Macomb County’s Weekly Top 5

1 – 2nd Annual Cider Dayze Festival
Michigan’s premier Cider Festival will he held on Saturday, Aug. 27 and Sunday, Aug. 28 at Blake’s Cider Mill (17985 Armada Center Road, Armada). Tickets are $40 at the door and $35 pre-purchase. Your ticket includes nine, 5 ounce pours from a variety of breweries, wineries and hard cider companies such as Shorts Brewing Co., Griffin Claw, Uncle John’s Hard Cider, Atwater Brewery, Tandem Ciders and many more! There will also be food available to purchase from Bad Brads BBQ and Andiamo! Live music and a variety of games will be held throughout the event!


2 – Chesterfield Art and Music Festival
The Chesterfield Arts & Music Festival will be bringing in vendors from various forms of the arts and crafts world to showcase their talents in Chesterfield Township. In 2015, the festival boasted over 60 arts and crafts vendors.

The festival will kick off the evening of Friday, Aug. 26 with a live band, plus food and drink options available. The music will continue on Saturday, Aug. 27 and Sunday, Aug. 28. The entire weekend, Hamlin Pub will have a wide variety of food and drink options available for all visitors attending the festival.

On Saturday and Sunday, Sip, Dip & Paint will be onsite at the festival on Saturday and Sunday providing assistance for attendees to create their own painted masterpiece. The first class starts at 11 a.m. both days and the last sessions will begin at 4 p.m. The cost to participate in a painting session is $15 a person.

A cornhole tournament for adults will take place on Saturday inside the festival tent. Registration will start at 1 p.m. and games will begin at 2 p.m. The cost for a two-man team is $20. There are a limited number of team slots available, so early registration is encouraged. The tournament will run as a double elimination with a two-game guarantee. Prizes will be awarded to the first- and second-place teams.

chesterfield3 –Warren Birthday Bash!
Warren’s Birthday Bash is an annual celebration of the positive things taking place throughout the city. The four-day bash kicks off Thursday, Aug. 25 on the grounds the Warren City Square. Events include a laser light show, a circus for kids, Michigan Disc Dogs, carnival and free, live music.


4 – Lake St. Clair Metropark’s Voyageur Encampment
On Saturday, Aug. 27 and Sunday, Aug. 28, visitors to Lake St. Clair Metropark will have the opportunity to learn about and experience the rich history connected with the Voyageurs, coureur de bois, early settlers, Indians and military of the Great Lakes fur trade era. The reenactment of this era’s lifestyles will include demonstrations and displays of canoe building, traditional crafts and skills, trade goods and artifacts, blacksmithing, campfire cooking, military life, cannons and weaponry, and much more! Come and enjoy music and dance, stories and lectures, and the sharing of our unique culture and history. The encampment is set up along the West Beach, with access from the Day Sail parking lot and beach.


5 – 26th Annual Slovak Festival
The 26th Annual Slovak Festival is open to the public and will include fun for the entire family! The event will be held from Friday, Aug. 26 to Sunday, Aug.28 at St. Cyril & Methodius Slovak Catholic Church, 41233 Ryan Road, Sterling Heights. Activities include a children’s area and live entertainment – Slovak dancers and music! In addition, there will be plenty of Slovak food, like stuffed cabbage and goulash, and a variety of imported beer, wine and liquor!


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