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

January 11-14, 2024 (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 12, 2024 (fri)  Chris Tucker at Fox Theatre in Detroit, “The Legend Tour”.  events/detail/chris-tucker

January 12, 2024 (fri)  Cedric the Entertainer at Sound Board in MotorCity Casino Hotel.

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

TBA 2024 (fri-mon)  Shrine Circus - Flint in Flint, MI.

TBA 2024 (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

TBA 2024 (fri-sun)  Shrine Circus - Saginaw at The Dow Event Center.

January 20-21 + 27, 2024  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 24-28, 2024 (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 28, 2024 (sun)  Harlem Globetrotters in Grand Rapids, MI at Van Andel Arena.

January 29, 2024 (mon)  Harlem Globetrotters in Saginaw, MI at Dow Event Center.

TBA 2024 (fri-sun)  Kalkaska Winterfest in Kalkaska, MI (northwest lower peninsula). ISDRA/IFSS Sled Dog Race, IWPA Weight Pull, craft show, more.   facebook

TBA 2024 (sat)  Port Huron's Chilly Fest (northeast of Detroit). chili cook-off, live entertainment, race/run, more.   facebook

TBA 2024 (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

January 27 - February 4, 2024  Detroit Boat Show at Huntington Place Detroit (formerly Cobo/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 28 - February 3, 2024 (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 1-4, 2024 (thu-sun)  Michigan International Auto Show in Grand Rapids, MI, at DeVos Place.   facebook

February 1-4, 2024 (thu-sun)  Perchville USA in Tawas, MI (East Michigan).   facebook

February 2-4, 2024 (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, 2024 (sat)  Tim Allen at Fox Theatre in Detroit.

TBA 2024 (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 11, 2024 (sun)  Super Bowl LVIII (58) / Super Bowl 2024 – game played in Las Vegas, Nevada.

February 14, 2024 (wednesday)  St. Valentine's Day

February 15-19, 2024 (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 16-17, 2024 (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 19, 2024 (monday)  Washington's Birthday / Presidents Day

February 24-25, 2024 (sat-sun)  Monster Jam - Detroit – at Ford Field.

February 24, 2024 (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

March 1-3, 2024 (fri-sun)  AutoRama Detroit at Huntington Place Detroit. 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.

March 1-3, 2024 (fri-sun)  Motor City Tattoo Expo 28th at Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center in Detroit.   facebook

March 2, 2024 (sat)  Toughest Monster Truck Tour at Dow Event Center in Saginaw, MI.

March 8-10, 2024 (fri-sun)  The Michigan Golf Show at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. “The Nations Largest Public Golf Show!”   facebook

March 8-10, 2024 (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 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, 2024 (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, 2024 (sunday)  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 22-24, 2024 (fri-sun)  Monster Jam - Grand Rapids – at Van Andel Arena.

March 24, 2024 (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

March 31, 2024 (sunday)  Easter

TBA  Michigan Winter Dog Classic – annual event, more than 7,000 dogs, 160+ breeds. Also judging, demonstrations, exhibitions, more.   facebook

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

TBA 2024  Detroit Tigers Home Opener at Comerica Park in Detroit.

April 12-13, 2024 (fri-sat)  Jeff Dunham at Fox Theatre in Detroit, “Still Not Canceled”.

April 25-27, 2024 (thu-sat)  2024 NFL Draft at Ford Field in Detroit.

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

April 26-30, 2023 (wed-sun)  Freep Film Festival in Detroit.   facebook

April 28-30, 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.

May 5, 2024 (sun)  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, 2024 (sunday)  Mother's Day

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 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 27, 2024 (monday)  Memorial Day

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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, 2023 (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

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 10, 2023 (sat)  National Asparagus Festival (NAF) in Hart, MI (west Michigan). annual event has Grand Parade, Asparagus Competition, arts & crafts, 5k run/walk, Asparagus Queen, more.   facebook

June 14-17, 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

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 15-18, 2023 (thu-sun)  Summerfest in Marysville (northeast of Detroit). annual event with large carnival midway, live local music, 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 16-18, 2023 (fri-sun)  West Michigan Chalk Art Festival (WMCAF) in Byron Center, MI (south of Grand Rapids). “We invite children, adults, families, and businesses to create their own art using chalk.”   facebook

June 17, 2023 (sat)  Cruisin' Gratiot car cruise in Eastpointe, MI (just north of Detroit). Annual with car shows and events on days before.   facebook

June 18, 2023 (sun)  Father's Day

June 19, 2023 (mon)  Juneteenth

June 20-25, 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

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.

