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List of popular Fairs, Shows, Car Cruises, Celebrations, Concerts, Sports, festivals and special events in Detroit Area, West Michigan, Mid Michigan, Northern Michigan. Continually updated, list has dates, descriptions, event website links to get full current info. Scroll down or click handy shortcuts.

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Jim Belushi, Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade, North American International Auto Show (Detroit), ArtPrize 2020, Woodward Dream Cruise, Arts, Beats & Eats, Michigan State Fair ...   scroll down page to see these and many more events.

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Upcoming Concerts in Detroit and Michigan 2019 2020

Dru Hill and Color Me Badd – December 5 at Sound Board.
Jeezy – December 13 at Little Caesars Arena.
Michael W. Smith Christmas – December 18 at Fox Theatre.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas – December 21 at Fox Theatre.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra – December 28 at Little Caesars Arena.
Garth Brooks – February 22 at Ford Field.
Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, more– March 21 at Little Caesars Arena.
Elton John – May 1 + 2 at Little Caesars Arena.
Reba McEntire –May 9 at Van Andel Arena.
Billy Joel – July 10 at Comerica Park.
Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line – August 15 at Ford Field.
Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer – August 19 at Comerica Park.
Kiss – September 11 at DTE Energy Music Theatre.
Alabama – October 23 at Fox Theatre.

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Popular Events Fairs Shows Festivals in Michigan 2019-2020

January 1, 2020 (wednesday)  New Year's Day

January 3-5, 2020 (thu-sun)  Southeast Michigan Auto Show – at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.

January 9-12, 2020 (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 10-12, 2020 (fri-sun)  Plymouth Ice Festival in Plymouth, MI. annual event features about 100 ice sculptures, live music and entertainment, food and a variety of events. About 100,000 people attend each year.   facebook

January 16-19, 2020 (thu-sun)  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

January 18-20 and January 25-27, 2019  Tip Up Town USA (TUT) at Houghton Lake, MI (northern lower peninsula). Friday through Sunday both weekends. Largest Winter Festival in Michigan, Grand Parade, Snowmobile Drag Races, Motorcycle Ice Racing, Carnival rides and games, Fireworks, ice slide, ice fishing contest, ice carving, ice sculpture contest, chainsaw carving, polar bear dip, coed softball on ice, beverage tent, winter fashion show, kids rides & games, garage sale, scavenger hunt, poker run, more. Annually the last two weekends in January.   facebook

January 17-19, 2020 (fri-sun)  Fire & Ice Festival in Rochester, MI (north of Detroit). annual event features Fireworks, TasteFest, tube sledding, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, dog sled rides, ice skating, broom ball exhibition, ice sculptures, more.   facebook

January 17-20, 2020 (fri-mon)  Shrine Circus - Flint at Dort Event Center in Flint, MI.

January 19, 2019 (sat)  Royal Oak Beer Fest - Polar in Royal Oak, MI.   facebook

January 19 - February 17, 2019 (weekends)  Quicken Loans Winter Blast in Detroit at Campus Martius Park. See website to find out which weekends feature ice sculptures, winter slide, free ice skating, zip line, local music showcase, dj showcase, food trucks, more.

January 20, 2020 (monday)  Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 22-27, 2020 (wed-mon)  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.

January 24-26, 2020 (fri-sun)  Shrine Circus - Saginaw at The Dow Event Center.

January 25-26, 2019 (fri-sat)  Port Huron's Chilly Fest (northeast of Detroit). Ice sculptures, chili cook-off, live entertainment, more.   facebook

January 25 - February 2, 2019  Ferndale Blues & Music Festival in Ferndale, MI (just north of Detroit). Annual Blues and more Fest.   facebook

January 26, 2019 (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, concerts and more Jan 10 to Feb 1.  facebook

January 27, 2019 (sun)  Harlem Globetrotters at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI.

January 27 - February 2, 2019 (mon-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   youtube

January 31 - February 3, 2019 (thu-sun)  Michigan International Auto Show in Grand Rapids, MI, at DeVos Place.   facebook

January 31 - February 3, 2019 (thu-sun)  Perchville USA in Tawas, MI (East Michigan). Parade, Fishing Contest, Chilly Cook-off, Polar Bear Swims, kick-off dinner, tent with beer/wine and live entertainment for adults, horse-drawn carriage rides, more.   facebook

February 2, 2020 (sun)  Super Bowl Sunday / Super Bowl LIV (54) – game played in Miami, Florida. Kickoff about 6:35 pm.

TBA 2020 (mon)  WWE – at Van Andel Arena.

February 14, 2020 (friday)  Valentine's Day

February 14-17, 2019 (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 14-18, 2019 (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 16-24, 2019  Detroit Boat Show at TCF Center in Detroit. The Premier boating event in the State of 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

February 15-16, 2019 (fri-sun)  Shanty Days in Caseville, MI (Thumb area). annual, events include Ice Fishing Contests, Chili Cookoff, Beer Tent, Raffle, Texas Hold-Em Tournament, Potty Trotty outhouse race, Human Bowling, Pool Tournament, Live Music, Karaoke, DJ & Dancing, Snow Golf, Cold Butt Euchre, kids entertainment, Fireworks, more.

February 17, 2020 (monday)  Washington's Birthday / Presidents Day

February 22, 2020 (sat)  The LIT AF Tour hosted by Martin Lawrence at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, with Deray Davis, Lil Rel, & Donnell Rawlings.

February 22-23, 2019 (fri-sat)  Winter Beer Festival – at Fifth Third Ballpark in Grand Rapids, MI (West Michigan). annual event features approximately 88 Michigan breweries and almost 800 different craft beers.

February 23, 2019 (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 23, 2019 (sat)  Coopersville Chili Cook-Off and Outhouse 500 in West Michigan, northwest of Grand Rapids. annual event.

