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It’s August so that means summer is coming to an end, but there is still time to enjoy some awesome summer time events in Michigan! There are a ton of events going on in Michigan this month, too many to talk about, so we’ve put together a smaller list of the most relevant and the most interesting events going on.
1. The National Blueberry Festival- South Haven, MI, August 8-11
This is the 50th anniversary of this even so it’s sure to be good! You will be able to buy almost anything related to blueberries, so if you are a blueberry lover, this is the event for you. There is a huge variety of activities going on at this festival. On Thursday, August 8, you can enjoy the Blueberry Pie Social and opening ceremonies. Friday you can enjoy sidewalk sales, Blueberry Central that has fresh blueberries, blueberry pies, and more. Saturday starts with a 5K & 10K walk/run, a blueberry pancake breakfast, and a blueberry cook off. To wrap things up, on Sunday, there is a classic car show, a sand sculpture contest, and the Blueberry Festival 50th Birthday Party! For a full list of events and activities check out the National Blueberry Festival website.
2. Ann Arbor Pet Fest- Ann Arbor, MI, August 10-11
Animal lovers will love this festival! This is the largest pet festival in southeastern Michigan. Admission to the festival is just $5 and kids under 10 get in for free. If your four legged friend is healthy, well mannered, and up to date on vaccinations, they are more than welcome to tag along. There are going to be a ton of vendors so you will definitely have the opportunity to shop. Pet trainers and pet health professionals will also be there to answer questions you may have. If you are looking to adopt a new family member there will be several different rescue groups showcasing adoptable dogs. Some of the rescues attending this event are Detroit Bully Corps, Greyhounds of Eastern Michigan, Michigan Orphan Kitten Rescue, Michigan Weimaraner Rescue, and the Midwest Shiba Inu Rescue. Adopting a pet from a rescue group is a very rewarding experience and you are giving that animal a second chance at life! Whether you are looking for a new pet, or you just want explore, this is a great festival for anyone who has a passion for animals. By visiting the Ann Arbor Pet Fest website, you view a full list of sponsors, exhibitors, and rescue groups.
3. Rock the Rapids- Comstock Park, MI, August 20-22
This is Grand Rapids’ original music festival! Hosted at Fifth Third Ballpark, this three day event will have some great music! On Tuesday, August 20, will have performances by Thompson Square, Brett Eldredge, and Drake White. The 21st you will have Daughtry and Lifehouse. To close this event, on the 22nd ZZ Top and Kenny Wayne Shepherd will be taking the stage. Tickets are still available for this event. For more info on tickets, lineups, and the venue check out click here.
There are many more events going on in the state this month so if you’re looking for something to do all you have to do is a little Google search and there will plenty of things to chose from! Don’t forget, Harry’s has got everything you need to to make those end of summer camping trips and hikes go smoothly.