Top Michigan celebrations and county fairs in 2014

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  1. Holland’s Tulip Festival 2014
  2. Michigan’s State Fair 2014
  3. Muskegon Summer Celebration in Muskegon MI
  4. Rothbury Electric Forest Music Festival 2014
  5. The Ann Arbor Art Fair in Ann Arbor Michigan
  6. Michigan Renaissance festival and Fair 2014
  7. Ann Arbor Film Festival in Ann Arbor MI.  Check out the Ann Arbor festival feed
  8. GR Art Prize is always one event to make on your calendars.  GR gets it going with the ART Prize festival by the DeVos family out of Grand Rapids Michigan
  9. D-town Music Festival is one of the top things to do in Detroit Michigan
  10. Michigan’s Beer Festival
  11. The National Cherry Festival in Traverse City MI – July 5-12, 2014
  12. Greek Week at MSU and MSU’s Rose Bowl win in 2014
  13. Fremont Michigan’s Gerber Baby Food Festival Days
  14. Michigan’s Fiber Festival
  15. Frankenmuth Festival
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Michigan celebrations in February 2014

Michigan has some of the top events in 2014 with great Valentine’s Date Night Celebrations in Hart, and the Cupid Crush Fest in St. Johns February 14th.  There are also some great events throughout the state besides just V-day events; check out these other events receiving some buzz.

February 9th

Lady Antebellum with Kip Moore at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan

February 14

Eddie Griffin at DeVos Hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan

February 20th

Jason Aldean at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan

February 23
Disney Live – Mickey’s Music Festival at DeVos Hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan
February 11th
Kings of Leon and the Mechanical Bull Tour at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit Michigan
February 14
George Strait at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit Michigan
February 15
Billy Joel at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit Michigan
February 26
Paul Simon and Sting at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit Michigan
February 9
3 Doors Down Accoustic set at Motor City Casino Hotel

February 7-9
Cirque du Soleil Varekai at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit Michigan

Bret Michaels

Mid Winter Sing Festival 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan held at Hannah Community Center

Michigan Spring Festival 2014 on February 16, 2014 in Pontiac, Michigan held at Ultimate Soccer Arenas; the home of the Legendary Pontiac Halloween festival of 2013!

Harrison Frost Bite Winter Festival on February 20-21, 2014 in Harrison

Michigan celebrations in March 2014

March 1st

Electric Six at the Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan

March 2nd

Badfish – Sublime Tribute Band at the Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Electric Six at Louis’ Grill in Grand Rapids, Michigan

March 7th

Jim Gaffigan at Ford Field House in Grand Rapids, Michigan

March 10
Lily Tomlin DeVos Hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan

March 12
Jay Leno at DeVos in Grand Rapids, Michigan

March 14
Chris Tucker at Ford Field House in Grand Rapids, Michigan

March 16th

Sinbad at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan

March 23

Demi Lovato at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan

March 30

Bryan Adams DeVos Hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan

March 27th

Jillian Michaels at James W. Miller Auditorium in Kalamazoo
March 10
Arcade Fire at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit Michigan
March 13
Demi Lovato: Neon Lights Tour with Little Mix and Fifth Harmony at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit Michigan
Robin Thicke
MARCH 29 – 30
Tyler Perry’s Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman ScornedFox Theatre

Michigan Reptile Show
March 9, 2014

Taylor, Michigan held at Taylor town trade center
Why you need to check out this great Michigan celebration: Buy, Sell, and Trade Show! The largest selection of reptiles,tarantulas and amphibians anywhere in Michigan. There is no limit to what.

Show at the Irish Festival
March 14, 2014

Clare, Michigan held at Clare Primary School
Why you need to check out this great Michigan celebration: Come join the residents of Clare celebrate its Irish heritage each March for the Clare Irish Festival.

Saginaw Valley State University Fall Folk and Show
March 16, 2014

Saginaw, Michigan held at Saginaw Valley State University
Why you need to check out this great Michigan celebration: Features greats and exhibitors. Show endeavors to connect quality artists and craftspeople with interested buyers of unique and desirable.

Troy Easter Show

March 30, 2014

Troy, Michigan held at American Polish Cultural Center
Why you need to check out this great Michigan celebration: Show will be held on Mar 30, 2014. Hours: Mall Hours.

Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival
March 8, 2014

Jackson, Michigan held at Jackson County Fairgrounds
Why you need to check out this great Michigan celebration: The Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival is a craft and specialty beer tasting event featuring over 140 different types of premium.

Michigan celebrations in April 2014

April 28th

John Edward at Marriott Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan
April 11th
JASON DERULO at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit Michigan
April 11th
Jason Derulo at the Meadow Brook Music Festival
April 12
Miley Cyrus with Icona Pop on the Bangers Tour at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit Michigan
Chick Corea and Bela FleckS At MotorCity Casino Hotel

Cher – Dressed to Kill Tour at Joe Louis Arena

Montgomery GentrySound Board At MotorCity Casino Hotel

Plymouth-Canton Music Boosters Springs Ensemble – April 13, 2014  Canton, Michigan held at Plymouth High School!

Novi Home Improvement Show April 5, 2014 Novi, Michigan held at Suburban Collection Showplace

Michigan Jewelry Saturday SUPER SHOW – April 6, 2014  Livonia, Michigan held at Laurel Park Place Mall  Why you need to check out this great Michigan celebration: We would like to invite you on April 6th from 10AM to 7PM to display your products or micro-enterprise business. Promote.

Body and Soul Wellness Expo April 6, 2014 Mt. Clemens, Michigan held at Gibraltar Trade Center.  Why you need to check out this great Michigan celebration: This event invites you to come experience, explore and celebrate the multitude of choices available for living a healthier and fulfilling.

Spring Antique Show April 6, 2014 New Haven, Michigan held at New Haven High School.  Why you need to check out this great Michigan celebration: Mark your calendar and plan on attending the BWADA Spring Antique Show, April 6 and 7, 2014. Hours: Saturday, April 6,.

Michigan Made First Fridays arts and crafts Show  April 6, 2014 Novi, Michigan held at Atrium Of Novi Why you need to check out this great Michigan celebration: Michigan Made First Fridayss s Jewelry Show will be held on April 6th, 2014.s, s, Jewelry, Candles, Soaps, Painting,.

Ann Arbor Sundayisan Market – April 7, 2014 Ann Arbor, Michigan held at Downtown Ann Arbor

Made in America Roadshows – April 12, 2014 Novi, Michigan held at Suburban Collection Showplace

Midland Michigan Spring Show April 12, 2014 Midland, Michigan held at Midland Mall

Great Lakes Fair April 12, 2014 Novi, Michigan held at Rock Financial Showplace

Flint’s Spring Largest Mom 2 Mom Sale April 13, 2014 Flint, Michigan held at Perani Arena

Bringin Back The 80s Festival

Davison Spring Show – April 20, 2014 Davison, Michigan held at Davison High School

Ann Arbor Spring Antiques Market – April 20, 2014 Ann Arbor, Michigan held at Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds

Vermontville Maple Syrup Festivals Show

April 27, 2014

Vermontville, Michigan held at Maplewood School

Allegan Antiques Market – April 28, 2014 Allegan, Michigan held at Allegan County Fairgrounds Prime custom products and prints, Pottery, Stoneware, Silver, Rugs and Linens, Quilts, Stained Glass, Nippon, Depression, Hummels, Jewelry,.

