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Plan Your Summer in Plymouth and Canton on Patch

Looking for something to do on a hot summer day in Plymouth or Canton? Check here first.

Warm weather is here and there are plenty of summer events planned this year in the Plymouth-Canton area.

From Liberty Fest in Canton to Art in the Park in Plymouth — and a variety of outdoor concerts in between — the area has plenty to offer during the summer months.

Patch has assembled a list of summer festivals and concerts in Plymouth and Canton. Click on the event headlines or venue names for more information, as well as interactive maps to help you find your way!

June 14


  • 5-10 p.m.
  • , Canton

Liberty Fest kicks off at Heritage Park in Canton with a carnival sneak preview. An adult beverage tent for patrons 21 years or older also will be available. Fifty Amp Fuse takes the Canton LIVE! Stage from 7:30-10 p.m. Zumba will be offered from 7:30-9 p.m.  at the amphitheater.


  • 7:30 p.m.
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

The Plymouth Community Band performs at Kellogg Park.

June 15

Canton Liberty Fest, Day 2

  • 1-10 p.m.
  • , Canton

Day 2 of Liberty Fest is Kids Night, featuring magician Jason Abbott, who will perform from 5:30-7:30 p.m. A screening of Disney’s The Muppets  will take place at dusk in the Heritage Park Amphitheater. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs if you plan on attending the film. Tours also will be given of the Canton Fire Station #1, 1100 S. Canton Center Road, including the traveling 9-11 Memorial that will be on display at the station. The adult beverage tent will be open from 1-10 p.m.

Live events at the Amphitheater includes: Swing City Big Band (5:15 p.m.), Earth Angels (6:45 p.m.), Olympian Chung Do Kwan demonstration (8 p.m.), and pre-movie music and games (8:30 p.m.).

The Canton LIVE! Stage will host the Deep Fried Pickle Project  (5:30 p.m., featuring an array of homemade monster instruments), 15-year-old local singing phenom Dymond Harding (6:30 p.m.) and Annabelle Road (8 p.m.).


  • 7 p.m.
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

The BluesCasters will bring their bluesy tunes to Kellogg Park in downtown Plymouth at 7 p.m. for Music in the Air.

June 16


  • 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • , Canton

Day 3 of Liberty Fest will host Taste of Canton all day as the carnival runs from 10 a.m.-11 p.m. The adult beverage tent is open from 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Appearing at the Amphitheater on June 16 is: Forever After Productions and Dance BEAT (noon), Canton Chiefettes JV and varsity (1:30 p.m.), Central City Dance (2 p.m.), Jenney Gordon Batom Academy demo (3 p.m.), Pat Predd (5:30 p.m.) and headliners SHOUT! A Fantastic Tribute to the Fab Four (8 p.m.). The day will be capped with fireworks at dusk.

June 20


  • Noon
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

Family-friendly Guy Louis and the Chautauqua Express hits the Kellogg Park stage at noon June 20 for downtown Plymouth’s children’s concert series.

June 21


  • 7:30-9 p.m.
  • Amphiteater, Canton

The Saline Fiddlers perform June 21 at Heritage Park in Canton as part of the community’s weekly Thursday night concerts.


  • 7:30 p.m.
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

The Plymouth Community Band performs at Kellogg Park.

June 22


  • 7 p.m.
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

The Shawn Riley Band will bring its rock sound to Kellogg Park in downtown Plymouth at 7 p.m. for Music in the Air.

June 27


  • Noon
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

Family-friendly Tom Seley and the Troublemakers hits the Kellogg Park stage at noon June 27 for downtown Plymouth’s children’s concert series.

June 28


  • 7:30-9 p.m.
  • Amphiteater, Canton

Metro Jazz Voices, a four-part harmony vocal jazz ensemble from Detroit, will perform June 28 at Heritage Park in Canton.


  • 7:30 p.m.
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

The Plymouth Community Band performs at Kellogg Park.

June 29


  • 7 p.m.
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

Al Jaquez and Friends will bring their pop, rock, blues and rockabilly sounds to Kellogg Park in downtown Plymouth at 7 p.m. for Music in the Air.

June 30

Michigan Philharmonic Presents 'An American Salute'

  • 7-9 p.m.
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

The Michigan Philharmonic will present "An American Salute" onstage in Kellogg Park on June 30 from 7-9 p.m.

July 3


  • 10 p.m.
  • , 46640 Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth

Plymouth Township’s annual fireworks display is 10 p.m. on July 3. Open to the public, free of charge. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.

July 4

  • 9 a.m.

The annual Good Morning USA Parade takes place at 9 a.m. July 4 in downtown Plymouth.

  • 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • , 46640 Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth

Live music, food and family-friendly activities will be at Plymouth Township Park after the July 4 parade.

