It's summer in Saline and there's plenty of action around town in the coming weeks. Here's a look at upcoming events.
Summer Music Series
Every Thursday night in the summer, Saline Main Street hosts a block party on South Ann Arbor Street. This Thursday, country music singer Lisa Mary performs. On July 5, classic rockers Leverage perform. On July 12, Celtic rock band Crossbow kicks of the Celtic Festival weekend with a performance downtown.
Music starts at 7 p.m.
There are activities and sidewalk activities for kids. Several downtown restaurants offer specials.
Independence Day Picnic
The Saline Area Historical Society presents the fourth annual Wayne Clements Memorial Independence Day Picnic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 30, at the Saline Depot Museum.
People are invited to tour the Saline Depot Museum, the livery barn and caboose. Saline Retired Iron will show off antique tractors. Parks and Recreation will provide a bounce house. There also kids games, One popular attraction is the velocipede. Guests can power the handcar up and down the tracks.
Saline Kiwanis and Saline Lions Club will serve food and ice cream.
The museum is located at 402 N. Ann Arbor St., with parking available at Henne Field on Bennett Street.
Fourth of July Fireworks
The City of Saline present the Fourth of July Fireworks over Crabtree Field at 10 p.m., July 4. Crabtree Field is located between Liberty School and Saline Middle School.
The fireworks show - Saline's first Fourth of July fireworks show in years -- is presented by Grand Sakwa Properties, LLC.
Saline Celtic Festival
The Saline Celtic Festival is held July 13-14 at Mill Pond Park. This year's show features musical acts on three stages, including Brother Crowe, Corktown Popes, Steel City Rovers and Crossbow. Michigan's finest bagepipe bands will also perform. Other events include the "Mr. Pretty Legs" pageant, dazzling peformances by Ring of Fire, a limerick contest and a series of dance competitions. The festival offers lots of kids activities, including an entire "Wee Folks Island" dedicated to little ones.
Some of the popular attractions include jousting and sheep dog herding demonstrations.
The festival also offers Michigan craft beer and delicious food.