Michigan Festivals & Fairs

Michigan Festivals & Fairs

I am updating everything for 2023 as soon as dates are announced for each event. Lots of updates have already been posted below!


January 2023

January 6-8: Winter at Valade – Fire & Ice Festival (Detroit)

January 6 – February 26: Winter Park at Bower’s School Farm (Bloomfield) Check out my Snow Tubing & Ice Skating Posts too!

January 6 – March 5: World of Winter (Grand Rapids) largest winter festival in the Midwest!!!

January 14 – 15: Aqua Freeze (SCS)

Jan 19 – 22: St. Clair’s Icy Bazaar (St. Clair)

January 20 – 21: Fire & Ice Festival (Rochester)

Jan 21 – 22: Tecumseh’s 14th Annual Ice Sculpture Festival (Tecumseh)

Jan 25 – 29: Zehnder’s Snowfest (Frankenmuth)

Jan 27 – 28: Jack Frost Jamboree (Lincoln Park)

Jan 27: Beginner Line Dance Night at Coyote Joe’s (Shelby Twp) I’m hosting this one!


February 2023

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 26-29: Balloons Over Bavarian Inn (Frankenmuth)


June 2023

June 2-4, 2023: Carson City Frontier Days (Carson City) *Hot Air Balloon Shoot Out*

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

June 11: National Cereal Festival (Battle Creek)

June 11: National Asparagus Festival (Hart)

June 11-12: “THREE FREE” State Parks Weekend: Free Fishing, Free Entry, & Free ORV (Off-Roading Vehicle)

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

June 12-18: Marion Fair (Marion)

June 17-18: Hudsonville Balloon Days (Hudsonville) *Hot Air Balloons*

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

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

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

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

June 25-26: Charlevoix Summer Art Show (Charlevoix)

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


July 2023

June 30-July 2: Bay City Firework Festival (Bay City)

July 1-4: Michigan Rib Fest (Lake Orion)

July 1-4: Royal Oak Taco Fest (Royal Oak)

July 2-9: National Cherry Festival (Traverse City)

July 3: Summerfest (Treetops, Gaylord)

July 3-4: Cadillac Freedom Festival (This one may be cancelled due to lack of volunteers for the fireworks. I’m having a hard time finding a definitive answer.)

July 8-9: Michigan Elvisfest (Belleville)

July 8-10: Art in the Park (Plymouth)

July 8-10: Blissfest Folk and Roots Music Festival (Harbor Springs)

July 9-10: Selfridge Open House & Air Show (Harrison Twp)

July 9-10: Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair (Memorial Park, Royal Oak)

July 9-10: Charlevoix Art & Craft Show (Charlevoix)

July 12-16: Gaylord Alpenfest (Gaylord)

July 15-16: Cadillac Festival of the Arts (Cadillac)

July 16-24: Charlevoix Venetian Festival (Charlevoix)

July 18-19: Spring Fest Arts & Crafts Fair (Pentwater)

July 19-23: Arenac County Fair (Standish)

July 21-24: Indian River Summerfest (Indian River)

July 22-24: Jackson Hot Air Jubilee (Ella Sharp Park, Jackson) *Hot Air Balloons*

July 23-30: Osceola County 4-H FFA Fair (Evart)

July 23-30: Au Sable River Festival (Grayling)

July 24-30: Isabella County Youth & Farm Fair (Mt. Pleasant)

July 25-30: Montmorency County 4-H Fair (Atlanta)

July 25-30: Iosco County Fair (Hale)

July 25-30: Clare County Fair (Harrison)

July 27-August 6: Baroque on Beaver: Classical Music on Island Time (Beaver Island)

July 28-31: Northern Michigan Antique-Flywheelers (Walloon Lake)

July 29-20: Schoolcraft County Fair (Manistique)

July 29-August 5: Missaukee Agricultural Youth Show (Falmouth)


August 2023

August 2-5: Luce West Mackinac (Newberry)

August 2-6: Harbor Days Festival (Elk Rapids) *Hot Air Balloons*

August 2-7: Nautical City Festival (Rogers City)

August 3-6: Kalkaska County Agricultural Fair (Kalkaska)

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

August 4-7: Boyne Falls Polish Festival (Boyne Falls)

August 4-7: Iron County Fair (Iron River)

August 5-7: Frankenmuth Flower Festival (Frankenmuth) Check out the Sunflower Fields Post HERE.

August 5-7: Blue Water Sandfest (Port Huron)

August 5-7: Alger County Fair (Chatham)

August 6: 5th Annual 906 Festival (Curtis)

August 6-13: Cheboygan County Fair (Cheboygan)

August 7-13: Northwestern Michigan Fair (Traverse City)

August 7-13: Jackson County Fair (Jackson)

August 9-13: Alcona County Fair (Lincoln)

August 9-13: Western Michigan Fair (Ludington)

August 10-13: Kalamazoo County Fair (Kalamazoo)

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: Antrim County Fair (Bellaire)

August 11-13: Marquette County Fair (Gwinn)

August 11-14: National Blueberry Festival (South Haven)

August 12-13: Michaywe Arts & Crafts Fair (Gaylord)

August 12-21: Cheeseburger in Caseville Festival (Caseville)

August 13-21: Alpena County Fair (Alpena)

August 15-20: Northern District Fair (Cadillac)

August 15-21: Armada Fair (Armada)

August 15-21: Upper Peninsula State Fair (Escanaba)

August 16-20: Otsego County Fair (Gaylord)

August 16-20: Ogemaw County Fair (West Branch)

August 16-20: Manistee County Fair (Onekama)

August 17-21: Danish Festival (Greenville)

August 20-21: Free ORV Weekend (Statewide)

August 23-28: Emmet Charlevoix County Fair (Petoskey)

August 26-27: Metamora Country Days & Hot Air Balloon Festival *Hot Air Balloons*

August 26-27: Balloons Over Bellaire

August 29-September 5: Chippewa County Fair (Kinross Township)


September 2023

September 1-5: Michigan State Fair (Novi)

September 2-5: Arts, Beats, & Eats (Royal Oak)

September 5: Labor Day Bridge Walk (Mackinaw City)

September 9-10: Wayland BalloonFest (Calkins Field, Wayland) *Hot Air Balloons*

September 16-17: Festival of the Pines (Lake City) *Date still pending*

September 16-18: Annual Paul Bunyan Days (Oscoda) *Date still pending*

September 16-18: Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival (Roscommon)

September 17: Balloons Over Bay Harbor

September 23-25: Made in Michigan (Allen Park)

September 24: Cadillac Craft Beer Festival (Cadillac) 


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