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2023 July Michigan Events Calendar, Things to Do, Festivals and More

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Michigan July Events

July events in Michigan have a certain appeal that can’t be found at any other time. The brats and burgers are on the grill, the kids are playing in the pool, the drinks are in the cooler, and the fireworks are launching after dark. Put simply, it’s the peak of pure Michigan’s summer.

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Whether you love a patriotic 4th of July Parade or frequent festivals flaunting art and craft and plenty of food, there’s simply no wrong way to enjoy the month of July no matter where you are in Michigan. Here’s our event calendar for Michigan events in July, full of summer festivals and events.

PRO-TIP: Don’t miss out on all of the spectacular Fourth of July fireworks shows! We’ve put together a guide to 31 of our favorite fireworks shows, so you can enjoy watching the night sky light up with in an amazing display of color!

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King Tutankhamun: “Wonderful Things” from the Pharaoh’s Tomb

Where: The Charles H. Wright Museum
When: June 10 – August 22

The year 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of the boy Pharaoh (King), Tutankhamun. This unique installation features more than 120 replicas of Pharaoh Tut’s sacred and personal possessions.

PRO-TIP: The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is one of the world’s oldest independent African American museums. It’s located in downtown Detroit, so plan a day of it and swing by beautiful Belle Isle park for a picnic when you;re throught!

“Heroes & Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume”

When: June 25 – Jan. 1, 2023
Where: Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

This amazing exhibit at The Henry Ford Museum features 70 original pieces, including ball gowns, sorcerers’ capes, military uniforms, tiaras, and of course glass slippers, the exhibition explores the vision, process, and craft used to create the costumes worn by some of the biggest names in entertainment.

Salute to America at Greenfield Village

When: June 30 – July 3
Where: Greenfield Village, Dearborn, MI

Celebrate America’s Independence Day at Greenfield Village’s Salute to America, from Thursday June 30 to Sunday July 3. Take the time to explore Greenfield Village at your own pace, listening to music performances in styles from across the ages.

WSU Natural History Museum Tours

When: July 1 – August 30
Where: Wayne State University, Detroit , MI

Wayne State’s Museum of Natural History is home to a large collection of vertebrate specimens featuring exotic species and other curiosities from all over the world. The museum is open all summer, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m

Michigan Rib Fest

When: July 1 – July 4
Where: Canterbury Village, 2325 Josyln Ct, Lake Orion, MI

Head to Canterbury Village in Lake Orion for family-friendly fun including face-painting, pig races, monster truck rides, and live entertainment along with some amazing barbecue dishes

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DeBucks Sunflower Farm Lavender Festival

When: July 1 – July 3; July 8 – July 10, 2022
Where: DeBucks Lavender Farm 50240 Martz Rd, Belleville, MI 48111

Do you love the delicious scent of lavender as much as I do? Then head to this popular farm to celebrate everything about this lovely purple flower. You’ll find lots of lavender-scented products on display, so you can fill up on lotions, soaps and more!

Royal Oak Taco Fest

When: July 1 – July 4
Where: Downtown Royal Oak

This fun street festival includes eats from over 40 taquerias and eateries, ice-cold margaritas, 3 stages of live entertainment, and more!

Immersive Van Gogh Detroit

When July 1 – July 30
Where: Lighthouse ArtSpace Detroit at 311 E. Grand River, Detroit, MI

The Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit is a once in a lifetime way to experience the art of Vincent Van Gogh in a completely new way. Throughout the summer, the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit will be in Detroit, with plenty of openings to purchase tickets in July. This one-of-a-kind experience will put you in the painting itself, surrounding you with some of the most famous impressionist masterpieces ever paired with a uniquely curated soundtrack to enhance the encounter.

Good Morning USA Parade

When: July 4 at 9 a.m.
Where: Plymouth, MI

Join the hundreds of others lining Main Street in charming downtown Plymouth, MI for one of Michigan’s most popular parades.

Plymouth Art in the Park

When: July 9 – July 11
Where: Plymouth, MI

If you’re a fan of the arts but the sheer size of the Ann Arbor Art Fair feels a bit overwhelming, Plymouth’s Art in the Park, Michigan’s second-largest art fair, is a great alternative in southeast Michigan.

