Michigan Festivals & Fairs

Michigan Festivals & Fairs

June, July, & August have been Updated for 2024! There are an astronomical amount of fairs, festivals, and other activities to cover. I do my best to compile them all with all of the links and info that you need! If you see I am missing something, please leave me a comment!


June 2024

May 31-June 2, 2024: Detroit Grand Prix (Detroit)


May 31-June 2, 2024: 52nd 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.


May 31-June 2, 2024: Centerline Independence Festival & Cruisin’ 53 Car Show (Centerline)

Centerline Memorial Park

Free Parking and Shuttle Bus available at 26311 Lawrence Ave

3 days of music, food, carnival & fun for the whole family! Food trucks, live bands, beer tent, fireworks, petting farm, bounce houses, and more!

Sand Baggers and Te Romas Bars proudly work with the Center Line Independence Festival to bring you the Center Line Social District as well! (That means in certain areas you can stroll around with your drink!) For more Social Districts, Click Here.


June 1, 2024: Junefest (SCS)

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

June Fest is fun for the entire family!


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 1-2, 2024: 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 1-2 & 8-9, 2024: Canterbury Village Medieval Faire (Lake Orion)

Extended Hours For 2024! 10am-7pm

Adults: $16.99, Kids: $7.99, (Does not include site service fees)

Parking: $5

Castle 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, the mad queen, strolling performers, and more – all set within the quaint, cobblestone-pathed Canterbury Village! With a REAL castle!
Come out and bear witness to our medieval knight combatants enter into full-on battle to win the favor of our queen, Mary Queen of Scots! Take in the melodic tunes of our minstrels as they roam the lane. Gasp and cheer as fire eaters and lively dancers amaze you with their antics and play out hilarious shows.
Shop costuming, fine jewelry, chain mail creations, magical crystals, shining crowns, capes and cloaks, swords and shields, and all sorts of other medieval wares at the vendor tents and village stores!
There will be plenty of activities for the entire family! Afterwards sit and enjoy a cold drink or a pint of ale or mead on the C-Pub patio – or grab a turkey leg! After all, no faire is complete without one!
Follow the event for updates on shows, specials, performers, and more!


June 2, 2024: 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 5-9, 2024: Summer Fest (Dearborn Heights)

Canfield Community Center

Join us this year for our 2024 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 6-9, 2024: Bavarian Festival (Frankenmuth)

740 S Main St
Frankenmuth, MI 48734

65th Annual Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival
Come on out and be a part of Michigan’s largest celebration of Bavarian Heritage!
The 2024 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 7-9, 2024: Motor City Irish Festival (Livonia)

Daily admission tickets are priced as follows: (You can purchase tickets in advance.)

  • Adults 18+  $10 each if purchased before June 1, 2024
  • Adults 18+  $15 each June 1 or after  $15 at the gate
  • Children ages 13-17 $5 each
  • Children 12 and under are FREE

***Parking is $5 per car and is not included with your admission ticket***


June 7-9, 2024: Art on the River (Port Huron)

Friday, June 7th
3pm to 11pm (Arts, crafts, music, beverage tent, food vendors)
Saturday, June 8th
10am to 11pm (Arts, crafts, music, beverage tent, food vendors)​
Sunday, June 9th
10am to 4pm (Arts, crafts, beverage tent, food vendors  – adult beverages begin service at noon)

June 7-16, 2024: Mackinaw Lilac Festival (Mackinac Island)

This year marks the 76th 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 8, 2024: 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 8, 2024: 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 8, 2024: 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.

Get your ticket online in advance.


June 8, 2024: 22nd 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 8 from 10-6 for a fabulous time with your family!


June 8-9, 2024: Motor City Pride (Detroit)

Hart Plaza


June 8-9, 2024: One of “THREE FREE” State Parks Weekend: Free Fishing, Free Entry, & Free ORV (Off-Roading Vehicle)

This one is pretty self-explanatory!


June 8-9, 2024: Riverside Arts Festival (Bay City)

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

The YWCA GLBR’s Riverside Art Festival returns in 2024 for its 50th 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 8th and 9th 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 2024, we will continue our highly selective jury process to select vendors featuring original works of art.


June 8-9, 2024: Selfridge Air Show (Harrison Twp)

FREE Admission! (There will be preferred seating options available for purchase. Stay tuned for details.)

Handicap parking areas will be available through both entrances. Buses that are designed to accommodate wheelchairs and other mobility devices will be available to shuttle guests from the entry gates to available seating in the Veterans’ Zone.

Gates Open at 8am; Flying Begins at 10am

Our theme for 2024 Open House Air Show STEAM Expo is “Innovation Focused, STEAM Driven.” We believe that STEAM education is essential for preparing our youth for the challenges of the 21st century, and we want to use these events as an opportunity to showcase the positive impact that STEAM can have on young people.

