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Upcoming summer festivals and outdoor concerts in Metro Detroit and Michigan


Dates and details are subject to change. 

Spring and summer festivals in Michigan

Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island: Lilac Festival Queen and Court, daily walks with lilac experts, cornhole tournament and more in-person and virtual programming. Through June 13. Mackinac Island. mackinacisland.org/2021-mackinac-island-lilac-festival.

Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival: Street party with tents, bands, games and food and beverage. June 10-13. Downtown Frankenmuth. bavarianfestival.org.

Motor City Irish Fest in Livonia: Music, food, dancing and more. 5-11 p.m. June 11, noon-11 p.m. June 12 and noon-8 p.m. June 13. Greenmead Historical Park in Livonia. motorcityirishfest.com.

Asian-Pacific Festival 2021 in Grand Rapids: Celebration of all things Asian-Pacific with food, drinks and performances. June 11-12. Calder Plaza, 300 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids. grasianfestival.com.

Art of Fire: Clay, Glass and Metal Show in downtown Royal Oak: Nearly 60 artists will display their creations at this outdoor show. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 12 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 13. 6th and Main, Royal Oak. artoffirero.com.

Rock 'N' Rides Royal Oak: Live music and carnival rides. 4-11 p.m. June 17-18, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. June 19 and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. June 20. Downtown Royal Oak. rocknridesro.com.

Trenton Summer Festival: Crafts, food and vendors. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 25-26. Downtown Trenton. trentonmi.org

Michigan Rib Festival in Lake Orion: Food, drink, pig races, live music, kids stuff and more. 5-10 p.m. July 1, noon-10 p.m. July 2 and 11 a.m-10 p.m. July 3 and noon-8 p.m. July 4. $5. Canterbury Village, 2369 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion. michiganribfest.com.

National Cherry Festival in Traverse City: A COVID-safe version of the annual festival will include a beer tent, but no air show or concerts. July 3-10. Traverse City. cherryfestival.org.

Wyandotte Street Art Fair: Art, food and more. July 7-10. Downtown Wyandotte. (734) 324-4502. 

Art in the Park in Downtown Plymouth: Juried, outdoor art fair. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 10 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 11. Downtown Plymouth. artinthepark.com.

50th Annual Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair: Art, music and food. July 10-11. Memorial Park, Royal Oak. royaloakarts.com/art-fair.

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair: The original of Ann Arbor's many art fairs. 10 a.m-9 p.m. July 15-16 and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 17. Ingalls Mall and surrounding area, downtown Ann Arbor. artfair.org. 

Faster Horses Festival at Michigan International Speedway: Country music festival with national and local artists. July 16-18. 12626 U.S. Highway 12, Brooklyn. fasterhorsesfestival.com.

Detroit Festival of Books at Eastern Market: Books, food, music and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 18. Shed 5, 2810 Russell, Detroit. detroitbookfest.com.

Grace Christian Music Festival at Lake St. Clair Metropark: Live music, praise and worship, prayer tent, food, kids activities and other family-friendly fun. July 24. 31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Township. gracechristianmusicfestival.com 

Detroit Whiskey Festival in Eastern Market: Sip and sample a variety of bourbons and other spirits. 6-10 p.m. July 30. $50-$85. Shed 5, 2810 Russell, Detroit. eventbrite.com/e/detroit-whisky-festival-tickets-75256788079. 

Milford Memories: Fitness activities, art show, live entertainment and more. Aug. 13-15. Downtown Milford. milfordmemories.com.

Cheeseburger in Caseville: Food, music and outdoor fun. Aug. 13-22. Caseville. casevillechamber.com.

Michigan Mud Jam in Hale: for off-road vehicle enthusiasts. Aug. 17-24. Iosco County Fairgrounds, 3716 M-65, Hale. michiganmudjam.com.

Hazel Park Art Fair at Green Acres Park: Artists, food, vendors and live music. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 28 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 29. 620 W. Woodward Heights, Hazel Park. hpartfair.org.

Detroit Jazz Fest: Free, live jazz festival; TBD if it will be in-person or virtual. Sept. 3-6. detroitjazzfest.org.

Detroit City Dance Festival: Performances, family-friendly events, master classes and more. Sept. 8-10. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward, Detroit. detroitdancecityfestival.com.

Motor City Pride: Parade and festival celebrating the LGBTQ community. Sept. 18-19. Hart Plaza, 1 Hart Plaza, Detroit. motorcitypride.org. 

DIY Street Fair in Ferndale: Art, crafts, music, food and more in downtown Ferndale. Sept. 24-26. Near E. Nine Mile and Woodward, Ferndale. ferndalediy.com.

