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Michigan Festivals And Events for August 2019

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July 26, 2019 1:00 PM





Michigan Festivals and Events Association presents:
August Event Listings



Cassopolis, MI Jul 28 - Aug 3
The Cass County Fair features grandstand entertainment for all ages including rodeos, demolition derbies, super-stock tractor & truck pulls, motorcross and monster trucks. FREE must-see events include fireworks and daily entertainment throughout the grounds as well as hundreds of 4-H and Open Class exhibits. Open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. IT’S A FAMILY FAIR! 2019 fair dates: July 28- August 03.
Monroe, MI Jul 28 - Aug 3
The 72nd Annual Monroe County Fair will be held July 28 – August 3, 2019. The seven day event includes a Midway, Open Class and 4h Livestock & Still Exhibits, Concessions, Vendors, Parade, Music, Free Entertainment and Grandstand Entertainment. Also we will have over 60 food booths. We have fun for the whole family!
Mason, MI Jul 29 - Aug 3
The Ingham County Fair involves families from all over the county from Lansing to Stockbridge. The Fair plays a very important role in the community and county. To have a successful fair we work closely with the 4-H Clubs to give young people the opportunity to display skills and earn recognition for their work. The Fair also provides a way for many artisans and businesses to expand their client base.
Rogers City, MI Jul 30 - Aug 4
The Nautical City Festival is a safe, fun-filled, family event that promotes community pride in Rogers City with its nautical heritage.
Chesaning, MI Jul 30 - Aug 3
The Saginaw County Fair offers tons of family fun with animals, rides, food and entertainment all for one low price with free parking. Rides start at 1pm, grandstand acts at 7pm and fireworks at 10pm each night.
Elk Rapids, MI Jul 31 - Aug 3
“Harbor Days is a four day, fun for all ages community festival. Events and activities include kids day games, athletic events, carnival rides, musical entertainment, and so much more. The celebration culminates on Saturday night with Zambelli International fireworks display over East Grand Traverse Bay!”

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US-127 National Yard Sale

Hudson, MI Aug 1 - 4

The US-127 National Yard Sale is the “World’s Longest Yard Sale.” From August 1-4, it begins in Gadsden, Alabama and stretches across 5 states before ending just north of Hudson, Michigan. Combined with Hudson’s annual City-wide yard sale; this event should not be missed!

This event will feature live music, a lost arts exhibit, and a Firefighter Waterball Tournament.


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Boyne Falls Polish Festival

Boyne Falls, MI Aug 1 - 4

45th Annual Boyne Falls Polish Festival August 1 – 4, 2019. We have fun for everyone! Polka tent, car show, Mud Run, Carnival, Horse Pull, Battle of the Bands, Kid’s day on Friday, Parade and more! Come out, have a great time and carry on the tradition.




Coopersville Farm Museum Quilts and Their Stories

Coopersville, MI Aug 1 - Sep 28

Enjoy this exhibit of vintage and modern quilts uniquely displayed among tractors and other items representing rural life.

Open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10am - 4pm

Admission $4, Kids ages 4-12 $2, Members and 3 year olds and younger are free.



Buy Michigan Now Festival

Northville, MI Aug 2 - 4

This 3-day celebration of the Great Lakes state features locally-produced goods, Michigan-based businesses, children’s activities, and live entertainment. Town Square will be jumping with a variety of performances and concerts, and a Michigan beer and wine garden. The kids’ zone includes arts & crafts, storytelling, and some very special guests. Taste, revel, and Buy Michigan!

Friday August 2nd 4PM – 8PM (Bev Garden until 10PM)

Saturday August 3rd 10AM – 8PM (Bev Garden until 10PM)

Sunday August 4th 10AM- 5PM (Bev Garden Noon-5PM)


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St. Andrew's Society of Detroit Annual Highland Games

Livonia, MI Aug 2 - 3

St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit is proud to present the 170th Annual Highland Games – the oldest continuous games in North America. Please join us at our Ceilidh (party) on Friday night. Games start on Saturday morning. For more information about our Highland Games and tickets visit www.highlandgames.com. Find us on Facebook!


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Brighton Fine Arts & Acoustic Music Festival

Brighton, MI Aug 2 - 4

The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 34th Annual Brighton Fine Art & Acoustic Music Festival August 3 – August 5, 2018. As one of the most prestigious juried art festivals in southeast Michigan, this event draws highly talented local and national award winning artists. This event will showcase unique art, local restaurant fare and a soothing mix of acoustic music on four separate Main Street stages. A perfect three-part harmony and a must-do on your event list!

Friday 5pm-8pm

Saturday 10am-8pm

Sunday 10am-4pm



Bay Port Fish Sandwich Festival

Bay Port, MI Aug 2 - 4

The Annual Bay Port Fish Sandwich Festival is Friday, August 2 – Sunday, August 4, 2019. The “sandwich so large it takes two hands to hold one.” Activities: Friday Silent Auction and crowning of the Queen; Saturday Grand Parade at 10:30 a.m. . Arts and Crafts show and free entertainment all weekend. Featured in Midwest Living, 20/20, Today Show, WJR, AAA. Sponsored by Bay Port Chamber of Commerce. Please visit our website for more details, www.bayportchamber.com.

Friday, Noon-8, Sat 11-6, Sunday 11-2




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Bath Days Festival

Bath, MI Aug 2 -3

Bath Days Festival – GOOD CLEAN FUN!! Bathtub races – parade 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, 11:00 am on Saturday – silent auction – music – kids area – car show – arts & crafts – food vendors – live entertainment. An annual event to try and catch a liking of everyone’s. Pure family fun. Located off of I-69, exit 92, Webster Rd. Downtown at James Couzins Park. Come join in the fun!!


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Maritime Days

Marine City, MI Aug 2 - 4

Marine City Festival Inc., was founded in 1982 and is dedicated to improving the community through travel and tourism.


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Lansing Jazzfest

Lansing, MI Aug 2 - 3

Experience for yourself why thousands from mid-Michigan and beyond have been enjoying this annual event each year since 1995! Whether already a fan of the many sounds of jazz, or ready to try 0r for free, come to the streets of Old Town for 2 days of great live music, children’s activities, an expansive beverage tent, food, craft vendors and more.




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Coloma Glad-Peach Festival

Coloma, MI Aug 2 - 4

The Coloma Glad-Peach Festival (located just north of I-94 exit 39) is an annual celebration of the gladiolus flowers and peaches, both grown locally. The festival is held the first weekend in August, providing three days of family friendly fun for all ages. Included is live music on two stages, a classic car show, two parades and an aerial fireworks display. We host the Fruitbelt Series featuring a 5K, 10K Run, Walk, Bike, and fun run through the beautiful countryside.



