What to do this weekend in the Detroit metro

Fall festivities are blooming in Metro Detroit this weekend, and they feature everything from 30,000 square feet of horror to a wall of pumpkins to fine art. Here’s what to expect.

Fine Arts Fair A2 Artoberfest

This second annual art fair presented by the Guild of Artists and Craftsmen will feature 100 jury-selected artists showcasing jewelry, ceramics, paintings, glass, photography, fiber and more. Food vendors are also part of the mix, and adult beverage offerings include craft cocktails from Ann Arbor Distilling Co., mead/cider from Blom Meadworks, wine from Riboli Family Wines with Stella Rosa and beer from three local breweries: Rivers Edge Brewing Company, Brew Detroit and Drafting Table Brewing Co. Fairgoers visitors aged 21 and over will be able to stroll through the event while enjoying their drinks.

Annette Poitou presents works of art at A2 Artoberfest 2021.

There will be live entertainment by Reverie, DJ Batz, Ann Arbor School of Rock and Reina Mystique. The Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum, TeaHaus and Mindo Chocolate will offer activities and creative projects for visitors. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday on North Fourth (between Huron and Catherine) and Ann (between Main and Fifth) in downtown Ann Arbor.

Fall in Pride with Macomb County Pride

This second annual festival presented by Henry Ford Health will feature midway rides and games, a street fair with more than 80 nonprofit vendors and resources, a children’s area and family activities from the Arc of Macomb County, Anton Art Center and the Discovery Center.

Live performers include Nikki Holland & the Dirty Elizabeths and Alisabeth Von Presley. The stage will be hosted by Tik Tok influencer Ryan Redoute and drag star Jadein Black.

Black Jadein

A Pride pub crawl takes place from 6 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Halloween costumes are encouraged. The street fair and performances take place Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. on Macomb Place and North Walnut in downtown Mt. Clemens. Pet-Palooza is from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday and includes a pet (and owner) costume contest on Macomb Place. Carnival on Main Street in downtown Mt. Clemens runs from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

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