Winter LoveFest at Palmer Park celebrates Black History & Love
Love is in the Park!
People for Palmer Park will celebrate love and Black History at its free family-friendly Winter LoveFest on February 11, 2023 from 2-5 pm. The pre-Valentine’s Day community event will be held in and around the historic Palmer Log Cabin, decorated in hearts and proudly displaying beautiful new chandeliers, restored woodwork, and Victorian pocket doors, and fresh paint.
Inside the adjacent heated tent will be live music, African dancing and drumming, art-making, hot cocoa and treats, games and prizes, and much more! Outside, enjoy horse and carriage rides and winter sports (weather dependent).
Entertainment will be non-stop inside the heated tent
Tour the historic Log Cabin (which we have been restoring to be a center for community gatherings, and educational and cultural enrichment). A team from Brilliant Detroit will lead storytelling and give away children’s books. The cabin will be festively decorated with Valentines and Black History themes.
Also in the Cabin, learn more about the history of the Cabin and Park, and how to get involved with People for Palmer Park, view spinning wheel demonstrations with Queen Lynette Halalay, and add messages to the “Love Your Park” volunteer pledge board!
Horse and carriage rides (a suggested donation of $2 per child, $4 per adult and $5 per family is appreciated)
Free hot cocoa & treats from McDonalds.
Arts and Crafts for Valentine’s Day & Black History, and Valentines card-making to deliver to veterans, children, and others in hospitals…and more!
Please bring: We will collect books for the Park’s Little Free Libraries and hats/mittens/gloves/scarves (especially for children) to give away to those in need We will encourage attendees to join us for more activities in the spring and summer — specially to volunteer at our Earth Day cleanup on April 23, and other events to beautify and uplift the park and the community.
Since 2011, People for Palmer Park has been holding free community celebrations to engage and connect neighbors and park users to encourage healthy living, love of nature and the environment, and to develop friendships and grow bonds between people of diverse backgrounds, ages, races, ethnicities, and identities. As a regional park, we strive to find harmony between urban and suburban visitors, and encourage volunteerism and participation to improve the park and quality of life for all.
PEOPLE FOR PALMER PARK OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE: As with all our events, we will have plenty of official PFPP merchandise for sale. Cash and credit accepted!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: City of Detroit, Brilliant Detroit, McDonalds, NeighborHUB/Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce & GM.
TO VOLUNTEER AT THIS EVENT, please visit pfppwinterfestvolunteers2023.eventbrite.com
LOCATION: Winter Love Fest will take place in Palmer Park, in and around the Log Cabin which is located just north of McNichols (Six Mile Road) and just west of Woodward Ave. in Detroit.