About MFEA



Mission Statement

To support and promote festivals, fairs, events, attractions, suppliers and tourism through education, marketing and networking for the success of our members.

MFEA Motto

“Ideas Shared…Visions Formed…A New Level!”



“Every event that Michigan Festivals & Events Association offers has the potential to spark connections, provide valuable content, and deliver memorable experiences that will keep your event/business growing and profitable.”

The Michigan Festivals and Events Association is a statewide non-profit  organization serving communities, events, festivals, fairs, businesses and volunteers throughout Michigan.  We promote local events, festivals and destinations and provide technical assistance, training, and education to our many members. We ourselves are not a festival, but an organization that markets and provides education to our members that include Festivals, Events, Tourism, Government Related Agencies, Main Attractions, Year-Round Fun Spots, Seasonal Fun Spots, Lodging, Students, and Vendors catering to Festivals and Events.

Our marketing efforts to promote our Members includes a statewide distributed brochure listing our Festivals, Fairs, Events and Main Attractions Members by month, an e-version Membership Directory, and Buyers’ Guide featuring MFEA Vendors that is given to all Members, and our website at www.michiganfun.com which lists all members by category and is available to the public.

For 2018, we have a partnership with the michigan.com and MLive Media Group who will be producing two separate Spring Tabloids listing all of our Festivals, Fairs, Events, Main Attractions, Fun Spots, Lodging and Tourism Colleagues.

  • MFEA was founded in 1992, with a charter membership of 40 members.
  • 2018 membership of over 850
  • MFEA publishes and distributes hundreds of thousands Festivals, Fairs, Events and Main Attractions brochures annually.
  • Michigan Festivals & Events is the largest State Festivals, Fairs, Events, & Destinations Association in the Nation.
  • MFEA’s website, michiganfun.com averages over 182,000 page views monthly.
  • MFEA’s monthly Party @ MI Place podcast, reviews festivals and events from around Michigan, looks ahead to events around the state, and then highlights people in the festivals and events industry who are making a difference in the economy of the state.
  • MFEA’s The ABC’s of Event Planning – The Event Gatekeepeers’ Guide – a.k.a. The EGG – educational manual for our community volunteers is provided complimentary to each member by Dropbox.
  • MFEA has volunteers of all ages.
  • MFEA provides education to over 1,000 volunteers through educational workshops annually.
  • Michigan Festivals & Events hosts Spring Educational Seminars.
  • MFEA’s educational convention has over 800 attendees and volunteers.

We hold an Annual Convention each year in the fall. The Convention includes Educational Workshops, a Trade Show Marketplace and Acts & Entertainment Show. The 2019 27th Michigan Festivals & Events Convention will be at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Bay City, MI.