Event Schedule

Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival

Schedule of Events  September 16-18, 2022

Roscommon Fire Training Grounds (formerly known as the Rosco. Co. Fairgrounds)

Camping Available on Fire Training Grounds All weekend

Friday, September 16, 2022

Fire Personnel Invited   Featured Events for All 

Schedule still in Planning Stage

Festival begins at Noon
Vendors Open at 10:00 a.m.
Bar Opens at 2:00 p.m. (Picture I.D. Required)
Bouncy Houses for Children starts at 4 p.m.
Registration for Water Ball  &  Bright Light until 6 p.m. (in the Command Post)




Bouncy Houses for the Children start at 4 P.M.
Bright Light Showdown at 7 p.m.
Silent Bright Parade follows Showdown
20 Year Memory of 911
[walkers can gather at M-18 (Lake St) and 5th St.]
Festival Dance from 9 P.M.- 12 Midnight
( must have a badge and picture I.D.)

Saturday, September 17, 2022
Saturday at 9:00 am, we invite you to join with the Michigan State Firemen’s Association at the Memorial site  on Robinson Lake road to pay tribute to all Fire Fighters. They will conduct the Annual Memorial Service and placing of memorial wreaths by Fire Fighter organizations, service clubs and others.

           Saturday, September 17, 2022
                                   Memorial Parade through Downtown starts at 12:00 NOON                                       
Festival Events at the Roscommon County Fire Training Grounds

Free Antique Fire Truck Displays
Gray’s Air Cushion and Truck

Forest Fire Demo, DNR & U.S. Forest Service
Trolley Rides to and from Memorial Site
til 4 PM
Refreshments in Big Red Barn
(picture ID)


Fire and Rescue Equipment Displays
Lions Chicken Dinner Noon til Gone
Fire Safety Informational Displays
Arts and Crafts Booths
Sawdust Penny Hunt for Children
Bouncy Houses for the Children starts at 4 PM

Feature Events Saturday, September 17, 2022
Flag Raising
 (Official Festival Opening) Immediately after the Parade
Water Ball Competition begins at 1:00 PM at the Water Ball courts Registration at the courts
Search and Rescue Competition at the Smokehouse begins at 2PM
Gold Badge Auction
starts at 3PM in Big Red Barn
Fire Burns and Demos
starts at 4 PM at the gas maze behind the Smoke Tower
Cornhole Tournament starts (to be announced) Preregistration required
$1000.00 Raffle Drawing Winning tickets pulled at 8 PM

Sunday, September 18, 2022
Pancake Breakfast in the Big Red Barn by Higgins Twp. FD from 7 AM until Gone
Family Day 
many activities for the Kids, Bouncy Houses, and much more fun 1- 4 PM
All Vendors are welcome to stay open until 3PM