DEARBORN, Michigan – Make your visit to Dearborn’s Homecoming festival August 6-8 as easy as possible by using the free shuttle services offered by the City of Dearborn.
Two options exist: free parking and free shuttle service from Dearborn High School, sponsored by Henry Ford Health System, and free shuttle service from the west Dearborn business district along West Village Drive, from Military to Monroe. All shuttles take visitors to the festival grounds at Ford Field Park in Dearborn.
The Dearborn High shuttle will pick visitors up at the school parking lot, on the west side of Outer Drive, north of Michigan Avenue. It runs from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, and noon to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday of Homecoming weekend. Parking is free.
The shuttles are Dearborn Public School buses and include handicapped accessible buses and will make continuous loops between the festival grounds and the school. There is no established time schedule.
Another free shuttle is available on West Village Drive, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The City of Dearborn shuttle vans will stop along West Village Drive from Monroe to Military. Parking fees may apply, except on Sunday. On Friday and Saturday, parking is at a special festival rate of $1 in the West Parking Deck only.
The Ford Field parking lot also provides a limited number of spaces, including handicapped parking, for $5 per car.
The Dearborn Community Arts Council (DCAC) is excited about the 2010 Homecoming. Creative and interesting opportunities will be part of DCAC’s activities on top of the Hill at Homecoming this year.
A few of Dearborn’s finest art students will have their artwork on display in one of the tents. Many of the Dearborn area arts and cultural organizations will have literature and schedules available at the DCAC information tent.
The Student Art Exploration tent will have new art activities for young people to participate in. High school students will be helping younger students work on these creative activities.
Have you heard about the CHAIRity event? Some artistically designed chairs will be on display at Homecoming in preparation for October 9th when all the chairs will be auctioned off to benefit designated local arts and cultural organizations. Be sure to stop by the Art Show booths that are a long standing tradition at Homecoming.
Complete details about Homecoming – including a schedule of events are available on the City of Dearborn 2010 Homecoming page.