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- Canton's safe water system
- Rent and mortgage assistance available through CDBG
- Summit Liberty Fest Membership special
- Liberty Fest volunteer opportunities
- Canton's Juneteenth Celebration
Canton would like to assure all residents and business owners that we take the safety of our water supply system very seriously.
Each year, Canton issues a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) that gives a detailed analysis about where Canton’s water comes from and the treatment process it goes through. It also gives consumers detailed information about the quality of their drinking water. After July 1, the water report can be found at www.cantonmi.org/CantonWaterReport.
If you have any questions, please call Canton’s Division of Public Works at 734/397-1011.
As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Canton received funds that can be used to provide rental assistance and help towards mortgage payments for those residents who qualify.
While the additional Canton funds are only to be used for rent and mortgage assistance, Wayne Metro Community Action Agency is administering a variety of other CARES Relief and Recovery services.
For more information on those services, please visit www.waynemetro.org/CARES or call Wayne Metro at 313/388-9799.
In honor of Liberty Fest, the Summit on the Park is offering a Liberty Fest Membership Special. Purchase an Annual Membership and save 20% using promo code LIBERTY20. This special will be available June 1- 30, and includes Individual, Couples, Family, Senior and Student Memberships. This discount is not available on any annual membership with payment plan. Call Membership Services at 734/394-5460 and get started today!
For more information, visit www.summitonthepark.org.
Canton Leisure Services is seeking Liberty Fest volunteers for plenty of exciting opportunities including: Welcome and Information booth greeters, Bike Corral assistants, Adult Beer and Wine Garden helpers, and more! For details, call Leisure Services’ Volunteer Coordinator Heather VanHartesveldt at 734/394-5191 or email email@example.com.
Canton Township is proud to joind Jack and Jill of America Incorporated - Ypsilanti, MI Chapter in hosting the inaugural Juneteenth celebration during this year’s Liberty Fest on Saturday, June 18 at the Heritage Park Amphitheater. The celebration will feature a stage presentation staring at 3 p.m. that showcases performances by Jack and Jill of America Incorporated – Ypsilanti, MI Chapter, and The Oak Park Marching Band.
In addition, keynote speaker and Mistress of Ceremonies Pamela Osborne, a Canton native and WDIV-Channel 4 anchor/reporter, will preside over the event. Starting at 5 p.m., audience members can enjoy Motown favorites performed by the Kalazh Band. This special Juneteenth Celebration will culminate with a special performance by Detroit’s Queen of Blues, Thornetta Davis, which will also be held from 8-10 p.m. For additional information, visit www.cantonfun.org or call 734/394-5360.
- Canton's 29th annual Liberty Fest
- Entertainment Highlights
- Carnival Wristbands/Tickets
- Festival Food and Drink
- Additional Highlights
After a two-year COVID hiatus, Canton Liberty Fest will celebrate its 29th Anniversary with three family-friendly, fun-filled days from Thursday, June 16 - Saturday, June 18 in Canton’s beautiful Heritage Park, located behind the Canton Administration Building and the Canton Public Library, just west of Canton Center Road between Cherry Hill and Summit Parkway. New this year! Liberty Fest’s fireworks display will now be held on Friday, June 17, just after dark. Holding the fireworks on Fridays moving forward will now allow a Saturday night rain date if ever necessary.
Enjoy two stages jam-packed with live entertainment with local and nationally-acclaimed artists, plus strolling characters. These talented musicians and performers will thoroughly entertain you and your entire family. Don’t miss these must-see performances!
Thursday, June 16:
Special sensory hours return and will be held Thursday only from 1-3 p.m., where carnival rides and Midway games lights and music will be turned off for festival-goers who are sensitive to large crowds and stimuli. Heritage Park Amphitheater highlights include: Flight will perform Rock and Jazz hits at the Canton LIVE Stage starting at 5 p.m. Starting at 7 p.m., Allentown, a Billy Joel tribute band, will take the stage playing all of the piano man’s hits. At 5 p.m. near the Amphitheater Stage, the Canton Chamber of Commerce 50th Anniversary Walk of Fame Opening will be held. In addition, Trilogy will perform at the Heritage Park Amphitheater starting at 6 p.m., delivering Pop and Top 40 hits. Freelance will perform starting at 8 p.m., covering all your favorite top 40 hits that the whole family will love.
Friday, June 17:
Amphitheater Stage entertainment will feature: Surfzup Band – Music of The Ventures, who will entertain audience members with hits from the ‘60s from 5-7 p.m.; a special Hula Performance, featuring local dancers will be held from 7-7:55 p.m.; and Air Margaritaville, Detroit’s premier Jimmy Buffet tribute band, will perform at 8 p.m.
Canton LIVE! Stage highlights include: Canton Community Groups performing from 1-5 p.m. Staring at 5:30 p.m. Mainstream Drive Band will get the audience dancing with popular covers in all genres. Then at 8 p.m., The Fruits will take the stage performing Alt-Rock, Power Pop, Funk, and Jazz.
