The Children's Exhibit - The Language of Art
Apr
12
Apr 26

The Children's Exhibit - The Language of Art

  • Northville Square

This annual exhibit represents a small sampling of the learning that takes place throughout our programs. We invite you to join us as we celebrate children, honor their unique qualities and capture the power and beauty of their work.

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First Friday Experience
May
5
5:00 pm17:00

First Friday Experience

  • Downtown Northville

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

Victorian Clothing Sale
Apr
20
Apr 22

Victorian Clothing Sale

  • Mill Race Historical Village

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!

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

Maybury Farm Egg-Stravaganza

  • Maybury Farm

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

First Friday Experience
Apr
7
5:00 pm17:00

First Friday Experience

  • Downtown Northville

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
Handcrafters Spring Fling Craft Show
Apr
7
Apr 8

Handcrafters Spring Fling Craft Show

  • Northville Community Center

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!)

Downtown Northville Girls' Night Out
Mar
31
5:00 pm17:00

Downtown Northville Girls' Night Out

  • Downtown Northville

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!

Northville Business Showcase
Mar
18
11:00 am11:00

Northville Business Showcase

  • Northville High School

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.

Acci-DENTAL Masterpiece Art Exhibit
Feb
10
Feb 12

Acci-DENTAL Masterpiece Art Exhibit

  • Northville Square

Northville’s Toothfall...an Acci-DENTAL Masterpiece

Cornerstone Landmark of a Public Awareness Campaign Dedicated to Children’s Dental Health - Join us!

Cornerstone Landmark of a Public Awareness Campaign Dedicated to Children’s Dental Health - Join us!

There are plenty of Michigan-made molars available – just like the ones in the Acci-DENTAL Masterpiece. We encourage anyone with an artistic flair to join us by creating their own Acci-DENTAL Masterpiece. It’s easy to do! Contact Preservation Dental to pick up a tooth, donate money, paint the tooth and enter it in a juried public art exhibit.

The suggested donation for a Michigan-made molar is $20. If you are not interested in the art exhibit, but would like a tooth – we suggest $10. If you just want to donate to the cause – you decide the amount. A portion of the proceeds will go to the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) Dental School Community Outreach Program. They have a mobile dental clinic van that reaches out to children who cannot get to the dentist. UDM brings the dentist to them!

Santa Visits Maybury Farm
Dec
18
12:00 pm12:00

Santa Visits Maybury Farm

  • Maybury Farm Welcome Center
Santa will be waiting to meet with kids of all ages on his antique sleigh in the Maybury Farm Welcome Center!

Santa will be waiting to meet with kids of all ages on his antique sleigh in the Maybury Farm Welcome Center!

Santa’s elves deck the halls of the Welcome Center with all kinds of Christmas cheer and the fire in the wood stove will keep everyone toasty and warm.  Children can bring their wish list and sit with Santa on his sleigh while mom’s, dad’s, grandma’s and grandpa’s take all of the photos they want (don't forget your camera!).

DATES: December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18, 2016 (12-3pm)
COST: FREE 

 

Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market
Dec
9
Dec 11

Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market

  • Northville Community Center

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!

Friday, December 9th, 2016 | 9am - 8pm
Saturday, December 10th, 2016 | 9am - 5pm
Sunday, December 11th, 2016 | 11am - 4pm

Christmas Children's Workshop
Dec
3
10:00 am10:00

Christmas Children's Workshop

  • Mill Race Historical Village

Northville Historical Society’s 38th 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: Due to possible building overcrowding our registration policy has changed. Registration will be November 11th at 218 W. Dunlap in Northville. During last year’s registration, both sessions filled in 90 minutes.
Society Members: 6:00 - 6:30 pm
Non-Members: 6:30 pm

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

Christmas In The Village
Nov
20
12:00 pm12:00

Christmas In The Village

  • Mill Race Historical 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

Holiday Greens Market
Nov
19
Nov 20

Holiday Greens Market

  • Northville Town Square

The Holiday Greens Market is your opportunity to select fresh evergreen roping, wreaths, outdoor porch arrangements, table centerpieces, and more. Bring your wagon and load up with all the necessities to dress your house for the holidays.

Northville Farmers Market vendors will be on site at Northville Town Square selling holiday roping, wreaths, centerpieces, trees, decorations and accessories on Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20 (11 am - 4 pm). Get ready for the holiday season by purchasing your home or office décor, while promoting Michigan growers.

