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Gift Certificates

Novi Parks offers gift certificates, perfect for birthdays and holidays. Gift-givers can customize the amount
and purchase an as e-card to be used
toward any Novi Parks program. No additional fees apply. Call 248.347.0400 for more information.

Create Memories with Family & Friends

Discounted tickets for the Detroit Zoo, Cedar Point, and select Detroit Red Wings games are available through the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department.  Click here to discover the savings.

Shredding Saturdays

First Saturday Every Month, 9am-12pm

Through a partnership with Corrigan Record Storage, Novi residents may recycle up to 300 pounds with NAID Certified Secured Shredding for a $5 fee. Over 300 pounds is $.05 per pound. Hard drive destruction is available for a $5 fee.

Location: Corrigan Record Storage, 45200 Grand River Avenue

Novi Youth Council

Mondays (bi-weekly), 3-4pm
Jan - Dec

In summer 2005, the Novi Youth Council adopted a policy resolution encouraging Novi youth to become civically active within the community as members of the Nov Youth Council. Each year the Novi City Council interviews and appoints school students to the Youth Council. The 21-member council is charged with making recommendations to the City Council concerning the needs of children, youth and families in the city and the appropriate means by which public and private agencies in cooperation with volunteer efforts may address such needs. The two year term will begin July 2018 and go through Dec 2019. If you are a Novi resident in 9-12 grade and are interested in applying for a position, please visit www.cityofnovi.org/youthcouncil or call the Community Relations Department at 248.735.5628.

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 16 - 9-11am

Santa loves pancakes!  $5 per person.  Register.

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Breakfast with Santa Flyer

Finding Bigfoot

Saturday, January 6 - Sunday, March 18

Have you heard there have been sightings of Bigfoot in Novi? Weekly, Bigfoot will travel to different parks, buildings and shopping destinations in Novi. Three clues will be given weekly on the Novi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Facebook page to help you find him. Post a photo of you and your family in the comments of that week’s clues when you find Bigfoot, and the family that finds Bigfoot the most will win a free week of camp at either Lakeshore or PowerPlay.

Make sure to join us at the kickoff event hosted by the Novi Library on Saturday, Jan 6 from 3-5pm.

Age: All
Price: Free
Location: Throughout Novi

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Finding Bigfoot Flyer

Turning Teen

Sun, 1-3pm
Jan 7

Turning Teen provides age appropriate, medically accurate information about puberty in an engaging and relaxed manner. We strive to initiate a healthy dialogue between parent and child early; allowing for conversations to continue as your child grows. This educational, interactive workshop is ideal for girls before puberty starts or at the beginning of puberty. This is an introduction to the body and its parts, the difference between boys and girls, physical and emotional changes that happen during puberty, rules for body respect, emotions and more. For more information and to register visit turningteen.com Ages: 8-12 plus parent

Price: Res. $60 per couple
Instructor: Dr. Carrie Leff and Dr. Lisa Klein
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 2

Chili Chilly Softball Showdown

Sat, 9am
Jan 20

Join us for the 3rd annual Chili Chilly Softball Showdown! The co-ed event will feature one pitch per at bat, prizes for all participants and a lunch featuring koney dogs from Kerby’s Koney Island. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Teams will take part in a double elimination format with games lasting six innings. The Novi Civic Center will be open to heat up, and wooden bats will be provided. Register your team at cityofnovi.org or call 248.347.0400 to be put on a free agent list. PLEASE NOTE: If fields are not playable due to unseasonably warm weather, the makeup date will be Sat, Feb. 10. Do not miss this unique event!

Age: 18+
Price: $250 per team
Location: Ella Mae Power Park
Registration Ends: Jan 8

Hooray! For Hollywood - Daddy Daughter Dance

Fri, 7-9pm
Feb 2

Sat, 2-4pm and 7-9pm
Feb 3

Join us for a special Father Daughter night at the Novi Civic Center where you can dance the night away! Appetizers, interactive dances, music, photos, desserts, and more are included. The event is an opportunity for the special man in your daughter’s life to spend some quality time with them. The man can be an uncle, brother, grandfather, etc.

Price: Residents $14 (Price will increase to $19 after Feb 26)
Registration:  No walk-ins will be accepted.
Location: Novi Civic Center

Daddy Daughter Dance Flyer
Daddy Daughter Dance Flyer

Camp Arctic Adventure

Mon-Tue, 7am-6pm
Feb 19-20 (Mid-Winter Break)

Join the Novi Parks Staff for an extraordinary winter wonderland experience at the Novi Ice Arena! Campers will participate in activities such as ice skating, an indoor human snowblower competition, and Novi’s very own Mini-Iditarod! This two day camp is a perfect outlet for your child during their school’s Mid-Winter Break.

Between the hours of 7-8:30am and 4:30-6pm, early/late campers  will take part in general recreation activities. Full camp activities take place between 9am and 4:30pm. Participants must bring a lunch. Please dress for the outdoors!

Age: 6-12
Price: Res. $89/Non-Res. $107
One-Day Price: Res. $47/Non-Res. $56
Location: Novi Ice Arena
Registration Ends: Jan 25

Get Your Game On – Mother Son Dance

Fri, 7-9pm
Feb 23

Join us for a special Mother Son night at the Novi Civic Center where you can dance the night away! Appetizers, interactive dances, music, photos, desserts, and more are included. The event is an opportunity for the special female in your son’s life to spend some quality time with them. The female can be an aunt, sister, grandmother, etc. Come dressed to impress in your favorite sports team wear!

