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2016-2017
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Michigan Camper
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Jul
8
Sun
Ann Arbor Summer Festival @ Top of the Park at Ingalls Mall
Jul 8 – Aug 3 all-day

Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Ann Arbor Summer Festival Act

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival is an annual three week long event that was created in 1984 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Summer Festival is a celebration of outdoor entertainment, performing arts and community spirit. The event features over 140 scheduled events like:

circus shows
family entertainment
live music from nationally touring acts
dance pieces
comedy routines
theatrical plays

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival features two programs, one indoor and one outdoor, at various venues and spaces across the University of Michigan campus and downtown Ann Arbor. The indoor mainstage includes ticketed performances of world-class music, dance, theater, and comedy. The outdoor program, Top of the Park, offers admission-free concerts, movies under the stars, open-air spectacles, and unique family attractions.

Now entering its 34th season in 2017, the Ann Arbor Summer Festival offers a mix of regional, national, and international artists of all different styles. Presenting over 175 scheduled events each season and attracting a diverse audience of 80,000 people, the festival continues to grow as a major cultural event in the Ann Arbor community.

Shows are offered at various time and various prices. Please see website for more details and schedule of events.

 

Ann Arbor Summer Festival Logo

Ann Arbor Summer Festival Live Music & Dancing

 

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Jul
15
Sun
Michigan Brown Trout Festival
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 24 @ 3:00 pm

Michigan Brown Trout Festival

The Michigan Brown Trout Festival is Michigan’s Best Freshwater Fishing Tournament! The longest running fishing tournament in the great lakes, the largest ladies tournament in the nation. Shooting for the best Walleye tournament EVER. We are run by a few dedicated volunteers and the entire volunteer community of Alpena and surrounding communities. Fish all 10 days and relax to the entertainment well into the night. Over $75,000 worth of prizes. Voted “Michigan’s best small festival” by readers of AAA magazine. 


Activities Include

  • Texas Hold’Em Mini Tournament
  • Neiman’s Family Market & Huron Distributors Beach Night with M-65 Express performing
  • Wine at the Harbor starting at 1 pm
  • Regular Tournament
  • Walleye Tournament
  • Kiddie Classic Fishing Tournament (12-3pm)
  • Teen night
  • Big Five Dive Documentary
  • Honor Alpena
  • Ladies Classic Tournament
  • Annual 108 Bay Bash with Tommy K
  • (One Day) Super Tournament
  • 2nd Annual Bass Classic Tournament

Make sure to view the entry rules for each tournament.

Brown Trout Festival

Brown Trout Festival

Brown Trout Festival

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Jul
20
Fri
2016 National Baby Food Festival – Fremont, MI @ Downtown Fremont
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm

National Baby Food Festival

Each year, more than 100,000 people make their way to Fremont, Michigan, for the annual National Baby Food Festival. While the name would suggest otherwise, this community event has very little to do with baby food. Instead, guests can enjoy three full days of live music, various markets and exhibitions, children’s activities and classic carnival rides. Come join in the family-friendly festivities!


The National Baby Food Festival will kick off on Wednesday, July 20th, with the Kid’s Expo.  It’s an afternoon of fun for children 0 -12 years old, filled with hands on activities, crafts, food, kid’s parade, bike race, and the midway opens at noon.

The National Baby Food Festival takes place in Downtown Fremont.  There are many events and activities for everyone during this four day Festival. You are not going to want to miss the Kid’s Zone, Community Picnic, Baby Crawl, Free Entertainment, Arts & Crafts Show, Farmers Market, Corporate Olympics, Bed Race, Car Show, and many more events, and don’t forget the Grand Parade on Saturday.  Be sure to visit the National Baby Food Festival for a Frog Jumping, Turtle Racing, Hula Hooping, Baby Food Eating great time!

Fremont began having an annual celebration in the 1950’s with the Fremont Old Fashion Days! In 1990 the Festival changes to the National Baby Food Festival allowing our community to celebrate being known as the Baby Food Capital of the World!! The staff and committee members of the festival takes a great deal of pride in providing a festival filled with FUN for all ages. Each year approximately 50,000 people visit Fremont during festival week. Family fun is the key component in the National Baby Food Festival. The city of 4,400 is transformed for one week in July into The Family Fun Capital of the United States!

There is fun for the whole family at the National Baby Food Festival. Don’t miss out!


