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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 or call the Community Relations Department at 248.735.5628.

Turning Teen: Body Basics

Sun, 2-4pm
Sep 22
Registration is closed

Body Basics is the first in the Turning Teen series and provides age appropriate, medically accurate information about puberty in an engaging and relaxed manner. This is an introduction to your body andits 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

Ages: 8-12 plus parent
Price: $60 per couple
Location: Novi Civic Center

Drone Workshop

Thu, 6-8pm
Sep 19, 26
Registration is closed

Learn to build and fly your own quad (drone). During this workshop you will learn the basics of quadcopter and quadcopter safety, build a quad, understand various firmware and take the quadcopter on its maiden flight. Each participant will receive a kit to build their quad; the kit will include the components to build the quad, radio transmitter, batteries, battery charger and goggles to fly their quad in First Person  View mode.

Age: 12-18
Price: $286
Location: Novi Civic Center

Japan Festival

Sun, 1-4pm
Oct 6

Presented by the Japan Business Society of Detroit, this annual event draws thousands to enjoy the traditions of Japan including food, entertainment and more.

Price: Free Community Event
Location: Novi High School, 24062 Taft Road

Trick or Treating

Sat, 1-4pm
Oct 19

Calling all ghosts and ghouls to find us at Novi Town Center to play different Halloween-themed games while visiting the different stores.

Ages: All
Price: Free
Location: Novi Town Center

Novi Ambassador Academy

Thu, 6-8:30pm
Sep 5-Oct 24

The Novi Ambassador Academy is an eight-week course that allows community members to become “students” and examine the inner workings of City government. Students will hear from staff, tour facilities and engage in the collaborative City governing process. The fall classes are presented weekly at various Novi locations. A graduation reception will take place at the conclusion of the Academy on October 24.

Age: 21+
Price: Free
Registration: Online at or by calling 248.735.5628


Sat, 10-11am
Oct 26

Join as we celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Novi Dog Park and Halloween. Come dressed to impress! There will be a costume contest for the dogs and best dog/owner pair costumes.

Age: 6 and up
Price: $5
Location: Novi Dog Park

American Girl Slumber Party

Fri, 6-8pm
Nov 8

Bring your American Girl Doll or one of your favorite dolls, a sleeping bag, pillow and wear your favorite pajamas to the best slumber party in town. Paint a fun project then get comfy in your sleeping bag with popcorn and a drink. We will watch the movie Saige Paints the Sky. All girls will be entered into a raffle for prizes at the end of the night.

Grades: K-6
Price: Res. $14 / Non-Res. $17
Location: Novi Civic Center

Turning Teen: Being My Best Self

Sun, 2-4pm
Nov 17
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Nov 11

Being My Best Self is the second Turning Teen workshop for girls. The first program in the series is recommended, but not required. This program is recommended for girls ages 10 and up or girls who have started puberty. Being My Best Self is a mother-daughter workshop, intended to help facilitate and continue important conversations about body changes at home. Help your daughter understand and respect her changing body by giving her the information she needs to recognize the importance of self-care! For more information and to register visit

Ages: 8-12 plus parent
Price: $60 per couple
Location: Novi Civic Center

Light Up the Night Mini Craft Show - Call for Crafters

Fri, 6-9pm
Dec 6

The Light up the Night Committee is now accepting applications for the Mini Craft Show which takes place as a part of the Light up the Night event. See for details and the application. Deadline to apply is Nov 8.

Light Up the Night Application Form