Julie’s Motor City Songbirds Festival in Ferndale Sept. 30 Ferndale, MI – Help us continue the tradition as we celebrate the life and work of our dear friend, Julie Pevos Sias. Following Julie’s lead, former and new Songbirds come together to raise funds for good causes and honor the power of women in music. Gather…
“DIYSF, as an event, hit the ground running 5 years ago with threads crisscrossing through it that caught more and more momentum in each passing year. Just as the artists hone their skills we are consistently doing the same,” said Chris Johnston, event founder and co-owner of Woodward Avenue Brewers, The Emory and The Loving Touch establishments near the event site. “I think we’re going to show a lot of people a great time in Ferndale again this September.”
The Ferndale Pub Crawl took place on July 27, 2012 with thousands of visitors doing a walking tour of 22 Downtown Ferndale venues. The event was a fundraiser for four local tax-deductible charities: the Ferndale Police Auxiliary, FernCare, Ferndale Community Foundation, and the Michigan AIDS Coalition.
With the lure of great local bands, multiple styles of BBQ, and plenty of booze to wash it down, The Pig & Whiskey festival brought over 10,000 people to Downtown Ferndale on Saturday alone. Sizable crowds attended Friday and Sunday as well. The massive event, put on by Metro Times, The Woodward Avenue Brewers and The Emory, took place July 13, 14, and 15, 2012.
Pig & Whiskey will showcase 10 or more of Southeast Michigan’s best barbecue restaurants while highlighting unique and delicious pork, beef and barbecue dishes. Furthermore, there will be over 40 varieties of bourbon, scotch, and whiskey brands available to sample. There will also be a beer tent for those seeking an alternative to whiskey. Food and beverage will be available for cash purchase.
Thursday, May 24th, 2012, marks the 15th year that Woodward Avenue Brewers (WAB) (22646 Woodward) has been open for business in Downtown Ferndale, MI.
The new year is off to a great start recycling-wise as SOCRRA (Southeast Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority) is working with a record number of Ferndale businesses and increasing revenue brought into the City through recycling programs.
Colette Farris spent the last two months of 2011 amping up efforts to reach the business community.
Ferndale merchants are preparing for the Halloween season, with traditional spooky-themed costumes, decorations, candies and foods in preparation for Halloween, Day of the Dead, and the changing of the seasons in general.
The annual DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Fair is taking place this weekend, with local artists and crafters, music, two beer tents, family activities and more. Find out more about this fabulous grass-roots festival at www.diystreetfair.com. Check out last year’s DIY coverage at https://oaklandcounty115.com/2010/09/19/diy-showcases-local-art-music/.
On September 16, 17 & 18 Downtown Ferndale will be full of art, music and energy as thousands will flock to the city for the DIY Streetfair and the Funky Ferndale Art Fair.
Planning is under way for one of the most popular grassroots events in Ferndale, the DIY Street Fair. The “DIY” stands for Do-It-Yourself, and the event brings together local artists, crafters, musicians, craft brewers and restauranteers for two days and three nights of fun Sept 16, 17, and 18, 2011.