The Ultimate 2022 Guide of August Michigan Events, Festivals, Fairs, Farmer's Markets, Sunflowers, Art Fairs and Best Things to Do in Michigan This Weekend With Kids (+Music and Blueberry Festivals This Summer)

August Michigan Events and Things to Do |  By Sherry Trautman | | Last updated: Aug 27, 2022

The ULTIMATE SOURCE of 2022 August events in Michigan, music festivals and fun things to do in August! 

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Destinations: DetroitTraverse CityFrankenmuthAnn ArborKalamazooPetoskeyCharlevoixHoughton LakeMidland, South HavenSt. JosephGrand RapidsMarquette, Northern Michigan, Upper Peninsula and more!    

Plan your August Michigan trip or vacation around our inspiring festivals, farmer's markets, u pick farms and events!

Don't miss all the incredible Sunflower festivals!   And go picking in the best sunflower fields in Michigan!

FYI, August is peach picking season and raspberry picking!

August Michigan events are full swing!  BBQ's, picnics, hiking, fireworks, blueberry festivals, boating, sailing and exploring is at its max! Plus, there are lots of festivals in Michigan and lots of summer events!

Traveling Michigan in August is absolutely stunning as our State Parks are lush and green, our lakes are warm and sparkling, and our state is RIPE for discovery! 

Farm markets, zoos, beach towns, festivals and museums are waiting for your visit.  Let's travel Michigan together! There are so many things to do in Michigan in August this weekend!

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Get ready to pick blueberries July through mid August!!

What is there to do in August Michigan for 2022?

There are so many summer events in August Michigan!  Blueberry festivals, live music, sidewalk sales, rib festivals, Woodward Dream Cruise and car shows galore! Plus, August is ripe for picking blueberries and peaches! Keep reading to see what there is to do in Michigan in August!

THE BEST August Michigan Events-2022

Michigan Summer Events Continuing From Previous Months...

There are so many awesome August Michigan things to see, do and explore!! No way you will be bored traveling Michigan this summer! Lots of events happening this August!

  • Rollin’ on the River, Fridays June 10 - August 26, 2022 | 6:30 pm-9:30 pm. Start every weekend of summer with live music on the Allegan Riverfront! Rollin’ on the River is a free, weekly Friday night concert series on the Allegan Riverfront Stage featuring touring musicians from across the country. Two hours of live music! 
  • Van Gogh The Immersive Experience Grand Rapids - Location 555 Center Dr NW, Grand Rapids (next to Hobby Lobby).  20,000 sq ft displays Van Gogh’s breathtaking works of art. Free on-site parking. Ongoing through October 15, 2022 on select days. Buy your tickets early.
  • Middleville Market - Every Friday, Mid-May through Mid-October, 3:00pm-7:00 pm at the Middleville Community Pavilion, 91 E. Main Street. Fun August Michigan market!
  • Movies Under the Stars, DDA Amphitheater at Sesquicentennial Park, Middleville, MI.  Held the second Saturday of the month, June-August, 8:30 pm. Local churches provide free concessions and admission to the show is free.
  • Dahlia Hill-2809 Orchard Dr, Midland, MI, View eight exquisite terraces planted yearly with 3,000 dahlias - over 300 varieties late July through October. A favorite August Michigan event! ;)  Free to visit and the gardens are maintained by volunteers!
  • Steamboat Park Live Music CruisesPublic cruises will begin in mid-June 2022 through most of September. Come aboard The Grand Lady for Live Music Cruises, Sightseeing Cruises, and Private Charters on the Grand River. The Riverboat is located just minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, at Steamboat Park.  825 Taylor St, Jenison, MI 49428 (Grand Rapids). Fun August Michigan event for the whole family!
  • Tours of the Historic Dougherty Mission House, Tours TBD Location: Peter Dougherty Mission House, 18459 Mission Rd. Traverse City, MI. Friday & Saturday: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM; Sunday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Small fee. Awesome August Michigan event!
  • Live Music at St. Ambrose Cellars, Throughout the month of August, 841 Pioneer Rd. Beulah, MI 49617. Check their website for dates and times. So many fun things to do in Michigan!
  • Historic Biking Tours of Sleeping Bear, Throughout August, Time: 9:30 am – 12:00, check their website for booking and dates.  Miles:  Approx. 5.5 miles, See the gorgeous cultural landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes while riding the Heritage Trail and scenic, rural roads of Port Oneida past farms and pastures. You will stop at  seven locations of interest, see unique views of Lake Michigan, and get inside some of the farm buildings. 
  • Other tours include: Farm to Farm Bike Tour, Biking Through Time: Glen Arbor to Glen Haven and Off the Beaten Path: Bike and Hike. This is one of our favorite things to do in Michigan in August. 

