Michigan Festivals & Fairs

Michigan Festivals & Fairs

*January has been updated for the 2024* Fair & Festival Season!


January 2024

January 5-7, 2024: Winter at Valade – Fire & Ice Festival (Detroit)

From their site: Head to Winter at Valade’s Fire and Ice festival– Friday, January 5 through Sunday, January 7 – for tons of medieval fun with a winter twist! All weekend enjoy oversized fires, turkey legs and an ice carving competition. Try your hand at archery and ax throwing, or take your picture on our Iron Throne – made of ice, of course! Frozen’s Elsa and Renaissance Fair performers will be wandering the park for additional photo opportunities. The signature moment of the weekend is Fire and Ice Tower – a 7 foot ice structure that will become a giant bonfire once lit at 6pm on Saturday. You don’t want to miss it!


January 5 – February 25, 2024: Winter Park at Bower’s School Farm (Bloomfield) Check out my Snow Tubing & Ice Skating Posts too! The snow tubing lanes at Bower’s School Farm have seen some big upgrades for this season too!


January 12 – March 10: World of Winter (Grand Rapids)

This is the largest winter festival in the Midwest!!!

From their site: With over 100 FREE events, activities and outdoor art installations over two months, the festival provides an opportunity for families and adults to enjoy Michigan’s beautiful winter and experience the four-season offerings of Downtown Grand Rapids.

World of Winter is produced and managed by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.


January 13-14, 2024: Aqua Freeze (SCS)

Blossom Heath Park

Free Entry!

Saturday Hours: Noon – 9pm

Sunday Hours: Noon-6pm

Featuring: Food trucks, horse-drawn wagon rides, a beer tent, live music, putt-putt golf, hot chocolate, a firepit and live ice carving shows.


Jan 13-Feb 10: Winter Fest 2024 (Romeo)

Winter Fest 2024 Weekends 10am-6pm: January 13 – February 10!
5K, Ice Sculptures, Chili Cook Off, Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides


Jan 14: Dog Dayze on the Farm (Aramada)

Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill

From their event page:

Join us with your furry friends on the farm! Bring your dog and enjoy a 1 mile walking trail throughout the orchard. After you walk, join us in Orchard Square Tent for food, drinks, music, a doggy kissing booth, prizes and more! Contests include a dog costume contest and a dog/owner look-a-like contest.
Premier Pet Supply will be joining us at our January 14th event!
Tickets are per person to access the walking trail. Each ticket includes 1 pup cup, access to Orchard walking trail, random prizes & giveaways.
Tickets available for $7.95. (*Each person will need a ticket to access the walking trail.)
**All pets must be well-behaved, have up to date vaccine records, and remain on a leash at all times (6ft or shorter leash).


Jan 18 – 21: St. Clair’s Icy Bazaar (St. Clair)

St. Clair Riverview Plaza


January 19 – 20: Fire & Ice Festival Frost Fest (Rochester)

The Fire & Ice Festival is usually this weekend every year, but it looks like they’re trying something new for 2024!

From their site:

Join us on January 19th & 20th for a winter celebration that will transform Downtown Rochester into a frosty wonderland! Frost Fest promises a weekend filled with icy delights, from stunning under the sea themed ice sculptures to a carving competition, topped off with a shopping and dining Bingo game that will have you exploring the heart of our city!

🌊 Enjoy Under the Sea themed ice sculptures. Dive into the world beneath the waves as our talented ice sculptors bring the ocean to life with under-the-sea-themed creations!

🔥 Marshmallow roasting with the Lions’ Club (W. 3rd Street) Friday, 5:00 – 9:00 pm and Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

🦑 Live Carving Friday, January 19 (W. 3rd Street) at 5:30 pm. Sponsored by Modetz Funeral Home.

❄️Ice carving competition on Saturday, January 20 (W. 4th Street) time – TBD.

🛍️ Downtown Rochester BINGO! – Enjoy a shopping and dining experience for your chance to win a $500 Downtown Rochester Shopping Spree! (official BINGO card coming soon).

🎉 Family-Friendly Fun: Frost Fest is a family-friendly event with activities for all ages. Bring the kids for a day of winter wonder and make lasting memories as you explore the charming streets of Downtown Rochester.


Jan 20 – 21: Tecumseh’s 15th Annual Ice Sculpture Festival (Tecumseh)

From the Facebook Event Page: Looking for a fun outdoor event for your family? The downtown will have over 40 ice sculptures for you to see. On Saturday there will be live carving demonstrations throughout the day as well as a dueling carvers competition. The Michigan Avian Experience will be here this year with one of their majestic birds for everyone to see. Try your hand at our Scavenger Hunt through the participating merchants. Downtown Tecumseh welcomes you to enjoy the weekend winter festivities!


Jan 24 – 28: Zehnder’s Snowfest (Frankenmuth)

A snippet from their website: Zehnder’s Snowfest has been host to one of the top snow and ice sculpting events in North America for the past 32 years. Visitors have enjoyed larger-than-life snow sculptures and beautifully detailed ice carvings each year. In addition, Zehnder’s Snowfest will have entertainment for the entire family, fireworks, petting zoo and children’s activities. Plan now to attend Zehnder’s Snowfest 2024!

Check out their website for the schedule of events. I would post it here, but it’s over 3 pages long!


Jan 27: Pure Ludington BRRRewfest (Ludington)

Legacy Plaza; 1-6pm

Fromt their event page: This event is a must-attend for beer enthusiasts and those looking to have a great time. Immerse yourself in a lively atmosphere, surrounded by fellow beer lovers, as you sip on a variety of unique brews from 20 Michigan brewers. Wine, cider and mead will also be available, plus music from deejay, Chris Nicholas, and food fare from local food trucks. Tickets go on sale on December 1.


Jan 27-28: Michigan’s Birthday Celebration (Lake Orion)

From the Facebook Event Page:

Saturday & Sunday
January 27th & 28th
10am to 5pm
Join Canterbury Village in celebrating Michigan’s 187th birthday!
Got the winter blues? We bet we can put a smile on your face at our annual winter market event – all in celebration of our great state of Michigan!
Browse the unique gifts, crafts, and artisan goods from the many small shops of the village. There will be sales and giveaways aplenty!
If all that shopping makes you hungry, then stop by one of the village eateries for a delicious treat such as smoked chicken chili or a warm spiced cider. Cold? Warm up by one of our outdoor firepits!
It’s a full weekend dedicated to our great state! More activities to be added soon! Happy birthday, Michigan!


February 2023 (Not Updated Yet)

Feb 3 – 4: Downtown Trenton Winter Fest (Trenton)

February 3 – 5: Winter Blast (Royal Oak)

Feb 3 – 5: Plymouth Ice Fest (Plymouth)

Feb 4: Galentine’s Party at Wine Social (Lake Orion) I’m throwing this party in partnership with Wine Social. You need a ticket! Space is limited!

Feb 4: Romeo Winter Fest (Romeo)

Feb 10: Armada Ice Breaker (Armada)

Feb 10 – 12: Mt. Clemens Ice Carving Show & Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser (Mt. Clemens)

February 11: Winter Luminaries (Shelby Twp)

February 18: Cupid’s Undie Run (Detroit)

February 23 – 26: Winterfest (New Baltimore)


April 2023

April 15: Mac and Cheese Festival (Battle Creek) $5 admission fee & samples ranging in price from $3-7 each

April 15-16: 25th Annual Michigan Alpaca Festival (Allegan County Fair Grounds)


May 2023

May 6-10, 2024: Tulip Time (Holland)

Check out my Tulip Time Guide Here!


May 11-21, 2023: Leader Dog For The Blind

May 13, 2023: Fairy Festival (Indigo Lavender Farms, Imlay City)

May 13, 2023: Uncorked Wine Fest (Detroit)

May 19-21, 2023: Motor City Comic Con (Novi)


May 25-29: Down Home Days Festival (Shelby Twp)

Knights Park & Pavillion

11541 21 Mile Rd

Free Entry

Carnival, Midway, & Party Pavillion (Beer Tent!)

The Shelby Township Down Home Days Festival is back!
FRIDAY, MAY 26 – 4-11 PM
· Party Pavilion
· Beer Tent hosted by the Lions Club
· DJ
SATURDAY, MAY 27 – Noon-11 PM
· Party Pavilion
· Beer Tent hosted by the Lions Club
· DJ
SUNDAY, MAY 28 – Noon-11 PM
· Party Pavilion
· Beer Tent hosted by the Lions Club
· Meldrum Brothers Band
MONDAY, MAY 29 – Noon-10 PM
· Party Pavilion
· Beer Tent hosted by the Lions Club
· DJ


May 26-29: Balloons Over Bavarian Inn & The Frankenmuth Dog Bowl (Frankenmuth)

Watch the Hot Air Balloons as they soar over Frankenmuth during Competition Flights on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday morning and evening and Monday morning. Don’t forget to attend the Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights Balloon Glows, where weather permitting you can walk among the Balloons while they light up their colorful envelopes and talk to the pilots and take awesome photos with the balloons! This Event is free to watch the Balloon flights and the glows!

They offer tethered balloon rides here too!