We are thrilled to share that preparations are well underway the 2024 event as we diligently work towards securing an incredible lineup of performers. While we’re still in the process of finalizing acts, we are delighted to announce that the world-renowned USAF Thunderbirds will be headlining our show. Their awe-inspiring aerobatic displays and precision maneuvers are sure to captivate audiences and create a thrilling experience for all attendees. Anticipate awe-inspiring performances by the Swamp Fox, who will take to the skies in a P51 Mustang and an F-86 Sabre, along with the incredible skydiving team, Misty Blues, whose participation is now confirmed. Stay tuned for more updates as we craft an unforgettable event brimming with exceptional talent.


June 9-15, 2024: Marion Fair (Marion)

Truck Pulls, Rodeo, Derby Events, & More!


June 12-16, 2024: Hamburg Family Fun Fest (Hamburg Twp)

Includes a Fireworks Show!

Admission and activities are all free of charge.

Parking is $5.

Ride wristbands are offered at a discount when purchased in advance for a limited time. Ride an unlimited number of rides at the 2024 Hamburg Fun Fest for just $25.00 per person, per day when you purchase online.


June 13-16, 2024: Marysville Summerfest

Come and enjoy the huge carnival midway, free live concerts, a classic car show, a petting zoo, food trucks, fireworks, and a drone show.
Mark your calendars now. You won’t want to miss this year’s Summerfest in Marysville at the beautiful Marysville City Park on the banks of the St. Clair River in Marysville, Michigan


June 14-15, 2024: Michigan Taco Fiesta (Sterling Heights)

Lakeside Mall

Must reserve tickets online

3 Full Days of Tacos!
Friday: 4-10pm
Saturday: 11am-10pm
Sunday: 12pm-7pm

Experience an epic taco extravaganza featuring an enormous fleet of taco trucks, dishing out the most delectable tacos in town. Don’t miss out! Whether your taste buds crave fiery heat or prefer something more mild, the choice is entirely yours. Join us and savor an unmatched taco feast. But that’s not the end of it! You can also groove to live music, watch thrilling Lucha Libre Wrestling matches, enjoy fun yard games with your family, showcase your dance moves with Mexican dancing and Salsa, and if you’re feeling adventurous, participate in our taco eating contest or bring your pooch and participate in our cutuest dog contest.


June 15, 2024: Hell-O Summer Fest (Hell, MI)

Hell’s 7th annual summer festival. A family-friendly, but Hellishly fun festival to celebrate the heat of Hell in the summer. Take a stroll on Hell’s grounds and enjoy kookie, spooky, creepy, Halloweenish and Hellish wares, art, and damn good food. Plus Buddy Keys returns to entertain the masses! FREE admission and free parking.


June 19-23, 2024: 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!

There will be FIREWORKS! <<Click to see the fireworks list!


June 21-22, 2024: Bay City Country Festival (Bay City)

Get your tickets at kensheltonpromotions.com or Beavers Pub in Bay City.

Headlining Flo-Rida on Friday night with special guest Chingy and Redburn

Saturday night Travis Tritt and special guest Creed Fisher and Waylon Hanel.

VIP gates open at 4p.m. 


June 21-23, 2024: Hudsonville Balloon Days (Hudsonville) *Hot Air Balloons* (Click Here To See The List of All Hot Air Balloon Festivals)

New Location for 2024! *Hudsonville Fairgrounds*

This is a free admission event with $10 parking.

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 21-23, 2024: Canterbury Taco Fest (Lake Orion)

The ORIGINAL taco lover’s ULTIMATE festival is BACK! 3 days of TACOS, 5 stages of entertainment and activities, a wide variety of tequilas, and endless amounts of delicious food and fun!
5th Annual Canterbury Taco Fest
June 21-23, 2024
Only In Canterbury Village
FREE Parking
$5 entry w/cash ($6 w/card) at the door! (With donation of canned goods to support The Village Food Pantry)
Kids 12 & Under FREE!
  • Strolling mariachi bands
  • Contests including hot pepper eating, taco eating, and cutest chihuahua
  • Live Wrestling
  • Lawn games for the whole family
  • FREE Bounce Houses
  • Signature Mexican dishes and desserts
  • Spanish dance performances
  • Live music performed throughout the festival on stage
  • A large selection of adult beverages such as Cervezas, Margaritas, Palomas, specialty cocktails, and tequilas
  • Vendor market
  • Monster truck rides


June 21-23, 2024: 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 10th 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 21-23, 2024: 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!


June 22, 2024: Great Lakes Pirate Festival (Mackinac)

A swashbuckling day of adventure, food & drinks, live music, pirate contests, and pirate cruises, on the island of Mackinac. The festival will take place on our historic Mackinac Island Main Dock #1.

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 #1, in the morning, with a ticket purchase. The Pirate Ship will end the day by offering evening and Nauti (21+) cruises at 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm, departing from the Mackinac Island dock #1 with a ticket purchase.

Festival admission is FREE and is taking place on Mackinac Island. 

Pirate Ferry or Cruise tickets are available for purchase.

Festival admission is FREE and is taking place on Mackinac Island. 

