• Northville Heritage Festival

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  • September 13-15, 2019

    Located in Downtown Northville

    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
    AND ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 2019 FESTIVAL.

    SEE YOU IN 2020!

     

     

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  • Festival Info

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  • Held each September in beautiful Downtown Northville, the Northville Heritage Festival celebrates the rich history and small town charm of the Northville community.  

    Incorporated as a village in 1867, the next ten years saw the founding of the local newspaper, The Northville Record, as well as the first diploma awarded from the local high school and the opening of Parmenter's Cider Mill, a community treasure that sits today on Baseline Road.

    For the last 150 years, Northville has written a fascinating history as it's grown into the 21st century, while maintaining a cozy, friendly, community.  Much of the city's story is available by speaking with members of the Northville Historical Society and visiting Mill Race Village

    The Heritage Festival, formerly known as the Northville Victorian Festival, provides an opportunity for residents of Northville, both past and present, to reminisce, enjoy and celebrate the wonderful town that we've all called home.  It's our pleasure to share our community with visitors who come to shop, dine, attend theaters, work and play.  

    The Northville Chamber of Commerce presents this yearly festival proudly, and is grateful for our members, neighbors and guests who support our goal of a successful and thriving Northville.


     

  • Festival Schedule

    Thursday, September 12

    7pm, The Victorian Lady at the Library, Northville District Library

    Friday, September 13

    9:00am - Noon, Northville Public Schools 3rd grade class program, Downtown Northville

    Students from 3rd Grade classes at Northville Public Schools will participate in Victorian-related activities throughout town.

    5:00pm-9:00pm,  Street Entertainment Children's Pedal Cars, E. Main Street

    5:00pm-9:00pm, Community Non-Profit Booth Activities & Village Craft Vendors, E. Main Street

    Throughout the weekend over twenty (20) local non-profit, school groups and fifteen (15) art & craft vendors will be on East Main, providing food, games and fun. Great way to support the community non-profits and school groups.

    5:00pm - 10:00pm,  Community Finacial Credit Union KIDS' ZONE with rides & inflatables, W. Main Street

    Good old fashioned inflatables and hand moved rides are perfect for all ages.

    5:30pm-11:00pm, Festival Saloon with live entertainment (7-10:30pm)Corner of Cady and Wing

    6:30pm,Victorian Parade, Click here for Parade Route Online. CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER To view poster click here

    The Festival officially kicks off by celebrating its Victorian Heritage at the Victorian Parade.

     

    Saturday, September 14

    8:00am - 11:00am, Northville Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, Corner of Cady and Wing

    8:00am - 2:00pm, The Beaumont Fitness Stage, Town Square

    9:30am - 12:30am,  Painting with Paws, Art House. Click here to view poster

    10am,  History Hike, Maybury State Park

    10:00am - 6:00pm, Lions Kid Sight Trailer, N. Center

    10am - 6pm,  Community Non-Profit Booth Activities & Village Craft Vendors, Festival Area

    Throughout the weekend over twenty (20) local non-profit, school groups and fifteen (15) art & craft vendors will be on East Main, providing food, games and fun. Great way to support the community non-profits and school groups.

    10:00am - 6:00pm,  Kids' Pedal Cars, E. Main Street

    11:00am - 10:00pm, Community Finacial Credit Union KIDS' ZONE with rides & inflatables, W. Main Street

    Good old fashioned inflatables and hand moved rides are perfect for all ages.

    11am - 6pm, DIA Art Booth, N. Center

    11:00am - 3:45pm, Entertainment at Varsity Lincoln Stage, Main/Center

    Noon - 3pm, Horse and Carriage Rides - Free, Corner of W. Main and Wing. Click here to view poster

    Noon - 5pm, Duck Duck Donkey Petting Farm, N. Center

    Noon, Eclipse Vintage Baseball,  Ford Field

    2:00pm - 6:00pm, Strolling Stiltwalker, Festival Area

    5:00pm - 10:00pm,  Heritage Festival Saloon, presented by Northville Rotary, Corner of Cady and Wing

    One of the Festival's most popular venues, this entertainment tent (serving beer, wine & water) is just the place to hang out on Saturday evening.  Live music by Northville Folk from 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    5:30pm - 6:00pm,  Heritage Festival 5K Runpowered by Gazelle Sports             

    6:30pm - 9:00pm, Nerf Battle Blaster with Northville Parks & Recreation, Northville Community Center

    Children ages 7-13 will receive safety goggles, bandana, 1 piece of pizza and drink.  Pre-registration required $8/person.  Children bring their own nerf guns, but leave their bullets at home (we will supply the bullets).

