Michigan's Best Summertime Activities

Summertime is an excellent time to visit Michigan! You can find great festivals schedule throughout the season celebrating everything summer has to offer. The water is warm and refreshing and water activities are plentiful. Make sure you save time for a tour of lighthouses, vineyards and amazing nature all around.

June 3 -12, 2022

The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is a 10-day celebration held each June. Festivities include the coronation of the Lilac Festival Queen, Lilac Festival 10K, horse-drawn carriage tours, numerous concerts, walking tours, Mackinac Island Dog and Pony Show, the Lilac Festival Grand Parade and so much more!

A 100-acre park in South Lansing; Hawk Island Park features year round outdoor fun. In warm weather months, visitors can enjoy pedal boat rentals, a swimming beach and beach house, concession stand, Splash Pad®, picnicking, a playground, sand volleyball and horseshoes.

Experience a dazzling 110-acre display of annuals and perennials punctuated by distinctive bridges, towering pines, and delightful water features. A variety of tours are available to fit your needs and group size!

Join Rainbow Ranch on a horseback ride through the beautiful countryside of western Michigan.
Ride horseback through several miles of trails with scenic views of our third generation family farm, including agricultural fields, rolling hills, deep ravines, river bottom, and thick swamp.

July 14, 15, & 16, 2022

Since the inception of the Beaver Island Music Festival in 2003 this unique event has remained committed to their mission of “promoting the variety and tradition of all music and art” by creating opportunities for artists and our community.

June 17-18, 2022

The Annual Harborfest - A celebration of Southwestern Michigan's unique maritime history! This annual summer celebration is packed with free family fun. From top-notch free nightly entertainment along the waterfront to action-packed dragon boat races.

June 9-12, 2022

A whole weekend of family fun! In Downtown to Zehnder Park! General Admission all weekend long. Multiple tent locations. Ice cold beer and hot German food. Live music from Polka to Rock, as well as German dance performances. NEW! Fireworks on Saturday night at 10pm. Main Street Parade on Sunday at 1pm.

The Cadillac Freedom Festival is held annually the first weekend in July to celebrate our nations freedom and independence. Enjoy Live Music, Kid Carnival, Freedom Parade Downtown and of course Fireworks!

Schedule of Events

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June 24-26, 2022

The Michigan Challenge Balloonfest features three entertainment venues with family activities and attractions. The Saturday night balloon glow is a must-see attraction at the Michigan Challenge.About 20 hot-air balloons will inflate on the launch field and glow their envelopes against the beautiful summer night sky.

The Kal-Haven Trail is a 33.5 mile long linear multi-use trail that links Kalamazoo a major southwest Michigan city to South Haven a Lake Michigan resort area. The trail starts in South Haven on North Bailey Avenue and ends in Kalamazoo on 10th Street.

The TC Boom Boom Club is planning a BIGGER and BETTER fireworks display for our 4th of July celebration.

4th of July

July 3rd under the water tower - See you there!

Join us for a variety of special events and activities through out the Spring, Summer, and Fall months. Mt. Bike over 20 miles of beautiful single track trails that tour through a vast Oak Forest. Enjoy our 2 signature Disc Golf Courses that challenge all levels of players.

Located in the heart of Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, Apple Mountain offers the perfect setting for every occasion. Along with spectacular views and first-class service you will find mid-Michigan’s premiere championship golf course, flavorful casual dining, and an award winning full-service conference and banquet center.

The mission of the Shelby Township Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department is to provide organized sports, leisure, cultural and educational programs, and outdoor recreational opportunities in a safe, healthy environment, providing members of the community with progressive recreational, cultural, leisure and educational programs.

The Posen Potato Festival is held annually the first weekend after Labor Day, Friday-Sunday. The Posen Potato Festival is fun for the whole family. We have good food, good music, carnival, arts & crafts, plus much more. Our grand parade is always on Sunday, and you don’t want to miss that!

The Kalamazoo River Valley Trail is free to use and has a paved-asphalt surface that is 12-feet wide. It's a multi-purpose trail for non-motorized transportation and recreation. Once complete, the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail will encompass 35 miles of trail throughout Kalamazoo County.

Saginaw Valley Rail Trail is 9.2-mile trail is a great choice for your year around recreation. The Saginaw Valley Rail Trail always beautiful, but especially so in autumn when fall foliage is reaching peak colors.

Labor Day Weekend

The annual Marquette Area Blues Fest will be held over Labor Day weekend at the beautiful Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. The fest features three days of world class blues music, along with workshops, a dance floor, vendors, and a wide array of food and beverage choices!!

The Saginaw Valley Rail Trail covers 9.55 miles of abandoned rail corridor in Saginaw County, stretching from St. Charles to Saginaw. It incorporates a number of natural features including: seven bridges over various rivers and creeks, The Shiawassee State Game Area and many wetland areas.

August 25th-28th, 2022

Each summer ends with the Houghton County Fair in Hancock Michigan, the weekend before Labor Day weekend. It offers a great opportunity to come out and have a great time with friends and family with entertainment ranging from livestock shows, demolition and off road derby. Miss Houghton County Queen and youth talent show.

AUGUST 23-28, 2022

The annual Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair at the Petoskey Fairgrounds kicks off for the public on Tuesday and runs through Sunday. The Grandstand at the Fair is where the BIG excitement takes place, Tuesday through Saturday night, every year!

August 22-28, 2022

Enjoy seven days of family fun featuring monster trucks and derby races, entertainment tent, 4-H horse show, Midway Carnival, Grandstand events, food, and so much more.

August 15-21, 2022

Michigan's Upper Peninsula State fair will be held in Escanaba at the Fair Grounds. Come and enjoy all the great events, entertainment and racing.

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