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6 Things to do at Father’s Day Weekend Festival

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(STOCKBRIDGE) — Before summer is official, an annual festival will set the tone for the season in the rural town of Stockbridge. For 22 years, Stockbridge has hosted A Day in the Village — a celebration with art, vendors, food, locally made crafts and free family fun.

“Stockbridge is known throughout the area as a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family. For people who enjoy the look and feel of a charming small town celebrating its heritage, there is no better way to spend Father’s Day Weekend,” remarked former Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce president Donna Lippens.

A Day in the Village kicks off Friday June 17th at 10am.

Here are 6 things not to miss at this year’s A Day in the Village Festival:


Who doesn’t love music? This year the festival’s organizers, the Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce, have organized their largest lineup of bands from near and far to put on a show like never before.

With 7 bands performing, the wide range of musical genres will be sure get everyone grooving to the music. For a full band lineup and schedule go to


Put on your running shoes for a 5K! Saturday’s events are kicked off with a morning 5k run/walk around town.

The run will start at 8 a.m. and is hosted by Positively Chiropractic. Race director and chiropractor Dr. Erin Clifton says the 5k, “strives to enhance education of personal health while promoting positive community involvement.”

Runners can sign up at

Are you in the mood for a taste of summer? Cotton candy, chili dogs, and ice cream, just to name a few summer staples, will be available at this year’s festival. Local coffee shop Cravingz will also be hosting a beer and wine tent Friday and Saturday evening for those looking for summer spirits.


For the younger festival‐goers, there are plenty of attractions and activities that adults can share in too! Fun is guaranteed with Dee Dee the Clown, Little Conductors Trackless Train, Inflatable Kids Zone, Boyer’s Balloon Sculptures & a Fireworks Show!

The fireworks show, that is free and open to all, is to be held Friday June 17 at Dusk in Veteran’s Memorial Park.


Get your “shop on” and stop by the many vendors that will be set up throughout the Stockbridge Town Square.

From local craft tables  to small business merchandise and rare finds, be sure to make some purchases to take home.


For a full list of events including this year’s rockin’ band lineup and list of vendors head over to

Knockerball comes to Father’s Day weekend festival

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STOCKBRIDGE – This Father’s Day weekend marks the 22nd annual A Day in the Village festival providing family fun for the greater Stockbridge community. Along with the arts and crafts vendors, A Day in the Village offers a wide variety of entertainment put on by the Stockbridge Area Chamber of Commerce.

Knockerball or “bubble soccer” isn’t just fun for the players, onlookers get to participate in the enjoyment as well. A Knockerball is what it looks like-a giant, plastic bubble. Shoulder straps and handles to give participants control over the ball and you are free to run around in it and even run in to other players. Each ball weighs about 15-20 pounds!

Consisting of several different games, the consensus is that once the Knockerball is put on they’re fun even to roll around in.

Local 5K Encourages Everyone to Take First Step

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(STOCKBRIDGE, MI)— Father’s Day Weekend marks the 22nd annual A Day in the Village Festival held in the rural town of Stockbridge encouraging families to come out and enjoy the sun and fun. Returning this year to the festival is the Be Fit 5k Fun Run. The race hosts runners, walkers and dogs of all ages and ability, and allows participants to either race to the finish or casually stroll through town with their family.

The race was started in 2013 by a collaboration of Stockbridge community members and this year has become local business Positively Chiropractic’s staple event. “We all had so much fun running it ourselves every year that we welcomed the role as race director for 2016,” said Positively Chiropractic’s co-owner Dr. Erin Clifton. “It’s all about creating a safe environment and community that are committing to making positive lifestyle choices.”
Race starts at 8AM Saturday June 18th. Registration can be found at The start and finish line will be located in downtown Stockbridge Town Square at W Main St & N Clinton St. For more information email or visit

Arts & Crafts Festival Hosts Pet Parade

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STOCKBRIDGE – Arts & crafts, games, food and fun are heading to Stockbridge on Friday, June 17 through Saturday, June 18 when the annual A Day in the Village launches the unofficial arrival of summer.
The all-ages festival, held on Father’s Day, weekend is bringing back this year one of the most adorable events of the summer: the Pet Parade! The Pet Parade will kick-off Saturday morning June 18th following the Be Fit 5k Fun Run. Participants are asked to lineup at 9:45AM in the Presbyterian Church parking lot located at 101 S Center St. The Parade itself starts at 10AM and can be viewed by festival goers along the Stockbridge Town Square.

A Day in the Village Fireworks to Light Up Sky

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(STOCKBRIDGE, MI) – 2016 marks the 22nd year for the A Day in the Village fireworks show in Stockbridge.

The fireworks show held every Father’s Day weekend is scheduled for Friday June 17th at dusk in Veteran’s Memorial Park, and is expected to be bigger and better than ever before.
In addition to a free top-notch fireworks show provided by Adiska Family Dental and the Stockbridge Area Chamber of Commerce, this year’s festival boasts new attractions and live entertainment for all ages.

‘A Day in the Village’ returns for 22nd year

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The 22nd annual A Day in The Village returns this Father’s Day weekend June 17th & 18th to celebrate creativity and family fun in the small farming town of Stockbridge. Attendees can expect to see handmade crafts, local food and drinks, kid’s activities, live entertainment, a fireworks show and more.

Launched in 1995 by the Stockbridge Area Chamber of Commerce (SACC), A Day in the Village has grown larger every year. “The SACC and the festival are run by volunteers who give hundreds of hours of their time and I don’t think most people know that,” said Donna Lippens former SACC president. Lippens, who co-founded the festival, says, “The goal of A Day in the Village is help to promote downtown development as well as providing a fun time for people and our surrounding community.”

Admission to the festival is always free. Fireworks will be held at dusk and can be viewed best in Veterans Memorial Park on N Wood St. Arts, crafts, and food vendor applications are available while they last. For more information and full list of events go to or email