Find something fun to do everyday in the Mt. Pleasant area to make your fall season fun. For a complete list of all activities and events visit www.meetmtp.com for websites and additional information.
3rd Central Michigan AIDS Walk– 9am at Island Park.
Whether you’re an individual or team join this 5k winding through the downtown Mt Pleasant district. All participants will receive a free t-shirt, picnic lunch and an opportunity to provide support to persons living in your community with HIV/AIDS. For more information or to register for the event please call 989-539-6731
Monarch Butterfly Celebration – Ziibiwing Cultural Center from 1-4pm.
Free and open to the public. Take home with you a memorable experience that is fun for the entire family. View performances where women wear brightly colored shawls and dance. Enjoy children’s activities, face painting, door prizes, and more. For more information please call 989-775-4750.
8th Annual mid Michigan Civil War Muster 8 am – 3 pm.
The American Civil War is coming to Isabella County! Union and Confederate Civil War Reenactors from across the state will meet at Isabella County‘s Deerfield Nature Park. For more information call (989) 772-0911 ext. 340 or the 10th Michigan Infantry at (989) 400-3904.
Take a ride down the Chippewa River one last time!
Grab a tube, rent a kayak, or try out a body board and hit the water or stay dry in a canoe from one of Mt. Pleasant’s canoe liveries. Check out Buckley’s Canoe Livery or Chippewa River Outfitters.
Red Cross First Aid class 6-9pm.
Central Michigan Chapter, 215 E. Broadway St. in Mount Pleasant. Register for the class call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Golf Maple Creek
Play a round of twilight golf and grab a bite to enjoy dinner at the Fireside Grille. Call (989) 828 – 6315.
Young Professionals Network Fall Event- 12pm.
Located at the Chamber of Commerce Board Room 200 E. Broadway
“Leaders as Advocates” By: Daniel Gaken, Director of Leadership Institute at CMU will be presenting the importance of Leadership Institutes on
how important it is to be a leader in today’s world. Call (989) 772 -2396 by Monday September 17th.
First official day of fall!
Head outdoors and cheer on Sacred Heart Academy during their Homecoming Parade at 3pm as it runs through downtown Mt. Pleasant. Call (989) 772-1457 for more information.
11th Annual RAT Race, part of Live Well Weekend 6:45-10:30am.
There’s a race for everyone; 10-Mile Run, 5K Run, and 5K Walk. All races start and finish at the Comfort Inn on University Park Drive. For more information please call (989) 779-5602.
Old West Harvest Fest – 11:00am – 5:00pm.
Old west themed fall harvest pumpkin festival. The event is every Saturday & Sunday through October at 2695 N. Geneva Rd. in Coleman.For more information call (989) 948-3882 .
Volunteer at H.A.T.S. Play with the animals at the shelter or become a foster volunteer. Either way, they will love the time you spend together.
The 5th annual festival features music from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The event will take place September 25-29 at Rubble’s Bar and Kaya Coffeehouse. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Grab a group of friends and enjoy a round of disc golf at Deerfield Nature Park.
Call (989) 772-0911 extension 340.
Natural Leaf Printing 6:30-8pm Art Reach of Mid Michigan.
Learn how to embellish paper items with beautiful and natural plants that grow outside your front door! Call (989) 773-3689 for more information.
Mount Pleasant High School Homecoming Parade 4:30pm Downtown Mount Pleasant.
Come cheer on the Oilers at downtown town center and enjoy hot cocoa and popcorn. The event will end with tailgating at the High school parking lot. Go Oilers!
Into the Light- Cancer Survivors Walk 3-10pm at Island Park.
nbsp;This event last all day and will feature a Cancer Survivors Candle Light Ceremony and walk at 7:00pm. For more information call (989)289-5374.
Central Michigan University Events presents B.o.B w/ NewBoyz- 8pm
at the CMU Events Center. For more information call (989) 774 3045 OR (888) 268 0111.
Mountain TownOktoberfest 7pm – 2am.
Celebrate the start of October! Food, local brew, and live music. Call 775-2337 for more information.
Head to Doozies Ice Cream Place for a tasty treat! Hurry before they close for the season. They offer great variety of frozen desserts, including sundaes, arctic swirls, floats, shakes and malts, and a selection of lactose-free and diabetic-safe soft serve products. Call (989) 772 – 2332.
