Summer Festival Schedule

Elliotts Amusements
Elliott's Amusements' all-day armbands are available at the carnival. Cost is $20 per day for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Discount armbands are no longer available online.

2017 Taylor Summer Festival Highlights
June 22-25
Heritage Park

(Tentative and subject to change)

Thursday, June 22
(Hours 4-10 p.m.) 

  • Carnival opens / $16 armband
  • Game On Sports Center games at the fest / 4-9 p.m.
  • Michigan Renaissance Festival Players Wand Making /  5-9 p.m. (while supplies last)
  • Free Family Movie Night featuring "Despicable Me" /  9 p.m. / Sheridan Pavilion / dusk
movies in park

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Sebastian Bach - JPG
Friday, June 23
(Hours Noon-11 p.m.
  • Toddler Day at the Carnival (5 and under $10 armband) / Noon- 3 p.m.
  • Petting Zoo featured / noon-3 p.m.
  • Regular Carnival continues 3-11 p.m.  / $20 armband
  • Beer vendors open at 5 p.m.
  • FridayFest Concert featuring co-headliners Sebastian Bach and Warrant, along with Special Guest Sponge. Opening will be Eva Under Fire / Sheridan Pavilion / Gates Open at 5:30 p.m. / Local band will kick off the evening, followed by Sponge, Warrant and then Sebastian Bach (formerly the lead singer of Skid Row) / VIP Tickets $35 (includes prime seating, dinner and two free drink tickets); $10 GA Advance and $15 GA at the door. GA is standing room. No lawn chairs allowed.

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Family Color Run

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Saturday, June 24
(Hours 11 a.m.-11 p.m.)

  • 94.7 WCSX Detroit’s Classic Rock Taylor Fest Gone Fishin' / Coan Lake Historical Area / 9 a.m. / This FREE catch and release fishing event will provide an educational experience for families and children. Professionals will be on site to answer first time fishing question and to assist with teaching any kids on site to fish if needed / Poles and tackle available or bring your own / Don't miss Games, Prizes and snacks / Free goodie bag for the kids / RSVP now by clicking on the fishing photograph (above) /  While this event is FREE, it's limited to the first 94 participants. 
  • Community Choice Credit Union Taylor Color Fest Run, to benefit 'Shop with a Hero' program / Portion of the proceeds goes to the "Shop with a Hero" program that helps bring a good Christmas to a needy child / $25 advance registration online (click the color run photograph above) and at the Taylor Recreation Center and Taylor Sportsplex / Registration includes specialty T-Shirt, sunglasses and bandana / Fun for all ages – great for groups / For information, call (734) 374-8900 Ext. 2 / Onsite registration day of event begins at 9 a.m. inside Heritage Park Pavilion A; run starts at 10
  • Home Depot Kids Workshop / Coan Lake Historical Area / noon until 4 p.m.
  • Michigan Renaissance Festival Players Wand Making / noon until 3 p.m. (while supplies last)
  • Carnival continues daylong / $20 armband
  • Beer vendors open 3 p.m.
  • Free SaturdayFest Concerts featuring Rockstar (6-8 p.m.) and Mega 80s (/8:30-11 p.m.) Sheridan Pavilion / Gates open at 5 p.m. 
  • Free Masco Taylor Summer Festival Fireworks Display (10 p.m.)

Sunday, June 25
(Hours 1-8 p.m.)

Carnival continues daylong / $20 armband
•Note: If weather postponed the Saturday night fireworks, they will be held at approximately 10 p.m. Sunday, June 25.

Important Details:

Carnival Armbands: Presale carnival armbands are available for just $12 plus fees at until midnight June 21. There will be no public coupons available for this year’s festival. You must purchase a ticket or and armband to be admitted into the carnival area (no ticket-no entry). Adults only have to purchase $4 of "Carnival Cash" to be redeemed inside for food, games or rides.

Parking: Vehicle parking will be available both inside and outside of Heritage Park for $10. Official festival parking will be located at the southern end of the park (Northline Road entrance) and at the Wayne County Community College-Taylor Campus. Other private paid parking will be available in the surrounding areas.

One-side parking will be posted on the following city streets during the festival, June 23-26: Brest, Clinton, W. Keyes, Moran, Klebba, Phyllis, Livingston, Ernst, Ran, Birch, Morley, Maplelawn, Goldenridge, Lincoln, McKinley, Beechwood, Katherine, Dudley, William, Baraga and Mortenview Violators will be ticketed and towed.

Handicapped Parking will be available at the Taylor Community Library (entrance through the library entrance only) until filled. Secondary handicapped parking located at the Heritage Park Petting Farm, Northline and Pardee.

Please Note: Pardee Road will be closed between Northline and Goddard at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 24 (fireworks night). All side streets feeding Pardee will also be closed in that location. Only residential traffic will be allowed through the barricades, and drivers will have to show proof of residency.

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