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Each year the committee takes on the task of creating a schedule of events that will be enjoyed by the entire community. We strive to make the entire festival weekend FREE to our community and to be very family friendly. You will notice Frontier Days 2019 has a few new events to enjoy as well as community favorites from the past. We invite you to get out and enjoy what our fantastic city has to offer.

We welcome you to Carson City Frontier Days 2019 and hope that you enjoy yourself throughout the weekend.


Community Picnic


Thursday Night Kick-Off

Picnic Water Side

The community picnic is a Frontier Days tradition that gets better every year. It is a great time for friends and neighbors to get together and celebrate the joys of living in a small town. The picnic is held every year in Haradine Park and is considered the official start to the Frontier Days weekend. The picnic this year will begin at 5:00 p.m. on May 30, 2019. Carson City Village Market is our proud sponsor of this wonderful event.

During the picnic, there will be time for the kids to play on the park's wonderful facilities.  Throughout the evening there will be music by DJ Dave Klienhardt. At 6:30 p.m., make sure you head to the banks of Fish Creek to watch the ever-popular Duck Race. Be sure you purchase your Duck Race ticket from a committee member before the race begins.  Inflate-a-fun will be on hand with a bounce house and giant slide free to all in attendance.  Kids won't want to miss it!

Also at the Community Picnic, make sure you and your team sign up for the Community Scavenger Hunt.  Teams can get the list of rules and the list of 'items' to find throughout the weekend.  The Scavenger Hunt will take place throughout the weekend. Deadline will be 4:30 p.m. on Saturday night, but you don't have to wait until then. There will be a drop off box waiting for you under the tent adjacent to the launch field. You can drop off your 'items' any time throughout the weekend. When your team is finished, you can place your finished scavenger hunt off under the tent adjacent to the launch field. Make sure your name and contact information is included. This is a great way to get involved in Frontier Days.

Health and Safety Day

Fire Hose
Safety Day

Carson City Frontier Days, Inc. is proud to bring back Kids' Health and Safety Day. This year marks the 14th year of offering this event to our community. This wonderful community event will be held Saturday, June 1st from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Carson City-Crystal High School complex.

There will be four sections to Health and Safety Day this year.  Our Safety at Home area will highlight ways families can protect themselves at hom.  Stations in this area will focus on Fire Safety, Home Hazards, Gun Safety, Poison Control, Screen Time, and Pet Health and Safety.  These stations will offer participants activities, safety plans and items to take with them to help make daily life at home a little safer.

Another section you will see at the event is Safety in Your Neighborhood.  Stations in this area will include Traffic Safety, Wheeled Sport Safety, Playground Safety, Water Safety, and Going to the Doctor.  Visitors will also be able to have the opportunity to visit with health and safety professionals from our community.  The Carson City Police Department and Fire Departments will be in attendance with their vehicles for participants to investigate as well as the smoke house to practice proper procedures in an emergency.  The Montcalm County Ambulance and Rescue teams will also be in attendance to see what would happen in the case of an emergency.

The third area for participants to visit will be the Personal Safety Area.  This will focus on individual health and safety.  The stations will include Food and Nutrition, Food Allergy Awareness, and Personal Safety Tips.  Dentists from Donohue and Donohue will be in attendance to educate participants of oral health and healthy teeth.  The LEEP program (Law Enforcement Education Program) will also be back this year to create a  kit containing a CD with a digital photograph, fingerprints, height, weight, and other pertinent information for each child.  This kit can be used by the police and the Amber Alert system to bring missing children home safely.  This is a FREE program and a station you will not want to miss.

The last area to visit will highlight Safety this summer. With the opening of the new Splash Pad at Fort Frontier this summer, we wanted to devote some time during the Kids’ Health and Safety event to get you ready for the new park addition. Make sure you visit the ‘Splash in to Summer’ area to spin the prize wheel to win an item to use that the Splash Pad through out the summer. This area will also have information and safety tips for the Splash Pad.

All stations will be packed full of information, activities, and items that put health and safety as a top priority. There will be plenty of items for participants to take with them which includes bike helmets, smoke detectors, electrical safety devices, activity books, toothbrushes, stickers, posters, gun locks, painting sheets, and much more.

Make sure you stop by the drawing table to register for the following items: bicycles, summer fun toys, safety packages, and more. Approximately every 20 minutes, names will be drawn for these prizes.

This is an event that is a must for all families in the Carson City Area. We are looking forward to seeing you there.


Buckaroo & Grand Parades

In keeping with tradition, Saturday afternoon (June 1, 2019) will be filled with the Buckaroo and Grand Parades. Bring your lawn chairs and/or blanket and line the streets of Carson City to enjoy one of the favorite activities of our festival weekend.

