June Fairs and Festivals in Michigan’s Southeast Region


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

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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.