The summer season is the festival season and the hits keep coming here in Metro Detroit. This weekend features two of the summer’s most popular art-themed street festivals as well as a tribute to some of the finer things in life: whiskey, pork, and rock & roll.
Pig & Whiskey
Troy Street and Woodward Avenue, Ferndale. Free. Saturday (11am to midnight) and Sunday (11am to 11pm).
Some summer festivals celebrate all things green. Others celebrate local craft-makers. Ferndale’s Pig & Whiskey festival celebrates, well, pig and whiskey. And loads of local rock & roll. In it just its second year, the already popular festival offers over 40 types of whiskey (for sale), 8 local pork auteurs (for sale), and 17 of Detroit’s best acts (for free!). Bands include Electric Six, the Hard Lessons, Child Bite, Illymack, and the Beggars, among others.
Wyandotte Street Art Fair
Downtown Wyandotte. Ends tonight at 11pm.
The Wyandotte Street Art Fair is one of the summer’s biggest art festivals, spanning several blocks of historic downtown Wyandotte. Countless food, drink, and art vendors are complemented by a healthy selection of musical acts nestled against the city’s fantastic river walk. In its 51st year, this year’s fair features performances by the Black Glasses, the Handgrenades, and the Rushmores.
Art in the Park
Downtown Plymouth. Saturday (10am to 7pm) and Sunday (10am to 5pm).
Art in the Park bills itself as the 2nd largest art fair in Michigan. Wyandotte claims theirs is “one of the largest.” Why two of Michigan’s biggest art fairs are happening on the same weekend is beyond us. If, however, you can’t get enough fair food, local music, and scores of fine art, than why not do both? One Love Reggae Band provides the soundtrack all weekend long.
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