May 27-29, 2023: Movement Music Festival (Detroit)

Hart Plaza

Each year on Memorial Day weekend, thousands of people from across the globe gather in the birthplace of Techno to celebrate the heritage of Detroit and its musical influence over countless generations, new and old.


June 2023

June 1-2, 2024: Magical Realm Fantasy Faire (Charlotte)

Eaton County Fairgrounds

Guests are encouraged to come in costume.

Admission: $10 per person (children 6 and under free)

Due to the number and variety of animals that will be on-site as a part of our faire, and the number of expected attendees, no pets allowed. Trained Service Animals are ALWAYS welcome.


June 2-4, 2023: 51st Carson City Frontier Days (Carson City) *Hot Air Balloon Shoot Out* [See My Post Strictly On Hot Air Balloon Festivals if you’re interested in more!]

Since the beginning, Carson City Frontier Days has celebrated with Country Western shows, rodeos, magic shows, canoe races, tractor pulls, carnival rides, parades, picnics, dances, hot air balloons and pageants.

Although Frontier Days has changed over the years, one thing remains. It is a time for friends, family, and neighbors to come together to celebrate the joys of living in a small town.

Please stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for updated information on the festival.


June 2-4, 2023: Centerline Festival (Centerline)

Centerline Memorial Park

3 days of music, food, carnival & fun for the whole family!

Saturday, June 3 is both the Run Warren Center Line 5k & the Cruisin ’53 Events!


June 3, 2023: Junefest (SCS)

Craft Fair, Music, Sidewalk Sales, & Much More!

June Fest is fun for the entire family!


June 3-4, 2023: Art on the Grand (Farmington)

Saturday: 10 am-7 pm & Sunday: 11 am-5 pm
ART on the GRAND takes place along Grand River Avenue in historic downtown Farmington, between Farmington Road and Grove Street.
The fair features free admission and an array of high-quality art in a variety of price ranges and disciplines including ceramics, jewelry, painting, photography, wood, wearable art, glass, leather and sculpture.


June 3-4 & 10-11, 2023: Canterbury Village Medieval Faire (Lake Orion)

Adults: $14.99, Kids: $7.99, (Does not include site service fees)

Parking: $5

Castle’s turrets and ramparts will be the backdrop for a wide range of entertainment as you stroll through this outdoor Medieval adventure at Canterbury Village. Be entertained by ogres, musicians, jesters, magicians, fire breathers, mad Queens, over 30 entertainers and more, all set to the backdrop of a real Castle!
Knights in shining armor jousting on their great steeds will provide all the excitement of a medieval tournament as two Knights in full armor charge each other with levelled lances, mounted on their mighty steeds, each attempting to unhorse the other! That is just the beginning of the entertainment, there will be plenty of activities for the entire family, demonstrations of actual medieval combat, along with many other entertainers. Afterwards sit and enjoy a cold drink or a pint of ale or mead and feast on a Turkey Leg, at the C-Pub Bar & Grill.


June 7-11, 2023: Summer Fest (Dearborn Heights)

Canfield Community Center

Join us this year for our 2023 Summer Fest (formerly known as Spirit Fest) as we kick Summer off with an amazing line up of entertainment, carnival rides (Mid America Shows), vendors & much more!


June 8-11, 2023: Bavarian Festival (Frankenmuth)

740 S Main St
Frankenmuth, MI 48734

64th Annual Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival June 8-11, 2023
Come on out and be a part of Michigan’s largest celebration of Bavarian Heritage!
The 2023 Bavarian Princess will be crowned the Saturday before festival.
Thursday officially starts the festival with the Maypole and dancers.
Friday night opens the weekend with a Street Party! We are closing Main Street and opening up the fun! Fireworks will close out the party giving you time to dance the rest of the night away in the tents. Admission is free for the Street Party.
The Main Tent, located in Zehnder Park, will host traditional German entertainers and polka bands. You can also see local favorites performing all weekend.
The Rock Tent, located behind Tiffany’s Food and Spirits, will feature bands Friday and Saturday night.
Saturday will play host to a number of events happening through town. The Kindertag Parade begins at 10am at River Place Shops. Don’t forget to sign up and watch Saturday’s Cornhole Tournament!
Be sure to join us Sunday for the one and only Bavarian Festival Parade.
All of this and more for only $10 general admission. Kids 12 and under are free.


June 9-11, 2023: Motor City Irish Festival (Livonia)


June 9-18, 2023: Mackinaw Lilac Festival (Mackinac Island)

This year marks the 75th Annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival! It is the largest and most historic festival on Mackinac Island. It’s 10 days celebrating the lilacs and their uniqueness and history to Mackinac Island. Join us for the Lilac Queen coronation, official poster reveal, 10K Run/Walk, lilac walking tours, lilac planting seminars, bounce houses, Michigan Cornhole tournament, live music, the Grand Parade, and more!



June 9-11, 2023: Art on the River (Port Huron)

Friday, June 9th
3pm to 9pm (Arts, crafts, music, beverage tent, food vendors)Saturday, June 10th
10am to 11pm (Arts, crafts, music, beverage tent, food vendors)​Sunday, June 11th
10am to 4pm (Arts, crafts, beverage tent, food vendors  – adult beverages begin service at noon)


June 10, 2023: National Cereal Festival (Battle Creek)

If you are unfamiliar, this signature festival highlights Battle Creek’s heritage as the birthplace of the cereal industry and is a tradition that has drawn people far and wide for over 50 years.
This family-friendly festival includes a variety of entertainment and of course FREE cereal for all!
Full line up of entertainment and event map coming soon!


June 10, 2023: National Asparagus Festival (Hart)

Welcome to West Michigan, where we take pride in our wonderful agriculture. Oceana County, known as “The Asparagus Capital of the Nation”, is one of the leading areas for asparagus growth in the entire country! We’ve been celebrating asparagus since 1974 and nobody does it better. We are the longest running asparagus festival in the country and 2023 marks the 50th festival. Come join us!

Since 1974, the National Asparagus Festival has been a much-anticipated annual event. What began as a small gathering has grown into an event that draws attendees from around the world. This year marks our 50th Anniversary, and we are planning a celebration like none other. The National Asparagus Festival is a great place to come and celebrate asparagus in all its forms. Join us for a parade, a variety of delicious asparagus-inspired dishes, arts and craft vendors and much more. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!


June 10, 2023: 21st Annual Berkley Art Bash (Berkley)

The Berkley Art Bash has been turning Twelve Mile into an art filled street party since 2001. It attracts crowds of over 10,000 that come to find hip handmade wares from over 150 artists and makers, enjoy street eats and fun kid activities.

Presented by the Berkley Chamber of Commerce, it also showcases the wonderful shops, restaurants and businesses that make downtown Berkley a thriving community. Join us Saturday, June 10 from 10-6 for a fabulous time with your family! Visit www.BerkleyArtBash.com for more details. Dogs are welcome!

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June 10, 2023: Makers Trail Festival (Bridgman)

Weko Beach & Campground; 1-7pm

We’ll be popping corks, tapping kegs and pouring your favorite spirits ’til sunset. Come party with us at Weko Beach — with nothing but gorgeous Lake Michigan to the west and Southwest Michigan’s premier wine, beer, cider and spirit makers all in one place. This is the perfect chance for you and your friends to try new drinks or stick with your go-to favorites using beverage tickets purchased when you arrive. There will be water, soda and juices for your designated driver and you, too.


June 10, 2023: Annual Ferndale Wellness Fair (Ferndale)


June 10-11, 2023: One of “THREE FREE” State Parks Weekend: Free Fishing, Free Entry, & Free ORV (Off-Roading Vehicle)


June 10-11, 2023: Riverside Art Festival (Bay City)

Saturday, 10am-5pm & Sunday, 11am-4pm

The YWCA GLBR’s Riverside Art Festival returns in 2023 for its 49th year, drawing thousands of people from around the Great Lakes Bay Region with artistry, entertainment, food trucks, and even a raffle! Artists will be located in Downtown Bay City, along the Saginaw Riverfront, on June 10th and 11th for what is sure to be a wonderful weekend for artists and visitors alike!

Artists from throughout the state and from as far away as Texas have been featured at the festival showcasing a variety of artistic works, including handmade pottery, jewelry, textiles and weaving, sculpture, watercolors, woodworking, as well as decorative items for the home and garden, clothing, and much more. In 2023, we will continue our highly selective jury process to select vendors featuring original works of art.


June 11-17, 2023: Marion Fair (Marion)

Truck Pulls, Rodeo, Derby Events, & More!


June 14-17, 2023: Hamburg Family Fun Fest (Hamburg Twp)

Includes a Fireworks Show!


June 15, 2023: Summer Fest 2023 (Washington Twp)

4-7pm; 57900 Van Dyke

Bring the kids out to celebrate the start of Summer!
Activities for all ages! Live music, face painting, cookie decorating, petting farm, sensory area, inflatables, characters, hot dogs, slides, and SO much more…. like FREE Carousel Rides!
Plus, kids can visit Washington Fire Department on site and get their own library card and rent books at the Romeo District Library mobile unit.
This event is FREE and no registration is needed.