July 5 

  • 7:30-9 p.m.
  • Amphiteater, Canton

The Saline Fiddlers perform June 21 at Heritage Park in Canton as part of the community’s weekly Thursday night concerts.

July 6

  • 7 p.m.
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

Local favorites Steve King and the Dittilies will bring classic rock to Kellogg Park in downtown Plymouth, starting at 7 p.m. Show up early, as this is bound to draw big crowds.

  • 7 p.m.
  • , Ford Road, Canton

Vocalist Penny Wells will perform at the New Towne Center near Kohls.

July 9

  • Cherry Hill School Lawn, Canton
  • 7-8:30 p.m.

PanaMO will bring its reggae/Latin sounds to the lawn of historic Cherry Hill School in Canton from 7-8:30 p.m. as part of Canton’s Monday Night Music in the Village.

July 11

  • Noon
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

Family-friendly Noah Reimer hits the Kellogg Park stage at noon July 11 for downtown Plymouth’s children’s concert series.

July 12

  • 7:30-9 p.m.
  • Amphiteater, Canton

The Randy Brock group headline July 12’s Thursday Night Concerts installment at Heritage Park in Canton.

  • 7:30 p.m.
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

The Plymouth Community Band performs at Kellogg Park.

July 13

  • 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

Michigan’s second-largest public art festival marks its 33rd year in downtown Plymouth, welcoming more than 400 artists from around the United States. Among the festivities are One Love Reggae Band, performing from noon-4 p.m. Friday at the corner of Ann Arbor Trail and Forest Avenue. You can also catch some live performance art: The living mural will return throughout the three-day event and George Tait’s Living Statue will be on display from noon-4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

  • 7 p.m.
  • , Ford Road, Canton

2012 Grammy-nominated keyboardist Nate Harasim will perform July 13 at Sam’s Club in Canton.

July 14

  • 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

Michigan’s second-largest public art festival continues July 14. Among the festivities are jazz band Zamar, performing from noon-6:30 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Ann Arbor Trail and Forest Avenue. Performance art also will be display throughout the weekend: The living mural will be on display and George Tait’s Living Statue will confound passersby from noon-4 p.m. each day of the fair.

July 15

  • 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

Art in the Park wraps up July 15 with the return of One Love Reggae Band, performing from noon-4 p.m. at the corner of Ann Arbor Trail and Forest Avenue. You can also catch some live performance art: The living mural will still be visible throughout the day and George Tait’s Living Statue will be downtown from noon-4 p.m.

July 16

  • Cherry Hill School Lawn, Canton
  • 7-8:30 p.m.

The Fun Guys will bring their ‘50s-‘80s classic rock sounds to the lawn of historic Cherry Hill School in Canton from 7-8:30 p.m. as part of Canton’s Monday Night Music in the Village.

July 18

  • Noon
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

Family-friendly Beverly Meyer, the Music Lady, hits the Kellogg Park stage at noon July 18 for downtown Plymouth’s children’s concert series.

July 19

  • 7:30-9 p.m.
  • Amphiteater, Canton

The sound of Motown, combined with Top 40 hits, comes to Heritage Park July 19.

  • 7:30 p.m.
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

The Plymouth Community Band performs at Kellogg Park.

July 20

  • 7 p.m.
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

Horn band The Sound Alternative, whose performance was rained out in 2011, likely will hope for better weather this year when it is scheduled to take the Kellogg Park stage July 20. The music starts at 7 p.m.

  • 7 p.m.
  • , Ford Road, Canton

Flutist Alexander Zonjic performs July 20 at Centre Village at Kroger along Ford Road in Canton.

July 23

  • Cherry Hill School Lawn, Canton
  • 7-8:30 p.m.

Pete Big Dog Fetters will bring his blues and rock sounds to the lawn of historic Cherry Hill School in Canton from 7-8:30 p.m. as part of Canton’s Monday Night Music in the Village.

July 25

  • Noon
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

Family-friendly Gemini hits the Kellogg Park stage at noon July 25 for downtown Plymouth’s children’s concert series.

July 26

  • Time TBA
  • , 44011 Five Mile Road, Plymouth

Events for the Concours d’Elegance kick off with Hall of Fame inductions and awards at the Inn at St. John’s.

  • 7:30-9 p.m.
  • Amphiteater, Canton

Metro Detroit’s R&B group Motor City Soul brings its Motown flavor to Heritage Park in Canton on July 26.

  • 7:30 p.m.
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

The Plymouth Community Band performs at Kellogg Park.

July 27

  • 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • , 44011 Five Mile Road, Plymouth

Departing from The Inn at St. John's, classic cars and motorcycles, pre-1970, will drive the countryside with a stop at Concours' Director, Richard Kughn's Collection. The tour will continue with the final stop for lunch at Mill Race Village in Northville. The buildings at the village will be open for touring. Cost: $100 for car and first driver, $35 for passengers.

