Township Events Calendar

Celebrate Meridian Festival and Food Truck Rally

  • Date: 06/30/2018 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM  
  • Location: Meridian Municipal Complex
    5151 Marsh Road
    Okemos, Michigan 48864
  • Introduction: All roads lead to Meridian Township on Saturday, June 30, 2018

All roads lead to Meridian Township for our annual Independence Day Celebration!

Kick start the weekend with the Celebrate Meridian Bring Back the Mile event Friday, June 29th 7:00 pm sponsored by Playmakers. Proceeds will benefit the Meridian Cares Program, helping families in need in Meridian Township.

Then Saturday, June 30th the fun begins with the Meridian Township Farmers' Market in the Meridian Mall parking lot from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Local vendors will be selling fresh produce, homemade goods and more. 

Children’s Activity Area 11:00 am – 10:00 pm - ($5 Wristbands for Unlimited Play) Activities include:

Community Mural for the new Meridian Dog Park (2019)
Carnival rides
Carnival games
Bouncers/Obstacle Courses
Bouncers Slides
Grow Up Great Mobile Learning Adventure with PNC Bank
Arts & Crafts with Macaroni Kids
Breast feeding/Diaper Changing area – Diaper Bank of Lansing

Enjoy live music through out the day featuring three local bands the whole family will enjoy! We start the afternoon off with the Country/Classic Rock band, Mama Tryd at 12:00 pm. Then starting at 3:00 pm hear the classic and contemporary rock songs from the New Rule. The days ends with an evening full of modern pop, classic rock, slow jams and funk from Avon Bomb starting at 7:00 pm.

Get ready for the Food Truck Rally, bringing the best gourmet food trucks Michigan has to offer all in the Meridian Mall parking lot. Over 40 food trucks will offer amazing food all in one location from all over the state. See list of participating trucks here!

Join the Friends of Historic Meridian for the annual Heritage Festival, highlighting historical 19th century activities. Visitors can enjoy early American demonstrations like rug hooking and weaving, kids activities, games and exhibits including cross stitching, quilting demos, lace making and more. Visit with docents as you tour the historic buildings and watch performances by the Grace Wood Singers and DJ Clarinet in the the Chapel. Live reenactments with the Civil War 7th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Co. B and 102nd Regiment U.S. Colored Troops will take place throughout the village.

Local businesses have an opportunity to showcase themselves at the Celebrate Meridian Business Expo. Stop by the booths in the Meridian Municipal Complex and learn more about local vendors, their products and more.

Participating businesses include:

  • LuLaRoe

  • Child and Family Charities

  • Kiwanis Club

  • Costco Membership

  • Soldan's Pets and New Hope Rescue

  • Haslett Okemos Rotary Club

  • Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

  • Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

  • iHealth of Michigan

  • Mike Bishop for Congress

  • Bloomed LLC

  • Kirk Byrens State Farm

  • Goldfish Swim School

  • Capital Region International Airport

  • The Will Goodale Memorial Foundation


  • American Home Fitness

  • 242 Community Church

  • Teri Banas for State Representative

  • ATA Martial Arts

  • Jazzy Vintage

  • Once Upon A Child

  • Dean Transportation

  • Pampered Chef

  • Julie Brixie for State Representative

  • Okemos Family Chiropractic

  • Shelly KK Designs

  • Kawaski Kids Foundation

  • Gypsies at Heart Vintage Market


Celebrate Meridian Event Activities Schedule:

  • Celebrate Meridian “Bring Back the Mile” by Playmakers Fundraising event for Meridian Cares on Friday, June 29th 7:00 pm – Central Park Drive

  • Farmers’ Market 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

  • Business Booth Expo 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

  • Children’s Activity Area ($5 Wristbands for Unlimited Play) 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

  • Community Mural 11:00 am until completed

  • Pet Adoptions with Soldan's Pet Supplies and New Hope Pet Rescue

  • Food Truck Rally 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

  • Beer and Wine Tent with Ellison Brewery & Spirits 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

  • Car Show Cruise Noon - 5:00 pm

  • Main Stage Live Musical Performances 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Noon - 2pm Mama Tryd (Country/Classic Rock)

3 pm - 6 pm New Rule (Classic/ Contemporary Rock)

7 pm - 10:15 pm Avon Bomb (Modern Pop/Classic Rock/Slow Jams/Funk)

  • Fireworks Finale 10:15 pm

(Activity times and schedule may change closer to event date)

Become a Celebrate Meridian Volunteer

Become a Celebrate Meridian Sponsor

Join the Celebrate Meridian Business Expo

Celebrate Meridian 2018 Flyer

Car Show Cruise Flyer 2018

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