Pure Michigan August 2013 Events Roundup

August is just around the corner, and there are a ton of fun things happening around the state! From music, art and film festivals to racing events and more, there is something for everyone – whatever your interest might be.

Below is a roundup of just some of the many events going on around the state in August. Please visit michigan.org for a complete listing.

 

 Week of July 28

Traverse City Film Festival 2013
July 30 – August 4, 2013, Traverse City
Founded in 2005 this festival presents an outstanding selection of independent films as well as premieres, parties, panel discussions and lectures about the world of film. Most events are held in or near downtown Traverse City and there are free family movies each night at the Open Space Park on Grand Traverse Bay. For more information visit the website or call (231) 392-1134.

Menominee Waterfront Festival
August 1-4, 2013, Menominee
Head to Menominee for the annual Waterfront Festival that features a parade, food vendors, live music, children’s activities, sailboat race on the bay, 5K and 10K runs and walk, and more. Visit the website for a daily schedule of events.

Flint Jazz Festival
August 2-4, 2013, Flint
Relax while listening to local Flint Jazz musicians as well as regional and national headliners. Food vendors and art and craft vendors will add magic and color to the event. Performances run Friday evening and all afternoon on Saturday and Sunday. Event held at Riverbank Park in beautiful downtown Flint (200 Beach Street). For more information visit the website.

Tawas Bay Fine Art Festival
August 3-4, 2013, Tawas City
This fine art show and sale on Tawas Bay is located at Tawas City Park U.S. 23. The event features fine art, pottery, wood carving, sea glass and silver jewelry, black ash baskets, musical entertainment, children’s hands-on art and food vendors.

Wooden Boat Week
August 4-11, 2013, Cedarville
Wooden Boat Week is a celebration of Les Cheneaux’s boating heritage with events and activities leading up to the 36th Annual Les Cheneaux Wooden Boat Show and Festival of Arts. Les Cheneaux is more than just home to hundreds of wooden boats—we have shops, galleries and events happening the whole week leading up to the 35th Annual Antique Wooden Boat Show & Festival of Arts Saturday, August 10, 2013. A complete list of the week’s activities can be found at the website link starting around July, or call (906) 484-3935.

Week of August 4

Coopersville Summerfest
August 6-10, 2013, Coopersville
Mark your calendars for August 6 – 10, 2013, for a full week of family-friendly activities, including the Del Shannon Memorial Car show and the Coopersville Tractor Show. For more information on this event, visit the website or call the Coopersville Chamber of Commerce at (616) 997-5165 or (616) 997-5164.

Humungus Fungus Fest
August 8-11, 2013, Iron River
Join us in Crystal falls for three days of celebration of this giant fungus phenomenon. The main event seems to be the making and eating of the Humungus Pizza. The fungus topped pizza is 10 feet by 10 feet! It’s the largest mushroom pizza in the world! There will also be a parade, fireworks and other races, tournaments and competitions. For more information on this event, visit the link or call the Chamber at (906) 265-3822.

Mackinac Island Festival of the Horse
August 8-11, 2013, Mackinac Island
Join us for another exciting festival this August 8th to 11th to see special guests that include Australia’s Double Dan Horsemanship and USDF Gold Medalist Betsy Van Dyke! The festival will once again showcase popular events like the Mackinac Island Carriage and Saddle Horse Parade, Festival of the Horse Show, Antique Driving Presentation, Pony Rides and much more! Visit the website for all the details!

South Haven’s 50th Annual National Blueberry Festival
August 8-11, 2013, South Haven
The 50th Anniversary Celebration of the National Blueberry Festival will be August 8-11, 2013. This four-day festival will be held in various locations in and out of doors in the Lake Michigan beach town community of South Haven. Many events take place overlooking South Haven’s picturesque harbor, 110 year old lighthouse and Lake Michigan. This is a very family-friendly event with activities for all ages to enjoy! Plus, most all events are free and open to the public. For main stage information and daily activities, visit the web link or call (269) 637-5252 or (800) SO-HAVEN.

New Buffalo Ship & Shore Festival
August 9-11, 2013, New Buffalo
Come to New Buffalo August 9-11 for three days of non-stop live entertainment, great food, family activities, contests, shopping and more! The highlight of the festival is a lighted boat parade through the New Buffalo harbor Saturday night followed by a huge fireworks display over Lake Michigan! For more information contact (773) 791-1809.

