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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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Trenton Mid-Summer Festival

July 13-15, 2012

  • Where: Riverfront Business District, Trenton
  • Times: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Free

Mitch Ryder kicks off the festivities Friday. Plus, catch 200 artists, Saturday kayak demos, a Kids' Corner "playmarket," co-ed volleyball, food and entertainment every couple of hours at this blowout.

Uncle Sam Jam

July 13-15, 2012

  • Where: Civic Center Park, 23101 Hall Road, Woodhaven
  • Times: 4 p.m.-midnight Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Free

It's back for a second spin, complete with fireworks Friday, a laser light show Saturday, national music acts, vendors, banana races and other lures for families.

Warren's Art in the Park

July 14-15, 2012

  • Where: Halmich Park, 13 Mile between Ryan and Dequindre roads, Warren
  • Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Cost: Free

Look for more than 65 artists and exhibitors along with food booths, a DJ, kids' activities and hourly drawings for gift certificates.

Ragtime Street Fair

July 14-15, 2012

  • Where: Greenfield Village, The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Times: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Free with admission: $24/ages 13-61, $17.50/ages 6-12, free/ages 4 and under

American Jazz Age-style piano, dance, food and shows are on tap. Don't miss the Dixieland Jazz Parade and popular Cake Walk (you could "take the cake!").

Huron River Day Festival

July 15, 2012

  • Where: Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor
  • Time: noon-4 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Free family activities; $5/canoe and kayak rentals

Children's activities, live animals, river exhibits, musical entertainment, food, fishing and more are here.

The Ann Arbor Art Fairs

July 18-21, 2012

  • Where: Downtown Ann Arbor
  • Times: Vary by day and show, Wednesday-Saturday
  • Cost: Free

It's four in one! "The Original" is packed with kids' fun. Also stroll to the nearby Street Area Art Fair, Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair South University Art Fair.

Farmington Founders Festival

July 20-21, 2012

  • Where: Downtown Farmington
  • Times: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday
  • Cost: Free

"Winter Wonderland" is the theme for Saturday's parade. Hit the "Go Green" area in Memorial Park Downtown, or let loose at the "Go PlayGround Kids Zone." Riley Park Crafters are here, too, plus music and an antique market.

PNC Roar on the River

July 20-22, 2012

  • Where: Elizabeth Park, 4461 Elizabeth Drive, Trenton
  • Times: 3 p.m.-midnight Friday, 7 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Free except Friday night part (for adults), which is $40

Food, fast boats making rooster tails, cheerleaders, clowns, Jet Ski demos, inflatables, rock climbing, crafts and a midway – this fest has it all.

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