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July 1, 2017
44th Annual International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship
Eau Claire, Michigan
Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm hosts the event, with competitions for men, women, and youths. It's Spit-tacular!!
July 1-8, 2017
National Cherry Festival
Traverse City, Michigan
Rated one of the top 100 festivals in the US and running anually since 1926, the National Cherry Festival has over 150 events and draws over 500,000 visitors over an 8 day period. Join us every year in July to celebrate and promote cherries!
July 4, 2017 4TH OF JULY - Nationwide
There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list.
July 6-9, 2017 Auburn Corn Fest - Auburn, Michigan
The annual festival will feature live music, casino tent, entertainment tent, carnival, Cornstalk 5k run, cornhole tournament, parade, carnival, and more. The Auburn Cornfest is an annual celebration of Auburn and main fundraiser of Auburn Improvement Management, a partnership between the Auburn Jaycees and the Auburn Chamber of Commerce.
July 7-8, 2017 Copper Country Strawberry Festival - Chassell, Michigan
Also known as Chassell Strawberry Festival, held in the downtown Chassell area, is two days of family fun the first weekend in July that isn't the 4th of July. Events include an Arts & Crafts show, the Chassell Heritage Center Open House, horse-drawn wagon rides, a fish boil, live music and entertainment, a children's parade, awards and auction, queen crowning and dance, a French Toast Breakfast, the parade, a chicken BBQ, the Friends of Fashion Vintage Fashion Show, children's games and a quilt raffle. Strawberry shortcake, brats, hot dogs, ice cream and more will also be available.
July 8-9, 2017 60th Annual Coca Cola International Frisbee Tournament
Join us to help celebrate and participate in the oldest Frisbee Tournament in the world,
July 13-15, 2017
Elsie Dairy Festival
Elsie holds its annual festival in honor of the Dairy industry in July. Along with draft horse pulls, carnival, arts & crafts and parade, they also have kiddie pulls, kiddie parade, stage entertainment and the Dairy Dash.
July 13-16, 2017 Michigan Livestock Expo - East Lansing, Michigan
Swine, beef, sheep and goat shows and sale-a-bration. Designed to enhance the livestock industry, educate youth and showcase Michigan's agriculture industry.
July 15, 2017 Sunrise Side Wine and Food Festival
Noon to 6:00pm Harrisville Harbor. Featuring Michigan Wines, Craft Beers and food from local establishments. Entertainment.
July 15, 2017 65th Annual Strawberry Festival - Leonard, Michigan
The Strawberry Festival originally began with the Volunteer Fire Department serving out Strawberry Sundaes and that was it. Now we have a parade, rides for the children, entertainment all day long, craft show, car show, fire truck rides, and more. The Strawberry Festival is always the third Saturday in July.
July 15, 2017 Leelanau Wine on the Water Festival - Cedar, Michigan
Annual wine festival featuring Leelanau County wines, food from area restaurants, classic boat show, and blues music.
July 15-18, 2017 68th Annual St. Helen Bluegill Festival
St. Helen, Michigan
Fishing contest, crafts, kids parade, talent show, horseshoes, car show and grand parade. Come on, where can you have more fun?
July 19-22, 2017 National Baby Food Festival - Freemont, Michigan
Fremont, the Baby Food Capital of the World, is the home of Gerber Products Company, and a natural for this one-of-a-kind festival. Many events for both kids and adults including the original bed race where real beds on wheels are raced down the street. Parades and entertainment. Bike decorating, bubble gum blowing and baby food eating contests, baby crawl and so much more!
July 20, 2017 64th Annual Manchester Chicken Broil
With volunteers serving 12,000 charbroiled chicken meals in a four-hour period (about one meal every second), the Chicken Broil is considered the largest event of its kind. Other activities include a car show and musical entertainment.
July 21-22, 2017 Michigan Brewers Guild 19th Annual Summer Beer Festival - Ypsilanti, Michigan
The Summer Beer Festival features over 1,000 different beers from more than 100 Michigan craft breweries. Food will be available for purchase inside the festival, and guests will enjoy live music from a variety of Michigan bands. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, May 4 at 10am, with an Enthusiast Member pre-sale event the two days prior (beginning Tuesday, May 2 at 12am and going until 11:59pm on Wednesday, May 3). Friday - $40 in advance, $45 at the gate (if any remain available); Saturday - $45 in advance, $50 at the gate (if any remain available).
July 21-22, 2017 Taste of Grand Rapids - Grand Rapids, Michigan
St. Julian Winery will be joining Meijer, Bell's Brewery & Gun Lake Casino to host the annual Taste of Grand Rapids! Local food vendors & non-stop live musical entertainment are just some of the reasons to head down to John Ball Park.
July 22, 2017 Twilight in the Garden -- Charity Wine & Food Tasting
Sample international wines. Nibble on gourmet hors d'oeuvres. Listen to sizzling music. Stroll colorful gardens. Shop the Marketplace Boutique. Sit a spell at the Cigar & Spirits Bar. Test your skills during the golf chipping contest. Win great prizes! Guests roam spectacular gardens, sip on cool wine and beer, nibble on delicious food, and enjoy great music. All proceeds for this event benefit abused children and victims of interpersonal violence.
July 22, 2017 8th Annual Taste of Downtown - Lansing, Michigan
The annual Taste of Downtown is a fun, summer festival in the heart of Michigan's Capital City! Taste of Downtown includes an afternoon of food sampling, wine tasting of over 100 different wines from around the world and live entertainment on an outdoor stage. To buy tickets, sign up to volunteer or for more information visit our website!
July 28-30, 2017 Yale Bologna Festival - Yale, Michigan
Celebrating a proud tradition of making first class bologna, with such events as a street dance, fireworks, outhouse races, parade and King and Queen of Bologna. Attendance: 20,000.
July 14, 2016 Celebrity Chef Tour - Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs
July 12-19, 2015 Capital Area Restaurant Week - Lansing, Michigan
Experience the best in local cuisine with three course prix fixe dinner menus from some of the Capital Area”s finest restaurants. Don”t miss this opportunity to discover new restaurants and enjoy favorites at a fantastic price.
July 21-23, 2015 Michigan Agricultural Equipment Show 2015
East Lansing, Michigan
After much thought and consideration, we have decided to transition Michigan Ag Expo to a series of educational days held at various times during the year, therefore we will not hold the event traditionally known as Ag Expo in mid-July.
July 16, 2014 Food for Thought's Green Cuisine - Honor, Michigan
Green Cuisine is on hiatus in 2015! Join us again in 2016!
July 18-19, 2014 U.P. Hog Wild Competition Barbeque
Effective 06/19/14 This event has been CANCELLED. Due to a lack of registrations from teams looking to participate in the event. Thank you to those teams who supported us and our charitable mission.
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