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Rain won't stop 'Yankee Doodle Days' in Grand Ledge

Rain passes through the area this morning
Posted at 12:32 PM, Jun 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-21 12:54:17-04

GRAND LEDGE, Mich. — The wet weather is not stopping the show in Grand Ledge as Yankee Doodle Days get underway, rain or shine.

It's a 36-year-tradition in Grand Ledge and nothing is going to change that.

Yankee Doodle Days is happening at Jaycee Park on East River Street.

“We're hoping the rain holds out but if it doesn't its o.k. because we've got music, we've got beer, we've got food and it will be a good time for everybody,” said Grand Ledge Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Amy Hoyes.

Grab your umbrellas because the plans are still in place to bring family fun to Smalltown, USA.

“People love the fireworks, they love parades,” Hoyes said.

“They love just being out and you know we have long winters so when the summer hits you want those outdoor festivals and you want that fun outside.”

The event runs through Sunday.

Friday night Tell Yo Mama is performing at 7:00 p.m. for adults 21-and-over.

Saturday is the biggest day of the festival which features a number of events. Check out the details below.

• 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 – Market on the Grand
• 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 pm – Kids Day (face painting, games, arts & crafts, bounce house and zoo animals.)
• 11:00 a.m. – Parade downtown
• Dusk: Fireworks
• 8:00 p.m. – Live music with Global Village

Sunday service will be held under the tent at Jaycee Park at 10:30 a.m. followed by a community picnic to wrap-up the festival.

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