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January 1, 2024 (monday)  New Year's Day

January 12-15, 2023 (thu-sun)  Ultimate Fishing Show - Detroit – at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. Michigan's Biggest Pure Fishing Show. features Fishing tackle, Fishing boats, Fishing trips, more.

January 14-22, 2023  Detroit Boat Show at Huntington Place Detroit (formerly TCF Center). The Premier boating event in Michigan. “The Detroit Boat Show is actually known as one of the best boat shows in the country in regards to size, sales, and attendance.”   facebook

January 15, 2024 (monday)  Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 13-16, 2023 (fri-mon)  Shrine Circus - Flint at Dort Financial Center in Flint, MI.

January 20-21, 2023 (fri-sat)  Fire & Ice Festival in Rochester, MI (north of Detroit). annual event features ice sculptures, ice skating, fireworks, TasteFest, tube sledding, cross country skiing, dog sled rides, more.   facebook

January 20-22, 2023 (fri-sun)  Shrine Circus - Saginaw at The Dow Event Center.

January 20-22 + 27-28, 2023  Tip Up Town USA (TUT) at Houghton Lake, MI (northern lower peninsula). Parade, Snowmobile Drag Racing, ice fishing contest, carnival rides, ice slide, polar bear dip, poker run, live entertainment, fireworks, more. Annually the last two weekends in January.   facebook

January 21, 2023 (sat)  Harlem Globetrotters in Rochester Hills, MI at Athletics Center O'rena (Oakland University).  oaklandu...athletics-center-o-rena

January 22, 2023 (sun)  Harlem Globetrotters in Grand Rapids, MI at Van Andel Arena.

January 25-29, 2023 (wed-sun)  Zehnder's SnowFest in Frankenmuth, MI (mid lower peninsula). annual event, one of the top snow sculpting events in North America. Snow sculptures and detailed ice carvings by professional ice and snow carvers from around the world, a fireworks display, live entertainment, petting zoo, children's activities, food, more.   facebook

January 27-29, 2023 (fri-sun)  Kalkaska Winterfest in Kalkaska, MI (northwest lower peninsula). ISDRA/IFSS Sled Dog Race, IWPA Weight Pull, craft show, more.   facebook

January 28, 2023 (sat)  Port Huron's Chilly Fest (northeast of Detroit). chili cook-off, live entertainment, race/run, more.   facebook

January 28, 2023 (sat)  Heikinpäivä (main day) in Hancock, MI (U.P., upper peninsula). Finnish-American mid-winter festival associated with Heikki Day (St. Henrik's day). Parade, whipsleds and kicksleds, wife-carrying contest, food, polar bear dive, dance. Also workshops and more Jan 9-28.   facebook

TBA  Southeast Michigan Auto Show – at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.   facebook

January 29 - February 4, 2023 (sun-sat)  I-500 - International 500 Snowmobile Race in Sault Ste. Marie, MI (Upper Peninsula). Race week has Qualifying Rounds, Woody's Challenge Pro-Am Race, Rookie Round-Up 15 lap event, Pub Crawl, Ice Skating, Vintage Snowmobiles Display, Awards Ceremony, more. Soo I-500 on Feb 4th features the only one-mile ice oval snowmobile track in North America.   facebook

February 2-5, 2023 (thu-sun)  Michigan International Auto Show in Grand Rapids, MI, at DeVos Place.   facebook

February 2-5, 2023 (thu-sun)  Perchville USA in Tawas, MI (East Michigan).   facebook

February 3-5, 2023 (fri-sun)  Plymouth Ice Festival in Plymouth, MI. annual event features about 100 ice sculptures, live music and entertainment, food, more. About 100,000 people attend each year.   facebook

February 3-5, 2023 (fri-sun)  Winter Blast Royal Oak in Royal Oak, MI. outdoor skating rink, Winter Slide, ice sculptures, zip line rides, live music, food, more.

February 9-12, 2023 (thu-sun)  Detroit Shrine Circus at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. “Yes, we have elephants, horses, the human cannonball, hula hoops, aerialists, clowns, Motorcycle Stunt Show.” and more.   facebook

February 10-11, 2023 (fri-sat)  Shanty Days in Caseville, MI (Thumb area). annual, events include Ice Fishing Contests, Chili Cookoff, Beer Tent, raffle, live entertainment, fireworks, more. + events dates

February 12, 2023 (sun)  Super Bowl LVII (57) (Super Bowl 2023) – game played in in Glendale, Arizona.

February 14, 2023 (tuesday)  St. Valentine's Day

February 16-20, 2023 (thu-mon)  UP200, Midnight Run, Jack Pine 30 - Sled Dog Races in Western Upper Peninsula. “UP200 is one of America's premier 12-dog, mid-distance sled dog races, an Iditarod qualifying race, draws mushers from around the United States and Canada. Coinciding with the UP200 is the eight-dog Midnight Run, a race from Marquette to Munising. Plus the JackPine 30 with a six-dog, 30-mile sprint from Gwinn, Michigan to Marquette.”   facebook

February 20, 2023 (monday)  Washington's Birthday / Presidents Day

February 24-26, 2023 (fri-sun)  AutoRama Detroit at Huntington Place Detroit (TCF Center, Cobo). America's Finest Hot Rods, Customs, Trucks and Motorcycles. Annual event features celebrity appearances, Pinup Girl Contest, Live Entertainment, Toy-A-Rama, Charity Auction, much more.

February 25, 2023 (sat)  Winter Beer Festival – outdoors at LMCU Ballpark in Comstock Park (near Grand Rapids). hundreds of local beers from Michigan breweries, plus local music, performers, ice sculptures and carving demonstrations, fire pits, food.

February 25, 2023 (sat)  Trenary Outhouse Classic – Outhouse Races in Trenary, MI (U.P. – Upper Peninsula). Annual event, anyone can enter, kids to adults, cash and prizes awarded in various categories.   facebook

February 27, 2023 (mon)  WWE Raw at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI.

