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Disney’s Beauty & The Beast runs July 31-Aug. 12 at Barn Theatre in Augusta.
Disney’s Beauty & The Beast runs July 31-Aug. 12 at Barn Theatre in Augusta.

Things to Do (Aug. 2 – 8)

We have arrived! August. The last month of summer. Have you made the most of Michigan’s opportunities, or are you looking for some activities to finish the summer strong? Check out our list, and see what you can fit in before summer turns into fall.

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, July 4-Aug. 12; Flintfields Horse Park in Williamsburg; https://www.traversecity.com/event-detail/great-lakes-equestrian-festival/6602/

Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull, July 25-Aug. 5; Saugatuck Center for the Arts in Saugatuck; www.sc4a.org

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival, July 27-Aug.5; Downtown Grand Haven; https://www.coastguardfest.org/

Cass County Fair, July 29-Aug. 4; Cass County Fairgrounds in Cassopolis; www.casscountymifair.com

Huron Community Fair, July 29-Aug. 4; Huron County Fairgrounds in Bad Axe; www.huroncommunityfair.com

Monroe County Fair, July 29-Aug. 4; Monroe County Fairgrounds in Monroe; www.monroecountyfair.com

Gratiot County Fair for Youth, July 30-Aug. 4; Gratiot County Fairgrounds in Alma; www.gcffy.org

Ingham County Fair, July 30-Aug. 4; Ingham County Fairgrounds in Mason; www.inghamfair.og

Osceola County 4-H FFA Fair, July 30-Aug. 4; Osceola County Fairgrounds in Evart; www.osceolacountyfairgrounds.com

Arenac County Fair, July 31-Aug. 4; Arenac County Fairgrounds in Standish; www.arenaccountyfair.jimdo.org

Saginaw County Fair, July 31-Aug. 4; Saginaw County Fairgrounds in Chesaning; www.saginawcountyfair.org

Traverse City Film Festival, July 31-Aug. 5; State Theatre in Traverse City; http://www.traversecityfilmfest.org/

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

Milan Bluegrass Festival, Aug. 1-4; KC Campground in Milan; https://www.milanfestivalseries.com/bluegrass-festival

Elk Rapids Harbor Days, Aug. 1-4; Downtown Elk Rapids; https://www.traversecity.com/event-detail/elk-rapids-harbor-days/6615/

Charlie Puth, Hailee Steinfeld, Aug. 2; DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston;  www.313presents.com

Gaelic Storm, Aug. 2; Bell’s Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo; www.bellsbeer.com

Tito Puente Jr., Aug. 2; Picnic Pops at Cannonsburg Ski Area in Grand Rapids; www.picnicpops.org

Kalamazoo Ribfest, Aug. 2-4; Arcadia Creek Festival Place in Kalamazoo; http://kalamazooribfest.com/

Boyne Falls Polish Festival, Aug. 2-5; Boyne Falls; http://www.boynefallspolishfestival.com/

Luce West Mackinac County Fair, Aug. 2-5; Luce West Mackinac County Fairgrounds in Newberry; www.lucewestmackfair.com

Reba, 9 pm Aug. 3; FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek; www.firekeeperscasino.com

Boyz II Men, 8 pm Aug. 3; MGM Grand Casino in Detroit; www.mgmgranddetroit.com

Ben Folds, Aug. 3; Picnic Pops at Cannonsburg Ski Area in Grand Rapids; www.picnicpops.org

Paul Reiser, Aug. 3; Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak; www.royaloakmusictheatre.com

Lansing Jazz Fest, Aug. 3-4; Old Town Lansing; www.jazzlansing.com

Bath Days Festival, Aug. 3-4; throughout Bath; http://www.bathdays.com/

Fish Sandwich Festival, Aug. 3-5; Bay Port; http://www.bayportchamber.com/events/2005%20festival/fish_sandwich_festival.htm

Michigan Lighthouse Festival, Aug. 3-5; Whitefish Township Community Center in Paradise; http://www.michiganlighthousefestival.com/

Humongous Fungus Fest, Aug. 3-5; Crystal Falls; https://www.iron.org/

Marine City Maritime Days, Aug. 3-5; Downtown Marine City; https://www.maritimedays.com/

Alger County Fair, Aug. 3-5; Alger County Fairgrounds in Chatham; https://www.facebook.com/groups/245420972225801/about/

Kenny Chesney, Aug. 4; Ford Field in Detroit; www.fordfield.com

Shakira, Aug. 4; Little Caesars Arena in Detroit  www.313presents.com

3 Doors Down and Collective Soul, Aug. 4; Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo; www.wingseventcenter.com

Paul Reiser, 8 pm Aug. 4; Odawa Casino in Petoskey; www.odawacasino.com

Short’s Fest, 5-11 pm Aug. 4; Short’s Brewing Company Production Facility in Elk Rapids; https://www.facebook.com/events/222344271705916/

2018 Beer Stroll, 12-5pm Aug. 4; Downtown Royal Oak; https://www.facebook.com/events/850232275178949/

Trail Point Brewing Company 3rd Anniversary Party, Aug. 4; Trail Point Brewing Company in Allendale; https://www.facebook.com/events/210747183034888/

Hop Riot Beer Fest, Aug. 4; Wenonah Park in Bay City; https://www.facebook.com/hopriotfest/

Embracing Hospice at Home Wine and Beer Tasting Benefit, Aug. 4; South Beach Bluff in South Haven; https://www.facebook.com/events/207786050005645/

Tawas Uncork’d Wine, Ale and Food Festival, Aug. 4; East Tawas Harbor Park in East Tawas; https://www.facebook.com/TawasUncorkd

Good Times in Goodrich Festival, Aug. 4; Commons Park in Goodrich; https://www.facebook.com/gtigoodrich/

906 Festival, Aug. 4; Curtis; http://www.ericksoncenter.org/events/art.html

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

The Smashing Pumpkins, Aug. 5; Little Caesars Arena in Detroit; www.313presents.com

Jeff Dunham, 8 pm Aug. 5; Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant; www.soaringeaglecasino.com

John Anderson, Pam Tillis, Little Texas, 7 pm Aug. 5; Jackson County Fair in Jackson; www.jacksoncountyfair.net

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

Vince Gill, Aug. 6; Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids; www.meijergardens.org

An Evening With Lindsey Stirling, 8 pm Aug. 6; DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids; ww.devosperformancehall.com

Young Dubliners, Aug. 6; The Ark in Ann Arbor; www.theark.org

Darci Lynne Farmer, 6 pm Aug. 6; Jackson County Fair in Jackson; www.jacksoncountyfair.net

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

3 Doors Down, Collective Soul, Soul Asylum, Aug. 7; Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill; www.313presents.com

Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament, Napalm Death, 5 pm Aug. 7; Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids; www.vanandelarena.com

Theory Of A Deadman, Pop Evil, 7 pm Aug. 7; Jackson County Fair in Jackson; www.jacksoncountyfair.net

Pusha T, Valee, Sheck Wes, Aug. 7; 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids; www.20monroelive.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

David Byrne, Aug. 8; DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids; www.devosperformancehall.com

Eddie Money, Night Ranger, 7 pm Aug. 8; Jackson County Fair in Jackson; www.jacksoncountyfair.net

Local First’s 15th Birthday Party, Aug. 8; Founders Brewing in Grand Rapids; https://www.facebook.com/events/492334901201220/

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/


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