Buckaroo Parade Starts at 1:00 p.m.

We are encouraging all of the Carson City's Buckaroos to join in the fun of the Buckaroo Parade on Saturday, June 1, at 1:00 p.m. Line-up will be at 12:45p.m. at Michigan One Community Credit Union.  The parade will begin there and will continue down Main Street, ending in the Post Office parking lot. There will be a contest for the entry best representing Frontier Days. Grab your cowboy hat and come join in the fun. The winning buckaroo will walk away with prize valuing approximately $100.

Grand Parade Starts at 1:30 p.m.

The Grand Parade will begin at 1:30 p.m. Line-up for the Grand Parade begins at the corner of Division and Garfield Streets at 1:00. The parade will be traveling down Williams Street to Main Street making it's way the length of Main Street and turning north on First Street making it's way up past the Laurel's of Carson City.  We would ask all participants in the parade to please make sure there is a sign/banner with your company or entry's name on it to help our announcer recognize your entry.
As a reminder to our spectators, please stay a safe distance from the moving parade vehicles when crossing the road or retrieving items that are given out during the parade.  We want you to enjoy the parade, but to stay safe.
Police Parade
Parade Float


This year Carson City Frontier Days is packed with a variety of entertainment options for visitors to enjoy.

Historical Horse and Wagon Tour

Back by popular demand is the Historical Horse and Wagon tour around Carson City.  Tours are from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. leaving approximately every thirty minutes from the the Eagle's Nest Parking Lot on the corner of Sherman and Division Streets.

Once on the wagon you will be lead around the north side of our city as you are taken back in time learning the history of the city with this great guided tour.  Many stories are shared along the way.  This is a must for residents and well as visitors to the Carson City area.  It is a great time and one you won't want to miss.

Dueling Piano Show

The Duel is On!

Looking for some unique entertainment after the Grand Parade? Saturday, June 1st, after the parade you can enjoy live music at its finest! The Main Street Dueling Pianos will be joining us for the afternoon. They will be under the tent at the launch field from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The show is an all-request show with a healthy dose of interactive comedy thrown in. The entertainers have an impressive repertoire of over 1000songs. MainStreet Dueling Pianos have traveled all over the Midwest entertaining audiences with their music. It will be an afternoon you will not want to miss.

Bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes and be sure to get a front row seat to this fun afternoon of music and laughter. Get yourself ready for an unforgettable experience that is sure to have you singing, clapping, and dancing.




Grab your 'tickets to ride' from Schmitt Amusements!  Schmitt Amusements will be the place to be during the Frontier Days weekend. Rides for kids of all ages will be up and running on Thursday, May 30th and Friday, May 31st from 3:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. and on Saturday, June 1st from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.   The carnival is located on Sherman Street in front of the middle school. The area will be filled with rides, games, and great food. Grab a corn dog, elephant ear and then head to your favorite carnival ride!

Make sure you check out the advertisement for the carnival in the official festival booklet to find a coupon for $2.00 off a ride bracelet.

Saturday Market Place

Craft Show

We are currently in the process of accepting applications for the Marketplace Craft Show for the 2019 Frontier Days celebration.  This is an outside event along the street (Second Street) and an adjacent parking lot.  The event will be a one day event on Saturday, June 1, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

If you have questions concerning the Craft Show, please contact Amy at 989-330-3031or download an application below.

Flea Market

Do you like watching 'Flea Market Flip' on HGTV? Do you take weekly trips in the summer to Trufant? Do you like to search for treasures? If the answer to any of these questions is YES, then Frontier Days 2019 is the place to be! The 2019 Frontier Days Festival will be hosting our very own Flea Market. This will be located on Sherman Street from the corner of First Street to our downtown area. We are hoping to fill this area with treasures that you just can't pass up.

If you are interested in having a booth, or need information about our Flea Market, please contact Amy at 989-330-3031. You can also download an application below.

Craft Day

Sunday Morning Run

Salute Our Soldiers 5K Race

Grab your running shoes, or walking shoes and head to the High School Sunday, June 2nd to take part in the Salute Our Soldiers 5K Race.  Registrations forms are below.  What a great way to get involved and it is for a great cause as well.

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So Much To Do

  • 021 Fireworks
    Ohhh, the Fireworks!
  • 003 Hot Air Baloon Flying
    Watch Balloon Race
  • 002 Crown
    Enjoy Coronation of Queen
  • 013 Bearer
    Watch a parade
  • 007 Craft
    Craft Show


  • Frontier Days Queen

    2019 application

  • Craft show

    2019 application


Carson City Frontier Days, Inc
123 Main Street
PO Box 340
Carson City, MI  48811


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