Family Events June Fairs and Festivals in Michigan’s Southeast Region Fill your family's June 2017 calendar with one of these hot Detroit events in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties. « Previous Next » Christina Clark • May 18, 2017 Add Comment Total: 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 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 26-June 11, 2017 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; closed Mondays except Memorial Day Address: Gibraltar Trade Center, 237 N. River Road, Mount Clemens Phone: 586-465-6440 Cost: $5/ride ticket purchase required for admission, 22-$25/unlimited wristband on site, fees/parking 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. Milan Community Fair June 1-3, 2017 Times: 4-10 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 1-4, 2017 Times: 2-10 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, $25/rides Enjoy all of the fun of a classic community fair at this annual event. Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix June 2-4, 2017 Times: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m.-8 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; Saturday-Sunday: general: $40-plus/adults, free/12 and under (limit two kids per adult); reserved: $65-$85/adults, $55-$75/kids; other rates vary Features IndyCar races and extreme sports demos; plus live music, autograph sessions with the drivers and more. ART Macomb June 2-4, 2017 Times: Noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Address: downtown Mount Clemens Phone: 586-469-8666 Cost: free/admission Find family-friendly fun along with live performances, food trucks and more at the rebranded Mount Clemens Art Fair. Be sure to swing by the Mingle with Metro Parent booth on Saturday (before 6 p.m.) to say “hi” and get a chance to win prizes, too. African American Downtown Festival in Ann Arbor June 3, 2017 Times: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Address: East Ann and Main Street, downtown Ann Arbor Phone: 734-858-9121 Cost: free 2017 marks the 22nd year of this annual event, which features kids’ activities, dance and musical performances, shopping, food and more. June Fest June 3, 2017 Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 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 3, 2017 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. Chelsea Painters Art Fair June 3-4, 2017 Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Address: Courtyard at Silver Maples of Chelsea, 100 Silver Maple Drive, Chelsea Cost: free/admission At this 44th-tome event, check out a variety of artwork done in watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastels and more. Art on the Grand June 3-4, 2017 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 Artists from all over the country showcase their photography, jewelry, wood, glass, leather and more. Get in on the crafts and food, too, and be sure to stop in the new Kids Art Alley, too. Peacefest in Waterford June 3-4, 2017 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. Dearborn Heights Spirit Festival June 7-11, 2017 Times: 4-11 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 3-midnight Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-11 p.m. 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. Melvindale Days June 8-11, 2017 Times: 4-9 p.m. Thursday, 3-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 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, $25/rides, $2-$3/parking Find a huge carnival, vendors, games, family-friendly activities and fireworks touted as being one of the largest downriver displays (Sunday). Green Fair June 9, 2017 Times: 6-9 p.m. Address: Main Street, downtown Ann Arbor Phone: 734-794-6161, ext. 41602 Cost: Free Get a lesson in Earth love at this 17th annual, teeming with eco-friendly gear and products, live entertainment, hands-on activities and demos. Ya’ssoo Greek Festival June 9-11, 2017 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: $2-$3/general, free/Friday before 4 p.m., Saturday before 1 p.m. and ages 12 and under Experience Greek culture through food, music and dance; raffles and prizes, too. Ann Arbor Summer Festival June 9-July 2, 2017 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 Offers 150-plus music and theatrical performances; plus art displays, children’s activities (especially at the Kid Zone) and lots more. Rosedale June Day June 10, 2017 Times: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. 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. Berkley Art Bash June 10, 2017 Times: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Address: 12 Mile Road between Coolidge Highway and Greenfield Road, downtown Berkley Phone: 248-414-7222 Cost: free/admission Find fantastic works of art on display, meet the 130-plus artists that created them and enjoy food and music, too, at this 16th spin. Art Fish Fun Festival in Pontiac June 10, 2017 Times: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Address: Beaudette Park, Orchard Lake Road and Sylvan Court, Pontiac Phone: 248-706-3304 Cost: free Learn about local waterways, and the critters that live in them, with interactive art and education stations. Plus kid-friendly games, face painting, live animal encounters and inflatables. Clay, Glass & Metal Show June 10-11, 2017 Times: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Address: Main Street south of 11 Mile, downtown Royal Oak Phone: 248-547-4000 Cost: free/admission, fees/some activities Browse variety of fine artwork made of – you guessed it – glass, clay and metal. Find jewelry, food and live demonstrations, too. Motor City Pride Fest June 10-11, 2017 Times: 1-8 p.m. Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday Address: Hart Plaza, 1 Hart Plaza, Detroit Cost: $5/cover, free/12 and under This annual event brings 40,000 people together to celebrate the LGBTQIA community with a parade (noon Sunday), entertainment, vendors and more. Canton Liberty Fest June 15-17, 2017 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-plus/ride wristbands This 26th annual is filled with live performances, a carnival, food, games, music, fireworks and more. Michigan Fun Fest at Bryant Park in Livonia June 15-18, 2017 Times: 4-10 p.m. Thursday, 4-midnight Friday, noon-midnight Saturday, 12:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday Address: Field next to Basilica of St. Mary, Livonia 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. Redford Township Festival June 15-18, 2017 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, fees/rides Celebrate the city with rides, games and live entertainment galore. Fireworks on Friday. Arts and Acts Festival June 16-18, 2017 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. Belleville National Strawberry Festival June 16-18, 2017 Times: 4-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday Address: downtown Belleville Phone: 313-383-8920 Cost: free/admission Get a sweet treat, try some hearty fair food, enjoy two midways of fun and games; plus crafts, kids activities, adult fun and a big Saturday parade with more than 150 spectacles. 