The Metroparks provide many opportunities for you to share information about your products and services while showcasing your support for underserved populations, environmental literacy, and healthy lifestyles.
- Charity Golf Classic – June 9th
- Fireworks – June/July
- Summer Fun at the Metroparks – June to August
- Philharmonic – July/August
Charity Golf Classic
Celebrating 75 years in 2017, the Huron-Clinton Metroparks is pleased to offer an inaugural event – Charity Golf Classic– at one of the more unique park settings that features both a golf course and a recreational lake at Stony Creek Metropark.
Greg Kelser, Michigan State National Champions, Detroit Pistons Standout and Current Pistons Commentator, will serve as Celebrity Host for the event. Greg Kelser earned a basketball scholarship to Michigan State University. While at MSU, Greg was named an All-American performer on the court and a first team Academic All-American for his exemplary efforts in the classroom. He captained the Spartans to the 1979 NCAA championship. He was the fourth player chosen in the first round by the Detroit Pistons in 1979 and played six seasons in the NBA. Greg currently provides color analysis for Fox Sports Detroit’s coverage of the Detroit Pistons and the Big Ten Network. Fondly known as ‘Special K’, Greg is also a motivational speaker and has written a book entitled “Gregory Kelser’s Tales From Michigan State Basketball”. His central message is very inspirational as he stresses the importance of teamwork, accountability, and effective leadership and what it means for individuals to accomplish “Going Beyond Good Enough!”
Where and When:
Charity Golf Classic will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Stony Creek Metropark Golf Course located in Shelby Township, MI.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and a shot-gun start will be at 10:30 a.m. with lunch provided at the turn. Play will be a scramble format. Prizes for top 3 foursomes. A Putting Contest will be held at 4 p.m., followed by an Awards Dinner.
We invite all companies, residents, and friends of Stony Creek Metropark to participate in the event. We hope to fill the playing field with 144 golfers and proceeds will benefit the new boat launch and community clubhouse at Stony Creek.
Please RSVP by Friday, May 26, 2017. Questions? Please call (810) 494-6028
Fireworks at the Metroparks is a five county celebration that has been a tradition for years that provides a safe and exciting way for the community to celebrate our nation’s birthday, while enjoying the natural beauty of the Metroparks. Each Fireworks display begins at dusk and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Joining us again in 2017 will be the Greenwood Farms Clydesdale Horses and multiple hospitality vendors.
The fireworks shows are the crown jewel of events for our parks and are very popular for all ages. In 2017, the Metroparks will also be celebrating its 75th year!
Where and When:
Seven Metroparks will each host Fireworks events in 2017. The 2017 Fireworks at the Metroparks will be held on the following dates and locations:
- Friday, June 23 – Stony Creek Metropark, Shelby Township
- Saturday, June 24 – Kensington Metropark, Milford
- Sunday, June 25 – Lake Erie Metropark, Brownstown
- Wednesday, June 28 – Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter
- Thursday, June 29 – Indian Springs Metropark, White Lake
- Friday, June 30 – Lake St. Clair Metropark, Harrison Township
- Saturday, July 1 – Willow Metropark, New Boston
The Metroparks welcomes visitors of all ages, uniting urban and suburban residents through outdoor enjoyment. Thousands of southeast Michigan residents gather each evening for the annual Fireworks at the Metroparks. Many come in early to save a spot and share a picnic dinner prior to the event. In 2015, overall attendance was greater than 88,000!
Summer Fun at the Metroparks
Summer Fun at the Metroparks is an entirely free day of recreation and educational activities for youth and senior citizens of Southeast Michigan. Our goals are to offer park services to groups who may not have easy access to the Metroparks, to bring people together to build environmental literacy, promote healthy lifestyles, and encourage everyone to Get Out and Play.
Where and When:
Six different Metroparks will each host four program days from June through August 2017 for a total of 24 Summer Fun days.
- June 20-23, 2017: Lake St. Clair Metropark, Harrison Township
- July 11-14, 2017: Stony Creek Metropark, Shelby Township
- July 18-21, 2017: Lake Erie Metropark, Brownstown
- July 25-28, 2017: Lower Huron Metropark, Belleville
- August 1-4, 2017: Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter
- August 8-11, 2017: Kensington Metropark, Milford
Youth and senior citizens across Southeast Michigan. A maximum of 250 individuals per day will attend for a total of 6,000 possible participants. Each Metropark hosting the event will remain open to the public during Summer Fun so regular park visitation is present throughout the day.
Michigan Philharmonic at the Metroparks is a spectacular outdoor event where visitors can enjoy the wonderful sounds of talented musicians while enjoying the beauty of the Metroparks. Our natural, scenic views married with the beautiful music of the Michigan Philharmonic is the symphony for your senses.
Where and When:
Four Metroparks will each host the Michigan Philharmonic in 2017.
- July 15, 2017 – Kensington Metropark, Milford
- July 22, 2017 – Lake St. Clair Metropark, Harrison Township
- July 29, 2017 – Stony Creek Metropark, Shelby Township
- August 5, 2017 – Lake Erie Metropark, Brownstown
The Metroparks welcomes visitors of all ages, uniting urban and suburban residents through outdoor enjoyment. Thousands of southeast Michigan residents gather each evening for the annual Michigan Philharmonic at the Metroparks to listen to the music surrounded by the natural beauty oasis.