Over 400 skilled artists from around the U.S. will occupy downtown Plymouth to sell art of all mediums, from paintings, sculptures, photography, jewelry, and more. The atmosphere of Plymouth’s cozy downtown really shines when the artists hit the streets and it’s something no art lover should miss.

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Royal Oak Art Fair

When: July 9 – July 10
Where: Royal Oak Memorial Park, Corner of Woodward Avenue and 13 Mile Road in Royal Oak

Art work will be for sale in many categories including: drawing, painting, photography, clay, collage, glass, metal, wood, jewelry, leather/fiber, and mixed media. The Art Fair offers an excellent opportunity to purchase an original item for your home, office or as a gift.

The Summer Beer Festival hosts many of Michigan’s finest breweries sampling over hundreds of fresh, local Michigan beers. Food is available for purchase inside the festival, and guests can enjoy live music from a variety of Michigan bands.

Blake’s Lavender Market

When: July 15 – July 17
Where: Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill, 17985 Armada Center Rd, Armada, MI

If you love the scent of lavender, then head to this amazing lavender market featuring more than 150 local artisans to find handmade bouquets, lotions, soaps, and even lavender ice cream.

Thunder Over Michigan Yankee Air Museum

When: July 16 – July 17
Where: 801 Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, MI

This drive is air show is one of the top airshows in the country and will feature two air shows daily. Witness amazing performances by the USN Blue Angels and a Special Warbird Salute. You’ll find static displays, a chance to meet with Warbird pilots, Huey helicopter rides, a KidZone, and a shop.

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Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival 2022

When: July 22 – July 23
Where: Riverside Park, Depot Town, Ypsilanti, Michigan

The Summer Beer Festival hosts many of Michigan’s finest breweries sampling over hundreds of fresh, local Michigan beers. Food is available for purchase inside the festival, and guests can enjoy live music from a variety of Michigan bands.

Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road Concert Tour

Where: July 17- July 18
Where: Comerica Park, 2100 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

Ann Arbor Art Fair

When: July 21 – July 23
Where: Ann Arbor, MI

The Ann Arbor Art Fair is massive. There is no other way to say this. In fact, it’s the largest juried art fair in the nation and it’s completely free to attend. This incredible event is actually three fairs that host nearly 1,000 artists in one massive space that spans 30 city blocks of downtown Ann Arbor. The Original Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair, and the Ann Arbor State Street Fair all run consecutively and feature highly skilled artists looking to sell their work.

PRO-TIP: You don’t have to go to the Smithsonian to see great art. Check out our guide to the best art museums in Michigan.

The Weeknd – After Hours Til Dawn Concert Tour

When: July 27
Where: Ford Field, Detroit

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Monroe County Fair 75th Annual Fireworks

When: July 29
Where: Glenn F Stock Arena, 3775 S Custer Rd, Monroe, MI

Monroe County Fair

When: July 31- August 6
Where: 3775 S Custer Rd, Monroe, MI 48161

This is one of Michigan’s largest county fairs featurinf seven whole days of family-friendly fun in the fresh air!

Visit Matthei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor

When: July 2 – Ongoing
Where: Matthei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Explore the University of Michigan’s stunning botanical garden and take in the amazing sights and smells of the flora in bloom.

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Discover Muskegon Festival

When: July 1 – July 2
Where: Downtown Muskegon

Discover Motors, Music and Muskegon a ths fun summer festival in Muskegon.Discover Muskegon will encompass multiple city blocks in Downtown Muskegon July 1st and 2nd. Explore modified vehicles, EDM music, fireworks, art installations, culinary creations, and much more! Cars will be parked along Western Avenue.

Grand Rapids Food Truck Summer Series

When: July 1
Where: Gerald R. Ford Airport, Grand Rapids

July’s featured food trucks are BIG FOOT BURGERS and KOOL BREEZE. Come on out to the Viewing Park for great food, fun and airplanes!

Grand Rapids Foodie Fest 2022

When: July 1 – July 3
Where: Calder Plaza, Grand Rapids MI

Where AT brings to you the FIRST annual Fourth of July weekend taste fest in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Foodie Fest will feature various varieties of all your favorite cuisines while showcasing local retail and small business merchant vendors. Walk-in with an empty stomach, leave with all your cravings satisfied and a smile on your face.

