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January 1, 2025 (wednesday)  New Year's Day

January 10-20, 2025  North American International Auto Show (Detroit Auto Show) – Huntington Place in Detroit, MI. One of the premier auto shows in the world!   facebook
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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 12-15, 2024 (fri-mon)  Shrine Circus - Flint at Dort Federal Event Center in Flint, MI.

January 19-20, 2024 (fri-sat)  Frost Festival in Rochester, MI (north of Detroit). Ice sculptures, ice carving competition, marshmallow roasting, more.

January 19-21, 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 20, 2025 (monday)  Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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 27, 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, kick sled races, Wife Carrying contest, food, polar bear dive, Iltamat (dance & buffet) and more Jan 10-27.   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

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.

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 2-3, 2024 (fri-sat)  Port Huron's Chilly Fest (northeast of Detroit). chili cook-off, chili crawl competition, ice sculptures, bed races, cornhole tourney, carriage rides, hot cocoa run, live entertainment, more.   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 2-4, 2024 (fri-sun)  Winter Blast Royal Oak in Royal Oak, MI. Mt. Brighton Learn to Ski and Snowboard Experience, Axe Throwing, free ice skating, ice garden, zip line rides, live music, Winter Whisker Wars, more.

February 9, 2025 (sun)[next year]  Super Bowl LIX (59) – game played in New Orleans, Louisiana.

February 14, 2025 (friday)  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). Ice fishing contest, Polar Bear Dip, Chili Cookoff, live entertainment, fireworks display, more.

February 17, 2025 (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 24, 2024 (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. Event also has celebrity appearances, live entertainment, pinup girl contest, charity auction, much more.

March 1-2, 2024 (fri-sat)  Hamtramck Blowout in Hamtramck, MI. A variety of live music at approx 14 venues!

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 6-10, 2024 (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 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 10, 2024 (sun)  St. Patrick's Parade - Detroit – annual parade on Michigan Avenue, a little west of Downtown Detroit.

March 13-17, 2024 (wed-sun)  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, 2025 (monday)  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 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 26-31, 2024 (online March 26-April 7)  Ann Arbor Film Festival in Ann Arbor, MI. 2,743 Films submitted from 94 Countries.

TBA:  Michigan Winter Dog Classic –

TBA 2025  Detroit Tigers Home Opener at Comerica Park in Detroit.

April 6, 2024 (sat)  Monroe Street Fair and Hash Bash Festival in Ann Arbor, MI. annual.   facebook

April 19, 2024 (fri)  Motor City Comedy Festival at Fox Theatre in Detroit.   facebook

April 19-20, 2024 (fri-sat)  Bringin' Back the 80's Festival in Frankenmuth, MI (north of Flint). annual event, proceeds go to cancer-related causes.   facebook

April 20, 2025 (sunday)  Easter

April 24-28, 2024 (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 26-28, 2024 (fri-sun)  Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival in Vermontville, MI (west of Lansing). annual event with buying syrup, parade, carnival rides, talent show, arts and crafts, flea market, petting zoo, princess pageant, free entertainment, more.

May 4-12, 2024  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 4-5, 2024 (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 5, 2025 (mon)  Cinco de Mayo – an all-day Mexican celebration.

May 10-12, 2024 (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 11, 2024 (sat)  Blossomtime Festival Grand Floral Parade from St. Joseph to Benton Harbor, MI (southwestern Michigan). Pre-parade events include pageants, run/walk, more.

May 11, 2025 (sunday)  Mother's Day

May 16-19, 2024 (thu-sun)  National Morel Mushroom Festival in Boyne City, MI (Northwest Lower Peninsula). annual event has Taste of Morels, morel hunting, carnival, art & craft show, concert, more.   facebook

May 17-18, 2024 (fri-sat)  World Expo of Beer (WEB) in Frankenmuth, MI, nearly 350 different beers from around the world.   facebook

May 17-19, 2024 (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 25, 2024 (sat)  Petoskey Stone Festival in Antrim County, MI (northwestern MI). Free festival honoring Michigan's State Stone. Entertainment, food, music, activities for the entire family.   facebook