June 15-17, 2023: Bay City Country Festival (Bay City)

Frankenmuth Credit Union presents: The Bay City Country Music Festival on Thursday, Friday and Saturday June 15, 16, 17, 2023. Get your tickets at kensheltonpromotions.com.

Thursday June 15th–Gary LeVox lead singer of Rascal Flatts, Alexandra Kay and Matt Ferranti

Friday June 16th–Mitchell Tenpenny, Jon Langston and Waylon Hanel

Saturday June 17th–NELLY wsg NIKO NOON!


June 15-18, 2023: Marysville Summerfest


June 16-17, 2023: Hudsonville Balloon Days (Hudsonville) *Hot Air Balloons* (Click Here To See The List of All Hot Air Balloon Festivals)

Unity Christian High School

There will be Balloon Flights Friday & Saturday evening and Saturday morning! The ever popular Balloon Glows will take place at sunset both Friday & Saturday evenings.

We have local Food Trucks and vendors along with Arts & Craft vendors each day from 4-10p.

The amazing and talented group “Hark Up” will be providing entertainment both days from 4-9p! Parking will be a $10 donation and all events are “Weather Permitting” Bring you chairs, blankets, kites, frisbee and relax & enjoy!


June 17, 2023: Great Lakes Pirate Festival (Mackinac)

Join Star Line – now known as Mackinac Island Ferry Company for the 2023 Annual Great Lakes Pirate Festival! A day of food & drinks, live music, and pirate contests on the island. The festival will take place on our Mackinac Island Main Dock.
The Mackinac Pirate Adventure Tour with the Good Fortune pirate ship will feature water cannons for the kids as well as a bar for adults. The pirate ship will be ferrying passengers from our Mackinaw City Dock to the Festival on our Historic Mackinac Island Dock, in the morning, with a ticket purchase. The Pirate Ship will end the day by offering evening and Nauti (21+) cruises at 5:45 pm and 7:15 pm, departing from the Mackinac Island dock with a ticket purchase.
Festival admission is FREE
Pirate Ferry or Cruise tickets are available for purchase on our website at www.mackinacferry.com
Things to do:
• Black Murray Band
• Pirate Contest
o Dress like a pirate
o Talk like a pirate
o Walk the Plank
For an added adventure, you can purchase tickets to the Good Fortune Pirate Ship evening cruises. The night cruises leave Mackinac Island at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m. and will sail under the Mackinac Bridge. It includes pirate music and dancing, crew members dressed and talking like pirates, water cannons for kids on board, and the cruise will culminate with the firing off the Good Fortune’s cannon. Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase during the cruise.


June 17, 2023: Hell-O Summer Fest (Hell, MI)


June 18, 2023: 4F Fest – Food, Family, Friends, Fun (Shelby Twp)

Knights Park & Pavillion, 11am-5pm

11541 21 Mile Rd

Food Truck Wars, Live Music, Bounce House, Car Show, Games, & More!


June 20-25, 2023: Livonia Spree (Livonia)

Each year the people of Livonia celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the City with a week-long birthday party. 

Held at Ford Field at the corner of Farmington Road and Lyndon the last full week in June (20th – 25th, 2023)

Livonia Spree has something for everyone in the family:  delicious food; great music ranging from Country to jazz; a fantastic family carnival; and of course, the Grand Finale Fireworks Extravaganza on Sunday night. 

The Men and Women of Spree have been working hard to plan another great year at Spree.


June 21-25, 2023: Bay-Rama Fishfly Festival (New Baltimore)

The Bay-Rama Fishfly Festival is a fun-filled five-day event attended by over 80,000 people in downtown New Baltimore. We feature a large, clean midway, Festival Tent with live entertainment, Miss Bay-Rama Queen’s Pageant, Kid’s Day Fun, a large firework display on the waterfront, a spectacular parade along Green Street, and much more!


June 22-25, 2023: Annual St. Ignace Car Show Weekend (St. Ignace)

It’s a car show! Check out the details by clicking the link above!


June 22-25, 2023: St. Stan’s Polish Festival (Bay City)


June 23-25, 2023: Michigan Challenge Balloonfest (Howell) *Hot Air Balloons Saturday Night Balloon Glow*

The 2023 Michigan Challenge Balloonfest will take place Friday, June 23rd – Sunday, June 25th at Howell High School. This year’s returning features include carnival, fireworks, and the always-popular balloon launches, fly-ins, and evening glow! Watch out for our Family Fun Tent location change and some new kids activities. We can’t wait to see you!
General information and FAQ’s can be found at https://www.michiganchallenge.com/general-information/
Daily admission: $5.00 per person CASH ONLY at admission gates
Under 3 years of age: Free


June 23-25, 2023: Michigan Taco Fest (Lake Orion)

Fri, 4-10pm; Sat, 11am-10pm; Sun, 11am-8pm

(2 Ticketed Sessions Available On Saturday)

$5* per person for advance online tickets purchase.

$10 per person at the event.

Children under 3, Veterans & Active-duty members with military ID get in FREE*

*Additional service fees will apply 
Parking $5, with additional parking across the street at Wildwood Amphitheater


June 23-25, 2023: American Polish Fest (Sterling Heights)

 The American Polish Century Club, 33204 Maple Lane, Sterling Heights, Mi 48312.

The festival is located in Sterling Heights, MI.

Our Festival draws thousands of friends and families from all around Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois.

Our spirited festival features live music and dancing. Highlighting our Festival are the biggest names in Polka Music, along with finest Polish Dance Ensembles in Michigan.

The festival also features the 9th Annual “Srodek’s Pierogi Eating Challenge”. This eating competition is based on consuming the most Srodek’s Potato & Cheese Pierogi you can eat in ten minutes. Last years record of 69 pierogi in ten minutes comes close to setting the record.

Try our delicious Polish Kitchen, enjoy a cocktail at the Polish Pub, or a beer at the Beer Tent. The Kielbasa Café is back with the polish nacho, polish sliders and more, or visit anyone of the many vendors that take part in this event.

There will be a Polka Mass on Sunday at 12:00 Noon.

Stroll our Outdoor Craft Show featuring over 50 different crafters displaying their fine works.

Admission to the festival is only $5, 17 and under free.  Free parking and shuttles are available.


June 23-25, 2023: St. Isidore Strawberry Festival (Macomb)

Euchre, Car Shows, Ice Cream, Live Music, Bingo, Dancing, Kids’ Games, & More!

Join us for 3 days of fun, food, live music and more at Strawberry Festival!
Friday, June 23 // The Festival kicks off on Friday evening from 5:30-11 PM featuring our car show and music by Steve King & the Dittilies playing classic tunes and the hottest variety of dance music.
5:30PM Outdoor Grill
6:00PM Car Show
6:00PM Ice Cream Sundae Bar
7:00PM Steve King & the Dittilies
Saturday, June 24 // The Festival continues on Saturday from 5:30-11 PM with our pasta dinner and features the music of Parallel Fifth playing classic rock and the more top hits to which you can dance!
5:30PM Pasta Dinner
6:00PM Oopsy Daisy the Clown
7:00PM Parallel Fifth
7:00PM Euchre Tournament
Sunday, June 25 // Enjoy the closing day of the Festival from 12:30 – 7:30 PM featuring our Talent Show and music by 50 Amp Fuse, a high-energy tribute band playing the greatest hits from the 60’s to the present.
1:00PM Talent Show
1:00PM Oopsy Daisy the Clown
12:30PM Polish Dinner
1:00PM Bingo
3:30PM 50 Amp Fuse
Invite your friends!


June 23-25, 2023: 21st Annual Michigan Lavender Festival (Imlay City)

Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds, Imlay City

Friday, Noon-6pm; Sat & Sun, 10am-6pm.

Just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of city life, the Michigan Lavender Festival is a perfect way to celebrate the first weekend of summer! We are the largest Lavender Festival on the east coast and will showcase Michigan’s top Lavender Farms, growers, producers and so much more!
Celebrate the”Grandmother of Herbs” and “Queen of Essential Oils” as we bring you all the wonders of Lavender and local Lavender farmers, while showcasing so many local entrepreneurs, including some really amazing women!
Excited to Share in 2023:
– Multiple local Lavender Farm Sponsors and Honey Harvesters.
Come learn about their Farms, shop their products and learn about their upcoming events.
– Artisans + Makers of one-of-a-kind hand-made goods.
Over 200 Michigan artists, craftspeople and makers. Simply the best around!
– DIY Workshops
Take a break from shopping and sign up to learn and create with local artists + makers and take your creations home with you!
– “Wellness Expo” Sponsored by “Blooming Well & Co.”
The best natural wellness products, people and experiences! Enjoy massage, yoga, speakers and seminars. Guests will be able to learn about the many benefits of lavender including growing, harvesting, cooking, crafting along with medicinal and aromatic uses for this beloved herb.
– “Throttle Gals REVoluotion Motorshow” and a “Show and Shine” with the Jeep Babes Michigan Chapter.
You are sure to be impressed with these amazing local women, proving that “they can too” with their own Classic Cars and Jeeps. Attend a workshop, visit vendors and enjoy their Motorshow, all while helping them raise money for charity.
– Food Trucks
Many of the area’s best Local Food Trucks, including our very own and popular ice cold Lavender Lemonade! You won’t leave hungry!
– Kid Zone and Games
– Alpacas
Single-day admission is $8 for adults; children under 12 admitted free. Weekend VIP Passes are $20 for all 3 days with VIP “skip the line” access. FREE PARKING ALL DAYS!
(Admission includes seating to all speakers and demonstrations.)


