Log Cabin Day, a free, family-friendly festival presented by People for Palmer Park, will celebrate history, music, theater, storytelling, and art. Palmer Park’s annual Log Cabin Day — which coincides with National Log Cabin Day — will be held in the beautiful outdoor setting next to the historic Palmer Park Log Cabin overlooking Lake Frances, as well as inside the Log Cabin. Dressing-up in vintage attire and hats from the 1800s-early 1900s is encouraged.

This beloved community event, held for the past decade, transforms the grounds of the Palmer Park Log Cabin with vibrancy, fun, and enrichment with a variety of activities and presenters, including:

  • 102nd USCT Black Civil War History Group
  • Learn about the history of the Log Cabin and Palmer Park from historians and friends
  • Enjoy free homemade ice cream from Guernsey Dairy Farms for the first 500
  • Tours of the restored Log Cabin main floor, including the newly restored kitchen where Mama Denise will talk about cooking and life in the 1800s!
  • The return of the fabulous Hat & Bonnet Parade/Contest with prizes for all children who make a hat from Dream Arts Company! Make your spectacular hat in the Big Blue Tent!
  • Arts and crafts for all ages; make a mini-log cabin, write & illustrate your own stories, and other creative activities
  • Readings in the Log Cabin by storytellers from the Brilliant Detroit, who will be giving away books to all children!
  • Quilting, sewing, knitting and other demonstrations and quilt display with April Shipp and the Creative Circle collective of women crafters
  • Weaving demonstrations by Michael Daitch of Coat of Many Colors Weaver
  • Spinning wheel demos by fiber artist Lynette Halalay
  • Other artists and crafts people will demonstrate basket making, flag-making, vintage carpentry and more.
  • Musical theater with Dream Arts Company’s gifted youth
  • Dance performance with Art LabJ
  • Music with the talented youth ensemble, Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic
  • Food pop-up with the Pink Flamingo To Go
  • And more surprises

Cost: FREE

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