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Woodward Dream Cruise runs through 9 participating communities along Woodward Ave. on Aug. 18.
Woodward Dream Cruise runs through 9 participating communities along Woodward Ave. on Aug. 18.

Things to Do (Aug. 16 – 22)

As another week drifts closer to fall, you still have time to make some summer memories. We have a long list of events and happenings to check out and find what might make your summer complete. Be sure and check us out this weekend on Behind The Mitten.


Willow Run – A World Premiere by Jeff Duncan, through Sept. 1; The Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea; http://www.purplerosetheatre.org

Grand Haven Musical Fountain, nightly through Sept. 3;Lynne Sherwood Waterfront Stadium in Grand Haven; https://ghfountain.com/

Appledore Dinner Sails, Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 29; Saginaw Bay in Bay City; https://www.baysailbaycity.org

Star Wars And The Power Of Costume, through Sept. 30; Detroit Institute of Art in Detroit; www.dia.org

Amazing Dinosaurs!, through Jan. 13, 2019; Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing; www.impression5.org

Wicked, through Sept. 2; Detroit Opera House in Detroit; www.broadwayindetroit.com

Restaurant Week GR, Aug. 8-19; various restaurants in the Grand Rapids area; www.restaurantweekgr.com

Otsego County Fair, Aug. 12-18; Otsego County Fairgrounds in Gaylord; https://www.facebook.com/otsegocountyfairgrounds/ Or http://otsegofair.wpengine.com/

Calhoun County Fair, Aug. 12-18; Calhoun County Fairgrounds in Marshall; www.calhouncountyfair.org

Midland County Fair, Aug. 12-18; Midland County Fairgrounds in Midland; www.midlandfair.com

31st Annual Rubber Ducky Festival, Aug. 12-19; Downtown Bellaire; http://www.bellairechamber.org/rubber-ducky-fesitval/

Berrien County Youth Fair, Aug. 13-18; Berrien County Fairgrounds in Berrien Springs; www.bcyf.org

Northern District Fair, Aug. 13-18; Northern District Fairgrounds in Cadillac; www.northerndistrictfair.org

Armada Fair, Aug. 13-19; Armada Fairgrounds in Armada; www.armadafair.org

Upper Peninsula State Fair, Aug. 13-19; Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanaba; www.upstatefair.org

Back to the Bricks Cruise Weekend, Aug. 14-18; Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District in Flint; www.backtothebricks.org

Alcona County Fair, Aug. 14-18; Alcona County Fairgrounds in Lincoln; https://www.facebook.com/AlconaCountyFair/

Ogemaw County Fair, Aug. 14-18; Ogemaw County Fairgrounds in West Branch; www.ogemawcountyfair.com

Bullets Over Broadway The Musical, Aug. 14-26; Barn Theatre in Augusta; www.barntheatreschool.org

Jim Gaffigan, 8 pm Aug. 16; Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen; www.interlochen.org

Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Aug. 16; Little Caesars Arena in Detroit;  www.313presents.com

Hanson, 8 pm Aug. 16; U.P. State Fair in Escanaba; www.islandresortandcasino.com

G-Eazy, Aug. 16; DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston; www.313presents.com

Rock, Roar and Pour, 6-9 pm Aug. 16; John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids; www.jbzoo.org

Festival on the Bay, Aug. 16-18; Downtown Petoskey; www.petoskeyfestival.com

DeWitt Ox Roast, Aug. 16-18; Downtown DeWitt; https://www.dewittoxroast.org/

Danish Festival, Aug. 16-19; Greenville; http://www.danishfestival.org/

Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakam, King Leg, Aug. 17; Meadow Brook Amphitheatre; www.313presents.com

I Love The 90’s, Aug. 17; DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston; www.313presents.com

Granger Smith, Earl Dibbles Jr., 8 pm Aug. 17; U.P. State Fair in Escanaba; https://www.islandresortandcasino.com/entertainment/event-name/up-state-fair-granger-smith

Toad The Wet Sprocket, Aug. 17; Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak; www.royaloakmusictheatre.com

Festival on the Bay, Aug. 17-18; Petoskey waterfront; www.petoskeyfestival.com

Ann Arbor Blues Festival, Aug. 17-18; Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds in Ann Arbor; https://www.a2bluesfestival.com/

Let’s Shake Houghton Lake Music Festival, Aug. 17-18; Trestle Park in Prudenville; https://www.facebook.com/events/629995497338152/

