Dexter Daze This Weekend

Dexter’s annual Dexter Daze event is this weekend, Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9 in downtown Dexter.

The children’s area will be in Mill Creek Park with with children’s entertainment from 11a on Friday through 4:30p. There will be a Bounce Zone, Rock Wall, and Spider Jump from noon-7p. From 5-8p, there will be  kids tractor pull. The evening is capped off with Movie in the Park – The Sandlot at 9p.

Saturday will kick-off with the parade at at 10a and is capped with a fireworks show at 9:30p. On Saturday, the entertainment will begin at 11a with Colors the Clown and will also include Yo-Yo Master Zeemo and Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary. The Bounce Zone, Rock Wall, and Spider Jump will be back from noon-7p and there will be a Water Bubble Ride all day.

The full schedule is available on the Dexter Daze Website.

It’s been a few years since we attended Dexter Daze with our playgroup, but we always had fun in a low-key environment. The activities (bouncer, rock wall, spider jump) and Mill Creek park location are new since we last attended. We would start on Friday by picking blueberries at Dexter Blueberry Farm and then visit Dexter Daze for lunch, entertainment, and browsing. Unfortunately the blueberry crop at Dexter Blueberry Farm was seriously affected by the rough winter and they are not open this year.


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