March 16 - April 16
Bavarian Easter Celebration
The tradition of decorating Easter Fountains in Germany is over 200 years old and many cities and villages in Franconia, Germany still follow the tradition. Since Franconia is the area from which the early settlers originated, we thought it appropriate to mirror the Osterbrunnen tradition in our city. Frankenmuth festively celebrates Easter with unique and colorful egg displays throughout town.
Event Location
April 20-21
Bringin’ Back the 80’s Fest
Bring back totally awesome memories by celebrating the music, trends and events of the
1980’s. Peg your stonewashed jeans, tease your hair, and grab your friends…This is your
chance to relive the 1980s! Outrageous Live Cover Bands, Best Dressed Contest, a huge
display of 80’s Memorabilia and Video Games, Breakdancing Show and much more.
Event Location
Harvey Kern Pavilion in Heritage Park
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
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
July 21-22
Cass River Colonial Encampment
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
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:
Women’s LW, MW, HW
Master’s (over 40) LW, HW
Men’s LW, MW, HW
Event Location
Covered Bridge & Leather Gift Shop