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2024 MICHIGAN - JULY 2024
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

see also: 2023  -  2020  -  2019  -  2017  -  2016  -  2015


June 29-July 6, 2024
National Cherry Festival
Traverse City, Michigan


July 4, 2024  4TH OF JULY

There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list.

July 4, 2024
Berrien Springs Pickle Festival - Berrien Springs, Michigan
Celebrating all things pickle! From the famous Pickle Toss contest, big wheel racing for kids, lawn games, food and craft vendors, there is something for the whole family!

July 5-7, 2024  Halal Ribfest - Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Halal Ribfest delivers an authentic “Halal” experience. We showcase the best ribs, BBQ, and street food from local vendors.  We combine food, shopping, games and other festivities to create an engaging and memorable experience!

July 9-13, 2024  Michigan Livestock Expo - Coldwater, Michigan
Branch County Fairgrounds.  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 11-13, 2024  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 12-13, 2024  Annual 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 17-20, 2024  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!  Attendance: 50,000.

July 20, 2024  71st Annual Manchester Chicken Broil
Manchester, Michigan
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.   Attendance: 16,000.

July 20-21, 2024  Michigan Honey Festival - Corunna, Michigan
The Michigan Honey Festival is a fun, inexpensive, & informative weekend for everyone, young and old, non-beekeepers, “Newbee’s” & seasoned beekeepers alike. All our attendees, sponsors, vendors, and volunteers will walk away with something.

July 21-27, 2024  96th Annuall Muskegon County Fair
Fruitport, Michigan
Fair games, grandstand events, Ag Olympics, Sheriff’s Mounted Unit steak fry, concerts, 4-H vendor craft show, and both livestock and baked good auctions.

July 25-28, 2024  69th Munger Potato Festival - Munger, Michigan
A SPUDtacular event for the entire family. Free parking, free admittance to the grounds, tons of free potatoes given away daily. Potato Queen contest, potato brats along with Bingo, live music daily in refreshment tent, parade, demolition derby, figure 8 racing derby and much more.  Attendance: 40,000+

July 25-28, 2024  Labadie Rib Fest - Bay City, Michigan
Veterans Memorial Park.  4 nights of headline concerts starring 6 national bands along with some of Michigan’s best bands to open the shows. Enjoy tasty ribs from MI to VA to TX, pig races, a family stage filled with activities, and exciting entertainment for all ages throughout each day.

July 26-27, 2024  Michigan Brewers Guild 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.

July 26-28, 2024  34th 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.

2023 MICHIGAN - JULY 2023
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events waiting for new dates

July 6-9, 2023  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 15, 2023  Annual Strawberry Festival - Leonard, Michigan
Addison Township 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, 2023  Sunrise Side Wine & Food Festival - Harrisville, Michigan
Annual Wine and Food Festival held on the shores of Lake Huron. Enjoy wine tasting from 15+ vineyards, craft brews, local foods, great music…one of a kind event! $15 entry includes commemorative glass and tasting tickets.

2022 MICHIGAN - JULY 2022
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events waiting for new dates

July 9-10, 2022  International Guts Frisbee Tournament
Hancock, Michigan
Houghton County Arena.  Guts Frisbee is a high-speed sport in which players try to throw the disc so fast, or with so much movement, that members of the opposing team—lined up fingertip to fingertip 14 meters (15 yards, 11 inches) away— cannot catch it cleanly with one hand. Teams take turns throwing and catching. With speeds hitting over 80 mph, players can have less than one third of a second to react.

2020 MICHIGAN - JULY 2020
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events waiting for new dates

July 6, 2020  Annual International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship
Eau Claire, Michigan


2019 MICHIGAN - JULY 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events waiting for new dates

July 12-13, 2019
Pints & Picks Farm Girl Flea Market
Comstock Park, Michigan
Perrin Brewing Company will host Farmgirl Flea Market. Guests can sip on fresh-brewed Perrin beer while browsing unique items from over 60 vendors! The 2-day event marks Farmgirl Flea’s first ever Pints and Picks experience.  Farmgirl Flea presents vintage and handmade goods from across the U.S. Items include farmhouse decor, rusty signs, vintage finds, handmade items, jewelry, boutique clothing, Michigan-made products and baked goods. Vendors are carefully curated to give shoppers the best possible flea market experience. Browsing is better with a cold beer in your hand, so grab a pint (or a can!) of Grapefruit IPA - a citrusy celebration of short sleeves and long days; or check out Clear Coast - Michigan’s fresh hard seltzer made with fresh water and hints of tantalizing fruit flavor like Mango Guava, Mixed Berry and Watermelon Lime.

July 26-27, 2019
Taste of Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, Michigan
NewsRadio WOOD 1300 AM and 106.9 FM’s Taste of Grand Rapids at John Ball Park. Hosted by WOOD Radio AM/FM.  The Taste of Grand Rapids dozens of different restaurants with the most delicious dishes West Michigan has to offer. Plus entertainment on both days!

2017 MICHIGAN - JULY 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events waiting for new dates

July 22, 2017 - Twilight in the Garden -- Charity Wine & Food Tasting
Howell, Michigan
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.

2016 MICHIGAN - JULY 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events waiting for new dates

July 14, 2016  Celebrity Chef Tour - Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs

2015 MICHIGAN - JULY 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events waiting for new dates

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.



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