Michigan festivals and top events in 2017

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Official list of the TOP 15 Michigan festivals and events to miss in 2017

  1. Holland’s Tulip Festival 2017
  2. Michigan’s State Fair 2017
  3. Muskegon Summer Celebration in Muskegon MI
  4. Rothbury Electric Forest Music Festival 2017
  5. The Ann Arbor Art Fair in Ann Arbor Michigan
  6. Michigan Renaissance festival and Fair 2017
  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, 2017
  12. Greek Week at MSU and MSU’s Rose Bowl win in 2017
  13. Fremont Michigan’s Gerber Baby Food Festival Days
  14. Michigan’s Fiber Festival
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Michigan festivals in May 2017

May 6, 2017
Plymouth Comic Con in Plymouth, MI is a amazing fest you don’t want to miss today.
May 04, 2017
Michigan International Women’s Show in Novi, MI is a unforgettable food festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 05, 2017
Meridian Mall Spring Craft Show in Okemos, MI is a great food festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 05, 2017
Trendy Craft Show at Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights, MI is a great fair you don’t want to miss today.
May 06, 2017
Frontier Days in Augusta, MI is a amazing fair you don’t want to miss today.
May 06, 2017
Futures 4 Felines Rescue Art and Craft Show in New Haven, MI is a amazing food festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 06, 2017
Michigan Antique Spring Festival – Davisburg in Davisburg, MI is a great art festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 06, 2017
Palmer Park Art Fair in Detroit, MI is a unbelievable fest you don’t want to miss today.
May 06, 2017
South Canton Scholars Spring Craft Show in Canton, MI is a amazing culture festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 06, 2017
Spring Fling Courthouse Show in Mason, MI is a great celebration you don’t want to miss today.
May 06, 2017
Spring Into Wings in Kalamazoo, MI is a great art festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 06, 2017
Tulip Time Art and Craft Fair in Holland, MI is a unforgettable celebration you don’t want to miss today.
May 07, 2017
All Things Detroit and Food Truck Rally Pre-Mother’s Day in Detroit, MI is a unforgettable fair you don’t want to miss today.
May 11, 2017
Great Lakes Mega Meet in Novi, MI is a unbelievable festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 12, 2017
Lake Orion Flower and Art Fair in Lake Orion, MI is a amazing fair you don’t want to miss today.
May 12, 2017
Mesick Mushroom Festival in Mesick, MI is a unforgettable food festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 12, 2017
Mushroom Festival in Mesick, MI is a unbelievable art festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 12, 2017
TV6 Mother’s Day Craft Show in Marquette, MI is a great fair you don’t want to miss today.
May 13, 2017
Art Birmingham in Birmingham, MI is a unbelievable festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 13, 2017
Buccaneer Bash in Augusta, MI is a amazing celebration you don’t want to miss today.
May 13, 2017
Clarkston Spring Art and Craft Show in Clarkston, MI is a unforgettable culture festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 13, 2017
Coldwater Swap Meet and Car Show in Coldwater, MI is a great festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 13, 2017
Community Bridal Shower in Fort Gratiot, MI is a unbelievable music festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 13, 2017
Mushroom Festival and Craft Show in Lewiston, MI is a unbelievable culture festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 13, 2017
Mutt Strut 5k Walk and Run in Dearborn, MI is a amazing music festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 18, 2017
National Morel Mushroom Festival in Boyne City, MI is a unbelievable art festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 18, 2017
Railroad Days Festival in Durand, MI is a amazing art festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 19, 2017
Clinton River Water Festival in Rochester, MI is a amazing music festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 19, 2017
Empire Asparagus Festival in Empire, MI is a amazing fest you don’t want to miss today.
May 19, 2017
John Henry Yoder Spring Amish Quilt Auction in Clare, MI is a great celebration you don’t want to miss today.
May 19, 2017
Jonesville Riverfest in Jonesville, MI is a great fair you don’t want to miss today.
May 19, 2017
Motor City Comic Con in Novi, MI is a unforgettable fair you don’t want to miss today.
May 19, 2017
Saint Sebastian Spring Festival in Dearborn Heights, MI is a unforgettable music festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 20, 2017
America on Tap in Kalamazoo, MI is a unforgettable fest you don’t want to miss today.
May 20, 2017
Arts in Ada in Ada, MI is a great food festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 20, 2017
Cornwell’s May Art and Craft Show – May in Marshall, MI is a unbelievable food festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 20, 2017
East Lansing Art Festival in East Lansing, MI is a amazing art festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 20, 2017
Gears Beards and Beer in Jackson, MI is a amazing fest you don’t want to miss today.
May 20, 2017
Lantern Fest in Detroit, MI is a amazing music festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 20, 2017
MSU Spring Arts and Crafts Show in East Lansing, MI is a unbelievable art festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 21, 2017
Holistic and Organic Wellness Fair in Wixom, MI is a great fest you don’t want to miss today.
May 26, 2017
Three Days of Light Spring Emergence Experience in Bloomingdale, MI is a unbelievable art festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 27, 2017
Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit, MI is a unforgettable art festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 28, 2017
Color Vibe in Grand Rapids, MI is a unforgettable festival you don’t want to miss today.
May 28, 2017
Metro Detroit Home Improvement Expo in Detroit, MI is a unforgettable fair you don’t want to miss today.

Tulip Time Festival in Holland Michigan

Seether at the Orbit Room in Grand Rapids

Bill Cosby at Central Wesleyan Church in Holland

John Legend at the Chenery Auditorium in Kalamazoo

Chelsea Handler Fox Theatre

Lady Gaga artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball at Joe Louis Arena
Brian McKnight At MotorCity Casino Hotel

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

Michigan festivals in June 2017

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

Michigan festivals in July 2017

  • Alpenfest in Gaylord
  • Arcadia Daze in Arcadia
  • Art Fairs in Ann Arbor
  • Barry County Fair in Hastings
  • Bear Lake Days in Manistee
  • Berlin Fair in Marne
  • Coast Guard Festival 2017 festival in GH in The fest will be in Grand Haven sets GH apart from the rest of the state.
  • Farmers’ Festival in Pigeon
  • Founders Festival in Farmington
  • Great American Music Festival in Three Oaks
  • Harbor Days in Elk Rapids
  • Homecoming in Ubly
  • Ionia Free Fair in Ionia
  • Maritime Festival in Harbor Beach
  • National Cherry Festival in Traverse City
  • National Forest Festival in  Manistee
  • Ogemaw County Fair in West Branch
  • Pasty Fest in Calumet
  • Potato Festival in Munger
  • Rock-n-Wheels Festival in Auburn
  • Sticky Buns Day in Grayling
  • Strawberry Fest in Chassell
  • Muskegon Summer Celebration or SummerCel in Muskegon
  • Summer Festival in Ann Arbor
  • Summer Festival in Harbor Beach
  • Summer Festival in Westland
  • Summerfest in Berrien Springs
  • Venetian Festival in Charlevoix
  • Venetian Festival in Saint Joseph

Mayville Sunflower Festival in Mayville

Sterlingfest festival and Music Fair in Sterling Heights

Michigan Veteran Festival in Dearborn

Folk Music Festival in Flint

St. Clair Riverfest in St. Clair

Yale Bologna Festival in Yale

Maker Faire fetival in Detroit Michigan

Sterling fest and Music Fair in Sterling Heights

Sounds and Sights Festival in Chelsea

Michigan festivals 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 festivals 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 festivals and Spring MI events – Michigan top spring fests, events and celebrations in 2017.

Also, check out the top 150 Michigan festivals which includes listings of the top Michigan music festivals for 2017!

Michigan festivals in August 2017

 

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

Farm Fest in Frankenmuth
August 2-4, 2017
Grandpa Tiny’s Farm

Celebrate Oxford in Oxford
August 2-4, 2017
throughout downtown Oxford

Fish Sandwich Festival in Bay Port
August 2-3, 2017
locations throughout Bay Port

Summer Splash in Oak Park
August 3, 2017
Oak Park Recreation Complex

Summer Music Fest in Frankenmuth
August 6-10, 2017
Heritage Park

Old-Fashioned Summer Festival in Millington
August 8-11, 2017
activities throughout Millington

Dexter Daze
August 9-10, 2017
various locations throughout Dexter

Millford Memories Summer Fest in Milford
August 9-11, 2017
Central Park

Melon Festival in Howell
August 16-18, 2017
locations throughout Howell
www.howellmelonfestival.com

Ypsilanti Heritage Festival in Ypsilanti
August 16-18, 2017
Riverside Park, Depot Town, Frog Island, Downtown
www.ypsilantiheritagefestival.com

Dragon on the Lake Festival in Lake Orion
August 23-25, 2017
locations throughout Lake Orion
www.dragononthelake.com

Clio Music Fest in Clio
August 23-24, 2017
downtown and Clio Park

Michigan Peach Festival in Romeo
August 29 in September 1, 2017
various locations in Romeo
www.peachfestromeo.com

Detroit International Jazz Festival
August 30 in September 2, 2017
downtown Detroit