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Allen Park Arts & Crafts Street Fair

Allen Park, MI Aug 2 - 3

The 38th Annual Street Fair features a juried craft show and entertainment for the whole family.




Marion Old Fashion Days

Marion, MI Aug 2 - 4

“Old Fashioned Days” Featuring Outdoor Family Fun! Hot dog roast, Street Sales, Duck Races, Music, Canoe/Kayak Race, Parade & More!



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Dearborn, MI Aug 2 - 4
Dearborn’s Homecoming is a spectacular, free, three-day festival with continuous entertainment on multiple stages (including national and regional performers), family and children events, high school reunion picnics, great food, a large carnival, and magnificent fireworks Saturday and Sunday. It’s a 39 year-old tradition and a summer destination for residents, people coming back “home” and guests from across southeastern Michigan, creating crowds of up to 150,000. Call 313-943-2410.


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Croswell Swinging Bridge Festival

Croswell, MI Aug 2 -3

Croswell’s Swinging Bridge Festival is an annual event sponsored by the Croswell Commercial Club. Offering something for everyone, this event takes place in downtown Croswell. Croswell (located in the “thumb”) is home to the only suspension bridge in Michigan. We can’t help but showcase our 139’ bridge (built in 1905) by having many events located in the beautiful riverfront areas near the bridge. Festival highlights include our cardboard boat races and outstanding fireworks display.


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Vassar Riverfest & Car Show

Vassar, MI Aug 2 -4

Vassar RiverFest & Car Show will be held downtown and on adjoining streets (100 Main Street). Hot Air Balloon launch will be held on Vassar Public school grounds (220 Athletic Street), at the north end of the City of Vassar.




Positive Results Downtown Saginaw - Jazz & Blues

Saginaw, MI Aug 2

August 2 – Jazz & Blues

Featuring: Larry McCray

Opening: Robert Lee Revue



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Island Art Fair

Grand Ledge, MI Aug 3

The 46th Annual Island Art Fair will be held from 10am-5pm on Saturday, August 3rd. One hundred plus (100+) juried artists and craftsmen, who come from all over the state, will be displaying on the Island. Visitors will be greeted by music at several areas on the Island in addition to performances by dance groups. Festival food will be available at the Food Court on the Island and snacks at the Gazebo. Ledge Craft Lane, an art & crafts gift shop and sponsor of the Island Art Fair, will be open from 9am-5pm. For more information, call 517-627-9843 or visit www.ledgecraftlane.com.


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906 Festival

Curtis, MI Aug 3

The Erickson Center for the Arts is a Michigan nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the mind, body and spirit of individuals of all ages through the presentation of artistic & cultural exhibitions and programs. The Center is a thriving hub for activities, events, classes and performances, and also provides a park, pavilion, large landscaped grounds, and walking trails. Open year round.


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Lexington Fine Art Street Fair

Lexington, MI Aug 3 - 4

Lexington Fine Art Street Fair features over 200 visual artist along the quaint downtown streets. Fine art mediums include painting, jewelry, photography, printmaking, glass, wall art and more. Shops and boutiques along main-street also feature sales and great lake-style merchandise.


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Good Times in Goodrich

Goodrich, MI Aug 3

Come to Goodrich for a weekend filled with family fun, car shows, children’s activities, and more!


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Tawas Uncork'd

East Tawas, MI Aug 3

Tawas Uncork’d on Saturday, August 3rd at the East Tawas Harbor Park from 12 to 6 PM. Patrons can indulge in Michigan Wines & Ales, experience Northeast Michigan culinary delights & enjoy unique musical talents.




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Art in the Park

Lake Odessa, MI Aug 3

Held in the beautiful Village Park in the quaint village of Lake Odessa, Art in the Park features top-notch artists and artisans, good food, children’s art activities, live music entertainment and the annual ParkPrize! Artists Competition. An added attraction is the annual Lake Odessa Car Show, just a short walk to the central downtown. Attendance is FREE!




Harrietta Blueberry Festival

Harrietta, MI Aug 3

Join the friendly folks of Harrietta Michigan as they invite you and your family to attend their annual Blueberry Festival! Don’t miss out on a blueberry pancake breakfast, ice cream social, blueberry patch tours, parade, classic car show, pie eating contest and so much more! Also enjoy local artist, Luke Winslow King as he performs his hits during the festival.



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Grand Blanc Summer Arts Fair

Grand Blanc, MI Aug 3 - 4

The Grand Blanc Art Fair, in its 21st year, brings fine art and fine crafts to Genesee County to enjoy. All media are represented including metal, sculpture, glass, painting, photography, wood and jewelry.

The 2019 Summer Art Fair will be held on Saturday August 3rd and Sunday August 4th. The hours will be from 10:00AM to 4:00PM on both days. This event will be held rain or shine.

The Grand Blanc Arts Council welcomes everyone from the community with free admission and parking.

The Art Fair will be located at Physician’s Park, on Reid Road, one block from Grand Blanc’s main street in the heart of downtown. The park includes a pavilion, clean indoor restrooms, and a children’s play area.

Restaurants, the Sunday farmer’s market and additional parking are all within walking distance of the fair.

We hope you bring the entire family and enjoy original art for sale, music, and fun.


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Saint Rafka Church Festival

Livonia, MI Aug 3 - 4

Our Festival is an opportunity for families to come together & celebrate the beautiful aspects of Middle-Eastern & American culture. This much loved, two-day event draws people from miles around to enjoy the best of our music, cuisine, and culture. Nationally acclaimed musicians will perform with our teen folk dance groups for a unique event that showcases a wide range of talents & entertainment styles. Entertainment also includes performances from Karim Jaber, Usama Baalbaki, and great local cover bands Blue Water Kings and 50 Amp Fuse. Traditional Middle-Eastern family recipes are prepared by our own parishioners and served with the hospitality that is a trademark of our community. Children’s activities include bounce houses, train rides, and face painting. Other activities include henna tattoos, hookah lounge, Arabic dancing, gift shop, and more!


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Rockin' Under the Stars

Commerce, MI Aug 3

Popular local bands, Audrey Ray and Power Play Detroit, will headline Rockin’ Under the Stars, presented by Genisys Credit Union and the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce on Saturday August 3rd, 2019 on the grounds of the Multi-Lakes Conservation Association in Commerce.

The event runs from 6 – 11 pm and is family friendly.

In its eighth year, the event is expected to draw more than 2,000 visitors, who will be treated to a high energy show which combines country, pop, classic rock, and dance music.

