The third annual event will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Community Center.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Saturday, January 28, 2012
The second annual event put on by the Berkley Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday was "a wonderful success," senior coordinator Sue Thornton said. Share your Winterfest photos here!
Snow came just in time for Berkley's second annual Winterfest on Saturday, where residents packed the Berkley Community Center to celebrate the winter season and spend some time with neighbors. Berkley Parks and Recreation Director Tom Colwell said the small amount of snow was a nice bonus. “We certainly had our plans set for no snow, and it's not a lot of snow out there but the little bit of dusting is great,” Colwell said as he held his 8-month-old daughter. “The idea of this whole event is to get families outside playing together.” Winterfest – which featured games, ice skating, a chili cook-off, petting farm, "turkey bowling" and more – was put on by the Berkley Parks and Recreation Department and a slew of volunteers. Colwell said …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Berkley Winterfest, Off to the Races and a home organization workshop are just a few ways to spend Saturday and Sunday – read on for more ideas!
Hold onto your hats, there's a lot to pencil in this weekend! For starters, the Bud Light Ferndale Blues and Music Festival kicks off Friday. The city will be aglow in blue as it hosts more than 60 concerts and events in at least 24 venues over nine days. The festival includes events in Hazel Park and Royal Oak Township, and new music options such as rock 'n' roll, club, dance, big band, house and electronic music. Check out special brunch options at The Emory or what other local venues have planned here. If that doesn't suit your fancy, check out some of our other ideas for weekend fun! For more weekend-things-to-do options, visit our Events guide here. If you'd like to post your own event, watch this video tutorial.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
We've got your guide to the second annual celebration, including a schedule of events and the weather forecast for Saturday.
Berkley's second annual Winterfest kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday and we've got the scoop on what you need to know before you go. "The first one was a tremendous day," Berkley City Council member Dan Terbrack said of the free, family friendly event's success during a meeting earlier this month. Winterfest – which features games, ice skating, a chili cook-off, petting farm, snowman-building contest and more – is put on by the Berkley Parks & Recreation Department and a slew of volunteers. "This event is another example of Berkley’s quality of life that is made possible by volunteers," Mayor Phil O'Dwyer wrote in his January newsletter. "To those who enjoy Winterfest, Cruisefest, the (Hometown) Holiday (Lights) Parade, the Berkley Art Bash, …
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Browse these photos from Saturday's, which organizers hope will become an annual tradition.
Perfect winter weather with a fresh coat of snow greeted attendees Saturday at the WinterFest in Berkley. The event – which featured indoor and outdoor activities for all ages, plus free admission – was designed to encourage Berkley and Huntington Woods residents to partake in a healthful lifestyle, Parks & Recreation Manager Tom Colwell said. WinterFest ran from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at Community Park. The event included a craft show, chili cook-off, petting zoo, snowman-building contest, medieval armored combat demonstration, snowshoeing, a bonfire, ice skating and more. Organizers hope WinterFest will become an annual event.