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2021 in-person events now getting listed, even if Gov Whitmer only allows 25% capacity.Online/virtual events won't get listed here (except DMA 2021).

Beware: from March 2020 through May 2021 and beyond, Democrat Gov Whitmer is still using police-state enforcement of no end in sight in-person events restrictions. Check event websites for cancellations and current info.


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NOTE: Even if event info is listed, Democrat Gov Whitmer might cancel it, at least the in-person part. Due to Gov Whitmer's no end in sight event restrictions, check event websites for current info.

January 1, 2022 (saturday)  New Year's Day

January 15-23, 2022  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.”  detroitboatshow.net   facebook

TBA January, 2022 (thu-sun)  Southeast Michigan Auto Show – at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.  www.southeastmichiganautoshow.com

TBA January, 2022 (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.  plymouthicefestival.com   facebook

TBA January, 2022 (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.  www.showspan.com/UFD

TBA January, 2022 (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.  www.downtownrochestermi.com/whats-happening   facebook

January 17, 2022 (monday)  Martin Luther King Jr. Day

TBA January, 2022 (fri-mon)  Shrine Circus - Flint at Dort Financial Center in Flint, MI.  www.dorteventcenter.com   www.ekshrine.com

TBA January, 2022  Tip Up Town USA (TUT) at Houghton Lake, MI (northern lower peninsula). Ice fishing contest, rides, ice slide, turkey bowling, polar bear dip, adult beverage tent, various entertainment and more. Annually the last two weekends in January.  www.houghtonlakechamber.net/tip-up-town-usa   facebook

TBA January, 2022 (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.  www.frankenmuth.org/events

TBA January, 2022 (fri-sun)  Shrine Circus - Saginaw at The Dow Event Center.  www.doweventcenter.com   www.ekshrine.com

TBA January, 2022 (fri-sat)  Port Huron's Chilly Fest (northeast of Detroit). chili cook-off, live entertainment, race/run, more.  www.chillyfest.org   facebook

TBA January, 2022 (sat)  Heikinpäivä (main day) in Hancock, MI (U.P., upper peninsula). Finnish-American mid-winter festival associated with Heikki Day (St. Henrik's day). Parade, whipsleds and kicksleds, wife-carrying contest, food, polar bear dive, dance. Also workshops and more Jan 9-28.  www.finlandia.edu/heikinpaiva   facebook

TBA January, 2022 (sun)  Harlem Globetrotters in Grand Rapids, MIat Van Andel Arena.  vanandelarena.com

TBA January, 2022 (mon)  Harlem Globetrotters in Saginaw, MI at Dow Event Center.  doweventcenter.com

TBA 2022  Royal Oak Beer Fest - Polar in Royal Oak, MI.  royaloakbeerfest.com   facebook

January 31 - February 5, 2022 (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.  i-500.com   facebook



NOTE: Even if event info is listed, Democrat Gov Whitmer might cancel it, at least the in-person part. Due to Gov Whitmer's no end in sight event restrictions, check event websites for current info.

February 3-6, 2022 (thu-sun)  Michigan International Auto Show in Grand Rapids, MI, at DeVos Place.  www.showspan.com/MAS   facebook

February 6, 2022 (sun)  Super Bowl Sunday / Super Bowl LVI (56) – game played in Inglewood, California.  www.nfl.com/super-bowl

February 14, 2022 (monday)  St. Valentine's Day

February 17-21, 2022 (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.”  up200.org   facebook

February 21, 2022 (monday)  Washington's Birthday / Presidents Day

TBA 2022 (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.  www.themichiganwinterdogclassic.com   facebook

TBA February, 2022 (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.  tawas.com/...perchville-2   facebook

TBA February, 2022 (fri-sun)  Quicken Loans Winter Blast in Detroit at Campus Martius Park. Free ice skating, winter slide, ice garden ice sculptures, learn to ski and snowboard experience, live local music, zip line, food truck rally, polar plunge, more.  www.winterblast.com

TBA February, 2022 (fri-sat)  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.  casevillechamber.com/...

TBA February, 2022 (sat-sun)  Kalkaska Winterfest in Kalkaska, MI (northwest lower peninsula). ISDRA/IFSS Sled Dog Race, IWPA Weight Pull, craft show, more.  kalkaskawinterfest.org   facebook

TBA February, 2022 (fri-sat)  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.  casevillechamber.com/...

TBA February, 2022 (sat-sun)  Kalkaska Winterfest in Kalkaska, MI (northwest lower peninsula). ISDRA/IFSS Sled Dog Race, IWPA Weight Pull, craft show, more.  kalkaskawinterfest.org   facebook

TBA February, 2022 (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.  detroitshrinecircus.com   facebook

TBA February, 2022 (sat)  Winter Beer Festival in Grand Rapids – at Fifth Third Ballpark. annual event, roughly 150 Michigan breweries and over 1,100 beers, plus live music, ice sculpture demonstrations, food.  www.mibeer.com/Events

TBA February, 2022 (thu-sat)  Hamtramck Music Fest in Hamtramck, MI (inside Detroit). Audiences hop venue to venue via foot, car, or shuttle to experience live performances by over 200 local bands in 24 of Hamtramck’s bars, venues and restaurants.  hamtramckmusicfest.com   facebook

TBA 2022 (fri-sun)  Motor City Tattoo Expo at Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center in Detroit. 25th in 2020.  themotorcitytattooexpo.com   facebook

TBA February, 2022 (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.  www.trenaryouthouseclassic.com   facebook



NOTE: Even if event info is listed, Democrat Gov Whitmer might cancel it, at least the in-person part. Due to Gov Whitmer's no end in sight event restrictions, check event websites for current info.

