Dexter – Major Events

Major Events

Dexter Major Events


Dexter After Dark. Oct. 28, Dec. 9, 2022. An evening of shopping and dining specials in downtown Dexter.

Christmas at the Mansion-A Family Tradition at Gordon Hall. Dec. 2 & 3, 2022. Historic Gordon Hall is decorated for the holidays. Featuring the Christmas Village Collection, a magical display of Department 56 villages. After a visit with Santa, make a gingerbread house. Christmas Tea Sun.

Light Up Dexter. Dec. 16, 2022-Jan. 1, 2023. Dozens of holiday trees, decorated by local businesses, light up Monument Park.

Dexter Fifth Annual Ice Fest. Jan. 21, 2023. (734) 506-1560. More than 70 ice sculptures, live ice carving demos, hot chocolate and s’mores, a kids zone with games and entertainment. Depending on weather, sculptures remain in place for three weeks. Monument Park.

Dexter Art Gardens. June 1, 2023-May 15, 2023. Annual exhibition of four temporary artworks selected by the Dexter Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee and the City of Dexter. The chosen pieces are installed on concrete pads in highly trafficked locations in Dexter.

Summer Concert Series. Every Fri., June 9-Sept. 1, 2023, 6:30-10:30 p.m. (734) 506-1560. Live music and entertainment downtown at Monument Park.

Dexter Daze. Aug. 11 & 12, 2023. Entertainment, raffles, social tent, parade, arts and crafts, and plenty of food. Celebrating fifty years.

Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival. Aug. 14-19, 2023. Local and visiting artists work outdoors for four days in a wide variety of mediums. The festival culminates with a two-day exhibit and art sale of all competition artwork in the Tent Gallery in Monument Park.

Gordon Hall Days. Sept. 8-10, 2023. Tours of historic Gordon Hall, exhibits, demonstrations, food, music, Tea With Flair.

Webster Fall Festival. Sept. 2023 date TBD. 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Cosponsored by the Webster Township Historical Society and the Webster United Church of Christ. Includes pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs and homemade soups, blacksmithing, wool spinning, live auction (9:30 a.m.), antique cars and tractors, activities for kids, a petting zoo, craft show, hayrides, folk music, and more. Webster Church Rd. between North Territorial and Joy, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Apple Daze. Oct. 7, 2023, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (734) 426-7770. Centered in Monument Park, this festival, sponsored by the Dexter Lions Club, includes an apple pie-eating contest, pumpkin bowling, a pinewood derby track, bounce houses, a scarecrow decorating contest, hayrides to the Dexter Cider Mill, a classic car show, craft booths, kids’ games, live entertainment, cider and candy apples for sale, and more.