Annual Parkridge Park Summer Festival and Joe Dulin Community Day Resumes In-Person

The Annual Parkridge Summer Festival and Joe Dulin Community Day work to bring necessary resources to community members. Here’s what to expect this year.

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Image courtesy of the Parkridge SummerFest Facebook.

The summer is slowly coming to an end, but the fun isn’t over just yet! This year’s Annual Parkridge Summer Festival and Joe Dulin Community Day will take place on Saturday, August 28 at Parkridge Park in Ypsilanti from 11am to 6pm with a resource tent from noon to 2:30pm.

The Joe Dulin Community Day occurs annually to help local families find the various resources available in Washtenaw County. The Community Day also works to help give residents a fun and friendly environment. “This annual event is always a highly anticipated opportunity for our SummerFest committee to provide a safe space for the community to join together in a festive atmosphere,” says Ricky Jefferson, Washtenaw County Commissioner. “We’ll have great entertainment, food and craft vendors, and free resources for families to enjoy all afternoon.”

Parkridge Park Summer Festival Guests

This year’s festival will be offering a variety of entertainment and community resources to local families. There will be a lineup of awesome music and entertainment to enjoy throughout the event. 

This years lineup of live music and entertainment includes:

  • Anthony McKinney – 11:30am-Noon
  • Funk Wagon – Noon-12:45pm
  • Elevate – 1-1:45pm
  • Jamelski – 2 – 2:15pm
  • Tiana Valenti – 2:15 – 2:30pm
  • Kid Jay – 2:45 – 3pm
  • Eddie Hughes – 3:30 – 3:45pm
  • Kenyatta Rashon – 3:45 – 4:30pm
  • Lady Sunshine and the X Band – 4:30 – 6pm

Community Resources Available

Additionally, the resource tent will feature more than 60 nonprofits, social service agencies, and community organizations onsite. They’ll be available to offer information and resources for families. Several of the nonprofits present will provide free services, activities, and giveaways. “This year, we are excited to be back in person for Joe Dulin Community Day,” says Teresa Gillotti, director of the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development. “It’s a great opportunity for families to get connected to community resources in the area. We are all being extra cautious due to the pandemic, and in addition to our normal back-to-school and community resources, Corner Health Center will be providing vaccines, and the Washtenaw County Health Department will be giving out free at-home COVID-19 test kits.”

Other event highlights include:

  • Courtesy of Ypsilanti Bike Co-op, free bicycle tune-ups and repairs under the resource tent
  • Free expungement assistance, courtesy of the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Free blood pressure and sugar checks, courtesy of Packard Health
  • A number of games, giveaways, and fun activities for the whole family to enjoy

Hot dogs, chips, drink, and desserts will also be available to all who attend. Grills, alcohol, and dogs are prohibited from the festival.

Come out and join us at the Annual Parkridge Park Summer Festival and Joe Dulin Community Day at 11am on August 28!

791 Harriet St, Ypsilanti. facebook.com/celebratingourcommunity