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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.

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.

 

Mount Clemens Art Fair

June 7-8, 2014

  • Times: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 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 7-8, 2014

  • Times: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Grand River Avenue and Farmington Road, downtown Farmington
  • Phone: 248-473-1848
  • Cost: free/admission

Fun art activities for kids, music and over 100 artists return to Grand River Avenue. You'll find plenty of live music, too.

Chelsea Painters Art Fair

June 7-8, 2014

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 41 years with 25 artists displaying watercolors, acrylic, oil and pastels.

Canton Liberty Fest

June 12-14, 2014

  • Times: 1-11 p.m. Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: Heritage Park, 1010 S. Canton Center Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-394-5360
  • Cost: free/admission $20-$25/ride wristbands

Get patriotic and festive at this fair, featuring carnival rides, midway games, fireworks and a visit from Tony Lucca from The Voice.

Art & Orchard Festival

June 13-15, 2014

  • Times: Earliest events start 7 a.m. Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m. Sunday
  • Address: Various locales, 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, too. New this year: pig races!

Belleville National Strawberry Festival

June 13-15, 2014

  • Times: noon-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-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.

Germanfest & Father's Day Picnic

June 13-15, 2014

  • 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: $3/admission

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

Ann Arbor Summer Festival

June 13-July 6, 2014

  • Times: vary by date
  • Addresses: Ingalls Mall, Power Center and Hill Auditorium and surrounding grounds, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-994-5999
  • Cost: free/outdoor shows, costs vary/indoor concerts

This annual Washtenaw County classic features a cool new lure for the kids – the Architects of Air: Miracoco, which is a giant inflatable walk-through sculpture (June 19-22 only). Find tons of outdoor entertainment, a music and arts fest, kids tunes and much more.

Michigan First Summer in the Village

June 14, 2014

  • Time: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: Lathrup Village Municipal Park, 27400 Southfield Road, Lathrup Village
  • Phone: 248-557-2600, ext. 224
  • Cost: free/admission and parking

You'll find an amateur BBQ cookoff, arts and crafts, live music, face painting, puppet shows and more fun for kids.

 

Rosedale June Day

June 14, 2014

  • Time: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Address: North Rosedale Park Community House (and grounds), 18445 Scarsdale Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-837-3416
  • Cost: free/admission

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 14, 2014

  • 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

Loads of food, music, kids' activities and food trucks. And, of course, 100-plus artists.

Motor Muster

June 14-15, 2014

  • 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

Hundreds of vintage autos, motorcycles and more hit the roads for the Saturday cruise night. Catch classic cars, vintage trucks and more. There will be special demos and dancing in the streets, too.

Clay, Glass & Metal Show

June 14-15, 2014

  • 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 a family area and fun for little ones.

Manchester Community Fair

June 17-21, 2014

  • Times: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday, 2-10 p.m. Thursday, 1-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: Wolverine and Vernon streets, downtown Manchester
  • Phone: 734-428-8429 (fair week only)
  • Costs: $5-$8/adults, free/ages 8 and under, $16/ride wristbands

This rural farm-style fair features a parade, livestock and animal displays, arts and crafts, a rodeo, midway and more.

Riverwalk Festival in Utica

June 18-22, 2014

  • 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, fireworks and live entertainment. Kids can see 30 different types of animals at the petting zoo, plus check out an exotic birds display. There is something for all ages at this Macomb County fest!

Bay-Rama Fishfly Fest

June 18-22, 2014

  • Times: 3-10 p.m. Wednesday, 3 p.m.-midnight Thursday, 3 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Friday, noon-1:30 a.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 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 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 20-21, 2014

  • 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.

Arts and Acts Festival

June 20-22, 2014

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

Features the Art in the Sun, Sandbox Theatre Festival's 10-minute plays, Reel Michigan Film Festival, kids activities and new chalk fest.

 

Opa! Fest 2014

June 20-22, 2014

  • 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 20-22, 2014

  • 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: 313-832-2210
  • Cost: Free/11 a.m.-5 p.m. today, otherwise $3/before 5 p.m., $5/after 5 p.m. 50 cents each/ride tickets (3-5 tickets/ride) or $17/one-long wristband

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 23, 2014

  • Times: 10 p.m.
  • 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 56th shebang in Detroit.

Livonia Spree

June 24-29, 2014

  • 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: 734-427-8190
  • Cost: free/entry, $25/all-day ride bracelets, $50/three-day rides; free rides for handicapped kids/adults, 2-5 p.m. Wednesday only

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

Ann Arbor Jaycees Summer Carnival

June 25-29, 2014

  • Times: 4-11 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-10 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 63rd annual community event for midway rides, carnival food and plenty of family fun.

Clawson Fourth of July Celebration

June 25, June 28-29, July 3-4, 2014

  • Times: vary by date (click link above to check it out)
  • Address: various locations, downtown Clawson
  • Phone: 248-270-7044
  • Cost: $2/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 fun run. On July 4 proper, make a full day of it with a pancake breakfast, parade, kids' baseball/softball games, midway, old-time games and more.

Stars and Stripes Festival

June 26-29, 2014

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

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.

Trenton Summer Festival

June 27-29, 2014

  • Times: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 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.

Fairy Tale Festival

June 28, 2014

  • 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

Join Peter Pan and his Neverland friends at this annual event, which features story telling, rock climbing, a "learn to fly" session and much more.

Log Cabin Days Festival

June 28-29, 2014

  • Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 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.

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