June 2010 Events Roundup

Curwood Festival, Owosso, June 3-6, 2010

Fantasy & Fiction is the theme of this annual salute to author James Oliver Curwood, a conservationist who penned 33 adventure novels popular in the 1920s. Enjoy two parades, games, a micro-brew tasting, carnival and arts & crafts at the Castle.

Carson City Frontier Days, June 4-6, 2010

Get ready for some rootin’ tootin’ family fun at this annual tradition since 1973, with carnival, softball tournament, music, arts & crafts, car show and parades.

55th Mancelona Bass Festival, June 2-6, 2010

Sure, there’s a bass fishing contest but the fun also includes a parade, chicken BBQ, games, carnival, live entertainment and 5K run/walk.

41st Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids, June 4-6, 2010

See, taste, and hear the creative talents of visual, culinary and performing artists as this feast for the senses fills the streets of downtown Grand Rapids.

KIA Art Fair, Kalamazoo, June 4-5, 2010

More than 200 artists showcase their work in Bronson Park at Michigan’s oldest juried art fair, hosted by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

52nd Jackson County Rose Festival, June 6, 2010

A bouquet of events include Sunday’s Rose Parade and shows, kiddie activities, softball tournament, and chicken BBQ at the two-day Party in the Park.

1812 Regimental Military Muster, Monroe, June 5-6, 2010

Re-enactors of the First Regiment bring 1812 to life at the historic Navarre-Anderson Trading Post, the oldest wooden residence in the state.

Summer Fest, Flushing, June 9-13, 2010

A parade kicks off this tradition that began in the 1940s, with carnival, pancake breakfast, entertainment and other free events.

52nd Bavarian Festival, Frankenmuth, June 10-13, 2010

Enjoy traditional foods and music by German bands, colorful costumes, and Sunday’s festive parade through “Michigan’s Little Bavaria.”

12th Annual Waterfront Film Festival, Saugatuck, June 10-13, 2010

Highly-regarded event program includes film premieres, seminars and socializing with industry types.

5th Annual Baraga County Lake Trout Festival, L’Anse, June 11-12, 2010

The Lake Trout Capital hosts a fishing tournament, beach volleyball, junk art contest, sporting events music, and fish fry at the Waterfront Park on Lake Superior’s Keweenaw Bay.

Hatchet Festival, Bad Axe, June 11-13, 2010

Nothing bad about the family shows, games, petting zoo, car cruise, crafts, music and food at this annual event.

National Asparagus Festival, Hart, June 11-13, 2010

Tour an asparagus farm, sample the Taste of Asparagus food show, enjoy the arts & crafts show, carnival and parade celebrating the local crop.

Nor-East’r Music & Art Festival, Mio, June 12-14, 2010

Named for a storm with high winds originating from the North East, the 8th annual event is a celebration of traditional music, dance, and arts.

Gizzard Fest, Potterville, June 11-13, 2010

As if the chicken gizzard eating contest and world record Chicken Dance aren’t enough, there are amusement rides, music, kiddie activities, lawn mower racing, tractor and car shows, boxing tournament and parade.

61st Annual Lilac Festival, Mackinac Island, June 11-20, 2010

Fragrant signs of the season are the reason for walking tours, talks, athletic, Dog and Pony events and one of the largest all-hitch parades in the nation.

Cereal City Festival, Battle Creek, June 12, 2010

Take your place at the World’s Longest Breakfast Table as the birthplace of the cereal industry displays its community pride in a day-long tribute to notable locals including abolitionist Sojourner Truth, Seventh Day Adventist Ellen White, and cereal kings C.W. Post and W.K. Kellogg.

Art & Wine Festival, Jackson, June 12, 2010

Enjoy music, art, and samples from the Southeast Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail on the grounds of the Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History.

