Cheeseburger in Caseville for 2017 marked the beginning of the 19th installment of one of Michigan’s largest Festivals.
It’s a final celebration of the end of the summer and a tribute to all things tropical and Jimmy Buffet, especially a “Cheeseburger in Paradise”. With craft vendors, live music, cheeseburger stands and it’s mid-week “Parade of Tropical Fools” there is something for everyone.
The first festival was in 1999, a Caseville local Lyn Bezemek came up with an idea for an end-of-summer festival. The first event drew about 5,000 people from around the local area. What started as a three-day weekend evolved into a 10-day festival that includes live music, crafts, kids events and the highlight of the festival; The Parade of Tropical Fools. In 2003 the festival had an overwhelming turnout during the Northwest blackout of 2003 as some areas of the Upper Thumb continued to have power.
The official calendar of events can be found on the Caseville Chamber of Commerce site.
A Caseville August Tradition
The craziness runs from of Cheeseburger in Caseville 2017 was August 11th through the 20th. Admittance to all events is $15 for a button that is good for the entire festival. Stands are located at the Chamber offices and Amphitheater. In prior years, officials placed estimates were that over 100,000 people visited the area during its 10-day festival. It’s a family-friendly event during the day but offers a bit of craziness that true Parrot Heads appreciate in the evening hours.
- Day One of Cheeseburger in Caseville 2015
- Caseville’s Helping Hands Thrift Store
- Great Hints for a Day at Cheeseburger Festival