June 23-25, 2023: Trenton Summer Festival


June 23-25, 2023: Caseville Ribstock


June 24, 2023: Olive Burger Festival (Lansing)


June 24-25, 2023: Charlevoix Summer Art Show (Charlevoix)

109 Mason, Charlevoix, MI 49720

The Charlevoix Summer Art Show, features a mix of fine art and fine crafts displayed on the shores of scenic Round Lake in downtown Charlevoix. Participating artists are carefully selected to ensure a well rounded show with many fun and unique items on display. Join us as we welcome the arrival of summer in northern Michigan at the Charlevoix Summer Art Show, where works of art and scenic views are just a step away!

Starts: June 24, 2023 at 09:00 AM
Ends: June 25, 2023 at 04:00 PM


June 29-July 4, 2023: Battle Creek Field of Flight Balloon Festival & Air Show *Hot Air Balloons*

Air Show, Hot Air Balloons, Carnival, Field of Rock, Fireworks, Vendors, Food & Drinks, Something For Everyone!


June 30-July 4: 84th Annual Algonac Pickerel Festival

Algonac Waterfront




July 2023

June 29-July 1, 2023: Bay City Firework Festival (Bay City)

Nightly Entertainment & Fireworks! Check the website linked above for the schedule!


June 30-July 4, 2023: Royal Oak Taco Fest (Royal Oak)

FRI: 4pm-11pm | SAT: 11am-11pm | SUN: 11am-11pm | MON: 11am-11pm | TUE: 11am-9pm

What better way to kick off the summer than with Tacos, Cerveza, and Tequila! Join us in downtown Royal Oak through June 30 – July 4 for a street festival including eats from over 50 taquerias and eateries, ice-cold margaritas at 2 Fro-Zones, 4 stages of live entertainment, and more! Taco Fest presents a carefully crafted entertainment lineup that’s appealing to all ages. The event will feature some of the regions’ most impressive musical talent line-ups with a range of musical genres and styles performing all day that will please any crowd.

The Royal Oak Taco Fest is family-friendly, featuring loads of fun for all ages at the Kids Zone, including bounce houses, glitter tattoos, crafts and so much more! Guests will enjoy hours of action-packed entertainment with Lucha Libre wrestling, daily contests including the hot sauce challenge and timed taco-eating contests, tequila sampling, artisan vendors, and more.


June 30-July 4, 2023: Greatest 4th in the North (Missaukee)


July 1-8, 2023: National Cherry Festival (Traverse City)

This one is pretty self-explanatory/famous!


July 1-2, 2023: Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair (Royal Oak)

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. & Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Royal Oak Memorial Park


July 2, 2023: Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Festival (Ann Arbor)

Briarwood Mall

Parade starts at 10am in the parking lot. Enjoy pre-parade entertainment, food trucks, and more starting at 8am!


July 4-8, 2023: Cadillac Freedom Festival

The Cadillac Freedom Festival is held annually, in early July, in downtown Cadillac to celebrate our nation’s freedom and independence. Over several days, the festival brings together people from all around, celebrating food, fun, family, and even a little fitness. Some key events include the parade down main street, the 5k Race, Fire on Water – Military Tribute, classic car show & the Pork in the Park BBQ Competition!

 The event culminates in spectacular fashion with a fireworks display directly over beautiful Lake Cadillac! You can learn more about the festival on their Facebook page.


July 6-9, 2023: Uncle Sam Jam (Woodhaven)



July 7-8, 2023: Michigan Elvisfest (Belleville)

Wayne County Fairgrounds, Belleville MI

The spirit of Elvis is alive and well at the 2023 Michigan’s Elvisfest, at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. The festival features throwbacks galore with an amazing lineup of talented and passionate Elvis Tribute artists and cover artists to thrill fans of the late legend. The festival also hosts an amazing beer tent, food trucks, memorabilia vendors, and a variety of activities for kids.
This is an outdoor event. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets. Rain or Shine the event go on.
Tickets Now On Sale:
Friday, July 7, 2023, $25.00
Saturday, July 8, 2023, $45.00
2 -day Ticket July 7 & 8, 2023 $60.00
(All Tickets Sales are Final. NO REFUNDS)
Kids 12 and under are Free.
Tickets are on sale on the website until 6/19/2023, and after that, they can be purchased at the festival.


July 8-9, 2023: Hippie Fest (Lake Orion)

Celebrating Peace, Love and All things groovy! Guests can stroll through the shops and outdoor vendors selling themed items and unique jewelry, clothing, arts, and crafts. The weekend will feature live music, shopping, tarot readers, and so much more. Entertainment to be posted soon!
Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Event is hosted rain, snow, or shine. Printed tickets or showing tickets on your phone are both accepted. Children under 2, military and veterans are FREE*. (*Admission is FREE, service fees will apply. Online registration is required. Military ID will also be required to be shown at the event entrance. FREE admission is for that individual only and their guests must purchase advance tickets online.)


July 7-9, 2023: Art in the Park (Plymouth)

Friday 11:00 – 8:00, Saturday 10:00 – 7:00, Sunday 10:00 – 5:00

A signature Michigan event, Art In The Park, now in its 43rd year will welcome over 400 artists from around the U.S. offering paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, glass, woodwork, photography, folk art & much more.  Entertainment and cuisine will complement the art exhibitors , creating a sensory filled weekend experience.  Be a part of the tradition…join us at Michigan’s 2nd largest art fair for a weekend long celebration of art, food, and fun!


July 7-9, 2023: Blissfest Folk and Roots Music Festival (Harbor Springs)

The Annual Blissfest Music Festival is a celebration of music, culture, art, and community featuring a world of diverse and innovative folk, world and roots music, and dance at the Festival Farm in picturesque rural northern Michigan.

Taking place in July, it’s the quintessential Michigan summer experience. Festival-goers enjoy being outside on the expansive lawn, in the shade of the woods, and feeling the breeze from nearby Lake Michigan. Don’t forget to look up either! You can enjoy sunsets, watch the moon rise or set, see the Milky Way from the Back 40 campground, and you might get lucky and see the Northern Lights over the Main Stage.

We’re excited to bring another year of enrichment to our patrons with more areas to connect with one another, jam together, learn together, and enjoy a weekend of inspiring performances.

  • 8 Performance Programming Areas
  • Silent Disco, Drum Kiva, Open Mic, Buskers
  • Workshops, Folkscool, Kids & Teen Activities
  • Craft Vendors, Food Vendors, Healing Arts
  • Beautiful Northern Michigan, Perfect Summer Experience
  • Beach Shuttle Service to Lake Michigan and Convenience Store

Back by popular demand! Our annual Taste of Bliss event is taking place Saturday afternoon during the festival. Great music and great libations at your favorite festival! 


July 7-16, 2023: Oakland County Fair (Davisburg)

The Oakland County Fair is located at Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg, MI 48350.

  • $12 parking per vehicle includes general admission for all passengers
  • $6 parking per motorcycle includes general admission for all riders
  • $6 walk ins
  • Grandstand Admission is $10 for Adults, $5 for kids 6-14 and kids 5 and under are free.

Dates and times of Fair events and activities are subject to change.


July 7-9, 2023: Lavender Daze (Imlay City)

Indigo Lavender Farms

The biggest event of the season! During Lavender Daze we celebrate all things Lavender. Sip on some lavender lemonade as you stroll through the soft hills of lavender rows, shop over 70 vendors, enjoy food and live music, make a lavender wreath … the best staycation ever! Make sure you mark “interested” on the Facebook event to stay up to date on all the details of Lavender Daze and when early ticket sales are available!


July 8, 2023: Lavender Harvest Festival – 6th Annual (Milan)

Lavender Lane Farm
12040 Plank, Milan 48160

Starting at 8am

– Stroll through 10,000+ lavender plants in peak bloom
– Fresh U-PICK Lavender
– Fresh & Dried Lavender Bundles
– Potted Lavender Plants
– Live Music
– Lavender Lemonade
– Food Trucks
– Petting Farm & Riding Ponies
– Lavender Lane’s bath & body and lavender-infused products
– Photo Ops (Cell Phone Only)
– 50+ Local artisans (vintage, jewelry, home decor, boutiques, etc.)
NOTE: Professional photography is reserved for scheduled appointments. Please leave professional cameras and pets at home. All photos must be taken on a cell-phone camera.



July 8, 2023: Mason Outdoor Expo (Mason)


July 8-9, 2023: Charlevoix Art & Craft Show (Charlevoix)

400 Bridge St, Charlevoix, MI 49720

This year’s show has something for everyone, offering an exciting mix of fine arts and hobby crafts. Acrylic and oil paintings, sculpture, hand blown glass beadwork, pottery, baskets, furniture, clothing, hand woven rugs and quilted works are just a few of the things you will find. It is a spectacular representation of craftsmanship and artwork with many fun and unique products to choose from.

