The Michigan Rib Fest kicks off the summer season in downtown Royal Oak June 30-July 2. The event once again welcomes thousands of guests for a weekend of BBQ, bands, and family fun. In celebration of Independence Day, Michigan Rib Fest will showcase an unparalleled selection of unique cuisine, food trucks, and BBQ – along with a selection of adult beverages. More than a dozen food vendors will be offering up mouthwatering fare that’s sure to please even the most discerning palate. With a list of bands as long as the food vendors, Michigan Rib Fest presents a carefully crafted entertainment lineup that’s fit for all ages including monster truck rides, hot dog pig racing, and lawn games. The event will feature some of the state and region’s most impressive local talent with a range of musical genres and styles performing all day that will please any crowd. Michigan Rib Fest is family-friendly, featuring loads of fun for all ages at the Kids Zone – including bounce houses and face painting. Hours are June 30, 1-11 p.m.; July 1, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; and July 2, 12-9:30 p.m. Entry is free. Visit http://www.michiganribfest.com for more information or http://www.facebook.com/michiganribfest/.