43rd Annual Flint Art Fair, June 12-13, 2010

Live music, kiddie activities and 160 artists come together for this respected juried show on the grounds of the Flint Institute of Arts

Feast of the Strawberry Moon, Grand Haven, June 12-13, 2010

Step back to the fur-trading period of 1760-1820 through 18th century demonstrations, music, games and battle reenactments at this 10th annual gathering on Harbor Island.

Free Fishing Weekend, Statewide, June 12, 2010

Get hooked on fishing over these two days when no fee or license is required on inland waters and the Great Lakes. All fishing regulations apply.

20th Pine Mountain Music Festival, Western Upper Peninsula, June 16-July 18, 2010

The music ranges from a Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin Revue to tango and opera in more than 40 performances and workshops at several locations throughout the Western U.P.

54th Three Rivers Water Festival, June 17-19, 2010

It’s a natural event for the historic downtown area where the St. Joseph, Rocky and Portage Rivers converge. Carnival, classic vehicle show, ox roast, strawberry fest, activities for the kids, entertainment and parade.

Michigan Sugar Festival, Sebewaing, June 17-20, 2010

Sweet treats and food, entertainment, family fun, 5K race and Saturday parade with the new Sugar Queen.

Harborfest, South Haven, June 17-20, 2010

Don’t miss the exciting Dragonboat races on the Black River, a craft fair, and a chance to tour the South Haven Lighthouse.

Mayfly Music Festival, Dundee, June 18-19, 2010

Relax at Wolverine Park on the banks of the River Raisin and enjoy music, food and a visit to the Old Mill Museum.

Summer Solstice Jazz Festival, East Lansing, June 18-19, 2010

Welcome summer with back-to-back evenings of free jazz under the stars.

Antiques On The Bay Meet, St. Ignace, June 18-19, 2010

Vintage and antique vehicles motor to the U.P. for the 14th annual show along the waterfront.

34th Belleville National Strawberry Festival, June 18-20, 2010

A berry good way to spend Father’s Day weekend, with entertainment, carnival rides, car show & swap, parade, and lots of strawberry treats.

River Days, Detroit, June 18-21, 2010

Family fun along the international Detroit Riverfront, highlighted by the fireworks display on June 21.

27th Ann Arbor Summer Festival, June 18-July 11, 2010

A three-week schedule of live entertainment, films, and visual arts at four downtown venues.

Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival, Bridgman, June 19, 2010

Toast the Coast as you sip and savor the fruit of a dozen local wineries, plus food and entertainment at this annual celebration at Weko Beach.

Motor Muster, Dearborn, June 20-21, 2010

Wheeled wonders from the 1930s to 1970s on display throughout Greenfield Village, the outdoor museum at The Henry Ford, America’s greatest history museum.

52nd Target Fireworks Display, Detroit, June 21, 2010

More than 10,000 pyrotechnics create a spectacular display over the Detroit River.

Mt. Pleasant Summer Festival, June 23-27, 2010

Classic seasonal fun arrives at Island Park with carnival, ice cream social, parade, entertainment, games, and two fireworks shows.

Bay-Rama Fishfly Festival, New Baltimore, June 23-27, 2010

The only event of its kind salutes the winged bug with fun events including a cardboard boat regatta plus parade, carnival rides and fireworks.

Flea Roast & Ox Market, Irons, June 24-27, 2010

36th year of music, sporting events, kiddie games and the Famous Flea Burger.

Michigan Thumb Festival, Sandusky, June 25-27, 2010

Give a big Thumbs Up to a weekend of music, games, antiques and arts shows, chicken BBQ and parade.

Summer Celebration, Muskegon, June 24-July 4, 2010

It’s 11 days (and nights) of music plus Art in the Park, Michigan Marketplace of foods, Senior Social, air show, midway thrills and much more fun for all ages.

Soo Locks Engineers Day, Sault Ste. Marie, June 25, 2010

The once-a-year chance to walk out on the engineering marvel that for 155 years has allowed boat traffic to navigate the 22-foot difference between the levels of Lakes Superior and Huron, the Soo Locks.

