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Rock the Block in Downtown Durand on July 13th

City of Durand Hosts All Day Family Fun Event

Posted by Corunna Now at 7:39am 7/2/19

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Face painting and balloon art was part of downtown Durand's Autumn Fest in 2014.  Rock the Block brings more family fun to downtown Durand./Corunna Now photo

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Rock the Block is an all-ages community event featuring live music, vendors, children's activities, food trucks, and craft beer and wine. The event is co-sponsored by the City of Durand and the Durand Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Activities will be staged along the 100 and 200 block of N Saginaw Street in Downtown Durand. The event kicks off at noon on Saturday, July 13th and continues until 9 pm. Kid’s activities and vendors will be available until 7pm. There is no charge to attend the event and activities will be hosted rain or shine.

The RTB Kid's Corner offers activities and entertainment for children including a bounce house, dunk tank, and carnival games. The Kid's Corner is located on E Clinton Street next to Stomping Grounds, the official Kid’s Corner sponsor. Special kid-friendly entertainers will be on the main stage from noon until 1 pm, including Comedy Magician and Entertainer Cameron Zvara. Activities throughout the venue are provided courtesy of numerous area non-profit and civic groups.

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Guests can also stroll the venue to discover craft vendors and merchants plus some of the areas' best food trucks including HQ Vigilante, Got Smoke BBQ, and Yeller Dogs. Beer and wine sales will be offered from noon to 9 pm at the beer booth located in the 200 block of N Saginaw Street, just south of the music stage, sponsored by Deja Vu Services. Alcohol sold during the event can be consumed anywhere on venue, but guests are not permitted to bring outside alcohol or carry out alcohol from bars and restaurants.

Stay for the day to check out our exciting line-up of bands then join us after 9pm for the official After Party at D-railed Bar and Grill.
Durand Educational Foundation and DHS sophomore class parents will host a dunk tank where community members will have an opportunity to drench teachers, a school principal, coaches, police officers, business leaders, firefighters and students. A schedule of individuals who will sit in the dunk tank will be posted at the Durand Chamber of Commerce by July 10th. Proceeds from the event will go toward Durand High School 2020 Post Prom and Foundation mini grants.

Starting the week of the event and until 6:30pm during the event guests can purchase raffle tickets for a change to win a camper’s dream package including a tent, chairs, portable grill, cooler, and more. Raffle prizes are provided courtesy of Graff Chevrolet in Durand and Durand Senior Care. Tickets are 1 for $5 or 3 for $10 and can be purchased at Durand City Hall or the Chamber Office.
Stage Schedule
12:05 pm to 12:35 pm: Comedy Magician & Entertainer - Cameron Zvara
12:35 pm to 1:00pm: Kid’s Dance Party
1:00 pm to 2:45 pm: Rodeo Drive
3:00 pm to 4:45 pm: Lawson Brothers Band
5:00 pm to 6:45 pm: Forte
7:00 pm to 7:15 pm: Announcements and Raffle Award
7:15 pm to 9:00 pm: Daze of Glory

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