Free Fun

Canton strives to offer something for everyone when it comes to recreational fun, fitness, learning and life-long growing. Our ongoing commitment to provide our residents with exciting and enriching experiences also carries over to our FREE Fun! Canton Leisure Services invites you to join us for many free events and programs throughout the year. For a complete listing of upcoming events please visit the Events at a Glance web page.
  1. Spring 2019
  2. Summer Events 2019
  3. All Summer Long Events 2019
  4. Fall 2019
  5. Winter 2020

Free Spring 2019 Programs and Events

We invite you and your family to take part in these wonderful community events that are taking place in your local community parks and facilities. Most of the events are free or low cost to enjoy.

Parks and Trails: Canton has 10 public parks and over 15 miles of trails that are free and open to the public daily 6 am-10 pm. 

Together Towards Tomorrow - Youth Peace Walk: Take part in a youth-led walk against violence and hate in partnership with Canton Public Safety. The walk is intended to be a peaceful demonstration of their commitment to a community and a future with peace and tolerance.

  • April 27, 2019 1 pm-2:30 pm
  • Location: Heritage Park (west of the Administration Building 1150 S. Canton Center Road)
  • Learn More: 734/398-5570

Greater Plymouth/Canton Service Project: Kids Coalition Against Hunger is a humanitarian food relief organization whose mission is to significantly reduce the number of hungry children at home and abroad. Now in its fourth year, this project works to package 250,000 meals with the assistance of 1,500 volunteers and is appropriate for all ages. 

  • May 11, 2019 
  • Location: PARC (650 Church St., Plymouth, MI)
  • Learn More: Beth Meade at the Community Foundation 734/495-1200 or bmeade@cantonfoundation.org.

Canton Farmers Market: An open air Market featuring a variety of Michigan grown and produced food, as well as hand crafted artisan items. Each weekly Market will also include Kid's Produce Club, weekly kids activities, Cooking at the Market, Live entertainment, Ask a Gardner, and much more! Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, and Senior Project FRESH & WIC Project FRESH Coupons accepted.

  • Sundays, May 12 - October 13 9 am-1 pm
  • Location: Preservation Park (500 N. Ridge Road)
  • Learn More: 734/394-5460

River Day: Take part in a great volunteer opportunity: learn about the environment, help clean up a local watershed area, remove invasive species. take part in trail hikes and bird house building.

  • May 18, 2019 8 am-12 pm
  • Location: TBD
  • Learn More: 734/394-5150

Bark in the Park: Dog owners and their pets are encouraged to attend this fun event that includes live entertainment, free give-a-ways and more. 

  • May 19, 2019 11 am-1 pm
  • Location: Canton Dog Park (Denton Road just north of Cherry Hill Road)
  • Learn More: 734/394-5460

National Trails Day: Take a walk along Canton's Lower Rouge Trail and enjoy a variety of activities including: educational displays and presentation, 'Leave No Trace' principles stations, recycling information, and trail biking and hiking information. National Trails Day Video

  • June 1, 2019
  • Location: Lower Rouge Trail (Morton Taylor Rd. just north of Michigan Avenue)
  • Learn More: 734/394-5460

Scholarship Information

Canton Leisure Services wants to ensure that all Canton residents have the opportunity to participate in its' classes, programs, facilities or events. If you are interested in taking part in an offering that requires fees or charges and you need financial assistance, scholarships are available. If you see a program in the current Discover Brochure that you'd like to attend, but is financially out of your reach, please contact Recreation Supervisor, Jennifer Provenzano at jprovenzano@canton-mi.org or 734/394-5360 to learn more about potential scholarship and outreach opportunities. 

Did You Know?

Did you know that kids can register for the summer Canton Activity Crew (C.A.C.) program and take part in a supervised playground program for 5 fun-filled days a week for only $0.87 a day! Learn more at www.canton-mi.org/497.