Upcoming Summertime Events

Upcoming Summertime Events

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Summer is here, and that means Southfield is bustling with things to do. Whether you’re a resident, employee, student or visitor, “Southfield offers a wide array of activities and events all summer long,” says Southfield Mayor Kenson J. Siver.

Here’s just a sampling:

Eat to the Beat is a lunchtime favorite featuring live music and food trucks on the front lawn of the Southfield Municipal Campus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Jun. 13: Circle of Sound Band
  • Jul. 11: Detroit Social Club Band
  • Aug. 8: Denise Davis & The Motor City Sensations
  • Sep. 12: Kathleen Murray Band

The 17th Annual Southfield Garden Walk (June 23), hosted by the Southfield Parks & Garden Club, will feature eight yards in the Tamarack/Hiawatha Neighborhood, located between Evergreen and Lahser roads, south of Ten Mile. Participants can enter the neighborhood on Tamarack Trail between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. Tickets for the walk are $10 and may be purchased on the day of the event or from the Southfield Mayor’s Office.

A Jewish Artists Exhibition (through July 31, 2024) features 15 Michigan-based Jewish American artists on display in the Southfield City Hall atrium/main lobby.

The 8th Annual Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival (August 9 and 10) takes place on the front lawn of the Southfield Municipal Campus. Enjoy great jazz Friday from 6 to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday from 3 to 10:30 p.m. In addition to live music, the free event features food trucks, boutique vendors and more.

The Chutney Festival (August 24) is a vibrant and delicious celebration of South Asian and West Indian street food. The event will be held at the Southfield Municipal Campus.

Things to do all summer long:

Get moving on the Southfield City Centre Trail with a walk, jog or bike ride during lunchtime or after work. The trail features nearly 9 miles of non-motorized pathways, including a 3.5-mile “Inner Loop” where you’ll find several outdoor art installations. The Monarch Butterfly Pollinator Garden, Tapestry of a Community and Red Pole Park are just a few.

A Bike Share program (with 9 convenient locations]) makes it easy to ride the trail. For a 3.5 guided tour of 26 public works of art and cultural sites along the trail, download the PocketSights app to your mobile device and search “Southfield, Michigan.”

Get out on the green. If you’re a golfer, don’t miss your chance to tee off at the Evergreen Hills Golf Course, located at the Southfield Municipal Campus, 26000 Evergreen Road, this 9-hole, par 34, 2,954-yard public course features beautifully landscaped grounds and manicured fairways.

Grab lunch at one of your favorite Southfield restaurants, find an open bench along Evergreen or Civic Center Drive and enjoy the great outdoors.

For the athlete in you, the Southfield Municipal Campus is home to baseball diamonds, soccer fields and every type of court imaginable, including volleyball, tennis, pickleball, basketball and racquetball.