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Annual Events In “Little Bavaria”

The small-town charm and family-friendly spirit of Frankenmuth make “Michigan’s Little Bavaria” the perfect place to visit any time of year.

No matter when you’re in town, you’ll find a colorful range of annual events, where you can mingle with friendly locals and soak up the “Frankenmuth experience!”


Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival - June

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Listen to great Bavarian music, stay for the parade and take part in fun rides and a variety of delicious German foods and desserts. Of course, there’s also plenty of fantastic imported and domestic beer!

Bavarian Festival Parade - June.

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Every June, Frankenmuth's Main Street plays grand marshal to a Bavarian-style Parade complete with one-of-a-kind decorated floats, bands and street performers.

Keepsake Collection Arts & Crafts Shows.

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Featuring the works of skilled local artisans, these arts and craft shows are held in Zehnder Park or on Main Street behind Frankenmuth Historical Museum.

Volkslaufe-The People's Race - July 4

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Join more than 2,500 runners on a course that winds past many of Frankenmuth's top landmarks. Festivities kick off on July 3 with food, entertainment and a fireworks display. Events include 20K, 10K and 5K runs, a 5K walk and a 2K "Fun Run."

Cass River Colonial Encampment - July


What could be better than a day of family-friendly food, fun and festivities on the banks of the Cass River?

Michigan Bier Celebration - July

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Head to the Harvey Kern Pavilion to quaff freshly brewed beer from over 20 nearby breweries. Live bands, dancing on a wooden floor and great food ensure a memorable time for all.

Antique Fire Muster - July


Watch antique fire trucks parade down Main Street while pumping boats send geysers of water high over the Cass River.

Summer Music Fest - August

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Taking place at the Harvey Kern Pavilion in Heritage Park, this musical celebration showcases Polka, Polish, German and Slovenian style music along with fabulous food, drinks and dancing on a wooden floor.

Oktoberfest - September

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  • OctoberFest


The quintessential German food and beer fest offers three days of Bavarian-style food, drinks and souvenirs. Located in the Harvey Kern Pavilion in Heritage Park on Weiss Street.

Crabby Clam & Lobster Fest - October

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Stop by the Frankenmuth River Place Shops to feast on king crab, clam, lobster, BBQ chicken and beverages while enjoying live entertainment. Best of all? Admission is free!

Scarecrow Fest - October

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It’s easy to scare up a good time at this scarecrow-themed Fall festival.

Zehnder's Snowfest - January

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Located at Zehnder's Restaurant, this fun-filled winterfest includes snow sculpting and ice carving competitions, a children's area, fireworks, entertainment, a warming tent and more.

Holiday Celebration & Candlewalk - November

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Start the Frankenmuth Christmas season with free hot chocolate and cookies, then stick around for Christmas caroling, a visit from Santa and the official lighting of the town Christmas tree.