March 4-6, 2022 (fri-sun)  AutoRama Detroit 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.  autorama.com

March 4-6, 2022 (fri-sun)  The Michigan Golf Show at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. Over 400 exhibitors. Retailers, Resorts, Travel Destinations, Deals on Michigan Golf Courses, and a variety of hands-on activities.  michigangolfshow.com

TBA 2022  Gilda's LaughFest based in Grand Rapids and includes events throughout west Michigan annually averages more than 200 shows, 60+ performers. 2020 headliner was Jeff Foxworthy.   www.laughfestgr.org   facebook

TBA March, 2022 (fri-sat)  Toughest Monster Truck Tour at Dow Event Center.  doweventcenter.com

TBA March, 2022 (fri-sun)  Michigan Horse Expo at Michigan State University Pavilion in East Lansing, MI. Over 300 horses representing some 2 dozen different breeds, plus dozens of clinics, seminars, educational events, 200 vendor booths, a rodeo, equine performances.  www.mihorseexpo.com

TBA March, 2022 (sat sun)  Monster Jam - Detroit – at Ford Field.  www.monsterjam.com/en-US   www.fordfield.com

TBA March, 2022 (wed-sat)  Clare Irish Festival in Clare, MI (northern lower peninsula). annual Irish Festival has Irish Parade, Leprechaun Contest, live music, craft show, various contests, more.  www.claremichigan.com/irish-festival   facebook   facebook 2021

TBA March, 2022  St. Patrick's Parade - Detroit – annual parade on Michigan Avenue, a little west of Downtown Detroit.  www.detroitstpatricksparade.com

TBA March, 2022 Corktown Paddy's Parade Party held 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.  www.corktownpaddy.com   facebook

March 17, 2022 (thursday)  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 → www.detroitirish.org

TBA March, 2022  Monster Jam - Grand Rapids – at Van Andel Arena. March 2021 rescheduled to Oct 8-10, 2021.  www.monsterjam.com/en-US   vanandelarena.com

TBA March, 2022  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.  www.marchedunainrouge.com   facebook

TBA 2022 (tue-sun)  Ann Arbor Film Festival in Ann Arbor, MI. Online only, no in-person.  www.aafilmfest.org



NOTE: Even if event info is listed, Democrat Gov Whitmer might cancel it, at least the in-person part. Due to Gov Whitmer's no end in sight event restrictions, check event websites for current info.

April 4, 2021 (sunday)  Easter (Easter Sunday)

April 11, 2021 (sun)  Detroit Music Awards (30th Annual) - Streamcast Virtual event, public in-person CANCELLED.  www.detroitmusicawards.net   facebook

April 21-25, 2021 (wed-sun)  National Trout Festival in Kalkaska, MI (northwest MI, near Traverse City). Annual, has a parade, carnival midway, car show, arts & crafts, entertainment, fireworks, more.  nationaltroutfestival.com   facebook

April 24-25, 2021 (sat-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.  www.vermontvillemaplesyrupfestival.org

CANCELED 2021  Fantasticon TBA 2022 in Port Huron, MI. a mid-size show for comic book and pop culture collectors and fans.  www.fantasticon.net   facebook

CANCELED 2021(sun)  Traverse City Chocolate Festival TBA 2022 in northwest Michigan.  www.tcchocolatefestival.com   facebook

CANCELED 2021(sat)  Royal Oak Beer Fest - Spring TBA 2022 in Royal Oak, MI.  royaloakbeerfest.com   facebook

April 25 - May 26, 2021 (sun)  Dawn Farm Virtual Ride for Recovery in Ypsilanti, MI. annual fundraiser to assist addicts and alcoholics in achieving long term recovery.  www.dawnfarm.org/event/rideforrecovery   facebook

CANCELED 2021 (thu-sun)  Michigan International Women's Show April 29 to May 1, 2022 - at Surburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.  southernshows.com/wde



NOTE: Even if event info is listed, Democrat Gov Whitmer might cancel it, at least the in-person part. Due to Gov Whitmer's no end in sight event restrictions, check event websites for current info.

May 1-9, 2021  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.  www.tuliptime.com   facebook

May 5, 2021 (wednesday)  Cinco de Mayo – an all-day Mexican celebration.