Traverse City Boat Show 2014 – April 4, 2014 Traverse City, Michigan held at Grand Traverse County Civic Center – Howe Arena 2014 Traverse City Boat and Outdoor Show April 4-6 at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center, also.

Michigan Jewelry Saturday Super Sale April 5, 2014 Livonia, Michigan held at Laurel Sproul Park Place Mall

Spring Show 2013 and 2014 April 5, 2014 at Saline, Michigan held at Saline Middle School.  Booths with Concessions, Bake Sale and Raffle. $2 Fee Admission.

Spring Antique Show April 5, 2014 New Haven, Michigan held at New Haven High School

Handcrafters Spring Flingisan Market April 11, 2014 Northville, Michigan held at Northville Community Senior Center

Up-North Lake and Cottage Show April 11, 2014 Traverse City, Michigan held at Howe Arena

Mt. Pleasant Shipshewana April 12, 2014 at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort

Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival April 24, 2014 Shepherd, Michigan held downtown

Bringin Back The 80s Festival April 25, 2014 Frankenmuth, Michigan held at Harvey Kern Pavilion, Heritage Park.  Teen Wolf 2 Look Alike Contest

Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival and Craft Show April 25, 2014 Vermontville, Michigan held at Maplewood School.  Why you need to check out this sweet event in Michigan: Vermontville is home of the original Maple Syrup Fest in MI. The festival starts Friday evening, continues through Saturday and Sunday.

Saint Clair County Earth Fair April 25, 2014 Wales, Michigan held at Goodells County Park

Traverse City Women’s Expo April 26, 2014 Traverse City, Michigan held at Grand Traverse County Civic Center – Howe Arena

Allegan Antiques Market April 27, 2014 in Allegan, Michigan held at Allegan County Fairgrounds

Michigan celebrations in May 2014

May 3rd

Tulip Time Festival in Holland Michigan

May 17

Seether at the Orbit Room in Grand Rapids, Michigan

May 9th

Bill Cosby at Central Wesleyan Church in Holland, Michigan

May 10th

John Legend at the Chenery Auditorium in Kalamazoo
MAY 3 – 8:00 PM

Chelsea Handler Fox Theatre

MAY 17
Lady Gaga artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball at Joe Louis Arena
MAY 22 – 8:00 PM
Brian McKnight At MotorCity Casino Hotel

  • Art Festival in East Lansing, Michigan
  • Bass Festival in Mancelona, Michigan
  • Blossom Days in Traverse City, Michigan
  • Blossom Festival in Ellsworth, Michigan
  • Blossomtime Festival in Saint Joseph, Michigan
  • Celebrating Women Festival in Manistee, Michigan
  • Fine Festival in Birmingham, Michigan
  • Frontier Days in Carson City, Michigan
  • Gateway Festival in Sturgis, Michigan
  • Great Lakes Kite Festival in Grand Haven, Michigan
  • Greek Festival in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Highland Festival in Alma, Michigan
  • Morel Mushroom Festival in Boyne City, Michigan
  • Mushroom Festival in Mesick, Michigan
  • Fruitport Old Fashioned Days in Fruitport MI
  • Railroad Days in Durand, Michigan
  • Riverfest in Jonesville, Michigan
  • Spring Fling in Howell, Michigan
  • Sumpter Country Fest in Belleville, Michigan
  • Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan
  • Victorian Days in Grand Ledge, Michigan

Michigan celebrations in June 2014

June 2

Motley Crue with Alice Cooper at Van Andel in Grand Rapids, Michigan

June 17

Bruno Mars with Aloe Blacc at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan
June 25th
Dave Matthews Band at DTE in Detroit Michigan
June 27
Ringo Starr at DTE in Detroit Michigan
June 18
Bruno Mars and Aloe Blacc on the Moonshine Jungle World Tour at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit Michigan
June 21
One Republic at DTE
June 25
Dave Matthews Band at DTE
Jay LenoSound Board At MotorCity Casino Hotel

  • Arab Internatinal Festival in Dearborn, Michigan
  • Arts Festival in Kalkaska, Michigan
  • Bass Festival in Mancelona, Michigan
  • Bavarian Festival in Frankenmuth, Michigan
  • Bean Day Festival in Tekonsha, Michigan
  • Blues Festival in Alpena, Michigan
  • Bridgefest in Houghton, Michigan
  • Cereal Festival in Battle Creek, Michigan
  • Covered Bridge Days in Centreville, Michigan
  • Curwood Festival in Owosso, Michigan
  • Discover Stevensville Festival in Stevensville, Michigan
  • Festival of thes in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Fiesta Mexicana in Flint, Michigan
  • Founders Day in Alma, Michigan
  • Frontier Days in Carson City, Michigan
  • Greek Festival in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Hatchet Festival in Bad Axe, Michigan
  • Heritage Festival in Spring Lake, Michigan
  • Homecoming in White Cloud, Michigan
  • Island Fest in Grosse Ile, Michigan
  • Lilac Festival in Mackinac Island, Michigan
  • Mayfly Music Festival in Dundee, Michigan
  • Michigan Sugar Festival in Sebewaing, Michigan
  • Michigan Thumb Festival in Sandusky, Michigan
  • National Forest Festival in Manistee, Michigan
  • Pasty Fest in Calumet, Michigan
  • Riverside Festival in Bay City, Michigan
  • Saint Stanislaus Polish Festival in Bay City, Michigan
  • Seafood Fest in Houghton, Michigan
  • Soul Fest in Coldwater, Michigan
  • Springs and Music Festival in Houghton, Michigan
  • Spring Fest in Pentwater, Michigan
  • Strawberry Festival in Coldwater, Michigan
  • Summer Celebration in Muskegon, Michigan
  • Summer Festival in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Summer Festival in Mount Pleasant, Michigan
  • Summer Festival in Westland, Michigan
  • Summer Solstice Jazz Festival in East Lansing, Michigan
  • Waterfront Film Festival in Saugatuck, Michigan
  • Wolverine Lumberjack Festival in Wolverine, Michigan
  • Yankee Doodle Days in Grand Ledge, Michigan

Michigan celebrations in July 2014

July 8th
Fall Out Boy and Paramore at DTE in Detroit Michigan
July 9th
Journey and Steve Miller Band at DTE in Detroit Michigan
July 27
James Taylor at DTE in Detroit Michigan

July 18
2014 Warped Tour Music Festival at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit Michigan
July 28
Justin Timberlake at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit Michigan