Harbor Classic Quarter Horse Show

When: July 1- July 9
Where: Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington, MI

Holland Summer Concert Series

When: July 1 – July 29 (Fridays)
Where: Kollen Park, Holland

The Summer Concerts at Kollen Park are one of the most popular spots to be on Friday evenings in the summer in Holland. From 6:30 – 8:30 PM, the park comes alive with music and dancing. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic basket and enjoy the sounds of summer. Please have pets on a leash. Alcohol is prohibited at Kollen Park.

Muskegon South Pierhead Lighthouse Tours

When: July 1 – July 31 (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)
Where: South Pierhead Lighthouse

Climb to the top and learn the history of this functioning light. Enjoy the view and take photos. Tours are Monday, Friday and Saturdays, 1 – 5 pm. Adults – $5.00 Children $3.00 (Children must be 3 feet or taller to climb) Maps & souvenirs available to purchase.

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs

When: July 1 – July 31
Where: Grand Rapids Public Museum

See life-size models, casts of rare fossils and interactives that bring these ancient animals to life at the kid-friendly exhibit. Step back in time to see pterosaurs, with a wingspan of more than 25 feet, and find out how they moved on land and in the air.

Get a first-hand look at replicas of the rare pterosaur fossils that have helped paleontologists learn all that we know about these animals. In a virtual flight lab, use your body to pilot a pterosaur over a prehistoric landscape. Encounter the exceptional creatures that flew in the age of dinosaurs.

Annual Grand Rapids Fireworks

When: July 2
Where: Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids, MI

One of the top fireworks shows in Michigan starts at 6 p.m. in Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids. You’ll find lots of food and fun, family-friendly activities. Fireworks start at 10:30 p.m.

ZZ Top in Concert

When: July 7
Where: Frederik Meijer Sculpture Gardens and Park, Grand Rapids

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival

When: July 29 – August 7
Where: Downtown Grand Haven

As July wraps up and the Independence Day celebrations feel far in the rearview, Grand Haven is just gearing up for one of their biggest celebrations. On Lake Michigan, Grand Haven is Coast Guard City USA, so it’s fitting that their Coast Guard Festival draws in hundreds of thousands of visitors, from the nation’s highest ranking Coast Guard dignitaries from Washington, D.C., to family and friends of those who have served or currently serve in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Enjoy plenty of food and music, browse the craft fair, and tour real U.S. Coast Guard ships in this special celebration of our nation’s Coast Guard.

Lowell Riverwalk Festival

When: July 7 -July 9
Where: Downtown Lowell, MI

Fun awaits you in downtown Lowell, just east of Grand Rapids. This annual festival includes favorites events like a duck raffle, arts and crafts, commercial and non-profit vendors, food, entertainment, car cruise-in, rumble and a fabulous fireworks fireworks show! You’ll also find bingo, a used book sale, kayak fun, 5k run and walk and a ducky derby to this 2-nights and 1-day family fun festival held in Historic Lowell!

The Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary Tour

When: July 10
Where: Van Andel Arena

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Battle Creek Field of Flight

When: June 30 – July 4
Where: 15551 S Airport Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49037

It’s one of the biggest and best airshows and balloon festivals in the state. Battle Creek’s Field of Flight is five days of family-friendly fun on southwest Michigan. The festival features balloon launches, air shows, carnival, entertainment, fireworks and much more. Be sure and catch the performance of the US Air Force Thunderbirds, who headline the airshow.

South Haven Art Fair

When: July 2- July 3
Where: Downtown South Haven

For almost 60 years, the South Haven Art Fair has been showcasing the area’s most talented artists and craftsmen. Organized by South Haven’s Center for the Arts, the South Haven Art Fair is held yearly leading up to 4th of July. Located at a beautiful wooded park just one block away from Lake Michigan, the South Haven Art Fair’s venue is incredibly beautiful. With 120 vendors, locally sourced food, and live music, the South Haven Art Fair is the place to go in Michigan to peruse and purchase from the best artists and creators in the area.