  • Tall Ship Manitou Sails - So many different cruises to choose; Moomers Ice Cream Cruise, Evening Sails, Brunch Cruises, Dinner Sails and more! Book on line for May, June, July, August and September sailing dates. 13258 S West Bay Shore Dr. Traverse City, MI.  Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Price: Visit their Website to book!
  • Bike the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail! If you have your own bike (or you can rent one from "The Cyclery"), ride the hard-surfaced, non-motorized, multi-use trail reaching 22 miles between Empire and through Glen Arbor up to Bohemia Road. This trail connects Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore attractions and the town of Glen Arbor.  
  • Old Mission Peninsula Wine & Beer Join-In Tours, Traverse City Wine and Beer Tours, Dates: April 14, 2022 - December 29, 2022, Location: Traverse City Wine & Beer Tours, 891 Industrial Cir. Traverse City, MI. Check their website for booking, pricing and details. Fun August Michigan Things to do!
  • Guided Historic Walking Tours of Grand Traverse Commons, April 1, 2022 - October 31, 2022, Recurring daily, Location: The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. 830 Cottageview Drive, Ste 101,Traverse City, MI. Tour schedules vary by day; check website for schedule. So many fun things to do in Traverse City Michigan!

August Michigan Events and Fun Things To Do!

  • Grand Haven Coastguard Festival, July 29-August 7, 2022, 113 N 2nd St, Grand Haven, MI. See Aeroforce (Aerosmith Tribute Band), Simply Queen (Queen Tribue Band), Rock n Hop and so much more this year! This is a fantastic July Michigan festival to attend with family and friends. Carnival, concerts, grand parade, kid's events, craft fair, ship tours, car show and more!
  • Leaman's Sunflower Days - July 28-August 7, 2022, Leaman's Green Apple Barn, 7475 N. River Rd, Freeland MI
  • Sault Summer Arts Festival, August 2, 2022, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on West Portage between Osborn and Ashmun, just south of the Soo Locks in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, MI. 
  • Elk Rapids Harbor Days, August 2-August 6, 2022, Elk Rapids. Craft show, car shoe, fireworks and more! Fun August Michigan event!
  • Nautical Festival, August 2-August 7, 2022, Rogers City, Michigan. Grand parade, carnival, fireworks (Sunday), Big Tent, live bands, clowns, antique and Classic Car Show (Saturday) and juried arts and crafts show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Lansing JazzFest, August 4-August 6, 2022 – Lansing
  • Boyne Falls Polish Festival, August 4-7, 2022,  Boyne Falls. Polka tent, carnival, games, parade, mud run. So much fun!
  • Woodtick Music Festival, August 4-7, 2022, Hermansville, MI. Bluegrass, country, rock, blues and folk music! Two stages, 30 bands! Campsites available. Get your tickets early. 
  • Boyne Falls Polish Festival, August 4-7, 2022,  Boyne Falls. Polka tent, carnival, games, parade, mud run. So much fun!
  • Woodtick Music Festival, August 4-7, 2022, Hermansville, MI. Bluegrass, country, rock, blues and folk music! Two stages, 30 bands! Campsites available. Get your tickets early. 
  • Midland Riverdays + Midland Balloon FestMidland, August 4-7, 2022,  Activities include three days of music, food, entertainment, hot air balloons, and activities for all ages. Enjoy kayaking, zipline, concerts, a beer tent and so much more. See more fun things to do in Midland, MI!
  • Madonna!  August 5, 2023, Concert at Detroit's Little Caesar's Arena.
  • Flower Festival, August 5, 2022-August 7, 2022. Grandpa Tiny's Farm, 7775 Weiss Street, Frankenmuth, MI. A celebration of Frankenmuth's floral season. Enjoy garden tours, flower and art vendors, food, entertainment and beautiful displays, Awesome August Michigan event!
  • Made in Cheboygan Summer Craft Show, August 5, 2022, 12:00 p.m.,  Washington Park, Cheboygan, MI
  • Westview Orchards and Winery's Annual Sunflower Days - August 2022. General Admission Open Daily 10 am -5 pm. Friday Night Sunset General Admission 6-9 pm. Fee. 65075 Van Dyke, Washington, MI.  
  • Michigan Lighthouse Festival, August 5-7, 2022. Marquette's Lighthouse Park. Guest speakers, movies, booths.
  • Allen Park Arts and Crafts Street Fair, August 5-6, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Allen Park. Art, food and fun!
  • Traverse City Downtown Street Sale, August 5, 2022, Downtown Traverse City, MI 49684, 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM. There are so many fun things to do in Traverse City during this August Michigan event.  Plan your next Michigan vacation in Traverse City!
  • Kalamazoo Art Hop, August 5, 2022, Downtown Kalamazoo, MI, 5-8 p.m. We love these free August Michigan events!
  • Annual Havana Nights Summer Charity Soiree, August 5, 2022,  6 PM - 11 PM | 21+ Event, hosted at Roostertail, 100 Marquette Drive, Detroit, MI. This summer edition of the Little Black Dress Charity Soiree, this unique indoor/outdoor gaming and garden party will feature hot Latin fusion music, Monte Carlo style casino games with cold summer themed cocktails, beer and wine!
  • Michigan Lighthouse Festival, August 5-7, 2022, 1 pm-3 pm, Marquette's Lighthouse Park. Speakers, movies, brunch and more!
  • Coloma Glad-Peach Festival, Aug 5-7, 2022. The Coloma Glad-Peach Festival (located just north of I-94 exit 39) is a celebration of gladiolus flowers and peaches, both grown locally. The festival provides three days of family friendly fun for all ages including live music on two stages, a classic car show, two parades and an aerial fireworks display. Join in the Fruitbelt Series featuring a 5K, 10K Run, Walk, Bike, and fun run!
  • Marine City Maritime Days, August 5 - August 7, 2022, Marine City, MI. Chicken Splat Bingo (Yikes!), cutest pet contest, cutest baby contest, music, arts and crafts show, queen contest, car show, sidewalk chalk art contest and more.
  • Vassar Riverfest and Car Show, August 5 - August 7, 2022, Vassar, MI. Plus Vassar Cork Pine Fair 
  • Ship and Shore Festival, August 5 - August 7, 2022, New Buffalo, MI. Live Music, Food trucks, Vendors, Beer Tent and the Lighted Boat Parade 
  • Michigan Taco Fest, August 5 - August 7, 2022, Davisburg, MI. Springfield Oaks County Park (12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, MI) Friday: 4pm-9pm  |  Saturday: 11 am-9 pm  |  Sunday: 12pm-9pm. Get tickets early.
  • Brighton Art Music Festival, Aug 5, 2022 – Aug 6, 2022. Come down and delight in a summer weekend with some shopping, art, music in beautiful downtown Brighton! Friday, August 5, 2022 1:00 PM - 9 PM, Saturday, August 6, 2022, 1:00 PM-9:00 PM. Downtown Brighton, 202 W. Main Street, Brighton, MI
  • Kalamazoo Ribfest! August 5-6, 2022. Kalamazoo, Arcadia Creek Festival Place. There is a fee to enter in the evening- we love this festival! Super fun to pop in for lunch with your co-workers to dispute who has the best ribs!

