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July Fairs & Festivals in Southeast Michigan

Want family outdoor fun in metro Detroit and beyond in July 2012? See these summer events in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

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Wyandotte Street Art Fair

July 11-14, 2012

  • Where: Downtown Wyandotte
  • Times: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday
  • Cost: Free

The quaint city does it up for its 51st year, featuring some 250 artists, the Clock Tower Crafters, a comic book area and vintage finds in "Retro Row." Check out the Live Green Fair here, too.

The Saline Celtic Festival

July 12-14, 2012

  • Where: Mill Pond Park, 565 W. Bennett St., Saline
  • Times: 5:30-11 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $15/adults, $5/ages 13-17, free/12 and under, $10/Saturday after 8 p.m.

There's music and dance on three stages, including competitions for reels and jigs, plus everything from wool spinning to lace making to contact jousting. Sheepherding, too, with plenty of wee-folk activities.

Concert of Colors

July 12-15, 2012

  • Where: Thursday at Charles H. Wright Museum, Friday at Detroit Institute of Arts, Saturday-Sunday in/around Max M. Fisher Music Center, Detroit
  • Times: Vary by date, Thursday-Sunday
  • Cost: Free

Celebrating 20 years, this annual Detroit diversity blowout celebrates with a bevy of tunes, including  live shows by George Clinton and Don Was, plus ethnic food, arts, crafts and family fun.

Fraser Lions Carnival

July 12-15, 2012

  • Where: Steffens Park, 3300 Garfield Road, Fraser
  • Times: Vary by day, Thursday-Sunday
  • Cost: Free

A carnival midway is the highlight for kids, but car and motorcycle shows on Saturday are parent favorites. Plenty of food and drink with fireworks on Sunday.

Michigan Elvisfest

July 13-14, 2012

  • Where: Shady Riverside Park, Depot Town, near East Cross and North Huron streets, Ypsilanti
  • Times: 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, noon-midnight Saturday (doors at 11 a.m.)
  • Cost: $12/Friday, $22.50/Saturday, $30/two-day

Kingapalooza returns with 11 tribute artists. For kids, the FLY Children's Art Center from Ann Arbor brings crafts, Canton's Skatin Station is here – and catch the hula-hoop contest.

Detroit APBA Gold Cup

July 13-15, 2012

  • Where: Along Detroit River, adjacent to Belle Isle, near Jefferson Avenue and Marina Drive
  • Times: noon-7 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:20 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: $15-$45/tickets

Watch 200 mph unlimited hydroplanes race for the cup – and check out the race boats, vintage racers and superlight inflatables before they hit the river.

Plymouth Art in the Park

July 13-15, 2012

  • Where: Downtown Plymouth
  • Times: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Free

This jumbo mother-daughter-run event returns with hundreds of artists, food, tunes and kids' activities.

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