Events

May 18-19
World Expo of Beer
Michigan’s largest international beer sampling event! Over 150 beers & alternative beverages from breweries around the world. Enjoy live bands, local cuisine, beer school, demonstrations, beer related merchandise, and vote for your favorite brew.
Event Location
Harvey Kern Pavilion in Heritage Park
May 25-28
Balloons Over Bavarian Inn
Hot Air Balloonists compete in morning and evening flights as they float over
Frankenmuth. Experience the Village of Balloons at night with the Balloon Glow!
Watch 15+ tethered balloons inflate, then interact with the pilots & crew.
 
Event Location
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
June 7-10
Bavarian Festival
A weekend full of good ole' German family fun. Don't miss the traditional Maypole dance, Frankenmuth Schuhplattlers, Bavarian Fest Olympics and the famous festival parade.
Bavarian Parade: Sunday at 1:00pm on Churchgrove Street (near St. Lorenz School)
Kinder Parade: Saturday at 10:00am on Rosstal Street (directly behind Zehnder's Restaurant)
 
Event Location
Frankenmuth
July 21-22
Cass River Colonial Encampment
Free Family Fun Event
Experience an 18th Century encampment of historical reenactors representing British, French and Americans.
Visit and tour military camps and shop at historical vendors from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm on Saturday and from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Sunday.

Tactical Battle Reenactments
Flag Raising
Musket Firing
Period Concerts & Games
Fashion Show
 
Event Location
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
Saturday, August 4
Michigan’s Strongest Man & Women | 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The best in the Midwest will once more ascend to Frankenmuth for another epic “Battle in Bavaria”. 5 unique events on mammoth equipment will pin athletes head to head in fast paced pure effort covering brute strength, endurance, and athleticism. The top 2 from each division (except novice) will qualify for the 2017 NAS Amateur Nationals.
Classes offered are:
Novice
Women’s LW, MW, HW
Master’s (over 40) LW, HW
Men’s LW, MW, HW
 
Event Location
Covered Bridge & Leather Gift Shop
August 9-11 (Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Summer Music Fest
A celebration of Music, Polish, German and Slovenian ethnic style music.
Event Location
Harvey Kern Pavilion in Heritage Park
August 10-19
Cobblestone Sales
Mega deals up to 75% OFF apparel, shoes, accessories, gifts, and more!
Come on out and join us at the Frankenmuth River Place Shops for our annual Cobblestone Sale. Save up to 75% OFF apparel, gifts, and more.
Perks Members exclusive: 15% off all regular priced merchandise!
Event Location
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
August 16-18 (Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Summer Music Fest
A celebration of Music, Polish, German and Slovenian ethnic style music.
Event Location
Harvey Kern Pavilion in Heritage Park
September 7-9
Auto Fest
A weekend full of fun and entertainment and over 2500 classic cars, street rods, and muscle cars.
Big Block Party: Friday @ 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Music Fest: Sunday @ 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
 
Event Location
Heritage Park & Main Street
September 20-23
Oktoberfest
Sample delicious German food, and dance to authentic German music. Saturday’s Wiener Dog Race, where 50 to 100 Dachshunds attempt to race across the floor of the German beer hall is an event you won’t want to miss! The festival also includes two parades, a midway with rides and games, and plenty of ice-cold beer!
Event Location
Oktoberfest
October 13-14 (Every Sunday and Saturday)
Scarecrow Fest
Enjoy Entertainment on Stage
• Trick or Treating (October 23 only)
• View pumpkins with personality
• Rock out with the Rock-n-Roll K9 performances (October 15 & 16)
• Observe the principle “an object in motion stays in motion”
• Apply and share physics lessons with the Pumpkin Catapult
and Pumpkin Bowling
• Frankenmuth businesses throughout town have created their own
“themed scarecrows”. Check them all out and vote for your
community-wide favorite.
• Enjoy kid-focused entertainment, face painting & pumpkin painting, balloon sculptures and more
• Burn off energy in the Inflatables Stations
Event Location
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
October 20-21 (Every Sunday and Saturday)
Scarecrow Fest
Enjoy Entertainment on Stage
• Trick or Treating (October 23 only)
• View pumpkins with personality
• Rock out with the Rock-n-Roll K9 performances (October 15 & 16)
• Observe the principle “an object in motion stays in motion”
• Apply and share physics lessons with the Pumpkin Catapult
and Pumpkin Bowling
• Frankenmuth businesses throughout town have created their own
“themed scarecrows”. Check them all out and vote for your
community-wide favorite.
• Enjoy kid-focused entertainment, face painting & pumpkin painting, balloon sculptures and more
• Burn off energy in the Inflatables Stations
Event Location
Frankenmuth River Place Shops