Special Events

The Parks and Recreation Department hosts a wide variety of special events each year. Check below to see some of our current offerings!

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Get a glimpse of infantry and artillery the way the military operated more than a century ago, and interact with both military and civilian living historians, at Guns n' Gowns, which returns 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday the weekend of Sept. 24-25 at Greenmead Historical Park. Study period fashions, shop a rummage save and experience medicine and surgical techniques used in the past while also learning the history of several flags.

Presented by the 17th Michigan Company E Volunteer Infantry and the Livonia Historical Commission, this event is sure to open some eyes with a fun look at how things were several generations ago. No tickets or registration necessary for this free event.

Healthy Livonia 5K

Mark your calendars and register now for the Healthy Livonia 5K Run/Walk 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at the TrinityElite Sports Performance Center on Schoolcraft College’s campus (18100 St. Joe’s Parkway).

Join us for an energizing event that promotes health and wellness in our community. The event begins at 8:30 a.m., with the run at 9 a.m. Registration costs $25 by Sept. 1 and $30 from Sept. 2-23. Click here for details and to register.

If you’re interested in volunteering, there are more than 60 roles we need filled to help set up, direct runners along the route, provide water stations and clean up afterward. Click here to volunteer!

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HEALTHY LIVONIA'S FARM STAND2022-7-7 Farm Stand 2022 Opens in new window

Healthy Livonia is partnering with the MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center in Novi to hold an indoor Farm Stand on eight upcoming Thursdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every other week July 7-Oct. 20 at the Kirksey Recreation Center, featuring locally grown produce from Tollgate Farm. Make sure to stop by Oct. 6 and 20.

**Aug. 11 date was canceled.**

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Get ready for a bee’s knees day of 1920s fun! Greenmead’s beautiful historic Simmons-Hill House and gardens will serve as our Gatsby Garden Party site from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Play 1920s lawn games, dance to Jazz music, take your picture at the paper moon and immerse yourself in times gone by. Historic apparel is encouraged! You can bring your own food, or purchase from our vendor's food truck. Register today for $18/resident, $22/non-resident.

Rescheduled from July 16 to Oct. 8.

2022-10-9 Halloween Open House flyer Opens in new windowKirksey Recreation Center HALLOWEEN Trick-or-Treat Open House

Stop by the Kirksey Recreation from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, for a day of Halloween fun and learning about what the The Rec has to offer. Do some trick or treating, Halloween crafts and activities, swimming, use the climbing wall, our FitHub, drop-in sports and more!

Admission is FREE for Livonia residents and members (must show proof of residency), $3 per person for non-residents.

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Our annual spooktacular event is back 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Kirksey Recreation Center's Leisure Pool. Join us for a Spooky Swim full of crafts, games and a floating pumpkin patch to get you in the Halloween spirit. 

Parents/guardians must accompany children ages 11 and younger and be within arms reach of non-swimmers. Only children need to be registered for the event.

Register here starting Sept. 6.

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Trick or treat at the Greenmead Historical Park village houses during this family-friendly self-guided event. Costumes and flashlights are encouraged. Refreshments will be available at the end of the tour. Check-in times every 15 minutes from 5-7:30 p.m. both Friday-Saturday, Oct. 21-22.

Advanced registration required for $8 per Livonia resident child ages 2-16.

Healthy Livonia Turkey Trot

Join the Livonia Parks and Recreation Department as we walk/run to help the less fortunate 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Bicentennial Park. Check-in for the all-ages Healthy Livonia Turkey Trot 5K Fun Walk/Run begins at 8:30 a.m.

Register before Oct. 17 in order to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Profits will be given to the Livonia Goodfellows organization.

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Fun for Fall

Join us at Fun for Fall 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Greenmead Historical Park; a fun afternoon full of fall-themed stories, snacks and crafts in the Alexander Blue House. For ages 4-10, but parents/guardians are requested to stay with their child(ren) during the event.

Register here starting Oct. 4.

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Spend a relaxing, fall afternoon with friends at the Highland Tea from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. The sound of bagpipes will beckon you to the Alexander Blue House, adorned with a Scottish accent. Traditional Scottish music and dance will entertain you as you enjoy our menu of fare and bottomless tea.

Register here starting Oct. 4.