Week of August 11

Frankfort Art Fair
August 16-18, 2013, Frankfort
The Frankfort Art Fair is a local fine art fair with over 175 artists held in beautiful Market Square Park in downtown Frankfort. There is a free shuttle from Main St. to the fair and a collector car show three blocks away. The event includes a pancake breakfast, pig roast, cruise night and more! The Art Fair is open Friday 4 p.m. -8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call (231) 352-7251.

African World Festival
August 16-18, 2013, Detroit
After a successful 30th African World Festival (AWF) that brought 100,000 attendees to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, once again AWF will be celebrated on the grounds of The Wright Museum with special performances, poetry, arts and crafts, African drumming and dance, hundreds of vendors, ethnic foods, and events for all ages, including an expanded Watoto Village for the youngest attendees! To learn more about this free three-day festival, visit the website.

Woodward Dream Cruise 2013
August 17, 2013, Berkley
Dig out your letter sweater and poodle skirt, throw on your blue suede shoes, slick back your hair and get ready to enjoy a day filled with classic cars and great entertainment. This is the world’s largest one-day celebration of car culture and attracts more than 1 million visitors and more than 40,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector and special interest vehicles. From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. through eight communities of Berkley, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac and Royal Oak. For more information on this event, visit the website.

GRandJazzFest
August 17-18, 2013, Grand Rapids
GRandJazzFest is a free event August 17 2013, from noon until 10 p.m., featuring jazz artists with Michigan ties! GRandJazzFest brings together notable jazz performers as well as highlights up-and-coming artists for diverse audiences. GRandJazzFest is being held at Rosa Parks Circle, a central location in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Lineup includes Nick Colionne, Deon Yates, Phil Denny and more. For schedule and performer information, visit the website.

Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
August 18, 2013, Brooklyn
The 2013 racing season concludes with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400. The Sprint Cup Series stars always end the MIS season with an exciting finale, featuring many lead changes and exciting finishes. With great camping, affordable adult prices, special kids pricing, free parking and the ability to bring a bigger cooler with your favorite food and beverages, MIS is the perfect way to end your summer race season. Call (800) 354-1010 or visit the website for ticket and camping information.

Week of August 18

Midland Folk Music Festival
August 22-25, 2013
The festival features workshops, stage shows and festival activities. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, there will be lots of workshops at all levels, covering many acoustic instruments and dance. For those who enjoy performing or watching others perform, there will be many open mic periods. For entrance fees and more information, visit the website.

Clio Fest
August 23-24, 2013, Clio
Downtown Clio is the home of the annual Clio Fest on August 23-24. There will be music both days at the Clio Amphitheater as well as in the entertainment tent. There will also be food, a motorcycle poker run, car cruise, bounce houses for the kids, vendor booths and much more. Please call (810) 687-7590 for more information or visit our website for details and updates.

28th Street Metro Cruise
August 23-24, 2013, Grand Rapids
With fifteen miles of car events along historic 28th Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan with the epicenter at Rogers Plaza Mall in Wyoming (972 Rogers Plaza SW), the Metro Cruise® has grown through the years to become West Michigan’s premiere auto event, attracting more than 200,000 visitors and over 15,000 vehicles. Planned events include “Metro Cruise® Live” – two nights of live-televised, rarely seen autos, the fan-favorite Pinup Girl Contest, a Sock Hop with live music, the annual Swap Meet, a DJ on premise, and food vendors. More events to come – check out the website for updates or call (616) 719-6494.

End of Summer Blues Fest
August 24, 2013, Alpha
Come to Alpha, Michigan, on August 24, for the End of Summer Blues Fest. Gates open at noon, music begins at 1 p.m. A very fun event for the whole family at the Pavillion in Alpha, Michigan. The event will also feature food and merchandise vendors. Bring a bag chair and come relax to some good music!

Coho Festival
August 24-25, 2013, Honor
The annual Coho Festival is a two-day event centralized in Honor, Michigan usually the 4th weekend in August. Honor is considered the ‘birthplace’ of salmon in the state of Michigan, as the first salmon were planted in the Platte River. Activities include a parade, state fish hatchery tours, lawn tractor races, a 5K-walk/run, an arts & crafts fair combined with a flea market, games and fun for the young, a beer tent with live entertainment and more. For more information, visit the website or call (800) 882-5801.