May 25-27, 2024 (sat-mon) Movement Electronic Music Festival in downtown Detroit.   facebook

May 26, 2025 (monday)  Memorial Day

TBA:  Nashville, MI Balloon Festival (western/mid MI).  facebook

May 31 - June 2, 2024 (fri-sun)  Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar racing in Downtown Detroit, MI.   facebook

May 31 - June 1, 2024 (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

List of fireworks shows in Michigan →

June 1-2, 2024 (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 2, 2024 (sun)  Cruisin' 53 Center Line - Warren car cruise and car show on Van Dyke Ave in Warren and Center Line, MI (just north of Detroit), now part of the Center Line Independence   facebook

June 6-9, 2024 (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 7-9, 2024 (fri-sun))  Festival of the Arts - Grand Rapids (West Michigan). A free community showcase of dance, music, art, food, plus activities.

June 7-9, 2024 (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 7-9, 2024 (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 8, 2024 (sat)  National Cereal Festival in Battle Creek, MI (southwest Michigan). Annual event in birthplace of the cereal industry has Grand Cereal Parade, variety of entertainment, Free Cereal for all, and more.

June 8, 2024 (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 8, 2024 (sat)  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 12-16, 2024 (wed-sun)  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 13-15, 2024 (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 13-16, 2024 (thu-sun)  Summerfest in Marysville (northeast of Detroit). annual event with large carnival midway, live local music, food, more.   facebook

June 14-16, 2024 (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 15, 2024 (sat)  Night Nation Run Running Music Festival at Comerica Park in Detroit. Fun Run music filled course with Live DJs, Light Shows, main stage after party.   facebook

June 15, 2024 (sat)  Cruisin' Gratiot Eastpointe car cruise in Eastpointe, MI (just north of Detroit) also has car shows and events on days before.   facebook

June 19, 2025 (thursday)  Juneteenth

June 19-23, 2024 (wed-sun)  Bay-Rama Fishfly Festival in New Baltimore, MI (northeast of Detroit). annual event includes large midway, large firework display, parade, live entertainment, Miss Bay-Rama Queen’s Pageant, contests, much more.

June 20-23, 2024 (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 21, 2025 (sun)  Father's Day

June 21, 2024 (fri)  Jobbie Nooner 50th Annual 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 21-23, 2024 (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 21-23, 2024 (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 24, 2024 (mon)  Ford Fireworks Detroit at Downtown Detroit Riverfront. Michigan's largest fireworks display, annual event.

June 25-30, 2024 (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 27-30, 2024 (thu-sun)  Rocket Mortgage Classic PGA tournament at Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, MI. Prelims start on June 24th.   facebook

June 27-30, 2024 (thu-sun)  Taylor Summer Festival at Heritage Park in Taylor, MI (south of Detroit). Carnival/midway, free concerts, fireworks, more.   facebook

June 27-30, 2024 [tentative]  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 28-30, 2024 (fri-sun)  Milan Mud Bash 2024 at Milan Dragway in MIlan, MI. Tough Truck/Side by side Races, Truck Tugs, Dirt Drags, Freestyle Competition, live entertainment, more.   facebook

June 28-30, 2024 (fri-sun)  Trenton Summer Festival in Trenton, MI (south of Detroit). street fair, beer tent, live entertainment, more. annual.   facebook

June 28-30, 2024 (fri-sun)  Michigan Challenge Balloonfest in Howell, MI. Annual event features balloon launches, carnival and entertainment.

June 28-30, 2024 (fri-sun)  Michigan Lavender Festival at Eastern Michigan State Fairgrounds in Imlay City, MI. Lavender themed classes, artist workshops, over 175 Artists and Makers, harp music, more.

TBA: Rock 'n' Rides festival in Royal Oak, MI.

June 29 - July 6, 2024  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

List of fireworks shows in Michigan →

July 3-7, 2024 (thu-tue)  Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival at W.K. Kellogg Airport in Battle Creek, MI (southwest Michigan). Air Shows, Hot-Air Balloons, firework shows, carnival, live music, more.

