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October 4-8, 2017 Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

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52nd Annual Detroit Camper & RV Show
February 7-11, 2018 Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

31st Battle Creek Camper & RV Show
March 1-4, 2018 Kellogg Arena, Battle Creek

23rd Port Huron Camper & RV Show
March 8-11, 2018 Blue Water Convention Center, Port Huron

41st Annual Flint Camper & RV Show
March 15-18, 2018 Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, Flint

26th Annual Northwest Michigan Camper & RV Show
March 23-25, 2018 Grand Traverse County Civic Center, Traverse City

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Aug
20
Sun
30th Annual Wild Blueberry Festival – Paradise, MI @ Various locations in Downtown Paradise
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm

30th Annual Wild Blueberry Festival

If you are looking for true Paradise, take the road to Paradise, Michigan. This year is the 30th annual Wild Blueberry Festival in Paradise. The Festival is held on the third full weekend of August each year when the town puts on its “blue clothes” and invites everyone to join them for the Arts & Crafts Fair and Wild Blueberry Celebration. It is always lots of fun!

Visitors can stroll the grounds along the shore of beautiful Whitefish Bay on Lake Superior, browse the Arts & Crafts fair with 50+ artists, and enjoy continuous family entertainment.

Festival visitors will know they are in “Paradise” when they taste the homemade blueberry pies, muffins, and buckles available throughout the weekend.


 

A Sample of the Entertainment Schedule:

  • Begin each day with the Blueberry Brunch, accompanied by the piano music of Palma Richardson. Paradise’s own juggler, Chet Mitchell, will amaze you with his juggling ability and comic wit. Marjorie Shaefer will entertain with her faglbles and folktalkes.
  • On Friday, Bill Jamerson will entertain with “Songs of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula,” Kitty Donohoe will enthrall guests with “Lighthouses and Legends,” and Michael Deren will present “The Civil War Musician – 1865.”
  • Friday evening is the “Blueberry Jamboree from 6-10 pm along with horse-drawn wagon rides, encore performance by Kitty Donohoe, and the Ain’t Misbehavin’ Ensamble
  • Saturday starts with Guy Louis’ Chautauqua Express, musical duo Reclaim, and magician, Gordon Russ, with entertainment.
  • Saturday’s “Blueberry Jamboree” is from 6 – 9pm with horse-drawn wagon rides. Chautauqua Express and Reclaim will return to the festival as well.
  • Sunday begins with more magic from Gordon Russ and then the afternoon is filled with folk music from the Blue Water Ramblers.
  • PLUS many more! Check the Wild Blueberry Festival website for a detailed schedule.

The “Blueberry Jamboree” is held both Friday and Saturday evenings under the canopy in downtown Paradise, Michigan. 

Wild Blueberry Festival

Wild Blueberry Festival

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2016 Michigan Renaissance Festival @ Michigan Renaissance Festival
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm

Michigan Renaissance Festival

Take a time-travel adventure into the 16th century at the annual Michigan Renaissance Festival! Join Queen Elizabeth in a jubilee! Inside the turreted gates, visitors enjoy the sights and sounds of a 17-acre village, complete with building reproductions of Renaissance shops, taverns and a magnificent castle. Continuous entertainment takes place on the streets and on 17 themed stages; featuring full-contact armored jousting, comedy and theater shows, music, games, people-powered rides and so much more! Fabulous food and more than 300 artisans displaying their gallery-quality works complete the experience!

For years, the Michigan Renaissance Festival has provided Holly with a unique venue that regularly attracts more than 250,000 visitors from Michigan, surrounding states and Canada. When the Festival first began back in 1979 on the grounds of Columbiere in Clarkston, Michigan, the Renaissance Festival attracted 11,000 patrons during its 5 weekend event. Years later the Festival found a more permanent home where it currently stands, just 12 miles south of Flint on Dixie Highway. The duration of the Festival has also extended to 7 weekends, plus Labor Day Monday and Festival Friday.

The Michigan Renaissance Festial is open weekends (Sat. & Sun) August 20- October 2. The Festival is open Labor Day and Friday, September 30. Open 10am-7pm rain or shine.

There are many different events to choose from and each weekend typically has a different theme. Those include:

  • Royal Pet & Ale Fest
  • Highland Fling
  • High Seas Adventure
  • Wonders of the World
  • Shamrocks & Shenanigans
  • Harvest Huzzah
  • Festival Friday
  • Sweet Endings

Michigan Renaissance Festival

 

Michigan Renaissance Festival

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Aug
25
Fri
12th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival @ Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
Aug 25 @ 11:30 am – Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm

12th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

Porcupine Mountains Music FestivalThe 12th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival is 3 days of great music with great people in a great place. The event is held annually the weekend directly before Labor Day weekend. This year the festival will be held August 26, 27 & 28, 2016.

