Northville Parks Halloween Events
Oct
24
4:00am 4:00am

Northville Parks Halloween Events

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Trick or Treat Trail - Ages: Preschool - 3rd Grade (October 21st)
Get ready for our Trick or Treat Trail around the Recreation Center at Hillside Gym and the Haunted Hall at our updated annual Halloween event!

Tiny Pumpkins - Ages: Under 5 (October 24th)
A not-so-spooky Halloween event! Enjoy storytelling, pumpkin decorating, cider and donuts, and a costume contest for the tiny pumpkins!

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Streets of Treats
Oct
28
9:30am 9:30am

Streets of Treats

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Trick or Treat stations and entertainment throughout downtown Northville for children and their parents. Costume parade begins at 9:30 am. For more information available on the chamber website www.northville.rg or by calling (248) 349-7640

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

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 started out with the arrival of 120 life-sized skeletons.  On Friday, October 7th 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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First Friday Experience
Nov
3
5:00pm 5:00pm

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 Urban Pearl
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Fall Fair Craft Show
Oct
13
to Oct 14

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 of handmades, specialty foods, décor, and more!

Friday, October 13th, 2017 | 9am - 8pm
Saturday, October 14th, 2017 | 9am - 5pm
Admission: $3 (12 & Under Free)

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Cemetery Walk
Oct
8
2:00pm 2:00pm

Cemetery Walk

Meet several of Northville’s leading citizens as you stroll through Rural Hill Cemetery. Come meet our costumed characters as they tell us stories of “how it all happened.” Stories that will delight and inform you of old times will include: moving the state capitol, Underground railroad connections, the war where no one got killed (except the mule), and many more characters. Tours begin 2:00 - 3:00 pm and last about 1-1/2 hours.

Advanced Timed Tickets are $15 per adult or $10 per Northville Historical Society member ($18 at the gate). Tickets are available to purchase at Knightsbridge Antique Mall (cash/check) and at Mill Race Historical Village on Sunday’s from 1:00 - 4:00 pm (credit, cash or check) and at the Cady Inn Office on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday’s from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Historical Society are always gratefully accepted to help preserve Mill Race Historical Village and the Northville archives. The Northville Historical Society also rents some buildings and grounds for weddings, private parties and events. For more information call (248) 348-1845 or email office@millracenorthville.org or visit their website at www.millracenorthville.org.

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Skeletons Are Alive!
Oct
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

Skeletons Are Alive!

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We are pleased to announce the Fifth Annual "Skeletons Are Alive!" event. A component of the seasonal celebration "October in the 'Ville", 2017 "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 110 skeletons located along the streets of Downtown Northville until October 31! Skeleton festivities will be held on the First Friday, October 6, from 6:00-9:00pm 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 STILL available for business sponsorship. The cost is $100 per skeleton and the deadline for sponsoring a skeleton is September 23.  Business owners should call the DDA office at 248-349-0345 for more information. 

 

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First Friday Experience
Oct
6
5:00pm 5:00pm

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 Urban Pearl
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Tour De Ville
Sep
23
7:00am 7:00am

Tour De Ville

The Tour de Ville benefit bike ride is a family oriented event and not a race. All routes beginning and ending in Historic Northville, Michigan at The Village Workshop. Our routes include a 10 mile ride that travels exclusively along the historic Edward Hines Drive. We also have a 34 mile route and a 53 mile route (for the seasoned riders) both also starting at The Village Workshop.

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 and snack tents and bathrooms in-route
One entry for each registered rider into a drawing for one of seven prizes - four $250 D&D Bike Vouchers and three Thule Criterium Roof Racks (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 11am - 3pm, with breaks)
Beer Tent (Must be Over 21 Years of Age). Drinks available for purchase (Beer - $4, Sodas - $2, Water - $1)

Please join us on this fun and healthy ride and support our local communities – click here to sign up now.

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Northville Heritage Festival
Sep
15
to Sep 17

Northville Heritage Festival

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:
Friday, September 15, 2017 5:00-11:00pm (Victorian Parade @ 6:30)
Saturday, September 16, 2017 11:00am-11:00pm
Sunday, September 17, 2017 11:00am-4:00pm

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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Tunes on Tuesday Kids Concert Series (June - August)
Aug
29
10:30am10:30am

Tunes on Tuesday Kids Concert Series (June - August)

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!

Concert Schedule Coming Soon...

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Buy Michigan Now Festival
Aug
4
4:00pm 4:00pm

Buy Michigan Now Festival

Entering its 9th 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 4th 4PM-9PM
Saturday August 5th 10AM-8PM
Sunday August 6th 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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Northville Grub Crawl
Jul
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

Northville Grub Crawl

Ticket holders receive a flyer and event map that highlights their grub crawl starting point. Free shuttle transportation operates on a 15-minute schedule to take "Crawlers" from one restaurant to the next, or you can “crawl” on your own. 