July 4, 2025 (friday)  Independence Day USA (July 4th).

July 5-14, 2024  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 11-14, 2024 (thu-sun)  Uncle Sam Jam in Woodhaven, MI (Downriver, south of Detroit), at Civic Center Park. annual, Free Concerts, carnival rides and games, Drone Show, Monster Truck Rides, fireworks, food, more.   facebook

July 13, 2024  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 10-13, 2024 (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 11-20, 2024  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 11-13, 2024 (thu-sat)  Blissfield River Raisin Festival in Blissfield, MI (lower Southeast Michigan). annual event has parade, fireworks, live music, pageant, more.   facebook

July 12-14, 2024 (fri-sun)  Art In The Park in Plymouth, MI (west of Detroit). over 400 artists from around the U.S., plus entertainment and cuisine.   facebook

July 17-20, 2024 (thu-sat)  Blue Water Festival in Port Huron, MI (northeast of Detroit). Annual prelude to the Bayview Mackinac Race. Carnival, concerts, fireworks, rotary parade, street fair, more.   facebook

July 17-20, 2024 (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 18-20, 2024 (thu-sat)  Ann Arbor Art Fair in Ann Arbor, MI. “The largest juried art fair in the nation, features nearly 1,000 artists, draws close to half a million attendees.”   facebook

July 19-21, 2024 (fri-sun)  Faster Horses Country Music Festival annual music and camping fest at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI.   facebook

July 19-21, 2024 (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 19-21, 2024 (fri-sun)  Festa Italiana at Freedom Hill Park in Sterling Heights. Italian heritage, music, food, drinks, fun.  facebook

July 20-21, 2023 (sat-sun)  Thunder Over Michigan Air Show at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, MI (west of Detroit). Amazing performances!

July 20, 2024 (sat)  Bayview Mackinac Race (Port Huron To Mackinac Sailing Race). “The World’s Longest Continuously Run Long Distance Freshwater Yacht Race.“ 298 statute mile course. a.k.a. Port Huron to Mackinac Island Yacht Race.

July 25-27, 2024 (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 25-28, 2024 (thu-sun)  Munger Potato Festival in Munger, MI (East/Mid MI, near Bay City). Carnival, Parade, Figure 8 and Demolition Derby, bands entertainment, lots of Free Potatoes, more.   facebook

July 26 - August 4, 2024  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 26-27, 2024 (fri-sat)  Summer Beer Festival - Ypsilanti in Ypsilanti, MI. approx 150 Michigan breweries, approx 1,000 different craft beers, plus live music from Michigan bands.

July 26-28, 2024 (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 27, 2024 (sat)[tentative]  Telegraph Cruise (car cruise) on Telegraph Road (US 24) in Taylor, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn and Redford Township (southeast Michigan). annual cruise on the fourth Saturday of July each year.

July 27-28, 2024 (sat-sun)  Orchard Lake Fine Art Show in West Bloomfield, MI. “up to 130 renowned juried artists, voted one of the top 100 art shows in America.”

July 27-28, 2024 (sat-sun)  Arab and Chaldean Festival at Hart Plaza in Downtown Detroit, free admission.

TBA  Roar On The River in Trenton, MI.   facebook

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

TBA  Muskegon Rockstock   facebook

continues daily to August 4, 2024  Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival in Grand Haven, MI (West Michigan). Parades, Fireworks, Carnival, Entertainment, Ship Tours, Street Dance, Car Show and more. United States Coast Guard.   facebook

August 2-3, 2024 (fri-sat)  Highland Games - 175th Annual at Greenmead Historical Park in Livonia, MI. Scottish Heavy Athletics, Ceilidh Live Bands, Highland Dancing, Pipe & Drums, Whisky Tastings, more.

August 2-3, 2024 (fri-sat)  Fish Sandwich Festival in Bay Port, MI (in Michigan's thumb).  facebook

August 2-4, 2024 (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 2-4, 2024 (fri-sun)  Buy Michigan Now Festival in Northville, MI. Michigan-based businesses and Michigan-made products.   facebook

August 3, 2024 (sat)  Parade of Lights lighted boat parade on the Clinton River in Harrison Township, MI. annual.   facebook

August 3, 2024 (sat)  Bud Bash Boating Party on South Shore of Houghton Lake, MI. annual.