  • Alpenfest in Gaylord, Michigan
  • Arcadia Daze in Arcadia, Michigan
  • Art Fairs in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Barry County Fair in Hastings, Michigan
  • Bear Lake Days in Manistee, Michigan
  • Berlin Fair in Marne, Michigan
  • Coast Guard Festival 2014 festival in GH, Michigan in The fest will be in Grand Haven, Michigan sets GH apart from the rest of the state.
  • Farmers’ Festival in Pigeon, Michigan
  • Founders Festival in Farmington, Michigan
  • Great American Music Festival in Three Oaks, Michigan
  • Harbor Days in Elk Rapids, Michigan
  • Homecoming in Ubly, Michigan
  • Ionia Free Fair in Ionia, Michigan
  • Maritime Festival in Harbor Beach, Michigan
  • National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, Michigan
  • National Forest Festival in  Manistee, Michigan
  • Ogemaw County Fair in West Branch, Michigan
  • Pasty Fest in Calumet, Michigan
  • Potato Festival in Munger, Michigan
  • Rock-n-Wheels Festival in Auburn, Michigan
  • Sticky Buns Day in Grayling, Michigan
  • Strawberry Fest in Chassell, Michigan
  • Muskegon Summer Celebration or SummerCel in Muskegon, Michigan
  • Summer Festival in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Summer Festival in Harbor Beach, Michigan
  • Summer Festival in Westland, Michigan
  • Summerfest in Berrien Springs, Michigan
  • Venetian Festival in Charlevoix, Michigan
  • Venetian Festival in Saint Joseph, Michigan

Mayville Sunflower Festival in Mayville
July 25 to 28, 2014
downtown Mayville

Sterlingfest festival and Music Fair in Sterling Heights

July 25 to 27, 2014
City Center Campus

Michigan Veteran Festival in Dearborn
July 27, 2014
Motor City Eagles Club

Folk Music Festival in Flint
July 27, 2014
Kearsley Park

St. Clair Riverfest in St. Clair
July 26 to 28, 2014
downtown St. Clair

Yale Bologna Festival in Yale
July 26 to 28, 2014
downtown Hale

Maker Faire fetival in Detroit Michigan
July 27 to 28, 2014

Sterling fest and Music Fair in Sterling Heights

Date(s): 7/25/13 in 7/27/13

The 2014 Sterling fest schedule of events features a variety of great music to keep visitors entertained, including jazz, blues, folk and Top 40 entertainment. Plus, free fun activities for the kids allow mom and dad to take their time…

Sounds and Sights Festival in Chelsea

Date(s): 7/25/13 to 7/27/13

From: Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce

This event features juried arts and crafts, fine arts display, free entertainment, beer garden, children’s activities, merchants sales, car show, specialty foods and more.

Michigan celebrations in August 2014

August 9
Motley Crue and Alice Cooper at DTE in Detroit Michigan

August 10th
Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves at Van Andel in Grand Rapids, Michigan
August 12
Chicago and REO SpeedWagon at DTE in Detroit Michigan
August 22
Lady Antebellum at DTE in Detroit Michigan

  • Antrim County Fair in Bellaire, Michigan
  • Autumnfest in Elkton, Michigan
  • Bluegrass in the Park in Atlanta, Michigan
  • Celtic Festival in Harbor Springs, Michigan
  • Coast Guard Festival in Grand Haven, Michigan
  • Glad-Peach Festival in Coloma, Michigan
  • Great Lakes Folk Festival in East Lansing, Michigan
  • Harbor Days in Elk Rapids, Michigan
  • Heritage Celebration in Calumet, Michigan
  • Homecoming Celebration in Pentwater, Michigan
  • Huron Community Fair in Bad Axe, Michigan
  • International Ironworkers Festival in Mackinaw City, Michigan
  • Jackson County Fair in Jackson, Michigan
  • Kaleva Heritage Days in Manistee, Michigan
  • Manistee County Fair in Manistee, Michigan
  • Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan, Michigan
  • Northwestern Michigan Fair in Traverse City, Michigan
  • Old Fashioned Days in Stanton, Michigan
  • Onekama Days in Manistee, Michigan
  • Polish Festival in Boyne Falls, Michigan
  • Reo Town Music Festival in Lansing, Michigan

Farm Fest in Frankenmuth
August 2-4, 2014
Grandpa Tiny’s Farm

Celebrate Oxford in Oxford
August 2-4, 2014
throughout downtown Oxford

Fish Sandwich Festival in Bay Port
August 2-3, 2014
locations throughout Bay Port

Summer Splash in Oak Park
August 3, 2014
Oak Park Recreation Complex

Summer Music Fest in Frankenmuth
August 6-10, 2014
Heritage Park

Old-Fashioned Summer Festival in Millington
August 8-11, 2014
activities throughout Millington

Dexter Daze
August 9-10, 2014
various locations throughout Dexter

Millford Memories Summer Fest in Milford
August 9-11, 2014
Central Park

Melon Festival in Howell
August 16-18, 2014
locations throughout Howell

Ypsilanti Heritage Festival in Ypsilanti
August 16-18, 2014
Riverside Park, Depot Town, Frog Island, Downtown

Dragon on the Lake Festival in Lake Orion
August 23-25, 2014
locations throughout Lake Orion

Clio Music Fest in Clio
August 23-24, 2014
downtown and Clio Park

Michigan Peach Festival in Romeo
August 29 in September 1, 2014
various locations in Romeo

Detroit International Jazz Festival
August 30 in September 2, 2014
downtown Detroit

Arts, Beats, and Eats in Royal Oak
August 30 in September 2, 2014
downtown Royal Oak

Michigan Bean Festival in Fairgrove
August 30 in September 2, 2014
locations throughout Fairgrove

Art in the Park in Port Austin
August 31 in September 1, 2014
Gallup Park

Algonac Fair in Algonac
August 31 in September 1, 2014
Riverfront Park

Coast Guard Festival in Grand Haven
July 26 in August 4, 2014
activities throughout Grand Haven

Bath Festival Days in Bath
August 2-3, 2014
locations throughout Bath

Glad Peach Festival in Coloma
August 2-4, 2014
Barker Park and downtown Coloma

Jazz Fest in Lansing
August 2-3, 2014
Streets of Old Town

Muskegon Rockstock in Muskegon
August 3, 2014
Heritage Landing

28th Mint Festival in St. Johns
August 9-11, 2014
Fairgrounds and St. Johns City Park

Summerfest in Coopersville
August 5-10, 2014
Farm Museum

National Blueberry Festival in South Haven
August 8-11, 2014
Riverfront Park, Huron Street Pavilion

Great Lakes Folks Festival in East Lansing
August 9-11, 2014
East Lansing

Summerfest in Coopersville
August 5-10, 2014
locations throughout Coopersville

Intl Summer Fest and Blacks Festival in Battle Creek
August 10, 2014
McCamly Park, downtown Battle Creek

