June Fairs and Festivals in Michigan’s Southeast Region

Fill your family's June 2016 calendar with one of these hot Detroit events in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties.

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Why take a vacation when you can have a staycation that offers up just as much family fun? Temperatures are on the rise, and so is the amount of family-friendly fairs and festivals happening in southeast Michigan. Whether you are looking to check out some classic cars, grab some grub in the city, enjoy some rides and live animals at a hometown fair, or just soak up the summer sun, there’s a festival in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties for you. So, when you’re looking for fun this June, pack on the sunscreen, peruse this kid-friendly Detroit calendar of events, and bring the whole family for some serious summertime fun.

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Macomb Fair & Expo

May 20-June 5, 2016

  • Times: 4 p.m.-midnight Fridays, noon-midnight Saturdays, noon-11 p.m. Sundays, 4-11 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, noon-11 p.m. Memorial Day
  • Address: Gibraltar Trade Center, 237 N. River Road, Mount Clemens
  • Phone: 586-465-6440
  • Cost: free/admission, $2/parking, $22-$25/unlimited wristband on site

This fest starts in May and ends in June, and offers up family fun in the form of carnival rides, live music and entertainment, a petting zoo and more.

Dearborn Heights Spirit Festival

June 1-5, 2016

  • Times: 4-10 p.m. today-Thursday, 3-10 p.m. Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Address: Canfield Center, 1801 N. Beech Daly Road, Dearborn Heights
  • Phone: 313-791-3400
  • Cost: free/admission, $16-$20/rides

Celebrate the city with a carnival packed with games and rides, live music, food vendors and more at this annual shindig.

Milan Community Fair

June 2-4, 2016

  • Times: 5-10 p.m. Thursday, 4-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: Wilson Park, 147 Wabash St., Milan
  • Phone: 734-439-1501
  • Cost: Free/admission, $20-$22/ride wristbands

This Milan tradition has been around since 1949 and offers artisans, food, a parade, petting zoo, fireworks and, of course a midway full of games and rides.

Birmingham Village Fair

June 2-5, 2016

  • Times: noon-10 p.m. Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Shain Park, on Merrill Street and the surrounding area, downtown Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-644-1700
  • Cost: free/admission, fees/rides

Enjoy all of the fun of a classic community fair at this annual event.

Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix

June 3-5, 2016

  • Times: 7:30 a.m.-6:05 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Raceway at Belle Isle Park, Detroit
  • Phone: 866-464-PRIX (7749)
  • Cost: Free/Friday, $40/adults Saturday and Sunday, free/kids 12 and under (limit 2), $75-$115/two-day pass

Watch fast IndyCars zip around the racetrack, see SUPER TRUCKS and enjoy extreme sports demonstrations, monster truck rides, live music and more.

African American Downtown Festival in Ann Arbor

June 4, 2016

  • Times: 9 a.m.
  • Address: North Fourth Avenue and Main Street, downtown Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-858-9121
  • Cost: free

2016 marks the 21st year of this annual event, which features kids’ activities, dance and musical performances, shopping, food and more.

June Fest

June 4, 2016

  • Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: Nine Mile Road and Mack Avenue, St. Clair Shores
  • Cost: free

The 9-Mack Merchants Association hosts this family-friendly event full of live performances, Michigan foods, crafts on display, face painting, a petting zoo and so much more.

Blessfest Southwest

June 4, 2016

  • Times: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Address: Patton Park, 2301 Woodmere St., Detroit
  • Cost: Free

Find a Kids Zone full of inflatables, face painting and pony rides, and meet-and-greets with local charitable organizations. Everyone in attendance gets 10 pounds of groceries, too.

Mount Clemens Art Fair

June 4-5, 2016

  • 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

This annual tradition offers artwork on display in all kinds of media including ceramics, photography, metalwork, jewelry and more.

Art on the Grand

June 4-5, 2016

  • Times: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: downtown Farmington area
  • Phone: 248-473-1870
  • Cost: free/admission

Find the works of some 100 artists on display at this juried art show. There’s plenty of live music, too.

Chelsea Painters Art Fair

June 4-5, 2016

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

Join the Chelsea Painters in celebrating another year of this annual show, which boasts a variety of watercolor, acrylic oil and pastel displays.

