100 Days of Spring
March 1: It’s National Peanut Butter Lovers Day! As true lovers of peanut butter, we suggest heading to Pure Vitality Juice Bar & Spa to try its “lunch in a cup” PB&J smoothie.
March 3: Sunday Funday is here again! End the weekend with brunch and drinks from a local brewery.
March 5: Cheer on CMU Men’s Basketball at McGuirk Arena, as the team takes on Northern Illinois at 7 p.m.
March 7: Check out the new art exhibition, “With Her Eyes,” gallery show display original works of the three Russian female artists: Lyubov’ Churakova, Nataliya Syuzeva and Anastasiya Loiko at the Morey Family Gallery inside Art Reach of Mid Michigan. Now through March 29.
March 8: WOW! Mt. Pleasant has a fun-filled Friday for you to kick off your weekend. See Dane Cook perform LIVE at Soaring Eagle Casino – tickets required. It’s National Day of Unplugging! Celebrate by paying a peaceful visit to Brooks Hall Greenhouse on CMU’s campus. The HBA Home Show will kick off its event all weekend long, with special guest Vern Yip of Trading Spaces and HGTV at the CMU Indoor Athletic Complex – see full schedule here. Check out Broadway Theatre’s opening night of Into the Woods Jr., – view full schedule here.
March 9: There’s plenty to do in the Mt. Pleasant area this Saturday; Cheer on the CMU Women’s Basketball team at McGuirk Arena, enjoy a free family-friendly event Kids & Culture at the Off-Broadway Performing Arts Studio and the second day of the HBA Home Show at the CMU Indoor Athletic Complex.
March 10: Planning or know someone planning a wedding? Stop by the Hashtag Wedding Bridal Show at Bucks Run Golf Club – free admission, 1-4 p.m.
March 11: Feel like a kid again and head to Cyber Quest for some arcade fun!
March 12: Need a night out? Wine and dine at Camille’s Prime, formerly Camille’s on the River.
March 13: Today kicks off the annual Clare Irish Festival – see full schedule here. Later, check out Founders Film Series™ showing of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off paired with a hand-picked Founders beer for only $2 at Celebration! Cinema Mt. Pleasant.
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March 15: Love operas, painting classes, performing arts and sports? If so, this Friday is sure to please; Cheer on CMU Gymnastics at McGuirk Arena, paint with Mama Bair Art at Roz’s Diner (registration required), see the second weekend of Into the Woods Jr., at Broadway Theatre in Downtown Mt. Pleasant (all weekend long), check out Sweeney Todd: CMU Opera all weekend (tickets required), or see the opening night of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown at Shepherd High School.
March 16: Get ready for a St. Patrick’s Day inspired evening at Soaring Eagle Casino with a performance by Stone Clover. Other events occurring all weekend: Clare Irish Festival, Into the Woods Jr., You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and Sweeney Todd: CMU Opera. Check out the St. Practice Day Craft Beer & Music Festival (Outdoor Tent) at O’Kelly’s Sports Bar & Grill featuring craft beer vendors, live music and fun ALL day!
March 17: Check out the Mid Michigan Model Train Show at Finch Fieldhouse on CMU’s campus for only $5 (12 and under free). Other events occurring today: Sunday Yoga with Cats, Into the Woods Jr., and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown: The Broadway Musical.
March 18: Try Mt. Pleasant newest smokehouse barbecue restaurant Summit Smokehouse, home to the Mountain Town Brewing Co., taproom.
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Get your fill of Michigan craft brews and smokehouse barbecue-inspired meals at Mt. Pleasant’s new hotspot @summitsmokehouse. Summit Smokehouse offers American Smokehouse BBQ grub and a tap room housed with Mountain Town Brewing Co. Congrats on the move @mountaintownbrewing and cheers! 🍻 . . . . . 📷: Summit Smokehouse
March 19: Every third Tuesday of the month enjoy a sensory-friendly night at the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum – cost is $5.
March 20: Happy first day of spring! Celebrate with delicious ice cream at the reopening of The Golf Center. Want to get active? Join the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy for a Spring Equinox Full Moon Hike at the Sylvan Solace Preserve – free. Later, check out Founders Film Series™ showing of Pleasantville paired with a hand-picked Founders beer for only $2 at Celebration! Cinema Mt. Pleasant.
March 23: There’s so much to do in the Mt. Pleasant area this weekend! Explore the Sylvan Solace Preserve with a seasonal change guided hike with Chippewa Watershed Conservancy (free), attend the 30th annual “Celebrating Life” Powwow at CMU (all weekend) or check out the Holistic Health Fair at Comfort Inn & Suites and Conference Center ($5 for individuals, or $8 per pair).
March 24: Stop by CMU’s campus for the final day of the 30th annual “Celebrating Life” Powwow.