February 23-24, 2019 (sat-sun)  Kalkaska Winterfest in Kalkaska, MI (northwest lower peninsula). Sled Dog Races, Dog Weight Pulls, Demo Derby, craft show, more.   facebook

February 28, 2019 (thu)  Harlem Globetrotters at Dow Event Center in Saginaw, MI.

February 28 - March 1, 2020 (fri-sun)  Detroit AutoRama at TCF Center in 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 7-9, 2019 (thu-sat)  Hamtramck Music Festival in Hamtramck, MI (inside Detroit). approx 180 music acts perform at 22 venues, most within walking distance of each other. Annual event goes back to the original vibe and feel of the Metro Times Blowout. It's a bar hoppin', venue hoppin', local live music good time!   facebook

March 2, 2019 (sat)  Harlem Globetrotters Fan Powered World Tour at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.  details

March 7-17, 2019  Gilda's LaughFest based in Grand Rapids and includes events throughout west Michigan. Annual, “The nation's first-ever community-wide festival of laughter” averages more than 200 shows, 60+ performers.   facebook

March 8-9, 2019 (fri-sat)  Toughest Monster Truck Tour – Monster Trucks at Dow Event Center.

March 8-10, 2019 (fri-sun)  The Michigan Golf Show at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. Over 400 exhibitors. Retailers, Resorts, Travel Destinations, Great Deals on Michigan Golf Courses, and a variety of hands-on activities.

March 8-10, 2019 (fri-sun)  Michigan Horse Expo at Michigan State University Pavilion in East Lansing, MI. International Stallion Exhibition and Trade Show, one of the top three-day horse expos in the country. View stallions of different breeds, has clinics, seminars, educational events, about 200 vendor booths, and a Rodeo.

March 9, 2019 (sat)  WWE Live – at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

March 9-10, 2019 (sat sun)  Monster Jam - Detroit – Monster Trucks at Ford Field.

March 10, 2019 (sun)  St. Patrick's Parade - Detroit – annual parade on Michigan Avenue, a little west of Downtown Detroit.

March 10, 2019 (sun)  Corktown Paddy's Parade Party in Corktown (Detroit), next to Gaelic League. annual Irish Celebration has Heated Tent and Outdoor Party, Irish Drink, beer tents, full bar, Irish Dance, DJs and entertainment, food, more.   facebook

March 13-17, 2019 (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, 2020 (tuesday)  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, 2019 (fri-sun)  Monster Jam - Grand Rapids – Monster Trucks at Van Andel Arena.

March 24, 2019 (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, 2019 (tue-sun)  Ann Arbor Film Festival in Ann Arbor, MI. annual, independent & experimental film.

April 4, 2019 (thu)  Detroit Tigers Home Opener – Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park in Detroit, MI. Major League Baseball.

April 6-7, 2019 (sat-sun)  Great Lakes Art Fair at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI (northwest of Detroit). Annual, indoors, over 200 booths of artists and displays, including sculpture, painting, ceramics, clothing, jewelry, more.

April 7, 2019 (sun)  Traverse City Chocolate Festival in northwest Michigan.   facebook

April 10-14, 2019 (wed-sun)  Freep Film Festival – annual, in Detroit.   facebook

April 21, 2019 (sunday)  Easter (Easter Sunday)

TBA 2019 (wed-sun)  National Trout Festival in Kalkaska, MI (northwest MI, near Traverse City). annual event has a parade, carnival midway, classic car show, arts & crafts, entertainment, fireworks, more.

April 26, 2019 (fri)  Detroit Music Awards at The Fillmore Detroit. Big time annual Awards Ceremony & Show (local Grammy's) is all about meeting, congratulating, and celebrating our talented local musicians and producers in grand style featuring award presentations and live performances. Public event.   facebook

April 26-28, 2019 (fri-sun)  MI Earth Day Fest in Rochester, MI (north of Detroit). Earth Day celebration.   facebook

April 26-28, 2019 (fri-sun)  Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival in Vermontville, MI (west of Lansing). annual event with Mid-America rides, talent show, arts and crafts, flea market, two parades, petting zoo, princess pageant, various displays, games, free entertainment, a pancake derby, arm wrestling, syrup producers selling syrup, more.

April 27, 2019 (sat)  Royal Oak Beer Fest - Spring in Royal Oak, MI.   facebook

April 28, 2019 (sun)  Dawn Farm Annual Ride for Recovery (bicycle, walk, run) in Ypsilanti, MI. annual fundraiser for Dawn Farm which provides professional care for those with alcohol and other drug problems.   facebook

May 2-5, 2019 (thu-sun)  Michigan International Women's Show at Surburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.

May 5, 2019 (sunday)  Cinco de Mayo – an all-day Mexican celebration.

May 5, 2018 (sat)  Blossomtime Festival Grand Floral Parade from St. Joseph to Benton Harbor, MI (southwestern Michigan). Pre-parade events include pageants, run/walk, more.

May 4-5, 2019 (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 4-12, 2019  Tulip Time Festival in Holland, MI (western Michigan). annual celebration of Dutch heritage and culture. Parades, Carnival, Klompen Dancers (nearly 1,700 total dancers), music and variety shows from national headline entertainers to local. Plus Dutch Dance performances, Dutch Food, art and craft fair, fireworks, children's events, trolley tours, more.   facebook

May 10-11, 2019 (fri-sat)  Spring Fling Festival at Yack Arena in Wyandotte, MI. Live entertainment, rides, vegas, crafts, games, food, raffles, more.

May 10-12, 2019 (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, crafts and hobbies, flea market, horse pull, more.

May 10-19, 2019  Cinetopia Film Festival in Detroit and Ann Arbor. multiple venues, over 50 films.

May 12, 2019 (sunday)  Mother's Day

May 15-16, 2020 (fri-sat)  World Expo of Beer (WEB) in Frankenmuth, MI, has nearly 300 different beers from around the world!