Magic Bus is from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Power Play, a classic rock cover band, has been voted a WDIV Local 4/Click On Detroit Best Local Band. They have headlined at the Milford Memories festival, and have performed at the Detroit Grand Prix, Livonia Spree, the Dream Cruise and on the WCSX Music Stage at VillageFest in Grosse Pointe.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Audrey Ray will kick-off the evening of entertainment at 6:15 p.m. Power Play Detroit will take the stage at 8:00 p.m. The cost for the event is $5 per person, with free parking and no cost for children ages 12 and under. Those attending should bring lawn chairs or blankets. Carrabba’s Italian Grill and Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will be on site to provide the food concessions. There will also be beer, wine and soft drinks available for purchase. No coolers, carry-ins, or lawn chair bags will be permitted.



Michigan's Strongest Man and Woman

Frankenmuth, MI Aug 3

Top athletes across the United States descend upon Michigan’s Little Bavaria for this fast-paced athletic competition that also serves as an Official Strongman Games Qualifier. Watch as men and women face off against each other in exercises like the yoke lift, keg toss, weight-lifting and vehicle dead-lifts. This can’t-miss event takes place in the northwest parking lot at Frankenmuth River Place Shops.

2019 event dates are: August 3

2020 event dates are: August 1

2021 event dates are: August 7


Sanilac County 4-H Fair

Sandusky, MI Aug 4 - 10

The 2019 Sanilac County 4-H Fair will feature a Demolition Derby, Figure 8 Derby and many other feature events. The midway will be brought to you by Big Rock Amusements and many static exhibits and animal exhibits will be exhibited by numerous 4-Hers. There is so much to see and do for all ages!


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Jackson County Fair

Jackson, MI Aug 4 -10

The Jackson County Fair is one of the largest county fairs in the State of Michigan. The fair sees over 200,000 visitors over the course of one week. The fair offers large Grandstand Acts such as music Acts, Comedians, Dirt shows such as rodeos and Demolition Derbys. The fair has large Agricultural Communities with many different animals showcased on the grounds by 4H, FFA and Open Class Exhibitors. The fair also offers many food and retail vendors that will satisfy everyone!


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Shiawassee County Fair

Corunna, MI Aug 4 - 10

The Shiawassee County Fair is a true country fair, set on 127 acres in the rolling hills just outside of Corunna, Michigan. The emphasis of the Fair is placed on the youth exhibitors, with family camping and educational activities, a part of the week long event. Visitors can tour the Fair in horse drawn surreys free of charge every day, or view the antique tractor rally and parade held two days during the week. Livestock shows take place daily and livestock auctions are featured on Friday and Saturday. Skerbeck Brothers Shows provide our midway – there’s fun for everyone!



Coopersville Car Show and Summerfest

Coopersville, MI Aug 5 - 10

The Coopersville Rotary is excited to be sponsoring the Coopersville Car Show and Summerfest. One of the largest linear car shows in West Michigan. The Car Show is held in Downtown Coopersville, on Main St. Coopersville Michigan.












Antrim County Fair & 5K Run

Bellaire, MI Aug 8 - 10

The Antrim County Fair provides an important annual outlet for education, exhibition and demonstration of agriculture, home economics, science and art. It is a recreation based outlet for county residents and visitors to share and display their hobbies and interests with special emphasis on youth. Its goal is to provide a fun and educational experience for all.

Among the many events are a 5K race/walk, Horse Pull, Horse Show, Activity Tents, 4-H Market Show and Auction, and many demonstrations and hands-on fun. Like us on Facebook!


Millington Old-Fashioned Summer Festival

Millington, MI Aug 8 - 11

All concessions are local and non-profit.

Kiddie Rides




Stanton Old Fashioned Days

Stanton, MI Aug 8 - 11

Come celebrate our annual Stanton Old Fashioned Days Festival filled with many fun family events for all ages. Check out our website at www.stantonofd.com. We are always the second full weekend of AUGUST.


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National Blueberry Festival

South Haven, MI Aug 8 - 11

The National Blueberry Festival is held on the second weekend of August each year, and is one of the country's oldest continuously-running fruit festivals! We're proud of South Haven's tremendous blueberry crop, and the important industry it represents.




Frankenmuth Summer Music Fest

Frankenmuth, MI Aug 8 - 17

The Frankenmuth Summer Music Fest offers a wide variety of acts for the music lover in you. Whether you take in a polka act whose German and Polish tunes invoke the rich traditions of Eastern European culture, or a vintage rock act that will keep you spinning freely into the night like you did during the ‘Summer of Love’, you’re sure to be immersed in the tradition and nostalgia this year’s entertainers provide.

While renowned for being one of the few remaining traditional polka festivals, the Summer Music Fest also rocks out! Acts like the Magic Bus will take you on a psychedelic trip back to the Woodstock era where you are sure to get your groove on. The Fabulous Hubcaps will have you shaking your tail to classic tunes from acts ranging from The Beach Boys to The Temptations to Willie Nelson and so much more!

With six days of musical entertainment over the course of two weekends, you’re sure to find a day (or more) to enjoy what the Fest has to offer. We look forward to seeing you there!!!



Party on McCarty - Country

Saginaw, MI Aug 8

Gates open at 5:00pm. Music starts at 5:30pm and ends around 10:00pm.

Bring your own chair or blanket to enjoy this free outdoor concert.

Food vendors, beer and wine, activities, and much more!

There is a $5-per-vehicle parking allowance that is donated to the Saginaw Township Soccer Association for facility and grounds maintenance and improvements.

For the safety and enjoyment of everyone, pets and outside food/drinks are prohibited.

August 8, 2019 – Country



Sparta Celtic Festival

Sparta, MI Aug 9 - 10

Celtic celebration with tons of music, food, beverages, crafts and fun for all ages.





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Milford Memories Summer Festival

Milford, MI Aug 9 - 11

Milford Memories is a small-town festival with a big reputation. The three-day show, held the second weekend of August, is well known for its Art in the Village juried show, continuous live entertainment and great food. Activities include the Cold Butt Euchre Tournament, Blindfolded Canoe Race, Kid’s Central, 5K & 10K Run and more.


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St. Johns Mint Festival

St. Johns, MI Aug 9 - 10

During the second full weekend in August , the St. Johns Mint Festival welcomes visitors to the community by offering a three-day celebration enriched with family activities such as arts & crafts, flea market, children’s activities, free daily entertainment, kickball,3 – on – 3 basketball, parade ( 10:00 am on Sat), and a Kids World. Additional events include a Queen Pageant, Bocce Ball, Carnival, Petting Zoo, and a Senior Citizens Day.



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Alanson Riverfest

Alanson, MI Aug 9 - 11

The Alanson Riverfest showcases everything that makes the Inland Water Route stand out as an area with tremendous history, community pride and vibrancy. Join the fun as the festival kicks off on Wednesday with the volunteer party, Thursday night with a teen dance, live music all weekend, vendors and activities continues through Sunday.


