Family Events August Fairs & Festivals in Southeast Michigan Summer is on its way out, but there's still tons of fun to be had in August 2016! Visit one of these festivals in southeast Michigan to get in on the fun. « Previous Next » Christina Clark • July 29, 2016 Add Comment Tweet The school year is creeping up really quickly, but there’s still tons of fun to be had this summer. In August, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties are packed with a variety of fairs and festivals full of games and rides, classic car shows and live entertainment for families to enjoy. Put down the back-to-school to-do list and head out to one of these events and get your last summer shindig in before school starts. Wixom Summer Family Fun Days Aug. 4, 2016 Times: 5:30-7 p.m. Address: Sibley Park, 48900 Pontiac Trail, Wixom Phone: 248-624-2850 Cost: free/admission, $5/carnival rides Kids enjoy a magic show, carnival, music and pizza at this summertime community celebration. Farmington Family Funfest Aug. 4-7, 2016 Times: 5-11 p.m. Thursday-Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday Address: Founders Sports Park, 35500 W. Eight Mile Road, Farmington Hills Phone: 248-755-0433 Costs: free/general, $1/ride ticket (each ride takes about three to four), $20/all-day wristbands There are rides, games, food and tons of fun at this annual carnival. Allen Park Street Fair Aug. 5-6, 2016 Times: 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday Address: downtown Allen Park Phone: 734-258-7720 Costs: free This 35th annual features crafters, food, live entertainment on two stages, kids’ activities and more. Milan Summer Fest Aug. 5-6, 2016 Times: Friday: 6 p.m./beer tent, 8 p.m./music, Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m./carnival, 8 p.m./live music Address: Wilson Park, 147 Wabash St., Milan. Cost: $5/general, free/kids 12 and under and Saturday before 6 p.m. Find some adult fun for parents on Friday and family-friendly activities, arts and crafts, games and more on Saturday. Sidewalk Festival for the Performing Arts Aug. 5-6, 2016 Times: 7-11 p.m. Friday, 2-10 p.m. Saturday Address: Artist Village, on Lahser Road between Grand River Avenue and Orchard Street, Detroit Cost: $10/suggested donation See some outdoor performances, artwork on display and interactive exhibits. Plus, listen to live music by some of Detroit’s best independent and alternative artists. Air Fair at Groveland Oaks Aug. 5-7, 2016 Times: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Sunday Address: Groveland Oaks Park, 14555 Dixie Highway, Holly Phone: 248-634-9811 Costs: free/general, $5/resident parking, $12/non-resident parking Set up a tent and enjoy a full weekend of outdoor fun including hot air balloons, remote control airplanes, kite-making, inflatables, crafts, hayrides and nature programs. Or, swing by for a day of fun. Dearborn Homecoming Festival Aug. 5-7, 2016 Times: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Sunday Address: Ford Field Park, 22051 Cherry Hill St., Dearborn Phone: 313-943-2350 Costs: free/general, $15-$22/ride wristbands Celebrate the city with three days of midway rides, historical presentations, live music and art on display, plus fireworks. Buy Michigan Now Festival Aug. 5-7, 2016 Times: 4-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Address: Main and Center streets area, downtown Northville Costs: free/general; fees apply for items on sale Enjoy live music, a kids zone, tons of Michigan-made products all sold by Michigan-based businesses and tons of dining options, including beer and wine, all with a Michigan theme. Bash at the Beach Car Show Aug. 6, 2016 Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday Address: Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metropolitan Parkway, Harrison Township Phone: 586-463-4581 Cost: free/general, $10/vehicle entry Browse some 500-600 classic, antique and muscle cars parked on the shores of Lake St. Clair. Lone Ranger Festival Aug. 6, 2016 Times: 10 a.m.-10 p.m./festival, 11 a.m./parade Saturday Address: downtown Oxford Phone: 248-628-2543 Costs: free Celebrate the masked hero in his hometown at this annual fest, which features a parade, live entertainment, kids’ activities, an arts and craft show, car show and much more. Colorfest Michigan Aug. 6, 2016 Times: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday Address: Fuerst Park, 45175 10 Mile Road, Novi Phone: 734-355-9707 Cost: $8/basic entry, $20/premium entry (5 color packets), $30/signature entry (5 color packets and a T-shirt), free/kids under 10 and parking This fest aims to bring a variety of cultures together to enjoy live music, kids’ activities, yoga and, for interested guests, a stain-free color throw. Belle Isle Art Fair Aug. 6-7, 2016 Times: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Address: Next to the fountain inside Belle Isle Park, Detroit Cost: Free/general, $11/Recreation Passport The work of some 75 juried artists is on display at this Detroit treasure. Fine Art at the Village Aug. 6-7, 2016 Times: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday Address: The Village of Rochester Hills, 104 N. Adams Road Cost: free This fine art fair is packed with two days of juried artwork on display, free kids’ activities and family entertainment, live demonstrations, food and more. Oak Park Summer Fest Aug. 6-7, 2016 Times: noon-9 p.m. Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday Address: Oak Park Community Center, 14300 Oak Park Blvd. Phone: 248-691-7404 Cost: free There’s live music and food; plus family entertainment including inflatables, a rock climbing wall, an art fair and more. Detroit Caribbean Cultural Festival Aug. 6-7, 2016 Times: noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-10 p.m. Sunday Address: New Center Park, 2998 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit Phone: 313-255-2226 Cost: $3/3-6 p.m. $5/after 6 p.m. free/kids under 10 years, $1/kids over 10 years Live performances, cultural dancers, food and music in celebration of Caribbean culture are in store at this annual fest. Jazz on the River Aug. 6-7, 2016 Times: 1-7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Address: Elizabeth Park, 4461 Elizabeth Drive, Trenton Phone: 734-261-1990 Costs: free/admission $5/parking donation Enjoy toe-tapping jazz performances by Kim Waters, Ruben Studdard, Thornetta Davis, Patti Austin and many others at this annual shebang. Troy Traffic Jam Aug. 7, 2016 Times: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday Address: Columbia Center, 201 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy Phone: 248-524-3570 Cost: free See classic, vintage and specialty cars on display, enjoy tunes spun by DJ Bob Steel, food vendors and more. Dexter Daze Aug. 12-13, 2016 Times: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday Address: Mill Creek and Monument Park areas, downtown Dexter Phone: 734-426-0887 Costs: free This annual family-friendly festival offers art booths, live music and entertainment, magic shows, live animals, fireworks display and much more. Saline’s Summerfest Aug. 12-13, 2016 Times: 5-11 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday Address: Downtown area Phone: 734-604-0051 Costs: free Kids enjoy games, a craft show, inflatables and more, teens get their own party, and the whole family can get in on the fun at the electric car show, a 5K race, bike tour and more. Milford Memories Summer Festival Aug. 12-14, 2016 Times: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Address: downtown Milford area Phone: 248-685-7129 Costs: free This annual community celebration offers fun outdoor activities like fishing contests, a 5k race, sand volleyball and canoe races; plus live music, a rock climbing wall, arts and crafts and more. Green Cruise Aug. 13, 2016 Times: 8 a.m./42-mile ride, 9 a.m./22-mile ride, noon/4-mile ride Address: Park at First United Methodist Church, 22331 Woodward Ave., Ferndale Cost: $10-$15/long rides, free/family, parade Bikers choose from a 42-mile ride, 22-mile ride or 4-mile family ride. There’s family-friendly fun after the rides, too. Colonial Kensington Aug. 13-14, 2016 Times: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday Address: Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford Phone: 810-227-8917 Cost: $2/person, $10/vehicle entry Two hundred period-dressed re-enactors bring the 18th century to life with battle demonstrations, artillery firings, shopping and more. Shelby Township Art Fair Aug. 13-14, 2016 Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Address: Shelby Township Municipal Grounds, 52700 Van Dyke Ave. Phone: 586-731-0300 Cost: Free This 33rd annual packs the Municipal Grounds with tons of family-friendly activities, live entertainment and art on display and for sale. Melvindale Street Fair Aug. 13-14, 2016 Times: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Address: At Oakwood Boulevard and Allen Road, downtown Melvindale Phone: 313-429-1051 Costs: free Find live entertainment, food and craft vendors, bounce houses and much more at this fifth annual fest. Corn Festival Aug. 14, 2016 Times: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday Address: Municipal Parking Lot 6, Birmingham Phone: 248-530-1200 Cost: free Michigan is gearing up to harvest! Celebrate with kids’ crafts, live demonstrations, old-fashioned corn shelling, a traveling