The Greater Farmington Founders Festival gets into full swing today with activities in and around downtown Farmington.
Here’s what’s happening;
Governor Warner Mansion, 33805 Grand River
Flea Market, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Browse through items donated for this annual sale. Antique vendors will have items for sale as well on the mansion grounds. Proceeds support the home of Farmington history.
Docent-led tours, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Learn more about Victorian customs, the Warner family, and Farmington history.
Farmington City Hall, north lawn at 23600 Liberty St.
History Booth, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Purchase local history books and get your questions answered by experts at this tent, which represents five Farmington area historical organizations.
Shiawasse Park, Shiawassee Street between Farmington and Power Roads
Kids Zone, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Michigan Renaissance players, Inflatable Fun, stage shows, robotics demos.
Fido Fest, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. The Ultimate Air Dog and Disc Dogs of Michigan performances, agility course, doggie fashion shows and contests, pet vendors and dog rescue organizations, Bark Garden, with Roak Brewing Co. and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
Touch a Truck, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Kids get hands-on experiences with big construction and emergency vehicles.
Movie Under the Stars, 9 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy “Turner & Hooch” (PG).
First United Methodist Church, 33112 Grand River
Ice Cream Social, 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Enjoy delicious, home-baked pies with a refreshing scoop of ice cream.
Memorial Park, north side of Grand River between Farmington Road and Oakland Street
Farmington Art Foundation, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Browse through the works of local artists, many of which will be offered for sale.
Downtown Farmington Center, Grand River between Grove Street and Farmington Road
Bingo tent, 6 p.m.-11 p.m., on Grand River west of Farmington Insurance Managed by the Farmington Area PTA Council, the tent will have celebrity callers: 6 p.m.-7 p.m. – Ken Massey, mayor, Farmington Hills; 7 p.m.-8 p.m. – Terri Weems, Farmington Public Schools Board of Education trustee; 8 p.m.-9 p.m. – John Herrington, Harrison High School football coach; 9 p.m.-10 p.m. – Christine Greig, state representative; 10 p.m.-11 p.m. – Jim Stark, Farmington Public Schools Board of Education president
Fifty Amp Fuse, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Krabby Painters Main Stage in the parking lot on the west side of the Downtown Farmington Center. This popular Detroit area band pays tribute to the greatest hits of all time from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and now.
Farmington Road, south of Grand River
Vintage Marketplace 10 a.m.-8 p.m. You’ll find mid-century modern items, antique toys, specialty crafts and jewelry for sale from around 30 vendors, with new inventory arriving each day, plus live music and a Tito’s lemonade stand.