Macomb County’s Weekly Top 5

1 – Saint Lawrence Apple Fest
The Apple Fest was started in September of 1992 as a fundraiser for St. Lawrence Church in Utica. It has grown over the years to become what it is today. The 2016 Apple Fest runs the weekend of Sept. 9 through Sept. 11. Events include a carnival midway, a variety of live music, game tents and a food and beer tent featuring Italian, Polish and American food, as well as delicious deserts. For more information, visit 


2 – Richmond Good Old Days Festival
The Annual Richmond Area Good Old Days Festival is known for offering a wide variety of events throughout each of the four days. The festival is held Thursday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 11. It was voted Michigan’s Best Small Town Festival and boasts the LARGEST marching musical parade in Michigan. There is no general admission charge for the festival grounds. Opening ceremonies kick off the festival on Thursday evening with the Little Miss Richmond pageant at the Festival Stage in Beebe Street Park. Other highlights during the four days include: Figure 8, Demolition Derby, and Bump & Run motor sports, musical entertainment both in the beverage tent and on the festival stage, Mid America Shows carnival midway and fireworks. On Sunday they have The Great Michigan Parade which has a wonderful reputation for its unique entries: upwards of 25 marching bands and fabulous floats. Other uptown events include Outhouse Races, Antique Car Show, and Pancake Breakfast.


3 – Clinton River Watershed Council’s Water Trail & Paddling Summit
You are invited to the Clinton River Watershed Council’s (CRWC) 3rd annual Water Trail Paddling Summit on Friday, September 9th at the Rec Bowl in Mount Clemens! Join CRWC for a morning of presentations on recent efforts to enhance the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair Water Trails as well as an update on what is happening regionally and around the state to enhance non-motorized water recreation. The program will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch and a paddling trip will follow. Kayak rentals are available and the trip will start at Budd Park in Clinton Township and end at MacArthur Park in downtown Mount Clemens. The cost is $15 (breakfast & lunch included). Kayak rental $10 through Simple Adventures! Register for the event at


4 – Championship Game at Jimmy John’s Field
It’s hard to believe it, but it is the end of the season for the United Shore Professional Baseball League. Come check out the final game at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11.

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5 – Macomb County Fallen Heroes Memorial in downtown Mount Clemens
On Sunday, Sept. 11, join the city of Mount Clemens to honor Macomb County firefighters, police officers and EMS who died in the line of duty. This ceremony will also honor Lt. Andrew B. Russell of the Harrison Township Fire Department who died in the line of duty. The Freedom walk will start at 5:30 p.m. with the ceremony starting at 6 p.m. Macomb County Fallen Heroes Memorial is located at 40 N. Main Street, Mount Clemens, 48043.


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