Live Music at the Mount Pleasant Brewing Company 4 – 11pm.
Every Monday night stop by the local brewery and enjoy live music while drinking a great local brew. Call (989) 400 – 4666
Spinning Wheel $1 skate night – 6:30 – 8:30pm.
Gather the whole family or grab a friend for a fun night on skates. Dollar snack bar specials all night long! Call (989) 772 – 0069.
Open Mic Night at Kaya – 8 -11pm.
Check out some of Central Michigan’s best musical talent from on campus and beyond while sipping on a latte or munching on a fresh made sandwich. (989) 772-9016
CRDL Create, Make & Take Crafts– 5-6pm at Faith Johnston Memorial Library.
Stimulate imagination and fun with after school crafts for kids of all ages. Call (989)773-3242 for more information.
CMU Hockey – 8pmIsabella County Events Arena.
Check out the Central Michigan University Men’s Club Hockey team take on University of Michigan.
Animal Treatment Society’s Tails and Trails 5K and Fun Walk – 9:30am at Island Park.
The Tails and Trails 5K and Fun Walk is a fundraiser for the Humane Animal Treatment Society. Bring your dog, or run/walk by yourself! Call (989) 775 – 0830 for more information.
Zonta Applefest – 9am.
Come to Papa’s Pumpkin Patch and enjoy the 25th annual Applefest! There is nothing like apples and pumpkins pair
ed together during this fun filled day, with plenty to do for all ages. Enjoy homemade apple products, live music, arts & crafts, and much more! Call (989) 772-0114 for more information.
Get into the Halloween spirit.
Start creating your costume for the upcoming spookfest. Head to Halloween Central in the Stadium Mall for all your Halloween costumes and accessories. Call (989) 775 – 3500.
Happy Columbus Day!
Search out something new in the area. Riverwoods newly renovated restaurant 989 is a great place for food, fun, more. Try your hand at bowling and then stay for their Monster Monday specials. $1.00 drafts, $1.00 beef sliders, and a live DJ @ 9pm. Call (989) 772 – 5726 for more information.
Post Secret at Plachta Auditorium – 7 – 9pm.
A community mail art project in which people from all over the world mail in homemade postcards with their secrets. This event is free to the public. For more information call the Central Michigan University box office at (989)774-4000.
Enjoy the colors of Fall.
Enjoy the beautiful fall colors all around us in Mt. Pleasant by taking a stroll through one of the city’s parks. (989) 779-5335
Putt Putt with the family.
There is no better way to end golf season than with the whole family. Check out the Buck’s Run putting course, named the ‘Best New Amenity’ by Great Lakes Golf magazine. Call (989) 773 – 6830
CMU Football – 8pm.
Central Michigan vs. Navy in Mt. Pleasant. Call 1-888-FIRE-UP-2 for tickets.
Spectacular Schoolhouse Saturdays at the Bohannon Schoolhouse-9am-12pm.
Tour the schoolhouse and participate in fun, educational activities from another era. Call (989) 774-4000 for more information.
The Doobie Brothers at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort – 8pm.
For more information or to purchase tickets call the Box office at 1-888-726-9633.
All American Rejects at CMU Event Center – 7pm.
Alternative rock band The All-American Rejects, Boys Like Girls and The Ready Set will perform in concert at the CMU Events Center. For more information call (989) 774 3045 OR (888) 268 0111.
Printmaking Basics at Art Reach-4:30-6pm at Art Reach of Mid Michigan.
Your child will learn ways to create beautiful prints using their own creativity. Call (989) 773-3689 for more information.
Take a horseback ride and enjoy the scenery at Outback Riding Stables. Rides are for beginner and experienced riders. Call (231) 972 – 7255.
Eagle Feather Cleansing –Ziibiwing Center from 1-6pm.
Participate with members from the Anishinabe Ogitchedaw Veteran & Warrior Society, Eagle Clan, and Ziibiwing staff in cleaning and honoring the eagle feathers in the Ziibiwing Collection. Call (989) 775-4750 for more information.
A Romantic Night for Two.
Dine at the locally owned Italian Oven inside their adult only section Risottos. Perfect for a first date or anytime with that special someone. Call (989) 773-6836
The Haunted Yard 814 N. Lansing St. Mt. Pleasant.
Get into the spooky season for FREE as the Haunted Yard comes alive.
The yard opens today and runs until Halloween.