7th Alpena Blues Festival, June 26-27, 2010

A solid line up of good music at the Alpena County Fairgrounds; camping allowed onsite.

Pasty Fest, Calumet, June 25-26, 2010

A parade, pasty bake-off, music and games honor the meat and vegetable pie, found throughout the Upper Peninsula.

Caseville Country Ribstock, June 25-27, 2010

Rib cook-off competition is the main event, with sides of great music, a sandcastle contest, motorcycle rally and golf outing.

Fiesta Mexicana, Flint, June 25-27, 2010

Annual celebration of Mexican culture, food and fun with folklorico dancers, kiddie activities and chalupa! (Mexican Bingo) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Michigan Challenge Balloonfest, Howell, June 25-27, 2010

The sky fills with more than 50 colorful balloons, highlighted by the sky balloon glow Saturday evening. Also: stunt kite flying, skydivers, entertainment, fun for kids, art fair, and car show.

30th Wolverine Lumberjack Festival, June 25-27, 2010

Watch lumberjack demonstrations, join in the raft and canoe races along the Sturgeon River, and enjoy entertainment at Lumberjack Park.

29th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest, Grand Haven, June 26, 2010

Fantastic creations emerge from the sand in the two-hour competition at the Grand Haven City Beach.

24th International Bridge Walk, Sault Ste. Marie, June 26, 2010

Walk between the Upper Peninsula and Canada and see the Soo Locks from a different vantage point on this annual 2.8 mile stroll across the span connecting the two cities named Sault Ste Marie.

Art on the Beach, Oscoda, June 26-27, 2010

More than 150 artists exhibit their creations in a pleasant waterfront setting at Oscoda Beach Park.

4th of July Bessemer Blast, June 30-July 4, 2010

This huge celebration of freedom includes a huge parade, music and games, helicopter rides, street bowling, Simon Says competition and bed and bar stool races capped by fireworks.

Greatest Fourth in the North, Lake City, June 30-July 4, 2010

It’s All-American fun, from free entertainment, arts & crafts, ox roast and Strawberry Festival, to fun contests, Saturday parade and July 4th fireworks.

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  • Richard Hanes

    Thanks. We hope you have one of these e-mails sent for July and August events when available, as we will be “bumming” around Michigan in our Motor home then.

  • Yvonne Elliott

    Love you events listing….gives us variety of things to do and see in Michigan while we’re camping. Keep up the great work.

  • richard thibodeau

    please always do what you can to highlight the many positives that are always happening in Detroit. Detroit is an important part of PURE MICHIGAN and deserves the attention you can give it .

  • Chuck

    Thanks for showing what all is available. Would like to see more pictures on each :)

  • joanne smyth

    great would like printable form

  • Judi

    Why can’t we see more than just one month? Would like to view July, August and September

  • Bill Karas

    We can’t see more than one – two months. We would like to see four months out which helps for planning purposes. I enjoy the website. Well done. Thank you.

  • liz thomson

    Great calendar of events. Can you make it for 2 or 3 months in advance? we are coming in July and would love a list of events for then.

  • http://hollandmuseum.org/Muster/ DJ

    Can’t forget about the Civil War reenactment at the Van Raalte Farm in Holland on June 26 and 27!

  • DJ

    Here’s the website for the muster: http://hollandmuseum.org/Muster/

  • robert boldman

    More than one month at a time would help us plan our trips. good website other than that. Pic’s would help also.

  • Mary Martin

    I will be visiting Michigan for the first time July 8- july 14, starting in Traverse city then up to Macinaw City and then upper Mi. thinking only one night at each destination. any hotels and sites would be a great help. nothing fancy just chill and getting to know the natives. ( if they aren’t too hostile.) I am originally from upstate NY so nature is the best with a little city life in between. thanks in advance. mary

  • Sam

    Will be visiting Michigan in July. Any chance of seeing that months events??

  • Deana

    Michigan summers are short and we plan out getaways early, woud love to see all summer months in advance, but still love the opportunity to see what you do have, thank you.