The Friday Five — Aug. 31-Sept. 4

Your guide to the weekend's events

Metro | Published August 30, 2023


1. Michigan State Fair
Aug. 31-Sept. 4 • Novi

Live music, midway, Shrine Circus, beer festival, Rock N Roll K9s, livestock, home brewing competition, aquatic acrobat show, Beginning of Life exhibit and much more, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 1, ​​10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 2-3 and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 4, Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi,

Read the story: Michigan State Fair to feature Aquatic Acrobatic Show

2. Arts, Beats & Eats
Sept. 1-4 • Royal Oak

Juried fine art show, 200-plus musical acts including headliners Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Halestorm, Russell Dickerson and Bell Biv DeVoe, and dozens of restaurants on the streets, plus food drive, zumba, kids zone and more, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 1-3 and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 4, downtown Royal Oak,

Read the story: Bell Biv DeVoe, Joan Jett to headline Arts, Beats & Eats

3. Detroit Jazz Festival
Sept. 1-4 • Detroit

Three stages with 50-plus acts, headliners include Karriem Riggins, Regina Carter, Kenny Garrett, Louis Hayes, Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade, 5-11 p.m. Sept. 1, noon-11 p.m. Sept. 2-3 and noon-8:30 p.m. Sept 4, Hart Plaza and Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit, free but VIP tickets available,

Read the story: Detroit Jazz Fest to spotlight legends, honor legacy of Gretchen C. Valade

4. Labor Day Round Up and Art Fair
Sept. 4 • Franklin

Midway and games, petting farm and pony rides, inflatables, classic cars, magician, food and more, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., also parade at noon, downtown Franklin,

Read the story: Franklin sticks to tradition with annual Labor Day events

5. Michigan Renaissance Festival
Sept. 2-4 • Holly

Vikings Invasion weekend includes facial hair and tattoo competition, also 100-plus artisans, 17 stages of entertainment and more, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. rain or shine, 12600 Dixie Highway in Holly, continues Sept. 9-10 (Wonders of the World), Sept. 16-17 (Shamrocks & Shenanigans), Sept. 23-24 (Harvest Huzzah), and Sept. 29 (Festival Friday) and Sept. 30-Oct. 1 (Sweet Endings),

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