March 3-4, 2023 (fri-sat)  Toughest Monster Truck Tour at Dow Event Center in Saginaw, MI.

March 3-5, 2023 (fri-sun)  The Michigan Golf Show at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. “The Nations Largest Public Golf Show!”   facebook

March 3-5, 2023 (fri-sun)  Motor City Tattoo Expo 27th at Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center in Detroit.   facebook

March 4, 2023 (sat)  Paul Reiser at Macomb Center in Clinton Township.

March 8-12, 2023 (wed-sun)  Gilda's LaughFest based in Grand Rapids and includes events throughout west Michigan annually averages more than 200 shows, 60+ performers.   facebook

March 10-12, 2023 (fri-sun)  Michigan Horse Expo at Michigan State University Pavilion in East Lansing, MI. Over 300 horses representing different breeds, dozens of clinics, seminars, a rodeo, equine performances, educational events, vendor booths.   facebook

March 11-12, 2023 (sat-sun)  Monster Jam - Detroit – at Ford Field.

March 12, 2023 (sun)  St. Patrick's Parade - Detroit – annual parade on Michigan Avenue, a little west of Downtown Detroit.

March 15-18, 2023 (wed-sat)  Clare Irish Festival in Clare, MI (northern lower peninsula). annual Irish Festival has Irish Parade, Leprechaun Contest, live music, craft show, various contests, more.   facebook

March 17, 2023 (friday)  St. Patrick's Day – annual celebration of the Irish, parties almost everywhere across the State and U.S.. Wear something green! Lots of local Irish info at →

March 21-26, 2023 (tue-sun)  Ann Arbor Film Festival in Ann Arbor, MI. 2,743 Films submitted from 94 Countries.

March 24-26, 2023 (fri-sun)  Monster Jam - Grand Rapids – at Van Andel Arena.

March 26, 2023 (sun)  Marche du Nain Rouge in Detroit. Annually, revelers gather to drive out and banish the evil spirit Nain Rouge. All are invited to the parade and after-parties.   facebook

TBA 2023  Michigan Winter Dog Classic at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. annual event, more than 7,000 dogs, 160+ breeds. Also has judging, demonstrations, exhibitions, seminars, and more.   facebook

April 1, 2023 (sat)  Monroe Street Fair and Hash Bash Festival in Ann Arbor, MI. annual.   facebook

April 6, 2023 (thu)  Detroit Tigers Home Opener at Comerica Park in Detroit, Tigers vs Red Sox.

April 9, 2023 (sunday)  Easter (Easter Sunday)

April 26-30, 2023 (wed-sun)  National Trout Festival in Kalkaska, MI (northwest MI, near Traverse City). parade, carnival, kid's fishing contest, concert, car show, fireworks, more. annual.   facebook

TBA 2023 (fri-sun)  Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival in Vermontville, MI (west of Lansing). annual event with parade, carnival rides, syrup producers selling syrup, talent show, arts and crafts, flea market, petting zoo, princess pageant, free entertainment, pancake derby, more.

TBA 2023 (sun)  Dawn Farm Ride for Recovery in Ypsilanti, MI. annual fundraiser to assist addicts and alcoholics in achieving long term recovery.   facebook

TBA 2023  Detroit Music Awards   facebook

TBA 2023  Freep Film Festival – in Detroit.   facebook

TBA  Michigan International Women's Show   facebook

May 5, 2023 (fri)  Cinco de Mayo – an all-day Mexican celebration.

May 6-14, 2023  Tulip Time Festival in Holland, MI (western Michigan). annual celebration of Dutch heritage and culture. Parades, Carnival, Klompen Dancers, music and variety shows, art and craft fair, fireworks, children's events, more.   facebook

May 6-7, 2023 (sat-sun)  Michigan Antique & Collectible Festival in Davisburg, MI, at Springfield Oaks County Park in northern Oakland County. “Michigan's Largest Antique & Collectible Festival. Also Mid-Michigan's Largest Classic Car Show.”   facebook

May 6-8, 2022 (fri-sun)  Nashville Hot Air Balloon Festival - in Nashville, MI (western/mid MI). Balloon Launches, Balloon Glows, tethered balloon rides, classic car show, more.   facebook

May 7, 2022 (sat)  Spring Beer Festival in Traverse City – at Turtle Creek Stadium.

May 12-14, 2023 (fri-sun)  Mesick Mushroom Festival in Mesick, MI (northwest lower peninsula).  – Mesick, MI is the mushroom capital in the United States. Annual event has Grand Parade, carnival rides, contests for mushroom hunters, food, beer tent, 5 K walk/run, flea market, more.   facebook

May 13, 2023 (sat)  Blossomtime Festival Grand Floral Parade from St. Joseph to Benton Harbor, MI (southwestern Michigan). Pre-parade events include pageants, run/walk, more.

May 14, 2023 (sunday)  Mother's Day

May 18-21, 2023 (thu-sun)  National Morel Mushroom Festival in Boyne City, MI (Northwest Lower Peninsula). annual event has Taste of Morels, morel hunting, art & craft show, beer tent, carnival, more.

May 19-21, 2023 (fri-sun)  Motor City Comic Con at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. annual multi-media event with over 1 million comics and collectables for sale and trade.” Comic books, writers, artists, anime, gaming, costumes, special guests, more.   facebook

May 19-20, 2023 (fri-sat)  World Expo of Beer (WEB) in Frankenmuth, MI, nearly 350 different beers from around the world.   facebook

May 27-29, 2023 (sat-mon) Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit.   facebook

May 27, 2023 (sat)  Petoskey Stone Festival at Barnes Park in Antrim County, MI (northwestern MI). annual Free festival honoring Michigan's State Stone. Entertainment, food, music, and activities for the entire family.   facebook

May 29, 2023 (monday)  Memorial Day

TBA  St. Mary's Polish Country Fair in Orchard Lake (northwest of Detroit).  facebook

List of fireworks shows in Michigan →

June 2-4, 2023 (fri-sun)  Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar racing in Downtown Detroit, MI.   facebook

June 2-4, 2023 (fri-sun))  Festival of the Arts - Grand Rapids (West Michigan). A free community showcase of dance, music, art, food, plus activities.

