Concerts, like dimly lit chandeliers, are more impressive outdoors and are more enchanting when adorned with strategically placed glow sticks. Shed light on outdoor celebration with this Groupon.
Choose from Five Options
- $15 for two one-day passes to Festival of the Moon on Friday, June 22, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. (up to a $30 value)
- $20 for two one-day passes to Festival of the Sun on Saturday, June 23, from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. (up to a $40 value)
- $35 for four one-day passes to Festival of the Sun on Saturday, June 23, from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. (up to an $80 value)
- $25 for two two-day passes to Festival of the Sun & Moon on Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23 (up to a $50 value)
- $40 for two one-day passes to Festival of the Sun, including a food and wine pairing on Saturday, June 23, at 4:30 p.m. (an $80 value)
For the above options, each attendee receives one festival admission per chosen date or dates, one souvenir glass, and tickets for food and drink samples.
Festival of the Moon starts off the celebration for a 21+ crowd on Friday evening and a headlining performance by singer-songwriter Tony Lucca. While regional and national bands bathe Old Town's streets in folk rock, funk, jazz, and indie music, attendees have the chance to taste craft brews poured by representatives from Bell's Brewery. The following day, the Festival of the Sun highlights beers and wines from local sellers as visitors sip and eat in time with live music from five live bands. While children can't attend Festival of the Moon, they can join in child-centric activities at Festival of the Sun until 7 p.m. Visitors who choose to take part in the wine tasting meet up with representatives from the Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council, who guide attendees to sample reds and whites paired with bites from local restaurants Mediteran and The Purple Carrot.
Old Town's Taste & Tour
Since 1825, the Old Town area has seen both prosperous times and, for the second half of the 20th century, stretches of destitution. Within the last 30 years, dedicated locals have started turning Old Town back around, dropping its building vacancy rates from 90% to less than 10% and establishing a slew of festivals, art venues, and boutiques. The Old Town Commercial Association plays its role in this cultural and economic renaissance by holding the annual Old Town's Taste & Tour to raise funds for community revitalization projects.
More than 300 people attended the event in 2011, sampling bites of cuisine dished out by local restaurants. Owners of local lofts give participants a rare opportunity to tour their unique living spaces and the rooftop cannons that launch them to work each morning.