May 7-9, 2021 (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.  www.mesick-mushroomfest.org

May 7-9, 2021 (fri-sun)  Nashville Hot Air Balloon Festival - in Nashville, MI (western/mid MI). Balloon Launches, Balloon Glows, tethered balloon rides, classic car show, more.  www.nashvilleballoonfest.com   facebook

May 8, 2022 (sunday)  Mother's Day

May 14-16, 2021 (fri-sun)  National Morel Mushroom Festival in Boyne City, MI (Northwest Lower Peninsula). annual event has Mushroom hunts, cooking demonstrations, live music, more.  bcmorelfestival.com

May 22-23, 2921 (fri-sat)  World Expo of Beer (WEB) in Frankenmuth, MI, has nearly 300 different beers from around the world! rescheduled from May 15-16.  www.frankenmuth.org/events/world-expo-of-beer

May 29, 2021 (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.  www.petoskeystonefestival.com   facebook

May 30, 2022 (monday)  Memorial Day

CANCELED 2021  Blossomtime Festival Grand Floral Parade from St. Joseph to Benton Harbor, MI (southwestern Michigan). Pre-parade events include pageants, run/walk, more.  www.blossomtimefestival.org

CANCELED 2021  Motor City Comic Con TBA May 2022 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.  www.motorcitycomiccon.com   facebook

CANCELED 2021  Spring Beer Festival in Traverse City TBA 2022 – at Turtle Creek Stadium.  www.mibeer.com/Events

CANCELED 2021  Victorian Days TBA 2022 in Grand Ledge, MI. Features corsets and bustled skirts, proper deportment, top hats, Civil War Re-enactor, period crafts, more.  facebook

CANCELED 2021  St. Mary's Polish Country Fair TBA 2022 in Orchard Lake (northwest of Detroit). annual event has Carnival Rides, Authentic Polish and All-American food, Las Vegas Tent with Casino Games, bingo, live music, dancing, kids area, more.  facebook

CANCELED May 2021 (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.”  miantiquefestival.com   facebook

CANCELED May 2021 Movement 2021 Electronic Music Festival in Detroit.  movement.us   facebook



NOTE: Even if event info is listed, Democrat Gov Whitmer might cancel it, at least the in-person part. Due to Gov Whitmer's no end in sight event restrictions, check event websites for current info.

List of fireworks shows in Michigan → michiganfireworks.com

June 4-5, 2021 (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.  www.mountclemenscruise.com   facebook

June 4-5, 2021 (fri-sat)  Michigan Lavender Festival at Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds in Imlay City, MI. Lavender themed classes, artist workshops, over 175 Artists and Makers, harp music, more.  michiganlavenderfestival.net

June 5, 2021 (sat)  Cruisin' 53 car cruise on Van Dyke Ave in Warren and Center Line, MI (just north of Detroit).  www.cruisin53.com

June 4-6, 2021 (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.  festivalgr.org

June 10-13, 2021 (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.  bavarianfestival.org   facebook

June 11-13, 2021 (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.  motorcityirishfest.com   facebook

June 12-13, 2021 (sat-sun)  Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar racing on Belle Isle in Detroit, MI.  detroitgp.com   facebook

June 16-19, 2021 (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.  hamburgfunfest.com   facebook

June 18-20, 2021 (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.  www.stnicholastroy.org/parish_resources/opa!_fest/index.php   facebook

June 18–20, 2021 (fri-sun)  Arts & Acts in Northville, MI. Three fairs, one celebration, vast display of art, musical acts, literary events, children's activities, and more.  northvillearthouse.org/artsandacts

June 18-19, 2021 (fri-sat)  West Michigan Chalk Art Festival (WMCAF) in Byron Center, MI (south of Grand Rapids). All are invited to create their own art.  www.wmcaf.com   facebook

June 19, 2021 (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.  www.cruisin-gratiot.com   facebook

June 19, 2021 (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.  www.allamericancruise.com   facebook

June 20, 2021 (sun)  Father's Day

June 23-27, 2021 (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.  www.bay-rama.com

June 24-27, 2021 (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.  www.ststansacpolishfest.com   facebook

June 25, 2021 (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.  jobbiecrew.com   facebook

June 25-26, 2021 (fri-sat)  Trenton Summer Festival in Trenton, MI (south of Detroit). Join over 100,000 visitors, over 200 artists and craftsmen, and live entertainment. annual.  www.trentonmi.org/763/Trenton-Summer-Festival   facebook

June 25-26, 2021   Ann Arbor Summer Festival (A2SF) - indoor ticketed events CANCELLED and most other events canceled in 2021 - held in Ann Arbor, MI. Annual event, multiple locations.  a2sf.org   facebook

June 25-27, 2021 (fri-sun)  Michigan Challenge Balloonfest in Howell, MI. Annual event features balloon launches, carnival and entertainment.  www.michiganchallenge.com

June 25-27, 2021 (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.  www.americanpolishfestival.com

June 28, 2021 (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.  theparade.org

TBA 2021 (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.  www.rocknridesro.com

TBA 2021 (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.  www.tugrace.com

CANCELED 2021  North American International Auto Show TBA 2022 (Detroit Auto Show, NAIAS) – in Downtown Detroit, MI. One of the premier auto shows in the world! Annual.  naias.com   facebook