Upcoming outdoor concerts in Metro Detroit

The Aretha Franklin Ampitheatre

2600 Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-0292. thearetha.com

Sheila E. and Monica Blaire, July 7

Avery Sunshine and Mike Phillips, July 14

Kirk Whalum and Keiko Matsui, July 21

Gerald Albright, Kim and Kayla Waters, July 28

PJ Morton, Aug. 4

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, the Hamiltones and Mumu Fresh, Aug. 11

Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle, Aug. 18

Will Downing and Lin Roundtree, Aug. 25

Najee & Friends, Sept. 1

Incognito and Maysa, Sept. 8

Kindred the Family Soul and Rahsaan Patterson, Sept. 15

Damien Escobar, Sept. 22

Crofoot Festival Grounds

1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. thecrofoot.com

Big Gigantic, June 12

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, June 18-19

Subtronics, June 25-26

Blunts & Blondes, July 10

12th Planet, July 24

Iliza, July 25

Sad Summer Festival with All Time Low and more, Sept. 11

Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill

14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights. 313Presents.com

Jamey Johnson with Whiskey Myers, June 26

3 Doors Down, Aug. 7

Lindsey Stirling, Aug. 12

Deftones, Aug. 15

Hot 107.5 Summer Jamz with Sada Baby and more, Aug. 21

105.9 KISS Block Party with Dru Hill and more, Aug. 22

Boyz II Men with En Vogue, Aug. 26

Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane, EPMD, Furious5 featuring Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio, Sugarhill Gang and UFTO’s Kangol Kid, Aug. 28

Summer White Concert, Aug. 29

Brothers Osborne, Sept. 4

311, Sept. 16

Primus: A Tribute to Kings with Wolfmother and the Sword, Sept. 22

Blackberry Smoke, Sept. 24

Needtobreathe, Oct. 1

Glass Animals, Oct. 2

DTE Energy Music Theatre

33 Bob Seger Drive, Village of Clarkston. 313Presents.com

Chicago, July 25

The Black Crowes, July 29

James Taylor and His All-Star Band with Jackson Browne, Aug. 1

Chris Stapleton, Aug. 6-7

Dave Matthews Band, Aug. 11

99.5 WYCD Hoedown with Lady A, Aug. 13

Ted Nugent, Aug. 14

Kings of Leon, Aug. 15

Daryl Hall and John Oates, Aug. 21

Maroon 5, Aug. 23

Korn, Aug. 31

Kiss, Sept. 1

The Doobie Brothers, Sept. 2

Dead & Company, Sept. 10

Brad Paisley, Sept. 11

Alanis Morrissette with Garbage and Liz Phair, Sept. 12

Jonas Brothers, Sept. 14

Riff Fest with Rob Zombie and more, Sept. 18

Riff Fest with Megadeth and Lamb of God and more, Sept. 19

Alice Cooper, Sept. 25

Zac Brown, Sept. 30

Slipknot, Oct. 2

Dierks Bentley, Oct. 7

Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

160 Festival Drive, Rochester Hills. 313Presents.com

Cavalleria Rusticana: In Concert (Michigan Opera Theatre, June 12

Jason Mraz, Aug. 8

Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe and Bethel Music, Aug. 14

Counting Crows, Aug. 15

Modest Mouse, Aug. 20

King Crimson, Aug. 28

Quinn XCII and Chelsea Cutler, Sept. 10

Wildwood Amphitheater

2700 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion. https://Orion.Events

Eliza Neals, June 10

North Oakland Concert Band, June 22

Pazman Super Sessions, June 24

Interstate 90s, June 26

Lake Orion High School Band, June 29

Fifth Amp Fuse, July 6

Kenny Parker with Jimmy McCarty, July 8

Country Fest, July 9-10

Rock Harley as Johnny Cash, July 13

Wayback Machine, July 22

Salute to Etta James with Bobby Murray and Tosha Owens, July 22

Byron in Motion, July 24

Dave Bennett Trio, July 27

The Island Guys, Aug. 3

Laura Rain and the Caesars, Aug. 5

Dedicated Laser Show, Aug. 6-7

Shout! Beatles Tribute, Aug. 10

Alice Cooper Tribute, Oct. 29-31

The Adell Center

43700 Adell Center Drive, Novi. adellcenter.com

Alexander Zonjic and Lin Rountree, July 9

Alexander Zonjic and Evan Garr, July 16

Alexander Zonjic and Urban Jazz Coalition, July 23

Kellogg Park

W. Ann Arbor Trail at S. Main, Plymouth. downtownplymouth.org

Bobby Murray Band featuring Lenny Watkins, June 4

Dale Hicks, June 11

Chris Canas, June 18

Atomic Radio, June 25

Mainstreet Soul, July 2

The Shawn Riley Band, July 16

Magic Bus, July 23

Larry Lee and the Back in the Day Band, July 30

Power Play Detroit, Aug. 6

Geff Phillips and Friends, Aug. 13

Steve King and the Dittilies, Aug. 20

Bugs Beddow & the Good Stuff, Aug. 27

The Randy Brock Group, Sept. 3

The Whitney Garden Party

4421 Woodward, Detroit. thewhitney.com

Jill Jack, June 17

Twistin’ Tarantulas, July 15

Olivia Dear, Aug. 19

Heritage Park Amphitheatre

1150 S. Canton Center Road, Canton. cantonfun.org

Lookin’ Back – Bob Seger Tribute, June 17

Air Margaritaville, June 24

The Oneders, July 8

Kari Holmes, July 15

The Third Degree, July 22

Jovi, July 29

Wag the Dog, Aug. 5

Downriver Dan, Aug. 12

Circle of Sound Band, Aug. 19