Find out about upcoming events and activities happening in Frankenmuth.

Scarecrow Fest

October 19-20, 2019 (Dog Weekend)

October 26-27, 2019 (Kids Weekend)

Rock ‘N Roll K-9 performance team, pumpkin catapult, pumpkin bowling, trick or treating throughout the complex (Dog and Kids on separate weekends), plus much more!

Holiday Celebration & Candlewalk

November 29, 2019

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).

12 Days of Christmas Sale

December 1 - 12, 2019

Stay tuned for stores participating!

Santa Claus Visits

Various Saturdays in December

Meet Santa at Frankenmuth River Place Shops!

Fenton Lakes Chorus

Various Saturdays in December

Listen and singalong with the Fenton Lakes Chorus this Christmas season!

Snowfest Super Sales

January 17 - 26, 2020

After Christmas sales have nothing on these deals. Stay tuned for stores participating!

Funtown Chowdown Food Truck Festival

May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, and September 10, 2020

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!

Dog Bowl

May 23 - 24, 2020

The World’s Largest Style Festival for Dogs! A FREE FAMILY FUN Festival! Enjoy a tail waggin’ good time!

Balloons over Bavarian Inn

May 22 - 25, 2020

Enjoy Hot Air Balloons competing in early morning and evening flights and three Hot Air Balloon Glows, Memorial Day weekend 2020!

Vintage Base Ball Festival

June 19 - 21, 2020

Come on out and watch Vintage Base Ball play by the rules, customs, and manner of the 1860’s. Clubs wear period costumes, use period authentic equipment, and play as gentleman “ballists” or base ball players.

Cass River Colonial Encampment

July 18 - 19, 2020

Experience an 18th Century encampment of historical
reenactors representing British, French and Americans.

Tactical Battle Reenactments   •   Flag Raising   •   Musket Firing
Period Concerts & Games   •   Fashion Show and many other events

Michigan’s Strongest Man & Woman

August 1, 2020

5 grueling events will determine who is the strongest man and woman.

Cobblestone Sales

August 13-23, 2020

Join us for MEGA DEALS at the Frankenmuth River Place Shops. Up to 75% OFF apparel, shoes, accessories, gifts, and more! Stay tuned for participating stores!

Please contact Jessica Haynes at for information about events.


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