SUNFLOWERS are blooming this month and here is where to find them!

  • Limberlost Bud Bash- August 6, 2022. Between 5,000-10,000 people flood the South Shore of Houghton Lake for a giant boat party every summer.  Awesome August Michigan event!
  • Melissa Etheridge, One Way Out Tour,  Sat, August 6, 2022, Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Detroit, MI
  • Skip's European Farmers Market, Open each Saturday and Sunday – 9am to 3pm – May 14 thru October 9, 2022.  Beginning Saturday, May 14 and every Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting) stretching through mid-October, great locally produced vegetables, fruits, jellies, jams, salsas, bread, maple syrup, homemade soaps, cut flowers, potted plants, eggs, cheeses, pastries, meats, sausages, fresh-made food products, art, jewelry, clothing and more will be available at New Buffalo European Farmers Market at Skip’s Restaurant. 16710 Lakeshore Rd (corner of Red Arrow Highway and Lakeshore Road), just north of New Buffalo.
  • Hop Riot Beer Fest, August 6, 2022, Bay City, MI. Wenonah Park. Breweries and wineries will serve beer, cider, seltzers and wine 12pm-5pm Saturday 
  • Island Art Fair, August 6, 2022, Grand Ledge, MI. Ledge Craft Lane
    120 S Bridge St, Grand Ledge, MI. Summertime finds the Island on the Grand River bustling with vendors and shoppers during their annual Island Art Fair. Stroll the Island for music, food, beverages and a ride on the Grand Princess Riverboat! No vehicles are allowed on the Island but there is free parking available very close by the entrance to the bridge to the Island. There is a fee to ride the Grand Princess Riverboat: Cruising every hour on the hour, last ride at 3:00 pm.
  • Antiques on the Bluff, Lake Bluff Park, St. Joseph, August 7, 2022, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Awesome August Michigan event!

