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U-M to host Bicentennial Detroit Festival

The Spirit of Detroit's U-M Bicentennial t-shirt was installed on Thursday, Aug. 24 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of U-M's establishment in Detroit on Aug. 26, 1817. Photo by Roger Hart, Michigan Photography.The Spirit of Detroit's U-M Bicentennial t-shirt was installed on Thursday, Aug. 24 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of U-M's establishment in Detroit on Aug. 26, 1817. Photo by Roger Hart, Michigan Photography.EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

DATE: 4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

EVENT: The University of Michigan Bicentennial Detroit Festival

Schedule:
4-4:30 p.m.
A ceremony to commemorate the 1817 founding of the University of Michigan in Detroit and 200 years of history with emcee Carmen Harlan, U-M alumnus, Emmy award-winning journalist and retired WDIV-TV news anchor.

Speakers:

  • Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan
  • U-M President Mark Schlissel
  • Frank Ettawageshik, executive director, United Tribes of Michigan
  • U-M Regent Michael Behm

Music:

  • U-M School of Music, Theatre and Dance students
  • Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit
  • U-M Marching Band Alumni Band

4:30-7 p.m.
Booths, live musical performances, food trucks, exhibits and more to celebrate U-M and Detroit.

LOCATION: Grand Circus Park West, 1572 Woodward Ave., Detroit

INFORMATION: All events free and open to the public.

SPONSOR: University of Michigan Bicentennial Office

INFORMATION: U-M Bicentennial: bicentennial.umich.edu