farm, and tons of yummy corn treats. SASHA Farm Humane Fair Aug. 14, 2016 Times: noon-4 p.m. Sunday Address: SASHA Farm Animal Sanctuary, 17901 Mahrle Road, Manchester Village Phone: 734-428-9617 Cost: $25/general admission, free/kids under 5 This second annual includes guided tours of the farm and sanctuary, meet-and-greets with the animals and a totally animal-friendly lunch. Advocate groups will be there to chat, too. Armada Fair Aug. 15-21, 2016 Times: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Sunday Address: Armada Fairgrounds, 74280 Fair St., Armada Phone: 586-784-5488 Costs: $8/ages 13-plus, $2/ages 9-12, free/8 and under, free/grandstand admission, $5/daily parking pass, $25/weekly parking pass, $25/ride wristbands, $60/weekly ride wristbands This 144th annual hometown fair brings a midway full of rides and games, demolition derby, rodeo, tractor pull, and live entertainment for the surrounding communities to enjoy. Back to School Fun Fest Aug. 18, 2016 Times: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday Address: Wayne County Wellness Services, 33030 Van Born Road, Wayne Phone: 734-727-7000 Cost: free Get your kids the sports physicals, immunizations, dental screenings and haircuts that they need for the upcoming school year; plus educational and health information. Greek Festival Aug. 18-21, 2016 Times: 4-10 p.m. Thursday, 3-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday Address: Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 21800 Marter Road, St. Clair Shores Phone: 586-779-6111 Costs: $2/adults, free/age 12 and under Enjoy a celebration of Greek culture with authentic music and food, face painting, a carnival and more. Northville Ford Field Festival Aug. 19-20, 2016 Times: 5-11 p.m. Friday, 1-11 p.m. Saturday Address: Ford Field Park, 700 Baseline Road, Northville Phone: 248-349-7640 Cost: free Enjoy tons of live music by local bands, food trucks on location, a beer garden and loads of fun. African World Festival Aug. 19-21, 2016 Times: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Sunday Address: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (grounds and inside), 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit Phone: 313-494-5824 Costs: free Some 150,000 visitors flock to this 35th annual event to celebrate African culture with African drumming and dance performances, poetry, art, vendors, ethnic food and more. Howell Melon Festival Aug. 19-21, 2016 Times: 5-11 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Address: 200 E. Grand River Ave., downtown Howell Phone: 517-546-0693 Cost: free Enjoy tons of melon treats, a fine art show, cars on display, train rides, an outdoor movie, kids’ area and more at this 56th annual fest. Woodward Dream Cruise Aug. 20, 2016 (unofficially starts earlier in week) Times: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday Address: Along Woodward Avenue through Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac and Royal Oak Cost: free Nine communities in Oakland County host concerts, dances and parades; plus, the highlight is tons of classic cars on display along Woodward Avenue. India Day Aug. 20, 2016 Times: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday Address: Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi Phone: 248-905-1809 Cost: free/general, $5/parking Celebrate India’s Independence Day, history and culture with live music, dance performances, ethnic food and more. Thunder Over Michigan Air Show Aug. 20-21, 2016 Times: 9 a.m./gates open, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m./performances, 5 p.m./gates close Saturday-Sunday Address: Willow Run Airport, 47884 D St., Belleville (for GPS setting) Phone: 734-483-4030 Costs: $40/general admission, free/age 15 and under, $20/parking See high-flying aerial performances by the F-22 Raptor, MiG-23 Flogger and others, enjoy B-17 rides, a WWII Battle re-enactment and much more. Michigan Renaissance Festival Aug. 20-Oct. 2, 2016 (Saturdays and Sundays, plus Labor Day on Sept. 5 and Friday, Sept. 30) Times: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays Address: Hollygrove Grounds, 12600 Dixie Highway, Holly Phone: 248-634-5552 Costs: $22.95/adult day pass, $20.95/senior day pass, $19.95/college student day pass, $13.95/child (ages 5-12) day pass, $10/dog day pass, $89.95/adult season pass, $49.95/child season pass, $50/dog season pass The 16th century comes to life with full-contact jousting events, costumed characters, puppet performances, period food and more. Monarch Butterfly Festival Aug. 21, 2016 Times: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday Address: Shiawassee Basin Preserve near Andersonville and Davisburg