North American International Auto Show 2022
June – The Gallery
June Press Preview, June 15-17 AutoMobili, June Industry Preview
June – Charity Preview Gala
June – Public Show

CANCELED 2021  Detroit River Days at Detroit Riverfront.  www.riverdays.com

CANCELED June 2021 (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.”  miantiquefestival.com   facebook

CANCELED 2021 (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.  electricforestfestival.com   facebook

CANCELED 2021  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.  www.cantonlibertyfest.com   facebook

CANCELED 2021 (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.  flatrockriverfest.com   facebook

CANCELED 2021 (sat)  National Cereal Fest in Battle Creek, MI (southwest Michigan). Annual event in birthplace of the cereal industry has Grand Cereal Parade, demos, live entertainment and more.  kelloggarena.com/cerealfest

CANCELED 2021 (fri-sun)  Ya'ssoo Greek Festival TBA 2022 in Ann Arbor at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Greek music, dancers, open dancing, food, church tours, raffles, more.  www.annarborgreekfestival.org   facebook

CANCELED 2021  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.  www.nationalasparagusfestival.org   facebook

CANCELED 2021 (tue-sun)  Livonia Spree and Fireworks Extravaganza TBA 2022 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.  www.livoniaspree.com   facebook

CANCELED 2021 (fri-sat)  Spring Fling Festival TBA 2022 at Yack Arena in Wyandotte, MI. Live entertainment, rides, vegas, crafts, games, food, raffles, more.  wyandottespringfling.com

CANCELED 2021 (thu-sun)  Summerfest in Marysville TBA 2022 (northeast of Detroit). annual event with large carnival midway, live local music, more.  summerfestinmarysville.com   facebook

CANCELED 2021 (fri-sun)  National Strawberry Festival TBA 2022 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.  www.nationalstrawberryfest.com

June 30 - July 4, 2021 (wed-sun)  Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival at W.K. Kellogg Airport in Battle Creek, MI (southwest Michigan). Air Shows, Hot-Air Balloons, Illumes, fireworks, carnival, rock bands, more.  www.bcballoons.com


NOTE: Even if event info is listed, Democrat Gov Whitmer might cancel it, at least the in-person part. Due to Gov Whitmer's no end in sight event restrictions, check event websites for current info.

List of fireworks shows in Michigan → michiganfireworks.com

July 1-4, 2021 (thu-sun)  Rocket Mortgage Classic PGA tournament at Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, MI. Prelims start on June 28th.  www.pgatour.com/tournaments/rocket-mortgage-classic.html   detroitgolfclub.org

July 1-5, 2020 (wed-sun)  Muskegon Rockstock & Carnival music festival at Heritage Landing in Muskegon, MI (western Michigan). Annual rock benefit with bands, carnival rides, fireworks.  www.muskegonrockstock.com   facebook

July 3-10, 2021  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.  www.cherryfestival.org   facebook

July 3, 2020 (fri)  Independence Day (observed)
July 4, 2021 (sunday)  Independence Day USA (July 4th).

July 8-10, 2021 (thu-sat)  Blissfield River Raisin Festival in Blissfield, MI (lower Southeast Michigan). annual event has parade, fireworks, live music, pageant, more.  www.riverraisinfestival.org   facebook

July 8-10, 2021 [tentative](thu-sat)  Taylor Summer Festival at Heritage Park in Taylor, MI (south of Detroit). festival features a Carnival/midway, Fireworks, Concerts, more.  www.taylorfestival.com/437/Taylor-Summer-Festival   facebook

July 9-18, 2021  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.  www.oakfair.org   facebook

July 9-10, 2021 (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.  www.mielvisfest.org   facebook

July 9-11, 2021 (fri-sun)  Art In The Park in Plymouth, MI (west of Detroit). “41st year will welcome over 400 artists from around the U.S. offering paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, glass, woodwork, photography, folk art, more.” plus entertainment, cuisine.  artinthepark.com   facebook

July 15, 2021 (thu)  Andrew Dice Clay at Sound Board in MotorCity Casino Hotel.  www.soundboarddetroit.com/events.aspx

July 15-18, 2021 (thu-sun)  Ann Arbor Art Fair in Ann Arbor, MI. Four Fairs combined into one event.  www.annarbor.org/events/ann-arbor-art-fair   www.artfair.org   facebook

July 16-18, 2021 (fri-sun)  Faster Horses Country Music Festival annual music and camping fest at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI.  fasterhorsesfestival.com   facebook

July 16-18, 2021 (fri-sun)  Festa Italiana at Freedom Hill Park in Sterling Heights. Italian heritage, music, food, drinks, fun.  facebook

July 16-24, 2021  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.  www.ioniafreefair.com   facebook

July 21-24, 2021 (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.  fremontcommerce.com/national-baby-food-festival   facebook

July 22-25, 2021 (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 live entertainment, arts and crafts show, car show, more.  www.hotairjubilee.com   facebook

July 23-25, 2021 (fri-sun)  Roar On The River in Trenton, MI (south of Detroit). Outboard powerboat races, SST 200 and SST 45 UIM/APBA World Championships. Festivities include live entertainment and food. annual.  trentonroarontheriver.com   facebook

