Fun Things to Do in Michigan

Looking for a Michigan vacation getaway this summer? Why not check out of our Top 20 Fun Things to Do in July and put the fun back into your travel plans.

Top 20 Things to Do in July

1. Battle Creek’s Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival – Have tons of fun watching balloon launches, enjoying food, shopping a variety of vendors, and homemade crafts. For more information please visit:

2. The National Cherry Festival – Traverse City – This is one of our family favorites! It is so much fun! There will be cherry pie eating contests, a carnival, and so much more. For more information...

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3. Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival – Grand Haven – Entertainment, rides, beach games, shopping and other fun things to do. For festival information....

4. Thunder Bay Resort Wine, Hops, and Food Festival – Hillman – Enjoy wine tasting, fireworks and fun. For more information please visit:

5. Silver Leaf Renaissance Faire – Battle Creek – Enjoy Celtic music, comedy, great entertainment and many more fun things to do. Great for all ages. For more information...

6. Be Cool Car Show – Bay City - If you love cars, come watch the 11 mile car cruise and gaze upon some of the coolest cars. It is a must see for car lovers of all ages! For more details, visit

7. "Welcome to My Garden" Garden Tour – Marshall – If you love beautiful landscape, then you will love to wander through six beautiful gardens in Marshall. For more information and times...

8. National Baby Food Festival – Fremont – All about Family fun. This is the most fun you will EVER have with baby food! Hilarious contests, fun activities, music, and clowns. For more information visit:

Ionia Free Fair

9. Ionia Free Fair – Ionia – Great concerts, a circus, petting zoo, 4-H exhibits, music, and tons of carnival rides.

This is one of the best fairs around, so don't miss it!

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10. Family Fun and Perch Festival – Anchorville – Cool bands, fun parades, food, contests, and fun! For more information...

11. Michigan’s Mayville Sunflower Festival – Mayville – Something for everyone. Kiddies rides, demolition derby, music, and more. For more a detailed schedule...

12. Quake on the Lake – Waterford and Lake Townships – Exciting boat racing, top water sport athletes performing on water skis and wake boards, and more. For more information please visit:

13. Charlevoix Venetian Festival – Charlevoix – Color and Pageantry is what this festival is all about. Battle of the Bands, rodeo activities, carnival, and lots more. For event schedule and information...

14. Michigan 50’ Festival – Novi – Classic cars, classic music, kiddie’s carnival, and good eats. For more information please visit:

15. Farwell Annual Lumberjack Festival – Farwell – Hay rides, greased pig contest, lumberjack show, stock chainsaw cutting contest, and good food. For more information please visit:

16. Yale Bologna Festival – Yale – Fireworks, parades, and outhouse races...yep, outhouse races! Don’t forget about the bologna! For more information...

17. Art on the Rocks – Marquette – View all kinds of art from a variety of artists and mediums. For complete details...

18. Marion Old Fashion Days – Marion – This event is a riot! Your whole family will love it! They have tons of fun things to do in July including a banana split eating contest, Bass Master casting, greased pig contest, and lots more fun. For more information...

19. Pig Gig – Bay City – You guessed it, all fun things to do in July centered on the theme of pigs. From pig calling to cook offs and so much more. For more information please visit:

20. Boyne Falls Polish Festival – Boyne Falls – Polka Tent, tractor pulls, music, great food and classic cars. What more could you ask for? For more information please visit:

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