And the winner is…
The nominees were picked this year to honor the best local indie fests. The winning Dally in the Alley, held annually the Saturday after Labor Day in the Cass neighborhood near Wayne State, began as an inner-city art fair in 1977 and has evolved into a performing arts festival loaded with great music, good beer, arts and crafts, and more.
This Ferndale event brings together do-it-yourselfers (local artists, crafters, businesses, groups, musicians, restaurants, brewers and more) to showcases creative energy, independent spirit and innovative local talent.
The Ferndale Pride and Street Festival recognizes pride for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and ally communities. A parade, live music, drag shows and more round out this colorful event.
More than 100 local vendors provided unique, handcrafted gifts at this annual event which takes place in December, just in time for all of your holiday needs. It's new home inside the Masonic Temple in Detroit provided plenty of space to peruse everything from sweet treats to screen prints, t-shirts and more.
It's considered the oldest among the Michigan Brewers Guilds four annual festivals. The festival is held outdoors in a scenic riverside setting and features more than 450 different beers from more than 60 different breweries from around the state.
Last year's winner
Three straight days of electronic music at Hart Plaza, with multiple stages and dozens of musicians and DJs. That’s what made Movement the ultimate stage for the city to flex its electronic music muscle — and made it No. 1 in this formidable category. After all, Detroit is the place that founded techno music. And did we mention the afterparties?