June 8-11 • Veterans Memorial Park, Roseville
Roseville is the place to be for family-friendly fun this weekend, as the annual RoseFest returns to Veterans Memorial Park, 27325 Barkman St.
RoseFest offers four days of festivities June 8-11, including carnival attractions, entertainment, kids activities and more. Live bands will perform under the park pavilion all four days, and Saturday, June 10, will be family day, with a kids parade beginning at noon, an outdoor family movie at 8 p.m., and the RoseFest fireworks at 9:45 p.m.
For more information, visit www.rosefest.info or call (586) 445-5410.
2. Cars R Stars
Sunday, June 11 • Packard Proving Grounds, Shelby Township
Classic cars will be in the spotlight during the eighth annual Cars R Stars show on Sunday, June 11, at the Packard Proving Grounds, located at 49965 Van Dyke Ave., south of 23 Mile Road.
Each year, the show celebrates a unique type of vehicle, and this year, organizers will present a rear-engine vehicle display, including three of the nine Stout Scarabs ever made. The display will also include a 1948 Tucker; 1960s Corvairs, including a pickup truck; Volkswagen Beetles and minibuses; an Amphicar that runs on both land and water; a Tatra T87; a DeLorean DMC 12; mini BMW Isettas; a Fiat Jolly; and several Porsches. A different section will feature Whizzer motorbikes — motorized bicycles that became a popular form of commute for defense workers during World War II — and other types of vintage bicycles.
The show will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the historic venue. Admission at the gates costs $5, and children 12 and younger will be admitted for free when accompanied by a paid adult.
For more information, visit www.carsrstars.com.
3. Clay, Glass & Metal Show
June 10-11 • Downtown Royal Oak
The 23rd annual Clay, Glass & Metal Show will be heating up downtown Royal Oak this weekend.
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 10, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 11, along Main Street, stretching from Sixth Street to 11 Mile Road. It’s one of the top juried fine art shows, and the only show in the nation, that focuses on only these three elements — clay, glass and metal — made from the earth with fire.
More than 120 artists throughout the United States and Canada will have their work on display and for sale. There will also be live demonstrations by several of the artists. For more information, visit clayglassandmetal.com.
4. Free Fishing Weekend
June 10-11 • Michigan/Harrison Township
No fishing license? No problem — at least for this weekend.
While Michigan requires all anglers to have a valid fishing license, you can still test the waters during Free Fishing Weekend June 10-11.
Free Fishing Weekend, which is open to both Michigan residents and nonresidents, encourages those without a license to enjoy fishing on any of the state’s lakes, rivers or streams. During the weekend, the DNR will waive the regular Recreation Passport entry fees for vehicles at state parks and recreation areas.
Locally, the Harrison Township Parks and Recreation Committee is celebrating with its annual Fishing Derby from 8 to 11 a.m. June 10 at Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Pkwy. The derby is open to kids 16 and younger, and participants can compete for prizes based on the size, weight and species of the fish they catch. There is no limit to the number of fish that can be caught. Prizes will be awarded by age group: 4-7, 8-12 and 13-16. Participants must bring their own fishing equipment and bait, and a local volunteer will be on hand to teach children in attendance how to tie a line.
For more information — including a list of more special events being held in conjunction with Free Fishing Weekend — visit www.michigan.gov/freefishing.
5. Berkley Art Bash
Saturday, June 10 • Downtown Berkley
The annual Berkley Art Bash will return to the downtown for its 16th year with more than 130 artists taking over 12 Mile Road from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 10.
Artists will be selling items ranging from photographs, garden art, jewelry, pottery, wearables, paintings and more. There also will be food trucks, live music, inflatable slides, a moon bounce, face painting and airbrush tattoos for the kids.
For more information, visit www.berkleyartbash.com.
C & G Staff Writers Bria Brown, Sarah Wojcik, Victoria Mitchell and Mike Koury contributed to this report.