Sunday – Thursday 6-7pm (children’s hour) & 7-8pm (haunting hour)
Friday & Saturday 6-7pm (children’s hour) & 7-9pm (haunting hours)
Stop by Ace of Diamonds for more information.
CMU Homecoming Football – 3:30pm.
Central Michigan vs. Ball State in Mt. Pleasant. Call 1-888-FIRE-UP-2 for tickets.
It’s time to get your Jack O’Lantern ready. Make your way to Papa’s Pumpkin Patch or take a drive to one of the many local farms to pick out the perfect pumpkin.
Golf a local course.
Check out the 18hole links course at the PohlCat. A perfect time to enjoy the crisp air and color of fall. Call (989) 773 – 4221.
Pumpkin Carving 4:30 – 6:30pm at Art Reach on Broadway.
This workshop will allow your child to design their own pumpkin and transform it into their own spooky creation! Call (989) 773-3689 for more information.
‘Eat a good book lately?’ CRDL Edible Book Contest Oct. 24th –9am – 3pm.
Create your culinary masterpiece and drop it off at Veterans Memorial Library. Judges will then look over the creations and score them based on imagination, creativity, and difficulty (based on age level). Call (989) 773-3242 for more information.
Island Park Farmers Market- 7:30am to 3:00pm.
Final Farmers Market of the 2012 season! Stock up on those delicious, locally grown vegetables and homemade baked goods.
The Band Perry at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort – 8pm.
For more information or to purchase tickets please contact the box office at 1-888-726-9633.
Bow Wow BBQ Bash for HATS at 7pmthe Fabiano Bros. Warehouse on North Mission. This one of a kind event includes delectable food, a beer tent and live band, Foolish Dreams. Best of the entire event is your opportunity to help animals in need. For information Call (989) 775 –0830.
Have a splash at the Soaring Eagle Water Park. Grab a 4-Hour or All-Day pass. Call (989) 772 – 2905.
Plant your bulbs for spring.
Now is the perfect time to get these bulbs in the ground so you can get the early springtime color. Grab some Grape hyacinths, Tulips, Iris’ and Daffodils.
27th Annual Adult Halloween Wellness Fair 10:00am – 2pm.
You’re invited to the Soaring Eagle Casino Entertainment Hall for the wellness fair. Join more than 1,000 adult participants as they take this great opportunity to learn about service organizations in our community. Call (989-775-4637 for more information.
Pumpkin Promenade downtown Mount Pleasant 4 – 6pm.
Get ready for the return of the pumpkin promenade as downtown Mount Pleasant celebrates with decorations, activities in town center and local merchants handing out candy to all the ghouls and goblins.
Trick or Treat!
Trunk or Treat at the First United Methodist Church on Main 6 – 8pm
Halloween Trick or Treating in the city of Mount Pleasant 6 – 8pm
Try your luck at the Soaring Eagle Casino while Kids Quest provides your kids with a safe and entertaining environment. Call (989) 775 – 7777.
Spirit Feast 6 – 8pm at the Ziibiwing Cultural Center.
Free and open to the public. Come experience the Anishinabe ceremony. This is a time to share the special food, photos, and stories of the ones who touched your life. Call 989-775-4750 for more information.
CMU Football 1pm.
Central Michigan V. Western Michigan in Mt. Pleasant. Call 1-888-FIRE-UP-2 for more information.
Daylight Saving Time ends! Spend some extra time outside. Take a walk or build a pile of leaves to jump in.
Live Music at the Mount Pleasant Brewing Company 4 – 11pm.
Enjoy a local brew at the tap room while listening to live music most every Monday. Call (989) 400 4666 for more information.
Head to the polls and cast your vote, it’s Election Day! Find voter information at www.michigan.gov/vote.
The Scarlet Pimpernel at CMU’s Bush Theater 7:30pm.
An astonishing tale of adventure where romance and intrigue meet uncommon courage, as an unlikely hero rescues scores from death by guillotine!
Showtime’s: November 7-10 at 7:30 pm and November 11 at 2:00pm. Call 989-774-3000 for more information.
Head to Mt. Pleasant’s downtown shopping district. It’s never too early to get started on all those Christmas lists. Call (989) 779 – 5348.
Veterans Memorial Library: Music & Movement Annex Meeting Room 10:15am. This program uses musical experiences to enhance a child’s ability to think, learn, reason and create. Call (989) 773-3242 for more information.
