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Lifehouse and Switchfoot perform July 30 at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre; and  July 31 at Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids.
Lifehouse and Switchfoot perform July 30 at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre; and July 31 at Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids.

Things to Do (July 28 – August 3)

And just like that, here comes August! If you are looking to make the most of the last month of summer, check out this list of ideas. Maybe you will come across just what you need to add a little spark to your week or weekend. There are fairs, festivals and concerts among the many offerings.  In the meantime, we will be on the radio sharing all kinds of secrets from Behind The Mitten!

Ann Arbor Summer Festival, June 9-Aug. 27; Ann Arbor; www.a2sf.org

Interlochen Arts Festival, July 1 – Aug. 19; Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen; www.interlochen.org

Hockey – The Musical!, July 13-Aug. 6; City Theatre in Detroit; www.olympiaentertainment.com

Ausable River Festival, July 22-30; Grayling; www.graylingchamber.com

Clare County Fair, July 24-29; Harrison; www.clarecountyfair.org

Ottawa County Fair, July 24-29; Holland; www.ottawacountyfair.com

Muskegon County Fair, July 24-29; Fruitport; www.muskegonfairgrounds.com

Iosco County Fair, July 24-29; Hale; www.ioscocountyfair.com

Eastern Michigan State Fair, July 25-29; Imlay City; www.easternmichiganstatefair.com

Traverse City Film Festival, July 25-30; Traverse City; www.traversecityfilmfest.org

The Lion in Winter – starring Robert Newman & Kim Zimmer, July 25 – Aug. 6; The Barn Theatre in Augusta; http://barntheatreschool.org/

Munger Potato Festival, July 27-30; Munger; www.mungerpotatofest.com

Dancing with the Stars: Live!, 8 pm July 28; Fox Theatre in Detroit; www.olympiaentertainment.com

Demetri Martin, 8 pm July 28; Meadow Brook Amphitheatre; www.palacenet.com

RuPaul’s War On The Catwalk, July 28; The Fillmore in Detroit; www.thefillmoredetroit.com

Engelbert Humperdinck, 7:30 pm July 28; Kewadin Casino in Sault Sainte Marie; www.kewadin.com

Blueberry Festival, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 28; Marquette; www.downtownmarquette.org

Saugatuck Venetian Festival, July 28-29; Coghlin Park, Kalamazoo River in Saugatuck; www.saugatuckvenetianfest.org

Yale Bologna Festival, July 28-30; Yale; www.yalechamber.com

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival, July 28-Aug. 6; Grand Haven; www.coastguardfest.org

Sara Evans, 9 pm July 29; Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo; www.fourwindscasino.com

RuPaul’s War On The Catwalk, 8 pm July 29; DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids; www.devosperformancehall.com

Kidz Bop Best Time Ever Tour, July 29; Meadow Brook Music Theatre; www.palacenet.com

2Cellos, July 29; 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids; www.20monroelive.com

WWE SummerSlam, 7:30 pm July 29; Joe Louis Arena in Detroit; www.olympiaentertainment.com

Crescent Moon Cruise, 8:45 pm July 29; Straits of Mackinac; www.sheplersferry.com

Ishpeming’s Italian Fest, July 29; Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming, www.ishpemingitalianfest.com

Mo Pop Festival, July 29-30; West Riverfront Park in Detroit; www.mopopfestival.com

Rendezvous in the Sault, July 29-30; Sault Ste. Marie; www.saultstemarie.com

Arab and Chaldean Festival, July 29-30; Detroit; www.arabandchaldeanfestival.com

Orchard Lake Fine Art Show, July 29-30; West Bloomfield; www.hotworks.org

Art On The Rocks, July 29-30; Marquette; www.marquetteartontherocks.com

Melvindale Street Fair, July 29-30; Melvindale; www.melvindale.org

Farwell Annual Lumberjack Festival, July 29-30; Farwell; www.farwellareachamber.com

KORN, Stone Sour, Skillet, Yelawolf, Ded, July 30; DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston; www.palacenet.com

Lifehouse, Switchfoot, Brynn Elliott, July 30; Meadow Brook Amphitheatre; www.palacenet.com

Cass County Fair, July 30-Aug. 5; Cassopolis; www.mycasscountyfair.com

Lifehouse and Switchfoot, July 31; Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids; www.meijergardens.org

Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, July 31; Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights; www.palacenet.com

Ingham County Fair, July 31-Aug. 5; Mason; www.inghamfair.org

Rod Stewart, Cyndi Lauper, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1; DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston; www.palacenet.com

Mary J. Blige, Aug. 1; Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights; www.palacenet.com

Retro Futura: HOT 80’s Rewind, Aug. 1; Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids; www.vanandelarena.com

Spoon, Aug. 1; The Fillmore in Detroit; www.thefillmoredetroit.com

The Drums, Aug. 1; Bell’s Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo; www.bellsbeer.com

Saginaw County Fair, Aug. 1-5; Chesaning; www.saginawcountyfair.org

Rogers City Nautical Festival, Aug. 1-6; Rogers City; www.nauticalfestival.org

Roger Waters, 8 p.m. Aug. 2; The Palace of Auburn Hills; www.palacenet.com

I Love The 90’s The Party Continues, Aug. 2; Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant; www.soaringeaglecasino.com

Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, Aug. 2; Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids; www.meijergardens.org

Gordon Lightfoot, Aug. 2; Meadow Brook Amphitheatre; www.palacenet.com

Andrew McMahon, Aug. 2; 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids; www.20monroelive.com

Elk Rapids Harbor Days, Aug. 2-5; Elk Rapids; www.elkrapidsharbordays.org

Young The Giant, Cold War Kids, Joywave, Aug. 3; Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights; www.palacenet.com

Goo Goo Dolls, Phillip Phillips, Aug. 3; Meadow Brook Amphitheatre; www.palacenet.com

The Outsiders, Aug. 3-5; Midland Center for the Arts in Midland; www.mcfta.org

Milan Bluegrass Festival, Aug. 3-5; KC Campground in Milan; www.facebook.com/greenwoodfreedomfest/

Kalamazoo Ribfest, Aug. 3-5; Arcadia Creek Festival Place in Kalamazoo; www.kalamazooribfest.com

State Games of America, Aug. 3-6; Grand Rapids; www.stategamesofamerica.com

Boyne Falls Polish Festival, Aug. 3-6; Boyne Falls; www.boynefallspolishfestival.com

US-127 National Yard Sale, Aug. 3-6; Hudson; www.ci.hudson.mi.us

Yogafest at Song of the Morning, Aug. 3-6; Vanderbilt; www.yogafest.com

Coloma Glad Peach Festival, Aug. 3-6; Coloma; www.colomapeachfest.com

Onekama Days, Aug. 3-7; Onekama; www.visitmanisteemichigan.com

 

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