Harvest Festival September 29, 2018 People for Palmer Park presents its free annual Harvest Festival with hayrides through the historic woods; apple tasting, petting zoo, arts and crafts and games for children, and much more. This will be a fun opportunity for all ages to learn about how our food is grown, the lives of farm animals, and nature in the park.
Integrity Shows is reinventing the art fair and reviving a wonderful event from the 1970s and 1980s, while giving Detroit its only large outdoor juried art fair. Installations, street art and demonstrations mix with artists' booths and the park's trees and beauty. We are active partners with People for Palmer Park and encourage local business and residents' involvement in our art fair.
WinterFest: Multi-Cultural Holiday Celebration in the Log Cabin December 2018, TBA WinterFest is a free annual community event that encourages families to visit and enjoy the beauty of the park during the colder months. This will be the first winter celebration in the Cabin, perhaps in history, since the Palmers did not live in the cabin during the winter in the late 1880s. Reopening the Log Cabin in the winter — which has been closed for most of the past 40 years — with this magical and inclusive celebration, will be an enriching and memorable event for all ages.
Log Cabin Day June 30, 2019 Take a peek! Once a year, for Michigan Log Cabin Day, People for Palmer Park opens the doors of Palmer Park’s 1880's Log Cabin — Detroit’s only authentic log cabin — for a rare tour. Visitors each year have been treated to a day of old-fashioned ice cream socials, live music, square dancing, blacksmithing, hat-making and parade/contests, prize raffles, Civil War camp, and an afternoon of family fun that will reconnect people of all ages to early Detroit memories and history, and aspirations for continued revival.