Price: Res. $14/Non-Res. $17 per person
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Feb 16

Eggstravaganza

Sunday, 2-4pm
March 25

Please leave Easter baskets at home and come join in the fun with crafts, bunny visits and multiple age egg hunts!

Ages 2 & up
Price:  $5 per child
Location:  Fuerst Park
Registration:  No registrations will be taken at the door.

Eggstravaganza Flyer
Eggstravaganza Flyer

Camp Invention

Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Apr 2-6

Join us for the programs that make Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and problem solving more fun than you ever thought possible. Inspired by the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, our educational programs are designed to impact young minds through fun, hands on activities infused with the spirit of innovation. These immersive enrichment programs are led by local, certified educators and promote STEM concepts, as well as 21st century learning skills such as critical thinking, teamwork, and creative problem solving. Each age-appropriate program we offer embraces its own unique characteristics, but what ties them all together is an exciting environment with no wrong answers, a chance to brainstorm with peers, and an opportunity to build confidence in the natural ability to dream and create.

To register, visit campinvention.org.
Grade: K-6
Price: $240
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Mar 19

Horseback Riding Spring Break Camp

Tue-Fri, 10am-3pm
Apr 3-6

This camp is open to riders of all levels, from brand new beginners through jump students. Participants will enjoy riding, games, and lots of level appropriate horse-related activities. The week will conclude with a show planned and put on by the riders demonstrating what they have learned during their camp. Camp will take place indoors in case of inclement weather. Please pack a sack lunch for your camper.

Ages: 7-16
Price: $320
Location: Wildwind Equestrian Center, 3935 W. Seven Mile Rd., South Lyon
Registration Ends: Mar 23

Euchre Tournament

Sat, 4pm
Apr 7

You’ve been dealt an invitation to join the 5th Annual Euchre Tournament. Go at it alone or count on your partner! Pick it up or pass. Enjoy friendly competition. Players will play eight rounds and winners receive gift certificates. Dinner (subs, cake, pop, chips) served after four rounds. Bring quarters for euchres & reneges.

Age: Adult
Price: Res. $7/Non-Res $8.50
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: April 2

Mom and Me Tea

Sat, 2-4pm
Apr 28

Moms(grandma, aunt, etc.) and daughter will learn different techniques of cake decorating, the different types of chocolate, history and health benefits of dark chocolate from Chef George Rapitis, a Continuing Education and Professional Development Instructor for Culinary Arts at Schoolcraft College. Participants will also have time to enjoy tea, punch, sweets and of course, each other.

Age: 4+
Price: Res. $10/Non-Res. $12 per person
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Apr 14

Novi Half Marathon

Sat, 8am
Apr 28

The 5th annual Novi Half Marathon will offer a Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, & Mile with the Half Marathon course ran through the City of Novi! The Half Marathon, 10K & 5K courses are flat & fast with scenic views of beautiful Island Lake ran on both paved and country roads with horse farms. All races are scheduled to start and end at Novi Middle School. The day will also feature a DJ at the start/finish area. The Sponsor Expo with Packet Pickup & Late Registration will be held the day before the race. Race participants will receive a high quality Tech Shirt. Half Marathon and 10K participants will receive Finisher Medals. Age group awards are provided in the Half Marathon, 10K & 5K events. Part of the proceeds will go to the Novi Parks Foundation and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Price: Prices vary depending on the race. Visit novihalfmarathon.com for more information.
Registration: Register online at novihalfmarathon.com or print a form from the website and send it to the mailing address on the form.

Novi Memorial Day Run

Mon, 8am
May 28

Come join us for the 7th annual Novi Memorial Day Run! The day’s festivities will include a 5K and 10K starting at 8am, and a mile fun run starting at 9am. Participants can register by visiting novimemorialdayrun.com today! Plus, it is for a good cause. Part of the proceeds goes to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and the Novi Parks Foundation. If you bring a canned food item, are a Veteran, or are a returning runner from a year ago, you can save $5 on  your registration fee as well! In 2017, more than 750 runners participated and it made for a great day. Participants will also receive a free shirt for registering. Following the race, stick around for the Memorial Day Parade! Show your Novi pride by running in this great event! Price: Prices vary depending on the run you choose. Please visit novimemorialdayrun.com for updated prices.

Registration: Register online at novimemorialdayrun.com or print a form from the website and send it to: Running Race Management P.O. Box 1094, Novi, MI 48376-1094.

We want YOU to be IN the Memorial Day Parade

Monday, 10am
May 28

The Memorial Day Parade has been a Novi community tradition forever, honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Novi civic organizations, businesses, bands, scout troops and families are encouraged to march and showcase pride and spirit. To be part of this great community event that also honors

Veterans and those currently serving, call 248-347-0414 or complete form (forms will be available soon).

Price: No Charge - Free Community Event
Location: Ten Mile Road - Karim Blvd to Novi Civic Center
Registration: Forms will be available online soon

Memorial Day Flyer
Memorial Day Parade Flyer