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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 2014.

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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!

Milan Community Fair

May 29-June 1, 2014

  • Times: vary; contact for details
  • 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, plus a petting zoo and fireworks.

Birmingham Village Fair

May 29-June 1, 2014

  • Times: noon-10 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 51st anniversary with rides, food booths and carnival games.

Macomb Fair & Expo

May 29-June 8, 2014

  • Times: 3-11 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 3 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays, noon-midnight Saturdays, noon-11 p.m. Sundays
  • 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 rides, music, free shows, banana derby monkey jockeys, a petting zoo, a bird encounter and lots more fun!

Chevrolet Belle Isle Grand Prix

May 30-June 1, 2014

  • Times: 7:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. Friday, 7:15 a.m.- 7:45 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Raceway at Belle Isle Park, Detroit
  • Phone: 866-464-PRIX (7749)
  • Cost: Free/Friday only, $35/adults one weekend day, $65/adults Saturday-Sunday, free/12 and under with adult, $10/parking; free/shuttle, other prices/vary

Race car fans of all ages take to Belle Isle for this annual event. Fast cars zip along a 2.3-mile track. Who will win? You'll have to go to see!

Grosse Ile IslandFest

May 30-June 1, 2014

  • Times: 4-11 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 9 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.

June on Jefferson

May 30- June 30, 2014

  • Times: hours vary
  • Address: Jefferson East neighborhood, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-331-7939
  • Cost: free/admission

It's now a month-long celebration of Jazz in Detroit. Art, music, kayak tours and more are in store at this community fest in the D – not to mention a fishing workshops and a kids day 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 14.

Melvindale Days

June 5-8, 2014

  • Times: 4-10 p.m. Thursday-Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Address: Melvindale Ice Arena, 4300 S. Dearborn St., Melvindale
  • Phone: 313-908-4130
  • Cost: free/admission

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

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