Renegade Theater Festival in Lansing
August 15-17, 2014
Old Town Lansing

Michigan celebrations in September 2014

  • Allegan County Fair in Allegan, Michigan
  • Apple Fest in Coldwater, Michigan
  • Apple Festival in Hart, Michigan
  • Art and Apples Festival in Rochester, Michigan
  • Autumnfest in Elkton, Michigan
  • Bach Festival in Lexington, Michigan
  • Beer, Brats, and Honky Tonk in Saugatuck, Michigan
  • Big Rapids Riverdays in Big Rapids, Michigan
  • Bitter Sweet Festival in Auburn, Michigan
  • Born to Be Wild Days in Elkton, Michigan
  • Chippewa County Fair in Kinross, Michigan
  • Dickinson County Fair in Norway, Michigan
  • Down by the Depot Hobo Festival in Port Huron, Michigan
  • Down Home Days in Mason, Michigan
  • Elk Festival in Atlanta, Michigan
  • Ernest Hemingway Weekend in Walloon Lake, Michigan
  • Fall Fest in Rogers City, Michigan
  • Fall Festival in Milford, Michigan
  • Fall Festival in Pentwater, Michigan
  • Fall Festival in Webster, Michigan
  • Fall Festival in Whitehall, Michigan
  • Festival of the Falling Leaves Moon in Mackinac Island, Michigan
  • Festival of the Forks in Albion, Michigan
  • Fiesta Folklorica Mexicana in Saginaw, Michigan
  • Frontier Days in Charlotte, Michigan
  • Hamburg Festival and Railroad Days in Hamburg, Michigan
  • Harvest Days Festival in Saginaw, Michigan
  • Harvest Festival in Harbor Beach, Michigan
  • Harvest Festival in Caseville, Michigan
  • Harvest Festival in Ellsworth, Michigan
  • Harvest Festival in Fenton, Michigan
  • Harvest Festival in Howard City, Michigan
  • Harvest Festival in Manton, Michigan
  • Heritage Day and Fair in Grass Lake, Michigan
  • Heritage Days in Middleville, Michigan
  • Heritage Days in Wyandotte, Michigan
  • Heritage Festival in Cambridge Junction, Michigan
  • Heritage Festival in Douglas, Michigan
  • Hillsdale County Fair in Hillsdale, Michigan
  • Homecoming Week in Rothbury, Michigan
  • International Jazz Festival in Detroit, Michigan
  • Irish Fest in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Lexington Days in Lexington, Michigan
  • Logging Fest in Newaygo, Michigan
  • Lumbering Days in Ludington, Michigan
  • Mama Ruth Festival in Ruth, Michigan
  • Michigan Bean Festival in Fairgrove, Michigan
  • Michigan State Fair  2014 in Detroit Michigan
  • Millersburg Homecoming Celebration in Millersburg, Michigan
  • Multi-Cultural Festival in Houghton, Michigan
  • Oktoberfest in Frankenmuth, Michigan
  • Oktoberfest in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan
  • Old Town Bluesfest in Lansing, Michigan
  • Peach Festival in Romeo, Michigan
  • PerryFest in Perry, Michigan
  • Port City Festival in Manistee, Michigan
  • Potato Festival in Posen, Michigan
  • Prairieville Old Fashioned Farm Days in Delton, Michigan
  • Raspberry Festival in Jackson, Michigan
  • Sailing Festival in Saint Joseph, Michigan
  • Saint Joseph County Grange Fair in Centreville, Michigan
  • Salmon Fest in Grand Haven, Michigan
  • SawyerFest in Sawyer, Michigan
  • Sheep and Wool Festival in Romeo, Michigan
  • Trufant Jubilee in Trufant, Michigan
  • Tulipanes Latino and Film Festival in Holland, Michigan
  • Wellington Free Fair in Grayling, Michigan
  • Wheatland Music Festival in Remus, Michigan
  • Wine and Harvest Festival in Paw Paw, Michigan; where the heck is Paw Paw?? sounds like vodka Popov!
  • World Festival in Ruth, Michigan

Michigan celebrations in October 2014

  • Apple Butter Festival Lansing, Michigan
  • Apple Daze in Dexter, Michigan
  • Apple Festival in Bangor, Michigan
  • Apple Festival in Charlevoix, Michigan
  • Applefest in Mount Pleasant, Michigan
  • Appleumpkin in Tecumseh, Michigan
  • Autumn Apple Days in Saint Ignace, Michigan
  • Autumn Fest in Wyandotte, Michigan
  • C.S. Lewis Festival in Petoskey, Michigan
  • Color Cruise and Island Festival in Grand Ledge, Michigan
  • Custer Week in Monroe, Michigan
  • Davison Pumpkin Festival in Davison, Michigan
  • Fall Apple Festival in Britton, Michigan
  • Fall Flannel Festival in Lexington, Michigan
  • Fall Harvest Festival in Boyne City, Michigan
  • Fall Harvest Festival in Fremont, Michigan
  • Fall Harvest Festival in Troy, Michigan
  • Family Day and Herb Fest in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Firehouse Chili Cookoff in Saline, Michigan
  • Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival in Alpena, Michigan
  • Happy Apple Days in Port Huron, Michigan
  • Harbor Country Harvest Days in Grand Beach, Michigan
  • Harvest Celebration in Lowell, Michigan
  • Harvest Festival in Caseville, Michigan
  • Harvest Festival in Howell, Michigan
  • Harvest Festival in Marshall, Michigan
  • Huron Township Apple Festival in Huron, Michigan
  • Land of Falling Waters Pow Wow in Jackson, Michigan
  • Michigan Story Festival in Mount Pleasant, Michigan
  • Oktoberfest in Lansing, Michigan
  • Oktoberfest in Pentwater, Michigan
  • Pioneer Day in Munith, Michigan
  • Pumpkinfest in Zeeland, Michigan
  • Red Flannel Festival in Cedar Springs, Michigan
  • Tuscola County Pumpkin Festival in Caro, Michigan

Michigan celebrations in November 2014

  • Dutch Winter fest in Holland, Michigan

Michigan celebrations in December 2014

Be sure to check out all these great events in 2014 and 2014.  Michigan has a lot to be proud of this year with their festival lineups.  Check out the schedule today, and add any events missed with our submission for in the menu.

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  • Downtown Ice Festival in Ferndale, Michigan
  • Dutch Winterfest in Holland, Michigan
  • Winter Festival in East Lansing, Michigan

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Michigan celebrations in January 2014

Sports Cards, Antiques and Collectibles Show

Taylor Gun and Knife Show

Detroit Swap Meet  Mt. Clemens, Michigan held at Gibraltar Trade Center

Holistic Festival with aroma therapy and herbal treatments in Mount Clemens 2014 Hot fest

Mt. Clemens Winter Gun And Knife Show

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Taylor Winter Mom to Mom Sale Largest sale of its kind with some of the hottest cougars in South Eastern MI! Parents are able to shop with friskiness and gentle use.

Ultimate Scrap Week and Book festival – Hartland, Michigan held at Woodlands Mall

Novi Spring Garden Show – MI plants and herbs to keep the dope beats rocking out!

Taylor Sports Card Show – Why you need to check out this great Michigan celebration: Nothing compares to the Sports Card Collectibles Show, held once a month in Taylor and Mount Clemens. Features over 150 tables.

