Santa in Town Square
Dec
23
1:00 PM13:00

Santa in Town Square

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Northville is now ready for Santa to arrive!

Come and see him make his entrance during the Holiday Lighted Parade on November 17th at 6:30pm. Santa will be available for pictures after the Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony in Downtown Northville's Town Square.

Hot chocolate, goodies and a family photo station will be provided by local churches - First Baptist Church of Northville, Northville Christian Assemble, Oak Pointe Church, Ward Church, First Church of Nazerene.

Santa will be available through the rest of the holiday season on the following dates: November 17, 18, 24, 25 and December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 22, 23.

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First Friday Experience
Jan
4
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday Experience

Experience Downtown Northville the First Friday of Every Month

Artwalk ~ Shopping ~ Dining
5:00pm - 9:00pm

The first Friday of every month the merchants of Downtown Northville welcome you to browse their galleries and boutiques. You'll be greeted with featured artists, trunk shows, demonstrations, and specialty products.

Make a date to spend the evening in Downtown Northville – grab a bite to eat at one of our many restaurants, stroll our picturesque streets, do a little shopping, and learn about a new art style. It’s a great way to spend a Friday night with family and friends!

Participating Galleries
The following galleries, as well as a variety of other boutiques and restaurants, participate each month in the First Friday Experience.  Please visit each gallery's website for more information on events taking place at their business.

  • Dancing Eye Gallery

  • Northville Art House

  • Northville Gallery

  • Starring "The Gallery"

  • Tiffany Art Glass

The First Friday Experience is not just for gallery lovers; it's a great way to relax on a Friday evening. In addition to our galleries, we have many restaurants and business that support the First Friday Experience and are open until at least 8:00pm. You will find special events such as artists and musicians on hand at some and others simply invite you to come in and eat or shop.

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First Friday Experience
Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday Experience

Experience Downtown Northville the First Friday of Every Month

Artwalk ~ Shopping ~ Dining
5:00pm - 9:00pm

The first Friday of every month the merchants of Downtown Northville welcome you to browse their galleries and boutiques. You'll be greeted with featured artists, trunk shows, demonstrations, and specialty products.

Make a date to spend the evening in Downtown Northville – grab a bite to eat at one of our many restaurants, stroll our picturesque streets, do a little shopping, and learn about a new art style. It’s a great way to spend a Friday night with family and friends!

Participating Galleries
The following galleries, as well as a variety of other boutiques and restaurants, participate each month in the First Friday Experience.  Please visit each gallery's website for more information on events taking place at their business.

  • Dancing Eye Gallery

  • Northville Art House

  • Northville Gallery

  • Starring "The Gallery"

  • Tiffany Art Glass

The First Friday Experience is not just for gallery lovers; it's a great way to relax on a Friday evening. In addition to our galleries, we have many restaurants and business that support the First Friday Experience and are open until at least 8:00pm. You will find special events such as artists and musicians on hand at some and others simply invite you to come in and eat or shop.

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Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market
Dec
7
to Dec 9

Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market

  • Northville Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ranked in the Top 50 shows in the country, Tinsel & Treasures is a must attend shopping experience. With handmade gifts for everyone on your list, you won’t want to miss the last and best show of the season!

Admission: $4
12 & Under: Free

Friday, December 7th, 2017 | 9am - 8pm
Saturday, December 8th, 2017 | 9am - 5pm
Sunday, December 9th, 2017 | 11am - 4pm

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Christmas Children's Workshop
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Christmas Children's Workshop

Northville Historical Society’s 39th Annual
Children’s Christmas Workshop
In the New School Church at Mill Race Village

Children in grades 1-6 are invited to participate in the opportunity to make seven old-fashioned, hand-made gifts for the special people on their Christmas list. The intent of the workshop is to surprise family members with the gifts that the children have worked on and made themselves. So parents are not permitted in the New School Church while the children are making their gifts, and are asked not to pry or peek at what the kids are making.

There will be a morning session from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and an afternoon session from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., accommodating 150 children total. Enrollment is $20 per child, payable by cash or check made out to the Northville Historical Society.

REGISTRATION: Contact the Stockhausens at (248) 349-2833 for more information

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Christmas In The Village
Nov
18
12:00 PM12:00

Christmas In The Village

‘Twas thirty-six days before Christmas, our Village was quiet as a mouse.
But, delighted visitors were stirring in our Open House!
Everyone gathered at the Cady Inn, which stood near
In hopes that Father Christmas soon would be here!

Volunteers were busy in every venue
As they diligently planned and toiled on a festive review.
Weavers Cottage shone bright as Guild members performed all over the place
Weaving, knitting, spinning… and don’t forget bobbin lace!

Mark Radeke Skola Choir and Northville Student Strings Orchestra proudly
Gathered at the New School Church to play a few numbers.
While local Girl Scout carolers entertained arriving new-comers.
Smithy demonstrators performed their craft over a fiery hot forge re-creation.
While Basket Guild demonstrators gave cause for serious anticipation.

Jarod Thompson’s angelic mandolin performance couldn’t be better
Beautiful music created truly does matter!
Decorators galore were buzzing about
To welcome visitors to our halls all decked out.

The JM MEAD store is well stocked and quite festive indeed
Stop on by and come see what you’ll need.
Visit the Cady Inn for a scrumptious cream tea
This sweet extra, for a mere small fee.

With the exception of a small per person charge for the tea, this event is free and open to the public. 
Northville Historical Society
M-W 9-1 or visit our website at www.millracenorthville.org

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Holiday Greens Market
Nov
17
to Nov 18

Holiday Greens Market

  • Northville Town Square (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Saturday, November 17th 10am – 3pm
Sunday, November 18th 11am – 4pm

If you are looking for beautiful holiday greens to decorate for the season come to Town Square in downtown Northville on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 for the annual Holiday Greens Market. 

Vendors from our Farmers' Market will be at Town Square and will feature wreaths, seasonal baskets and much more. 

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Holiday Lighted Parade
Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

Holiday Lighted Parade

Ring in the Holiday season with the annual Holiday Lighted Parade in Downtown Northville, the official kickoff to Northville's holiday season. 

PARADE ROUTE
The Holiday Lighted Parade will begin and end at the Community Center/Board of Education Parking Lot, located behind those buildings off Cady Street. Parade line up begins at 5:45 p.m., with the parade beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The parade will exit the Community Center parking lot onto Cady, Cady Street EAST to Wing Street. It will turn NORTH on Wing Street and proceed to Main Street. It will turn WEST on Main Street to Linden, NORTH on Linden to Dunlap, EAST on Dunlap to Hutton, SOUTH on Hutton to Main, WEST on Main to Center, SOUTH on Center to Cady, and WEST on Cady to return to the Community Center lot.

Following the parade, a community sing-along and tree lighting ceremony will take place. Local churches will provide Free refreshments before and after the parade in Town Square.

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Girls' Night Out
Nov
10
5:00 PM17:00

Girls' Night Out

DOWNTOWN NORTHVILLE'S GIRLS' NIGHT OUT

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT NOVEMBER 2018!

Girls Night Out returns to Downtown Northville on November 10th (5-9 p.m.). Gather your girlfriends and join the shops and restaurants for a night of new merchandise, special offers, giveaways and fun in Downtown Northville! The businesses are staying open late and preparing a special event for Witches' Night Out.

The fun starts at 5 pm with special events, drawings, and discounts at many of the downtown's retail stores. From art galleries to boutiques to home decor and more, there's something for women of all ages and styles.

After experiencing the stores, stop in at one of more than 20 bars and restaurants without ever moving your car. Many restaurants are offering specials just for Girls' Night Out participants!

Sign up to receive the latest updates about Girls Night Out here!

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October in the 'Ville (October 1-31)
Oct
31
8:00 AM08:00

October in the 'Ville (October 1-31)

Northville is the place to be this October! Activities are scheduled throughout the month, with something for everyone! The month starts out with the arrival of 120 life-sized skeletons.  On the first Friday of October the "Skeletons are Alive in Downtown" features music, dance, and fun in Town Square. Have your photo taken with your favorite boney friend and post it to the facebook page.

Later in the month Northville is the home to a Costume Parade and downtown Trick-or-Treat event or join us for a Halloween Tea or Corn Maze. We guarantee that you will have a spooktacular October in Northville! For more information visit the calendar section of Northville's website.

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Fall Fair Craft Show
Oct
12
to Oct 13

Fall Fair Craft Show

  • Northville Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

With the smell of autumn swirling in the air and jack-o-lanterns ready to be carved, the Fall Fair is your destination for only the finest handmades, specialty foods, décor, and more!

Admission: $3
12 & Under: Fre

Friday, October 12th, 2018 | 9am - 8pm
Saturday, October 13th, 2018 | 9am - 5pm

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Skeletons Are Alive!
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

Skeletons Are Alive!