June 26, 2023 (mon)  Ford Fireworks Detroit at Downtown Detroit Riverfront. Michigan's largest fireworks display, annual event.

June 27-30, 2024 (thu-sun)  Rocket Mortgage Classic PGA tournament at Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, MI. Prelims start on June 24th.   facebook

Rock 'n' Rides festival in Royal Oak, MI, maybe in 2024.

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 6-9, 2023 (thu-sun)  Uncle Sam Jam in Woodhaven, MI (Downriver, south of Detroit), at Civic Center Park. annual, Carnival rides and games, Free concerts, Firework Display, food, more.   facebook

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 7-9, 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 14-16, 2023 (fri-sun)  Festa Italiana at Freedom Hill Park in Sterling Heights. Italian heritage, music, food, drinks, fun.  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)

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).

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 27-30, 2023 (thu-sat)  Munger Potato Festival in Munger, MI (East/Mid MI, near Bay City). Carnival, Parade, Figure 8 and Demolition Derby, bands entertainment, Lots of Potatoes, more.   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)  Arab and Chaldean Festival at Hart Plaza in Downtown Detroit, free admission.

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.”

TBA  Roar On The River in Trenton, MI.   facebook

TBA  St. Clair Riverfest in St. Clair, MI.   facebook

TBA  Muskegon Rockstock & Carnival in Muskegon, MI.   facebook

next year: July 12-14, 2024 (fri-sun)  Detroit HydroFest Boat Racing on the Detroit River. Grand Prix Hydroplanes, H350 Hydro boats, Hot Rod show, live entertainment, more.   facebook

continues to 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

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, 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, 2023 (sat)  Utica's Gasoline Alley Car Show, Swap Meet, Gas Show in Utica, MI (north of Detroit).   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 17, 2024 (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 17-19, 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

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)  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 26, 2023 (sat)  Jamie Daniels Foundation 2023 Roast & Toast of Tomas Holmstrom & Nicklas Lidstrom at Sound Board in MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit.

August 26-27, 2023 (sat-sun)  Hazel Park Art Fair in Hazel Park, MI. Artists, musicians, food.   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

August 29 - September 2, 2024 (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

August 31 - September 4, 2023 (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 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 2-4, 2023 (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 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 2, 2024 (monday)  Labor Day

September 8-9, 2023 (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 8-10, 2023 (fri-sun)  Detroit Dance City Festival (DDCF) at various locations in Downtown Detroit. Performances, workshops.   facebook

September 8-10, 2023 (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 8-10, 2023 (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 8-10, 2023 (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 9, 2023 (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 9, 2023 (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, 2024 (wednesday)  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 14-17, 2023 (thu-sun)  Frankenmuth Oktoberfest in Frankenmuth, MI. annual event is a traditional celebration of German beer that originated in Munich in 1810.   facebook

September 14-17, 2023 (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 14 - Oct 1, 2023  ArtPrize 2.0 in Grand Rapids, MI (West Michigan). Big-time open art competition with prizes.   facebook

September 15-16, 2023 (fri-sat)  Michigan Apple Fest in Sparta, MI. Tons of apple fun food, Apple Pie Baking Contest, Apple Pie Eating Contest, Apple Sling Shot Contest, plus live music, Scarecrow Build Off, 5K Run, more.   facebook

September 15-17, 2023 (fri-sun)  Paul Bunyan Days in Oscoda, MI (northeast lower peninsula). annual event with Carnival, Bunyan Games, classic car show, BBQ Competition and more.

September 16, 2023 (sat)  Great Lake's Strongest Man and Woman at Turtle Creek Stadium in Traverse City, MI (northwest lower peninsula).  facebook

TBA 2024  Detroit Lions Season Home Opener – at Ford Field in Detroit.

September 22, 2023 (fri)  Katt Williams at Fox Theatre in Detroit.  fox-theatre

September 22-23, 2023 (fri-sat)  Detroit Concours d'Elegance at Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit, MI. 144 historically significant vehicles to be displayed.   facebook

September 22-24, 2023 (fri-sun)  Victorian Heritage Festival in Northville, MI. annual event has a parade and more.