July 23-25, 2021 (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.  concoursusa.org

July 24, 2021 (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.  www.byc.com   www.bycmack.com   facebook

July 24, 2021 (sat)  Telegraph Cruise (car cruise) on Telegraph Road (US 24) in Taylor, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn and Redford Township (Southeast Michigan).  www.exploretaylor.com/1212/Telegraph-Cruise

July 24-25, 2021 (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.”  hotworks.org/events/orchard-lake-fine-art-show

TBA July 2021  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.  www.thebluewaterfest.com   facebook

TBA 2021 (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.  wyandotte.net/arts_and_culture/street_art_fair/index.php   facebook

TBA 2021 (sat)  Cruisin' US12 (Michigan Avenue Car Cruise) – annual cruise on Michigan Ave based in Wayne, MI (west of Detroit) and includes the surrounding communities.  www.cruisinus12.com   facebook

TBA 2021 (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.  www.mibeer.com/Events/summer-festival

TBA 2021 (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.  www.yalechamber.com/yale-bologna-festival.html

TBA 2021 (sat-sun)  Arab and Chaldean Festival at Hart Plaza in Downtown Detroit. “Largest Arab & Chaldean Festival in North America”, free admission, annual event.  www.arabandchaldeanfestival.com

CANCELED 2021 (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.”  www.sterling-heights.net/714/Sterlingfest   facebook

CANCELED 2021 (fri-sun)  St. Clair Riverfest TBA 2022 in St. Clair, MI (northeast of Detroit) at Palmer Park. Offshore boat races, carnival midway, live music, more.  www.stclairriverfest.com   facebook

CANCELED 2021 (mon-sat)  Michigander Bicycle Tour TBA 2022 – Annual ride goes through several communities in northwest lower peninsula. Three options: 2-Day Tour, 6-Day Tour, 8-day Tour.  michigantrails.org/events/michigander-bike-tour   facebook

CANCELED 2021 (thu-sun)  Uncle Sam Jam TBA 2022 in Woodhaven, MI (Downriver, south of Detroit), at Civic Center Park. annual, Free concerts, Carnival rides and games, Firework Display, food, more.  www.unclesamjamfest.com   facebook

CANCELED 2021 (sat-sun)  Maker Faire Detroit TBA 2022 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.”  www.makerfairedetroit.com   facebook

CANCELED 2021  Traverse City Film Festival TBA 2022 in Traverse City, MI.  www.traversecityfilmfest.org

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

July 29 - August 1, 2021 (thu-sun)  Munger Potato Festival in Munger, MI (East/Mid MI, near Bay City). Carnival, Parade, Entertainment, Lots of Potatoes, more.  mungerpotatofest.com   facebook

July 29 - August 1, 2021 (thu-sun)  Woodtick Music Festival in the U.P. (upper peninsula). 2 stages, approx 30 bands. country rock blues folk bluegrass. annual.  www.woodtickfestival.com   facebook

July 30 - August 8, 2021  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.  www.coastguardfest.org   facebook

July 31, 2021 (sat)  Island Art Fair in Grand Ledge, MI. Juried fine arts and craft show, music, riverboat ride, food.  www.ledgecraftlane.com/island-art-fair   facebook



NOTE: Even if event info is listed, Democrat Gov Whitmer might cancel it, at least the in-person part. Due to Gov Whitmer's no end in sight event restrictions, check event websites for current info.

August 1, 2021 (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 Showctgratiotcruise.com   facebook

August 1, 2021 (sun)  Troy Traffic Jam Classic Car Show in Troy, MI. annual, over 200 classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars, specialty vehicles.  www.troyhistoricvillage.org  TTJ register 2021

August 6-7, 2021 (fri-sat)  Highland Games - 172nd Annual at Greenmead Historical Park in Livonia, MI. Heavy Athletics, Ceilidh Scottish concert, Highland Dancing, Pipe & Drums, Whisky Tastings, more.  highlandgames.com

August 6-8, 2021 (fri-sun)  Blue Water SandFest and Music Festival 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.  www.bluewatersandfest.com

August 6-8, 2021 (fri-sun)  Buy Michigan Now Festival in Northville, MI. Michigan-based businesses and Michigan-made products.  buymichigannow.com/events/bmnfest-northville   facebook

August 7, 2021 (sat)  Michigan’s Strongest Man & Woman Contest in Frankenmuth, MI (north of Detroit). Official Strongman Games Qualifier, annual.  www.frankenmuth.org/events/michigans-strongest-man-woman-contest

August 7-8, 2021 (sat-sun)  Thunder Over Michigan Air Show at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, MI (west of Detroit). annual.  www.yankeeairmuseum.org/airshow

August 12-15, 2021 (thu-sun)  National Blueberry Festival in South Haven, MI (West Michigan). nationally recognized annual event, over 40,000 visitors. Parade, Blueberry Central (everything blueberry), Blueberry Cook Off, Blueberry Pie Social, Blueberry Pancake Breakfasts, Rotary Club Fly-in & Classic Car Show, Sand Sculpture Contest, Lawn Tractor Pull, Arts & Crafts Fair, Las Vegas Night, Live Entertainment, more.  www.blueberryfestival.com   facebook