Cheeseburger in Caseville

Caseville, MI Aug 9 - 18

The 21st Annual Cheeseburger in Caseville Festival, August 9-18, 2019, is a family-oriented, 10-day event on the shores of Lake Huron with LOTS of daily music including Buffett-style tribute bands, variety bands, original musicians and more! Be amazed by the flamingos, grass skirts and unbelievable designs featured in the Parade of Tropical Fools on Wednesday, August 16th. Be prepared to participate in or attend the Row, Row Your Cardboard Boat Race, Sand Sculpture Contest, Beach Volleyball Tournament, Classic Car Show, Kid’s Parade, Golf Scrambles, Craft Show, Caribbean Street Dance, Hat Making Workshops, Sailing Parade, Pet Fashion Show, Jog/Walk Event, and MUCH MORE! Purchase your Cheeseburger Button which gets you in to ALL events for the entire 10 days! Plus, eat your fill of an amazing variety of cheeseburgers up and down Main Street.

Check out our website for details www.casevillechamber.com.



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Michaywe Arts & Crafts Show

Gaylord, MI Aug 9 - 10

The Michaywe Clubhouse and the surrounding five-acre wooded park-like setting offer plenty of space for over 100 local artist and crafters as well as artisans from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Florida, from New Jersey to Arizona. Their juried, handcrafted quality creations include ceramics, baskets, woodworking, stained glass, jewelry, paintings, photography, home décor and lawn ornaments. Email us at artfair@michaywe.com or check out www.michaywe.com


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The Main Event Novi

Novi, MI Aug 9 - 10

The Main Event Novi – a partnership between 2 Stones Events and the City of Novi – is a two-day summer event focused on creating awareness of the city’s awesome downtown. The weekend kicks off Friday evening with a special ticketed fundraising event for a local charity, featuring food from Novi’s notable restaurants, craft beer and wine tastings, silent and live auctions, and live music. The Saturday FREE music festival features great live music tapping into metro-Detroit’s rich music scene; car show; food trucks offering an array of fabulous tastes; a beer tent with regular beer, craft beer and wine.


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Lewiston, MI Aug 9 - 10

Logging era festivities along with an arts and crafts show in the park. Two days, five bands, arts and crafts, chain saw carver, outhouse races, pie eating contest, beer tent, food, inflatables, trackless train rides, family activities and much more.









Positive Results Downtown Saginaw - Revisit the 70's

Saginaw, MI Aug 9

August 9 – Revisit the 70’s

Featuring: Abba Magic

Opening: Pending



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Shelby Township Art Fair

Shelby Township, MI Aug 10 -11

Mark your calendar for August 10 & 11 to stop by the Shelby Township Municipal Grounds for the 36th Annual Art Fair! This fun family oriented event features a variety of art, fine crafts, plus a section designated for Michigan made products.

The Focus is art but bring the family for a day filled with activities and entertainment, and bring home a special piece of art, a hand-made item, product, or a souvenir from your visit. Listen to music at the bandshell, make a craft under the Kid’s Corner tent, play on a bouncer, visit with animals from the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, enjoy shows by featured entertainers, and more.

Parking and entry is FREE and so is the shuttle bus that travels between the grounds and the Community Center, so you won’t have a long walk back to your car with all of the treasures you found at the fair.

This event is presented by the Shelby Township Art Fair Committee, hosted by the Shelby Township Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department and is supported by our generous sponsors.

The Shelby Township Municipal Grounds is located at 52700 Van Dyke Avenue, just south of 24 Mile Road and the fair hours are Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

More details about the entertainment line-up and more information about the fair is available on the Facebook page and on the art fair’s website at www.shelbyartfair.wix.com/shelbyartfair or call 586-731-0300


River Raisin Jazz Festival

Monroe, MI Aug 10 - 11

The Award Winning Annual River Raisin Jazz Festival is a four day, FREE music festival on the banks of the Historic River Raisin in Beautiful Downtown Monroe, Michigan. Our festival has featured World Class Artists like Kenny G, David Sanborn, Chuck Mangione, Ray Parker Jr., Spyro Gyra, Alexander Zonij’s & more. Our “Second Stage” features local up & coming artists and the Downtown Fine Art Fair has something for everyone. Visit our website for details at www.monroeinfo.com or www.riverraisinjazzfestival.com


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Beecher Music Festival

Mt. Morris, MI Aug 10

Looking for music and entertainment all day long? Come on out to the Beecher Music Festival and enjoy a day of free fun. FREE to enter, FREE to listen, FREE rides for the little ones, and a FREE Car Show.  We also give away 600 FREE lunches and have a large food give away in the early morning.


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Rise N Shine 5K and Family Fun Fest

Bay City, MI Aug 10

The Family Fun Fest is free to the whole community and includes a silent auction, games, face painting, hair wraps, balloon twisting, bubble blowing, corn hole / can jam, henna tattoos, coconut bowling, a bounce house and so much more.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA Financial Assistance Program.



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Victorian Art Fair

West Branch, MI Aug 10 - 11

COME VISIT THE VICTORIAN ART FAIR in beautiful Irons Park, West Branch, MI Saturday, August 10th, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, August 13th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 200 Arts & Crafts Exhibitors, Free Games for the Kids, Food Concessions, Old Fashioned Entertainment. No Admission Fee. For information, call 989-345-2744, email victorianartfair@gmail.com, or go to our website. www.victorianartfair.com



Midland County Fair

Midland, MI Aug 11 - 17

The Midland County Fair is always the third full week back from Labor Day showcasing agriculture and youth oriented family entertainment. A clean safe environment for people of all ages. Best deal in town with free admission. Only a nominal parking fee.


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Consumers Energy 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Races

Brooklyn, MI Aug 11

NASCAR returns to Michigan International Speedway twice in 2018 and you can be part of the action. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 weekend is June 9th. On Aug. 11th the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will return to NASCAR’s fastest track.

Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway is NASCAR’s fastest racetrack. It has been the love of NASCAR racing and the thrill of a great time for race fans and drivers alike for nearly 50 years.



Michigan's State Fair in the Upper Peninsula

Escanaba, MI Aug 12 - 18

Located in the heart of the Upper Peninsula, Escanaba comes alive each August with Michigan’s oldest State Fair. The week long fair features carnival rides, midway entertainment, delicious fair foods, agricultural exhibits, exciting wheeled events, headliner entertainment in the grandstands, and much more.



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Armada Fair

Armada, MI Aug 12 - 18

The Annual Armada Fair will take place August 12- 18, 2019. Family Fun for Everyone! Carnival, Country Music Headliners, draft horse pulls, merchants, games, food, animals, arts/crafts, Rodeo, 4H, FFA, Motorsport Events, Truck/Tractor Pulls, Grove Entertainment, FREE candy scramble, face painting, eating contests, and rope making, refreshment tent and nightly entertainment, petting farm and exotic animal attractions, chainsaw carving and action. Visit the website at www.armadafair.org for more information.