Bob Marley Birthday Bash – No Woman No Cry Festival – Kalamazoo Michigan at Papa Pete’s Cruisers on January 26, 2014.

Money can’t buy life…

~Bob Marley’s last words as he die from cancer

Check out the Hydro Afro Reggae band Wall Street Andrea, D. L. Hurricane Reggae Band and that Jive Talking Clive Talking Clive Hurricane Jean Jacques and DJ Assane with authentic Caribbean dishes and friendly talk of the Jamaican Bobsled Team from Cool Runnings!

Motorcycle Show in Novi on January 3, 2014

Hale Winterfest

January 6, 2014

Hale, Michigan held at Plainfield Township Hall
Why you need to check out this great Michigan celebration: Event will be held on January 6th, 2014. Hours: 10am to 4pm.

Arctic Blast Fest in Harland MI on January 30, 2014

Ann Arbor Folk Festival on January 31, 2014 – Ann Arbor folk fest, Michigan held at Hill Auditorium is really a special AA event.  Why you need to check out this great Michigan celebration: The 37th Ann Arbor Folk Festival, a fund-raiser for folk music and special doo doo tunes!

Michigan celebrations and top events – Here you’ll find the listings for the top Michigan events and festivals across the state divided into categories of event location by region, Michigan county, MI festival cities, top rated events like the State fair and the top Michigan music festivals.  Some of the top cities have their own page and categories, other smaller less populated areas do not. Also, please check out the Top 150 best Michigan celebrations.

Top Cities in Michigan for events

Visit the pages on these fine cities

Festivals & Music Events – Southeast Lower MI

Freedom Festival – Fenton
July 4, 2014
North Leroy Street

Blue Water Fest – Port Huron
July 8-12, 2014
downtown Port Huron

Uncle Sam Jam – Woodhaven
July 10-13, 2014
Civic Center Park

Celtic Festival – Saline
July 11-12, 2014
Mill Pond Park

Ann Arbor Summer Festival
June 13 – July 6, 2014
locations throughout Ann Arbor

American Polish Fest.
July 11-13, 2014 in Sterling Hghts
American Polish Century Club

Paradise Valley Music Festival
July 11-13, 2014 in Detroit
Paradise Valley Park

Michigan Elvisfest – Ypsilanti
July 11-12, 2014
Riverside Park

Michigan Honey Festival
July 12, 2014 in Frankenmuth
Harvey Kern Pavilion

150th Sunflower Festival
July 15-20, 2014 in Mayville
downtown Mayville, Ohmer Park

Roar on the River – Trenton
July 18-20, 2014
Elizabeth Park

Festival of Chariots
July 19, 2014
Novi Civic Center

Michigan Antique Festival
July 19-20, 2014 in Midland
Midland County Fairgrounds

Michigan Vet Fest
July 19 & 20, 2014 in Redford Twsp
Motor City Eagles Place

Michigan Jazz Fest – Livonia
July 20, 2014
Schoolcraft College

Art & Music – Sterling Heights
July 24-26, 2014
City Center Campus

Riverfest – St. Clair
July 25-27 w/ John Waite, Loverboy
Palmer Park in St. Clair

21st An. Highland Games
July 25-27, 2014 in Lake Orion
Canterbury Village

13th Annual Folk Music Festival
July 26, 2014 in Flint
Kearsley Park

Growing Up Green
July 26, 2014 in Shelby Twsp
Packard Proving Grounds

Yale Bologna Festival – Yale
July 25-27, 2014
downtown Hale & other locations

Maker Faire – Detroit
July 26-27, 2014
The Henry Ford 20900 Oakwood

Swinging Bridge Festival
August 1-3, 2014 in Crosswell
locations throughout Crosswell

East Ports Blues Festival
August 1-3, 2014 in Port Sanilac
Port Sanilac Harbor


Farm Fest – Frankenmuth
August 1-3, 2014
Grandpa Tiny’s Farm

Celebrate Oxford – Oxford
August 1-3, 2014
throughout downtown Oxford

Fish Sandwich Festival
August 1-3, 2014 in Bay Port
locations throughout Bay Port

Buy Now Michigan Festival
August 1-3, 2014

Summer Splash – Oak Park
August 2-3, 2014
Oak Park Recreation Complex

Summer Music Fest
August 5-9, 2014 in Frankenmuth
Heritage Park

Old-Fashioned Festival
August 7-9, 14-16, 2014
activities throughout Millington

Dexter Daze
August 8-9, 2014
locations throughout Dexter

Milford Memories Summer Fest
August 8-10, 2014
Central Park in Milford

Going to Hell and Back
August 9, 2014
Patterson Lake Rd. in Hell

Milan Bluegrass Festival – Milan
August 14-16, 2014
KC Campground

Melon Festival – Howell
August 15-17, 2014
locations throughout Howell

Ypsilanti Heritage Festival
August 15-17, 2014 in Ypsilanti
Riverside Park, Frog Island

Dragon on Lake Festival
August 22-24, 2014
locations throughout Lake Orion

Clio Music Fest – Clio
August 22-23, 2014
downtown & Clio Park

Folk Music Festival – Midland
August 21-24, 2014
Eastman Ave., Midland

Michigan Peach Festival
August 28 – September 1, 2014
various locations in Romeo

Detroit International Jazz Fest
August 29 – September 1, 2014
downtown Detroit

Arts, Beats, & Eats
August 29 – September 1, 2014
downtown Royal Oak

Michigan Bean Festival
August 29 – September 1, 2014
locations throughout Fairgrove

Art in the Park – Port Austin
August 30 – 31, 2014
Gallup Park

Algonac Art Fair – Algonac
August 30 – 31, 2014
Riverfront Park

Good Old Days Festival
September 4-7, 2014
Beebe Street Park in Richmond

Posen Potato Festival – Posen
September 5-7, 2014
locations throughout Posen

Arts and Apples Festival
September 5-7, 2014
Rochester Park in Rochester

Smokin Jazz/Barbeque Blues
September 5-6, 2014
downtown Brighton

Plymouth Fall Festival
September 5-7, 2014
locations throughout Plymouth

Arts & Authors Festival
September 7, 2014 in Clawson
Hunter Community Center

Oh Irish Hills Weekend Fest
September 13-14, 2014
Hidden Lake Gardens in Tipton

Oktoberfest – Frankenmuth
September 18-21, 2014
Heritage Park

Victorian Festival – Northville
September 12-14, 2014
downtown Northville

Clinton Fall Festival – Clinton
September 26-28, 2014
activities throughout Clinton

Scarecrow Festival – Trenton
October 3-5, 2014
events on Elm, Maple, & more

Huron Township Applefest
October 4-5, 2014 in New Boston
Applefest Stage & throughout city

32nd Annual Pumpkin Festival
October 1-5, 2014
downtown Caro

Appleumpkin Festival
October 11-12, 2014
downtown Tecumseh

MI Big Country Fest
October 17-18, 2014
Heritage Park – Frankenmuth

Fall Beer Festival – Detroit
October 24-25, 2014
Eastern Market, Detroit
Fiber Expo – Ann Arbor
October 25-26, 2014
Washtenaw Farm Council Grnds