June 3, 2023 (sat)  Cruisin' 53 car show and car cruise on Van Dyke Ave in Warren and Center Line, MI (just north of Detroit), $2200 in cash prizes.   facebook

June 3-4, 2023 (sat-sun)  Michigan Antique & Collectible Festival in Midland, MI, at Midland County Fairgrounds. “Michigan's Largest Antique & Collectible Festival on 80 Acres. Also Mid-Michigan’s Largest Classic Car Show.”   facebook

June 8-11, 2023 (thu-sun)  Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival in Frankenmuth, MI (Mid Michigan). Live music, Carnival, German car show, German dancers, German foods, annual Sunday Big Parade, more.   facebook

June 9-11, 2023 (fri-sun)  Motor City Irish Fest (MCIF) in Livonia, MI (west of Detroit) at Greenmead Park on corner of Newburgh & 8 Mile. Bands, Irish Dance groups, Pipe and drum bands, Irish beer & food, more.   facebook

June 9-11, 2023 (fri-sun)  Ya'ssoo Greek Festival in Ann Arbor at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Greek music, dancers, open dancing, food, church tours, raffles, more.   facebook

June 10, 2023 (sat)  National Cereal Fest in Battle Creek, MI (southwest Michigan). Annual event in birthplace of the cereal industry has Grand Cereal Parade, demos, live entertainment and more.

June 10, 2023 (sat)[scheduled]  All American Wayne Road Cruise in Westland, MI (west of Detroit). annual car cruise on Wayne Rd from Joy Road to Glenwood Road.   facebook

June 15-17, 2023 (thu-sat)  Liberty Fest in Canton, MI (west of Detroit). annual event has carnival rides, midway games, live music and dance, plus Liberty Run, fireworks, food, more.   facebook

June 16-18 2023 (fri-sun)  Opa! Fest (Greek Festival) in Troy, MI (north of Detroit) at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. annual event features classic Greek Cuisine, Greek band and dancing, dance performances, cooking demonstrations, more.!_fest   facebook

June 18, 2023 (sun)  Father's Day

June 19, 2023 (mon)  Juneteenth

June 21-25, 2023 (wed-sun)  Bay-Rama Fishfly Festival in New Baltimore, MI (northeast of Detroit). annual event includes parade, fireworks, midway, talent show, live music, a DJ, Miss Bay-Rama and Her Court, eating contests, much more.

June 22-25 2023 (thu-sun)  St. Stan's A.C. Polish Festival in Bay City, MI (East/Mid MI). Polka music, homemade Polish and American food, bingo, casino tent, carnival rides and games, raffles, entertainment tent with dance floor. annual.  facebook

June 22-25, 2023 (thu-sun)  Taylor Summer Festival at Heritage Park in Taylor, MI (south of Detroit). festival features a Carnival/midway, Fireworks, free concerts, more.   facebook

June 22-25, 2023 (thu-sun)  Electric Forest annual outdoor music festival in Rothbury, MI, at the Double JJ Ranch. Local and national music acts, many music genres, camping available.   facebook

June 23, 2023 (fri)  Jobbie Nooner at Gull Island on Lake St. Clair (northeast of Detroit). annual JobbieNooner is an Adult Event, 18yrs and older Mardi Gras style boats and island party.   facebook

June 23-25, 2023 (fri-sun)  Michigan Challenge Balloonfest in Howell, MI. Annual event features balloon launches, carnival and entertainment.

June 23-25, 2023 (fri-sun)  American Polish Festival & Craft Show at the American-Polish Century Club in Sterling Heights, MI (north of Detroit). Live Polka Music, Polish Dance Ensembles, Pierogi Eating Challenge, Polish/American Cuisine, more. Annually draws thousands of people.

June 23-25, 2023 (fri-sun)  Trenton Summer Festival in Trenton, MI (south of Detroit). street fair, beer tent, live entertainment, more. annual.   facebook

June 23-25, 2023 (fri-sun)  Michigan Lavender Festival at Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds in Imlay City, MI. Lavender themed classes, artist workshops, over 175 Artists and Makers, harp music, more.

TBA 2023  National Strawberry Festival in Belleville, MI (west of Detroit). annual Father's Day event has Parade, Two Midways with Carnival Rides and Games, live music, car show, more.

TBA 2023 (sat)  National Asparagus Festival (NAF) in Hart, MI (West Michigan). annual event has Grand Parade, Asparagus Food Show, Arts & Crafts Fair, Motorcycle Run, 5k Run, Asparagus Queen, family activities, much more.   facebook

TBA 2023   A2SF in Ann Arbor, MI. annual event, multiple locations.   facebook

TBA 2023 (fri-sat)  Mount Clemens Cruise annual Car Cruise and Car Show in Mount Clemens, MI (northeast of Detroit). Awards in many classes, plus live music, special attractions, more. Proceeds benefit local charities.   facebook

TBA 2023 (wed-sat)  Hamburg Family Fun Fest in Hamburg Township (west of Detroit). annual event has Amusement rides, car show, arts & crafts, fireworks & laser show, special shows, more.   facebook

TBA 2023 (thu-sun)  Rock 'n' Rides festival in Royal Oak, MI (just north of Detroit). 18 ride carnival, live music plus a dj stage, free arts & crafts, block party, food, more.

