Mostly Cloudy   74.0F  |  Forecast »

Michigan First Summer in the Village

Crafts, live music, puppet shows and more are in store for families during the 10th anniversary of this one-day event in Oakland County, June 15, 2013

Lathrup Village kicks it up a few notches when its annual one-day Michigan First Summer in the Village returns to the Lathrup Village Municipal Park, on June 15, 2013.

Head to Oakland County for this year's newest attraction, the amateur barbecue cook-off! Enjoy some summer barbecue fare freshly prepared with an ice-cold beer from the Mini-Pub. The Mini-Pub is open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. featuring Michigan beers. Beers are $2.

Kids have a bunch of activities to choose from including the Huron Metroparks Mobile Learning Center from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., face painting at 11 a.m. 4 p.m. and the Michigan Native Butterfly Farm from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Let the children get creative and build a birdhouse or flower box courtesy of Home Depot of Southfield – or complete an art project thanks to Arts & Scraps.

Hungry? This festival's got you covered! Food vendors offered are Detroit BBQ, Kettle Corn of Michigan, Inc., Motor City Frank – and that's just the beginning. Some of the barbecue choices are pulled pork, pulled chicken, ribs, beef brisket and more.

There will be live entertainment featuring tribute bands. Allen Scott is a Tim McGraw Tribute artist; he performs from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Or check out Toppermost, a Beatles tribute band. They perform 3-5 p.m.

There is free admission and free parking, too. The festival takes place 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

See the Metro Parent listing for more on Michigan First Summer in the Village at the Lathrup Village Municipal Park.

Add your comment:
Advertisement

More »Latest Articles & Blog Posts

Float Baby 'Spa' Offers Relaxing Pool Paradise for Babies

Float Baby 'Spa' Offers Relaxing Pool Paradise for Babies

Infants chill in calm waters, literally, at a Houston business complete with gentle massage for wee ones. Is it over-the-top pampering or actually beneficial?

Bacon Recipes for Every Meal

Bacon Recipes for Every Meal

From Kraft's bacon breakfast cupcakes to bacon-wrapped meatloaf, there are tons of ways to incorporate bacon into everything from breakfast to dessert. Try one of these recipes in honor of...

Back-to-School Lunch Notes Craft Project

Back-to-School Lunch Notes Craft Project

Add an extra dash of love to your child's midday meal away from home with a customized little letter, complete with a top-class loose-leaf paper spin.

CannaMoms Fight to Legalize Medical Marijuana for Kids

CannaMoms Fight to Legalize Medical Marijuana for Kids

Three moms of severely sick children want to change Florida law to treat their kids with cannabis. Opponents worry about lack of research and possible dangers.

Tips and Advice for Buying Glasses Online for Kids

Tips and Advice for Buying Glasses Online for Kids

Ever considered purchasing eyeglasses on the Internet for your child? A local optometrist offers insight into the process – and what to be cautious of.

Fruit Kiddy Cocktail Recipes from The Bird and The Bread

Fruit Kiddy Cocktail Recipes from The Bird and The Bread

Want to add a layer of fancy, not to mention healthy, to your kids' next snack or after-dinner dessert? Try these three recipes from the Birmingham restaurant.

Dick & Jane Baking Company Offers Smart After-School Snacks

Dick & Jane Baking Company Offers Smart After-School Snacks

A mom and dad team from Troy, Michigan teamed up to create wholesome, delicious cookies that teach kids state capitals, language, presidents and more.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement