Somewhere in Time Event at Elizabeth Park in Trenton

Wayne County Parks takes families back in time with old-fashioned entertainment at the annual Somewhere in Time event on Sept. 16, 2018, at Elizabeth Park.

Do you ever wish that your family’s entertainment involved less tech? Ditch the smartphones and go screen-free for a day in the past at Wayne County’s annual Somewhere in Time event, which returns on Sunday, Sept. 16.

This fest, which is celebrating its 34th year in 2018, transforms the historic Elizabeth Park in Trenton into its former self with old-timey live entertainment, historical displays and games and more.

Kick off your day by taking in the essence of ’20s life with a cruise down the Detroit River aboard the “Diamond Belle” riverboat. And, when you get back ashore, walk through hundreds of years of automotive history at the antique and classic auto show.

In the kids’ area, youth trade in modern favorites like Pokemon Go for more vintage fun including sack races (pictured above), pony rides and arts and crafts.

The Taste of Trenton food fest also returns during this event to serve up some of the best eats in the downriver area. Get your fill of some local favorites and chill out to hometown musicians while you eat – or check out the bake sale and vintage vendors market for even more goodies.

The 2018 Somewhere in Time event runs 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 at Elizabeth Park in Trenton. For more information on it, and other family fun things to do this weekend, check the Metro Parent calendar.

Photo courtesy of Wayne County Parks 


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