Trenton City Hall: 2800 Third St. Trenton, MI 48183 | Phone: (734) 675-6500 Fax: (734) 675-4088


All programs, events, dates, times and fees appearing on this website are scheduled in advance and may be subject to change.

Community Shred Day

May 13, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Kennedy Recreation Center, Trenton


Memorial Day Parade 2017

May 27, 2017 | 10:00am


The Trenton Civic Commission is proud to announce that Trenton's Memorial Day Parade will be held Saturday, May 27, 2017, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Due to road construction on West Road, an alternate parade route along Westfield will be used this year. We invite you and your group to be a part of Trenton's Memorial Day Parade.

We encourage your group to participate with a float, vehicle, marching or walking unit. Your entry may be as simple or elaborate as you desire. Trophies will be awarded in various categories and will be presented following the parade, during the Memorial Service. The Memorial Day Parade gives you the opportunity to honor our fallen Veterans and to show support for our community.

Because of this year's parade route and set-up changes, we need your assistance by submitting your application no later than Friday, May 12, 2017, in order to notify you of your line-up location in a timely fashion.

Thank you for your participation as we remember our fallen heroes.

Nursery School Olympics

June 1, 2017 | 10:30am | Elizabeth Park

Elizabeth Park is the site of the annual Nursery School Olympics on Thursday, June 1 at 10:30 a.m. This non-competitive event will offer activities such as kiddy basketball, running long jump and obstacle course, along with diaper derby and toddler trot. Children under 5 and their parents are welcome. Register on site. Bring a bike!

Trenton Farmers Market

June 5-August 25, 2017 | Mondays, 3-8 p.m.| Cultural Center

Are you looking for delicious new food items that are locally made or sourced? The farmers market is the place you want to be every Monday from 3-8 p.m. at the Cultural Center. This market features over 25 weekly vendors selling a wide range of delicious food and handcrafted items. Some of the types of food you will find at the market include: fresh produce, handmade butter, local honey, handmade pasta, Evie's Tamales, hot sauce & salsa, fresh baked breads, delicious baked goods, cheese, maple syrup, spices & seasonings, coffee, tea and so much more. Outside of food, you will also find items such as: fresh baked dog treats, handcrafted wood signs, essential oils, candles, bath & body products and so much more. You can also come out and have dinner as there are many vendors selling delicious food items you can eat right at the market at our picnic tables.

Healthy Trenton 5K Run & Wellness Expo

June 10, 2017 | 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. | St. Paul Lutheran Church

Healthy Trenton has once again partnered with St. Paul Lutheran Church for the 2017 "Healthy Trenton" Run and Wellness Expo. This event offers something for all ages and all fitness levels. Participate in the 5K run and 1 mile run/walk, and Wellness Expo. This event will be held on Saturday, June 10 from 8 a.m. to noon at St. Paul Lutheran Church and will highlight opportunities around town to be active and to learn about healthy food options. To register and find more details, visit Mark your calendar for this exciting event!

Trenton Garden Walk

June 17, 2017 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Cultural Center

Trenton Parks and Recreation is excited to team-up with the Moonglow Garden Club to present the Trenton Garden Walk. The Garden Walk will start at the Trenton Cultural Center on Saturday, June 17, 2017 and is from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Trenton Cultural Center will be buzzing with activities all day long with formal garden tours of the Cultural Center Gardens and craft show. After touring the gardens at the Cultural Center, you can tour 7 additional Trenton gardens from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Persons interested in touring these gardens can purchase tickets in advance at the Recreation office, Olds Flower Shop or at the Cultural Center the day of the event. The cost is $7.00 in advance and $8.00 the day of the event. From formal to whimsical, each garden has been individually designed through the artistry of their respective gardener.

Afternoon Adventures - Barnyard Express

June 19, 2017 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Cultural Center

Join Farmer John and his mobile farm for this epic educational experience!

We welcome family and friends for these FREE "Afternoon Adventures". All events are held outdoors at the Trenton Cultural Center (weather permitting). Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket!

"Nibble a Little" Stroll & Roll Preview Night

June 22, 2017 | 6-8 p.m. | Downtown Trenton

Lace up your tennis shoes, hop on your bicycle, and head Downtown Trenton for the Summer Festival Preview Night, "Stroll and Roll"! Participants will enjoy a small taste plate from select restaurants downtown while also experiencing the exciting hustle and bustle of the Festival set-up. Everyone who participates will be entered into a consolation prize drawing for a number of festival prizes. Kick-off our largest event of the summer season by enjoying our great downtown dining experience, and Trenton's developing Bicycle network! Register at the Recreation Department located at City Hall beginning June 1. $20 per-person. Contact (734) 675-7300 for more information!