Arts, Beats, and Eats in Royal Oak
August 30 in September 2, 2017
downtown Royal Oak

Michigan Bean Festival in Fairgrove
August 30 in September 2, 2017
locations throughout Fairgrove
www.michiganbeanfestival.com

Art in the Park in Port Austin
August 31 in September 1, 2017
Gallup Park

Algonac Fair in Algonac
August 31 in September 1, 2017
Riverfront Park
www.algonacartfair.com

Coast Guard Festival in Grand Haven
July 26 in August 4, 2017
activities throughout Grand Haven
www.coastguardfest.org

Bath Festival Days in Bath
August 2-3, 2017
locations throughout Bath

Glad Peach Festival in Coloma
August 2-4, 2017
Barker Park and downtown Coloma
www.colomapeachfest.com

Jazz Fest in Lansing
August 2-3, 2017
Streets of Old Town
jazzlansing.com

Muskegon Rockstock in Muskegon
August 3, 2017
Heritage Landing
www.muskegonrockstock.com

28th Mint Festival in St. Johns
August 9-11, 2017
Fairgrounds and St. Johns City Park
www.clintoncountychamber.org/mint-festival

Summerfest in Coopersville
August 5-10, 2017
Farm Museum

National Blueberry Festival in South Haven
August 8-11, 2017
Riverfront Park, Huron Street Pavilion
www.blueberryfestival.com

Great Lakes Folks Festival in East Lansing
August 9-11, 2017
East Lansing
www.greatlakesfolkfest.net

Summerfest in Coopersville
August 5-10, 2017
locations throughout Coopersville

Intl Summer Fest and Blacks Festival in Battle Creek
August 10, 2017
McCamly Park, downtown Battle Creek
www.bcfestivals.com

Renegade Theater Festival in Lansing
August 15-17, 2017
Old Town Lansing
renegade theatre festival Orgo

Michigan festivals in September 2017

  • Algonac Art Fair– The Algonac Art Fair is a great event held in Algonac on September 03, 2017 to September 04, 2017.
  • Allegan County Fairin Allegan
  • Apple Country Art and Craft Show– The Apple Country Art and Craft Show is a great event held in Freeland on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  • Apple Fest in Coldwater
  • Apple Festival in Hart
  • Art and Apples Festival in Rochester
  • Artprize– The Artprize is a great event held in Grand Rapids on September 21, 2017 to October 06, 2017.
  • Arts Beats and Eats– The Arts Beats and Eats is a great event held in Royal Oak on September 02, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  • Atlanta Area Elk Festival– The Atlanta Area Elk Festival is a great event held in Atlanta on September 23, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  • Auto Fest Art and Craft Show– The Auto Fest Art and Craft Show is a great event held in Frankenmuth on September 09, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  • Autumnfest in Elkton
  • Bach Festival in Lexington
  • Beer, Brats, and Honky Tonk in Saugatuck
  • Big Rapids Riverdays in Big Rapids
  • Bitter Sweet Festival in Auburn
  • Born to Be Wild Days in Elkton
  • Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz and Barbecue Blues Festival– The Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz and Barbecue Blues Festival is a great event held in Brighton on September 09, 2017 to September 10, 2017.
  • Charlotte Frontier Days Festival– The Charlotte Frontier Days Festival is a great event held in Charlotte on September 08, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  • Chippewa County Fair in Kinross
  • Clarkston Art in the Village– The Clarkston Art in the Village is a great event held in Clarkston on September 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  • Clinton Fall Festival– The Clinton Fall Festival is a great event held in Clinton on September 23, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  • Colors of Life Art Show– The Colors of Life Art Show is a great event held in Howell on September 16, 2017 to September 17, 2017.
  • Common Ground’s Birmingham Street Art Fair– The Common Ground’s Birmingham Street Art Fair is a great event held in Birmingham on September 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  • Detroit Jazz Festival– The Detroit Jazz Festival is a great event held in Detroit on September 02, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  • Dickinson County Fair in Norway
  • Diehl’s Ciderfest– The Diehl’s Ciderfest is a great event held in Holly on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  • DIY Street Fair– The DIY Street Fair is a great event held in Ferndale on September 16, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  • Down by the Depot Hobo Festival in Port Huron
  • Down Home Days in Mason
  • Elk Festival in Atlanta
  • Ernest Hemingway Weekend in Walloon Lake
  • Fall Kick-Off at Montrose Orchards– The Fall Kick-Off at Montrose Orchards is a great event held in Montrose on September 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  • Fall Festival in Whitehall
  • Fallasburg Fall Festival For the Arts– The Fallasburg Fall Festival For the Arts is a great event held in Lowell on September 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  • Festival of the Forks– The Festival of the Forks is a great event held in Albion on September 16, 2017 to September 17, 2017.
  • Festival of the Pines– The Festival of the Pines is a great event held in Lake City on September 15, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  • Festival of the Falling Leaves Moon in Mackinac Island
  • Fiesta Folklorica Mexicana in Saginaw
  • Fisk Farm Festival– The Fisk Farm Festival is a great event held in White Lake on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  • Flint Festival of Quilts– The Flint Festival of Quilts is a great event held in Flint on September 08, 2017 to September 10, 2017.
  • Four Flags Area Apple Festival– The Four Flags Area Apple Festival is a great event held in Niles on September 29, 2017 to October 02, 2017.
  • Frankenmuth Oktoberfest– The Frankenmuth Oktoberfest is a great event held in Frankenmuth on September 15, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  • Frontier Days in Charlotte
  • Funky Ferndale Art Fair– The Funky Ferndale Art Fair is a great event held in Ferndale on September 23, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  • Grosse Pointe Villagefest– The Grosse Pointe Villagefest is a great event held in Grosse Pointe on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  • Hale Hot Air Balloon Festival– The Hale Hot Air Balloon Festival is a great event held in Hale on September 23, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  • Hamburg Festival and Railroad Days in Hamburg
  • Hamtramck Labor Day Festival– The Hamtramck Labor Day Festival is a great event held in Hamtramck on September 03, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  • Harvest Days Festival in Saginaw
  • Heritage Day and Fair in Grass Lake
  • Heritage Days in Middleville
  • Heritage Festival in Douglas
  • Hillsdale County Fair in Hillsdale
  • Holistic Festival – September– The Holistic Festival – September is a great event held in Mount Clemens on September 23, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  • International Jazz Festival in Detroit
  • Irish Fest in Kalamazoo
  • Lac Ste. Claire Fine Art Fair– The Lac Ste. Claire Fine Art Fair is a great event held in Saint Clair Shores on September 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  • Lexington Days in Lexington
  • Logging Fest in Newaygo
  • Lumbering Days in Ludington
  • Mama Ruth Festival in Ruth
  • Michigan Bean Festival in Fairgrove
  • Michigan Bean Festival– The Michigan Bean Festival is a great event held in Fairgrove on September 02, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  • Michigan Bluesfest– The Michigan Bluesfest is a great event held in Lansing on September 16, 2017 to September 17, 2017.
  • Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival– The Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival is a great event held in Roscommon on September 15, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  • Michigan Irish Music Festival– The Michigan Irish Music Festival is a great event held in Muskegon on September 15, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  • Michigan State Fair  2017 in Detroit Michigan
  • Millersburg Homecoming Celebration in Millersburg
  • Multi-Cultural Festival in Houghton
  • Newaygo Logging Festival Arts and Crafts Show– The Newaygo Logging Festival Arts and Crafts Show is a great event held in Newaygo on September 02, 2017 to September 04, 2017.
  • Northville Heritage Festival– The Northville Heritage Festival is a great event held in Northville on September 16, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  • Oktoberfest in Frankenmuth
  • Old Town Bluesfest in Lansing
  • Old Town Oktoberfest– The Old Town Oktoberfest is a great event held in Lansing on September 30, 2017 to October 01, 2017.
  • Our Lady of Lasalette Festival and Craft Show– The Our Lady of Lasalette Festival and Craft Show is a great event held in Berkley on September 16, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  • Paul Bunyan Days– The Paul Bunyan Days is a great event held in Oscoda on September 23, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  • Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival– The Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival is a great event held in Paw Paw on September 09, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  • Peach Festival in Romeo
  • Pentwater Fall Festival– The Pentwater Fall Festival is a great event held in Pentwater on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  • Perryfest Craft Show– The Perryfest Craft Show is a great event held in Perry on September 16, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  • Plymouth Community Fall Festival– The Plymouth Community Fall Festival is a great event held in Plymouth on September 09, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  • Port City Festival in Manistee
  • Posen Potato Festival– The Posen Potato Festival is a great event held in Posen on September 09, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  • Prairieville Old Fashioned Farm Days in Delton
  • Pumpkinfest– The Pumpkinfest is a great event held in Caseville on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  • Raspberry Festival in Jackson
  • Rock Mineral Fossils and Jewelry Show– The Rock Mineral Fossils and Jewelry Show is a great event held in Holland on September 16, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  • Romulus Pumpkin Festival– The Romulus Pumpkin Festival is a great event held in Romulus on September 16, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  • Russian Festival – Ann Arbor– The Russian Festival – Ann Arbor is a great event held in Dexter on September 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  • Sailing Festival in Saint Joseph
  • Saint Joseph County Grange Fair in Centreville
  • Salmon Fest in Grand Haven
  • SawyerFest in Sawyer
  • Septemberfest– The Septemberfest is a great event held in Warren on September 09, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  • Sheep and Wool Festival in Romeo
  • Silver Lake Apple Festival Craft Show– The Silver Lake Apple Festival Craft Show is a great event held in Silver Lake on September 09, 2017 to September 10, 2017.
  • Silver Lake Sand Dunes Apple and BBQ Festival– The Silver Lake Sand Dunes Apple and BBQ Festival is a great event held in Hart on September 09, 2017 to September 10, 2017.
  • South Lyon Area Pumpkinfest– The South Lyon Area Pumpkinfest is a great event held in South Lyon on September 23, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  • Tawas Labor Day Arts and Crafts Festival– The Tawas Labor Day Arts and Crafts Festival is a great event held in Tawas City on September 03, 2017 to September 04, 2017.
  • Thumb Arts Guild Art in the Park– The Thumb Arts Guild Art in the Park is a great event held in Port Austin on September 03, 2017 to September 04, 2017.
  • Trial Town Celebration– The Trial Town Celebration is a great event held in Newaygo on September 23, 2017 to September 24, 2017.
  • Trufant Jubilee in Trufant
  • Tulipanes Latino Art and Film Festival– The Tulipanes Latino Art and Film Festival is a great event held in Holland
  • Turkeyville September Craft Show– The Turkeyville September Craft Show is a great event held in Marshall on September 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  • Uncle John’s Cider Mill Craft Show– The Uncle John’s Cider Mill Craft Show is a great event held in Saint Johns on September 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  • Wellington Free Fair in Grayling
  • Wheatland Music Festival in Remus
  • Wine and Harvest Festival in Paw Paw; where the heck is Paw Paw?? sounds like vodka Popov!
  • World Festival in Ruth
  • Wurst Festival Ever– The Wurst Festival Ever is a great event held in Dorr on September 23, 2017 to September 25, 2017.