May 16-19, 2019 (wed-sun)  National Morel Mushroom Festival in Boyne City, MI (Northwest Lower Peninsula). annual event has Mushroom hunts, cooking demonstrations, live music, more.

May 17-19, 2019 (fri-sun)  Motor City Comic Con 2019 at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. annual, “Michigan's #1 Comic Event, a multi-media event with over 1 million comics and collectables for sale and trade.” Comic books, writers, artists, anime, gaming, special guests and more.   facebook

May 18-19, 2019 (sat-sun)  Victorian Days in Grand Ledge, MI. Features corsets and bustled skirts, proper deportment, top hats, serious facial hair, Civil War Re-enactor, High Tea, May Pole Dance, period crafts, SteamPunk Expo in 2019, more.   facebook

May 24-27, 2019 (fri-mon)  St. Mary's Polish Country Fairin Orchard Lake (northwest of Detroit). annual event has Carnival Rides, $10,000 Raffle, Authentic Polish and All-American food, Las Vegas Tent with Casino Games, bingo, live music, dancing, kids area, more.   facebook

May 25, 2020 (monday)  Memorial Day

May 25, 2019 (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 25-27, 2019 (sat-mon)  Movement - Electronic Music Festival in Detroit at Hart Plaza. annual event features multiple stages, lots of EDM, international and local artists.   facebook

May 26-31, 2020 (tue-sun)  Rocket Mortgage Classic PGA tournament at Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, MI.

May 29-31, 2020 (fri-sun)  Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle in Detroit, MI. Verizon IndyCar Series Chevrolet Dual in Detroit (two races), Chevrolet Sports Car Classic, SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks, Trans Am Series, entertainment, more.   facebook   twitter

May 31 - June 1, 2019 (fri-sat)  Mount Clemens Cruise annual Car Cruise and Car Show in Mount Clemens, MI (northeast of Detroit). Awards in many classes, plus live band, special attractions and more. Proceeds benefit local charities.   facebook

June - July, 2019   Ann Arbor Summer Festival (A2SF) in Ann Arbor, MI. alternative folk to improv comedy to experimental fringe. A variety of headlining talent alongside today's young artists. Annual event, multiple locations.   facebook

June 1-2, 2019 (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 6-9, 2019 (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 6-7, 2020 (sat-sun)[next year]  Selfridge ANGB Open House and Airshow at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Mount Clemens, MI (north of Detroit).   facebook

June 6-20, 2020  North American International Auto Show (Detroit Auto Show, NAIAS) – in Downtown Detroit, MI. One of the premier auto shows in the world! Annual.   facebook

North American International Auto Show 2020 Schedule
June 6 – The Gallery
June 9-10 – Industry Preview, 9-11 – AutoMobili
June 12 – Charity Preview Gala
June 13-20 – Public Show

June 7-9, 2019 (fri-sun)  Festival of the Arts - Grand Rapids (West Michigan). annual event known as Festival. A FREE community showcase of the arts: visual, performing & culinary West Michigan artists. The area's bands, choirs, rock, folk, country, blues – the works.

June 7-9, 2019 (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.

June 7-9, 2019 (fri-sun)  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

June 7-9, 2019 (fri-sun)  Flat Rock Summer Blast at Huroc Park in Flat Rock, MI (south of Detroit). Free concerts and entertainment acts, shows, beer tent, food, more.   facebook

June 7-9, 2019 (fri-sun)  Motor City Irish Fest (MCIF) in Livonia, MI (west of Detroit) at Greenmead on corner of Newburgh & 8 Mile. Bands, Irish Dance groups, Pipe and drum bands, Irish beer & food, more.   facebook

June 8, 2019 (sat)  National Cereal Fest in Battle Creek, MI (southwest Michigan). Annual event has Grand Cereal Parade, Breakfast Table, live entertainment and more.

June 8-9, 2019 (sat)  Harleyfest 2019 at Motor City Harley-Davidson in Farmington Hills, MI. 2019 entertainment has stunt show, 12 bands including RATT.   facebook

June 9, 2019 (sun)  NASCAR FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn, MI. ARCA Racing Series and LTi Printing 250 on days before the 400.

June 12-15, 2019 (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 13-15, 2019 (thu-sat)  Liberty Fest! in Canton, MI (west of Detroit). annual event has carnival rides, midway games, live music and dance of China, India, Mexico, Tahiti, Italy, New Zealand and more, plus Liberty Run, fireworks, food, more.

June 13-16, 2019 (thu-sun)  Summerfest in Marysville (northeast of Detroit). annual event with large carnival midway, live local music, monster truck rides, more.   facebook

June 14-15, 2019 (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

June 14-16, 2019 (fri-sun)  National Strawberry Festival in Belleville, MI (west of Detroit). annual Father's Day event has Parade, Two Midways with Carnival Rides and Games, beer tent, music and concerts, Idol contest, Strawberry Treats, car show, crafters, more.

June 15, 2019 (sat)  Cruisin' Gratiot in Eastpointe, MI (just north of Detroit). Annual car cruise with a week long celebration, car shows and events start on Monday.   facebook

June 16, 2019 (sun)  Father's Day

June 19-23, 2019 (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 20-23, 2019 (thu-sun)  Rock 'n' Rides festival in Royal Oak, MI (just north of Detroit). 18 ride carnival, live music, free arts & crafts, block party, food, more.

June 21-23, 2019 (fri-sun)  Detroit River Days at Detroit Riverfront in West Riverfront Park. Food trucks and music, Tuskegee Airmen Museum Airshow.   facebook

June 21-23, 2019 (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, Iron Chef Competetion, marketplace, more.   facebook

June 21-23, 2019 (fri-sun)  Arts & Acts Festival in Northville, MI. More than 130 local and national artists and vendors of arts, crafts, theatre, literature, music, food and more.

June 22, 2019 (sat)  International Tug Boat Race on the Detroit River between Detroit & Windsor (Ontario, Canada). As many as 30 tugs of all sizes with roaring diesels and blaring air horns compete at the same time. Some larger tugs have more than 2,000 horsepower.

