KROGER ZERO HUNGER ZERO WASTE PROGRAM
Kroger will bring back its Zero Hunger Zero Waste Program to fight hunger and reduce food waste as a new feature at this year’s Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats festival. The program will feature a collaboration with Forgotten Harvest, The Royal Oak Restaurant Association and participating Arts, Beats & Eats restaurants. More than 75 restaurants have made a commitment to the program, which will include a minimum of two large pans of food for local organizations that provide food to those in need. Nonprofits that are slated to receive the food donations include Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Detroit Rescue Mission, and Detroit Boxing Club. Each night, Arts Beats & Eats festival team members, along with additional staff and volunteers from Forgotten Harvest, will pick up donations from throughout the festival and deliver them to a Forgotten Harvest refrigerated truck.
OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE PARTNERSHIP
Oakland Community College makes a dramatic return to the festival with a new, interactive cooking showdown, the opportunity to race through the streets at the steering wheel of a fire truck, and a talented lineup of theatrical and musical performances to enjoy. If you’ve ever wanted to drive a fire engine, make sure to visit the new OCC First Responder Simulator. This viral driving simulator, designed for local police, fire and EMS agencies, will send you speeding through narrow streets, twisting turns and breathtaking intersections as you experience the thrill of first-responder training firsthand. Also sure to be a big hit with the young guys, the new Touch-a-Truck experience, which promises a real, state-of-the-art fire truck to explore, along with a sleek police car and an ambulance, for the full, first-responder experience. . Full activity line-up here...
AARP BLOCK PARTY
AARP is excited to bring its fun and festive Block Party to Arts, Beats & Eats this year! Come experience cool activities for the entire family and learn more about what AARP is all about! Located on 7th Street
FLAGSTAR BANK CULTURE ON 4TH
Flagstar Bank returns as the presenting sponsor at the 2019 Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats Festival, sponsoring the Culture on 4th program. The street will be anchored by the Flagstar Bank International Stage, featuring everything from flamenco dancing to polka. Flagstar will also provide complimentary exhibit spaces to Metro Detroit area non-profits. Full Line-Up of activities available here....
MICHIGAN CRAFT BEER EXPERIENCE
A first-of-its-kind, five-year partnership with Michigan-based Imperial Beverage will make Michigan’s most popular craft brews the official beer at the festival this Labor Day weekend and in the coming years. A total of 19 beverage locations, including 14 for craft beer on tap and five for canned craft beer, will feature beer from Short’s Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company and Old Nation Brewing, among other fine craft beer selections
For the first time in the festival’s history, the event will offer a taste portion of selections from Short’s Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company and Old Nation Brewing at every beverage booth on the festival site. In addition, the festival has organized a new Beer Garden to introduce new products to attendees. The beer garden will be located in the parking lot off 6th Street and Center Street. and will feature craft “one-offs” from Short’s, Lagunitas and Old Nation brands.
UPBOUND WITH ART PRESENTED BY DELTA DENTAL
Upbound with Art presented by Delta Dental will showcase talented artists supported by Upbound at Work, a disability employment and consulting agency powered by the nonprofit organization Autism Alliance of Michigan. Four local Upbound artists will participate and sell their fine art, which includes paintings, photography, hand-crafted jewelry and more that celebrate the wonders of Michigan.