Art fairs, music festivals, carnivals — this month’s lineup of Metro Detroit events is packed with all the summer fun
By Kaitlyn Luckoff
Featured photo via Oakland County Fair Facebook page
12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg
A summer staple since the 1880s, the Oakland County Fair offers new events and activities daily, including a foam party, horse competition, movie night, and much more! Check out their website for ticket prices and special offers.
With a schedule full of activities like live music, a craft market and a 5K color run, the Greater Farmington Founders Festival should definitely be on your calendar this summer! Taking place in downtown Farmington, the festival is open to the public and free to attend. Thinking of bringing your pup along? Check out the Farmington Fido Festival in Riley Park for some dog-friendly fun.
Thursday + Friday, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
721 E. Huron St., Suite 200, Ann Arbor
Calling all art lovers! The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair is back on this summer, featuring an amazing lineup of local artists, from print makers to jewelry designers and more. Admission is free, and you can check out the artist lineup before you go on the AASAF website.
12626 U.S. Highway 12, Brooklyn
Faster Horses calls itself “the party of the summer” for good reason: It’s one of Michigan’s most popular country music festivals. The fest features three days of camping and country music with a lineup featuring Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett and Jason Aldean. Festival passes vary from $215 to $650 and are available via fasterhorsesfestival.com.
July 24 + 25
Sat 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
6900 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield Township
Voted one of the top 100 art shows in America (11 years in a row!) the Orchard Lake Fine Art Show exhibition features over 150 artists. Admission is $5 and free parking is plentiful.
17985 Armada Center Road, Armada
Fruit picking is a summer activity that’s fun for the whole family! Located about an hour from Detroit in Armada, Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill is the perfect spot to pick fresh sweet cherries this month. Don’t wait too long to plan your visit — this year’s crop is moving fast!