Plymouth's 150th Celebration

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Thursday, June 29--Plymouth Community Band Concert

Join the Plymouth Community Band at 7:30 p.m. in Kellogg Park. The Plymouth Community Band will explore music from the last 150 years at its 2017 Thursday night concerts.


Friday, June 30--Music in the Air Concert--Steve King & The Dittilies

The Plymouth DDA's Music in the Air Friday night concert series continues with Steve King & The Dittilies! The Plymouth Historic Museum will be sharing a piece of Plymouth history before each Friday concert this season!

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Saturday, July 1--Michigan Phil "An American Salute" Concert

7
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Kellogg Park
FREE ADMISSION

Festival Overture on "The Star-Spangled Banner" ~
Dudley Buck
Crazy For You Overture ~ George Gershwin
West Side Story Selection ~ Leonard Bernstein
Sanford and Son Theme ~ Quincy Jones
Movin' on Up [Theme from The Jeffersons]
Ja'net Dubois and Jeff Barry
Prime Time Toon Revue ~ arr. Ted Ricketts
An American Symphony from "Mr. Holland's Opus" ~
Michael Kamen
Washington Post March ~ John Phillip Sousa
Our America ~ arr. John Higgins
Armed Forces Salute ~ arr. Robert W. Lowden
1812 Overture ~ Peter Illych Tchaikovsky
Stars & Stripes Forever March ~ John Phillip Sousa

SPONSORED BY:  The Wilcox Foundation and the Plymouth Downtown Development Authority


Sunday, July 2--"Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942) FREE showings at Penn Theatre

 Free showings at 4:15 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Courtesy of:

  • Plymouth Community Band
  • Michigan Philharmonic
  • Plymouth Historical Museum
  • PARC
  • Plymouth District Library
  • Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce



Monday, July 3--Movie in the Park

What better way to spend a summer night than under the stars with your family watching a movie.  Kellogg Park will host the “Movie in the Park” on Monday, July 3 as the sun goes down, roughly an 8 p.m. start.  The movie is free for all to enjoy and promises to be family friendly.   Snacks, popcorn and beverages will be available for purchase and will add to the fun, making for a great night in the City surrounded by the ones you love!
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Tuesday, July 4 – “Good Morning USA” Fourth of July Parade and Ice Cream Social

I scream, you scream, we ALL scream for Ice Cream!!  There are few things better on a hot summer day than a rich, delicious, cold treat like ice cream!  An American classic used to sweeten the post-parade time just as the warmest part of the day hits us.  Please join us for an Ice Cream Social to wrap up the weekend long celebration of the City of Plymouths 150th Anniversary. 

Ice Cream Social sponsor:
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The City of Plymouth Police Department will be honoring Plymouth's 150th Anniversay in a special way.  (Click link to read more)

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Check out the Plymouth Historical Museum's special exhibit, "Celebrating Plymouth--150 Years" starting on January 13, 2017. Visit plymouthhistory.org for details and museum hours.


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  • Wednesday, July 26--Celebrating Plymouth's 150th Birthday at the Plymouth Historical Museum. Raffle, Refreshments
  • 150th Anniversary Mini Exhibits at the Plymouth District Library (through October). Featuring brief histories, photos and interesting memorabilia.
  • Kids Activity at the Plymouth District Library. Collage of what kids love about Plymouth and kids can sign a huge "Happy Birthday Plymouth" card to be carried in the Fourth of July Parade.
  • "History About the Town" activity.  Businesses in Downtown Plymouth and Old Village will have unique historical facts about Plymouth's history. Each display will include a code for participants to record on their activity sheets or mobile devices, with participants completing the activity eligible to win a prize package.
  • "Celebrating Plymouth History" Video. Produced by Highway Media courtesy of PARC, Friends of the Penn, Plymouth Historical Museum and Old Village. Video will be shown several times at the Penn Theatre in late summer/early fall with post-viewing parties.
  • THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
     (SEPTEMBER 29-OCT 1, 2017)

    Main Street Opera Theatre is proud to present The Pirates of Penzance In honor of the 150th Anniversary of Plymouth and the 100th Anniversary of the historic Plymouth High School building where we hold our office.
    Come experience 1917 Plymouth as the PARC stage is transformed into the old Plymouth Opera House!

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    The old Plymouth Opera House was housed over the Village Hall on Main Street. This facility was completed in 1890 and demolished in the 1950's in order to build the new Police Station.

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    Performers at the Opera House


    For more information on The Pirates of Penzance, please visit:  

    http://www.mainstreetoperatheatre.org/2017-2018-season.html





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Special thanks to the following people/organizations for their hard work organizing and planning events for Plymouth's 150th Anniversary: Members of the Plymouth City Commission; Mayor Dan Dwyer, Mayor Pro-Tem Oliver Wolcott,  Dan Dalton, Suzi Deal, Colleen Pobur, Joseph Valenti and Mike Wright. Also: The Plymouth Downtown Development Authority, Ellen Elliott from the Penn Theatre, Liz Kerstens and Sherrie Brindley from the Plymouth Historical Museum, Don Soenen from PARC, Wes Graff and the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, resident Sharon Rucinski, Carol Souchock from the Plymouth District Library, the Plymouth Police and Fire Departments, Old Village Association, Benchmark Optical, Shrader-Howell Funeral Home, Wiltse's Community Pharmacy, Community Financial Credit Union, Cumming Plumbing, Kemnitz Fine Candies and Gifts, Dairy King, the Plymouth Community Band, Plymouth Preservation Network, and the Michigan Philharmonic.