Current DNR - All Events
October
Oct 01 — 02
South Higgins Lake State Park - 18th Annual Halloween Festival (campers only)

Join the park for some spooky fun at their annual harvest festival.

Oct 01 — 03
Aloha State Park - 14th Annual Harvest Festival (campers only)

Come camp during the parks annual harvest festival.

Oct 01 — 03
Lakeport State Park - Harvest Festival (campers only)

Join the park for a spooky good time during their annual harvest festival. 

Oct 01 — 03
Waterloo Recreation Area - Sugarloaf Harvest Festival (campers only)

Come camp at the Sugarloaf Campground during the parks annual harvest festival. 

Oct 01 — 03
Bay City State Park - Oct. 1, Harvest Festival (campers only)

Come camp with us during our annual harvest festival for some fabulous fall fun. 

Oct 01 — 03
Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area - Oct. 1, Fall Harvest Festival Weekend (campers only)

Enjoy Halloween season activities at the park where it started! For over 30 years campers have enjoyed fall fun at Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area.

Oct 01 — 03
Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park - Harvest Festival (campers only)

Come camp at the park for some fall fun! This event is open to registered campers only, so be sure to make camping reservations early.

Oct 01 — 03
Sleeper State Park - Harvest Festival (campers only)

Join use for the parks annual harvest festival!

Oct 01 — 03
Proud Lake Recreation Area - Harvest Festival (campers only)

We invite campers to join us for the parks annual Harvest Festival for some fall fun!

Oct022021
Brighton Recreation Area - Harvest Festival Weekend (campers only)

We invite campers to join us for the parks annual Harvest Festival!

Oct022021
Hoeft State Park - Harvest Festival (campers only)

Ready for some fall fun? Make your camping reservations for our annual Harvest festival! This event is open to registered campers only. 

Oct022021
Hartwick Pines State Park - Fall Harvest Festival (campers only)

Join us for our annual Harvest Festival for some fabulous fall fun.

Oct022021
Sleepy Hollow State Park - Harvest Festival (campers only)

We invite campers to join us for the parks annual Harvest Festival! 

Oct 02 — 03
Wilson State Park - Harvest Fest (campers only)

Have a spooky good time at the parks annual harvest festival!

Oct 02 — 03
Port Crescent State Park - Fall Harvest Festival (campers only)

 Port Crescent State Park staff invites you to come and be a part of the 2021 Fall Harvest Festival. 

Oct 02 — 03
Pinckney Recreation Area - Half Moon Lake Art Fair

Join for this juried fined art fair that has artists in all different media categories including: painting, sculpture, metalworking, ceramics, jewelry and more.

Oct022021
Mears State Park - Fall Volunteer Day

Volunteers are needed to  perform tasks like snow fence set-up, take-down of benches, grills and tables, table painting, litter pick-up and fire pit cleaning. 

Oct022021
Michigan History Museum - Michigan Freedom Trail Commission Heritage Gathering

The 2021 gathering will take place at the William L. Clements Library at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Oct022021
Ionia State Recreation Area - IHTA Annual Chili Cook Off

Join the Ionia Horse Trails Association (IHTA) for their annual Chili Cook Off. 

Oct022021
Warren Dunes State Park - Oct. 2, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

 Help keep our critical dunes free of invasive plants!  Volunteers will help remove privet, Japanese barberry and non-native honeysuckle from the park.

Oct022021
Algonac State Park - Oct. 2, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Join us as we cut invasive shrubs to keep them from shading out native plants in this valuable prairie remnant.

Oct022021
Fayette Historic State Park - 16th Annual Fayette Fall Fest (campers only)

We invite campers to join us for the parks 16th Annual Fall Fest and look forward to having some festive fall fun with you and your family. 

Oct032021
Maybury State Park - Oct. 3, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help remove invasive shrubs that will otherwise take over this high-quality forest.

