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MARVAC RV Show
28th Annual Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show
October 4-8, 2017 Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi
52nd Annual Detroit Camper & RV Show
February 7-11, 2018 Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi
41st Annual Flint Camper & RV Show
31st Battle Creek Camper & RV Show
March 1-4, 2018 Kellogg Arena, Battle Creek
23rd Port Huron Camper & RV Show
March 22-25, 2018 Blue Water Convention Center, Port Huron
26th Annual Northwest Michigan Camper & RV Show
March 23-25, 2018 Grand Traverse County Civic Center, Traverse City
Northern Michigan’s Premier Comic Con and Pop/Comic Culture Event! Check out a wide variety of Comic Book and Pop Culture Vendors, stroll through Artist Alley and snag some original art, mount an epic campaign in the game room, catch an informational panel or two, or join in on one of our famous costume contests! For the young and young at heart- if you love Comic Books, Movies, Games, Art, Star Wars, Costuming, Pop Culture and Family Fun, we’re Traverse City’s MUST ATTEND event!
Petoskey Stone Festival
The Antrim County Petoskey Stone Festival celebrates one of Michigan’s finest natural resources – the unique Petoskey Stone, Michigan’s official state stone.
Fun for everyone all day long, with the best gem and mineral vendors in the Great Lakes, a free Kid’s Trout Fishing Pond, great food and entertainment music provided by Danny Bellenbaum.
- Petoskey Stone Festival 5k Fun Race – Register here
- Commissioner’s Kids’ Stone Skipping Contest
- Petoskey Stone Hunt
- Drum Social/Dance Group
- U.S. Coast Guard, Air Station Traverse City Water Search and Rescue Demonstration
- Rebecca Lessard and the Wings of Wonder
- Pets that Pull – Sled Dog Demonstration
- 11th annual Betty Dinger Memorial Award
Mancelona Bass Festival, Inc. was started in November of 2007. This group came together in an effort to continue the 52 year tradition of a festival in Mancelona. The Bass Festival is really an extension of the Mancelona community. Over the four day period, June 1-4th, there are a variety of activities that take place in Mancelona, MI.
Thanks to the students from the Mancelona Public Schools art programs for lending their talents to the button design contest.
The buttons will be available for purchase in and around the community of Mancelona and the festival. With the purchase of a button for $3, some events will be free and other events will provide a discount.
Celebrating over 35 years of fun, the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival is hit. This event has been expanded to 6 days for even more family fun and excitement. In the past, the event has been known for being the only air show to host a variety of different flight shows and much more.
The Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival events range from multiple air shows, hot air balloon launches, Skerbeck Carnival, multiple fireworks displays, motorcycle stunt team, Great Lakes Timber Show, Speedfest, concerts, the Battle Creek half marathon and 5k, plus much more.
The Air Show features America’s pride – the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Other air shows include: The 4CE Formation Aerobatic Team ft. Bill Stein (Edge 540), Rob Holland (MXS), Jack Knutson (Extra 300s), Firebirds XTreme Formation Duo (Holland and Knutson), The Hopper Formation Team (L – 39 Jets), Kyle Franklin (Cub) Wing Tip Draggin Comedy act, Paul Stender – New Top Gun Jet Truck and Jet School Bus, Susan Dacy (Super Stearman Big Red), Matt Younkin (Twin Beech 18), and Air Show announcer Phil Dacy. Admission ranges from $5-10 depending on the day. Additional fees, like parking and carnival rides, may apply ($5-25).
Stars & Stripes Festival
Stars & Stripes Festival celebrates its 10th annual event as it returns to Freedom Hill County Park on June 30-July 3. Expect things to be bigger and better than ever! Michigan’s biggest FREE festival will have the biggest lineup of all time with the biggest carnival layout to date!
Music line-up is as follows:
July 1st – Styx WSG Led Zeppelin 2 and Heaven’s Wish
July 2nd – Uncle Kracker WSG Josh Gracin and Jocaine
July 3rd – Seether WSG The Winery Dogs and Ezra
All concerts are free to attend at the Stars & Stripes Festival! However, VIP tickets are on sale now.
Other Stars & Stripes Festival events include:
Exotic animal exhibit
Petting zoo and bird encounter
Manistee National Forest Festival
New this year is the Prince and Princess Pageant for children ages 4 years to 9 years. Download the application starting May 1, 2016 until 5 pm on June 3, 2016. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce, 11 Cypress St, Manistee, MI 49660.
A “Forest Themed” photo taken anywhere in Manistee County (head & shoulder shot would work best) must be submitted in jpg format with the child’s full name on the subject line, location of where the picture was taken stated in body of email and emailed to email@example.com by June 3, 2016 by 5 pm.