Peacefest in Waterford

June 4-5, 2016

  • Times: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Address: Grounds of L.A. Cafe & Java, 5815 Dixie Highway, Waterford
  • Phone: 248-623-1648
  • Cost: free

Find the work of 120 artists on display, live music from local bands and more.

Melvindale Days

June 9-12, 2016

  • Times: 4-10 p.m. Thursday-Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (note: End time is roughly when the family-friendly things end)
  • Address: Kessey Fieldhouse, 4300 S. Dearborn St., Melvindale
  • Phone: 313-908-4130
  • Cost: free/admission, fees/rides and other attractions

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

Michigan Fun Fest at Bryant Park in Livonia

June 9-12, 2016

  • Times: 4-10 p.m. Thursday, 4-11 p.m. Friday, noon-midnight Saturday, 12:30-7 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Bryant Park, 18000 Merriman Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-442-0010
  • Cost: free/entry, fees/ride wristband

This annual event draws in some 20,000 people to enjoy multicultural fun, a carnival, live entertainment, vendors and more.

Green Fair

June 10, 2016

  • Times: 6-9 p.m. Friday
  • Address: Main Street, downtown Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-794-6161, ext. 41602
  • Cost: Free

There are some 100 exhibits featuring environmental preservation information, hands-on activities, live entertainment and more.

Ya’ssoo Greek Festival

June 10-12, 2016

  • Times: 11 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 3109 Scio Church Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-332-8200
  • Cost: $3/Friday-Saturday, $2/Sunday, free/kids 12 and under

You’ll get the full Greek experience with authentic food, music, dancing, shopping, games and much more.

Ann Arbor Summer Festival

June 10-July 3, 2016

  • Times: vary by date
  • Addresses: Top of the Park, Power Center, Michigan Theater and Hill Auditorium, downtown Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-994-5999
  • Cost: free/outdoor shows, costs vary/indoor concerts

There’s indoor and outdoor movie screenings, art displays, live music, kids’ activities and more.

Art Fish Fun Festival in Pontiac

June 11, 2016

  • Times: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: Beaudette Park, Orchard Lake Road and Sylvan Court, Pontiac
  • Phone: 248-706-3304
  • Cost: free

This family-friendly fest offers a full day of fishing and art.

Berkley Art Bash

June 11, 2016

  • Times: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: 12 Mile Road between Coolidge Highway and Greenfield Road, downtown Berkley
  • Phone: 248-414-7222
  • Cost: free/admission

There is a ton of food and kids’ activities, plus the work 100-plus artists on display.

Rosedale June Day

June 11, 2016

  • Times: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: North Rosedale Park Community House and grounds, 18445 Scarsdale St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-837-3416
  • Cost: free/admission, fees/some activities

Head to this Detroit neighborhood for games, a parade, balloon animals and tons of family fun.

CreekFest

June 11, 2016

  • Times: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Address: Grist Campus, downtown Ortonville
  • Phone: 248-627-8070
  • Costs: free/admission

River Day is upon us and you can celebrate with educational demonstrations, food and more.

Clay, Glass & Metal Show

June 11-12, 2016

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

The clay, glass and metal work of some 120 artists are on display at this annual show, plus jewelry and more.

Motor City Pride Fest

June 11-12, 2016

  • Times: 1-8 p.m. Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Hart Plaza, 1 Hart Plaza, Detroit
  • Cost: free

Celebrate the LGBTQ community with a parade (noon Sunday), live entertainment, and family area and tons of fun.

Redford Township Festival

June 16-19, 2016

  • Times: 6-10 p.m. Thursday, 6-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Bell Creek Park, Inkster and Five Mile roads, Redford
  • Phone: 313-387-2650
  • Cost: free/events, $17-$20/ride wristband

This annual fest brings the community together with a carnival, complete with games and rides, live entertainment and more.

Canton Liberty Fest

June 16-20, 2016

  • Times: 1-11 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: Heritage Park, 1010 S. Canton Center Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-394-5460
  • Cost: free/admission, $22-$27/ride wristbands, $60/three-day pass

The popular Canton Liberty Fest returns with carnival rides, midway games, fireworks, a car show and the Saturday Liberty Run.

Ann Arbor Japan Week

June 19-25, 2016

  • Times: vary based on event
  • Address: various locations in Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-764-6307
  • Cost: free

Experience and celebrate Japanese culture with tons of activities like origami, anime, live performances and more.

