Find out about upcoming events and activities happening in Frankenmuth.

Funtown Takeout Food Truck Pop-Up

September 25 – 26, 2020

October 2 – 3, 9 -10, 2020

Join us from 12 noon to 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays and support food trucks from across Michigan! Each pop-up event will feature at least five food trucks, including a dessert option, taking place in the parking lot on the east side of River Place Shops.

Dinosaurs and Earth – Free Science Fun!

September 26, 2020

12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM

Journey to the Center of the Earth – Kids of all ages and even their parents will enjoy and learn something new during this interactive show that will take participants back to the time of the dinosaurs for a cool look into volcanoes, fossils and earthquakes!

Free Magic Show with Jason Abbott

October 3 & 10, 2020

12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM

Magician Jason Abbott will perform great feats and entertaining acts during this action-packed and family-friendly magic show. Kids and adults will enjoy a variety of party tricks including color-changing handkerchiefs, magical banana-producing fingers, card tricks and more!

Scarecrow Fest

October 17 – 18, 2020 (Dog Weekend)

October 24 – 25, 2020 (Kids Weekend)

Rock N Roll K9 performance team, pumpkin catapult, pumpkin bowling, trick or treating throughout the complex (Dog and Kids on separate weekends), plus much more!

Santa 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 2021

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

Easter Celebration Sales

Spring 2021


Dog Bowl

May 29 & 30, 2021

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

Balloons over Bavarian Inn

May 28 – 31, 2021

Enjoy Hot Air Balloons competing in early morning and evening flights and three Hot Air Balloon Glows, Memorial Day weekend 2021!

Warrior Appreciation Rally

July 11, 2021

7th Annual FREE family-friendly day to honor our heroes – Active, Discharged, or retired, Military, Police, EMS, or Firemen.

Cass River Colonial Encampment

July 17 – 18, 2021

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 7, 2021

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

Cobblestone Sales

August 12 – 22, 2021

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!

Holiday Celebration & Candle Walk

November 26, 2021 

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).

Please contact Jessica Haynes at [email protected] for information about events.



Please check for event updates for 2020!