Harvest Festival Saturday, October 2, 2021 — 1-4pm
Free Family Fun!
Celebrate the turn of seasons with dance, music, storytelling, art-making, pumpkin picking, and harvest-related foods.
This year with COVID not yet behind us, we will be focusing on safer, non-contact activities outdoors. Masks and social distancing strongly encouraged.
Apples from the Palmer Park Orchard
Hunt for Pumpkins
Donuts & Cider, Corn on the Cob Roast
Games, Arts & Crafts
Huron Clinton Metropark Mobile Learning Center hands-on fun with furs, feathers, skulls, skeletons, artifacts, snakes and other live animals
Hoo Hoo lives here? Guided nature tours to explore the Woods
The Last Unicorn - An imaginative, playful, and healing performance with music, dance, costumes, magic and poetry about Mother Earth, the survival and extinction of species, and our connection to nature.
Storytelling & “Read in Color” Book Give-away
Author Barbara Allen, a sixth-generation descendent of abolitionist and suffragist Sojourner Truth, will read from her new children’s book, “Remembering Great Grandma.”
Plus dozens of books from Little Free Library.
More than a century ago, Senator Thomas Palmer and his wife Lizzie Merrill Palmer would often invite guests to enjoy their Log Cabin Farm, drink freshly pressed apple cider, and enjoy the harvest. Palmer donated the land in the late 1800s to the city of Detroit to serve as a park "for the good of everyone."
In honor of the harvest and in celebration of the Palmer legacy, the park will be filled with autumn festivities and free family fun.
This will be a fun-filled opportunity for all ages to discover how our food is grown, the lives of wild animals, and nature in the park.
Sponsors:Presented by People for Palmer Park with the support of the City of Detroit Parks & Rec Department and Motor City Brewing Works.
The event takes place next to Palmer Park's Splash Park and playground, on Merrill Plaisance near Pontchartrain, between McNichols and Seven Mile Roads, west of Woodward Avenue. Parking is available at the Splash Park parking lot.