Macomb County’s Weekly Top 5

1 – Michigan Bootlegger Heritage Festival
89X and 93.9 The River, along with Colony Marine, present the Michigan Bootlegger Heritage Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1 featuring Michigan’s finest microbrews, delicious food, live entertainment and an array of antique boats and cars on display! This event will be held on the fabled Nautical Mile from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Colony Marine in St. Clair Shores. The event is $35 per person through Event Brite and $40 per person the day of the event. Your ticket will include 12, 3oz pours and 3, $2 food vouchers, as well as the opportunity to listen to a variety of live bands and view antique boats and cars. This event is for ages 21 and older. No children or anyone under the age of 21 will be allowed into the event. Visit for all the information!

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2 – Tara’s Walk
As a kick start to Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October), Turning Point invites you to participate in the ninth annual Tara’s Walk at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights on Saturday, Oct. 1. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. The family of Tara Grant began this event back in 2007 to raise awareness and hopefully prevent other families from experiencing the tragedy and loss of a loved one from domestic violence. Proceeds go to the Tara Liberation Fund which provides emergency cash assistance for domestic violence survivors.


3 – Harrison Township Trunk Plant Exchange
On Saturday, Oct 1, the Harrison Township Beautification Commission is hosting a plant exchange. Head to Tucker Park and exchange your labeled, bare root plants from your open trunk with other gardening enthusiasts. Enjoy plant information, cider and donuts and networking with other gardeners. This free event happens rain or shine.


4 – Chill On The Hill
89X presents the return of Chill On The Hill, featuring the biggest bands in the rock and alternative music scene starting at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre. Chill On The Hill will take place at both Freedom Hill Amphitheatre and on the grounds of the adjacent Freedom Hill County Park.

The 2016 lineup for Chill On The Hill includes Bastille, The Used, Pierce the Veil, NOFX, Good Charlotte, Billy Talent, Beartooth, Finish Ticket, Smashing Satellites, Run River North and 89X “Get on the Bill for Chill on the Hill” winner, Man Eating Lion.

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5 – Crocker House Museum Cemetery Walk and Funeral Tea
Join us for a day to learn about Victorian mourning and funeral customs at the Crocker House museum. The Crocker House is set for a 1880s wake and mourning and funeral history historian, Kim Parr, will discuss mourning and funeral customs of the Victorian era. Later, take a tour at Clinton Grove Cemetery where you will meet some of our local ancestors and hear their story. A guide will travel with you on a bus to the cemetery to guide you to our featured local ancestors. Reenactors will portray their story. It’s the best way to learn about our local history! Tickets are limited, non-refundable and cost $15 for members of the Macomb County Historical Society & $20 for non-members.


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