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May
25
Fri
Alma Highland Festival @ Alma College
May 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Alma Highland Festival @ Alma College | Alma | Michigan | United States

The Alma Highland Festival and Games first began in 1968. This year celebrates our 50th annual Highland Festival and Games.

Print the 2018 schedule of events. 

To Celebrate our 51st year, gate admission is $10.00 per day pass until April 30; May 1st through Festival weekend, passes are $15 per day pass. (Effective 2018: we no longer offer 2-day passes.)
Kids 5 and under get in Free

When purchasing tickets at the gate, we accept cash, check, or credit card.

No Refunds or Exchanges
Rain does not dampen our Festival spirit. Our policy is, and always has been, that ” the Festival must go on!” This means you may want to pack some rain gear and sunscreen because we will continue rain or shine.

May
26
Sat
St. Ignace Native American Festival @ Museum of Ojibwa Culture
May 26 @ 10:00 am – May 27 @ 2:00 pm
St. Ignace Native American Festival @ Museum of Ojibwa Culture | Saint Ignace | Michigan | United States

Celebrating a heritage that is rich in diversity and creativity, the St Ignace Native American Festival promises to be a thrill for the senses. Hear the sounds of drums, see the expressive dances, and taste the traditions that were literally hundreds of years in the making — all at this one incredible event. The smell of sacred medicines and the feel of birch bark, porcupine quills and other materials used for both function and artistry are also part of the experience. The event is held on the grounds of the Museum of Ojibwa Culture and festival activities are free to all visitors.

May
27
Sun
Antrim County Petoskey Stone Festival @ Barnes Park
May 27 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

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.

Events include: 

  • 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

 

Petoskey Stone Festival

Petoskey Stone Festival

Petoskey Stone Festival

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Jun
1
Fri
62nd Annual Mancelona Bass Festival @ Mancelona, Michigan
Jun 1 – Jun 4 all-day

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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Festival of the Arts @ Downtown Grand Rapids
Jun 1 – Jun 3 all-day
Festival of the Arts @ Downtown Grand Rapids | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States

A Celebration of the Arts in West Michigan

In 1969, Alexander Calder’s La Grande Vitesse was installed in front of City Hall in downtown Grand Rapids. The 43-foot-tall, vibrant red stabile, which became known as “The Calder,” inspired a celebration – one that’s grown to encompass most of downtown Grand Rapids.

Festival of the Arts is a FREE three-day community event that features several stages of performances, a juried Regional Arts Exhibition, and dozens of food booths run by non-profit organizations. Plus, creative activities for children and adults to enjoy making their own art as well as purchasing art from West Michigan artists. Every purchase at Festival from food to art to t-shirts and posters gives back to the West Michigan community.

Festival draws hundreds of thousands of people each year to celebrate the arts and kick off summer.

36th Annual Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival @ W K Kellogg Airport
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 6 @ 11:00 pm

BalloonsCelebrating 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).

Battle Creek Half Marathon & 5k

FMX

Battle Creek SPEED FEST 1/2 Mile Race - July 1 - 4

Great Lakes Timbershow

Jun
2
Sat
B-93.7’s Birthday Bash @ Fifth Third Ballpark
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
B-93.7's Birthday Bash @ Fifth Third Ballpark | Comstock Park | Michigan | United States

iHeart Media announced that the concert will now be a one day, and will take place at the Fifth Third Ballpark in Grand Rapids on June 2, 2018.

10th Annual Stars & Stripes Festival @ Freedom Hill County Park
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 5 @ 11:00 pm

Stars & Stripes Festival

Stars & Stripes FestivalStars & 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:

Carnival

Fireworks

Exotic animal exhibit

Dog show

Petting zoo and bird encounter

BMX

Pig Racing

White Tigers

 

Stars & Stripes Festival

Stars & Stripes Festival

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Manistee National Forest Festival
Jun 2 @ 5:57 pm – Jun 6 @ 6:57 pm

Manistee National Forest Festival

This is the signature festival for the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce.  Hosted every year over the 4th of July/Independence Day Holiday, the Manistee National Forest Festival is a Manistee County tradition stretching back 80 years.
Drawing thousands of tourists to the area along with many residents returning with ties to the community, this festival embodies the idea of “Community” that so many love about this area.  Each year, the Forest Festival highlights events such as the Manistee World of Arts & Crafts, Independence Day Parade, Fireworks over Lake Michigan, Festival Marketplace, carnival and much more!

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 2016forestfestival@gmail.com 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 2016forestfestival@gmail.com by June 3, 2016 by 5 pm.


 

Manistee National Forest FestivalA 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.

For information email 2016mockrock@gmail.com.  Applications may also be mailed to: Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce, 11 Cypress St., Manistee, MI 49660.

 

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Henry Ford’s Salute to America @ The Henry Ford
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 5 @ 10:00 pm

Your experience includes

Drum and Fife Parade

Live Preshow Music

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Concert

Cannon Fire

Amazing Fireworks Finale

Discounted Pricing for Members of The Henry Ford

Additional Event Information

The location of the concert stage is in Walnut Grove (approximately 1/2 mile from the front gates of Greenfield Village). Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. This is a rain or shine event – prepare for a wide range of temperatures.

Lawn seating only. Bring folding chairs or lawn blankets.

Wheelchairs can be rented, but must be rented in advance of the event. View the event website for additional details.

Bring a camera; photography is allowed in all areas of the Village.

Ticket Prices

VIP TICKETS (special parking and seating package) $75 PER PERSON

  Member Non­member
Adult $21.25 $25.00
Youth (5-12) $13.25 $15.50
Children (4 & Under) FREE FREE

For parking and driving directions, click here.

Salute to America

Salute to America

Salute to America

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