Old St. Patrick Church marks Labor Day weekend with annual festival Saturday and Sunday
Over the years, the annual Old St. Patrick Labor Day Weekend Festival has become a kind of unofficial end-of-summer party held on the grounds of the Old St. Patrick Catholic Church in the rural Ann Arbor-Whitmore Lake area.
This year’s event - Saturday and Sunday from noon to 11 p.m. both days - should be no exception, with plenty of music, food and fun for all ages.
Saturday’s line-up includes a Polish fare dinner (3 p.m. until the food is gone), plus music by the country/classic rock group the Rewired Band from 7-11 p.m.
On Sunday, feast on a barbecue chicken dinner (noon till gone) and participate in a pie-baking contest. Dearborn polka band The Kielbasa Kings kick off the musical menu (2-6 p.m.), followed by blues band Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies (7-11 p.m.), who always manage to keep a floor packed with boppers, rockers, two-steppers and swing-dancers.
Other activities including a petting zoo, face painting, inflatables, raffles, a rock climbing wall, bungee jumping, a cake walk and more.
Also, admission is free, and beer and wine will be available. Sounds like all the ingredients needed for a perfect summer party.
Old St. Patrick Catholic Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Road, Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1; noon-11 p.m. both days. Admission is free. Details at www. stpatricka2.org or734-662-8141.