All American Pet Expo – Novi
November 21-23, 2014
Suburban Collection Showplace

Ice Festival – Plymouth
January 9-11, 2015
downtown Plymouth

Snowfest – Frankenmuth
January 21-26, 2015
Zehnder’s & Frankenmuth & HS

Ann Arbor Folk Festival
usually late January, 2015 TBA
Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor

Motown Winter Blast – Detroit
usually early February, 2015 TBA
Campus Martius Park

Ann Arbor Film Festival
usually late March, 2015 TBA
downtown Ann Arbor

Spring Fling Artisan Market
usually mid April, 2015 TBA
Northville Senior Center

Motor City Comic Con – Novi
usually mid May, 2015 TBA
Suburban Collection Showplace

World Expo of Beer
usually mid May, 2015 TBA
Heritage Park in Frankenmuth

St. Mary’s Polish Festival
usually late May, 2015 TBA
St. Mary’s of Orchard Lake Campus

Hometown Days – Swartz Creek
usually late May, 2015 TBA
locations throughout Swartz Creek

Curwood Festival – Owosso
usually early June, 2015 TBA
locations throughout Owosso

Bridge Fest – Bridgeport
usually early June, 2015 TBA
Dixie Highway & Bearcat Bld

Ya’ssoo Greek Festival
usually early June, 2015 TBA
Ann Arbor

Motor City Pride Festival- Detroit
usually early June, 2015 TBA
Hart Plaza

Bavarian Festival
usually mid June, 2015 TBA
throughout Frankenmuth

Cutlerville Days – Cutlerville
usually mid June, 2015 TBA
Cutler Park & other locations

National Strawberry Festival
June 13-15, 2014
locations throughout Belleville

Harley Fest – Sterling Heights
June 14, 2014 w/ Jackyl
14900 Metropolitan Parkway

Jazzin’ on Jefferson – Detroit
usually mid June, 2015 TBA
Jefferson Avenue

Summer Solstice Jazz Fest
usually late June 2015 TBA
Downtown East Lansing

KCQ Free Music Concert
usually late June, 2015 TBA
Ojibway Island

Detroit River Days – Detroit
usually late June, 2015 TBA
Ren Cen, Milliken St Park

Springport Summer Festival
usually late June, 2015 TBA
Downtown Springport

Stars & Stripes Festival
usually late June, 2015 TBA
14900 Metropolitan Parkway

Michigan Challenge Balloonfest
usually late June, 2015 TBA
Howell High School

Mid-Michigan Renaissance Fest.
usually mid June, 2015 TBA
Grainger family property in Vassar

Michigan celebrations and events by region

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The Michigan State Fair page has great updates on one of the hottest events in the country!  For the up-to-the-minute info, visit Michigan State Fair 2014 event updates.

Michigan celebrations and events by season

Summer events in Michigan – Michigan summer festivals have a great lineup of events.  Our site divides these events into monthly event categories to help you find your events quickly.

Fall Michigan celebrations and MI events – Michigan top fall events and festivals with a great lineup of events.

Top Michigan winter festivals by month – Michigan top events this winter with the hottest events to keep you warmed up in the cold!

Spring Michigan celebrations and Spring MI events – Michigan top spring fests, events and celebrations in 2014.

Also, check out the top 150 Michigan celebrations which includes listings of the top Michigan music festivals for 2014!

Festivals & Music Events – Southwest Lower Michigan

Air Show/Balloon Festival
July 2-6, 2014
W.K. Kellogg Airport

Celebration on the Grand
July 4 in Grand Rapids
Ah-Nab Awen Park

Common Ground Music Fest
July 8-13, 2014
Grand River, Adado Riverfront

19th Annual Blues Fest
July 10-12 in Kalamazoo
Arcadia Festival Site

Black Rock Medieval Fest
July 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
& August 2-3 – Old World Village

Town & Country Days
July 16-20, 2014
throughout Sparta

MagiCelebration – Colon
July 23-26, 2014
Colon H.S. Auditorium

Byron Days Fest. – Grand Rapids
July 25-27, 2014
Byron Center

15th Annual Bluegrass Fest.
July 25-27, 2014
Calhoun County Fairgrounds

Coast Guard Festival
July 25 – August 3, 2014
throughout Grand Haven

Bath Festival Days – Bath
August 1-2, 2014
locations throughout Bath

Glad Peach Festival
August 1-3 in Coloma
Barker Park & downtown

Del Shannon Days – Coopersville
August 5-9, 2014
Farm Museum & other locations

Michigan Pirate Festival
August 4-10, 2014
Grand Haven

National Blueberry Festival
August 7-10, 2014
Riverfront Park, Huron St Pavilion

30th Annual Mint Festival
August 8-10, 2014
Fairgrounds & St. Johns City Pk

Great Lakes Folks Fest.
August 8-10, 2014
East Lansing

Summer & Black Arts Fest
August 9, 2014
downtown Battle Creek

Renegade Theater Festival
August 14-16, 2014
Old Town Lansing

67th Annual Ox Roast
August 14-16, 2014
Memorial Building in Dewitt

27th Annual Riverfest – Mendon
August 14-16, 2014
Downtown Mendon

Muskegon Rockstock
August 16, 2014
Heritage Landing in Muskegon

Greek Cultural Fest. – Gr. Rapids
August 22-24, 2014
Trinity Greek Orthodox Church


Sun Dried Music Festival
August 22-24, 2014
downtown Mason
Michigan Mosaic Music Festival
August 31-Sept. 1, 2014
Adado Riverfront Pk – Lansing

Urban Sparks Music Fest
August 30, 2014
Calder Plaza, downtown GR

Charlotte Frontier Days
September 3-7, 2014
locations throughout Charlotte

Michigan Irish Music Festival
September 12-14, 2014
Heritage Landing DT Muskegon

Salmon Festival
September 12-14, 2014
Grand Haven Municipal Marina

39th Annual Down Home Days
September 13 in Mason
Ingham County Courthouse

Festival of the Forks – Albion
September 19-20, 2014
locations throughout Albion

Old Town Blues Fest – Lansing
September 19-20, 2014
downtown Lansing

Jackson Family Fall Festival
September 19-21, 2014
St. John & Jackson Catholic

Ovid Carriage Days – Ovid
September 19-21, 2014
downtown Ovid

Four Flags Area Apple Fest
September 25-28 in Niles
corner of Lake & 17th Street

Okotoberfest – Grand Rapids
September 26-27, 2014
John Ball Park Picnic Area

Weekend in the Country
September 27-28 in Davisburg
Spring Oaks County Park

Pumpkin Fest – Zeeland
October 2-4, 2014
locations throughout Zeeland

Red Flannel Festival
October 4, 2014
throughout Cedar Springs

Mich. Inter. Alpacafest-Dimondale
October 4-5, 2014
Summit Sports & Ice Complex

Apple Butter Festival
October 11-12, 2014
Fenner Nature Center

Scream Park & Haunted House
various dates thru October 31
West on Niles Buchanan Rd

