2015 Calendar of Upcoming Events
If you are a business interested in exhibiting at any of these events, please contact us at (248) 809-9644 or email us. You may also use the link at the bottom of this page to complete a quick and easy online event inquiry form. All events with an * are still accepting new exhibitors.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Brides In Paradise *
6 pm – 10 pm
Kilgour Scottish Centre
Troy, Michigan

Brides in Paradise is a unique opportunity for brides-to-be and their bridesmaids to enjoy an evening of “retail therapy” and mini spa services.

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Rock the Veil Wedding Showcase*
6 pm – 10 pm
Royal Oak Farmers Market
Royal Oak, Michigan

The Rock the Veil Wedding Showcase is an entirely new twist on the traditional bridal show. By incorporating live musical performances, food, libations and a lineup of metro Detroit’s best wedding suppliers, brides and grooms will be treated to a fun and inspiring night out.

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Ultimate LGBT Wedding & Anniversary Expo*
12 pm – 4 pm
Southfield Pavilion
Southfield, Michigan

The Quintessential Event Company is thrilled to again be selected as the event producer for the Ultimate LGBT Wedding and Anniversary Expo. This amazing show featuring over 100 exhibitors is brought to you by Pride Source Media, the publishers of Between the Lines Newspaper.

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Reception Stars Limo Tour
9:30 am – 5 pm

Reception Stars Limo Tours is a signature program of The Quintessential Event Company that takes 20 to 25 local wedding and event planners on a day-long tour of six to seven unique exciting reception site options for their clients. The February 22 tour is significant because it represents our five year anniversary of producing these experiences.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Motor City Pizza Fest: Eastside Showdown*
6 pm – 10 pm
Gibraltar Trade Center
Mount Clemens, Michigan

A spin-off of our highly successful Motor City Pizza Fest event, the Eastside Showdown will bring together 12 of Macomb County’s best pizza places to provide delicious food and compete for “best of the Eastside” bragging rights. Music, an extensive shopping bazaar, beer and wine and children’s activities will also be offered.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Community Flavors: A Benefit for Blessings In A Backpack*
5 pm – 9 pm
Avondale High School
Auburn Hills, Michigan

A benefit for Blessings In A Backpack at Avondale Schools, Community Flavors is a tasty and entertaining evening out for families from throughout the area, offering the international cuisine of 4 to 6 local restaurants, a shopping bazaar, DJ entertainment, children’s activities and more. 

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Michigan Momentum Expo*
9 am – 6 pm
Sports & Expo Center
Macomb Community College South Campus
Warren, Michigan

The Michigan Momentum Expo is a much anticipated, compelling event offering Michigan’s disabled community and their families and their caregivers a chance to visit an extensive offering of exhibits from businesses and organizations dedicated to enhancing quality of life and expanding opportunities. A fantastic lineup of informative presentations will also be featured.


Monday, May 4, 2015
Spring Teaser – A Mixer for Metro Detroit’s Salon & Spa Professionals*
6 pm – 10 pm
Hellenic Cultural Center
Westland, Michigan

The Spring Teaser is a wonderful networking mixer for local salon and spa professionals that features shopping, music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Additionally, attending salon and spa professionals will recipients of a wide array of products from leading suppliers in the beauty industry.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Pork & Greens: A One Evening Celebration of Barbecue & Soul Food*
6 pm – 10 pm
Gibraltar Trade Center
Mount Clemens, Michigan

A one evening celebration of the best in barbecue and soul food, Pork and Greens offers attendees great food, beer and wine, live music, an extensive shopping bazaar, children’s activities and more.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Royal Oak Bike Bash*
6 pm – 10 pm
Royal Oak Farmers Market
Royal Oak, Michigan

A rebranding of our highly successful “One Night of Revvin’: Bikes, Bite & Brews”, the Royal Oak Bike Bash is an official kick-off to the Wednesday and Thursday evening bike nights in downtown Royal Oak. Flavorful food from area restaurants, beer and wine, live music, a bike corral to showcase your ride, exhibits from area motorcycle dealers, a shopping bazaar and more will be featured.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Motor City Pizza Fest: Downriver Duel*
6 pm – 10 pm
Silver Shores Banquet Center
Wyandotte, Michigan

A spin-off of our highly successful Motor City Pizza Fest event, the Downriver Duel will bring together 8 of the Downriver area’s best pizza places to provide delicious food and compete for “best of Downriver” bragging rights. Music, an extensive shopping bazaar, beer and wine and children’s activities will also be offered.

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Bollywood Bliss*
6 pm – 10 pm
Royal Oak Farmers Market
Royal Oak, Michigan

Bollywood comes to metro Detroit with the screenings of top films, fantastic Indian food, a shopping bazaar, children’s activities and more.

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Flavors of the Mediterranean*
6 pm – 10 pm
Royal Oak Farmers Market
Royal Oak, Michigan

Flavors of the Mediterranean is a one evening food festival experience featuring the delicious food of some of the area’s best Italian, Greek and Middle Eastern restaurants, musical entertainment, a shopping bazaar, children’s activities and more. 

Thursday, August 6, 2015
Motor City Pizza Fest*
6 pm – 10 pm
Royal Oak Farmers Market
Royal Oak, Michigan

Our pinnacle food event – Motor City Pizza Fest – features a jaw dropping selection of the best pizza metro Detroit has to offer. If you love pizza, this is a must attend event for you. Additional features include live music, beer and wine, a shopping bazaar, children’s activities and more.

Saturday, August 29, 2015
The Eastside Burger Brawl*
6 pm – 10 pm
Gibraltar Trade Center
Mount Clemens, Michigan

Restaurants and bars from all over the Eastside will gather for one evening – Saturday, August 29 – to settle it once and for all: Who has the best burger on the East Side? This outdoor event will feature up to 12 food establishments grilling onsite, live music, beer and wine, a shopping bazaar, children’s activities and more. Come vote for your favorite burger joint and support them in their pursuit of victory.

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Barbe-Con
10 am - 7 pm
Location TBD

Barbe-Con is a one day outdoor gaming convention coupled with truly outstanding barbecue. Attendees will enjoy a lineup of scheduled board game, card game and role play game opportunities as well as an extensive game library. Magic and Dominion tournaments will be offered. A dealer area will be available for your shopping enjoyment. Our new, more convenient location will be announced soon.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Great Lakes Food Entrepreneurs Summit*
10 am – 6 pm
Location TBD
Cleveland, Ohio

The Great Lakes Food Entrepreneur Summit is an unprecedented opportunity for “up and coming” food and beverage entrepreneurs from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan to showcase their products to buyers representing grocers, restaurants, caterers, educational institutions, hospitals, distributors and more.

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Greater Detroit ShawarmaFest*
6 pm -10 pm
Royal Oak Farmers Market
Royal Oak, Michigan

Come enjoy a flavorful selection of some of southeastern Michigan’s best Middle Eastern restaurants along with musical entertainment, belly dancing, a shopping bazaar, children’s activities and more.