Festival Ironwood begins July 17
July 16, 2019
Festival Ironwood will be held July 17 through July 20 at Depot Park in downtown Ironwood, Mich.
Now in its 27th year, this Ironwood community festival grew out of a desire to have a summer festival not tied to an official holiday, but rather was in and of itself focused on the Ironwood community — its history and its present. Many family and school reunions are scheduled during these days as well, making Festival Ironwood a time of connecting and re-connecting with hometown roots.
Each day of Festival Ironwood features different live music performances under the Big Top as well as featured evening cook-out meals, such as the Yooper Wood Fire Grilled Chicken Feed on Thursday, July 18, which is very popular. Regular daily food vendors have their stands under the big tent as well, providing a way for several local community organizations to raise money for their service work.
Friday, July 19 is Kid’s Day, with many events for kids From the World’s Largest Duck Pick and trout pond, to woodchip scramble and sand castle building — Friday is the day when “kids rule.”
Saturday offers two premier activities: the Old Depot Car Show and the Art and Craft Show. Classic vehicles from all eras fill the closed-off streets around Depot park, providing a glimpse into our long history internal combustion travel (and work) history. Filling the Depot park grounds will be the tents of over 75 crafters and artists who will have their creations for sale to Festival visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Many other events are scheduled, from dance showcase programs and the Range Art Association’s Master’s Art Show to a volleyball tournament, outdoor pool tournament, and bean-bag toss tournament.
Check out the full schedule at ironwoodchamber.org.