Week of August 25

Marquette Marathon

August 30-31, 2013, Marquette
The full, half and marathon relay are on August 31, 2013 with the kids race and race expo taking place on August 30, 2013. The Marquette Marathon is an official Boston Marathon qualifier that has been organized by marathon runners for marathon runners. The course is relatively flat and extremely scenic, taking you pass some of Marquette’s most notable locations. These sights include Presque Isle, the Marquette lighthouse, iron ore docks and miles and miles of Lake Superior shoreline. For more information and to register visit the website.

Detroit Jazz Festival
August 30-31, 2013, Detroit
Come and enjoy the 34th annual Detroit Jazz Festival which occupies two million square feet of downtown Detroit from Hart Plaza on the riverfront, three blocks north to beautiful Campus Martius Park. Entertainment will be placed on stages throughout the space. For all the details click here.

Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair
August 30-21, 2013, Novi
Four days of State Fair excitement are bigger, better and more fun this year! One low price of admission includes the Shrine Circus, a carnival midway, live animals, and exhibits. For more information, call (248) 348 6942 or visit the website here.

Arts, Beats & Eats
August 31-September 3, 2013, Royal Oak
Art, Beats & Eats is Oakland County’s premier entertainment festival which draws nearly 400,000 people to experience more than 200 juried art exhibitors, 50 restaurants and 200 performances on 10 stages downtown Royal Oak. For more information call (248) 334-4600 or click here.

Annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk
September 2, 2013, Saint Ignace
Join thousands of walkers and make the five-mile trek across the Mighty Mackinac Bridge! Walkers can begin walking at 7 a.m. and can start up until 11 a.m. The annual trek across the 5-mile long Mackinac Bridge occurs on Labor Day, the only day of the year pedestrians are allowed on the bridge. Walkers begin in St. Ignace at the north end of the Bridge and walk south. The walk is one-way, and bus transportation is available to return you to St. Ignace until 2:30 p.m. You can also park your vehicle in the parking lot of the Little Bear East Arena and be shuttled to and from the start line for the bridge walk. For additional information, visit the website.

These are just a few of the many events happening next month in Pure Michigan. Please visit michigan.org for a complete listing.

Pure Michigan Fourth of July 2013 Events Roundup

Across Michigan, fireworks events have already started happening and people will be out and about celebrating the Fourth of July from now through next Thursday! With so many fun events happening across the state, there is still time to plan a great Independence Day adventure. Below is just a sampling of celebrations.

For a complete listing of events in Michigan visit www.michigan.org.

Fourth of July Celebration | Clawson
June 24-July 4, 2013, Clawson
In Clawson the celebration starts June 24. Events include an ice cream social, live music, parade, games and 5K run. The carnival midway opens on July 3 and on July 4 enjoy a pancake breakfast, arts and crafts event, fire department water battle, more entertainment and fireworks.

4th of July Celebration & Fireworks
July 4, 2013, St. Ignace
Combining the nostalgic sentiment of a small-town celebration with the picturesque backdrop of Lake Huron and Mackinac Island makes the 4th of July in St. Ignace something special. Watch the parade at 1 p.m., enjoy kid’s games and a community picnic at 2 p.m., and watch the fireworks over Moran Bay at dusk. Let us show you patriotism, St. Ignace style! For more information, call (888) 878-4462.

Grand Rapids 4th of July Fireworks
July 4, 2013, Grand Rapids
The Amway 4th of July Family Fireworks event is an annual favorite of upwards of 150,000 who come to downtown Grand Rapids to listen to great entertainment and enjoy a fireworks spectacular. The tradition continues on the lawn in front of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Patriotic music, dance and presentations mixed with great entertainment from local and national artists from 6 p.m. until the fireworks start. Fireworks will begin at 10:30. Visit the website for more information.

Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 2013, Marshall
Celebrate Independence Day in Marshall! Festivities begin with the ‘Celebrate America’ parade at 10 a.m. Then, witness the annual flag rising, listen to the patriotic sounds of the Marshall Community Post Band and enjoy a traditional chicken dinner; it’s a true Independence Day celebration!

Frankfort’s Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 2013, Elberta
Frankfort’s Annual 4th of July celebration includes: a parade, carnival, art in the park craft fair, sand sculpture contest on the Lake Michigan Beach,  BBQ and fireworks on Frankfort Beach at dusk (Approximately 10:30pm)! For more information, visit the website or call (231) 352-7251.

