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10 things to do in the Detroit metro

ByMary M. Ward

Aug 11, 2022

The second weekend in August brings more music festivals, a dog lover’s picnic, an air show, a film festival, and more family events in metro Detroit.

Here are 10 things to do the weekend of August 12

Charivari Detroit

Detroit’s electronic music and craft brewing communities are teaming up for this dance music festival August 11-14 at Historic Fort Wayne, 6325 W. Jefferson Ave.

Six independent Detroit microbreweries will be featured in the Detroit Brewery Garden. They include Batch Brewing Company, Detroit Brew, Pheasant Brewery, Eastern Market Brewing Company, Motor City Brewing Works, and Tenacity Craft.

There will also be vendors, food trucks, artists, yoga and three DJ stages representing house, techno, funk, disco, jazz, new wave, electro and pop.

6pm-11pm Thursday and Friday, noon-11pm Saturday and 2pm-11pm Sunday. Tickets are $125 for 4 days or $40 for a 1 day ticket. Children 14 and under are free. High school students are free on presentation of proof of identity. 6325 W. Jefferson in Detroit.

air show

This 35th Annual Air Show at Oakland County International Airport will feature a number of performers showcasing unique aircraft

Performers include: Misty Blues All Woman Skydiving Team; Susan Dacy at the controls of her Super Stearman; Michael Vaknin at the controls of the Extra 300L; Galen Killam at the controls of the RV-8 “Hammerhead”; Skip Stewart at the controls of “Prometheus” and Stephen Covington at the controls of “The Raptor”, a highly modified Pitts S-2S.

There will also be a display of military aircraft and support vehicles, airplane and helicopter rides, a health fair, a children’s playground and more.

The Misty Blues All-Woman Skydiving Team will perform at the 2022 Open House & Air Show.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The air show takes place from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., 6500 Patterson Parkway in Waterford. Free entry and parking.

Attic Sale in Historic Boston-Edison

Antiques, furniture, books, appliances, tools, paintings, clothing and more will be spread across 36 blocks of the Boston-Edison Historic District and surrounding streets at this annual Boston Attic Sale. piece.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Cards can be picked up at the Visitor Center, 1211 Boston Blvd. in Detroit.

Pierogi Festival

Polish cuisine, beer tent, resale shop, specialty vendors, bake sale and live music from the Steve Drzewicki Band, Kielbasa Kings, New Brass Express and more will be on the program festival organized by a church in Detroit.

Inside the Sweetest Heart of Mary resale store in Detroit for its annual pierogi festival.

5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 9 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Sweetest Heart of Mary Church, 4440 Russell in Detroit.

After: Nearly 40,000 pierogi are ready for the annual Detroit Church Weekend Festival

Ribs R&B Music Festival

There will be more than 20 food vendors, full-service bars, shops and music at this downtown Detroit festival.

Performers include Mint Condition’s Stokley, Jon B, Klymaxx feat. Bernadette Cooper, Melvin Riley of Ready for the World and 702.

Jon B. will perform at the Ribs R&B Music Festival.

11:30 a.m. to midnight from Friday to Sunday. Free Friday until 4 p.m., $10 thereafter; free Saturday and Sunday until 2 p.m., $10 thereafter. Hart Plaza, 1 Hart Plaza in Detroit.

Shelby Township Art Fair

Celebrating its 39th anniversary, this fair will include more than 120 artists, artisans and market vendors from Michigan. There will also be food, music, a craft and activity area for kids and more.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at River Bends Park, 5700 22 Mile in Shelby Township.

Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival

Kimmie Horne

Vendors, food trucks and a musical lineup including Demetrius Nabors, The Satin Dolls, Randy Scott, Michael Brock, Scott Gwinnell, Leslie DeShazor, Daryl Beebe and Kimmie Horne are lined up for this Southfield festival.

6-10:30 p.m. Friday and 3-10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Southfield Civic Center, 26000 Evergreen Road. FREE ENTRANCE.

Country Fair at Maybury Farm

The Northville Community Foundation celebrates 25 years of giving back to the community at Maybury Farm with music from The Whiskey Charmers, games, animals, face painting, juggler Joshua Dasen, magician Chris Mardrosian, wagon rides, food trucks and more.

Hereford cattle at Maybury Farm.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Tickets $10 in advance, children under two are free; $13 at the door. 50165 8 miles to Northville.

Community picnic for dog lovers and families

The late founder of Mary T’s Chis Chihuahua and Small Breed Rescue in Eastpointe will be honored at an event featuring a range of family and dog-friendly activities.

Pockets at a festival.

The picnic, open to the public, will include a dog-kissing booth, paw prints, alumni parade, archery lessons, walking paths, bike paths and a ‘pup’ shop. -up”. It will also feature dog contests for best costume, best dressed, owner lookalikes and “mysterious mixed pooches.”

from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Royal Oak Archers, 2762 Orion Road in Oakland Township.

Arab Film Festival

Arab and Arab-American films will be screened virtually and in person from August 12-21 during this festival organized by the National Arab-American Museum.

The Michigan premiere of award-winning filmmaker Julia Bacha "BOYCOTT" will be at the Dearborn Arab Film Festival.

Each film is subtitled in English.

The first film, Costa Brava, Lebanon, will be screened at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Film guide and tickets at aanmfilmfest22.eventive.org.

13624 Michigan Avenue in Dearborn.

Brendel Hightower is associate editor at the Detroit Free Press. Contact her at [email protected] To subscribe, go to freep.com/specialoffer.