The Friday Five — Aug. 11-13

Your guide to the weekend's events

Metro | Published August 9, 2023


1. Kimme Horne Jazz Festival
Aug. 11-12 • Southfield

Live music, bike cruise, Fitness Hoopers, food, boutique vendors and more, 6-10:30 p.m. Aug. 11 and 3-10:30 p.m. Aug. 12, front lawn of Southfield Municipal Campus, 26000 Evergreen Road, free admission and $10 for parking,

Read the story: Seven years of the Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival

2. Shelby Township Art Fair
Aug. 12-13 • Shelby Township

Featuring more than 100 exhibits, live music, creatures from Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, kids zone, visits from local police and fire departments, food vendors and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 12-13, also pie baking contest Aug. 12, River Bends Park, 5700 22 Mile Road,

3. Car shows/cruises
Aug. 12-13 • Various locations

Down on Main Car Show
Nearly 400 vehicles expected for 25th annual event, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 12, spectators encouraged after 10 a.m., Main Street south of 14 Mile Road in Clawson, show raises money for Clawson Lions Club,

Read the story: Down on Main Street car show to celebrate 25 years in Clawson


Gasoline Alley car show
Car show, swap meet and gas show, pancake breakfast and hot dog lunch, live dragsters, a 50/50 drawing and cash prizes, also fundraiser for 3-year-old battling rare form of brain cancer, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 12, across from Memorial Park next to Utica Public Library, 7530 Auburn Road,

Read the story: Utica’s Gasoline Alley car show to support local boy who has cancer


Car show at Orchard Lake Museum
1-4 p.m. Aug. 13, 3951 Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield, admssion free but donations accepted,


Rockin Rods n’ Rochester
Nearly 400 vehicles expected for 23rd annual event, opens at 9 a.m. Aug. 13, awards at 3:30 p.m., also DJ, food, raffles, merchandise and more, Walnut Boulevard in downtown Rochester, all proceeds support Leader Dogs for the Blind and other Rochester Lions Charities,

4. Royal Oak Art Walk
Aug. 11 • Royal Oak

Inaugural event includes interaction with artists and self-guided tour of exhibits placed in stores, restaurants, galleries, lobbies and common areas at Baker College, 420 Lafayette Ave. in Royal Oak, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 11, see map at

5. Hazel Park Pride Celebration
Aug. 13 • Hazel Park

More than 50 entertainers scheduled, barbecue food, candy and drinks, face painting, carnival games, drag queen storytime, Pride clothing and merchandise sales, and more, 1-7:30 p.m. Aug. 13, Green Acres Park, 620 W. Woodward Heights Blvd. in Hazel Park,

Read the story: Hazel Park Pride Celebration returns to Green Acres Park

Bonus: Steps for Pets Walk-a-thon
Aug. 12 • Fraser

Raise awareness for Humane Society of Macomb County and meet adoptable pets, 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 12, McKinley Barrier Free Park, 31500 Grove St. in Fraser, registration and donation of item for Humane Society at Fraser Public Library’s temporary location (15260 15 Mile Road) required,

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