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OABI Festival 

When: Sat., Aug. 9, 10 a.m. 2014
Phone: 248-671-3122
Price: $15 ADV, $25 DOS, $35 OABI race
Sure, OABI sounds like some Hawaiian work like "aloha" or "mahalo," but truthfully, it just stands for "Once Around Belle Isle," which is a new festival being held on the sandy shoes of the Belle Isle Beach. This is the first-ever Detroit fest of its kind, complete with live entertainment, craft brews, food trucks, and stand-up paddle board activities. For those with no previous experience, there will be several on-site demonstrations where you can check out new paddle boards and kayaks. Daring paddlers, be sure to join the seven-mile race around the island. Festivities run from 10 am to 8 pm.


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