Wet and Wild Wednesdays Add a Musical Twist

From flaming spoons to fire trucks, Rochester Hills Museum's "Wet and Wild Wednesdays" offer fun for the whole family.

First there was American Idol.

Then The Voice.

And now the young musical talent of Rochester Hills has its own place to shine— and get a little wet in the process!

will be hosting Wet and Wild Wednesdays from July 11 through August 8.

Most residents are familiar with the popular event. There's the "wet" portion with giant slip-and-slides down the hill, creek wading and a fire truck spray in the lower parking area. And there is entertainment — which on August 8 could be you!

How to be a part of the Music Festival

This year there will be a bonus Wet and Wild Wednesday held on August 8, starting an hour earlier than usual. 

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the museum is hosting the Van Hoosen Farm Children's Music Festival.

To audition for your three to five minutes of fame, call 248-656-4663. Auditions will be held on Thursday, August 2. Indivduals or small groups enterting grades K-12 this fall are welcome to audition.

"Musician Guy Louis will MC the event," said Patrick Endres, a staff assistant at the museum.

Water fun follows the festival.

The other Wednesdays

All the other Wet and Wild Wednesdays, including this Wednesday, will have the traditional noon start time. 

Admission is free for Museum Members and $3 for non-members ages 2 and up, including adults. No advanced registration is necessary.

The first hour of the event features live entertainment in the gazebo:

  • July 11- Zippity2dads
  • July 18- Tom Plunkard Magic Show
  • July 25- Guy Louis- High Powered Family Concert
  • August 1- The Spoon Man- Watch the flaming spoons of death!

From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the slip-and-slides and fire truck will provide water fun.

"The slip-and-slides and fire truck end at 2 p.m., but everyone is welcome to enjoy the grounds, including the creek and the Museum's Children's garden throughout the day," Endres said.

The Rochester Hills Museum is located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road, one mile east of Rochester Road off Tienken. For more information call 248-656-4663.

Cassandra July 10, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Just curious why this is on a weekday? Most people work and can't bring their children during the those hours on a week day. We just moved to the area a few months ago and I am very disappointed we will not be able to attend.
Mike July 10, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Just my two cents, but there are plenty of weekend activities in and around Rochester. It is nice to have activities during the week for the kids to attend. Not all parents work and not all parents work at traditional M-F 9 to 5 jobs.
Patrick McKay July 11, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Cassandra - Welcome to your new town! The Museum hosts weddings nearly every Friday and Saturday during the summer so we can not host the wet and wild event those days too. Between summer camps, vintage base ball, our Children's Garden, and having our buildings and exhibits open every Friday and Saturday, I hope that you will find time to learn about your new community's fascinating history by visiting the Museum! We have something for everyone - visit our website at www.rochesterhills.org! Patrick McKay, Museum Supervisor
A July 11, 2012 at 03:00 PM
We love that it is on Wednesdays!!


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