This upcoming weekend, once again the much enjoyed festival is slated to begin.
In downtown Mt. Clemens some changes will be instituted for the festival this year:
...no alcohol may be brought into the festival area--Period:
...all coolers will be subject to searches, for beer, wine & liquor;
...leave any alcohol in personal cars, don't bring it, or see it confiscated;
...parking lot attendants are directed to reinforce this knowledge by telling drivers /
passengers about the change;
...beer drinkers CAN purchase beer from various vendors within the area;
...this is in effect in part due to the fact that this is the kickoff for the Bud Light
Concert Series taking place at the same venue area--Friday is the 1st show in
...Funfest Productions--promoters of the festival have announced that a temporary
liquor license has been issues to allow [vendor[s] to sell beer in the park
with the proceeds, or a part thereof, to go to:
the "Care House-child advocacy Center" of Mt. Clemens.
..."Huntington Fireworks Brought to You by the Webber Foundation"
will start at dusk.
...various food items--mainly picnic types--will be sold at the park.
The U.S. Army will officially swear in between 20 - 30 new soldiers in a recruitment ceremony. This is included in the Stars & Stripes salute to the military.
A large military display will be on the festival grounds during the event.
There are many road closings, STARTING tonight at 6:00 p.m. TONIGHT; Roadways that are impacted will reopen at 7:00 a.m. on JULY 5th.
...North Main Street from Cass Avenue to Market;
...Macomb Place from North Main to Southbound Gratiot;
...New Street from North Main to Pine Street;
...North Walnut from New Street to Cass Ave.;
...Pine Street from Southbound Gratiot to New Street;
...Both Northbound Gratiot and First Street between Crocker and Dickinson =
closed between 10:00 a.m. and Midnight--due to the Fireworks display;
...The Eastbound lanes of Market Street between North Main and Northbound
Gratiot must turn LEFT onto North Main from 10:00 a.m. to Midnight;
...Cass avenue between southbound and Northbound Gratiot must turn RIGHT
onto Southbound Gratiot during the same hours [10:00 a.m. to Midnight]
You know folks--if YOU are planning to attend this festival for the Fireworks on Friday ---FOLLOW THE SIGNS; & YOU will be OK.
This Festival starts all the downtown fun in Downtown Mt. Clemens.
Come & join in.