WOODHAVEN, Mich. -

A fun-filled festival line-up is in store for Wayne County when the 4th annual Uncle Sam Jam comes to Woodhaven July 11 – 14.

The free family-fun festival takes place in Civic Center Park in the City of Woodhaven (located at I-75 and West Road) during the downriver communities’ Independence holiday celebration.

Uncle Sam Jam will feature national rock acts including Mark Farner, Skid Row, and Candlebox as well as several local musicians and bands, attractions for the entire family, a carnival, and much more.

This year, the four-day festival starts a day early on Thursday, July 11th at 2 pm with a carnival and other exciting attractions and a “Park It Family Fun Night” in the evening with a special showing of the movie “Hotel Transylvania” at 8:00 pm. In addition to the movie, Park It Family Fun Night will also be offering a “instrument petting zoo” where kids can get hands on experience with various musical instruments.

On Friday night, Downriver’s biggest and best fireworks show will light up the skies.  

Highlights of the Uncle Sam Jam include:

Mark Farner on Friday, July 12 at 10:30 pm

Skid Row and Candlebox on Saturday, July 13 at 9:30 pm

Starship on Sunday, July 14 at 9:30 pm

Concerts are free to attend, but special VIP tickets are available for purchase and include premium, front-of-stage seating with access to private restrooms and a private bar. Tickets are $25 for each day and can be purchased at www.unclesamjamfest.com

  • Petting Zoo and Camel Rides
  • Huge Carnival Midway with Rides and Games
  • Banana Derby
  • Shell Camino Monster Truck Rides
  • Bungee and Rock Climbing Wall
  • White Tiger Exhibit
  • Fearless Flores Circus Show 

Hours for the Uncle Sam Jam are:

            Thursday, July 11: 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm  

Friday, July 12:  2:00 pm – Midnight

            Saturday, July 13:  Noon – Midnight

            Sunday, July 14:  Noon – 11:00 pm 

Admission to all the festivals and concerts is FREE.

Carnival rides and food are available for purchase. For a full line-up of musical acts, show times, directions and parking information, visit www.unclesamjamfest.com.