Downtown Farmington Founders Festival

Swing by the annual Farmington Founders Festival July 19-22, 2018, for entertainment, family activities, a dog festival and more family-friendly fun.

The Farmington Founders Festival is back, and your family can enjoy all of the great activities for kids and adults alike from July 19-22, 2018 in downtown Farmington.

Kick off the fest at with a bunch of kid-friendly fun at Shiawassee Park, courtesy of Community Choice Credit Union. Kids can play on inflatables, enjoy live kid-friendly shows and even check out the special displays, which include cars and hot air balloons.

Also running the duration of the festival is the Vintage Market. Here you will find a variety of vintage decor, shabby chic designs, DIY items and more for sale – along with live music and handmade lemonade. Vendors change daily so you’re definitely going to want to swing by more than once.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. This year, LaFontaine Subaru is putting on the new Farmington Fido Festival (10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon-5 p.m. on Sunday) during the festival. Watch in awe as the Metroparks Ultimate Air Dogs and the Rock N Roll K9s perform some spectacular feats of doggy daring, including jumping and disc competitions.

You can also check out live musical performances by Atomic Radio, Fifty Amp Fuse and the Killer Flamingos at 7 p.m. daily, compete in the 5k Farmington Founders Festival LOC Color Run on Saturday ($20) and even hit up the beer and bingo tents, if you’re 21 or older.

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Admission to the festival is free, though some fees apply for some events and activities. Hours to the festival are as follows:

  • 7-11 p.m. Thursday
  • 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday
  • 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday
  • noon-5 p.m. Sunday

Get the scoop on the 2018 Farmington Founders Festival and other upcoming events in metro Detroit in the Metro Parent calendar.

This post was originally published in 2016 and is updated regularly.