June 22, 2019 (sat)  All American Cruise (Wayne Road Car Cruise) in Westland, MI (west of Detroit). annual cruise on Wayne Rd from Joy Road to Glenwood Road.   facebook

June 24, 2019 (mon)  Ford Fireworks Detroit at Downtown Detroit Riverfront. Michigan's largest fireworks display. Including across the river in Windsor, Canada, about one million people watch this annual event.

June 25-30, 2019 (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

List of fireworks shows in Michigan →

June 27-30, 2019 (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 27-30, 2019 (thu-sun)  Taylor Summer Festival at Heritage Park in Taylor, MI (south of Detroit). festival features a Carnival/midway, Fireworks, Concerts, more.   facebook

June 27-30, 2019 (thu-sun)  Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing, MI. annual event features a variety of local, regional and national performers providing non-stop music on several stages throughout the festival.

June 27-30, 2019 (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 28, 2019 (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 28-30, 2019 (fri-sun)  Trenton Summer Festival in Trenton, MI (south of Detroit). Join over 100,000 visitors, over 200 artists and craftsmen, and live entertainment. annual.   facebook

June 28-30, 2019 (fri-sun)  Michigan Challenge Balloonfest in Howell, MI. Annual event features balloon launches, carnival and entertainment.

Stars and Stripes Festival – former annual event in Novi and Sterling Heights, MI.  facebook

June 29 - July 6, 2019 (sat-sat)  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, juried arts and crafts fair, classic vehicle show, beer tent, more than 150 events in total.   facebook

List of fireworks shows in Michigan →

Ann Arbor Summer Festival continues into July. see June listing above.

July 3-7, 2019 (wed-sun)  Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival at W.K. Kellogg Airport in Battle Creek, MI (southwest Michigan). Warbird Air Show, Fast & Furious Air Show, Hot-Air Balloons, Illumes, fireworks, carnival, entertainment, more.

July 4, 2019 (thursday)  Independence Day USA (July 4th)

July 5-14, 2019  Oakland County Fair at Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg, MI (northwest of Detroit). Carnival Rides & Amusements, Fireworks, Off Road Demolition Derby, Figure 8 Races, Rodeo, Monster Trucks, Circus Pages, various Livestock Shows, Large Animal Auction, Horse Shows, Dog Shows, Oakland County Idol Contest, Petting Zoo, 4-H Exhibits, much more. annual event.   facebook

TBA 2020 (skipping 2019)  Music Fest 4 Vets music festival in metro Detroit. Proceeds go to U.S. Veterans in need. Variety live entertainment.   facebook    twitter

July 10-13, 2019 (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 11-14, 2019 (thu-sun)  Uncle Sam Jam in Woodhaven, MI (Downriver, south of Detroit), at Civic Center Park. Annual, features Free concerts all weekend, plus Carnival rides and games, Firework Display, much more.   facebook

July 11-13, 2019 (thu-sat)  Blissfield River Raisin Festival in Blissfield, MI (lower Southeast Michigan). annual event has Parade, fireworks, live music, Festival Pageant, more.   facebook

July 11-20, 2019  Ionia Free Fair in Ionia (northwest of Lansing). Annual. Monster Trucks, Truck and Tractor Pulls, large fair Midway, Circus performances, live music entertainment, food, much more.   facebook

July 11-13, 2019 (fri-sun)  Michigan Lavender Festival at Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds. A Symphony for the Senses, “A 'Made-In-Michigan' event, featuring over 100 Michigan artists, craftspeople and local area farms.” Plus lavender workshops, wellness classes, more.

July 12-14, 2019 (fri-sun)  Art In The Park in Plymouth, MI (west of Detroit). “Michigan's 2nd Largest Art Fair. Its 35th year will welcome over 400 artists from around the U.S. offering paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, glass, woodwork, photography, folk art”, plus entertainment, cuisine, more.   facebook

July 12-14, 2019 (fri-sun)  Blue Water SandFest at the Fort Gratiot Light Station County Park in Port Huron, MI. Master Sand Cculpting and Advanced Amateur competition/festival. Contests, live music, sand sculpting demonstrations and hands on Lessons, food, kids zone, Lighthouse Tour, more.

July 12-14, 2019 (fri-sun)  American Polish Festival & Craft Show at the American-Polish Century Club in Sterling Heights, MI (north of Detroit). Festival draws thousands of people from Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois. Live Polka Music, dancing and dancers, outdoor craft show, Polish/American Cuisine, Pierogi Eating Challenge, more.

July 12-14, 2019 (fri-sun)  Festa Italiana at Freedom Hill County Park in Sterling Heights. Italian heritage, music, food, drinks, fun.  facebook

July 13, 2019 (sat)  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 13-18, 2019  Michigander Bicycle Tour – 26th Annual goes through several communities in northwest lower peninsula. Three options: 2-Day Tour, 6-Day Tour, 8-day Tour.   facebook

July 17-20, 2019 (wed-sat)  National Baby Food Festival (NBFF) in Fremont, MI (north of Grand Rapids) features a Grand Parade, Children's Parade, Midway, lots of kids and family activities, car show, eating contests, more.   facebook

July 17-20, 2019 (wed-sat)  Blue Water Fest (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 Spectacular, live music on multiple stages, Boat Night with hundreds of sailboats on display, juried fine art fair, taste-fest, more.   facebook

July 18-21, 2019 (thu-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 Arts and Crafts show, car show, live entertainment, kids activities, displays, more.