If you are looking for a unique shopping opportunity in a one of a kind community, Charlevoix the Beautiful is the place to be this summer. They ask that you please leave your pets comfortably at home.  The City of Charlevoix has an ordinance against allowing pets within the event area.

Starts: July 08 at 10:00 AM
Ends: July 09 at 06:00 PM


July 9, 2023: 5th Annual Detroit Kite Festival (Belle Isle Fountain)

Starts at 10am, Ends at 4pm

We’re Back! The 2023 Detroit Kite Festival will take place on Sunday, July 10th from 10am-4pm at the Cricket FIeld on Belle Isle, Detroit.
Join us for kite flying, food, music and more.

Kites, food, and drinks will be available for purchase.


July 11-14, 2023: Blake’s Lavender Festival (Armada)

Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill

Early Bird Discount on Tickets ends on 6/30!

We are excited to announce the return of Blake’s Annual Lavender Festival. Immerse yourself in our tranquil orchards and stroll our open-air marketplace featuring 200+ artisans! Sip on a refreshing lavender lemonade or ice cream while enjoying a homemade lavender treat.

Returning this year, Blake’s Hard Cider Co. and Blake’s Brewing Co. will be featuring our limited, seasonal lavender infused hard cider and beer. Both can be found on tap in our Tasting Room and Orchard Square Tap. Only available while supplies last! 


July 11-15, 2023: Gaylord Alpenfest (Gaylord)

Carnival Rides, Live Music, & So Much More!


Julyl 12-15, 2023: Wyandotte Air Fair (Wyandotte)


July 13, 2023: Blue Water Festival Street Fair (Downtown Port Huron)

Come shop at the 2023 Blue Water Festival Street Fair! Support local businesses, artist, crafters, makers & more all in the beautiful Downtown Port Huron, Michigan.


July 11-20, 2024: Ionia Free Fair (Ionia)


July 14-16, 2023: Festa Italiana (Sterling Heights)

Freedom Hill

Entertainment, Italian Wines & Beer, Family Fun Zone, & So Much More!


July 14, 2023: Red Hot & Blue Festival (New Haven)

New Haven High School; 5pm

Food, Fun, Fireworks, Music with Killer Vibe


July 14-23, 2023: Michigan Brown Trout Festival (Alpena)

The Michigan Brown Trout Festival began in 1975, and is still going strong. Located on the waters of Thunder Bay in Alpena, Michigan, we are one of Michigan’s best freshwater fishing tournament, and the longest running fishing tournament in the Great Lakes. We are run by a few dedicated volunteers and the entire volunteer community of Alpena and surrounding areas.

Over the course of the 10-day festival anglers can enjoy several different fishing tournaments including the one-day Lafarge Super Tournament, the Jack Daniels Ladies Classic, our Walleye Extravaganza, and more! But if you just want to spend a few days enjoying the great fishing Thunder Bay has to offer, we have daily prizes for the largest fish, and our tournament long leaderboard for Brown Trout, Walleye, Steelhead, Salmon, and Lake Trout.

Fishing isn’t the only thing the Brown Trout Festival has to offer though! Come visit us on any day, and you’re sure to find something you’ll love! We have daily and nightly events throughout the festival – Whether it’s listening to the sounds of Michigan bands, striking up conversation with locals in our beer tent, taking your kids to the Family Fun Day, or watching the fish weigh-in, you’ll be sure to have a great time!


July 15-16, 2023: Kids Fest (Lake Orion)

Kids of all ages will enjoy the annual Michigan Kids Fest at Canterbury Village. This two-day festival will feature a wide variety of activities to entertain children including fun games, a circus fire show, magician juggler, monster truck rides, karaoke, clown shows, a petting zoo, face painting, arts & crafts, family activities, music and more!


July 15-22,2023: Charlevoix Venetian Festival (Charlevoix)

Aquapalooza, Boat Parade, Block Party, Carnival, Farmer’s Market, Fireworks, & More!


July 17-22, 2023: St. Clair County 4-H & Youth Fair (Goodells)


July 18-22, 2023: Arenac County Fair (Standish)

Figure 8, Demo Derby, Bump N Run, & More!


July 20-22: Cadillac Festival of the Arts (Cadillac)


July 20-23, 2023: Fraser Festival (Fraser)

Join us for our annual Fraser Lions Club Carnival. Carnival starting Thursday evening to Sunday night.
Live bands Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the beer tent.
Cornhole tournament Saturday afternoon located in the beer tent.
Vender Show all weekend
Fireworks display closes out the weekend Sunday evening at dusk


July 20-23, 2023:  Ann Arbor Art Fair (Ann Arbor)

Thursday, July 20 • 10AM – 9PM, Friday, July 21 • 10AM – 9PM, Saturday, July 22 • 10AM – 8PM

The Ann Arbor Art Fair is a Midwest tradition that draws close to half a million attendees over three days in July. The largest juried art fair in the nation, the Ann Arbor Art Fair features nearly 1,000 artists and a footprint spanning 30 city blocks in downtown Ann Arbor. The Ann Arbor Art Fair is comprised of three independently juried, nonprofit art fairs that run concurrently: Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, The Original; Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair; and Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair.


July 21-23: Indian River Summer Gala (Indian River)

Marina Park


July 21-23, 2023: Jackson Hot Air Jubilee (Ella Sharp Park, Jackson) *Hot Air Balloons*

The main focus of the Jubilee is obviously the Hot Air Balloons, however that’s not all there is to enjoy. When you and your family come to Ella Sharp Park during the event you will be greeted by some longtime Jubilee favorites such as Craft booths, the Kids Kingdom, Vendors, and an Auto Show. Being at the park this year offers a whole new set of opportunities for you to experience the Hurst Planetarium, Ella Sharp Museum, and the Mini Golf Course.

For More Info, Check Out My Hot Air Balloon Festivals Post!


July 22-29: Osceola County 4-H FFA Fair (Evart)

It’s a County Fair!


July 21-29, 2023: Au Sable River Festival (Grayling)

Join us downtown Grayling The last full week of July as we celebrate the AuSable River Canoe Marathon and Festival! The events kick off on July 21st  and keep going until the night of the ARCM Race on July 29th. We have events for everyone Crafts Show, Car Show, Kids Day, Main Stage and even our own HUP Race. Come check out what our Rivertown has to offer!


July 23-29, 2023: Isabella County Youth & Farm Fair (Mt. Pleasant)

July 24-29, 2023: Iosco County Fair (Hale)

July 24-29, 2023: Clare County Fair (Harrison)

July 25-29, 2023: Ottawa County Fair (Holland)


July 27-29, 2023: Sterlingfest (Sterling Heights)

Art & Music Fair

40555 Utica Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Festival Hours: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Arts and Crafts Fair Hours: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.


July 27-August 5, 2023: Baroque on Beaver: Classical Music on Island Time (Beaver Island)

Classical Music on Island Time


July 27-30, 2023: Labadie Ribfest (Bay City)

Labadie Rib Fest Hours

Thursday July 27 th – 4:00pm – 11:00pm
Friday July 28 th – 12:00pm – 11:00pm
Saturday July 29 th – 11:00am – 11:00pm
Sunday July 30 th – 12:00pm – 10:00pm

*Celebrity Rib Cook off is Friday at Noon (Free admission from Noon – 1:00pm)


July 27-30, 2023: Munger Potato Festival (Munger)

The 68th Munger Potato Festival, hosted by The Munger Volunteer Firemen Corp, is right around the corner. It is just a good ol’ time with USA Demolition Derby officiating Mungers’ Figure 8 and Demo Derby. There is something for everyone! Whether it is the 5k Spud Run, Cornhole Tournament, a hometown parade, or great bands in the entertainment tent. It will be SPUDTASTICALLY awesome time for the whole family.


July 27-30, 2023: St. Clair Classic Offshore Power Boat Races (St. Clair)

Palmer Park



July 27-30, 2023: Northern Michigan Antique-Flywheelers (Walloon Lake)

36th Annual Tractor, Engine and Craft Show


July 28-29, 2023: Schoolcraft County Fair (Manistique)


July 28-30, 2023: Yale Bologna Festival (Yale)

Outhouse Races, a Street Dance, Fireworks, & a Parade! A new King and Queen of Bologna will be crowned as well!


July 28-August 4: Missaukee Agricultural Youth Show (Falmouth)


July 28-August 6, 2023: Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival (Grand Haven)

Live Music, Car Show, Parade of Ships, & More!



August 2023

August 1, 2023: Saginaw County Fair (Saginaw)

Our daily admission price includes entrance into grandstand events. There is no additional charge to see grandstand shows.

Tractor Pulls, Jedi Mind Trip, Outlaw Motorcross, Demo Derby Bump & Run, & Demo Derby are all grand stand events!


August 2-5, 2023: Harbor Days Festival (Elk Rapids) *Hot Air Balloons*

Hot Air Balloons & Fireworks! Yoga on the Beach, Food Trucks, Car Show, & More!


August 1-6: Nautical City Festival (Rogers City)

OUR MISSION STATEMENT: The Nautical City Festival is a safe, fun filled, family event that promotes community pride in Rogers City.


