2014 MICHIGAN - JULY 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
(See also: 2015)
JULY 4, 2014 - There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.
July 5, 2014 Sticky Buns Day - Grayling, Michigan
Wellington Farm, USA is a 60-acre open-air interpretive museum designed to provide an educational opportunity for visitors to experience life as it was in rural mid-America during The Great Depression. Through a series of displays, a wide variety of exhibits, and beautiful natural settings, the park provides a variety of educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities for visitors to Northern Michigan.
July 5, 2014 41st Annual International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship
Eau Claire, Michigan
Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm hosts the event, with competitions for men, women, and youths. The current world's record spit is 93 feet 6-1/2 inches.
July 5-12, 2014 National Cherry Festival - Traverse City, Michigan
The mission of the National Cherry Festival is to celebrate cherries, tourism and community involvement. 150 events, over 500,000 annual attendance for the 8 days.
July 6-12, 2014 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 10-12, 2014 Elsie Dairy Festival - Elsie, Michigan
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 10-13, 2014 Corn Fest 2014 - Auburn, Michigan
The annual festival will feature live music, casino tent, entertainment tent, carnival, Cornstalk 5k run, cornhole tournament, parade, and blood drive.
July 10-13, 2014 65th 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 11-12, 2014 Copper Country Strawberry Festival - Chassell, Michigan
The 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 16, 2014 Food for Thought's Green Cuisine - Honor, Michigan
Visitors will be able to sample some of the best products of local food and beverage artisans, tour Food For Thought”s organic farm and green buildings as well as socialize, learn and have fun in a beautiful setting. Children welcome.
July 16-19, 2014 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 16-20, 2014 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 17, 2014 61st 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 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.
July 19, 2014 5th Annual Taste of Downtown - Lansing, Michigan
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.
July 19, 2014 62nd 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 19, 2014 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 19, 2014 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 19, 2014 Sunrise Side Wine and Food Festival - Harrisville, Michigan
Souvenir glass, live music, and art show. Michigan vintners serve wine, area restaurants serve food and 3 breweries will serve beer and soft drinks.
July 25-26, 2014
Michigan Brewers Guild 17th Annual Summer Beer Festival
The Summer Beer Festival features over 600 different beers from more than 65 Michigan craft breweries. Food will be available for purchase inside the festival, and guests will enjoy live music from a variety of Michigan bands.
July 25-26, 2014 Taste of Grand Rapids - Grand Rapids, Michigan
We have many restaurants participating this year, and they all have great menu items for sale. Food & Beer/Wine Tickets will be available for purchase in booths located near the entrance and the center of the grounds. *Non-alcoholic beverages can be purchased using Food Tickets.
July 25-27, 2014 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.