Traverse City 4th of July Fireworks
July 4, 2013, Traverse City
Enjoy a spectacular 4th of July fireworks display beginning at dark with great viewing from anywhere along the West Bay shoreline in Traverse City. Fireworks are expected to go from 10 p.m.  – 11 p.m.

Grand Haven 4th of July Fireworks
July 4, 2013, Grand Haven
The annual Grand Haven 4th of July Fireworks display lights up the night sky after the evening’s showing of the Grand Haven Musical Fountain. For more information call (616) 842-4499.

Fourth of July Celebration
July 4-6, 2013, Cedarville
Enjoy the spectacular view of fireworks over Cedarville Bay from Cedarville’s downtown waterfront park or the lawn of the Great Lakes Boat Building School on July 4. Come earlier in the day for the parade, kids games, hot dogs and burgers, Up in Smoke BBQ, races and contests and more. Wind down into early evening with music on the bay by Dance Commander DJ and a Jersey Mud eating contest. For more information, call (906) 484-3935.

Fourth of July – Harbor Springs
July 4, 2013, Harbor Springs
Events include a juried art fair, 3-mile and 10-mile run, parade, live music and fireworks. For event information, contact the Chamber at (231) 526-7999. See you on the Fourth and be sure to wear your red, white and blue!

Cadillac Independence Day Celebration

July 4-7, 2013, Cadillac
The event kicks off in the City Park with live evening entertainment. There will be the 2nd Annual Fire on Water (a tribute to our military past, present and future), and a full day of events including the Thunder on the LakeShore Motorcycle Show, Wrestling Extravaganza, children’s bounce houses, food & merchandise vendors, dunk tank, hot air balloon rides, community photo, ‘better than a water park’ event and an evening finale with the fireworks. For more information, visit the website or call (231) 775-0657.

How will you will be spending the 4th of July? Share with us below! For hundreds of more events and festivals happening around the state this month, visit michigan.org

Pure Michigan June 2013 Events Roundup

June means the official start of summer in Pure Michigan! And with school out for the year and warm weather here to stay, it’s the perfect time to experience some of the great things going on around the state.

Below is a roundup of a few of the many events going on around Michigan in June. Please visit michigan.org for a complete listing of things to do across the state.

 

Week of June 2

Art & Orchard Festival
June 6-June 8, 2013, Washington
Washington’s Art & Orchard Festival will be the second weekend in June, June 6-9, 2013. The event will feature a carnival on Friday, live music, an arts & crafts show, fireworks Saturday night, petting zoo, beer tent and food station.

Cereal City Festival
June 7-8, 2013, Battle Creek
The Cereal City Festival is an event celebrating the Battle Creek community and its rich and varied past. A parade kicks off the festival on Friday, June 8th and the fun continues with the Cereal City Classic 5k/10k run and the World’s Longest Breakfast Table on Saturday morning. Throughout the day enjoy exciting events, bands and activities! Click here for more information.

National Asparagus Festival – Hart
June 7-8, 2013, Hart
Salute the shoots with a parade, 5K run, rodeo and crafts fair in downtown Hart. The National Asparagus Festival is held every year during the second weekend of June. For more information, visit the National Asparagus Festival website or call (800) 874-3982 or (231) 861-8110.

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival
June 7-16, 2013, Mackinac Island
The idea of the festival was to bring people to the island to enjoy a great horse drawn parade amidst the lovely lilacs that fragrance the island in June. Now this ten day festival includes a comedy show, afternoon tea at the Grand Hotel, music, walking tours, hayrides, arts and crafts, 10K run, Lilac Festival Queen, dancing, wine tasting, bingo, lilac strolls and much more. Visit the website for more information.

Leland Wine & Food Festival
June 8, 2013, Leland
Michigan’s oldest wine festival takes place at the Leland Harbor. Everyone has a chance to go see 17 wineries of the Leelanau & Old Mission Peninsulas on Saturday, enjoy great food and music and kick off the summer festival season in style! No need to purchase advance tickets – just show up rain or shine at the big tent in Leland’s picturesque Fishtown district. Admission is $15 and includes an etched wine glass and two tickets for wine tasting. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at (877) LELAND1 or (231) 256-0079.

Orion Music + More
June 8-9, 2013, Detroit
Make your way to Detroit June 8-9, 2013, for the Orion Music + More concert event. The lineup includes Metallica, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, Rise Against, The Dillinger Escape Plan. The event includes thirty-plus acts over five stages, a custom car and automotive show, Metallica Museum, and more. Two day passes are $150. For tickets, complete lineup details, and more, visit the website link.