East Lansing Film Fest.
November 5-13 in East Lansing
MSU Campus & Celeb Cinemas

Mi. Fest. of Sacred Music
November 6-16, 2014 Kalamazoo

Outhouse 500 – Coopersville
usually late February, 2015 TBA
Main Street

Maple Syrup Festival
usually late April, 2015 TBA
throughout Shepherd


Maple Syrup Festival
usually late April, 2015 TBA
throughout Vermontville
Victorian Days
usually early May, 2015 TBA
Jaycee Park, May Pole Park

Tulip Time Festival – Holland
usually early May, 2015 TBA
locations throughout Holland

Ox Roast, Carnival/Bazaar
usually mid May, 2015 TBA
St. Peter Catholic Church

Great Lakes Kite Festival
usually mid May, 2015 TBA
Grand Haven State Park

Old Fashioned Days
usually late May, 2015 TBA
throughout Fruitport

Alma Highland Festival
usually late May, 2015 TBA
Alma College Campus

Memorial Day Festival
usually late May, 2015 TBA
Brooks Park in Newaygo

Greek Fest- Kalamazoo
usually early June, 2015 TBA
Arcadia Creek Festival Place

Frontier Days – Carson City
usually early June, 2015 TBA
throughout Carson City

Festival of the Arts
usually early June, 2015 TBA
downtown Grand Rapids

Gizzard Festival
usually early June, 2015 TBA
downtown Potterville

Heritage Festival
usually mid June, 2015 TBA
throughout Spring Lake

Cereal Festival
usually mid June, 2015 TBA
downtown Battle Creek

Harborfest – South Haven
usually late June, 2015 TBA
throughout South Haven

Chalk Art Festival – Byron Center
usually late June, 2015 TBA
Byron Center Ave & 84th Street

Dam Festival
usually late June, 2015 TBA
Miller Farms in Eaton Rapids

Island Fest – Kalamazoo
usually late June, 2015 TBA
downtown Kalamazoo

Weekend in the Country
usually late June, 2015 TBA
Kent County Fairgrounds

Sturgis Fest – Sturgis
usually late June, 2015 TBA
Downtown Sturgis

Delta Rocks
usually late June, 2015 TBA
Sharp Park, 1401 Elmwood Rd

Festivals & Music Events – Upper Peninsula

4th of July Bessemer Blast
June 26 – July 4
downtown Bessemer

Rockin’ the Bay – Gladstone
July 11-12, 2014
Downtown Gladstone

34th Hiawatha Music Fest
July 18-20, 2014
Tourist Park in Marquette

Pine Mountain Music Festival
July 19-August 3, 2014

Rendezvous at Sault
July 26-27 in Sault Ste Marie
Water St & local historic homes

Bayside Music Festival
August 2, 2014
St. Ignace City Marina

Waterfront Art Fest. – Escanaba
August 2, 2014
Ludington Park
Waterfront Festival
August 7-10, 2014
activities throughout Menominee

St. Ignace History Week
August 17-22, 2014
St. Ignace Museums

Harbor Fest – Marquette
August 22-23, 2014
Lakeshore Blvd.

Art on the Lake – Curtis
August 30, 2014
Erickson Center Park

Mackinaw Bridge Walk
September 1, 2014
begins @ 7am Mackinaw City

U.P. Fall Beer Festival
September 6 in Marquette
Mattson Lower Harbor Park
Newberry Oktoberfest
October 3-4, 2014
locations throughout Newberry

Children’s Book Festival
November 1 in Sault Ste Marie
Lake Superior State University

UP 200 & MN Sled Dog Races
usually mid February, 2015 TBA
start Marquette, finish Munising

The Outhouse Classic
February 28, 2015
Main Street in Trenary

Native American Festival
late May, 2015 TBA, St Ignace
Museum of Ojibwa Culture

Lilac Festival – Mackinac Island
usually early June, 2015 TBA
Mackinac Island


Throughout the year, Northern Michigan is the place to find fabulous festivals and special events. Based around history, the arts, outdoor activities and special celebrations such as the Venetian Festival in Charlevoix or the Mushroom Festival in Boyne City, Northern Michigan’s many special events offer something for everyone.

While many of the celebrations are in the warm weather months when so many visitors and summer residents are in Northern Michigan to enjoy all that we have to offer, don’t miss some special events in the Ski Season such as Krazy Days at Boyne Highlands, Mardi Gras at Nub’s Nub, and Carnival at Boyne Mountain, all in March.

Click here for details on all that there is to see and do every month or scroll down for some of the most popular events that make Northern Michigan special.
National Cherry Festival in Traverse City is a week of celebrations surrounding the sweet and tart cherries. Nationally recognized as a summer treat! July 5-12.

Harbor Springs July 4th Art Fair is held in Zorn Park and attracts artists from around the country.

Ellebration! takes place July 4-5 in Ellsworth.

Women’s Club Art Fest hosted the Northern Michigan Women’s Club is held at Nub’s Nob on July 9.

Blissfest Music Festival is a celebration of music, culture, art and community at the Festival Farm in picturesque rural northern Michigan July 11-13.

The Arts & Crafts Show in Charlevoix is unique because of the quality crafts exhibited. Visit the show July 12-13.

Indian River Summerfest, July 14-20, includes a duck race, lobster roast, sport events, and more. Don’t miss the Indian River SummerFest.

Venetian Festival in Charlevoix began 80+ years ago as a simple candle-lit boat parade and has grown into a week-long flurry of color and pageantry that highlights the summer season and attracts tens of thousands of visitors. July 19-26. For more information, visit Venetian Festival.

Art in the Park in Petoskey’s Pennsylvania Park has terrific art and includes a children’s tent on July 19.

The Antique Flywheelers Show, July 24-27 has demonstrations, a petting zoo, music, dancing, and more.

Bay Harbor Art Festival is held in the waterside community of Bay Harbor on July 26-27.
Click here for the July Calendar of Events.


The Polish Festival in Boyne Falls is a northern Michigan tradition you don’t want to miss. Polish food, Polish music, carnival, rodeo and lots of fun! Bring your polka shoes and plan on having a blast, August 1-4.

Rendezvous in Mackinaw & 18th Century Trade Fair takes place August 2-4 in Mackinaw City.

The Portside Art Fair is in East Jordan August 3-4.

East Jordan’s Portside Art Fair takes place August 3-4.

Charlevoix’s Waterfront Art Fair is held August 9.

Alanson Riverfest in Alanson is a weekend that includes an art/craft show, flea market, raffles, music and some new events this year, too! August 8-10.

The Ironworkers Festival in Mackinaw City attracts ironworkers from across the US and Canada to compete in friendly competition. August 9-11.

The Odawa Homecoming, August 9-11, features drumming, dancing, and music.
Festival on the Bay on Petoskey’s waterfront is filled with food, fun, entertainment and activities galore, August 16-17. The 11th annual event includes great live music, lots of fun kid’s activities, great food, competitive sporting events, Chalk & Chocolate Festival, Youth Fishing Derby, SAFE Teen Dance & more! An arts and crafts show will be held on Saturday in Pennsylvania Park in downtown Petoskey.
Click here for the August Calendar of Events.