If you LOVE fairs and carnivals as much as we do, be sure to grab our HUGE list of Michigan fairs and carnivals! Don't miss out on funnel cakes, Ferris wheel rides and baby goats!

It's time to go Peach picking!  Best Places to Go Peach Picking in Michigan.

  • Red Barns Spectacular Car Show and Swap Meet, Aug 6, 2022, Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Over 380 swap meet vendors. More that 1,500 show vehicles with special areas for antique campers, cars for sale, and vintage bicycles. This is one of our favorite things to do in Michigan in August. 
  • Hippies at the Village Festival, August 6-7, 2022,Collette's Vintage & Art Mall  5350 Davison Rd Burton, MI 48509  Art, Joy and Love. The festivals, events and shows are created with the community and interactive art in mind. 
  • Boyne City PirateFest, August 6-14, 2022, Boyne City, queen pageant, entertainment, piratefest parade, drinks, pirates, buskers, mermaids, costume contest and more! See their website for the schedule
  • Zilke Sunflower Festival - Every August, Zilke Vegetable Farm hosts the weeks-long Sunflower Festival. August 8-28, 2022. Address: 12491 Carpenter Rd, Milan, MI 48160. Awesome August Michigan festival!
  • Kids' Summer DIY Craft Camp - August 8-12, 2022. 9 AM – 12 PM, Hammer & Stain West Michigan, 3901 Chicago Dr, SW Suite 109, Grandville, MI. Perfect way for your kids (7+) to get creative this summer! One to two crafts per day! Check their website for more info and to book!
  • Summer Music Fest, August 9-13, 2022 – Frankenmuth: Polka Festival! Mollie B and Squeezebox, New Brass Express, Polka Family Dyna Brass and The Boys are few bands in the musical line up!
  • Harbor Springs Car Festival, August 11, 2022, Zorn Park, 111 West Bay Street, Harbor Springs, MI. The 16th annual Harbor Springs Car Festival is sponsored by the Harbor Springs Chamber Foundation and will be held from 5:30 p.m. to dusk. The event typically attracts 200 vehicles and is free for all entrants and spectators. 
  • National Blueberry Festival  - Aug 11 - 14, 2022 1301 M-43, South Haven, MI.  This is one of our favorite things to do in Michigan in August. 
  • RiverFest - Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm at the patio at Cedar River Lodge, Shanty Creek Resort, Bellaire MI. Live music by Steve Stargardt Trio though out the evening! Cash bar - strolling dinner,  auction, dance, and enjoy the music!

It's time to go Raspberry picking!  Best Places to Go Raspberry Picking in Michigan.

  • Funtown Chowdown Food Truck Festival Frankenmuth, 2023. It’s time for the Funtown Chowdown, Frankenmuth’s Annual Food Truck Festival at Frankenmuth River Place Shops! The fun takes place in the parking lot east of the shopping complex on the second Thursday of the month August 10, and September 14, 2023 

Each food truck festival will showcase special activities and entertainment along with a variety of great food and specialty tap takeovers. Pop on down to Frankenmuth River Place Shops (925 South Main Street, Frankenmuth, MI). Admission: FREE, Chowdown is is one of our favorite things to do in Michigan in August!

  • Port Oneida Fair 2022 (Near Traverse City) - August 12 & 13, 2022 - Take a  step back in time to experience life as it was in the late 1800s-1900s. Take the trolley, hike, bike or drive to the select historic sites where a variety of traditional rural crafts and activities take place.  See over 100 demonstrators! Children can try their hand at crosscut sawing and other farm implements. Horses mowing in the fields while artists create paintings inspired by the cultural landscape. Take in a display of antique bicycles, cameras and phonographs. Learn about basket weaving, soapmaking, butter making,  spinning, and fur trapping.
  • Cheeseburger in Caseville Festival is scheduled for August 12-21, 2022. Parade, live music, parade, fun costumes and fun for everyone! The festivities take place at County Park Amphitheatre in Caseville, at 6400 Main St.
  • Camaro Superfest 2022, Riverside Park, 2 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197, August 12-14, 2022.
  • Saline Summerfest, August 12, 13, 2022
  • Ludington Art Fair - Gold Coast Artisan Fair, August 13-14, 2022 at Rotary Park, 100 N. Harrison St., Ludington, MI. Enjoy over 170 arts & crafts displays for browsing and shopping. You won’t want to miss this quintessential summer experience in Downtown Ludington, featuring woodwork, metals, jewelry, clothing, paintings and more. 

August is the month for juicy Michigan Blueberry Festivals!

