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Taylor’s 175th Anniversary Party

Saturday, August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Come to Taylor and enjoy a day of celebration and free activities!

  •  Free Admission to the Petting Farm: The Heritage Park Petting Farm turns 20 years old this August. To celebrate the anniversary, admission to the Petting Farm will be free for residents from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 6. The farm is located on the northeast corner of Pardee and Northline roads. To take advantage of the free admission, visitors are asked to enter the farm from Heritage Park.
  • Learn About Trains: T.J. Gaffney from Streamline Historic Services will talk about the renovations that are happening to the two train cars located in Heritage Park. He will be on hand from noon to 2 p.m. August 6, sharing his knowledge about the trains and his love of the railroad industry.
  •  That’s Entertainment! The Floral City Harmonizers will perform at 1 p.m. August 6 in the Gazebo next to Coan Lake. The group of a ‘Capella chorus singers from Monroe sing four-part harmony barbershop style.  The Silver Strings Dulcimer Society will perform at 3 p.m. The talented musicians play a variety of acoustic instruments and Hammered Dulcimers.
  • Classic Car Show: Classic car owners are invited to participate in a car show from noon to 5 p.m. August 6, in the parking lot in front of the Sheridan Center Open Air Pavilion.
  • Check Out the Taylor Library: At the celebration, the library will host a table showing some important vintage moments and will provide activities the whole family can enjoy, such as crafts.
  • In the ‘Township Tent’: A number of special attractions will be under the Township Tent during the five hours of August 6. City Clerk Cindy Bower will feature storyboards and artifacts from the community. She also will register voters for the upcoming November election.
  • Visit Historical Buildings in the Park: The historical buildings located near the Coan Lake portion of Heritage Park will be open the day of the 175th anniversary celebration on August 6. The Taylor Historical Society will be set up in the “Township Tent,” providing visitors with the newest self-guided tour brochure, which will enable guests to visit all of Heritage Park’s historic buildings and learn the history of each one.
  • Free Marigold Seeds from the Garden Club: Club members will distribute Marigold seeds along with a flyer explaining that the Marigold is the official flower of the City of Taylor. Club members will be available to answer gardening questions about the club’s native garden located in Heritage Park and why it is important to “go native in Michigan.”
  • Community Garden in Bloom: The Taylor Community Garden in Heritage Park will be in full bloom and visitors will be encouraged to tour the garden and learn about the plants and vegetables that grow there.
  • Legacy Art Project: Members of the community are invited to paint a spot on a Legacy Art Project, which is a mural that will hang in a place of prominence in Taylor. Attendees will be invited to share their artistic talents by helping to complete the art piece. More details to follow.


Saturday, August 6
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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12111 Pardee Rd
Taylor, MI 48180 United States
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