Dexter – Major Events

Major Events

Dexter Major Events

Downtown Trick or Treat. Oct. 31, 2023, 1–4 p.m. Main St. businesses will be open for trick-or-treaters.

Christmas at the Mansion–A Family Tradition at Gordon Hall. Dec. 2, 2023, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Santa, make-and-take gingerbread houses, spectacular holiday decorations, extensive collection of Department 56 Villages. $5/person.

A Christmas Tea at Gordon Hall. Dec. 3, 2023. Seatings at 1 and 4 p.m. Reservations required; call (734) 395–4106. $30/person.

Light Up Dexter. Dec. 8, 2023. Free photos with Santa Claus at the Dexter Gazebo followed by a tree-lighting countdown led by Santa.

Dexter Seventh Annual Ice Fest. Jan. 20, 2024. (734) 325–4030. Live ice carving demos, more than 70 ice sculptures, hot chocolate, s’mores, and a kids zone with games and entertainment, all in Monument Park. Depending on weather, sculptures remain in place for three weeks.

Dexter Art Gardens. Introduction of annual rotating exhibition of artworks selected by the Dexter Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee and the City of Dexter. The installation of chosen pieces follows in highly trafficked locations in Dexter.

Summer Concert Series. Every Fri., June 8–Aug. 30, 2024, 6:30–9 p.m. (734) 506–1560. Live music and entertainment downtown at Monument Park.

Dexter Daze. Aug. 10 & 11, 2024. Entertainment, raffles, social tent, parade, arts and crafts, and plenty of food. Celebrating over 50 years.

Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival. Aug. 12–17, 2024. Local and visiting artists work outdoors for four days in various 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. 7 & 8, 2024, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tours of historic Gordon Hall, model trains, car show, children’s activities, demonstrations, food, music. $5/person.

Webster Fall Festival. Sept. 28, 2024, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Cosponsored by the Webster Township Historical Society and the Webster United Church of Christ. Pulled-pork sandwiches and sides, hot dogs, blacksmithing, wool spinning, a live auction (10 a.m.), antique cars and tractors, activities for kids, farm animals, craft show, hayrides, music, and more. Webster Church Rd., between North Territorial and Joy.

Apple Daze. Oct. 5, 2024, 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.