Shiawassee County Festivals & Events

Shiawassee County is home to exciting annual festivals and events which are great for the whole family! See some of the areas featured events below. To view a full list of county events which includes smaller local events click here.

Curwood Festival

JUNE 1-4, 2017
(989) 723-2161

The Curwood Festival commemorates James Oliver Curwood and the City of Owosso’s heritage and provides a weekend of fun, relaxation, and homecoming.



Durand Railroad Days

May 13-15, 2016

Festivities will be held May 13-15, 2016 and will include a parade, a wine and beer tasting tent, carnival rides, children’s activity tent, chainsaw wood carver, Art Walk, vendors and various old fashioned hometown fun.

Laingsburg Lions Springtime Festival

May 5-8, 2016
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The Laingsburg Lions Springtime Festival was established over 25 years ago and will be held May 5-8, 2016. The festival includes amusement rides and midway, craft show, parade, basketball shootout, chicken BBQ and much more.

North Pole Express

Steam Railroading Institute
November 18 – December 18

The “North Pole Express” is an extraordinary holiday experience for the entire family. Join us for an excursion behind the world famous Pere Marquette 1225 steam engine “The Real Polar Express!” Passengers begin their magical journey at the Steam Railroading Institute and travel to an old fashioned Christmas Village.

Oktoberfest in Owosso

October 14-16, 2016
Downtown Owosso
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Oktoberfest is held in Owosso annually on the second weekend in October and celebrates the spirit of friendship and honors Shiawassee County’s heritage and agricultural traditions. The 2016 event will feature the international touring polka band Lenny Gomulka and the Chicago Push from Maryland. Join us!

Owosso Bike Festival

Sunday, August 14th

Join bike enthusiasts from all over for the 12th Annual Owosso Bike Festival featuring riders with antique and classic bicycles. Enjoy a day of riding, swap meet, poker run, bike games, music and fun. For information on the classic bike show and ride contact The House of Wheels at 989-725-8373.

Owosso Historic Home Tour

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The Owosso Historical Commission presents the finest of Owosso’s rich architectural heritage during the annual home tour held the third Saturday in September. Enjoy music, refreshments and special events as you spend your day visiting the historic properties featured on the tour.


September 16-18

The 12th annual PerryFest will be held September 16-18, 2016 in Downtown Perry. The family fun festival includes a softball tournament, 5K Rambler Run, silent auction, craft show, classic car show, motorcycle show, parade, live entertainment, chicken BBQ, fireworks, various fun competitions and more.

Shiawassee County Fair

2900 E. Hibbard Road, Corunna

The annual Shiawassee County Fair will run August 7-13, 2016. The fairgrounds will be alive with 4-H and FFA youth projects, agricultural and commercial displays, amusement rides and daily family entertainment. There is something for everyone to enjoy!

Christmas at the Depot

200 Railroad Street, Durand

The holidays are magical at Durand Union Station beginning the day after Thanksgiving with Santa at the Depot. The entire depot is beautifully decorated with over 30 individual Christmas trees. Holiday rental packages are available.

Artwalk Owosso

Downtown Owosso
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On September 10, the second Saturday of the month visit downtown Owosso for a celebration of art, music, food, photography, sculpture, literature, craft and community. Visit Owosso Artwalk on Facebook.