The Friday 5 — June 7-9

Your guide to this weekend's events

C&G Newspapers | Published June 5, 2019

1. Rosefest
June 6-9 • Veterans Memorial Park, Roseville

Four days of family-friendly fun is coming to Roseville with the return of Rosefest June 6-9 at Veterans Memorial Park, 27325 Barkman St.

The festival will include live music, kids activities, carnival rides and more.The midway will open at 5 p.m. on Thursday, while the festival as a whole will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. It will take place from 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday, from noon to midnight on Saturday and from noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Saturday will also include an outdoor showing of “Wreck-It Ralph 2,” followed by fireworks at dusk.

Unlimited ride wristbands will be available at the event for $22. For more information, visit

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2. The Art of Fire
June 8-9 • Downtown Royal Oak

Royal Oak’s annual clay, glass and metal show — The Art of Fire — will return to downtown Royal Oak June 8-9.

The show will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 9, on Washington Avenue, between Fifth and Lincoln avenues. More than 100 artists from across the country will show and demonstrate their artwork. Demonstrations will include glass blowing, fire performers, blacksmithing, welding, pottery, stained glass, wire sculpting, tile pressing and more.

For more information about The Art of Fire, call the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce at (248) 547-4000 or visit

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3. Berkley Art Bash
Saturday, June 8 • Downtown Berkley

The 18th annual Berkley Art Bash will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 8, on 12 Mile Road between Buckingham and Kipling avenues.

Featuring more than 150 artists showcasing their handcrafted pieces, the art show also will include food trucks and kids activities such as inflatables, face painting and balloon sculptures. Attendees will be able to purchase art in various mediums, including pottery, handbags, jewelry, whiskey barrels and pocketknives made from recycled skateboards, said Art Bash Director April McCrumb.

For more information, visit

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4. Car cruise and Independence Festival
June 7-9 • Center Line

On June 8, 10 Mile Road and Van Dyke Avenue will be the epicenter of the very first Cruisin’ 53 Center Line-Warren Car Cruise. It’ll happen at the height of the fourth annual Center Line Independence Festival running June 7-9 at Memorial Park, just a few blocks away at Lawrence Avenue and Engleman Street, where a full schedule of live music, refreshments and family activities is planned. A fireworks show is set for dusk on June 8, the day of the cruise.

Center Line’s fourth annual Independence Festival will kick off at 3 p.m. June 7. The first band of the “Flashback Friday” lineup will begin at 4 p.m. Live music, entertainment and activities will run until 11 p.m. Friday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on “Saddle-Up Saturday,” and from 11 a.m. to  6 p.m. on “Sunday Funday.”

The car show will begin in the parking lot on the northwest corner of 10 Mile and Van Dyke at 10 a.m. June 8. Registration runs from 9 a.m. to noon., with an awards presentation at 4 p.m.

The car parade will begin at the plaza at 10 Mile and Van Dyke and will run along the cruise route in Warren and Center Line, from Eight Mile to 14 Mile roads.

For more information about the inaugural Cruisin’ 53, visit For more information about the fourth annual Center Line Independence Festival, visit

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5. Classic car show
Friday, June 7 • Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society Museum, Eastpointe

The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society Museum in Eastpointe is gearing up for its annual car show and fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 7.

Anyone from around the Eastpointe area is invited to drop by with their favorite ride and enter the competition or just show it off to other motorheads.

People with a vehicle they want to enter into competition can register at 3 p.m. June 7. The show will take place at the museum, located at 16600 Stephens Road in Eastpointe. It is free for anyone else who wishes to attend, although donations are welcome. For more information, visit

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C & G Staff Writers Brendan Losinski, Sarah Wojcik, Mike Koury and Brian Louwers contributed to this report.