5k Color Run
7:30am Registration ( Online Registration before Saturday )
8:00am …ready, set, GO!
Farmington Farmers Market
9:00am – 2:00pm
The special Founders 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
Riley Park Kids Stage
Earth Angles – 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.
Lake Michigan Credit Union presents Mad Science in Riley Park . 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!
Dr. Paws Therapy Dogs 10:00am
Does your dog have what it take to be a therapy dog?
Come out and visit the Dr Paws Therapy Dogs dogs in Memorial Park and see if your dog has what it takes to visit hospitals, nursing homes, Read to Rover programs at the libraries, and much, much more. It’s a great way to volunteer and give back with your dog and your family.
You can bring your dog if it is one year of age and older to be evaluated by this nonprofit organization. We are looking for dogs with basic obedience training. If you prefer to just come out for the information you can attend and pick up a testing packet
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
10:00am – 10:00pm
Festival Food Court, Downtown Farmington Center Lot
10:00am – 10:00pm
Farmington First United Methodist Ice Cream Social
Farmington First United Methodist Church-Lower Level. Enjoy handmade pie, brownies and cream puffs topped with ice cream on Friday and Saturday at the social!
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
Bingo Tent behind Farmington Insurance
6:00pm – 11:00pm
Fireworks! Sponsored by The City of Farmington Hills
Dusk @ Shiawassee Park