Trenton City Hall: 2800 Third St. Trenton, MI 48183 | Phone: (734) 675-6500 Fax: (734) 675-4088


All programs, events, dates, times and fees appearing on this website are scheduled in advance and may be subject to change.

Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017
Time: 4:00 - 5:40pm
Location: Kennedy Recreation Center
Costumed Skaters Fee: $2.00 admission
Non-costumed Fee: (Resident) $4.00 Child, $5.00 Adult | (Non-Resident) $5.00 Child, $6.00 Adult

Join the ghost and goblins for the 15th Annual Scary Skate for all ages. It's an evening of fun games and more! Wear your costume, grab some skates and bring a bag to collect treats. You're going to have a goblin-good time. Call (734) 676-7172 for more information!

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 7:00 - 8:00pm
Location: Trenton Village Theatre
Fee: Free to the public, bring your friends!

Flyer: Click to view


Please join us for a FREE screening of Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet its become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning plastics from three distant continents.

In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Along the way she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have ever imagined. So if it never goes away, where does it go?

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time: 2:20 - 4:10pm
Location: Kennedy Recreation Center
Fee: (Resident) $4.00 Child, $5.00 Adult | (Non-Resident) $5.00 Child, $6.00 Adult
Bring a canned good for the Trenton Food Pantry and receive a $1.00 discount off admission!

Gobble, gobble, gobble. . .Trot over to the Kennedy Recreation Center for the Turkey Skate! A variety of fun activities will be scheduled to keep you trotting. There will be open skating, turkey trot races, a turkey shoot and more fowl fun for all ages! For more event info, contact KRC office (734) 676-7172


The Stuff the Sleigh promotion will run through the Christmas Skating Exhibition. From November 18 to December 17, we will be accepting nonperishable food to stuff Santa's Sleigh located in the lobby of the Kennedy Recreation Center. All donations will be taken to the Trenton Food Pantry.

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm
Location: Downtown Trenton
Registration: Begins October 10, 2017
Print Registration Form

The Trenton Civic Commission and Parks and Recreation have once again teamed up to kick-off the holiday season in a big way with the annual "Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony." Stroll downtown and welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus to Trenton. The downtown streets will be all aglow with hand-held candles illuminating the parade route. The Parade begins at 6 p.m. Following the Tree Lighting Ceremony, all are invited to Trenton City Hall for the Parade afterglow and awards.

Location: Trenton Cultural Center
Fee: $15.00 per person (limit 20 guests per tea)
Registration: Begins Monday, September 18, 2017 at the Parks & Rec Office inside Trenton City Hall.

Guests will enjoy tea, scones, soup, tea sandwiches and sweets. The teas are set in a festive, fine setting, and make for a memorable holiday tradition! Please bring a list with your guests first & last name to the Kennedy Recreation Center. Call in advance (734) 675-7300 for availability or check online for available openings.


Tuesday, December 5 | 2-4pm

Available Openings: 0

Wednesday, December 6 | 2-4pm

Available Openings: 4

Thursday, December 7 | 6-8pm

Available Openings: 13

Tuesday December 12 | 2-4pm

Available Openings: 9

Wednesday, December 13 | 2-4pm

Available Openings: 20

Thursday, December 14 | 6-8pm

Available Openings: 3

Date: Saturday & Sunday, December 9 & 10 and Saturday, December 16, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 6:00pm
Location: Trenton Cultural Center

The Farmhouse is filled with holiday spirit and beautifully decorated Christmas trees! The perfect setting for your Christmas family photo and there are NO LINES to see SANTA!

  • "All Creatures Great & Small" (date to be determined)
    Whispering Pines Animal Kingdom will return again this year. Experience this live holiday petting zoo featuring exotic animals of all shapes and sizes. Whispering Pines provides an amazing animal adventure sure to get you in the holiday spirit!

  • Reindeer Games (date to be determined)
    Santa and his live reindeer will be flying in from the North Pole to our very own Cultural Center during Country Christmas. Bring the family for magical Christmas memories that will last a lifetime!

Date: Tuesday - Friday. The store will be open beginning late November through the Christmas season.
Time: Hours to be posted
Location: Trenton Cultural Center Barn

Vendors will be selling holiday crafts and gifts to make the season bright!

Date: Sunday, December 17, 2017
Time: 2:30 - 3:50pm
Location: Kennedy Recreation Center
Santa Skate Fee: (Resident) $4.00 Child, $5.00 Adult | (Non-Resident) $5.00 Child, $6.00 Adult
Skate Exhibition Fee: Free

Enjoy an entertaining afternoon of skating performed by our Recreation Figure Skaters! Skaters will perform solo, duo and group features as a special holiday gift to you. Bring your skates along for a Skate with Santa following the exhibition! For more info, call (734) 676-7172. Make this event a part of your holiday tradition.

Date: Sunday, December 17, 2017
Time: 3:00 - 5:00pm
Location: Trenton Fire Station 1

Visit Trenton's historic firehouse, explore the trucks, experience a working fire station, and of course see Santa! Contact Fire Station 1 for more info. in November (734) 676-1314.

