Gala 2017 @ Freight House
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gala 2017 @ Freight House | Ypsilanti | Michigan | United States

This year marks the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival’s 39th Annual Gala. We will be celebrating on Friday, August 18th at the Ypsilanti Freight House from 6-9 pm. There will be live entertainment as well as art work to be displayed. McShane’s of Ypsilanti is catering the event and a cash bar will be available.

Tickets are $45 per person – space is limited.

This is a semi-formal event.

Italian Dinner @ Main Tent
Aug 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First United Methodist Church Italian Dinner:

Open at 4:30 PM and ending at 7:30 (Or when food runs out!!)
Tickets: $10 for an adult dinner, $5 for children under 12. Max. $30 for a family.
Menu: Sit down or take out available
Entree choice of:
Spaghetti with meat sauce
Spaghetti with marinara
Home made lasagna with or without meat
In addition:
Bread – garlic or plain
Choice of beverage – Water, Lemonade, or iced tea.

All expenses are paid, so every dollar of ticket sales goes to local charities:

    SOS Community Services
    Friends In Deed
Sweets / baked goods sale by United Methodist Women (UMW) benefits mission work of UMW
Questions? Contact Mike Needham (734) 218-3409
Farmer’s Market @ Freight House
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Magical History Tour @ Huron Street
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This tour will be Saturday from 9:00 AM to 6 PM and will include stops at the Ypsilanti Summer Fest at Parkridge Community Center, Downtown Ypsilanti Restaurants, Ypsilanti Historical Museum, Michigan Firehouse Museum, Ypsilanti Auto Heritage Museum, Ypsilanti Freight House, Ypsilanti Farmer’s Market, and Depot Town.

Cost for the all day on/off/on pass is $5/person, $15/family including discount coupons for local restaurants and shops.

Class Reunion Party @ Main Tent
Aug 26 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Craft beer assortment, sponsored by the Ale House – $5.00

Miller beer assortment and wine sponsored by O&W Distributors – $4.00.

Music by TBD

Evening events Include a show by the Ring of Steel.

Pancake Breakfast @ Main Tent
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

$7.50 for all you can eat Pancakes with toppings, 3 sausage links (regular and turkey), milk, coffee, water, and orange juice.

Net proceeds go to Ypsilanti Rotary community projects such as local High School Scholarships, local Girl and Boy Scouts, Veterans History Project, as well as many more.

Proceeds also support many Rotary International projects such as PolioPlus, for the eradication of Polio worldwide.

Rubber Ducky Race @ Riverside Park
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Ypsilanti Kiwanis Club will be selling rubber ducks (ready to race) at their booth in the park during all festival hours for $5.00 each. Race will be held Sunday at 5:00 at the Dock Stage in Riverside Park.

Net proceeds go to support the Ypsilanti Kiwanis projects for serving the children of Ypsilanti (including donating dictionaries to 3 rd graders in Ypsilanti, and high school Achievement Awards), and the world.

Currently Kiwanis’ main worldwide project is funding and delivering neo-natal tetanus shots to third world expectant mothers.