New Buffalo Independence Day Fireworks

When: July 2
Where: Lions Park, 612 Marquette Dr, New Buffalo, MI 49117

Saugatuck Fouth of July Fireworks

When: July 4
Where: Kalamazoo River

Enjoy a Fireworks show from anywhere around the Kalamazoo in Saugatuck or Douglas. Bring a blanket or a chair and find a spot at one of the great parks: Cook Park, Coghlin Park, Wade’s Bayou, and Wick’s Park. Fireworks begin at Dusk on July 4th. 

Light Up the Lake Fireworks

When: July 3
Where: Viewable from Riverfront Park, North Beach, and South Beach in South Haven

Every year on the evening of July 3rd, South Haven holds an epic fireworks show over Lake Michigan. Drawing visitors from around the Great Lakes region, this popular Lake Michigan Summer event showcases one of the best fireworks shows in the area. The Light Up the Lake Fireworks show blasts off fireworks a safe distance away on the North Pier. For added fun, be sure to tune your radio to Cosy at FM 103.7 for coordinated music.

A perfect event for the whole family, Light up The Lake Fireworks in South Haven is a wholesome and iconic American holiday event that is not to be missed!

South Haven 4th of July Parade

When: July 4
Where: Downtown South Haven

Starting at 11:00 AM, the parade starts at Elkenburg and winds through several streets of downtown South Haven before ending on Center street. Prime viewing of the parade is along Huron Street downtown near the pavilion. A wonderful event for the whole family, the South Haven 4th of July Parade features classic cars, floats, and marching bands.

Nautic Bound @ The Riverfront Concert Series

When: July 7
Where: South Haven Municipal Marina, 148 Black River St, South Haven

Hear Southwest Michigan’s premier beach party band on South Haven’s beautiful Black River and catch an amazing Lake Michigan sunset while the music plays!

Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff

When: July 9 – July 10
Where: Downtown St. Joseph, MI

It’s one of the top summer art fairs in the country! Experience the talent of 172 artists from across the United States while enjoying the views and breezes of Lake Michigan and the charm and hospitality of St. Joseph, Michigan, at this ticketed event.

Richland Art Fair

When: July 16
 NEW location at Gull Meadow Farms, 8544 Gull Road, Richland, MI

The 48th annual Richland Art Fair features a variety of fine artwork and original handcrafts from more than 100 artisans. Head to picturesque Gull Meadow Farms, near beautiful Gull Lake and enjoy a fun day in southwest Michigan.

Saugatuck Boat Parade and Fireworks

When: July 30
Where: Kalamazoo Lake, Saugatuck -Douglas

This year the lighted boat parade’s theme is Grecian Venetian.  The parade will start approximately 9:15 p.m.  Lighted boats will travel up the Kalamazoo River and around the Kalamazoo Lake area displaying their best Grecian decorations and costumes.  Following the boat parade around 10 p.m. will be a fabulous fireworks show. 

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Village Square Art Fair

When: July 30
Where: Village Square, Downtown Saugatuck

Visit downtown Saugatuck for this fun art fair! The fair will showcase the work of fine artists working in a variety of media: painting, photography, glass, woodworking, ceramics, jewelry, basketry, mixed media, fibers, mosaic, printmaking, and sculpture. This is a juried show and awards will be presented to winning artists in the afternoon.

Baroda Third of July Fireworks Celebration

When: July 3
Where: Baroda, MI

The Baroda Fireworks are known as one of the BEST fireworks displays in the Midwest, put on by the Baroda Fire Department.

July 3 Jubilee Allegan

When: July 3
Where: Allegan, MI

Downtown Allegan’s July 3 Jubilee Independence Day celebration is back! The event starts at 6:00 PM with live music, food vendors, and concludes with a spectacular fireworks show over the Kalamazoo River at 10:15pm

Saugatuck Parade and Fireworks

When: July 4
Where: Downtown Saugatuck

Music in the Park: Whateverly Brothers

When: July 27
Where: New Buffalo Township Park, 17425 Red Arrow Hwy, New Buffalo, MI

The Whateverly Brothers will perform as part of the 2022 Music in the Park Series on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Eastern). On Wednesday evenings during the summer months, live (free) music featuring local and nearby talent is featured at the Bandshell in the New Buffalo Township Memorial Park.