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time: 6:00 - 10:00pm
Location: Chateau on the River, Elizabeth Park
Fee: $25.00 per person. Tickets go on sale December 11, 2017 and must be purchased in-house at the Kennedy Recreation Center. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door, day of the event.

Nomination Form: Click to view & print
Submit Nominations by: December 1, 2017

Annually, the Trenton Civic Commission recognizes outstanding Trenton citizens for their contribution to our community. Awards are bestowed at the annual City Award's Banquet. This year's event will be held at the beautifully restored, Chateau on the River, located in Elizabeth Park on Saturday, January 20, 2018. A variety of award categories are available. The Trenton Civic Commission invites you to nominate residents worthy of such honors. The award categories include: Trentonite of the Year, Good Neighbor of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year, Outstanding Woman and Man, Outstanding Trenton Youth and Charlie Brown, which recognizes an individual that has contributed their time and energy to benefit the young athletes of our community.


Date: Thursday-Saturday, February 1-3, 2018
Location: Kennedy Recreation Center
1 Day Fee: Adults $6.00, Seniors & Students: $5.00
3 Day Fee: Adults $10.00, Seniors & Students: $8.00
On-Site Parking Fee: $3.00 or $8.00 unlimited

*Active duty military personnel and their families will receive free admission with uniform and military I.D.

Get Ready! The City of Trenton and the Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League will be combining efforts for the 17th consecutive year to bring you the 18th Annual MIHL Prep Hockey Showcase. The Top 42 High School Hockey Teams in the Mid-West including teams from Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana will show what hockey is all about.

Over three days, each team will play two games and showcase their talents in front of the best professional, college and junior hockey scouts. This event is possible by tremendous community support and we are always looking to add to our volunteer base. Call (734) 676-7172 for more information.

Date: Monday, February 5 or Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Time: 7:00 - 8:00pm
Location: Westfield Center
Age Requirement: 3+
Fee: $7 per person ($10 non-resident)

Grab your little sweetie and enjoy an evening under the stars of Winter Wonderland! The night will be made complete with light refreshments, special photo and commemorative party favor. It all takes place at the Westfield Center from 7-8 p.m.


Register Online beginning January 11, 2018

Monday, February 5
Tuesday, February 6

Date: Monday, March 12, 2018
Time: 7:00 - 8:00pm
Location: Westfield Center
Age Requirement: 3+
Fee: $7 per person ($10 non-resident)

Beat the winter blues with your little sunshine at this indoor beach party! The night will be made complete with light refreshments, special photo and commemorative party favor. It all takes place at the Westfield Center from 7-8 p.m.


Register Online beginning January 11, 2018

Monday, March 12

Date: Friday, March 30, 2018
Time: 9:00 - 10:00am
Location: Elizabeth Park

A blizzard of 20,000 marshmallows will hit Trenton on Friday, March 30, 2018 at 9 a.m. in Elizabeth Park for the annual Marshmallow Drop. Once the marshmallows have safely landed, eager children can redeem a marshmallow for a special prize. Put on your boots and come to Elizabeth Park to laugh and enjoy the company of your neighbors! Be sure to watch for the helicopter! Great photo opportunity! Don't be late; the helicopter flies at 9 a.m. sharp! Sponsored by Wayne County Parks.

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 10:00 - 11:00am
Location: Westfield Center
Age Requirement: All Ages

Boys and girls will be hopping to the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Westfield. Families and friends gather to share in this "rite of spring" to renew their community spirit and reconnect with their neighbors after a long winter. Every child will receive a prize. Bring your basket and camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny!

Date: Saturday & Sunday, April 21 & 22, 2018
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Trenton
Fee: $10.00 listing fee
Registration: Begins February 5, 2018
Register Online | Print Registration Form

Shed those unwanted items! Throngs of treasure hunters will invade Trenton seeking special finds. Have nothing to sell? Join the hunt. Purchase maps at Westfield on the Saturday of the sale. Register your sale at the Trenton Recreation office or online beginning February 5, 2018. Deadline is Friday, April 13 at 4:30 p.m.


Date: Thursday-Saturday, April 26 - 28, 2018
Location: Kennedy Recreation Center
Fee: $7 general admission, $5 for seniors & children 8 and under

*Tickets will be available at the Kennedy Recreation Center Office beginning mid-March, 2018.

The Jamboree on Ice is Downriver's longest running show and displays the talents of all ages from 3 - 99. This year's Jamboree on Ice will pick up right where we left off last year. We will celebrate the skills of our growing students!

You will be able to see amazing jumps and precision synchronized skating. We look forward to seeing everyone there. For more information, call (734) 676-7172

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Kennedy Recreation Center
Fee: A donation is requested based on the amount to be shredded (typically $5 per box)

Don't let your important documents wind up in the wrong hands! Trenton Civic Commission and Trenton Rotary are sponsoring a "Community Shred" Day at the Kennedy Recreation Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring important documents for safe and secure on-site shredding. Wayne County will also be on site collecting resident-only tires from 9 - 10am.


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