Michigan Festivals & Events in the Great Lakes Bay

Whether you're taking in the epic views as towering ships sail into port for 2019 Tall Ship Celebration: Bay City or seeing one of the Midwest's largest fireworks displays set off over the waterfront, there's no denying we know how to do summer festivals here in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay.

From Michigan's largest antique festival in Midland to a waterfront beer & wine fest in Bay City, there are plenty of chances for you to experience some of the top summer festivals in Michigan!

Search upcoming Michigan festivals and events by date or category below, or scope out this week's events in the Great Lakes Bay Region!



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  • Craft Beer
  • Live Music
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"A Rural Perspective: Oil Paintings by Alan Maciag" explores the natural beauty of Michigan’s rural heritage, the wonderland of its …more

This class allows beginners a chance to get started and allows intermediate artists more time for advised practice. The class will include lessons o …more

Grades PreK - Kindergarten. Express you love of animals in this creative camp. Let your imagination run WILD as you create an array of animals …more

Grades 1st-2nd. Explore art through painting, drawing, printmaking and scuplture. Create unique masterpieces limited only by your imagination. …more

Grade 3-5. Become a chemist for the week as you take part in exciting hands-on experiments. Make a slimy polymer, create bubbling chemical reac …more

D.E.A.R. at the Zoo encourages kids to enjoy reading throughout the summer! The Drop Everything and READ event features literacy activities thr …more

Grab your lunch, a blanket or a chair and listen to live music in the dappled shade of the Dow Gardens Birch Grove. Featuring: Allie & Jim …more

Grade 6-8. Explore form, shape, light, shadow and structure as you experiment with charcoal, pencil and pastel. Develop foundational skills as …more

Enjoy a day of literacy at the zoo by attending the 18th Annual D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) at the Zoo, sponsored by the READ Association o …more

Join us and our local Pickleball wizard and instructor Jerry Barz to learn to play Pickleball! It is a paddle sport for all ages and skill leve …more

Looking for something fun with the kids?? Maybe a daddy daughter date? A mother son outing? Come and get creative with us. We will be turning gourds …more

Venture out to see what the buzz is all about at the Homestead Farm! Learn about honeybees and beekeeping practices. Make a bee-themed craft, play a …more

The Market is your one-stop shop for all of your local produce, plants, flowers, honey, meat, Great Lakes fish, cheese, baked goods, kettle corn, ma …more

Toddlers (ages 2 to 5) and their grown-ups will be making friends and bonding over circle time, music, crafts and free play. We will teach numbers …more

Celebrating cinema and capturing the spirit of summer by watching films outdoors, under the stars in downtown Midland. Movies on Main is a part …more

Rick and Dayna love the kids and it shows in their high energy musical performance. They take music, dancing, games, prizes, contests and roll it in …more

GRADES 3-5. NEW! Play the piano in five fun-filled days. Utilizing rote teaching methods, students will learn the basics of rhythm, melody and …more

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out.... $20.00 Date Night Special: 2 tickets, medium popcorn, 2 med …more

Grades Kindergarten - 1st. Explore each aspect of the acting process from creating a character to performing a role in the classic folktale, &q …more

Grades 2nd-3rd. Spend the week learning important theatrical skills like blocking, projecting and character developement. On Friday one hour pr …more

As adults drop children off at our Architecture and Design Summer Camps, they excitedly express a wish to stay and join in all of the fun and creati …more

Enjoy the music of a ten-piece funk/soul band with the funkiest dance music from the sixties to today.   *Rain site: The State Theatre&nbs …more

Bring your own seating, a cooler and enjoy live music! (Country Classic Music) …more

Grades PreK-Kindergarten. Dive into the deep blue sea as we learn about the amazing creatures that live in our lakes, oceans and rivers. We wil …more

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This exhibition commemorates President John F. Kennedy’s private life and public trajectory. And it is one of the most exhaustively researched …more

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