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August Fairs & Festivals in Southeast Michigan

Amp up your fun as summer winds down! Take the kids and head out for some 2013 family fun in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

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Forget about back-to-school shopping and make more summer memories. These local festivals are sure to be a hit with your family. Make way for a few last-minute festivals – whether you're into loud aircraft, cool cruising cars or arts, music and great grub – at these fun blowouts that will entertain you all August long.

Allen Park Downtown Street Fair

Aug. 2-3, 2013

  • Times: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday
  • Address: downtown Allen Park
  • Phone: 313-928-0940
  • Costs: free

Swing by this 32nd annual for crafters, food, entertainment expanding to a second stage, children's activities and fun for all.

Dearborn Homecoming Festival

Aug. 2-4, 2013

  • 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 carnival, Civil War reenactments, children's games, entertainments and fireworks Saturday and Sunday.

Buy Michigan Now Festival

Aug. 2-4, 2013

  • 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

Sidewalk sales, street vendors, live music, a kids' zone with magic, music mascots and more children's activities and lots of dining options.

Celebrate Lone Ranger in Oxford

Aug. 3, 2013

  • Times: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: downtown Oxford
  • Phone: 248-770-8587
  • Costs: free/general, $10/ride wristbands (or buy individual tickets)

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

Jazz on the River

Aug. 3-4, 2013

  • Times: 1 p.m.-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 18th year with lots of local cool jazz talent.

Saline's Summerfest

Aug. 9-10, 2013

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

Find kids' games, craft shows, bands, a street-machines car show, food and bargains – plus an old-fashioned History Trolley Ride and a teen block party.

Dexter Daze

Aug. 9-10, 2013

  • Times: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-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 for the whole family. Don't miss the Saturday parade.

Milford Memories Summer Festival

Aug. 9-11, 2013

  • Times: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Central Park 151 N. Main St. Milford
  • Phone: 248-685-7129
  • Costs: free/general, $4-$5/pancake breakfast

There's a Civil War encampment, fishing contests, kids' activities, art and blind canoe race – plus a pancake breakfast and music in three locations. Win prizes and make cool stuff to take home, too.

Air Fair at Groveland Oaks

Aug. 10, 2013

  • Times: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: Groveland Oaks Park, 14555 Dixie Highway, Holly
  • Phone: 248-634-9811
  • Costs: free/general, $5/park vehicle entry fee

Find family fun like hot air balloons, gliders, sky crafts, program hovercrafts, kites, food vendors, live band, a movie, DJ and a band.

Thunder Over Michigan Air Show

Aug. 10-11, 2013

  • Address: The Yankee Air Museum, Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti
  • Times: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday
  • Phone: 734-483-4030
  • Costs: $30-$35/adults, free/kids 15 and under, $10-$15/parking

Over 25 P-51 Mustangs offer a rare show as they soar overhead. There's a WWII battle reenactment, too.

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