Hillsdales SpringFest starts with May Day
- Rick Seifert
- SW Connection - News
HILLSDALE - Hillsdale is planning one big celebration for May Day - birthday party (the Hillsdale Farmers Market's tenth), arts fair (at Rieke Elementary School) and a Main Street promotion festival.
So much is planned that organizers are calling the day - and those that follow - the Hillsdale SpringFest.
In some ways, they hope the celebratory spirit lasts through the month and beyond.
The May 1 kick-off will have May-pole dancers, bicycle taxis, a composting demonstration, the arts fair, music and promotion specials at several Hillsdale stores.
The new plaza, in the heart of Hillsdale between Food Front and Baker and Spice, will be officially unveiled, and the farmers' market will kick off its tenth summer season.
The celebration will last from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., but, if you haven't had your fill, a post-celebration wine tasting and live music are also in the works.
'We want it to be a day when everyone is out,' said Linda Doyle, a Main Street Board member, 'and we want them to come back.'
Jaci Evans and Kaitlyn Evans have joined Doyle in co-organizing the event. The three have been active on the Hillsdale Main Street promotions committee, which is lining up a series of year-round events like the Hillsdale SpringFest.
Could Hillsdale SummerFests, FallFests and WinterFests be far behind?