Events & Activities in Battle Creek

49% Off

Mundy

$35 $18

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

60% Off Powered-Hang-Glider Flight Lesson

Multiple Locations

$366 $145

A certified flight instructor pilots a lightweight two-person aircraft on a soaring flight above fields and rolling terrain

Up to 50% at Oasis Hot Tub Gardens

Kalamazoo

$22 $11

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Hot-tub suites lodge guests in Japanese gardens, Isle Royale, and other themed, temperature-controlled settings

45% Off Bowling

Allegan

$33 $18

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 60% Off Individual Personal Training

Snap Fitness

$150 $69

Individual personal-training sessions with a focus on TRX suspension training and kettlebells

Up to 50% Off a Nine-Hole Round of Golf

Westwood

$32 $18

Duos traverse a scenic nine-hole, 1,710-yard course in their own golf cart and bottles of water

66% Off at Fit For Life Bootcamp

Fit For Life

$65 $22

High-intensity boot-camp sessions open to all fitness levels; meal plan included with sign-up

Up to 51% Off Yoga, Pilates, or Barre Classes

Mattawan

$56 $27.50

Tone your core during pilates, increase flexibility and strength during yoga, or work on butt-sculpting and lifting exercises with Barre

Up to 68% Off Fitness Classes and Nutritional Consultation

Portage

$65 $25

Attentive instructors help clients tone physiques during yoga and Pilates classes; a dietitian analyzes health and sets goals

Up to 54% Off Golf Outing with Cart and Lunch

Fremont

$81 $39

Carts zoom across narrow fairways on this 18-hole, par 72 course that winds along hilly terrain peppered with intervening ponds and creeks

Half Off at Lake James Golf Club

Pleasant

$88 $44

Duos and quartets compete on a challenging 18-hole course; cart rental, hot dogs, and sodas included

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

AMF Sturgis Lanes

$28 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 61% Off at Sauganash Golf Club

Three Rivers Michigan

$36 $17

Par 72 course spans 6,194 yd. of heavily wooded land next to the St. Joseph River

Up to 51% Off at Arbor Hills Golf Club

Spring Arbor

$70 $35

18-hole course designed by Arthur Hamm challenges golfers with difficult greens

Half Off at Country Town Golf

Springport

$32 $16

A 9-hole course features tree-lined terrain; a golf simulator offers virtual rounds at courses such as Augusta National and TPC Sawgrass

Half Off Wine Tasting 

Rives

$100 $50

After a winery tour, guests sample wines fermented from Michigan grapes paired with snacks alongside an airplane hangar and grass runway

Up to 62% Off 5K Mud Run

Holland

$79 $30

Mud run confronts entrants with 20–40 minutes of challenging terrain and various obstacles, ending in party and Facebook album

Up to 53% Off Comedy Show for Two at Holly Hotel

Village Of Holly Downtown

$64 $30

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Drinks and appetizers sate audiences during standup-comedy shows on Friday and Saturday nights

55% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons in Holly

Groveland Township

$100 $45

One-hour English-style riding lessons available seven days a week

Up to 55% Off All-Day Paintball Outing for Two or Four

Lansing

$65 $29

Indoor and outdoor battlefields invite sly sharpshooters to team up or stalk their prey with CO2-powered paintball guns

Up to 82% Off Paintball for 4, 6, or 12

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

30% Off Lansing Microbrew & Music Festival

Adado Riverfront Park

$40 $28

Adado Riverfront Park fills with vendors pouring over 200 craft beers, as well as food and live music headlined by O.A.R. and Dirty Heads

$15 for Classes

Colonial Village

$29 $15

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Services

Old Everett

$150 $75

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 54% Off Round of Golf

DeWitt

$56 $28

18-hole course bookended by par 5s leads players from links-style front nine to wooded back-nine layout

Up to 80% Off Group Training Classes

Eastside

$120 $29

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Dedicated trainers aim to improve health & physiques with fitness programs in a 6000 sq. ft. newly remodeled facility with full amenities

Up to 74% Off at Victory Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Krav maga classes focus on quickly neutralizing opponents; family classes allow entire families to learn martial arts together

Up to 55% Off Fitness Classes or Membership

Downtown Lansing

$40 $19

Certified instructors teach trendy classes such as BodyPump by Les Mills, Insanity, TRX suspension training, and Zumba

Up to 67% Off All-Ages Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$73 $29

