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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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Rosedale June Day

June 8, 2013

  • Time: 8 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: North Rosedale Park Community House (and grounds), 18445 Scarsdale Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-402-9608
  • Cost: free/admission

For an 83rd year, this historic Detroit neighborhood hosts old-fashioned fun. The Run for the Roses starts the day; after the 10 a.m. parade, enjoy midway games, pony rides, a moonwalk, food, belly dancing, field games and entertainment.

Berkley Art Bash

June 8, 2013

  • Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: 12 Mile Road from Wakefield Road to Tyler Avenue, downtown Berkley
  • Phone: 248-414-7222
  • Cost: free/admission

Year 12 has loads of food, music, kids' activities and – new in 2013 – food trucks. And, of course, 100-plus artists.

Clay, Glass & Metal Festival

June 8-9, 2013

  • Times: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Washington between Fourth and Lincoln streets, downtown Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-547-4000
  • Cost: free/admission

Find plenty of art pieces from north of 125 juried artists, along with an expanded family area and fun for little ones.

Riverwalk Festival in Utica

June 12-16, 2013

  • Times: 3-11 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 3 p.m.-midnight Friday, noon-midnight Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: downtown Utica area, near Cass Avenue and Auburn Road
  • Phone: 586-739-1600
  • Cost: free/admission

This family fun event includes carnival fun, a petting zoo, kids' bike parade and balloon launch, craft fest, canoe races, fireworks, classic car show and parade. Check the sched to see what's happening when!

Canton Liberty Fest

June 13-15, 2013

  • Times: 1-10 p.m. Thursday, 1 p.m.-dusk Friday, 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: Heritage Park, 1010 S. Canton Center Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-394-5360
  • Cost: free/admission

Get patriotic and festive at this fair, featuring carnival rides, midway games, a 5K and 10K on Saturday and some family flicks under the stars (also Saturday).

Jazzin' on Jefferson

June 14-15, 2013

  • Times: 4-10 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: Jefferson East neighborhood, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-331-7939
  • Cost: free/admission

Jazz music and circus performers are on tap at this community fest in the D – not to mention the new "Box City" for kids to build their own town.

Germanfest & Father's Day Picnic

June 14-16, 2013

  • Times: 5-11 p.m. Friday, 2-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Carpathia Club of Sterling Heights, 38000 Utica Road, Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 586-978-2292
  • Cost: free/admission

Saturday and Sunday are filled with children's activities, dancing, German food, crafts and games.

Belleville National Strawberry Festival

June 14-16, 2013

  • Times: 4-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: downtown Belleville
  • Phone: 313-383-8920
  • Cost: free/admission

A Father's Day weekend tradition, this shebang boasts a pair of midways, food, entertainment, arts and crafts and a Sunday car show pops is sure to dig.

Ann Arbor Summer Festival

June 14-July 7, 2013

  • Times: vary by date
  • Addresses: Ingalls Mall, Power Center and Hill Auditorium and surrounding grounds, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-994-5999
  • Cost: free/admission, outdoor shows and most kids' events; costs vary/bigger concerts

It's the big fest's big 30th anniversary! Two kids' programs are in store: Tangle (June 19-23), letting tykes loose in a huge elastic-weaving area– and "Superhero" (June 28-30), where projections make it possible for kids to throw balls of light and even "fly." The event packs in 21 nights of kids' fun, too. Watch for Top of the Park favorites, live music, movies and more (plus plenty of shows mom and dad may like).

Michigan First Summer in the Village

June 15, 2013

  • Time: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: Lathrup Village Municipal Park, 27400 Southfield Road, Lathrup Village
  • Phone: 248-557-2600, ext. 224
  • Cost: free/admission and parking

At year No. 10, you'll find an amateur BBQ cookoff, arts and crafts, live music, face painting, puppet shows, a teddy bear tea and more fun for kids.

Motor Muster

June 15-16, 2013

  • Times: 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-982-6001
  • Cost: free with admission: $24/adults, $17.50/kids, free/4 and under; $5 parking

Junior Driver's Ed, featuring repro pedal cars from the '50s and '60s, is a perfect pick for the kids. Hundreds of vintage autos, motorcycles and more hit the roads for the Saturday cruise night.

Bay-Rama Fishfly Fest

June 19-23, 2013

  • Times: 3-11 p.m. Wednesday, 3 p.m.-dusk Thursday, 3-10 p.m. Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: downtown New Baltimore
  • Phone: 586-725-1387
  • Cost: free/admission

This fest celebrates the insects' fleeting annual appearance. Miss Bay-Rama is crowned Wednesday (6:30 p.m.), there are Thursday fireworks (dusk), a new Princess & Pirates Pizza Party (6-7:30 p.m. Friday), Kids Day and cardboard boat regatta on Saturday – plus the big 1 p.m. Sunday parade. Plus, find a midway, contests, music and more.

Auburn Hills Downtown Summerfest

June 21-22, 2013

  • Times: 4-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: Auburn and Squirrel roads, downtown Auburn Hills
  • Phone: 248-370-9353
  • Cost: free/admission

Summer fun is in full swing here, with a dunk tank, barbecue cookoff, music and inflatables for guaranteed family fun.

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