15 Summer Festivals in Michigan You Won’t Want to Miss

By: Blair Cook

Whether you're taking in the epic views as towering ships sail into port for Tall Ship Celebration: Bay City or seeing one of the Midwest's largest fireworks displays set off over the waterfront, there's no denying we know how to do summer festivals here in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay.

From Michigan's largest antique and collectible festival in Midland to a waterfront beer and wine fest in Bay City, there are plenty of chances for you to experience some of the top summer festivals in Michigan!

Crowds of people at the Hop Riot Beer Fest in Bay City, MI 


Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival — June, Frankenmuth — Michigan's largest celebration of Bavarian heritage — featuring an outdoor beer garden, live bands, and authentic German food, drinks, and dancing. Don't miss the traditional Bavarian Festival Parade… or the not-so-traditional street party with a zipline!

Michigan Antique Festivals — June, Midland — Michigan's largest antique and collectible festival and a tradition for more than 50 years, with 1,000+ quality antique dealers spread out across 80 acres.