Fall Festivals

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Your Guide to September Festivals in the D


Just because kids are back in school and football is back on TV doesn’t mean things have to start cooling down in Metro Detroit. The weather is still beautiful and that summer vibe is still in the air, meaning your festival-going days aren’t done for the year just yet. Get ready to laugh, drink, and rock out at these upcoming festivals in the D.

Motor City Comedy Festival (9/19-9/22)

Spotlighting the strength of diverse comedy in the Midwest, the Motor City Comedy Festival is a stand-up centered nonprofit event that brings together the community for four days of non-stop laughs. This year’s talented lineup includes Chris Gethard, Erik Griffin, Sabrina Jalees, Chris “CP” Powell, Ron Taylor and many more. Performances will take place at The Sanctuary, Ant Hall, The Independent Comedy Club, and Detroit Shipping Company so be sure to check out the schedule to plan out your weekend!

Funky Ferndale Art Fair (9/20-9/22)

Fashionable Ferndale gets funky as the Funky Ferndale Art Fair makes its annual return on Friday, September 20. The three-day festival showcases imaginative artwork from more than 120 juried artists, food and drink booths, and kids activities. It all takes place across from the DIY Street Fair making Downtown Ferndale the place to be over the weekend!

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Brews, BBQ & Bourbon (9/20-9/22)

Come hungry and thirsty to the inaugural Brews, BBQ & Bourbon Festival at the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill starting on Friday, September 20. The weekend festival will have plenty of mouthwatering BBQ, smooth whiskey, and of course some great tasting craft beer. Be sure to follow the event’s Facebook and Instagram pages for more information and enticing BBQ pictures!

Detroit Foodie Fair (9/22)

Eastern Market is always a great spot to discover new and interesting food, and the first ever Detroit Foodie Fair taking place on Sunday, September 22 is no different. The best flavor makers and artisans will be on-hand to show off an array of food, kitchenwares, and unique food related goods. Admission and parking is free so be sure to stop by to see what the buzz is all about!

Hazel Park Roots Festival (9/28)

The first annual Hazel Park Roots Festival celebrates local Americana, blues, bluegrass and rock artists on Saturday, September 28. Over 20 artists will be featured throughout the day at seven different venues, all walkable in Hazel Park. More information on the city-wide celebration is expected to be announced on the Downtown Hazel Park Facebook page, so be sure to check that out in the coming weeks.

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