Awesome, Dude!
Totally Gnarly!

This event is held annually in April.

Tickets are on sale NOW on the TICKETS page of this website!

Bring back totally awesome memories by celebrating the music, trends and events of the 1980’s. Peg your stonewashed jeans, tease your hair, and grab your friends…This is your chance to relive the 1980s! Outrageous Live Cover Bands, Best Dressed Contest, a huge display of 80’s Memorabilia, Retro Video Games, Breakdancing Show and much more.

For FESTIVAL information, contact info@80sfest.org (quickest) or text or call 989-652-8008 (not answered year-round).

Proceeds go tocancer-related causes

Why we do what we do

We started this festival in 2005 in memory of our mom, Jill Zehnder, to raise money for people dealing with the hardships that come with cancer. Together we have made a difference in so many people’s lives, and that is why we keep having you back for more fun!


Causes We Support

[Bringin' Back the 80s is a 501c4 non-profit]
Hospice of Hope

Camp Hope for Kids

Wellspring Lutheran Services Hospice Program

The Pink Fund

New Day Foundation

Children with Hairloss

Camp Casey

Angels of Hope

Hospitality Houses

Covenant Cancer Center

Starlite Shores

...and many more

Your feedback is important

We put on this festival for people to have a great time while raising money for a good cause. If you have feedback on the festival itself or have donation ideas, please contact us!

Our Sponsors

Bavarian Inn Lodge/Restaurant
Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland
DHT Group
Frankenmuth Brewery
Frankenmuth Jellystone RV Park
Mike Young Buick GMC
Rau's Country Store
Tdub's Pizzeria
Volunteers of America

Abby's of Frankenmuth
Ackerman Marketing
Baymont Inn & Suites
Care Veterinary Services
Covenant Healthcare
Cutting Edge Entertainment
daVinci's / Poblanos
Diversified Fitness
Emil Rummel Agency
Frankenmuth Jaycees
Frankenmuth Motel
Frankenmuth News
Great Lakes Regional Dumpster
Jonny on the Spot
K&B Bierlein Builders
Lingle Equipment
Prost Wine Bar
Sebald Signs
St. Julian Winery
St. Lorenz Church & School
Tiffany's Food & Spirits
Tri-Star Trust Bank
True Value Frankenmuth
Visiting Angels
Wm Bronner & Son
Worley Landscaping
Zak & Mac's Chocolate Haus
Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

Edward Jones - Doyle Webb
Healthy Habitz
Precision Auto Body
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
Placemats 4 You
Soaring Eagle Casino