3 & 4
Sat., June 3, 2017, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun., June 4, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
River Park Square, Plymouth, IN
Photos are representative of past festivals, see Schedule of Events under The Festival for events scheduled this year.
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We all may know some of our history, but aren't you curious about the stories you haven't heard?
It's so much easier to retain and understand history when we are living it - thus the inception of the Yellow River Festival. Several studies were done in 2007 and there was keen interest and enthusiasm in celebrating the history of the inception of Marshall County. These studies further suggested that the downtown have a local festival that is historic and very true to the period in time promoting the way things were back in 1873 when Plymouth became a city.
The Yellow River
is a 62.3 mile long tributary of the Kankakee River in northern Indiana. Via the Kankakee and Illinois rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River, draining an area of 427 square miles. The river's name possibly derives from a translation of the Shawnee name for the river, We-thau-ka-mik, meaning "yellow waters," a description perhaps owing to the presence of sand in the riverbed. The river initially flows southwardly into Marshall County, past Bremen; then generally southwestwardly, returning to its naturally winding riverbed and flowing through the city of Plymouth.