The Porcupine Mountains Music Festival will be held at the Winter Sports Complex located within Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Temporary, canopy covered, stages will be set up at the base of the hill and several acres of open slope will be mowed and ready for your blankets and lawn chairs. Attendance is limited therefore a bad seat will not be found. Workshops will be conducted upon the event grounds and also inside the 20,000 square foot ski chalet. The restaurant located inside the ski chalet will offer a varied menu and will be open throughout the event.

Featuring:

Ruthie Foster, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, The Ragbirds, Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys, Ana Egge, Wayne Hancock, Useful Jenkins, Scottie Miller Band, The DuPont Brothers, Vox Vidorra, Wild Ponies, Jonathan Rundman, Brianna Lane, Jack Klatt, Erik Koskinen, Billy Strings & Don Julin, The Dead Pigeons, The Whistle Stop Revue, Tin Can Gin, Garden City Hot Club, & Yvonne Blake

The festival will take place, under a big top canopy, rain or shine so bring an umbrella or poncho just in case. The average temperature in the area at this time of year is a high of 76 F and a low of 64 F, so dress for warm weather but bring a sweatshirt for the evening.

Visit the Porcupine Mountains Musical Festival Facebook page!

Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

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Dragon on the Lake @ Downtown Lake Orion
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm

Dragon on the Lake

Downtown Lake Orion comes alive during the Orion Art Center’s annual Dragon on the Lake Festival! We’re celebrating art, music, Dragon Boat Racing and a lot of fun,  with an event for all ages.

For over 30 years the Orion Art Center has worked to nurture artistic spirit, with classes, camps, scholarships, exhibits and special events. There are two things they love: infusing art into the community and connecting people with each other.  Dragon on the Lake does both!

The festival brings together dozens of organizations, hundreds of volunteers and thousands of participants. From Dragon Boat Races on Lake Orion, to loads of entertainment, there’s something for everyone.

We also want to give special thanks to the people who make this festival possible – our sponsors, volunteers, and participants. They share our commitment to community and are vital to our success. If you’re someone who’s interested in getting involved, give us a call. We’d love to talk with you.

Find out more about the Orion Art Center by visiting our website HERE or visit us inside our century old house near the Kidz Zone of Dragon on the Lake.


History

Dragon on the Lake gets its inspiration from the century old legend of a ferocious dragon spotted on Lake Orion. The year was 1894 when lake dwellers were reportedly terrorized by a monster that grew in size with each new sighting, from 18 to an enormous 80 feet long.  The Lake Orion Review even reported an encounter from one Mrs. Vincent Brown who fought off the beast while on a fishing excursion with her 2 nieces.


Activities and Events

  • Foam Party
  • Party on the Point
  • Lighted Boat Parade
  • Movie in Greens Park
  • Dragon Pub
  • Kaleido
  • Mia Green
  • The Euphorics
  • Jason Milan
  • Cindy Lou & The Red Hot Royals
  • Velvet Crush
  • The Sarah Sherrard Band
  • The Square Pegz
  • Eric Mourad
  • Rochester School of Rock
  • Tom Allport Big Band
  • North Oakland Dixieland Band
  • Artist Alley
  • Baby Dragon Raffle
  • Chalk Art Challenge
  • Art and Craft Fair
  • Dragon Boat Races

Dragon on the Lake

Dragon on the Lake

Dragon on the Lake

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Aug
26
Sat
12th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival @ Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
Aug 26 @ 11:30 am – Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm

12th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

Porcupine Mountains Music FestivalThe 12th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival is 3 days of great music with great people in a great place. The event is held annually the weekend directly before Labor Day weekend. This year the festival will be held August 26, 27 & 28, 2016.

The Porcupine Mountains Music Festival will be held at the Winter Sports Complex located within Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Temporary, canopy covered, stages will be set up at the base of the hill and several acres of open slope will be mowed and ready for your blankets and lawn chairs. Attendance is limited therefore a bad seat will not be found. Workshops will be conducted upon the event grounds and also inside the 20,000 square foot ski chalet. The restaurant located inside the ski chalet will offer a varied menu and will be open throughout the event.

