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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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Opa! Fest 2013

June 21-23, 2013

  • Times: 4-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 760 Wattles Road, Troy
  • Phone: 248-362-9575
  • Cost: $2/admission, free with a canned-food donation (three canned goods)

This tradition delivers Greek music, dancing, cooking demos, food, kids' fun and more, making it one of the biggest Grecian blowouts in metro Detroit.

Detroit International River Days

June 21-23, 2013

  • Times: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday
  • Addresses: Detroit RiverFront, between Atwater Street and the Detroit RiverWalk
  • Phone: 313-963-8418
  • Cost: $3-$5/admission

Back for a seventh year, this waterside Detroit adventure features tall ships, jumbo sand sculptures Jet Ski demos, boat tours, carnival rides, entertainment and much more.

Target Fireworks in Detroit

June 24, 2013

  • Time: 10 p.m. Monday
  • Address: Detroit RiverWalk area, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-923-7400
  • Cost: free/admission, $200/VIP (check in advance; may sell out)

Families bring the lawn chairs and gather by the river to view the 55th shebang in Detroit. For a cost, there's also the decked-out VIP Rooftop Party.

Livonia Spree

June 25-30, 2013

  • Times: 4-11 p.m. Tuesday, 2-11 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Address: Ford Field, Farmington and Lyndon roads, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-466-2410
  • Cost: free/admission, $22/all-day ride bracelets

The city celebrates its birthday with a midway, art show, racing pigs, games, Saturday Family Fun Day and the traditional closing-night fireworks.

Ann Arbor Jaycees Summer Carnival

June 26-30, 2013

  • Times: 4-11 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Pioneer High School, 601 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-531-9626
  • Cost: free/admission, $20/ride wristband

Visit this 62nd annual community event for midway rides, carnival food and plenty of family fun. Get some sparkly face paint and bling from Face Flair, too.

Clawson Fourth of July Celebration

June 26, 29-July 1 and 3-4, 2013

  • Times: vary by date (click link above to check it out)
  • Address: various locations, downtown Clawson
  • Phone: 248-270-7044
  • Cost: free/admission, some small fees may apply

The lead-up week includes festivities like an ice cream social, kiddy parade and games, midway rides and a one-mile fun run. On July 4 proper, make a full day of it with a pancake breakfast, Firecracker Mile run, parade, kids' baseball/softball games, midway, old-time games and more.

Trenton Summer Festival

June 28-30, 2013

  • Times: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Riverfront business district, Trenton
  • Phone: 734-675-7300
  • Cost: free/admission

Head downriver and catch the breeze off the water while exploring the arts and crafts, kids' "playmarket" and sporting events, too.

Arts and Acts Festival

June 28-30, 2013

  • Times: 3-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: downtown Northville
  • Phone: 248-344-0497
  • Cost: free/admission

It's five festivals rolled into one, including the Art in the Sun, Arts and Acts fest, Art in the Sun visual arts fair, Sandbox Theatre Festival's 10-minute plays, Reel Michigan film festival. Enjoy music, fun and kids' activities, too.

Stars and Stripes Festival

June 28-30, 2013

  • Times: 2 p.m.-midnight Friday, noon-midnight Saturday, noon-11 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Freedom Hill County Park, 15000 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 586-493-4344
  • Cost: free/admission

The fun moves to a new home in the newly-reopened-in-2013 venue. You'll find fireworks on Sunday, a big carnival midway, BMX stunt show, monster truck rides, banana derby, circus show, petting zoo, arts and crafts – and, of course, big name performers ranging from Cake to Kool and the Gang.

Fairy Tale Festival

June 29, 2013

  • Times: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores
  • Phone: 313-884-4222
  • Cost: $12/ages 2-plus

This year's theme is "Alice in Wonderland" with storytelling, music and strolling characters. Don't miss out on the family fun, which also includes a petting farm and outdoor fun.

Log Cabin Days Festival

June 29-30, 2013

  • Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Address: Fish Hatchery Park, 4490 Hatchery Road, Waterford
  • Phone: 248-683-2697
  • Cost: free/admission

It's a local-history flashback! Visit this living history encampment with music, alpacas, a white-elephant sale and entertainment. Hosted by Historic Waterford Village.

Scottish American Society of Michigan Highland Games

June 29-30, 2013

  • Times: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Canterbury Olde World Village, 2369 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion
  • Phone: 248-399-1101
  • Cost: $5/general, free/under 10, $4/pony ride

Be sure to swing by Saturday for family day, filled with music, Scottish food, free and paid kids' activities and a ceilidh into the later hours. Wee barons are typically treated to a mini caber toss, too.

Concert of Colors

June 29 and July 4-7, 2013

  • Times: 8 p.m. Saturday June 29, 6:30-10 p.m. Thursday July 4, 1-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday July 5-6
  • Address: various locales in Midtown, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-624-0215
  • Cost: free/admission

This Detroit tradition has a Saturday kickoff event, and then continues through the holiday with plenty of ethnic tunes, food, arts, crafts and family fun at multiple venues.

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