The sun is out, the weather is warm, and the kids are just about out of school and ready for fun. Summer is here and so are exciting free events at Beacon Park in downtown Detroit and dozens of communities statewide.

Summer concerts, local goods and family friendly events highlight the summer lineup at Beacon Park.

The Summer Concert Series returns to Beacon Park bringing national headliners and entertainment for all ages and music tastes. Indie-rock band Moon Taxi will kick off the series on Saturday, June 15. R&B singer Tamia will grace the stage on Saturday, July 20 and Thomas McClary’s Commodores Experience will close out the series on Saturday, August 17. All concerts are free and open to the public.

Looking for fresh local produce and treats? Head to Market Thursdays at Beacon Park every Thursday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. from June 6 – Sept. 26. Jewelry and apparel more your style? You’re in luck with Night Markets at Beacon Park every Saturday night from 7 p.m. – midnight from June 8 – Aug. 25. Food, drink and market items are available for purchase. Admission and activities are free and open to all. Tell all your friends to meet you at Beacon Park!

Sundays are for family! Family Fun Days at Beacon Park are back by popular demand! Come down to Beacon Park every Sunday from June 9 – Aug. 25 for free activities for all ages to enjoy! Think make/take activities, lawn games, inflatables, face painting, crafts and much more. Food trucks will be available and Lumen Detroit will be open during the events for food and drink too!

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Concerts, BBQs, festivals and more coming to a community near you!

The DTE Foundation is supporting a seasonal slate of community events throughout the summer across the Great Lakes State. Find your local festival or hit the road to enjoy the best of Michigan’s food, music and fun!


Lyon Township Kite Festival – Lyon Twp

June 1 – 2

Lincoln Park Summer Concert Series – Lincoln Park

June 1 – Aug 31

Grosse Isle Island Fest – Grosse Ile

May 31 – June 2

Concerts on the Lawn – Traverse City

June 8 – Aug 29

Kids Fishing Derby – Brighton 

Cruise Cadillac – Cadillac

June 8

June 8 – 9

Canton Liberty Fest – Canton

June 13 – 15

Taste of Muskegon – Muskegon

June 14 – 15

Belleville Strawberry Festival – Belleville

June 14 – 16

Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival – Grand Rapids

June 14 – 16

Southgate Heritage Days Festival – Southgate

June 14 – 15

Bay-Rama FishFly Festival – New Baltimore

June 19 – 23

Detroit Area Kids Fishing Derby – Detroit

June 22

East Jordan Freedom Festival – East Jordan

June 26 – 30

Caseville Country Ribstock – Caseville

June 28 – 30

Michigan Challenge Balloonfest – Howell

June 28 – 30

Gibraltar 4th of July Festival – Gibraltar

July 3 – 4

Inkster Summerfest – Inkster

July 5 – 7

Wyandotte Street Art Fair – Wyandotte

July 10 – 13

Metro Detroit Youth Day – Detroit

July 11

Uncle Sam Jam Fest – Woodhaven

July 11 – 14

Rockford Annual Kid’s Triathlon – Rockford

July 13

Baldwin Troutarama – Baldwin

July 17 – 20

Monroe County Fair – Monroe

July 28 – Aug 3

Michigan Lighthouse Festival – Port Huron

Aug 2 – 4

Shelby Township Art Fair – Shelby Twp

Aug 10 – 11

Lincoln Park Days – Lincoln Park

Aug 23 – 25

Grand Rapids Maker Faire – Grand Rapids

Aug 24 – 25

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