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What's Going on in Michigan - June

Date Posted: June 6, 2024

Summer is the perfect time to explore the beautiful state of Michigan. From attending a music festival, staying active, or simply having a good time with friends, here are some great things to check out across Michigan this June.

1. The Grand Rapids Lantern Festival 

Come visit John Ball Zoo this summer to see hundreds of lanterns illuminate the Zoo. The breathtaking view is perfect for family and friends to enjoy the intersection between wildlife and Asian Culture. 

When: June 1 – June 16

Where: 1300 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504


2. Cereal Festival

Did you know that the cereal industry was born in Battle Creek Michigan? Come join the signature festival that has drawn people from across Michigan for over 50 years. This unique festival includes live music from Kanin Wren, Allie Garland, and Sean Gibson, live animal shows, and inflatables. Free cereal included!

When: June 8, 8am – 12pm

Where: Downtown Battle Creek

Website: Cereal Festival 2024 – Kellogg Arena


3. Holland Farmers Market

Looking for garden-fresh produce such as asparagus, rhubarb, or other vegetables? Stop by the Holland Farmers Market and support local Michigan farmers!

When: Wednesdays and Saturdays

Where: 150 West 8th Street, Holland, MI, United States, Michigan

Website: Holland Farmers Market | Holland MI | Facebook


4. Ludington Lakestride Half Marathon & 5K

The Ludington Lakestride Half Marathon & 5K offers a scenic route along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. This event is perfect for those looking to stay active this summer while exploring all the outdoors of Michigan has to offer. This event is suitable for runners of all ages and levels, offering the option of a half marathon, 10K, and 5K race. 

When: June 8

Where: Nader’s Motor Lodge on Lakeshore Drive

Website: Race Information | Ludington Lakestride Half Marathon, 10K and 5K


5. Bridgefest

This Father’s Day weekend, celebrate the 64th anniversary of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, a vital connection point between Houghton and Hancock, with helicopter rides, live music, fireworks and a parade. This event is perfect for families to experience the historical and cultural wonders of Michigan. 

When: June 13 – June 16

Where: 902 College Avenue, Houghton, Michigan 49931

Website: Home - Bridgefest (


6. Ann Arbor Summerfest

Each year, over 80,000 people from across the country head to Ann Arbor to enjoy over 200 concerts, live exhibitions, family-friendly activities, and film screenings. The celebration of arts, which spans over four weeks, is truly a magical sight to see and an immersive adventure suitable for all. 

When: June 14 – June 30

Where: 915 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Website: A2SF

7. Electric Forest Music Concert

Calling all music lovers and concertgoers! Electric Forest features over 50 artists over the course of three days, spanning all musical genres with an emphasis on EDM and rock bands. Get ready to sing, dance, and make memories with friends to last a lifetime. Tickets sell out quickly so make sure to grab yours today. 

When: June 20 – June 23

Where: 3566 Clay Rd, Montague, MI 49437

Website: Electric Forest - Rothbury, MI

8. Traverse City Cherry Festival (June 29 - July 6)

Car and boat enthusiasts won't want to miss the Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival. Held in the lovely community of Bay Harbor, this event showcases uniquely restored vintage cars and classic boats. Attendees can admire the craftsmanship of these timeless vehicles and enjoy a day by the water with live music and great food.

When: June 22

Where: 4000 Main St, Bay Harbor, MI 49770

Website: Bay Harbor Classic Car and Boat Festival | bayharbor | 4000 Main Street, Bay Harbor, MI, USA (

9. Grand Haven Art Festival

Each year, dozens of talented artists from around the country transform Washington Avenue into a magical art gallery. Art pieces of all kinds, from sculptures, to trinkets, to oil paintings, are on display and available for purchase. 

When: June 28 – June 30

Where: 200 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417

Website: Grand Haven Art Fest – Grand Haven Chamber

10. St. Ignace Car Show Weekend (June 27-30)

Another treat for car lovers is the St. Ignace Car Show Weekend, introducing of the largest car shows in the Midwest! Located in St. Ignace, this event features hundreds of classic and antique cars. The weekend includes a parade, live entertainment, and opportunities to meet fellow car enthusiasts.

When: June 27 – June 30

Where: 275 Marquette Street, St. Ignace, MI 49781

Website: St. Ignace Car Show Weekend - (

As you travel across Michigan to enjoy these events, make sure your car is protected with the best insurance coverage. Whether you're heading to a car show, a festival, or a 5K, having reliable car insurance gives you peace of mind on the road. Contact us today to find the perfect car insurance plan, so you can focus on making the most of your summer adventures. Enjoy Michigan to the fullest this summer!


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