Tickets are $30 and will go on sale June 15th and may be purchased at Good Time Party Store & Northville Chamber of Commerce.

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Summer Sidewalk Sale
Jul
21
to Jul 22

Summer Sidewalk Sale

Join us July 21st (10am - 9pm) and 22nd (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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Northville Road Runner Race
Jul
20
5:00pm 5:00pm

Northville Road Runner Race

Family fun during the race includes: story hour, face painting and hands-on activities. We are partnering this year with the Maybury Farm, and they will be bringing some animals for the kids. Join us for post-race activities: pizza, live music, libations, home made baked goods, and much more.

New For 2017: Finisher Medals and great NRR Classic tech T-shirts (Adult and Children Sizes)

Awards: overall male and female, masters male and female, first, second, and third place awards in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, over 70.

For more information please contact NRRClassic@gmail.com or go to Online Registration.

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24th Annual Northville Garden Walk
Jul
12
9:00am 9:00am

24th Annual Northville Garden Walk

The 24th annual Northville Garden Walk will be held on Wednesday, July 12th from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 

Special Attractions: 6 gardens, complementary home made cookies, live music and garden/craft vendors at Mill Race Village.

Click here for ticketing information.

Ticket holders are again invited to enjoy live music on the green, an open air market and complimentary homemade refreshments provided by the members of the Country Garden Club of Northville. Due to safety restrictions, no strollers or walkers will be allowed in the gardens. Proceeds from this fund raising event support non-profit organizations at local and state levels and scholarships for high school students going into science careers. Our past walks have drawn between 700-800 attendees who also patronize the merchants, restaurants and store owners in Northville when they visit. Join us for an enjoyable outdoor experience.

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Independence Day Parade
Jul
4
10:00am10:00am

Independence Day Parade

NORTHVILLE 4TH OF JULY PARADE

Presented by the Northville Community Foundation

Sponsored by St. Mary Mercy Hospital

TUESDAY, JULY 4, 2017

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
24
12:00pm12:00pm

Northville Craft Beer Festival

Northville's 1st Annual Craft Beer Festival

Northville's annual Tapped in the 'Ville beer festival features some of the best local, state and regional brews.  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.

Tickets are limited and selling fast - buy yours online now!

Enjoy great live music throughout the day as we present a variety of entertainment options from Noon - 6pm. 

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. 

Tapped in the 'Ville is presented by The Northville Chamber of Commerce

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Arts and Acts Festival 2017
Jun
16
to Jun 18

Arts and Acts Festival 2017

Friday, June 16:    3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 17:    10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 18:    10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

The Northville Art House shines a spotlight on the imagination, art, talent and cultural diversity of artists throughout the region when the annual Arts and Acts Festival returns for the sixth consecutive year June 16-18 in historic downtown Northville. The Festival includes the 29th annual juried fine art show Art in the Sun, featuring over 70 talented artists;  the Sandbox Play Festival produced by Tipping Point Theatre; theShort on Words Literary Contest; musical entertainment featuring some of metro Detroit’s top musicians; Children’s Activities; the Northville Art House Chalk Festival; our new Young Artist Juried Art Fair; and a large variety of festival food and drink.

Northville’s annual “Arts and Acts Festival” is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Northville Art House.  It is one of the biggest and definitely one of the most diverse summer festivals in metro Detroit. With the exception of the tickets for the Play and Chalk Festivals which are a nominal fee, Arts and Acts is free.  The Art House makes its money through sponsorships and artist booth fees.  Yet a well-attended event is key to our mission:  not only are we bringing the arts to more people, we are encouraging the growth of the Festival, and thus the Art House, in the future.

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Farm Fest At Maybury Farm
Jun
3
10:00am10:00am

Farm Fest At Maybury Farm

JOIN US FOR A DAY OF FUN ON THE FARM! 

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
Spinning Demo - Wagon Rides - And More!

Admission: $5 per person, children 2 and under FREE

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Annual Flower Sale and Block Party
May
26
to May 27

Annual Flower Sale and Block Party

Spring is here and after a long winter, it is time to think about ways to fill your garden and yard with beautiful flowers and plants from the Northville’s Annual Flower Sale, presented Dick Scott Automotive Group. Over 20 local growers and greenhouses will be selling ornamental accent plants, perennials, herbs, annuals, shrubs, exotic plants, and garden accessories. “The Northville Flower Sale is the kick off to the summer season of great events and fun, family times in downtown Northville”, said Traci Sincock, Chamber Operations and Events Manager. “Northville residents and businesses look forward to supporting our local growers at this popular event that is always scheduled for Memorial Day weekend.” In addition to Dick Scott Automotive Group, sponsors include the Northville DDA, Renewal by Andersen, C&L Ward and Varsity Lincoln. 

