Saline News

It’s Time for Summer Music in the Downtown Streets of Saline

The Saline Summer Music Series continues starts Thursday, mid June in downtown Saline!

The Summer Music Series – a free, outdoor concert organized by Saline Main Street, starts Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 7 pm on S. Ann Arbor Street in Downtown Saline. This weekly series, held all summer long,promises to bring a crowd-pleasing concert each week.

All Summer Music Series concerts begin at 7:00 pm. The series is free to all and highlights a wide variety of cultured musicians.

In addition to the spectacular music, you can enjoy downtown Saline’s favorite eateries and unique shops. The goal of Summer Music Series is to bring people to our downtown, and provide a fun evening of entertainment to our community residents and visitors. Feel free to bring your friends and enjoy a nice summer evening in downtown Saline!

For a complete schedule of this year’s Summer Music Series, go to, or the Saline Main Street Facebook page.

Our rain location for 2017 is The Fifth Corner Teen Center (211 Willis Rd. Saline MI). Please watch the Saline Main Street Facebook page for updates.

Emagine Theatre Grand Opening to Benefit Foundation for Saline Area Schools and Saline Area Social Services

Emagine Theatre Grand Opening to Benefit Foundation for Saline Area Schools and Saline Area Social Services

SALINE, MI – Emagine Theatre will host a Charity Preview and Grand Opening on Friday, March 17th starting at 6:00 p.m. at their new location in Saline. All ticket proceeds will benefit the Foundation for Saline Area Schools and Saline Area Social Services.

The charity event will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, gourmet strolling reception and cocktails. Live entertainment will be provided by the Saline Fiddlers and Rodney Page, Violinist and DJ. Movies will be staggered throughout the night, including Beauty and the Beast, Kong: Skull Island, The Shack and Logan.

The Foundation for Saline Area Schools is a non-profit organization that provides private funding to support academic projects, enrichment programs, and other activities aimed at enhancing the quality of education in the Saline school district. The Foundation rewards excellence and innovation through distribution of individual teaching grants and funds for district wide strategic goals.

Saline Area Social Services is a non-profit organization that strives to help struggling neighbors within the Saline Area School District by providing the extra aid, tools and resources to help improve their lives.

Tickets are $100 for adults and $50 for children (18 and under). For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

Celebrate Christmas at the Rentschler Farmhouse on Sat. 12/17

Saturday, Dec. 17 is the second of three days the Rentschler Farmhouse will welcome visitors for the Christmas event. Come between 11:00 – 3:00. The next day, Sunday, Dec. 18, we’ll be open 1:00-4:00. Admission by donation. Refreshments. Gift Shop. Crafters. Music. The Farmhouse had a good showing of visitors last Saturday. Stop by for a visit this weekend.  After 12/18, the Rentschler Farm will be closed until May.

Women in Business Social Hour, Dec. 8 @ 5-7pm

Join this great group of women for casual networking, sharing and support at the last Social Hour of the year.  As a special treat, we’ll be playing bocce ball on the third floor (no elevator) of Mangiamo Italian Grill – $5 cover and RSVP appreciated.  Check out the group’s Facebook page for more information or call 734-429-4494.  Thursday, December 8 from 5-7pm

41st Annual Saline Christmas Parade

There’s no better way to celebrate the season that at the best parade in the area.  Come downtown on Saturday, December 3 at 5:30pm and see more than 1,600 participants, floats, bands, favorite sports teams, dancers, twirlers and so much more!  After the Parade, kids can Visit with Santa in the Merchants Square Building (131 E. Michigan Ave) and receive a special Santa Sack until 8:00pm.  Also, there is a free shuttle from the Busch’s shopping center to downtown from 4-8:00pm.

Ride with Santa Coloring Contest

Children K-3 can enter to win a magical ride in the Saline Christmas Parade with Santa on Dec.3rd by submitting a coloring page to the Saline Chamber or Community Ed office.  Deadline for entries is Nov. 21, 2016.  Winner will be chosen at random (not skill based) at the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, November 29 at 7pm.  [COLORING PAGE]

James Sorgatz is October’s Pave It Forward Winner!

Many thanks to everyone who continues to support Saline’s downtown businesses during the Michigan Ave. construction project.  The end of construction drawing for $1,000 will include all tickets collected throughout the construction projects and will be held on November 29th at 6:00 p.m. in downtown Saline! Please redeem your receipts for tickets before 12:00 p.m. on November 29th at the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce, Hartman Insurance, or Saline Main Street!


The Pave It Forward campaign works like this: shoppers collect their receipts from participating businesses and redeem them for raffle tickets at one of three redemption centers –Hartman Insurance Company, Saline Main Street, and the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce.

For every $10 spent, shoppers will be given one ticket that will be entered into the drawing for the monthly drawings. Receipts must be redeemed for tickets by 5:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month. Drawings are scheduled on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at Leather Bucket Alley on S. Ann Arbor Street in Downtown Saline.

Participating Saline businesses Include: Brecon Grille, Carrigan Café, Cobblestone Rose, Dan’s Downtown Tavern, mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack, Mangiamo Italian Grill, Maureen’s Designs, New Era Chiropractic, Perry’s Tuxedo, Pineapple House, Resale Boutique, Saline Automotive, Saline Optometry, Salt Springs Brewery, and Smoke BBQ.

See participating businesses and rules or call Riley Hollenbaugh, Saline Main Street Executive Director at 734-717-7406.