The Ypsilanti Heritage Festival

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The 2011 Ypsilanti Heritage Festival
“A Sentimental Journey” Ypsilanti 1940-1949

The weekend of August 19th will be sure to keep you and your family entertained. This festival will be a great learning experience for the entire family as well as fun and imaginative for the children. The Ypsilanti Heritage Festival celebrates the rich historical significance of Ypsilanti, with a wide variety of special events, a beer garden, and plenty of other games.

The biggest draw to the festival is The Yankee Air Museum. The Yankee Air Museum is a great place to take your children to learn about World War II, with actual B-24’s that were built at the Willow Run Bomber plant in Ypsilanti during the war. This amazing museum, that was saved from complete ruins in an unfortunate fire in 2004, has been rebuilt with the help of volunteers to bring a truly special learning experience for people of all ages.

If you aren’t in the mood for a museum tour, there are plenty of activities sure to please everyone in attendance, including live musical entertainment, contests and games, plenty of children’s activities and a grand parade on Saturday!
The festival will be happening all weekend in downtown Ypsilanti: Friday from noon-8pm, Saturday from 10-8pm and Sunday from 11-6pm.

Photo Credit: S Kaiser

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