Holiday Lighted Parade
Nov
18
6:30 pm18:30

Holiday Lighted Parade

  • Downtown Northville

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

2016 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.

Amazing Grapes!
Nov
17
7:00 pm19:00

Amazing Grapes!

  • Northville Square (Upper Level)
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The Main Street League is an organization of women dedicated to helping advance the charitable needs within their community. On November 17th, the Main Street League hosts the 4th annual Amazing Grapes. Funds raised will go to support Northville community members in need. Tickets are $60 ($50 for members). Each ticket holder should bring a bottle of wine worth $15 or more for the raffle. Beer, wine, and appetizers will be provided. 

Our biggest fundraiser of the year!  We raise money to support our local food bank.  The past 2 years we have partnered with Meijer Corporation and they have tripled our donation!  In 2015 we donated $65k in food cards to Civic Concern. 

Buy Tickets Here!

October in the 'Ville (October 1-31)
Oct
31
8:00 am08:00

October in the 'Ville (October 1-31)

  • Downtown Northville

We are pleased to announce the Fifth Annual “Skeletons Are Alive!” event. A component of the seasonal celebration “October in the ‘Ville”, 2016 “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 100 skeletons located along the streets of Downtown Northville until October 31! Skeleton festivities will be held in conjunction with the First Friday Experience, October 7, from 5:00 - 9:00 pm in Town Square and will include performances by Performer’s Edge dance studio, and live music. Businesses interested in sponsoring the event should contact the DDA Office for more information, or email courtneymillerdda@comcast.net.

Northville Farmers' Market (May - October)
Oct
27
8:00 am08:00

Northville Farmers' Market (May - October)

  • 7 Mile & Sheldon Rd Northville, MI 48167

The Market is Open Every Thursday
May 5 - October 27, 2016
Market Hours are 8:00am - 3:00pm


Located at the northwest corner of 7 Mile and Sheldon Rd.
Overflow parking is located at the Northville Downs Race Track, right across the street from the market.


We have some new vendors this year as well as your favorites! For a list of the 2016 seasonal vendors (they attend the entire season) click here. For inquirers about the daily vendors (they do not attend every market day) please call the Chamber or if you are at the market, ask someone on our staff who have an office at the market.

Market Events...

- Chefs at the Market will begin June 2nd at 10am and will continue until the end of August. 

- Master Gardener will be back this year to assist you with your plant questions! Their tent will be located near the white market shed and will be available until noon.

- The Ann Arbor Symphony will return, for the third season of Taste of Music, on June 18th. What is Taste of Music? An Instrument Petting Zoo (children are invited to experiment by playing instruments provided by Ann Arbor Symphony), performance by one of our ensembles, concert vouchers for marketgoers using food assistance programs

Unsung Heroes - Oakwood Cemetery Walk
Oct
9
3:00 pm15:00

Unsung Heroes - Oakwood Cemetery Walk

  • Oakwood Cemetery

Meet several of Northville’s leading citizens as you stroll through Oakwood 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. Refreshments are available at the Northville Art House after the tours. Tours begin every 10 minutes starting at 3:00 - 6:00 pm and last about 1-1/2 hours.

Advanced Timed Tickets are $15 per adult or $10 per Northville Historical Society member. 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.

Cemetery Walk ticket orders can also be completed via e-mail to archives@millracenorthville.org or through the mail with check payable to the Northville Historical Society with the number of tickets and desired tour time. If not sold out, tickets may also be available on the day of the Cemetery Walk at the Oakwood Cemetery gates beginning at 1:00 pm for $18 per adult. Confirmation will be sent via email. Memberships and donations to the Northville

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 our website at www.millracenorthville.org.

Skeletons Are Alive!
Oct
7
5:00 pm17:00

Skeletons Are Alive!

  • Downtown Northville Town Square

We are pleased to announce the Fifth Annual "Skeletons Are Alive!" event. A component of the seasonal celebration "October in the 'Ville", 2016 "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 100 skeletons located along the streets of Downtown Northville until October 31! Skeleton festivities will be held on the First Friday, October 7, from 5:00-9:00pm in Town Square and will include performances by a local dance company, and live music.

Interested in sponsoring this event?  Information on sponsorship packages are available here.

