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Metro Detroit Festival + Fair Guide

See the city from atop a Ferris Wheel, eat food off a stick, watch unique entertainment performances and make memories that last a lifetime at a local festival or fair.


Northville Carnival

Thursday, May 9 –  Sunday, May 12

@ Northville Downs

The Northville Chamber is happy to invite back Elliott’s Amusements for the 2019 Spring Carnival. For over a decade, Elliott’s Amusements has served the state of Michigan at many varied events. They specialize in providing family entertainment in a safe, clean and exciting atmosphere. The midway has something for everyone. Their goal is to provide fun for the whole family… memories in the making.


Detroit World Outreach Carnival

Thursday, May 16 – Sunday, May 19

@ Detroit World Outreach

From the happy tunes of the Merry Go Round, the twists and turns of the Cortina Bobs, to the tummy tickles of the Sea Ray, our attractions will please the smallest of patrons to thrill seekers of any age.. Sugary Elephant Ears, Buttery Popcorn and Spicy Sausage are always on the menu.


Berkley Days

Thursday, May 16 – Sunday, May 19

@ Downtown Berkley

Berkley Days is a celebration of one of the greatest little cities in metro Detroit. It has taken place for over 90 years. It is a tradition that signals the end of the school year and the start of summer with carnival and pony rides, music, a craft show and bike parade.


Greater Rochester Heritage Days

Saturday, May 18 – Sunday, May 19

@ Rochester Municipal Park

This two-day festival features a huge variety of activities including an arts and craft show and sale, Rochester Lions car shows, live music, Civil War reenactments, demonstrations, antique fire trucks, and more.


Novi’s Spring Palooza

Saturday, May 18 

@ Novi Civic Center

Jump into spring with Novi’s Spring Palooza on Friday, May 18! Get ready for a wide variety of games, live entertainment, inflatable obstacle courses, free food, hands-on demonstrations from the Novi Police and Fire Departments, and so much more!


Wixom Founders Day

Sunday, May 19

@ Gibson House, Wixom

Celebrate the city of Wixom with a pie eating contest, farm animal show, Antique & Classic Cars and Tractors, pony and train rides, Lumber Jack & Sheepshank Sam, an art station, inflatable bouncers and more.


St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair

Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27

@ Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Campus

Enjoy carnival rides, authentic Polish and All-American favorites, dancing, music, and entertainment at Michigan’s largest Country Fair! Also enjoy unique shopping opportunities from Polish pottery and t-shirts to tattoos and handmade jewelry handbags. There is also a kids area that features face painting, balloon animals, magic shows, and the opportunity to create unique items.


Michigan Fun Fest

Thursday, May 30 – Sunday, June 2

@ Basilica of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox, Livonia

The Michigan Fun Fest will feature exciting entertainment that includes multiple carnival rides, a casino, lots of live music, and many vendors featuring food booths with fresh exotic offerings. It will be a great time for the entire family!


Milan Fair

Thursday, May 30 – Saturday, June 1

@ Wilson Park, Milan

Milan fair has carnival rides, live music & entertainment (including Singing & Dancing with Trolls’ Poppy and Branch), a vendor market, delicious food and a fireworks display!


Kick Off of Summer 2019!

Thursday, May 30 – Sunday, June 2

@ Wayne County Fairgrounds, Belleville 

Come on down to Wayne County Fairgrounds and kick off summer of 2019! From a Fun Run to a Cornhole Tournament to Motorsports races, there is something for everyone!


Birmingham Village Fair

Thursday, May 30 – Sunday, June 2

@ Shain Park

Your entire family will enjoy four fun-filled days at this year’s Village Fair. Find entertainment, carnival rides, games and food on the streets surrounding Shain Park in downtown Birmingham!



Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2

@ Grosse Ile Municipal Airport

From its very humble beginnings at Westcroft Gardens in 1984 IslandFest has grown to be one of the largest and most well attended festivals in the area.  Annual favorites, like the TAILS auction and Jazzapalooza have been part of the festivities for over ten years. Many activities have been part of the Festival from the start; the Macomb Street Parade, arts and craft show, and the carnival.  


Melvindale Days

Thursday, June 6 – Sunday, June 9

@  Kessey Fieldhouse, Melvindale 

Melvindale Days is held near the Kessey Fieldhouse on the corner of Greenfield and Allen Road. Bring the family and enjoy the Carnival, crafters, live music and delicious food!


Motor City Irish Fest

Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9

@ Greenmead Historical Park, Livonia

The Motor City Irish Fest will feature over twenty Irish bands, five Irish dance groups, pipe & drum bands, an wonderful cultural tent, Ring of Steel (stunt group from Ann Arbor – comedy, fire acts, swords, & audience participation) and an area especially for children of all ages.


Flat Rock Summer Blast

Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9

@  Huroc Park, Flat Rock

The 2019 Flat Rock Summer Blast will take place June 7 – 9th at the beautiful Huroc Park, located along the Huron River in downtown Flat Rock. This years festival will feature three days of family fun and entertainment – including fireworks, carnival rides, Shell Camino Monster Truck rides & shows, incredible live entertainment, large beer tent and great food!


St. Frances Cabrini Parish Festival

Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9

@  St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Allen Park

Save the date – St. Frances Cabrini Festival June 7-9, 2019! Food, raffles, midway, bingo, Vegas room, shuttle parking and much much more.


