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What to Do in Michigan in June

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We’ve got you covered, because June is when pure Michigan beauty is in bloom and Michigan summer excitement begins!

From the Upper Peninsula to Mackinac Island, from Detroit Michigan to South Haven, there are amazing ways to enjoy Michigan in summer. Whether you’re planning a road trip or day trip, you’ll want to start making plans for some Michigan travel soon.

The are music festivals, events festivals and even a beer fest or two all over the state! Our June Michigan calendar of events has a complete info with dates and times for most of these fun activities. Be sure to check out our Michigan ultimate event calendar and start making your summer bucket list.

Things to do in June in Michigan
June Michigan Events Calendar

Visit Michigan Beaches

While the water temperatures still might be a bit too cool to go for a dip, Michigan beach towns are bustling with activity in June. Resorts towns along Lake Huron and Lake Michigan come to life in June.

You’ll find band concerts and live music featuring top local acts in places like southwest Michigan’s St. Joseph. In west Michigan, Grand Haven’s amazing Musical Water Fountain will delight both you and your kids as it springs back to life after the winter season!

Take a Hike

Michigan’s national forests are pristine in June, when the flora and fauna start to wake up. June is a great time to hike in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore along Lake Superior.You’ll want to pack some warm clothes for the evening, it’s still cool along in the Upper Peninsula in June.

In West Michigan, you’ll find some amazing trails just a short ride from the Grand Rapids area to immerse your senses in the beauty of natural Michigan. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is also a fabulous place to hike, and you’ll be rewarded with sweeping vistas of Lake Michigan.

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Go Birdwatching

You can see more than 450 species of birds throughout the state, and June is when many of the migratory birds make their way back to enjoy summer in Michigan. Northern Michigan is home to many great spots to catch a glimpse of some rare birds, too. Use our Ultimate Guide to Birding in Michigan and the map to plan your visit.

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Walk Along the Treetops

Bring your camera and set out to walk Boyne City’s SkyBridge Michigan at Boyne Mountain in northern Michigan. It’s the world’s longest timber-towered suspension bridge. You’ll walk along the treetops at 120 feet above ground and take in some amazing sight! I was amazed: I felt like I could see all the way to Harbor Springs and Mackinaw City!

Cast Your Lines in Michigan Fishing Tournaments and Fishing Events

Michigan’s free fishing weekend in June 10-11, 2023, when fishing licenses fees are waived throughout the state. This is a great time to introduce someone to the spots of fishing. On Saturday June 3, the
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host a popular bass fishing tournament, which is a don’t-miss event for bass fishing.

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Explore Some Michigan Islands

You can beat the summer crowds if you head to one of Michigan’s picturesque islands in June. Drummond Island, just an hour from St. Ignace is a great spot to visit if you like to kayak and get out on to the open water.

Lake Huron is very clear here, and the island is also home to many small inland lakes and rivers to explore by kayak or canoe. June is also the perfect time to visit the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival, and you’ll be surrounded by the heady scent of fragrant lilacs all over Michigan’s island gem.

Explore Michigan’s Summer Arts Scene

Use our event calendar to find art fairs, and crafts fairs, too. Art and crafts fairs are great places to pick up some original art.

Michigan’s natural beauty serves as an inspiration for talented artists all over the state. In fact, visit Saugatuck or Glen Arbor and you might catch a glimpse of some painters with easels in the sand dunes! You can an arts festival just about anywhere in the state, from Grand Rapids to Farmington Hills in southeast Michigan. Check the June events calendar for specific days and more detailed information.

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Go Bike Riding On Belle Isle

The Detroit Grand Prix, held on Belle Isle, rolls into town on Sunday June 4, and its one of the top June Michigan events. After it’s over, bring your bike down to Belle Isle and take the 5 mile path around the island.

The views are awesome: you’ll bike past the Detroit skyline and the Ambassador Bridge and grab some great views of Windsor, Ontario, Canada just across the Detroit River.

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Attend One of Michigan’s Summer Festivals

Michigan is known as “the festival state,” and we seem to find something to celebrate every weekend! You’ll find Lavender Festivals in Michigan’s thumb area. I love these festivals because they smell so good, and the scent of lavender is so calming.

Oceana County hosts the National Asparagus Festival on Saturday June 10th. It marks the start of asparagus season in Michigan. If you love asparagus, you’ll want to attend or at least hit one of Michigan’s farmers markets to get it while it’s fresh.

Other top festivals in June include the Lansing Beer Fest (celebrating craft beers), the Bavarian Festival in Frankenmuth. Don’t miss the Traverse City’s Wine and Cider Festival, and other June festivals.

The St. Ignace Car Show, where you can see classic cars on display, is fun too. Be sure to bring your appetite to these festivals, you’re sure to find a food truck or two.

Looking for more things to do in Michigan in June? Use our Michigan Guide to Summer Fun!

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About The Author-

This post was written by the My Michgan Beach and Travel team. The My Michigan Beach and Travel team is comprised on lifelong Michigan residents who have spend decades traveling the state. We love exploring the best things to do in Michigan, so that we can share them with our readers.