August 13-15, 2021 (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. www.milfordmemories.com   facebook

August 13-15, 2021 (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, car shows, live entertainment, more.  clintoncountychamber.org/mint   facebook

August 13-22, 2021  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.  www.casevillechamber.com/festivals...   facebook

August 13-14, 2021 (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.  coopersvillecarshow.com

August 13-15, 2021 [tentative](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.  www.howellmelonfestival.com

August 14, 2021 (sat)  Utica's Gasoline Alley Car Show, Swap Meet, Gas Show in Utica, MI (north of Detroit).  uticasgasolinealley.com   facebook

August 16-22, 2021 (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.  armadafair.org

August 17-21, 2021 (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.  backtothebricks.org   facebook

August 18-22, 2021 (wed-sun)  Michigan Fiber Festival Michigan's Largest Sheep And Wool Festival in Allegan, MI (western Michigan) at Allegan County Fairgrounds. Animal shows and competitions, workshops, art show competition, more.  www.michiganfiberfestival.info

August 20-22, 2021 (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.  lapeerdays.com   facebook

August 21, 2021 (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.  www.woodwarddreamcruise.com   facebook

August 21-22, 2021 (sat-sun)  Harleyfest at Motor City Harley-Davidson in Farmington Hills, MI. Entertainment usually includes stunt show and live bands.  www.motorcityharley.com   facebook

August 21 - Oct 3, 2021  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.  www.michrenfest.com   facebook

August 22, 2021 (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.  www.mispeedway.com

August 27-28, 2021 (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.  28thstreetmetrocruise.com   facebook

August 28-29, 2021 (sat-sun)  Hazel Park Art Fair in Hazel Park, MI. Artists, musicians, performance art. hpartfair.org   facebook

August 29, 2021 (sun)  Cruisin' Hines car cruise through Hines Park in Western Wayne County, MI. Thousands of Classic Cars and Hot Rods!  cruisinhines.com   facebook

TBA 2021 (fri-sun)  Fish Sandwich Festival in Bay Port, MI (located in Michigan's thumb). annual with Grand Parade, fish sandwiches, fireworks, arts & crafts show, entertainment, run/walk, more.  www.bayportchamber.com/events/   facebook

TBA 2021 (sun)  Le Concours de Livingston – annual classic car show in Howell, MI (northwest of Detroit).  www.livingstonloveinc.org/leconcours

TBA 2021 (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.”  www.calhouncountyfair.org

TBA 2021 (sat)  Fine Art Fair (FAF) in Detroit. artists and music.  www.detroitfaf.com

TBA 2021  Royal Oak Beer Fest - Summer in Royal Oak, MI.  royaloakbeerfest.com   facebook

TBA 2021 (sat-sun)  Detroit HydroFest Boat Racing on the Detroit River. Grand Prix Hydroplanes, H350 Hydro boats, Hot Rod show, live entertainment, more.  www.detroitboatraces.com   facebook

TBA 2021 (fri-sun)  YpsiFest – Ypsilanti Heritage, Arts, and Entertainment Festival at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti, MI (west of Detroit). Free Admission, live music, Beer Garden, arts and crafts, food, more.  ypsifest.com   facebook

TBA 2021  Jamie Daniels Celebrity Roast in Detroit. Benefit for Jamie Daniels Foundation supporting those battling drug addiction.  jamiedanielsfoundation.org

TBA 2021 (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.  www.mendonriverfest.com   facebook

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

CANCELED 2021   Cinetopia Film Festival in Detroit and Ann Arbor. multiple venues, over 50 films. was originally scheduled for May 8-17, 2020.  www.cinetopiafestival.org


NOTE: Even if event info is listed, Democrat Gov Whitmer might cancel it, at least the in-person part. Due to Gov Whitmer's no end in sight event restrictions, check event websites for current info.

Michigan Renaissance Festival – in Holly, MI, continues on weekends through Oct 3, 2021. 16th century adventure with renaissance attire, live armored jousting, musicians, events, contests.  www.michrenfest.com   facebook

September 2-6, 2021 (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.  www.michiganstatefairllc.com/home   facebook

September 3-6, 2021 (fri-mon)  Arts, Beats & Eats Festival (Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats) in Royal Oak, MI (just north of Detroit). Annual, more than 200 performances on ten stages, a Juried Fine Arts Show, plus international, regional and local attractions, food.” annual event.  artsbeatseats.com   facebook

TBA 2021 (thu-mon)  Romeo Peach Festival in Romeo, MI (north of Detroit). annual festival has Floral Parade, carnival rides, crafts show, more.  romeopeachfestival.com

TBA 2021 (thu-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.  www.detroitjazzfest.org   facebook

TBA 2021 (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.  hamtownfest.com   facebook

September 6, 2021 (monday)  Labor Day

September 8-12, 2021 (fri-sun)  Detroit Dance City Festival (DDCF) at various locations in Downtown Detroit. Performances, workshops.  www.detroitdancecityfestival.com   facebook

