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Brighton Howell Area CTA Program

The Brighton Howell Area Tourism Ambassador Program is a multi-faceted program that serves to increase tourism by inspiring front-line employees and volunteers to turn every visitor encounter into a positive experience. When visitors have a positive experience they are more likely to return in the future and also share their experience with others. Everyone benefits …more

Fourth of July Fireworks In The Brighton Howell Area

A tradition as old as time, celebrating the Fourth of July by watching extraordinary firework displays. The Brighton Howell area is brimming with places to experience fireworks to commemorate Independence Day. Luckily, with a variety of fireworks shows happening this weekend, you’re able to choose more than one! Check out these upcoming firework shows. Kensington …more

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Early American Skills Experience

Come to the Living History Village for an early American skills experience. This program is for teens and adults, and when registering you will choose a skill to experience, such as Blacksmithing, Woodworking, Bead Working, Fiber Arts, Pioneer Life Skills, and Pioneer Cooking. You will complete a project to take home during the class.

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Early American Skills Experience

Come to the Living History Village for an early American skills experience. This program is for teens and adults, and when registering you will choose a skill to experience, such as Blacksmithing, Woodworking, Bead Working, Fiber Arts, Pioneer Life Skills, and Pioneer Cooking. You will complete a project to take home during the class.

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Colonial Kensington

Experience the sights and sounds of history during this Kensington Metropark tradition. Visit with historically-dressed reenactors portraying civilian and military life of the Colonial era. Be entertained with music and dramatizations, witness the firing of muskets and canons, and shop the booths of merchants where you may purchase hand crafted items made like they were …more

Wildlife at Night Hike

What goes “bump” or “skitter” or maybe even “scratchy-scurry” in the night? Join us at the Kensington Metropark Nature Center to find out! During these warm summer evenings, a whole host of unusual and exciting animals wake up and go on the prowl as darkness fills the forest. We’ll meet at the outdoor amphitheater behind …more

Fireflies of July

Enjoy a light show put on by some of nature’s favorite fireworks at the Kensington Metropark Nature Center’s “Fireflies of July” program! Bring your flashlight and your sense of wonder as we discover the romance, the mystery, and the danger that comes with being a bioluminescent insect. We’ll nibble cookies and play an insect-inspired version …more

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Fire making with Dad

Camping. BBQ’s. Forging items out of steel. What do all of these have in common? Why, fire, of course! And what better way to celebrate Fathers’ Day weekend than by learning how to start that perfect fire? Join us to learn some fire-starting techniques such as flint and steel and fire-by-friction, as well as a …more

Delicious picnic spread with fresh fruit, bread, spicy sausage and cheese spread out on a red and white checkered cloth in a lush spring park

The Recipe for the Perfect Brighton Howell Area Picnic

As Michigan weather can be quite unpredictable, summertime in the Mitten State is not to be taken for granted. Enjoy the sunshine and warm temperatures this summer by packing a basket and spreading out on the many beaches and parks of the Brighton Howell area. Sit back, relax, and rewind while enjoying nature, local eats, …more

Youth Performing Arts Camp

Calling all kids age 8 and up! Youth Performing Arts camp is the perfect place to grow your little artist’s talent and love for music. Camp runs Tuesday August 9 – Friday August 12 from 9:00 AM – 12:00, with a concert on Friday. You won’t want to miss this! Use this link to register: …more