Ann Arbor’s Art Fair is the town's main attraction July 18 to 20.

This sprawling summer showcase includes: The Original Ann Arbor Street Fair, The Guild’s Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair and Ann Arbor State District Art Fair.

The three-day fete will have hundreds of original works on display. Art lovers all across the state surely can’t wait.


Get ready for the annual Bayview Mackinac RaceYou can watch one of the world’s best freshwater boat races as they press on from Port Huron to Mackinac Island.

More than 200 yachts are expected to vie for the vaunted J. L. Hudson Trophy. Those races will run from July 20 to 23.

Blissfield’s River Raisin Festival tops the bill July 11 to 13. Come and see what makes southern Michigan summers so special.

By the banks of River Raisin near the famous "three bridges" are an array of attractions including crafts, games, exhibits and rides.

Downtown Marquette does it big for the Blueberry Festival on July 26. There’s no better time to visit the “Queen City of the North” than mid-summer. 

A wide variety of blueberry-themed food and drinks will be offered from blueberry pizza to blueberry beer. Indulge in any of the many blueberry treats.

Take advantage of "blue" specials available at local shops. Stock up on fresh blueberries from the local vendors.

Gear up for Camaro Superfest at Multi Lakes Conservation Association. Those classic chevies can be seen from July 12-14 in Commerce Township.

A few major dates are on the docket in Detroit.

The captivating Concert of Colors takes center stage from July 16 to July 20. A host of highly acclaimed acts will appear at various venerable venues downtown.

Concert of Colors also features dance lessons and films. All shows are free at this multi-day musical jamboree.

Detroit Festival of the Books is set for Sunday, July 21 at Eastern Market. Lots to discover here if you’re a book lover with no charge to enter.

Copper Country Strawberry Festival is the top draw on Keweenaw Peninsula July 12 and 13. The community of Chassell has become well-known for producing world-class strawberries.


Grand Haven’s Coast Guard Festival goes from July 26 to August 4.

Among the featured activities at this Lake Michigan locale are: a cardboard boat race, Cruise-In Car Show, community picnic and pancake breakfast.


Circle the calendar for The Grand Lady Riverboat Live Music Cruises. Enjoy an exclusive excursion on Grand River via replica sternwheel ship.

Cruises are scheduled every Friday and Saturday, save for July 14 and 15. The last two Thursdays – July 18 and 25 are options as well. Tickets are $22 to $24 for general admission seats.

Bay City’s Labadie Rib Fest returns to Veterans Memorial Park Thursday, July 25. Besides BBQ tents, that will feature a cornhole tournament, pig racing and Saginaw Gelly Ball, for starters.

Leilapalooza Music Festival 2024 is back at Battle Creek’s Leila Arboretum on July 27.

The Maritime Festival of Harbor Beach happens July 10 to 14. Harbor Beach is about 20 miles east of Bad Axe on Lake Huron.

There are a slew of things to do, like: Bocce on the Beach, a jet ski racing tourney, lighthouse tours, and sand castle creations.

The Mayville Sunflower Festival will be held July 18 to 21 in Fremont Township.

Some of the highlights: a bump & run derby, vintage baseball game, euchre tournament, live animal exhibits, petting zoo, pony rides and tractor tour.

The city of Corunna plays host to Michigan’s Honey Festival July 20 and 21 at Shiawassee County Fairgrounds. The sweet soiree has honey tasting as well as a series of extraction demos and a silent auction.

Munger's Potato Festival will happen July 28 to 30. A full-scale carnival, demolition derbies and a lineup of live entertainment will be part of the festivities.

Traverse City’s famed National Cherry Festival is one of Northern Michigan’s signature summer events. The Cherry Festival runs from June 29 to July 6.


The Waterfront Invitational Art Fair is slated for Saturday, July 6 in Saugatuck.

That show presents the works of 60 fine artists in a variety of media, such as: ceramics, glass, painting, photography, woodworking and sculpture.

Village Square Park makes for a nice setting by the shores of Kalamazoo Lake.