Events

June 11-14
The 62nd Annual 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.
Event Location
Downtown Frankenmuth
Thursday, June 11
Funtown Chowdown Food Truck Festival | 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
A community dinner like no other! The festival includes around 20 food trucks from across Michigan, a beer tent featuring live music, plus many more activities!
Event Location
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
Friday, July 3
Volkslaufe ( The People"s Race) | 4:00 AM - 5:00 AM

Festivities kick off on July 3rd with food, entertainment, and a patriotic fireworks display. On July 4th, more than 2500 runners pass several of Frankenmuth's most beloved landmarks on the certified race course. Race location is in Heritage Park on Weiss Street and offers 5K, 10K, and 20K runs, 5K walk, and 2 K Fun Run. Organized by the Frankenmuth Jaycees.
Event Location
Heritage Park
July 18 at 9:00 AM - July 19, 2020 at 4:00 PM
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.

 
Event Location
Franknemuth River Place Shops
Saturday, August 1
Michigan's Strongest Man and Women
Five grueling events will determine who is the strongest man and woman.
Event Location
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
August 13-22
The 33rd Summer Music Fest
A celebration of Music, Polish, German and Slovenian ethnic style music. Opens at 12:30 pm each day.
Event Location
Harvey Kern Pavilion in Heritage Prk
August 13-23
Cobblestone Sales
Mega deals up to 75% OFF apparel, shoes, accessories, gifts, and more!
Event Location
Frankenmuth Riiver Place Shops
Thursday, August 13
FunTown Chowdown Food Truck Festival | 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
A community dinner like no other! The festival includes around 20 food trucks from across Michigan, a beer tent featuring live music, plus many more activities!
Event Location
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
Thursday, September 10
Funtown Chowdown Food Truck Festival | 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
A community dinner like no other! The festival includes around 20 food trucks from across Michigan, a beer tent featuring live music, plus many more activities!
Event Location
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
September 17 at 3:00 PM - September 20, 2020 at 6:00 PM
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 game, and plenty of ice cold beer!
Event Location
Harvey Kern Pavilion
October 17-18
Scarecrow Fest
Come see the Rock n' Roll K-9 performance team. Fun activities, kid-focused entertainment, face painting, pumpkin painting,balloon sculptures and more. And don't forget to vote for your favorite scarecrow at the businesses throughout town!
Event Location
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
October 24-25
Scarecrow Fest
Fun activities, kid-focused entertainment, face painting, pumpkin painting,balloon sculptures and more. And don't forget to vote for your favorite scarecrow at the businesses throughout town!
Event Location
Frankenmuth River Shops
Friday, November 27
Holiday Celebration and Candlewalk | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Kick off the start of the holiday season at Frankenmuth River Place Shops!
Listen to carols sung by the Gemütlichkeit Club, enjoy free hot cocoa, cookies, and candles for the candle walk, listen to the Christmas story told by local clergy accompanied by music from the St. Lorenz Choir, then start the walk to the Chamber Platz for the lighting of the community tannenbaum (Christmas Tree).
December 1-1
12 Days of Christmas Sales
Get all of your Christmas shopping done in one place!
Several River Place Shops will be offering in-store specials that have a tie to the number 12, including single specials on each of the 12 days or 12 total specials every day.
Event Location
Frankenmuth River Place Shops / Covered Bridge Shop