Yankee Doodle Day


Grand Ledge’s annual Yankee Doodle Day runs 8 a.m. to midnight Saturday (June 22). The day will begin with a 1-mile youth race at 8 a.m., a 400-meter kids’ race at 8:15 a.m. and a 5K at 8:45 a.m., all beginning at the Grand Ledge High School Track and Field Facility. Registration is $25 for the kids’ races and $55 for the 5K at runsignup.com/Race/MI/GrandLedge/JoshSpalsburyMemorialCometChase5K. Proceeds will benefit the Grand Ledge Education Foundation, a nonprofit that works to provide extra funding for special projects at Grand Ledge Public Schools.

The Market on the Grand will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jaycee Park, and a parade will begin at 11 a.m. at the Sawdon Administration Building and end at the Fire Department. Families are invited to decorate bikes, wagons, scooters and strollers for the parade at the administration building beginning at 10 a.m.

There will be kids’ activities from noon to 3 p.m. at Jaycee Park, including a bounce house, pony rides, face painting, a petting zoo, snow cones and cotton candy. From 7 p.m. to midnight, the park will offer a beer tent, live music by Global Village and grill fare provided by the Grand Ledge Masons.

Finally, the annual fireworks display will begin at dusk. For more information, visit grandledgechamber.com/yankee_doodle_days.php.




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