Ypsilanti Heritage Festival at Riverside Park

When it comes to Ypsilanti events, this annual fest is a must. Catch the family-friendly fun Aug. 21-23, 2015.


Looking for somewhere to go that you will enjoy with your family? Check out the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival, which takes place Aug. 21-23 at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti.


Visitors can go on walking tours to observe Ypsilanti’s historical landscape. There is also free admission to museums in the area such as the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum.

Children can bounce in one of nine large inflatables and attend a live magic show. There will also be a kid’s talent show as well as performances put on by the Lincoln High School Theater Department based on the novel Charlotte’s Web.

The Time Machine program is one of the newest additions to the festival. It takes families on a tour of the history of Ypsilanti. Displays include the Victory Gardens, swing dance demonstrations and more.

Visitors are also encouraged to sink their teeth into tasty treats at the food court over live music throughout the three-day festival.

Don’t forget to check out the stunning array of steam engines on display by the Antique Engine Club. The festival highlights a diverse group of presentations put on by local organizations in the Ypsilanti community.

The event runs noon-8:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. No minors will be admitted into the festival without an adult.

Get the scoop on Ypsilanti Heritage Festival – and even more southeast Michigan events and fun things to do in metro Detroit – in the Metro Parent calendar.

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