Trenton Summer Festival & Trail Town Training 101

June 23-25, 2017 | Downtown Trenton

Happy Trails for you! In addition to the expansive arts and craft display, delicious food, kids area and extraordinary talent performing live on stage, you can learn about the exciting trail systems coming to Trenton in our special Trail Town Training 101 area along West Road! Avoid the West Road road construction by riding your bike and parking it in our Bike Corral. You can also utilize convenient off-site parking and free shuttle Friday-Sunday. Catch us on Facebook and Twitter. Visit or call (734) 675-7300.

Afternoon Adventures - Butterfly & Bee Pollination Day

June 29, 2017 | 6-8 p.m. | Cultural Center

Learn how easy it can be to encourage butterflies and bees into your garden, yard, or patio. Small
space or no space, we will show you how! Trenton Garden Angels will be joining us for this event!

We welcome family and friends for these FREE "Afternoon Adventures". All events are held outdoors at the Trenton Cultural Center (weather permitting). Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket!

4th of July Fireworks

July 4, 2017 | Dusk | Rotary Park

Trenton's 4th of July Fireworks return this July thanks to the support of many local sponsors, who stepped up in a BIG way to support this community event. Bring your family and friends to Rotary Park on Tuesday, July 4th and celebrate America's birthday. The fiery show begins at dusk.

Afternoon Adventures - John Russel Magic Show

July 13, 2017 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Cultural Center

Expect the unexpected at this interactive magic show where mysterious tricks will be performed by magician John Russel!

We welcome family and friends for these FREE "Afternoon Adventures". All events are held outdoors at the Trenton Cultural Center (weather permitting). Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket!

Roar on the River

July 14-16, 2017 | Elizabeth Park

It's the PNC Roar on the River at Elizabeth Park. The weekend kicks off with "A Taste of the Races" Friday, July 14, followed by live music on the riverfront. Experience world-class power boat racing Saturday, July 15 followed by a FREE, live concert that evening. The fun continues on Sunday, July 16 with racing finals. Sponsored by PNC Bank and organized by Trenton Rotary, in cooperation with Wayne County Parks and the City of Trenton. Visit or call Wayne County Parks office for more information! (734) 261-1990.

Afternoon Adventures - Children's Theatre of Michigan

July 26, 2017 | 3-4 p.m. | Cultural Center

Proudly presenting sing-along songs, share-along stories and exceptional events for all ages!

We welcome family and friends for these FREE "Afternoon Adventures". All events are held outdoors at the Trenton Cultural Center (weather permitting). Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket!

Motown on the River

July 29, 2017 | 1 p.m. - Dark | Elizabeth Park

Head down to Elizabeth Park for this new event featuring the sweet sounds of Motown! Call the Wayne County Parks office for more information! (734) 261-1990.

Downriver Senior Olympics

July 31 - August 4, 2017 | Westfield Center

The City of Trenton is proud to be the host city of the 32nd Annual Downriver Senior Olympics. Join us in welcoming our Senior Olympians from the surrounding 18 participating downriver communities. Opening ceremonies will start at 8:30 a.m., on Monday, July 31st. What are you waiting for? Get registered and experience the fun, fellowship, and friendly competitions of golf, bowling, baking, card games, and much more! Registration is open to Downriver residents ages 50 years and older, and registration forms are available at the Westfield Center. Don't delay, you must be registered by June 30th (no late entries will be taken). Get together with your fellow Trenton Olympians to represent our great City, join the competition, and Go for the Gold! Many new events are being offered this year, such as a Hockey Senior Shoot-Out, a Spelling Bee, and a 'Paddle and Peddle' event at Elizabeth Park! For registration information and a listing of events, call (734) 675-0063.

Jazz On The River

August 5 & 6, 2017 | 1 p.m. - Dark | Elizabeth Park

Bring your blankets and chairs and get ready to tap your feet to the beat of cool jazz for the 22nd anniversary of Jazz on the River. Call the Wayne County Parks office for more information! (734) 261-1990.

Park It Family Fun Night

August 10, 2017 | 6-11 p.m. | Elizabeth Park

Join us for the 'Park It 4 Fun' event on August 10 at Elizabeth Park. The FREE Family Fun Night includes live music, activities, giveaways, a showing of the movie "Moana" and more! Visit for more information!

August City-Wide Garage Sale

August 12 & 13, 2017 | 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Shed those unwanted items! On August 12 and 13 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., throngs of treasure hunters will invade Trenton seeking special finds. Have nothing to sell? Join the hunt. Purchase maps at Westfield on the Saturday of the sale. Register your sale at the Recreation office or online beginning June 26, 2017. Deadline is Friday, August 4 at 5 p.m. 

