Find out about upcoming events and activities happening in Frankenmuth.

FREE Yoga with Willow Bee Yoga

September 23, 2021

5:30 – 6:30 PM

Yoga Instructor Barbara Valentine will take participants through a series of stretches and poses that will leave you feeling relaxed and ready for the rest of your day! The activity will take place outdoors in the Festival Platz near the Cass River Bar and Grill.

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Circus Kirkus at River Place Shops

August 11 to September 19, 2021

Show dates and times vary – check here for schedule!

Circus Kirkus is a grand, comedy-driven, theatrical experience inside an intimate European circus tent. Created by former Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey clown Kirk Marsh, we have aerialists, interactive comedy, jugglers and acrobats. This show creates magic, wonder and whimsy dedicated to rejuvenating your curiosity in the world. Great for kids and adults alike, this is a treat for the whole family. Animal free!

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Scarecrow Fest

October 16 – 17, 2021 (Dog Weekend)

October 23 – 24, 2021 (Kids Weekend)

Rock N Roll K9 performance team, pumpkin catapult, pumpkin bowling, costume parade around the complex (Dog and Kids on separate weekends), plus much more!

Deer Widows Weekend Fundraiser

November 20 – 21, 2021

Join your fellow deer widows for a fun-filled weekend at Frankenmuth River Place Shops while also providing shelter for women and children in need this holiday season!

12 Days of Christmas Sale

December 1 – 12, 2021

Get all of your Christmas shopping done while humming Christmas carols and strolling the beautifully decorated sidewalks in Frankenmuth River Place Shops!

Stay tuned for participating stores!

 Tis the Season Weekends at Frankenmuth River Place Shops

Various weekend dates starting November 27, 2021

Experience the magic of the holiday season at River Place Shops – activities include strolling carol performances and a meet-and-greet opportunity with Santa Claus and his North Pole team! Stay tuned for more details!


Snowfest Super Sales

January 2022

After-Christmas sales have nothing on Snowfest Super Sales! Take a break from the snow and ice during Zehnder’s Snowfest and warm up with some hot deals at participating stores throughout Frankenmuth River Place Shops.


Easter Celebration Sales

Spring 2022

Hop over to Frankenmuth River Place Shops for fresh deals that will help you save! Save up to 75 percent off apparel, shoes, accessories, gifts, and more at participating stores throughout Frankenmuth River Place Shops. 

Bavarian Easter Egg Hunt

Stay tuned for 2022 date!

Hop into Frankenmuth for the Bavarian Easter Egg Hunt! Enjoy an outdoor and social-distanced egg hunt with two age categories and a special event just for dogs at Frankenmuth River Place Shops in the heart of Michigan’s Little Bavaria.


Dog Bowl

May 28 & 29, 2022

The World’s Largest Olympic-Style Festival for Dogs! Enjoy a tail waggin’ good time – free admission and fun for the whole family! Balloons Over Bavarian Inn activities take place during Frankenmuth Dog Bowl.

Click here to visit the official Dog Bowl website!



Balloons over Bavarian Inn

May 27 – 30, 2022

Enjoy Hot Air Balloons competing in early morning and evening flights and three Hot Air Balloon Glows, Memorial Day weekend 2021! Balloon activities take place during Frankenmuth Dog Bowl.

Click here to visit the official Dog Bowl website!

Michigan’s Strongest Man & Woman

August 6, 2022

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

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



Please check frankenmuth.org for event updates for 2021!