2023 Festival will be from July 12 through July 17! Mark your calendars.
The Kindleberger Summer Festival of the Performing Arts started four decades ago and is a highlight of the Parchment summer that draws together neighbors, friends, family, and visitors. Join us for food, music, tradition, and activities that make the Festival such a vibrant celebration of community!
Ben H. Tanis Passed Away Tuesday, December 27, 2022.
The Kindleberger Summer Festival of the Performing Arts committee would like to take this time to remember beloved community member Ben Tanis, who has recently passed away. Mr. Tanis was an adored wood shop teacher in the Parchment School District for many years and continued his service in the community in many other ways after he retired. He did so much for the Summer Festival of the Performing Arts as well, helping design and build wonderful sets for the plays and musicals.
Zen Campbell, Kindleberger Summer Festival of the Performing Arts originator, shared this tribute:
“Ben Tanis joined the Kindleberger Summer Festival during the summer of 1985, as we produced our first musical, The Music Man. He played a traveling salesman in the cast, and was a critical guide and worker on our set-building crew, establishing from the outset that he was both a player and a vital worker–roles that would continue for many years. Ben exemplified the creative spirit at the core of the Festival: building community through the arts.
And, as many within this community have enjoyed, his involvement was a family event, with his daughters, then grandchildren taking their places each summer in our beautiful park. Ben’s legacy will endure through the lives of children taught in the Parchment Schools, as well as so many touched by his generous creativity as it was expressed and shared through Kindleberger Arts.
Thank you, Ben. It was wonderful to see you again this past year; you will always be a part of the Kindleberger Summer Festival.”
Welcome back to all previous Parchment
residents, friends, and Festival participants
over the past 40+ years. Celebrate the
past, present, and future of the
Kindleberger Summer Festival
of the Performing Arts.
We welcome you back to
The Stage at Kindleberger this
July! More information coming soon.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and the
whole family to Kindleberger Park for live
concerts throughout the summer. Enjoy these
amazing quality performances for FREE!
So many activities for everyone to enjoy!
5k Run & Fitness Walk
Sat, July 15, 7:30 am Start
The annual run/fitness walk has become an integral part of the Kindleberger Summer Festival as hundreds of participants at all levels and abilities join in!
Arts and Crafts Show
Sat, July 15, 9 am – 3 pm
The 2023 Arts and Crafts Show features homemade, one-of-a-kind original works created by artisans and craftspeople throughout Michigan and beyond.
Sat, July 15, 10 am – 2 pm
Old cars, new cars, souped-up cars, anything that could potentially be exciting for visitors to see are great for the Cruise-In.
Sat, July 15, 10 am
Sat, July 15, 10:30 am – 2 pm
Schedule and Application available now!
Grad Bash Pancake Breakfast
Sat, July 15, 7 am – 9 am
Plant Sale & Book Sale
Sat, July 15