September 10-11, 2021 (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.  applebbqfestival.com

September 10-11, 2021 (fri-sat)  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.  www.commongroundfest.com   facebook

September 10-12, 2021 (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.”  www.pccart.org/festival

September 10-12, 2021 (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.  www.wineandharvestfestival.com

September 10-12, 2021 (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.  plymouthfallfestival.com

September 11, 2021 (saturday)  Patriot Day (9/11 Remembrance Day)

September 16 - October 3, 2021  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).  www.artprize.org

September 16-19, 2021 (thu-sun)  Frankenmuth Oktoberfest in Frankenmuth, MI. annual event is a traditional celebration of German beer that originated in Munich in 1810.  frankenmuthfestivals.com/frankenmuth-oktoberfest   facebook

September 18, 2021 (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.  www.michiganapplefest.com   facebook

September 21-26, 2021 (tue-sun)  Motor Bella at M1 Concourse in Pontiac, MI, all-outdoor event features next-generation mobility, exciting vehicle debuts, track activities.  motorbella.com

September 22-26, 2021 (wed-sun)  Freep Film Festival – annual, in Detroit.  freepfilmfestival.com   facebook

September 25-26, 2021 (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.”  miantiquefestival.com   facebook

September 25-26, 2021 (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.  www.oktoberfestgr.com

[tentative] September 17-19, 2021 (fri-sun)  Northville Heritage Festival in Northville, MI. Formerly the Northville Victorian Festival, annual event has a parade and more.  www.northville.org/northville-heritage-festival

TBA 2021 (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.  dallyinthealley.com   facebook   youtube

TBA 2021 (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.  www.mibeer.com/events/up-fall-festival

TBA 2021 (sat)  Jobbie Nooner Two 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.  jobbiecrew.com   facebook

TBA 2021 (fri-sun)  Flat Rock Riverfest at Huroc Park in Flat Rock, MI (south of Detroit).  flatrockriverfest.com   facebook

TBA 2021 (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.”  michiganirish.org   facebook

TBA 2021 (thu-sun)  Troy Family Daze in Troy, MI. north of Detroit. annual, has Giant Midways, Live Entertainment, Contests, fireworks, food, children's area, more.  www.troyfamilydaze.org   facebook

TBA 2021 (fri-sun)  DIY Street Fair in Ferndale, MI. annual, features art, music, food.  www.ferndalediy.com   facebook

TBA 2021 (fri-sun)  Paul Bunyan Days in Oscoda, MI (northeast lower peninsula). annual event with Carnival, Bunyan Games, classic car show, BBQ Competition and more.  www.oscodachamber.com/event/paul-bunyan-days   facebook

TBA 2021  Buy Michigan Now Fall Fest in Jackson, MI.  www.buymichigannowfest.com

TBA 2021 (sat-sun)  Trenton Scarecrow Festival in Trenton, MI (Downriver). contests, prizes, games, live music, carnival and more.  www.scarecrowfestival.net   facebook

TBA 2021 (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.  www.clintonfallfestival.com

TBA 2021 (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.  www.southlyonpumpkinfest.com   facebook


NOTE: Even if event is listed, Democrat Gov Whitmer might cancel it, at least the in-person part.

ArtPrize 2021 continues through October 3 in Grand Rapids, MI (West Michigan). See Sept. 16 listing or click: www.artprize.org

Michigan Renaissance Festival – continues through October 3, 2021 in Holly, MI. See Aug listing or click: www.michrenfest.com   facebook

October 2, 2021 (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.  www.redflannelfestival.org   facebook

October 8-10, 2021 (fri-sun)  Charlevoix Apple Festival in downtown Charlevoix, MI (northwest MI). Annual.  business.charlevoix.org/events...apple-fest-12875

October 8-10, 2021 (fri-sun)  Monster Jam - Grand Rapids – at Van Andel Arena, rescheduled from March 2021.  www.monsterjam.com/en-US   vanandelarena.com

October 9-10, 2021 (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.  www.downtowntecumseh.com/events...

October 9-10, 2021 (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.”   miantiquefestival.com   facebook

October 11, 2021 (monday)  Columbus Day

October 16-17, 2021 (sat-sun)  Detroit Free Press TCF Bank Marathon – annual running marathon and run/walk events in Detroit with over 25,000 participants and goes across international border (Canada).  www.freepmarathon.com

TBA 2021(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.  huronapplefest.com

TBA 2021  Detroit Red Wings 2021-2022 Home Opener at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, 7 pm.  www.nhl.com/redwings

TBA 2021 (sat-sun)  CraneFest in Bellevue, MI (southwest Michigan). See thousands of Sandhill Cranes descending on expansive, shallow wetland, plus more.  www.michiganaudubon.org/news-events/signature-events/cranefest

TBA 2021  Monster's Ball at The Fillmore Detroit. annual with DJs, Stilt Walkers, Illusionists, Aerialists, Acrobats, Fire and Freak Show Performers, Fortune Tellers, more.  monstersballdetroit.com

TBA 2021  Creepy Cheapy Annual Halloween party at The Crofoot Complex in Pontiac, MI. Local bands perform costumed covers of national bands, plus a Costume Contest, DJs, more.  www.creepycheapy.com   crofoot events   facebook

TBA 2021 (fri-sat)  Detroit Fall Beer Festival – at Eastern Market, Detroit. Annual, One of the largest all-Michigan beer tastings. Plus food, local musicians and more.  www.mibeer.com/events/detroit-fall-festival

TBA 2021 (thu-sun)  Youmacon (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.  www.youmacon.com

October 31, 2021 (sunday)  Halloween – Halloween Day, Trick or Treat!


