Michigan's Largest FREE Festival!
August 19, 20, & 21, 2016
The Events & Details
PLEASE GO TO EVENTS PAGE, ALL WEEKEND LONG, FOR CARNIVAL INFORMATION
PLEASE NOTE: THE MISS LAPEER DAYS PAGEANT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE HOPE TO BRING IT BACK NEXT YEAR.
The Miss Lapeer Days Pageant
THE MISS LAPEER DAYS PAGEANT RETURNS TO THE PIX THEATRE!
Saturday, August 13 – 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Soap Box Derby
The Annual Soap Box Derby is great fun for boys, girls and dad’s alike. The Derby has been a favorite event at the festival since 2005. Kids can enjoy building their own car leading up to race day or use a car sponsored by a local business. Either way, it’s good, clean fun!
PLEASE NOTE: THE DERBY WILL TAKE PLACE ON OREGON STREET (WEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF BOWERS, OREGON AND NEPESSING ST.) THE NEWLY PAVED STREET WILL PROVIDE A SMOOTHER SURFACE FOR THE DERBY CARS.
HELICOPTER RIDES RETURN TO LAPEER DAYS!
The Lapeer Days Festival is very excited to announce the return of helicopter rides to the festival this year.
MAGNUM HELICOPTER TOURS will be located toward the back of the field next to East Ann Rook Party store on Nepessing Street all three days.
Friday the 19th: 3:30PM – 8:00PM
Saturday the 20th: 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Sunday the 21: 11:30AM – 6PM
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for information on auxiliary parking
at Lapeer High School and FREE transportation to downtown.
COURTESY OF THE GREATER LAPEER TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
The History of Lapeer Days
Lapeer Days is an exhilarating experience for the entire family! The festival takes place in beautiful downtown Lapeer, Michigan during the height of the Summer when the community is at it’s most beautiful. This is Lapeer County’s premier FREE festival. The Lapeer Days festival has grown in popularity to become one of MID-MICHIGAN’S premier FREE festivals!
We hope to see you and your entire family there! There’s so much to see and do for every member of the family. You don’t want to miss it.
On Aug. 28, 1901, Alonzo A. Bostick and his son Austin celebrated the grand opening of Bostick Stove Works in Lapeer. Neither Alonzo nor his son could have foreseen the legacy they bestowed on our community. The simple grand opening celebration inspired the idea of a community festival held for the first time the following year. The Lapeer Days Festival was born. From simple beginning’s it has grown over the years to become the county’s largest festival and Michigan’s largest FREE festival!
*Photo credits on page: View Newspaper Group, Lapeer Days Archive, Holly Smith and Diane Millington