Find out about upcoming events and activities happening in Frankenmuth.

Frankenmuth River Place Shops is now open! Please note, some stores are open by walk-in appointment and others remain closed. Contact individual stores through their website or Facebook page for more information and check back for updates. We look forward to seeing all of our guests soon!

Michigan’s Strongest Man & Woman

August 1, 2020

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

Funtown Chowdown Food Truck Festival

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!

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!

Warrior Appreciation Rally

September 6, 2020

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

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!

Holiday Celebration & Candle Walk

November 27, 2020 

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).

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!

Rock N Roll K9s

Summer 2021

Experience tricks, flyball, relay racing, limbo, choreographed obedience routines, agility, musical mats, and much more! You will see a variety of breeds as well as the great All American Mix.

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

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


Volkslaufe (The People’s Race)

July 4, 2020

Virtual Race this year!


July 18, 2020

Virtual Race this year!

Antique Fire Muster

July 25, 2020

Heritage Park

Summer Music Fest

August 10 – 14, 2021

Harvey Kern Pavillion inside Frankenmuth’s Heritage Park

Auto Fest

September 11 -13, 2020

Downtown Main Street


September 17 – 20, 2020

Harvey Kern Pavillion inside Frankenmuth’s Heritage Park

Wein & Stein

October 1, 2020

Various restaurants in Frankenmuth

World Expo of Beer

October 2 – 3, 2020

Harvey Kern Pavillion inside Frankenmuth’s Heritage Park