National Blueberry Festival  - Aug 11 - 14, 2022, 1301 M-43, South Haven, MI.  This is one of our favorite things to do in Michigan in August. 

Blueberry Festival Craft Fair - August 13 – August 14, 2022, Stanley Johnston Park, 202 Dyckman Ave, South Haven, MI

Wild Blueberry Festival - August 19 – August 21, 2022, 7052 M-123 Paradise, MI

Montrose Blueberry Festival - August 14-21, 2022 (not verified), Montrose, MI

These are incredible festivals in Michigan!

August is the Season for Blueberry Picking in Michigan!

Ultimate Map of Blueberry Farms in Michigan | U Pick  

  • Czaika’s Blueberry Farm- a U-PICK farm south of Tawas City. The bushes are a mid-height variety which usually ripens late July into early August. One of our favorite things to do in Michigan in August is pick blueberries-see great u-pick locations here!
  • Oscoda Rock Fest, August 12 and 13, 2022,  national bands such as Magg Dylan, Tantric, and Saving Abel! Located at Veteran's Memorial Park, 4000 N. Skeel Ave, Oscoda, MI
  • Farmfest, August 12-August 14, 2022, 1865 Roby Rd, Johannesburg, MI 49751.  Music, yoga, workshops, fire circle, drum kiva. Camping available! Get your tickets early for this fun August Michigan music event.
  • Milford Memories Summer Festival, August 12-August 14, 2022. Art show, live music, kids' activities, pancake breakfast, basketball tournament, rock wall and more!
  • Alpena Tractor and Steam Engine Club Festival, August 12-August 14, 2022, Alpena. Live demonstrations of sawmill, shingle mill, threshing, baling and rock crushing throughout each day of the show. We now also have blacksmith, hand poured concrete blocks and woodworking demonstrations. Free admission!
  • Sweetest Heart of Mary Pierogi Festival, August 12-August 14, 2022, Lots of food choices and great bands, 4400 Russell St Detroit, MI. Check out this August Michigan event this weekend!
  • Michigan Full Moon Fest, August 12-14, 2022, Grand Junction, MI. Outdoor Camping and Music. Awesome music featuring Bad Boy Bill and DJ Funk. Get your tickets early for this fun August Michigan music event.
  • Charlevoix Waterfront Art Fair, August 13, 2022,  Many of the nation's finest artists and craftsmen will be coming to the Charlevoix Waterfront Art Fair to exhibit their best works. The Fair draws over 25,000 art lovers to this lovely resort town between Lake Michigan and Round Lake. It is the second oldest juried art fair in Michigan. More things to do in Charlevoix.
  • Urban Salvage Vintage Market, August 13, 14, 2022 at 9-4 pm. Bay City Veteran's Memorial Park. $5 entry fee. Awesome August Michigan event!
  • Michigan Metal Fest, August 13, 2022 Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek. 30+ bands, three stages, two beer tents, showcases rock and metal bands, local, regional, and nationals alike. There are so many things to do in Michigan in August this weekend!
  • Sparta Celtic Festival, August 13, 2022, Sparta Village - Rogers Park, 152 N. State Street. The Sparta Celtic Festival is a free, family friendly event focused on the expression of Celtic heritage. This Michigan festival features music, food, and merchants with a Celtic focus.​ Features three stages, highland games, historical encampments, Scottish clans and more.
  • Bay City’s Urban Salvage Vintage Market, August 13, 14, 2022,  Vets Park, Bay City. Market dedicated to vintage, retro, industrial, antiques and the re-purposed for the collector, decorator and artist in all of us. Fun August Michigan event!
  • Fridays at the Falls, August 19, 2022, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Third Street Waterfall Park, 101 3rd St. Bay City, MI. Grab your chair and head down to the Falls. 
  • Bourbon Brews n BBQ Festival 2022Saturday, August 13, 2022, 6 pm – 10 pm. Waterfront Park on the St. Clair River in Algonac, MI is the hotspot for an evening festival celebrating cold brews, yummy BBQ, smooth & smokey Bourbon, and great live country music! Grab a drink, enjoy games & live music!
  • Chalk Walk Art Festival, August 13, 2022, 11 p.m.-6 p.m. 901 N Water St., Bay City, Michigan. Along Water Street and Center Avenue. There is a competition for youth (ages 7-12), teens (ages 13-17) and adults (18+) if you would like to be involved register soon. Fun August Michigan Things to do!
  • Tour the Tawas Point Lighthouse-Tawas, The Friends of the Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park will be welcoming visitors to the lighthouse for $5 for adults/$2 for children.  Visitors may tour the lighthouse, ask questions, and climb the tower.  A Recreation Passport is required to enter the State Park.  Tawas Point Lighthouse, 686 Tawas Beach Road, East Tawas, MI 48730
  • Calhoun County Fair, August 14-20, 2022, Calhoun County Fairgrounds Marshall, Michigan.  There are so many things to do in Michigan in August this weekend!