Michigan festivals in October 2017

  • Apple Butter Festival Lansing
  • Apple Daze in Dexter
  • Apple Festival in Charlevoix
  • Applefest in Mount Pleasant
  • Appleumpkin in Tecumseh
  • Autumn Apple Days in Saint Ignace
  • Autumn Fest in Wyandotte
  • S. Lewis Festival in Petoskey
  • Color Cruise and Island Festival in Grand Ledge
  • Custer Week in Monroe
  • Davison Pumpkin Festival in Davison
  • Fall Apple Festival in Britton
  • Fall Flannel Festival in Lexington
  • Fall Harvest Festival in Boyne City
  • Fall Harvest Festival in Fremont
  • Fall Harvest Festival in Troy
  • Family Day and Herb Fest in Grand Rapids
  • Firehouse Chili Cookoff in Saline
  • Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival in Alpena
  • Happy Apple Days in Port Huron
  • Harbor Country Harvest Days in Grand Beach
  • Harvest Celebration in Lowell
  • Harvest Festival in Howell
  • Huron Township Apple Festival in Huron
  • Land of Falling Waters Pow Wow in Jackson
  • Michigan Story Festival in Mount Pleasant
  • Oktoberfest in Lansing
  • Pioneer Day in Munith
  • Pumpkinfest in Zeeland
  • Red Flannel Festival in Cedar Springs
  • Tuscola County Pumpkin Festival in Caro
  • Bob Marley Birthday Bash -WomanCry Festival – Kalamazoo Michigan at Papa Pete’s Cruisers on January 26, 2017.

Money can’t buy life…

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

 

Motorcycle Show in Novi on January 3, 2017

Hale Winterfest – held at Plainfield Township Hall

Arctic Blast Fest in Harland MI on January 30, 2017

Ann Arbor Folk Festival on January 31, 2017 – Ann Arbor folk fest 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 festivals 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 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 . Also, please check out the Top 150 best Michigan festivals.

Michigan festivals in January 2017

Top Cities in Michigan for events

Visit the pages on these fine cities

Festivals & Music Events – Southeast Lower MI

Freedom Festival – Fenton
July 4, 2017
North Leroy Street
www.fentonchamber.com/

Blue Water Fest – Port Huron
July 8-12, 2017
downtown Port Huron
www.thebluewaterfest.com

Uncle Sam Jam – Woodhaven
July 10-13, 2017
Civic Center Park
www.unclesamjamfest.com

Celtic Festival – Saline
July 11-12, 2017
Mill Pond Park
www.salineceltic.org/

Ann Arbor Summer Festival
June 13 – July 6, 2017
locations throughout Ann Arbor
www.annarborsummerfestival.org

American Polish Fest.
July 11-13, 2017 in Sterling Hghts
American Polish Century Club
www.americanpolishfestival.com

Paradise Valley Music Festival
July 11-13, 2017 in Detroit
Paradise Valley Park
www.dparadisevalleymusicfest.net

Michigan Elvisfest – Ypsilanti
July 11-12, 2017
Riverside Park
www.mielvisfest.org

Michigan Honey Festival
July 12, 2017 in Frankenmuth
Harvey Kern Pavilion
www.michiganhoneyfestival.com

150th Sunflower Festival
July 15-20, 2017 in Mayville
downtown Mayville, Ohmer Park
www.mayvillesunflowerfestival.com

Roar on the River – Trenton
July 18-20, 2017
Elizabeth Park
www.trentonroarontheriver.com

Festival of Chariots
July 19, 2017
Novi Civic Center
www.mirathyatra.com

Michigan Antique Festival
July 19-20, 2017 in Midland
Midland County Fairgrounds
www.miantiquefestival.com

Michigan Vet Fest
July 19 & 20, 2017 in Redford Twsp
Motor City Eagles Place
www.facebook.com/MiVetFest

Michigan Jazz Fest – Livonia
July 20, 2017
Schoolcraft College
www.michiganjazzfestival.org

Art & Music – Sterling Heights
July 24-26, 2017
City Center Campus
www.sterling-heights/sterlingfest

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

21st An. Highland Games
July 25-27, 2017 in Lake Orion
Canterbury Village
www.midwesthighlandgames.com

13th Annual Folk Music Festival
July 26, 2017 in Flint
Kearsley Park
www.flintfolkmusic.org

Growing Up Green
July 26, 2017 in Shelby Twsp
Packard Proving Grounds
www.growingupgreenfestival.com

Yale Bologna Festival – Yale
July 25-27, 2017
downtown Hale & other locations
www.yalechamber.com

Maker Faire – Detroit
July 26-27, 2017
The Henry Ford 20900 Oakwood
www.makerfairedetroit.com

Swinging Bridge Festival
August 1-3, 2017 in Crosswell
locations throughout Crosswell
www.croswellswingingbfest.com

East Ports Blues Festival
August 1-3, 2017 in Port Sanilac
Port Sanilac Harbor

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Farm Fest – Frankenmuth
August 1-3, 2017
Grandpa Tiny’s Farm
www.grandpatinysfarm.com

Celebrate Oxford – Oxford
August 1-3, 2017
throughout downtown Oxford
www.celebrateoxford.com

Fish Sandwich Festival
August 1-3, 2017 in Bay Port
locations throughout Bay Port
www.bayportchamber.com

Buy Now Michigan Festival
August 1-3, 2017
Northville
www.buymichigannowfest.com

Summer Splash – Oak Park
August 2-3, 2017
Oak Park Recreation Complex
www.oakparksummersplash.com

Summer Music Fest
August 5-9, 2017 in Frankenmuth
Heritage Park
www.frankenmuthfestivals.com

Old-Fashioned Festival
August 7-9, 14-16, 2017
activities throughout Millington
www.millingtonsummer.com

Dexter Daze
August 8-9, 2017
locations throughout Dexter
www.dexterdaze.org

Milford Memories Summer Fest
August 8-10, 2017
Central Park in Milford
www.milfordmemories.com

Going to Hell and Back
August 9, 2017
Patterson Lake Rd. in Hell
www.facebook.com/hellandback

Milan Bluegrass Festival – Milan
August 14-16, 2017
KC Campground
www.kccampgroundmilan.com

Melon Festival – Howell
August 15-17, 2017
locations throughout Howell
www.howellmelonfestival.com

Ypsilanti Heritage Festival
August 15-17, 2017 in Ypsilanti
Riverside Park, Frog Island
www.ypsilantiheritagefestival.com

Dragon on Lake Festival
August 22-24, 2017
locations throughout Lake Orion
www.dragononthelake.com

Clio Music Fest – Clio
August 22-23, 2017
downtown & Clio Park
www.facebook.com/CMusic-Fest

Folk Music Festival – Midland
August 21-24, 2017
Eastman Ave., Midland
www.folkmusicsociety.org

Michigan Peach Festival
August 28 – September 1, 2017
various locations in Romeo
www.peachfestromeo.com

