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Wyandotte Street Art Fair
July 8-11; Wyandotte; wyandottestreetartfair.org
Celebrate art and culture in the heart of Downriver.
Concert of Colors
July 5, -13; Detroit; concertofcolors.com
How often do you get to hear music from all around the world? Don't miss this annual festival.
July 10, 11; Ypsilanti; mielvisfest.org
Pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Celebrate the King with Elvis impersonators and superfans alike.
APBA Gold Cup
August 21-23; Detroit; gold-cup.com
More than 100 years strong, it's the oldest active motor sports trophy — and as good an excuse as any to spend a sunny day downing a few beers.
Ann Arbor Art Fairs
July 15-18; Ann Arbor; artfair.org
Your summer is not complete until you stroll the streets of downtown Ann Arbor to browse contemporary fine art and crafts.
Pig and Whiskey
July 17-19; Ferndale; metrotimes.com/pigandwhiskey
Three nights of barbecue, live music, a beer tent and, oh, yes, whiskey by the barrel.
Michigan Summer Beer Festival
July 24-25; Ypsilanti; mibeer.com
Celebrating Michigan's craft beer movement for the summer months, this festival takes place at Riverside Park in Depot Town.
The Woodward Dream Cruise
Aug. 15; various; woodwarddreamcruise.com
Grab the lawn chairs and stake out your plot of grass along Woodward for this weekend event featuring classic cars and cruisers.
Detroit International Jazz Festival
Sep. 4-7; Detroit; detroitjazzfest.com
Spanning several city blocks downtown, this hip celebration of jazz features fireworks, jam sessions, and more.
Arts, Beats & Eats
Sept. 4-7; Royal Oak; artsbeatseats.com
The name says it all — local artists, musicians, and restaurants from metro Detroit give Royal Oak a taste of what they're all about.
Brighton Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival
Sept. 5-6; Brighton; brightoncoc.org
Witness the music of jazz and blues collide with the tastes of barbecue in downtown Brighton.
August-October; Holly; michrenfest.com
The Ren Fest has it all — jousting, musicians, costumes, and turkey drumsticks — every weekend from August until October. Huzzah!
Dally in the Alley
Sep. 5; Detroit; dallyinthealley.com
One historic block of the old "student ghetto" is cordoned off and given over to people hawking art, T-shirts, books, beer, and music.
Arts & Apples Festival
Sep. 11-13; Rochester; pccart.org
Every September, the city of Rochester transforms the 30-acre Rochester Park into one of the nation's top fine-art fairs with over 290 exhibiting artists from across the country.
Funky Ferndale Art Fair
Sep. 25-27; Ferndale; integrityshows.wix.com/ferndale
Head to everyone's favorite funky stretch of Nine Mile Road for an immersion in metro Detroit's eclectic art scene.
DIY Street Fair
September 5; Ferndale; diystreetfair.com
Celebrate the art of doing-it-yourself with live music, food, and vendor booths hawking all manner of unique items.
Detroit Fall Beer Festival
Oct. 23, 24; Detroit; www.mibeer.com/detroit-fall-festival
Hop on over to Eastern Market to sample the finest craft brews our great state has to offer and dig into some delicious Detroit eats, all while treating your ears to music provided by local musicians.
December 5; Detroit; midtowndetroitinc.org
Noel Night is a great opportunity to get some gift shopping done, plus you can catch Christmas carolers, ice sculptors, horse-drawn carriages, and more.