On Saturday we’ll have the L.O.C. 5k Color Run, The Founders Festival Parade on Grand River Ave, Mad Science in Riley Park, the Farmers Market, ice cream social, inflatables, carnival games, face painting, Monster Truck rides and much more. FIREWORKS at Dusk and FiftyAmpFuse will be playing at the Red, White & Brew Stage.
5k Color Run
7:30am Registration ( Online Registration before Saturday )
8:30am …ready, set, GO!
Farmington Farmers Market
9:00am – 2:00pm
The special Founders Festival market will feature farm fresh Michigan produce, herbs, cut flowers, artisan specialty foods and more. Huron River Club; 22575 Farmington Rd, S. of Freedom Rd.
The Founders Festival Parade sponsored by Beaumont Health System Farmington Hills
Come early to get the best seat!
9:40 a.m. Start
10:00 a.m. Downtown Farmington
National Performer of the Year – Children’s Story Teller : Pirjo Polari-Kahn
12:30 p.m. Farmington Civic Theater Following the Farmington Founders Festival Parade – Free Admission
Pirjo,a native of Seinajoki, Finland,uses poetry, puppetry,songs and humor to weave themes of Finnish culture, history and richness of the language
into her interactive children’s presentation.
State Street Kids Stage by Z painting & Remodeling
Earth Angels – 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Red Thread Stories – 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Mad Science – 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Festival Jam Session hosted by the School of Rock – 6:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m.
Stonecrest -6:15 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
Sugar Tradition – 7:15 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
Violet Spice – 8:15 p.m. -9:00 p.m.
Ponty – 9:15 p.m. -10:00 p.m.
Lake Michigan Credit Union presents Mad Science on Farmington Road . Kids can participate in the FREE Science Discovery Station from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm. Lake Michigan Credit Union will also have fun games and actives for the kids.
Slime Booth: Explore the exciting world of polymers, the chemical reactions we use to create them, and transform two regular liquids into an oozing batch of your very own slime!
Building Station: Discover how the Romans’ built arch bridges that have lasted for centuries, how Da Vinci used friction to build his bridges and build some crystal structures at this fun, hands-on discovery station.
Super Physics Station: Explore potential and kinetic energy, the laws of motion and other basic forces live gravity and inertia. The experiments will include catapults, rubber band boats, tornado tubes and a coin vortex!
Shell Camino Monster Truck Rides, Shiawassee Park
12:00 noon – 8 pm
$8.00 per person or $15.00 for 2 rides
Crafters Marketplace, Farmington Road
10:00 a.m.– 10:00 p.m.
Festival Food Court, Downtown Farmington Center Lot
10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Governor Warner Mansion Activities
Watch for the Warnerettes Parasol Drill Team in the Founders Festival parade on Saturday morning, with their twirling black umbrellas and snappy routines.
Flea Market 10:00am-5:00pm
After the parade, stop by the Mansion to browse a wide selection of previously-loved antiques and collectibles and pick up a Farmington souvenir at the Warner General Store.
The air-conditioned Mansion will be open for guided tours both Friday and Saturday: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 7-12. Costumed docents will be waiting to show you the life and times of Fred Warner and what it was like to live 100 years ago in what was then Farmington’s finest residence.
Farmington History Booth, Farmington City Hall Lawn
Learn about our communities 10:00am -10:00pm
Farmington History Booth
The Farmington History Booth will be on-site on the grounds of City Hall. Stop by to learn a bit more about Farmington and its colorful history
Fireworks! Sponsored by The City of Farmington Hills and The DTE Foundation
Dusk @ Shiawassee Park
Red White and Brew Stage at 7 p.m. featuring Fifty AmpFuse
All day entertainment, under 21 welcome until 6 p.m.
$5 cover after 6 p.m.