Blue skies, temps nudging the 80s, the days getting longer – the Michigan summer everyone dreamed of in mid-January is finally here. DTE Energy is helping ensure there’s fun on the agenda every week this summer by supporting free events at Beacon Park in downtown Detroit as well as at dozens of community celebrations statewide.

Opened in 2017 and expecting a million visitors this year, Detroit’s newest public space, Beacon Park  is already among the city’s most popular spots. Save the dates for two free concerts – Metro Detroit’s own, JR JR will kick off the Park’s summer concert series on Saturday, June 16, at 6:30 pm. And, on Saturday, July 21, join in celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Park with international headliners Saint Motel. In the meantime, local DJs will spin contemporary tunes at Beacon Park for Friday after-work parties. Beacon Park will be alive day and night with events and activities all summer long including night markets, food truck rallies and more.

Michigan Elvisfest

The King reappears every July in Ypsilanti at the Michigan Elvisfest where 10 professional tribute artists and a tribute Band offer an Elvis for everyone.

Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire

From engineers and artists to scientists and crafters, the Mini Maker Faire comes to Grand Rapids in August with fascinating hobbies, experiments and projects like this portable foundry.

National Cherry Festival

Cherry Festival, Traverse City, Michigan. Cherry Royale Parade.

Annual Canton Liberty

The 27th Annual Canton Liberty Fest in June is three days of carnival rides, midway games, two stages of live entertainment, a car and truck show, food, fireworks and more.

Festivals, fireworks and celebrations statewide

Check out the 42 community events supported by the DTE Energy Foundation – include a few in your travels and make this your best summer ever!

Lyon Township Kite Festival     June 1-3
Dearborn Heights Spirit Festival     June 6-10
Lapeer Summer Concert Series    June 7 through August 9
City of Monroe Concert Series   June 7 through August 16
4th Annual Back to the Bricks Car Show – Cadillac June 9-10
Canton Liberty Fest     June 14-16
Ellsworth Pig Roast and Fireworks    June 15-16
Belleville National Strawberry Festival     June 15-17
Oak Park Summerfest      June 16
Bay-Rama Fishfly Festival – New Baltimore      June 20-24
Lake Orion Lions Club Jubilee      June 21-24
10th Annual Caseville Country Ribstock                                            June 22-24
Wolverine Lumberjack Festival        June 22-24
Michigan Challenge Balloonfest  – Howell   June 23-24
Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan Log Cabin Day – Alpena June 25
Charlevoix Live on the Lake Concert Series    June 28 – August 23
82ND Manistee National Forest Festival    June 29 – July 4
National Cherry Festival – Traverse City   June 30 – July 7
Alpena July 4th Fireworks       July 4
Allendale 4th of July Celebration      July 4
Lakeshore Art Festival – Muskegon   July 6-7
Michigan Elvisfest – Ypsilanti  July 6-7
Blue Water SandFest – Port Huron July 6-8
Mecosta County Free Fair  July 8-14
Rockford Annual Kids Triathlon  July 14
Baldwin Troutarama    July 18-22
Charlevoix Venetian Festival   July 21-28
Charlevoix Street Legends Car Show July 20-21
AuSable River Festival Classic Car Show – Grayling July 21
Monroe County Fair   July 29 – August 4
Port Sanilac Blues Festival  August 3-4
Dearborn Homecoming August 3-5
Harrietta Blueberry Festival – Cadillac  August 4
Cheeseburger in Caseville Festival   August 10-19
Shelby Township Art Fair   August 11-12
GRandJazzFest – Grand Rapids  August 18-19
Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire  August 18-19
Detroit Jazz Festival   August 31 – September 3
Thumbfest 2018 – Lexington  September 1
ArtPrize – Grand Rapids  September 19 – October 7
Harbor Springs Festival of the Book  September 28-30

 

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