August 3-6, 2023: Midland Area River Days & Balloon Festival *Hot Air Ballons*

Fireworks, Hot Air Balloons, & Tons of Famiy Fun!


August 3-6, 2023: Boyne Falls Polish Festival (Boyne Falls)

Polka Tent, Live Music, Mud Run, & More!


August 4-5, 2023: Blues, Brews, & BBQ (Westland)

Thomas H. Brown Central Park

Blues, Brews and Barbecue is the biggest summer bash in all of Western Wayne County! It’s all about slick blues music, good ol’ authentic BBQ food, and ice cold domestic draft brews. Sights and sounds are FREE OF CHARGE so bring your family and friends!


August 4-5, 2023: Kalamazoo Ribfest (Kalamazoo)

Acadia Creek Festival Site

3-10pm Each Day

One Day Pass is $14, Two Day Pass is $24

As one of the original festivals held downtown, Ribfest is now in its 35th year and attracts over 10,000 people each summer. Proceeds from the Kalamazoo Ribfest go to benefit the Arc Community Advocates who work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to empower them to live a life that is fully included in the community, and advocate on their behalf.


August 4-5, 2023: Highland Games (Livonia)

Greenmeade Historical Park

Pipes & Drums, Music, Dancing, Heavy Athletic Games…this sounds like a sight to see!


August 4-6. 2023: Frankenmuth SunFlower Festival (Frankenmuth) Check out the Sunflower Fields Post HERE.

Grandpa Tiny’s Farm
7775 Weiss Street
Frankenmuth, MI 48734

A celebration of Frankenmuth’s floral season. Enjoy garden tours, flower and art vendors, food, entertainment, beautiful displays, and the large sunflower u-pick.

They have a special Dinner in the Sunflower Field Event too!


August 4-6, 2023: Marine City Maritime Days (Marine City)


August 4-6, 2023: Blue Water Sandfest (Port Huron)

Sand Sculptors, Live Music, Cornhole Tournament, & More!


August 4-6, 2023: BBQ Festival (Lake Orion)

Canterbury Village


August 4-27, 2023: Zilke Sunflower Festival (Milan)

10am to 7pm; Last Entry at 6pm

OPEN for Visitors
Zilke Sunflower Festival
12491 Carpenter Rd, Milan MI 48160

NEW for 2023: 

You can purchase tickets on the website (linked above)!

Professional Photographers: you MUST purchase a Photographer’s Pass to shoot any commercial photography in our fields. Call with questions: 734-260-2324.


August 4-27, 2023 (Weekends Dates Only): Sunshine Acres Sunflower Festival (Cement City)

Meckley’s Flavor Fruit Farm


August 5-6, 2023: Indigofest (Imlay City)

Indigo Lavender Farms

It’s a lavender season wrap party! IndigoFest is a groovy time to sit back and chill. Listen to live music, enjoy some great food, shop Michigan Vendors and more!


August 5-6, 2023: Belle Isle Art Fair (Belle Isle)

Saturday, 10am-7pm; Sunday 11am-5pm

Beer Tent, Music, & Art!


August 5, 2023: 6th Annual 906 Festival (Curtis)


The“906 Festival” offers Curtis, surrounding communities, and visitors to our area a fun, family-friendly event that celebrates OUR HOME, the Upper Peninsula.

Our festival includes live music, art and retail vendors, beer and wine tent, entertainment in the Park all day, fun games and activities for the whole family, non-profit organization booths, demonstrations, and more.


August 5, 2023: Michigan Makers Craft Fair (Brighton)

242 Community Center in Brighton; 10am – 3pm

60 Vendors


August 5-6, 2023: Lexington Fine Arts Street Fair (Lexington)

Join us for Lexington’s 2023 Fine Arts and Craft fair!
August 5th: 10am-6pm
August 6th: 10am-5pm
Stroll the streets of Lexington and enjoy the artwork of 100+ vendors.
ARTiques will be a vendor at this event, showcasing our hand blown glass and illustration.
The event is hosted by The Lexington Business Association and questions can be directed to them. For more information or questions, please visit: https://villageoflexington.com/events/?event_keyword=Art+fair&event_search_action=
Or email: lexingtonbiz48450@gmail.com


August 5-12, 2023: Cheboygan County Fair (Cheboygan)

Horse Show, Petting Zoo, Bump N Run…all of your favorite county fair activities!


August 6-12, 2023: Northwestern Michigan Fair (Traverse City)

August 6-12, 2023: Jackson County Fair (Jackson)

August 8-12, 2023: Alcona County Fair (Lincoln)

August 8-12, 2023: Western Michigan Fair (Ludington)


August 8-12, 2023: Kalamazoo County Fair (Kalamazoo)


August 8-12, 2023: Bay County Fair & Youth Exposition (Bay City)


August 10-12, 2023: Marquette County Fair (Gwinn)


August 10-13, 2023: National Blueberry Festival (South Haven)

Parade, Pie Eating Contest, Farm Day, & More!


August 10-27: DeBuck’s Sunflower Festival (Belleville)

Thurs-Fri: 10am-4pm


Get ready to be thrilled and energized at DeBuck’s Sunflower Festival! Come and pick your own sunflowers, indulge in delicious food and drinks, and have a blast playing on our family fun attractions. So, buckle up and join us for an incredible journey of fun, laughter, and great memories!

Admission Tickets are $9.95 + taxes & fees

There is an extra charge to add on a bucket of flowers!


August 11-12, 2023: Michaywe Arts & Crafts Fair (Gaylord)

Join us for the 44th Anniversary of the Michaywe Arts & Crafts Fair on Friday and Saturday, August 11 & 12, 2023, in northern Michigan. View and Print the 2022 Visitor Flyer

Michaywe’s clubhouse and its wooded, park-like setting serve as the backdrop for the fair, which can comfortably accommodate more than 100 exhibitors.


August 11-12, 2023: Imlay City Summer Fest (Imlay City)

Western theme! Fireworks, Parade, Live Entertainment, Outhouse Races, Blow Ups, Face Painting, Skating, Talent Show, Eating Contest, Car Show, & More!


August 11-13, 2023: Kalamazoo Balloon Fest at Gull Meadow Farms (Usually held at the end of August, so this is a new weekend!) *Hot Air Balloons*


August 11-13, 2023: Milford Memories

Live Music, Vendors, Beer Tent, & More!


August 11-13, 2023: Blake’s Sunflower Festival (Armada)

You might also be interested in my list of 38 Sunflower Fields Across MI!

10am-5pm Daily

Stroll through the Sunflowers at Blake’s Annual Sunflower Festival. Shop from 100+ artisans, enjoy a short walk to the Sunflower fields to cut your own sunflowers and enjoy endless photo opportunities. 

Admission to the festival includes:

  • 100+ artisans featuring handcrafted  products
  • FREE classes, speakers and demonstrations on topics such as natural wellness, aromatherapy, farming and gardening, benefits of local honey and more!
  • DIY make and take workshops with real sunflowers (additional charge)
  • U-pick sunflowers, wild flowers, fruits, and vegetables (additional charge)
  • FREE parking

All ages welcome. Children 10 & under enter FREE

Tickets are $12 + taxes & fees


August 11-13, 2023: Pierogi Festival (Detroit)

Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church


August 11-13, 2023: Ribs RnB Music Festival (Detroit)

Hart Plaza

FESTIVAL HOURS: 11:30am – 11:30pm (all 3 days)

FREE Friday until 3:00pm
FREE Saturday & Sunday until 1:00pm ($15 after)

For VIP weekend & seating visit: Eventbrite.com or call: 800-794-7503


August 11-20, 2023: Cheeseburger in Caseville Festival (Caseville)

What started out as a 3 day festival in 1998 has become a fantastic 10 day festival filled with burger stands on every corner, live tropical music, a variety of vendors and retailers, activities for young and old, and a parade of fools.  Celebrating its 25th year in 2023!  You won’t want to miss it! 


August 12, 2023: Summer Spectacular (Flat Rock)

Flat Rock Community Center; 10am-3pm

Raffles, Vendors, Food, Fun

Free Admission


August 12, 2023: Mac & Cheese Festival (Grand Rapids)

LMCU Ballpark; 4-8pm (VIP 3-8pm)

This event sells out every year!

The State of Michigan’s Mac and Cheese Festival

In 2019, Outlier Events partnered with the Michigan Dairy Farmers and the United Dairy Industry of Michigan to host the state’s 1st Mac and Cheese Festival in Kalamazoo, MI. With massive interest growing each year, the event is traveling to new cities and locations for the first time.

