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Liberty Fest

Canton's Liberty Fest Returns

Join us for three action-packed, fun-filled days when Canton's 27th Annual Liberty Fest returns to Heritage Park on Thursday, June 14 through Saturday, June 16.  in beautiful Heritage Park.  As always, entry into the festival grounds and parking are FREE! Canton’s largest community celebration continues its tradition of offering plenty of fabulous fun for all ages. Heritage Park is located behind the Canton Administration Building at 1150 S. Canton Center Road, just west of Canton Center Road between Cherry Hill and Summit Parkway.  

Returning Favorites include: Canton's Taste of Liberty Fest and the Beer & Wine Garden will be located near the Amphitheater.  Stop by the Taste of Liberty Fest for signature menu items from area restaurants from 4-11 p.m. on Friday and from noon to 11 pm on Saturday. Two stages of live entertainment and a variety of family-friendly activities will be held throughout the festival. Find all the fun details at www.cantonlibertyfest.com!
Carnival Armbands/Tickets
Discounted single-day wristbands are available for $23 and can be used for any full day if purchased online before June 14 at Noon. Wristbands will be available for purchase on-site for $27 on Thursday, $30 on Friday, and $30 on Saturday. Purchase a three-day all-ride Megaband for $60 – available ONLINE ONLY and must be purchased prior to June 15 at Noon.  Online sales require a $.99 per transaction fee. All sales are final.

Canton Liberty Run Returns
Lace up your sneakers and join us for the 7th annual Liberty Run 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Runs/Walks on Saturday, June 16. Leisure Services is once again teaming up with RF Events of Ann Arbor for this special fundraiser to benefit Canton trails. All races will start at the clock tower corner of Veterans Way and Civic Center Boulevard, located adjacent to the north end of the Canton Public Library parking lot. Participants are encouraged to run, walk or stroll the courses through neighborhood streets and the scenic Lower Rouge Trail. Race distances include a 5K race to begin at 8:00 a.m.; a 10K race to begin at 8:30 a.m.; and a One Mile Fun Run to begin at 10:15 a.m. Find all the fees and other details about this year's theme of Stars, Stripes and Shade for these runs/walks at www.cantonlibertyrun.com.

Liberty Fest Volunteer Opportunities
Come join the fun!   Exciting volunteer positions are still available for the 27th annual Liberty Fest, June 14-16.   Volunteers are needed to help at the Welcome Booth, Canton Lions Pancake Breakfast, Rotary Club's and Plymouth-Canton Optimist Club's Beer & Wine Garden, Liberty Run and the Inflatable Obstacle Course.   Find details online or email Paula Kosbe @ pkosbe@canton-mi.org or call 734-394-5191.

Summit Liberty Fest Membership Special

In honor of Liberty Fest, the Summit on the Park is currently offering a Liberty Fest Membership Special.  Purchase an Annual Membership and save 20%!  This special will be available June 1- 30, and excludes Matinee memberships, as well as any Annual Membership with payment plan. All memberships give you access to: our Fitness Center’s wide variety of cardiovascular fitness equipment and free weights; Aquatic Center; more than 60 fitness classes per week; and more!

What are you waiting for?  This offer is only available at the Summit front desk.  For more information, call Membership Services at 734/394-5460 and get started today! Offers cannot be combined with any others and are not valid on prior purchases. For more information, visit www.summitonthepark.org.

Lower Rouge Trail

Celebrate National Trails Day

Join us as Canton hits the trails at the Lower Rouge Trailhead, located at Michigan Avenue and Morton Taylor Road, as part of National Trails Day.  This American Hiking Society event will be held this Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. SScheduled activities include: self-guided hiking along the beautiful Rouge River, educational displays and presentations by a naturalist, ‘Leave No Trace’ principles stations, recycling information, trail biking and running details and a 'Make-It-Yourself' Trail-Mix station. NEW this year: LIVE 'Lords of the Sky'- Birds of Prey educational presentation!  This is a FREE, family and pet-friendly event to raise awareness of the Lower Rouge Trail system. For additional information, visit  http://bit.ly/cantonNTD18 or call 734/394-5460.

