Ypsilanti Heritage Festival

. July 30, 2013.

Celebrate the rich heritage of Ypsilanti at this annual bash, which takes over Riverside Park and spills into downtown and Depot Town. Besides the fully-loaded Kid’s Corner with entertainment and activities for youngsters, there are enough displays and activities to occupy family members of any age. Be sure to check out the art and crafts offered through the festival’s partnership with DIYpsi (pronounced “dipsy”) Indie Art Fair, including Barrel of Monkeys and Sparklepants. On the music slate, Ryan Racine and Gas for Less mashes up punk, bluegrass, pop, and rockabilly, while Motor City Beat brings solid Detroit grooves to rock the banks of the Huron River. Don’t miss the big parade (check website for time and route), and for quieter thrills, you can tour homes, gardens, and the Ypsilanti Historical Museum. Corn dogs, elephant ears, and lemonade will be available in large quantities, as well as sit-down dinners in the Community Food Tent at Huron and Cross St.