The Greater Farmington Area Founders Festival has been a summer tradition for over 55 years. The festival will be expanding the footprint and moving the entire festival to Shiawassee Park. Festival goers can expect to see a variety of entertainment including live music, roaming entertainment for the kids, food vendors, touch a truck, hot air balloon glow, crafters, inflatable fun, Bingo and Fido Fest!
Festivals bring back memories for many and create new memories for
generations to come. We are bringing back some old festival favorites which will
be announced in the coming days.
Community Choice Credit Union is the proud sponsors of the kids area, which will be the host of kids actives throughout the entire weekend, including carnival rides (12 & under) inflatable fun, games, face painting and more.
Farmington Fido Festival will bring you and your four legged friend hours of entertainment, including performances from The Ultimate Air Dog and Disc Dogs of Michigan/ Dogs can test their skills on the agility course, check their speed on the Radar Run, run and chase a toy in the Lure Course or participate in one of the many contests throughout the weekend. There will be rescues on site looking to place pets in their forever homes. Pet related vendors will be on site showcasing their products and services.
Founders Festival takes pride in hosting events that not only entertain, but also educate and promote movement. We will have kids STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) projects throughout the weekend. During the day, kids will get to explore STEAM hands on activities, run and play in the kids zone and participate in the Touch a Truck event. Local robotics clubs will have hands on exhibits for kids to talk to other kids about technology. At night, families will gather for a hot air balloon glow! The balloon crews invite families to set up the balloons and once they are inflated, kids can talk to pilots and learn about heated air molecules that inflate the balloons and make them rise.
On Saturday morning, join in the fun at LOC Federal Credit Union 5k color run. After the run the Farmington Founders Festival Parade will take place on Grand River Avenue.
On Thursday evening, Atomic Radio Band will kick off the festival during opening of the Beer Tent. (only the beer tent and food vendors will be open on Thursday evening) On Friday, Fiftyampfuse will take the stage and Killer Flamingos will close out Saturday night. Warm up band to be announced. $5 cover / 21+
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