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June 27-July 4 – Huntington Woods In the Woods Celebration

ByMary M. Ward

Jun 25, 2022

June 27-July 4 – Huntington Woods In the Woods Celebration

Huntington Woods, MI – The annual “In the Woods” celebration takes place from June 27th to July 4th.


LUNCH BOXING 12 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., Parc Hassig

This annual tradition begins at noon with a packed lunch provided by Hollywood Market. Adults 60 and over only. Entertainment sponsored by the HW Men’s Club. Cost: $4. Please pre-register online at Recreation.hwmi.org or at the Gillham Recreation Center by 6/20.

MOGO BIKE FREEdom RIDE 7:00 p.m. in front of the Rec

We love being a destination for MOGO! Join Mogo as they lead us on a ride from HW and through Berkley, Oak Park and back. Moderate pace, about 5 miles. Without cost! Pre-registration required at Recreation.hwmi.org.


STROLLER PARADE 6:00 p.m., Burton Field 9-24 months.

Come and meet your neighbors with children the same age as yours. If you wish, dress your baby in a patriotic outfit and bring your decorated stroller for a festive ride down the runway. Door prizes, including two winners who will participate in the July 4 parade. Pre-registration before 06/25 online.

HW TEEN COUNCIL PENNY CANDY SALES 7:00 p.m. – while supplies last, Burton Field

Old favorite sales, Penny Candy, will be held at Burton Park. Bring exact change ($1) for a bag full of HW Teen Council goodies.

FAMILY NIGHT & CONCERT ERIN ZINDLE & THE RAGBIRDS 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Burton Field

The Ragbirds are an eclectic folk indie/world/rock band fronted by singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Erin Zindle – great summer music. Take advantage of the activities and the deckchair (socks required!). Lots of free fun and music, thanks to a generous donation from the HW Men’s Club! Treat Dreams and other food trucks will be available for purchase



6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.: 4th – 5th grade

7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.: 6th – 8th grade

8:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.: High school +

This 45 minute introductory course is intended to teach participants the basics of archery and arrow shooting. Learn whistle commands, shooting steps, basic form, and safe shooter safety precautions. Pre-registration is required for this program.


PET PAGEANT 6:30 p.m. – Kiwi Tent, Burton Field

Bring your pet (dog, cat, bird, guinea pig, turtle, etc.) as all animals are welcome. Towers are not a requirement, but are fun to see. Costumes welcome! Friendly Reminder: Please clean up after your pet. The winner goes up in the parade! Pre-register at recreation.hwmi.org with your name, your pet’s name and the type of pet you are bringing.


MINI TRIATHALON 6:00 p.m., held at Burton Field/Pool

SWIM-BIKE-RUN your heart this July 4th! Decorate your bike/trike and meet us at the pool to launch this new tradition! Everyone is a winner, participation ribbons provided. No timing, just fun! Distances vary depending on age group. More information online at Recreation.hwmi.org. Cost: $10

FIREWORKS around 10:00 p.m.

After a two-year hiatus, the fireworks will set off from Rackham Golf Course on Friday July 1 at around 10:00 p.m. Families, bring your lawn chairs, blankets and friends to enjoy the fireworks. Please note that parking is limited along Ludlow and Scotia and surrounding streets. Cycling or walking is suggested.


BREAKFAST OF PANCAKES 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Burton Field

Join your neighbors for camaraderie, fun, and a delicious breakfast! Volunteers are always appreciated, 248.541-3030 to help. No home sales. Cost: $6/adults, $4/children. Pre-registration required.

OLD-STYLE GAMES AND RACES 1 p.m., Burton Field For ages 4 to 100

Get ready for some good old family fun! Activities will begin with the young and end with the young at heart. Events will include pie tasting, water balloon toss, the hugely popular adult egg toss, sack races, tug of war and more!


FLOAT A BOAT 9:30 a.m. Residents only ages 6 and up (crew must know how to swim)

Unleash your creativity and build a boat to accommodate one or more customers made entirely of 3 materials – cardboard, plastic containers and tape! Cardboard boxes without tape will not be allowed in the pool. Boats will be divided into categories for racing purposes. Everyone in your boat must know how to swim. One person per team must register before July 1st. When registering, please note the number of crew members, limit of 4 per boat. Prizes awarded in various categories, but everyone is a winner!


4TH OF JULY PARADE 10:00am starting in Salem/York and ending in Burton Park Rain or shine!

The 51st annual parade features half the city marching and half watching. Get your neighborhood, civic organization or family group together and celebrate the 4th! If you have ideas for new parade entertainment, please contact Bridget Levine at 248.541-3030 or [email protected] by June 5. Please note that the parade ends at the corner of Nadine and Scotia, see map below.

ROASTED HOT DOG 11:00 a.m., Burton Field

Don’t miss the return of our city’s renowned chefs grilling dogs for your viewing pleasure! Lunch will include hot dogs, fries, soft drinks and water. Ice cream bars will also be available. All proceeds will go to the 4th of July Celebration Fund. Chairs: Recreation Advisory Council. To volunteer, please contact [email protected]


Immediately following the parade at Burton Field, join Mayor Bob Paul as we honor the Civic Award winners and Fourth of July contest winners.

CONCERT IN THE PARK: COLLISION SIX 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Burton Field

Get ready to dance the night away with Collision Six. With music from the 1960s to today!

For more things to do, visit the Oakland County Times events page!

To submit event information, email [email protected]

Thanks to Jim Shaffer & Associates Realtors for sponsoring this section!