Yankee Doodle Day

Saturday, June 17, 2023
Jaycee Park, 525 E. River Street
Various activities on the Rotary Club Stage

This year's family-friendly community event will include various activities throughout the day, including a parade, music, arts and crafts show, and fireworks.

  • 9 AM - 3 PM Market on the Grand, Crafters, and Food Trucks
  • 11 AM Parade begins on Bridge Street
  • 12 PM - 3 PM Kids activities, food, and beer; DeGroat Foundation activities; and Mudge's Follies sing
  • 5 PM Detroit Lions' former running back and Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims speaks
  • 7 PM Community Autism Foundation awards and presentations
  • Early evening - Beer tent reopens
  • 7:30 - 10 PM - Salute to our military, Global Village plays
  • 15 minutes before dusk - Bridge Street closes
  • Dusk / Around 10 PM - Fireworks set off from the Island 
  • 11 PM - Beer tent closes
YDD Yankee Doodle Days


11:00 AM
Downtown Grand Ledge

Parade participation is FREE to all organizations and groups EXCEPT those participants running for or currently holding an Elected Office position, which have a minimum fee of $100 payable at the time of registration.

Organizations/groups must register in advance, and registration forms will be reviewed and approved. The Chamber reserves the right to deny any registration form.  All applicants, sponsors, and participants are subject to approval by the Chamber's Board. 

The Chamber coordinates this parade on behalf of the Grand Ledge community and area businesses.  We are committed to providing a safe and exciting event, and require parade participants to comply with our policies. 

This beautiful six acre park is located right on the Grand River and is only a short five minute walk southeast of downtown.  

PARKING:  There are several parking spots along River Street as well as city parking lots located downtown.  A limited number of handicap parking will be available at Jaycee Park. 


Vendors and food trucks are encouraged to participate in our festivities, which brings thousands of people to downtown.

Vendors will be placed in one of the parking spots at Jaycee Park.

  • 12 - 3 PM - Mudge's Follies sing on the Rotary Club Stage
  • Early evening - 11 PM Beer tent
  • 7:30 - 10 PM - Salute to our military, Global Village plays on the Rotary Club Stage1


Dusk (About 10:00 PM)


The fireworks will be set off on Island Park at dusk, and they will be visible from anywhere in downtown Grand Ledge, including from Jaycee Park.

Bridge Street will be shut down, so people can watch the fireworks from the bridge. There are also several other great places to watch them. 

If the weather looks inclement, the Chamber will be monitoring the weather forecast closely throughout the day and will update the via the Facebook page.

West Side Beer Distributing
Xavier DeGroat Foundation
Consumers Credit Union

InKind Sponsor:

PJ's Towing

You can view community events on our Community Calendar.

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