Attendees can expect one of a kind mac and cheese samples, craft beers,live music, and fun activities. Each attendee will receive “all-inclusive” style tickets with food samples, beer/cider samples, a souvenir cup and more. This is an event for all ages.​​


August 12, 2023: USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience (Belle Isle)

The USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience presented by MGM Grand Detroit is coming to Detroit! This August, explore a Detroit culinary adventure that celebrates the best local food and drink. Enjoy food and drink samples, attend demonstrations and interact with exhibitors in a beautiful outdoor setting.
Belle Isle Park (Cricket Field)
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (VIP 12:00 p.m.)
Free parking on site.
Taste food from a gourmet showcase featuring acclaimed local chefs, emerging talent and renowned culinary leaders.
Sip premier wine, beer and spirits from the best mixologists and sommeliers.
Savor the experience with live demonstrations, all while supporting a local charitable organization Belle Isle Conservancy.👀 Learn more and discover this year’s participating restaurants and alcohol at WineAndFood.USATODAY.com/Detroit.
Guests can customize their experience with either General or VIP Admission tickets. Experience the region’s flavors and create unforgettable memories! Event is ages 21 and over. Don’t miss the USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience presented by MGM Grand Detroit.


August 12-13, 2023: Dog Fest (Lake Orion)

Canterbury Village


August 12-13, 2023: Shelby Twp Art Fair

There is a 5k you can participate in too!


August 12-13, 2023: The Victorian Art Fair (West Branch)

Experience a bit of the past while visiting the exhibits, participating in games, listening to a variety of music and enjoying some good old-fashioned fun for the entire family. Visit us this year on August 12 & 13, 2023.


August 12-20, 2023: Alpena County Fair (Alpena)


August 12-27, 2023: Westview Orchard’s & Winery Sunflower Days (Romeo)

U-Pick Hours: 10am – 5 pm

Ticket Price: $18 for adult / $7 for children ( kids under 36-inches are free )

*The ticket price includes your wagon ride.*

Sunflower Bloom pricing:

$3.50 per flower / $42 per bucket – all you can fill *best value*

( save $$ and order ahead online )

We’ve planted OVER 100,000 Sunflowers so there is more than enough room for all the Sunflower Lovers to come and enjoy the Sea of Gold.

Dozens of photo prop stations are scattered amongst the flowers to allow for perfect selfies. We have traditional black and gold sunflowers and a variety of multi-colored sunflowers to make unique bouquets.

**Last wagon taking guests out to the Sunflower fields is at 5 p.m. and the wagon returns at 6 p.m.**

Private Photo Sessions: Starting from $100

Capture precious memories amidst the sunflowers with our Professional Private Photo Sessions. You can bring your own photographer to the field to capture stunning portraits that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Bring your loved ones, including your trained and leashed dogs, for an unforgettable photoshoot in this picturesque setting.

**We do not supply the photographer**

Special Sunflower Nights:

Sunflower Sunset Wine Dinner- August 10th

Enjoy a five-course meal expertly paired with a selection of Westview Wines & Hard Ciders.

Dine amongst the Sunflowers as the sun is setting behind you. It’s a unique farm dining experience like none other.

The ticket also includes the chance to take Sunset Photos in our Sunflowers with our 20+ photo props and cut one Sunflower of your choice to take home. Additional flowers can be purchased!

Date Night: Friday nights in August

Embark on a romantic journey amidst the golden blooms with our Date Night package. For an exquisite evening, indulge in a wine and charcuterie box, along with a beautiful cut bloom and a cider mill donut for each person. Let the sunflowers set the stage for a truly unforgettable date night.

Sunset Sunflowers: Regular Admission $20

Witness the breathtaking beauty of the sunflower fields as the sun dips below the horizon. With our Sunset Sunflowers package, experience the serene beauty of the fields at twilight. Enjoy

Team Challenge Night

Come be part of our Second Annual Team Challenge Night in our Sunflowers.

Gather up to 3-10 friends to join your team and compete for fun prizes! Tickets are $25 per person, must be 21 or older to participate.

Come play a hilariously fun, action-packed, speed game that’s a mix of trivia, scavenger hunting, and missions to complete with your teammates!

Each team gets to pick their own team name and will receive extra bonus points towards your total for creative team costumes worn on the night off!

Sunset Sunflower Yoga:

August 2nd & 16th

Yoga near the Sunflower Fields as the sun is setting. What could be better?! Class includes a one-hour instruction by UpDog Yoga instructor, Wagon Ride to and from the Sunflower Fields, One Sunflower of your choice to cut and take home, a glass of wine after yoga, and a cider mill donut!

Kickboxing & Self-Defense:

August 9th

Looking for an exciting way to learn self-defense while also getting in a great workout? Look no further than Kickboxing and Self Defense in the Sunflowers! This event, scheduled for August 9th at 6 pm at Westview Orchards & Winery, is perfect for anyone aged 15 and up who wants to learn more about these two popular disciplines.


August 13-20, 2023: Montrose Blueberry Festival (Montrose)

Races, Golf, Car Show, & More!


August 14-19, 2023: Northern District Fair (Cadillac)

August 14-20, 2023: Armada Fair (Armada)

August 14-20, 2023: Upper Peninsula State Fair (Escanaba)

August 15-19, 2023: Ogemaw County Fair (West Branch)

August 15-19, 2023: Manistee County Fair (Onekama)


August 18-20, 2023: Danish Festival (Greenville)

The theme is Vikings!


August, 17, 2024: Woodward Dream Cruise


August 19-October 1, 2023: Michigan Renaissance Festival (Holly)


August 19-20, 2023: Free ORV Weekend (Statewide)

ORV = Off Roading Vehicle


August 20-26, 2023: Otsego County Fair (Gaylord)


August 22-26, 2023: Oceana County Fair (Hart)

8/16-8/19: Carnival

8/22-8/26: Fair

The Oceana County Fair is the longest running county fair in the state of Michigan. It is a 5-day event held annually at the Oceana County Fairgrounds in Hart, Michigan. Featuring food, fun, and exciting events, the fair is a great way to finish your summer in Oceana County.

Fun and Festivities for the Whole Family

Make your plans to spend a day or two, or come for the whole week, to experience all that the Oceana County Fair has to offer. Get up close and personal in the livestock barns with a variety of animals raised by area youth. View the creative, skillful, and sometimes mouth-watering exhibits produced by locals of all ages in the Exhibition Halls. Satisfy your hunger for good food and thrilling fun at the midway in the heart of the fairgrounds. And don’t miss the exciting main events that occur every day at the Grandstand.

The Oceana County Fair has something for everyone, so bring the whole family. With special days for kids and seniors, you can save money on admission, and with special deals on armbands, you can ride all day for one low price. Check the Fair Schedule for admission and ride prices.

The Oceana County Fair only comes once a year, so don’t miss out on all the fun. Click here for directions and more information.


August 22-27, 2023: Emmet Charlevoix County Fair (Petoskey)


August 24-27, 2023: Dragon on the Lake (Lake Orion)

The Orion Art Center proudly presents the 15th Annual Dragon on the Lake Festival in downtown Lake Orion. With Dragon Boat Races on Lake Orion, an Art Fair, a Chalk Art Contest, the Little Dragon Den, the Dragon Pub, a Tiki Tent, live music + more, this end of summer celebration can’t be missed!

The Legend of the Lake Orion Dragon dates back to sightings in the mid 1800s. What was ultimately discovered to be a childish prank is now a beloved mascot of this beautiful lake community.  Please join us as we celebrate the Dragon!  

 Dragon on the Lake serves as the nonprofit Orion Art Center’s largest fundraiser.  The  Orion Art Center works to nurture artistic spirit, with classes, camps, scholarships, exhibits and special events. There are two things we love: infusing art into the community and connecting people with each other.  


August 25-26, 2023: Metamora Country Days & Hot Air Balloon Festival *Hot Air Balloons*

Our premier event continues to be Metamora Country Days and Hot Air Balloon Festival.® This popular family-friendly celebration draws thousands of visitors to our community every August. Revelers enjoy local food, music, art, a parade, crafts and activities as well as the launching over 20 hot air balloons on both Friday and Saturday nights, capped off with an extraordinary fireworks display on Saturday night.

As the name implies, Metamora Country Days and Hot Air Balloon Festival ® is the definition of a small-town summer festival! Visitors are sure to enjoy the many festivities that include music, games, arts & crafts, fireworks and of course, the balloons!

Weather conditions allowing, the evening sky on Friday and Saturday will be filled with colorful hot air balloons that will launch between 5-8 p.m. from the balloon launch field a few hundred yards south of the Metamora Lions Hall. As many as 20 pilots bring their balloons to the festival. 


August 26, 2023: Clawson Fest (Clawson)

Main Street (between 14 Mile and Tacoma); 2pm – 8pm, all ages.

This year, Clawson Fest is taking over Main Street! This expansion allows Clawson Fest to grow five times in size, and to also incorporate Clawson’s Social District!


August 26-27, 2023: The Jackson Civil War Muster (Jackson)

Midwest’s Largest Civil War Muster…this would be so cool to see!

Cascades Park
1400 S Brown St
Jackson, MI 49203

Join us for the Jackson Civil War Muster on August 26th and 27th, 2023! We encourage visitors to interact with living historians by stepping back in time into the village of Jacksonburg, and to experience the extravagant military ball, as well as witness the excitement of two battles.

The Jackson Civil War Muster is the largest, longest running Civil War event in the Midwest. In 2022, we featured the music of Camp Chase Fife & Drum Core and the United States Christian Commission period Coffee Wagon, both of which will be returning in 2023! 


