Michigan Events and
Activities June 2013

The start of summer is a great time to visit Michigan with so many fun Michigan events and cool things to do all over the state.

Things to Do in Michigan in June 2013

Family Fun
Family Fun
Concerts and Performances Concerts/Performances Michigan Tours and Getaways
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If you are looking for some interesting and unique things to do in Michigan this June, you are in luck.  There are great concerts, incredible family activities, fun sporting events and more going on all over the state.

So get out your calendar and make plans to add some of these events to your summer schedule.

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Concerts and Performances

Downtown Hoedown

99.5 WYCD Downtown Hoedown – May 31 – June 2

Downtown Detroit will boot scoot into June with 40 country music performances on three stages in Comerica Park. Some of the big names giving concerts during this event include Uncle Kracker, Joe Nichols, Emerson Drive, and Phil Vassar. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and some shows may sell out early.

Pitbull and Kesha Concert – June 1,2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11

Come to the Palace of Auburn Hills to catch two of Hollywood’s hottest performers in action. Concerts will sell out quickly and ticket prices vary, so try to book your seats as much in advance as possible.

Lady Antebellum Concert – June 13

Don’t take your eyes off the calendar or you may miss the Lady taking the stage for a one-time performance at the Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights. Tickets start at just $29, and seats are guaranteed to fill up fast.

Weird Al Yankovic at Kewadin Casino – June 13

Weird Al brings the Apocalypse Tour to the Dreemmakers Theater in the Kewadin Casino. Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan may never sound the same after you listen to this unique brand of humor, try your luck in the casino, and visit a buffet or two.

Tours and Getaways

Sailing Boat

Legends of the Saginaw Sails Public Boating Adventure – June 1-2, 8-9, 15-16

Find your way from downtown Bay City to the open waters of the Saginaw Bay. Learn the historical roots of this fun sailing area while you enjoy a hand-on sailing experience. You do not have to be a sailing pro to enjoy this ride, but you will get to participate in the journey.

Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – June 14- 16

The fastest racetrack in NASCAR has returned to the Michigan International Speedway this June. Have you reserved your tickets? Bring the ear plugs and get ready to watch your favorite drivers rip around the track at lightening speed.

Family Fun

Jungle Book Musical

The Jungle Book Musical – June 13-16

Take the entire family out to an affordable live musical of The Jungle Book. Make sure to pack your bear necessities and abide by the law of the jungle as you bond with your little ones for less than $20 a seat. Make reservations in advance to ensure the little theatre at the Midland Center for the Arts has room for your pack.

Birch Run Summer Blast – June 19-23

The Birch Run Expo Center in Birch Run, Michigan will kick off the summer with a massive carnival complete with games and tons of food. Stop by with the kids to win prizes and enjoy family-friendly fun suitable for all ages.

Linden Mills Days – June 23

It’s a carnival for all in Lindon Mills. Fireworks will explode, food will be enjoyed, and live entertainment from the local area will be featured. This is an affordable way to spend time with the family, get some exercise, and enjoy the fresh Michigan air.

Fairs and Festivals

Kite Flying

Lyon Township Kite Festival – June 1

Bring a canned food donation to the James F. Atchison Memorial Park and watch colorful kites claim the skies of New Hudson. Children will receive a free kite kit, and all visitors will enjoy a kite making decoration and the opportunity to decorate their own kite. Live entertainment, a parade, and a pulled pork cookoff will add to the excitement of the day. Festivities start at 10 a.m.

Port Austin Carfest – June 1

Live entertainment and easy access to the beer tent…what more could you ask for on a June Michigan night? Goodie bags, cash prizes, and free merchandise will only make this car festival sweeter. Of course, you can stop in to browse the hottest cars to hit the state even if you do not like beer, dancing, and relaxing to music.

Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival – June 15

Head out to the shore to enjoy the best wine in Michigan and sand between your toes. Weko Beach will feature wine from award-winning Michigan wineries and serve it chilled on the pristine beaches along the shore. This festival attracts wine lovers from all over and will include live entertainment to go with the wine.

Museums and Exhibits

Pinckney’s Art in the Park – June 1-2

Do you enjoy looking at art? Would you like to purchase unique pieces for your personal collection? Come out to Pinckney, Michigan the first two days of the month and browse through more than 100 booths featuring creative art pieces. From painting to ceramics, you are bound to find something of interest. Add games, food, and live music to the list for an enjoyable day in the park.

Saganing Traditional Pow Wow – June 15-16

Natives from around the state will join together in Standish, Michigan to sell authentic Indian merchandise. Visitors will enjoy a unique shopping experience while witnessing a live Native American Pow Wow. This family-friendly event will educate and enlighten visitors while providing a safe place for Native Americans to sell authentic goods.

Sporting Events

Bike ride

Harbor Springs Cycling Classic – June 1

Explore the “Tunnel of Trees” in Harbor Springs as you enjoy a bike ride of up to 62 miles. Adults can register in advance for just $25, and children are encouraged to participate in the event with their parents. Lunch is provided at the end of the scenic route.

The Militants Half Marathon, 10K, 5K – June 1

Are you military strong? Can you outrun a grenade? Bring your fastest run to Grayling, Michigan and put your body to the militant test. This challenging course is the second stop on the Michigan Half Series. Sign up online for your race t-shirt, and pick up your race packet on race day.

Great Lakes Challenge Boat Races – June 15-16

Constantine will host two days of exciting boat races on the St. Joseph River in mid-June. June 14 starts with school for the racers, and the action will begin at 10 a.m. on June 15. Bring the entire family to cheer on your favorite boaters.

Yooper Sprint Triathlon – June 16

Hancock, Michigan challenges you to swim 500 meters, bike 20K, and run 5K. Some of the nation’s top athletes will attend this triathlon, and you are invited to cheer them to the finish line or sign up to give them the challenge of a lifetime.

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