Celebrate Summer in Metro-Detroit’s Backyard

For many Metro-Detroit families, summertime means family fun on the lake — and at The War Memorial, that means SummerFest! Our annual festival returns this year with family-friendly concerts on our lakefront lawn and adventurous animated movies in The Patriot Theater.

Movies on Mondays at 7pm in The Patriot Theater
Concerts on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30pm on the lakefront lawn, weather permitting
Grounds open at 6:30pm for all events

In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held in The Patriot Theater.
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Free and Open to All

Please note that a few SummerFest dates have changed since our initial announcement, in an effort to best accommodate our guest artists. The schedule listed below is official and accurate. Please call 313.881.7511 with any questions.

Summertime Treats

No summer festival would be complete without awesome eats, and SummerFest promises to deliver a mouth-watering menu. The War Memorial’s talented culinary team will serve up a taste of Americana, including juicy burgers, hot dogs, and other traditional summertime fare.

A full bar, including water, a variety of sodas, beer, wine, and liquor, will be available to enhance your experience!

You’re welcome to bring your own picnic, but by Michigan law, no outside alcoholic beverages may be brought to SummerFest.


Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Major Sponsor

Patron Sponsors

George Johnson and Company
Mary and Ron Lamparter

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are still available! If you are interested in adding your name to our biggest event of the summer, contact the Department of Institutional Advancement at 313.332.4075 or email jrussell@warmemorial.org.