Michigan Events

Past 2021 events

July 17-18, 2021 - Cass River Colonial Encampment, "Colonial Frankenmuth," River Place, Frankenmuth, Michigan. Contact Brent Kemmer, kemmerc@hotmail.com, 989-366-6531. Fur trade camp contact Merlyn Hodge, lafalcon@tds.net, 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 Thursday and stay until Monday to shop in town. 

July 31-Aug. 1, 2021 - Le Rendez-vous du Detroit, Historic Fort Wayne, 6325 W. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, Michigan. Contact  Elizabeth Bourne Nido, ebourne@comcast.net, lerendezvousdudetroit@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/HistoricFortWayneEvents. A founders day event celebrating the cultures that put Detroit on the map. French Canadian and Native American music, dancing, food, cultural exhibits, genealogy displays, kids games.

Aug. 28-29, 2021 - Lac Ste. Claire Voyageur Encampment, West Beach, Lake Saint Clair Metropark, Harrison Township, Michigan. Contact Chris Becher, voyaguers2021@yahoo.com or through Facebook page. Registration required to receive information and parking passes. The Lac Ste. Claire Voyageur group members represent the French during the 1760s, but all others are welcome to participate in the timeline event - voyageurs, traders, military, Native Americans, militia, craftsmen, Colonial habitants and others in the Great Lakes Fur Trade era up to 1820. Demonstrations and displays of canoe building, skills and crafts, trade goods, military life, cannons and weaponry, music and dance, stories and lectures. Open to visitors 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; annual state park parking pass or $10 daily pass required. 

Oct. 1-3, 2021 - Vermilion Creek Colonial Muster, 11854 Peacock Road, Laingsburg, Michigan 48848. Contact 517-651-9193. Queen’s Rangers and Peacock Road Family Farm co-host a colonial event for 1750s-1780s. Demonstrations of period music, cooking, crafts, mock battle scenarios, artillery firing. Natives, French, British and American soldiers and civilians of the colonial period. Early setup on Thursday for those participating in the school program on Friday.