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Art & Orchard Festival in Washington Township

Head out to this Macomb County city, June 6-9, 2013, for four days filled with plenty of family fun

Get the kids ready for a weekend packed with tons of fun events at the Art & Orchard Festival in Washington Township, which runs June 6-9, 2013.

The festival features lots of events including an art fair, antique show, music in the park, a carnival and much more! It has something for everyone in the family.

There are tons of great events for the kids! Check out the carnival that runs Thursday-Sunday – or your child can enter into the chalk art contest to show off their creativity. Stop over at the petting zoo and see the exotic animals up close! The kids will love the cool animals including baby lemurs, a grey kangaroo and many other animals.

There are plenty of shopping opportunities at the Art & Orchard Festival, too. Visit the Tri-Community Garage Sale, the Art & Craft Show – or find some new treasures at the Antique Show and Orphan Plant Show.

No need to pack a picnic basket for this event! Plenty of options for food are offered including the food station and chicken barbecue on Sunday afternoon from 1 until 5 p.m.  Don't miss out on the 55th annual pancake breakfast and bake sale from 7:30 a.m. until noon on Sunday. Give your kids a reason to get up early; this pancake breakfast features kid's activities, DJ Zak Atak or check out the fire trucks and emergency vehicles.

Art & Orchard Festival Run begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. New this year is the 5K, 10K or 15K run! Get some family exercise in all while supporting a good cause; proceeds benefit Kids Kicking Cancer.

Cool events for the parents include the beer tent and a motorcycle poker run. Or listen to some good tunes this year's festival features Fried Egg Nebula, 34 Bliss and Single Shot – plus others!

The event hours are as follows:

  • Thursday: 5-10 p.m.
  • Friday: 4 p.m.-midnight
  • Saturday: 10 a.m.-midnight
  • Sunday: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

The festival is held at Washington Community Park. The admission to the festival is free, though some events may have a cost or require pre-registration.

For the complete schedule and other information about the Art & Orchard Festival, visit the Metro Parent calendar listing.

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