DIY Street Fair in Ferndale
This annual do-it-yourself shebang turns five years old! Celebrate with music, craft making, puppet shows and more family fun Sept. 14-16, 2012.
Pony rides, make-and-takes and give-aways are among the pumped-up kids' offerings at Ferndale's fifth annual DIY Street Fair, in town Sept. 14-16, 2012.
Local talent – including artists, musicians and crafters – come together for three days to celebrate the DIY culture. Are you new to the DIY scene? Well, you're in luck: Many local businesses will be on hand to introduce families to innovative products and ideas.
There's tons of stuff for parents and kids to do and see at this local fave. Some of the highlights include a Ferris wheel, Detroit Institute of Arts project workshops and healthy snacks from Whole Foods. Plus, kids can plant sunflower seeds in a pot and take 'em home to tend.
Camp Casey, which runs a local horseback-riding program for kids with cancer, helms the free pony rides.
"We're hoping the kids will experience the joy of making something," says Krista Johnston, who chairs the Kid Zone fun offerings. "It's empowering for kids especially to have a hands-on experience. They'll see the artists at the fair with their work, and the kids will know that they can be creative, as well."
The fair also features the area's best restaurants, artists and locally made "do it yourself" products. New to the food truck trend? Grab a bite from one of the local vehicles that'll on the scene, too!
The climbing wall and storytelling at the Ferndale Public Library return, too. Kids activities are noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Festival hours are as follows:
- Friday: 5 p.m.-2 a.m. (a bit more grown-up geared)
- Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. (this is when the kids' stuff happens!)
See the Metro Parent listing for more on the 2012 DIY Street Fair in Ferndale.