Michigan's Best Fairs & Festivals

Summertime is an excellent time to visit Michigan! You can find great festivals schedule throughout the season celebrating everything summer has to offer. We have fruit harvesting festivals including the National Blueberry Festival in South Haven and the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City. There are festivals celebrating the water including boating, sailing, fishing everything for the Nautical lovers - lets be honest in Michigan is is just about everyone! We also have 4th of July and Labor Day celebrations and some of the best County Fairs which you won't want to miss.

Michigan's Best Summertime Fairs & Festivals
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August 26th - 29th, 2021

The Cedar Polka Fest is an annual festival celebrating the town’s rich Polish history. Lasting 4 days and nights, nearly 10,000 people descend into town for family fun. Join us to eat, drink, and dance the nights away.

August 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 2021

Annual Boyne Falls Polish Festival! The festival is held in downtown Boyne Falls.

August 2 - 8, 2021

The Red Cedar Jubilee features parades as well as craft shows, an enduro derby, lawn mower races, a duck drop and a food and beverage tent with live music.

August 8 - 14, 2021

There is so much to experience at the Jackson County Fair located at Keeley Park in Jackson, Michigan.

Thursday, August 5th, - Saturday, August 7th, 2021

The annual Michigan JazzFest will take in the streets of Old Town, surrounded by the best of the Capital City's art galleries as well as unique retail stores and grand architecture. Its stages will offer outstanding talent, from local favorites to regional and national acts.

Sundays | Aug 1 - Sept 12, 2021

The Swingin' at the Shell annual concert series takes place in Albion's beautiful and historic Victory Park Band Shell!. This annual concert series is free and open to the public. Swingin’ at the Shell is a Caster CaresTM initiative that was created because of a passion for live music, the Albion community, and the Victory Park Bandshell.

August 3 - 7, 2021

The Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival is a nationally recognized festival that honors and respects the men and women of the United States Coast Guard. Hosting a festival that provides family friendly activities. Focusing year round on the men and women of the United States Coast Guard serving in the West Michigan area.

August 8 - 14, 2021

Shiawassee County Fair provides a fun environment for the community and youth. Come enjoy the beautiful fairgrounds, with a carnival midway, livestock, and premiere grand stand events!

July 19 - July 24, 2021

The St. Clair County 4-H Fair is held at the beautiful Goodells County Park. Covering 120 acres, this Fair showcases motocross, a rodeo, children's activities, midway, music, truck/tractor pulls, exotic animals, livestock shows, draft horse pull, and a bump & run/figure 8.

Sept 26 - Oct 02, 2021

People from all over Michigan and the surrounding areas await the return of the Hillsdale County Fair each fall and the traditional and time enhanced old favorites they have come to expect and treasure over the years.

August 10 - 14, 2021

Sanilac County 4-H Fair is a family friendly event a full schedule including auto cross and derby's, horse shows, live entertainment and food and of course all the 4H events.

August 3rd – 7th, 2021

Saginaw County Fair is a family friendly event a full schedule including racing and a rodeo, live entertainment and food and fireworks every night!

July 25 – 31, 2021

Lenawee County Fair is a family friendly event kicked off with a parade and a full schedule of 4H events, carnival rides, food tent, truck pulls, live entertainment, and more!

July 22 - 26, 2021

The Fraser Lions Club Festival is a family friendly event with carnival rides, beer and food tent, vendors, live entertainment, a fireworks display, and more!

October 2, 2021

The Annual Mt. Pleasant Craft Beer Festival is hosted by the Mt. Pleasant Jaycees open to adults 21 years of age and older (valid driver’s license or state issued ID required). Are you a beer connoisseur? Then you will love the annual Mt. Pleasant Craft Beer Festival.

June 4 -13, 2021

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!

2021 Dates: TBA

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 10-13, 2021

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.

June 25-27, 2021

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.

4th of July

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

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!!

August 26- 29, 2021

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 24 - 29, 2021

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 23-29, 2021

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.

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