Michigan summers are awesome, filled with legendary times and unforgettable moments. And there’s plenty of time in the weeks ahead to create new summer memories. Through free events at Beacon Park in downtown Detroit and dozens of community celebrations statewide, DTE Energy is making sure fun is on the agenda all summer long. DTE’s Beacon Park continues to serve up slices of summer with free Saturday evening concerts, Sunday family fun days and lots more:

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

Native Detroiter Quinn XCII will take the Beacon Park stage for a free concert on Saturday, August 18 just ahead of his September album release, “The Story of Us”.  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.

Latin party band groove and vibe Beacon park August 25

Loosely translated as “crazy for the muse”, Locos por Juana will fill the streets of downtown Detroit with the unique blend of rhythmic Latin music at Beacon Park on August 25.

DTE’s free summer concert series continues with GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY-nominated Locos por Juana performing at Beacon Park on Saturday, August 25. Named by the Miami New Times as the Magic City’s best Latin band, “Locos por Juana delivers a sound that surfs from one Caribbean island to the next, with trips into South America and the bandmates’ native Colombia.”

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 cool cocktails.

Weekend excitement abounds on Sunday afternoons in August with Family Fun Days at Beacon Park. From mini golf and face painting to bouncy inflatables and lawn games, every week is different but there’s bound to be free fun for everyone. Refuel with summer eats and drinks from food trucks and Lumen.

Visit DTEBeaconPark.com for a full list of summer events.

Axe-throwing and jazz; rubber duckies and hot rods; cheeseburgers and scarecrows – celebrate it all!

The DTE Energy Foundation is supporting more than 30 community events across the Great Lakes State through mid-October. Take a weekend break, hit the road and enjoy the best of Michigan’s people, food, music and fun!


Cheeseburger in Caseville Festival

August 10-19

Rubber Ducky Festival – Bellaire

August 12-19

Upper Peninsula State Fair – Escanaba

August 13-19

Edmore Potato Festival 

August 17-18

Lapeer Days

August 17-19

Arts and Drafts Festival – Norton Shores

August 17-18

St. Clair Jazz Festival

August 18

GRandJazzFest – Grand Rapids 

August 18-19

Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire                

August 18-19

Street Metro Cruise – Wyoming

August 24-25

Lincoln Park Days

August 24-26

Tawas Blues by the Bay 

August 24-26

Back to School Community Outreach Family Event – Detroit

August 25

Michigan Peach Festival of Romeo

August 30 – September 3

River Country Logging Festival – Newaygo

August 31 – September 2

Detroit Jazz Festival

August 31 – September 3

Thumbfest 2018 – Lexington

September 1

Hamtramck Labor Day Festival

September 1-3

Frankfort Fall Fest

September 1-2

Festival of the Pines – Lake City

September 6-9

Rochester Arts and Apples

September 7-9

Flat Rock River Fest

September 14-16

Howard City Harvest Festival and Sesquicentennial

September 14-16

Pointe Mouillee Waterfowl Festival – Brownstown

September 15-16

River Rouge Days

September 15-16

ArtPrize – Grand Rapids

September 19 – October 7

The Brooksie Way – Oakland University

September 23

Festival of the Book – Harbor Springs

September 28-31

Fall Harvest Festival and Scarecrow Extravaganza – Bellaire

September 29

Scarecrow Saturday – Fort Gratiot

September 29

Cheboygan FallFest

October 6-8

Charlevoix Apple Fest

October 12-14

Race and Remember Hospice of Michigan Glow Run – Elk Rapids

October 13

Monroe County Community College Meyer Theater Season

Starts October 13

Frankfort Fall Fest

October 14