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!

2022-1-28 Parent Child Dances Opens in new windowMOTHER/SON DANCE (sold out)

The annual Mother/Son Dance is moving back indoors to the Kirksey Recreation Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28. Join us for music, dancing, snacks, photo opportunities and more while spending some quality time with your little guy(s). Space is limited, so click here to register. (This event sold out Jan. 17.) 

2021-1-29_Winter 2022 Bootball Opens in new windowBootball Tournament

Get some friends together, throw on your winter boots (no steel toes) and jump into our second-annual Bootball Tournament. This adult kickball tournament (while wearing boots) guarantees a minimum of four games starting 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Bicentennial Park. It’s bound to be a blast, especially if snow returns to the mix. Register here.

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2022-1-29_Parlor Games_v4 Opens in new windowDrive the Cold Winter Away Parlor Games

It's time to party like it's 1899! Join us at Greenmead Historical Park from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, for a brief lesson on how parlor games became a favorite pastime by the middle- and upper-class of the 1800s before spending time playing the games yourself, enjoying delicious treats, hot chocolate and coffee. Advanced registration required.

2022-1-28 Parent Child Dances Opens in new windowDaddy/Daughter Dance (SOLD OUT)

The annual Daddy/Daughter Dance is moving back indoors to the Kirksey Recreation Center with TWO options to pick from either 2-4 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. both on Saturday, Jan. 29. Join us for music, dancing, snacks, photo opportunities and more while spending some quality time with your little girl(s). Space is limited, so click here to register. (This event sold out Jan. 17.)

2022-2-12_ValentinesDayTeaFlyer Opens in new window

Kick off this romantic weekend from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Greenmead Historical Park's Alexander Blue House with our Valentine's Day Tea event. Register with a friend and enjoy an afternoon of delicious sandwiches, scones, tea and desserts while listening to some entertainment. Our tea events sell out quickly, so make sure to register Jan. 7.

LivoniaFit ChallengeLivoniaFitChallengeFlyer2022-2-13 Opens in new window

Do you think you have what it takes? Challenge yourself mentally and physically with a unique indoor event patterned off the new Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT). Lift the heaviest, throw the furthest, complete as many reps as possible and move the fastest. Take on the challenge; the LivoniaFit Challenge!

Join us 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, at the Kirksey Recreation Center MAC Gyms for the LivoniaFit Challenge. Heats will begin every 20 minutes and participants will be challenged with completing a deadlift, power throw, hand-release push ups, sprint-drag-carry, TRX pull up and row for distance.

The $40 entry fee includes the event, shirt and refreshments. Register by Feb. 6 to guarantee a T-shirt. Awards will be given to the top male and female in each age division.

For additional info, please contact Scott at (734) 466-2912 or sspahr@livonia.gov.


Romeo and Juliet Auditions2022-2-18 Romeo Juliet Auditions flyer

Ever wanted to act on stage? Are you a fan of William Shakespeare? Livonia Parks and Recreation is working with Livonia Community Theatre to present a Shakespeare in the Park production of "Romeo and Juliet." Performances will run Friday-Sunday, July 29-31.

This production is for aspiring actors and actresses ages 14-99, so pick out your favorite Shakespeare monologue and drop in for open auditions at the Kirksey Recreation Center. Audition times are:

6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18

Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19

Noon-2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20

Callbacks will take place noon-2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27.

We are also seeking production assistance. If you want to work on an aspect of the production off stage or have questions, email Ted at edavis@livonia.gov.

Dance to the Music

Put on your dancing shoes and join us 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the Alexander Blue House as we celebrate and learn about African American Michiganders' contributions to the sounds and movements of America. This evening will include song, dance, and history, and will be a fun night out for all ages. Advanced registration is required

Kick Off Event Flyer 2022 Opens in new window100 Days to Health

Healthy Livonia’s 100 Days to Health are coming back with a 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, kickoff to help make sure everyone stays on track with any New Years resolutions. Registration is now open for this annual favorite that will provide hundreds of fun classes, educational seminars and events through June 5, as well as the optional weight loss challenge for your chance to win a variety of prizes.

For those who aren’t members of the Kirksey Recreation Center yet, it’s also a great way to get your foot in the door and get a feel for dozens of our group fitness classes.

Click here to register, or learn more with the full info packet. Just looking for a piece of it? Here's the kickoff flyer, tips, weight-loss challenge dates and prizes, 100 Days calendar and class descriptions.

2022-3-12_Rosie Opens in new windowRosie Day

Learn about the Michigan women who built the Arsenal of Democracy from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Greenmead Historical Park's Alexander Blue House. This Women's History Month event will discuss the work done by the Rosies of Michigan, while participants will also color their own plane glider and enjoy snacks that were popular in the 1940s. Advanced registration required (begins Feb. 1).

Cold-Blooded Creatures2022-3-26_Coldblooded Creatures Opens in new window

Take an up-close look at Michigan's most interesting reptiles and amphibians (collectively known as herps) from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at Greenmead Historical Park.

This event will get hands on with activities and discussions about habitats, populations, diets and survival skills. Students will also get to meet some reptiles and amphibians. Pre-register here starting Feb. 22.