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!

2021 Garden Walk Poster Opens in new window31st annual garden walk

The Friends of Greenmead will hold its 31st Annual Garden Walk on Saturday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This fundraiser allows patrons to tour some of the biggest and best gardens throughout the city (must provide own transportation), as well as the Simmons-Hill House Gardens. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit improvements at Greenmead through the Friends for the Development of Greenmead group.

You can purchase your $9 advance tickets online via Greenmead.us now. On the day of the event, you can both pick up your tour booklet (if purchased online in advance) or buy them in-person for $10 at both Greenmead’s Simmons-Hill House (20501 Newburgh Road ) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or the Bennett Civic Center Library (32777 Five Mile Road; cash or check only) from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Free music nights in Livonia

2021 Summer Music Flyer


Bring out the kids 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays July 6-Aug. 17 for the concert portion of our free Summer Fun Series at the Kirksey Recreation Center's east lawn. These musical performers are designed for kids but will have the whole family on their feet dancing to the beat!

This project is funded in part by the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Craft tent sponsored by Livonia Community Foundation.


Stop by the Kirksey Recreation Center east lawn 7 p.m. Thursdays July 1-Aug. 26 for Music from the Heart. A variety of bands will be joining us throughout the summer for this free concert series.

Co-sponsored by the Livonia Arts Commission.


July 1Emerging Soul
July 6School of RockJuly 8Cruzin Jupiter
July 13Miss Paula and the Candy BanditsJuly 15Mainstreet Soul
July 20Zippity2DadsJuly 22The Earth Angels
July 27Momford and SonsJuly 29The Dan Rafferty Band
Aug. 3Beverly the Music LadyAug. 5Steve King and the Dittilies
Aug. 10Guy LouisAug. 12Cosmic Groove Band
Aug. 17The Funny DumplingsAug. 19Devin Scillian and Arizona Son

Aug. 26Motor City Soul

LivoniaFit Challenge

Save the date for the NEW LivoniaFit Challenge 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Kirksey Recreation Center's south parking lot. Challenge yourself mentally and physically with a unique outdoor event patterned off the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT). Lift the heaviest, throw the furthest, complete as many reps as possible and move the fastest. Take the challenge!

Heats will begin every 20 minutes starting at 8 a.m., with challengers completing the deadlift, power throw, hand-release push ups, sprint-drag-carry, TRX pull up and a two-mile run. The $40 entry fee includes the event, T-shirt (if registered by July 12) and refreshments at the event. Register by July 26 to participate. There will be multiple age divisions per gender and awards will be given to the top male and female in each age division. Register online or submit this registration form (PDF) by July 26 to take on the LivoniaFit Challenge. Contact Scott at sspahr@livonia.gov with any questions.

Logo Livonia Fit Challenge

We challenge you to challenge yourself! Not sure how one of these events works? Click the links below for a video demonstration:

Deadlift * Power Throw * Hand-Release Push Ups * Sprint-Drag-Carry * TRX Pull Up * Two-Mile Run


Save the Date! The Fall Flea Market is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at Greenmead Historical Park.