Special Events

Daddy Daughter Dance
February 12, 2022

Around Valentine's Day, the New Baltimore Parks and Recreation Department provides the opportunity for dads and daughters to spend a special night together. The night includes dinner and dancing along with a fun photo booth and games before dinner is served. Often, the event features a professional photographer to forever capture the elegant evening. Tickets are sold in advance only for this event. Limited tickets are available for purchase. All Daddys (step-dads, grandpas, father figures) are invited to treat your daughters to a night of fun!
Tickets are $25 per person for both adult and children.

Road Rally


Start your engines! Meet us at the Cricklewood Recreation Building for a night of fun and excitement. We will race around the New Baltimore area, seeing who can complete the rally tasks the quickest. Rally tasks consist of clues, riddles and tasks spread out through the New Baltimore community. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, as well as door prizes for all participants. Pre-registration is necessary. Maximum of 5 people per team and vehicle, $20 per vehicle.
Waivers must be downloaded and returned to the Recreation Center to complete registration. Registration is available online, over the phone or in person.

Egg Hunt

March 27th, 2021

Each spring, the New Baltimore Parks and Recreation Department hosts an Easter Egg Hunt for the families of the Anchor Bay community. We invite children ages 0-10 to attend our day of festivities. Egg hunts are often divided into an older group and a younger group, for maximum fun! Along with the hunt, families are invited to enjoy refreshments, crafts, face painting or other activities, and freebie giveaways from local business sponsors. The Easter Bunny always finds time to make an appearance at this special event!

This event is held inside the Recreation Center Gymnasium. Weather permitting, we will look into holding the event outdoors. Pre-registration wristbands are sold for this event and sell out quickly. Wristbands cannot be purchased online.

For Anchor Bay Day

May 1st, 2021

Join us the Saturday after Earth Day to volunteer. We're partnering with local community organizations and churches to clean up our parks and do projects across the Anchor Bay Community. Pre-registration is necessary.

If you know someone in need of assistance, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department.

Youth Shore Fishing Challenge
Hosted by the Anchor Bay Fishing Club

Bring your own fishing pole, bucket and bait to see if you have what it takes to master the lake! Winners in first, second and third place of longest fish in each age category weeks 1-3 will advance to the finals in week 4. Cost includes an event t-shirt for all participants. Prizes for all winners! Age brackets: 5-7, 8-11 & 12-15 years old. Pre-registration is required by 4/3/2020. Cost is $15 per child.
Fishing Locations by date: Check in at 5:30, start at 6:00pm.


Soggy Doggy
To Be Announced
This special event opens up the beach at Walter & Mary Burke Park to your four-legged fur babies! This event is held twice a year, before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. Giving dogs a chance to run the beach, this off-leash activity opens the traditionally dog free park setting to well behaved dogs who play well with others.
Pre-registration with proof of up-to-date shots is required at the Cricklewood Recreation Building prior to the event day.
Memorial Day Parade

May 31st at 10am

Each year, the City of New Baltimore Memorial Day Parade remembers and honors those who have valiantly served our country. The parade is held on Memorial day at 10am. We invite members of the community to join us in paying tribute to those who have served our country by finding a spot along the parade route and/or attending the ceremony on the front lawn of City Hall. The parade marches through the historic downtown New Baltimore and ends at the City Hall front lawn. Following the ceremony, a more intimate display happens at each of New Baltimore's Cemeteries: St. Mary's Cemetery and Oakwood Cemetery.

The parade route begins at the corner of Maria and Front Street with a dedication in the park and ends at the New Baltimore City Hall. The parade procession begins at 10am, ceremonies beginning around 10:30am.

Children are welcome to join in the parade by decorating a bike in a Memorial Day theme. Sign up for entry in the parade before Memorial Day at the Recreation Center.

Groups who serve veterans of the Anchor Bay community are welcome to join in the parade procession and ceremonies. If you or your group are interested in participating, please contact the Recreation Center at 586-725-0291 or email Adam the Recreation Programmer at aabraham@cityofnewbaltimore.org.

Start Your Engines

Start Your Engines is a free, community event and is a great way to start your summer off with a roar!