TBA 2023 (thu-sun)  Summerfest in Marysville (northeast of Detroit). annual event with large carnival midway, live local music, food, more.   facebook

TBA 2023 (fri-sat)  West Michigan Chalk Art Festival (WMCAF) in Byron Center, MI (south of Grand Rapids). All are invited to create their own art.   facebook

TBA 2023 (sat)  Cruisin' Gratiot car cruise in Eastpointe, MI (just north of Detroit). Annual with car shows and events on days before.   facebook

TBA 2023 (tue-sun)  Livonia Spree and Fireworks Extravaganza in Livonia, MI (west of Detroit). annual week-long city birthday party with Carnival, Live Music, food, more, and the 30-minutes Grand Finale Fireworks show on the last night.   facebook

TBA 2023 (mon)  Ford Fireworks Detroit at Downtown Detroit Riverfront. Michigan's largest fireworks display, annual event.

TBA  Detroit River Days at Detroit Riverfront.

TBA  Great Motor City Road Rally starting in Detroit, fundraiser St. Vincent de Paul Detroit.

June 29 - July 2, 2023 (thu-sun)  Rocket Mortgage Classic PGA tournament at Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, MI. Prelims start on June 28th.   facebook

June 29 - July 4, 2023 (thu-tue)  Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival at W.K. Kellogg Airport in Battle Creek, MI (southwest Michigan). Air Shows, Hot-Air Balloons, Illumes, fireworks, carnival, live music, more.

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July 1-8, 2023  National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, MI (northwest lower peninsula). Annual event has Parades, U.S. Navy Blue Angels, national music entertainment, amusements midway, fireworks, cherry pie eating contest, cherry pit spitting contest, arts and crafts, beer tent, more than 150 events in total.   facebook

July 4, 2023 (tuesday)  Independence Day USA (July 4th).

July 7-16, 2023  Oakland County Fair at Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg, MI (northwest of Detroit). Carnival Rides & Amusements, various Livestock Shows, 4-H Exhibits, much more. annual event.   facebook

July 7-8, 2023 (fri-sat)  Michigan Elvisfest in Ypsilanti. annual, one of the largest Elvisfest Concerts in North America. This not a contest but a true concert with spectacular performances by the best professional Elvis Tribute Artists in North America.   facebook

July 7-9, 2023 (fri-sun)  Art In The Park in Plymouth, MI (west of Detroit). “41st year will welcome over 400 artists from around the U.S. offering paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, glass, woodwork, photography, folk art, more.” plus entertainment, cuisine.   facebook

July 8, 2023 (sat)[scheduled]  Cruisin' US12 (Michigan Avenue Car Cruise) – annual cruise on Michigan Ave based in Wayne, MI (west of Detroit) and includes the surrounding communities.   facebook

July 12-15, 2023 (wed-sat)  Wyandotte Street Art Fair in Wyandotte, MI (Downriver, south of Detroit). annual, over 200,000 visitors, 200 fine artists, plus musicians, performers, crafters, food, more.   facebook

July 12-15, 2023 (thu-sat)  Blue Water Festival (Port Huron's Boat Week) in Port Huron, MI (east Michigan). Annual prelude to the Bayview Mackinac Race. Free General Admission. Lighted Boat Parade, Carnival Rides and Amusements, Fireworks, live music, Boat Night with hundreds of sailboats on display, juried fine art fair, more.   facebook

July 13-22, 2023  Ionia Free Fair in Ionia (northwest of Lansing). annual, Carnival/large fair Midway, Monster Truck Throwdown, Tractor Pull, Figure 8 Derby, Professional Championship Bullriders, Livestock Auction, SJO Supercross, Iona Idol, live music entertainment, food, more.   facebook

July 13-15, 2023 (thu-sat)  Blissfield River Raisin Festival in Blissfield, MI (lower Southeast Michigan). annual event has parade, fireworks, live music, pageant, more.   facebook

July 14-16, 2023 (fri-sun)  Faster Horses Country Music Festival annual music and camping fest at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI.   facebook

July 15, 2023 (sat)  Bayview Mackinac Race (Port Huron To Mackinac Sailing Race). Annual Bayview sailing race is one of the greatest freshwater yacht races in the world and has a 298 statute mile course. a.k.a. Port Huron to Mackinac Island Yacht Race. (next year: July 20, 2024)

TBA 2023 (thu-sun)  Uncle Sam Jam in Woodhaven, MI (Downriver, south of Detroit), at Civic Center Park. annual, Free concerts, Carnival rides and games, Firework Display, food, more.   facebook

TBA 2023 (fri-sun)  Festa Italiana at Freedom Hill Park in Sterling Heights. Italian heritage, music, food, drinks, fun.  facebook

July 19-22, 2023 (wed-sat)  National Baby Food Festival (NBFF) in Fremont, MI (north of Grand Rapids) features a Grand Parade, Children's Parade, Baby Photo Contest, lots of kid's stuff, a wide variety of contests, musicians, car show, more. 3rd week of July.   facebook

July 20-22, 2023 (thu-sat)  Ann Arbor Art Fair in Ann Arbor, MI. Four Fairs combined into one event.   facebook

July 21-23, 2023 (fri-sun)  Jackson Hot Air Jubilee (Balloon Festival) in Jackson, MI (Lower Michigan). annual event, Free Admission. 65-70 Hot Air Balloons, Balloon Night Glow at Dusk – tethered balloons put on a spectacular light show. Plus live entertainment, arts and crafts show, car show, more.   facebook

July 21-22, 2023 (fri-sat)  Summer Beer Festival - Ypsilanti in Ypsilanti, MI. approx 150 Michigan breweries, over 1,000 different craft beers, plus live music from Michigan bands.

July 22, 2023 (sat)[tentative]  Telegraph Cruise (car cruise) on Telegraph Road (US 24) in Taylor, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn and Redford Township (Southeast Michigan).

TBA  Roar On The River in Trenton, MI.   facebook

TBA 2023 (sat-sun)  Arab and Chaldean Festival at Hart Plaza in Downtown Detroit, free admission.