SUNFLOWERS are blooming this month and here is where to find them!

  • Midland County Fair, August 14-20, 2022, Midland MI. We love this Midland Fair, so many things to do!
  • Berrien County Youth Fair, August 15-20, 2022, Berrien County Fairgrounds, Berrien Springs, Michigan.
  • Agro Expo - August 16-17, 2022 located at 56-5 N. Findlay Road, St. John, MI. Great way to meet other growers to learn new methods, advancements and technologies.  Meet other Michigan farmers while enjoying in-field demonstrations, educational programs and presentations.  From tillage to crop protection, silage management to irrigation data management to nutrient applications, there is so much to learn at the Agro Expo. 
  • Michigan Mud Jam, August 16-21, 2022, Michigan Mud Jam returns to the Iosco County Fairgrounds in Hale, Michigan.  Come and enjoy a week of mud and mayhem with your friends and family from all over the country.
  • Michigan Fiber Festival, August 17-21, 2022, Fiber related demonstrations plus, attendees can enjoy live music, workshops, antique tractors, and the historic village on the fairgrounds.  We offer unique entertainment for the whole family!  Allegan County Fair, 150 Douglas St, Allegan, MI
  • Woodward Dream Cruise, August 19, 2022, Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI. The official Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise route is a 16-mile radius, running through nine participating municipalities (Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Royal Oak, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac) in the County of Oakland. The Woodward Dream Cruise is the world’s largest one-day celebration of classic car culture that attracts over 1 million visitors, and more than 40,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector and special interest vehicles. One of our favorite August Michigan events, we will be there!
  • Paranormal Lighthouse Tours, at Marquette Maritime Museum and Lighthouse, Marquette, Michigan, 8/19/2022 and 9/16/2022. 7:00 pm for a Paranormal Tour of the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse. Tickets for this fundraiser are $25 each (nonrefundable). Registration required.  
  • Hoxeyville Music Festival is a music festival held in Wellston, Michigan over 3 days:  August 19 – August 21, 2022  This incredible 2022 Music Festival is located within 150 acres of farmland near the Manistee National Forest.  Hoxeyville Music Festival will have two stages featuring national touring artists and incredible Michigan musicians. Fun August Michigan Things to do!
  • Sunflower Festival, August 20, 2022, 9 am -6 pm with music 1-4 p.m. at Uncle John's Cider Mill. See their Facebook or website page for more info.
  • Maple Leaf Farm and Creamery - August 20, 2022, the third weekend of August come out for a customer appreciation day with food from the farm, samples of goat cheese, hay rides and a tour of the goats and the barn. 3060 S 9 Mile Rd, Falmouth, MI 
  • Kalamazoo County Youth Fair, August 2022 pending, Expo Center at 2900 Lake St, Kalamazoo, MI. Awesome August Michigan event for families, friends or couples!
  • Frankfort Art Fair, August 19 and 20, 2022,  46th Annual Frankfort Art Fair to be held in Market Square Park on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan.  Outdoor Fine Art Fair in Frankfort Michigan at 420 Corning Avenue.
  • Middleville Heritage Days-Held annually on the third weekend in August, Heritage Days is a celebration of the history of Middleville with a parade,  Charlie Pullen Memorial Car Show, old fashioned games, a makers market, athletic competitions, live music, food trucks, and more!
  • Keepsake Collection Arts and Crafts Show, August 19, 20, 21, 2022, Zehnder Park, 959 Flint St, Frankenmuth, MI. Fun August Michigan Things to do!

May through September are prime flower picking months!  Find Michigan Flower Farms near you for u pick...glorious tulips, daisies, poppies, mums, sunflowers, lavender!