July 18-21, 2019 (thu-sun)  Ann Arbor Art Fair in Ann Arbor, MI. Four Fairs combined into one event. “Artists display their latest work and engage the imaginations of more than 500,000 annual fairgoers.”   facebook

July 18-21, 2019 (thu-sun): Tall Ship Celebration – in Bay City, MI.   facebook

July 19-21, 2019 (fri-sun)  Roar On The Riverin Trenton, MI (south of Detroit). Outboard powerboat races, SST 200 and SST 45 UIM/APBA World Championships. Festivities include live entertainment and food. annual.   facebook

July 19-21, 2019 (fri-sun)  Faster Horses Festival annual country music festival and camping at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI.   facebook

July 19-20, 2019 (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 20, 2019 (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.   facebook

July 25-27, 2019 (thu-sat)  Sterlingfest Art and Music Fair in Sterling Heights, MI (just north of Detroit). annual “Arts & Crafts Fair, variety of music including jazz, blues, folk and Top 40 entertainment, a family midway, children’s activities, food, a main concert stage, evening concerts.”   facebook

July 25-28, 2019 (thu-sun)  Munger Potato Festival in Munger, MI (East/Mid MI, near Bay City). Carnival, Parade, Entertainment, Lots of Potatoes, more.   facebook

July 26 - August 4, 2019  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 26-28, 2019 (fri-sun)  St. Clair Riverfest in St. Clair, MI (northeast of Detroit) at Palmer Park. Offshore boat races, carnival midway, live music, more.   facebook

July 26-28, 2019 (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 26-27, 2019 (fri-sat)  Summer Beer Festival - Ypsilanti in Ypsilanti, MI. Annual, 2019 features approx 150 Michigan breweries sampling over 1,000 different craft beers, plus live music from Michigan bands.

July 26-28, 2019 (fri-sun)  Concours d'Elegance of America at The Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, MI (west of Detroit). Annual Exhibition of Antique & Classic Collector Automobiles. High-end cars and motorcycles vie for coveted trophies and awards. Also annual auction of rare vehicles.

July 27, 2019 (sat)  Telegraph Cruise (car cruise) on Telegraph Road (US 24) in Taylor, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn and Redford Township (Southeast Michigan).

July 27-28, 2019 (sat-sun)  Arab and Chaldean Festival at Hart Plaza in Downtown Detroit. “Largest Arab & Chaldean Festival in North America”, free admission, annual event.

July 27-28, 2019 (sat-sun)  Maker Faire Detroit at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI. “Robotics, electronics, rockets, food and fashion finds. Interactive family-friendly event that takes arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset to the next level.”   facebook

July 27-28, 2019 (sat-sun)  Orchard Lake Fine Art Show in West Bloomfield, MI. annual “Juried Fine Art & Craft Event with World-Renowned and Top-Notch Local Artists. Voted in the Top 100 Art Shows in the Country eight years in row.”

July 30 - August 4, 2019 (wed-sun)  Traverse City Film Festival (TCFF) in Traverse City, MI (northwest lower peninsula). annual event, approx 80 films and 40 shorts from over 25 countries at 135 screenings, plus a film school, free panel discussions, outdoor movies.

August 1-4, 2019 (thu-sun)  Woodtick Music Festival in the U.P. (upper peninsula). 2 stages, approx 30 bands. country rock blues folk bluegrass. annual.   facebook

August 2-3, 2019 (fri-sat)  Highland Games - 170th Annual at Greenmead Historical Park in Livonia, MI. Heavy Athletics, Ceilidh Scottish concert, Highland Dancing, Pipe & Drums, Whisky Tastings, more.

August 2-4, 2019 (fri-sun)  Annual Fish Sandwich Festival in Bay Port, MI (located in Michigan's thumb). Grand Parade, fireworks, fish sandwiches, arts & crafts show, free entertainment, bingo, petting zoo, pony rides, 5k run/walk, more.

August 2-4, 2019 (fri-sun)  Buy Michigan Now Festival in Northville, MI. annual celebration highlighting Michigan-based businesses and Michigan-made products.

August 3-4, 2019 (sat-mon)  Thunder Over Michigan Air Show at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, MI (west of Detroit). annual.

August 3, 2019 (sat)  Island Art Fair in Grand Ledge, MI. Juried fine arts and craft show, music, riverboat ride, food.   facebook

August 4, 2019 (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 4, 2019 (sun)  Troy Traffic Jam Classic Car Show in Troy, MI. annual, over 200 classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars, specialty vehicles.

August 4, 2019 (sun)  Le Concours de Livingston – annual classic car show in Howell, MI (northwest of Detroit).

August 6, 2019 (tue)  WWE Smackdown Live – at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit.

August 6-10, 2019 (tue-sat)  Kalamazoo County Fair n Kalamazoo, MI (West Michigan). Midway rides, live music every night, 400+ farm animals, 4-H exhibits, much more.   facebook

August 8-11, 2019 (thu-sun)  National Blueberry Festival in South Haven, MI (West Michigan).   facebook  – nationally recognized annual event, over 40,000 visitors. Parade, Blueberry Central (everything blueberry), Blueberry Cook Off, Blueberry Pie Social, Blueberry Pancake Breakfasts, Kids Blueberry Pie Eating Contest, Rotary Club Fly-in & Classic Car Show, Steelheaders Fish Boil, Sand Sculpture Contest, Lawn Tractor Pull, Arts & Crafts Fair, Las Vegas Night, Live Entertainment, Youth Pageant Contest, lots of kids events, Diaper Derby, more.

August 9, 2019 (fri)  Royal Oak Beer Fest - Summer in Royal Oak, MI.   facebook

August 9-10, 2019 (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, 2019 (fri-sun)  St. Johns Mint Festival in St. Johns City Park (Clinton County, Mid-MI). annual event has Grand Parade, Mint Eating & Cooking Contests, over 200 arts & crafts and flea market vendors, new & old car shows, sports events, free live entertainment, more.

August 9-11, 2019 (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 9-18, 2019  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 10, 2019 (sat)  Utica's Gasoline Alley Car Show, Swap Meet, Gas Show in Utica, MI (north of Detroit).   facebook

August 10, 2019 (sat)  Fine Art Fair (FAF) in Detroit. artists and music.

