Special Events

Did You Know?

  • The City of Southfield is Michigan’s undisputed business center – with more office space than the central business districts of Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit, Indianapolis or Kansas City.

  • Nearly 200 restaurants make dining in Southfield a pleasurable experience for business entertainment or a family night out.

  • The City of Southfield was the first city in the State of Michigan to hold a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Walk Celebration in commemoration of the first national holiday observance in 1986.

  • The City of Southfield has more than 700 acres of park land as well as two public nine-hole golf courses.

More than just an in-house public relations agency, the Community Relations Department also plans and hosts several special events throughout the year. In addition to the inauguration of Southfield’s newly-elected officials, Community Relations also coordinates:

  • The Boards and Commissions/Neighborhood Associations Recognition Dinner
  • Inauguration of Elected Officials
  • Memorial and Veterans' Day Ceremonies
  • Two annual community-wide American Red Cross Blood & Bone Marrow Drives
  • Community Pride Awards Ceremony

The department also works closely with other city departments such as Parks & Recreation to assist with the planning and promotion of additional special events, programs and activities such as:

  • Eat to the Beat lunchtime concerts
  • Burgh Gazebo summer concerts