Saturday, June 18:
Amphitheater Stage highlights include: a special Juneteenth Celebration stage presentation starting at 3 p.m., with performances by Jack and Jill of America Incorporated, Ypsilanti, MI Chapter, and The Oak Park Marching Band. In addition, festival-goers will hear from keynote speaker and Mistress of Ceremonies Pamela Osborne, a Canton native and WDIV-Channel 4 anchor/reporter. Then, starting at 5 p.m., festival-goers can enjoy Motown favorites performed by the Kalazh Band. This special Juneteenth Celebration will also feature a special performance by Detroit’s Queen of Blues, Thornetta Davis, which will also be held from 8-10 p.m.
Canton LIVE! Stage highlights include: the International Festival, featuring cultural performances starting at 11:30 a.m. for most of the day. Presented by the Canton Commission for Culture, Arts and Heritage’s Multicultural Committee, these unique performances feature cultures from around the world, including: Polynesian, Indian, Chinese, Mongolian, and many more. Little tykes are in for a real treat from 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. when mini-shows and special Meet and Greets featuring Peppa Pig and George™ will be held throughout this timeslot, courtesy of Oasis Productions, Inc.
Single-day wristbands are available for $30 and can be used for any full day if purchased at www.cantonlibertyfest.com before June 16, at 9 a.m. Wristbands will also be available for purchase on-site for $30 on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Purchase a three-day all-ride Megaband for $75 – available ONLINE ONLY and must be purchased by June 16 at 9 a.m. Online sales require a $1.99 per transaction fee. Single ride tickets are also available for purchase onsite for 4 tickets for $5 or a sheet of 50 tickets for $50. Most rides take 2-5 tickets each, except for “Top Gun,” which requires a wristband plus four tickets or 12 tickets. All sales are final.
Enjoy all your festival favorites, including: corn dogs, elephant ears, kettle corn, pretzels, and much more.
Liberty Festival Food, featuring signature items from area food trucks and restaurants, as well as the Beer and Wine Garden, will again be located near the Amphitheater. Stop by for a delicious bite to eat from 4 - 10 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. on Saturday.
Enjoy a refreshing adult beverage in the Beer and Wine Garden: Thursday and Friday from 4 - 10 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Hosted by the Canton Rotary Club, featured drinks will include Craft Beers, wine, hard ciders and more. Must be 21 years of age to purchase beverages.
The Canton Lions Club’s Annual Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday, from 8 -11 a.m. at the North Pavilion (while supplies last), featuring world-famous Chris Cakes flipping pancakes high onto plates for those brave enough to catch one. Also, meet a variety of fun characters from 9:30 - 11 a.m., including Princess Leia and Darth Vader.
On both Friday and Saturday, Archery and Axe Throwing are available from 1-7 p.m., where folks can take their best shot during these FREE activities located near the Canton LIVE Stage, that are brought to you by Oakland County Parks. Participants can shoot magnetic arrows at a target (great for older children) or throw inflatable Velcro axes at a giant dartboard (suitable for all ages). In addition, festival-goers can catch a wave at the water-less Surf Simulators, located near the Amphitheater stage from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Friday.
Walk on the Wild Side, featuring Oasis Animals all day Friday and Saturday, will give all ages the chance to get up close and personal with some barnyard animals.
Marketplace: Check out merchandise from local artisans, crafters, businesses and vendors around the large pond on Friday from 4 p.m. to dusk and on Saturday from 11 a.m. to dusk.
Canton’s annual Liberty Run is back! Take part in this 8th annual Liberty Fest 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Runs on Saturday, June 18. Leisure Services is once again teaming up with Running Fit of Ann Arbor; plus, a portion of all entry fees will benefit Canton trails. Participants will also receive finisher medals, as well as a race T-Shirt. Plus, running-theme awards will be handed out to the best “Liberty” running outfit. Find all the details about how you can run, walk, or stroll in these events at www.cantonlibertyrun.com.
Hydration and misting stations will be available throughout the park giving festival-goers a chance to cool off. Festival-goers are asked to consider bringing a refillable water bottle. Please remember that no pets, rollerblades or skateboards are allowed in the park during the festival. A supervised bike corral is also provided. Once again, a convenient Uber, Lyft or parent drop-off/pick-off spot has been designated on Civic Center Boulevard in front of the Canton Public Library’s main parking lot. There’s something for everyone at this year’s Liberty Fest! For more information, please visit www.cantonlibertyfest.com or call 734/394-5360.
- A message from Supervisor Graham-Hudak
- Pedestrian Safety
- Canton begins update to Community Master Plan
- Canton continues recycling education
- Did You know?
I hope you are enjoying the great weather we are having. Just a reminder that COVID is still among us and Canton has now surpassed 20,000 cases since March of 2020. You can still receive vaccinations at local pharmacies. There are also vulnerable residents who are feeling isolated due to COVID, and the current uptick – if you have a neighbor that lives alone, or is elderly, check in on them to see if they need assistance.
