Partly Cloudy   66.0F  |  Forecast »

Ragtime Street Fair at Greenfield Village in Dearborn

Families take a step back in time at The Henry Ford, July 13-14, 2013, and experience all the fun of the early 20th century

A celebration of the era of ragtime music is in store for families when the annual Ragtime Street Fair returns to the grounds of Greenfield Village in Dearborn, July 13-14, 2013.

Ragtime was a popular music form in the early 20th century, a predecessor to jazz. It was a type of music different to any other of its time. This upbeat tunage will get you up and dancing with its bouncy melodies and intricate rhythms.

Boogie the night away to classic ragtime tunes and even learn a dance or two to take back home and impress friends. Performers include River Raisin Ragtime Revue and the Tartarsauce Traditional Jazz Band. Also hear the music of George Gershwin in a whole new way. Check out the Piano Cutting Contest, too, where participants will be judged on their musical abilities.

Enjoy dinner and a movie, the 1924 silent film, Lizzies of the Field – which will be accompanied by live piano playing. Watch as the chefs of The Henry Ford prepare fresh dishes of the ragtime era right in front of you, with food provided by local farmers. After dinner, win a dessert at the cake walk!

Times for the event are as follows:

  • Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

This event is free with admission: $24 for adults, $17.50 for ages 13-61 and free for ages 4 and under. Parking costs $5 per vehicle.

See the Metro Parent listing for more on the Ragtime Street Fair at Greenfield Village in Dearborn.

Add your comment:
Advertisement

More »Latest Articles & Blog Posts

Paper Craft Fun with Handprints, Garland and Kawaii Art

Paper Craft Fun with Handprints, Garland and Kawaii Art

This versatile craft material transforms into an acorn fall creation, decorative ribbon, cute Japanese critters and cool dividers for your kid's closet.

How to Prevent Your Child from Choking

How to Prevent Your Child from Choking

Mealtime can turn from pleasant to panic in a matter of seconds. Protect your child from this mishap with our list of dos and don’ts.

YouTube Moms Parody Iggy Azalea's Hit Song 'Fancy'

YouTube Moms Parody Iggy Azalea's Hit Song 'Fancy'

The rapper's had the hit of the summer, but these clever mothers made it their own, riffing on pregnancy and motherhood in some pretty funny viral videos.

Biscuit Recipes: From Classic to Chocolate

Biscuit Recipes: From Classic to Chocolate

September is National Biscuit Month, but you can bake these any time! These recipes, including classic biscuits from Betty Crocker and cornmeal biscuits from Martha Stewart, will have you reaching...

Little One-Yard Wonders Book Review and Play Mat Project

Little One-Yard Wonders Book Review and Play Mat Project

Check out a new title that promises lots of sewing projects you can make for kids. Also, for the skilled seamstress, try one of its cool play-oriented patterns.

Talking to Kids About 9/11

Talking to Kids About 9/11

Do you remember where you were on Sept. 11, 2001 when you got news of this tragedy? Here are nine tips to calm, educate and understand it 13 years later.

Fall Crafting at Home: Tea Towels, Harry Potter Owl, More

Fall Crafting at Home: Tea Towels, Harry Potter Owl, More

Whether you're planning a kids party, want to capture autumn art in a frame or would rather keep summer going with ice pops, try these family DIY ideas.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement