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Posted on: August 9, 2018

8th Annual Parkridge Summer Festival Seeks Vendors For Aug. 25 Community Event

2018 Parkridge Summer Festival

The Parkridge Summer Festival and Joe Dulin Community Day is Saturday, Aug. 25th from 11am-6pm at Parkridge Park in Ypsilanti (591 Armstrong Drive). 

 

To provide a wide variety of community resources to Washtenaw County residents attending the festival; the Parkridge Summer Festival Steering Committee is seeking additional merchant and non-profit vendors. Currently, 13 merchant vendors and 50 non-profit vendors are registered. The committee’s goal is an additional 17 merchant vendors and 10 non-profit vendors.


Booth space is free for non-profits, $75 for non-food vendors and $100 for food vendors. The festival is open to local vendors offering food, artwork, crafts, homemade wares, etc. Non-profit vendors must provide social services within Washtenaw County.


To register for a merchant booth: email Cherisa Allen at cherisaallen@gmail.com for an application.

To register for a non-profit booth: complete an online form at https://goo.gl/forms/6PlO3v9QETzR9Lp53.


Festival co- sponsors:

  • Washtenaw Community College
  • Ypsilanti Community Schools
  • Harry G. Parks Lodge #1681/Ypsilanti Elks

Festival highlights:

  • back-to-school giveaways and raffles
  • free entertainment with Lady Sunshine and the X Band headlining
  • visit from the Ypsilanti fire engine (Ypsilanti Fire Department)
  • free bike helmet giveaways and bicycle repair (Ypsi Bike Co-Op)
  • youth activities and games (Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office)
  • new Parkridge Community Center wall mural redesign (Youth Arts Alliance)
  • face painting, tie-dying and hula hooping (EMU School of Social Work /VISION volunteers)
  • chef demonstrations (Blue Cross Complete of Michigan)
  • blood pressure screenings (U of M Ypsilanti Health Center)

The Festival is a partnership between Parkridge Community Center and the Washtenaw County Office of Community & Economic Development (OCED) to provide Washtenaw County residents information on available community resources.