Best weekend weather of the year and some ideas on how to spend your time

Best weekend weather of the year and some ideas on how to spend your time
Posted at 2:12 PM, Jul 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-06 14:13:46-04

It's tough to find those perfect days in summer when it's not too hot, but it's also not too humid.

This weekend, we hit the jackpot.

After 7 consecutive days of 90°+ heat (by the way, we only reached 90° 7 times in all of 2017), we'll spend most of this weekend in the 70s.

The air over Michigan is also much drier this weekend. Dew point temperatures were in the 70s yesterday, which means it was very humid, and are now in the 40s and 50s.

Bottom line: it's going to be one of the nicest weekends of the summer.

Enjoy some time outside before we heat back up to 90° next week!

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, here are some ideas...

Oakland County Fair

  • July 6-15
  • Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg

The 10-day fair will feature carnival rides, fireworks, live music, monster trucks, animals and many more exhibits. For more information, visit

Michigan Rib Fest

  • July 6-8
  • The streets of Royal Oak 

The Michigan Rib Fest promises family fun, smoky BBQ, live entertainment, a Kids Zone, Monster Truck Rides and more. There is a $3 entry fee. Proceeds benefit local charities. For more information,

Michigan Elvis Fest

  • July 7-8
  • Riverside Park Ypsilanti 

The 19th annual festival celebrates the life and music of Elvis Presley. This is not a contest, but the streets will be filled with impersonators and some hot dance moves. For more information, visit

Blue Water SandFest 

  • July 6-8
  • Fort Gratiot Light Station 

Get a look at Michigan's premiere master sand sculpting competition. The event is so important in the field of sand sculpting that it's been named one of USA's Top 10. In addition to viewing masterpieces, there will be live entertainment, food vendors and lots of family-friendly activities. For more information, visit