2019 Summer Festivals & Events in Huron County

After a long Michigan winter, there is nothing more exciting than the thought of summer and spending time outside. Among the many familiar and unique activities of summer, there are some that are meant to be celebrated. Summer festivals in Huron County are the places to do just this.

Cheeseburger in Caseville Festival

Celebrate summer with us in Huron County, and you will find that there is a festival for you to enjoy. Do you love live music, food, sports, antiques or activities for children? If you do, you're in luck! You won’t have to look very hard to find a festival or event taking place in Huron County in the summertime because it seem’s that there is one just about every weekend with something for everyone to enjoy.

Festivals are a great way to explore different areas of the thumb and celebrate the summer! If you haven’t checked out any of the festivals listed below we certainly encourage you to do so.

Caseville Country Ribstock - Caseville (June 28-30th)

Photo courtesy of  Thumb Wind

Photo courtesy of Thumb Wind

Caseville is home to a number of events and festivals throughout the summer months including the Cheeseburger Festival, but there is another festival in Caseville that deserves your attention - Caseville Country Ribstock! If the smell of smoking barbecues and sound of country music tickles your fancy then you have to check out the Caseville Country Ribstock. Eat your way through thousands of ribs and vote for your favorite all the while enjoying live country music. Find out more about Caseville Country Ribstock and other events going on in Caseville at the Caseville Chamber of Commerce website.

  • Amateur rib cook-off

  • Live country music

  • Kid’s events

Porch Fest IIII - Port Austin (June 22nd)

Porch Fest in Port Austin Mountain Babies

On Saturday, June 22nd a community music festival will be taking place in Port Austin that you won't want to miss! Porch Fest is a live music festival celebrated across the beautiful town of Port Austin. You will also find more events on the Port Austin Chamber of Commerce page.

4th of July Festival - Port Hope (July 5th-7th)

Port Hope is a little town on the thumb’s sunrise side with a big welcome, and the 4th of July Festival is no exception! Beyond the obvious Independence Day activities like fireworks, the 4th of July Festival in Port Hope is a four-day festival that pays homage to our nation’s past. There will be antique farming equipment and tractors as well as handmade quilts and crafts to peruse at your leisure in addition to a handful of other noteworthy activities which you can check out on the Port Hope, Michigan website. Here are a few to get you started:

Photo courtesy of  Huron County Parks

Photo courtesy of Huron County Parks

  • Giant outdoor flea market

  • Consignment auction

  • Tractor Pull

  • Parade

  • Fireworks

Maritime Festival - Harbor Beach (July 11-14th)

For those looking for an eclectic blend of free, live music, then checking out the Harbor Beach Maritime Festival is a must! Among many other events in Harbor Beach throughout the summer months, the Maritime Festival is by far the largest. Enjoy tons of live music on the beach throughout the entire weekend, amateur jet-ski races by day, and plenty of other free activities for both kids and adults. You can check out the full Maritime Festival schedule on the Harbor Beach Maritime Festival website, and other happenings on the Harbor Beach Chamber of Commerce website.

Harbor Beach Maritime Festival
  • Bocce, cornhole, and volleyball tournaments

  • 5K walk/run

  • Lighthouse tours

  • Live music

  • Fireworks

  • NEW: Kayak & SUP Races


Pigeon Summer Fest & Wing Fling (July 18-21st)

Pigeon Summer Fest is a festival and parade that celebrates Huron County's agricultural harvest with many special events and wings tasting. Wings and food are being served at the Recreation park Friday from 4pm to 10pm and Saturday from 11 am to 10 pm. There are many events and activities, so refer to the Summer Fest page on the Pigeon Chamber of Commerce website for more information.  

  • Ladies & Men's Golf Tournament

  • Townwide Garage Sales

  • Happy Hour & Free Comedy Show at the VFW Hall

  • 5K

  • Farmers Market, Craft & Quilt Show

  • Kids Parade & Games

  • Live Music by Jedi Mind Trip (free) & "The Sinclairs Band"

  • Grand Parade

  • Wing Eating Contest

  • Community Worship

  • Car & Motorcycle Show

  • Tractor Pull

Fish Sandwich Festival - Bay Port (August 2nd-4th)

Since 1978, the Bay Port Fish Sandwich Festival has been the best place to get your hands on a fresh fish sandwich (it’s so large it takes two hands to hold one) in addition to enjoying plenty of fun activities for kids and adults. You can find out more about the Bay Port Fish Festival on the Bay Port Chamber of Commerce website, or keep reading.

Bay Port Fish Sandwiches
  • Petting zoo

  • Craft show

  • Car and truck show

  • Lawnmower races

  • Live entertainment

  • Fireworks


Now that you’ve got a taste of some of the summer festivals going on in Huron County, it's time to start marking your calendar! You can add even more festival dates to your calendar and check out what other events and activities are happening this summer in Huron County by checking out our Community Events Calendar. We look forward to celebrating summer with you!


  • Friday, July 5 - Caseville

  • Thursday, July 4 - Port Austin

  • Saturday, July 6 - Port Hope

For a list of full events in Huron County visit Huron County Calendar of Events