Dam Festival - Eaton Rapids Michigan
The annual Dam Festival is in August, with most activities happening between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Saturday at the Miller Farm Complex. On tap are tours of dams around Eaton Rapids, live entertainment, kids' games, and arts and crafts. Most events are free.
All the historic buildings in the village will be open, including the one-room schoolhouse, ice cream parlor, church, house, the Jean Kline Block and blacksmith shop. You can have a scoop or a sundae at the ice cream parlor just like your grandparents did, back in "the day".
The Dam Festival was developed as a way to inform people about the rich history of Eaton Rapids, and also as a fund raiser to preserve that history. With so many dams in the area, the ERAHS thought it was important to share that history, and have some fun at the same time!
The Dam Festival is just one of many events that take place in town. Island Park is the location for some and may host the Quiet Water Symposium in the future.