August 3, 2024 (sat)  Island Art Fair in Grand Ledge, MI. Juried fine arts and craft show, music, riverboat ride, food.  facebook

August 4, 2024 (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.” Many pre-cruise events including car shows.   facebook

August 4, 2024 (sun)  Troy Traffic Jam Classic Car Show in Troy, MI. annual, over 200 classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars, specialty vehicles.

August 8-11, 2024 (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 9-18, 2024  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 9-10, 2024 (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 9-11, 2024 (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 9-11, 2024 (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 10, 2024 (sat)  Utica's Gasoline Alley Car Show, Swap Meet, Gas Show in Utica, MI (north of Detroit).   facebook

August 12-18, 2024 (mon-sun)  Armada Fair – 152nd 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, concert, more.

August 16-18, 2024 (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 16-18, 2024 (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 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, 2024 (sat)  Back to the Bricks Car Cruise in Flint, MI. Back to the Bricks has Tune-up Parties, car shows, promo tours and cruise Aug 12-17, 2024. Over 500,000 car enthusiasts attend each year, lots of cruisin and more on 13 mile route.   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 17 - September 29, 2024 (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 18, 2024 (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 23-25, 2024 (fri-sun)  HydroFest Detroit Hydroplane Racing on the Detroit River.   facebook

August 23-24, 2024 (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 24-25, 2024 (sat-sun)  Hazel Park Art Fair in Hazel Park, MI. Artists, musicians, food.   facebook

August 25, 2024 (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 29 - September 2, 2024 (thu-mon)  Detroit Shrine Circus at Michigan State Fair 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

August 30 - September 2, 2024 (fri-mon)  Arts, Beats & Eats Festival 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

August 30 - September 2, 2024 (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

August 30, 2024 (fri)  Martin Lawrence at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. “Y’all Know What It Is! Tour” wsg Deon Cole with Benji Brown and Clayton Thomas.

August 31 - September 2, 2024 (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

TBA 2024 (thu-mon)  Romeo Peach Festival in Romeo, MI (north of Detroit). annual festival has Floral Parade, carnival rides, crafts show, live music, food, more.

continues thru September 29, 2024 (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 6-7, 2024 (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 7, 2024 (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 6-8, 2024 (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 6-8, 2024 (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 6-8, 2024 (fri-sun)  Detroit Dance City Festival DDCF at Detroit Institute of Arts. Performances, workshops.   facebook

September 6-8, 2024 (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 7, 2024 (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 8, 2024 (sun)  Detroit Lions Season/Home Opener – at Ford Field in Detroit. Lions vs Los Angeles Rams at 8:20pm.

September 11, 2024 (wednesday)  Patriot Day (9/11 Remembrance Day)

September 12-15, 2024 (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 12-15, 2024 (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 13-15, 2024 (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 13-28, 2024  ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI (West Michigan). Big-time open art competition with prizes.   facebook

September 14, 2024 (sat)  Great Lake's Strongest Man strength event at Turtle Creek Stadium in Traverse City, MI (northwest lower peninsula).  facebook

September 14, 2024 (sat)  RADwood – at Hart Plaza in Detroit. celebration of '80s and '90s automotive lifestyle, an event for cars, trucks, and bikes from 1980-1999.

TBA 2024 (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 19-22, 2024 (thu-sun)  Frankenmuth Oktoberfest in Frankenmuth, MI. annual event is a traditional celebration of German beer that originated in Munich in 1810.   facebook

September 20-22, 2024 (fri-sun)  Victorian Heritage Festival in Northville, MI. annual event has parade, live music, theatrical performances, Victorian-era reenactors, more.

September 20-22, 2024 (fri-sun)  DIY Street Fair in Ferndale, MI. annual, features art, music, food.   facebook

September 21-22, 2024 (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 27-28, 2024 (fri-sat)  Oktoberfest Grand Rapids at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids, MI (west Michigan). “Celebration of German heritage & traditions, features many different beers brought in from Germany as well as authentic food, music, games, more.