NOTE: Even if event info is listed, Democrat Gov Whitmer might cancel it, at least the in-person part. Due to Gov Whitmer's no end in sight event restrictions, check event websites for current info.

November 5-7, 2021 (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.”  www.snowmobileusa.com

November 11, 2021 (thursday)  Veterans' Day

November 15-30, 2021  Deer Hunting Season - Regular Firearm  www.michigan.gov/dnr/...

TBA November-December 20201 Wayne County LightFest – one of the Midwest's longest drive-through holiday light displays. Annually on on Hines Drive, west of Detroit.  www.waynecounty.com/...lightfest

November 18-20, 2021 (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!”  showspan.com/GRW

November 19, 2021 (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®.”  www.theparade.org/hob-nobble-gobble

November 20, 2021 (sat)  Eddie Griffin – at Sound Board in MotorCity Casino Hotel.  www.soundboarddetroit.com/events.aspx

November 25, 2021 (thu)  Thanksgiving Day

November 25, 2021 (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.  theparade.org   facebook

NOTE: Even if event info is listed, Democrat Gov Whitmer might cancel it, at least the in-person part. Due to Gov Whitmer's no end in sight. event restrictions, check event websites for any updated current info.

November 27 - December 14, 2021 (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.  hollydickensfestival.org   facebook

Wayne County LightFest one of the Midwest's longest drive-through holiday light displays continues daily (a few exceptions) through Dec. 31. info

December 1, 2021 (wed)  Carrot Top – at Sound Board in MotorCity Casino Hotel.  www.soundboarddetroit.com/events.aspx

December 5, 2021 (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.  www.rrc-mi.com/...christmas-parade   facebook

TBA December 2021 (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.  www.noelnight.org

TBA December 2021 (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, 2021 (saturday)  Christmas – Merry Christmas to all good people, everywhere!

TBA December 2021 (thu)  Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit.  www.detroitlions.com/quick-lane-bowl


New Year's Eve Parties Events

NYE Listings for December 31, 2020 (Thursday Night, NYE 2021)

NOTE: Even if event info is listed, Democrat Gov Whitmer might cancel it, at least the in-person part. Due to Gov Whitmer's no end in sight event restrictions, check event websites for current info.

NYE Metro Detroit

NYE Resolution Ball 2020 – 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.  www.resolutionballdetroit.com

The Motown Countdown 'Classic Decades' New Year's Eve Party – at the Roostertail on the Detroit River, ringing in 2020 with MOTOWN and your favorite 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s music.  eventbrite.com/e/motown-countdown...

Wyandotte Rockin’ NYE 2020 – in Wyandotte (Downriver) features Brett Scallions of Fuel and Sponge, plus Local bands and DJ Money Mic.  www.rockinnye.com [12-31-2019 Details]

Motor City Gala New Years Eve 2020 – at the Historic Fisher Building in Detroit features a mega line-up of DJs.  motorcitygala.com

Michigan Mitten Drop New Years Eve and Mitten Gala NYE 2020 – at Canterbury Village in Lake Orion features activities and live entertainment beginning at 4pm.  www.michiganmittendrop.com   www.mittengala.com   drop facebook   gala facebook

Detroit Rave City New Years Eve 12/31 – in Detroit. Strange Luv Productions annual hip-hop, electronic music New Year's Eve party.  facebook

CharlestheFirst Years Eve 2020 – at Magic Stick in Detroit with Eprom, Lab Group, Potions.  www.majesticdetroit.com/about/the-magic-stick

The Celebration Years Eve 2020 – at Best Western Premier in Southfield, featuring WJLB DJ Don Q & DJ Kutz.  thecelebrationnye.com

Motor City NYE - The Drop – (skipping NYE 2019 + 2020) – in Detroit. back next year on 12/31/2020 with Motor City NYE – The DROP 2021 party and giant D drop.  www.motorcitynye.com   facebook

More info for NYE Metro Detroit

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

NYE Listings on Metro Times Detroit    www.metrotimes.com/...new year


Annual NYE Events in Other Areas in Michigan

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

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

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

New Year's Eve Ball Drop in Marquette, MI (U.P.)   downtownmarquette.org/new-years-eve-ball-drop





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.  www.fantasticon.net

MIFun4U.com Michigan Events & Attractions – lists lots of events with their dates, basic descriptions and links to event websites.  www.mifun4u.com

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

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

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

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



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