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Uncle Sam Jam at Civic Center Park in Woodhaven

Get your wee ones packed up and head to Woodhaven July 11-14, 2013 for the Uncle Sam Jam

Carnival rides, live performances and tons of fun for the family are in store when the Uncle Sam Jam returns to Civic Center Park in Woodhaven, July 11-14, 2013.

Catch some good tunes during the four-day fest. There will be free concerts all weekend. Mark Farner, Skid Row and Candlebox will be performing, along with many other local artists.

On Thursday, watch a free screening of Hotel Transylvania at 8 p.m. at the Park It Family Fun Night. Your kids can also make some noise at the instrument petting zoo, where they get to try out many musical instruments.

"Ooh" and "ahh" as the spectacular fireworks show lights up the sky on Friday beginning at 10 p.m.

The fest features many kid-friendly events including a petting zoo and camel rides, along with rides on the ShellCamino Monster Truck, a White Tiger Exhibit and much more.

Plus, there's a carnival featuring more than 30 rides including a water slide and a roller coaster. Grab a discount voucher for ride wristbands at local Big Boy locations or at the Woodhaven Community Center.

The hours for the festival are as follows:

  • Thursday: 2 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Friday: 2 p.m.-midnight
  • Saturday: noon-midnight
  • Sunday: noon-11 p.m.

Admission to the festival and concerts are free. VIP tickets are $25 and are available for purchase for the Mark Farner, Skid Row, Candlebox and Starship concerts. These tickets give you front-of-stage seating and access to private restrooms and a private bar. On site parking is $5 – or park for free at Kohl's or Lowe's and take the complimentary shuttle to the festival.

See the Metro Parent listing for more on the 2013 Uncle Sam Jam at Civic Center Park in Woodhaven.

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