Fireworks, Father’s Day brunch and face painting are just a few of the attractions that will take place at this year’s Redford Township Festival, running June 15-18, 2017 at Bell Creek County Park, located at Five Mile and Inkster roads.
With rides, games and food, the festival is set to be a hit for adults and kids alike.
This year, the festival hours are as follows:
- Thursday, June 15: 6-10 p.m.
- Friday, June 16: 6-11 p.m.
- Saturday, June 17: noon-11 p.m.
- Sunday, June 18: noon-9 p.m.
The festival kicks off Thursday, June 15 with craft beer tastings at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. and a cornhole tournament. The tournament is located in the beer tent and consists of four teams: Chamber of Commerce, first responders, the Jaycees and township. Want to join in the fun? Pick your team – the top one gets a gift card! Just be sure to RSVP in advance with by contacting the township’s chamber office.
Special guest Ken Mobley will kick off this year’s entertainment on Thursday evening from 6-10 p.m.
Then, return on Friday for plenty of family fun. June 16 activities include face painting for the kids and a fireworks show at dusk. Evening entertainment for the adults will be Nobody’s Business, a local rock trio.
Saturday’s events include a lunch picnic sponsored by the Neighborhood Watch, which runs from noon to 2 p.m., along with bounce houses and face painting.
Don’t miss the make-and-take Father’s Day crafts for the kids to create just in time for the big day. That night’s entertainment? The Detroit Drive, a four-piece band that prides itself on playing hits that make the audience want to get up and dance.
Sunday is dad’s day, and the festival has you covered with Father’s Day events including a free brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. given by Chris Cakes of Michigan, a local restaurant that specializes in pancakes. It touts a Guinness World Record for the most pancakes flipped and caught.
Sunday also revs up with a car show that goes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring all makes and models. Registration for the car show is $20 and all proceeds go to the Relay for Life Foundation.
A construction truck show is happening on Sunday, too, starting at noon and ending at 2 p.m. Bull riding, bounce houses and John the Magician are available until 4 p.m. plus face painting by Face Flair until 5 p.m.
The entertainment guests for the final night are DJ Jeff Lowery (noon-4 p.m.) and Nick and Keelan (5-9 p.m.). The latter are Livonia natives who play acoustic covers from the 1950s through today’s hits.
Discounted ride wristbands are just $17 through June 14 – or $20 at the gate. Scoop up your early-bird discount at the township municipal center.
For more information on the Redford Township Festival, visit the Metro Parent calendar.