Week of June 9

Ann Arbor Restaurant Week
June 9-14, 2013, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week offers one price dining, one week, several options. Extraordinary three course dinner menus and fixed price fare lunch menus from Ann Arbor’s best restaurants. Experience cuisine that delights your palate and defines the art of dining in Ann Arbor. Now is your chance to discover new restaurants and enjoy favorites at a discounted price. Make reservations early at participating restaurants as tables fill fast during this gastronomically great event. For more information, visit the website link or call (734) 668-7112 ext 22.

Hamburg Family Fun Fest
June 12-15, 2013, Hamburg
The Hamburg Family Fun Fest brings family fun to the park like never before, attracting more than 50,000 attendees. Feature attractions include amusement rides, circus, petting zoo, talent competition, classic car show and arts & crafts just to name a few. A variety of concerts will also be held throughout the weekend on two stages. Click here for more information.

Heritage Coast Grand Prix
June 13-26, 2013, Tawas
Head to the Heritage Coast Grand Prix in Tawas for beautiful beaches, family fun and revved up racing. The event includes four fun-filled and family-oriented days of activities. Check out the boats, meet the drivers and experience the thrill of the races. Visit the website for more information.

Jazzin on Jefferson
June 14-15, 2013, Detroit
Jazzin’ on Jefferson is a free street music festival organized by the Jefferson East Business Association. For a schedule of main stage performances, visit the website link.

Pinconning CheeseTown Festival
June 14-15, 2013, Pinconning
Highlights of the festival include a mac & cheese dinner contest, the ultimate wine & cheese party, the cheesy CheeseTown parade, a teen concert, arts & crafts, fireworks, a beer tent with lots of live music, and in honor of Father’s Day weekend, a CheeseTown dad contest. The event is held at Doc Letchfield Park on M-13 in Pinconning. The event is in conjunction with the 30th Annual CheeseTown Challenge Race (5 mile race, 2 mile fun run/walk, and Little Meeces Race). For more information on this event, call (989) 879-2816.

Week of June 16

Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
June 16, 2013, Brooklyn
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to the Irish Hills on Father’s Day with the running of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 400. NASCAR stars, such as former MIS winners Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, and Jimmy Johnson return to MIS for another action-packed day of side-by-side racing. Forty-three drivers, 200 laps. Call (800) 354-1010 or visit the website for ticket and camping information.

East Jordan Freedom Festival
June 19-23, 2013, East Jordan
The East Jordan Freedom Festival is a family friendly festival with something for everyone including live music, parades, kids games, carnival, block party and fireworks over the south arm of Lake Charlevoix. For more information, call (231) 536-7351 or visit the website link here.

FinnFest USA 2013
June 19-23, 2013, Hancock
Hear the music, feel the summer breezes, smell the birch wood of the kokko and be where every Finn needs to be in June of 2013. For five days the Copper Country will host FinnFest USA 2013 – a festival spread across the region, with a variety of programming sure to interest everyone! Tori market, concerts, performances, dances, exhibits and gallery shows, local tours, sports and games, a parade, midsummer bonfires, street theatre, special guests and VIPs and much, much more! For more information, visit the website or call (906) 487-7205.

Kalamazoo Island Fest
June 20-22, 2013, Kalamazoo
Get ready for some good times with three days and nights of reggae music rocking downtown Kalamazoo. A great variety of quality Jamaican and Caribbean-inspired cuisine will be served. Food, drinks, beer and wine will be available. The live reggae music line-up runs all day and ranges from the top local talent to well-known regional and national headliners presented outdoors throughout the day. For more information visit the website or contact (269) 385-6200.

Summer Solstice Jazz Festival
June 21-22, 2013, East Lansing
This free two day jazz festival in the heart of downtown East Lansing features high-caliber local, regional, and national talent presented by the City of East Lansing, Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, and the Michigan State University College of Music. For additional event information, visit the web link or call (517) 319-6927.

Detroit River Days
June 21-23, 2013, Detroit
The 2013 festival will continue to celebrate Detroit’s maritime, ecological and culinary culture while again featuring many proven crowd-favorite, family-friendly activities and programming elements from previous festivals. Interactive exhibits, large-scale sand sculptures, strolling entertainers, eco-friendly kids’ zones, carnival rides, and live concerts with performances featuring more than 50 local, national and international music acts will be back this year. More information is available online.

