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Canton's Liberty Fest Returns

Join us for three action-packed, fun-filled days when Canton's 28th Annual Liberty Fest returns to Heritage Park on Thursday, June 13 through Saturday, June 15.  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 pm to dusk 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 $24 and can be used for any full day if purchased online before June 13 at Noon. Wristbands will be available for purchase on-site for $28 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 13 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 8th annual Liberty Run 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Runs/Walks on Saturday, June 15. 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 Red, White and Blue or Superheroes! for these runs/walks at www.cantonlibertyrun.com.

Liberty Fest Volunteer Opportunities
Come join the fun!   Exciting volunteer positions are still available for the 28th annual Liberty Fest, June 13-15.   Volunteers are needed to help at the Welcome Booth, Canton Lions Pancake Breakfast, Rotary Club's Beer & Wine Garden, and more.   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  now through June 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.

Shakespeare Festival

Michigan Shakespeare Festival Returns

The 2019 Michigan Shakespeare Festival will return to The Village Theater from August 2-18, with King Lear, Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Cyrano de Bergerac. Tickets for these events and more can be purchased at the door or in advance online, 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 or call 734/394-5300. for more information. Interested is seeing all three plays?  Purchase flex ticket today here and save! 

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

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 13. 

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

Canton Summer Solstice Celebration

Area residents are invited to attend Canton’s Summer Solstice Celebration on Friday, June 21.  This FREE community event will be held from 7-9 p.m. near the Heritage Hideout Playscape in Heritage Park, located behind the Canton Administration Building at 1150 S. Canton Center Road, Canton, MI  48188.
All ages are encouraged to get the most out of the longest day of the year and enjoy an evening of fun in the late sun. Activities will include backyard games, such as: cornhole; 9 square; connect four; and more!  Additional activities include face painting, cool treats, crafts, and a DJ will also be onsite spinning family-friendly tunes. For more information, call 734/394-5460 

Summer Concerts

Thursday Night Live Concert Series 

Calling all music lovers!  Thursday Night Live Concert Series, sponsored by Community Financial Credit Union, is back with some exciting additions, including: weekly food trucks, a Beer and Wine Garden sponsored by Maraschino's Pub, Family Lawn Games and two Paint and Pours (July 18 and August 15 for $20).

These free concerts will be held every Thursday from June 27 through August 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Heritage Park Amphitheater, located behind the Canton Administration Building at 1150 S. Canton Center Road. No concert will be held on July 4. 

This year's lineup includes:

  • June 27: Serious Jack – Rock, Pop, Funk and Country favorites.
  • July 11: The Groove Party – From Sinatra to Classic Rock, Jazz, Motown, & more!
  • July 18: Killer Flamingos – All your favorite covers i
  • July 25: Shiny Penny – Classic Rock and Today’s Hits.
  • August 1: Dueling Pianos – Interactive Musical Comedy and Hits.
  • August 8: Alexandria N’ Transit – Pop, Rock and more.
  • August 15: Trilogy – Featuring five decades of Hits. 

Be sure to bring blankets or folding chairs so you can relax on the Amphitheater lawn.  
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 for updates. 

Community Connection Day

Area residents with disabilities and their families are invited to get know Canton Public Safety First Responders during this FREE event on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Canton Fire Station #1, located at 1150 S. Canton Center Road. Meet first responders including: Canton’s police officers, paramedics, firefighters and more. Community Connection Day participants of all ages will enjoy a hands-on public safety display. This program is presented in partnership with Canton Public Safety, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, and Canton Therapeutic Recreation. For more information, call 734/394-5367.

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.

Trail Photo with text stating Lower Rouge Trail Lilley Road Crossing Closed During Bridge Construction

Lilley Road Lower Rouge Trail Crossing Closed 

The Lower Rouge Trail Crossing at Lilley Road is now closed to all pedestrian traffic as a result of the reconstruction of the Lilley Road Bridge.  This trail crossing is expected to re-open by end of the year, 
 Barriers have been installed at the trail crossing for the safety of pedestrians. All trail users are asked to avoid this area for the duration of this construction project and should consider utilizing different sections of the trail.

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

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