If you have no plans this weekend and are looking for something to do, head out to Meridian Township. The Celebrate Meridian Festival starts tonight and will end tomorrow evening with a fantastic fireworks display.

I live in the area and have seen the fun and excitement that this festival brings. Weekends often bring roadtrips with the family to get out of town for a quick getaway, save your gas money and head out for some good times. The fireworks finale is dang impressive.

Where Does The Festival Take Place?

This year’s festival will take place on Friday, June 23 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday, June 24 from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm at the Meridian Township Municipal Complex/Central Park (5151 Marsh Road, Okemos) and the Marketplace on the Green Pavilion (1995 Central Park Drive, Okemos), north of Meridian Mall.


Here's What You Can Look Forward To

Central Park Drive will be closed beginning at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 24.

Celebrate Teen Night:
Friday, June 23 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Marketplace on the Green. Enjoy live music from dogsneeze as they perform rock hits from the '90s and '00s! Also featuring a magician, games, and more.

Celebrate Meridian Festival:
Saturday, June 24, 8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Meridian Farmers' Market

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Farmers' Market will take place in the parking lot adjacent to the Marketplace on the Green pavilion (1995 Central Park Drive, Okemos).

Arts & Crafts Fair

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

While you're shopping at the Farmers' Market, make sure to stop by the Marketplace on the Green Pavilion (1995 Central Park Drive, Okemos) for the Arts & Crafts Fair from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. The fair will feature local artists, including Native American vendors from the Nokomis Cultural Heritage Center.

Nokomis Cultural Heritage Center

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Nokomis Cultural Heritage Center (5153 Marsh Road, Okemos) will be open for tours from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Please be mindful of their camera policy while touring.

Meridian Historical Village

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Meridian Historical Village (5151 Marsh Road, Okemos) will be hosting Village tours and an ice cream social from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

While you're enjoying ice cream in the Village (5151 Marsh Road, Okemos), enjoy the sounds of the Meridian Community Band from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Red Cedar Wood Carver's Guild

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Head over to the Central Park Pavilion (5151 Marsh Road, Okemos) to see the Red Cedar Wood Carver's Guild. Enjoy exhibits, demonstrations, and hands-on activities.

Live Entertainment

3:00 pm - 10:15 pm

Live music will be available on the Delta Dental Stage at the Marketplace on the Green Pavilion (1995 Central Park Drive, Okemos) from 3:00 pm to 10:15 pm.

Justin Holcomb: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Garage Sale Band: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Ben Daniels Band: 7:00 pm - 10:15 pm

Children's Activities

3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Head on over to Central Park (5151 Marsh Road, Okemos) for an afternoon of family fun! Enjoy inflatables, carnival games, and more with the purchase of a $5 wristband.

Food Vendors on Central Park Drive

3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Take a walk down Central Park Drive and choose from a variety of food vendors!

Beer Garden

3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Beginning at 3:00 pm and lasting until 11:00 pm at the Marketplace on the Green Pavilion (1995 Central Park Drive, Okemos). Must be 21+ to enter the Beer Garden.

Fireworks Finale

10:15 pm

Close out the 2023 Celebrate Meridian Festival by viewing our fireworks finale at the Marketplace on the Green Pavilion!

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