June Fairs and Festivals in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Fill your family's June 2019 calendar with one of these hot June fairs and festivals in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties.

Parents and kids at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival
Ann Arbor Summer Festival photo by Myra Klarman

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 June 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 list of kid-friendly metro Detroit festivals, and bring the whole family for some serious summertime fun.

African American Downtown Festival in Ann Arbor

June 1, 2019

  • Times: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Address: Downtown Ann Arbor area
  • Phone: 734-858-9121
  • Cost: Free

2019 marks the 24th year of this annual event, which features kids’ activities, dance and musical performances, shopping, food and more.

June Fest

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June 1, 2019

  • Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Address: Nine Mile Road and Greater Mack Ave., 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.

Arts of Asia: Korean Festival 

June 1, 2019 

  • Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Address: Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-833-7900
  • Cost: Free/Macomb, Oakland and Wayne residents, $6-$14/others

Enjoy traditional and contemporary Korean music and dance.

Farm Fest 

June 1, 2019 

  • Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Address: Maybury Farm, 50165 Eight Mile Road, Northville
  • Phone: 248-916-3033
  • Cost: $7/person, free/2 and under

This annual fest offers sheep shearing demonstrations and other farm animals, face painting and stories.

Ferndale Pride 

June 1, 2019 

  • Times: 1-10 p.m.
  • Address: Downtown Ferndale area
  • Cost: Free

This festival celebrates the progress made by the LGBT community through music, stage performances, vendors and fun.

International Kite Festival 

June 1-2, 2019

  • Times: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: James Atchison Memorial Park, 58000 Grand River Ave., New Hudson
  • Phone: 248-437 2240
  • Cost: $5/parking

See high-flying kite demonstrations and make your own kite creation, enjoy inflatables and meet your favorite princesses and superheroes.

Art on the Grand

June 1-2, 2019

  • 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.

Palmer Park Art Fair 

June 1-2, 2019 

  • Times: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Address: Palmer Park area, on Woodward Ave. between McNichols and Seven Mile Road, Detroit
  • Cost: Free/admission, fees/items on sale

Find and purchase artwork created by artists from all over the country. There are family activities and meet-and-greets with authors too.

Melvindale Days 

June 6-9, 2019 

  • Times: Noon-10 p.m. daily
  • Address: Kessey Fieldhouse, 4300 S. Dearborn St., Melvindale
  • Phone: 313-908-4130
  • Cost: Fees apply; check ahead

Ya’ssoo Greek Festival

June 7-9, 2019

  • 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, free/Sunday

Experience Greek culture through food, music and dance; raffles and prizes, too.

Motor City Irish Fest

June 7-9, 2019

  • 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 (ask for Kevin)
  • Cost: $12/person, $5/parking

This 10th annual celebrates Irish heritage with 20-plus Irish bands, dance troupes, food and more. Kids enjoy magic shows, crafts, bounce houses and stories.

Rosedale June Day

June 8, 2019

  • Times: 8 a.m.-8 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 8, 2019

  • Times: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Address: Downtown Berkley area
  • 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 17th spin.

Art Fish Fun Festival in Pontiac

June 8, 2019

  • 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.

Art, Animals and Awakenings Festival 

June 8, 2019 

  • Times: Noon-6 p.m.
  • Address: Dearborn Historical Museum, 915 S. Brady St., Dearborn
  • Cost: Free

Help support the Dearborn Historical Museum during this annual fest, which offers artwork on display and tons of family fun.

Civil War Days 

June 8-9, 2019 

  • Times: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Historic Fort Wayne, 6325 W. Jefferson Ave., Detroit
  • Cost: Free/admission and park, $5/tours

Re-enactors put on demonstrations of Civil War battles, artillery displays and historical talks.

Chelsea Painters Art Fair

June 8-9, 2019

  • Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Address: Chelsea Community Fairgrounds, 20501 W. Old US Hwy 12, Chelsea
  • Cost: Free/admission

At this 46th-time event, check out a variety of artwork done in watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastels and more.

The Art of Fire (formerly Clay, Glass & Metal Show)

June 8-9, 2019

  • Times: 10 a.m.-7 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 glass, clay and metal. Find jewelry, food and live demonstrations, too.

Peacefest in Waterford

June 8-9, 2019

  • Times: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Grounds of L.A. Cafe & Java, 5815 Dixie Highway, Waterford
  • Phone: 248-330-9588
  • Cost: Free

Find the work of 120 artists on display, live music from local bands and more.

Motor City Pride Fest

June 8-9, 2019

  • Times: 1-9 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, entertainment, vendors and more.

