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Grand Rapids Hispanic Festival takes place Aug. 10-12 at Calder Plaza in Grand Rapids.
Grand Rapids Hispanic Festival takes place Aug. 10-12 at Calder Plaza in Grand Rapids.

Things to Do (Aug. 9 – 15)

Summer is winding down.  Fall will soon be in the air. Have you done all the things you had hoped to when you were envisioning what your Pure Michigan summer was going to look like? If not, you still have time. Here is a great list of things that could fill some of those moments that remain.

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

Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, through Aug. 12; Flintfields Horse Park in Williamsburg; https://www.traversecity.com/event-detail/great-lakes-equestrian-festival/6602/

Disney’s Beauty & The Beast, July 31-Aug. 12; Barn Theatre in Augusta; www.barntheatreschool.org

Newaygo County Agricultural Fair, Aug. 4-10; Newaygo County Fairgrounds in Fremont; www.newaygocountyfair.org

Cheboygan County Fair, Aug. 4-11; Cheboygan County Fairgrounds in Cheboygan; www.cheboygancountyfair.com

Branch County Fair, Aug. 5-11; Branch County Fairgrounds in Coldwater; www.cbpu.com/fairgrounds

Jackson County Fair, Aug. 5-11; Jackson County Fairgrounds in Jackson; www.jacksoncoutyfair.net

Northwestern Michigan Fair, Aug. 5-11; Northwestern Michigan Fairgrounds in Traverse City; www.northwesternmichiganfair.net

Shiawassee County Fair, Aug. 5-11; Shiawassee County Fairgrounds in Corunna; www.shiawasseecountyfair.com

Kent County Youth Fair, Aug. 6-11; Kent County Fairgrounds in Lowell; www.kcfg.org

Wayne County Fair, Aug. 6-11; Wayne County Fairgrounds in Belleville; www.waynecountyfairgrounds.net

Savor Food & Wine Week, Aug. 6-12; Various events and venues in Detroit; www.savordetroit.com

Bay County Fair and Youth Exposition, Aug. 7-11; Bay County Fairgrounds in Bay City; www.baycountyfair.com

Kalamazoo County Fair, Aug. 7-11; Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds in Kalamazoo; http://www.kalcounty.com/parks/fair/

Western Michigan Fair, Aug. 7-11; Mason County Fairgrounds in Ludington; www.masoncountyfairgrounds.com

Wicked, Aug. 8-Sept. 2; Detroit Opera House in Detroit; www.broadwayindetroit.com

Unity Christian Music Festival, Aug. 8-11; Heritage Landing in Muskegon; https://visitmuskegon.org/event/unity-christian-music-festival-3/

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

Paula Poundstone, 8 pm Aug. 9; Saugatuck Center for the Arts in Saugatuck; https://www.facebook.com/SaugatuckCenterfortheArts/posts/1961601953859608

Food Truck Festival, Aug. 9; Frankenmuth River Place Shops in Frankenmuth; http://frankenmuthriverplace.com/food-truck-festival/

Cowpie Music Festival, Aug. 9-11; Shagbark Farm in Alaska; https://www.facebook.com/cowpiemusic/

Del Shannon Days & Car Show, Aug. 9-11; Downtown Coopersville; http://www.delshannoncarshow.org/index.html

Antrim County Fair, Aug. 9-11; Antrim County Fairgrounds in Bellaire; www.antrimcountyfair.com

Alanson Riverfest, Aug. 9-12; Downtown Alanson; https://www.alansonriverfest.com/

Gogebic County Fair, Aug. 9-12; Gogebic County Fairgrounds in Ironwood; www.gogebiccountyfair.com

Iron County Fair, Aug. 9-12; Iron County Fair in Iron River; https://www.facebook.com/ironcountyMIfair/

Marquette County Fair, Aug. 9-12; Marquette County Fairgrounds in Marquette; www.marquettecountyfair.org

National Blueberry Festival, Aug. 9-12; South Haven; http://www.blueberryfestival.com/

Sugarland, Frankie Ballard, Lindsay Ell, 7 pm Aug. 10; Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids; www.vanandelarena.com

David Byrne, Aug. 10; Fox Theatre in Detroit; www.313presents.com

The Avett Brothers, 8 pm Aug. 10; Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen; www.interlochen.org

Lynyrd Skynyrd, 6pm Aug. 10;  DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston; www.313presents.com

Jonny Lang, Aug. 10; 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids; www.20monroelive.com

Happy Together Tour, Aug. 10; Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo; www.fourwindscasino.com

Meteors & S’mores, Aug. 10; Holland State Park; https://www.facebook.com/events/1484981924947559/

Bronco BrewFest 2018, 6-8:30 pm Aug. 10; Grand Lawn at WMU in Kalamazoo; https://www.facebook.com/events/2038023586525098/

Sparta Celtic Festival, Aug. 10-11; Rogers Park in Sparta; https://www.spartacelticfest.org/

Grand Rapids Hispanic Festival, Aug. 10-12; Calder Plaza in Grand Rapids; https://www.facebook.com/grhispanicfestival/

St. Johns Mint Festival, Aug. 10-12; Clinton County Fairgrounds in St Johns; https://www.facebook.com/St-Johns-Mint-Festival-Aug-10-12-2018-105177429565236/

Boyne City PirateFest, Aug. 10-12; Boyne City; https://www.boynecitypiratefest.com/

Steve Martin and Martin Short, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Jeff Babko, 8 pm Aug. 11; Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen; www.interlochen.org

Happy Together Tour, Aug. 11; Little River Casino in Manistee; www.lrcr.com

Slightly Stoopid, Stick Figure, Pepper, Aug. 11; Meadow Brook Amphitheatre; www.313presents.com

Michigan Metal Fest, Aug. 11; Leila Auditorium in Battle Creek; https://www.facebook.com/michiganmetalfestival/

3rd Annual Barry County BrewFest, Aug. 11; William Smith Park in Delton; https://www.facebook.com/events/1713003528782971/

Beerfest on the Bridge, Aug. 11; Downtown Portland; https://www.facebook.com/events/1105035402969948/

Chicago, REO Speedwagon, 6pm Aug. 12;  DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston; www.313presents.com

TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band, Jontavious Willis, Aug. 12; Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids; www.meijergardens.org

Maloney’s Michigan Beerfest, 3-9 pm Aug. 12; Downtown Sault Ste. Marie;  https://www.facebook.com/events/447171288997528/

Otsego County Fair, Aug. 12-18; Otsego County Fairgrounds in Gaylord; www.otsegocountyfair.org

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

NeedToBreathe, Johnnyswim, Billy Raffoul, Aug. 14; Meadow Brook Amphitheatre in Rochester; www.313presents.com

Daughtry, Aug. 14; 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids; www.20monroelive.com

311, The Offspring, Gym Class Heroes, Aug. 14; Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill; www.313presents.com

Drake, Migos, Aug. 14 & 15; Little Caesars Arena in Detroit; www.313presents.com

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

Michael McDonald, Aug. 15; MotorCity Casino in Detroit;  www.313presents.com

August Block Party, 4-9pm Aug. 15; Vander Mill Cider in Grand Rapids; https://www.facebook.com/events/266682407441823/

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