    8:30pm - 9:00pm, Family Glow Runpowered by Gazelle Sports, Downtown Northville

                                   

    Sunday, September 15

    10:00am - 11:00am,  Baptist Church Service, Heritage Saloon

    10:00am - 3:00pm, Community Non-Profit Booth Activities & Village Craft Vendors, Festival Area

    Throughout the weekend over twenty (20) local non-profit, school groups and fifteen (15) art & craft vendors will be on East Main, providing food, games and fun. Great way to support the community non-profits and school groups.

    10:00am - 2:45pm    Entertainment, Varsity Lincoln Stage  

    10:00am - 3:00pm, Lions Kid Sight Trailer, N. Center

    10:30am - 11:30, Strolling Juggler, Festival Area

    10:00am - 1:30pm, Strolling Stiltwalker, Festival Area

    10:00am - 3:00pm, Kids' Pedal Cars, E. Main

    11:00am-3:00pm,  DIA Art Booth, N. Center

    11:00am - 3:00pm, Community Finacial Credit Union KIDS' ZONE with rides & inflatables,  W. Main

    Good old fashioned inflatables and hand moved rides are perfect for all ages.

    11:00am - 3:30pm, Mill Race Village Activities, Mill Race Historical Village

    Noon - 3:00pm,  Horse  & Carriage Rides - Free, Corner of W. Main and Wing. Click here to view poster

    Noon - 3:00pm, Duck Duck Donkey Petting Farm, N. Center

    12:30pm - 3:00pm,  Victorian TeaMill Race Historical Village

    1:00 - 2:00pm, Henry & Friends an Interactive Production, Beaumont Stage in Town Square

    1:00pm, Eclipse Vintage Baseball, Ford Field

    1:30pm - 2:30pm, Strolling Juggler

    3:00pm, Duck Race Opening Ceremony & Declaraton of Northville History Month, Mill Race

    3:30pm, Duck Race, Mill Race Historical Village

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  • All entertainers and times are subject to change.

    Please visit the festival information booth for the latest schedule.

     

     

    Severe Weather Emergency Preparedness Plan

    The Northville Chamber of Commerce will have staff on site throughout the entirety of the festival, if you have any questions throughout the festival times please go to the Information Booth and the staff can be contacted to help.  City of Northville PD  operations will be in contact with event organizers throughout the weekend.  In the event of severe weather, the emergency preparedness plan designates the following locations as severe weather shelter areas:

    • Lower level parking deck of City Lot #1 – near address 144 Mary Alexander Court, Northville, MI 48167              

    • Lower level of Northville Square building – 133 W Main Street, Northville, MI 48167

    In the event of a severe weather watch, event organizers will advise vendors and patrons of the conditions so that they can be prepared to evacuate and seek shelter if needed. 

    In the event of a severe weather warning, event organizers shall inform vendors and patrons to seek shelter.


     

  • NORTHVILLE 3RD GRADERS CELEBRATE THE HISTORY OF THEIR TOWN.

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  • NORTHVILLE HISTORY MAKERS

    This year's history maker will honor David Clarkson. See his banner as well as last year's history makers, Mary Lapham and Francis Beal, on Main Street. To read about their contribution to Northville click on their images below.

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    Victorian Parade

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  • Friday, September 13th @ 6:30pm

    The parade is cancelled due to weather.

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  • Location

    Downtown Northville is easily accessible from I-96, M-14 and I-275.


    FROM I-96:
    Exit at Novi Road and head South.
    Turn right onto 8 Mile Road.
    Turn left onto Center Street.
    Follow Center Street directly into Downtown Northville.

    FROM M-14:
    Exit at Sheldon Road and head North (right turn from the exit)
    Follow Sheldon Road past 7 Mile Road directly into Downtown Northville.

    FROM I-275:
    Exit at 8 Mile Road and head West on 8 Mile Road.
    Turn left onto Center Street.
    Follow Center Street directly into Downtown Northville.

     

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