Detroit International Jazz Fest
August 29 – September 1, 2017
downtown Detroit
www.detroitjazzfest.com

Arts, Beats, & Eats
August 29 – September 1, 2017
downtown Royal Oak
www.artsbeatseats.com

Michigan Bean Festival
August 29 – September 1, 2017
locations throughout Fairgrove
www.michiganbeanfestival.com

Art in the Park – Port Austin
August 30 – 31, 2017
Gallup Park
www.thumbartsguild.com

Algonac Art Fair – Algonac
August 30 – 31, 2017
Riverfront Park
www.algonacartfair.com

Good Old Days Festival
September 4-7, 2017
Beebe Street Park in Richmond
www.richmondgoodolddaysfest.org

Posen Potato Festival – Posen
September 5-7, 2017
locations throughout Posen
www.posenpotatofestival.com

Arts and Apples Festival
September 5-7, 2017
Rochester Park in Rochester
www.artandapplesfestival.com

Smokin Jazz/Barbeque Blues
September 5-6, 2017
downtown Brighton
www.brightoncoc.org/

Plymouth Fall Festival
September 5-7, 2017
locations throughout Plymouth
www.plymouthfallfestival.com

Arts & Authors Festival
September 7, 2017 in Clawson
Hunter Community Center
www.elevatethearts.com

Oh Irish Hills Weekend Fest
September 13-14, 2017
Hidden Lake Gardens in Tipton
www.otih.org

Oktoberfest – Frankenmuth
September 18-21, 2017
Heritage Park
www.frankenmuthfestivals.com

Victorian Festival – Northville
September 12-14, 2017
downtown Northville
www.downtownnorthville.com

Clinton Fall Festival – Clinton
September 26-28, 2017
activities throughout Clinton
www.clintonfallfestival.com

Scarecrow Festival – Trenton
October 3-5, 2017
events on Elm, Maple, & more
www.scarecrowfestival.net

Huron Township Applefest
October 4-5, 2017 in New Boston
Applefest Stage & throughout city
www.huronapplefest.com

32nd Annual Pumpkin Festival
October 1-5, 2017
downtown Caro
www.tuscolapumpkinfest.com

Appleumpkin Festival
October 11-12, 2017
downtown Tecumseh
www.downtowntecumseh.com

MI Big Country Fest
October 17-18, 2017
Heritage Park – Frankenmuth
www.bigcountryfest.com

Fall Beer Festival – Detroit
October 24-25, 2017
Eastern Market, Detroit
www.michiganbrewersguild.org
Fiber Expo – Ann Arbor
October 25-26, 2017
Washtenaw Farm Council Grnds
www.fiberexpo.com/page

All American Pet Expo – Novi
November 21-23, 2017
Suburban Collection Showplace
www.novipetexpo.com/

Ice Festival – Plymouth
January 9-11, 2017
downtown Plymouth
www.plymouthicefestival.org

Snowfest – Frankenmuth
January 21-26, 2017
Zehnder’s & Frankenmuth & HS
www.zenders.com/events

Ann Arbor Folk Festival
usually late January, 2017 TBA
Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor
http://theark.org/aa_folkfest.html

Motown Winter Blast – Detroit
usually early February, 2017 TBA
Campus Martius Park
www.winterblast.com

Ann Arbor Film Festival
usually late March, 2017 TBA
downtown Ann Arbor
www.aafilmfest.org

Spring Fling Artisan Market
usually mid April, 2017 TBA
Northville Senior Center
www.handcraftersunlimited.com

Motor City Comic Con – Novi
usually mid May, 2017 TBA
Suburban Collection Showplace
www.facebook.com/mcitycomicon

World Expo of Beer
usually mid May, 2017 TBA
Heritage Park in Frankenmuth
www.worldexpoofbeer.com

St. Mary’s Polish Festival
usually late May, 2017 TBA
St. Mary’s of Orchard Lake Campus
www.stmaryspcountryfair.com

Hometown Days – Swartz Creek
usually late May, 2017 TBA
locations throughout Swartz Creek
www.hometowndays.org

Curwood Festival – Owosso
usually early June, 2017 TBA
locations throughout Owosso
www.curwoodfestival.com

Bridge Fest – Bridgeport
usually early June, 2017 TBA
Dixie Highway & Bearcat Bld
www.facebook.com/bridge.fest

Ya’ssoo Greek Festival
usually early June, 2017 TBA
Ann Arbor
www.annarborgreekfestival.org

Motor City Pride Festival- Detroit
usually early June, 2017 TBA
Hart Plaza
www.motorcitypride.com

Bavarian Festival
usually mid June, 2017 TBA
throughout Frankenmuth
www.frankenmuthfestivals.com

Cutlerville Days – Cutlerville
usually mid June, 2017 TBA
Cutler Park & other locations
www.cutlervilledays.com

National Strawberry Festival
June 13-15, 2017
locations throughout Belleville
www.nationalstrawberryfest.com

Harley Fest – Sterling Heights
June 14, 2017 w/ Jackyl
14900 Metropolitan Parkway
www.freedomhill.net/harley-fest

Jazzin’ on Jefferson – Detroit
usually mid June, 2017 TBA
Jefferson Avenue
www.jazzinonjefferson.com

Summer Solstice Jazz Fest
usually late June 2017 TBA
Downtown East Lansing
www.eljazzfest.com/

KCQ Free Music Concert
usually late June, 2017 TBA
Ojibway Island
www.98fmkcq.com

Detroit River Days – Detroit
usually late June, 2017 TBA
Ren Cen, Milliken St Park
www.detroitriverdays.com

Springport Summer Festival
usually late June, 2017 TBA
Downtown Springport
www.springportmi.com/events

Stars & Stripes Festival
usually late June, 2017 TBA
14900 Metropolitan Parkway
www.starsandstripesfest.com

Michigan Challenge Balloonfest
usually late June, 2017 TBA
Howell High School
www.michiganchallenge.com

Mid-Michigan Renaissance Fest.
usually mid June, 2017 TBA
Grainger family property in Vassar
www.midmichiganrenfest.com

Festivals & Music Events – Southwest Lower Michigan

Air Show/Balloon Festival
July 2-6, 2017
W.K. Kellogg Airport
www.bcballoons.com/

Celebration on the Grand
July 4 in Grand Rapids
Ah-Nab Awen Park
www.celebrationonthegrand.org

Common Ground Music Fest
July 8-13, 2017
Grand River, Adado Riverfront
www.commongroundfest.com

19th Annual Blues Fest
July 10-12 in Kalamazoo
Arcadia Festival Site
www.kvba.org/bluesfest

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

Town & Country Days
July 16-20, 2017
throughout Sparta
www.spartafair.com

MagiCelebration – Colon
July 23-26, 2017
Colon H.S. Auditorium
www.colonmichiganmagic.com

Byron Days Fest. – Grand Rapids
July 25-27, 2017
Byron Center
www.byrondaysfestival.com

15th Annual Bluegrass Fest.
July 25-27, 2017
Calhoun County Fairgrounds
www.marshallbluegrass.com

Coast Guard Festival
July 25 – August 3, 2017
throughout Grand Haven
www.coastguardfest.org

Bath Festival Days – Bath
August 1-2, 2017
locations throughout Bath

Glad Peach Festival
August 1-3 in Coloma
Barker Park & downtown
www.colomapeachfest.com

Del Shannon Days – Coopersville
August 5-9, 2017
Farm Museum & other locations
www.business.coopersville.com

Michigan Pirate Festival
August 4-10, 2017
Grand Haven
www.michiganpiratefestival.com

National Blueberry Festival
August 7-10, 2017
Riverfront Park, Huron St Pavilion
www.blueberryfestival.com

30th Annual Mint Festival
August 8-10, 2017
Fairgrounds & St. Johns City Pk
www.clintoncountychamber.org

Great Lakes Folks Fest.
August 8-10, 2017
East Lansing
www.greatlakesfolkfest.net

Summer & Black Arts Fest
August 9, 2017
downtown Battle Creek
www.bcfestivals.com

Renegade Theater Festival
August 14-16, 2017
Old Town Lansing
renegadetheatrefestival.org

67th Annual Ox Roast
August 14-16, 2017
Memorial Building in Dewitt
www.dewittoxroast.net

27th Annual Riverfest – Mendon
August 14-16, 2017
Downtown Mendon
www.mendonriverfest.net

Muskegon Rockstock
August 16, 2017
Heritage Landing in Muskegon
www.muskegonrockstock.com

Greek Cultural Fest. – Gr. Rapids
August 22-24, 2017
Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
www.GRgreekfest.com

Sun Dried Music Festival
August 22-24, 2017
downtown Mason
www.masondda.com/sun-dried
Michigan Mosaic Music Festival
August 31-Sept. 1, 2017
Adado Riverfront Pk – Lansing
www.michiganmosaic.org

Urban Sparks Music Fest
August 30, 2017
Calder Plaza, downtown GR
www.facebook.com/urbansparks

Charlotte Frontier Days
September 3-7, 2017
locations throughout Charlotte
www.charlottefrontierdays.com

Michigan Irish Music Festival
September 12-14, 2017
Heritage Landing DT Muskegon
www.michiganirish.org

Salmon Festival
September 12-14, 2017
Grand Haven Municipal Marina

Welcome to the Grand Haven Salmon Festival!

