As the weather is (finally) warming up, I thought it would be a good idea to check out some of the many spring and summer festivals taking place this month. Whether you call them carnivals or fairs, they are a great reason to get out of the house and have some fun. Take a romantic ride on a Ferris wheel or nibble on a pair of elephant ears while you enjoy the weather and the company of friends and family.
Come enjoy a slew of carnival rides and delicious treats all weekend long at the annual Northville Spring Carnival. You can either pay for each ride individually or purchase an “all-day” wristband. Wristband prices vary from day to day unless you pre-purchase a wristband prior to May 9, in which case you will only pay $12.
Originally meant to commemorate the completion of Coolidge Highway, Berkley Days is now a celebration of the beginning of summer vacation for kids. It is always held the weekend after Mother’s Day and includes a carnival, a bike parade with prizes for participants, “Jedi Training” for kids, a craft show and more.
Organized to celebrate Memorial Day, the Hazel Park Memorial Festival is a five-day event with a carnival, refreshments, live music, baseball games, a car show, bingo and more. It all comes to a head with a Memorial Day parade.
As the nation’s largest high school fair, St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair promises a Memorial Day weekend full of entertainment and authentic Polish cuisine. Local bands will perform, there will be a “Vegas tent” where you can play games like blackjack and bingo, and you will be able to chow down on delicious food, like kielbasa, stuffed cabbage, sauerkraut, corn dogs, smoothies and, for those of age, cold alcoholic beverages.
As we head into June, Michigan Fun Fest will be taking place in Livonia. Come enjoy carnival rides, a casino, live music and vendors featuring food and “exotic offerings.” Last year, it was estimated that more than 20,000 people attended the festivities, so you won’t want to miss out this year. Proceeds from the festival will go towards the construction of the Mariam Center.