Things to do:

  • Black Murray Band
  • Face Painting and Tattoos
  • Pirate Contest
    • Dress like a pirate
    • Talk like a pirate
    • 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 5:30 and 7:00 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 firing off the Good Fortune’s cannon. Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase during the cruise.


June 25-30, 2024: 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 (25th – 30th, 2024)

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 27-30, 2024: Annual St. Ignace Car Show Weekend (St. Ignace)

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


June 27-30, 2024: St. Stan’s Polish Festival (Bay City)

There is a 5k on June 27th! There will also be live music!


June 28-30, 2024: Michigan Challenge Balloonfest (Howell) *Hot Air Balloons Saturday Night Balloon Glow*

The 2023 Michigan Challenge Balloonfest will take place Friday, June 28th – Sunday, June 30th 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/
This year you can buy tickets online ahead of time!
Daily admission: $5.00 per person
Weekly wristband: $10/per person
Under 3 years of age: Free
Sunday Only: Veterans with Military ID admitted free


June 28-30, 2024: 22nd Annual Michigan Lavender Festival (Imlay City)

Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds, Imlay City

Friday, Noon-6pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 10am-4pm

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 2024:
– Multiple Michigan Lavender Farm Sponsors and Honey Harvesters.
Come learn about their Farms, shop their products and learn about their upcoming events. We will also have plenty of Lavender plants to take home!
– Artisans + Makers of one-of-a-kind hand-made goods. Over 175 Michigan artists, craftspeople and makers. 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!
– Natural Health Building and Yoga Tent
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. Now with seating and PA system!
– Award-winning Local Food Trucks and 10,000 sq ft of Specialty Foods and Treats, including our very own ice cold Lavender Lemonade! You won’t leave hungry!
– Lavender Festival Swag
– Adventure Zone and Vendors specifically for kids with bleachers for parents!
– Alpacas
– The Fun “Tour de Lavender” Event
Conveniently located off I-69 and M-53, the Michigan Lavender Festival takes place at the Eastern Michigan State Fairgrounds in Imlay City.
NEW! VIP ONE PRICE, THREE-DAY ACCESS FOR $15 🎟️ Children under 12 are free!
Your wristband allows access ALL WEEKEND, one day or all three!!

(Admission includes seating to all speakers and demonstrations.)
For more information, send an email to: MichiganLavFest@gmail.com
Don’t miss the 22nd Annual Michigan Lavender Festival. It’s the most fragrant event of the season!


June 28-30, 2024: Trenton Summer Festival

Festival Hours 
Friday June 28: 10am – Midnight
Saturday June 29: 10am – Midnight
Sunday June 30: 10am – 6pm


June 28-30, 2024: Caseville Ribstock

A fun weekend of delicious ribs, country music and line dancing.  What a great way to kick off a summer in Caseville!


June 29-30, 2024: Lakeshore Art Festival (Muskegon)

Saturday, June 29, 2024 9 am – 5 pm & Sunday, June 30, 2024 9am – 5 pm in Downtown Muskegon, Michigan

The Lakeshore Art Festival features a unique blend of fine art, handcrafted goods, music, food, and fun in beautiful Downtown Muskegon, Michigan. Experience nearly 250 juried fine art and specialty craft exhibitors, a Children’s Lane, artisan food market, street performers, interactive art stations, and so much more!

In 2023, the festival hosted the #LAFRocks Public Art Project. Six local artists were selected to create artistic masterpieces out of small boulders. The final artwork was displayed throughout the festival footprint, and guests were encouraged to visit each one – click here for the map. In addition, Muskegon Museum of Art hosted a rock decorating booth in the roundabout at Western Avenue and 3rd Street. The public was invited to get creative by painting a small stone. This was an effort to spread art, kindness and positivity throughout West Michigan!


June 29-30, 2024: 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!

10am start time both days!


June 29-30, 2024: 4th of July Michigan Made Fest (Lake Orion)

Canterbury Village
$3 Entry at the Door
Kids 12 & Under FREE
FREE Parking
Proud to be an American…. AND a Michigander! Join us for the summer edition of our Michigan Made Fest in Canterbury Village – just in time for the 4th of July!
The historic grounds of Canterbury Village will be FILLED with local crafters, artists, and small Michigan businesses! Shop handcrafted goods such as jewelry, fiber arts, home décor, pet supplies, baked treats, cute clothes, and more! In addition to the HUGE vendor market, the small shops of Canterbury Village will be open as well with a unique range of themed gifts, souvenirs, and apparel. The event will also feature live music in the afternoon and a FREE Kids Zone with bounce houses and games!
All that shopping made you hungry? Grab an ear of buttery, fresh-roasted Michigan sweet corn or a savory pulled pork slider! Stop in at Yates Cider Mill for Michigan-made ice cream, donuts, and handcrafted drinks. We’ll also have classic outdoor BBQ – burgers, brats, hot dogs, etc! Adult beverages will be available including a range of cocktails and beers.


