Michigan festivals are back this year and are running through the fall. Last summer, most festivals were canceled or postponed due to COVID-19.

Now that things have lightened up a bit, several Michigan festivals are getting things organized to pick up where they left off over a year ago.

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Some of these fun events include hitting a few barbecues and traveling to several Michigan sand dunes. And let's not forget about a wine and cider festival taking place very soon.

One of these Michigan festivals takes place on September 4. It's the Brews & Beats Craft Beer, Wine & Cider Festival. 

According to mlive.com:

The first craft beverage event in the Silver Lake Sand Dunes Area falls on Labor Day weekend and features more than 20 breweries, cider houses and wineries along with food, yard games and live music from the Drew Hale Band.

Sounds like great fun to me. Another Michigan festival taking place September 10-11, is the Silver Lake Apple and BBQ Festival. This will be a total blast for everyone who attends. It will be held at Golden Township Park on Silver Lake Road.

There will be plenty of food, entertainment, and even an arts and crafts fair at the Silver Lake Apple festival. They even celebrate with a 5k run and so much more. This event will pull in thousands of Michiganders for two days of good times.

Moving ahead to October 31, the Silver Lake State Park ORV Area closes for the season.

Mlive.com tells us:

Get your permit and flag and drive your own vehicle up on the Silver Lake Sand Dunes where there's 450 acres of ORV Area to explore.

Sounds like fun to me. I've always wanted to take my own vehicle to the sand dunes just to see what it's like to drive on sand.

If you would like to check out more Michigan Festivals taking place in the next few months, mlive.com can help.

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