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

Grade 6-8. Take your acting to the next level! Using scene work and monologue you will improve comedic timing, commit to characters, break down …more

Join us for the 10th annual Artfest 55 festival celebrating Michigan’s visual artists, writers, and performing artists aged 55 and over. Achie …more

Grades 3-5. Roll, pinch, coil and throw yourself into the medium of clay. Students will learn many different ways to manipulate clay by using h …more

Grade 3-5. NEW! Hone your vocal skills as you learn choral techniques in this one week intensive. Perform a song you learned at the end of the …more

During their week, campers will get to design and build a diorama or miniature room, complete with their own handmade furniture, work on a project i …more

The world’s best female golfers will head to the Great Lakes Bay Region and #TeamUp to compete in the inaugural Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational …more

GRADE 3-5. Students will explore the basic techniques of sketching and drawing. Render objects, landscapes, animals and people using pencil, ch …more

Kicking off the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational week is the two-day Eat Great Food Festival featuring samples of beer, wine, and signature dishes f …more

Our Eat Great Restauant Week highlights the best eateries across the Great Lakes Bay Region for two full weeks!   Participating restauran …more

GRADE 3-5. NEW! Join our Instrument Petting Zoo Summer Camp to explore all of the band and orchestra instruments in hands-on way! Students will …more

Grades 1st-2nd. Dive into the magical world of artist Paul Klee as we learn about basic art concepts including line, color and expression. Camp …more

Grades 3-5. Uncover the hidden secrets behind legendary monsters like witches, the Loch Ness monster or Big Foot. This camp is sure to be a ghoulish t …more

Grades 1st-2nd. Blast off into space as we explore the sun, earth, moon and solar system! Learn about what it takes to become an astronaut duri …more

In this nine-week course you will work in the Dow Gardens and some new locations experiencing the beauty of nature while transferring your feelings …more

Grade 1st-2nd. We'll explore different rhythm instruments each day and lerarn to play rhythm patterns as an ensemble. This camp is great for an …more

Recurring Events

In celebration of 100 years, this special exhibit features the history of the Bay County Historical Society and some of the unique items that have b …more

*New Location - in the outdoor pavilion at SVRC Marketplace.  Here at the Market we strive to bring you the best fresh produce, locally gr …more

This exhibit will explore China and Japan, each with their own a unique cultures, languages, cuisines, customs and traditions. The exhibit will show …more

This exhibition is organized by Hollingsworth Fine Arts. Museum Hours: Monday-Friday: 11:00 am-5:00 pm Saturday: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm. …more

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing with this special temporary exhibit of images, video and artifacts that recount the Apollo …more

Origami in the Garden is an outdoor sculpture exhibition, created by Santa Fe artists Jennifer and Kevin Box, that captures the delicate nature of t …more

Themed experiments, games and crafts throughout the Visitor Center will highlight the unique characteristics of each ecosystem. Themes change bi-wee …more

This exhibition is toured by Mid-America Arts Alliance. Museum Hours: Monday-Friday: 11:00 am-5:00 pm Saturday: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm. …more

Built in 2010, the 6.5-mile, self-guided, one-way auto route meanders past forests, grasslands, marshes, open water pools, and the Shiawassee River. …more

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