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Arts, Culture And McCartney This Weekend

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DETROIT (WWJ) – The weather sure is hot and so are the events taking place this weekend in Metro Detroit!  From the annual Art Fair in Ann Arbor to Paul McCartney performing at Comerica Park, there is something in store for everyone.

The Ann Arbor Art Fair began on Wednesday and will continue on Saturday, July 23.  About 500,000 people are expected to fill the streets of Ann Arbor as it’s one of the largest in the country.

With four fairs in one, there will be art demos, Boogie-Woogie Piano with Mr. B and many featured artists, including Stephen Kade, Su Abbott, Julie Fremuth and Daniel Lager.  Click to view a complete guide to the Ann Arbor Art Fair.

Birmingham’s Day On the Town will also take place on Saturday, July 23 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  The 12-hour sale will feature discounted merchandise with the best bargains around.  The Birmingham Cruise Event Preview, children’s bike parade, the Green Breeze Green Living Fair, and live entertainment will also take place.

For more information and details, visit www.enjoybirmingham.com or call (248) 530-1200.

The 26th Annual Festival of Chariots will take place on Saturday, July 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Known throughout India as the “Ratha Yatra” festival, the event will be celebrated in Novi, as well as hundreds of cities throughout the world.

The parade will culminate at Fuerst Park, where over 20 tents are set-up with various forms of entertainment, a free lunch, yoga, live music, shopping, and more.  Click for more information.

Paul McCartney takes center stage on Sunday, July 24 at Comerica Park at 8 p.m.  ‘Sir Paul’ will play in Detroit for the first time in over 30 years for his “On The Run Tour.”  Those attending the concert can expect three hours of familiar tunes, such as songs when he performed in The Beatles, Wings, solo, and Fireman classics.

Tickets range from $19.50 to $250.  Click to purchase tickets or call (313) 471-6611 for more information.

Port Huron’s Blue Water Fest will continue to Sunday, July 24.  Combining a magnificent display of boats with a fabulous festival of music, food and fun on the river, the festival, formerly known as Boat Week in Port Huron, will include powerboat races and a Parade of Lights on Saturday night.  Click to view more information and for a complete agenda.

These are just a few of the fun activities and festivals taking place in the Metro Detroit area this weekend.  Please visit our Events Calendar page if you are interested in finding even more local events in your area.

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