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Belleville National Strawberry Festival

June 17-19, 2016

  • Times: noon-midnight Friday-Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: downtown Belleville
  • Phone: 313-383-8920
  • Cost: free/admission

This 40-year-old Father’s Day weekend tradition boasts a pair of midways, live entertainment, arts and crafts on display, and food.

Germanfest & Father’s Day Picnic

June 17-19, 2016

  • Times: Hours TBD Friday-Sunday
  • Address: Carpathia Club of Sterling Heights, 38000 Utica Road, Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 586-978-2292
  • Cost: $3/admission, free/parking

Bring dad to celebrate Father’s Day weekend with tons of authentic German food and music; plus crafts, games and activities for kids (mainly on Saturday and Sunday).

Motor City Irish Fest

June 17-19, 2016

  • Times: 5-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, 1-8 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Greenmead Historical Village, 20501 Newburgh Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-564-0770
  • Cost: $12/adults, free/kids under 12

This sixth-annual celebrates Irish heritage and culture with live dance and music performances, a kids’ tent, arts and crafts, Irish food and an Irish Mass (Sunday).

Arts and Acts Festival

June 17-19, 2016

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

This juried art show and festival offers artwork by some 70 artists, musical entertainment, kids’ activities, a chalk festival, food and much more.

Northville Summer Carnival

June 17-19, 2016

  • Times: 4-11 p.m. Friday, 1-11 p.m. Saturday, 1-8 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Northville Downs Race Track parking lot, Seven Mile and Center streets
  • Phone: 248-349-7640
  • Cost: free/general, fees/rides

Find three days of rides, games and live entertainment at this annual fest.

Michigan First Summer in the Village

June 18, 2016

  • Times: 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: Lathrup Village Municipal Park, 27400 Southfield Road, Lathrup Village
  • Phone: 248-557-2600, ext. 224
  • Cost: free/admission and parking

See a variety of artwork on display while you munch on yummy barbecue and enjoy live music.

Motor Muster

June 18-19, 2016

  • 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: $26/adults, $23.50/seniors, $19.50/ages 5-12, free/4 and younger, $6/parking

The car lover in your life will be in heaven at this show, which features hundreds of vintage and muscle cars and trucks, special demonstrations and more.

Summer Solstice Celebration

June 20, 2016

  • Times: 7-9 p.m.
  • Address: Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills
  • Phone: 248-871-2400
  • Cost: $5/person

Farmington Hills celebrates the longest day of the year with hayrides, a campfire, arts and crafts, and tons of outdoor activities.

Manchester Community Fair

June 21-25, 2016

  • Times: 5-10 p.m. Tuesday, 3-10 p.m. Wednesday, 1:30-10 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday
  • Address: Wolverine and Vernon streets, downtown Manchester
  • Phone: 734-428-8429 (fair week only)
  • Costs: $5/Tuesday-Wednesday and Saturday, $8/Thursday-Friday, $18/ride wristband

This rural farm-style community fair brings a parade, livestock and animal displays, arts and crafts, and a midway full of games and rides.

Livonia Spree

June 21-26, 2016

  • Times: 4-11 p.m. Tuesday, 2-11 p.m. Wednesday, 2-11 p.m. Thursday-Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Address: Ford Field, 33841 Lyndon St., Livonia
  • Phone: 734-427-8190
  • Cost: free/entry, fees/rides

For 66 years the community has been celebrating the birthday of their town with a midway, art show, games, fireworks and tons of family fun.

Ann Arbor Jaycees Summer Carnival

June 22-26, 2016

  • Times: 4-11 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 4 p.m.-midnight Friday, noon-midnight Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Pioneer High School, 601 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-531-9626
  • Cost: free/admission, $22-$25/ride wristband

Visit this 65th annual community event for midway rides, carnival food and tons of fun for the whole family.

Bay-Rama Fishfly Fest

June 22-26, 2016

  • Times: 3-11 p.m. Wednesday, noon-12:30 a.m. Thursday, 3 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: downtown New Baltimore
  • Phone: 586-725-5148
  • Cost: free/admission; fees/rides and other activities

This annual fest celebrates the return of those stinky bugs with a fireworks display, midway rides and games, music and more.

