Ferndale is hosting their free DIY Street Fair on September 14th, 15th and 16th. Showcasing the immense creative energy, independent spirit and innovative talent that can be found throughout the area, the DIY Street Fair in Ferndale, Michigan has something for everyone.
The Funky Art Fair and the DIY Street Fair both happen during the same hours at the same location - 9 Mile & Woodward.
The DIY Street Fair is a free 2-day, 3-night event in Ferndale, Michigan where local artists, crafters, businesses, groups and organizations, musicians, restaurants, brewers and others who live and work with a do-it-yourself ethic converge for one big celebration. Open to the public - all are welcome.
The Main Stage: local, popular and up-and-coming bands perform free sets throughout the hours of the fair, day and night
The Record Shop: purchase the self-produced and/self-released CDs and merchandise from the performing acts
The Beer Garden: sample a wide variety of delicious craft beers brewed right here in the Great Lakes State
The Restaurant Row: local chefs cook up delicious snacks, lunch & dinner all day long
The Kids Zone: street performers, circus school, puppet shows, and hands-on, DIY project stations provide entertainment for the whole family
The Marketplace: local artists, crafters, entrepreneurs and organizations present and sell their work.
The street fair is organized by a diverse and passionate group of young local leaders who recognize the DIY ethic that thrives throughout the local community and enhances the quality of life in Detroit and surrounding areas.
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Among the many special characteristics that push this event beyond the traditional art fair, DIY Street Fair is about community outreach and growth. It aims to be a showcase for local, homegrown, forward thinking solutions, original works, innovative products, businesses and ideas.
Ferndale is the perfect city to host the DIY Street Fair. Ferndale has quickly become the areas hottest place to be, epitomizing the DIY ethic on so many levels - evident in the national success of such companies as Garden Fresh Salsa, the local popularity of Woodward Avenue Brewers and The Magic Bag Theatre, and the fertile creative soil that is home turf to so many artists, musicians, entrepreneurs and activists. Ferndale has often been described as 20 minutes from nearly everywhere in Metro Detroit, making it the logical choice for an event of this scale. Ford Motor Company relocated all of their official Woodward Dream Cruise events from Birmingham to Ferndale. Ferndale’s unique mixture of non-corporate homegrown small business and Woodward as a central part of its downtown layout make for a genuine and authentic environment.
Details can be found at diystreetfair.com.