Family-Friendly Ann Arbor and Metro Detroit Festivals in June

Fill your family's June 2018 calendar with one of these hot metro Detroit festivals in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties.

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

The Milan Fair

May 31- June 2, 2018

  • 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

May 31-June 3, 2018

  • 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, $20-$25/rides

Enjoy all of the fun of a classic community fair at this annual event.

Michigan Fun Fest at Bryant Park in Livonia

May 31-June 3, 2018

  • Times: 4-11 p.m. Thursday, 4 p.m.-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.

Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix

June 1-3, 2018

  • 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; $55-$105/one-day pass, $130-$155/two-day pass

Features IndyCar races and extreme sports demos; plus live music, autograph sessions with the drivers and more.

ART Macomb

June 1-3, 2018

  • 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.

African American Downtown Festival in Ann Arbor

June 2, 2018

  • Times: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Address: East Ann and Main Street, downtown Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-858-9121
  • Cost: free

2018 marks the 23rd year of this annual event, which features kids’ activities, dance and musical performances, shopping, food and more.

June Fest

June 2, 2018

  • 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.

Art on the Grand

June 2-3, 2018

  • 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.

Ann Arbor Summer Festival

June 5-July 4, 2018 (minus Mondays)

  • 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.

Dearborn Heights Spirit Festival

June 6-10, 2018

  • Times: 4-11 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 3 p.m.-midnight Friday, noon-midnight Saturday, noon-11 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Canfield Center, 1801 N. Beech Daly Road, Dearborn Heights
  • Phone: 313-791-3400
  • Cost: free/admission, $fees/rides

Celebrate the city with a carnival packed with games and rides, live music, food vendors and more at this annual shindig.

Green Fair

June 8, 2018

  • 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 18th annual, teeming with eco-friendly gear and products, live entertainment, hands-on activities and demos.

Ya’ssoo Greek Festival

June 8-10, 2018

  • 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.

Rosedale June Day

June 9, 2018

  • Times: 10 a.m.-5 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 9, 2018

  • 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 17th spin.

Art Fish Fun Festival in Pontiac

June 9, 2018

  • 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.

Chelsea Painters Art Fair

June 9-10, 2018

  • 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 45th-time event, check out a variety of artwork done in watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastels and more.

 Peacefest in Waterford

June 9-10, 2018

  • Times: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-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.

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

June 9-10, 2018

  • 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.

Motor City Pride Fest

June 9-10, 2018

  • 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 14-16, 2018

  • Times: Times TBD
  • Address: Heritage Park, 1010 S. Canton Center Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-394-5460
  • Cost: free/admission, fees/ride wristbands

This 27th annual is filled with live performances, a carnival, food, games, music, fireworks and more.

Redford Township Summer Festival

June 14-17, 2018

  • 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.

Belleville National Strawberry Festival

June 15-17, 2018

  • Times: Noon-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 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.

Motor City Irish Fest

June 15-17, 2018

  • Times: 5-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Greenmead Historical Village, 20501 Newburgh Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-564-0770
  • Cost: fees apply

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 15-17, 2018

  • Times: Times TBD
  • Address: Carpathia Club of Sterling Heights, 38000 Utica Road, Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 586-978-2292
  • Cost: fees apply

Treat pops to German food, imported and domestic beer, dance performances, games and more.

Motor Muster

June 16-17, 2018

  • Times: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 9 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:  $21-$28/general, $6/park

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 17-23, 2018

  • 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.

Livonia Spree

June 19-24, 2018

  • 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 68th fest for games, rides, food, music and a gigantic fireworks display the final day.

Summer Solstice Celebration

June 21, 2018

  • 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 20-24, 2017

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

Jubilee Carnival

June 21-24, 2018

  • 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.

GM River Days

June 22-24, 2018

  • 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.

Auburn Hills Summerfest

June 22-23, 2018

  • 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.

Opa! Fest 2018

June 22-24, 2018

  • 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 22-24, 2018

  • Times: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday
  • Address: downtown 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.

Fairy Tale Festival 

June 23, 2018

  • Times: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Address: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores
  • Phone: 313-884-4222
  • Cost: $12/in advance, $15/day of, free/ages 2 and under

The historic estate transforms into Nottingham and Sherwood Forest to welcome Robin Hood and his Merry Men. Come in costume to live the classic tale and take part in music, games, storytelling, puppet shows and more.

Dairy Day Festival

June 23, 2018

  • 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.

Arts and Acts Festival

June 23-24, 2018

  • Times: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 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.

Log Cabin Day

June 24, 2018

  • 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.

Ford Fireworks in Detroit

June 25, 2018

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

This 60th annual lights the city up with a massive display over the river.

Stars and Stripes Festival

June 28-July 4, 2018

  • 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 post was originally published in 2016 and is updated regularly. 

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