Featuring:

Ruthie Foster, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, The Ragbirds, Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys, Ana Egge, Wayne Hancock, Useful Jenkins, Scottie Miller Band, The DuPont Brothers, Vox Vidorra, Wild Ponies, Jonathan Rundman, Brianna Lane, Jack Klatt, Erik Koskinen, Billy Strings & Don Julin, The Dead Pigeons, The Whistle Stop Revue, Tin Can Gin, Garden City Hot Club, & Yvonne Blake

The festival will take place, under a big top canopy, rain or shine so bring an umbrella or poncho just in case. The average temperature in the area at this time of year is a high of 76 F and a low of 64 F, so dress for warm weather but bring a sweatshirt for the evening.

Visit the Porcupine Mountains Musical Festival Facebook page!

Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

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Traverse City Microbrew and Music Festival @ The Front Lawn at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm

Traverse City Microbrew and Music Festival

We invite you to the Traverse City Microbrew and Music Festival to experience an evening of savory, thirst-quenching craft brews, the music of accomplished performers – local and national, and appetizing eats from local food vendors. Since the summer of 2009 we have celebrated and highlighted the craft brew culture and musicians of Michigan along with thousands of brew and live music devotees.

The Microbrew & Music Festival supports hundreds of community-based artists, small businesses, vendors, farmers, local food providers, arts and entertainment companies, hotels and motels, and others throughout Michigan. This commitment only strengthens our purpose to enrich each local economy.

We invite you to join us at each and every Microbrew & Music Festival – which serve to unify communities brought together by delicious flavors of craft brews, delectable food, soulful music, and loads of fun. These events are proof that we can support one another and support the greater good, all while having a fantastic time.


 

Arbor Brewing Company Arcadia Ales Atwater Brewery
Bells Brewery Jackson Bravo Zulu
Ferment Brewery Terra Firma Brewery Vivant
Cheboygan Brewing Co. Cotton Brewing Cranker’s Restaurant & Brewery
Dark Horse Brewing Co. The Filling Station Founders Brewing
Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery Gonzo’s Biggdogg Brewing Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Hop Lot Brewing Co. Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales Keweenaw Brewing Co.
Lake Ann Brewing Co. Latitude 42 Brewing Co. Mountain Town Brewing Co.
New Holland Brewing Northport Brewing North Peak Brewing Co.
Oddside Ales Perrin Brewing Co. Petoskey Brewing
Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. Rochester Mills Beer Co. Saugatuck Brewing Co.
Shipyard Brewing Co. Doe Short’s Brewing Co.
Stormcloud Brewing Co. Tapistry Brewing The Workshop Brewing Co.
Acoustic Mead Bonobo Winery Left Food Charley Hard Cider
St. Ambrose Cellars Starcut Ciders Soul Squeeze

 

Traverse City Microbrew and Music Festival

Traverse City Microbrew and Music Festival

Traverse City Microbrew and Music Festival

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Aug
27
Sun
12th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival @ Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
Aug 27 @ 11:30 am – Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm

12th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

Porcupine Mountains Music FestivalThe 12th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival is 3 days of great music with great people in a great place. The event is held annually the weekend directly before Labor Day weekend. This year the festival will be held August 26, 27 & 28, 2016.

The Porcupine Mountains Music Festival will be held at the Winter Sports Complex located within Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Temporary, canopy covered, stages will be set up at the base of the hill and several acres of open slope will be mowed and ready for your blankets and lawn chairs. Attendance is limited therefore a bad seat will not be found. Workshops will be conducted upon the event grounds and also inside the 20,000 square foot ski chalet. The restaurant located inside the ski chalet will offer a varied menu and will be open throughout the event.

Featuring:

Ruthie Foster, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, The Ragbirds, Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys, Ana Egge, Wayne Hancock, Useful Jenkins, Scottie Miller Band, The DuPont Brothers, Vox Vidorra, Wild Ponies, Jonathan Rundman, Brianna Lane, Jack Klatt, Erik Koskinen, Billy Strings & Don Julin, The Dead Pigeons, The Whistle Stop Revue, Tin Can Gin, Garden City Hot Club, & Yvonne Blake

The festival will take place, under a big top canopy, rain or shine so bring an umbrella or poncho just in case. The average temperature in the area at this time of year is a high of 76 F and a low of 64 F, so dress for warm weather but bring a sweatshirt for the evening.

Visit the Porcupine Mountains Musical Festival Facebook page!

Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

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Burning Foot Beer Festival @ Muskegon, MI
Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Burning Foot Beer Festival

Muskegon’s first craft beer festival, Burning Foot Beer Festival, takes place August 27th, 2016 on beautiful Pere Marquette Beach

Burning Foot Beer Festival is, first and foremost, a celebration of local craft beer; however, the festival also intends to highlight the lakeshore’s stunning natural beauty (and hot summer sand). Bordered by sand dunes to the east and Lake Michigan to the west, Pere Marquette Park provides world-class natural surroundings from every vantage point. In addition to the views and brews, Burning Foot will showcase local music acts and food vendors, ensuring that festivalgoers experience the full flavor of life along the lakeshore.

If your going to have 50 great breweries on the beach during the middle of summer you better have some killer music to go along with it. We are proud to have local regional and national music act at Burning Foot.

Participating Breweries

Rochester Mills Beer Co. Ellison Brewery + Spirits Latitude 42 Brewing Co.
Lake Brothers Beer Co. Arbor Brewing Company Dark Horse Brewing Co.
Pike 51 Brewing Co. Cellar Brewing Company Une Annee
Pigeon Hill Brewing Company Unruly Brewing Co. Tri-City Brewing Company
Short’s Brewing Company Final Gravity Brewing Co. Big Lake Brewing
Right Brain Brewery Liberty Street Brewing Company Fetch Brewing Co.
Draught Horse Brewery Gravel Bottom Dutch Girl Brewery
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales North Peak Brewing Company New Holland Brewing
Greenbush Brewing Co. Cranker’s Restaurant & Brewery Milwaukee Brewing Co.
Vandermill Lagunitas Brewing Company Saugatuck Brewing Co.
Railtown Brewing Co. Trailpoint Brewing Company Our Brewing Co.
Tapistry Brewing Boatyard Brewing Co. 3 Sheeps Brewing Co.
Cedar Springs Brewing Company Rockford Brewing Company Kuhnhenn
Constantine Brewing Company Old Nation Brewing Company Beards Brewery
Mobcraft Beer Schmohz Brewery Elk Brewing
Founders Brewing Grand Armory Brewing Stormcloud Brewing Company
Big Hart Brewing Co. Brewery Vivant White Flame Brewing Co.
Newaygo Brewing Co Arcadia Ales Oddside Ales

 

Burning Foot Beer Festival

Burning Foot Beer Festival

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Sep
2
Sat
Marquette Area Blues Fest
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 4 @ 9:00 pm

Marquette Area Blues Fest

The Marquette Area Blues Society (MABS) was born July 4, 2003 during the annual fireworks display in Marquette at the Lower Harbor Park. Founding members Terry Klavitter, April Lindala and Walt Lindala always enjoyed the sights and sounds of what Marquette had to offer, but they continually asked – “Why doesn’t this town have a blues festival?”

Marquette’s residents love music and they love a good time – it just made sense.

But how to get started? The trio put an announcement in the local papers and soon a meeting was held. The first society meeting took place July 23rd, 2003 at the Peter White Library in Marquette. Since that first meeting, interest has multiplied. MABS has nearly 120 paid members and several other people who volunteer for the society.

Interest has continued to grow and we are now a full-fledged 501c3 registered non-profit agency that produces an annual blues festival in downtown Marquette, generates regular newsletters for members and sponsors, hosts a monthly educational blues series in collaboration with the Peter White Public Library in Marquette and routinely brings in nationally touring blues acts for special performances.

Our mission is to promote the appreciation of blues music & culture in the Upper Peninsula.

The Blues Fest takes place during Labor Day Weekend – September 2nd – September 4th.

Blues Fest

Blues Fest

Blues Fest

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Sep
22
Fri
Bessemer’s 38th Annual Pumpkinfest
Sep 22 @ 12:00 am – Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm

Bessemer Pumpkinfest

Bessemer Chamber of Commerce hosts an Annual Pumpkinfest from September 22nd – September 25th, 2016. You’ll find activities for the whole family at the Bessemer Pumpkinfest.

Events include:

Raffles, poker run, carnival rides, food & vendor booths, games & contests, petting zoo, pumpkin pancake breakfast, craft fair, Klassic Kruiser’s Car Show, antique tractor display, helicopter rides, ventriloquist Dave Parker and Skippy at Pumpkin Square, pumpkin decorating contest, pumpkin bingo and bowling, pet costume contest, live music, and much more!

Bessemer Pumpkinfest

Bessemer Pumpkinfest

Bessemer Pumpkinfest

Bessemer Pumpkinfest

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