March 25: Make a splash with a day pass to the Soaring Eagle Waterpark.
March 26: Get ready for an evening of fun, food and drinks at Hunter’s Ale House Trivia Night – every Tuesday.
March 27: The last Wednesday of every month, enjoy Painting the Town paint class at Art Reach of Mid Michigan – cost is $35, registration required. Check out Founders Film Series™ showing of Seven paired with a hand-picked Founders beer for only $2 at Celebration! Cinema Mt. Pleasant.
March 28: Try Dog Central’s famous dogs, featured on Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food. You may even try one of their food challenges! For other food challenges in Isabella County, check out our food challenge guide.
March 29: See 3OH!3 and Bryce Vine perform LIVE at Central Michigan University – tickets required.
April 1: Every first Monday of the month grab a free slice of pizza from Bell’s Greek Pizza in Mt. Pleasant!
April 2: Enjoy an evening of wine at The Brass; The Brass is proudly collaborating with Stags’ Leap Winery for a six-course dinner featuring an exquisite menu prepared by Head Chef Josh Caroll and paired with wonderful wines – cost $50 per person, RSVP ONLY.
April 3: Check out Founders Film Series™ showing of Tommy Boy paired with a hand-picked Founders beer for only $2 at Celebration! Cinema Mt. Pleasant.
April 5: Get your bike ready for spring at Motorless Motion.
April 6: There’s plenty of ways to spend this beautiful Saturday; Explore Audubon Woods with a free, Chippewa Watershed Conservancy hike, check out Shipshewana on the Road at Soaring Eagle Casino, or witness future fashion designers’ work at the Threads Fashion Show (tickets required).
April 9: Cheer on CMU Women’s Softball team as they take on Michigan State on CMU’s campus.
April 10: Wednesday are for ice skating at the I.C.E. Arena! Take advantage of the public skate deal for $2.50 rentals and $2.50 skate fee. Looking to relax? Check out Founders Film Series™ final show, featuring Mr. Mom paired with a hand-picked Founders beer for only $2 at Celebration! Cinema Mt. Pleasant.
April 12: Dust off your roller skates or blades for a fun night of skating at North Hansen Arena. Check out Friday night Family Fun Deals!
April 14: Hundreds of candy filled eggs will be waiting for teens and their flashlights at Island Park tonight for the Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt! Come for a night of free fun, food and amazing prizes starting at 8:30 p.m.
April 16: Every third Tuesday of the month enjoy a sensory-friendly night at the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum – cost is $5.
April 17: Get creative at this guided, step-by-step Mini Masters painting class for ages 6 and up at Art Reach of Mid Michigan – cost is $25, registration required.
April 18: Thursday night is Pints Night at Mountain Town Station. Enjoy delicious, handcrafted beer for only $2 a pint at MTS!
April 19: Celebrate the start of the weekend with The Original Bowie Tribute: A David Bowie Tribute Band at Rubble’s Bar in Downtown Mt. Pleasant – $5 cover.
April 20: Josh Turner & Scotty McCreery perform LIVE at Soaring Eagle Casino.
April 21: Happy Easter! Check out the Easter Sunday Brunches taking place around town. Restaurants hosting brunches include, Riverwood Resort’s Nine8Nine, Bucks Run Golf Club’s Quarry Grill Restaurant and Mountain Town Station.
April 22: Happy Earth Day! Get out and enjoy the outdoors with an afternoon at one of Isabella County’s most beautiful spots, Deerfield Nature Park.
April 24: Bring a friend and some creativity to Painting the Town at Art Reach of Mid Michigan – cost is $35, registration required.
April 25: Today kicks off the 61st annual Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival, happening in Downtown Shepherd ALL weekend! Enjoy all you can eat pancake meals, arts and crafts, parades and more!
April 26: It’s the first day of the Gus Macker Tournament at Central Michigan University! Check out the competition on campus today and tomorrow.
April 28: It’s the last day for the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival! Check out the festival parade at 2 p.m. in Downtown Shepherd. Also, check out the new Changing Exhibit at Ziibiwing Cultural Center in Mt. Pleasant.
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April 29: It’s about that time to get ready for summer! Plan a day of shopping in Downtown Mt. Pleasant for summer clothes. Be sure to stop by Le Fleur Boutique and Trillium Fine Clothing for the newest trends!
April 30: Have some SPARE time? Bring the your family and friends to Riverwood Nine8Nine for bowling, food and drinks!
May 3: If you’re from Mt. Pleasant, the thunder from the Mt. Pleasant Speedway can be heard around town every Friday and that roar returns tonight!
May 4: There’s a lot to celebrate on this beautiful Saturday! It’s National Comic Book Day! Stop by Hall of Heroes LLC., in Downtown Mt. Pleasant for free comics and to check out all the pop culture goodies available in the shop! Congratulations to all the Central Michigan University students graduating today! Check out the Lions Chicken BBQ at Island Park in Downtown Mt. Pleasant – tickets required.
