6 August Events Happening in the D


Summer might be winding down to an end, but that does not mean that things slow down in the metro Detroit area. There are still plenty of events and festivals that you can check out throughout the month of August. Whether you’re a fan of art, music, or Dragon Boat racing, southeast Michigan has something for you.

Here are some of the August event highlights:

Belle Isle Art Fair (August 6-7)

The first Belle Isle Art Fair will take place near the fountain at Bell Isle Park. With the park’s rich history and gorgeous scenery, the free art fair will showcase beautiful art from over a hundred talented artists.

Brighton Fine Arts & Acoustic Music Festival (August 5-7)

The 33rd Annual Brighton Fine Art & Acoustic Music Festival of the more prestigious art festivals in southeast Michigan, this year’s festival is expected to attract over 30,000 art enthusiasts. The festival features local restaurants, award-winning artists, acoustic music on four separate stages, and this year brings Misty Lyn & The Big Beautiful for a one night performance on Saturday night.   

Saline Summerfest (August 12-13)

For those looking for family summer fun, the Saline Summerfest features a car show, games, fishing, inflatables, and new this year, a Chalk Art Challenge. There will be plenty of art and food vendors for you and your family to enjoy as well.

Live Art Detroit (August 21)

More than just a typical art fair, Live Art Detroit is an interactive art fair that will offer a unique experience to all patrons. Artists will interact with the audience in demonstrations, competitions, and workshops. Patrons can also make their own glass bead, be in a staged photo shoot, or work with clay.

Live Love Local (August 21)

The 6th annual Live Love Local celebration will take place at Eastern Market from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 21. The event is a benefit for the Greening of Detroit and 25 of Metro Detroit’s top chefs will be offering some of their best dishes at the event. There will also be a wide assortment of beers, wines, and soft drinks available.

Dragon on the Lake (August 26)

Lake Orion’s Dragon on the Lake Festival celebrates art, music, and Dragon Boat Racing. This year’s festival will have a foam party on Thursday night, a lighted boat parade on Friday night, and numerous musical acts over the weekend.

Whether you’re looking for a family event to go to before school starts, or looking for some great live music and food, metro Detroit has plenty of events for you to check out!