  • 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Ballroom at , 44011 Five Mile Road, Plymouth

On Friday evening, Concours d’Elegance visitors can preview select automotive paintings and sculptures in a special showing prior to the Concours show on July 29. Some of the world’s finest automotive artists exhibit at the Concours d’Elegance of America Invitational Art Exhibit. Also, RM Auctions will offer a preview of cars to be auctioned on July 28.

  • 7 p.m.
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

Gia Warner will take the Kellogg Park stage amidst the Concours d’Elegance festivities in Plymouth. Appropriately, classic cars will be on display along Penniman Avenue in front of the Penn Theatre. The music starts at 7 p.m.

  • 7 p.m.
  • , Ford Road, Canton

Keyboardist Demetrius “Krayon”  Nabors performs July 27 at Lowe’s on Ford Road in Canton.

July 28

  • 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Classic cars and motorcyclces will be on display in Plymouth’s Old Village, while bands provide live entertainment. This is the sixth year of the event and this year it is taking place amidst the Concours d’Elegance festivities in Plymouth.

  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • American Speed Company, Plymouth (free shuttle from , 44011 Five Mile Road, Plymouth)

Take a free shuttle from the Inn at St. John’s to this manufacturer of high-quality, all-steel 1933 Ford roadster bodies.

  • 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Grande Ballroom, , 44011 Five Mile Road, Plymouth

The RM Auctions sale will feature an exciting array of high caliber classic and other collectible automobiles at one of the year’s most prestigious auctions. Admission to this event requires the purchase of an official auction catalog available for $100.00  (plus shipping and handling where applicable). The catalog admits two and must be presented at the entrance to the sale to be granted entry. Please contact RM Auctions at (800) 211-4371 or visit their website: www.rmauctions.com

  • 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Atrium, 44011 Five Mile Road, Plymouth

$175 per person (Limited availability). Join the traditional celebration at St. John's on the evening before the Concours.

Classic cars and a free showing of the film Tucker will be on display in Northville.

July 29

  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • , 44011 Five Mile Road, Plymouth

The 34th Annual Concours d’Elegance exhibition takes place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday at the Inn at St. John’s. Admission is $25, which includes free parking, shuttle service and program book. Children 12 years and younger are free with paid adult admission. Upscale classic cars will be on display on the grounds of the venue.

July 30

  • Cherry Hill School Lawn, Canton
  • 7-8:30 p.m.

The Canton Concert Band will perform on the lawn of historic Cherry Hill School in Canton from 7-8:30 p.m. as part of Canton’s Monday Night Music in the Village.

Aug. 1

  • Noon
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

The Saline Fiddlers take the Kellogg Park stage at noon Aug. 1 for downtown Plymouth’s children’s concert series.

Aug. 2

Trilogy comes to Canton’s Heritage Park on Aug. 2, bringing its variety of dance, Top 40 and classic rock.

Aug. 3

  • 7 p.m.
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

The Crutches return their unique twist on hit music when they take the Kellogg Park stage at 7 p.m. on Aug. 3 for Music in the Air.

  • 7 p.m.
  • , Ford Road, Canton

Guitarist John E. Lawrence performs Aug. 3 at Willow Creek on Ford Road in Canton.

Aug. 8

  • Noon
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

Dan Kim and the Blueberry Incident takes the Kellogg Park stage at noon Aug. 8 for downtown Plymouth’s children’s concert series.

Aug. 10

  • 7 p.m.
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

The Mass Transit band plays a mix of hits and will take the Kellogg Park stage at 7 p.m. on Aug. 10.

  • 7 p.m.
  • , Ford Road, Canton

Vocalist Kimmie Horne performs Aug. 10 at Super Bowl along Ford Road in Canton.

Aug. 15

  • Noon
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

Joel Tacey takes the Kellogg Park stage at noon Aug. 15 for downtown Plymouth’s children’s concert series.

Aug. 17

  • 7 p.m.
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

The Randy Brock Group brings its blues sound to Kellogg Park’s Music in the Air, starting at 7 p.m.

  • 7 p.m.
  • , Ford Road, Canton

Saxophonist Randy Scott performs Aug. 17 at IKEA on Ford Road in Canton.

Aug. 22

  • Noon
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

Family-friendly Juice takes the Kellogg Park stage at noon Aug. 22 for downtown Plymouth’s children’s concert series.

Aug. 24

  • 7 p.m.
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

Rodeo Drive brings its country and rock sounds to Kellogg Park in Plymouth, starting at 7 p.m.

  • 7 p.m.
  • , Ford Road, Canton

Lin Roundtree will perform the trumpet Aug. 24 at Home Depot on Ford Road in Canton.

Aug. 31

  • 7 p.m.
  • , Ann Arbor Trail and South Main Street, Plymouth

The queen of Detroit soul , Lady Sunshine, graces the Kellogg Park stage on Aug. 31, starting at 7 p.m.

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