So much to do in September! Walk across the Mackinac Bridge on Labor Day, the Bay Harbor Fishing Tournament, September 7-8, Mackinaw City’s Hopps of Fun Beer & Wine Festival, and the Taste of Harbor Springs, September 21, are just a few of the events that are waiting for you.
Click here for the September Calendar of Events.


Fall is perfect for fall foliage tours in Northern Michigan!
Don’t miss the great Lakes Glass Pumpkin Patch kicks off October 4 in Harbor Springs and Cross Village and runs through November.
Chareloix loves apples and Apple Fest, the BEST celebration of the apple anywhere, October 10-12.
Click here for the October Calendar of Events.


The holiday season begins Up North with the Stafford’s Holiday Parade in Petoskey and the Tree Lightings in Harbor Springs and Cross Village. A great way to get in the holiday spirit! Learn more here Holiday Celebrations in Northern Michigan.
Click here for the November Calendar of Events.


The Christmas holiday season Up North includes merchant open houses in Petoskey, Charlevoix, and Harbor Springs. Learn more here: Christmas Celebrations.
Click here for the December Calendar of Events.


The Martin Luther King weekend in mid-January brings skiers and snow lovers from around the midwest to celebrate in Northern Michigan. Learn more here: Martin Luther King Holiday Ski & Snow Weekend is a 3-day celebration of everything snow.
The Bay Harbor Ice & Spice Festival celebrates winter with ice carving competitions, a chili cook off, and much more.
January is the month for winter festivals with Boyne City’s WinterFest
and Mackinaw City’s Winterfest and Indian River WinterFest.
Click here for the January Calendar of Events.


The President’s Day weekend holiday in mid-February is a celebration of snow and more in Northern Michigan. Learn more here: President’s Day Weekend Activities Up North
Harbor Springs celebrates with Wintervention Winter Fest February 14-16.
Petoskey celebrates winter with the Downtown Petoskey Winter Festival, a week filled with food, fun and family events.
Click here for the February Calendar of Events.


Crazy! Yes, that’s March in Northern Michigan when the ski resorts celebrate the end of the ski season in style. Nub’s Nob’s Mardi Gras is an annual spring fling filled with zaniness. Boyne Highland’s hosts Krazy Daze and Boyne Mountain celebrates with Carnival Weekend. Fun, fun!
Click here for the March Calendar of Events.


MorelFest If you love morels and love to hunt for morels, then Boyne City is the place for you in early May each year. With everything from food, to music, to morel hunting contests, to a carnival for the kids, Morel Fest is a great kick off to a spring and summer.

Bike the 50 miles from the Boyne Highland’s Zoo bar to Mackinac Island in the Zoo de Mack.

In Mackinaw City, the Fort Michilimackinac Pageant at Colonial Michilimackinac includes a reenactment of the 1763 battle between French, Native Americans, and British, over the Memorial Day weekend.
Click here for the May Calendar of Events.


Pellston kicks off summer with Summerfest, June 12-16, including a Taste of Pellston, crafts show, flea market, and children’s activities.

East Jordan’s Freedom Festival includes family activities, fireworks, and a parade, June 24-28.

Petoskey celebrates with the Taste of the North June 21.

SoBo Arts Festival takes place in Boyne City, June 28-29.

Wolverine hosts the Lumberjack Festival June 28-30.

Waterfront Wine Festival The waterfront area of Harbor Springs is transformed to a setting filled with a variety of wines to taste in this annual event. June 28, 2014.
Click here for the June Calendar of Events.
For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in Northern Michigan:

Harbor Springs, Michigan — Harbor Springs is the place to try new things! Rent a bike or a kayak, go snow tubing, attend a concert or an art fair, or play a round of golf with friends.
Petoskey — There’s so much to do in Petoskey from the Bear River Valley Recreation Area, to Petoskey State Park, to biking, golfing, hiking, and more.
Charlevoix, Michigan — Visiting Charlevoix in Northern Michigan is a fun-filled vacation with great beaches, boating, skiing, fishing and year ’round family fun.
Things to Do in Boyne City, Michigan — Nothing is quite like Boyne City in Northern Michigan with camping, boating, skiing, year ’round outdoor activities, and of course, the morel mushroom!
Lots of Activities in Mackinaw City, Michigan — Explore Mackinaw City in Northern Michigan for history, the International Dark Sky Park, and outdoor activities.
Mackinac Island — Take a step back in time and find lots of things to do when you visit Mackinac Island by horseback or bike–no cars allowed!
Northern Michigan Activities & Things to Do — Northern Michigan offers many fun things to do for the entire family whatever the season, whatever the reason!


4th of July Celebration – Saint Ignace

Date(s): 07/04/14

From: St. Ignace Visitors Bureau

Phone: (800) 338-6660

Combining the nostalgic sentiment of a small-town celebration with the picturesque backdrop of Lake Huron and Mackinac Island makes the 4th of July in St. Ignace something special. Watch the parade at 1pm, enjoy Kiwanis Kid’s Games and…

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4th of July in Les Cheneaux – Cedarville

Date(s): 07/04/14

From: Les Cheneaux Tourist Association

Phone: (906) 484-3935

Enjoy the spectacular view of fireworks over Cedarville Bay from the Cedarville’s downtown waterfront park or the lawn of the Great Lakes Boat Building School on July 4. Earlier that day, our parade, kids games, hot dogs and burgers, Up…

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BBQ Dinner Sail – Bay City

Date(s): 07/04/14

From: Appledore Tall Ship Adventures: Public Sails, Dinner Cruises & More

Phone: (989) 895-5193

Join us on this family friendly sail, aboard the Appledore IV, for a fun and relaxing evening of cruising along the Saginaw River and setting sail in the Saginaw Bay. While on board guests will enjoy a delicious, casual barbecue meal…

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Fenton Freedom Festival – Fenton

Date(s): 07/04/14

From: Fenton Regional Chamber of Commerce

Phone: (810) 629-5447

4th of July Celebration includes a parade, craft show, 5K Firecracker Race, children’s games, Chicken BBQ and more. All events held in Downtown Fenton at the Gazebo and the Fenton Community & Cultural Center. Fireworks at 10:00pm at the…

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Ferrysburg 4th of July Parade – Ferrysburg

Date(s): 07/04/14

From: Grand Haven Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Phone: (616) 842-5803

Annual 4th of July Parade in the city of Ferrysburg.

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Fireworks Cruise in the Bay – Munising

Date(s): 07/04/14

From: Alger County Chamber of Commerce (GMBPCD)

Phone: (906) 387-2138

Enjoy the best fireworks display in the Upper Peninsula aboard a Pictured Rocks boat. Tickets are only $15 and can be purchased at The Alger Co. Chamber of Commerce office at 129 E. Munising Ave., Munising or by calling (906) 387-2138.

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