Old St. Patrick Labor Day Festival in Ann Arbor

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Wrap up your summer fun with food, live entertainment, raffles, games and other activities at the Old St. Patrick Labor Day Festival, happening in Ann Arbor Sept. 1-2, 2012.

The fest, which takes place from noon to 11 p.m. both days, has free admission and attractions for all ages – not to mention food aplenty: Be sure to feast on a BBQ rib dinner on Saturday or chicken dinner Sunday.

Children of all ages can enjoy a range of activities, including a petting zoo, face painting, inflatables, cakewalk and more. Kids also can let loose all that youthful energy with soccer, a rock-climbing wall and even bungee jumping.

Get in your last-minute summer shopping fix by visiting the Country Store, too, used books shop and silent auction.

Be sure to check out the Vegas and bingo tents, too – and don't forget to enter the $5,000 grand prize and 50/50 raffles.

And no celebration would be complete without music! Enjoy oldies, Motown, jazz, funk, soul and country from the Paradise Band 7-11 p.m. Saturday. The Kielbasa Kings polka band hits the stage on Sunday from 2 until 6 p.m., and Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies keep the dance floor packed 6-11 p.m. with hoppin', boppin' and rockin' tunes.

Want more? Get the full breakdown of events right here:

Saturday

  • Vegas tent: 2-11 p.m.
  • Bingo: 1-8 p.m.
  • 50/50 Raffle: all day
  • Line dancing: 3:30-5 p.m.
  • Swing dancing: 6 p.m.

Sunday

  • Pie-baking contest: 1 p.m.
  • Silent auction: 8 p.m.
  • Basket raffle: 9 p.m.
  • "Present to Win" special raffle: 10:30 p.m. (must be there to win; all winners in attendance get a $100 prize).

See the Metro Parent listing for more on the 2012 Old St. Patrick Labor Day Festival.

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