TBA 2023 (tue-sun)  Traverse City Film Festival in Traverse City, MI.   facebook

TBA 2023 (thu-sat)  Munger Potato Festival in Munger, MI (East/Mid MI, near Bay City). Carnival, Parade, Entertainment, Lots of Potatoes, more.   facebook

TBA: Tall Ship Celebration in Bay City, MI. most recent in 2019.   facebook

TBA 2023  St. Clair Riverfest in St. Clair, MI (northeast of Detroit).   facebook

TBA 2023  Muskegon Rockstock & Carnival in Muskegon, MI (western Michigan). Annual music festival rock benefit with bands, carnival rides, fireworks.   facebook

July 27-29, 2023 (thu-sat)  Sterlingfest Art and Music Fair in Sterling Heights, MI (just north of Detroit). annual “Arts & Crafts Fair, variety of live music, evening concerts, family midway, children’s activities, food.”   facebook

July 28-30, 2023 (fri-sun)  Yale Bologna Festival in Yale, MI (located in Michigan's thumb). annual “gathering of over 20,000 Bologna starved party-goers!” Parade, fireworks, street dance, car show, craft show, outhouses races, food, more.

July 28 - August 6, 2023  Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival in Grand Haven, MI (West Michigan). Parades, Fireworks, Carnival, Entertainment, Ship Tours, Street Dance, Car Show and more. Annual event celebrating the men and women of the United States Coast Guard.   facebook

July 29, 2023 (sat)  Island Art Fair in Grand Ledge, MI. Juried fine arts and craft show, music, riverboat ride, food.  facebook

July 29-30, 2023 (sat-sun)  Orchard Lake Fine Art Show in West Bloomfield, MI. annual “will showcase up to 150 renowned Juried Artists. Voted one of the top 100 art shows in America – eleven years in a row.”

August 4-5, 2023 (fri-sat)  Highland Games - 174th Annual at Greenmead Historical Park in Livonia, MI. Heavy Athletics, Ceilidh Scottish concert, Highland Dancing, Pipe & Drums, Whisky Tastings, more.

August 4-5, 2023 (fri-sat)[tentative]  Fish Sandwich Festival in Bay Port, MI (in Michigan's thumb).  facebook

August 4-6, 2023 (fri-sun)  Blue Water SandFest at the Fort Gratiot Light Station County Park in Port Huron, MI. Master Sand Sculpting and Advanced Amateur competition/festival. Contests, local and national live music, sand sculpting demonstrations, food, more.

August 4-6, 2023 (fri-sun)  Buy Michigan Now Festival in Northville, MI. Michigan-based businesses and Michigan-made products.   facebook

August 5, 2023 (sat)  Bud Bash Boating Party on South Shore of Houghton Lake, MI. annual.

August 5, 2023 (sat)  WWE Summerslam at Ford Field.

August 6, 2023 (sun)  NASCAR FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn, MI (southwest of Ann Arbor). NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on day before.

August 6, 2023 (sun)  Clinton Township Gratiot Cruise annual car cruise on Gratiot Avenue in Clinton Twp, north of Detroit. “expects crowds of 200,000 people and thousands of classics.” There are many pre-cruise events including the Cruise Headquarters Car   facebook

August 6, 2023 (sun)  Troy Traffic Jam Classic Car Show in Troy, MI. annual, over 200 classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars, specialty vehicles.

August 10-13, 2023 (thu-sun)  National Blueberry Festival in South Haven, MI (West Michigan). nationally recognized annual event has Blueberry Central (everything blueberry), Parade, Blueberry Cook Off, Blueberry Pie Social, Blueberry Pancake Breakfasts, classic car show, arts & crafts fair, live entertainment, more.   facebook

August 11-20, 2023  Cheeseburger in Caseville (Caseville, MI, is in Michigan's thumb). Celebrates the lifestyle and music made popular by Jimmy Buffett, and cheeseburgers. Parade of Tropical Fools, concerts, fireworks, more.   facebook

August 11-12, 2023 (fri-sat)  Coopersville Car Show in Coopersville, MI (northwest of Grand Rapids). Cars, Motorcycles & Trucks welcome. Event has entertainment, cruise night, trophies, food and more.

August 11-13, 2023 (fri-sun)  Milford Memories Summer Festival in Milford, MI (northwest of Detroit). annual, has Juried Art show with over 260 artists and crafters from across the United States and Canada displaying and selling their work. Live Music and Entertainment, various tournaments, kid's area, food, more.   facebook

August 11-13, 2023 (fri-sun)  St. Johns Mint Festival in St. Johns City Park (Clinton County, Mid-MI). annual event has Grand Parade, rodeo, crafts show, live entertainment, more.   facebook

August 12-13, 2023 (sat-sun)  Thunder Over Michigan Air Show at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, MI (west of Detroit). Amazing performances!

August 14-20, 2023 (mon-sun)  Armada Fair – 150th Celebration in Armada (northeast of Detroit). A True Country Fair with Monster Trucks, a Grand National Tractor Pull, Figure 8 Race, Demolition Derby, Rodeo, Armada Fair Queen and her Court, livestock sale, more.

August 16-20, 2023 (wed-sun)  Michigan Fiber Festival Michigan's Largest Sheep And Wool Festival in Allegan, MI (western Michigan) at Allegan County Fairgrounds. Animal shows and competitions, workshops, art show competition, more.

August 18-20, 2023 (fri-sun)  Howell Melon Festival (Watermelon Fest) in Howell, MI (east of Lansing). annual event features the Melon Ball, Classic Diesel Train Rides, Fine Arts & Wares Show, Annual Melon Run, Outdoor Ice Skating on an artificial outdoor ice rink, Michigan Micro-Brews, barbecue, live music, more.