August 26-27, 2023: Balloons Over Bellaire

Lakeview Hotel, Bellaire

Don’t forget your camera for this special two-day event as we welcome back 15+ hot air balloonists to Shanty Creek and Bellaire atop the slopes of Summit Mountain. Located behind the Lakeview Hotel from 6-8pm on Friday and Saturday evenings, teams of balloonists take flight, while the sky above Lake Bellaire comes alive with color. 


6:30pm  – 7:30 – Balloon launches from the alpine tubing hill behind The Lakeview Hotel.


7:30am  – Balloon flight over Torch Lake

6:30pm  – 7:30 – Balloon launches from the tubing hill behind The Lakeview Hotel.

Note: This event is weather dependent. There is no charge to attend. Parking is free. This is exclusively a spectator event, no balloon rides will be given.


August 26-27, 2023: Cider Dayze (Armada)

Blake’s Orchard & Farms

50+ Craft Breweries

Ticket Includes 9 5oz pours & a comemmorative glass!

There will also be food trucks, live music, beer stein holding contest, cornhole, & more!

The early bird discount on tickets ends on 6/30!


August, 26, 2023: Burning Foot Beer Festival (Muskegon)

Beer, Food, Camping, Music!


Burning Foot Beer Festival is a celebration of beer, beach, art, and music. The festival is held in August along Lake Michigan’s beautiful lakeshore in Muskegon, MI, offering the perfect way to end the summer. Beach camping and barefoot entry make it unique, the Brewers’ Ring makes it extraordinary.

You do need to purchase a ticket!


August 26-28, 2023: Michigan Made Festival (Lake Orion)

Canterbury Village

10am – 5pm

Tickets are $5 online in advance (plus fee).

$10 at the door



September 2023

August 31-September 4, 2023: Michigan State Fair (Novi)


August 31-September 4, 2023: Romeo Peach Fest (Romeo)


September 1-4: Detroit Jazz Fest (Detroit)

Campus Martius


September 1-4: Arts, Beats, & Eats (Royal Oak)

Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats presented by Flagstar Bank is Oakland County’s celebration of art, music, food and community that take place in Downtown Royal Oak on Labor Day Weekend. Scheduled for September 1-4, 2023, the festival attracts hundreds of thousands for an end of summer celebration not to be missed!




September 2, 2023: Corvette Fest (Lake Orion)

Canterbury Village


September 2-3: Chicken Wing Fest (Lansing)

Abdoo Park

Chicken wing eating contest Saturday
Food, drink, and sweets vendors & Live Music!
(Free general admission)
Kids corner
21+ section

Flyer available soon! (This one was sent to me in an email.)


September 4, 2023: Labor Day Bridge Walk (Mackinaw City)


September 6-10, 2023: Charlotte Frontier Days (Charlotte)


September 7-10, 2023: Richmond Good Old Days (Richmond)

The annual Richmond Area Good Old Days Festival is known for offering a wide variety of events throughout each of the festival’s four days. The festival is always the weekend after Labor Day, and runs from Thursday through Sunday.

Be sure to check the Schedule of Events to see an up-to-date listing of the upcoming events. We look forward to seeing you in September!


September 8-10, 2023: St. Lawrence Apple Fest (Utica)

Applefest is a FUN Family parish festival held on the grounds of St. Lawrence Parish in Utica, MI.


September 8-10, 2023: St. Hubert Fall Festival (Harrison Twp)


September 8-9, 2023: Wayland BalloonFest (Calkins Field, Wayland) *Hot Air Balloons*

Wayland Balloonfest will be held at Calkins Field in Wayland.

3755 S Division, Wayland, MI

Save the dates! 2022 Wayland Balloonfest brought in more balloons, 14 in total, and over 7,000 attendees. You don’t want to miss out this year.

The two-day event will consist of a Kids Carnival, Car Show, Vendor Event, Live Music and of course Balloon Flights and a Balloon Glow! We will have Food Trucks and a Meet and Greet with the pilots as well!


September 8-10, 2023: Wine and Harvest Festival (Paw Paw)

The Wine and Harvest Festival offers something for everyone including tastings and tours for wine enthusiasts, a 5k grape stomping competition, kayak race, and other contests for the active members of your family, four stages of entertainment for music-lovers, and carnival rides, fireworks, parade for all ages. This is one weekend you won’t want to miss.


September 9, 2023: Howell Oktoberfest (Howell)

North State Street Lot; 4-10pm

Hundreds of visitors and locals are welcome to celebrate this year’s Howell Oktoberfest featuring food, drinks, games, live music, and more! Celebrate this authentic German festival without having to take an international flight. Drink beer as you listen to live music being performed. Grab your lederhosen and be prepared to be transported to Munich, Germany.


September 10, 2023: Detroit Foodie Fair (Detroit)

Shed 5 – Eastern Market

10:00 AM — 4:00 PM

Join the best flavor makers, purveyors, artisans, and food organizations of Detroit and surrounding areas, all under one roof at Eastern Market’s Shed 5, for the Detroit Foodie Fair. You’ll be able to bring home a selection of scrumptious bites, hand-crafted kitchen wares, unique food-related goods, and more. Starting this year, this event will be running alongside Detroit Vegan, so be sure to check that out. You will also get the chance to cast your vote and help crown Detroit’s Best Foodie Find! Bring the family or some friends, we hope to see you there!


September 14-17, 2023: Michigan Irish Music Festival (Muskegon)


September 14-18, 2023: Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival (Roscommon)


September 15-16, 2023: Almont Heritage Festival (Almont)

The Family Tradition Band is playing again this year! There is a Classic Car Show on the 16th too!


September 15-17, 2023: Festival of the Pines (Lake City)


September 15-17, 2023: Annual Paul Bunyan Days (Oscoda)


September 16, 2023: LO Palooza (Lake Orion)

This is a fundraising event being held by The Daisy Project ~ Michigan to raise money to make our community more accessible and inclusive for all abilities.


September 17: Balloons Over Bay Harbor (Bay Harbor)


Village at Bay Harbor

SAVE THE DATE for the 4th annual Balloons Over Bay Harbor which will take place in the Village at Bay Harbor, September 22nd and 23rd.

We will be hosting some of the best pilots in the nation who compete in national festivals across the country.

There will be a schedule of flight activity throughout the weekend, so keep your “eyes to the skies” to see the beautiful balloons. There will also be “night glows” where the balloons will light up while grounded on both Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 8pm.

There is truly no other event like this in northern Michigan!  Get up close as the pilots inflate their balloons right before your eyes on our Marina Lawns, it is truly an exhilarating experience.

A full schedule of family activities are being planned for 2023, so be sure to continue to check back for updates as they happen!

We are looking for some amazing businesses to sponsor our 2023 Balloons Over Bay Harbor event.  To learn more how you can be part of this amazing event, see our sponsorship packet HERE.


September 22-23, 2023: Made in Michigan (Allen Park)

Two great days of shopping, eating, drinking, and dancing – Michigan style!

The 2023 Made in Michigan Festival is the state’s premier celebration of everything that makes our state great. With so many fun activities, there is something for everyone:

SHOP! With over 100 vendors, the Michigan-Made Market is packed with everything from euchre boards and Great Lakes art to Michigan-shaped patio chairs and jewelry.

EAT! We’ve got soup to nuts – literally. Food trucks and snack vendors serve up every Michigan favorite: pasties, fudge, sliders, BBQ, and more.

DRINK! No one goes thirsty with our selection of Michigan craft beer, cider, wine, and seltzers. And of course, Faygo pop.

PLAY! The Mitten Kids Activity Zone bursts with crafts, activities, children’s entertainment, and more.

DANCE! Whether it’s roaming street performers or the region’s best bands, your toes will be tapping well into the night.

September 22-23, 2023
Allen Rd. between Southfield and Roosevelt


September 22-24, 2023: St. Anne Sausage Festival (Warren)

The Annual St. Anne Sausage Festival spans three days in September and consists of games, food vendors, live bands, silent auction, and many more fun activities for the whole family. This is our largest annual parish event raising funds to support programs for our students and support our church, school and staff.


September 23, 2023: Cadillac Craft Beer Festival (Cadillac) 


Centrally located in our beautiful Downtown district overlooking Lake Cadillac.

Cadillac’s Craft Beer Festival is always held the 4th Saturday in September!


September 23-24, 2023: Michigan Fall Festival (Lake Orion)

Canterbury Village


September 29-30: MI Big Country Fest (Frankenmuth)

601 Weiss Street; 5pm-Midnight

$9 Admission

Grab your plaid shirt and slip on those cowboy boots! It’s time for the annual MI’s Big Country Fest in Frankenmuth, Sept 29-30 from 5pm to midnight. We’ll have 2 of the area’s best bands each night in the coolest atmosphere around. Enjoy a bar, food trucks, vendors, free line-dancing lessons, cornhole, games and contests, photo booth, souvenirs, bloody mary bar, and more exciting attractions to be announced! Don’t worry about the weather, it’s indoor! Check out the full schedule HERE!


September 29-30, 2023: Dryden Fall Fest

Dryden Fall Festival 2023
Craft Vendors, Entertainment, Food, Car Show, and many family activities.


September 29-October 1, 2023: South Lyon Pumpkinfest (South Lyon)



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