The Great Lakes State has a slew of interesting things to do in June.

Gear up for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix in Downtown Detroit starting May 31, running until June 2. See the world’s best race car drivers go through their paces right by the Detroit River.

Admission is free however tickets are on sale for General Admission Rooftops, Reserved Grandstand Seating, Turn 3 Club, and Pit Lane Suite.

June gets off to a spooky start as the Mason County Historical Society presents Ghost Tour 24: Trains, Towns & Lumber Camps. This June 1 excursion will last from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Ludington area.

Prepare for an afternoon steeped in history as characters from the past materialize before your eyes. This fascinating bus tour delves into the mysteries of an abandoned railroad, ghost towns, and forgotten lumber camps nestled in the northeastern reaches of Mason County.

The Lyon Township International Kite Festival takes flight June 1 and 2 in New Hudson. There’s oodles of options for the kids, such as: crafts, games, and an animal exhibit. Also as a bonus, each day will have a candy drop.

Mackinac Island’s Lilac Festival begins Friday, June 7. It features daily walking tours, planting sessions, concerts in the park and a cornhole tournament. The Lilac celebration lasts until Sunday, June 16.

Don’t forget to pick up some of that world famous fudge.

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The Mackinaw City Motorcycle Rally is top draw June 7 to June 9. The rally includes a bike show, poker run and so much more.

Naturally, the National Cereal Festival lands at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Saturday June 8.

This breakfast bonanza highlights Battle Creek’s history as birthplace of the cereal industry. It’s a tradition that has drawn people far and wide for over 50 years.

Indian River Old Fashioned Days take center stage from June 13 to June 16.

Old Fashioned Days feature craft shows, live concerts, a chili cooking contest and scavenger hunt. An ice cream social and lobster fest are on the schedule as well..

Ann Arbor’s Summer Festival is an epic event lasting from June 14 to June 30. A2SF has an array of attractions lined up throughout the city.


Among them: dance classes, circus acts, and art exhibits, just to name a few. They will be featured at select sites around Ann Arbor. Prices vary depending on the activity.

Get ready for Juneteenth Celebrations across the state. Numerous cities have events on tap to honor the holiday. Here is a complete guide on the Next Michigan News calendar.

A good time is guaranteed to be had by all at the East Jordan Freedom FestivalThe five-day soiree stretches from June 19 to June 23.

The festivities include a block party, carnival, and a spectacular fireworks display from a barge on the beautiful South Arm of Lake Charlevoix that Saturday evening at dusk.

There’ll be plenty of pickin’ at the Charlotte Bluegrass Festival. Those sweet sounds of string music are slated for Thursday, June 20 at the Mason County Fairgrounds.

Aside from the official date, you can count on camping, jamming, and workshops with famous names and award-winning bluegrass pickers.

Ring in the beginning of summer at enchanting Electric Forest in Rothbury. An electrifying experience awaits in West Michigan – one that's sure to stir the senses.

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Electric Forest opens June 20 and closes June 23. Stars Nelly Furtado and Ludacris are set to appear.

Circle June 21 on your calendar for the opening day of Michigan Glass Project Festival. Russell Industrial Center plays host to the three-day spectacular, known as Detroit’s best kept secret. Handblown glass pieces and visual art works are only some of the pieces on display.

A number of the state’s biggest summer dates are coming up late on the June slate.

Traverse City’s National Cherry Festival tops the bill from June 29 until July 6. TC goes the whole nine yards this year.


Included are: an Amusement Park midway, Beach Volleyball Tournament, Very Cherry Flying Pancake Breakfast, and Yoga/Zumba classes By the Bay.

Plus there will be a NASA interactive exhibit: Journey to Tomorrow and U.S. Coast Guard Open Ramp air show.

No matter what your interest, June has something fun for everyone.