August 18-20, 2023 (fri-sun)  Lapeer Days in Lapeer, MI (northwest of Detroit). annual, Michigan's Largest FREE Festival with Parade, Carnival and Midway, 3 Entertainment Stages, Arts & Craft show, classic car show, Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament, talent showcase, beer tent, pizza eating contest, kids stuff, food, much more.   facebook

August 19, 2023 (sat)  Woodward Dream Cruise – The World's Biggest Car Cruise that takes place on Woodward Ave through several cities just north of Detroit. WDC is actually about a week long with many associated and pre-cruise events. Annually draws around one million people.   facebook

August 19, 2023 (sat)  Back to the Bricks Car Cruise in Flint, MI. about 400,000 car enthusiasts attend each year. Car shows, swap meets, automotive vendor displays, drive-in movie theater, lots of cruisin and more on 13 mile route.   facebook

August 19 - Oct. 1, 2023 (weekends sat-sun)  Michigan Renaissance Festival in Holly, MI (northwest of Detroit). Annual time-travel adventure into the 16th century with with renaissance attire, Live Armored Jousting, stages with live entertainment, lots of contests and competitions, special theme days and much more.   facebook

August 25-26, 2023 (fri-sat)  28th Street Metro Cruise in Grand Rapids, MI. West Michigan's Premiere Auto Cruise and Car Show, annual event is free and open to all types of vehicles, spans 15 miles of the famed 28th Street. Beer Tents, live entertainment, Automotive Swap Meet, children's area, more. Usually over 15,000 cars and 300,000 spectators.   facebook

August 27, 2023 (sun)  Cruisin' Hines car cruise through Hines Park in Western Wayne County, MI. Thousands of Classic Cars and Hot Rods!   facebook

TBA 2023 (sat)  Utica's Gasoline Alley Car Show, Swap Meet, Gas Show in Utica, MI (north of Detroit).   facebook

TBA 2023 (thu-sat)  Mendon Riverfest in Three Rivers, MI (Southwest Michigan). annual, has Main Parade and a Lighted River Floats Parade, Classic Car Cruise, Fireworks, games and amusements, live entertainment, fishing tournament, Texas Hold'em Tournament, teen dance, food, more.   facebook

TBA 2023 (thu-sun)  Hamtramck Music Fest - Summer Edition in Hamtramck, MI. 2022 had over 150 local bands at 19 venues.  facebook

TBA 2023  Hazel Park Art Fair in Hazel Park, MI. Artists, musicians, food.   facebook

TBA 2023  Detroit HydroFest Boat Racing on the Detroit River. Grand Prix Hydroplanes, H350 Hydro boats, Hot Rod show, live entertainment, more.   facebook

TBA  Michigan’s Strongest Man & Woman Contest – facebook

August 31 - September 4, 2023 (thu-mon)  Michigan State Fair at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI (northwest of Detroit). Annual fair will have a Large Midway with tons of games and rides, Livestock and agriculture areas with large indoor arena, Shriners small scale circus and circus attractions, plus live entertainment and more.   facebook

September 2023 (weekends sat-sun) Michigan Renaissance Festival – in Holly, MI, continues thru Oct 2nd. 16th century adventure with renaissance attire, live armored jousting, musicians, events, contests.   facebook

September 1-4, 2023 (fri-mon)  Arts, Beats & Eats Festival (Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats) in Royal Oak, MI (just north of Detroit). Annual, over 200 bands on 9 stages, arts show, plus international, regional and local attractions, food.” annual event.   facebook

September 1-4, 2023 (fri-mon)  Detroit Jazz Festival in Detroit on the Riverfront. The World's Largest Free Jazz Festival held at Hart Plaza in Downtown Detroit. About five stages, Jazz & American crossover music. annual.   facebook

September 1-5, 2022 (thu-mon)  Romeo Peach Festival in Romeo, MI (north of Detroit). annual festival has Floral Parade, carnival rides, crafts show, live music, food, more.

September 3-5, 2022 (sat-mon)  Hamtramck Labor Day Festival in Hamtramck, MI (inside Detroit). Annual, free admission, carnival, parades, live music, beer, food, more. Polish Day Parade on Labor Day.   facebook

September 4, 2023 (monday)  Labor Day

September 8-11, 2022 (thu-sun)  Detroit Dance City Festival (DDCF) at various locations in Downtown Detroit. Performances, workshops.   facebook

September 9-10, 2022 (fri-sat)  Silver Lake Sand Dunes Apple & BBQ Festival in Silver Lake, MI (west Michigan). Amateur & KCBS Professional Competition, Apple Pie Contest, Apples &Craft Show, classic auto & orv show, 5k run/walk, beer tent, live entertainment, more.

September 9-11, 2022 (fri-sun)  Wine and Harvest Festival in Paw Paw, MI (southwest Michigan). annual event. Wine Tasting and Winery Tours, 4 stages of music entertainment, Parade, Arts & Crafts Show, Carnival Rides, Fireworks, Classic Car / Truck & Motorcycle Show, Grape Stomp, 5k Run/Walk, more.

September 9-11, 2022 (fri-sun)  Art & Apples Festival in Rochester, MI (north of Detroit). On a 30-acre park, “one of the nation's top fine art fairs with over 290 exhibiting artists from across the country.”

September 9-11, 2022 (fri-sun)  Plymouth Fall Festival in Plymouth, MI (west of Detroit). Carnival rides games, two entertainment stages, taste fest, car show, craft show, food, more.

September 10, 2022 (sat)  Dally in the Alley in Detroit. Annual performing arts festival and street fair, One of the only non-corporate sponsored community festivals in the United States. Local Artist Gallery, live music on multiple stages, more.   facebook   youtube

September 10, 2022 (sat)  U.P. Fall Beer Festival in Marquette, MI (Upper Peninsula) “overlooking Lake Superior in Mattson Lower Harbor Park. Locally crafted beers from Michigan breweries, plus food, live music.