Oct 08 — 09
Young State Park - Harvest Festival Weekend (campers only)

We invite campers to join us for the parks annual Harvest Festival!

Oct 08 — 09
Modified -Tawas Point State Park - Haunted Lighthouse Weekend

You are invited to join us for the parks annual Haunted Lighthouse Weekend! Public is welcome at all activities with the exception of Trick-or-Treating. 

Oct 08 — 10
Waterloo Recreation Area - Sugarloaf Harvest Festival (campers only)

Come camp at the Sugarloaf Campground during the parks annual harvest festival. 

Oct 08 — 10
Hayes State Park - Hayes Haunting (campers only)

Join park staff for a fun-filled camping weekend during the parks annual Hayes Haunting event! The event is open to registered campers and their guests only.

Oct 08 — 10
Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area - Oct. 8, Fall Harvest Festival Weekend (campers only)

Enjoy Halloween season activities at the park where it started! For over 30 years campers have enjoyed fall fun at Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area.

Oct 08 — 10
Fort Custer Recreation Area - Fall Harvest Fest (campers only)

Join park staff for a fun-filled camping weekend during the parks annual Fall Harvest Festival. The event is open to registered campers and their guests only.

Oct 08 — 10
Harrisville State Park - 9th Annual Harrisville Haunted Halloween Weekend (campers only)

Come enjoy a frightfully fun outdoor experience during the parks 10th Annual Haunted Halloween Weekend.

Oct 08 — 10
Sleeper State Park - Harvest Festival (campers only)

Join use for the parks annual harvest festival!

Oct 08 — 10
Holly Recreation Area - Harvest Festival (campers only)

Join the park for a spooky good time at our annual harvest festival. 

Oct 08 — 10
Bay City State Park - Oct. 8, Harvest Festival (campers only)

Come camp with us during our annual harvest festival for some fabulous fall fun. 

Oct 08 — 10
Algonac State Park - Harvest Festival (campers only)

Join park staff for a fun-filled camping weekend during the parks annual Harvest Festival. The event is open to registered campers and their guests only.

Oct082021
Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center - Volunteer Opportunity: Plant Native at Higgins Lake

Learn why native plants are so important for lakes, rivers, and wetlands. Then, help protect Higgins Lake by planting native plants along the shoreline.

Oct 08 — 10
FULL Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center - Bush Craft, Wild Mushroom and Wild Edibles Clinic

Learn about wilderness safety, bush craft and wild edibles the first day, then how to identify a variety of Michigan's edible wild mushrooms, where to start looking and proper handling techniques the second day. 

Oct 08 — 10
Hoffmaster State Park - Children's Harvest Festival (campers only)

Help celebrate fall at our 24th annual Children's Harvest Festival. This popular event is for registered campers only. Be sure to make your camping reservation in advance.

Oct092021
Hartwick Pines State Park - Fall Harvest Festival (campers only)

Join us for our annual Harvest Festival for some fabulous fall fun.

Oct092021
Sleepy Hollow State Park - Ichabod Crane Days (campers only)

We invite campers to join us for our Ichabod Crane Days!

Oct092021
Bald Mountain Recreation Area - Oct. 9, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

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

Oct092021
Muskegon State Park - Oct. 9, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help us remove a landscape plant gone bad!  Japanese barberry is commonly planted as a landscape ornamental but has escaped and is spreading in our forests and dunes! 

Oct092021
Yankee Springs Recreation Area - Fall Harvest Festival (campers only)

Don't miss out on this hauntingly fun event and keep your eye out for super heroes roaming the campground!

Oct092021
Bay City State Park - Mother Nature's Halloween Trail

Take a guided hike along the pumpkin lit trail where you will encounter a few of Mother Natures Halloween favorite animals such as bats, wolves and spiders (portrayed by volunteers).

