Wednesday, September 12, 2012
It's time for a weekend of art, music and fun in Ferndale. Find everything you need to know here.
The DIY Street Fair and Funky Ferndale Art Fair are expected to draw thousands of people into downtown Ferndale this weekend to enjoy art, live music, food and family-friendly activities. According to the National Weather Service, a high of 70 degrees is expected on Friday with a 40 percent chance of rain. Clear, sunny skies are expected on Saturday and Sunday with highs in the low- to mid-70s. Times: Details: What else? Times: Details: What else? We asked Ferndale residents on Ferndale Patch's Facebook page what tips they have for new visitors to the events. Here's what they had to say:
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Local music's Mardis Gras kicks off this weekend; W.A.B. owner Chris Johnston talks what's new for year-five and I offer a humble list of bands to consider hearing/viewing amid the glorious grassroots bazaar of art, beer, food and ferris wheels.
September's an unofficial holiday for local music-heads 'cause that means DIY: an inspiring, felicitous, top-heavy on heart event combining the good cheer of Christmas with the camaraderie of Thanksgiving and the fired-up fancyfree of Halloween into a three-day blur of round-robin stage shifts showcasing 70-some-odd bands. [Info: DIY Street Fair] "I feel like this event creates a lot peoples' 'favorite memories,'" said Chris Johnston, WAB owner and key co-organizer of the street fair. The event is bigger than ever this year: a kick-off concert Thursday night leads into three full evenings (and two full days) of live music. [Check out the full line-up here.] Thursday: K.I.D.S. - Weird, wound-up new-wave pop mutated by the pedal-squall of …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
A 5k charity run, giant ferris wheel and more will be included in the fifth annual three-day event.
Looking forward to this year's DIY Street Fair? Here's a look at what's new at this year's event, coming up Sept. 14-16: See here for more information on the 2012 DIY Street Fair. Source: DIY Street Fair news release.
This year's event will include more space for local vendors and musical acts.
The DIY Street Fair - Ferndale's annual three-day event celebrating local artists, crafters and businesses adopting a do-it-yourself ethic - is expanding its footprint for 2012. This year's event Sept. 14-16 will extend the former fair area, which bordered Nine Mile Road near the Ferndale Public Library, onto Nine Mile Road itself with additional vendors and an additional concert-grade stage area, according to a press release. [Check out photos from last year's DIY Street Fair here.] The fair, which is sponsored by Your Metro Detroit Chevrolet Dealers, is celebrating its five-year anniversary this year. "DIYSF, as an event, hit the ground running five years ago with threads crisscrossing through it that caught more and more momentum in …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The annual event that showcases local independent businesses, artists, musicians and more is set for Sept. 14-16.
The DIY Street Fair, which celebrates Do It Yourself ethic by showcasing local independent businesses, artists, musicians, is accepting vendor applications for the annual fall event. This year's DIY Street Fair will be Sept. 14-16 in the southeast quadrant off of Nine Mile and Woodward next to the Ferndale Public Library and centered on Troy Street. The event brings in thousands of people for live music, activities for children, a beer tent, food from local restaurants and, of course, the marketplace where a variety of unique vendors offer their original and handmade wares for sale. The application fee is $25 and the booth fee is $300. Availability is limited and booth space is awarded to those offering creative, unique and high-quality …
Monday, September 19, 2011
We're not sure how you could have but, if you did, here's a recap of what we did and what went down this weekend in Ferndale.
Just as quickly as this fair-packed weekend came, it went. Judging by the crowds, you were there... but just in case you weren't, we've corralled all of our coverage and galleries into one easy to find and click spot. So, if you want to read about the drummer who drummed in three separates projects this weekend, or how the DIY Street Fair was chock-full of local food vendors or maybe you just want to looked at the photo galleries we put together (and pictures of the Insane Clown Posse playing one song with Charm Farm), this is the place to be. And don't forget to check out our super-unscientific poll at the bottom of this article. Local music enthusiast Connor Valone hung around the stage for nearly every band. Below is what he saw and had…
Energetic crowds, tasty food, homegrown music, fresh and creative faces and glorious fall weather cap off the DIY Street Fair weekend.
If anything is certain in a Michigan autumn, it is unpredictable and often volatile weather. However, Mother Nature bestowed her good graces upon Ferndale this weekend as the DIY Street Fair wrapped up its fourth annual three-day festival under blue skies and pleasant temperatures. Sunday, I arrived shortly after 6 p.m. to catch the end of Amy Gore and Her Valentine’s set. I zipped my way through the rows of vendors to score some last-minute homemade artisan goodies as most closed shop early Sunday. Bars of Gold, the hard-hitting post-punk/indie group and Ferndale residents, gave one of the most vibrant and inspirational performances of the weekend, praising the previous musicians and especially the proceeding act, Prussia. Prussia, an …
Sunday, September 18, 2011
A few shots from the crowd of the DIY Street Fair Sunday afternoon while the sun was up.
The DIY Stree Fair kicked of Sunday with more music, continued vendors, tons of dogs, super cool kids with sunglasses and a bright sun.
Hey Rosetta!, Child Bite and Electric Six fire up the Saturday night's festival crowd.
With families abound and the free spirit of autumn in the air, the stage was set for the second day of the DIY Street Fair. The sun began to set and throngs of youngsters yet again swarmed East Troy Street from the port-o-potties to the edge of the main stage. People packed the viewing area between The Emory and the Woodward Avenue Brewers, which was wall-to-wall from 7 p.m. onward. Lines for the two beer tents were 20 people deep the whole night, and the little souvenir white cups were tightly clasped, despite a nip in the September air. My night of music began around 7:30 p.m., viewing the Canada-based Hey Rosetta! The band had received numerous plays by CBC Ontario radio stations prior to Saturday, and a small fan base had begun to …
It was crowded on the streets of Ferndale on Saturday, with people, music, art, sunglasses, smiles and food everywhere.
The weather was perfect for strolling outside, and it looks like the public came out in force. It was a crowded but peaceful scene at the Ferndale street fairs, with a little rock 'n' roll thrown in.