39th Annual Down Home Days
September 13 in Mason
Ingham County Courthouse
www.masonchamber.org/calendar

Festival of the Forks – Albion
September 19-20, 2017
locations throughout Albion
www.festivaloftheforks.org

Old Town Blues Fest – Lansing
September 19-20, 2017
downtown Lansing
www.oldtownbluesfest.com

Jackson Family Fall Festival
September 19-21, 2017
St. John & Jackson Catholic
www.jacksonfamilyfallfestival.org

Ovid Carriage Days – Ovid
September 19-21, 2017
downtown Ovid
www.ovidcarriagedays.com

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

Okotoberfest – Grand Rapids
September 26-27, 2017
John Ball Park Picnic Area
www.oktoberfestwestmi.com

Weekend in the Country
September 27-28 in Davisburg
Spring Oaks County Park
www.weekendinthecountry.com

Pumpkin Fest – Zeeland
October 2-4, 2017
locations throughout Zeeland
http://www.pumpkinfest-zeeland

Red Flannel Festival
October 4, 2017
throughout Cedar Springs
www.redflannelfestival.org

Mich. Inter. Alpacafest-Dimondale
October 4-5, 2017
Summit Sports & Ice Complex
www.alpacafest.org

Apple Butter Festival
October 11-12, 2017
Fenner Nature Center
www.mynaturecenter.org

Scream Park & Haunted House
various dates thru October 31
West on Niles Buchanan Rd
www.haunted.org

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

Mi. Fest. of Sacred Music
November 6-16, 2017 Kalamazoo
www.mfsm.us

Outhouse 500 – Coopersville
usually late February, 2017 TBA
Main Street
www.coopersville.com/

Maple Syrup Festival
usually late April, 2017 TBA
throughout Shepherd
www.shepherdmaplesyrupfest.org/

Maple Syrup Festival
usually late April, 2017 TBA
throughout Vermontville
www.vermontvillemaplesyrup
Victorian Days
usually early May, 2017 TBA
Jaycee Park, May Pole Park
www.victoriandays.org

Tulip Time Festival – Holland
usually early May, 2017 TBA
locations throughout Holland
www.tuliptime.com

Ox Roast, Carnival/Bazaar
usually mid May, 2017 TBA
St. Peter Catholic Church
www.catholicstpeter.com

Great Lakes Kite Festival
usually mid May, 2017 TBA
Grand Haven State Park
www.mackite.com/glskc

Old Fashioned Days
usually late May, 2017 TBA
throughout Fruitport
www.fruitportlions.com

Alma Highland Festival
usually late May, 2017 TBA
Alma College Campus
www.almahighlandfestival.com

Memorial Day Festival
usually late May, 2017 TBA
Brooks Park in Newaygo
www.newaygonaturally.com

Greek Fest- Kalamazoo
usually early June, 2017 TBA
Arcadia Creek Festival Place
www.kalamazoogreekfest.com

Frontier Days – Carson City
usually early June, 2017 TBA
throughout Carson City
www.carsoncityfrontierdays.com

Festival of the Arts
usually early June, 2017 TBA
downtown Grand Rapids
www.festivalgr.org

Gizzard Festival
usually early June, 2017 TBA
downtown Potterville
www.gizzardfest.com

Heritage Festival
usually mid June, 2017 TBA
throughout Spring Lake
www.slheritagefestival.com

Cereal Festival
usually mid June, 2017 TBA
downtown Battle Creek
www.bcfestivals.com

Harborfest – South Haven
usually late June, 2017 TBA
throughout South Haven
www.southhavenharborfest.com

Chalk Art Festival – Byron Center
usually late June, 2017 TBA
Byron Center Ave & 84th Street
www.wmcaf.com

Dam Festival
usually late June, 2017 TBA
Miller Farms in Eaton Rapids
www.damfestival.net

Island Fest – Kalamazoo
usually late June, 2017 TBA
downtown Kalamazoo
www.islandfestkalamazoo.com

Weekend in the Country
usually late June, 2017 TBA
Kent County Fairgrounds
www.weekendinthecountry.com

Sturgis Fest – Sturgis
usually late June, 2017 TBA
Downtown Sturgis
www.sturgisfestmi.com

Delta Rocks
usually late June, 2017 TBA
Sharp Park, 1401 Elmwood Rd
www.deltami.gov

Festivals & Music Events – Upper Peninsula

4th of July Bessemer Blast
June 26 – July 4
downtown Bessemer
www.bessemer4th.com

Rockin’ the Bay – Gladstone
July 11-12, 2017
Downtown Gladstone
www.reverbnation.com/venue/

34th Hiawatha Music Fest
July 18-20, 2017
Tourist Park in Marquette
www.hiawathamusic.org

Pine Mountain Music Festival
July 19-August 3, 2017
Calumet
www.pmmf.org/

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

Bayside Music Festival
August 2, 2017
St. Ignace City Marina
www.stignace.com

Waterfront Art Fest. – Escanaba
August 2, 2017
Ludington Park
www.bonifasarts.org/calendar.
Waterfront Festival
August 7-10, 2017
activities throughout Menominee
www.menomineewaterfrontfest.org

St. Ignace History Week
August 17-22, 2017
St. Ignace Museums
www.stignace.com

Harbor Fest – Marquette
August 22-23, 2017
Lakeshore Blvd.
www.marquettewestrotary.org

Art on the Lake – Curtis
August 30, 2017
Erickson Center Park
www.ericksoncenter.org

Mackinaw Bridge Walk
September 1, 2017
begins @ 7am Mackinaw City
www.mackinacbridge.org

U.P. Fall Beer Festival
September 6 in Marquette
Mattson Lower Harbor Park
www.michiganbrewersguild.org
Newberry Oktoberfest
October 3-4, 2017
locations throughout Newberry
www.newberrychamber.net/events

Children’s Book Festival
November 1 in Sault Ste Marie
Lake Superior State University
www.saultstemarie.com

UP 200 & MN Sled Dog Races
usually mid February, 2017 TBA
start Marquette, finish Munising
www.up200.org

The Outhouse Classic
February 28, 2017
Main Street in Trenary
www.trenaryouthouseclassic.com

Native American Festival
late May, 2017 TBA, St Ignace
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
www.stignace.com/event

Lilac Festival – Mackinac Island
usually early June, 2017 TBA
Mackinac Island
www.mackinacislandlilacfestival.org

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.
July
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.
August
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.

September
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.

October
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

November
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.

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

January
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.

February
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.
March

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!

May
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.

June
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, 2017.
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 — 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 — 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 — hing 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 — 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…

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…

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…

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

  1. Frankenmuth Festival

Michigan festivals in November 2017

  • Dutch Winter fest in Holland

Michigan festivals in December 2017

Be sure to check out all these great events in 2017 and 2017.  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.

Michigan state fair 2013 fest

 

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

Some of our top festival and event cities made it to our list from Michigan:

Upcoming Michigan festivals and events to check out

    August, 2017

  • The Armada Fair in Armada

December 11, 2017

  • Northville Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market in Northville

