Yoga Festival

Enjoy a diverse range of classes, workshops, lectures, discussions related to yoga. Over 40 presenters exuding passion and experience.

Aug062021
Michigan Iron Industry Museum - Iron Ore Heritage Bike Tour, Aug. 6

Enjoy the outdoors while discovering history. Fee; pre-registration required. Negaunee.

Aug 07 — 08
Bay City State Park - Saginaw Bay Waterfowl Festival

Join us for the Saginaw Bay Waterfowl Festival. Activities will include: 2022 MDHA Michigan Duck Stamp Competition, a hunting expo, and family activities. 

Aug072021
Mears State Park - COVE Virtual Run and Walk

 The COVE Beach Walk/Run is a unique opportunity for participants to run along the Lake Michigan shoreline and support a terrific cause. 

Aug072021
Outdoor Adventure Center - Outdoor Program: Fishing the Detroit River

Put your casting skills to good practice while fishing the Detroit River at Milliken State Park.

Aug072021
Island Lake Recreation Area - Aug. 7, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help hand pull invasive weeds that could take over in this valuable prairie remnant.

Aug072021
Mitchell State Park - Bear Hunting Clinic, Aug. 7

Learn the ins and outs of bear hunting with experienced hunters and experienced DNR educators. The clinic also will feature a talk and book signing with guest speaker Denny Geurink, former syndicated outdoor columnist, Field & Stream magazine editor, host of the "Outdoor Adventures" TV show and owner/operator of the No. 1 brown bear outfitting company in the world for over 20 years. 

Aug072021
Aug082021
Waterloo Recreation Area - Aug. 8, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help hand pull spotted knapweed, an invasive weed that would otherwise take over in this valuable prairie remnant. 

Aug082021
Mitchell State Park - Bear Hunting Clinic, Aug. 8

Learn the ins and outs of bear hunting with experienced hunters and experienced DNR educators. The clinic also will feature a talk and book signing with guest speaker Denny Geurink, former syndicated outdoor columnist, Field & Stream magazine editor, host of the "Outdoor Adventures" TV show and owner/operator of the No. 1 brown bear outfitting company in the world for over 20 years.

Aug082021
Aug102021
Michigan Iron Industry Museum - Legacies of Tragedy: Stories of the Barnes-Hecker Families
Part of our Tuesday afternoon online lecture series - streaming on Facebook Live.
Aug102021
Hoffmaster State Park - NWTF Intro to Turkey Hunting Clinic

Join us at the activity field as we team up with the National Wild Turkey Federation to provide families this introduction to turkey hunting program.

Aug112021
Ludington State Park - NWTF Intro to Turkey Hunting Clinic

Join us at the Hamlin Lake Beach Pavilion as we team up with the National Wild Turkey Federation to provide families this introductory turkey hunting program.

Aug112021
Ludington State Park - Meteors and S'mores

Join us for the Perseid meteor shower, one of the biggest astronomical events of the year!

Aug122021
Aug122021
Silver Lake State Park - NWTF Intro to Turkey Hunting Clinic

Join us in the park day use area (near beach bath house) as we team up with the National Wild Turkey Federation to provide families this introductory turkey hunting program.

Aug122021
Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Meteors and S'mores

Roast a marshmallow while you wait for the stars to appear during the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, one of the biggest astronomical events of the year!

Aug132021
Mears State Park - Sand Sculpture Contest

Join the Pentwater Service Club for their annual sand sculpture contest hosted as part of the Village of Pentwater's Homecoming Celebration. 

Aug132021
Michigan Iron Industry Museum - Iron Ore Heritage Bike Tour, Aug. 13

Enjoy the outdoors while discovering history. Fee; pre-registration required. Negaunee.

Aug132021
Mears State Park - NWTF - BB Gun Shoot

Join us at the parks day use area as we team up with the National Wild Turkey Federation to provide families an introduction to turkey hunting.

Aug132021
Ionia State Recreation Area - Pheasant Friday

Join representatives from Pheasants Forever and learn about firearm safety and this organization's effort to restore the habitat for these beautiful birds.

Aug132021
Outdoor Adventure Center - Friend Fridays: Kayaking

Join us for an introduction to kayaking and an evening on the beautiful canals of Belle Isle. 

Aug132021
Muskegon State Park - Meteors and S'mores

Join local astronomy experts under the night sky to view this annual display of "falling stars" while you enjoy s'mores provided by the park.

Aug132021
Waterloo Recreation Area - Meteors and S'mores

Stay up late to watch the annual Perseid Meteor Shower with campfire melted s'mores. 

Aug142021
Bald Mountain Recreation Area - Aug. 14, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Join us cutting glossy buckthorn and other invasive shrubs that threaten this unique ecosystem.

Aug142021
FULL Mitchell State Park - North Woods Survival Skills Clinic

If 2020 left you wondering what you would do if the power grid failed or you if find yourself and family in a survival situation, don't miss this great opportunity to learn from some of the experts in their field and help put the odds in your favor. And have a lot of fun learning the skills to survive and thrive!  

Aug142021
Mears State Park - Pentwater Homecoming Fireworks

Come to the park for a fantastic fireworks display during the Pentwater Homecoming Festival.

