Saturday, October 6, 2012
The annual Green Street Fair in downtown Plymouth is canceled for not bringing in enough revenue.
Downtown Plymouth's annual Green Street Fair in May will no longer kick off the warm weather event season. After five years, the organizers are ending the event because it was not bringing in enough revenue, according to an article in HometownLife.com. The fair focused on re-use, recycling and other earth-friendly efforts. “It was just an uphill battle,” Dianne Quinn, who is also the chief organizer of Art in the Park, told HometownLife. “We just worked way too hard and we didn't get anything.” The cost of the fair averaged about $70,000 annually, and the money went to equipment rental, police and fire protection, private security, setup and cleanup and entertainment, according to the article.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Post your photos from the fair here on Patch!
The Green Street Fair is under way at Kellogg Park in downtown Plymouth! Hopefully you are taking pics while enjoying local vendors/exhibitors and live music. Post your best photos here on Patch for others to see!
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Sights and sounds: Michigan-based band among attractions on second day of eco-themed downtown festival.
Michigan rockers the Verve Pipe headlined the second day of Green Street Fair festivities Saturday in downtown Plymouth, playing a mix of hit and family-geared songs. Hundreds crowded around the city's municipal stage near Kellogg Park on Saturday afternoon to catch a glimpse of the band, known for its hit single "The Freshman." The Green Street Fair, an eco-themed festival celebrating its fifth year in downtown Plymouth, enjoyed mild, sunny weather and a variety of food and merchandise vendors. The festival continues today from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Here's what's going on today in Plymouth and Canton.
Local trivia: Which local establishment played a role in the comedic film 'Cedar Rapids'? The answer to Saturday's trivia was the lot adjacent to the Box Bar & Grill Commuters have been flabbergasted while traversing on Interstate 275 from Northville through Canton as the Michigan Department of Transportation continues work on 34 bridges and overpasses along 13 miles of expressway. If you're trying to time your commute right or explore detours, check the Canton Patch "Commute" page (check here for Plymouth) for live traffic. We also have current gas prices listed, so you can fill up before you head out! Oh, and remember to brake for workers! Check our overview of the project here on Patch. We invite you to share the story of the mom in …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Looking for something to do in the coming days? Read on for ideas.
Plenty to do around town this weekend, from Green Street Fair to the Super Jess 5K! For more things to do, visit our Events page.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Eco-friendly festival returns for fifth season, promising entertainment and green exhibitors.
The eco-friendly Green Street Fair will mark a milestone when it returns to downtown Plymouth on May 4-6. The festival, which features green-themed exhibitors and activities, is celebrating its fifth year, and the event's co-founder Raychel Rork said there are no indications of slowing down this year, projecting up to 100,000 visitors over the festival's three days. "It's kind of shocking," she said. "(The time has) flown by. This is what we do. We don't do anything else." She said the event takes a full year to plan, including booking musical artists and other entertainment. "This is what we do and we love to do it," she said. "It's exciting. We're really happy it's growing every year." This year presents a tall order for the festival, …