Ypsilanti Heritage Festival at Riverside Park

The 39th annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival returns with live entertainment, stunt shows and kids' fun, Aug. 25-27, 2017.


Bring the family to Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park to enjoy the annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival Aug. 25-27, 2017 – and see all there is to see in the historic town!

Find everything from live entertainment and roaming performances, to live music and delicious Italian eats for the whole family; plus insane amounts of entertainment for the kids.

On Friday, bounce houses pop up for kid from noon-8 p.m. in Riverside Park but before you hit that up, head to the Main Tent for the Ring of Steel stunt show that will have you on the edge of your seat from noon-6 p.m. (Additional shows happen Saturday and Sunday at the same time).

Also on Friday in the Main Tent, get your fill of pasta and other Italian delicacies, hosted by the First United Methodist Church. Tickets are $10/adults and $5/kids and go to support local charities.

Then, come back 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday to take the Magical History Tour of the area ($5/person or $15/family) and at noon check out the Touch-A-Truck event on Cross St.

On Sunday, the day starts with a pancake breakfast at 9 a.m. and features a variety of live musical entertainment throughout the day.

You’ll also find balloon rides on Frog Island and free yoga sessions every day of the fest.

Admission and most of the programming is free but some events require a small fee. The festival takes place in Riverside Park and will go noon-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. No minors will be admitted without an adult.

Get more information on this year’s Ypsilanti Heritage Festival in Riverside Park in the Metro Parent calendar.

This post was originally published in 2012 and is updated regularly. 

Photo courtesy of visitypsinow.com

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