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Paint Grand Traverse

Traverse City, MI Aug 12 - 18

In August 2019, Crooked Tree Arts Center presents the annual Paint Grand Traverse, a week-long plein air painting festival and competition featuring top artists from across the country.

The Grand Traverse region is located in northwest lower Michigan, and is known the world over for its gorgeous scenery, hundreds of miles of Lake Michigan coast, and historic small towns and villages. The largest of these, Traverse City, is nestled on the southern shore of West Grand Traverse Bay, and is home to Crooked Tree Arts Center – Traverse City.

Presented by Crooked Tree Arts Center

Paint Grand Traverse is presented by Crooked Tree Arts Center. Founded in 1971, CTAC is a community-based arts center serving northern Michigan from campuses in Traverse City and Petoskey. We offer events and classes in visual arts, dance, music, culinary arts, theatre, and more. To learn more about Crooked Tree Arts Center, visit us online at www.crookedtree.org.


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Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival

Dexter, MI Aug 12 - 17

Artists converge on picturesque Dexter Michigan to paint ‘en plein air.’

Every summer since 2013, under the curious and watchful eye of the public, local and visiting artists in a wide-variety of mediums work outdoors for four days in and around Dexter.

The festival culminates with a two-day exhibit and art sale of all competition artwork in the Tent Gallery in Monument Park.

Activities include a friendly competition for professional and emerging artists, a quick-draw painting competition and artwork sale, and other fun events announced on the Schedule of Events and Festival Overview.

Keep up to date by following us on Facebook.


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Otsego County Fair

Gaylord, MI Aug 13 - 17

The Otsego County Fair’s Mission is to provide a county fair for residents of Otsego County and surrounding counties. It provides a gathering place for all to showcase their products and skills. It creates educational and entertaining experience that resources will allow. Operations of the fairgrounds year round are to serve the community by providing a multi-purpose facility.


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Back to the Bricks Cruise & Car Show

Flint, MI Aug 13 - 17

Enjoy five days of automotive excitement at the Annual Back to the Bricks Cruise and Car Show, August 13-17. Many new and exciting things. Join us on Tuesday for Bricks Flicks, a Free Drive-In movie, Wednesday and Thursday and Friday for the Rolling Cruise and Concert. Saturday is the car show in downtown Flint with thousands of classic cars, live entertainment, music, food, automotive and sponsor displays, antique fire truck and dragster displays. For more information, visit the website at www.Backtothebricks.org.

Tune-Up Week August 7-12, 2019


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Ogemaw County Fair

West Branch, MI Aug 13 - 17

With an attendance of over 54,000 the Ogemaw County Fair is one of the areas most anticipated events. Known for its park-like setting and charming atmosphere, the fair offers visitors several places to sit and rest. Adding to the overall charm is a working hands-on antique village with several crafters, buildings, antique machinery, engines, and more. There are grandstand events each night, mouth watering home cooked meals each day, and lots of free entertainment to enjoy. For more information on the Ogemaw County Fair call 989-345-5393, visit www.ogemawcountyfair.com, or email info@ogemawcountyfair.com.


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Montrose Blueberry Festival

Montrose, MI Aug 14 - 18

Five fun-filled days for the whole family can be found the 3rd weekend in August in Montrose on M-57 just 8 miles west of I-75. From our wildly delicious blueberry pancake breakfast to our 100 (plus) unit parade, flea market, arts & crafts, 5k/8k road race, softball tournaments, carnival & midway plus much, much, more, there is something for everyone. Email montroseblueberryfestival@hotmail.com for more information or check our website, www.montroseblueberryfestival.net.


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Buckley Old Engine Show

Buckley, MI Aug 15 -18

Antique tractors: (steam, gas & Diesel), Antique gas & oil engines, Antique farm equipment, 1918 steam train & 1948 1/4 scale Sprit of Traverse City steam train- free rides on both, 1900’s street front with blacksmith, cobbler shop, print Shop, barbershop, General store, Fountain, depot & switch house, old time necessity building ( spinning wheel, quilting, soap making, rope making, hands on loom exhibit, rug making, broom making). 1800’s saw mill, oil well exhibit, foundry, Venere mill, wooden bowl mill, shingle mill, sticker mill, planer mill, 500 lot flea market, old time music, wheat thrashing and straw bailing, steam building and purple whistle tower, amazing food, power house, Webber Barn with hands on farm exhibits & 1907 1100hp Snow engine (under restoration), antique cars and trucks, horse pull (Saturday @ 5pm only), 1906 cider mill- free cider, petting zoo, tractor slow race, kids activities, wood shop, and much much more!!!


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Danish Festival

Greenville, MI Aug 15 - 18

Velkommen to the Greenville Danish Festival, every third full weekend of August!! Enjoy three days filled with music, two art and craft areas with over 200 vendors, many children’s activities, and three parades. For the active crowd we offer a 5K, family walk, and softball. Taste of bit of Danish by eating aebleskivers or attending an authentic Danish breakfast or dinner. Our festival is one of Michigan’s largest outdoor events. See a full schedule of events at www.danishfestival.org. Please join us as we celebrate our Danish heritage


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Mendon Riverfest

Mendon, MI Aug 15 - 17

Located in Mendon’s Reed River Park, the festival overlooks the gorgeous St. Joseph River. Reed River Park features a beautiful strolling boardwalk and a large gazebo. Riverfest brings excitement to the park with FREE entertainment, children’s activities, inflatable rides (wet & dry), various food & craft vendors, competitive events including Lip-Sync Contest, Canoe Race, Canoe Swamp, Cornhole Tournament and much, much more. The festival culminates with the fabulous fireworks display over the river. We welcome you to the village we call home…Mendon


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Norton Shores Arts & Drafts Festival

Norton Shores, MI Aug 16 - 17

Norton Shores’ beautiful Ross Park will host the 7th Annual Arts & Drafts Festival on Friday, August 16th and Saturday, August 17th, 2019. Saturday’s schedule includes the 43rd edition of our traditional Art Fair, plus the annual Arts & Dash 5k, the Arts & Wheels Car Show, and a children’s activity area. Arts & Drafts also hosts a beverage tent featuring live music on Friday evening and throughout the afternoon and evening on Saturday.

For more information, visit our website www.nortonshoresparks.org


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Sumner Daze

Sumner, MI Aug 16 - 18

Family fun in the Village of Sumner!! It’s 2 ½ days of adventure and excitement. Some events are a big Parade, petting zoo, stock garden and antique tractor pulls, Moonlight Dance with DJ, worship service, gospel sing, draft horse and pony pulls, BBQ, duck race, pet parade, carnival rides, arts and crafts, primitive camp display, classic car show, horseshoe tournament. Something for the whole family; come join us 9 miles west of US-127 Ithaca exit. 3rd week-end in August.