August 11, 2019 (sun)  Consumers Energy 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn, MI (southwest of Ann Arbor). NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on day before.

August 11-17, 2019 (sun-sat)  Calhoun County Fair in Marshall, MI (West Michigan). “The Calhoun County Fairgrounds is home to Michigan's oldest fair and boasts Floral Hall, the oldest fair building in the state. The Calhoun County Fairgrounds were founded in 1848.”

August 12-18, 2019 (mon-sun)  Armada Fair – 143rd in Armada (northeast of Detroit). A True Country Fair with a Grand National Tractor Pull, Figure 8 Race, Demolition Derby, Armada Fair Queen and her Court, more.

August 13-17, 2019 (tue-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 14-18, 2019 (fri-sun)  Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan, MI (western Michigan) at Allegan County Fairgrounds. Animal shows and competitions, workshops, art show competition, more.

August 15-17, 2019 (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 15-17, 2019 (fri-sat)  Festival on the Bay in Petoskey MI (Northern Michigan). Annual, events include live music, kid's activities, petting zoo, food, competitive sporting events, Chalk & Chocolate Festival, Youth Fishing Derby, SAFE Teen Dance, parasailing, arts and crafts show, more.   facebook

August 16-18, 2019 (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, 2019 (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 16-18, 2019 (fri-sun)  African World Festival at The Wright Museum in Detroit.

August 17, 2019 (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   twitter

August 17 to Sept 29, 2019  Michigan Renaissance Festival on weekends 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 23-24, 2019 (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, and spans an area along 15 miles of the famed 28th Street. There will be Beer Tents with live entertainment, Automotive Swap Meet, family Safety City area with children's rides, and more. Event features over 15,000 cars and 300,000 spectators.   facebook

August 23-25, 2019 (fri-sun)  YpsiFest – Ypsilanti Heritage Festival at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti, MI (west of Detroit). Free Admission, live music, Beer Garden, arts and crafts, food, more.   facebook

August 23-25, 2019 (fri-sun)  Detroit Dance City Festival (DDCF) at various locations in Downtown Detroit. Performances, workshops, networking.   facebook

August 24, 2019 (sat)  Esports 2019 League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) Summer Final at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit.

August 24-25, 2019 (sat-sun)  Detroit HydroFest Boat Racing on the Detroit River. Grand Prix Hydroplanes, H350 Hydro boats, Hot Rod show, live entertainment, more.   facebook

August 24-25, 2019 (sat-sun)  Hazel Park Art Fair in Hazel Park, MI. Artists, musicians, performance art.   facebook

August 25, 2019 (sun)  Cruisin' Hines car cruise through Hines Park in Western Wayne County, MI. Thousands of Classic Cars and Hot Rods!   facebook

TBA  Motor City Muscle – The Rock-N-Muscle Music/Car Festival in Detroit.   facebook

August 29 - September 2, 2019 (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, 2019 (thu-mon)  Romeo Peach Festival in Romeo, MI (north of Detroit). annual festival has Floral Parade, carnival rides, crafts show, more.   facebook

August 30 - September 2, 2019 (fri-mon)  Arts, Beats & Eats Festival (Ford Arts, Beats & Eats) in Royal Oak, MI (just north of Detroit). “Oakland County's Favorite Summer Festival Celebrating Art, Music, Cuisine and Humanity. More than 200 performances on ten stages, a Juried Fine Arts Show, local restaurants, plus international, regional and local attractions.” annual event.   facebook

August 30 - September 2, 2019 (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 31 - September 2, 2019 (sat-mon)  Hamtramck Labor Day Festival in Hamtramck, MI (inside Detroit). annual. Carnival, live music on three stages, beer, a half mile of food tents and features the Polish Day Parade on Labor Day.   facebook

Halloween Season 2019 – see Mike's annually updated page with lots of info. click → Michigan Halloween Haunted Houses Attractions Events. list of haunts, Halloween events, zombie shoots and walks, mazes and more.

Michigan Renaissance Festival – in Holly, MI, continues on weekends through Sept 29, 2019. 16th century adventure with renaissance attire, live armored jousting, musicians, events, contests.   facebook

September 2, 2019 (monday)  Labor Day

TBA  Detroit Month of Design – in Detroit.

September 6-8, 2019 (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, 2019 (fri-sun)  Wine and Harvest Festival in Paw Paw, MI (southwest Michigan). annual event. Wine Tasting and Winery Tours, 4 stages of music entertainment for all musical tastes, Hole In One contest, St. Julian Parade, Arts & Crafts Show, Annual Grape Escape Classic Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show, Coca-Cola Grape Stomp, Carnival Rides, Fireworks, 5k Run/Walk, children's activities, more.

September 6-8, 2019 (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, 2019 (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 7, 2019 (sat)  U.P. Fall Beer Festival in Marquette, MI (Upper Peninsula). annual “overlooking Lake Superior in Mattson Lower Harbor Park, downtown Marquette. Choose from over 400 locally crafted beers from 60 Michigan breweries, enjoy food, and listen to a talented line-up of musicians.

September 7, 2019 (sat)  Jamie Daniels Celebrity Roast of Mickey Redmond at Sound Board in MotorCity Casino Hotel. Most Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick and hockey legends Mike Babcock, Scotty Bowman, John Davidson, Marcel Dionne, Ray Ferraro, and Jim Ralph.

September 11, 2019 (wednesday)  Patriot Day (9/11 Remembrance Day)

September 12-15, 2019 (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 12-15, 2019 (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 13-14, 2019 (fri-sat)  Apple & BBQ Festival at Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Hart, 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 13-15, 2019 (fri-sun)  Flat Rock Riverfest at Huroc Park in Flat Rock, MI (south of Detroit).   facebook

September 14, 2019 (sat)  Ron White – in Detroit at the Fillmore, If You Quit Listening, I'll Shut Up tour.

