This wild new event takes every element of fishing you can think of and makes it fun and educational!

This wild new event takes every element of fishing you can think of and makes it fun and educational!

What in the world is a Fish Rodeo? Well, let me answer that question with another question - Looking for summertime festival fun but also something completely different? Enter the 2014 Grand American Fish Rodeo! June 12-14 in Adado Riverfront Park in downtown Lansing, folks from all over will be lining up for every type of fishing fun you can imagine - and then some. Check out the website and see the creative list of good times to be had! You've got live Country Music, a fishing tournament, rubber duck derby, a fish tattoo contest, a fish-themed writing contest and much much more! It's all things fishing, from the fashion show to the fly-tying lessons. Stop by the Watering Hole for a cold beverage, some incredible food and a ride on the mechanical bull! Interested in making fishing more than just a one-day event? The great state of Michigan and the Lansing area are full of great opportunities to wet your line. If you're looking to become a serious fisherman, or a weekend warrior-type, be sure to hit the Displays and Education tent, staffed and sponsored by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Everything from the history of US fish and Wildlife Service to the current health and welfare of the great Lakes to everything you need to get started fishing legally at the local pond, river or something as big as lake Huron.

Summertime is full of events of all kinds, but this one is so different it just cries out for you and yours to check it out. Visit the website and get the flavor of this brand new event and then get your fins down to the river. It's the Grand American Fish Rodeo and its absolutely one-of-a-kind!

Grand American Fish Rodeo Adado Riverfront Park, Lansing MI Thursday June 12: 4 to 10 pm Friday June 13: Noon to 10 pm Saturday June 14: 10 am to 10 pm