Mar 19, 2024

5 fun things to do in mid

SAGINAW, MI — Autumn weekends in Michigan mean cooler weather, changing leaves, costumes and cider, and mid-Michigan has all that and more.

From a comic-con event and psychic expo in Saginaw to a unique opportunity to enjoy Bay City’s fall color from up in the sky, here are five fun things to do Friday, Oct. 6, through Sunday, Oct. 8, across mid-Michigan:

People check out a special edition Corvette on display at the 51st annual Northwood University International Auto Show on Oct. 10, 2014, in Midland.Jeff Schrier | file

Northwood University’s annual International Auto Show returns Friday, Oct. 6, through Sunday, Oct. 8, bringing hundreds of unique and rare vehicles for display to the mid-Michigan campus.

The 60th annual auto show on Northwood’s campus in Midland, billed as the largest outdoor student-run car show in North America, will feature more than 500 vehicles from over 65 manufacturers, vendors and private owners, according to a Northwood University news release.

This year, attendees will see a wide range of cars, including rare multi-million dollar hypercars curated from the Winkleman Collection that is owned by a Northwood alumnus and long-time supporter, a classic Corvette recently donated to Northwood by Dianne and Michael Morey of Mount Pleasant, and cars from the private collection of Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Automotive Group.

Read more here.

A view of some fall colors in Caseville on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. (Kaytie Boomer | Boomer |

See the beauty of Michigan’s fall color during the upcoming Fall Walk event at Midland’s Whiting Forest at Dow Gardens.

This special event to take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday will give patrons the chance to see autumnal hues from inside the forest’s canopy.

“Join us in celebrating the magic of fall at Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens! Enjoy an evening walk through the forest at the peak of fall color,” reads a Facebook event description.

This event will also include live music and seasonal refreshments available for purchase at the cafe.

Read more here.

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A view of the table where the readings are held inside Besom Apothecary located at 612 E. Midland St. in Bay City. (Kaytie Boomer | Boomer |

A two-day Psychic & Holistic Expo featuring energy healers, aura photography, readings, classes and vendors is coming to Saginaw Township this weekend.

The expo, presented by Rock Your World Events, will take place Saturday and Sunday at Horizons Conference Center, 6200 State St. The expo will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days.

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Admission to the expo is $10 and free for children ages 12 and under.

The expo will feature more than 60 vendors offering “services and products for the mind, body and spirit.”

For more information, find 2 Day Fall Psychic & Holistic Expo on Facebook.

SVRC Marketplace is located at 203 S. Washington Ave. in downtown Saginaw. (Heather Jordan | file)Heather Jordan | file

The 2023 Saginaw Comic-Con at the Market will bring cosplay, a gaming bus and more to downtown Saginaw’s SVRC Marketplace this weekend.

The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the marketplace, 203 S. Washington Ave. Admission is free.

This day-long event will feature free face-painting with Squishy Face, balloon superheroes with Poppin Balloon Decor, a cosplay contest for kids and adults and the Cruise Control Mobile Gaming bus.

Read more here.

Three separate trees mark different stages in the changing color go the leaves at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park in Norton Shores. (MLive file photo)

MyFlight Tours is offering Bay City Fall Color Helicopter Tours departing from the James Clements Municipal Airport, 614 S. River Road, this weekend and next weekend.

“Prepare to embark on a thrilling journey through the fall foliage in Bay City, Michigan, as MyFlight Tours introduces you to our exciting helicopter tours. Experience the stunning autumn landscapes like never before,” reads the Facebook event page.

The “Bay City Quick Hop” tour is recommended for first-time flyers and is $40 per person. The more advanced “Bay City BayTour” is $80 per person.

Flights will be offered this Friday, Saturday and Sunday and next Friday through Sunday, Oct. 13-15. Advance registration is required and must be completed online.

For more information, visit

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