Can’t-Miss Metro Detroit Summer Festivals, Fairs & Carnivals

Modified: July 07, 2022 | Photos by Michigan Peach Festival of Romeo, Joe Vaughn

Car Festivals

We couldn’t really call ourselves the Motor City without having a celebration like Autopalooza, a series of auto events throughout metro Detroit. From classical car events, adrenaline-pumping races, to cutting-edge car design, you’ll soak up The D’s rich automotive history.

Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix
FireKeepers Casino 400 NASCAR Weekend
Eastpointe Cruisin’
EyesOn Design Automotive Exhibition
Motor Muster
Sloan Museum Auto Fair
Cruisin’ Downriver
RM Auctions Vintage Motor Cars
Concours D’Elegance of America
Clinton Township Gratiot Cruise
Back to the Bricks Cruise Weekend
Woodward Dream Cruise
Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Weekend
Cruisin’ Hines
The Old Car Festival
Orphan Car Show

Food Festivals

Whether you prefer fruit or fried goodness, our festival lineup will fulfill every foodies’ fix.

Taste of Dearborn
Pierogi Fest
Ribs and R&B Music Festival
Michigan Peach Festival of Romeo
Art and Apples Festival

Art and Music Festivals

Summer sunshine pairs well with art and live music. Stroll art fairs for unique finds and dance the day away at metro Detroit’s art and music festivals.

Detroit Paradise Valley Music Festival
Buy Michigan Now Fest
Arts, Beats & Eats
Detroit Jazz Festival
Dally in the Alley
Detroit Design Festival

Patriotic and Pride Festivals

Flags will wave, parades will weave through the streets and fireworks will light up the sky at these patriotic and pride festivals.

Motor City Pride
Canton Liberty Fest
Stars & Stripes Festival
Farmington Founders Festival

Cultural Festivals

The D is a cultural hub. Immerse yourself in the traditions that shape the heritage of metro Detroiters.

Arab and Chaldean Festival
African World Festival

Festivals from Another Time

Catch a jousting match or a vintage baseball game by taking a trip back in time to these age-old celebrations.

Michigan Renaissance Festival
Northville Heritage Festival

Festivals that Celebrate Water

Geography isn’t the only reason we’re referred to as the Great Lakes state. Visit one of these H20-inspired celebrations to see how water influences the metro Detroit way of life.

Bay-Rama Fishfly Festival
GM River Days
Roar on the River
Quake on the Lake

Old-Fashioned Fairs & Carnivals

There’s nothing quite like the flare of an old-fashioned fair “” the carnival rides, the livestock and of course, the food. Come one, come all!

Oakland County Fair
Armada Fair
Michigan State Fair

Family Fun Festivals

Carnival rides, fireworks and parades take over this list. Throw in some tinkering and airplanes, and your summer outings are sure to be a hit with the entire family.

Windsor Summer Fest
Maker Faire
Thunder Over Michigan
Dearborn Homecoming
Hamtramck Labor Day Festival


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