The 'Thriller' hitmaker - who died in June 2009 - would have been 54 on Wednesday (29.08.12) so his family headed to his hometown of Gary, Indiana, to pay tribute to his life.
While they were there, his sister La Toya and his 14-year-old daughter Paris attended the annual 'Goin' Back to Indiana' birthday Celebration where they posed for pictures with tribute artist Carlo Riley.
Paris told him: ''I love your Outfit.''
On his birthday, Michael's fans held a vigil outside his childhood home yesterday and were thrilled when Paris and her 15-year-old brother came to join them.
Before the vigil, Paris and Prince were given blue 'Team Gary' T-shirts by Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson as they posed for pictures at a casino overlooking Lake Michigan.
Paris later told fans: ''We just want you to know how much he meant to us and the city of Gary.''
Michael - who was also father to 10-year-old Blanket - died from acute Propofol intoxication aged 50 and his personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray is currently serving a jail sentence for the singer's involuntary manslaughter.