Weather and inspections permitting, the popular carnival on the corner of Avon and Rochester roads in Rochester Hills is set to open at 4 today.

It's the 35th year for the spring carnival, which features rides, games, prizes and food. It's sponsored by the Rochester Hills Lions Club as one of the club's main fundraisers for the . The Rochester Hills chapter was recently named in the top 20 of 5,000 Lions clubs worldwide in donations to Leader Dogs.

Lions Club representative Keith Kennedy said an inspection was set for Thursday afternoon and, if all of the permits are awarded and the rain holds off, the carnival will open shortly after. All-day arm bands are $20 per person. The carnival runs through May 13.

Kennedy said the main attraction this year will be a new ferris wheel covered in thousands of LED lights. "It can be seen for miles," he said.

Carnival hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday: 4-10 p.m.
  • Friday: 4-11 p.m.
  • Saturday: noon-11 p.m.
  • Sunday 1 -10 p.m.

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