June 29-30, 2024: Mac & Cheese Festival (Kalamazoo)

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.​​


June 29-July 6, 2024: National Cherry Festival (Traverse City)

This one is pretty self-explanatory/famous!



July 2024

July 3-July 6, 2024: 84th Annual Algonac Pickerel Festival

Algonac Waterfront

Beer Tent, Parade, & Fireworks!


July 3-July 7, 2024: 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!


July 4, 2024: Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Festival (Ann Arbor)

Briarwood Mall

The Fourth of July Parade returns to Downtown Ann Arbor in 2024! Join us for a fun-filled morning, supporting the local community and honoring the celebration of our country’s independence.
The parade takes place on Thursday, July 4, 2024 at 10 a.m.
Each year, the Ann Arbor Fourth of July Parade draws a crowd of thousands to witness the spectacular floats, bands, and individuals walking the streets to celebrate the independence of our nation.
Community members, government leaders, representatives, and government appointees lead and participate in the parade. In addition, community groups, clowns, bands, and children march in the parade. A grand marshal is selected and they will lead the parade after the beginning banner.


July 4-July 5, 2024: Bay City Firework Festival (Bay City)

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


July 4-July 6, 2024: Greatest 4th in the North (Missaukee)

Festival & Fireworks!


July 4-6, 2024: 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 4-7, 2024: Royal Oak Taco Fest (Royal Oak)

Thurs: 11am-11pm | Friday: 11am-11pm | Saturday: 11am-11pm | Sunday: 11am-9pm

What better way to kick off the summer than with Tacos, Cerveza, and Tequila! Join us in downtown Royal Oak for a street festival including eats from over 50 taquerias and eateries, ice-cold margaritas at the Fro-Zone, 3 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 and Ninja Ropes Course, face painting, crafts, and so much more! Guests will enjoy hours of action-packed entertainment with Lucha Libre wrestling, daily contests including the Kroger’s Taco Twosome Showdown and timed taco-eating contests, tequila sampling, artisan vendors, and more.


July 5-14, 2024: Oakland County Fair (Davisburg)

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


Presented by the Oakland County Parks
– Schedule & Events –
10 days of event and entertainment for everyone!
For a full schedule of events https://www.oakfair.org/events
– Tickets –
Grandstand, Carnival, and Fair tickets are on sale now!
Buy online early and save on fair long parking admission, grandstands shows, carnival wristbands and more!
Learn More and buy your tickets now! >> https://bit.ly/OCF_FairTickets
– Fair Hours –
Gates opens at 9 am daily
Gate closes at 9 pm daily
Fair closes 10 pm weekdays, 11 pm weekends
Fair closes 7 pm on final Sunday


July 6-7, 2024: 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

The show is set among the beautiful trees of Memorial Park and offers a unique blend of fine art and fine crafts. The show attracts artists from across the country and has national ranking as one of the top fairs in the United States. Art work will be for sale in many categories including: drawing, painting, photography, clay, collage, glass, metal, wood, jewelry, leather/fiber, and mixed media.


July 9-13, 2024: Gaylord Alpenfest (Gaylord)

Carnival Rides, Live Music, & So Much More!


July 10-13, 2024: Wyandotte Street Art Fair (Wyandotte)

Over 200,000 visitors, 300 fine artists, 35 restaurants, and a multitude of local merchants. As one of the largest art fairs in the State of Michigan, the 62nd Wyandotte Street Art Fair scheduled for July 10th -13th 2024, attracts fine artists from across the state, region and nation to showcase their work, offering a local platform to expand community awareness of the creative arts. This quality event provides cultural enrichment to all ages in a fun and festive environment!


July 11-14, 2024: Uncle Sam Jam (Woodhaven)



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

This one looks pretty cool! Check out their website linked above!


July 12-13, 2024: Michigan Elvisfest (Belleville)

Wayne County Fairgrounds, Belleville MI

The spirit of Elvis is alive and well at the 2024 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 a beer tent, food trucks, memorabilia vendors, and more.
This is an outdoor event. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets. Rain or Shine Event
Tickets Now On Sale:
Friday, July 12, 2024, $30.00
Saturday, July 13, 2024, $50.00
2-day Tickets July 12 & 13, 2024 $70.00 ( price available online until June 29, 2024)
All Tickets Sales Are Final. NO REFUNDS
Kids 12 and under are Free.
Tickets are on sale on the website until 6/29/2024, and after that, they can be purchased at the festival.


July 12-14, 2024: 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 44th 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 12-14 & 19-21, 2024: Blake’s Lavender Festival (Armada)

Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill

Friday, $12/person
Sat & Sun, $14/person
Children 2 & Under are Free!

Hours: 10am-5pm

Lavender Festival Features:

  • 200+ artisans featuring handcrafted products
  • 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 lavender (additional fee)
  • Children’s activity tent – Animal Shows, Face Painting, Crafts & More!
  • U-pick lavender, fruits, and vegetables (additional fee)
  • Train ride to the lavender field
  • Lavender infused food and drinks including lavender lemonade, ice cream, cupcakes, donuts, and more! (additional fee)


July 12-14, 2024: 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.


