August 20, 2010

Today Through Sunday Check Out The Yspilanti Heritage Festival

This weekend, one of my favorite Ypsilanti local events, The Ypsilanti Heritage Festival in beautiful Riverside Park, is taking place. There's something truly magical about the event. I don't know if it's all the green trees surrounding the park, the quiet trickle of the river as it slowly meanders through the park or the homey feel of the re-enactors, whatever it is, I often feel relaxed, comfortable and happy when we attend. Judging by the other attendees, I might argue we all feel that way! So if you've never attended, consider attending when you plan weekend activities for the family.

Some of our personal favorites are the free little kids area (with the free bounce house for kids 5 and younger), the food (of course), the root beer cart, the duck race, all the great musical performances, and the living history folk who camp in the park. My son especially loved watching them grind cornmeal last year then coming home with his own little baggie of it to make Johnny Cakes!

Some of the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival featured events this year are "The 1973 Ypsilanti All-Star Game That Never Was" featuring Ypsilanti's own Little League gal Carolyn King Minot, and the Haab's second annual bed race. We're also excited to meet the Butterfly Lady!

We'll be there throughout the weekend. After all it's free family fun! So make sure you pack up the kids and head on over to Riverside Park. It's a weekend your family will appreciate for years to come!

The festival runs from noon - 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday.

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