December 12, 2017

  • Happy Elves Craft Show in Grand Haven

December 12, 2017

  • Holiday Arts & Craft Show in Holland

December 12, 2017

  • Napoleon Craft Fair in Napoleon

December 13, 2017

  • Homegrown at the Cobblestone in Ann Arbor

December 13, 2017

  • Homegrown at the Cobblestone Farm in Ann Arbor

December 19, 2017

  • Monthly Bazaars at the River in Pinconning

December 2, 2017

  • Art, Book & Gift Fair in Rochester

December 4, 2017

  • TV6 Christmas Craft Show in Marquette

December 4, 2017

  • Winter Wonderland Arts & Craft Show in Westland

December 5, 2017

  • Ann Arbor City Club Art & Craft Festival in Ann Arbor

December 5, 2017

  • Winter Holiday Festival in Augusta

December 5, 2017

  • Cass City Christmas in the Village in Cass City

December 5, 2017

  • All the Trimmings Holiday Show in Chelsea

December 5, 2017

  • Davison Christmas Craft Spectacular in Davison

December 5, 2017

  • Holiday Show Place Arts & Crafts Fair in Ferndale

December 5, 2017

  • Northview Winter Craft Show and Santa Breakfast in Grand Rapids

December 5, 2017

  • Parcells Craft Show in Grosse Pointe Woods

December 5, 2017

  • Christmas at Wings in Kalamazoo

December 5, 2017

  • Christmas in Kalkaska Holiday Craft Show in Kalkaska

December 5, 2017

  • Shipshewana On The Road Comes to Lansing in Lansing

December 5, 2017

  • Merry Marketplace in Leland

December 5, 2017

  • Wrap It Up! in Northville

December 5, 2017

  • Christmas in the Village Craft Show in Roscommon

December 5, 2017

  • GLCC Christmas Bazaar in Wayland

December 5, 2017

  • Christmas Bazaar in West Branch

December, 2017

  • Clawson Manor Holiday Bazaar in Clawson

December, 2017

  • Noel Night in Detroit

December, 2017

  • MSU Holiday Arts and Crafts Show in East Lansing

December, 2017

  • Black Sheep Weavers Holiday Sale in Hartland

December, 2017

  • Christmas in Ida Festival in Ida

December, 2017

  • New Year\’s Fest of Kalamazoo in Kalamazoo

December, 2017

  • Cullman Christmas Festival and Market in Saint Johns

December, 2017

  • Saline Moonlight Madness Craft Show in Saline

December, 2017

  • Christmas Craft Show in Warren

December, 2017

  • WBRC Music Boosters Christmas Bazaar in West Branch

January 22, 2017

  • Tip in Houghton Lake

January 29, 2017

  • Novi Home Improvement Show Marketplace in Novi

January, 2017

  • 37th Ann Arbor Folk Festival in Ann Arbor

January, 2017

  • Ann Arbor Folk Festival in Ann Arbor

January, 2017

  • Sundance Film Festival USA in Ann Arbor

January, 2017

  • USA Gap Year Fair in Ann Arbor

January, 2017

  • Winter Delights Festival in Benton Harbor

January, 2017

  • Ann Arbor Folk Festival in Detroit

January, 2017

  • Chillin\’ at the Mills Winter Festival in Detroit

January, 2017

  • Ferndale Blues and Music Festival in Detroit

January, 2017

  • Fire and Ice Festival in Detroit

January, 2017

  • Global Dance Festival FROST in Detroit

January, 2017

  • North American International Auto Show in Detroit

January, 2017

  • Plymouth Ice Festival in Detroit

January, 2017

  • Mid in East Lansing

January, 2017

  • MidWinter Singing Festival in East Lansing

January, 2017

  • Anti Freeze Blues Festival in Ferndale

January, 2017

  • Zehnder\’s Snowfest in Frankenmuth

January, 2017

  • Girls World Expo in Grand Rapids

January, 2017

  • Arctic Blast Retreat in Hartland

January, 2017

  • TipUp Town USA in Houghton Lake

January, 2017

  • Winter Wonderland Craft Show in Muskegon

January, 2017

  • Shipshewana on the Road and Novi, MI in Novi

June, 2017

  • Detroit River Days Festival in Detroit

June, 2017

  • Electric Forest in Rothbury

May, 2017

  • Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit

May, 2017

  • Bled Fest in Howell

November 1, 2017

  • Ann Arbor Sunday Artisan Market in Ann Arbor

November 1, 2017

  • The Sunday Artisan Market in Ann Arbor

November 1, 2017

  • All Things Detroit in Detroit

November 1, 2017

  • Lake Fenton Fall Craft Show in Linden

November 12, 2017

  • Lowellarts! Holiday Market in Lowell

November 12, 2017

  • Christmas Market in Mount Clemens

November 13, 2017

  • Saint Sebastian Holiday Craft Boutique and Vendor Show in Dearborn Heights

November 13, 2017

  • Studio 1219 Holiday Art Market in Port Huron

November 14, 2017

  • SCWC Bazaar & Craft Sale in Cedar Springs

November 14, 2017

  • Craft Show in Clarkston

November 14, 2017

  • Christmas in Clawson Craft Show in Clawson

November 14, 2017

  • Fall Holiday Craft Show in Clinton Township

November 14, 2017

  • Lindbergh Holiday Boutique in Dearborn

November 14, 2017

  • Dewitt Band Boosters Craft Show and Silent Auction in Dewitt

November 14, 2017

  • Arts & Crafts Show in Gaylord

November 14, 2017

  • Lapeer High Project Graduation Juried Arts in Lapeer

November 14, 2017

  • Arts/Crafts Show to Benefit Student Support Services in Ludington

November 14, 2017

  • Christmas Bazaar in Ludington

November 14, 2017

  • Shipshewana On The Road Comes to Monroe in Monroe

November 14, 2017

  • Oakland Steiner School Holiday Bazaar in Rochester Hills

November 14, 2017

  • Saint Germaine School Arts & Crafts Show in Saint Clair Shores

November 14, 2017

  • Saline Fall Craft Show in Saline

November 15, 2017

  • IACS Fifth Fall Craft Show in Clinton Township

November 15, 2017

  • Chatfield School Holiday Craft Bazaar in Lapeer

November 15, 2017

  • Art & Crafters Show in Macomb

November 19, 2017

  • Holiday Art Sale and Show in Kalamazoo

November 20, 2017

  • Twenty in Lowell

November 20, 2017

  • Midland Mall Fall Spectacular Craft Show in Midland

November 21, 2017

  • Holiday Art and Craft Fair in Bay City

November 21, 2017

  • Schoolhouse Arts & Craft Show in East Grand Rapids

November 21, 2017

  • Fenton UMC Holiday Craft and Small Business Expo in Fenton

November 21, 2017

  • Craft Fair in Greenville

November 21, 2017

  • Holiday Bazaar in Mishawaka

November 21, 2017

  • Saint Charles Craft Show in Newport

November 21, 2017

  • Holiday Bazaar in Portage

November 21, 2017

  • Arts & Crafts Marketplace in Royal Oak

November 21, 2017

  • Santa\’s Craft Castle in Shelby Township

November 21, 2017

  • WWT Arts & Craft Show in Warren

November 21, 2017

  • Waterford Mott Fall Show in Waterford

November 21, 2017

  • A Christmas to Remember in Wyoming

November 27, 2017

  • Chesaning Music Boosters Arts and Crafts Show in Chesaning

November 27, 2017

  • Holly Dickens Festival in Holly

November 27, 2017

  • Fantasy of Art Show in Howell

November 27, 2017

  • Indian River Christmas Craft Show in Indian River

November 28, 2017

  • Christmas Bazaar and Expo in Charlotte

November 28, 2017

  • Christmas Festival in Clare

November 28, 2017

  • Holly Berry Arts and Crafts Fair in Frankfort

November 28, 2017

  • Center For the Arts Holiday Craft Fair in Ludington

November 28, 2017

  • Elf Shelf Arts & Craft Show in Troy

November 5, 2017

  • Lambs\’ Retreat For Songwriters in Harbor Springs

November 6, 2017

  • Meridian Mall Fall Craft Show in Okemos

November 7, 2017

  • Forest Hills Eastern Holiday Expo and Artisans Market in Ada

November 7, 2017

  • Saint Catherine Holiday Arts and Crafts Show in Algonac

November 7, 2017

  • Holiday Fever Craft and Vendor Show in Allen Park

November 7, 2017

  • Thirty in Bellaire

November 7, 2017

  • Saint Anselm Holiday Boutique in Dearborn Heights

November 7, 2017

  • Holiday Mart in Galesburg

November 7, 2017

  • Holly Holiday Art and Craft Show in Holly

November 7, 2017

  • Third Craft Show in Lansing

November 7, 2017

  • Shipshewana On The Road Comes to Mount Pleasant in Mount Pleasant

November 7, 2017

  • Craft Show and Bake Sale in West Bloomfield

November, 2017

  • Wishing For Christmas Arts and Crafts Show in Alpena

November, 2017

  • LMC Mendel Center Holiday Bazaar in Benton Harbor

November, 2017

  • Winter Wonders Glass Show and Holiday Sale in Bloomfield Hills

November, 2017

  • CVHS Bands Fall / Holiday craft show in Clinton Township

November, 2017

  • IACS Fourth Fall Craft Show in Clinton Township

November, 2017

  • Journey\’s Noise Tour in Detroit

November, 2017

  • Schoolhouse Arts and Craft Show in East Grand Rapids

November, 2017

  • Elmer A. Knopf Learning Center Arts & Crafts Show in Flint

November, 2017

  • Michigan Food, Beer, & Wine Fest in Flint

November, 2017

  • Santa\’s Sleigh Craft Show in Flint

November, 2017

  • Flushing Craft Bazaar in Flushing

November, 2017

  • CSAC Craft Show in Grand Rapids

November, 2017

  • Lamb\’s Retreat For Songwriters in Harbor Springs

November, 2017

  • Home For the Holiday in Hart

November, 2017

  • Home For the HolidayMade in Michigan and Holiday Mkt in Hart

November, 2017

  • Holiday Gift Show in Holland

November, 2017

  • Houghton Lake Christmas Arts and Crafts Show in Houghton Lake

November, 2017

  • NIE Ninth Big Holiday Craft Show in Kingsford

November, 2017

  • LowellArts! Holiday Market in Lowell

November, 2017

  • Saint Timothy Holiday Craft Show in Midland

November, 2017

  • Here Come The Brides Bridal Show at Bucks Run Banquet in Mount Pleasant

November, 2017

  • Arts and Crafts Bazaar in Muskegon

