Stroll, sip, savor, shop and support Michigan’s small businesses!   

Celebrate Buy Michigan Week in Downtown Northville. This event showcases exclusively Michigan-based businesses to fuel the local economy. It’s an incredible opportunity to interact directly with local entrepreneurs. This full-sensory experience includes touching MI-made products, smelling cinnamon coated nuts roasting, hearing talented local musicians, tasting an amazing array of MI-made foods and beverages, and watching children laugh with joy in the Kids Zone.

Fri August 2     4PM-8PM
Sat August 3   10AM-8PM
Sun August 4 10AM-4PM

Be a seller or a shopper. Together we are revitalizing our state’s economy, one product, one purchase, one person at a time.

Thank You Sponsors!

We are deeply appreciative of the sponsors who continued to support our efforts to grow a stronger Michigan economy. For information on becoming a sponsor of the Buy Michigan Now Festival or the campaign, please contact Lisa Diggs via or 248-390-0974.


When you put the word BUY in the title, most people instantly get the message that this fest is a place to spend some money. That makes it a wonderful place to turn a profit OR to shop. Vendors for this festival are selected based on the mission of creating jobs, supporting entrepreneurs, and helping Michigan businesses grow. Unlike many other street fairs and festivals, all of the businesses vending at the Buy Michigan Now Festival must meet one of the following criteria in order to participate:

  • Operates entirely in Michigan
  • Headquartered in Michigan with additional operations outside the state
  • Michigan-owned franchise or affiliate: some fees or revenue paid out of state
  • Artist, author, or musician that resides in Michigan

In addition to seeking only Michigan-based businesses, priority consideration is given to companies physically producing unique merchandise within the state, which is why it’s a great place to discover new tastes and products coming out of Michigan.


We are currently seeking entertainers for the 2024 Buy Michigan Now Festival slated to return to Downtown Northville Aug 2-4, 2024. We are open to solo musicians, bands, dancers, dance groups, characters, magicians, jugglers, and other forms of entertainment.


The Kids Zone is a magical place designed to delight children of all ages with games, entertainment, and activities. It’s located in Old Church Square on north Center Street. Click the button below if you are a face-painter, balloon-twister, clown, mascot, or other family entertainer who wants to apply for 2024.


Street dining and to-go alcoholic beverages for those 21 and over, are available through a variety of local restaurants as part of Downtown Northville’s social district. Special cups mark the venue where the purchase was made. Sip while you stroll within the district on Main and Center streets.


Food is a major highlight of BMNFest. Whether you’re looking to fill your pantry or just your stomach, tasty delights await at vendor booths and Northville eateries. For those seeking a meal or concessions, click below for available options.


Showcasing local authors has become an annual tradition at BMNFest with nearly 3 dozen authors, signing and selling books. Writers interested in participating in 2024 may click the button below for application instructions.


Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section for information regarding GPS coordinates, parking, hours, dogs, cycling, the campaign, vendor setup, and answers to other common queries that will help you make plans.

Become a Volunteer

 We couldn’t pull off this vibrant community event without the support of dozens of volunteers. Be an ambassador for your state and join in on the fun. We need people to help vendors check-in and get set; greet guests and answer questions; play with children in the Kids Zone, sell tickets and serve thirst-quenchers in our Michigan Beverage Garden, and more. Small groups are welcome. Students 16 and over may gain community service credits as well as gaining valuable experience.

About Northville, MI

The City of Northville alone is worth a visit, retaining a small-town atmosphere with stately Victorian-era architecture, and a contemporary, yet historic downtown. Old-fashioned street lamps and benches line the streets, which boast plenty of specialty shops, galleries, theaters, and restaurants. Most of the businesses are locally-owned, making it an ideal backdrop for a fest of this nature.

Legend has it that arrivals of fairies from around the world have been noted in the downtown area of Northville. Evidence of their presence can be seen with tiny doorways hidden on the inside and outside of stores on Main, Center, and other mid-town streets. Fairy businesses have been established and as more appear, it is obvious the colony of little beings is growing. Children are encouraged to look closely at each store to see if they can discover its mysterious little fairy door.

Located on the western fringe of the Detroit Metro area, Northville is about 30 minutes from downtown Detroit and 25 minutes from downtown Ann Arbor. The major thoroughfares of I-275 and M-14 are nearby, making access easy.

For questions or additional information contact:

Buy Michigan Now