July 13, 2024: Mason Outdoor Expo (Mason)


Mud Bog-Truck n Tractor Pull-Semi Truck Show-Car Show-Antique Tractor Show-Motorcycle Show-Tow Truck Show-Chainsaw Comp-Crafters-Commercial Vendors-Food Trucks-Beer Tent, & much more.


July 13, 2024: Red Hot & Blue Festival (New Haven)

New Haven High School; 4pm (Starts an hour earlier this year!)

Food, Fun, Fireworks, Music with Killer Vibe


July 13-14, 2024: Lavender Harvest Festival – 7th Annual (Milan)

Lavender Lane Farm
12040 Plank, Milan 48160

– Stroll through 10,000+ mature lavender plants in peak bloom
– Fresh U-PICK Lavender (purple & white)
– Fresh & Dried Lavender Bundles
– Potted Lavender Plants
– Lavender Lemonade
– 40+ Local artisans (vintage, jewelry, home decor, boutiques, etc.)
– Food Trucks
– Petting Farm & Riding Ponies
– Our farm’s bath & body and lavender-infused products
– Free Photo Ops (Cell Phone Only)
Children 12 and Under FREE
Date & Times:
Saturday, July 13: 8am – 4pm
Sunday, July 14: 12pm – 4pm
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 13-14, 2024: Hippie Fest (Lake Orion)

Hippie Fest in the Village 2024
Saturday & Sunday, July 13th & 14th
11am to 7pm (NEW HOURS!)
Live music, bubble fun, tarot readers, a huge bohemian market filled with Michigan vendors, tie-dye, chalk art, a best-dressed hippie contest, and more! Headlining bands to be announced soon!
Stroll through the outdoor market filled with crystals, tie-dye, one of a kind artwork, homemade foods, and other crafts. Relax and enjoy concerts from the greatest era of music! Get your fortune told, walk through “Bubble Lane” or play with giant bubbles, and enjoy endless hippie vibes!
In true hippie spirit, this event is held rain or shine!
Early Bird Tickets Just $9.99*!!!
Week-Of (beginning July 8th) Tickets $11.99
Tickets At the Door $15
*Plus sales tax and admin fees


July 13-14, 2024: 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.


July 14, 2024: 6th 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 15-20, 2024: St. Clair County 4-H & Youth Fair (Goodells)

You can find all of the usual county fair activities & fun here! 


July 16-20, 2024: Arenac County Fair (Standish)

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


July 18-20, 2024: Blue Water Street Fair (Downtown Port Huron)

Come shop at the 2024 Blue Water Festival Street Fair! The street fair portion is open on Thursday from 4-9p, Friday 11a-9p and Saturday 9a-2p.
Support local businesses, artist, crafters, makers & more all in the beautiful Downtown Port Huron, Michigan.


July 18-20, 2024:  Ann Arbor Art Fair (Ann Arbor)

Thursday, July 18 • 10AM – 9PM, Friday, July 19 • 10AM – 9PM, Saturday, July 20 • 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 18-21, 2024: 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 usually closes out the weekend/is the last night of the festival, but I haven’t found any info to confirm that for 2024 yet.


July 19-20, 2024: Cadillac Festival of the Arts (Cadillac)

Cadillac Festival of the Arts,sponsored by the Cadillac Arts Council, is in its 56th year of showcasing fine artists, artisans, food vendors and local music.


July 19-21, 2024: Lavender Daze (Imlay City)

Indigo Lavender Farms

The lavender festival with 50 acres, 14,000 lavender plants over 6 different fields. Admission is only $7.50!

Enjoy shopping amazing makers & artists while listening to live musical talents from across Michigan. You can enjoy Lavender Ice Cream, Lavender Lemonade and Lavender Crepes!
Make your own Lavender Wreath from fresh bundles of lavender you cut that day. Have the kids make a craft and run around the 50 acre farm! There is so much going on you won’t want to miss it.

July 19-21, 2024: Festa Italiana (Sterling Heights)

Freedom Hill

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


July 19-21, 2024: 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 19-27, 2024: Au Sable River Festival (Grayling)

7/19: Cruise Night
7/20: Car & Truck Show
7/22: Well Being Event
7/23: Kid’s Day
7/24: HUP Race
7/25-7/27: Street Eats, Brew Ave, & Main Stage
7/26-7/27: Arts & Crafts Show
7/27: Cornhold & Duck Derby

July 19-28, 2024: The 50th Annual 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 20-21, 2024: Kids Fest (Lake Orion)

Kids of all ages will enjoy the annual Kids Fest at Canterbury Village!
Canterbury Kids Fest 2024
Saturday & Sunday, July 20-21
10am to 5pm
This two-day festival will feature a wide variety of activities to entertain children! INCLUDED with your ticket:
-Bounce Houses
-Bubble Lane
-Fun Characters
-Magic Shows
-Circus Acts
-Petting Zoo
-Lawn Games
Ticket info coming soon!


