Looking for Somewhere to Take you Family this Weekend? Troy Family Daze Kicks Off
Here's what you need to know about this week's four-day festival at Zion Christian Church.
If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend, head over to Troy for the Family Daze Festival. The four day festival is filled with carnival rides, games, children's crafts, live entertainment, food, fireworks and other activities for children and adults.
The festival will run Thursday afternoon through Sunday night at Zion Christian Church, 3668 Livernois (between Big Beaver and Wattles). The festival is presented by the North Woodward Community Foundation and is fully supported through contributions from volunteers and local businesses.
- Thursday, 4-9 p.m.
- Friday, 4-11 p.m.
- Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
- Sunday, 1-9 p.m.
Ride ticket prices
Admittance is free. Ride ticket prices range day-to-day with special offers, starting with Thursday's 10 rides for $10 coupons, with regular prices falling between $3 and $4 per ride. Special unlimited-ride bracelets are available for $20 for Friday and Sunday, and $25 all day Saturday.
This year's food vendors include:
- Mastro’s Ice Cream (ice cream, yogurt, shakes, sundaes, ice blended coffee and smoothies)
- Jet's Pizza
- Mercurio’s Food Specialties (hand-battered chicken on a stick, chicken tenders, wing dings, corn dogs, butterfly chips and chili cheese fries)
- Lindsey Concessions (hot dogs, hamburgers, polish and Italian sausage)
- Nick's Concessions (Greek food)
- Different Twist Pretzel (gourmet pretzels, pretzel dogs, pretzel wraps, strawberry and blue raspberry frozen drinks)
- La Feast of Troy (chicken and lamb shwarma, humus, falafel, salad)
- Rub BBQ (hickory smoked jumbo turkey stick, smoked St. Louis ribs half and full slabs, hickory grilled steak, mesquite grilled jumbo wings, pulled pork sandwich, BBQ burger, mac & cheese)
For more information about food vendors, visit the Troy Family Daze website.
The Troy Family Daze fireworks display will take place at 9 p.m. on Saturday at Zion Christian Church. The display is co-sponsored by Emergency Restoration.
An "animal oasis" has been added for kids of all ages. It includes a petting zoo, an exotic animal petting zoo, an interactive bird house and camel rides for all ages. Sponsored by Charity Motors.
The first annual scarecrow contest is being introduced this year with cash prizes for the winners. The scarecrow contest is being sponsored by S & R Event Rentals and will be displayed all the days of the Festival.
The Detroit Pistons exhibit bus and basketball academy with a hoops contest will be on site for all the basketball fans. The Troy High School Lacrosse Program will also be holding a Lacrosse pitch-for-a-prize contest all hours of the Festival.
A "bungee jump" is another first-time attraction that is sure to put smiles on the faces of all spectators and participants.
Schedule of Events
- 4-9 p.m. – Festival open; ride tickets are 10 for $10 with this coupon
- The Coachmen perform on Main Stage
- 4-11 p.m. – Festival open; unlimited-ride bracelets available for $20
- 6 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies on the Main Stage
- 7:30 p.m. – Troy Community Chorus
- 7:30-10:30 – Jimmie Roach Band on Main Stage
- 11 a.m.-11 p.m. – Festival open; unlimited-ride bracelets available for $25
- 12:30 p.m. – Talent Show (9-11 years old)
- 2 p.m. – Talent Show (12-14 years old)
- 3:30 p.m. – Talent Show (19+ years old)
- 5-7:30 p.m. – Lakeside Classic Rock Band on Main Stage
- 8-11 p.m. – Joey Vee Band on Main Stage
- 9 p.m. – FIREWORKS
- 1-9 p.m. – Festival open; unlimited-ride bracelets available for $20
- 2 p.m. – Youth-Parent Games
- 2 p.m. – Talent Show (4-8 years old)
- 2:30 p.m. – Talent Show (15-18 years old)
- 3:30-4 p.m. – Cutest Baby/Toddler Contest
- 3:30 p.m. – 50/50 Raffle Drawing
- 3:30 p.m. – Scarecrow Contest
- 5-8:30 p.m. – Beatles Tribute Band