Upcoming dining events, food fests and more
Food and beverage events
Michigan Wine & Cider Festival at Eastern Market: Sample products from more than 40 Michigan businesses, plus Bigalora, Hero or Villain and Mac Shack food trucks. 5-8:30 p.m. Thurs. $35 in advance, $40 at the door. 2934 Russell, Detroit. michiganwines.com
First Birthday and Pride Weekend Celebration at Axle Brewing Co.: To celebrate Pride Weekend and their first year of business, Livernois Tap at Axle Brewing Co is having a weekend of activities and a raffle for free beer for a year. 4 p.m. Fri. 567 Livernois, Ferndale. axlebrewing.com.
Garden Brunch at Lafayette Greens Urban Garden: A benefit for the Greening of Detroit with brunch food from local restaurants, plus a Tito’s vodka Bloody Mary bar, mix-your-own mimosas and live music. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 3. $45, $80 for unlimited drinks, $150 four-pack. 132 W. Lafayette, Detroit. facebook.com/TheGreeningofDetroit.
Taste of Ann Arbor: Dozens of restaurants offer samples priced $1-$4, plus local bands. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 3. Free admission. Main and Liberty, Ann Arbor. mainstreetannarbor.org.
Camp Bacon Street Fair at Artisan Market in Kerrytown: The final event in Zingerman’s 9th annual Camp Bacon event series, this free market has vendors selling, sampling and showcasing all things bacon. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 3. 315 Detroit, Ann Arbor. zingermanscampbacon.com.
Kids in the Kitchen with “Master Chef Jr.” contestant Sammy Vieder at Soul Cafe Event Hall: A fundraiser for Friendship Circle, this event features Vieder and professional chefs. Tickets include light refreshments and tastings. 1:30 p.m. June 3. $30. 5586 Drake, West Bloomfield. friendshipcircle.org/events/kids-in-the-kitchen.
Rum & Tequila Fest at Eastern Market Shed 5 Part tiki party and part Mexican fiesta, this event has cocktails, tacos, a pig roast and a piñata competition for adults. 6-10 p.m. June 8. $30-$40. 2934 Russell, Detroit. app.gopassage.com/events/rumandtequilafest.
Vegan Dinner at Detroit Zen Center: Enjoy a healthy, organic vegan buffet dinner with music from Xiao Dong Wei. 7 p.m. June 9. $50 for performance and dinner; free for 17 and younger. 3030 Casmere, Hamtramck. (313) 366-7738.
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week: Take advantage of $15 lunch and $28 dinner specials at more than 50 Ann Arbor restaurants. June 10-15. annarborrestaurantweek.com.
Kendall-Jackson Wine Dinner with James Rigato at the Root Chef James Rigato comes home to the Root Restaurant & Bar for a Kendall-Jackson wine dinner with Tim O’Halloran. 7 p.m. June 11. $100 per person, plus tax and tip. 340 Town Center Blvd., White Lake. (248) 698-2400.
Food Truck Rally at Royal Oak Farmers Market: Music, family fun and a variety of local food trucks. 5-9 p.m. June 13. Free admission. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. (248) 246-3079.
Undercover Pop-Up Dinner in Detroit: A fundraiser for Covenant House Michigan (which supports homeless, at-risk young adults), the “Underground with the Cov” experience is a pop-up dining experience in an undisclosed location. Ticketholders will only learn of the event hours before the party. 5:45-8:30 p.m. June 14. Detroit. (313) 463-2343 or covenanthousemi.org.
Garlic and Music Festival in Downtown Ferndale: Area restaurants will serve garlic-inspired cuisine. The fest also has local bands, craft beer and spirits and lawn games. 4 p.m.-midnight June 15 and noon-midnight June 16. Free admission. E. Nine Mile between Woodward and Bermuda, Ferndale. garlicandmusicfestival.com.
Michigan Summer Beer Festival at Riverside Park: More than 1,000 craft beers made by around 150 Michigan breweries will be on hand to taste. 5-9 p.m. July 27 and 1-6 p.m. July 28. $40-$45 in advance, $45-$50 at the gate. 2 E. Cross, Ypsilanti. mibeer.com/summer-festival.
Melon Festival in Howell: This longstanding community event includes live music, food, the Melon Run, a kids’ melon patch and other melon-related fun. Aug. 17-19. 200 E. Grand River, Howell. howellmelonfestival.com.
Detroit Sushi Festival at Eastern Market: Food from local sushi restaurants and vendors of Japanese culture. Aug. 24. $27, $54 VIP. Shed 5, 2934 Russell, Detroit. detroitsushifest.com.
Michigan Jewish Food Festival at Eastern Market: Vendors, caterers, speakers, live music, chef demos and more will celebrate Jewish food. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 26. Sheds 5 and 6, Eastern Market, 2934 Russell, Detroit. hazon.org/detroit.