 

Fall Fair Craft Show
Oct
7
Oct 8

Fall Fair Craft Show

  • Northville Community Center

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 7th, 2016 | 9am - 8pm
Saturday, October 8th, 2016 | 9am - 5pm
Admission: $3 (12 & Under Free)

Tour De Ville
Sep
24
8:30 am08:30

Tour De Ville

  • The Village Workshop

The Tour de Ville bike ride is a family oriented event and not a race, with all routes beginning and ending in Historic Northville, Michigan at The Village Workshop. Our routes include a 10, 30 or 40 mile ride that travels exclusively along the historic Edward Hines Drive. We also have a 75 mile loop for the seasoned riders that also starts in Northville and travels to Grosse Ile Island and returns. Finally, this year we will add a 13.1 mile mountain bike from Northville to Maybury State Park. 

This fully supported ride includes:

Registration as early as 7:00am
A light breakfast
A tote bag with various coupons/swag
An event T-shirt highlighting our sponsors
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)
A hearty lunch when you return to Northville

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

Warehouse Pilates: Studio Grand Opening
Sep
17
7:30 am07:30

Warehouse Pilates: Studio Grand Opening

  • 133 W. Main Street; Suite 248 Northville, MI

Warehouse Pilates Company, Northville’s hottest, and most athletic Pilates workout, is opening its first location on August 22nd , in Northville Square. With signature Pilates classes that range from beginner to advanced, WPC caters to every fitness level. The studio uses the state of the art Balanced Body Allegro 2 Reformers, allowing clients to experience dynamic, creative movement, leading to a more challenging workout! Come and see what makes WPC such an addictive workout, and what makes us the best Pilates studio in Michigan!

Studio Happenings:

* September 17th – Studio Grand Opening

Northville Heritage Festival
Sep
16
Sep 18

Northville Heritage Festival

  • Downtown Northville

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:
Friday, September 16, 2016  5:00-11:00pm (Victorian Parade @ 6:30)
Saturday, September 17, 2016  11:00am-11:00pm
Sunday, September 18, 2016  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.

 

Tunes on Tuesday Kids Concert Series (July - Aug.)
Aug
30
10:30 am10:30

Tunes on Tuesday Kids Concert Series (July - Aug.)

  • Town Square in Downtown Northville

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!

New Hope Family Fun Festival
Aug
28
3:00 pm15:00

New Hope Family Fun Festival

  • Maybury Farm

All proceeds benefit New Hope Center for Grief Support 

Individual Ticket: $10
Family Pass: $25 

Tickets include a hayride, access to the petting farm, music, games, prizes, snacks and drinks, other great activities for adults and kids and a candlelit memorial tribute. This event will also include FOOD TRUCKS! It is recommended that you bring cash if you plan on purchasing food from food trucks.

To purchase tickets please visit www.newhopecenter.net/rsvp or call us at 248-348-0115

 

Friday Night Concert Series (June - August)
Aug
26
7:00 pm19:00

Friday Night Concert Series (June - August)

  • Town Square, Downtown Northville

Friday Night Summer Concert Series

June 3 - August 26, 2016
7 - 9 pm
Downtown Northville in Town Square

Weekly music in Northville Town Square, managed by the Northville Chamber of Commerce. The event is sponsored by Tom Holzer Ford. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of summer.

CONCERT SCHEDULE:

June 3 - Northville High School Jazz Band - Jazz

June 10 - Von Zippers - Classic rock

June 17 - Enjoy the Northville Arts and Acts Festival

June 24 - Mainstreet Soul - Funk, blues and rock

July 1 - Social Bones - Classic and modern rock

July 8 - Steve Acho - Pop/Rock   

July15 - The Bluescasters - Blues

July 22 - Karen Newman - Contemporary

July 29 - Shawn Riley Band - Celtic and classic rock

Aug 5 - Enjoy the Buy Michigan Now Festival

Aug 12 - Julianne Ankley & The Rogues - Country   

Aug 19 - Enjoy the Ford Field Festival

Aug 26 - Steve King and the Dittlies - Classic rock

Buy Michigan Now Festival
Aug
7
5:00 pm17:00

Buy Michigan Now Festival

  • Downtown Northville

Entering its eighth 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 5th 4PM-9PM
Saturday August 6th 10AM-8PM
Sunday August 7th 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.

Entertainment in Town Square is complemented by a Michigan Beer and Wine Garden brought to you by the Northville Chamber of Commerce.

Each year the Buy Michigan Now Festival continues to grow thanks to the generosity of ourSponsors 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