July 20-27, 2024: Charlevoix Venetian Festival (Charlevoix)

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

Venetian Mission:  To facilitate a celebration of heritage and life in Charlevoix, through family oriented festival events and activities, which fosters the sense and value of community and promotes relationships with family, friends and neighbors.


July 21-Sept 1, 2024 (Saturdays and Sundays Only): Sunshine Acres Sunflower Festival (Cement City)

Meckley’s Flavor Fruit Farm

Sunflower festivals will be every Saturday and Sunday from July 21st-September 1st.

Each festival will feature 65+ varieties of sunflowers, live music, food trucks, Meckley’s Brewing Co. drink specials, fresh baked goods, walking trails through the sunflower field, photography opportunities, and more! Located at Meckley’s Flavor Fruit Farm in Somerset Center, Michigan.


July 21-27, 2024: Isabella County Youth & Farm Fair (Mt. Pleasant)

July 22-27, 2024: Iosco County Fair (Hale)

July 22-27, 2024: Clare County Fair (Harrison)

July 22-27, 2024: Ottawa County Fair (Holland)


July 25-27, 2024: 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 25-28, 2024: Munger Potato Festival (Munger)

The 69th 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. So head to Munger Michgan, July 25th – 28th, there is something for everyone, and plenty of free potatoes to go around.


July 25-28, 2024: Labadie Ribfest (Bay City)

Labadie Rib Fest Hours

Thursday July 25 th – 4:00pm – 11:00pm
Friday July 26 th – 12:00pm – 11:00pm
Saturday July 27 th – 11:00am – 11:00pm
Sunday July 28 th – 12:00pm – 10:00pm

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

Featuring local News, Radio, TV and Media Personalities
They will be cooking to raise money for our favorite Charities!


July 25-28, 2024: St. Clair Classic Offshore Power Boat Races (St. Clair)

Palmer Park



July 25-28, 2024: Northern Michigan Antique-Flywheelers (Walloon Lake)

37th Annual Tractor, Engine and Craft Show


July 25-August 3, 2024: Baroque on Beaver: Classical Music on Island Time (Beaver Island)

Classical Music on Island Time

Ticket Info is coming soon!


July 26-27, 2024: Schoolcraft County Fair (Manistique)


July 26-28, 2024: Yale Bologna Festival (Yale)

Every July, Yale plays host to the Yale Bologna Festival, a 3 day weekend event that closes the streets and transforms this small community of just under 2,000 to a gathering of over 20,000 Bologna starved party-goers!  A tradition in Yale since 1989, this festival has grown considerably since its humble beginnings. The festival draws people from all around Michigan as well as other states, eager to see who will be the next King and Queen of Bologna.  The Bologna Festival includes such events as the famed outhouses races, a street dance, fireworks and a parade down Main Street that continues to grow each year.

T.J. Minnie sold his first bologna in 1906 from a small shop located downtown on Main Street. Since then, a proud history of making first class bologna is still carried on today by C.Roy Inc., a company founded by Cecil Roy and still run by the Roy family.


July 27-August 3, 2024: Osceola County 4-H FFA Fair (Evart)

It’s a County Fair!


July 26-August 4, 2024: Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival (Grand Haven)

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



August 2024

July 30-August 3, 2024: Saginaw County Fair (Saginaw)

Our daily admission price includes parking, entry, unlimited rides, and entry into the grandstand events. Children must be at least 36” tall to ride amusement rides. Each day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Seniors 62 & older receive $10 admission with I.D.

Price Varies from $17/person to $22/person depending on the day!

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


July 30-August 4, 2024: 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.


July 31-August 3, 2024: Harbor Days Festival (Elk Rapids) *Hot Air Balloons*

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


August 1-4, 2024: Midland Area River Days & Balloon Festival *Hot Air Ballons*

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


August 1-4, 2024: Boyne Falls Polish Festival (Boyne Falls)

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


August 2-3, 2024: 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!

Friday, August 2nd, 2024

  • Admission to the festivities begins at 5:00pm

Saturday, August 3rd, 2024

  • Family Fun Time event from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • General admission begins at 4:00pm

DRONE LIGHTSHOW & FIREWORKS are advertised on the website, but I do not see a confirmation for 2024 yet.


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

On Hiatus for 2024 🙁


August 2-3, 2024: Highland Games (Livonia)

Greenmeade Historical Park

St. Andrews Society of Detroit

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

Friday, August 2, 2024

5:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Saturday, August 3, 2024

8:00 am to 6:00 pm


August 2-4, 2024: 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 2-4, 2024: Marine City Maritime Days (Marine City)

 The Maritime Days Festival, has been a beloved tradition since its inception in 1979, drawing families together in the heart of downtown Marine City for a celebration of our maritime heritage.

It’s a country theme this year! There will be line dancing!


