Absolute Michigan is running a promotional campaign for summer festivals in Michigan, offering a chance to win a free admissions to selected events. See the Absolute Michigan Festival Summer page, and if you are organizing a festival and are looking to promote it, give Andrew McFarlane a holler and tell him I sent you.
Here's some of these summer festivals for 2011:
- Thunder Over Michigan - July 23 & 24 in Belleville MI at the Yankee Air Museum
- Maker Faire Detroit - July 30 & 31 in Dearborn MI at The Henry Ford
- Paella In The Park - August 5 in Traverse City MI
- Dunegrass Music Festival - August 5-7 in Empire MI
- Farm Fest - August 11-14 in Johannesburg MI
- Traverse City Wine & Art Festival - August 20
- Hoxeyville Music Festival - August 19 & 20
- Traverse City Microbrew & Music Festival - August 26 & 27
- Porcupine Mountain Music Festival - August 26-28
- Crystal Mountain's Taste of Michigan - September 3
- Midwest Fest 2011 - September 28-October 1, Mt Pleasant MI
I'm sure there are more - have a great time (and help me fill in the page, if I'm missing any that you are organizing).
For more Michigan festival information, see the Popular Events and Festivals in Michigan page that Madman Mike maintains. For fireworks, see the Michigan Fireworks site (412 displays!) maintained by Meg Geddes.