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The National Blueberry Festival runs from Aug. 11-14 in South Haven
The National Blueberry Festival runs from Aug. 11-14 in South Haven

Things to Do (Aug. 5-11)

Hello Behind The Mitten Fans! Looking for something fun to do? Take a look at this list and see what inspires you!

Ernie – A play by Mitch Albom, July 28-Aug. 14; City Theatre in Detroit; $20-$25; www.olympiaentertainment.com

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival, July 29-Aug. 7; Grand Haven; www.coastguardfest.org

Ribfest, Aug. 4-6; Kalamazoo; $10 and up; www.kalamazooribfest.com

Milan Bluegrass Festival, Aug. 4-6; Milan; http://www.kccampgroundmilan.com/

US-127 National Yard Sale & Celebrate Hudson Festival, Aug. 4-7; Hudson; http://www.mfea.org/event/us-127-national-yard-sale-celebrate-hudson-festival/

Kool & The Gang with Bootsy Collins, Doug E. Fresh, 7 p.m. Aug. 5; Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights; $20-$115; www.palacenet.com

Louis C.K., 8 p.m. Aug. 5; Joe Louis Arena in Detroit; www.olympiaentertainment.com

Cheap Trick, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 5; Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo; www.fourwindscasino.com

JazzFest, June 5-6;  Old Town Lansing; http://jazzlansing.com/

Port Sanilac Blues Festival, Aug. 5-6; Port Sanilac; www.portsanilac.net/portsanilacbluesfestival/

Fish Sandwich Festival, Aug. 5-7; Bay Port; www.bayportchamber.com

Buy Michigan Now Festival, Aug. 5-7; Northville; www.buymichigannowfest.com

Maritime Days, Aug. 5-7; Marine City; www.maritimedays.com

Riverfest, Aug. 5-7; Vassar; www.vassarriverfest.org

Dolly Parton, Aug. 6; Van Andel Arena in GR; www.vanandelarena.com

Alice Cooper, 8 p.m. Aug. 6; Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo; $40-$80; www.wingseventcenter.com

Kidz Bop Kids, 6 p.m. Aug. 6; Meadow Brook Amphitheatre in Rochester; $20-$49.50; www.palacenet.com

Public Enemy, Ice T, Naughty By Nature, Sugar Hill Gang, EMPD, Kurtis Blow, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 6; Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights;$75-$149.50; www.palacenet.com

Hinder, 8 p.m. Aug. 6; Little River Casino in Manistee; $30-$55; www.lrcr.com

Ratt, Warrant, Lita Ford, L.A. Guns, 8 p.m. Aug. 6; Chene Park in Detroit; www.cheneparkdetroit.com

John Berry, 8 p.m. Aug. 6; The Ark in Ann Arbor; $25; www.theark.org

Short’s Fest, 5-11 p.m. Aug. 6; Short’s Brewing Production Facility in Elk Rapids; www.shortsbrewing.com

Lone Ranger Festival, Aug. 6; (parade 11 a.m.); Oxford; http://rodcharles.wix.com/home-of-the-mask

Tawas Uncork’d & Untap’d Wine & Food Festival, Aug. 6; Harbor Park in East Tawas; http://www.tawas.com/events/tawas-uncorkd-untapd-wine-food-festival/

Ishpeming Renaissance Fair, Aug. 6; Ishpeming; www.ishpemingrenfest.com

West Michigan Renaissance Festival, Aug. 6-7; Grand Rapids; https://www.facebook.com/westmichiganrenfest/

Jeff Dunham, 8 p.m. Aug. 7; Jackson County Fair in Jackson; www.jacksoncountyfair.net

Goo Goo Dolls, Collective Soul, 7 p.m. Aug. 7; Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights; $25-$89.50; www.palacenet.com

Boyz II Men, En Vogue, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7; DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston; $20-$49.50; www.palacenet.com

Jackson County Fair, Aug. 7-13; Jackson County Fairgrounds; www.jacksoncountyfair.com

Meghan Trainor, Hailee Steinfeld, Common Kings, 7 p.m. Aug. 8; Meadow Brook Amphitheatre in Rochester; $29.95-$139.95; www.palacenet.com

Five Finger Death Punch, Wayland, 7 p.m. Aug. 8; Jackson County Fair in Jackson; www.jacksoncountyfair.net

Cheboygan County Fair, Aug. 8-13; Cheboygan; www.cheboyganfair.com

Kalamazoo County Fair, Aug. 8-13; Kalamazoo; www.kalcounty.com/parks/fair

Pitbull, Prince Royce, Farruko, 7 p.m. Aug. 9; DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston; $29.95-$139.95; www.palacenet.com

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Melissa Etheridge, 8 p.m. Aug. 9; Kresge Auditorium at Interlochen; $50.50-$67.50; www.interlochen.org

Nelly, Vanilla Ice, 7 p.m. Aug. 9; Jackson County Fair in Jackson; www.jacksoncountyfair.net

Boney James, Marcus Miller, Marsha Ambrosius, 7 p.m. Aug. 10; Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights; $20-$79.50; www.palacenet.com

Shawn Mendes, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10; Fox Theatre in Detroit; $40; www.olympiaentertainment.com

WAR, Los Lonely Boys, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10; Meijer Gardens in GR; $49-$54; www.meijergardens.org

Unity Christian Music Festival, Aug. 10-13; Heritage Landing in Muskegon; www.unitymusicfestival.com

Restaurant Week GR, Aug. 10-21; various restaurants in the greater Grand Rapids; www.experiencegr.com

Rick Springfield, Night Ranger, 7 p.m. Aug. 11; Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights,$25-$99.50; www.palacenet.com

National Blueberry Festival, Aug. 11-14; South Haven; www.blueberryfestival.com

River Raisin Jazz Festival, Aug. 11-14; Monroe; https://www.facebook.com/RiverRaisinJazzFestival/

Marquette County Fair, Aug. 11-14; Gwinn; www.marquettecountyfair.org

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