Sep 1, 2011

What's The Buzz? - Labor Day Weekend 2011

The last weekend of summer vacation.  There is so much going on around town.  But just in case you haven't already made plans, here are a few things that should keep you busy over the next few days.

Arts, Beats and Eats in Royal Oak:  Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 11 a.m to 11 p.m and Monday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.  the Arts, Beats and Eats festival offers a ton of fun for the whole family.  This year they have a new expanded layout and will feature more than 200 performances on ten stages.  You can walk the streets and view the highly ranked Juried Fine Arts Show or sample some of Metro Detroit's finest cuisine.  Admission is $3 per person.

Kids Bop at the Detroit Jazz Festival: Now in its 5th year, the Detroit Jazz Festival’s Kid Bop tent provides stories, participatory programs and great jazz for wee-boppers and the young at heart. It is a great introduction to jazz, with art projects by Arts & Scraps, tap dancers, balloon artists and face painters.

Royal Ale Fest at the Renaissance Festival: Take a step back in time and enjoy the BBQ Competition, Clam Bake, Micro Brew Tasting, Press A Wench, Grape Stomp, Hot Wing Eating Contest and FREE Vow Renewals! Take a time-travel adventure into the 16th century at the 32 nd annual Michigan Renaissance Festival. Join our Queen Elizabeth in a jubilee! Inside our turreted gates, visitors enjoy the sights and sounds of a 17-acre village, complete with building reproductions of Renaissance shops and a magnificent castle. Continuous entertainment takes place on the streets, on 16 themed stages and fields; featuring full-contact armored jousting, comedy and theater shows, games, people-powered rides and so much more! Fabulous food and more than 195 artisans displaying their gallery quality juried art complete the experience.


Come on down to Hamtramck for three days of fun as the city holds its 31st annual Labor Day Festival, Sept 3-5. Welcome to the city of Hamtramck. For the past three decades we've celebrated Labor Day weekend with a festival on the Main Street of Joseph Campau, and the only difference for 2011 is that it will be better than ever. This year's celebration features the revival of yacht races down Jos. Campau (a Hamtramck tradition), a 5K run we like to call the Golab-K and an assortment of crowd-pleasing events for kids and adults of all ages.

Kidfest at the Romeo Peach Festival - While the Peach Festival starts today and runs through Labor Day, the Kidfest will take place on Saturday.  Children 14 and under can have a ton of fun participating in all kinds of contests and races, from a book balance race, spoon race, pie eating contest, stuffed animal contest and more.  They also area featuring free projects, games, petting zoo, moonwalk and train rides.


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