DEARBORN — The Dearborn Homecoming festival is not only making a comeback after a two-year hiatus, but local sponsors have stepped up in a big way. Mayor Abdullah Hammoud announced July 20 that the annual festival has raised more in sponsorship funds than any festival in city history.
The $126,000 raised to date is nearly $40K more than the 2018 festival, and $33K more than the total funds raised in 2019 — the last two years the festival was held.
“We’re incredibly grateful to see so much support from our business community,” Hammoud said. “This record-breaking effort speaks to the excitement of bringing back a cherished community staple after two difficult pandemic years, and the desire to revive the community feel that makes Dearborn so special. We’re reminded once again that the spirit of generosity is always alive in Dearborn.”
The Dearborn Homecoming Festival is set to take place Aug. 5 to 7 on the grounds of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave.
This year’s festivities will include carnival rides, food, free and low-cost family and children’s activities, headliner performances by Journey former lead vocalist Steve Augeri, and country music artist Randy Houser. Saturday and Sunday evenings will conclude with a spectacular fireworks show each night.
Homecoming and all the activities planned are made possible because of support and sponsorship from:
• Beaumont Health
• Ford Motor Co.
• Cleveland Cliffs
• Papaya Fruit Inc.
• U of M-Dearborn
• Nickel & Saph Inc.
• KW Real Estate
• Century 21 Curran & Oberski
• Dearborn Federal Savings Bank
For more detailed information about the 2022 Dearborn Homecoming festival, click here.