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Join us at SummerFest 2017, our three-week festival of summertime fun! Enjoy outdoor concerts, theater, and movies on our beautiful back lawn, overlooking the sparkling blue waters of Lake St. Clair.

July 10–26
All free!

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
Grounds open at 6:30pm
Movies at dusk
Performances at 7:30pm

Light concessions, including popcorn and The War Memorial’s house-made donuts will be available for purchase, and food trucks, including Big Boy and Greenspace Café, will offer a wide variety of delicious options. You're welcome to bring your own picnic, but no alcoholic beverages may be brought. A full cash bar complete with water, soft drinks, beer, and wine will be available at each event.

Food trucks will vary per event; some events may not feature a food truck. Call ahead for complete details.

Wednesday, July 26

Air Margaritaville

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Special thanks to our sponsors

Presented by

St. John Providence | Ascension

Genesis Cadillac
Ron and Mary Lamparter
Oriental Rug Imports — Kevin Crowther
Robert Loomis and Associates
William Adlhoch & Associates Realtors
Polk and Associates, P.L.C.
Sunisloe Law Office
Donald K. Pierce & Company
Roy O’Brien Ford
LUXE Event Linen
Bowman Asset Management, Inc.
ECS McDonald's

Movies sponsor

Grosse Pointe Orthodontics

 Sponsored in part by

The Kresge Foundation

 Media sponsor

Grosse Pointe Magazine


Past events

Monday, July 10

A Dog's Purpose

Tuesday, July 11

Water Works Theatre presents
Shakespeare In Love and War

Shakespeare in Love and War is a Water Works original, based on the Bard's timeless tales of the most dramatically important times in life: war and love. This fun show finds Shakespeare’s enduring lovers and enemies, who are sometimes both to each other, at their best and their worst. Soldiers returning from war, lovers awaiting their return, romance under the cloud of war, the epic comedy of the battle of the sexes. A stellar cast of four versatile actors, who are equally skilled in full combat as they are in heartache, brings to life the most intense times of life that Shakespeare ever wrote. Directed and compiled by Water Works Theatre Artistic Director, Sara Catheryn Wolf, Shakespeare in Love and War is destined for greatness.

Wednesday, July 12

Dave Bennett Band

Monday, July 17

The Lego Batman Movie

Tuesday, July 18

Mainstreet Soul

Wednesday, July 19


Monday, July 24

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Tuesday, July 25

Michigan Opera Theatre presents
Summer Serenade

Experience the beauty of great music and joys of summer with Michigan Opera Theatre’s Summer Serenade! Artists from Michigan Opera Theatre will take you on a musical journey through beloved classics from opera, Broadway, and the Silver Screen.

Artists include Michigan Opera Theatre Studio Artists Artists include Angela Theis, Olivia Johnson, Michael Day, and Jeff Byrnes, accompanied by the venerable Jean Schneider.

This event will feature food tables by Greenspace Café and a Big Boy food truck. Wally's Frozen Custard will also be present, accepting donations for a local charity!