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Daddy-Daughter Date Night
    • Celebrate special relationships & cherished memories at Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation's Daddy-Daughter Date Night. A special evening of music, dancing, prizes and shared activities awaits young ladies of all ages and their dads or other favorite escort. Daddy-Daughter Date Night is held annually the end of January/beginning of February.

    • Choose from three special times:

      Sunday, January 18, 2015; 2 to 4 p.m. Activity Code: 185165-01
      Sunday, January 18, 2015; 6 to 8 p.m Activity Code: 185165-02
      Monday, January 19, 2015; 7 to 9 p.m. Activity Code: 185165-03

      Location: Mt. Pleasant Comfort Inn & Suites, 2424 S. Mission
      Resident Fee: $20 per couple
      Non-Resident Fee: $25 per couple
      Deadline: 1/12/15
      At the Door: $30 per couple

Under the Big Top
    • Come see the big top come alive inside Spinning Wheels Arena! This event is presented with the Chippewa River District Library (CRDL). Experience juggling, balancing, hula hooping, spinning, unicyclists, yo-yo acts and more. Check out the CRDL Midway for free cotton candy, games, prizes, face painting, fortune telling and more. For more information, contact Barb Sanford at or 989-773-3242 extension 23.

Candy Cane Lane
    • Let the magic of the holiday season come alive when you step onto Candy Cane Lane as part of the Dickens' Christmas Festival! Candy Cane Bingo, Reindeer Games, and make and take crafts will delight children young and old.
    Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014
    Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    Fee:  Free
    Where: Veterans Memorial Library, Annex Room-301 S. University

Man VS Mountain

Free Family Tennis Fun Day
    • Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation and the Midland Community Tennis Center have partnered to offer the Free Family Tennis Fun Day each May at the Island Park Tennis Courts. If you have never played or have played just a little, come out and experience the game of a lifetime. All participants will be introduced to the basics of the game in a fun and enjoyable environment. Tennis racquets and balls will be provided if you do not have your own.

Mom & Son Adventures
    • Moms & sons alike will enjoy and remember this great family activity for years to come. It's always something new and exciting because the theme and the venue change annually; past themes have included: Fishing Frenzy, Western Round Up, At the Movies, Snow Tubing, Mystery Dinner Theatre, Camp Out Adventure, Olympics, and Amazing Race.

Farmers' Market

Mt. Pleasant Summer Festival Singles Shuffleboard Tournament
    • The Singles Shuffleboard Tournament is held annually during Mt. Pleasant Summer Festival at the shuffleboard courts at Island Park. The two-day tournament features Main and Consolation events. Registration is on-site.

National Parks & Recreation Month Photo Contest
    • July is National Parks & Recreation Month! The next time you set out to enjoy Mt. Pleasant's parks, bring along your camera and take pictures! MPPR's Photo Contest is open to amateur photographers of any age. Submit your best photos to win great prizes!

Princess & Superhero Party
    • Once upon a time... is the beginning to many fairy-tales. Why stop there? Make your child's dream of happily ever after come true by attending the Princess & Superhero Party! Dress up like your favorite superhero or princess. This enchanted afternoon will feature superhero games, magical crafts, the Royal Court Parade, refreshments and party favors. This event is held annually each spring.

The Great Egg Scramble
    • The Great Egg Scramble is held annually each spring. Children ages 2-10 scramble for plastic toy and candy filled eggs, candy, and prizes. Crafts, games & refreshments are all part of the festivities! Admission is free; canned good donations are accepted and benefit Isabella Community Soup Kitchen.

Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt
    • Hundreds of candy filled eggs will be waiting for teens and their flashlights at Island Park each spring! Come for a night of fun, food, and amazing prizes. Find special eggs and win really cool prizes including: gift cards for food, music, movie passes or maybe even the grand prize!