Our permit requests are also increasing – please be patient as our teams are working hard to get to all of their inspections.
I hope to see you outdoors soon at the Juneteenth and Liberty Fest celebrations, our outdoor markets or Thursday night concerts. Come on over and say hello!
The Canton Police Department would like to remind everyone rollerblading, jogging, or walking, and particularly those pushing strollers, to use the sidewalk. Too often, individuals may be injured or killed while walking or riding in the street. If a sidewalk is not available, pedestrians should walk on the left side of the street, facing traffic. Bicyclists should always ride with the flow of traffic.
For further information, please call the Police Department at 734/394-5400.
Canton’s Planning Division has begun the process of updating the community’s Master Plan. Part of that process includes a variety of public engagement events and activities scheduled throughout the 12-18 month process. Events coming up in June, include:
1. Comment boards will be set up at Township facilities (Administration building, Library, Summit, BLOCK, The Village Theater, etc.). Stop by and give us your thoughts!
2. Members of Planning staff and planning consultants will be attending Liberty Fest and will have a booth set up. Make sure to stop by to chat with us and maybe score some swag!
Be sure to visit www.canton-mi.org/masterplan often for other public engagement events and activities. In the coming months, we will have educational videos, drop-in Zoom chats, and surveys. We will also be attending several community events such as the Summer Concert Series, Pride OUTside, and Rally on Ridge.
If you’re interested in serving on the Master Plan Advisory Board, visit www.canton-mi.org/masterplan and fill out the online application.
For those wishing to be added to our email list to receive regular email updates, or if you have any questions or comments throughout the process, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next month, all curbside recycling participants will receive a new sticker to place on their recycling cart.
The sticker will have a QR code that will take you directly to www.canton-mi.org/230. This page contains an up-to-date list of what is and is not acceptable in your curbside recycling cart. We encourage residents to scan this code often so contaminated items do not end up in your cart.
This sticker is 4” x 6” and weather-proof. If you have questions about Canton’s curbside program, please email email@example.com.
Canton Club 55+ offers “Happy Hello” calls to area seniors, where volunteers call to check in on individuals and to discuss available programs and services. This free service can offer peace of mind for those home alone. To sign up for the Happy Hello program, call Club 55+ at 734/394-5485.
- Lock It or Lose It
- Golf course safety reminder
- Canton Summer Palooza
- attention canton voters
- Thursday Night Concert series returns
- river day and national trails day celebration june 4
To reduce your chances of becoming a victim of theft from your vehicle, the Canton Police Department is advising residents to take the following simple precautions:
• Always lock your parked vehicle—in driveways, streets, and parking lots
• Don’t leave valuables in your parked vehicle
• If you observe suspicious activity occurring around parked vehicles, call 911
If you’ve been the victim of a theft, call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 734/394-5400.
With golf season underway, we ask anyone other than golf course patrons to refrain from entering Canton’s golf course properties. Walkers and joggers often think to use golf course cart paths as trails for exercise, which could in fact be very dangerous. Unauthorized persons entering Pheasant Run Golf Club property will be approached and asked to leave for their own safety. Violators may be subject to prosecution. Canton has plenty of walking paths and trails within close proximity that offer a great change of scenery. For trail information, please visit www.cantonfun.org.
Area residents are invited to attend Canton’s Summer Palooza on Thursday, June 23 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Heritage Park South Pavilions, located behind the Canton Administration Building at 1150 S. Canton Center Road. Come enjoy music, summer games, and fun for all ages. No pre-registration is required for this free event. To learn more, visit www.cantonfun.org
Due to redistricting, your polling location has changed. To find out where your new voting location is, please visit www.canton-mi.org/vote to view our interactive map. Please note that all voters will receive a new Voter Information Card in the mail letting them know where their new location is.
All Canton voters on the Automatic Absentee Application List have received an application for the August and November election. These can be returned through the mail or by putting them in the Drive-Up Drop Box in the rear parking lot of the Administration Building.
Live music and delicious eats will fill the air of Canton’s Heritage Park when the Thursday Night Live Concert Series, sponsored by Community Financial Credit Union, returns starting June 30. Future concerts will be held every Thursday through August 18 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Heritage Park Amphitheater, located behind the Canton Administration Building, 1150 Canton Center S. Concerts will begin at 7 p.m. with cultural pre-entertainment at 6:30 p.m. No concert will be held on July 7.
June’s concert features a performance by the PCEP Step Team and Class of ‘98 headlines with hits from the ‘90s and early 2000s. All concerts are weather dependent. Participants are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the sounds of summer.
For additional information, please visit www.cantonfun.org.
Canton’s annual River Day celebration will be combined with National Trails Day and hosted by Canton’s Municipal Services and Leisure Services Departments. The joint celebration will take place, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Lower Rouge River Recreational Trailhead, located off Morton Taylor Road and Michigan Avenue.
For up-to-date information on this event, including cancellation notices, follow us on www.facebook.com/CantonMSD.