 

National Baby Food Festival

National Baby Food Festival

National Baby Food Festival

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Michigan’s Mayville Sunflower Festival
Jul 20 @ 7:21 pm – Jul 24 @ 8:21 pm

Mayville Sunflower Festival

The sunflowers are blooming and the whole town is celebrating. Popular events include a mud bog, garage and flea market sales, euchre tournament, inflatable rides, softball tournament, 5k run/walk, modified tractor pulls, beverage tent with live entertainment, concessions, car/tractor/motorcycle show, craft show, bump and run derby, and the best fireworks show in the county. For a complete listing of events please see the Mayville Sunflower Festival website.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

  • Kareoke contest
  • Opening ceremonies

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

  • Garage and yard sales
  • Bike rodeo
  • Baseball game
  • Movie night – “Hocus Pocus”

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

  • Chicken BBQ
  • Crazy cart contest
  • Grand parade
  • Corn hole tournament
  • Softball tournament
  • Tractor pulls
  • Fireworks

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

  • Pancake breakfast at Museum
  • Tractor tour
  • 5k run/walk
  • Flea market
  • Car, motorcycle, and ugly vehicle show
  • Pony rides
  • Bump and run derby
  • Live entertainment

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

  • Kids’ ball tournament
  • Blue Diamond llama, pony, donkey, and train rides
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Firemen’s waterball tournament
  • Cirque Amougus

Mayville Sunflower Festival

Mayville Sunflower Festival

Mayville Sunflower Festival

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Jul
21
Sat
Sunrise Side Wine + Food Festival @ Harrisville Harbor
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunrise Side Wine + Food Festival @ Harrisville Harbor | Harrisville | Michigan | United States

15+ Michigan wineries and 4 breweries. Great music and local food. Annual event, 3rd Saturday in July, Noon – 6 PM @Harrisville Harbor under the big tent

47th Annual Polish Festival – Bronson, MI @ Downtown Bronson
Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm – Jul 24 @ 4:00 pm

Bronson’s 47th Annual Polish Festival

Since 1970, this 3-day event kicks off annually with fireworks and an opening ceremony, complete with door prizes and crowning of Polish Royalty. Polish food and music, a parade, a Polish wedding reception, crafts, talent show, car show, pancake breakfast, fishing tournament, Bingo and sports tournaments fill this weekend with events for the whole family. On Saturday at 1pm, the Polish Festival Parade makes its way through downtown Bronson.

Throughout the festival, enjoy authentic Polish food at the Knights of Columbus, American Legion, Matteson Street Grill & Bar, Smitty’s Pizza, and Bronson Strike Zone!

Vendors, food, and crafters will be downtown all three days!

 

Polish Festival Parade

Polish Festival Parade

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Jul
22
Sun
Grand Rapids Balloon Festival @ Hudsonville Community Fair
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 23 @ 9:00 pm

Grand Rapids Balloon Festival

The 3rd Annual Grand Rapids Balloon Festival will take place July 22 & 23, 2016 at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds!

Hot Air Ballooning is a form of travel that fascinates all ages. RE/MAX of Grand Rapids is proud to work with hot air balloon pilots from across the midwest to make the first ever Grand Rapids Balloon Festival a reality. With balloons that fly for leisure to balloons that race, the balloon festival will be a unique visual treat for kids and adults alike.

The goal of the organization is to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital as well as other local charities around West Michigan.

Activities include Hot Air Balloons, inflatables, kids carnival games, paintings, dunk tank, arts and craft show, farmers market, vendor booths, food vendors, and much much more.


 

Grand Rapids Balloon Festival

Grand Rapids Balloon Festival

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2016 Quake on the Lake – Waterford, MI @ Pontiac Lake
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm

Quake on the Lake

Quake on the Lake has gained a reputation as one of the premier summertime events in/around Oakland County, Michigan since 1999. It has become a “must attend” event for North American Inboard Hydroplane owners and drivers; and since its inception, nearly 330,000 people have witnessed world-record racing performances from the top teams in the industry. The event is the proud to have 19 American Power Boat Association (APBA) records for speed, being set in 5 different racing classes, making Pontiac Lake one of the fastest one-mile race courses in the country!

