Special Events

Featured Event

Winterfest at the Pier Park  (February 3, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Grosse Pointe Farms Pier Park will be the new site of our yearly Winterfest! Be sure to join us from 1:00pm-5:00pm for a petting farm, ice carving demonstrations, ice skating, food trucks, putt putt golf and more!  The Relics will also be performing in the heated Festival Tent This event is open to all Grosse Pointe Farms residents and their guests.

The Soup & Chili Challenge will be held in the Festival Tent, with the Public Vote beginning approximately 1:00 p.m.  Judging of all Soup entries will be done by a panel of 3 Judges and by the public until the first batch of soup or chili is gone.  Winner's will be announced in the Festival Tent and will recieve a gift certificate to the restaurant of their choice located in Grosse Pointe Farms.  Chefs are only eligible for 1 prize.  Please return the Entry Form to khardenbrook@grossepointefarms.org, or drop it off at the Pier Park.  For questions, please call 343.2405.

Daddy Daughter Dance  (March 10, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

Sponsored by Henry Ford Medical Center-Cottage & Pierson Clinic, it promises to be an evening they will long remember, as Grosse Pointe girls, age 12 and under, twist and twirl with their best beau - Daddy - at the All-Pointes Daddy-Daughter Dance.

Parks and Recreation staff from Grosse Pointe Farms, Woods, Shores, Farms, City and Park have collaborated once again to create what is hoped will be an annual event every local daughter will look forward to attending with her Dad.

It's a semi-formal affair, complete with a rose for each young lady at the end of the dance. Just like a grown-up party, there will be frilly decorations, and lots of yummy appetizers and snacks with the addition of everyone's favorite tunes, keeping the party moving on the dance floor. Most importantly, Dads are encouraged to bring their cameras to capture the memories of this magical night.

Register Online beginning February 1st, or go to your Parks and Recreation Office.

Easter Egg Hunt (March 24, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m. sharp.  Please arrive around 9:45 a.m.)
Rain, Shine or Snow, bring your Easter basket or bag and hunt for candy filled eggs at the Pier Park! Don't forget your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny!!

Regatta / Fireworks (Regatta runs June 29 - July 1, 2018/Fireworks display on June 30th @ dusk)
On Saturday, July 1st, the City will have a free concert from 7:00 - 9:45 p.m., featuring the "Soul Provider Band, LLC", and a fireworks show immediately following the concert.  The Fireworks and Concert is part of the Annual Regatta, hosted by the Grosse Pointe Farms Boat Club.

The 2017 Regatta will run all weekend with lots of fun activities for the whole family! 

Summer Concerts (June 30, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.-Soul Provider Band, LLC)
                                      August 4, 2018 during the Ice Cream Social @ 1:30 p.m.-Band TBD)

Come and enjoy a warm summer evening on beautiful Lake St. Clair at Pier Park!  Bring a friend, a blanket a lounge chair and picnic.  These concerts are free.

All Pointe's Family Outdoor Movie (June 21, 2017 @ Patterson Park & Movie TBD)
This summer's Family Outdoor Movie, sponsored by St. John Providence, will be held at Patterson Park in Grosse Pointe Park.  Family Outdoor Movie Night is open to residents of all five Grosse Pointes, with Patterson Park opening at 4:00 p.m. for non-residents.  Parks passes are required and will be checked at the entrance.  This year's movie is TBD.

Ice Cream Social (August 4, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Save the date for this one!  Grosse Pointe Farms residents and their guests are invited to indulge in free ice cream and enjoy activities such as a Giant Slide, Dunk Tank, Train Rides, Face Painting and Magic Shows.  This day is sponsored and hosted by the Grosse Pointe Farms Foundation.  This is a day that all families must mark on their summer calendar as a "can't miss day".

Grosse Pointe Farms & City Annual Fishing Rodeo (August 11, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m. sharp)
The Fishing Rodeo will again be held at Pier Park and is open to Farms and City residents ages 17 and under.  This is a free program for all ages.  There are prizes for all participants and door prizes for the adults, too.  There will be refreshments for breakfast and lunch.  All fisher persons should be ready to cast their lines by 8:30 a.m. with the actual starting time for fishing to start at 9:00 a.m. sharp.  This program is open to all residents of Grosse Pointe Farms and Grosse Pointe City.  Everyone should bring their own bait and fishing poles.  This program is organized by Dick Graves Concessions.

Farewell Bonfire (August 31, 2018 @ dusk-10:00 p.m.)
As a goodbye to summer, we will have the fire pit set up on the beach and music playing for all families to enjoy!  Bring your own s'mores, drinks, snacks, etc.

Autumn Harvest (October 6, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Whether you're riding the hayride, bouncing in the moonwalk, hunting for candy, roasting some marshmallows, decorating pumpkins, petting the animals, watching some magic, enjoying some fresh donuts and cider, or just taking in the beautiful Fall landscape at Pier Park, there is sure to be fun for the whole family at the Annual Autumn Harvest.  The cost is $5 per person ages 2 and older.