  • Rubber Ducky Festival, August 19 and 20, 2022, Bellaire. Seriously, who doesn't want to go to a festival filled with cute little rubber duckies?
  • Tie Dye Festival, August 19 and 20, 2022, Howard City. Located in Howard City, MI, Tie Dye Festival is all about good music and good vibes.  It’s a full weekend music celebration of local West Michigan talent. Tie Dye Festival is a summer hidden gem and is a free event for everyone 
  • Lapeer Days Festival, August 19, 20 and 21, 2022. Soap box derby, helicopter rides, arts and crafts show, music, parade, car show and tons more! You will love this August Michigan festival!
  • DeBucks Sunflower Farm Sunflower Festival - August 19-21, 2022, August 26-28, 2022 and September 2-4, 2022. Friday and Saturday 12 pm. - 8 pm.  Sunday 11 am -6 p.m. 50240 Martz Rd, Belleville, MI 48111. Buy your tickets early! They have 15 acres of sunflowers for you to experience. That’s 12 football fields of sunflowers!
  • Wild Blueberry Festival, August 19-21, 2022, Paradise, Michigan.  Arts and Crafts Fair, Blueberry Jamboree, Music, Clowns, Entertainment and food!!!  
  • Suds on the Shore-Downtown Ludington on Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm featuring breweries showcasing their signature craft beer, wine, mead and cider. The festival will include an afternoon of live entertainment and food. Proceeds benefit the United Way of Mason County. 
  • Relix Riot Traditional Hot Rods and Customs Show, August 20, 2022, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Gilmore Car Museum, 6865 W Hickory Rd, Hickory Corners, MI
  • PastyFest, August 20, 2022, downtown Calumet. Car show, parade and pasties! What a fun August Michigan event!
  • ABC Day, August 20, 2022, Main Street, Port Hope, MI. Come out for: Vendors, Petting Zoo, Port Hope’s famous Bean Soup, Snacks, Jail Tours, Fire Hall Tours, Wagon Rides, Putt-Putt Golf and fun games for kids.
  • Saranac Bridge Festival, August 20, 2022, 7 am-11pm, Saranac MI
  • Suds on the Shore Craft Beer and Wine Festival, August 20, 2022,  Ludington 
  • Mustang Memories Car Show, August 21, 2022 Ford Motor Company World Headquarters, 1 American Rd, Dearborn, Michigan

What day is the Woodward Dream Cruise? August 20, 2022

How old is the Woodward Dream Cruise? The Dream Cruise began in 1995 by Nelson House and several volunteers to raise money for a children's soccer field located in Ferndale, Michigan. What a huge success!

  • Visit Michigan Lavender Farms! Lavender Hill Farm, 7354 Horton Bay Rd N., Boyne City, MI has workshops, events, walks and fun thing to do in July and August.
  • Appledore Dinner Sails, 107 5th St, Bay City, MI   Sail the Saginaw Bay! Enjoy the sails, the sunset, and a delicious catered dinner. Friday night sails feature a light BBQ dinner and run from 6p – 9p. Saturday night Dinner Sails are four hours long and many feature live entertainment!  

August is the best time to hit the Best Beaches in Michigan!  Play in the waves, build sand castles, get outside and play with your family!!

  • Michigan Renaissance Festival, Holly Michigan.  Weekends & Labor Day • 10am - 7pm, Aug. 20-October 2, 2022. Located at 12600 Dixie Hwy., Holly, MI.  This is one heck of a great event, we have gone many times!
  • Keepsake Arts and Crafts Shows:
    1. August 19, 20, 21, 2022 - Frankenmuth, Zehnder Park
    2. August 27, 28, 2022 - Uncle Johns Cider Mill
    3. September 16, 17, 18, 2021. Frankenmuth, Zehnder Park
    4. October SVSU
    5. November 12, 2022 - Morey Courts
    6. December 3, 4, 2022 - Clarkston High School
    7. December 10, 2022 - Horizons Conference Center
  • Outdoor Craft & Vendor Show at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons August 27, 2022, 1200 W 11th St Traverse City, MI at 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Price: Free
  • 2022 Mackinac Island Fudge Festival -August 26 – 28, 2022. The Mackinac Island FUDGE festival celebrates the Island’s most famous treat and features a number of fudge-related, fun, family events! Activities include fudge-making demonstrations, fudge inspired food and cocktails, an outdoor movie, family games, and more! Fun August Michigan festival!
  • Michigan Maritime Museum, Rock the Boat! -   August 26, 2022 at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm at 260 Dyckman Ave, South Haven.  Get ready to rock at the Michigan Maritime Museum during the inaugural family-friendly Rock the Boat concert with the 80's cover band "The 1985." The band will rock your socks off with their audacious costumes and musical talent. Proceeds benefit the Michigan Maritime Museum.  Come rock out at an evening of fun, food, music, and dancing!  The awesome food truck Wood, Stock and Grill will be on site and a cash bar will be available with beer, wine, and more! Lawn tickets, dockside high top tables, and VIP event tent tables are all available...get your tickets early! What a fun August Michigan event in South Haven!