4 Motor City Irish Fest June 16-18, 2017 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: $10/advance, $12/gate, $7/ages 13-17, free/12 and under, $25/three-day pass Catch performances by 24 Irish bands and six dance schools; plus a cultural and beer tent, kids area, vendors, cornhole contest, Irish football and Sunday mass. Germanfest & Father’s Day Picnic June 16-18, 2017 Times: 6-11 p.m. Friday, 4-11 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 Treat pops to German food, imported and domestic beer, dance performances, games and more. Michigan First Summer in the Village June 17, 2017 Times: 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Address: Lathrup Village Municipal Park, 27400 Southfield Road, Lathrup Village Phone: 248-557-2600, ext. 224 Cost: free/admission and parking The sweet smell of barbecue is in the air – and there’s lots of beer to wash it down, too. Grownups get their fill while kids enjoy the music and art. Motor Muster June 17-18, 2017 Times: 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Address: Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn Phone: 313-982-6001 Cost: Free with museum entry: $27/ages 12-plus, $20.50/ages 3-11, free/2 and under, $6/parking Get under the hood of some of the coolest classic cars of the ’30s to the biggest and baddest muscle cars of the 1970s. Ann Arbor Japan Week June 18-24, 2017 Times: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. daily Address: various locations in Ann Arbor Phone: 734-764-6307 Cost: free Immerse yourself in Japanese culture at this family-friendly event with taiko drumming performances, shibori dyeing, sushi making, a film festival and more. Livonia Spree June 20-25, 2017 Times: 4-10 p.m. Tuesday, 1-11 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday Address: Ford Field, 33841 Lyndon St., Livonia Phone: 734-427-8190 Cost: free/entry, fees/rides Head to this 67th fest for games, rides, food, music and a gigantic fireworks display the final day. Summer Solstice Celebration June 21, 2017 Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Address: Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills Phone: 248-871-2400 Cost: $5/person Take a hayride through the park, gather ’round a campfire to roast marshmallows, make a fairy door and more. Register to guarantee spot. Bay-Rama Fishfly Fest June 21-25, 2017 Times: 3-11 p.m. Wednesday, 3 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Thursday-Friday, noon-12:30 a.m. Saturday (5K at 8:30 a.m.), noon-7 p.m. Sunday (9 a.m. breakfast, 11 a.m. parade) Address: downtown New Baltimore Phone: 586-725-5148 Cost: free/admission; fees/rides and other activities They smell and cover buildings, but these bugs are the stars at this annual fest with games, rides, vendors, fireworks and more. Ann Arbor Jaycees Summer Carnival June 21-25, 2017 Times: 4-11 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 4 p.m.-midnight Friday, noon-midnight Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday (Last entry one hour prior to close) Address: Pioneer High School, 601 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor Phone: 734-531-9626 Cost: free/admission, $22-$25/ride wristband Visit this 66th annual community event for midway rides, carnival food and tons of fun for the whole family. Riverwalk Festival in Utica June 22-25, 2017 Times: Noon-11 p.m. Thursday-Friday, noon-midnight Saturday, noon-10 p.m. Sunday Address: downtown Utica area Phone: 586-891-0829 Cost: free/admission, $20/ride pass This year marks the city’s bicentennial! Celebrate with a massive carnival, fireworks, face painting, fun on the river, food, crafts, roller derby girls, live entertainment and more. Proceeds benefit the Utica Lions Club. Jubilee Carnival June 22-25, 2017 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, $fees/rides This annual bash offers a carnival, beer tent, games, Saturday fireworks and more. GM River Days June 23-25, 2017 Times: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Addresses: Detroit RiverFront Phone: 313-566-8200 Cost: $3/before 3 p.m., $5/after 3 p.m., free/11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday. Get a taste of life on the water with Jet Ski demos and riverboat tours or enjoy live music, an air show, sand sculptures and more on land. Auburn Hills Summerfest June 23-24, 2017 Times: 4-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday Address: downtown Auburn Hills Phone: 248-370-9400 Cost: free/admission Kick off summer with an ice cream social, the Color Me Extraordinary 5K run, live music, a car show, arts and crafts fair, games and more. Opa! Fest 2017 June 23-25, 2017 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 or three canned goods/admission The largest ongoing Greek festival in metro Detroit returns with dance, music, food and inflatables for kids. Trenton Summer Festival June 23-25, 2017 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 annual boasts being the event “where summer begins” and celebrates with live performances, kids activities, crafts, vendors and more. Dairy Day Festival June 24, 2017 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 Watch cows get milked, try your hand at candle dipping and check out crafts, horse riding and dog agility demos, kiddie tractors, gas-powered planes, a milk mustache booth and more. Log Cabin Day June 25, 2017 Times: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Address: Fish Hatchery Park, 4490 Hatchery Road, Waterford Phone: 248-683-2697 (talk to Sally) Cost: free/admission Take a step back in the past with the Waterford Historical Society at this annual event with strawberry shortcake, living history encampments, traditional craft demos and more. Festival in the Park June 25, 2017 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 26, 2017 Time: 9:48 p.m. Address: Detroit RiverWalk and Hart Plaza areas, Detroit Phone: 313-923-7400 Cost: free/admission This 59th annual lights the city up with a massive display over the river. Stars and Stripes Festival June 29-July 2, 2017 Times: 2-11:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, noon-11:30 p.m. Saturday, noon-11 p.m. Sunday Address: Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi Phone: 586-493-4344 Cost: $3-$5/person (varies by time/day), free/5 and under, $25/ride wristbands Moving from its long-time Sterling Heights spot, this fest’s still got a big carnival, monster truck rides, art and food trucks – plus a new car demolition demonstration. This guide was updated for 2017 by Christina Clark.