Dog Days of Summer

September 9, 2017 | 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Kennedy Aquatic Center

The Kennedy Pool has officially "Gone to the Dogs," for one day that is! On Saturday, September 9, 2017, the Kennedy Aquatic Center will open its doors again to man's best friend. Bring your favorite four-legged pal for a dip in the pool from noon-3 p.m. There will be pet contests, treats and more! Pet friendly vendors will be on hand beginning at 11 a.m. to share their canine wares, so come early! Dogs must be licensed and vaccinated and owners must be prepared for clean-up duty. Up-to-date dog license and proof of vaccinations must be shown to register. Register for this event beginning July 24, 2017 online and at the Recreation office.

Perennial Exchange

September 16, 2017 | 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. | Cultural Center

On Saturday, gardeners can swap their surplus plants with fellow gardeners at Trenton's Annual Perennial Plant Exchange. The ground rules are simple; bring the plants you want to trade clearly marked in plastic bags or pots. Arrive at 10 a.m. sharp! Register on site and start exchanging, trading or bartering and make your best deal! Several master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions. Don't miss this opportunity to share gardening tips. Best of all, it's FREE!

Somewhere in Time

September 17, 2017 | 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. | Elizabeth Park

Turn back the hands of time on Sunday, September 17 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in historic Elizabeth Park and recapture the essence of the Park as it was in years gone by through old time entertainment, old fashioned games, bake sale, children's area and a Vintage Inspired Arts and Crafts Market. Reminisce about yesteryear as you cruise the Detroit River aboard the "Diamond Belle" Riverboat. Stroll down memory lane while taking a leisurely walk through automotive time featuring antique and classic cars dating back to the Model T. Celebrate this carefree, bygone era. It's a history lesson worth living. Sponsored in cooperation with Wayne County Parks.
Register your car at the Recreation office or online beginning July 24, 2017.

Boo Bash

October 7, 2017 | 2-6 p.m. | Cultural Center

Kick off the Halloween season with a fun-filled day of fab foods, crafts & activities, face painting, pony rides, spectacular bonfire, scavenger hunt and more! Our very own Trenton Firefighters and firetruck will also be on-site! This family-friendly event is great for all ages. Come dressed in your favorite costume to welcome the Halloween season! Sponsored by Trenton Firefighter Charities.

Trenton Seniors Craft & Vendor Show

October 14, 2017 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Westfield Center

The Westfield Activities Center, with the help of the Trenton Seniors, will be hosting a Craft and Vendor Bazaar on Saturday, October 14th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Westfield Center. The entire building will be filled with over 40 tables, so mark your calendar and be sure to stop in to shop for some beautiful crafts and bazaar items for anyone on your shopping list, or even yourself! To register for a table, call (734) 675-0063.

Halloween Scary Skate

October 28, 2017 | Kennedy Recreation Center

Join the ghost and goblins for the 15th Annual Scary Skate for all ages. It's an evening of fun games and more! Wear your costume, grab some skates and bring a bag to collect treats. You're going to have a goblin-good time. Call the Kennedy Recreation Center at (734) 676-7172 for more information!

Christmas Parade

December 2, 2017 | 6 p.m. | Downtown Trenton

The Trenton Civic Commission and Parks and Recreation have once again teamed up to kick-off the holiday season in a big way with the annual "Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony." Stroll downtown and welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus to Trenton. The downtown streets will be all aglow with hand-held candles illuminating the parade route. The Parade begins at 6 p.m. Following the Tree Lighting Ceremony, all are invited to Trenton City Hall for the Parade afterglow and awards.
Register for the parade at the Recreation office or online beginning October 23, 2017.

Victorian Christmas Teas 2017

Join us for an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas Tea complete with scones, soup, lunch and desserts! Festive and fun, a real holiday treat!

Registration begins in-house only Monday, September 18. Make sure to bring a list with your guests First & Last name.

Limit: 20 guests per tea Fee: $15.00 per person. Call in advance (734) 675-7300 for availability.

Christmas Weekends at the Cultural Center

December 9, 10, 16, 2017 |1-6 p.m.

The Farmhouse is filled with holiday spirit and beautifully decorated Christmas trees! The perfect setting for your Christmas family photo and there are NO LINES to see SANTA!

  • "All Creatures Great & Small" (date to be determined)
    Whispering Pines Animal Kingdom will return again this year. Experience this live holiday petting zoo featuring exotic animals of all shapes and sizes. Whispering Pines provides an amazing animal adventure sure to get you in the holiday spirit!
  • Reindeer Games (date to be determined)
    Santa and his live reindeer will be flying in from the North Pole to our very own Cultural Center during Country Christmas. Bring the family for magical Christmas memories that will last a lifetime!
  • Holiday General Store (hours to be posted)
    Vendors will be selling holiday crafts and gifts to make the season bright! The store will be open beginning late November through the Christmas season, Tuesday - Friday.