Michigan Comic Con, Aug. 17-19; Cobo Center in Detroit; www.michigancomiccon.com

Hoxeyville Music Festival, Aug. 17-19; Manistee National Forest in Wellston; http://www.hoxeyville.com/

Grand Rapids Yassou! Greek Cultural Festival, Aug. 17-19; Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Grand Rapids; https://www.facebook.com/YassouFest/photos/a.421546927855404.104433.122284104448356/1504207259589360/?type=1&theater

Wild Blueberry Festival, Aug. 17-19; Whitefish Twp. Community Center in Paradise; http://wildblueberryfestival.org/

Montrose Blueberry Festival, Aug. 17-19; Montrose Downtown Entertainment District; https://www.montroseblueberryfestival.net/home

Linwood National Pickle Festival, Aug. 17-19; Linwood; www.linwoodpicklefestival.org

Edmore Potato Festival, Aug. 17-19; Edmore; https://www.facebook.com/edmorepotatofestival/

ONCE, Aug. 17 – Sept. 2; Saugatuck Center for the Arts in Saugatuck; www.sc4a.org

Rascal Flatts, Dan + Shay, Carly Pearce, Aug. 18; DTE Energy Music Amphitheatre in Clarkston;  www.313presents.com

Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out Live, Aug. 18; Little Caesars Arena in Detroit; www.313presents.com

Scotty McCreery, 8 pm Aug. 18; Little River Casino in Manistee; www.lrcr.com

Vince Neil, Aug. 18; FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek; www.firekeeperscasino.com

The Verve Pipe, Let’s Shake Houghton Lake Music Festival, Aug. 18; Trestle Park in Prudenville; https://www.facebook.com/events/629995497338152/

Suds On The Shore, Aug. 18; Rotary Park in Ludington; http://www.sudsontheshore.com/

Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water Festival, 1-7pm Aug. 18; Suttons Bay Marina in Suttons Bay, https://www.leelanauchamber.com/event.asp?ait=ev&eid=258&v=p

Iron Mountain Italian Fest, Aug. 18; Downtown Iron Mountain; https://www.facebook.com/events/201635657086568/

15th Annual Pasty Fest, Aug. 18; Calumet; https://www.facebook.com/PastyFest/

Woodward Dream Cruise, Aug. 18; 9 participating communities along Woodward Ave.; www.woodwarddreamcruise.com

GRandJazzFest, Aug. 18-19; Rosa Parks Circle in Grand Rapids; http://grandjazzfest.org/

Peshawbestown Traditional Pow Wow, Aug. 18-19; Suttons Bay; https://www.traversecity.com/event-detail/peshawbestown-traditional-pow-wow/6676/

Michigan Renaissance Festival, Aug. 18-Sept. 30; Michigan Renaissance Grounds in Holly; http://www.michrenfest.com/

Port Huron Float Down, 1 p.m. Aug. 19; Lighthouse Beach in Port Huron, ending at Chrysler Beach in Marysville; http://porthuronfloatdown.com/

Toad the Wet Sprocket, The Verve Pipe, Aug. 19; Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids; www.meijergardens.org

Sanilac County 4-H Fair, Aug. 19-25; Sanilac County Fairgrounds in Sandusky; www.sanilac4hfair.com

Cole Swindell, Aug. 20; The Intersection; www.sectionlive.com SOLD OUT

Hudsonville Community Fair, Aug. 20-25; Hudsonville Fairgrounds in Hudsonville; www.hudsonville-fair.com

Genesee County Fair, Aug. 20-26; Genesee County Fairgrounds in Mt. Morris; www.gcf.org

Emmet – Charlevoix County Fair, Aug. 20-26; Emmet – Charlevoix County Fairgrounds in Petoskey; www.emmetcounty.org/fair/

Michigan Old 27 Motor Tour, Aug. 20-26; Coldwater to Cheboygan along Old-27; www.old27tour.com

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Aug. 21; MotorCity Casino in Detroit;  www.313presents.com

Earth, Wind & Fire, 8 pm Aug. 21; Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen; www.interlochen.org

Chelsea Community Fair, Aug. 21-25; Chelsea Fairgrounds in Chelsea; www.chelseafair.org

Manistee County Fair, Aug. 21-25; Manistee County Fairgrounds in Onekama; maisteecountyfair.org

Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown, Aug. 22; Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids; www.meijergardens.org


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