Weekend food and drink celebrations… Don’t miss out!

By: Ken Cross | July 23, 2012

Calling all food and wine lovers! If you are looking for a really good excuse to avoid doing the same old thing… you are in luck! Happening this weekend in and around Detroit are two exceptional choices for events centered on the ever so popular food and drink!

The Live Love Local Celebration will be taking place at Detroit’s Eastern Market. All you self-proclaimed “foodies” out there take notes; this event will feature culinary demonstrations by some of Metro Detroit’s top chefs! Take in the sounds of the live performances from local Detroit bands while sipping on Michigan made beer and/or wine.

The Live Love Local Celebration is hosted by the Greening of Detroit, a not “for” profit organization that focuses on working towards the reforestation of Detroit and edibleWOW Magazine, a quarterly publication that reports on the food scene of Southeastern Michigan. All proceeds of the event will benefit The Greening of Detroit’s education programs and projects, as well as their planting efforts.

Event Information
Saturday, August 25th from 12pm – 4pm
Eastern Market Shed 5
$25 per person (includes tastings from chef stations and two drink tickets)
Purchase online at http://livelovelocal.eventbrite.com
Purchase in person at:

  • The Greening Headquarters
  • Bonnie’s Kitchen
  • Cacao Tree
  • Calder Dairy
  • Goodwells Natural Foods Market


For more information visit www.greeningofdetroit.com.

The Annual Wine and Food Festival is back in town for its 12th year and will be hosted by the Meadow Brook Music Festival. If you consider yourself a bit of a wine connoisseur, chances are this is the festival for you!

Presented by Kroger, admission to the event boasts free wine samplings and a complimentary wine glass. If you start to feel a rumbling in your stomach, stop by one of the many food vendors offering free samples as well.  When you are ready for some entertainment, partake in one of the wine or food seminars or check out the glass-blowing demonstrations, all while taking in the sounds of live music throughout the day!

Event Information
Saturday, August 25th from 1pm – 9pm and Sunday, August 26th from 1pm – 5:30pm
Meadow Brook Music Festival
$25 per person (Under 21 years of age granted free admission)
$10 Designated Driver Tickets (Optional)
Purchase online at www.palacenet.com
Purchase in person at the door
Purchase by phone: 1-800-745-3000

For more information please visit www.palacenet.com

Don’t miss out on one, or both, of these perfect opportunities to relax and enjoy some stress free weekend fun!