Must Visit Summer Culture Festivals in Michigan

Saginaw Chippewa INdian Tribe Powwow Mt. Pleasant Michigan
It’s quite interesting all the different cultural celebrations that take place each Summer in Michigan. How enriching to be able to experience and attend events celebrated all over the world.

St. Stan’s Polish Festival – Bay City, Michigan

June 23-26, 2022

Four fun-filled days of Polka music, homemade Polish and American food, bingo, casino tent, major rides and games for all ages. The St. Stans Road Race returns to Bay City on Thursday, June 23 with a 6 p.m. start. The 5K run/walk is open to all age groups. Friday is Bingo Night, make your way to the Bingo tent to win some big money!

Saturday is Kids Day! the festival opens at 12:00pm. All day ride bands available. Sunday is Family Day. The day starts off with traditional outdoor heritage mass under the big tent at 11:00am. Following the mass is delicious chicken dinner. The festival opens as soon as mass is complete.


Gaylord Alpenfest – Gaylord, Michigan

July 12-16, 2022

Five days of festivities including a parade, carnival, kid’s games and contests, pancake breakfast, ethnic food, stages with live entertainment and the World’s Largest Coffee Break. Gaylord will be hosting the 57th Annual Alpenfest®. Attracting local residents and frequent vacationers enjoying the beautiful Michigan summer days.


Saginaw Chippewa Powwow – Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

July 29-31, 2022

Each late July, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe holds an annual Powwow, open for the public to attend. Growing up in Central Michigan, Native American influence has always been around.

Powwows are a celebration of American Indian culture, people from diverse indigenous nations gather for the purpose of dancing, singing, and honoring the traditions of their ancestors. With Food vendors, flea market and craft vendors.

Read about my Powwow experience here!


Czech & Slovak Harvest Festival – Bannister, Michigan

Aug 7, 2022

Enjoy the Czech & Slovak culture with traditional dress, dance, food and music! A wonderful way to celebrate heritage. Czech Americans love to celebrate their heritage with pageants, dances, songs, and, of course, kolache, a delicious pastry made of puffy dough with fruit in the middle.


Danish Festival – Greenville, Michigan

August 17-21, 2022

A festival celebrating Danish heritage, including a large Arts & Craft Show, 3 parades, many children’s events, plus much more. The Danish Festival is held the 3rd full weekend in August, in beautiful Greenville, Michigan.


People’s Traditional Powwow – Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

Gather for the 16th Annual People’s Traditional Powwow at the Seventh Generation Campground in Mt. Pleasant. August 27 & 28, 2022.


Muskegon Polish Festival – Muskegon, Michigan

September 2-3, 2022

Muskegon Polish Festival takes place over Labor Day weekend at the historic Hackley Park in downtown Muskegon, Michigan. The 2-day festival offers Polish food, polka music, polka dancing, a kids’ area, and much more.

A weekend full of Polish culture, Polka music, Polish Food, and Polish vendors to make the weekend so memorable. A kids area is provided to help entertain the younger generation with hopes that they will always remember the festival each Labor Day weekend. The festival ends with a Sunday morning Catholic Mass followed by a sit-down dinner to keep the traditions alive.


Yoders Amish Flea Market – Clare, Michigan

SEPTEMBER 2-3, 2022

Twice a year, the third weekend in May and the first weekend in September, Yoder’s Amish Farm becomes the local hot spot. The Yoder Family and their friends hold a large quilt auction and craft show.  This two-day event consists of rows of crafters, antiques, and flea marketers-hundreds of vendors. 

One of the largest, well attended, craft shows, flea markets, and quilt auctions in Michigan. The Yoder Family also host a horse and equipment auction two weeks before the quilt auction each spring and two weeks after each fall. Located at 10885 N. Leaton Rd., Clare, MI 48617. For vendor information, please call the Yoders at 989-386-2872.


What to See on Your Visit to Clare, Michigan

Clare has a rich history that goes back much further than my memories recall. In the 1800’s it was busting with railroad activity.

My grandpa was a farmer, and my ancestors were Amish, so I have been attending Amish events and frequenting Amish owned businesses since I can remember. I even remember attending concerts at the Clare County Fairgrounds, I got Willie Nelson’s autograph there when I was 10 years old.

Checking Into Soaring Eagle Resort & Spa – Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

Ever since I can remember, well since 1996 to be exact, I have been enjoying all that Soaring Eagle has to offer! I have stayed at Soaring Eagle Resort more times than I can count. I’ve went to countless concerts at Soaring Eagle Casino and celebrated so many birthdays there.

Located on Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Reservation in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. There is entertainment for the whole family, as well as other properties to explore, including a Cultural Museum, Waterpark and Campground.

Where is Scotland, USA? It’s Alma, Michigan!

Where and what is Scotland, USA, you say?… Let me tell you all about Alma – Scotland USA!
In the middle of everything is Alma, Michigan, otherwise referred to as Scotland, USA! That’s what the sign says, that’s what we stick with and that’s what we celebrate! Now is a great time to mention, if you haven’t been to a Highland Festival yet, it’s time you go!

Spring Culture Festivals in Michigan

It is time to dust off your party pants, Spring Culture Festival time is here! Spring is kicking off celebrations of heritage and cultural pride, exactly as it should be!

Michigan doesn’t fall short when it comes to fun cultural celebration, look forward to the Summer Culture Celebrations list coming out soon!

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