  • 28th Street Metro Cruise Grand Rapids, August 26, 27, 2022. 13 miles of awesome cars between Cascade and Grandville along 28th Street. The 28th Street Cruise is the biggest car event west of Detroit! This fun free event draws 275,000+ spectators and participants! Bring your lawn chairs and sit back while vehicles show off their stuff on 28th St. in Grand Rapids.
  • Kalamazoo Balloon Fest, August 26-28, 2022, Gull Meadow Farms, Richland, MI. Come spend the day and enjoy the activities at the farm and the hot air balloons! What a fun August Michigan event in Kalamazoo this summer!
  • Summerfest, August 26-28, 2022, Downtown Hastings. Come out to enjoy Arts and Crafts, Saturday’s parade, Sunday’s Car Show, and the ongoing entertainment. Several sports tournaments and a 5/10k run/walk.
  • Michigan Made Festival - August 26-28, 2022, Canterbury Village, Lake Orion, MI Friday 4 pm -8 pm | Saturday 10 am- 5 pm | Sunday 11 am-5 pm. This festival was created to celebrate all the great things about our state! Showcasing some of the best crafters with Michigan made items, Michigan beers, cider and wine, various food options, and shopping for unique Michigan finds. Live music, entertainment, magicians, Monster Truck “Car Smash” show taking place at 3pm on both Saturday and Sunday, along with Monster Truck rides for children, bounce houses, balloon artistry and much more!
  • Keepsake Collection Arts and Crafts Show, August 27-28, 2022, Uncle Johns Cider Mill for Sunflower Days
  • Allegan Antiques, August 28 2022, 150 Douglas St, Allegan, MI, over 200 vendors!! 8-4 p.m., $4 admission, free parking. It's a blast! What a fun August Michigan event in Allegan this summer!

Ongoing August Michigan Events and Farmers Markets in Kalamazoo, Holland, South Haven, Portage, St. Joseph and Hastings

  • Hastings Live: Hastings City Band | Thornapple Plaza Wednesdays 
  • Wednesday Night Cruise-In | Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners Wednesdays
  • Beats on Bates | Bates Alley, Kalamazoo Wednesdays 
  • State on the Street | Kalamazoo State Theatre, outside Fridays 
  • Friday Night Features | Thornapple Plaza Fridays 
  • Food Truck Friday | Festival Market Square, Battle Creek Fridays
  • Music on the Mall | South Kalamazoo Mall Saturdays 
  • Holland Farmers Market | 150 W. 8th St., Holland Wednesdays & Saturdays 

  • Texas Township Farmers Market | 7110 W Q Ave Tuesdays & Saturdays
  • Kalamazoo Farmers Market | Mayors’ Riverfront Park Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays 
  • Portage Farmers Market | City Hall Parking Lot, Portage Sundays 

  • Battle Creek Farmers Market | Festival Market Square Wednesdays & Fridays 

  • Hastings Farmers Market | 221 W. State St. Downtown Hastings Saturdays & Wednesdays 
  • Richland Farmers Market | Richland Area Community Center Wednesdays 

  • South Haven Farmers Market | Huron St. Pavilion Saturdays & Wednesdays 

  • St. Joseph Farmers Market | Lake Bluff Park, St. Joseph Saturdays

We hope you enjoy our exciting August Michigan events and ideas of fun things to do!

What to do in Northern Michigan in August?

We highly recommend visiting the breathtaking waterfalls in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Grab our guide (with a map) to the most incredible Upper Peninsula waterfalls and how to find them. 

Visit Munising and Munising Falls, Whitefish Point, see the breathtaking natural springs at Kitch-iti-kipi and go on an Upper Peninsula Road trip!

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August is the Month for Michigan Fairs and Carnivals!

If you LOVE fairs and carnivals as much as we do, be sure to grab our HUGE list of Michigan fairs and carnivals! Don't miss out on funnel cakes, Ferris wheel rides and baby goats!

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Event Centers in Michigan

Still bored? Don't forget to check these Michigan event centers/theaters/auditoriums across Michigan for concerts, events, shows or comedy entertainment! 

Here are a few Michigan event centers to inspire you!  

  • Cobo Hall-Detroit
  • Midland Center for the Arts-Midland
  • Dow Gardens-Midland
  • Kalamazoo State Theatre
  • Fire Keepers Casino
  • Soaring Eagle Casino-Mt. Pleasant
  • Wings Event Center-Kalamazoo
  • Miller Auditorium-Kalamazoo
  • Civic Auditorium-Kalamazoo
  • Chenery Auditorium-Kalamazoo
  • Kellogg Arena-Battle Creek
  • LMC Mendel Center-Benton Harbor
  • Franke Center for the Arts-Marshall
  • The Bob-Grand Rapids
  • Van Andel-Grand Rapids
  • Devos Place-Grand Rapids
  • Dow Event Center-Saginaw

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