Experienced and credentialed instructors lead students of all ages in tae kwon do classes

Up to 52% Off at Yankee Springs Golf Course

Yankee Springs Golf Course

$72 $36

27-hole golf facility incorporates mature trees that line fairways and rolling terrain that culminates at meticulously manicured greens

Up to 47% Off Shooting-Range Package

Dorr,MI

$71.99 $38

Only fully automated range in west Michigan offers shooting-range package with gear rental, targets, and ammunition

Up to 59% Off Pilates

East Lansing

$60 $29

Skilled instructors can train bodies and minds to work in concert by guiding students through exercises that tone and shape muscles

Up to 60% Off at Arrowhead Golf Course

Lowell

$36 $15

Creeks bisect multiple fairways, shaping the difficult tee-to-green layout of the 18-hole, par 72 course lined with oak and pine trees

60% Off Laser Tag and Roller Skating

Lowell

$40 $18

Housed in an old schoolhouse, this indoor roller rink and laser-tag arena entertains the young and young at heart

Up to 56% Off Birthday Package or Family Pass

Okemos

$450 $199

Birthday parties with coordinators, lifeguards, drinks, paper goods, invitations, and cupcakes; heated pools with a tropical setting

50% Off Indoor Driving Range in Okemos

Okemos Golf Dome

$20 $10

Golfers shake the rust out of tee swings and calibrate iron shots with large buckets of range balls

Up to 87% Off Membership at Elements

Elements Okemos

$273 $49

Women-only gym features fitness classes such as Zumba and boot camp

76% Off Golf-Discount Card from PGAC

Multiple Locations

$80 $19

Membership cards grants two-for-one greens fees at more than 20 participating West Michigan golf courses for the 2014 and 2015 seasons

49% Off Personal Training

Wyoming

$99 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

48% Off Spinning Classes

Wyoming

$50 $26

Instructors lead energetic rides on Star Trac stationary cycles amid lively music and a colorful light show

Half Off Cake Decorating Class

Grandville

$50 $25

Students learn how to beautify a cupcake from a highly skilled baker and decorator, with three cupcakes after class

Up to 67% Off Fitness Boot Camp

6th Street Bridge Park

$12 $6

Outdoor boot-camp sessions can be modified depending on participants' fitness level and incorporate weights and resistance exercises

50% Off Pedal-Pub Cruise for Eight People

Grand Rapids

$280 $140

Pedal pubs are equipped with stereos and an iPod hookup; Groupon is valid for eight people, but can seat 16

57% Off CrossFit

Grand Rapids

$150 $65

Members burn fat and build powerful muscle with high-intensity interval training methods built around functional movement

Up to 83% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Grand Rapids Karate

$125.95 $39

Master instructors with classes for kids and adults; focus on self-defense, self-confidence, and staying fit

Up to 57% Off Private Introductory Music Lessons

Madison Area

$44 $19

One-on-one introductory lessons for guitar, bass, drums, or piano

Up to 75% Off Adults' or Kids' Karate Classes

Northview

$175 $49

Karate instructors help children and adults build self-esteem and discipline while learning self-defense techniques

88% Off One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes

Grand Rapids

$300 $35

Get into shape with boot-camp classes, dance to cardio-inspiring beats during Zumba, tone with Pilates, or build muscles in Rock Hard 1,000

Up to 58% Off DIY Furniture Improvement Classes

Garfield Park

$60 $25

Learn how to make old furniture new again in classes that go over refinishing, painting, or reupholstering

Up to 57% Off Lessons at Mercury Guitar Studio

East Hills

$80 $40

Instructor teaches aspiring musicians how to play the guitar or bass in their favorite style; lessons are catered to the student’s goals

Up to 88% Off Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes

3150 Plainfield Avenue NRibeiro Jiu-Jitsu Grand Rapids

$100 $15

BJJ facility follows the Ribeiro lineage under the guidance of a head instructor who has shared the mat with black belts and world champs

Up to 70% Off Kids' Jiu Jitsu

Northview

$55 $19

Classes incorporate games while teaching kids the fundamentals of jiu jitsu, a Brazilian martial art focused on fitness and self-defense

$11 for an Ice-Skating Package

Cascade

$28 $11

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NHL- and Olympic-size rinks, onsite pro shop, and 5,000-square-foot lobby where visitors can watch all the action