August 2-4, 2024: Blue Water Sandfest (Port Huron)

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

Celebrating 10 years in 2024! We started our quest to host the best sand sculpting competition in the midwest in 2012. Since then, we have hosted hundreds of Master, Semi-Pro, Amateur sand sculptors and received some impressive recognition and awards.


August 2-4, 2024: BBQ Festival (Lake Orion)

Canterbury Village
Fri-Sun; 11am to 9pm

Once again, the original Canterbury Barbecue Festival will welcome thousands of guests from all over the country for 3 days of BBQ and nonstop entertainment! We’ll have live music, wrestling shows, eating contests, yard games, a free Kids Zone, and an endless amount of delicious food and fun with the BEST BBQ you’ve ever tasted!
More info, including ticket cost and entertainment acts, coming soon!


August 2-25, 2024: Zilke Sunflower Festival (Milan) *My best guess at time of posting since it’s still early in the season*

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 3, 2024: 7th Annual 906 Festival (Curtis)

The 7th Annual 906 Festival

Saturday, August 3rd 2024 11:00 AM-7:00 PM Erickson Center Park

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 3, 2024: Holly Blues, Brews, & BBQ Festival (Holly)

Broad Street in front of the Holly Moose Lodge.

$20 Dinner & Music
$5 Music Only After 7pm

Purchase a ticket on their website!


August 3-4, 2024: Belle Isle Art Fair (Belle Isle)

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

Beer Tent, Music, & Art!


August 3-4, 2024: Lexington Fine Arts Street Fair (Lexington)

Join us for Lexington’s 2024 Fine Arts and Craft fair!
Huron Avenue
7318 Huron Avenue
Lexington, MI 48450 (810) 712-3267
Aug 3: 10am-6pm
Aug 4: 10am-5pm
Stroll the streets of Lexington and enjoy the artwork of 150+ vendors. Food Trucks as well!


August 3-10, 2024: Cheboygan County Fair (Cheboygan)

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


August 4-10, 2024: Northwestern Michigan Fair (Traverse City)

August 4-10, 2024: Jackson County Fair (Jackson)

August 5-10, 2024: Western Michigan Fair (Ludington)

August 6-10, 2024: Alcona County Fair (Lincoln)

August 6-10, 2024: Kalamazoo County Fair (Kalamazoo)

August 6-10, 2024: Bay County Fair & Youth Exposition (Bay City)

August 8-10, 2024: Marquette County Fair (Gwinn)


August 8-11, 2024: National Blueberry Festival (South Haven)

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


August 8-18, 2024: 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 26th year in 2024!  You won’t want to miss it! 


August 8-25, 2024: DeBuck’s Sunflower Festival (Belleville)

Thurs-Fri: 10am-4pm

Sat-Sun: 10am-6pm

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!

Still waiting on 2024 admission prices (tickets are not on sale at time of posting). Admission Tickets for 2023 were $9.95 + taxes & fees

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


August 9-10, 2024: Michaywe Arts & Crafts Fair (Gaylord)

11 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday

1535 Opal Lake Rd, Gaylord, MI 49735

Join us for the 45th Anniversary of the Michaywe Arts & Crafts Fair on Friday and Saturday, August 9 & 10, 2024, in northern Michigan. View and Print the 2024 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 9-10, 2024: 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 9-11, 2023: Milford Memories

Live Music, Vendors, Beer Tent, & More!


August 9-11, 2024: Pierogi Festival (Detroit)

Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church

Friday: 5-10pm
Saturday: 12-9pm
Sunday: 12-5pm


August 9-11, 2024: 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 9-11 & 16-18, 2024: 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:

  • 200+ 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!
  • FREE psychic readings and children’s educational presentations featuring fossils and live animals.
  • DIY make and take workshops with real sunflowers (additional charge)
  • U-pick sunflowers, wild flowers, fruits, and vegetables (additional charge)
  • Access to the Sunflower Fields & Photo Opportunities.
  • All day access to Barnyard Funland!
  • FREE parking

All ages welcome. Children 2 & under enter FREE

Early Bird Ticket Price of $10 + taxes & fees through July 1!

Tickets are $12 + taxes & fees on Friday & $14 + taxes and fees on Saturday & Sunday


August 10-11, 2024: Canterbury Dog Weekend (Lake Orion)

Canterbury Village
10am to 5pm

Bring your furry friends for a tail waggin’ good time in Canterbury Village! Enjoy dog-themed entertainment, shop various dog-friendly vendors for special treats and costumes and more, and maybe even meet your new family member through local rescues on-site!

For the kids we’ll have our FREE Kids Zone featuring games and bounce houses!


August 10-11, 2024: Shelby Twp Art Fair

There is a 5k you can participate in too!


August 10-11, 2024: 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.


August 11-18, 2024: Montrose Blueberry Festival (Montrose)

Races, Golf, Car Show, & More!