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Michigan Lavender Festival

When: July 3- July 4
Where: Imlay City

The “Symphony for the Senses” is back for their 20th annual celebration this year in Imlay City. Learn about the many uses for lavender during one of the many lavender talks or in one of the fiber booths. Taste food from Michigan’s favorite food trucks or purchase lavender-themed artisan goods from the marketplace.

Frankenmuth Volksläufe Fireworks

When: July 3
Where: Heritage Park, 601 Weiss St, Frankenmuth, MI

Celebrate America in Michigan’s Little Bavaria! Head to Frankenmuth in mid-Michigan for a one-of-a-kind Fourth of July fireworks celebration. Make sure you plan enough time to enjoy a world-famous chicken dinner at Zenhders or The Bavarian Inn. Not sure which one is right for you? Use our Guide to Frankenmuth Restaurants for more info.

LPGA Dow Great Lakes Invitational

When: July 10 – 16
Where: Midland, MI

This month the world’s best female golfers will congregate in Midland Michigan for the Annual LPGA Dow Great Lakes Invitational. Watch some truly stellar golf games and explore the greater Midland area for a while as the town transforms into a golfing haven. Those interested in spending a day on the fairway with friends should book a tee time at one of the golf courses in the area. Make a trip of it and enjoy plenty of time in the sun playing and watching your favorite sport.

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Cass River Colonial Encampment

When: Jully 16 – July 17
Where: River Place Shops, 925 S Main Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Visit Frankenmuth and experience an encampment of historical reenactors representing the many eras of America’s history during this free educational and family-friendly event at Frankenmuth River Place Shops! Visit and tour military camps ranging from the French & Indian War through the Revolutionary War, and shop at historical vendors.

Activities and events include flag-raising ceremonies, fashion shows with military uniforms on display, musical concerts, authentic battle skirmishes and demonstrations featuring cannons, artillery and weapons. 

Michigan Honey Festival

When: July 16 – July 17
Where: Shiawassee County Fair Grounds, 2900 Hibbard Rd., Corunna, MI 48817

The Michigan Honey Festival is a fun, inexpensive, & informative weekend for everyone, young and old, non-beekeepers, “Newbee’s” & seasoned beekeepers alike. All our attendees, sponsors, vendors, and volunteers will walk away with something.

Mid-Michigan Enchanted Forest Festival

When: June 16 – July 31
Where: Vassar, MI

Visit this family-friendly renaissance festival in mid-Michigan set in an enchanted forest.


When: July 16
Where: Frankenmuth, MI

The FrankenMudder is a mock, boot camp-style run packed with lots of fun! This run, located in Frankenmuth, MI will have you and your friends laughing and sweating together.

Yale Bologna Festival

When: July 29 – July 31
Where: Yale, MI

Every July, Yale plays host to the Yale Bologna Festival, a 3 day weekend event that closes the streets and transforms this small community of just under 2,000 to a gathering of over 20,000 Bologna starved party-goers! . The Bologna Festival includes such events as the famed outhouses races, a street dance, fireworks and a parade down Main Street that continues to grow each year.

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Traverse City Cherry Festival

When: July 2 – July 9
Where: Traverse City, MI

The Cherry Capital of the World, Traverse City, is back at it again with their Annual National Cherry Festival and everyone is buzzing about it. This is a highlight of summer in TC for locals and tourists alike. Sample locally grown cherries and snag some delicious cherry products made from cherries grown right in the greater Traverse City region. Bring the family along to this massive Michigan festival for cherry-themed fun in the sun, with live music, farm markets, parades, and more.

Au Gres Fireworks

When: July 2 at dusk
Where: Corner of Court St & South St near the Au Gres Water Tower.

Snuggled along the shores of Lake Huron just south of Tawas in Arenac County, the cute little town of Au Gres is a perfect spot to view July 2 Fireworks in Michigan. The Arenac Fireworks Festival is scheduled for July 2. Fireworks begin at dusk on the corner of Court St & South St near the Au Gres Water Tower.

