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August Fairs & Festivals in Southeast Michigan

Have some fun in the sun as summer 2014 comes to an end. Visit some big family festivals in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

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Put off your back-to-school to-do list just a little while longer and finish the summer off with some memorable fun. Whether your family likes live entertainment, classic car shows and cruises or midway rides and great food, you can find them all happening around metro Detroit this August.

Allen Park Downtown Street Fair

Aug. 1-2, 2014

  • Times: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday
  • Address: downtown Allen Park
  • Phone: 734-258-7720
  • Costs: free

Swing by this 33rd annual for crafters, food, entertainment on two stages, children's activities and fun for everyone.

Dearborn Homecoming Festival

Aug. 1-3, 2014

  • Times: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Sunday
  • Address: Ford Field Park, Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-943-2285
  • Costs: free/general, $13-$18/wristbands, $3-$10/parking

There are three days of fun midway rides, Civil War reenactments, children's games, entertainment and fireworks on Saturday and Sunday.

Buy Michigan Now Festival

Aug. 1-3, 2014

  • Times: noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: downtown Northville
  • Costs: free

Find street vendors, live music, a kids zone with magic, music mascots and more activities that feature lots of dining options, including a wine and beer garden for adults.

Celebrate Lone Ranger in Oxford

Aug. 2, 2014

  • Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: downtown Oxford
  • Phone: 248-770-8587
  • Costs: free

The town parties down with music, food, a parade, classic car show and "Kids Town," along with art, exhibits and a mask craft.

Jazz on the River

Aug. 2-3, 2014

  • Times: 1-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Address: Elizabeth Park on Jefferson Street, Trenton
  • Phone: 734-261-1990
  • Costs: $5/parking donation

This free jazz fest is now headed into its 19th year with lots of local and cool toe-tapping jazz talent.

Saline's Summerfest

Aug. 8-9, 2014

  • Times: 6-11 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: downtown Saline
  • Phone: 734-604-0051
  • Costs: free

Fun kids games, craft shows, bands, a street machines car show, food and bargains is what you'll find at this fest – plus an old-fashioned history trolley ride and a teen block party, too.

Dexter Daze

Aug. 8-9, 2014

  • Times: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: Monument Park, Dexter
  • Phone: 734-426-0887
  • Costs: free

This community fair has 100-plus booths of artisans and crafters, plus free entertainment like juggling, music and model plane shows for the whole family. Don't miss the Saturday parade, too.

Milford Memories Summer Festival

Aug. 8-10, 2014

  • Times: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Central Park, 151 N. Main St., Milford
  • Phone: 248-685-7129
  • Costs: free

A Civil War encampment, fishing contests, kids activities, art and blind canoe races – plus a pancake breakfast and live music in three locations. Win prizes and make cool arts and crafts to take home, too.

Air Fair at Groveland Oaks

Aug. 9, 2014

  • Times: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: Groveland Oaks Park, 14555 Dixie Highway, Holly
  • Phone: 248-634-9811
  • Costs: free/general, $5/park vehicle entry fee

A full day of family fun includes hot air balloons, gliders, kites, butterfly house, food vendors, live band, a movie, DJ and face painting.

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