September 22-24, 2023 (fri-sun)  DIY Street Fair in Ferndale, MI. annual, features art, music, food.   facebook

September 22-24, 2023 (fri-sun)  Clinton Fall Festival in Clinton, MI (lower southeast MI). annual. Carnival, Parade, live entertainment, food, more.  facebook

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

TBA  Flat Rock Riverfest at Huroc Park in Flat Rock, MI (south of Detroit).   facebook

September 28 - October 1, 2023 (thu-sun)  American Speed Festival at 87-acre M1 Concourse in Pontiac, MI.

September 29-30, 2023 (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 30 - Oct 1, 2023 (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

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 7, 2023 (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 7-8, 2023 (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 9, 2023 (monday)  Columbus Day

October 14, 2023 (sat)  Detroit Red Wings 2023-2024 Season Home Opener – Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

October 14, 2023 (sat)  Eddie Griffin at Sound Board in MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit.

October 14-15, 2023 (sat-sun)  Kiwanis Club CraneFest XXVIII 2023 at Big Marsh Lake in Calhoun County, MI (southwest Michigan). See thousands of Sandhill Cranes descending on expansive, shallow wetland, plus 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 13-15, 2023 (fri-sun)  Charlevoix Apple Festival in downtown Charlevoix, MI (northwest MI). Annual.

October 14-15, 2023 (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 21, 2023 (sat)  Monster's Ball at The Russel Event Center in Detroit. Halloween event with DJs, Stilt Walkers, Aerialists, Illusionists, Acrobats, Fire and Freak Show Performers, fortune tellers, more.   facebook

October 27-28,2023 (fri-sat)  Creepy Cheapy XV - Fifteenth Halloween Party at The Crofoot Complex in Pontiac, MI. 2-night musical masquerade, local bands perform full-costumed covers of national bands, plus a Costume Contest, DJs, more.   Crofoot events   facebook

October 28, 2023 (sat)  80s vs 90s Halloween Party & Pub Crawl at District 142 in Wyandotte, MI.

October 28, 2023 (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 31, 2023 (tuesday)  Halloween – Halloween Day, Trick or Treat!

November 2-5, 2023 (thu-sun)  Youmacon 2023 (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 3-5, 2023 (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 10-12, 2023 (fri-sun)  Motor City Comic Con Fall Edition at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. comic books and collectables for sale and trade, writers, artists, anime, gaming, costumes, special guests, more.   facebook

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

November 15-30, 2023  Deer Hunting Season - Regular Firearm

November 16-18, 2023 (thu-sat)  Grand Rapids Wine, Beer, & Food Festival – in Grand Rapids, MI (west Michigan), features more than 1,200 wines, beers, ciders and spirits from around the world.

November 17-19, 2023 (fri-sun)  Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The Greatest Show On Earth® features daring and never-before-seen acts on highwire, trapeze, bicycle, and more.

November 16 - December 24, 2023  Wayne County LightFest – one of the Midwest's longest drive-through holiday light displays. Annually on on Hines Drive, west of Detroit.

November 18, 2023 (sat)  Fantasticon in Port Huron, MI. show for comic book and pop culture collectors and fans.   facebook

TBA 2024 (fri)  Hob Nobble Gobble – at Ford Field in Detroit. Fundraiser for America's Thanksgiving Parade. Event has carnival midway, Parade of Stars, more.

November 28, 2024 (thursday)  Thanksgiving Day

November 28, 2024 (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 24-25-26, December 2-3, 9-10, 2023 (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, 2023 – one of the Midwest's longest drive-through holiday light displays. Annually on on Hines Drive, west of Detroit.

December 2, 2023 (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 2, 2023 (sat)  Annual Flint Motorcycle Ice Races at Dort Financial Center in Flint, MI.

December 3, 2023 (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 23, 2023 (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!

December 26, 2023 (tue)  Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit.

December 27, 2023 (wed)  WWE Live Holiday Tour at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

New Year's Eve Parties Events

NYE Listings for December 31, 2023 (Saturday Night)

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NYE Metro Detroit

nye 2024 Resolution Ball at The Masonic 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 2024 – in Detroit.   facebook

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.

NYE Listings in Metro Times Detroit year

(next year) NYE Metro Detroit for December 31, 2023

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

Motor City Gala New Years Eve 2024 –

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.)

Find More Events plus Bonus Info

Michigan Shakespeare Festival – various dates throughout the year, “The Official Shakespeare Festival of the State of Michigan”.   facebook 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 – runs some big festivals and events in Southeast Michigan and northern Ohio, list on main website.   facebook

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