May 5: Check out Science Sunday! at Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum!
May 6: Happy Tourism Week! Celebrate by being a tourist in your town – Come down to the Mt. Pleasant Area Convention and Visitors Bureau’s office for a 2019 Visitor Guide and after, explore our sweet town and snap some photos! Use #MeetMtP and tag @mtpleasantcvb to be featured on our social media pages!
May 8: Discover hidden pockets of the world in Downtown Mt. Pleasant; whether you’re looking for unique boutiques, delicious dining options or places to relax and rejuvenate, Downtown Mt. Pleasant has it all!
May 9: Get out and explore more than 1,000 acres of parkland in Isabella County.
May 10: Mother’s Day is only two days away! Be sure to order your mother something nice from Norm’s Flower Petal in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. Need help with last minute gifts? Check out our Holiday Gift Guide!
May 11: Check out RBRM “4 the Love of it Tour” featuring Bobby Brown and Bell Biv DeVoe at Soaring Eagle Casino – tickets required. Today is also Kids & Culture day! Enjoy free, family-friendly activities at the CMU Museum of Cultural & Natural History.
May 12: Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers in and outside our community. Take mom out to enjoy a CFX featured Sunday movie at Celebration! Cinema Mt. Pleasant for only $5.95.
May 13: Grab your golf clubs and hit some of the local fairways today!
May 14: Cheer on CMU Men’s Baseball as the team takes on Michigan State at 4 p.m. on campus.
May 16: Burn off some energy at The Jump Station – open jump 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
May 17: Check out the first day of Yoder’s Quilt Auction and Flea Market in Clare, Michigan! The market will be open tomorrow, May 18.
May 19: We like Sundays a waffle lot! Head to Ponder Coffee Company for its famous waffles!
May 20: ‘Tis the season to pick asparagus! Stop by Papa’s Pumpkin Patch for fresh picked asparagus!
May 21: Every third Tuesday of the month enjoy a sensory-friendly night at the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum – cost is $5.
May 22: Bring a friend and some creativity to Painting the Town at Art Reach of Mid Michigan – cost is $35, registration required.
May 24: Spend this weekend at the Wheatland festival grounds with workshops in traditional forms of dance, music, crafts, vocals and instrumental instruction during the 31st annual Wheatland Traditional Arts Weekend.
May 25: Live in the Scottish tradition at the Alma Highland Festival this weekend. Event includes traditional Scottish sport competitions, traditional dances, music and more! See Chicago LIVE at Soaring Eagle Casino – tickets required.
May 27: Happy Memorial Day! Spend today on the beach at Coldwater Lake Family Park.
May 28: Grab a friends and take a stroll through the GKB Riverwalk Trail/Access Adventure Trail.
May 29: Bring a friend and some creativity to Painting the Town at Art Reach of Mid Michigan – cost is $35, registration required.
May 31: It’s day one of competition at the Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games! Cheer on Special Olympics Michigan athletes all week on CMU’s campus.
June 1: This year, we’re painting not two, but THREE intersections in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. Check out the action at the corners of Main & Broadway, University & Broadway and Franklin & Broadway. It’s National Donut Day! Treat yourself to a delicious doughnut from Cops & Doughnuts or Robaire’s Bakery in Mt. Pleasant.
June 2: Sundays are perfect for brunch with friends at the Blue Gator Sports Pub & Grill. Enjoy famous Mega Mary’s and Mimosas ALL DAY!
June 3: Ready… set… let’s kick it! Riverwood Nine8Nine offers a dynamic combo of your favorite sports! Soccer + golf = Footgolf!
June 4: Get active at Morey Courts! Play volleyball, basketball, racquetball and more!
June 5: Enjoy lunch or dinner on a patio at a local favorite. Local spots include Max & Emily’s Eatery, Midori Sushi and Martini Lounge, Ponder Coffee Company Downtown (lunch), Hunter’s Ale House (dinner), Blue Gator Sports Pub & Grill and more!
June 6: Check out Michigan’s laziest river, Chippewa River, by canoe, kayak or tube.
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June 7: Experience the vivid, mind blowing graphics of a 3D world of virtual reality at Experience VR in Mt. Pleasant.
June 8: Today is the Mt. Pleasant Craft Beer Festival! Head to Downtown Mt. Pleasant to try 20+ different brews, ciders and meads from all over Michigan. The festival features more than 20 craft beer vendors, live music, local food and more!
For a full events calendar, view our Calendar of Events! Share photos of YOU enjoying winter in Mt. Pleasant; use hashtags #MeetMtP and #MtP100Days and tag @mtpleasantcvb!