Big 3: Top events Saturday and Sunday
1. Art & Apples Festival at Rochester Municipal Park
Presented by the Paint Creek Center for the Arts, this event includes 30-acres with nearly 300 exhibiting artists, plus fun for kids, food and entertainment. 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. 816 Ludlow, Rochester. pccart.org.
2. Dally in the Alley in Midtown
Going 39 years strong, this independent community-driven street fair is always the Saturday after Labor Day. Besides five stages of entertainment, the event has local vendors, and food from Metro Detroit restaurants and caterers. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. Free. Between Forest and Hancock, and Second and Anthony Wayne, Detroit. dallyinthealley.com.
3. UniverSoul Circus at Chene Park
An annual favorite, this family event has daring performances, trained animals and comedic clowns. The three-ring party kicks off this week and runs through Sept. 25. Noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 12:30, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday. (through Sept. 25). $17-$30. 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. (800) 745-3000 or universoulcircus.com.