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9 Festivals That'll Leave You Longing for a Pure Michigan Summer

 

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Schedule of Events


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TRADITIONAL ACTIVITY
POLKA MUSIC
TOURNAMENT FREE MUSIC
We have started signing the musical entertainment and will have a complete list of acts booked with the correct times when they become available.

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Thursday June 8, 2017
Hours: 5:00pm-Midnight

LOCATION
TIMES
BANDS/ACTIVITY
     
  5:45-6:30

 

  6:30-7:45

Princess Coronation

2017 Bavarian Princess & Court will be named

Tickets on sale soon!

  8:00-8:45
*Thursday night start time will begin immediately following the opening ceremonies

Keg Tapping
Brown vest presentation


2017 Richard Krafft award

  8:45-9:00

Da Frankenmuda Fratz'n*

A Bavarian Festival favorite, this group features music, comedy, and Bavarian Style Dancing.

  9:00-11:45

Polka Riot

one of Michigan's most popular Polka Bands, this group turns up the energy and will make it impossible for you to sit still

     
  6:00-10:00 Sand Carving Competition

Friday June 9, 2017
Hours: 4:00-Midnight

LOCATION
TIMES
BANDS/ACTIVITY
   

 

  6:00-6:45  
  7:00-7:45

Da Frankenmuda Fratz'n*

A Bavarian Festival favorite, this group features music, comedy, and Bavarian Style Dancing.

  8:00-8:45  
  8:45-9:00 Da Frankenmuda Fratz'n*
 

9:00-9:45

 
  9:45-10:00 Da Frankenmuda Fratz'n*
  10:00-10:45 t
  11:00-11:45  
*Da Frankenmuda Fratz'n will perform several times between band sets throughout the evening
     
  11:00-Dusk Sand Carving Competition
  5:00

Frankentrost Band

A crowd favorite that plays traditional polka music with brass instruments

  6:00

Raising of the Maibaum

In celebration of our German Heritage, the Frankenmuth Civic Events Council will raise a traditional Maibaum tree

  6:30

Maibaum Dancers

Local dance troupe featuring traditional German dancing

  7:00

Bavarian Festival Olympics

Pre-registered teams compete in a series of unorthodox games in order to be crowned Bavarian Festival Champions.

  8:00-10:00 Frankentrost Band

Saturday June 10, 2017
Hours: Noon-Midnight

LOCATION
TIMES
BANDS/ACTIVITY
Main Street    
  10:00am- Kinder Parade
   

 

  9:30-10:30

Euchre Tournament Registration

Pre-registered entrants compete for prizes. Late registrations accepted during this time.

  11:00 Euchre Tournament begins
  2:00-2:45  
  3:00-3:45 Polka Riot
  3:45-4:00 Da Frankenmuda Fratz'n
  4:00-4:45  
  3:00-4:00 Cornhole Tournament Registration
  4:00 Cornhole Tournament Begins
  5:00-5:45 Polka Riot
  6:00-6:45  
  6:45 - 7:15 Da Frankenmuda Fratz'n
  7:15-8:00 Polka Riot
  8:15-9:00  
  9:00-9:45 Polka Riot
  10:00-10:45  
  11:00-11:45 Polka Riot
  Noon - 4:00 Kowalksi Brothers Band

Sunday June 11, 2017
Hours:

LOCATION
TIMES
BANDS/ACTIVITY
Main Street  

 

  1:00

THE Bavarian Festival Parade

Featuring over 100 entries, this parade runs a course that stretches the entire Main St (M83) of Frankenmuth. Over 100,000 people have attended this event annually.

 

*events and activities subject to change

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