All’s Fair in Summer

As temperatures rise, summer festivals start popping up. There are many to consider, so we put together a list of some that are closest to Canton. All events listed below are family-friendly and free to enter (with paid attractions).

Motor City Irish Fest celebrates all things Irish at Greenmead Historical Park in Livonia from June 7-9, 2024. This family-friendly festival includes Irish dance, music, food, games and activities celebrating the Emerald Isle.

Canton Liberty Fest in Heritage Park will include carnival rides, midway games, live entertainment, marketplace vendors, food trucks, the 10th annual Liberty Run, and the third annual Juneteenth Community Celebration. It will take place June 13-15, 2024 with a fireworks display on Friday, June 14, 2024 at dusk.  

Oak Park Summer Blast will have carnival rides, games, food, live entertainment, a Juneteenth Celebration and more. It will take place June 14-16, 2024.

Ann Arbor’s Top of the Park summer festival will offer admission-free concerts, street performances, unique family attractions, culinary treats and movie screenings. It will span three weekends from June 14-30, 2024.

Lakefest in Belleville will offer music, a variety of food and drink vendors, yoga in the park, and boat races on the lake. It will take place June 21-23, 2024.

Livonia Spree will include rides, food, games, live entertainment, a cornhole tournament, a 5K run, a beer tent, a kids' zone and more. It will take place June 25-30, 2024.

Pig & Whiskey in downtown Ferndale is an annual summer festival that focuses on food, music and drinks. The festival is suited for all ages and will take place July 12-14, 2024.

The Farmington Founders Festival is celebrating its 60th anniversary with past favorites: a 5K Color Run, the Founders Festival parade, the dog-friendly Farmington Fido Fest, a crafters market, farmers market, beer tent and a kids' area. Join in the fun from July 18-20, 2024.

Westland Blues, Brews & BBQ The 13th annual festival will be held this year on the Central City Park grounds. Festivities include food, music, a beer tent, and activities and attractions for the entire family. Check out all the fun on August 2-3, 2024 from 3:00-11:00 PM.

Arts, Beats & Eats is an end-of-summer celebration in downtown Royal Oak consisting of—as is stated in the name—food, music, art and community. Their line-up is yet to be announced, but you can count on a wide variety of performing artists. The festival will take place August 30-September 3, 2024.

The Michigan State Fair, held at the Suburban Showcase in Novi from August 29-September 2, 2024, will end your summer on a fun note. Rides, food, music, agriculture, contests and more are in store for this family-friendly summer extravaganza. 

Looking for even more events to fill your summer? This website collects information on major festivals in Michigan throughout the year, or check out all Pure Michigan events at Michigan.org.