November, 2017

  • Bizarre Bazaar in Northville

November, 2017

  • Einstein Elementary Fall Craft Show / Bake Sale in Oak Park

November, 2017

  • Blue Water Women\’s League Craft Market in Port Huron

November, 2017

  • Deer Widow\’s Arts and Crafts Show in Port Huron

November, 2017

  • Copy of BeFit Festival in Royal Oak

November, 2017

  • Artisan Market in Saint Joseph

November, 2017

  • Sand Creek Fall Antique & Craft Show in Sand Creek

November, 2017

  • South Lyon Craft Show in South Lyon

November, 2017

  • Springfield Holiday Market in Springfield

November, 2017

  • WWT Arts and Craft Show in Warren

November, 2017

  • Westacres Arts and Craft Fair in West Bloomfield

November, 2017

  • Here Come The Brides Bridal Show at Hellenic Cultural Center in Westland

November, 2017

  • Arts & Greens Holiday Market in White Lake

November, 2017

  • Arts and Greens Holiday Market in White Lake

November, 2017

  • Third Michigan NCO Club Auxiliary Craft Show in Wyoming

October 24, 2017

  • Fiber Expo in Ann Arbor

October 24, 2017

  • Saint Mary\’s Craft Show in Carson City

October 24, 2017

  • Saint Thecla Fall Art & Craft Show in Clinton Township

October 24, 2017

  • Fall Craft Show in Hudsonville

October 24, 2017

  • Harvest Festival Craft Show in Springfield

October 24, 2017

  • Arts and Craft Show in Swartz Creek

October 24, 2017

  • Michigan Art, Craft, Decor, Gifts, Hats,Jewelry & More! in Troy

October 26, 2017

  • Small Businesses and Vendors Christmas Expo in Okemos

October 30, 2017

  • Meridian Mall Fall Craft Show in Okemos

October 31, 2017

  • Shipshewana On The Road Comes to Birch Run in Birch Run

October, 2017

  • Ann Arbor Annual Arts & Crafts Show- Crafting with Grace in Ann Arbor

October, 2017

  • Ann Arbor Arts and Crafts ShowCrafting with Grace in Ann Arbor

October, 2017

  • Craft Show in Ann Arbor

October, 2017

  • Disney Live! Mickey\’s Music Festival in Auburn Hills

October, 2017

  • Oktoberfest in Augusta

October, 2017

  • Red Flannel Festival in Cedar Springs

October, 2017

  • Centreville Antique and Collectible Market in Centreville

October, 2017

  • Charlevoix Apple Festival in Charlevoix

October, 2017

  • Grand Bridal Expo in Charlevoix

October, 2017

  • Autumn Extravaganza Vendor & Craft Night in Clawson

October, 2017

  • Michigan Antique and Collectible Festival in Davisburg

October, 2017

  • All Things Detroit III in Detroit

October, 2017

  • MI\’s Big Country Fest in Frankenmuth

October, 2017

  • Northview Senior All Night Party Fall Craft Show in Grand Rapids

October, 2017

  • Hamburg Community Fine Art and Craft Fair in Hamburg

October, 2017

  • The Centennial Festival of Riverboats in Howell

October, 2017

  • CraftARama in Jackson

October, 2017

  • Fall Festival in Lake Orion

October, 2017

  • Craft Show in Lansing

October, 2017

  • Observer & Eccentric Media Arts and Crafts Show in Livonia

October, 2017

  • Octoberfest Music & Craft Beer Festival presented by Bell\’s Brewery in Ludington

October, 2017

  • Lamphere Fall Craft Show in Madison Heights

October, 2017

  • Fall Craft & Vendor Show in Monroe

October, 2017

  • Novi Athletic Booster Holiday Kickoff Arts and Craft Sh in Novi

October, 2017

  • Oktoberfest in Pentwater

October, 2017

  • Disney Live! Mickey\’s Music Festival in Saginaw

October, 2017

  • Bark in Shelby Township

October, 2017

  • Springfield Home in Springfield

October, 2017

  • Appleumpkin Festival in Tecumseh

October, 2017

  • Zeeland Pumpkinfest in Zeeland

Michigan festival updates and event news

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Johannesburg, Michigan – Looking for something to do this summer? We have an event you won’t want to miss this August, the 2016 Farmfest. The top 15 reasons to see the 2016 Farmfest this year. One of the best events in all of Otsego County. This year marks 76 years that the festival has been …

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Michigan festivals in February 2017

Michigan has some of the top events in 2017 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 7, 2017

  • Berkley Parks and Recreation Winterfest – Berkley, MI
  • Sweet Heart Valentine Expo – Coldwater, MI

February 8, 2017

Second Sunday at Art 634 – Jackson, MI

February 12 – 15, 2017

Harrison Frostbite Winter Festival –  Downtown Harrison, MI

February 13 – 15, 2017

Michigan Deer & Turkey Expo – Lansing, MI

February 13 – 15, 2017

Shanty Days – Caseville, MI

February 26 – March 1, 2017

Cottage and Lakefront Living Show – Detroit – Novi, MI

West Michigan Art Competition
February 26 – April 5, 2017
Lowel Arts – Lowell, MI

Michigan Music Competition
February 27 – March 1, 2017
Crowne Plaza – Grand Rapids, MI

2017 February Top 10 Michigan events

  1. Lady Antebellum with Kip Moore at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids
  2. Eddie Griffin at DeVos Hall in Grand Rapids
  3. Jason Aldean at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids
  4. Disney Live – Mickey’s Music Festival at DeVos Hall in Grand Rapids
  5. Kings of Leon and the Mechanical Bull Tour at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit Michigan
  6. George Strait at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit Michigan
  7. Billy Joel at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit Michigan
  8. Paul Simon and Sting at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit Michigan
  9. 3 Doors Down Accoustic set at Motor City Casino Hotel
  10. Cirque du Soleil Varekai at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit Michigan

Mid Winter Sing Festival 2017 in East Lansing held at Hannah Community Center

Harrison Frost Bite Winter Festival on February 20-21, 2017 in Harrison

February 5, 2017

Michigan International Auto Show – Grand Rapids, MI

February 12, 2017

West Michigan Golf Show – Grand Rapids, MI, Devos Place

February 13, 2017

  • Detroit Woodworking Show – Novi, MI, Suburban Collection Showplace
  • Michigan Deer and Turkey Festival- Dimondale, MI, Summit Sports and Ice Complex

February 14, 2017

  • Michigan Winter Reptile and Pet Show – Taylor, MI, Taylor town trade center

February 18, 2017

  • Grand Rapids Boat Show – Grand Rapids, MI, Devos Place
  • Clare Ladies’ Night Out – Clare, MI, Made With Loving Hands LLC

February 26, 2017

  • Outdoorama – Novi, MI,

February 28, 2017

  • Garage Sale Art Fair – Kalamazoo, MI, Kalamazoo County Expo Center
  • West Michigan Antique Bottle Club Show – Grand Rapids, MI, Fonger American Legion Post
  • Birch Run Shipshewana On The Road – Birch Run, MI, Birch Run Expo Center

Michigan festivals in March 2017

Family festival with free entertainment (day & evening), new & classic car shows, kids’ games & special kids’ day, sports tournaments, parade, quilt show, carnival & petting zoo. Fun for the entire family! Get mint products & memorabilia. Camping sites available to vendors. Limited space for storage trailer behind booth – must request at time of application.

Spring Celebration Arts & Craft Show
March 7, 2017
Lutheran High School – Westland, MI

Clare Irish Festival
March 8 – 15, 2017
McEwan Street – Clare, MI

Midland Mall Winter Craft Show
March 13 – 15, 2017
Midland Mall – Midland, MI

Taste of Northville Business Showcase
March 14, 2017
Northville High School – Northville, MI

Clare Irish Festival Craft Show and Marketplace
March 14, 2017
Clare Primary School – Clare, MI

Escanaba Spring Craft Show
March 20 – 22, 2017
Ruth Butler Building – Escanaba, MI

Midland Mall Spring Craft Show
March 20 – 22, 2017
Midland Mall – Midland, MI

Mount Pleasant Spring Show
March 21, 2017
West Intermediate School – Mount Pleasant, MI

Kalamazoo Living History Show – We Bring History Alive!
March 21 – 22, 2017
Kalamazoo County Expo Center – Kalamazoo, MI

Midland Mall Spring Craft Show
March 27 – 29, 2017
Midland Mall – Midland, MI

Spring Into Wings

Wings Stadium – Kalamazoo, MI

Fiber Expo
Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds – Ann Arbor, MI

All Things Detroit IV
March 29, 2017
Detroit Eastern Market – Detroit, MI

Marching Into Spring
March 29, 2017
Moss Ridge Golf Course – Ravenna, MI

March 1st

Electric Six at the Intersection in Grand Rapids

March 2nd

Badfish – Sublime Tribute Band at the Intersection in Grand Rapids

Electric Six at Louis’ Grill in Grand Rapids

March 7th

Jim Gaffigan at Ford Field House in Grand Rapids

March 10
Lily Tomlin DeVos Hall in Grand Rapids

March 12
Jay Leno at DeVos in Grand Rapids

March 14
Chris Tucker at Ford Field House in Grand Rapids

March 16th

Sinbad at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids

March 23

Demi Lovato at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids

March 30

Bryan Adams DeVos Hall in Grand Rapids

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
MARCH 12
Robin Thicke
MARCH 29 – 30
Tyler Perry’s Hell HathFury Like A Woman ScornedFox Theatre

Show at the Irish Festival

Clare 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

Saginaw

Troy Easter Show

Troy held at American Polish Cultural Center

Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival

Jackson 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.