Up to 81% Off MMA Classes

Creston

$99 $19

MMA studio leads classes in boxing fundamentals, MMA, and self-defense for all skill levels, as well as for women and children

Up to 63% Off Beer Samples

Grand Rapids

$16 $8

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Samples showcase 10 of the 25 draft beers made at the in-house brewery

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Pietro's Italian Restaurant

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 67% Off at Elite Fitness and Health

Grand Rapids

$75 $29

This gym boasts ample amenities including childcare, and on-site smoothie bar, tanning beds, and group classes including LesMills Body Pump

Up to 60% Off Golf Lesson or Golf with Cart at The Highlands 

Grand Rapids

$49 $19.50

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Golf pros help players hone their skills in private lessons at a club that has hosted Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and other golf legends

Half Off Film Class

Forest Hills

$299 $149

Twice-weekly two-hour classes teach students basics of acting, producing, directing, and cinematography with hands-on experience

Up to 51% Off Cider Tasting at Jaden James Brewery

Kentwood

$23 $11.50

Tasters sip hard ciders with such flavors as raspberry, peach, and sweet cherry, and take home a howler of their favorite

60% Off Mixed Martial Arts Classes

Grand Rapids

$63 $25

Brazilian jiu-jitsu-based MMA, aikido, kendo sword-fighting or self-defense classes

Up to 76% Off Fitness Classes at Body By Armr

West Grand

$100 $29

Instructors lead fitness classes designed to strengthen and condition muscles in short, intense bursts for quicker results

Up to 76% Off at Centennial Fitness

Cascade

$10 $2.90

18,000 sq. ft. gym with sauna and Hammer Strength weights; calorie-burning fitness classes like Zumba

Up to 58% Off Roller Skating at Kentwood Fun Spot

Kentwood

$20 $10

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Roller skating with skate rental for two, four, or six at the oldest Kentwood establishment

Up to 45% Off Wine or Beer Tasting at Hudsonville Winery

Hudsonville

$42.50 $25

After each sampling five different beers or wines, guests take a bottle of wine or a growler of beer home to enjoy

Up to 50% Off at North Kent Golf Course

Rockford

$39 $20

18-hole, par 70 golf course challenges players with dogleg turns, six water hazards, and fairway bunkers

64% Off Personal-Training Sessions at Studio30

Rockford

$140 $50

Sessions allow a more intimate setting for a better workout; small group training involves boot-camp-style classes six days a week

Up to 50% Off Hot Tubbing at Oasis Hot Tub Gardens

Alpine

$25 $12.50

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Spend time relaxing in a hot tub suite themed for an exotic locale around the world

Up to 63% Off at Soaring Kite Yoga

Sparta

$60 $25

Skilled instructor guides students through a series of yoga poses to tone physiques, improve breath control, and build core strength

Up to 47% Off Theme-Park Visit at Nelis’ Dutch Village

Holland

$20 $11

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Brightly colored tulips sprawl across this Dutch-themed park that houses traditional Dutch art and food as well as rides and a petting zoo

Up to 55% Off a Scuba Lesson or Certification

Zeeland

$40 $20

Participants can try out scuba or embark on a full certification program that includes in-pool and open-water experiences

51% Off Golf Lesson and Swing Analysis in Holland

Holland

$140 $69

Class A PGA-instructor Bruce Saip sharpens golfers’ swings in one-hour swing evaluation and half-hour private lesson

Up to 50% Off Scenic Train Ride

Coopersville

$23 $11.50

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Admire family-owned farms and other bucolic scenes during a 90-minute trek aboard a vintage, volunteer-run railroad

50% Off Services

Allendale Charter Township

$14 $7

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Coopersville Farm Museum – Up to Half Off

Coopersville

$16 $8

Quilts, tractors, and mementos of rural life housed in 12,000-square-foot facility that hosts live music, quilting circles, and line dancing

Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum – 50% Off Visit

Elkhart

$56 $28

Superhero museum housed in a 2-story replica of The Hall of Justice overflows with new and vintage action figures, comic books, and artwork

Mo Alexander – Up to 58% Off Standup

Five Star Comedy Bar

$24 $10

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“Funniest Person in Memphis” winner and regular on The Bob and Tom Show winds up audiences with devious and though-provoking comedy

Up to 57% Off Dance Fitness Classes

Mishawaka

$75 $35

Encouraging instructors lead classes that mix dance and aerobics, including high-energy Zumba and body-sculpting barre and Yogalates