Oct102021
Fort Custer Recreation Area - Oct. 10, Stewardship Volunteer Workday

Your help is needed to gather seed from native forbs and grasses!  This is a great activity for families, students and others to learn about native species while taking part in the restoration process!  

Oct 15 — 17
Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area - Oct. 15, Fall Harvest Festival Weekend (campers only)

Enjoy Halloween season activities at the park where it started! For over 30 years campers have enjoyed fall fun at Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area.

Oct 15 — 17
Algonac State Park - Harvest Festival (campers only)

Join park staff for a fun-filled camping weekend during the parks annual Harvest Festival. The event is open to registered campers and their guests only.

Oct 15 — 17
Holly Recreation Area - Harvest Festival (campers only)

Join the park for a spooky good time at our annual harvest festival. 

Oct162021
Belle Isle Park - Oct. 16, Stewardship Saturday

Our project will focus on cutting invasive shrubs, especially glossy buckthorn and honeysuckle, to restore the wet mesic flatwoods on the island.

Oct162021
Warren Dunes State Park - Oct. 16, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

 Help keep our critical dunes free of invasive plants!  Volunteers will help remove privet, Japanese barberry and non-native honeysuckle from the park.

Oct162021
FULL Mitchell State Park - Trapping Clinic

Join us as the Outdoor Skills Academy pro-staff walks through the ins and outs of starting a trap line.

Oct172021
Yankee Springs Recreation Area - Oct. 17, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Enjoy your time outdoors and the satisfaction of helping protect our resources. Volunteers will work to remove honeysuckle, autumn olive and other invasive shrubs from the forest near the campground.

Oct172021
Brighton Recreation Area - Oct. 17, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

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

Oct 22 — 24
Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center - Micro-Mystery Weekend

Be a detective at this unique "who-dun-it" weekend event. How deep does this mystery go?

Oct232021
Fort Custer Recreation Area - Custer's Last Stand Against Human Trafficking Mt. Bike Race

A time trial mountain bike race coordinated by Join the Fight. All proceeds go directly towards fighting human trafficking.

Oct232021
Highland Recreation Area - Oct. 23, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help us remove invasive shrubs that threaten to take over the high-quality forest in Haven Hill Natural Area. 

Oct232021
Michigan History Museum - 2021 Michigan Archaeology Day

Discover the stories of 14,000 years of Michigan history in what is found underground and underwater. Free admission, free parking. Lansing.

Oct232021
Higgins Lake Nursery and CCC Museum - Harvest Festival

Explore the historic buildings at the CCC Museum and Higgins Lake Nursery and collect candy at each one.

Oct242021
Fort Custer Recreation Area - Oct. 24, Stewardship Volunteer Workday

Take part in the largest native prairie restoration in the state by helping collect local seed from wild forbs and grasses!  

Oct242021
Waterloo Recreation Area - Oct. 24, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Aid restoration efforts by cutting glossy buckthorn, a terrible wetland invasive shrub that would otherwise takeover this valuable fen ecosystem.

Oct242021
FULL Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Night Sky Photography Workshop, Oct. 24

Join Marquette photographer Shawn Malone for an evening of night-sky photography at the Upper Tahquamenon Falls. 

Oct302021
Muskegon State Park - Oct. 30, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help us remove a landscape plant gone bad!  Japanese barberry is commonly planted as a landscape ornamental but has escaped and is spreading in our forests and dunes! 

Oct302021
Island Lake Recreation Area - Oct. 30, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help clear out invasive shrubs that could take over valuable prairie remnants and crowd out native plants.

Oct312021
Pinckney Recreation Area - Oct. 31, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Join us in cutting invasive shrubs to protect Hankerd dry sand prairie and oak barrens and the native plants that call it home.

Ongoing DNR - All Events
08/​06/​21  —  03/​30/​22
Michigan History Museum - I Voted: Michigan's Struggle for Suffrage

Discover the people, protests and policies that have changed voting in Michigan through the course of nearly 200 years. Lansing.