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Annual Saline Celtic Festival: City of Saline.
July 8 & 9. Saline’s celebration of its sister city, Brecon, Wales, features food, beer and clan tents, kids activities, and Celtic music and dance on several stages by visiting and local performers. No pets. The festival kicks off July 8 with a Dance Party in the Park featuring the ever-popular “Mr. Pretty Legs” kilt-wearing competition, a limerick contest, music and dance workshops, and live music (times TBA) by the Detroit top 40 dance band The Phoenix Theory, as well as the progressive Celtic folk duo Ironwood and the Detroit Celtic punk band The Codgers. Also, fire stunts by Ring of Steel Action Theatre & Stunt Troupe. 5 p.m.–late (Fri.) & 9 a.m.–midnight (Sat.), Mill Pond Park, end of W. Bennett St., west of Ann Arbor St., Saline. Parking available at Saline Middle School, 7190 N. Maple Rd., and Liberty School, 7265 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline, with a shuttle to the festival. Fri.: $8 (ages 6–17, $5, active military free) at the gate only. Sat.: $15 in advance at salineceltic.org and $18 (seniors age 65 & over, $10; youth ages 6-17, $5; kids age 5 & under and active military, free) at the gate. salineceltic.org/schedule, 944–2810.