September 15, 2019  Detroit Lions Liberal Political Activists 2019 Home Opener at Ford Field in Detroit. NFL Lions Liberal Political Activists vs. Los Angeles Chargers Liberal Political Activists. Players get paid to disrespect United States flag and the country it stands for, owners and players publicly show support for Hate America Democrats, then have a football game. Mike misses the days when this was about football, no politics.

TBA 2019 (fri-sun)  Northville Heritage Festival in Northville, MI. Formerly the Northville Victorian Festival, annual event has a parade and more.

September 16 - October 4, 2020  ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI (West Michigan). Biennial arts competition competition to any artist in the world. In 2018 there was approx 1,713 Artists at 192 Venues, $450,000 in prizes, top vote getter wins $250,000 (public can vote).

September 19-22, 2019 (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, 2019 (fri)  Norm Macdonald at Royal Oak Music Theatre.

September 20-22, 2019 (fri-sun)  DIY Street Fair in Ferndale, MI. annual, features art, music, food.   facebook

September 20-22, 2019 (fri-sun)  Paul Bunyan Days in Oscoda, MI (northeast lower peninsula). annual event with Carnival, Bunyan Games, classic car show, BBQ Competition and more.   facebook

September 21, 2019 (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 21, 2019 (sat)  Buy Michigan Now Fall Fest in Jackson, MI.

September 21-22, 2019 (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 21-22, 2019 (sat-sun)  Michigan Apple Festival at The Country Mill in Charlotte, MI. Apple wine tasting, Apple Cannon, corn maze, horse drawn wagon ride, apple picking, pumpkin picking, more.

September 26, 2019 (thu)  Bruce Campbell at Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, MI. stories, q&a, film screening.

September 27-28, 2019 (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 27-29, 2019 (fri-sun)  Pumpkinfest in South Lyon, MI. west of Detroit. Annual event has Pumpkinfest Parade, Pie Eating Contests, live music entertainment, craft show, food, more.   facebook

September 27-29, 2019 (fri-sun)  Clinton Fall Festival in Clinton, MI (lower southeast MI near the Ohio border). annual. Grand Parade, over 250 Arts and Craft booths, Car Show exceeding 500 entries, raffle, much more.

September 28-29, 2019 (sat-sun)  Trenton Scarecrow Festival in Trenton, MI (Downriver). contests, prizes, games, live music, carnival and more.   facebook

Halloween Season – see Mike's annually updated page with lots of info. click → Michigan Halloween Haunted Houses Attractions Events. list of haunts, Halloween events, zombie shoots and walks, mazes and more.

ArtPrize 2020 will continue through October 4 in Grand Rapids, MI (West Michigan). See Sept. 16 listing or click:

October 5, 2019 (sat)  Red Flannel Festival – in Cedar Springs, MI (West MI, near Grand Rapids). Grand Parade, Carnival Rides, Red Flannel Prince and Princess, Lumberjack Show & Competition, live entertainment, tractors show, tractor pulls, car show, food and more. Annual event on the first Saturday of October.   facebook

October 5-6, 2019 (sat-sun)  Huron Township Applefest – in New Boston, MI (southwest of Detroit). Parade, Apple Pie Contest, Old-Time Fiddlers Contest, 5k Run, entertainment and more.

October 6, 2019 (sun)  Detroit Red Wings 2019-2020 Home Opener, Red Wings vs. Dallas Stars at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, 7 pm.

October 5-6, 2019 (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, 2019 (fri-sun)  Charlevoix Apple Festival in downtown Charlevoix, MI (northwest MI). Annual.

October 12-13, 2019 (sat-sun)  Appleumpkin Festival – in Tecumseh, MI. southwest of Ann Arbor. Annual Antique Street Fair and Flea Market with arts and crafts show, midway rides, carnival games, inflatables and make-it-take-it crafts, straw maze, more.

October 12-13, 2019 (sat-sun)  CraneFest in Bellevue, MI (southwest Michigan). See thousands of Sandhill Cranes descending on expansive, shallow wetland, plus more.

October 18, 2019 (fri)  George Lopez The Wall World Tour at the Fox Theatre.

October 18, 2019 (fri)  Stranger Things 80's Halloween Party – at Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, MI. Presented by Mojo In The Morning.

October 20, 2019 (sun)  Detroit Free Press Chemical Bank Marathon – annual running marathon in Detroit with over 25,000 participants and goes across international border (Canada). Additional run/walk events on the day before.

October 22, 2019 (tue)  Jay And Silent Bob – in Detroit at the Fillmore, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow with Jason Mewes and Kevin

October 24, 2019 (thu)  Detroit Pistons 2019-20 Home Opener – Detroit Pistons vs. Atlanta Hawks, 7 PM at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

October 25, 2019 (fri)  Joe Rogan at Fox Theatre.

October 25, 2019 (fri)  Monster's Ball at The Fillmore Detroit. annual with DJs, Stilt Walkers, Illusionists, Aerialists, Acrobats, Fire and Freak Show Performers, Fortune Tellers, more.

October 25-26, 2019 (fri-sat)  Creepy Cheapy Double Feature at The Crofoot Complex in Pontiac, MI. Annual event has local bands perform costumed covers of national bands, plus a Costume Contest, DJs, more.   crofoot events   facebook

October 25-26, 2019 (fri-sat)  Detroit Fall Beer Festival - Annual – at Eastern Market, Detroit. One of the largest all-Michigan beer tastings. Plus food, local musicians and more.

TBA  The Haunted Circus in Auburn Hills, MI.   facebook

TBA  Haunted Kingdom - Garden of Evil in Detroit. + facebook + twitter

October 31, 2020 (saturday)  Halloween – Halloween Day, Trick or Treat!

October 31 - November 3, 2019 (thu-sun)  Youmacon 2019 (Anime Convention) – in Detroit at TCF Center and The Renaissance Center. Cosplay, Video Games, industry and celebrity guests, live musical performances, celebration of Japanese popular culture, more. Anime is Japanese animation.