This event gives children a chance to explore vehicles they observe every day, driving by on the road, but don’t necessarily get a chance to get up close and personal with. They will be able to climb in, touch, honk and explore all types of vehicles from surrounding businesses and organizations. We expect fire engines, tow trucks, police cars, tractors, cranes, boats and much more! The event will take place right in the heart of Downtown New Baltimore.

Trucks will line the streets of Front and Washington with even more activities taking place in Walter and Mary Burke Park. We will have activities like bounce houses, a DJ, games, vendors, food and drinks and other family-friendly activities.

Schools Out Camp Out

June 11, 2021

Join us for a fun, family friendly stay-cation! We will provide dinner, games, popcorn with an outdoor movie, fun around the campfire, and breakfast in the morning. You must provide your own tent and sleeping gear. Tents only, no campers. Pre-registration is necessary. Limited space available.


Anchor Bay Triathlon

Saturday, July 10 - 7:00am Start
2021 celebrates the 35th annual Anchor Bay Triathlon put on by the New Baltimore Parks and Recreation Department. This race challenges runners of all ages in a competition of running, swimming, and biking. The race features paths in and around historic downtown New Baltimore.

Registration for 2021 TBA.
Click here to register at www.AnchorBayTri.com or for more information.
Bay Area Fishing Tournament and Outdoor Sports Show

Friday, July 23 & Saturday July 24, 2021
Visit www.bayareafishingtournament.com for more information or click here.
The 2021 Bay Area Fishing Tournament & Outdoor Sports Show features much more than that meets the eye. In addition to the family-friendly fishing tournament, the outdoor sports show will showcase a wide range of outdoor sports, powersports, and boating vehicles and equipment. Pontoons, center consoles, jetskis, side-by-sides, ATVs, and much, much more! Come with your family and friends to view some awesome equipment. You can also visit us in Walter & Mary Burke Park Friday or Saturday night for refreshments and live entertainment.. On Saturday, the park will be full of kids activities, from BB Gun and Archary Ranges, to a kid's fishing pond, rock climbing wall, obstacle course and more. This event will soon be a feature event of Lake St. Clair, so be sure to stop by and join us for an action packed weekend!
Movie in the Park

Summer 2021 Date TBA
We joined in partnership with Park-It Family Fun Nights to bring the community a great night of games and a movie! Concessions and a food truck will likely be on site. No registration is necessary.
Trick or Treat on Washington Street

Friday, October 29th, 2021, From 6 - 8pm
The Annual Trick or Treat On Washington Street is a family event that gets the entire community involved! Without the help from our local businesses, church communities, and local organizations, our department wouldn't be able to facilitate such an amazing Halloween event that draws in thousands of people from New Baltimore and other Anchor Bay communities.

The event is all inclusive with a $5 wristband cost. We invite participants to bring TWO (2) canned good or non-perishable food items on the night of the event. Food drop-off is in front of the New Baltimore Recreation Center.

In past events we have had an estimated 5,000+ people in attendance with over 2,000 food item donations that went to local food pantries and food programs for youth.
Holiday Lights Contest

Nominations Open in 2021

Outdoor Holiday Decorating Contest is a festive way to demonstrate your community pride and light up the holiday season. It's also a great project for the whole family. So pull out your Santas, sleds, reindeer, wreaths and lights and spread the holiday cheer through your neighborhood.

To nominate a fellow New Baltimore resident or your own home, contact the New Baltimore Parks & Recreation Department with the address and name of the homeowner, if known.

Homes winning first place are limited to two consecutive years.
First Place: $100, Second Place: $75, Third Place: $50

Call 586-725-0291 or email aabraham@cityofnewbaltimore.org for questions.
Nominations will open after Thanksgiving, 2019.

The Rules:

No fee for entry into the contest. Only decorations visible from the roadway will be subject to grading. All lights must be on by 6:00 PM Monday-Friday the second week in December for judging each season. Judging by the Parks and Recreation Commission will be based on arrangement, variety, and overall “WOW!” factor. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place winners of residential homes, as well as New Baltimore businesses. Winners will be contacted before the official public announcement at a future Parks and Recreation meeting. Entries must be residents within the borders of the city of New Baltimore.

Sunday, December 12, 2021
For complete race and registration information, visit