Hundreds Dance and Drink the Night Away at Saline Summerfest

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 08/12/2017 - 01:10
The Atomic Radio Band performs before a growing crowd at Saline Summerfest Friday.

Hundreds of Salinians danced, ate and drank the night away Friday as Saline Summerfest began in downtown Saline. The festival continues Saturday at 8 a.m. and runs into the night.

Atomic Radio Band entertained the crowd with popular dance and rock songs from the last four decades. A crowd gathered around the stage and danced deep into the night.

At the tables, patrons drank beer, ate ice cream from the Lions Club, and ate sandwiches and other good offered by Dan’s Downtown Tavern, Smokehouse 52 and Saline Kiwanis. Benito’s Pizza also served pizza.

On South Ann Arbor Street, families waited in line to watch their children have their faces painted. Great Clips painted the hair of children. Others learned the basics from 9 Round 30 Minute Kickboxing Fitness.

Volunteers from Salt Valley Arts provided children with lessons in painting and water colors. Of the 29 vendors in the arts and craft show, many were from Saline.

The state champion Saline High School baseball team gathered one more time and was introduce by coach Scott Theisen in front of an appreciative Summerfest crowd.

The crowd was also entertained by dancers from Dance Alliance and Rhythm Dance Crew and the famous Saline Twirlettes.

Here’s the schedule for Saturday at Saline Summerfest.

7:30 am – 8 am Kids’ Fishing Contest Registration

8 am – Noon Farmers’ Market The Farmers Market is relocated for one day only during Summerfest to Parking Lot #2 on E. Henry Street, 1/2 Block East of S. Ann Arbor Street.

8 am – 10 am Fishing Contest @ Mill Pond Park Children 14 and Under

9 am – 4 pm Saline Street Machines Car Show Awards @ 3:30 pm

9 am – 1 pm Electric Car Show, Historic Union School Parking Lot

9 am – 2 pm Co-ed Volleyball Tournament Saline Rec Center, pre-registration encouraged

10 am – 8 pm Saline Summer Craft Show

10 am – 2 pm Kids’ Games including Inflatable Obstacle Course & Bouncer,and Much More!

10:30 am – 2 pm 3 v 3 Soccer Tournament Henne Field

Noon  – 1 pm Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic

Noon  – 7:30 pm Saline’s Rotary Car Raffle (Winner announced at 7:45 pm)

Noon  – 4 pm Historical Trolley Tour

1 pm – 1:30 pm Short play (Salt Arts Group)

1 pm – 2 pm Hensel Kenpo Karate Demo at Saline Street Machines Car Show near McKay and North Ann Arbor Streets (not confirmed)

1 pm – 2 pm Big Benitos Pizza Eating Contest

2 pm – 3 pm Detroit Special Playing at Saline Street Machines Car Show

1:30 pm – 2:20 pm Wisteria Band

2:20 pm – 3:10 pm Local Legends The Motor City Outlaws

3:10 pm – 4 pm Wisteria Band

4 pm – 5 pm Jake Kershaw

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Tricycle Race

5 pm – 6 pm Drivin’ Sideways

6 pm – 7 pm Jake Kershaw

7 pm – 8 pm Drivin’ Sideways Band

8 pm – 11 pm 50 Amp Fuse

7 pm – 10 pm Teen Block Party

8:30 pm Blackjack Challenge


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