Weekend Planner: Picnic, Corn Festival and Parade
Radio personalities, a saxhorn band and a drive-in movie are on the calendar.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend.
Birmingham Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time.
- Torry Community Association Annual Picnic
Where: Kenning Park
When: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday
Why go: The Birmingham Torry Community Association is hosting its annual picnic Saturday. Festivities will include live music, pizza and lemonade.
- WNIC-FM, Fresh 100.3, at Kilwin's
When: 1-2 p.m. Saturday
Why go: Join the Fresh 100.3 Street Team and Jay Towers in the Morning at Kilwin's. Buy-one, get-one cones will be available for purchase.
- Corn Festival at the Birmingham Farmers Market
Where: Municipal parking lot No. 6, off North Old Woodward Avenue
When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday
Why go: Enjoy corn games, corn crafts, corn shucking and corn demonstrations at the annual Birmingham Farmers Market Corn Festival. More than 40 booths will offer produce, baked goods and flowers.
- Civil War Parade and 19th-Century Festival
Where: Shain Park, Birmingham Historical Museum and Park
When: 2-4 p.m. Sunday
Why go: The Dodworth Saxhorn Band, a 17-piece Ann Arbor group with period dress and antique instruments, will lead a parade honoring Birmingham's veterans of the Civil War, which began 150 years ago in 1861. It will march from the war's Shain Park memorial to the Historical Museum and Park. Spectators are invited to follow. Vintage music will be presented outside the museum.
- Cranbrook Bat Walk
Where: Cranbrook School at 39221 Woodward Ave. in Bloomfield Hills
When: 8:45 p.m. Friday
Why go: Take a walking tour of bats, including their houses and habitats and learn about their feeding habits, with the Cranbrook Institute of Science. Look up in the sky to see some real bats flying around, and feel free to ask questions of the bat walk guides.