Canton Liberty Fest

June 13-15, 2019

  • Times: 6-10 p.m. Thursday, 1-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: Heritage Park, 1010 S. Canton Center Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-394-5460
  • Cost: Free/admission, fees/ride wristbands

This 28th annual is filled with live performances, a carnival, food, games, music, fireworks and more.

Redford Township Summer Festival

June 13-16, 2019

  • Times: 6-10 p.m. Thursday, 6-10:30 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday
  • 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.

Green Fair

June 14, 2019

  • 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 19th annual, teeming with eco-friendly gear and products, live entertainment, hands-on activities and demos.

Belleville National Strawberry Festival

June 14-16, 2019

  • Times: Noon-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Downtown Belleville area
  • 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.

Ann Arbor Summer Festival

June 14-July 7, 2019 

  • Times: Vary by date
  • Addresses: Various venues, 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.

Motor Muster

June 15-16, 2019

  • Times: 9 a.m.-5 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: $25.25-$28/adults, $21/ages 5-11, free/4 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 16-22, 2019

  • Times: Times vary
  • Address: Various locations in Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-764-6307
  • Cost: Varies

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture at this family-friendly event with taiko drumming performances, shibori dyeing, sushi making, a film festival and more.

Bay-Rama Fishfly Fest

June 19-23, 2019

  • Times: 3-11 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 3 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Friday, noon-12:30 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Downtown New Baltimore area
  • 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.

Jubilee Carnival

June 20-23, 2019

  • Times: 5-10 p.m. Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-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.

Summer Solstice Celebration

June 21, 2019

  • 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.

Auburn Hills Downtown Summerfest

June 21-22, 2019

  • Times: 4-10 p.m. Friday, 11 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.

Detroit River Days

June 21-23, 2019

  • Times: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday.
  • Addresses: Detroit RiverFront
  • Phone: 313-566-8200
  • Cost: $3/general, $5/after 3 p.m., free/3 and under

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.

Arts and Acts Festival

June 21-23, 2019

  • Times: 3-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Millennium Park, 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.

Opa! Fest 2019

June 21-23, 2019

  • 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.

Dairy Day Festival

June 22, 2019

  • 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.

Gordon Hall Days

June 22-23, 2019 

  • Times: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Address: Gordon Hall, Dexter
  • Phone: 734-426-2519
  • Cost: $5/person or $20/car

Enjoy historical tours, shop antiques, watch a barn raising demonstration and check out classic cars. Kids’ crafts, games, animal demos and clown performances, too

Wings and Wheels

June 23, 2019 

  • Times: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Address: Willow Run Airport, 801 Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti
  • Phone: 734-483-4030
  • Cost: $20/advance, $25/door, free/ages 15 and under

Explore a variety of classic cars and vintage aircraft on display.

Log Cabin Day

June 23, 2019

  • Times: Noon-5 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.

Garden Day 

June 23, 2019 

  • Times: 1-4 p.m.
  • Address: Jewish Ferndale, 1725 Pinecrest Drive, Ferndale
  • Phone: 248-798-5082
  • Cost: Free

This fest features plant presentations, food demonstrations, crafts, live music and more.

Ford Fireworks in Detroit

June 24, 2019

  • Time: 9:55 p.m.
  • Address: Detroit RiverWalk and Hart Plaza areas, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-923-7400
  • Cost: Free/admission

This 61st annual lights the city up with a massive display over the river.

Livonia Spree

June 25-30, 2019

  • Times: 4-10 p.m. Tuesday, 2-10 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Address: Ford Field, 33841 Lyndon St., Livonia
  • Phone: 734-427-8190
  • Cost: Free/entry, fees/rides

Head to this 69th fest for games, rides, food, music and a gigantic fireworks display the final day.

Festival of the Hills 

June 26, 2019 

  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Address: Borden Park, 1400 E. Hamlin Road, Rochester
  • Phone: 248-656-4664
  • Cost: Free

Find live entertainment, games for the family and the second largest fireworks display in the state.

Seymour Celebration

June 27-29, 2019

  • Where: Seymour Lake area, Oxford
  • Times: 5-10 p.m. Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Free/before 7 p.m., $5/after 7 p.m., $20/unlimited ride wristbands

There’s amusement rides, music, a splash pad for kids, two firework displays, inflatables and more.

Taylor Summer Festival 

June 27-30, 2019 

  • Time: 4-10 p.m. Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 1-8 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Heritage Park, 12111 Pardee Road, Taylor
  • Phone: 734-287-6550
  • Cost: Free

Enjoy a carnival packed with games and rides, musical performances and a spectacular fireworks display.

Trenton Summer Festival

June 28-30, 2019

  • Times: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Fowntown Trenton area
  • 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.

Looking for even more summertime fun? Check out the Metro Parent calendar for more family fun things to do every weekend.

This post is updated regularly. 

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