Following the Flower Sale, the streets will remain closed for the evening for the Annual Downtown Block Party from 6:00 - 10:00 pm, live music, food. Fun for all!

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Rouge River Rescue
May
20
9:00am 9:00am

Rouge River Rescue

Rouge Rescue-Let's Make the Rouge Paddle-able!

On Saturday May 20, 2017, the Northville Rotary Club in an effort to make the Rouge River paddle-able for kayaks and canoes is teaming up with Friends of the Rouge to assist in the clean-up of the Rouge River in Hines Park. Volunteers will remove invasive plants, pick up trash and debris along the river bank, and remove woody debris from the river.  

Volunteers are needed between 9:00 am through 1:00 pm and we will meet at 7 Mile Road and River Street at the southeast corner of Northville Downs in Hines Park. Follow the paved pathway in Hines.

Sign in at the Pavilion (Shelter #1 @ Northville Recreation Area in Hines Park). Parking is available at the pavilion and at the former McDonald Ford site on 7 Mile Road across the street from Custard Time and Good Time Party Store).

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Victorian Clothing Sale
Apr
20
to Apr 22

Victorian Clothing Sale

  • Mill Race Historical Village (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Thursday, April 20th 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Friday, April 21 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 22 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Victorian Era clothing and accessories for adults and children will be available for purchase from various vendors. New, vintage and gently used clothing available.
$2.00 Admission charge per adult
Cash sales preferred, some vendors may not accept checks or credit cards
For more information call Northville Historical Society (248)-348-1845 (Mon-Wed 9 am-1 pm)

Visit our website at www.millracenorthville.org
We Moved IT. This is the BIG SALE! There will not be a sale in September!

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Maybury Farm Egg-Stravaganza
Apr
15
10:00am10:00am

Maybury Farm Egg-Stravaganza

Join us for our annual egg hunt for children ages 2-10. This year the hunt will be held at the Maybury Farm, in an effort to expand and improve the event and offer more activities for families to enjoy in addition to the hunt. The gates will open at 10:00 AM. Age divided egg hunts will start at 11:00 AM. Children will collect a specified number of eggs and will redeem for a prize bag filled with candy and other promotional items from sponsors. Features food vendors/trucks, the Maybury Farm animals, egg hunts, the Easter bunny, Smokey the Bear, face painting, seed planting, and more!

Please note the change in location. Cost will be $5 per car. CASH ONLY PLEASE! All welcome.

Hosted by Maybury State Park, Maybury Farm, Friends of Maybury State Park, Northville Community Foundation, and Northville Park and Recreation

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Handcrafters Spring Fling Craft Show
Apr
7
to Apr 8

Handcrafters Spring Fling Craft Show

  • Northville Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

2017 Spring Fling Art & Handcrafted Market

The perfect opportunity to brush off that cabin fever and experience the senses of spring inside the annual Spring Fling.  Stock up on Easter gift, garden art, seasonal décor, fashion and more!

Friday, April 7th, 2017 | 9am - 8pm
Saturday, April 8th, 2017 | 9am - 5pm

Admission: $3
12 & Under: Free (Strollers Welcome!)

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Downtown Northville Girls' Night Out
Mar
31
5:00pm 5:00pm

Downtown Northville Girls' Night Out

DOWNTOWN NORTHVILLE'S GIRLS NIGHT OUT

NEXT GIRLS NIGHT OUT WILL BE MARCH 2017!

Gather your girlfriends and join us for a night of new merchandise, special offers, giveaways and fun in Downtown Northville! Our businesses are staying open late and preparing a special event for your Girls' Night Out.  

Held in April and November of each year, shopping starts at 5 pm with special events, drawings, and discounts at many of over 50 retail stores.  From art galleries to boutiques to home decor and more, there's something for women of all ages and styles.

After you've experienced our stores, take the girls to one of over 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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Northville Business Showcase
Mar
18
11:00am11:00am

Northville Business Showcase

Ticket Prices $3.00
Tickets can be purchased at the door

March is the time to shine a spotlight on our local Northville Business Community.  In addition we will be celebrating Michigan Made Products andBusinesses. The business showcase will feature over 70 diverse businesses and professionals.

Highlights Include: 
•    Giveaways
•    Raffle Prizes
•    Michigan Made Products
•    Free Information
•    Product Samples
•    Coupons
•    Food Samples from Northville Restaurants & Caterers
•    Awards for Best Restaurant/Caterer, Business Display, & Theme Display

Applications to participate in event:
Restaurant and Caterers
click here to download application form if you and interested in showcasing your business.

Businesses and Nonprofit groupsclick here to download application form if you and interested in showcasing your business.

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