Family Events 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. « Previous Next » Christina Clark • May 13, 2016 Add Comment Tweet 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. 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. 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.