Canton Liberty Fest

Thursday, June 13 – Saturday, June 15

@ Heritage Park, Canton

Join us for three action-packed fun-filled days that the whole family will enjoy in beautiful Heritage Park. Activities include carnival rides, live entertainment, marketplace and food vendors, the Car & Truck Show and the 6th Annual Liberty Family Fun Run.


Summerfest in Marysville

Thursday, June 13 – Sunday, June 16 

@ Marysville Municipal Park

There will be a large carnival midway, live local music, monster truck rides, a petting zoo, and more fun that the whole family can enjoy!


Riverview Summerfest

Friday, June 14 – Sunday, June 16

@ Young Patriot’s Park, Riverview

The Riverview Summerfest will be held June 14-16 at Young Patriots Park. The Summerfest will feature fireworks, carnival, midway, beer tent, bands, fishing derby, cardboard boat races, 5K Summit Run, a car show and more!


Strawberry Festival

Friday, June 14 – Sunday, June 16

@ St. Anthony Catholic Church, Belleville

The Strawberry Festival in Belleville, Michigan offers something for everyone with three days of nonstop events. The Strawberry Festival celebrates the strawberry season with free special events for the entire family, beginning with Two Midways, beer tent, music and bingo, crafters, magnificent food, strawberry treats, a children’s area and Strawberry Queen.


Lake Orion Jubilee

Thursday, June 20 – Sunday, June 23

@ Downtown Lake Orion

The annual Lake Orion Lions Club Jubilee carnival & fireworks features midway rides, games, live entertainment, fireworks on Saturday night, a beer tent and more.


Detroit River Days

Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 23

@ West Riverfront Park, Detroit

This one of a kind festival takes place along the Detroit Riverfront in West RiverFront Park – the future site of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park. River Days is a celebration of Detroit’s Riverwalk with activities on land and water. Experience all the Riverwalk has to offer, from the jet-ski demos to live music, sand sculptures, delicious eats and much more!


Livonia’s Spree 68

Tuesday, June 25 – Saturday, June 30

@ Ford Field, Livonia

Livonia Spree has something for everyone in the family:  delicious food; great music ranging from Country to jazz; a fantastic family carnival; and of course, the Grand Finale Fireworks Extravaganza on Sunday night.


Taylor Summer Fest

Thursday, June 27 – Sunday, June 30

Elliott’s Amusements is once again the carnival provider for the Taylor Summer Festival. Come out for Hot air balloon display and colorful “glowing” presentation, live music, BBQ food and a fun run.


Trenton Summer Festival

Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 30

@ Downtown Trenton

Over 100,000 visitors, over 200 artists, craftsmen and many of your favorite festival food vendors for our annual Trenton Summer Festival! Detroit Institute of Arts will be offering fun and accessible art-making drop-in workshops! Art projects rotate throughout the year, focusing on current exhibitions, creative work from different cultures, various techniques, and concepts of identity –all designed to be completed within 15 minutes to an hour.


Howell Balloon Festival

Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 30

@ Howell High School

Come on out for the annual Howell Balloon Festival! There will be music, games, food and hot air balloons. Don’t miss out!


Red, White, & Blues Fireworks Festival

Saturday, June 29 

@ Highland Charter Township

Come on out to Highland for their annual Red, White, & Blues Festival! Enjoy live music, different vendors, food, activities for the kids, and a firework show! Don’t miss out on this great day!


Oakland County Fair

Friday, July 5 – Sunday July 14 

@ Springfield Oaks County Park, Davisburg

The Oakland County Fair has a great lineup of events and fun activities for the whole family, including fireworks, demo derbies, Figure 8 racing, Monster Trucks and animals. Plus there are events that last the whole 10 days of Fair. And don’t forget the Carnival rides and all that awesome fair food!


Uncle Sam Jam

Thursday, July 11 – Sunday, July 14

@ Civic Center Park, Woodhaven

The Uncle Sam Jam brings family fun to Woodhaven with fireworks, carnival rides and games, interactive displays and attractions, petting farm and camel rides and FREE concerts all weekend long!


Michigan Lavender Festival

Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 14

@ Blake’s Orchard, Armada

The Michigan Lavender Festival is proud to be a “Made-In-Michigan” Event, featuring over 100 Michigan artists, craftspeople and local area farms. Festival highlights include lavender workshops, wellness classes, U-pick orchard fruit and wagon rides to tour the farm & orchards.


Detroit Kite Festival

Sunday, July 14

@ Belle Isle State Park, Detroit

The Detroit Kite Festival is completely free, and no tickets are necessary. It will feature on-site kite making and kite-related activities, professional kite flyers, with participation from local businesses and organizations.


Melvindale DDA Street Fair

Saturday, July 27 & Sunday, July 28

@ Downtown Melvindale

Come on out for the 8th Annual Melvindale DDA Street Fair! This family-fun event will feature local crafters & vendors, delicious food and live music!


Dearborn Homecoming Festival

Friday, August 2 – Sunday, August 4

@ Ford Field Park, Dearborn

Homecoming offers free stage entertainment, free family activities, carnival rides, lots of food, corn hole tournament, 5K and family fun run, and two nights of outstanding fireworks.


Michigan State Fair

Thursday, August 29 – Monday, September 2

@ Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

The State Fair celebrate the agricultural traditions of Michigan by showcasing fresh produce, live stock and locally produced items. Families can also enjoy a carnival, circus and more!


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About Katie Cramton

Katie Cramton is a recent graduate of University of Michigan-Dearborn and contributing writer for Little Guide Detroit. Born in Flat Rock, she is no stranger to the Metro=Detroit area.  She loves spending her time with her friends and family, as well as exploring Downtown Detroit.


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