April in Michigan

Matthew Lewandowski, Junior Writer

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The month of April is a colorful event in Michigan, bringing rain, snow, and shine all make their breakthrough to decide if spring shall start or not. Though, through the varying weather, many events brave the weather to bring everyone joy and information. Events occurring all around the state of Michigan include wildlife informationals, open houses, and markets with many different items.


Dablon Vineyards is Hosting an Artisan Market- April 19th

Dablon Vineyards and Winery

111 W. Shawnee Road,

Baroda, MI 49101

Website:: https://www.dablon.com/artisan-market

Phone: (269) 422-2846

April 19th from 5pm-8pm Dablon Vineyards is supporting an artisans market, including local artists, crafters and makers. Held in the Tasting Room, visit a grand view of the estate, the pop up market brings 5 local vendors together from all over Michigan and Northern Indiana areas. More vendors will be arriving, more detail coming soon.


Belle Isle Park – Stewardship Saturdays- April 21

2 Inselruhe,

Detroit, MI 48206


Journey to Belle Isle to join the DNR and Belle Isle Conservancy for Stewardship Saturday. This month the focus will be pulling patches of invasive weeds. Walking off trails will be included, so wear the proper shoes. The woods could also be wet, so waterproof boots may be the best option. Meet on Central Avenue, just East of Portage Way.

All volunteers must register via email [email protected]. Additional information is provided at www.michigan.gov/dnrvolunteers. A recreation passport is required for vehicle entry to Michigan state parks.

Dequindre Cut Graffiti Tour- April 21

Outdoor Adventure Center

1801 Atwater Street,

Detroit, MI 48207

Website: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,,7-350–457222–evt,00.html

Phone: (844) 622-6367

The Hygienic Dress League, Fell300ft and Malt all have a common characteristic, their murals! You can find all of their murals out the main doors on the Dequindre Cut. Join us on an urban viewing through the Dequindre Cut and learn the history of the murals and street art found on the hike. The hike will cover a total of two miles, and dogs are welcome to accompany travellers! Included with the price of Outdoor Adventure Center admission.


A Northern Tradition- April 22

Jay’s Sporting Goods

8800 S. Clare Avenue,

Clare, MI 48617

Website: https://www.midmich.edu/community/foundation/events/ant

Phone: (989) 386-6651

A very special evening at Jay’s Sporting Goods in Clare includes shopping, amazing food from local restaurants, raffles, silent auctions, shopping spree giveaways, and much more! Buy tickets today! Tickets can be bought at Mid’s Harrison and Mt. Pleasants Campuses, Jay’s Sporting Goods in Clare, or by calling phone. The $50 ticket includes: $25 at food vendors and a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree.


WOW – Wild Over Wednesday: Wild for Wetlands- April 25

Outdoor Adventure Center

1801 Atwater Street,

Detroit, MI 48207

Website: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,,7-350–456382–evt,00.html

Phone: (844) 622-6367

As a part of the Outdoor Adventure Center’s Wild Over Wednesday program, the last Wednesday of each month has free admission from 6 to 8 pm for everyone. Fun games around each months topic, plus enjoy all the exhibits!


For April, the topic will be wetlands. Spring is trying to awaken, and all wildlife is preparing for the nesting season. Games and activities will be available to show the importance of wetlands. Local wetlands information for the spring and summer will also be provided, so they can be visited with prior knowledge.  


Howard’s Friend Bike Ride

Pere Marquette Rail Trail

The Tridge- Foot Of Ashman,

Midland, MI 48640

Website: http://www.howardsfriendbikeride.com/

Phone: (586) 215-2225

In honor and memory of Howard “Putter” Schoenherr and to support the Pere Marquette Rail Trail in Midland, Mich., a bike ride will be taking place for one and all. Family and friends as well as help form the Pere Marquette Rail Trail and local sponsors will be holding the 6th annual bicycle ride of a maximum of 62 miles (metric century) to honor Howard Schoenherr. His wish was to ride 80 miles on his 80th birthday, December 27, 2012, but was left unfulfilled when he passed away at 79. All ages and skill levels are welcome, just be prepared top ride 5, 10, 20, 40 or 62 miles. All proceeds will be donated to the Pere Marquette Rail Trail.


Lingenfelter Collection Open House

The Lingenfelter Collection

7819 Lochlin Drive,

Brighton, MI 48116

Website: http://www.thelingenfeltercollection.com/index.php/event/the-lingenfelter-collection-spring-charity-open-house/

Phone: (248) 782-7359

The Lingenfelter Collection will hold an annual Spring open house, where guests can view a vast collection of over 150 vehicles the make up one of the greatest collections in the world. Guests must make a donation at the door to support the American Cancer Society. Many activities are planned for the 40,000 square foot showroom, which include a limited edition signing by Ken Lingenfelter, Adam’s Polishes Detail Clinic with its owner, quick sketch artist Darrell Swift will make personal pieces, and vendors from the local area will be attending


Marshall’s All Things Vintage Market and Camper Tour

Calhoun County Fairgrounds

720 Fair Street,

Marshall, MI 49068

Website: https://choosemarshall.com/event/marshalls-all-things-vintage-market-and-vintage-camper-show/

Phone: (269) 781-8161

As of April 29th, Marshall’s will be hosting All Things Vintage! Multiple buildings will be filled to the brim with vintage related items waiting to be taken home. In addition with the Market they will also be hosting an “All Things Camper Rally” for anyone with a vintage camper who wishes to join April 27-29. Rally participants will hold an open house to tour their campers on Sunday from 10am- 3pm.