Week of June 23

Ford Fireworks
June 24, 2013, Detroit
The Parade Company is excited to pump up the City of Detroit, on June 24th as we produce the 55th Ford Fireworks presented by Target, along the Detroit River. This event attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators for one of the most anticipated summer nights in Detroit and one of the nation’s largest fireworks displays. Visit the website here.

St. Ignace Car Show Weekend
June 26-27, 2013, St. Ignace
This annual event is one of the largest all-make, all-model shows in the country. Hundreds of antique, custom, and celebrity automobiles are on display all day Saturday. Car enthusiasts can examine vehicles up close and see them in action during Kewadin Casino Cruise Night on Thursday evening, and the Down Memory Lane Parade on Friday evening. Contests, exhibits, vendor booths and more make this a fun, family event. For more information call (906) 643-8087 or visit the website.

Michigan Challenge Balloonfest 2013
June 28-30, 2013, Howell
Join us for the state championship of hot-air ballooning, June 28-30 in Howell. It’s a weekend full of high-flying fun for the whole family. Enjoy thrilling skydiving jumps, music, carnival, family entertainment, downtown activities and more. Don’t miss the fun including Play 1st Mobile Gaming, SmashZone and five scheduled balloon launches, Annabelle Road and the fabulous balloon glow on Saturday evening and the MediLodge Fireworks on Friday night. For more information on this event, visit the website link or call us at (517) 546-3920.

Grand Haven Art Festival & Fun Day
June 29-30, 2013, Grand Haven
The work of 150 of the finest artists in the country will be on display and for sale during the 51st Annual Grand Haven Art Festival & Family Fun Day, June 29 – 30, 2013. The festival will take place along Washington Avenue in downtown Grand Haven, transforming the area into an outdoor art gallery. Admission and parking are free and open to the public. Presented by The Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg. (616) 842-4910.

National Cherry Festival 2013
June 29–July 6, 2013, Traverse City
Get your planner out and write down the dates for a great week or family fun when you attend the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City on June 29–July 6. There will be colorful parades, marching bands, music shows, sporting events, amusement rides along with carnival games on the midway and food items, pie eating contests and loads of luscious cherries prepared every way you can think of. For more information, visit the website link or call the Cherry Festival office at (800) 968-3380.

Week of June 30

Log Cabin Days & Antique Car Show
June 30, 2013, Michigamme
Tour the museum and the Dompierre House and walk around to see all the antique cars on display from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information contact (906) 323-9016.

Coast West Music Fest
July 1-6, 2013, Muskegon
This event is a multi-day music festival with three stages, fireworks on July 4, food and refreshments. Acts announced so far: O.A.R., Josh Turner, Leann Rimes, Cheap Trick, Buddy Guy, Johnny Lang, Allen Stone, Chicago and Foghat! For more information visit the website link.

Light up the Lake Fireworks & Parade
July 3-4, 2013, South Haven
At the south pier over Lake Michigan, watch a spectacular fireworks display July 3 and listen to the Light Up The Lake soundtrack LIVE on SuperHits 103.7 COSY-FM! The fireworks shoot off synchronized to the music! Parade will be held July 4 at 11am through downtown featuring local marching bands, pageant winners, patriotic floats, fire trucks, & lots of candy! Questions, call (269) 637-5252 or (800) SO-HAVEN.

Fourth of July Celebration
July 4-6, 2013, Cedarville
Enjoy the spectacular view of fireworks over Cedarville Bay from the Cedarville’s downtown waterfront park or the lawn of the Great Lakes Boat Building School on July 4. Earlier that day, our parade, kids games, hot dogs and burgers, Up in Smoke BBQ, races and contests, and more wind down into early evening with music on the bay by Dance Commander DJ and a Jersey Mud eating contest. For more information, call (906) 484-3935

Cedar Polka Fest
July 4-7 2013, Cedar
The Cedar Polka Fest is held yearly in Cedar, Michigan, under the big tent on the tennis courts. Highlights include a parade on Saturday at noon, softball tournament, a polka mass and polka under the big, big tent with the big names of polka. For more information on this event call (231) 228-3378 or visit the website.

These are just a few of the many events happening next month in Pure Michigan. Please visit michigan.org for a complete listing.