September 27-29, 2024 (fri-sun)  Pumpkinfest in South Lyon, MI. west of Detroit. annual. Parade, run, scarecrow contest, baking contest, games, more.   facebook

TBA 2024 (fri-sun)  Clinton Fall Festival in Clinton, MI (lower southeast MI). annual. Carnival, Parade, live entertainment, food, more.  facebook

TBA  Flat Rock Riverfest in Flat Rock, MI.   facebook

October 3-6, 2024 (thu-sun)  American Speed Festival at 87-acre M1 Concourse in Pontiac, MI. “Everything from Vintage Indy cars, historic stock cars, to endurance and modern-day supercars. Experience race cars in motion from every era.”

October 5, 2024 (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 5-6, 2024 (sat-sun)  Huron Township Applefest – in New Boston, MI (southwest of Detroit). Pie Contest, Fiddlers Contest, live entertainment, petting farm, more.

October 5-6, 2024 (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 11-13, 2024 (fri-sun)  Charlevoix Apple Fest in Charlevoix, MI (northwest MI). Annual.

October 12-13, 2024 (sat-sun)  Kiwanis Club CraneFest XXIX 2024 at Big Marsh Lake in Calhoun County, MI (southwest Michigan). Thousands of Sandhill Cranes descend on expansive wetland, plus artists displaying and selling.  facebook

October 12-13, 2024 (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 14, 2024 (monday)  Columbus Day

TBA 2024  Detroit Red Wings 2024-2025 Season Home Opener – at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

October 18-20, 2024 (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 19, 2024 (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 25-27, 2024 (fri-sun)  Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. “The Greatest Show On Earth” features “aerial, acrobatics, world dance, music, comedy, and jaw-dropping thrills. 75 performers, 18+ countries represented.”

TBA 2024 (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

TBA 2024 (fri-sat)  Creepy Cheapy 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

TBA 2024 (sat)  Halloween Party at District 142 in Wyandotte, MI.

October 31, 2024 (thursday)  Halloween – Halloween Day, Trick or Treat!

October 31 - November 3, 2024 (thu-sun)  Youmacon 2024 (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 1-3, 2024 (fri-sun)  Snowmobile USA Show – at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. Snowmobiles, ATVs, UTVs, swap meets, so much more.”

TBA 2024 (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 11, 2024 (monday)  Veterans' Day - Thank You for Your Service!

November 15-30, 2024  Deer Hunting Season - Regular Firearm

TBA 2024 (November 16 - December 24, 2023)  Wayne County LightFest – one of the Midwest's longest drive-through holiday light displays. Annually on Hines Drive, west of Detroit.

TBA 2024 (sat)  Fantasticon - Port Huron in Port Huron, MI. show for comic book, sci-fi, pop culture collectors and fans.   facebook

November 21-23, 2024 (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.

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

TBA 2024 [November 24-26, 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 continues through Dec. 24th – one of the Midwest's longest drive-through holiday light displays. On Hines Drive, west of Detroit.

TBA 2024 (sat)  Noel Night in Detroit, multiple venues. Horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, craft activities, performances by area music, theatre, and dance groups, more.

TBA 2024 (sat)  Annual Flint Motorcycle Ice Races at Dort Financial Center in Flint, MI.

TBA December 2024  Rock 4 Tots - No Child Without A Christmas at Freddy's Bar & Grill in Clinton Township, MI. annual event, over 50 bands/musicians.  facebook

December 8, 2024 (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

TBA 2024 (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, 2024 (wednesday)  Christmas – Merry Christmas to all good people, everywhere!

TBA December 2024  Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit.

New Year's Eve Parties Events

NYE Listings for December 31, 2024 (Tuesday 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

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

LOTS of NYE Listings in Metro Times Detroit year

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

Annual NYE Events in Other Areas in Michigan

New Year’s Eve Celebration in Mount Pleasant, MI – at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort. 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).