Every season has something to offer in Frankenmuth

While renowned for Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland, a year-round Christmas store, and the beautiful seasonal decorations that adorn the town around the holidays, every season offers something unique and fun to do in Frankenmuth. From great Frankenmuth activities and festivals to shopping and eating, there’s something of interest for the whole family!

What’s in store for the non-winter months? Plenty!

Many events are happening in Frankenmuth during fall, spring, and summer. Some great Frankenmuth activities are also happening year round! Join in the fun!

Great Frankenmuth activities during: Fall


Enjoy a fun day at the Bavarian Inn Lodge and then enjoy some of the nightlife. There are also many events in Frankenmuth during the day. Remember to bring an appetite with you!

We kick off the fall with the Frankenmuth Auto Fest Friday the 7th and Saturday the 8th. “Gear up” for this must-see event for all car enthusiasts!

The Frankenmuth Funtown Chowdown will feature food trucks at Frankenmuth River Place Shops on Thursday the 13th from 3-9 p.m. From 6:30-9:30 p.m., on Friday the 14th at the Bavarian Inn, a Whiskey dinner will feature several types of whiskey, gourmet food, and a guest speaker.

Then for one of the most exciting events of the year: Oktoberfest! Oktoberfest takes place the 20th-23rd (Thursday through Sunday). So, take a long weekend and enjoy drinking German beer with us!

On Sunday the 23rd, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., enjoy food in the presence of some of your favorite Disney characters at Bavarian Inn Restaurant’s Enchanted Luncheon.


On Friday and Saturday, the 19th and 20th, the Big Country Fest will feature food, games, and, of course, music!


Celebrate Thanksgiving with us! On Thursday, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Bavarian Inn Lodge’s Thanksgiving Harvest Buffet will be held. Come hungry!

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the 27th and 28th, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.-5 p.m., take in the Matinee Dinner Show, “Simply Streisand.” Carla Del Villaggio portrays the original “Funny Girl” down to Streisand’s trademark nails. No Barbara Streisand fan will want to miss this!

Great Frankenmuth activities during: Spring

Spring is a great time to visit the Bavarian Inn Lodge and partake in activities in downtown Frankenmuth. Stay tuned for upcoming listings on our calendar of events.

Typical events in March include:

  • St. Patrick’s Day Special Events
  • German Wine Dinner
  • Bavarian Inn Restaurant’s Scrapbook Weekend
  • Beat the Pro Pinball Tournament
  • Beer Studies Lesson of the Month
  • Savory Stouts at Michigan on Main Bar & Grill
  • Easter Celebration
  • Funky Skunk St. Patrick’s Day Event!
  • The Bunny Lunch
  • Oberon Release Party at Michigan on Main Bar & Grill
  • Easter Special Events
  • Bavarian Inn Lodge’s Bountiful Easter Buffet
  • Cocktail Therapy

Typical events in April include:

  • Bavarian Inn Lodge’s Bountiful Easter Buffet
  • Easter Special Events
  • Cocktail Therapy
  • Superhero Luncheon
  • Beer Lesson of the Month
  • Spring Fashion Showcase at Frankenmuth River Place Shops
  • Bringin’ Back the 80’s
  • Michigan on Main: Brunch and Brews
  • The Enchanted Luncheon
  • Beer vs. Wine Dinner
  • Battle of the Breweries
  • Frankenmuth Funtown Chowdown
  • The Comedy Series presents Laughs and Lagers

Typical events in May include:

  • Beer vs. Wine Dinner
  • Battle of the Breweries
  • Frankenmuth Funtown Chowdown
  • The Comedy Series presents Laughs and Lagers
  • Bavarian Inn Lodge’s Mother’s Day Buffet
  • Bavarian Inn Restaurant’s Mother’s Day Fest!
  • Savory Stouts at Michigan on Main Bar and Grill
  • World Expo of Beer
  • Dog Bowl
  • Balloons Over Bavarian Inn

Great Frankenmuth activities during: Summer

Watch for it! The summer is a great time to visit the Bavarian Inn Lodge and partake in activities in downtown Frankenmuth. Stay tuned for upcoming listings on our Calendar of Events.

Typical events in June include:

  • Bavarian Fest
  • Bikes, Beer, & Cash Bash!
  • Jerky Joint Jamboree!
  • Matinee dinner shows
  • Musical murder mysteries

Typical events in July include:

  • Frankenmuth Jaycee’s Fireworks Show
  • Volksläufe (The People’s Race)
  • Beach Town Party at Michigan on Main
  • Frankenmuth Funtown Chowdown
  • Cass River Colonial Encampment
  • Frankenmüdder

Typical events in August include:

  • Tri-Bavaria Weekend
  • Michigan’s Strongest Man & Woman Competition
  • Summer Music Fest
  • Frankenmuth Funtown Chowdown
  • Bavarian Inn Restaurant’s Purely Michigan Dinner
  • Frankenmuth Auto Fest

All the time!

No matter when you plan your visit, check out our website for these activities, such as enjoying a world-famous dinner accompanied by world-class entertainment!

The Bavarian Inn Lodge and Bavarian Inn Restaurant of Frankenmuth are alive with the sound of music – 365 days of the year! Enjoy live entertainment, nightly sing-a-longs, dinner shows, and concerts – plus free karaoke every Friday and Saturday at the Lodge!

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FREE live entertainment nightly at the Lorelei Lounge

Dance, sing along, or just take in the music performed by our house entertainer Marty Viers.

Marty Viers has a style all his own called “Rockabbean.” Viers is influenced by rock, Caribbean, and Latin rhythms. His experience in all types of music ranges from country to reggae. He’s opened for stars including Eddie Money, Frankie Valli, and The Turtles.

FREE Family Karaoke at the Ratskeller

Get ready for Friday and Saturday night from 8:00-11:00 p.m. Put on your A game and pick a tune to belt out. It’s a whole lot of fun!

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Dinner Shows

Call 1-800-BAVARIA and book early! Our dinner and matinée shows sell out quickly. Several times a year, we feature entertainers and performers from across the country. Find out which performers are booked by visiting our Calendar of Events.

Strolling Musicians

Live musicians perform five days a week in our dining rooms. We’re proud to feature our very own Linda Lee, one of the country’s most renowned accordion players!

Catch the live musicians:

Wednesday-Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

We hope to see you there!

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Are you ready to plan your getaway chock-full of great Frankenmuth activities? Give us a call or book your reservation online today!





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