From Monroe to Paradise, Port Sanilac to Ludington and points in between, summer’s the season of food, fun and festivities. Here’s what DTE Energy is doing to make this a great summer across Michigan:

Saint Motel takes the stage at Beacon Park in downtown Detroit for a free Saturday night concert on July 21.

DTE’s Beacon Park keeps summer sizzling with free concerts, family fun days and more

Marking the first year of downtown Detroit’s newest and most popular public space, DTE’s free summer concert series continues at Beacon Park with the Los Angeles-based indie pop foursome Saint Motel performing on Saturday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m. Concert-goers can also play lawn games, shop at Beacon Park’s open air Night Market, sample a variety of food truck offerings and visit Lumen Detroit for dinner, craft beer and cocktails.

Weekend excitement rules every summer Sunday with Family Fun Days at Beacon Park. Starting at 1:00 p.m., from mini-golf and face painting to bouncy inflatables and lawn games there’s free fun on order for everyone. Refuel with savory summer eats and drinks from food trucks and Lumen.

Quinn XCII’s Beacon Park gig is just ahead of his September album release, “The Story of Us”.

Summer Music Festival Favorite Quinn 92 hits Beacon Park on August 18

Native Detroiter Quinn XCII will own the Beacon Park stage for a free concert on Saturday, August 18.  Described by Billboard as “genre-agnostic”, tap into Quinn XCII’s blend of pop, hip-hop, reggae and electronic dance mix and join the legions adding this 25-year-old to their playlists.

Visit for a full list of summer events.

Fairs, festivals, car shows and celebrations statewide

The DTE Energy Foundation is supporting nearly 40 community events across the Great Lakes State through Labor Day weekend. Schedule a few in your travels and make this a summer to remember!


Mecosta County Free Fair

July 8-14

Gaylord Alpenfest

July 10-14

Wyandotte Street Art Fair

July 11-14

Uncle Sam Jam Fest – Woodhaven

July 12-15

Rockford Annual Kids Triathlon

July 14

National Baby Food Festival – Fremont

July 18-21

Baldwin Troutarama      

July 18-22

Highland Park Music Festival

July 19-22

Charlevoix Street Legends Car Show

July 20-21

Sault Ste. Marie 350th Birthday Festival

July 20-22

AuSable River Festival Classic Car Show – Grayling

July 21

Charlevoix Venetian Festival       

July 21-28

Sterlingfest Art and Music Fair – Sterling Heights

July 26-28

Yale Bologna Festival     

July 27-29

St. Clair Riverfest and River Classic Offshore Powerboat Race

July 27-29

Farwell Lumberjack Festival

July 28-29

Monroe County Fair

July 29 – August 4

Elk Rapids Harbor Days 

August 1-4

River Raisin Jazz Festival – Monroe

August 11-12

Blues, Brews & BBQ – Westland

August 3-4

Port Sanilac Blues Festival

August 3-4

Michigan Lighthouse Festival – Paradise

August 3-5

Dearborn Homecoming 

August 3-5

Harrietta Blueberry Festival – Cadillac

August 4

After 26 Depot Music Festival – Cadillac

August 4

Morley Celebration on the Pond

August 4-5

Western Michigan Fair – Ludington         

August 7-11

Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival – Southfield

August 10-11

Ribs and R&B Festival – Detroit

August 10-12

Cheeseburger in Caseville Festival

August 10-19

Shelby Township Art Fair

August 11-12

Upper Peninsula State Fair – Escanaba

August 13-19

Edmore Potato Festival 

August 17-18

GRandJazzFest – Grand Rapids 

August 18-19

Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire                

August 18-19

Lincoln Park Days

August 24-26

Tawas Blues by the Bay 

August 24-26

Detroit Jazz Festival

August 31 – Sept. 3

Thumbfest 2018 – Lexington

September 1



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