Aug152021
Fort Custer Recreation Area - Aug. 15, Stewardship Volunteer Workday

Seed collection efforts are underway for continued prairie restoration! 

Aug152021
Brighton Recreation Area - Aug. 15, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help remove invasive species that will otherwise take over these valuable prairie remnants.

Aug 16 — 22
Aug 17 — 18
Tahquamenon Falls State Park - NWTF Intro to Turkey Hunting Clinic

Join us near the entrance of the lower falls as we team up with the National Wild Turkey Federation to provide families this introduction to turkey hunting.

Aug172021
Michigan Iron Industry Museum - Archaeology of Fayette's Two-Story Privy
Part of our Tuesday afternoon online lecture series - streaming on Facebook Live.
Aug192021
Proud Lake Recreation Area - Archery 101, Aug. 19

Register for and introductory class on archery! The program will consist of a brief educational portion, a get-to-know your bow segment, as well as active target shooting practice.

Aug192021
Outdoor Adventure Center - Thrilling Thursdays: Fishing the Detroit River

Join us to try your luck right here at Milliken State Park! We'll provide gear, bait and assistance while you enjoy an evening of fishing on the river. Complimentary admission.

Aug202021
Waterloo Recreation Area - Aug. 20, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help hand pull spotted knapweed, an invasive weed that would otherwise take over in this valuable prairie remnant. 

Aug202021
Bay City State Park - Pheasant Friday

Join representatives from Pheasants Forever and learn about firearm safety and this organization's effort to restore the habitat for these beautiful birds. 

Aug 21 — 22
Free ORV Weekend

Residents and nonresidents legally can ride without buying an ORV license or trail permit during Free ORV Weekends June 12-13 and Aug. 21-22, 2021.

Aug212021
Highland Recreation Area - Aug. 21, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Join ongoing efforts to restore this area to an open grassland. Volunteers will be piling brush, stacking firewood and cutting invasive shrubs such as autumn olive.

Aug212021
FULL Mitchell State Park - Hunting Whitetails Naturally

Learn how to trail hunt whitetails and better manage your property for wildlife habitat.

Aug212021
Warren Dunes State Park - Aug. 21, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help us protect the dune system and threatened Pitcher's thistle by removing spotted knapweed! 

Aug212021
Outdoor Adventure Center - Outdoor Program: Incredible Insects

Join us to learn about some common types of insects here in Michigan and their important roles in our ecosystems during a guided bug safari in Milliken State Park.

Aug222021
FULL Mitchell State Park - Wild Mushroom Clinic, Aug. 22

Learn how to identify a variety of Michigan's edible wild mushrooms and get some tips on where to start looking. 

Aug222021
Saugatuck Dunes State Park - Aug. 22, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Let's keep invasive shrubs out of our beautiful dunes by removing pesky Japanese barberry and other unwanted plants from the forest!

Aug262021
Outdoor Adventure Center - Virtual Program: Parks for Pollinators: September 2021 BioBlitz Introduction

Join us to learn about our local pollinator species including bees, butterflies, moths, wasps, beetles and flies, why they are all important to our ecosystem here along the Detroit River and how you can participate in our monthlong September Pollinator BioBlitz. 

Aug 27 — 29
Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center - Be A Sustainable Family: A Sustainability Education Event

Be A Sustainable Family is an inclusive weekend education event where you and your family can discover ways to live sustainably from DNR and EGLE experts.

Aug272021
Holly Recreation Area - Pheasant Friday

Join representatives from Pheasants Forever and learn about firearm safety and this organization's effort to restore the habitat for these beautiful birds.

Aug282021
Holland State Park - Aug. 28, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Come help us remove oriental bittersweet from the Lake Macatawa beach access site with Explorer Guide Jenny!

Aug282021
Island Lake Recreation Area - Aug. 28, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help hand pull invasive weeds that could take over in this valuable prairie remnant.

Aug282021
Mitchell State Park - Inland String Band

Come listen to Inland String Band: A northern Michigan bluegrass, traditional, Celtic, roots/folk Band offering a variety of songs, musical styles, and humor.

Aug292021
Pinckney Recreation Area - Aug 29, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help us remove invasive herbaceous plants that threaten to take over this valuable oak barrens ecosystem.

Aug292021
Hoffmaster State Park - Aug. 29, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Come help us protect our precious dunes and forest systems by taking out harmful invasive species that can alter habitat for native birds and plants! 

Ongoing DNR - All Events
06/​14/​21  —  09/​01/​21
Duck Lake State Park - Morning Yoga with Erin

Yoga offered Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the summer from June 14 - Sept. 1 at 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Cost $10 per person. 

07/​06/​21  —  09/​06/​21
Mears State Park - Beach Yoga on Lake Michigan

 Kalon Arts and Yoga Company will offer vinyasa flow beach yoga classes Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

07/​10/​21  —  09/​04/​21
Silver Lake State Park - Beach Yoga

Breathe, stretch and restore in the calm and quiet on Lake Michigan's shore this summer! Beach yoga classes will be offered this summer on Saturdays from 9-10 a.m.

07/​12/​21  —  08/​30/​21
Maybury State Park - Music at Maybury

Enjoy an evening of music at the park on Monday evenings starting July 12 through Aug. 30 at 7 p.m.