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!

Mother/son dance (Sold Out)

Our annual Mother/Son Dance has been postponed until Friday, May 14, and is moving outdoors at the inline hockey rink outside of the Kirksey Recreation Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m. While it will have a different look and feel, we still look forward to an awesome night of music, dancing, and fun. Tickets went on sale Monday, April 5, and cost $8 per resident ($12 per non-resident). Both child and parent need a ticket.


DADDY/DAUGHTER DANCE (SOLD OUT)

Our annual Daddy/Daughter Dance has been postponed until Saturday, May 15, and is moving outdoors at the inline hockey rink outside of the Kirksey Recreation Center from 6:30-8:30 p.mWhile it will have a different look and feel, we still look forward to an awesome night of music, dancing, and fun. Tickets went on sale Monday, April 5, and cost $8 per resident ($12 per non-resident). Both child and parent need a ticket.


Alexander Zonjic 2021 flyer Opens in new window"A Little Night of Music" with Alexander Zonjic

A jazz favorite across the country for his cool jazz grooves and exciting shows, Alexander Zonjic presents "A Little Night of Music" Saturday, May 15, at Burton Manor (27777 Schoolcraft Road). Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the concert will run 8-9:30 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres included in the $35 ticket price. Seating is limited, so get your tickets today! Six-person maximum per round table.

Face masks are required and there will be social distancing during the event. For more information, call Virginia Bosak at (734) 432-5976.





Memorial Day Ceremony

This moving event held at the Veteran’s Park Memorial Plaza will be a tribute to our Veterans – complete with military salutes, a wreath-placing ceremony, special guests and music. Join us 9 a.m. Saturday, May 29 on the corner of Five Mile and Farmington Roads. Afterward, visit the Memorial Wall that honors those Livonia veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice, were Killed in Action, Wounded in Action, Missing in Action, or a Prisoner of War. Their names are etched forever on its rich black granite surface and are listed by the war in which they served, beginning with the Civil War. For more information, call (734) 466-2418.


100 Days to HealthHealthy Livonia's 100 Days to Health logo

Running Feb. 28-June 6, this annual favorite may be shifting back two months from the start date of years past, but the goal of helping you meet your fitness goals is very much alive. Kirksey Recreation Center membership is not required, nor is Livonia residency, to participate. Sign up and gain access to 100 days worth of small group fitness classes, educational sessions, and live events geared toward helping you maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Registration includes several items such as a towel, water bottle and more; further adding to the impressive value you receive for the number of activities you become enrolled in and gain access to.

Check out our full packet of info, or read through just the specific pieces you need from the Feb. 28 kickoff event, helpful tips, info on the optional Weight Loss Challenge (March 1 deadline), or the 100 Days calendar and class descriptions. Email sspahr@livonia.gov for more information.


Run to Save Our Youth

The Run to Save Our Youth annual run and fundraiser 5k/fun run is coming up Saturday, June 12. Check out www.livoniasaveouryouth.org for more information as the date gets closer. Sponsored by the Livonia Police Department.



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Music From the Heart

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.

DateBand
July 1Emerging Soul
July 8Cruzin Jupiter
July 15Mainstreet Soul
July 22The Earth Angels
July 29The Dan Rafferty Band
Aug. 5Steve King and the Dittilies
Aug. 12Cosmic Groove Band
Aug. 19Devin Scillian and Arizona Son
Aug. 26Motor City Soul


Summer Fun Series Concerts

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.

DateMusician(s)
July 6School of Rock
July 13Miss Paula and the Candy Bandits
July 20Zippity2Dads
July 27Momford and Sons
Aug. 3Beverly the Music Lady
Aug. 10Guy Louis
Aug. 17The Funny Dumplings



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.

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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