The Ypsilanti Heritage Festival is a celebration in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Held every year on a late-August end of the week, the celebration sprawls crosswise over Frog Island Park, Riverside Park, Depot Town, and downtown Ypsilanti. The celebration incorporates occasions, for example, a procession, vintage base ball, a bed race, a sausage eating challenge, an elastic duck race, and a parody of the Woodward Dream Cruise called the "Bad dream Cruise".
The festival was first hung on Saturday, July 15, 1978, "from twelve 'til dusk". The walkways and lanes in Depot Town had recently been re-cleared, and the Depot Town Association held a "Walkway Celebration". The publication promoted a twelve walkway promenade driven by the Honorable George Goodman "Hizzoner" the leader of Ypsilanti and energizing strip cutting functions, commitments and plain or extravagant walkin'.
The Ypsilanti Heritage Festival Parade started in 1979, and has been held each year. In 2007, the motorcade pulled in more extensive consideration when march coordinators endorsed the incorporation of a gathering challenging a proposed city pay charge and in this manner disavowed the authorization. Celebration organizers clarified that their lead was to prohibit bunches walking to speak to disputable or political issues, and that the underlying endorsement was a mistake.