September 11, 2023 (monday)  Patriot Day (9/11 Remembrance Day)

September 13-24, 2023  North American International Auto Show (Detroit Auto Show) – in Downtown Detroit, MI. One of the premier auto shows in the world! Annual.   facebook
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September 14-17, 2023 (thu-sun)  Michigan Irish Music Festival in Muskegon, MI (western Michigan). “Featuring all things Irish... a wide variety of music, the pub tent, market place merchandise, authentic Irish food and beverages.”   facebook

September 15 - Oct 2, 2022  ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI (West Michigan). Biennial big time independent international art competition. In 2018 there was approx 1,713 Artists at 192 Venues, $450,000 in prizes, public can vote.   facebook

September 15-18, 2022 (thu-sun)  Frankenmuth Oktoberfest in Frankenmuth, MI. annual event is a traditional celebration of German beer that originated in Munich in 1810.   facebook

September 15-18, 2022 (thu-sun)  Troy Family Daze in Troy, MI. north of Detroit. annual, has Giant Midways, Live Entertainment, Contests, fireworks, food, children's area, more.   facebook

September 16-17, 2022 (fri-sat)  Flat Rock Riverfest at Huroc Park in Flat Rock, MI (south of Detroit).   facebook

September 16-18, 2022 (fri-sun)  Detroit Concours d'Elegance at Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit, MI. 144 historically significant vehicles to be displayed.   facebook

September 16-18, 2022  Paul Bunyan Days in Oscoda, MI (northeast lower peninsula). annual event with Carnival, Bunyan Games, classic car show, BBQ Competition and more.

September 16-18, 2022 (fri-sun)  Victorian Heritage Festival in Northville, MI. annual event has a parade and more.

September 23-24, 2023 (sat-sun)  Michigan Antique & Collectible Festival in Midland, MI, at Midland County Fairgrounds. “Michigan's Largest Antique & Collectible Festival on 80 Acres. Also Mid-Michigan's Largest Classic Car Show.”   facebook

September 23-24, 2022 (fri-sat)  Michigan Apple Fest in Sparta, MI. Tons of apple fun food, Apple Pie Bake off, Apple Pie Eating Contest, Apple Sling Shot Contest, plus live music, Scarecrow Build Off, 5K Run, more.   facebook

September 23-24, 2022 (fri-sat)  Oktoberfest West Michigan at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids, MI (West Michigan). “Annual celebration of German heritage & traditions, features many different beers brought in from Germany as well as authentic food, music, games, and more.

September 23-25, 2022 (fri-sun)  DIY Street Fair in Ferndale, MI. annual, features art, music, food.   facebook

September 23-25, 2022 (fri-sun)  Clinton Fall Festival in Clinton, MI (lower southeast MI). annual. Carnival, Parade, live entertainment, food, more.  facebook

September 24-25, 2022 (sat-sun)  Pumpkinfest in South Lyon, MI. west of Detroit. annual. Parade, beer tent, main stage canceled in 2021. craft show and activities still scheduled.   facebook

TBA 2022 (sat-sun)  Trenton Scarecrow Festival in Trenton, MI (Downriver). contests, prizes, games, live music, carnival and more.   facebook

TBA  Cinetopia Film Festival in Detroit and Ann Arbor.

TBA 2023   Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing, MI.   facebook

September 29 - October 2, 2022 (thu-sun)  American Speed Festival at 87-acre M1 Concourse in Pontiac, MI.

October 1, 2023 (sun)Michigan Renaissance Festival – in Holly, MI, last day of 2023 season. 16th century adventure with renaissance attire, live armored jousting, musicians, events, contests.   facebook

October 1, 2022 (sat)  Red Flannel Festival – in Cedar Springs, MI (west MI, near Grand Rapids). Grand Parade, Carnival Rides, Red Flannel Prince and Princess, live entertainment, car show, food and more. Annual event first Saturday of October.   facebook

October 1-2, 2022 (sat-sun)  Huron Township Applefest – in New Boston, MI (southwest of Detroit). Pie Contest, Fiddlers Contest, live entertainment, petting farm, more.

October 7-8, 2023 (sat-sun)  Michigan Antique & Collectible Festival – in Davisburg, MI, at Springfield Oaks County Park in northern Oakland County. “Michigan's Largest Antique & Collectible Festival. Also Mid-Michigan’s Largest Classic Car Show.”   facebook

October 8-9, 2022 (sat-sun)  Appleumpkin Festival – in Tecumseh, MI, southwest of Ann Arbor. Annual Antique Street Fair and Flea Market, arts and crafts show, midway rides, carnival games, helicopter rides, monster truck rides, bungee jump, more.

October 8-9, 2022 (sat-sun)  CraneFest in Bellevue, MI (southwest Michigan). See thousands of Sandhill Cranes descending on expansive, shallow wetland, plus more.  facebook

October 9, 2023 (monday)  Columbus Day

TBA 2023  Detroit Red Wings 2023-2024 Season Home Opener at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

TBA October, 2023 (fri-sun)  Motor City Comic Con fall edition at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. annual multi-media event with over 1 million comics and collectables for sale and trade.” Comic books, writers, artists, anime, gaming, costumes, special guests, more.   facebook

October 13-15, 2023 (fri-sun)  Detroit Free Press Marathon – annual running marathon and run/walk events in Detroit with over 25,000 participants and goes across international border (Canada).

October 14-16, 2022 (fri-sun)  Charlevoix Apple Festival in downtown Charlevoix, MI (northwest MI). Annual.

October 22, 2022 (sat)  Detroit Fall Beer Festival – at Eastern Market, Detroit. Annual, One of the largest all-Michigan beer tastings. Plus food, local musicians and more.