Summer Camps

There’s still time to register for Summer Camps!  Canton area youth are able to make the most of summer vacation with a variety of camps to choose from.  From preschool to high school, sports to art, we’ve got it covered.  Check out available programming today at www.cantonfun.org

Shakespeare Festival

Michigan Shakespeare Festival Returns

The 2018 Michigan Shakespeare Festival will return to The Village Theater on August 3, 2018, with The Tempest, a stirring fairy tale play directed by MSF Artistic Associate Kauzlaric. The rest of the season is the The Rover, a vibrant 1677 Restoration comedy and the Measure for Measure, a comedy with legal, social, and political issues we are still battling today, in a new adaptation by Janice L Blixt and the MSF Company.
Tickets for these events and more can be purchased at the door or in advance at www.cantonvillagetheater.org, by phone 734/394-5300, or in person Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at The Village Theater, 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton, MI.  Don’t miss these quality productions, featuring respected and professional Equity Actors. Get your tickets now at www.cantonvillagetheater.org or call 734/394-5300. for more information. Interested is seeing all three plays?  Purchase flex ticket today here and save! 

Canton Farmers Market

Canton Farmers Market

Be sure to stop by the Canton Farmers Market and show your support for our local farmers and vendors!  Located at 500 N. Ridge Rd., the Farmers Market takes place every Sunday, from 9 am – 1 pm rain or shine, now through October 14. 

This family-friendly market offers a wide variety of produce, foods, handmade items, and more.  Stop by this Sunday and discover something new!

Summer Concerts

Sounds of Summer

Calling all music lovers!  Be sure to check out one or all of the FREE upcoming concerts! All concerts are generously sponsored in part by Community Financial Credit Union. 

Tuesdays Are Terrific 
Presented in Partnership with the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools.  Concerts will be held on designated Tuesdays from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm in Heritage Park. Check out the following musical lineup: 

  • July 17: Gratitude Steel Band
  • July 24:  Melissa and Jake
  • July 31:  Guy Louis
  • August 7:  Gemini
  • August 14: Matt Watroba

Thursday Night Concert Series
Concerts will be held on designated Thursdays from 7:30-9:00 pm in Heritage Park. Check out the following musical lineup: 
This year's lineup includes:

  • June 28: Drop 3rd Strike - Oldies, Country, and Punk
  • July 5: NO CONCERT
  • July 12: Mainstream Drive - Top Hits, Disco, and Motown
  • July 19: Randy Brock - Blues
  • July 26: Balduck Mountain Ramblers - Folk/Blue Grass
  • August 2: Power Play Detroit - Classic Rock
  • August 9: Laughing Madmen- Rock and Roll
  • August 16:  PanaMO - Latin/Jazz

Be sure to bring blankets or folding chairs so you can relax on the Amphitheater lawn.  Joining us each week will be Crusin’ Custom Coneys, Good Humor Ice Cream and Awesome Bounce, so come hungry and bring the little ones to play in the bounce house!

Know before you go!  To receive text weather updates, join our RainedOut service by texting “cantonconcerts” to 84483.  You may also call the Summit on the Park at 734/394-5460.  

Yoga Instructor and Wounded Warrior Dan Nevins

Walk, Talk, & Yoga Yoga In the Park  To Benefit Wounded Warrior Project

Join us for the "Lynn M. Bentley Memorial Walk, Talk and Yoga Event To Benefit The Wounded Warrior Project" on Saturday, July 28 at 9 a.m. in Heritage Park, which will be led by Dan Nevins, a nationally recognized Wounded Warrior featured on CBS News. All proceeds from this event, sponsored by Old Glory Flags and Flagpoles of Canton, MI and Canton Leisure Services, will go to benefit Wounded Warrior Project. Dan Nevins credits the practice of yoga for turning his life around after losing his both legs in Iraq. Join him for this special yoga session in Heritage Park.  Tickets are $20 online and will be $25 the week of the event and $30 the day of the event. Tickets are currently on sale online here. 
Participants will receive a tax statement at the end of 2018 stating the portion of their donation that is tax deductible. Learn more about Dan Nevins’ incredible story at www.dannevins.com. For additional information, call 734/394-5360. 

Scenic Pheasant Run Golf Club Photo

Pheasant Run 9, Wine and Dine

Couples are encouraged to come and enjoy this great event! Pheasant Run will host a nine hole scramble for partners, with a 5:30 p.m. shotgun start, followed by a post-round buffet dinner with unique wine pairings for just $130 per couple. These special events will be held June 22, July 27 and August 24. Prizes will also be awarded. Sign up to day online at www.golfprgc.org or call 734/397-6460.

Pickleball In Action on the Court

Summer Sports Heat Up at
the Canton Sports Center

Canton Sports Center is offering programs for adult and youth in the following areas: Youth Camps, lessons and/or leagues for Basketball, Baseball, Tennis and Lacrosse, Adult Softball leagues, Tennis Lessons and Pickleball.  Find more information online or call 734-483-5600.

This e-newsletter is made possible with support from Community Financial.

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