November 1-3, 2019 (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 11, 2019 (monday)  Veterans' Day

November 15-30, 2019  Deer Hunting Season - Regular Firearm

November 15 - December 31, 2018 Wayne County LightFest – one of the Midwest's longest drive-through holiday light displays. Annually on on Hines Drive, west of Detroit.

November 21-23, 2019 (thu-sat)  Grand Rapids Wine, Beer, and Food Festival – in Grand Rapids, MI (west Michigan). “The largest wine, beer and food tasting event in the Midwest, measured by 1,200+ wines and 200+ beers, plus ciders and spirits!”

November 22, 2019 (fri)  Hob Nobble Gobble – at Ford Field in Downtown Detroit. “Features star studded entertainment, a bountiful dinner buffet, confetti, clowns and our signature whirls and twirls carnival midway with rides, games and carnival fare! Proceeds support America's Thanksgiving Parade®.”

November 23, 2019 (fri)  Jim Belushi at Andiamo Showroom, improvised comedy.

November 23, 2019 (fri)  WWE Live Supershow at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI.

November 28, 2019 (thu)  Thanksgiving Day

November 28, 2019 (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 28, 2019 (thu)  Detroit Lions Liberal Political Activists vs. Chicago Bears Liberal Political Activists – at Ford Field in Detroit. Players get paid to disrespect United States flag and the country it stands for, owners and players publicly show support for Hate America Democrats, then have a football game. Mike misses the days when this was about football, no politics.

November 28-29, 2019 (thu-fri)  Black Friday Christmas Shopping Frenzy – traditional beginning of Christmas shopping deals starts Thanksgiving evening and continues into Friday. Check websites, local newspapers, tv, and social media for discounts and deals.

November 29 - December 15, 2019 (three weekends)  Holly Dickens Festival in Holly MI, northwest of Detroit. annual Dickens themed festival with Lighted Parade, Runs/walk, caroling, horse-drawn carriage rides, Santa, children's tent, beer tent, more.   facebook

Wayne County LightFest one of the Midwest's longest drive-through holiday light displays continues daily through Dec. 31, see Nov. 15 above.

TBA December 2019 (sat)  Annual Noel Night in Midtown Detroit, multiple venues. Free activities include horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, family craft activities and performances by over 200 area music, theatre, and dance groups, and other special performances.

TBA December 2019 (sun)  Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade – in Rochester, MI. north of Detroit. One of the largest in the state of Michigan, parade has dignitaries, bands, non-profit groups, children's groups, local businesses.   facebook

TBA December 2019 (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, 2019 (wednesday)  Christmas – Merry Christmas to all good people, everywhere!

December 26, 2019 (thu)  Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit, 8 pm.

December 27, 2019 (fri)  WWE SmackDown Live at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

December 27, 2019 (fri)  Cedric The Entertainer at Sound Board in MotorCity Casino Hotel.

New Year's Eve Parties Events

NYE Listings for December 31, 2018 (Monday Night, NYE 2019)

NYE Metro Detroit

Resolution Ball NYE 2019 – at The Fillmore Detroit. Annual New Year's Eve Party, NYC-Chicago-Vegas Style Event has 1,700+ guests, Headliner & Cirque Style Entertainment until 4am.

Motown Countdown 2019 – at Masonic Temple in Detroit. 3 rooms of entertainment until 3 am, djs spinning a variety of music and dancing.

Blast – at Marriott Auburn Hills / Pontaic, several djs spinning hip hop, house, and EDM.

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

Motor City NYE - The Drop – (skipping NYE 2019) – in Detroit. back next year with Motor City NYE – The DROP 2020 party and giant D drop.   facebook

More info for NYE Metro Detroit

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

NYE Listings on Metro Times Detroit year

NYE Events in Other Areas in Michigan

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.)

Midnight on Main in Midland, MI (mid Michigan) – DJ dance club, other entertainment, ball drop, fireworks, more.   facebook

Hot New Year's Eve Party and Ball Drop in Grand Rapids, MI (West Michigan) – by 105.3 HOT-FM, annual.

Eve on the Ave and Ball Drop in Jackson, MI (lower Michigan) – music, giveaways, New York style ball drop, fireworks, more.

Major Sports Teams and Schedules

PRO SPORTS - click team official websites or click schedule pages

Detroit Tigers   MLB   Tigers 2019 Schedule

Detroit Lions Liberal Political Activists of Hate America Democrats   NFL   Lions 2019 Schedule

Detroit Red Wings  NHL  Wings 2019-20 Schedule

Detroit Pistons   NBA   Pistons 2019-20 Schedule

Michigan International Speedway (MIS) NASCAR and more.

COLLEGE Football - linked to mens football schedule pages

University of Michigan – U of M Wolverines – 2019 Football Schedule

Michigan State University – MSU Spartans – 2019 Football Schedule

Western Michigan Univeristy – WMU Broncos – 2019 Football Schedule

Central Michigan Univeristy – CMU Chippewas – 2019 Football Schedule

Eastern Michigan Univeristy – EMU Eagles – 2019 Football Schedule


Detroit City FC – minor league soccer team with one of the most exciting atmospheres in North America, sold-out games and passionate supporters.

Detroit Roller Derby – 4 home teams, 3 travel teams, a rec league, junior roller derby.

Find More Events plus Bonus Info

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 Association (a.k.a. michiganfun) - paid members events throughout the state.

Michigan Festival Schedule – continually updated list with event links, dates.

Net Street Fair – List of Michigan Arts & Crafts Shows

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

The Best of Detroit - Events

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

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

Art Fairs – sponsored by the The Guild of Artists and Artisans (based in Ann Arbor). At Guild fairs, fairgoers have the opportunity to interact directly with the artists. – for all types of events in Leelanau County and Northern Michigan.


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