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We are pleased to announce the Sixth Annual "Skeletons Are Alive!" event. A component of the seasonal celebration "October in the 'Ville", 2018 "Skeletons Are Alive!" will feature an unveiling of 8-10 new skeletons, as well as the return of many of the classic skeleton characters. Celebrate October with festive fun and activities, and more than 120 skeletons located along the streets of Downtown Northville until October 31! Skeleton festivities will be held on the First Friday, October 6, from 5:00-9:00 pm in Town Square and will include performances by a local dance company, food trucks, street performers and live music.

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Interested in sponsoring a Skeleton?  Information can be found here.  Skeletons are available for business sponsorship. The cost is $100 per skeleton and the deadline for sponsoring a skeleton is September 10.  Business owners should call the DDA office at 248-349-0345 for more information. 

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Northville Heritage Festival
Sep
14
to Sep 16

Northville Heritage Festival

Held each September in beautiful Downtown Northville, the Northville Heritage Festival celebrates the rich history and small town charm of the Northville community.  

Incorporated as a village in 1867, the next ten years saw the founding of the local newspaper, The Northville Record, as well as the first diploma awarded from the local high school and the opening of Parmenter's Cider Mill, a community treasure that sits today on Baseline Road.

For the last 150 years, Northville has written a fascinating history as it's grown into the 21st century, while maintaining a cozy, friendly, community.  Much of the city's story is available by speaking with members of the Northville Historical Society and visiting Mill Race Village

The Heritage Festival, formerly known as the Northville Victorian Festival, provides an opportunity for residents of Northville, both past and present, to reminisce, enjoy and celebrate the wonderful town that we've all called home.  It's our pleasure to share our community with visitors who come to shop, dine, attend theaters, work and play.  

The Northville Chamber of Commerce presents this yearly festival proudly, and is grateful for our members, neighbors and guests who support our goal of a successful and thriving Northville.

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Northville Unplugged (June 6 - August 29)
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Northville Unplugged (June 6 - August 29)

  • Town Square, Downtown Northville (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Summers in Downtown Northville will be filled with a little more music every week as the Northville Downtown Development Authority hosts the new Wednesday Night Concert Series, NORTHVILLE UNPLUGGED. The acoustic music series kicks off June 6 with performances running every Wednesday through August 29. The series will feature acoustic music ranging from jazz to Rock to A Capella. The following artists are slated to perform throughout the summer:

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Tunes on Tuesday Kids Concert Series (June - August)
Aug
28
10:30 AM10:30

Tunes on Tuesday Kids Concert Series (June - August)

  • Town Square, Downtown Northville (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is a FREE program, sponsored by the Northville Downtown Development Authority and Northville Parks & Recreation. Concerts are held at the Town Square in Downtown Northville (across from the Great Harvest), from 10:30am-11:30am. Don’t forget your water bottle, hat and sunscreen!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 10:30a – Janet Marie & m’Archibald
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 10:30a – Chris Clark
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 10:30a – NO CONCERT
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 10:30a – Paula Doak
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 10:30a – Palamazoo
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 10:30a – Stephanie Wicke
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 10:30a – Earth Angels
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 10:30a – Eugene Clark
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 10:30a – Rick Kelley
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:30a – Kevin Devine
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 10:30a – Guy Lewis

Genitti’s Hole-in-the-Wall Theatre (for Rain Dates)
108 East Main
Northville, MI

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Buy Michigan Now Festival
Aug
3
to Aug 5

Buy Michigan Now Festival

Entering its 10th year in downtown Northville, the Buy Michigan Now Festival is a weekend celebration of the state’s annual Buy Michigan Week. This family-friendly event includes tasty treats, street vendors, live music, and children’s activities, all highlighting Michigan-based businesses and Michigan-made products. Together we are revitalizing the economy, one product, one purchase, one person at a time.

*This year’s festival hours are:
Friday, Aug 3th 4PM-8PM
Saturday August 4th 10AM-8PM
Sunday August 5th 10AM-5PM

Admission and parking are free. Main and Center streets are closed in the middle of downtown to make it easy to shop and dine, while enjoying live entertainment from some of Michigan’s finest performers.

Each year the Buy Michigan Now Festival continues to grow thanks to the generosity of our Sponsors and Volunteers.

For questions or additional information not available on this site contact:

Buy Michigan Now campaign
P.O. Box 511135
Livonia, Michigan 48151
Email: Fest@BuyMichiganNow.com

*Entertainment in Town Square may extend beyond the festival hours.  Please visit the Entertainment page for more details.

