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Posted on: August 9, 2018

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

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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 [email protected] for an application.

To register for a non-profit booth: complete an online form at

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.

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