roads, Springfield Township Phone: 248-846-6558 Cost: free/general, fees/crafts Learn to identify the eggs of the Monarch Butterfly, explore their life cycles and get a caterpillar to take home and raise. Chelsea Community Fair Aug. 23-27, 2016 Times: 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; rides: 5 p.m. Tuesday, 1 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday Address: Chelsea Community Fairgrounds, 20501 Old US-12 Highway, Chelsea Phone: 734-475-1270 Costs: $7/admission, $20/ride wristbands, free/parking For 79 years, this hometown fair has offered a demolition derby, livestock judging, truck and tractor pulls, exhibits, midway games and more. Warren Birthday Bash Aug. 25-28, 2016 Times: 4-10 p.m. Thursday, 4-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Address: Warren City Square, 1 City Square Phone: 586-268-8400 Costs: free Celebrate Warren’s birthday with four days of fun including fireworks, a laser light show, carnival, petting zoo and much more. Dragon on the Lake in Lake Orion Aug. 25-28, 2016 Times: 6-10 p.m. Thursday, 6-11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday Address: Downtown area, Lake Orion Phone: 248-693-4986 Costs: free/general admission, $10/foam party, $5/lighted boat parade; other fees may apply The legend of the dragon spotted on Lake Orion in the 1800s inspires this annual event, which features must-see dragon boat races, a lighted boat parade, foam party, Kidz Zone, an Xtreme zone for teens and more. Ypsilanti Heritage Festival Aug. 26-28, 2016 Times: noon-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday Address: Riverside Park, on Cross St. in Depot Town, Ypsilanti Phone: 734-483-6071 Costs: free/entry, fees/some events Come to this annual event to enjoy some live music, art on display, kids’ activities, live entertainment and more. No minors will be admitted without an adult. Spirit of Detroit HydroFest Aug. 26-28, 2016 Times: 1-7 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (gates open at 7 a.m.) Address: Erma Henderson, Memorial Annex and Owen Park, Detroit Phone: 313-329-8047 Cost: Free/Friday, $50/Grandstand seating, $25-$50/grandstand, $15-$25/parking Head to the Detroit Riverfront to enjoy H1 Unlimited hydroplane racing, high-speed Grand Prix boats and more. Lincoln Park Days Aug. 26-28, 2016 Times: 4-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday Address: Youth Center Park, 3525 Dix Road, Lincoln Park Phone: 734-560-1121 Costs: free/general, $5-$15/concert, fees/ride wristband There’s a full-on carnival and midway, live music, games and more at this annual community celebration. A Taste of Greece Festival Aug. 26-28, 2016 Times: 5-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday Address: Nativity of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 39851 W. Five Mile Road, Plymouth Phone: 734-420-0131 Cost: $2/adults or three non-perishable food items, free/kids 12 and under Kids enjoy a full corner of slides and bouncers while parents get to try some traditional Greek food and check out traditional Greek dancing, too. Haven Hill Festival Aug. 27, 2016 Times: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Address: Highland State Recreation Area, 5300 Highland Road, White Lake Phone: 586-752-5932 Cost: Free/general admission, $11/Recreation Passport Check out a vintage Model A Ford Car on display, vintage baseball games and kids’ events at this annual. Chesterfield Arts & Music Festival Aug. 27-28, 2016 Times: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Address: Brandenburg Park, 50050 Jefferson Ave., Chesterfield Township Phone: 586-949-0400 Cost: free/admission, $5/parking There’s an art fair, live music and entertainment, food and drink vendors, kids’ activities and much more. Slovak Festival Aug. 26-28, 2016 Times: 6-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday Address: Ss. Cyril & Methodius Church, 41233 Ryan Road, Sterling Heights Phone: 586-726-6911 Cost: free Celebrate Slovak culture with ethnic food and dance performances, live music, a kids’ area full of fun activities and much more at this annual fest. Art on the Lake Aug. 28, 2016 Times: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday Address: Northfield Hills, 1750 Brentwood Drive, Troy Phone: 248-641-9070 Cost: free Find a variety of art on display, a kids’ booth, food vendors and more at this 42nd annual. New Hope Family Fun Fest Aug. 28, 2016 Times: 3-7 p.m. Sunday Address: Maybury Farm, 50165 Eight Mile Road, Northville Phone: 248-348-0115 Cost: $10/person, $25/families This annual event doubles as a memorial celebration for lost loved ones and features kids’ activities, hayrides, petting farm, music, games and more.