June Fairs and Festivals in Michigan’s Southeast Region

Fill your family's 2015 Detroit calendar of events! These awesome activities are heating up in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

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With vacation season gearing up, parents and kids are raring to get outside. And luckily, the fairs and festivals in Michigan – particularly metro Detroit – are here to help. Soak up the Detroit River breeze, buy some art (or make your own), get your Motor City car fix, hop on a midway ride and, of course, sink your teeth into tasty food, from German grub to sweet strawberries. When it comes to a kid-friendly Detroit calendar of events for June, this is it!

Macomb Fair & Expo

May 29-June 14, 2015

  • Times: 3-11 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 3 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays, noon-11 p.m. Sundays
  • Address: Gibraltar Trade Center, 237 N. River Road, Mount Clemens
  • Phone: 586-465-6440
  • Cost: free/admission, $22-$25/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.

Melvindale Days

June 4-7, 2015

  • Times: 4-10 p.m. Thursday, 4-11p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • 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.

Redford Township Festival

June 4-7, 2015

  • 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, $20/ride wristband

You’ll find a festival and fireworks at this community festival. Plus a cornhole tournament midway rides and games all weekend.

Antique Gas Engine & Tractor Show at Hudson Mills Metropark

June 5-6, 2015

  • Times: starts at noon Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday
  • Address: Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road, Dexter
  • Phone: 734-426-8211
  • Cost: free/general, $7/park vehicle entry

This 24th annual event has a kiddie pull contest, mini horses, hayrides, a flea market, games, tractor pull and more.

Motor City Pride Fest

June 5-7, 2015

  • Times: starts at 7:15 p.m. Friday; noon Saturday-Sunday
  • Address: Hart Plaza, 1 Hart Plaza, Detroit
  • Cost: free

You’ll find a parade (noon Sunday), five stages of live and a family area (noon-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday) at this LGBTQ celebration.

African American Downtown Festival in Ann Arbor

June 6, 2015

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

It’s the 20th year for this festival, with crafts, kids activities (including a “made by me” paintings and a Home Depot project), dancing and more.

June Fest

June 6, 2015

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

Find dance performances, Michigan foods, crafts, a chainsaw wood carver, petting zoo, clown, face painting, music, train rides and more hosted by the 9-Mack Merchants Association.

Mount Clemens Art Fair

June 6-7, 2015

  • 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, this fair has art demonstrations, a kids’ tent with make-and-take fun and live entertainment.

Art on the Grand

June 6-7, 2015

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

Fun art activities for kids, music and over 100 artists return to Grand River Avenue. Plenty of live music, too.

Chelsea Painters Art Fair

June 6-7, 2015

  • 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 42 years with tons of watercolor, acrylic, oil and pastel displays.

Dearborn Heights Spirit Festival

June 10-14, 2015

  • Times: 4-11 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 3 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Address: Canfield Center, 1801 N. Beech Daly Road, Dearborn Heights
  • Phone: 313-791-3600
  • Cost: free/admission, $16-$20/rides

This fest features carnival rides, live music, games, food and more.

Michigan Fun Fest at Bryant Park in Livonia

June 11-14, 2015

  • 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, $22/ride wristband

Find face painting, music, rides, multicultural food booths, video games and more for your family.

Green Fair

June 12, 2015

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

The streets are open to pedestrians at this fest featuring live entertainment and over 100 exhibits with environmental preservation information, hands-on activities and more.

Art & Orchard Festival

June 12-14, 2015

  • Times: varying times, Friday-Sunday
  • Address: various locales, Washington Township
  • Phone: 586-752-6543
  • Cost: free/admission

An art fair, antique show, barbecue, multi-city garage sale, chalk-art contest and variety of runs are all in store. Catch fireworks at dusk on Saturday, too.

Ann Arbor Summer Festival

June 12-July 5, 2015

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

Find tons of outdoor entertainment, a music and arts fest, kids tunes and more at this annual blowout. See the Golden Acrobats, too (June 20-21).

Art Fish Fun Festival in Pontiac

June 13, 2015

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

All ages are welcome to join in the family fun of fishing and art.

Berkley Art Bash

June 13, 2015

  • Times: 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

Enjoy loads of food, music, kids’ activities, food trucks and, of course, the works of some 100 artists.

Rosedale June Day

June 13, 2015

  • Times: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: North Rosedale Park Community House (and grounds), 18445 Scarsdale Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-837-3416
  • Cost: free/admission

This Detroit neighborhood host outdoor fun including midway games, a parade, balloon animals and more.

Clay, Glass & Metal Show

June 13-14, 2015

  • 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

Find art from 125-plus juried artists, along with a family area and fun for little ones.

Peacefest in Waterford

June 13-14, 2015

  • Times: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Address: Grounds of L.A. Cafe & Java, 5815 Dixie Highway, Waterford
  • Phone: 248-623-1610
  • Cost: free

Find 125 artists, food trucks and music by 12 local bands. Be sure to get a spray paint tattoo, too.

Ann Arbor Japan Week

June 14-20, 2015

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

Families are invited to celebrate Japanese culture with activities like origami, anime, live performances and more.

Canton Liberty Fest

June 18-20, 2015

  • 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 $20-$28/ride wristbands

The popular Canton Liberty Fest returns for year 24 with carnival rides, midway games, fireworks, a car show and the Saturday Liberty Run.

