Canton Liberty Festival returns – traffic order closes roads
Jun. 6, 2022 PLYMOUTH EAGLE.
Plymouth Michigan News
After a two-year COVID hiatus, Canton Liberty Fest will celebrate the 29th anniversary of the event with a special three- day family event June 16 through 18. at Heritage Park.
While the nearly three-decade community tradition will include events that have become standard attractions, including the lineup of carnival rides, games, and special attractions, this year the event will offer some changes, organizers said. The most significant change is the day of the fireworks display which has been moved to Friday, June 17 just after dark. The fireworks display previously closed the festival on Saturday, but organizers said the Friday night schedule allowed them to move the display to Saturday in case of inclement weather. This year, too, the event will feature sensory hours from 1 until 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 when lights and music from the carnival rides and midway games will be turned for festival visitors who may be sensitive to large crowds and certain stimuli.
Hours for the festival are 1 until 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 16; 1 until 11 p.m. on Friday, June 17 and from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Major sponsors of the event this year include: BJ’s Grocery,
Community Financial, and The Village Dentist. Additional sponsors include: Brackney Chiropractic Health Center, Dermatology Specialist of Canton/Hamzavi Dermatology, The Goddard School of Canton, Star International Academy, U.S. Army and Weatherguard Windows.
No dogs are allowed on festival grounds and all bikes must be parked in a bike corral. In addition, a convenient Uber, Lyft, or parent drop-off/pick-off spot has been designated on Civic Center Boulevard in front of the Canton Public Library main parking lot. For more information, visit www.canton-libertyfest.com or call (734) 394- 5360.
Heritage Park is located next to the Canton Township Administration Building at 1150 South Canton Center Road.
Due to the Liberty Fest Fireworks and the Canton Liberty Run, effective Friday, June 17, 2022, from 10:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m., Canton Center Road will be closed between Cherry Hill and Palmer Roads.
Effective Friday, June 17, 2022, from 8:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.. Summit Parkway will be closed between Canton Center Road and Glengarry Blvd.
AND, effective Saturday, June 18, 2022, from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m., the following roads will be closed to through traffic for the Canton Liberty Run:
- Southbound Canton Center Road at Palmer Road
- Northbound Canton Center Road at the Rouge River bridge
- East & westbound Summit Parkway between Veterans Way & Canton Center Road
- Southbound Sheldon at Woodmont East
- Northbound Sheldon at the Rouge River bridge