Skating Exhibition & Skate With Santa

December 16, 2017 | Kennedy Recreation Center

Enjoy an entertaining afternoon of skating performed by our Recreation Figure Skaters! Skaters will perform solo, duo and group features as a special holiday gift to you. Bring your skates along for a Skate with San┬Čta following the exhibition! For more info, call (734) 676-7172. Make this event a part of your holiday tradition.

Santa at the Fire Station

December 17, 2017 | Trenton Fire Station 1

Visit Trenton's historic firehouse, explore the trucks, experience a working fire station, and of course see Santa! Contact Fire Station 1 for more info. in November (734) 676-1314.

City Awards Banquet

January 20, 2018 | Chateau on the River, Elizabeth Park

Submit Nominations by: December 1, 2017 | Submit Nomination Online Now

Annually, the Trenton Civic Commission recognizes outstanding Trenton citizens for their contribution to our community. Awards are bestowed at the annual City Award's Banquet. This year's event will be held at the beautifully restored, Chateau on the River, located in Elizabeth Park on Saturday, January 20, 2018. A variety of award categories are available. The Trenton Civic Commission invites you to nominate residents worthy of such honors. The award categories include: Trentonite of the Year, Good Neighbor of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year, Outstanding Woman and Man, Outstanding Trenton Youth and Charlie Brown, which recognizes an individual that has contributed their time and energy to benefit the young athletes of our community.

MIHL Prep Hockey Showcase

February 1, 2, 3, 2018 | Kennedy Recreation Center

Get Ready! The City of Trenton and the Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League will be combining efforts for the 17th consecutive year to bring you the 18th Annual MIHL Prep Hockey Showcase. The Top 42 High School Hockey Teams in the Mid-West including teams from Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana will show what hockey is all about. Over three days, each team will play two games and showcase their talents in front of the best professional, college and junior hockey scouts. This event is possible by tremendous community support and we are always looking to add to our volunteer base. Call us at (734) 676-7172 and come join the fun!

Daddy Daughter Date Night "Winter Wonderland"

February 5 & 6, 2018 | 7-8 p.m. | Westfield Center

Grab your little sweetie and enjoy an evening under the stars of Winter Wonderland! The night will be made complete with light refreshments, special photo and commemorative party favor. It all takes place at the Westfield Center from 7-8 p.m.
Fee: $7 per person ($10 per person, non-resident)
Register: Beginning January 11, 2018 (space is limited)

Mother Son Date Night "Winter Beach Blast"

March 12, 2018 | 7-8 p.m. | Westfield Center (stay tuned as event may change)

Beat the winter blues with your little sunshine at this indoor beach party! The night will be made complete with light refreshments, special photo and commemorative party favor. It all takes place at the Westfield Center from 7-8 p.m.
Fee: $7 per person ($10 per person, non-resident)
Register: Beginning February 18, 2018 (space is limited)

Marshmallow Drop

March 30, 2018 | 9 a.m. | Elizabeth Park

A blizzard of 20,000 marshmallows will hit Trenton on Friday, March 30, 2018 at 9 a.m. in Elizabeth Park for the annual Marshmallow Drop. Once the marshmallows have safely landed, eager children can redeem a marshmallow for a special prize. Put on your boots and come to Elizabeth Park to laugh and enjoy the company of your neighbors! Be sure to watch for the helicopter! Great photo opportunity! Don't be late; the helicopter flies at 9 a.m. sharp! Sponsored by Wayne County Parks.

Easter Egg Hunt

March 31, 2018 | 10 a.m. | Westfield

Boys and girls will be hopping to the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Westfield. Families and friends gather to share in this "rite of spring" to renew their community spirit and reconnect with their neighbors after a long winter. Every child will receive a prize. Bring your basket and camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny!

April City-Wide Garage Sale

April 21 & 22, 2018 | 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Shed those unwanted items! On April 21 and 22 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., throngs of treasure hunters will invade Trenton seeking special finds. Have nothing to sell? Join the hunt. Purchase maps at Westfield on the Saturday of the sale. Register your sale at the Recreation office or online beginning February 26, 2018. Deadline is Friday, April 13 at 5 p.m.  

Jamboree on Ice

April 26 - 28, 2018 | Kennedy Recreation Center

The Jamboree on Ice is Downriver's longest running show and displays the talents of all ages from 3 - 99. This year's Jamboree on Ice will pick up right where we left off last year. We will celebrate the skills of our growing students. You will be able to see amazing jumps and precision synchronized skating. Tickets are available at the Trenton Kennedy Recreation Center Office beginning in mid-March. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Shred It!

May 12, 2018 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Kennedy Recreation Center

Don't let your important documents wind up in the wrong hands! Trenton Civic Commission and Trenton Rotary are sponsoring a "Community Shred" Day at the Kennedy Recreation Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring important documents for safe and secure on-site shredding. A donation is requested based on the amount to be shredded. Wayne County will also be on site collecting resident-only tires. Drop-off for these items will be from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.