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting at Free Run Cellars

Berrien Springs

$16 $8

Participants receive a souvenir glass and tastings of five of the winery's small-batch wines or spirits

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Founded five years ago, the Battle Creek Bombers have already shown their mettle, earning the title of 2011 Northwoods League Champions in 2011. The Northwoods League, one of the nation’s most competitive collegiate summer leagues, offers its top-caliber players minor league internships without jeopardizing their college careers. This season, the Bombers hope to conquer their league again and send more of its players to the MLB, having already done so for alumnus Tony Sanchez, who was the fourth pick in the 2009 draft. Led by Daniel Rockett, their top 2011 scorer with 46 runs and 43 RBIs, the team will surely spend this season launching home runs without the help of covert trebuchets.

While the players focus on the game, their mosquito mascot, Mo-Skeeter, mingles with roaring crowds in the Bomber’s home venue, C.O. Brown Stadium. Patrons can look on from general seating or opt for the more luxurious HBC fan-deck seats, where panoramic views complement an included all-you-can-eat feast with draft beer and hot dogs.

1392 Capital Avenue Northeast
Battle Creek,
MI
US

Each year at the onset of summer, the costumed bards, knights, and royalty at Mayfaire Renaissance Festival welcome visitors to enjoy rollicking entertainment and peruse handcrafted wares throughout the wooded festival grounds. Attendees step into a world of jousters and jesters, replete with Renaissance-era songs and dances and smartphones fashioned from mutton. All-ages-appropriate comedians regale families with zany antics, and visitors can ask mystical tarot-card readers questions about the future.

720 Fair Street
Marshall,
MI
US

544 Columbia Ave W
Battle Creek,
MI
US

Established by cereal tycoon W.K. Kellog in 1927 to protect the Canada goose, the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary surrounds visitors and migratory birds with lush scenery on the banks of Lake Wintergreen, 15 miles north of Kalamazoo. Up to two adults and all of their dependents in the same household ages 17 and younger can enjoy access to hundreds of waterfowl in their natural habitat, access to enclosures of majestic birds of prey, and access to a 3/4-mile paved lakeside trail perfect for wheelchairs, strollers, and stilt-walkers. Dozens of species flit and flap serenely, showing off for lurking scientists from Michigan State University's on-site research station, and fuzzy goslings and chicks take their first waddles in spring weather. Volunteer tour guides lead occasional tours, spotlighting avians during warmer months, during migration in the fall, and during bird birthdays, baking tiny suet cakes.

12685 E C Ave
Augusta,
MI
US

Binder Park Zoo hosts an exotic coterie of more than 140 animal species, all administered to in accordance with the exacting standards of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Navigate the map of habitats, or hop on the free Wilderness Tram for rapid transit straight to the Wild Africa portion of the grounds to glimpse an impala's prancings, a mangabey's antics, or an ostrich's rude refusal to acknowledge visitors. Fans of gargantuan gullets can drop some food into the stretched esophagi of seven reticulated giraffes at the Twiga Overlook, and a red kangaroo displays its preternatural quad strength by jumping and deadlifting a tree trunk. Once casual backpackers work up an appetite on the 1.3-mile hiking trail, they can refuel with the two combo meals from either Beulah's Restaurant or Kalahari Kitchen. Use the two tokens for rides on either the Z.O. & O. Railroad or the Binda Conservation Carousel.

7400 Division Dr
Battle Creek,
MI
US

Recognized by Billboard as one of the top 25 touring artists of the 2000s, Trans-Siberian Orchestra explodes onto the stage with a juggernaut of progressive rock and metal infused with symphonic instrumentation and themes. Surrounded by a spectacle of lasers and pyrotechnics, the band's 2012 tour covers the entirety of its millennial concept album Beethoven's Last Night, a rock opera set on the eve of the composer's death as he battles wits with the devil for control of his soul, his 10th Symphony, and his collection of vintage ear trumpets. The show opens with the methodical triplets of Moonlight Sonata played on a lonesome piano, swelling and slowing before the thunderous arrival of drums and electric guitar. Plumes of flames blast from the stage as the group careens into the evening's centerpiece, "Requiem," a hard-rock interpretation of the Fifth Symphony, grounded by light-bending ax solos and tumbling violins punctuated by a heavenly backing choir.

1 McCamly St S
Battle Creek,
MI
US