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Bay Harbor Fireworks Display

When: July 3
Where: Village of Bay Harbor

Watch a stunning fireworks display over scenic Little Traverse Bay. Celebrate Independence Day with our fabulous fireworks display over Bay Harbor Lake on July 3rd! Bring blankets and chairs and reserve your spot early in the Village.

Plan some extra time to explore beautiful Petoskey, MI, just down the road from Bay Harbor. You might want to head north along M-119 and take a scenic drive through Michigan’s famous Tunnel of Trees.

Torch Lake Fireworks

When: July 3
Where: South End of Torch Lake at Dusk

Located approximately 30 minutes east of Traverse City, the Torch Lake Fireworks display is scheduled for July 3 and will be held at the south end of Torch Lake at dusk.

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Mackinac Island Fireworks

When: July 4
Where: Mackinac Island

Spend your Independence Day on Mackinac Island, steeped in northern Michigan’s rich colonial history and surrounded by some of the most beautiful views in all of Michigan. The 4th of July Fireworks Display, visible from Mackinac Island and Mackinaw City, is especially unique in that it includes two fireworks shows that go off simultaneously. Watch as these displays light up the night sky over the Straits of Mackinac in a show unlike any you’ve ever seen before.

PRO-TIP: If you’re looking for a place to stay overnight on the island, we have a guide to the Top 25 Places to Stay on Mackinac Island that you might find helpful.

Brown Trout Festival

Where: Alpena, MI
When: July 15 – July 24

The longest-running fishing tournament in the Great Lakes hosts several competitions over the course of its 10-day span, including the new children’s fishing tournament & high stakes tournament. Aside from fishing, this festival features live music, an expansive beer tent, and a day dedicated to family fun.

PRO-TIP: Alpena is a very kid-friendly vacation town, with beautifully manicured beaches with playgrounds, volleyball courts, picnic shelters, splash pads and more. Be sure to pack a picnic lunch and allow time to relax on the shores of Thunder Bay.

Visit Lavender Hill Farm in Boyne City

When: July- Ongoing
Where: 7354 Horton Bay Rd N, Boyne City, MI 49712

Summer is the peak season of lavender, and July is when it fully blooms which makes it the perfect time to visit a lavender farm. At a lavender farm, you’ll see a vast landscape painted purple as the flowers bloom in the summer sun. Here you can purchase products made from locally grown Michigan lavender as well as participate in fun and unique farm activities, including guided tours and a lilac labyrinth.

Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula in July

Copper Harbor Fireworks Display

When: July 4
Where: On the waterfront in Copper Harbor, Michigan 49918

Head to the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula this Fourth of July to play games, have good food at the cookout in Township Park put on by the Copper Harbor Volunteer Fire Department.

Grand Marais Burt Township Fireworks

When: July 4
Where: Over the harbor In Grand Marais, Michigan 49839

Copper Country Strawberry Festival

When: July 8 – July 9
Where: Chassell, MI

Up north in Chassell, the second weekend of July is all about one of the most favored of the summer fruits. The Copper Country Strawberry Festival draws visitors into the upper peninsula to view parades, listen to live music, visit a craft/vendor show, and of course, eat plenty of strawberries. While here, be sure to try the famed strawberry shortcake – it’s divine!

Upper Peninsula Championship Rodeo & Wild West Parade

When: July 8 – July 9
Where: Iron River, MI

Giddy-on-up to Michigan’s only PRCA rodeo this July in Iron River! This pro-circuit event attracts top cowboys from the great lakes division to compete in thrilling events including the classic bull riding. Make sure to watch the Wild West Parade to see some of your favorite cowboys up close.

Marquette Art on the Rocks

When: July 30 – July 31
Where: Marquette, MI

The Upper Peninsula art event of the summer is back for the 62nd annual Art on the Rocks on scenic Lake Superior. This eclectic market has a wide variety of vendors, spanning from sculptures to drawings and hand-painted pictures.

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Bella DiMascio is a Content Editor for She grew up in the Detroit suburb of Westland and later attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo where she majored in Communication Studies and minored in English: Writing. Creative writing has been a hobby and interest of Bella’s since she was in elementary school and she is thrilled to be using her talents to highlight the Great Lakes State. Outside of writing, Bella enjoys getting outside with her two Australian Shepherds, playing video games, and binging shows on Netflix.