The Friday 5 — Sept. 8-10

By: Josh Soltman | Online Only | Published September 7, 2017

1. Art and Apples Festival
Sept. 8-10 • Rochester Municipal Park, Rochester

The Art and Apples Festival will return to Rochester this weekend, signaling to metro Detroiters that fall is just around the corner.

Now in its 52nd year, the festival will entice art enthusiasts from all over to Rochester Municipal Park, which will transform into one of the nation’s largest juried fine art festivals Sept. 8-10.

The festival hours are 4-7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sept. 9, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 10.

Nearly 300 artists from across the nation will display and sell their work in a variety of mediums — including ceramics, digital art, drawing, textiles, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and more.

A panel of jurors identifies top artists from across the country to bring together for the festival. The panel names the top six artists, who each receive a cash prize.

In addition to the art displays, there will also be a free Meijer Kids Art Zone, which will offer face painting, inflatables, henna tattoos and more.

Those ready for some entertainment can rest their weary legs near the band shell and watch Rochester-area high school bands, local dance companies, the Sheila Landis Trio, Denise Davis and the Motor City Sensations, After Blue, the Latin jazz group LL7, Melissa Lee Zenker, the Swing Shift Orchestra and more perform. All performances will be located on the main stage in Rochester Municipal Park, and all are family-friendly, according to organizers.

The festival will feature a variety of food options, including an abundance of fresh apple treats.

A $5 tax-deductible donation per person at each entrance to the festival is suggested.

For more information, visit www.artandapples.com.

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2. Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center 60th anniversary
Sept. 10 • Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham

The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center will celebrate its 60th anniversary Sunday, Sept. 10, during a special edition of the monthly free Sunday @ the Center event.

The event will feature activities for the whole family, including all-ages art activities, giveaways and lots of cake.

In addition to enjoying the anniversary festivities, visitors will also get a sneak peek at the fall schedule of exhibitions offered at the art center.

The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center is located at 1516 S. Cranbrook Road in Birmingham.

For more information, visit BBArtCenter.org.

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3. Richmond Good Old Days Festival
Sept. 7-10 • Richmond

The annual Richmond Good Old Days Festival will return to the the area for the 54th year this weekend, Sept. 7-10. The festival takes place at 69500 Beebe St. in Richmond.

The festival will feature a midway carnival throughout the entire event. Wristbands can be purchased for $20 and include unlimited rides for the entire day it's purchased.

Many vendors and food sellers will be lined up along Beebe Street for visitors to enjoy. Several different beverage tents will be open each night of the event.

Children's games, art contests, a derby, a dunk tank, horse shoe tournaments, and a classic and antique car show are just some of the many activities that will take place over the weekend. For a full schedule of events and times, visit www.richmondgoodolddaysfestival.org.

For more information, visit the website or call (586) 727-1320.


4. St. Hubert Fall Festival
Sept. 8-10 • St. Hubert Catholic Church, Harrison Township

The 32nd annual St. Hubert Fall Festival will return to St. Hubert Catholic Church this weekend. The church is located at 38775 Prentiss St. in Harrison Township.

The festival will run 6 p.m.-midnight Sept. 8, 1 p.m.-midnight Sept. 9, and 1-8 p.m. Sept. 10.

The weekend's festivities will include a fish fry on Friday, live musical performances, a Mark Twain impersonator, game tents, plenty of food and drink options, raffle drawings, used book sales, rides and more.

For more information or for a full list of scheduled events, visit www.sthubertchurch.com.


5. Old Car Festival
Sept. 9-10 • Greenfield Village, Dearborn

Hundreds of authentic vehicles from the 1890s through 1932 will be on display at America's longest-running antique car show this weekend at Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd. In Dearborn.

Generations of car owners will be on hand to share their passion with fans during the festival as vehicles from the turn of the century to the Great Depression will line the grounds of Greenfield Village. Historically-inspired street food will be available to visitors as they peruse the multitude of vehicles on display.

Other activities available at the event include live music and dancing, parades, awards showcasing the best restored and unrestored vehicles, special presentations, a Model T assembly team and more. The Gaslight Parade of Cars will take place Saturday night, featuring a parade of cars by kerosene and electric lamps, capped with a parade and fireworks.

For pricing or for more information, visit www.thehenryford.org/current-events/calendar/old-car-festival.

Mary Beth Almond and Tiffany Esshaki contributed to this report.