Dally in the Alley in Cass Corridor in Detroit

Traipse through Cass Corridor for Detroit's 38th annual Dally in the Alley, Sept. 12, 2015, for a day devoted to art, music and celebration of life suitable for the whole family.

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Though Detroit’s midtown area is bustling due to its great restaurants and shops, the historic Cass Corridor really comes alive once a year, and that’s for Dally in the Alley. This Sept. 12, 2015, the traditional Saturday-after-Labor Day street fair brings music, games, art and grub to Midtown for one day of contagious eclectic spirit.

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This block party’s hosted and held by fellow Detroiters. You won’t see fancy corporate advertisements – only volunteers and 200-plus local retail vendors eager to market their homegrown designs to festivalgoers moving between entertainment stages featuring “live” art, national and local acts and bands. Performers include Orange Atlas, Mom Barley, The Normandies and many others.

Don’t deny your palate local chefs’ fare served at stands or trucks – including Delectabowl Food Truck and Catering, Hero Or Villain Van, Crushed Healthy Smoothies, Amicci’s Pizza and others. Parents can wash the fare down with beers.

While this fest features no shortage of fun for adults, there’re oodles of reasons for the kiddos to Dally, too, at the Kids Fair, running noon-4 p.m. Find face painting, arts and crafts, games and other hands-on activities, catered to the youngest fairgoers. Green Living Science’s on hand for recycled art demonstrations.

Get to know the city! Come out and “Dally” 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 (rain date: Sept. 13). The buzz takes place in North Cass neighborhood, between Forest and Hancock, Second and Third (Anthony Wayne) streets. General admission is free, but bring the bucks for additional charges for food and certain activities.

For more information on 2015 Dally in the Alley in Detroit, visit the Metro Parent calendar.

Photo courtesy of Dally in the Alley’s Facebook page

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