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DeWitt Ox Roast

DeWitt, MI Aug 16 - 18

A continuing long time favorite of the DeWitt Ox Roast is the carnival midway located in the downtown area. Rides begin at 4p.m. on Thursday and will continue until the close of the festival on Saturday. Rides and concessions for all ages will bring back the feel of the old time fairs. Who can resist a ride on the Ferris Wheel or stroll by the elephant ear stand without stopping?



Lapeer Days Festival

Lapeer, MI Aug 16 - 18

The Lapeer Days Festival was founded in 1902. It is the county’s premier FREE festival. There is something for everyone at Lapeer Days. Our event includes: carnival and midway, classic car show, juried arts & crafts show, inflatables, 3 stages of FREE non-stop entertainment, candy drop, pony rides, soap box derby, beautiful baby contest, beer tent, parade, magician, clown, face painting, kids workshop, Disc Dog competition, giant sandbox, huge parade, kiddie carnival games, free parking, great food with over 100 vendors, and much more. Visit lapeerdays.com for further information.



Howell Melon Festival

Howell, MI Aug 16 - 18

The Howell Melon Festival, held in downtown Howell since 1960, is a great family-friendly Howell tradition, celebrating the famed, delicious cantaloupe grown only in Howell. The Annual Howell Melon Festival, draws over 20,000 visitors, is hosted by the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority, the Howell Downtown Development Authority and the City of Howell. A new footprint for the Festival allows the entire stretch of Grand River Avenue in downtown Howell to be closed and walkable for this dynamic weekend event. New and traditional attractions are featured, including the Howell Melon Run, classic train rides, Melon Ice Cream, a classic car show, live entertainment and demonstrations, Doc May’s Commemorative Melon Ride, kids’ game area, delicious food and beverages, and over 200 sidewalk, art, and non-profit vendors!  For more information, contact the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority at 517-546-0693 or by email at melonfest@howellrecreation.org or visit our website at www.howellmelonfestival.com



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The Ann Arbor Blues Festival

Ann Arbor, MI Aug 16 - 18

The world's first electric blues festival was held in Ann Arbor, Michigan in August 1969. That's when a small group of University of Michigan students gathered what may have been the greatest lineup of blues musicians who ever lived for a 3-day celebration of Chicago-style blues. 

Recognizing that the approaching 50th anniversary of the mother of all blues festivals could not go unheralded, a small group of blues enthusiasts began the process of recreating and re-energizing the spirit of those early blues festivals. Along the way, they've invited a new generation of up-and-coming blues musicians to share the stage with the world's legends, some of whom were present at the iconic festivals of the 1960s and 1970s. 

By design, the 2017 festival was small - a single day. But by every measure, it was a huge success. Building on that momentum, the 2018 festival expanded to a 2-day event and 2019's 50th anniversary will be a celebration remembered well into the next century. 



Positive Results Downtown Saginaw - Motown Music Festival

Saginaw, MI Aug 16

August 16 – Motown Music Fest

Featuring: A Tribute to Motown featuring the Sounds of the Temptations

Opening: Pending



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Michigan Renaissance Festival

Holly, MI Aug 17 - Sep 29

The Michigan Renaissance Festival is a Renaissance fair, an interactive outdoor event that focuses on recreating the look and feel of a fictional English village called Hollygrove during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I in the latter half of the 16th Century

Weekends & Labor Day.



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Renaissance Event in Mackinaw Crossings

Mackinaw City, MI Aug 17 - 18

Huzzah! Join us in celebrating an enchanted time of kings and queens, knights and chivalry, in a city known for “Living History”-at the Mackinaw City Renaissance Festival. Featuring costumed performers, family-friendly entertainment and events, a Renaissance themed outdoor marketplace and performance stage, and more, all surrounded by the beautiful Old World architecture of the Mackinaw Crossings. Public parking available, admission and parking are free. Lords and ladies of all ages are welcome!




International Festival

Holland, MI Aug 17

The City of Holland’s International Relations Commission (IRC) will host its first International Festival on August 17, 2019. The festival will be held in conjunction with the rededication of the Queretaro Fountain donated by our sister city, Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico. This one-day event will feature dancers, musicians, storytellers, and visual artists representing the peoples and cultures of Africa, Asia, Europe, and Australia as well as Central, South, and North America. Artists interested in performing may apply online now. Festival events will be held at the newly rennovated Civic Center Plance, at Kollen Park, and at various downtown locations.

Previous IRC multicultural festivals have attracted more than 800 people, and we expect the International Festival to draw an even larger crowd from all along the lakeshore. This is a great opportunity for local businesses to show their support of community programs that connect Holland residents with cultures from across the globe. Information regarding SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNTIES is available below.

If your organization is interested in being represented on the planning team for the International Festival, please contact irc@cityofholland.com.

We look forward with sharing more exciting news about the 2019 International Festival in the coming months.




Arts Are the Heart - Back to School

Fenton, MI Aug 17

Each “Arts Are The Heart” event includes live music, kid’s art camp, 3D printing, community sculpture build, plein air artists, early childhood creative activities, instrument zoo, dance, kids theater, Legos, face painting, S.T.E.A.M., drumming circle, interactive mural, painting demonstrations, happiness wall, and more. All Free!


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Soo Ultimate Paddle (SUP) Day

Sault Ste. Marie, MI Aug 17

The Chippewa County Community Foundation (CCCF), in partnership with Bird’s Eye Outfitters, is excited to bring you the newest outdoor-paddling event to Sault Ste. Marie. On Saturday, August 17th, 2019.

What is SUP Day? SUP Day is an all-day event that celebrates “The Soo” as an outdoor-paddling destination for all to enjoy. A group of outdoor enthusiasts have planned a day on the water with something for everyone. Rotary Island Park will be the main staging area for all the events.



Oceana County Fair

Hart, MI Aug 20 - 24

Demolition Derby, Tractor Pull, Mid-Way, Arts & Crafts and Livestock.


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Alcona County Fair

Lincoln, MI Aug 20 - 24

Admission – $5 Per Day

Ages 12 and Under are Free

Week General Public Pass – $15


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Midland Folk Music Festival

Midland, MI Aug 22 - 25

This annual festival is a complete “Folk music experience.” Many different workshops along with jamming an open stage opportunities are included with admission. Several children’s workshops have been added.

Friday evening only – No admission charge to the Mt. Haley Jam or the lively traditional Contra dance.

The Saturday evening stage show is always a highlight of the festival!

Bring your acoustic instrument – Dulciimer, Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle, Mandolin, Bass, Autoharp, Dobro, Ukulele, or Whistle (to name a few) and play a tune with other musicians. A great time for all musicians, from beginners to professionals.

Full Admission – $5/ FMSM members

$10/ Non-members

Camping – $20.00 per night with electricity.


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Paranormal Convention

Sault Ste. Marie, MI Aug 22 - 24

The Convention will bring the biggest names of the paranormal industry to Michigan’s Oldest City, Sault Ste. Marie, at Kewadin Casinos Dream Makers Theater. Experts and television stars will be on hand to cover such topics as paranormal investigating, psychic abilities, demonology, and UfOlogy. Attendees will be able to meet some of their favorite television paranormal investigators. Join us to see the biggest names speak on today’s hottest topic.




Party on McCarty - Classic Rock

Saginaw, MI Aug 22

Gates open at 5:00pm. Music starts at 5:30pm and ends around 10:00pm.

Bring your own chair or blanket to enjoy this free outdoor concert.

Food vendors, beer and wine, activities, and much more!

There is a $5-per-vehicle parking allowance that is donated to the Saginaw Township Soccer Association for facility and grounds maintenance and improvements.

For the safety and enjoyment of everyone, pets and outside food/drinks are prohibited.

August 22nd, 2019 – Classic Rock


Warren Birthday Bash

Warren, MI Aug 22 - 25

The 2019 Warren’s Birthday Bash is scheduled for August 22 – 25, 2019 and will feature free concerts, Family Fun Zone, Racing Pigs, Michigan Disc Golf, a Craft Beer Tent, a Laser Light Show, and lots of fun entertainment for the entire family. Warren’s Birthday Bash will draw families from southeastern Michigan and the greater Detroit Metropolitan area to experience fun and excitement. Admission and parking is free for this family friendly four day event. There is so much to see and do, you’ll have to spend a couple of days to do it all! www.cityofwarren.org.


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Crim Festival of Races

Flint, MI Aug 23 -24

In August of 1977, Michigan House Speaker Bobby Crim and his assistant Lois Craig launched the first Bobby Crim 10 Mile Road Race. Little did they know that they were embarking on a journey that would change the City of Flint forever! In the 39 years since those first days as a race organization, the Crim Fitness Foundation has evolved into a highly regarded 501(c) 3 non-profit organization impacting the lives of thousands.


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Hastings Summerfest

Hastings, MI Aug 23 - 25

Join us in celebrating the Hastings Summerfest by enjoying Arts and Crafts, Saturday’s parade, Sunday’s Car Show, and the ongoing entertainment. Several sports tournaments, a 5/10k run/walk plus many other special events make up an exciting weekend. Hastings is located on M-37 between Grand Rapids and Battle Creek and on M-43 between Kalamazoo and Lansing. We hope to see you there!


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Metamora Country Days & Hot Air Balloon Festival

Metamora, MI Aug 23 - 24

Local food, music, art, a parade, crafts and activities as well as the launching of over 20 hot air balloons on both Friday and Saturday nights, a Beer Tent both nights. And we cap it all off with an extraordinary fireworks display on Saturday night.


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Tawas Blues by the Bay

East Tawas, MI Aug 23 - 25

This three day festival is filled with 9 great blues bands under a huge tent on the shore of beautiful Tawas Bay. Food, beverages and entertainment-admission is only $25 for the entire weekend!



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Ypsilanti Heritage, Arts and Entertainment Festival "YpsiFest"

Ypsilanti, MI Aug 23 - 25

Come join for the annual #Ypsiheritagefestival.We have some new events this year including dual Tethered Balloon Rides in the morning and evening, and Helicopter Rides in between. We also have for the first time "Ring of Steel" performers, and the Ale House serving its great selection of craft beers. The beer and entertainment tent is back and we will be having an Ypsi High reunion night. We are putting the finishing touches on some other fabulous additional attractions. #ypsiheritagefestival.


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Polish Festival

Grand Rapids, MI Aug 23 - 25

The Polish Festival 2019 will be held on August 23-25, 2019 at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids. There will be cooking demonstrations, a Polish dance group, non-stop music (primarily polkas) children’s activities on Saturday, a Busia contest on Sunday, famously delicious Polish food and a beer tent featuring Polish beer. Our festival is free to attend and open to the public. We are proud of our heritage and would love for anyone to come out and experience our fun-filled festival. There will be Polish merchandise available for purchase including beautiful Polish pottery, amber jewelry, Polish glass, Polish baked goods, and a variety of T-shirts. The food is made from scratch and freshly prepared on sight. The Polish Heritage Society of Grand Rapids uses part of the proceeds from the festival to award students of Polish descent scholarships to Grand Valley State College, Aquinas, Davenport and Grand Rapids Community College. Na zdrowie!



Corvette Crossroads Auto Show & Mackinac Bridge Parade

Mackinaw City, MI Aug 24

The Corvette is celebrated the 4th weekend in August in Mackinaw City, MI. Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., hundreds of Corvettes are displayed in the Mackinaw Crossings Mall parking lot. Vendors, music and MC with peoples choice judging awards at 3 p.m. Parade over Mackinac Bridge at 7 p.m. All Corvettes welcome with a parade fee for non show participants.



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St. Mary Queen of Creation Family Fest

New Baltimore, MI Aug 24 - 25

Festival Dates & Times: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - Noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday, August 25, 2019 - Noon to 8 p.m.

Saturday is our After-Glow Car Show with DJ Lou playing the oldies. My Tribute to Elvis starring Darrin Hagel & the Burning Love Band takes the stage at 7 pm. Come hungry for concessions or our Pig Roast (4:30 - 7:30 pm). On Sunday - Enjoy The Vegas Tribute Show in the afternoon followed by The Sound Alternative Band playing the best dance music from the 40s to the present! Bring the kiddies and enjoy the petting zoo and pony rides! Baked Chicken Dinner will be served from 12-6 pm. Both days: delicious food, children’s games, beer & wine, raffles and more!




Saline Community Fair

Ann Arbor, MI Aug 28 - Sep 1

Join us for the Saline Community Fair hosting a variety of activities for the whole family including a Carnival Midway by Elliot's Amusement, Grand Stand Events, a Classic Car Show and more! Check out our website for event details.


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The Michigan State Fair-A Private Entity, LLC

Novi, MI Aug 29 - Sep 2

The Michigan State Fair has found its home at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Privately produced, it will continue to provide all the great traditions of the State Fair. The Fair promotes agriculture, tourism, products and the people of the great state of Michigan. The Detroit Shrine Circus returns with the world’s largest circus tent. Fairgoers will enjoy a bigger and better midway, agricultural and livestock exhibits, live entertainment and tasty carnival treats.


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Michigan Peach Festival of Romeo

Romeo, MI Aug 29 - Sep 2

Begins Thursday before Labor Day and runs through Labor Day.

If you are looking for something fun for the whole family, there is no better place to be on Labor Day Weekend!

Bring your family & friends to the Michigan Peach Festival in the beautiful Village of Romeo. There’s something fun for everyone!


