The Erin-Halfway Days Living History Festival is a fascinating annual demonstration of Eastpointe's history. This festival gives residents a realistic peek into the events and culture that surrounded the founding of their city. The festival recreates the atmosphere and culture of the 19th and early 20th centuries so that participants can feel as if they are actually experiencing the formation and development of the city. The experience is made more realistic by the presence of authentically dressed participants as well as food and music true to the period. Other highlights include reenactments of key events surrounding Eastpointe's founding.
John F. Kennedy Memor
The John F. Kennedy Memorial Park is at the heart of Eastpointe's natural beauty. This park serves as the gathering point for community residents, and as the center for many of its annual activities, such as the Erin Halfway Days Living History Festival and the Summer Fest. Numerous activities are available at the park, making it an accessible and enjoyable place to relax for anyone, regardless of their hobby. As a result, it provides a welcoming spot for families and children, as well as anyone looking to spend some time unwinding in a beautiful natural environment.
The Cruisin' Gratiot is, like the Erin-Halfway Days, another annual tradition in Eastpointe. This festival, however, spends a weekend focusing on the automobile. The main event is Cruise Day, allowing participants to show off their classic cars as they drive down one of the city’s main streets. Cruise Day is preceded by an entire week of car-focused events, such as car shows. The Cruisin' Gratiot also consists of a karaoke competition called the Idol that includes contests for adults and youths. The entire Cruisin' Gratiot is a wonderful opportunity for car enthusiasts and classic car owners to connect and share their passion for the automobile.