Holiday Folk Art & Craft Show – Keepsake Collection 9am – 3:30pm.
80 Folk Art & Craft exhibitors will be showing their wares at West Intermediate School, 400 S. Bradley. Tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for children under 12. For more information call (989) 681-4023.
Shipshewana on the Road – 9am – 6pm at Soaring Eagle Casino.
100+ dealers selling their wares, some at deeply discounted prices. Tickets are $4 at the door and children 12 and under get in free. For more information call (269) 979-8888.
Soak in the Season
Tonight is the perfect night to take a walk on the trails of the Chipp-A-Water Park. Enjoy the sound of the river and the sight of the last falling leaves.
You’ll have no problem watching the Red Wings game if you head to the L1 Bar and Grill. With 18 LED TV’s you won’t miss a thing. Call (989) 772 9200.
Head to Spinning Wheels where you will find a great time for the whole family. Public skate is from 2 – 4:30pm. $4 child/$5 adults.
Visit Loafer’s G
lory Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm.
Take a step back in time and visit the areas quant country village featuring lunch at the wild flower tea room, or the Sunflour Bakery where the aroma of Cinnamon Sticky Buns, home-made breads, and cookies fills the air. Call (989) 561-2020.
Cosmic Bowling at Chippewa Lanes 9:30pm – Midnight.
Call (989) 773-9531.
7th Annual Ladies Night Out – Downtown Mt. Pleasant – 4pm.
7th Annual Ladies Night Out – Party with a Purpose – All Day Event Benefiting Women’s Aid Service and Women’s Initiative. Amaze yourself with the array of merchandise & services offered by our downtown merchants! Call 779-5348 for more information.
Can’t make it to Detroit? No problem. With 6 HD Projectors, O’Kelly’s Sports Bar and Grill provides the perfect atmosphere to catch the Lions in action against the Green Bay Packers. (989) 775 – 3751.
Climb the A-Wall at the campus of CMU. The climbing wall at Finch Field House is a fun way to get active, even on a rainy day. Call 989-774-7307 for more information.
CRDL Teen Tuesday: Gingerbread Houses 6 – 7:30pm at Shepherd Community Library. We’re breaking out the graham crackers, royal icing, and TONS of different goodies to help create some amazing ‘gingerbread’ creations! Call 989.773.3242 ext. 23 for information regarding this event.
It’s the biggest bar night of the year as family and friends return home for the upcoming holiday. Hit up your favorite watering hole for a fun night out, you’ll never know who you’ll run into.
Stuff the Turkey, mash the potatoes, and warm the rolls, because the whole family is coming over.
“What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving” ~Erma Bombeck.
Let the season of shopping begin. What time will you begin your day?
Stores open as early as 4am.
Small Business Saturday.
A fantastic way to find unique holiday gifts for the ones you love, or maybe yourself. Shop your favorite downtown, locally owned store this holiday season.
Go See A Movie
Relax with a movie at Celebration! Mt. Pleasant. See the CFX Sunday Movie for just $3.95! Get a medium popcorn and pop for $4.50! Call (989) 772 – 7469.
Tired of eating Thanksgiving leftovers? Bring your family to Hot Dog Central in downtown Mt. Pleasant for a creative take on the original hot dog.
Call (989) 317 – 3076.
Get ready for the season of light by taking a tour of Mt. Pleasant’s Christmas lights and decorations. Have you put your tree up yet?
Gettin’ Crafty – 6 – 8pm at Veterans Memorial Library.
Join in as they re-purpose old books into book wreath’s. Call (989)773-3242 for more information.
Stay toasty with hot soup and/or homemade bakery item at Robaire’s Bakery. Call (989) 772 – 3516.
Dickens Christmas Festival begins!
The streets will be filled with the sights and sounds of the season. With a live nativity, horse drawn carriage rides, and Santa’s house there will be something for everyone on the streets of downtown.
Broadway Theatre Presents: It’s a Wonderful Life 7pm.
Call (989) 772-2075 For more information.
Dickens Christmas Festival Continues
Begin with a flying pancake breakfast at Sacred Heart Parish Hall, then head over to the Library for crafts, a showing of the Polar Express. Art Reach has make and take crafts. At night be sure to stop by the live nativity and stick around for the lighted parade in downtown at 6pm.