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Plymouth Abounds with Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
There is never a shortage of activities happening in the Plymouth area. The community offers multiple options to enjoy arts and entertainment. There also are many recreational opportunities available and fantastic parks for friends and family to enjoy. Find out more at www.downtownplymouth.org.
Arts and Entertainment
Boutiques and Antiques:
Home accessories, clothing stores and antique are located throughout the Plymouth area. From Downtown Plymouth to Old Village there are treasures to be found throughout the area
Plymouth is home to some of southeast Michigan’s best festivals. In January there is the International Ice Spectacular, in May the Green Street Fair, in July it is the Arts Festival, and in September it is the Fall Festival. To learn more about these festivals, go to the Events section of this web site.
Located in the heart of downtown Plymouth, the historic 1941 Penn Theater is a classic single-screen cinema experience featuring current second run movies, independent films, classic movies, and live performances. Movies at the Penn run on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. The Theater is managed by the Friends of Penn, a non-profit organization with the purpose of preserving the theatre. To see the Penn Theatre movie schedule, go to: www.penntheatre.com.
Plymouth Historical Museum:
The 26,000 square foot museum features a 19th Century Victorian recreation of Main Street and an extensive Lincoln collection housed in a separate room off of Main Street. There is also a Timeline of Plymouth History featuring displays on the Daisy Air Rifle Factory (Red Rider), Alter Motor Car, World War II, a 50’s soda shop, and much more. The museum also runs special exhibits that bring a new flavor to the museum three times a year. For more information on the Historical Museum visit www.plymouthhistory.org.
Every Saturday in May through mid-October, the Plymouth Farmers Market is open at the Gathering in Downtown Plymouth. Fresh produce, arts and crafts, and other items are available from 7:30 -12:30 on Saturday mornings.
Concerts in the Park:
The tradition in Plymouth is to come downtown to Kellogg Park on Friday nights in the summer to enjoy concerts by some of Metro Detroit’s best musicians. Thousands of people attend these concerts that range from Rock-n-Roll to Jazz. There are also community band concerts on Thursday nights and children’s concerts on Wednesdays at noon. For concert schedules, go to www.downtownplymouth.org.
USA National Development Team:
The U.S. National Hockey Development Under-17 and Under-18 teams call the Plymouth Community home. The Under-17 Team competes in the United States Hockey League and also participates in three international events annually. The U.S. National Under-18 Team’s schedule includes games against NCAA Division I and III opponents, contests versus USHL teams, as well as competition in three international tournaments. usahockey.com
Plymouth Community Arts Council:
Joanne Winkleman Hulce Center for the Arts serves as the home of the Plymouth Community Arts Council (PCAC). The facility is home to art classes, a theater program, concerts, workshops, artist’s studio space, and showcases special exhibits throughout the year. Additionally, the PCAC works closely with the public schools to provide enrichment programs for students. To learn more about the Arts Council, go to plymoutharts.com.
The award winning professional orchestras perform music ranging from classical to the pops under the artful eye of long-time Conductor and Music Director Nan Washburn. To see the concert schedule, go to plymouthsymphony.org.
Plymouth District Library:
With over 185,000 items and 22,400 cardholders the library is a hub of activity in the community. For more information, please go to plymouthlibrary.org.
While there are major theater productions in Detroit, Plymouth has its own local theater company, Barefoot Productions. This community theater uses local actors and volunteers to stage productions. To learn more about their upcoming productions and auditions, go to justgobarefoot.com.
Plymouth Arts and Recreation Center:
Community Recreation and Arts Complex with an array of activities from swimming to specialized arts classes to theater. PARC is located in the former Central Middle School at 650 Church in Downtown Plymouth. plymouthparc.com
Community Recreation Activities and Sports:
To learn about the offerings from the Plymouth recreation department and sports schedules go to ci.plymouth.mi.us
The Plymouth Community YMCA operates programs and activities in differing locations and facilities throughout the area. For more information and schedules for sports leagues call (734) 453-2904.
Plymouth Township Park located at McClumpha and Ann Arbor Trail sits on eighty acres featuring 4 baseball diamonds, playgrounds, walking paths, a fishing pond and sledding hills. The park also features a “Sprayscape” to create wonderful wet adventures for small children. The area also has many other community parks and sports fields throughout the community. Also, running through Plymouth Township is Hines Park that is operated by Wayne County. The park is 15 miles long spanning across many communities in western Wayne County. The park has a river running through it and is full of opportunities for boating, fishing, picnics, hiking, biking and many other great activities. Maybury State Park contains almost 1,000 acres of gently rolling terrain, open meadow, mature forest, a variety of wildlife and abundant wildflowers. The park gives people in the metropolitan area an opportunity to get involved in outdoor recreation activities in a state park setting. Special emphasis is given to introducing people to the natural features of our environment who may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience it.
There are many outstanding golf courses throughout metro Detroit and the Plymouth Community has their share of them.
Our local courses include: