Saturday's Winterfest Events Offers Fun for Adults and Kids in Downtown Saline

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 01/21/2016 - 02:50

The Annual Saline Winterfest wouldn’t be complete without activities for Adults. Winterfest will be held on Friday, January 22nd and Saturday, January 23rd. Hosted by Saline Main Street, this community event includes a ton of new activities to keep you busy this weekend!

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Bring your friends and have a ball! Adult activities will be scattered throughout Downtown Saline. These events will be held on both days! Kicking off the event on Friday evening, South Ann Arbor St. will be closed for the Friday Night Street Party! Adults can enjoy our live DJ and participate in our Long John Contest at 8:30pm. For more contest times and events check out!

Additional activities include:

($)= Pay to Play
(O) = Outdoors
(R) = Reserve
(A) Adult Only


Adult Indoor Only Activities


10 am – 3 pm at Excalibur Barber Shop. Try your skill at throwing darts. Games will start every 15 minutes, on the hour, quarter past, half hour, and quarter to.

Pricing Game 

10 am – 3 pm at Pineapple House. Try to guess the price of products in a TV game show type activity. This event was very successful last year, so it is back again!

Memory Match Game

10 am – 3 pm at Maureen’s Designs. Try to match cards by flipping two over.

Hardcore Outdoor Activities

Broomball (O)(R)

10 am – 1 pm – TBA – Broomball is traditionally played on an ice rink, but due to the changing weather we are playing on a paved parking lot surface that will be whatever nature gives us for Saturday January 23rd, thus it could be pavement, ice, snow, or slush. This game, originating in Canada is a game that consists two teams. We will be playing 4 on 4 with a goaltender and three others per team. The object of the game is to score more goals than the opponent. Goals are scored by hitting the ball into the opponent’s goal using the broom. Tactics and plays are similar to those used in street hockey. Players hit a small ball around the rink with a stick called a “broom.” For Winterfest the brooms are provided and are actual corn brooms with the bristles cut short and covered with tape. INFO

Cornhole on the Patio (O)(R)

1:30pm – Dan’s Downtown Tavern Back Patio – Compete in the Corn Hole on the Patio Competition. Team Registration Information coming soon.

Patio Party (A)(O)($)

Macs Acadian Seafood Shack’s back patio. Come socialize with others out in the elements on the courtyard patio. Assorted warm and cold beverages will be available for purchase. Yes, we are planning heaters too for those not yet winterized folks. 

Cold Butt Euchre Tournament (A)(O)

3:30 pm – Macs Acadian Seafood Shack’s back patio – If you like Euchre and winter then this is the tournament for you. Play Euchre while sitting outside in the elements. Alcoholic & assorted warm and cold beverages will be available for purchase.  FREE to Enter…. INFO

Winter Biergarten (O)

Salt Springs Brewery – Enjoy the Winter Biergarten right in downtown Saline during Winterfest. Interact with friends with some outdoor activities while enjoying a beverage. Service may be limited.

Everyone Activities

The 501st Legion

10 am – 3 pm – 104 W. Michigan – The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., it is Lucasfilm’s preferred Imperial costuming group. Star Wars, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. WEBSITE

Hot Cocoa, Pretzels ($)

10 am – 3 pm at St. Paul’s UCC. One Voice Gospel Choir will be selling Hot Chocolate and pretzels in the entrance (off of parking lot) from 10 until 3 (or until everything is gone). 

Puzzle Competition

1:00 pm – First Presbyterian Church of Saline – It may be very cold outside and you might need a warm, inviting environment that also provides some hot chocolate and cookies. Do not worry! For all you jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts there will be a contest, consisting of four teams with four players each. Each team MUST have one member who is under the age of 18. You will be given two hours to complete a 500 piece Ravensburger puzzle.  FREE to Enter… INFO

All New Shooting Gallery

10 am – 3 pm at New Era Chiropractic. Take your best shots at these targets. Improved on last year’s Shooting Gallery.

Euchre Games

10 am – 3 pm at Carrigan Cafe. Compete against others.

Line Obstacle Course (O)

10 am – 3 pm at St. Paul’s UCC. This unique activity for all ages. Compete against others the same age as you or compete against yourself. Run this event as many times as you want. All you have to do is follow the line. This event was a huge hit last year… We are already planning to add a few more twists to the craziness this year!

Donate (O)

10 am – 3 pm at Cobblestone Rose. Collecting donations for Saline Area Social Services. See a complete list here of what to Donate: INFO

Sloppy Joes, chips, Popcorn, mac & cheese, Pop & water ($)

11:30am -3:00pm – St. Paul UCC –   This is a fundraiser to help support the youth’s activities. 

Cass Corridor Volunteering

10am – Noon at St. Paul UCC – Donate some of your time at the event helping others. St. Paul’s UCC & Keystone Church monthly prepare food and toiletries for the homeless in Detroit. This is considered a Winterfest Activity. Our Cass Corridor mission project is for food and Toiletry kit preparation. This is a joint venture with Keystone Church in Saline.  We prepare food for 200 needy people and hand them out at two stops in Detroit.  We will be preparing Bean Soup, Hot Dogs, hot chocolate and sandwiches.  We also put together toiletry kits to pass out at the stops.  Individuals can help prepare food and the toiletry kits and if they wish, they may also go down with the group to Detroit (recommend that kids be at least 12 years old and must be accompanied by an adult).

Bake sale ($)

11:30am -3:00pm – St. Paul UCC –   This is a fundraiser to help support the youth’s activities

Open House 

10:00am -3:00pm – Saline CoWorking – Checkout one of Downtown Saline’s Newest Business – Enter the raffle drawing for a free week of workspace. (second floor of the old Saline Reporter)


Thanks to our sponsors and all of the participating local organizations and businesses for making this event possible!

For the latest event details, please visit the Saline Oktoberfest website at or or contact Riley Hollenbaugh, Executive Director, Saline Main Street at 734-316-2119 or [email protected].




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