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January

North American International Auto Show in Detroit
Website: www.naias.com

Plymouth International Ice Sculpture Spectacular in Plymouth, Michigan
Dozens of high school, community college, university, and professional ice carvers crafting dazzling statues from blocks of ice.

Zehnder's Snowfest in Frankenmuth
Snow Carving, Snow Sculpting Competitions, Ice Carving Competitions, Annual Fireworks Display, Annual Chef's Hot Food Competition and Tasting, Children's Play Area and Petting Zoo, and entertainment for the entire family.
Contact: 800-863-7999

Ferndale Metro Blues Festival in Ferndale
Live Blues for 9 days at 20 Venues. Festival donates 100% of proceeds to charities.
Website: www.ferndalebluesfestival.org

February

International 500 Snowmobile Race (I-500) in Sault Ste. Marie
Website: www.i-500.com

Detroit Boat Show in Detroit
Detroit Boat Show is actually known as one of the best boat shows in the country in regards to size, sales, and attendance.

March

Detroit AutoRama - America's Greatest Hot Rod Show, held at Cobo Center
Website: www.autorama.com/casi/detroit.htm

April

May

Holland Michigan Tulip Festival
Parades, Klompen Dancers (nearly 1,700 total dancers), music and variety shows from headline entertainers to the remarkably talented local folk, a Dutch market, an art and craft fair, fireworks, an outdoor carnival, trolley tours, more.
Website: www.tuliptime.com

Morel Mushroom Festival in Boyne City
Carnival, crafts show, mushroom hunts, cooking demonstrations, morel seminar, annual mushroom pole, farmer's market, two concerts, disc golf tournament, more.
Website: www.morelfest.com

June

Bavarian Festival in Frankenmuth Michigan
Authentically dressed German bands, rides, games, dance music, craft area, German foods and plenty of ice-cold beer - imported and domestic. Each year, over 100,000 people enjoy the annual Sunday Big Parade.

Belleville National Strawberry Festival in Belleville
Website: www.nationalstrawberryfest.com

July

Detroit River Days in Downtown Detroit at the Riverfront.
Website: www.detroitriverdays.com

National Cherry Festival in Traverse City
Over 150 events, including free air shows over the Bay, colorful parades, music shows, sporting events, marching bands, rides on the midway, pie-eating contests, loads of luscious cherries prepared every way you can imagine and a world record attempt to host the world's largest cherry pancake breakfast.
Website: www.cherryfestival.org
Contact: 616-947-4230

Gold Cup Hydroplane Boat Race on Detroit River between Detroit & Windsor
Website: www.gold-cup.com

Port Huron To Mackinac Island Sailing Race
One of the greatest freshwater long distance yacht races in the World
Website: www.byc.com

Michigan Shakespeare Festival - July & August - Jackson
Website: http://www.michshakefest.org/

Jackson Hot Air Jubilee Balloon Festival in Jackson
65-70 Hot Air Balloons, morning launches, Balloon Night Glow at Dusk - Tethered balloons put on a spectacular light show. Plus Arts and Crafts show, car show, stunt kite demonstrations, Kids' Kingdom, kiddies carnival rides, radio controlled airplanes and cars, static aircraft displays, antique military displays, live entertainment.
Website: www.hotairjubilee.com

US 500 - Michigan International Speedway
Contact: 800-354-1010

August

Woodward Dream Cruise - from Ferndale to Pontiac
Woodward Avenue from Ferndale to Pontiac is lined on both sides with magnificent classic and custom automobiles. It's a 16-mile long car show that is educational, historic and fun for all ages. There is no charge to attend the Woodward Dream Cruise. The Woodward Dream Cruise is the world's largest one-day celebration of car culture that attracts over 1.7 million visitors, and more than 40,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector and special interest vehicles.
Website: www.woodwarddreamcruise.com

Michigan Renaissance Festival in Holly (August and September)
Festival is held on weekends and Labor Day, rain or shine. "visitors may also partake in games of skill or enjoy non-stop entertainment where belly dancers, sword swallowers, musicians, comedians and sword fighters provide merriment for all ages. The Festival is best known for it's awe-inspiring full-contact armored jousting tournaments.
Website: www.michrenfest.com

Annual Wild Blueberry Festival - Paradise Michigan
The third full weekend of August each year, the town of Paradise puts on its "Blue Clothes" and invites everyone to the Annual Wild Blueberry Festival. The Arts and Crafts Fair and Wild Blueberry Celebration are always a fun-filled weekend. Visitors can stroll the grounds along the shore of Whitefish Bay on Lake Superior, browse the Arts and Crafts Fair, and enjoy continuous family entertainment.
Website: http://www.exploringthenorth.com/blue/berry.html

Michigan State Fair
Circus, daily parades, 60+ rides, livestock pavilion & shows, farm exhibit and live farm animal births, petting zoo, pony rides, free concerts featuring national acts & local, lumberjacks timber show, all kinds of contests and competitions including karaoke finals and a talent showcase, plus food, art & crafts.
Website: www.michigan.gov/mistatefair

Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix in Detroit on Belle Isle - Detroit River.
Auto racing event features American LeMans Series and culminating with the world class IndyCar® Series Detroit Grand Prix
Website: www.detroitgp.com

September

Michigan Renaissance Festival in Holly (August and September)
Festival is held on weekends and Labor Day, rain or shine. "visitors may also partake in games of skill or enjoy non-stop entertainment where belly dancers, sword swallowers, musicians, comedians and sword fighters provide merriment for all ages. The Festival is best known for it's awe-inspiring full-contact armored jousting tournaments.
Website: www.michrenfest.com

Detroit International Jazz Festival in Detroit on the Riverfront - Labor Day Weekend
Website: www.detroitjazzfest.com
Contact: 313-647-0149

October

Color Cruise and Island Festival - Grand Ledge
2nd full weekend in October
Contact: 517-627-2383

South Lyon Pumpkinfest
Contests, arts and crafts show, parade, childrens activities.
Website: http://www.southlyonpumpkinfest.com
Contact: 248-437-3257

November

Detroit's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Downtown Detroit
Parade filled with award-winning floats, larger than life balloons, bands, celebrities and antique papier-mâché heads.
Website: http://www.theparade.org/parade

December