Riverwalk Festival in Utica

June 22-26, 2016

  • Times: 5-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: downtown Utica area
  • Phone: 586-891-0829
  • Cost: free/admission

Enjoy five days of family-fun activities including face painting, craft vendors, fireworks, a petting zoo and tons of live daily entertainment.

Jubilee Carnival

June 23-27, 2016

  • Times: Hours TBD
  • Address: downtown Lake Orion
  • Phone: 248-975-6378
  • Costs: free/entry, $18-$20/ride wristband

This annual bash offers a carnival, beer tent, games, Saturday fireworks and more.

Auburn Hills Downtown Summerfest

June 24-25, 2016

  • Times: 4-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: downtown Auburn Hills
  • Phone: 248-370-9400
  • Cost: free/admission

Enjoy two days of inflatables, live music and entertainment, food, a car and craft show and much more.

GM River Days

June 24-26, 2016

  • Times: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday
  • Addresses: Detroit RiverFront
  • Phone: 313-566-8200
  • Cost: Free/11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, otherwise $3/before 3 p.m., $5/after 3 p.m. 50 cents each/ride tickets or $18/ride wristband

Land lovers can find carnival rides and live entertainment while sea dogs can enjoy tall ships, Jet Ski demos and boat tours at this annual fest in Detroit.

Opa! Fest 2016

June 24-26, 2016

  • Times: 4-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 760 Wattles Road, Troy
  • Phone: 248-362-9575
  • Cost: $2/admission

This annual tradition celebrates Greek culture with authentic music and food, dancing, cooking demonstration, kids’ activities and more.

Trenton Summer Festival

June 24-26, 2016

  • Times: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: between Maple Street and Harrison Avenue, downtown Trenton
  • Phone: 734-675-7300
  • Cost: free/admission

This 40-year-old downriver tradition offers family fun in the form of crafts, sporting events and food.

Ortonville Days

June 24-26, 2016

  • Times: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Address: Downtown Ortonville
  • Phone: 248-627-8070
  • Cost: free

Celebrate the town with a circus (Friday), beer tent, food vendors, live entertainment and more.

Dairy Day Festival

June 25, 2016

  • Times: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Address: Wolcott Mill Metropark Farm Center, 64100 Kunstman Road, Ray Township
  • Phone: 586-752-5932
  • Costs: $5/person, $10/park vehicle entry

Honor those wonderful animals that give us our dairy products at this fun family fest, which celebrates National Dairy Month, and features candle-dipping and other games, wagon rides, a cow-milking demonstrations and, of course tons of milk.

Log Cabin Days Festival

June 25-26, 2016

  • 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 (talk to Sally)
  • Cost: free/admission

History buffs enjoy a living history encampment, period music, alpacas, live entertainment and more, all hosted by Historic Waterford Village.

Clawson Fourth of July Celebration

June 22, 26 and 29, July 3-4, 2016

  • Times: vary by date
  • Address: City Park, downtown Clawson
  • Phone: 248-270-7044
  • Cost: free/music, $2/admission to carnival and craft show

This annual shebang offer music performances, an arts and craft show and fireworks (July 4); plus a carnival fun run, midway games and rides a parade and more, all in the days leading up to Independence Day.

Festival in the Park

June 26, 2016

  • Times: 7-10:30 p.m.
  • Address: Civic Center Park, 360 W. 13 Mile Road, Madison Heights
  • Costs: free/admission, fees/food and other activities

Civic groups and local businesses fund this fest, which features live entertainment, face painting, crafts, inflatables and more.

Ford Fireworks in Detroit

June 27, 2016

  • Time: 9:48 p.m.
  • Address: Detroit RiverWalk and Hart Plaza areas, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-923-7400
  • Cost: free/admission

Bring a lawn chair and enjoy this annual fireworks display over the river.

Stars and Stripes Festival

June 30-July 3, 2016

  • Times: 2-11 p.m. Thursday-Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Address: Freedom Hill County Park, 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 586-493-4344
  • Cost: Free/admission, fees/rides and concerts

Celebrate our nation’s independence with a huge fireworks display, midway with games and rides, live entertainment including a petting zoo and monster trucks, arts and crafts and tons of live big-name music.

This guide was updated for 2016 by Christina Clark.

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