The Delhi Township Downtown Development Authority hosted the inaugural Holt Fest on Aug. 17 along the Cedar Street corridor. The day-long festival kicked off with a parade down Cedar Street that featured the Scottville Clown Band and included family friendly activities at the Holt
Farmer’s Market and Veterans Memorial Gardens. The Sam Corey SeniorCenter will also host its annual ice cream social that featured a musical
tribute to Elvis for adults age 55 and older. The day’s activities concludedwith a laser light show comparable to those found in Las Vegas.
“The Holt Hometown Festival was a long-time community
favorite, so we were excited to present the new and improved Holt Fest in honorof the original festival’s 20th anniversary,” said Chuck Grinnell,
Holt Fest director. “There were activities for the entire family to enjoy alongthe Cedar Street corridor. From food vendors and beer tastings, to live music
performances and the annual Water Quality Awareness Open House, Holt Fest was theplace to be on Aug. 17.”
The township’s annual Water Quality Awareness Open House was
also incorporated into the festival’s activities and was held in a section ofVeterans Memorial Gardens. The open house was an opportunity to educate
families on the township’s efforts to be good environmental stewards andfeatured an educational booth and games to make learning about the wastewater
treatment process fun.
There were also live music performances on two stages.
The Holt Farmer’s Market Main Stage, was sponsored by MichiganState University Federal Credit Union, will featured performances by The Island Guys Steel Drum Band, The Theoretical Band, The New Rule Band and The Big Willie Band. The headliner for the Main Stage was popular Rock Cover Band The Ultimate Rock Show Tribute Band.
The second stage, which was sponsored by Dart Bank and located in Veterans Memorial Gardens featured performances by The
Scottville Clown Band Show, Sonic VooDoo Band, and Smooth Street Band. The secondstage was headlined by Ashley Lynn and the Spurs Band.
In addition to the live entertainment, there were inflatable
bounce houses and Touch-A-Truck for children and the BeerWorks Craft BeerTasting for adults in Veterans Memorial Gardens. Veterans Memorial Gardens also
featured several art, craft and general merchandise vendors.
The Holt Senior Center also hosted several activities foradults age 55+, including: the annual ice cream social, live musical performances
by Sweet Adelines and the May Blossoms Trio. Activities at the Senior Centerconcluded with a special Elvis tribute.
The inaugural Holt Fest ended with a laser light show on the Main Stage that was sponsored by our friends at DTN Management Company.