Entertainment options abound in Monroe County

After two years of sparse entertainment options, the Monroe County region’s local events calendar is filling back up.

Many local and regional fairs, festivals and special events have been set.

Some events, like the Luna Pier Freedom Fest, are returning after a two-year COVID hiatus. Others, including the Milan Music Fest (formerly the Milan Bluegrass Festival), are resuming a larger event after a scaled-back version in 2021.

The Milan Bluegrass Festival, now called the Milan Music Fest, is scheduled for Aug. 2-6.

A couple regular offerings, such as the Sumpter Township Country Fest and the Labor Day Festival at St. Joseph Church in Erie, remain canceled. St. Joseph may hold a one-day festival in the fall; plans will be announced later.

More upcoming events will be announced in The Monroe News as dates are set. To report an event, email [email protected].

The Monroe Big Band performs in 2018. The band is coming to St. Mary's Park June 23.

Entertainment calendar:

MAY

Today: Gibraltar City-Wide Garage Sales, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Gibraltar

Today: Motorcycle Swap Meet, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Monroe County Fairgrounds

Through May 24: Restaurant Week, Flat Rock

Through June 4: Field of Remembrance Memorial Flag display, River Raisin National Battlefield Park, 333 North Dixie Highway 

Through Aug. 11: Living History at the River Raisin Territorial Park, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 3815 N. Custer Rd.

May 26: Monroe High School Jazz Band, 7 p.m., St. Mary’s Park

May 30: Dundee Veterans Memorial Corp.’s annual Memorial Day event, 10 a.m., Wolverine Park, Dundee

May 30: Memorial Day Parade, 2 p.m., Downtown Monroe

May 30: Memorial Day Parade, 10 a.m., American Legion Post Home, Flat Rock

May 31: Line Dancing, 6-7:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Park

Isabella Bruce, 7, Jazlynn Malone, 4, and Justin Malone, 5, attended the Lost Nations Rodeo at the Monroe County Fair which returns this year.

JUNE

June 2: Dixie Highway Band, 7 p.m., St. Mary’s Park

June 2-4: Milan Community Fair, Milan

June 3: Divine Grace Festival Fryday, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 2996 W. Labo Rd., Carleton

June 4: Chalk the Walk, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Huroc Park, Flat Rock

June 4: Tour deTom, Flat Rock

June 4: Race for the Kids, 8:45 a.m., St. Joseph School, Erie

June 4-5: Relay for Life, 10 a.m. June 4 to 1 a.m. June 5, Monroe County Fairgrounds

June 4-5: Old West End Historical Festival, Toledo

June 9: Concert in the Park, Flat Rock

June 9: Katie and Jordan concert, 7 p.m., St. Mary’s Park

June 10-12: FSHA Horse Show, Monroe County Fairgrounds

June 11: Stars and Stripes Vendor Market, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Twigs & Twine, 11490 Hoffman Rd., Maybee