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June Fairs & Festivals in Southeast Michigan

Summer is heating up in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties! Find big family fun in metro Detroit and beyond in June 2013.

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With vacation season gearing up, parents and kids are raring to get outside. And luckily, southeast Michigan's June lineup of events delivers precisely that. Soak up the Detroit River breeze, buy some quirky art (or make a craft of your own), get your Motor City car fix filled, hop on a midway ride and, of course, sink your teeth into some of the tastiest fare for miles around, from German grub to sweet strawberries. Every weekend promises new adventures, so make way for June fun!

Macomb Fair & Expo

May 24-June 9, 2013

  • Times: 3-11 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 3 p.m.-midnight Fridays, noon-midnight Saturdays, noon-11 p.m. Sundays; also open noon-11 p.m. Memorial Day, May 27
  • Address: Gibraltar Trade Center, 237 N. River Road, Mount Clemens
  • Phone: 586-465-6440
  • Cost: free/admission, $22/unlimited wristband on site

The midway fun includes fun rides, music, free shows, a banana derby, a petting zoo and lots more fun.

Milan Community Fair

May 30-June 1, 2013

  • Times: 4-11 p.m. Thursday-Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: downtown Milan
  • Phone: 734-368-3812
  • Cost: free/admission, $1/each ride tickets, $20/wristbands

It all started in 1949 as the Milan Free Fair, and the party hasn't let up yet. Swing by for artisans, tons of food and a parade Friday (6 p.m.), Backstreet CruiZers Thursday and Friday and a petting zoo plus fireworks over Ford Lake Friday. Saturday is kids' day!

Birmingham Village Fair

May 30-June 2, 2013

  • Times: noon-9 p.m. Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: streets surrounding Shain Park, downtown Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-644-1700
  • Cost: free/admission, $20/ride wristbands

It's a classic community fair, celebrating its 50th anniversary with rides, food booths and carnival games.

Chevrolet Belle Isle Grand Prix

May 31-June 2, 2013

  • Times: 8 a.m.-7:15 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Address: Raceway at Belle Isle Park, Detroit
  • Phone: 866-464-PRIX (7749)
  • Cost: $45-$155/adults, $25-$110/under age 12

Fast cars in three series – including the IZOD IndyCar, GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car and Pirelli World Challenge – zip along a 2.3-mile track.

Grosse Ile IslandFest

May 31-June 2, 2013

  • Times: 4-11 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Grosse Ile Municipal Airport, 9601 Groh Road, Grosse Ile
  • Phone: 734-675-2364
  • Cost: free/admission

This three-day fest has music, a carnival, island tours, airplane and helicopter rides, arts and craft activities, parade and food galore.

German American Festival

June 1, 2013

  • Times: noon-midnight Saturday
  • Address: Germanie Club Downriver, 23156 King Road, Brownstown
  • Phone: 734-479-4278
  • Cost: $3/admission, free/17 and under

There's bratwurst, schnitzel and beer for the adults, and plenty of fun, games, raffles and even a "kinderparade" for the kids. Plenty of music, too!

Lyon Township Kite Festival

June 1, 2013

  • Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: James F. Atchison Memorial Park, 58000 Grand River Ave., New Hudson
  • Phone: 248-437-2240
  • Cost: free/admission with canned food item donation

It's kite-flying fun for kids of all ages, including a parade, kite decorating, demonstrations, games and more.

Mount Clemens Art Fair

June 1-2, 2013

  • Times: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: downtown Mount Clemens
  • Phone: 586-469-8666
  • Cost: free/admission

A community staple in Macomb County for decades, this fair has art demonstrations, a kids' tent with make-and-take fun and live entertainment.

Art on the Grand

June 1-2, 2013

  • Times: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Grand River Avenue and Farmington Road, downtown Farmington
  • Phone: 248-473-1870
  • Cost: free/admission

Fun art activities for kids, music and over 120 artists return to Grand River Avenue. You'll find plenty of live music, too.

Chelsea Painters Art Fair

June 1-2, 2013

  • Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Address: Courtyard at Silver Maples of Chelsea, 100 Silver Maple Drive, Chelsea
  • Cost: free/admission

The Chelsea Painters celebrate 40 years with 25 artists displaying watercolors, acrylic, oil and pastels.

Art & Orchard Festival

June 6-9, 2013

  • Times: 5-10 p.m. Thursday, 4 p.m.-midnight Friday, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Washington Community Park, Washington Township
  • Phone: 586-752-6543
  • Cost: free/admission

An art fair, antique show, chalk-art contest and variety of runs (5, 10 and 15K) are all in store. Catch those fabulous fireworks on Saturday, and garage sales hosted by Romeo, Washington and Bruce townships.

Melvindale Days

June 6-9, 2013

  • Times: 4-10 p.m. Thursday, 4-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Address: Melvindale Ice Arena, 4300 S. Dearborn St., Melvindale
  • Phone: 313-429-1084
  • Cost: free/admission

Carnival rides and eats are in store, along with family entertainment and Sunday night fireworks.

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