Events

January 19-28
Snowfest Super Sales
After-Christmas sales have nothing on Snowfest Super Sales!
Take a break from the snow and ice and warm up with some hot deals.
Event Location
Covered Bridge and Leather Gift Shop
January 24-29
Zehnder's Snowfest
Zehnder’s Snowfest has been host to one of the top snow sculpting events in North America for the past 24 years. Visitors have enjoyed larger-than-life snow sculptures and beautifully detailed ice carvings each year. In addition, Zehnder’s Snowfest will have entertainment for the entire family in the warming tent, a fireworks display, petting zoo and children’s activities.

Zehnder’s Snowfest features:
• World Class Double & Single Block Snow Sculpting Championships
• State of Michigan Snow Sculpting Competition
• High School Snow Sculpting Competition
• 100-Block Ice Carving Exhibition
• U.S. National Collegiate Ice Carving Competition
• All-Star Alumni Ice Carving Competition
Event Location
Frankenmuth
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
Frankenmuth
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 at 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
May 25-27
Balloons Over Bavarian Inn
Hot Air Balloonists compete in morning and evening flights as they float over
Frankenmuth. Experience the Village of Balloons at night with the Balloon Glow!
Watch 15+ tethered balloons inflate, then interact with the pilots & crew.
 
Event Location
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
June 7-10
Bavarian Festival
$5 general admission
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
Frankenmuth