General Guide to Albion – Issue XXV – July/August 2017

General Guide XXV, the Parks Edition, was delivered as an insert to shopper newspapers the weekend of July 1, 2017.  The Parks Edition of the General Guide features the lovely parks and fun outdoor activities all over Calhoun County Michigan, especially in Albion and Marshall.

Look inside your Morning Star if you live in or near the city of Albion, Michigan. If you live in the city of Marshall, look inside your Ad-Visor & Chronicle to get your folded double wide copy of the General Guide.

This issue is also more “Senior Friendly” and features a larger type size than previous editions.  Thanks to Parks Drug Store in Albion for being the Primary Sponsor of this twenty-fifth edition of General Guide.  In January 2014, we printed 100 black and white copies of the General Guide.  Now, we are printing and distributing 10,000 copies during the summer months, and 15,000 copies during the school year.


Participating businesses will have extra copies of the General Guide starting the first week of July.  Please take an extra Guide and send it to a friend from out of town, or share it with a neighbor.  We will be posting more photos and news related to parks and outdoor fun throughout the summer.

General Guide lists general times and dates for big community events.  Times and places are subject to change.  Please verify each item before you make plans.  The Google Calendar on the menu above will have links to more official information for each item shown for your convenience.

We thank all of our readers for the feedback about the Guide. To leave feedback join the Albion Michigan Arts Group on Facebook and post it there, or message us from there.  One recent request was for larger type and so this edition should be easier to read.

The images of the General Guide are clickable and lead to a printable pdf of the Guide.


Corner of Superior and Cass Streets, Albion Michigan

Bournelis Park, Corner of Superior and Cass Streets

Bournelis Park, on the right of this photo, is located where Cass Street crosses Superior Street in Albion Michigan. This corner could be ... Read More
Albion River Trail

Albion River Trail

The annual walk takes place on Labor Day 2018, at 10 a.m.  Meet in Victory Park near the River Trail ... Read More
General Guide to Summer Outdoor Fun

General Guide to Summer Outdoor Fun

The General Guide showcases cultural places and events along the I-94 corridor between Battle Creek and Jackson, including Albion, Marshall, ... Read More
Swingin' Musical Artists Bios

Swingin’ Musical Artists Bios

See details about the musical artists chosen for the 2018 Swingin' at the Shell free concert series.  Concerts are held ... Read More
Swingin' at the Shell, Albion Michigan 2018 lineup of concerts

Swingin’ at the Shell 2018 Poster

The 15th annual Swingin' at the Shell concert series takes place at Victory Park Bandshell in Albion Michigan from mid-July ... Read More
Ride the River - 2018 Albion Community Bike Ride Program

Ride the River – 2018 Albion Community Bike Ride Program

The weather was surprisingly cooperative for the Albion Community Bike Program Launch on Monday, May 14, 2018. The next ride ... Read More
Cardboard Classic 2018 - Original Albion Event

Cardboard Classic 2018 – Original Albion Event

The Cardboard Classic Sled Race  began in Albion Michigan in 1990 and was created by the Greater Albion Chamber of ... Read More
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The Crowd at Cardboard Classic 2018

Local dignitaries at Albion's Cardboard Classic - an annual event that takes place at the sledding hill in Victory Park ... Read More
Cardboard Classic 2018 - most exciting video

Cardboard Classic 2018 – most exciting video

The Super Customized Over 14 Category was perhaps the most exciting minute of the entire Albion Cardboard Classic event. Click ... Read More
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Swingin’ at the Shell starts July 23, 2017 with the Marshall Rotary Band – Sunday evenings
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