FESTIVALS around us

2016 Michigan Modernism Exposition. April 8-10, 2016, Saturday from 10AM-6PM and Sunday from Noon-5PM. The Exposition is held at the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI  48076. Admission is $10. For more information visit www.michiganmodernismexpo.com.
Michigan Antique Festivals. April 30-May 1, October 1-2, 2016 at the Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg, MI 48350, AND on June 4-5, July 23-24 and September 24-25, 2016 at the Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 Eastman Ave., Midland, MI  48642. Michigan’s Largest Treasure Hunt! Antiques, collectibles, jewelry and more. Admission is $6 per person, ages 11 and under are free. Parking is free. Hours are Saturday from 8am-6pm and Sunday from 9AM-4PM. For more information visit MiAntiqueFestival.com or call 989-687-9001.
Tulip Time in Holland, MI. May 7 through May 14, 2016. Tulip Time Festival is held annually in Holland, MI which was founded by Dutch settlers. Thousands of tulips line the streets and gardens throughout the city. With national entertainment acts, events and activities for all ages, and some of the largest parades in Michigan, the Tulip Time Festival offers world-class fun! For more information call 800-822-2770 or 616-396-4221.
Flower Fair and Home and Garden Marketplace. May 6-7, 2016 in Lake Orion, MI. For more information call 248-693-9742 or visit events@downtownlakeorion.org.
Frankenmuth – World Expo of Beer. Michigan’s largest international beer sampling event held in Frankenmuth’s Heritage Park. May 20-21, 2016. Hours are Friday from 5PM-10PM and Saturday from 3PM-10PM. $10 admission includes a collector beer sampling mug – sample tickets are sold separately. For ages 21 and over. For more information visit worldexpoofbeer.com.
Frankenmuth – Balloons Over Bavarian Inn. May 27-29, 2016 at the Riverplace Shops in Frankenmuth, MI. Free and exciting event for the whole family. Watch the skies over Frankenmuth fill with the colors of Hot Air Balloons. Watch over a dozen tethered balloons inflate then interact with the pilots and crew. Event flight competitions. Nightly balloon glow. For more information visitbavarianinn.com.
Thompsonville-11th Annual Michigan Beer & Brat Festival. Held May 28, 2016 at Crystal Mountain Resort, 12500 Crystal Mountain Dr., Thompsonville, MI. Beer, brats and live entertainment. Visitcrystalmountain.com/events/beerfest for information regarding ticket prices and hours.
Highland Festival & Games. May 28-29, 2016 in Alma, Michigan. Athletic and dance competitions and world-class entertainment held on the campus of Alma College. For more information visitwww.almahighlandfestival.com.
Tawas City-24rd Annual Shoreline Arts and Craft Show. May 28-29, 2016 at Shoreline Park in Tawas City, MI. This show has something for everyone. There are jewelers, woodworkers, painters and potters. For more information visit www.tawas.com.
Mackinac Island Lilac Festival. June 3-12, 2016 on Mackinac Island, MI. This celebration of the island’s lilac collection began in 1949, bringing people to the island to enjoy a great horse drawn parade amidst the lovely lilacs that fragrance the island in June. Visit www.mackinacislandlilacfestival.org for more information.
Chelsea-Painters Art Fair. June 4-5, 2016 in Chelsea, MI. Held from 10AM-5PM in the Courtyard at Silver Maples of Chelsea. For more information visit chelseapainters.com.
Grand American Fish Rodeo Festival. June 10-11, 2016 at the Adado Riverfront Park, 300 N. Grand Ave., Lansing, MI. This free 2 day event is a celebration of Michigan waterways, arts and culture. For more information visit GrandAmericanFishRodeo.com.
St. Ignace-Michigan Lighthouse Festival. Usually held in June, dates for 2016 not yet available. Michigan Lighthouse Festival will be held in St. Ignace, MI. For more information visitwww.stignace.com.
Grand Haven-Feast of the Strawberry Moon. June 11-12, 2016. Held at Harbor Island, Grand Haven, MI. It is an 18th  century living history event along the banks of the Grand River celebrating the fur trading period of the early 1800’s. Enjoy authentic food, entertainment and more. For more information visit www.tri-citiesmuseum.org or contact kgeary@tri-citiesmuseum.org.
Harborfest of South Haven. South Haven, MI. June 16 through June 18, 2016. For more information visit ww.southhavenharborfest.com.
National Strawberry Festival. Belleville, MI. June 17 through June 19, 2016. For more information e-mail jebodnar@aol.com or call 313-383-8920.
Wine & Art Festival. Traverse City, MI. June 25, 2016. For more information e-mail info@traversecitywinefestival.com or call 231-271-7100.
Michigan Challenge Balloonfest. Howell, MI. June 24 through June 26, 2016. Visit michiganchallenge.com or call 517-546-3920 for more information.
Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival. Battle Creek, MI. June 29 through July 4, 2016. For more information visit bcballoons.com or call 269-962-0592.
National Cherry Festival. Traverse City, MI. July 2 through July 9, 2016. For more information visit cherryfestival.org or call 800-968-3380.
Michigan Elvisfest. Ypsilanti, MI. July 8 through July 9, 2016. Visit mielvisfest.org or call 734-483-4444 for more information.
By Kathleen Gripman <kgripman@speaklearnsucceed.com>

MI Asian Staff
Author: MI Asian Staff