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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First Friday Experience
Aug
4
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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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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First Friday Experience
Jul
7
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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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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Acci-DENTAL Masterpiece Art Exhibit
Feb
10
to Feb 12

Acci-DENTAL Masterpiece Art Exhibit

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!

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

Santa Visits Maybury Farm

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 

 

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Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market
Dec
9
to Dec 11

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!

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

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

Christmas Children's Workshop

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

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

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
19
to Nov 20

Holiday Greens Market

  • Northville Town Square (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Holiday Lighted Parade
Nov
18
6:30pm 6:30pm

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. 

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.

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