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Michigan’s 175th Anniversary Extravaganza

Michigan will be celebrating its 175th year as a state on January 26, 2012. We're declaring a gigantic day (or week) of celebration. Take part in the fun at an event below, or create your own celebration, then join us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Peoplemovers, and Twitter (please use #Mich175) to brag about all the great things Michigan has to offer.

175th Anniversary Events


Dow Gardens

Thursday, January 26th 2012 at 3:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate 175 Years of Michigan at Dow Gardens! Be surrounded by the wonder of our state at a 175th anniversary celebration of Michigan. You’ll enjoy a truly Michigan experience at Dow Gardens in Midland. Stroll along pathways lined with luminaries in...
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Stitch In Time

Thursday, January 26th 2012 to Friday, January 27th 2012 at 10am - 6pm
17.5 % off Boyds Bears! ALL DAY!
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Artisans Pantry @ The Flint Farmer's Market

Sunday, January 22nd 2012 to Saturday, January 28th 2012 at 9-5 Tues, Thurs, Sat
Located within The Flint Farmer's Market, Artisans Pantry offers Local, Michigan-Made Products including Baked Goods & Michigan-Made Amish Noodles.
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Michigan Historical Center

Saturday, January 28th 2012 at 11 a.m to 4 p.m.
The Center will kick off the celebration at 11 a.m. with a free slice of birthday cake for the first 100 people through the door. In celebration of Michigan's first political invention - statehood - Saturday activities will include quilters, surveyors,...
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Northern Lower Peninsula

Cherry Republic

Thursday, January 26th 2012 at All Day
In honor of Michigan's 175th birthday we will be offering one of our favorite gift boxes, The Little Six, for $6 off in all four of our Michigan stores!
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The State Theatre

Thursday, January 26th 2012 at 1:00PM - 8:30PM
We'll have free birthday cake for everyone who comes to the movies, and if you answer a Michigan trivia question correctly, you get in free (warning -- the questions aren't easy)! Join us Thursday, January 26th, to do up Michigan's...
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High Five Threads

Thursday, January 26th 2012 at 10am-6pm
We'll start off the day with 9&10 News' Michigan This Morning LIVE at our store from 6am-9am. We will be joined on air with Michigan inspired music by local artist Drew Hale and a special birthday cake from It's The...
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The Cherry Hut

Friday, January 27th 2012 to Saturday, January 28th 2012 at Friday 11am-3pm Saturday 3pm-8pm
The Cherry Hut will be celebrating Michigan's 175th birthday with special Winter Hours and Specials!
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Southeastern MI

AJ Automotive Group, Inc.

Friday, January 6th 2012 to at All Day
Offering free test drives of the EDGE Fuel System Upgrade on Gasoline and Diesel vehicles the rest of January. Those who take a test drive in January will get one year added to the three year, no mileage limit...
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Sweet Sass Foods

Friday, January 27th 2012 to at 10:00-6:00
Sassin' it Up! at Nino Salvaggio Troy Friday, Saturday and Sunday. JAn 27, 28, 29
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Sweet Sass Foods

Sunday, January 8th 2012 to Thursday, January 26th 2012 at Jan 8-26
Sassipe Challenge on sweetsassflavorsauce facebook and website
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All Residents of Michigan

Thursday, January 26th 2012 to at 6:00 pm-9:00pm
Turn your lights ON to celebrate Michigan's birthday. Turn porch lights on, or place lighted candles in your yard or business to show your pride in Michigan. Have your community organize a 'birthday event' with lights. Instead of the last...
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Hell's Kitchen/Hell in a Handbasket

Thursday, January 26th 2012 to at 10am - close
Come to Hell and sample our Down North Pasties. Hell, Michigan T-shirts on special for $10 this day only.
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Plymouth Ice Festival

Friday, January 20th 2012 to at 10am-9pm
As the weather drops a few more degrees, the Plymouth Ice Festival is just around the corner! Join us in Downtown Plymouth January 20 through 22nd for the largest free ice sculpture display in the USA as well as...
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Monday, January 23rd 2012 to Sunday, January 1st 2012 at Noon to 2PM
Join me with Terry Bean at the office in Orion Township (1 Mile North of Palace of Auburn Hills off of Lapeer Road) to discuss and introduce technology for Digital Marketing. is the fastest growing technology, where you...
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Livingston Business Forms & Promotions

Thursday, January 26th 2012 at 10am - 5pm
Stop in and pick up a FREE ice scraper. You can never count on Michigan's weather, so be prepared!
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Heart of Michigan

Thursday, January 26th 2012 at 10am - 6pm
Please stop in for tastings of our all Michigan products!
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Sally Roberts Agency, Farm Bureau Insurance

Thursday, January 26th 2012 at Noon - 5pm
Hot, buttery popcorn served, stop by and wish Michigan a Happy Birthday to receive your bag.
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Hiller's Market

Saturday, January 28th 2012 to Sunday, January 1st 2012 at 11AM - 3PM
Michigan Healthy Foods Fare Taste and sample products from over 25 Michigan vendors. Use Facebook and Twitter to brag about your favorites. (Twitter hashtag #Mich175. @HillersMarket @BuyMichiganNow)
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Tubby's Sub Shops, Inc.

Thursday, January 26th 2012 from opening until closing at each location.
A Detroit original, Tubby's Sub Shops is proud to honor 175 years of Michigan's statehood by offering our 6" Famous sandwich for $1.75 at all of our locations on Thursday, January 26th. Limit one per customer.
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Detroit Institute of Arts

Thursday, January 26th 2012 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The first 175 Michigan residents will receive free general admission to the Detroit Institute of Arts. Does not apply to special exhibiton.
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Monday, January 23rd 2012 to Tuesday, January 31st 2012 at Purely Michigan
Stop by MichiganGifts.Org between 9am-5pm, inside the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living now through Friday, January 27th, to taste some of the products we include in our gifts and learn more about MichiganGifts.Org. Purchase our Purely Michigan gift crate...
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Cloverleaf Bar & Restaurant

Tuesday, January 17th 2012 to Monday, January 23rd 2012 at 11AM - 11PM
LET US KNOW WHAT YOUR FAVORITE CLOVERLEAF PIZZA IS AND YOU CAN BE ENTERED TO WIN 1 OF 2 GREAT PRIZES: Who thinks winning a gift basket full of Michigan-made products courtesy of First State Bank OR a FREE large...
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Southwestern MI

Marr Haven Wool Farm

Thursday, January 26th 2012 to at 11 am to 2 pm
Celebrate Michigan's birthday and learn about Michigan raised fine grade wool. Take home a cat toy from organic, chemical free wool roving or a coaster for your coffee cup by wet felting it yourself.
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Wednesday, January 25th 2012 to Saturday, January 28th 2012 at 10am to 10pm
Celebrate Michigan's 175th Birthday at Smashburger. Get $1.75 off any entree from our Michigan Menu. Just mention this special to get your Michigan 175th Birthday Deal at Smashburger.
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