Annual Festivals & Events
From kicking off the New Year with the North American International Show to closing it out with a Breakfast with Santa at the Zoo, the Detroit metropolitan area has an action-packed calendar full of festivals and events. Whatever your taste, and whatever time of year, Detroit has a celebration for you!
The global automotive industry's premier event, showcasing next-generation vehicles and concept cars.
Local, national, and international carvers create spectacular and intricate designs.
Hosted by the
influential and decades-old musical venue the
Charity event held in "Fashionable Ferndale", one of the
hippest parts of town.
for fishing, skiing, cruising, pontooning, and
everything in between. Perfect
event for the state with the most boats in the
A hunting, fishing, and camping extravaganza featuring over 300 exhibitors.
Wilder and crazier first cousin of the North American
International Auto Show held in January.
Over 200 of metro
Products and services from flooring to rooftops are on
display at this popular exhibition.
Conference that brings together vehicle manufacturers,
suppliers, government, and academia from around the world for the exchange of ideas on the state of advanced automotive technology and business.
The "boys of summer" arrive in the spring!
regional and local level.
Country music extravaganza that kicks off the season of events at Hart Plaza.
Showcases aerial displays by a variety of military and
civilian aircraft at Selfridge Air Force Base.
Networking opportunity for industry professionals,
musicians, and fans as well as 400 bands from around
the world performing in over 40
Proclaimed the nation's largest high school fair held on the grounds of acclaimed St. Mary's Preparatory.
Celebrating the world of
electronic music including Techno,
the unique sound invented in
Outstanding visual and performing artists from around the world
Thousands of Detroiters doing their part in the search for the cure.
Over 100 artists, an entertainment series, food and
World-class musicians performing classic and
contemporary chamber music in beautiful venues.
Over 200,000 people visit for the free entertainment,
attractions, and every type of strawberry treat imaginable.
Celebration of cruising
along one of
Carnival, arts, crafts,
entertainment, and food in one of the largest Arab neighborhoods outside of
the jazz and blues heritage of
State Championship hot air balloon competition and
More than 500,000 car buffs and enthusiasts enjoy the
sights and sounds along
Celebration of the
by an awe-inspiring fireworks display.
A great Detroit tradition is back with over $7 million in improvements to the Belle Isle track.
Over 400 artists and some of the finest contemporary art and crafts available in the United States.
Elvis is alive and well in
Great music, a carnival, fireworks, and fun for the entire family.
Top-shelf, national musicians performing Country, Classic Rock, New Rock, and R&B in the state capitol.
Experience the thunder of hydroplane racing on the Detroit Riverfront.
A variety of free day-long jazz performances.
Recently named the number one art fair in the country by an AmericanStyle magazine readers' survey.
Great artwork, food, and music are staples of this festival originally created to recognize the state's first Quaker settlement.
Hear the roar of the inboard
One of the greatest freshwater long distance yacht races in the world.
Unique fusion of arts fair, music festival, county fair, and multi-ethnic festival.
Century-old fair in a new location featuring great music, food, theater, and amusement rides.
Step back in time to a medieval world complete with
full-contact armored jousting.
Fundraiser that includes a strolling supper, live auction, fashion show extravaganza, entertainment and afterglow parties.
The largest free music event in North America -- over 120 bands in Detroit's Hart Plaza.
Art, cuisine, music, and humanity in downtown Pontiac.
Ranks among the best art fairs in the U.S. according to Sunshine Artist magazine.
Enjoy the art, history, and romance of the 1800's amid Northville's historic homes and tree-lined streets.
Awesome music festival in
Ranked one of the best
marathon venues in
Annual ceremony honoring the legends of gospel.
Getting Detroiters into the holiday spirit since 1924.
Celebrate the city’s diverse holiday traditions amid premier arts and cultural institutions, historic churches, and area galleries.
No milk and cookies for the big guy, but maybe some bacon and eggs.
The world-famous Rockettes strut their stuff at the Fox Theatre.
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