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The Kindleberger Arts Commission has an exciting summer of community entertainment and we invite you to visit Parchment for these annual events.

The 2014 Kindleberger Festival week, Wednesday, July 9 through Monday, July 14, includes the annual family musical production, and youth play. Our car show, arts and crafts day, 5K community race, 3K Stroller Stroll, Kids Fun Run, parade, kid’s area, and food vendors are great opportunities for families to spend a day enjoying a wide-range of activities and community.

The Festival and Concert Series are organized by volunteers and supported by donations, local grants and special fundraising events. They are truly locally-organized events that have been part of the Parchment community for a number of years. Be a part of our hometown atmosphere. We welcome you to visit Parchment and Kindleberger Park!

Click here for a printable PDF copy of the 2014 Festival Schedule of Events flyer!

Graphic design by Sue Severeid.

2014 Kindleberger flyer


Wednesday, July 9 - Sunday, July 13
Youth Production: "THE Somewhat TRUE TALE OF ROBIN HOOD"

Family Musical: "CHILDREN OF EDEN"

These cornerstone events kick off the 2014 Kindleberger Festival!
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday performance times: 5:30pm (Youth) and 7pm (Musical), Saturday and Sunday performances: 3:30pm (Youth) and 5pm (Musical).


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Festival Day - Saturday, July 12:
5K Run, 3K Stroller Stroll and Kids Fun Run

7AM-8:15AM Check-In | Race begins at 8:30AM

Start your Festival celebration with a 5K run or fitness walk, 3K Stroller Stroll or the Kids Fun Run. The annual run has become an integral part of the Kindleberger Summer Festival as hundreds of participants at all levels and abilities join this invigorating event!

Kids Fun Run (11 and under) – 8 AM
5K Run – 8:30 AM
3K Stroller Stroll - 8:40 AM

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Festival Day - Saturday, July 12:
Arts and Crafts Show - Kindleberger Park


A Kindleberger Summer Festival perennial favorite, the 2014 Arts and Crafts Show features handmade, one-of-a-kind original works, created by artisans and craftspeople throughout Michigan and beyond.  Artists are accepted in a wide variety of media, from woodworking to jewelry, paintings to photography.  Come, Browse, Shop, Buy!

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Festival Day - Saturday, July 12
Car Show - Kindleberger Park


The Kindleberger Festival is a 33-year tradition in Parchment, Michigan. Visitors from all over southwest Michigan enjoy music, arts & crafts, the festival parade, food vendors, children's activities, all-day outdoor concerts, the evening street dance, family stage musical and youth play. The Kindleberger Crusin' Car Show is a feature event on Festival Day, Saturday July 12 in the Little League fields parking lot on the top of the hill. Bring your vintage automobile, hot-rod or classic car to Kindleberger Park and compete for prizes, enjoy the other festival activities and make a day of it in Parchment!

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Festival Day - Saturday, July 12
Children's Area - Kindleberger Park

11AM - 2PM

The Kindleberger Summer Festival provides fun for everyone in the family -- even the youngest members!  Offering a wide variety of hands-on activities, this free event features bouncing fun, Kalamazoo Air Zoo, Astronomy Club, Caricaturist, Balloon Artist & Clown, KSO Instrument Petting Zoo, mural painting, kid's crafts, face painting, and games & prizes!  Fun for children of all ages!

Festival Day - Saturday, July 12
Friends of the Library Book Sale - Parchment Community Library

Early Bird Sale begins at 9AM with $1 admission, regular sale 10AM-3PM.  Gently used books of all genres, CDs, DVDs, audio tapes, magazines, etc. for reasonable prices!  Proceeds used to support the many Parchment library programs that benefit the community, young and old!


Festival Day - Saturday, July 12
Parchment Garden Club Sale - Kindleberger Park


Great perennials for sale at bargain prices.  Landscape your yard economically!


Monday, July 14
Concert at the Stage TBD




Festival Day - Saturday, July 12
Pancake Breakfast

Begins at 7AM

Parchment Boy Scout troop will serve ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKES along with sausage, orange juice, milk or coffee.  All you can eat, $5 for adults and $3 for ages 12 and under. Tickets will be available at the event.  It's one delicious way to start your Kindelberger Summer Festival Day!


Festival Day - Saturday, July 12
Festival Parade - Downtown Parchment

Parade line-up begins at 9:30AM in the St. Ambrose and Central Elementary parking lots.

Parade begins at 10AM.

The 33rd Annual Kindleberger Summer Festival Parade will fill the streets of Parchment on Saturday, July 12th at 10AM, led by 2014 Grand Marshal TBD. Celebrating years of tradition, the Festival Parade captures the essence of community spirit in the quaint town of Parchment!

The parade route runs along Riverview Drive coming from G Ave, around the library to Maple Street, and ends at the United Methodist Church. It's highly attended and parade-goers stake out their favorite spot to view the parade early in the morning. Come celebrate our city--its leaders & businesses, arts organizations & students, public services & churches--and more!





Festival Day - Saturday, July 12
Street Dance

7pm - 9pm

Kids and adults dance the night away with a live DJ in the park!



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