Find fun at township park Friday and Saturday
ATTICA — Organizers of the 2022 Attica Days Festival have planned two days’ worth of fun and festivities starting this Friday, July 15 and concluding with a grand fireworks show on Saturday, July 16.
“We’re looking forward to seeing everyone,” said co-coordinator Diane Malczewski.
The Attica Township Park on Peppermill Road is where all the activity is centered and there’s no charge for parking or entry.
On Friday, the gates to the park open at 2 p.m. and that’s when the craft and vendor show opens, along with the opening of the Eagles Beer Tent.
“We’ll have more than 40 vendors with everything you can imagine—including cookware, baby items, blankets, quilts, jewelry, nail art, decorative bird houses, wood products with a mini sawmill on premises, oil paintings, hats, shirts, crocheted items, and so much more,” she said.
The range of food vendors includes those selling drinks, hot dogs and burgers, barbeque and more. Picnic tables will be available on site.
The beer tent will be serving up drinks until midnight on Friday and will host a musical performance of the Barn Cats that night starting at 9 p.m.
Music on the Main Stage begins at 3 p.m. on Friday and that night’s featured performer is Lapeer County’s own Third Degree Burns, a band comprised of local teen musicians. They take the Main Stage at 6 p.m. that night. The performance also includes a light show and bleachers are provided for attendees’ viewing pleasure.
Guests can plan on dining at the nearby Attica Fire Hall starting at 4 p.m. where a spaghetti dinner will be held.
“On Saturday gates open at 8 a.m. for all car and bike show entries, with breakfast and hot coffee provided by the Attica United Methodist men’s group,” Malczewski said.
Judging for the Classic Car and Motorcycle Show begins at noon and awards will be handed out at 3 p.m. that day.
Seven Ponds Astronomy Club members will set up their solar telescopes starting at 10 a.m. for guests to view the sun through.
“Everyone is welcome to come out and experience a rare opportunity to safely view the sun,” the club said in a press release.
At 11 a.m. the craft and vendor show opens and at noon fun can be found in the inflatables area which will also feature a bungee jump and bull riding.
“The inflatables will be awesome. We’ll have a 27-foot slide, a double slide, bungee jump, and a riding bull and for $10 you can ride from noon until 8 p.m.” Malczewski said.
The Kids Central Tent opens at 1 p.m. where youngsters can find games and crafts. The Bubbleman will make a special appearance at 1 p.m. and a cupcake eating contest follows at 3 p.m. Youngsters will also enjoy visiting the petting farm open from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday.
“During the afternoon our Main Stage will be going all day with many local performers,” she said.
The lineup includes Chris Eilersen, Sean Cline and the 3 Zip Band, Pete Folco, historical music maker Jim Albert, Matt Davis and Gary Wheaton of the Darken Starlight Band.
After all that activity, attendees can cool down with help from the Attica Township Fire Department when they turn on their water hoses for everyone to run through.
Catch live music again that night in the Eagles Beer Tent starting at 9 p.m. with Attica and Second and Stone.
The night sky will light up when Michigan Family Fireworks LLC puts on a show at dusk.
Both days the Attica Museum, located directly behind the township hall, will also be open to visitors.
For more information about Attica Days, visit atticadays.org.