CreekFest

June 18-21, 2015

  • Times: vary
  • Address: downtown Ortonville
  • Phone: 248-627-8070
  • Costs: free/admission

This shebang has food, music, kids games, a carnival, contests, parade, educational demos, bed races, fireworks (Saturday) and Beets, Beats ‘n Eats (Friday).

Auburn Hills Downtown Summerfest

June 19-20, 2015

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

Summer fun is in full swing with dancing, music, contests and inflatables.

Belleville National Strawberry Festival

June 19-21, 2015

  • 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 event boasts a pair of midways, food, entertainment, arts and crafts and a Sunday car show.

Germanfest & Father’s Day Picnic

June 19-21, 2015

  • Times: 5-11 p.m. Friday, 2-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Carpathia Club of Sterling Heights, 38000 Utica Road, Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 586-978-2292
  • Cost: $3/admission, free/parking

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

Riverwalk Festival in Utica

June 19-21, 2015

  • 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: 586-739-1600
  • Cost: free/admission

This fourth annual family-fun event includes carnival fun, fireworks and live entertainment. Kids can see different animals at the petting zoo, including an exotic birds display.

Arts and Acts Festival

June 19-21, 2015

  • 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 fest features the work of about 70 juried artists, musical entertainment, kids’ activities and a chalk festival

Detroit International River Days

June 19-21, 2015

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

This waterside Detroit adventure features tall ships, jumbo sand sculptures, Jet Ski demos, boat tours, carnival rides, entertainment and more.

Michigan First Summer in the Village

June 20, 2015

  • 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

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

Motor Muster

June 20-21, 2015

  • 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: $25/adults, $18.75/kids, free/4 and under

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

Ford Fireworks in Detroit

June 22, 2015

  • Time: 10 p.m.
  • Address: Detroit RiverWalk and Hart Plaza areas, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-923-7400
  • Cost: free/admission

Bring the lawn chairs and gather by the river to view the 57th Detroit shebang.

Manchester Community Fair

June 23-27, 2015

  • 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.

Livonia Spree

June 23-28, 2015

  • Times (approximate): 5-11 p.m. Tuesday, 3-11 p.m. Wednesday, 2:30-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, 1-11 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Ford Field, Farmington and Lyndon roads, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-427-8190
  • Cost: free/entry, fees/rides

The city celebrates its 65th birthday with a midway, art show, racing pigs, games and the traditional closing-night fireworks.

Ann Arbor Jaycees Summer Carnival

June 24-28, 2015

  • 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 64th annual community event for midway rides, carnival food and plenty of family fun.

Bay-Rama Fishfly Fest

June 24-28, 2015

  • Times: 3-11 p.m. Wednesday, 3 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Thursday-Friday, noon-12:30 a.m. Saturday, noon.-9 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: downtown New Baltimore
  • Phone: 586-725-5148
  • Cost: free/admission; 20/unlimited ride wristband

This fest celebrates the insects’ fleeting annual appearance with a fireworks display, midway, contest, music and more.

Clawson Fourth of July Celebration

June 24, June 27-28, July 3-4, 2015

  • 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 first four days, find a kiddy parade and games, midway rides and a fun run. On July 4, make a full day of it with a pancake breakfast, parade, kids’ baseball/softball games, midway, old-time games and fireworks.

Jubilee Carnival

June 25-28, 2015

  • Times: 5-10 p.m. Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday, noon-midnight Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: downtown Lake Orion
  • Phone: 248-975-6378
  • Costs: free/entry, $18-$20/ride wristband

There will be a carnival, beer tent and Saturday fireworks at this annual bash.

Stars and Stripes Festival

June 25-28, 2015

  • Times: TBA-11 p.m.  Thursday-Sunday
  • Address: Freedom Hill County Park, 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 586-493-4344
  • Cost: free/admission, $25/ride wristband

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 lots of big-name music.

Mount Clemens Summer Magic Festival

June 25-28, 2015

  • Times: 5-11 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Macomb Place and North Walnut Street, downtown Mount Clemens
  • Costs: free/Thursday, $3/Friday-Sunday, $15-$20/ride wristbands

Find live performances, a carnival midway, live magic demonstrations and the Kids Korner, packed with tons of fun stuff for kids.

Opa! Fest 2015

June 26-28, 2015

  • 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 or free with donation of three canned goods

This tradition delivers Greek music, dancing, cooking demos, food, kids’ fun and more.

Trenton Summer Festival

June 26-28, 2015

  • 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 for crafts and tons of sporting events at this 40-year-old fest.

Dairy Day Festival

June 27, 2015

  • Times: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: Wolcott Mill Metropark Farm Center, 64100 Kunstman Road, Ray Township
  • Phone: 586-752-5932
  • Costs: $5/person, $7/park vehicle entry

Watch cows get milked, try candle dipping and games, get a milk mustache picture, enjoy a wagon ride and more for National Dairy Month.

Fairy Tale Festival

June 27, 2015

  • 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, $42/family four pack until June 15, $15/door

Dress in your favorite fair attire and celebrate “Wings and Things” at this fifth annual event.

Log Cabin Days Festival

June 27-28, 2015

  • 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

Visit this living history encampment with music, alpacas and entertainment, all hosted by Historic Waterford Village.

This guide was updated for 2015 by Christina Clark.

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