May 2-3, 2020 - Spring Training Encampment, Fort Bagley, Houghton Lake, Michigan. Contact Brent Kemmer, firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-registration required. Hosted by the Massachusetts Provincial Battalion. Training weekend at historic forts in the woods of the north. British fort and a French fort ruins. Non-public event.
May 15-17, 2020 - Grand Valley Cap n Ballers Family Rendezvous, 3506 26th St., Hopkins, Michigan. Contact Dennis Priddy, 517-852-4607. Donation $10 per person. Friday pistol match and post shoot. Saturday survival shoot and Sunday blanket shoot or fun shoot.
May 22-24, 2020 - Marshall Primitive Archery Rendezvous, Wilder Creek Conservation Club, 19833 D Dr. S, Marshall, Michigan. Contact Guy Dasher, 419-796-7269, or Mike Damon, 517-795-7987. 3D target course. Other archery shoots. Bow-building and flint-knapping demonstrations.
May 23-24, 2020 - Feast of the Ste Claire, Pine Grove Park, Port Huron, Michigan. Contact Rose or Harry Burgess, 810-841-6412, , FeastoftheSteClaire.com. Advanced registration required. No camp fee. Mid-18th to early 19th-century French, British, American, Native American, fur trade and voyageurs. Setup after 10 a.m. Thursday. Public hours 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Music, dancing, battle and weapon demonstrations, puppet shows, storytelling, games, talks on colonial topics. Dogs with leashes and shot records are welcome.
June 13-14, 2020 - Feast of the Strawberry Moon, West Michigan Historic Alliance, Harbor Island, Coho Drive, Grand Haven, Michigan. Contact Chris Hornby, 616-566-1144, email@example.com. 20th anniversary. The reenactment of the 1700s fur trade is set in a natural island setting surrounded by the Grand River, and draws about 250 fur-traders, voyageurs, military men and Native Americans as well as entertainers, demonstrators and period vendors. No pets.
July 18-19, 2020 - Cass River Colonial Encampment, "Colonial Frankenmuth," River Place, Frankenmuth, Michigan. Contact Brent Kemmer, , 989-366-6531. Fur trade camp contact Merlyn Hodge, , 248-515-2398. Juried 18th-century event for Rev War, F&I, Voyaguers, Woodland Indians. Advanced registration required. A few new rules. Sponsored by Frankenmuth River Place Shops, Bavarian Inn Lodge and Bavarian Inn Restaurant. Town also known for its Bavarian heritage, Zehnder’s and Bronner’s provides back drop for the 18th-century event. Battles centered around a fortified hill and a wooden bridge. Canoe race, period dance and ladies tea. Large public attendance. Powder ration, modern bath 24/7, showers, Saturday dinner and food for purchase on site. Set up after noon July 17 and stay until Monday to shop in town.
Sept. 19-20, 2020 - Fort Bagley Tactical/Challenge Weekend, Houghton Lake, Michigan. Contact Brent Kemmer, firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-registration required. Tacticals and woods challenges utilize wooded acres with two forts, one for British and ruins for French. Non-public event for testing skills.
Oct. 3-4, 2020 - Vermilion Creek Colonial Muster, Peacock Road Family Farm, 11854 Peacock Rd, Laingsburg, Michigan 48848. Hosted by Queens Rangers - 1st American Regiment.
(canceled) March 21-22, 2020 - Kalamazoo Living History Show, Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 2900 Lake St., Kalamazoo, Michigan. Sponsored by Yankee Doodle Muzzle Loaders Inc. Contact Leslie Martin Conwell, 765-563-6792, , www.KalamazooShow.com. Participants must pre-register. The largest juried show in the Midwest with more than 270 craftspeople and dealers devoted to pre-1890 original or reproduction living history supplies, accoutrements and related crafts. Also, educational programs, craft demonstrations and children's activities. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission $7 for one day; $10 for weekend pass. Children 12 and younger free.