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Dickinson County Fair

Norway, MI Aug 29 - Sep 2

The Dickinson County Fair is held at the Dickinson County Fair Grounds located in Norway, Michigan. Our event is held annually during the Labor Day Weekend. We feature livestock judging and a market animal sale. Skerbeck Brothers is our great rides amusement company. We feature the Local Stock Car Race. A Demo Derby is also held. There are daily midway entertainments going on at all times, a country music free concert, children’s face painting and other events. We have many animal displays such as livestock, beef, swine, poultry, rabbits and dairy. Our 109th Anniversary is fast approaching as we will be celebrating it in the year 2019. We will be bringing back nostalgia from the past at that event. Our fair continues to be a Family Affair. We are located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Come and Have a Family Fun Weekend at the Dickinson County Fair. Campgrounds available to the public during the summer months. Travelers with horses and livestock are welcome.


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Grand Hotel Labor Day Jazz Weekend

Mackinac Island, MI Aug 30 - Sep 2

Kick back Labor Day Weekend and relax at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island as nationally known jazz entertainers fill the air with music. The weekend features three nights’ accommodations, outdoor afternoon concerts with a cookout luncheon, and evening concerts after a five-course dinner that is also included in this weekend package. The package also includes a nightly cocktail reception, a full breakfast each morning, as well as a five-course dinner each evening.


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Arts, Beats, and Eats

Royal Oak, MI Aug 30 - Sep 2

Oakland County’s favorite summer festival celebrating art, music, cuisine, and humanity returns August 30 – September 02, 2019. Ford Arts, Beats, & Eats presented by First Merit Bank takes place in Downtown Royal Oak and features 200 performers on ten stages, a highly ranked juried fine art show, and 55 local restaurants.












U.P. Steam & Gas Engine Show

Escanaba, MI Aug 30 - Sep 2

U.P Steam & Gas Engine Show

From its humble beginnings in 1976, our annual Labor Day Weekend show has grown into one of the best events in the region. Exhibitors come from near and far, bringing an ever-changing display of tractors, gas engines and vintage farm equipment. This year we are featuring flywheel engines and John Deere equipment.

The 44th Annual Show will be held on Labor Day Weekend 2019. The Show opens on Friday, August 30, and runs through Monday, September 2. Show hours for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On Monday the Show opens at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 4:00 p.m.

The show is held at the U.P. State Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 2 & 41, Escanaba, Michigan. The street address is 2401 12th Avenue North, Escanaba, MI 49829

The gate charge is $6 per person per day. Exhibitors and children under 14 are admitted free. $10 weekend wristbands are also available

During the show there are threshing and hay baling demonstrations on the Activities Field. Rock crusher, drag saw, shingle mill and steam-powered saw mill demonstrations are held in Antique Village. Daily parades start at 1 PM and engine crank-ups start at 2 PM.

For additional questions or if you would like to exhibit a piece of machinery at our Show please call 734-369-7163 or e-mail rosalyer@aol.com.

Additional U.P Steam & Gas Engine Association 2019 Events

 Museum & Shop Season – the Village is open to the public for tours on Thursdays beginning May 23rd thru September 2nd from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

 “Fires” Glass blowing event – July 19th from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. and July 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information on this event please call Beth Cox at 906-241-0879 or bcglass@up.net.

 U.P State Fair – The antique Village will be open during the Fair daily from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 Christmas in the Village – The Antique Village’s annual open house offers Yuletide fun for the entire family. Enjoy an old-fashioned festive atmosphere with decorations, music, wagon rides, complimentary roasted chestnuts, hot chocolate and goodies galore. The Village will be open December 6th from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. and December 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. For more information please call Jon Paul LaFave at 906-280-4003 or e-mail jplafave@hotmail.com


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Algonac Art Fair

Algonac, MI Aug 31 - Sep 1

The Algonac Art Fair is presented annually on Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, with 2019 marking the 47th year. The fair is held in the Algonac City Park against the backdrop of the beautiful blue St. Clair River. The fair is open from 10 am – 6 pm on Saturday and 10am – 5pm on Sunday, rain or shine.

This intimate juried fair features 100 varied artists and craftsmen. While attending the fair you can sit and enjoy the various entertainment offerings, including music all weekend long.

Be sure to visit the children’s creation station, have your face painted by a professional painter, purchase food, have some laughs with Rosco the Clown, or watch the pleasure boaters and freighters travel serenely on the river.

The event also includes the Rumble on the River Car Show which is held on Saturday only.

Proceeds from the fair go to local scholarships, events and charities. Winners from the student art fair will be on display. Free shuttle service provided.

Please visit our website for more information www.algonacartfair.com


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Art in the Park (Port Austin)

Port Austin, MI Aug 31 - Sep 1

The Thumb Arts Guild presents the Art in the Park every Labor Day weekend. Over 50 juried artists display and sell their creations. It is held in Gallup Park, Port Austin. During the event, we have a kids’ tent where children can create art to take home. Come and see live entertainment throughout the weekend and artists demonstrating their craft. Food is available – come and have a great time!



Art on the Bay, Inc.

New Baltimore, MI Aug 31 - Sep 1

Art on the Bay is a fine arts and crafts show on Anchor Bay in downtown New Baltimore, located in Walter and Mary Burke Park. The annual Labor Day weekend show features painting, photography, jewelry, fiber arts, pottery and more!


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Harrisville Arts & Crafts Harmony Weekend

Harrisville, MI Aug 31 - Sep 1

Harmony weekend is the gathering of Barbershoppers and Sweet Adelines and the home of the second largest Arts & Craft Fair in Michigan with 300 booths. An estimated 30,000 spectators enjoy the weekend on the Lake Huron Shore and camping in the State ark. Events include Music on the Hill on Saturday and Sunday featuring barbershop harmony and local musicians. A Sweet Adeline and Barbershoppers concert at Maria Hall on Saturday evening and another at the Harrisville Harbor Pavilion following Sunday’s Old Fashioned Parade.


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Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show

Tawas City, MI Aug 31 - Sep 1

This show has something for everyone. There are jewelers, woodworkers, painters & potters. A wide variety of over 130 skilled crafters makes this show a must to see to end the summer.


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Lamafest and Small Flock Sale

East Lansing, MI Aug 31 - Sep 1

Lamafest and Small Flock Sale is a celebration of llamas! The event includes ALSA and ILR llama shows, llama costume contest, llama demonstrations, llama wool events, farm displays, a vendor area, llama sale and small flock fiber bearing animal sale. Lamafest and Alpaca Showcase offers something for everyone. Held in the pavilion on the campus of Michigan State University, the event is free and open to the public. Come join us for a weekend of family fun!

Party @ MI Place, hosted by MFEA, reviews festivals and events from around Michigan, looks ahead to upcoming events, and highlights people in the festivals and events industry who are making a difference in Michigan’s economy.

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