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!

2023-1-6 Family Nerf Night Opens in new windowFAMILY NERF NIGHTS

Have the kids been having all the Nerf Night fun without you? Now families can work together - or split up against one another - with our NEW Family Nerf Nights the first Friday of each month. Starting 8-9 p.m. Feb. 3, Family Nerf Nights will take place each month following the youth Nerf Nights at 5:30 p.m. (ages 5-7) and 6:45 p.m. (ages 8-12).

Everyone ages 5 and older are welcome. Register here for Feb. 3 and March 3.









2022-2-4 Snow Ball Opens in new windowSnow Ball

Dress the kids in their favorite princess and prince attire and join us for an afternoon of frosty fun 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Greenmead Historical Park! Characters from “Frozen” will join us for songs, crafts, photos and snacks.

The program is recommended for ages 4-10, but all adults and children ages 2 and older attending must register in advance.









Game Night Flyer Opens in new windowGAME NIGHT

Looking to meet some new friends in the new year? Join us for board game nights at Greenmead Historical Park! The fun runs 7-9 p.m. Thursdays each Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, April 20 and May 18.

Light refreshments are included. This activity is for ages 5 and older. Register in advance starting 30 days before each event.

The Jan. 19 event is canceled.









LivoniaFit ChallengeLivoniaFit Challenge Flyer 2023-2-19 Opens in new window

The LivoniaFit Challenge is back, but with a new spin! Join us starting at 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Kirksey Recreation Center for this all-cardio indoor event as participants RUN, RIDE and ROW for 20 minutes each. Awards will be given to the top male and female in each age division.

Challenge yourself mentally and physically with this fun event. Register in advance for $40 per time slot. Heats available every 30 minutes. T-shirt and refreshments included.









A Dragon Party 2023-2-19 A Dragon Party Opens in new window(sold out)

Join us for A Dragon Party! The fun takes place for ages 4-10 from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Kirksey Recreation Center. Listen to Adam Rubin’s story “Dragons Loves Tacos,” make a stuffed dragon friend to take home, make a taco craft, enjoy chips and salsa, and more!

Register here. Sold out Jan. 18.









WINTER/SPRING HISTORY LECTURE SERIES

Learn a little something this spring with our History Lecture Series Jan. 23-May 8 at Greenmead Historical Park. All Winter/Spring sessions are free drop-in programs that take place at 2 p.m. 

Mon, Jan. 23 - Michigan's Passenger Pigeons.. Gone Forever 
Tue, Feb. 21 - Tales Here and Now: Black History Stories 
Mon, March 6 - It's a Woman's World: Trailblazing Women in Politics 
Mon, April 24 - The Ford Homes: Assembling a Neighborhood 
Mon, May 8 - Detroit During the Holocaust
2023-1-23 Lecture Series 2023 Opens in new window


STORIES, SNACKS & CRAFTS

Join us in Greenmead Historical Park's Alexander Blue House for an afternoon of Stories, Snacks and Crafts from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. The theme will be milk and cookies. Best for ages 4-8. Advance registration is required.

Milk and Cookies Stories, Snacks, and Crafts Flyer Opens in new window


















Healthy Livonia's 100 Days to Health logo  Opens in new windowHealthy Livonia's 100 Days to Health

The Healthy Livonia 100 Days to Health is back! Registration is now open for the 100-day event that kicks off 9-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, with two educational seminars and a lot of free giveaways.

The event provides daily classes that participants (even nonmembers) can take along their 100-day health journey, concluding with the June 5 closing event.

This is a great chance to work on your health and get a taste of the Kirksey Recreation Center if you’re considering a full membership. The 100 Days to Health is open to all ages and fitness levels. Register here.

All the details our available in our kickoff packet (PDF). Or, if you're just looking for a specific piece, check out the kickoff flyer (PDF), tips (PDF), weight loss fitness challenge (PDF), class calendar (PDF) and class descriptions (PDF).

Sponsored by Healthy Livonia, Christian Financial Credit Union and Dick's Sporting Goods.



2023 Rosie Luncheon Flyer Opens in new windowDining with Yesterday: "Rosie the Riveter and Beyond: How Women Helped win WWII"

Head to the Alexander Blue House at Greenmead Historical Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4, to take a step back in time to the 1940s for a dynamic presentation from Jeannette Gutierrez of the American Rosie the Riveter Association's Willow Run Chapter. This inaugural “Dining with Yesterday” presentation will highlight the breadth of Rosie's contributions in Michigan and beyond in celebration of Women's History Month.

Advance registration is required, as lunch and dessert are included for the $30 per resident cost ($35 per non-resident). Registration begins Jan. 31.








Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss2023-3-5 Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss Opens in new window

One craft, two craft, three craft, more? Cat hats, Lorax candy trees, handprints, stories to make you roar! Join us in saying Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss 1-2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Kirksey Recreation Center.

Geared toward ages 4-7, this craft-filled party will have children enjoying Dr. Seuss stories while making their own "Cat in the Hat" hats, mini cotton candy Tuffula trees a la "The Lorax," and more!

Register in advance.









Quilting the Love Charm2023-3-11 Quilting Class Opens in new window

Are you a beginner-to-intermediate quilter looking for a quilting class? Spend a few days with your fellow quilters at Greenmead Historical Park as we learn quilting techniques to create a beautiful “Moda Love Charm Quilt.” This two-day class runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, March 11 and 25.

Participants must bring their own machines and provide their own materials. A supply list will be sent out two weeks prior to the start of the class. Register in advance.










2023-3-15 St. Patricks Day Party for Kids Opens in new windowSt. Patrick's Party for Kids

Bring the kids to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on their day off from school 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 15! This green-themed party in Greenmead Historical Park's Alexander Blue House will include games, crafts, snacks, and more! Register in advance 30 days before the event.











2023-4-2 Bunny Hop Opens in new windowBunny Hop

Come to our NEW Bunny Hop 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at the Kirksey Recreation Center for a fun Easter-themed afternoon where you will stuff a new bunny friend to take home, get photos with the Easter Bunny, enjoy arts and crafts, and play bunny hop game for sweet eatable prizes. Register in advance 30 days before the event.