Everybody likes to have a little fun, and for some of us, fun comes in the form of a local event that will inspire us or at least give us the opportunity to visit with some super creative local artisans – These local upcoming events will do just that.
Arts, Beats & Eats
Arts, Beats & Eats is well known around these parts for it’s outstanding entertainment and the 2009 announcement about it moving from downtown Pontiac to downtown Royal Oak… in doing so, the festival surely garnered more support and thousands more patrons! Today, it’s still going strong and with this year, will be celebrating it’s sweet 16.
From a ranked fine art show and dozens of performances, to some fantastic local eateries, there is something for everybody. The price is minimal (free before 5pm on the first and and $3-$5 the rest of the weekend) so everybody should head on down to Royal Oak between August 31st and September 2nd! Visit AB&E online for more information.
Art and Apples Festival
Marking the 48th year, the Art & Apples Festival is coming back to Rochester Park in Rochester, Michigan once more. Not only is this festival long running, but it happens to be Michigan’s second largest juried fine arts festival, also ranking in the top 30 fine arts festivals in the nation!
stop by between September 6-8th for fine art, apple pie, and events for the whole family Go to the Art & Apples site for more information.
Dally in the Alley
You almost have to go to the Dally to know what the dally entails, the community feel there is something to be proud of and the food and entertainment are surprisingly great. Not only will you be entertained and well fed, but there are numerous vendors to visit with and purchase awesome local goods from. This years dally (like all other Dallys) is the Saturday after Labor Day; September 7th with a rain date scheduled for the following day.
Check out Dally in the Alley Facebook Page for more information.
DIY Street Fair (the Live Green Fair, and Funky Ferndale Art Fair, too!)
For only launching in the late 2000s, this street fair has quite a massive following. This 3 night, 2 day festival showcases all that is DIY in Metro Detroit. Hosted in Downtown Ferndale, this festival lies on the same weekend as the Live Green Fair and the Funky Ferndale Art Fair, making this a HUGE weekend to spend in Ferndale!
Check out the DIY Street Fair, the Live Green Fair, and the Funky Ferndale Art Fair at their respective websites for more information and don’t forget to come on down to this eclectic little city September 13th-15th!
Detroit Desigh Festival
This year marks the 3rd annual Detroit Design Festival, this 5 day festival will be held from September 18th to the 22nd. Throughout and around the downtown Detroit area, you can find events and showcases like sidewalk galleries, color name research studies, fashion and textile showcases, and even Septembers Detroit Soup.
Check out DDFs website for more information.
Glass Pumpkin Fest
For the 4th year, the Glass Academy in Dearborn, Michigan is hosting their Glass Pumpkin Fest. If you have ever wanted to own a glass pumpkin of your own, or are just mind blown by glass blowing, this is an event you should check out. The Glass Academy will show glass blowing techniques and demos as well as offer you many glass colors and pumpkins to buy for yourself!
This family friendly event is on both October 19th and 20th, visit The Glass Academy online for more information.