From left, Roseville teens Simaka Salzer, 16; Bobby Shafer, 16; and Emily Flanagan, 16, ride the bumper cars during the 2017 RoseFest at Veterans Memorial Park.

From left, Roseville teens Simaka Salzer, 16; Bobby Shafer, 16; and Emily Flanagan, 16, ride the bumper cars during the 2017 RoseFest at Veterans Memorial Park.

File photo by Sean Work


RoseFest kicks off June 7

Festival plans to celebrate city’s 60th anniversary

By: Bria Brown | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published May 30, 2018

 Jacob Howard, 3, of Roseville, rides the Bumble Bee Bop during RoseFest June 8, 2017. The 2018 RoseFest will be held June 7-10 at Veterans Memorial Park, 27325 Barkman St. in Roseville.

Jacob Howard, 3, of Roseville, rides the Bumble Bee Bop during RoseFest June 8, 2017. The 2018 RoseFest will be held June 7-10 at Veterans Memorial Park, 27325 Barkman St. in Roseville.

File photo by Sean Work

ROSEVILLE — Summer is almost here and so is Roseville’s family-friendly RoseFest June 7-10 at Veterans Memorial Park, 27325 Barkman St. 

RoseFest hours will be 5-10 p.m. June 7; 5-11 p.m. June 8; noon-midnight June 9; and noon-9 p.m. June 10. Presale vouchers cost $18 for midway rides and will be available until June 6 at City Hall, 29777 Gratiot Ave., and at the Recreation Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe, 18185 Sycamore St. Tickets on-site will cost $22 for midway rides. Concessions will be available for purchase. 

RoseFest will also include “Rosa-Rita-Ville” from 8 p.m. to midnight June 8. The RoseFest community is asking that all participants dig out their Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts and enjoy some music from the Caribbean Blue Band. 

Children can enjoy the free Tiny Tot Fun Zone, which will include air inflatables and will be open all four days of the festival. RoseFest will also have a petting zoo from noon to 4 p.m. June 9 and 2 to 6 p.m. June 10.

Along with the midway rides and free activities, there will be entertainment.

On June 9, RoseFest will celebrate the city’s 60th anniversary with fireworks at dusk. 

“The actual anniversary will be in December, but we’ve decided to celebrate at the RoseFest. This year, we’ll have a bigger fireworks display to start the celebration,” said Roseville City Manager Assistant Virginia Green. 

At noon June 9, the children’s parade will take place through the park. Participants are being asked to decorate their wagons and strollers in a patriotic or red, white and blue theme. No registration is necessary. 

At 1 p.m. June 9, the city will provide chalk for Chalk the Walk, where children will be as creative as they can on the walking path throughout the park. A magic show and balloon twisting will also be held at this time. 

From 5 to 8 p.m. June 9, there will be a Lego fun station set up. At 8 p.m., the outdoor family movie will be “The Lego Batman Movie,” which is rated PG.  

“It’s a great celebration of Roseville and summer, and it’s become the signature summer event for the city, and it is truly family-oriented,” said Roseville City Manager Scott Adkins.  

At the Eastsider’s press time, the RoseFest website was still being updated. 

For more information on RoseFest, visit www.rosefest.info or contact the Roseville City Manager’s Office at (586) 445-5410.