When was the last time you saw a live music performance, or go to a Festival or outdoor event? Last month marked one year since this pandemic locked down all of our fun activities we like to do with friends and family. Many have been vaccinated now and are allowed to gather outdoors without a mask according to the CDC.

With winter weather in the rear view mirror, we’re all ready to get out of our homes and enjoy some of the outdoor events coming to our great state of Michigan this year. And there are quite a few options right now with more coming in the near future. Keep in mind the events listed can change so be sure and verify details before you head out for some fun and adventure. These listings are courtesy of the Detroit News.

Southern Michigan Beer Festival has been rescheduled for May 1st
Jackson County Fair office at 517-788-4405 128 W. Ganson St This is a 21 and over event.

Tulip Time in Holland Saturday May 9. Downtown Holland Website

Made in Michigan Show in Mount Clemens 11 a.m.-8 p.m. May 7 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 9. Macomb Place, Mount Clemens Website
Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Queen and Court
June 4-13. Mackinac Island Website
Art in the Park in Downtown Plymouth 11 a.m.-8 p.m. June 9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 10 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 11. Downtown Plymouth  Website
Asian-Pacific Festival 2021 in Grand Rapids June 11-12. Calder Plaza, 300 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids  Website
Trenton Summer Festival 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 25-26. Downtown Trenton Website
Michigan Rib Festival in Lake Orion 5-10 p.m. July 1, noon-10 p.m. July 2 and 11 a.m-10 p.m. July 3 and noon-8 p.m. July 4.Canterbury Village, 2369 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion  Website
National Cherry Festival in Traverse City July 3-10. Traverse City Website
Detroit Festival of Books at Eastern Market 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 18. Shed 5, 2810 Russell, Detroit   Website
Detroit Whiskey Festival in Eastern Market 6-10 p.m. July 30. $50-$85. Shed 5, 2810 Russell, Detroit Website
Cheeseburger Festival in Caseville Aug. 13-22. Caseville  Website

Michigan Mud Jam in Hale Aug. 17-24. Iosco County Fairgrounds, 3716 M-65, Hale. Website 

Hazel Park Art Fair at Green Acres Park 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 28 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 29. 620 W. Woodward Heights, Hazel Park  Website

Detroit Jazz Fest: TBD if it will be in-person or virtual. Sept. 3-6 Website

Detroit City Dance Festival Sept. 8-10. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward, Detroit  Website

Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hills
14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights.  Website
June 6 - 5 Seconds of Summer
June 26 - Jamey Johnson with Whiskey Myers
Aug. 12 - Lindsey Stirling
Aug. 15 - Deftones
Aug. 17 - Alicia Keys
Sept. 2 - John Legend
Sept. 4 - Brothers Osborne
Sept. 22 - Primus: A Tribute to Kings with Wolfmother and the Sword

DTE Energy Music Theatre
33 Bob Seger Drive, Village of Clarkston  Website
July 9 - Megadeth and Lamb of God
July 22 - Backstreet Boys
July 23 - Rod Stewart with Cheap Trick
July 25 - Chicago
July 29 - The Black Crowes
July 31 - Blackberry Smoke
Aug. 1 - James Taylor and His All-Star Band with Jackson Browne
Aug. 6-7 - Chris Stapleton
Aug. 11 - Dave Matthews Band
Aug. 14 - Ted Nugent
Aug. 21 -Daryl Hall and John Oates
Aug. 23 - Maroon 5
Aug. 28 - Kidz Bop
Sept. 1 - Kiss
Sept. 2 - The Doobie Brothers
Sept. 12 - Alanis Morrissette with Garbage and Liz Phair

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The events for us are lining up through the rest of the year. Let's get out and enjoy what we've been missing!


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