Memorial Day in Northville, Michigan and Other Weekend Events

Have you ever seen a vintage baseball game before?

Are you looking for something to do with the family this or next weekend?

Northville, Michigan is one of the cities where you find big city access while experiencing the charm of a small town. It is a family-friendly town filled with activities for the entire family to enjoy. The next two weekends are full of events that you won’t want to miss.

Whether you are looking for some Michigan grown products or for something to do with the kids, you can find something in Northville this weekend as well as the next.

Scan through the available events below to find out what weekend plans you would like to make.

Farmers’ Market - May 15, 2014

Northville Downs
8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Northville’s Farmers' Market is up and running. Today, from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, come and see what Northville has to offer. There will be over 125 Michigan grown and Michigan made products.

Note: Every third Thursday of the month, local chefs take a walk through the markets and do a cooking demonstration. Come and enjoy this morning’s demonstration as well as free samples and recipes from 9:00 am – 10:00 am.

Maybury Farm Fest - May 17, 2014

50165 Eight Mile Rd.
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $3.00 per person, Children under 2, free

This Saturday, take the kids to Maybury Farm to for a fun-filled day of activities including:

  • Meet the new baby animals
  • The opening of the playground
  • Hayrides

With a fee of only $3 a person and children 2 and under free, you and your family can enjoy a fun day at the farm. For the full schedule of events, please see: Farm Fest.

Eclipse Base Ball Club Season Opener - May 18, 2014

Ford Field
Time: 2:00 pm

Northville’s very own vintage baseball team has their season opener this weekend. According to the Downtown Northville website, this version of the sport is “considered a true gentlemen’s game” and is played without sliding, spitting, gloves or swearing. This type of baseball is an honor to the sport.

The team is made up of a volunteer group of baseball history enthusiasts. They compete against other Midwest vintage teams. For eleven years now, the team has “paid homage to the original Northville Eclipse team that was formed in 1867.” Today’s Northville Eclipse is a member of the Vintage Base Ball Association, which “promotes a mission to preserve, perpetuate and promote the game in the highest standards of accuracy and authenticity.”

The game starts at 2:00 pm at Ford Field. For more about the Eclipse Base Ball team, please see their website at: Eclipse Base Ball Club of Northville.

Flower Sale - May 23 - May 24, 2014

Downtown Northville
Friday, May 23: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, May 24: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come see the 26th Annual Flower sale next weekend, Memorial Day weekend. On Friday, you can enjoy browsing the flowers from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and on Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Memorial Day Parade - May 26, 2014

Downtown Northville
10:00 am

Every year, thousands of people come to Northville, Michigan to honor our country’s fallen. The parade starts at 10:00 am and is sponsored by the VFW. For any questions call 248-348-1490.

Summary

Whether you are interested in visiting a Farmers’ Market, taking the children to a farm for the day, or experiencing how a base ball game was played right after the Civil War, Northville, Michigan has a variety of fun-filled events to go to over the next two weekends.