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!

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 and Sept. 9 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 8Cruizin' Jupiter
July 13Miss Paula and the Candy Bandits*July 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

Sept. 9Patriotic and Pops Concert with the Livonia Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble

*Canceled due to weather.

#LoveLivonia Party 2021#LoveLivonia Party

Tickets are now on sale for the #LoveLivonia Party  6 p.m. Friday, July 30, at Ford Field. Enjoy the jams provided by Power Play Detroit and Twistin’ Tarantulas, the food and drinks available for purchase through O’Malley’s, and bring your friends (ages 21+) for a great night. Visit Livonia.org for advance $10 tickets through the Livonia Chamber of Commerce or pay cash at the gate. 

Summer Smash Pickleball Tournament2021 Summer Smash Pickleball Tournament Opens in new window

Our Summer Smash Pickleball Tournament registration is now open for the Saturday, Aug. 7, competition 8 a.m. at Bicentennial Park. This non-sanctioned, self-officiated doubles tournament welcomes all skill levels and guarantees five games per team in a pool play format with teams advancing into bracket play.

There will be prizes for the men’s, women’s and coed divisions, all for a team fee of just $20 per team. Sign up today!

LivoniaFit Challenge (Canceled)

**Unfortunately, the LivoniaFit Challenge was canceled due to low enrollment.**

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.

Logo Livonia Fit Challenge

Save the Date!

Save the date for some tasty and musical fun Saturday, Aug. 21!

HEalthy Livonia 5k2021 Healthy Livonia 5K Flyer Front Opens in new window

The Healthy Livonia 5K run/walk will return 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, to the campus of Schoolcraft College at the MercyElite Sports Center. Join us for an energizing event that promotes health and wellness in our community. Awards will be given to the overall first, second and third place male and female, as well as first, second and third in each age category.

Click here to register for $25 through Aug. 24 ($30 Aug. 25-Sept. 8) or for more details on the race-day schedule. There is also a $2.50 per person online processing fee. The registration deadline is Sept. 8 and same-day registrations will not be accepted.

Packet pick-up begins 8 a.m. Sept. 12 for those who don't grab them during the early pick-up times Sept. 9-10. Racers will receive a race bib, shirt and winners will receive awards.

Flea Market LogoGreenmead FALL FLEA MARKET

The Greenmead Fall Flea Market is coming up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at Greenmead Historical Park. Bring your wagon or cart and shop from 163 vendors. 

Admission: $3 for ages 13+, children 12 and younger are free. Pay cash at entry. Exact change is appreciated. Parking is free in the Special Events Parking Lot located on Newburgh Road. All proceeds will benefit Greenmead Historical Park. 

**No pets/dogs permitted at this event** 

Vendors can hold large items for shoppers until they are ready to leave. Greenmead staff cannot assist with the transport of large items to the gate.

Our Flea Markets typically draw in approximately 4,000 visitors. Vendor registration began July 27. Please see the Vendor Letter (PDF) and Application Guidelines/Information (PDF) for more information.

Livonia Senior Center Nine-Hole Golf "Best Ball" ScrambleGolf Scramble Flyer 2021

With an 8 a.m. shotgun start, the Livonia Civic Park Senior Center Nine-Hole Golf “Best Ball” Scramble will tee off Friday, Sept. 17, at Idyl Wyld Golf Course (35780 Five Mile Road).

The scramble will have men’s, women’s and coed divisions for ages 62 and older. There will also be awards for longest drive, closest to the pin, 7 a.m. coffee and doughnuts, a luncheon and award presentation, and golf carts are included. Register here. Contact Karl at (734) 466-2556 for more information.

Thank you to our sponsors: City Treasurer Lynda Scheel (coffee and doughnuts), ZBA member Scott Morgan (tee packs), AM Rotary (longest drive), City Council President Kathleen McIntyre (closest to the pin) and a pending sponsor for the refreshment cart.