2016 August Michigan festivals shot glass
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Michigan festivals in April 2017

John Edward at Marriott Hotel in Grand Rapids
JASON DERULO at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit Michigan
Jason Derulo at the Meadow Brook Music Festival
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

Plymouth-Canton Music Boosters Springs Ensemble – April 13, 2017  Canton held at Plymouth High School!

Made in America Roadshows – April 12, 2017 Novi held at Suburban Collection Showplace

Midland Michigan Spring Show April 12, 2017 Midland

Great Lakes Fair April 12, 2017 Novi held at Rock Financial Showplace

Vermontville Maple Syrup Festivals Show – Vermontville held at Maplewood School

Traverse City Boat Show 2017 – Traverse City

Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival – Shepherd held downtown

Bringin Back The 80s Festival April 25, 2017 Frankenmuth held at Harvey Kern Pavilion, Heritage Park.  Teen Wolf 2 Look Alike Contest

Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival and Craft Show – Vermontville

Saint Clair County Earth Fair April 25, 2017 Wales held at Goodells County Park

Traverse City Women’s Expo April 26, 2017 Traverse City held at Grand Traverse County Civic Center – Howe Arena

Northern Michigan Lamb And Wool Festival

Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool festival 2014

Northern Michigan Lamb And Wool Festival – Held at the Ogemaw County Fairgrounds the last weekend of September, Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool Festival showcases fiber for all crafters and non-crafters alike. With over 80 vendor booths, you will find yarn, books, tools, fiber and supplies. There are also vendors with ready-made items such as clothing, soaps, candles, pottery, archery bows, baskets, etc. Enter for daily door prizes and join us Sunday to experience a “sheepishly” fun scavenger hunt for festival bucks. Throughout the weekend, look forward to classes, guild displays, exhibits, demonstrations and live music. There is no admission or parking fees.

Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool festival 2014
Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool festival 2014

Top 5 events to see at the festival: Vendors, Classes, Guild Displays, Exhibits, Demonstrations

Festival address:
2300 Rifle River Trail
West Branch, Michigan, 48661
United States

Festival / event dates: September 27, 2014 – 9/28/2014

Festival genre: Arts and craft festivals

5 words to describe this great event: The Friendliest Fiber Festival Around!

Select a date you would like your event listed: Right away!

Openings for vendors still available to purchase?: Yes and vendors are allowed to create and sell custom event products

Email: nmlwf@yahoo.com

Top five events to check out: You Made That Workshops, I Can Spin Anything Contest, Start With Pink Fiber Show, Sheep and Pature Seminar, Shearing School

Five words associated with this festival: Friendliest Little Fiber Festival Around!

Festival Genre: Arts festival

Expected Attendance: 500

2013 Lamb and Wool festival dates:

9/28/2013 to September 29, 2013

Official Website: www.lambandwoolfestival.com

Openings for vendors still available to purchase?: Yes and vendors are allowed to create and sell custom event products

If you’re looking for an intimate, low-key yet comprehensive fiber festival, at the perfect time of year, you’ve come to the right place! We work to bring together fiber fan(atic)s with small producers of fiber products, and we have a great time doing it!

History of the Northern Michigan Lamb And Wool Festival

The Northern Michigan Lamb & Wool Festival got its start in 1998, when Jeanie Prentice went to the Ogemaw County Fair and the Michigan Fiber Festival at Allegan in the same week. She was enchanted with MFF and felt the beautiful Ogemaw County Fairgrounds had a lot of potential for hosting its own fiber festival. Jeanie was particularly interested in trying to bring together shepherds who are interested primarily in wool and those interested primarily in meat production.

She also found that running her own farm and trying to be a vendor at MFF was difficult, because of the distance. Reasoning that other northern Michigan vendors might have the same experience, she approached her local guild and asked what others thought. Two members, Jeanne Stock and Mary Reinke, were immediately interested and promised to help.

The next step was to look for funding to start the festival, and to build a relationship with the fair board. Jeanie talked to shepherd and shearer Jim Bristol, who arranged a donation of $500 from the Michigan Sheep Breeders Association, and $500 from the local sheep group, and got an OK from the fair board.

The first festival opened in 2000, with a recipe for success that can’t be beat: treat vendors, teachers, students, and other attendees as friends, and make the festival feel like a family reunion. The hardworking efforts of the volunteers has made this the friendliest little fiber festival around. “We may not be the biggest, but we aim to please!”

We would like to thank the following businesses and other groups who have provided monetary and in-kind support to the Northern Michigan Lamb # Wool Festival over the past eight years:

Ogemaw County Fair Board
Michigan Sheep Breeders Association
American Sheep Industry
And many, many thanks to our vendors, those who took a chance and have stuck with us through the years, as well as those who are new each year. We know that the vendors are the heart and soul of any fiber festival, and we appreciate each and every one of you!

Parade Of Nations And Multicultural Festival

Parade of Nations Michigan 2014

Parade Of Nations And Multicultural Festival – The Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival is the area’s annual Fall celebration of its ethnic and cultural diversity. The event begins with a fun and high-profile parade of over 70 countries featuring traditional cultural dress by parade participants, followed by a daylong festival with a series of events including entertainment, traditional crafts, and over 16 authentic international/ethnic cuisines from many of the nations/cultures represented. The goal of the events is to enable diverse individuals to exhibit a sense of pride in their heritage by sharing it with everyone.

This September is the 25th anniversary of the Parade of Nations, the popular parade and multicultural festival that has become a harbinger of fall in the Copper Country. The theme–fittingly–is Around the World in 25 Years: A Silver Jubilee.

Parade of Nations Michigan 2014
Parade of Nations Michigan 2014

The parade itself and the multicultural festival that follows it in the Dee Stadium are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13. But those colorful events–and a dramatic Step Afrika performance that night at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts–are just the finale to a week-long Parade of Nations Silver Jubilee celebration.

On Friday, Sept. 12, at Michigan Tech, Arun Gandhi–the grandson of the legendary Mahatma Gandhi–will discuss the lessons he has learned from his grandfather. The program is free and open to the public.

Festival Genre

Music festival, Food or wine, Culture fest, Parade

Top 5 events at Parade of Nations

Five top reasons to check out the Parade of Nations 2014 festival:

  1. Parade of Nations,
  2. International food booths,
  3. international crafts booths,
  4. pony rides for kids,
  5. Step Afrika performance

2013 Top 5 events at Parade of Nations

  1. Parade,
  2. food,
  3. entertainment,
  4. music,
  5. ethnic crafts

A foodies paradise!

Address of Parade Of Nations And Multicultural Festival

IPS Dept. @ MTU 1700 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, Michigan, 49931
United States

Expected Attendance (optional): 3000

Website:

Parade Of Nations Festival dates

Openings for vendors still available to purchase?:

Yes – some spots open but vendors are prohibited from sales using the festival name

Referred By: http://festivals4fun.com/submit-your-festival-event-to-our-list-by-answering-10-questions-describing-your-event/

Hemlock Sawdust Days Festival

Hemlock Sawdust Days Festival

Jul 23, 2013 – 05:37PM

Top five events to check out:

Beer Tent, 5k, Carnival Rides, Lawn Mower Races, Bossie Bingo

Five words associated with this festival:

Expanded, fun, family oriented, exciting, new!

Festival Genre: Arts festival, Carnival, Parade Address of festival: 398 Colorado Ridge Hemlock, Michigan, 48626 United States

Festival / event start date: 09/20, 2013

Ending on: 22/09, 2013

Website:

www.hemlocksawdustday.com

Openings for vendors still available to purchase?:

Yes and vendors are allowed to create and sell custom event products

NEWLY EXPANDED! Festival runs Friday – Sunday Sept 20-22nd. Friday night starts at 6 pm with carnival rides and games (new!) and the beer tent (new!) with entertainment from Big Brother Smokes at 8 pm all at the Richland Twp Park. Saturday starts out with the parade through town at 10:30 am and then join us at the Richland Twp Park for carnival rides and games, a petting zoo, Bossy Bingo, car show, lawn mower races, chain saw carver, farmer dress up contest (kids and adults), entertainment and music for all ages, crafts, food vendors, farmer’s market, and more! From Noon-4 pm is the annual Tractor Pull at the Hemlock Elevator. Beer tent opens at the Richland Twp Park at 6 pm with acoustic entertainment, then at 8 pm is country night with Dani Vitany and Ten Hands Tall band until midnight. At 10 pm will be FIREWORKS! (new!) Then Sunday get your running shoes on and run through the woods and trails for the 1st annual Hemlock Sawdust Days Dash 5K run or walk at 9 am at Hemlock High School. Then at 11 am come join us at the Richland Twp Park one last time for a community picnic. For more information on events and sign ups, go to www.hemlocksawdustday.com