The 17th Annual Quake On The Lake inboard hydroplane races will have the feel of a WWF Smack-Down with the best Grand Prix drivers from the northeast and northwest battling it out for their place in the record books. These are the “Big Boats”–12’ wide, built of carbon fiber and other lightweight composite materials and weigh-in at around 2,900 pounds. The engines are blown V-8’s based on big block Chevy design, which is supercharged and kicks out 1500 horsepower, burning straight Methanol. It’s the Wild West with the Grand Prix’s; few limitations, beyond the 468 cubic inch engine displacement. From there, it’s “run and gun” for the drivers who can use the ingenuity they want to get a leg up on the competition.

Visit the Quake on the Lake website to review ticket pricing and information.

What to bring:

  • Lawn chairs, blankets, and umbrellas
  • Sunscreen, binoculars, and camera

 

Quake on the Lake Car Show

This year’s classic car show takes on a whole new life! The Flaming Pistons Classic Car Club will be hosting the second annual Quake Classic Car Show. On Saturday from 9-5, classic cars from around the state will be competing for this prestigious title.


 

Quake on the Lake

Quake on the Lake

Quake on the Lake Car Show

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Jul
23
Mon
2016 Summer Beer Festival @ Riverside Park
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Summer Beer Festival

The 19th Annual Summer Beer Festival will host more than 100 Michigan breweries sampling almost 1,000 different craft beers. Food will be available for purchase inside the festival, and guests will enjoy live music from a variety of Michigan bands.

The oldest of the Michigan Brewers Guild’s four annual festivals, the Summer Beer Festival takes place rain or shine in the lovely outdoor setting of Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park in historic Depot Town.

If you’re on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc… be sure to use and follow the event hashtag – #MiSBF16!

Summer Beer Festival

Summer Beer Festival

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Jul
28
Sat
Sound & Sights Festival @ Downtown Chelsea
Jul 28 @ 11:00 pm – Jul 31 @ 12:00 am

Sounds & Sights Festival

Sign up for Chalk ArtSounds & Sights Festival, presented by Golling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Chelsea, is an annual summer weekend event in historic Chelsea, Michigan. The event started over three decades ago and is a highlight of summer that draws visitors from all over the state and beyond.

The two-day, three-night festival features live music and social tent, indie art market, kids’ entertainment and activities, a classic car show, and much more. Each year features exciting changes and annual favorites that keep people coming back again and again. All performances and activities are held  in downtown Chelsea, Michigan.

Sounds & Sights Festival also hosts free concert series every Thursday from June 9th to August 18th!

For information go to www.chelseafestivals.com, or call 734-474-9178.


Thursday, July 28th

  • Sounds & Sights music through downtown from 6:30-8:30pm
  • Social Tent opens at 6pm, live music from 7-11pm, $5 cover
    • Chelsea Spotlight:
      • Cold Tone Harvest
      • The Moxie Strings
      • Ben Daniels Band
  • Food court open on W. Middle Street (5-10pm)
  • SRSLY Cinema movie at dusk, Clocktower lawn

Friday, July 29th

  • Art Market and demonstrations (noon-8pm) East and West Streets
  • Merchant activities and events, visit chelseamich.com
  • Food court on W. Middle Street (5-10pm)
  • KidZone behind Clocktower complex (10am-3pm), activities, entertainment and more!
  • Chelsea Historical Society & Museum acress from train depot (1-4pm)
  • Classic Car SHow down Middle, East, Harrison streets (3-8pm)
    • Live music 5-7pm – The Renegades Rock Band
  • Congregational Church chicken broil on Middle Street (5pm-until sold out)
  • Social tent opens at 6 pm, live music from 7-11pm, $5 cover
    • Country night:
      • Kris Hitchcock
      • Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys

Saturday, July 30th

  • Chelsea Farmers Market (8am-noon) @ Palmer Lot
  • Merchant activities and events
  • Art Market and demonstrations  (noon-8pm)
  • Food court on W.Middle Street (noon-10pm)
  • Pet Parade at the Train Depot (10-11am)
  • Chalk Art Contest & community chalk quilt by Clocktower and Glaizer Building (8am-4pm)
  • KidZone behind Clocktower complex (10am-3pm), activities, entertainment and more!
  • Chelsea Area Historical Society guided walking tour (1pm) at Chelsea Depot. Wear comfortable shoes and plan for two hours. Suggested donation of $5 for non-members
  • Social Tent opens at 1 pm, live music from 1-5pm (free)
    • Kielbasa Kings – 1:30-4:30 pm
  • Social Tent reopens at 6pm, live music form 7-11pm, $5 cover
    • Dance Party
      • 13th Floor
      • The Phoenix Theory

Sound & Sights Festival

Sound & Sights Festival

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