October 22, 2022 (sat)  Monster's Ball at The Fillmore Detroit. annual with DJs, Stilt Walkers, Aerialists, Illusionists, Acrobats, Fire and Freak Show Performers, fortune tellers, more.   facebook

October 28-29, 2022 (fri-sat)  Creepy Cheapy XIV - Chapter Fourteen Halloween Party in Pontiac, MI, at The Crofoot Complex. Three stages, local bands perform full-costumed covers of national bands, plus a Costume Contest, DJs, more.   Crofoot events   facebook

October 31, 2023 (tuesday)  Halloween – Halloween Day, Trick or Treat!

November 3-6, 2022 (thu-sun)  Youmacon 2022 (Anime Convention) – in dowtown Detroit. Large video game and table-top gaming rooms, Charity Masquerade Ball, national bands and DJs, costuming, massive dealer’s room for shopping, more. Anime is Japanese animation.   facebook

November 4-6, 2022 (fri-sun)  Snowmobile USA Show – at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. annual event, “Show is equal to 6 football fields. And every square foot will be filled with 'pure snowmobiling' action.”

November 10, 2023 (friday)  Veterans' Day government employees day off.
November 11, 2023 (saturday)  Veterans' Day - Thank You for Your Service!

November 15-30, 2022  Deer Hunting Season - Regular Firearm

November 18, 2022 (fri)  Hob Nobble Gobble – at Ford Field in Detroit features star entertainment, dinner buffet, carnival midway, more. Proceeds support America's Thanksgiving Parade®

November 18-19, 2022 (fri-sat)  Grand Rapids Wine, Beer, & Food Festival – in Grand Rapids, MI (west Michigan). features more than 1,000 wines, beers, ciders and spirits from around the world.

November 19, 2022 (sat)  Fantasticon in Port Huron, MI. show for comic book and pop culture collectors and fans.   facebook

November 17 - December 24, 2022  Wayne County LightFest – one of the Midwest's longest drive-through holiday light displays. Annually on on Hines Drive, west of Detroit.

November 23, 2023 (thursday)  Thanksgiving Day

November 23, 2023 (thu)  America's Thanksgiving Parade (Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade) in Detroit. Starts about 10 am, “One of the country's largest and most spectacular Parades in the United States!” Parade is broadcast live on WDIV-TV, Local 4. Parade has larger than life floats, big colorful helium filled balloons, marching bands, dance teams, celebrities, specialty acts, Santa, more.   facebook

November 26-27, December 3-4, 10-11, 2022 (three weekends)  Holly Dickens Festival in Holly MI, northwest of Detroit. “The oldest, longest running Dickens Festival in the United States!” annual with Lighted Parade, Santa, Chimney Sweeps street performers, Wedding Vow Renewals with Queen Victoria, strolling entertainment, Christmas music and caroling, horse-drawn carriage rides, pub tent, more.   facebook

Wayne County LightFest through Dec. 24, 2022 – one of the Midwest's longest drive-through holiday light displays, daily (a few exceptions). info

December 3, 2022 (sat)  Noel Night in Detroit, multiple venues. Horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, craft activities, performances by area music, theatre, and dance groups, more.

December 3, 2022 (sat)  62nd Annual Flint Motorcycle Ice Races at Dort Financial Center in Flint, MI.

December 4, 2022 (sun)  Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade – in Rochester, MI (north of Detroit). the largest Christmas parade in Michigan, over 100 floats, marching bands and community groups, one and a half mile route.   facebook

December 17, 2022 (sat)  Detroit Santarchy – Annual “crazy holiday celebration and bar crawl in Detroit with thousands of people dressed as Santas and all sorts of holiday costumes.”   facebook   facebook 2

December 25, 2023 (monday)  Christmas – Merry Christmas to all good people, everywhere!

TBA December 2023  Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit.

New Year's Eve Parties Events

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NYE Metro Detroit

NYE Resolution Ball New Year’s Eve Detroit 2023 – at The Masonic Temple Detroit. “The largest and most exclusive Annual New Year’s Eve Party in Detroit and the Midwest”. Headliner & Cirque Style Entertainment until 4am

Motor City NYE - The Drop – in Detroit.   facebook

The Countdown New Year's Eve Party – at Huntington Place (formerly TCF/Cobo Center). Join 1500 NYE revelers in Detroit’s biggest ballroom with riverfront views of Downtown Detroit, Canada, and the Detroit River.

Detroit Rave City New Years Eve – in Detroit. Strange Luv Productions annual hip-hop, electronic music New Year's Eve party.  facebook

NYE Detroit – select New Year's Eve events in Metro Detroit.

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Wyandotte Rockin’ NYE 2024 – in Wyandotte (Downriver).

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Annual NYE Events in Other Areas in Michigan

New Year’s Eve 2023 Celebration – at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant, MI. Party with musical guests Liquid Blue, a DJ dance throwdown, plus a bubbly bar and complimentary champagne toast, endless food choices.

New Year's Eve Ball Drop in Ludington, MI (western Michigan) – Entertainment, ball drop and fireworks.

Traverse City New Year's Eve CherryT Ball Drop (northwest lower peninsula) – Entertainment, large illuminated cherry ball drop and fireworks.   facebook

New Year's Fest in Kalamazoo, MI (West Michigan) – lots of bands, other entertainment, fireworks.   facebook

New Year's Eve Ball Drop in Marquette, MI (U.P.)

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Fantasticon comic book & pop culture experience – annual shows in Mt Pleasant, Port Huron, other locales include celebrity appearances, cosplay, more. This is for true comic book and pop culture collectors and fans. Michigan Events & Attractions – lists lots of events with their dates, basic descriptions and links to event websites.

Michigan Festivals & Events – Michigan Fun powered by the Michigan Festivals & Events Association (MFEA) – lists paid members events throughout the state.

FunFest Events – based in Sterling Heights, MI, runs some big festivals and events in Southeast Michigan and northern Ohio, list on main website.  facebook

Michigan Shakespeare FestivalThe Official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan. facebook

Frankenmuth Festivals and Events – in Frankenmuth, MI (east/mid MI).