August 12-17, 2024: Northern District Fair (Cadillac)

At Northern District Fair, we’re dedicated to bringing families, friends, and neighbors together for unforgettable experiences. From mouthwatering fair food, captivating entertainment, furry fair animals and showcasing local talent, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Stay updated on all the latest news, events, and special attractions happening at our beloved fairgrounds. Whether you’re a fair fanatic, a thrill-seeker, or simply looking for a wholesome day out, you’ll find it all here!

Join us as we celebrate the spirit of Cadillac at the 116th Annual Northern District Fair.  Do not forget to go “Like” and follow not only our website but our Facebook page and never miss a moment of the excitement!


August 12-18, 2024: Armada Fair (Armada)

Cooper Alan, Monday Aug 12 @8:30pm

Monster Trucks, Demo Derby, Figure 8, Tractor Pulls, Beer Tent & More!


August 12-18, 2024: Upper Peninsula State Fair (Escanaba)


August 13-17, 2024: Alpena County Fair (Alpena)

August 13-17, 2024: Ogemaw County Fair (West Branch)

August 13-17, 2024: Manistee County Fair (Onekama)


August 15-17: Bellaire Rubber Ducky Festival (Bellaire)

“DUCK” into BELLAIRE…let the “QUACKIN” begin. The Bellaire Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 37th  ANNUAL RUBBER DUCKY FESTIVAL in Downtown Bellaire. Featuring a weeklong of events including kids activities, Rubber Ducky Parade and Race, and live music.


August 16-18, 2024: Kalamazoo Balloon Fest at Gull Meadow Farms (Usually held at the end of August, so this is a new weekend!) *Hot Air Balloons*

Join us on August 16th, 17th, and 18th for the 11th Annual Kalamazoo Balloon Fest. You don’t want to miss the breathtaking display of balloons taking to the skies. The best part? This is a FREE event! Gull Meadow Farms will be offering a discounted admission of $7/person if you choose to enjoy activities while at the farm (purchased in person)

$5 parking per vehicle * NO ANIMALS *NO Smoking/Vaping


August 16-18, 2024: Danish Festival (Greenville)

The theme is Vikings!


August 17, 2024: Harvest Daze (Imlay City)

Indigo Lavender Farms

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


August, 17, 2024: Woodward Dream Cruise


August 17-18, 2024: Free ORV Weekend (Statewide)

ORV = Off Roading Vehicle


August 17-September 29, 2024: Michigan Renaissance Festival (Holly)

10am-7pm Rain or Shine! (Weekends Only)


August 18-24, 2023: Otsego County Fair (Gaylord)

With an attendance of over 54,000 the Otsego County Fair is one of the areas most anticipated events.

Known for its park-like setting and charming atmosphere, the fair offers visitors several places to sit and rest. Adding to the overall charm is a working hands-on antique village with several crafters, buildings, antique machinery, engines, and more.
There are grandstand events each night, mouth watering home cooked meals each day, and lots of free entertainment to enjoy.


August 19-24, 2024: Oceana County Fair (Hart)

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 19-25, 2024: Emmet Charlevoix County Fair (Petoskey)

Trace Adkins & Waylon Hanel are playing at the fair this year!


August 23-24, 2024: 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 23-25, 2024: 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 24, 2024: Clawson Fest (Clawson)

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

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 24, 2024: 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 24-25, 2024: 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! 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 24-25, 2024: Cider Dayze (Armada)

Blake’s Orchard & Farms
12-6pm Both Days

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!

Saturday: $45/person Early Bird, $50/person online, $55/person at the door
Sunday: $40/person Early Bird, $45/person online, $50/person at the door

$20 Designated Driver Ticket


August 24-25, 2024: 5th Annual Michigan Made Festival (Lake Orion)

Canterbury Village

The 5th Annual Michigan Made Festival at Canterbury Village will feature the best in Michigan crafters, artists, music, drinks, and food!
Every year we fill up the 21-acre grounds of Canterbury Village with crafters and artists from all across the state – there’s truly something for everyone! Shop handcrafted goods such as jewelry, fiber arts, home décor, pet supplies, baked treats, cute clothes, and more! In addition to the HUGE vendor market, the small shops of Canterbury Village will be open as well with a unique range of themed gifts, souvenirs, and apparel.
All that shopping made you hungry? Grab an ear of buttery, fresh-roasted Michigan sweet corn or a savory pulled pork slider! Stop in at Yates Cider Mill for Michigan-made ice cream, donuts, and handcrafted drinks. We’ll also have classic outdoor BBQ – burgers, brats, hot dogs, etc! Adult beverages will be available including a range of cocktails and beers.
The event will also feature live music in the afternoon and a FREE Kids Zone with bounce houses and games!
Ticket Info Coming Soon!


August 29-September 2, 2024: Michigan State Fair (Novi)


August 29-September 2, 2024: Romeo Peach Fest (Romeo)


August 30-September 2, 2024: Detroit Jazz Fest (Detroit)

Campus Martius


August 30-September 2, 2024: 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. The festival attracts hundreds of thousands for an end of summer celebration not to be missed!




September 2023

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)


Oct 5, 2024: Olive Burger Festival (Lansing)



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