Fraser Lions Carnival at Steffens Park in Macomb County

If you're looking for classic midway rides, carnival eats and some well-rounded family fun in the sun, head to the annual Fraser Lions Carnival, July 19-22, 2018.

Summer time is fun time, and metro Detroit serves up some amazing July fairs and festivals. So grab your adventure-seeking little ones and head to a family-fun annual offering in Macomb County – namely, the Fraser Lions Carnival, which runs July 20-23, 2017.

Children get their adrenaline fix on the kid-friendly rides brightening up the midway, including a carousel and Zipper. Once they’ve spent all of their energy running through Steffens Park in Fraser, they can reenergize with the yummy eats available for purchase in the food tent.

While rejuvenating, kids can enjoy live entertainment and other activities available throughout the weekend of festivities. Saturday afternoon features dancers from local dance troupes, kids and adults crafting.

While food and entertainment keep the kids busy, parents can swing by the beer tent or vendor show for their own “break.” The beer tent is open daily for varying hours throughout the weekend while the vendor show opens at noon daily. Both feature grown-up friendly goodies for sale.

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Live music performances are scheduled Saturday-Sunday nights from local bands Full Circle, Crewsade and Fun house, too.

This year’s carnival closes with a huge fireworks display on Sunday at dusk that organizers say is promised to top last year’s show.

Although admission is free, all-day ride bracelets are available for purchase. These cost $22 Thursday-Saturday and $25 on Sunday. Tickets for individual rides are also available for purchase.

Free parking is available on site. No glass bottles are permitted into the park and coolers brought in may be subject to inspection.

Hours of the carnival and midway are as follows:

  • Thursday, July 19: 4-11 p.m.
  • Friday, July 20: 4-11:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 21: noon-midnight
  • Sunday, July 22: noon-11:30 p.m.

Find at-a-glance details about the Fraser Lions Carnival and other family-friendly events in metro Detroit in the Metro Parent calendar.

This post was originally published in 2017 and is updated regularly.