Ypsilanti Heritage Festival Review

Saturday morning out family attended the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival Parade and then went to the Festival.

We started our Festival visit at the Cueter Kids Corner. The inflatables were still deflated, so we headed for the craft tent. My daughter looked at the various crafts and was determined to do the rock painting. This required a trip to the river to find a rock. I was lucky that I was the photographer and didn’t have to go digging through the dirt/river to find a rock. They managed to find a nice sized smooth rock without having to wade into the river.

Searching for a Rock Painting her rock

My daughter then painted her rock and added some glitter glue for decoration. I appreciated that they had a number of craft options such as pencil decorations, painted rocks, a coloring contest, and more. We left the rock in the sun to dry while we headed to the entertainment tent. I am glad that they had a plan for the crafts to dry instead of having to take a wet project with us.

We then headed to the entertainment tent to see the Ypsilanti High School Drama Club perform Peter Pan. We had to change seats so that we were somewhere that my daughter could see better. They did well with the short drama skit. The short play seemed to keep the interest of both the children and the adults in the crowd.

Ypsilanti Drama Club Performs Peter Pan

After seeing the play, we returned to the craft tent and my daughter entered the Cueter Chrysler coloring contest. We then explored more of the festival. My daughter was intrigued by the early engines display, particularly the one that was turning corn on the cob into corn meal. They were giving away bags of the corn meal, so we are planning to make corn bread or corn muffins with it.


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Making Cornmeal

We made sure to purchase our duck for the Kiwanis Club Duck Race on Sunday. We stopped for lunch at Aubrees and then visited the Depot and saw the model train display and the Michigan Connector display by SEMCOG. My daughter was fascinated with the train and I am interested to see what the future of light rail commuter trains is for the area.

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Anna Mae


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Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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