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Unique, Strange and Odd Festivals in Michigan


Michigan has many unique & fun festivals to visit year round - eattravellife.com

I was looking for something fun things to do with family in the Summer.  I wanted to go some place different.  What resulted was this list of odd and unique festivals in Michigan.  This list shares festivals year round. This allows you to find something fun to do in Michigan every month. You just need to decide which unique fun Michigan festivals to attend first.

Check out this list of fun adventures awaiting you at some of Michigan’s odd, strange and unique festivals.

Got a festival not listed? comment with the information and url and we’ll review to add it.

Unique fun Michigan festivals

January

Fire & Ice Festival Rochester

Heikinpäivä – Hancock

Hunter Ice Fest Niles

SISU Ski Fest Ironwood

Tigerfest Detroit

Tip Up Town Houghton Lake

White River Steelheaders Perch Festival Montague

Winterfest Grand Haven

Yeti Festival Suttons Bay

Zehnder’s Snowfest Frankenmuth

February

Aqua Freeze Festival St. Clair Shores

Coopersville Outhouse 500 and Chili Cook-Off  Coopersville

Ice & Spice Bay Harbor

Ice Breaker South Haven

Michigan Ice Fest Munising

Michigan Nordic Fire Festival (Charlotte)

Perchville USA Tawas

Petoskey Winter Carnival Petoskey

Trenary Outhouse Classic Trenary

Winter Blast Detroit

March

Clean Snowmobile Challenge Houghton

Copper Dog 150 Calumet

Great Bear Chase Calumet

Maple Sugar Festival Kalamazoo

Motor City Tattoo Expo Detroit

April

Bringing Back the 80s Fest Frankenmuth

Full Moon Ann Arbor

Freeland Walleye Festival Freeland

National Trout Festival Kalkaska

Ragtime Festival Frankenmuth

Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival Shepherd

Thornapple Woodpecker Festival Middleville

Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival Vermontville

Victorian Days Grand Ledge

May

Ashley’s Cask Ale Festival Westland

Asparagus Festival Empire

Blossomtime Festival St. Joseph

Buccaneer Bash Augusta

Fruitport Old Fashioned Days Fruitport

Highland Fest Alma

Jack Pine Lumberjack Shows Mackinaw City

May’d in Michigan Augusta

Mighty Uke Day (Ukelele) Old Town Lansing

Mushroom Festival Mesick

National Morel Festival Boyne City

Osseo Heritage Days and Mushroom Hunt Osseo

Petoskey Stone Festival – East Port

Tawas Pointing Bird Festival Tawas

Tulip Time Holland

June

Alden Strawberry Fest  Alden

Bacon Festival Royal Oak

Battle Creek Cereal Festival Battle Creek

Bavarian Inn Festival Frankenmuth

Cereal Festival – Battle Creek

Bridgefest Hougton & Hancock

Curwood Festival Owosso

Gizzard Fest Potterville

Great American Fish Festival Lansing

Kalamazoo Greek Festival Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo Irish Fest Kalamazoo

Jack Pine Lumberjack Shows Mackinaw City

Lansing Beer Week Lansing

Lilac Festival Mackinaw Island

Lyon Township Kite Festival New Hudson

Mayfly Festival Dundee

Michigan Sugar Festival Sebawaing

Motor City Irish Fest Livionia

National Asparagus Festival Oceana County

Opa! Festival Troy

Pasty Fest Calumet

Pinconning CheeseTown Festival Pinconning

St. Stans AC Polish Fest Bay City

Sticky Buns Day Grayling

Taste of Muskegon Muskegon

Traverse Colantha Walker Dairy Festival Traverse City

West Michigan Chalk Art Festival Byron Center

Wizard of Oz Festival – Ionia

Ya-ssoo Ann Arbor Greek Festival  Ann Arbor

July

American Polish Festival Sterling Heights

Baby Food Festival Fremont

Black Arts Festival Kalamazoo

Blissfield River Raisin Fest Blissfield

Bologna Festival Yale

Bronson Polish Festival Bronson

Cedar Polka Fest Cedar

Film Festival Traverse City

Michigan has many unique & fun festivals to visit year round - eattravellife.comCherry Festival Travese City

Elsie Dairy Fest Elsie

Elvisfest Ypsilanti

Grand Haven Coast Guard Fest Grand Haven

Jack Pine Lumberjack Shows Mackinaw City

Maker Faire Detroit

Michigan Lavender Festival Armada

Mineral Days Keweenaw

Old Town Scrap Fest Lansing

Pickle Festival – Berrien Springs

River Days Chesaning

Tall Ship Celebration Bay City (happens every 3 years)

Uncle Sam Jam Fest Woodhaven

Venetian Fest Charlevoix

August

Bean Soup Supper at Relief Sale Mio

Blueberry Festival Montrose

Community Advocates Ribfest Kalamazoo

Cheeseburger Festival Caseville

Fiber Festival – Allegan

Fish Sandwich Festival Bay Port

Glad Peach Festival Coloma

Grand Haven Coast Guard Fest Grand Haven

Humungus Fungus Fest Crystal Falls

Island Art Festival Grand Ledge

Island Festival Kalamazoo

Jack Pine Lumberjack Shows Mackinaw City

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Honey Festival Frankenmuth

Michigan Lighthouse Festival Ludington 2017

Michigan Renaissance Festival Holly

Melon Festival Howell

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Mint Festival St. Johns

Montrose Blueberry Festival Montrose

Pirate Festival Grand Haven

Polish Festival Boyne Falls

Ribfest Kalamazoo

Rubber Ducky Festival Bellaire

Salsa Showdown Holland

US 127 Yard Sale Hudson

Wild Blueberry Festival Paradise

September

Apple Market

 

Apples & BBQ Festival – Silver Lake

Apple Festival Sparta

Art & Apples Festival Rochester

Chalk It Up – St. Johns

Bean Festival Fairgrove

Festival of the Forks Albion

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Festival of Oddities – Charlotte

Harvest Moon Festival – Stockbridge

Hearse Show–  Hell

Jack Pine Lumberjack Shows Mackinaw City

Michigan Irish Music Festival Muskegon

Michigan Peach Festival Romeo

Old Car Festival – Dearborn

Paul Bunyan Days Oscoda

Potato Festival Munger

Potato Festival Posen

Salmon Festival Grand Haven

Silver Lake Sand Dunes Apple & BBQ Festival Hart

South Lyon Pumpkinfest South Lyon

U.P. Beer Festival – Marquette

October

Applepumpkin Festival Tecumseh

Fennville Goose Festival  Fennville

Huron Township Apple Fest Huron Township

Oktoberfest – Owosso

Pentwater Oktoberfest Pentwater

Pulaski Days – Grand Rapids

Pumpkin Fest Zeeland

Red Flannel Festival Cedar Springs

Scarecrow Fest Frankenmuth

November

Holly Dickens Festival Holly

Wonderland of lights (Potter Park) Lansing

December

Festivus Royal Oak

New Years Fest Kalamazoo

 

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Looking for something fun & unique to see in Michigan? Check out this list of strange, odd and unique fun Michigan festivals to visit happening year round.


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  1. Wow! what a comprehensive list!! love it! I’ve never been to Michigan.. and feel like visiting some of these festivals.