 

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Summer Sidewalk Sale
Jul
27
to Jul 28

Summer Sidewalk Sale

Join us July 27th (10am - 9pm) and 28th (10am - 6pm) for Downtown Northville's Annual Sidewalk Sale! You'll find some of the best savings of the year at many of our 50+ retail stores. And sidewalks aren't just limited to retail - almost all of our 20+ restaurants feature outdoor dining or takeout food that can be enjoyed in Northville's beautiful Town Square.

Click here for more info.

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Independence Day Parade
Jul
4
10:00 AM10:00

Independence Day Parade

NORTHVILLE 4TH OF JULY PARADE

Presented by the Northville Community Foundation

Sponsored by St. Mary Mercy Hospital

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2018

10:00 AM : Downtown Northville

Get ready for a GREAT Parade. Music, floats, marching bands, clowns, children's characters, Vintage and Classic Cars, Bike Parade, Pet Parade and even a few celebs will make an appearance in the Parade. The Northville Community Foundation has hosted the Parade for the past 16 years and each and every year it seems to grow just a little more. 

Each year the Parade features new entries along with a myriad of children's characters. The award winning Northville High School Band along with the Plymouth Fife and Drum Band and many more bands will be there to entertain.

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Northville Craft Beer Festival
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

Northville Craft Beer Festival

Northville's 2nd annual Craft Beer Festival

Northville's 2nd annual Craft Beer Festival will take place at Millennium Park in Northville Township on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 2pm- 6pm. Food Trucks will be on site as well as live entertainment and games.  

Your ticket includes admission, 10 Tasting Tickets and a 12 oz. "Tapped in the 'Ville" mug.

We will have a variety of food vendors on site including Barbeque Bill from the Northville Farmers Market, SmokyRhodes BBQ Food Truck, Chicken Coupe Food Truck and Northville's own Browndog Creamery.

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Tour De Ville
Jun
23
7:00 AM07:00

Tour De Ville

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The Tour de Ville benefit bike ride is a family oriented event and not a race. All routes begin and end in Historic Northville, Michigan at The Village Workshop. Our routes include a 10 mile family ride and variable length (10-40 miles) ride that travel exclusively along the historic Edward Hines Drive. We also have a 34 mile route and a 53 mile route (for the seasoned riders) that follow a South West route through Dixboro and Whitmore Lake.

This fully supported ride includes:

Registration as early as 7:30am
Continental breakfast (Served from 7:00am -9:30am)
An event T-shirt highlighting our sponsors (We cannot guarantee everyone will get the size they request)
Beverage / snack rest-stop and bathrooms on all routes
One entry for each pre-registered rider into a drawing (held pre-event) for one of five main prizes - four $250 D&D Bike Vouchers and a prize from Thule (You do not need to be present to win)
Lunch when you return to Northville (Served from 10:30am - 2pm)
Free neck/shoulder massages provided by Lifetime Fitness
Music provided by The Shawn Riley Band (Playing from 10:30am - 2:30pm, with breaks)
Beer Tent (Must be Over 21 Years of Age). Drinks available for purchase (Beer - $5, Sodas - $2, Water - $1)

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Party in the Ville
Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

Party in the Ville

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Party in the Ville is an event aimed at celebrating ALL THINGS NORTHVILLE! From our businesses, restaurants/bars, services, galleries to the people, Northville is a great town that cherishes community, hard work, and fun times! 

This event will take place on Main Street and on the Town Square. There is no entrance fee, and we will have businesses, food vendors, beer/wine vendors, and live music, all from Northville! We want to show everyone just how much we appreciate this community. So come on out and share in some fun times and celebrate All Things Northville!

This event has been put together with help from North Center Brewing, Center Street Wealth Strategies, Scott Smith Financial, Inc., The Village Workshop, and the Tipping Point Theatre.

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Farm Fest At Maybury Farm
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Farm Fest At Maybury Farm

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Games & Activities for Kids - Farm Animals - Face Painting
Building Workshop with the Home Depot -  Live Music
Food - Story Time - Sheep Shearing Demonstration
Garden Planting with the Country Garden Club of Northville
Blacksmith Demonstration
Art Project with the Northville Art House
Wool Spinning Demo - Soap Making Demo
Kiddie Craft - Wagon Rides
Interactive Music & Story Telling - And More!

Admission: $5 per person, children 2 and under FREE
Parking: Free at Maybury Farm

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