Big 3: Top events in Metro Detroit Saturday and Sunday

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
A piece of art created at The Art of Fire, Clay, Glass, Metal.

Art of Fire, Clay, Glass and Metal in downtown Royal Oak: Explore the side of visual arts that incorporates a lot of heat. This annual street fair includes 100 artists from across the country and glass-blowing, blacksmithing and pottery-making demonstrations, plus live fire performances. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Free. Downtown Royal Oak. (248) 547-4000 or

Irish dancers at the Motor City Irish Fest.

Motor City Irish Fest at Greenmead Historical Park: Celebrate Irish culture and heritage with dancing, live music from bands near and far, Irish food and a whiskey-tasting event. Noon-11 p.m. Sat. and 1-8 p.m. Sun. $12 adult admission Sat.-Sun. 20501 Newburgh, Livonia.

Suneel Gupta, candidate for Congress in Michigan's 11th District, pulls his daughters, Serena Gupta, 18 months, left, and Samara Gupta, 6, right, sort of hidden, in the Motor City Pride parade.

Motor City Pride at Hart Plaza: Be yourself at this annual celebration of pride, acceptance and equality for the LGBT community. This year's parade commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which is considered to be the catalyst to the modern Pride movement. 1-9 p.m. Sat. and noon-7 p.m. Sun. Free. Jefferson at Woodward, Detroit.

Melody Baetens