The Friday Five — Sept. 8-10

Your guide to the weekend's events

Metro | Published September 7, 2023


1. Art & Apples Festival
Sept. 8-10 • Rochester

Featuring 250 artists and artisans, live music and dance groups, food trucks and restaurant pop-ups, kids art activities and more, 2-7 p.m. Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 9 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 10, Rochester Municipal Park, 400 Sixth St.,

Read the story: Art and Apples Festival to welcome 250 artists from across the nation

2. Trail Tunes
Sept. 9 • Madison Heights

Battle of the Bands with 13 groups, also beer tent and food trucks, 3 p.m. to sometime after dark Sept. 9, loop at Civic Center Park, 360 W. 13 Mile Road in Madison Heights,

Read the story: Trail Tunes 2023 will feature live competition, beer tent

3. Fall VegFest
Sept. 10 • Farmington

Hosted by VegMichigan, includes plant-based food, sustainable shopping, healthy eating presentation, live music, kid zone and more, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 10, Riley Park, 33113 Grand RIver Ave. in Farmington,

Read the story: Fall VegFest set to take place in downtown Farmington

4. Apple Fest
Sept. 8-10 • Utica

Bingo hall, carnival rides, live music, kids tent, food, raffles and more, 5 p.m.-midnight Sept. 8, noon-midnight Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sept. 10, St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 44633 Utica Road in Utica,

5. Fall Festival
Sept. 8-10 • Harrison Township

Fish fry, live music and DJ, cornhole tournament, Polish dinners, 50/50 drawings, carnival rides, tag tent, used book sale, casino games and more, 6 p.m.-midnight Sept. 8, noon-midnight Sept. 9 and 1-7 p.m. Sept. 10, St. Hubert Catholic Church, 38775 Prentiss St. in Harrison Township,

Read the story: St. Hubert Church hosting parish festival

Bonus: Fundraiser walks/runs
Sept. 9 & 10 • Various locations

Michigan Celebrate Recovery Walk & Rally
9 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. walk, 11:45 a.m. program and 1-3 p.m. food and activities Sept. 9, Michigan Lottery Ampitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metropolitan Parkway in Sterling Heights,

Tunnel To Towers 5K Run & Walk
Event honors those who died on 9/11, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 9, Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway in Harrison Township,

Run Wild
5K run (8 a.m.) or walk (8:45 a.m.) Sept. 10, raises funds for Ruth Roby Glancy Animal Health Complex and veterinary care for animals at Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center, Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Road in Royal Oak,

Patriots Race
Benefits Michigan Wounded and Returning Warrior Program, multiple races offered, White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery, 621 W. Long Lake Road in Troy, register by Sept. 7,

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