Riverview Summerfest set for June 16-18 at city park

Going PlacesCA classic car show, fishing derby, cardboard-boat races, and appearances by a magician and Rosco the Clown will be among the attractions at the Riverview Summerfest June 16 to 18 at Young Patriots Park, 14100 Civic Center Drive.

Also planned are carnival rides, a midway and food stations every day and a 5K run June 18.

Registrations for the race will begin at 11 a.m., and the run will start at noon and continue until 2 p.m. Runners will start at the park and run through the streets of Riverview, passing through color stations while being blasted with colored powder.

Participants will then loop back into the park, where they will be challenged by finishing the race through a large mud pit and obstacles, while again being blasted with color.

In addition, a demonstration by Reno the police dog will take place on June 17 at the Riverview Police Crime Prevention tent.

The band Cruizin’ Jupiter will perform on June 16 from 7 to 11 p.m., and the musical groups Mob Opera and Ray Street Park Band June 17 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and 8 to 11 p.m., respectively. Fireworks will conclude the fest at dusk.

Tickets for the carnival rides are available here.

Ceaser Capital Management is the title sponsor, and gold sponsors are Charles E. Raines Co., W. F. Whelan Co., and Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak.

Opening set for exhibit

The opening exhibit for “Preston Tucker and his Dream Car,” with refreshments and live music, is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. June 19 at the Lincoln Park Historical Museum, 1335 Southfield Road. There is no charge to attend the event.

The legendary designer of the Tucker automobile, who died in 1956, was a former Lincoln Park resident and a member of the city’s motorcycle patrol force. His mother taught at two Lincoln Park schools.

Most of the items to be on display in the exhibit are being loaned for display by the Tucker Automobile Club of America, whose archives are collected at the Ypsilanti Heritage Museum. The Tucker family lived in Ypsilanti before moving to Lincoln Park.

Jeff Day curator of the Lincoln Park Museum, is seeking Tucker-related items and memorabilia for the local exhibit, which will continue through Sept. 30.

“Several years ago, we were extremely fortunate to have an original Tucker car radio, still in the box, donated to the museum by a local gentleman whose father had kept it in his garage for many years,” Day said.

The curator can be reached at 313-386-3137 or here.

Coming up . . .

June 15 — Second annual Pizza, Wine and Beer Tasting, a benefit for the Allen Park Historical Home and Parks and Recreation; 6 to 9 p.m. at the Allen Park Community Center, 15800 White St.; sponsored by the Allen Park Citizens Civic Fund, tickets, $25 in advance (or $30 cash at the door), are available at the community center.

June 16 — First in a series of investigative “Tours After Dark” of Historic Fort Wayne featuring ghost stories and legends about the site; check-in at 6:30 p.m. in the Visitors Center; the tour continues until 11:30 p.m.; for tickets, $30, click here.

June 22-25 — Taylor Summer Festival, featuring a carnival, free family movie night, wand making by the Michigan Renaissance Festival Players, concerts and a Color Fest Run; for more information, call 7344-287-6550.

June 23-25 — Trenton Summer Festival, featuring wares of more than more than 200 artists and craftsmen, entertainment, food and family activities; along Jefferson between Maple and Harrison.

June 24 — “Cruisin’ Downriver,” annual car cruise starting at 10 a.m. along Fort Street through Lincoln Park, Southgate, Wyandotte and Riverview.