Since 1982, Dally in the Alley has been a growing music festival in Detroit, and this year is no different. On Sept. 8, 2018, between Second and Third Avenue and West Forest and Hancock, in what’s considered the Cass Corridor in Midtown, bring your kids down for the annual street festival.
There will be plenty of musical acts split among four different stages within the fest, so there will be performances for every music lover. Check the event’s website for a complete lists of acts and check out our guide on taking kids to concerts to prepare.
You’ll also find some entertaining performance acts, which have included painting and yoga in the past.
In addition to the music, check out the various vendors, selling all kinds of artwork and crafts; plus a variety of food vendors that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.
Food vendors this year include:
- Amicci’s Pizza
- Detroit Shrimp and Fish
- Yum Village
- Majestic Cafe
- Nosh Pit
- Roll Up Truck
Among others. Just walk around the fair and check them out.
For the little ones, there’s plenty of fun! Be sure to take them to the Kids Fair on Forest Avenue, just east of Second Avenue for free activities like face painting, games, arts and crafts and more.
And don’t forget to pick up your Dally in the Alley merchandise. Vendors will be selling T-shirts, posters, totes and more – plus there will be a limited number of Dally posters from past years.
The 41st annual Dally runs 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. Admission is free, so be sure to check this longtime staple and experience the culture and music for yourself.
Photo courtesy of Dally in the Alley’s Facebook page
This post was originally published in 2016 and is updated regularly.