A new addition to this years Forest Festival, Mock Rock is a lip syncing competition open to middle school ages and up! Online applications are available starting at 9 am on May 1st, until 5 pm on June 17th, 2016.
Henry Ford’s Salute to America
Salute to America is hosted at Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village from June 30th – July 3rd. July Fourth is the quintessential American holiday. What better occasion for a four-day party? Picnics, games and festive holiday food from our award-winning culinary staff. Plenty of activities for kids, too. But the centerpiece of each evening is a joint concert by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the United States Army Field Band, Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus, the premier touring musical representatives of the United States Army. Stick around for the grand finale, the DSO playing Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, featuring authentic cannon fire and a spectacular fireworks display accompanied by live patriotic music.
Your experience includes
Drum and Fife Parade
Live Preshow Music
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Concert
Amazing Fireworks Finale
Discounted Pricing for Members of The Henry Ford
VIP TICKETS (special parking and seating package) $75 PER PERSON
|Children (4 & Under)||FREE||FREE|
For parking and driving directions, click here.
Festival hours are Saturday 8am-6pm and Sunday 9am-4pm. The Midland Antique Festival is held at the Midland County Fairgrounds at 6905 Eastman Ave., Midland, MI 48642. Admission is $6 per person; children 11 and under are free. Parking is always free! Early Bird buyers are welcome on Fridays before the shows from 10am – 5pm. Early admission is $15 per person (the wristband is good all weekend long). Golf carts are allowed, but must be registered at the main office – $20 registration fee must have proof of insurance.
The Midland Antique Festival also hosts many special interest areas:
- Taste of Michigan and Shop Michigan building
- Shabby Experience and Industrial Way
- Vintage Bigtop
- Coin and Sports Memorabilia
May 6 – May 7
October 7 – 8
The Davisburg Antique Festival is held at the Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg, MI. The address is located at 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg, MI 48350. Hours are Saturday’s 8 am-6pm and Sunday 9am-4pm. Cost is $6 per person, while 11 & under are free! There is also free parking. You will find hundreds of antique and vintage dealers. The Historic Ellis Barn, plus 5 other barns and countless tents open rain or shine, is home to highend antiques! Many dealers specialize in “shabby chic” and upcycled treasures. The festival hosts a Michigan Craft Beer Garden that serves Michigan-made brews and provides the best local entertainment. A huge classic car show also takes place at this location. Need a hand? Helpers are available and will assist moving heavy items to your vehicles!
Did you know? The lake sturgeon is often called a “living fossil”. It’s part of a family of fish that has existed unchanged for more than 135 million years.
The Sturgeon Festival is a family-friendly event, sponsored by Friends of the St. Clair River, centered on providing close encounters with the “Giants of the Great Lakes”. Browse a dozen indoor & outdoor displays with hands-on activities, drop-in a workshop, touch a live sturgeon and other native fish, or take a ride on the exclusive Huron Lady Sturgeon Cruise.
Sturgeon are a fascinating species of fish to see up close. The average sturgeon can weigh up to 150 pounds, grow over 7 feet, and live over 100 years. The St. Clair River ecosystem supports the largest remaining population of free-ranging threatened lake sturgeon. Over 10,000 lake sturgeon call underneath the Blue Water Bridges home which makes it possible to see these majestic fish if given the opportunity.
Run With the Sturgeon 5k Race and 1k Fun Run
Run With the Sturgeon is a 5k race and 1k fun run along the beautiful Blue Water River Walk on the shores of the St. Clair River. Meet the mascot, Seymour Sturgeon, who will be cheering you on! Stick around after the race for the award ceremony and to see a threatened Lake Sturgeon from Lake Huron up close and personal. Race proceeds benefit Friends of the St. Clair River Sturgeon For Tomorrow and Starting Line Youth Running Fund. The race will take place rain or shine! All 5k participants receive a t-shirt. All 1k participants receive a medal.
After a long cold winter, the Enchanted Forest once again is coming alive!
Soon you will be able to walk through the festival gate and into the magical village of Kleeves where you will see fairies and elves, The Duke and his three sisters, fire spinners and belly dancers, comedy theater, archery demonstrations, fantasy characters, the Children’s Knoll, Sir Dan the royal stallion, much music and many merchants too! And a great selection of things to eat and drink in the food court. Come and see us… we will keep the torch lit for you !
Weekends, June 11 – 26
Hours: 11am to 7pm
Rain or Shine
June 10 & 11
When Worlds Collide
(Steam Punk & Cosplay)
June 18 & 19
Magic & Mysticism
(Gypsies & Fairytales)
June 25 & 26
Pillage the Village
(Vikings & Pirates)