Special Events

Egg Hunt

March 23rd, 2024

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. Our Egg Hunt is divided into 3 time slots, for maximum fun! You will chose your timeslot at the time of wristband purchase. Wristbands can only be purchased in person for $5. 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 at Lighthouse Elementary Gymnasium. Pre-registration wristbands are sold for this event and sell out quickly. Wristbands cannot be purchased online.

For Anchor Bay Day

April 27th, 2024

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. Volunteers will be provided with a free lunch. Pre-registration is necessary.

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

                                                                 Soggy Doggy
May 4th AND May 18th, 2024
This special event opens up the beach at Walter & Mary Burke Park to your four-legged fur babies! 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 Anchor Bay Aquatic Center.
Schools Out Camp Out

June 7th, 2024

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 13th - 7 am start
2024 celebrates the 39th 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 2024
Click here to register at www.AnchorBayTri.com or for more information.
Bay Area Fishing Tournament and Outdoor Sports Show

Friday August 2nd, & Saturday August 3rd
Visit www.bayareafishingtournament.com for more information or click here.
The 2024 Bay Area Fishing Tournament & Outdoor Sports Show features much more than that meets the eye. The Sun Run, Sunsation Street Party will be preceding this event on August 1st with fireworks and displayed boats! 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 Friday & 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

Thursday July 25th, 2024
We’re partnering with the MacDonald Public Library to bring you a Christmas in July movie night! Bring your family down to Walter & Mary Burke Park in beautiful Downtown New Baltimore for a great night of games and a movie. This years movie will be the fan favorite, Frozen. Concessions and a food truck will likely be on site. Watch our Facebook page for confirmation of the food and for information on the event.
No registration necessary.