Festivals and outdoor concerts set for this spring and summer in Michigan
Dates and details are subject to change.
Spring and summer festivals in Michigan
Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island: Lilac Festival Queen and Court, daily walks with lilac experts, cornhole tournament and more in-person and virtual programming. June 4-13. Mackinac Island. mackinacisland.org/2021-mackinac-island-lilac-festival.
Asian-Pacific Festival 2021 in Grand Rapids: Celebration of all things Asian-Pacific with food, drinks and performances. June 11-12. Calder Plaza, 300 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids. grasianfestival.com.
Trenton Summer Festival: Crafts, food and vendors. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 25-26. Downtown Trenton. trentonmi.org
Michigan Rib Festival in Lake Orion: Food, drink, pig races, live music, kids stuff and more. 5-10 p.m. July 1, noon-10 p.m. July 2 and 11 a.m-10 p.m. July 3 and noon-8 p.m. July 4. $5. Canterbury Village, 2369 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion. michiganribfest.com.
National Cherry Festival in Traverse City: A COVID-safe version of the annual festival will include a beer tent, but no air show or concerts. July 3-10. Traverse City. cherryfestival.org.
Art in the Park in Downtown Plymouth: Juried, outdoor art fair. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 10 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 11. Downtown Plymouth. artinthepark.com.
Detroit Festival of Books at Eastern Market: Books, food, music and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 18. Shed 5, 2810 Russell, Detroit. detroitbookfest.com.
Detroit Whiskey Festival in Eastern Market: Sip and sample a variety of bourbons and other spirits. 6-10 p.m. July 30. $50-$85. Shed 5, 2810 Russell, Detroit. eventbrite.com/e/detroit-whisky-festival-tickets-75256788079.
Cheeseburger in Caseville: Food, music and outdoor fun. Aug. 13-22. Caseville. casevillechamber.com.
Michigan Mud Jam in Hale: for off-road vehicle enthusiasts. Aug. 17-24. Iosco County Fairgrounds, 3716 M-65, Hale. michiganmudjam.com.
Hazel Park Art Fair at Green Acres Park: Artists, food, vendors and live music. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 28 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 29. 620 W. Woodward Heights, Hazel Park. hpartfair.org.
Detroit City Dance Festival: Performances, family-friendly events, master classes and more. Sept. 8-10. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward, Detroit. detroitdancecityfestival.com.
Motor City Pride: Parade and festival celebrating the LGBTQ community. Sept. 18-19. Hart Plaza, 1 Hart Plaza, Detroit. motorcitypride.org.
Upcoming outdoor concerts in Metro Detroit
The Aretha Franklin Ampitheatre
2600 Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-0292. thearetha.com
Sheila E. and Monica Blaire, July 7
Avery Sunshine and Mike Phillips, July 14
Kirk Whalum and Keiko Matsui, July 21
Gerald Albright, Kim and Kayla Waters, July 28
PJ Morton, Aug. 4
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, the Hamiltones and Mumu Fresh, Aug. 11
Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle, Aug. 18
Will Downing and Lin Roundtree, Aug. 25
Najee & Friends, Sept. 1
Incognito and Maysa, Sept. 8
Kindred the Family Soul and Rahsaan Patterson, Sept. 15
Damien Escobar, Sept. 22
Crofoot Festival Grounds
1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. thecrofoot.com.
Boogie T, May 22
Umphrey's McGee, May 28-29
Peekaboo, June 5
Big Gigantic, June 12
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, June 18-19
Subtronics, June 25-26
Blunts & Blondes, July 10
12th Planet, July 24
Iliza, July 25
Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights. 313Presents.com.
5 Seconds of Summer, June 6
Jamey Johnson with Whiskey Myers, June 26
Lindsey Stirling, Aug. 12
Deftones, Aug. 15
Alicia Keys, Aug. 17
John Legend, Sept. 2
Brothers Osborne, Sept. 4
Primus: A Tribute to Kings with Wolfmother and the Sword, Sept. 22
Needtobreathe, Oct. 1
DTE Energy Music Theatre
33 Bob Seger Drive, Village of Clarkston. 313Presents.com.
Backstreet Boys, July 22 (postponed to July 28, 2022)
Rod Steward with Cheap Trick, July 23
Chicago, July 25
The Black Crowes, July 29
Blackberry Smoke, July 31
James Taylor and His All-Star Band with Jackson Browne, Aug. 1
Chris Stapleton, Aug. 6-7
Dave Matthews Band, Aug. 11
Ted Nugent, Aug. 14
Daryl Hall and John Oates, Aug. 21
Maroon 5, Aug. 23
Kidz Bop, Aug. 28
Korn, Aug. 31
Kiss, Sept. 1
The Doobie Brothers, Sept. 2
Dead & Company, Sept. 10
Alanis Morrissette with Garbage and Liz Phair, Sept. 12
Riff Fest with Rob Zombie and more, Sept. 18
Riff Fest with Megadeth and Lamb of God and more, Sept. 19
Zac Brown, Sept. 30
Dierks Bentley, Oct. 7
Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
160 Festival Drive, Rochester Hills. 313Presents.com.
Cavalleria Rusticana, May 15