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Special events bring the community together. The Plymouth Parks and Recreation Department holds a variety of community events throughout the year, including concerts, theater, water ski shows, parades, performances and more. View the 2019 Special Events Brochure (PDF) for a list of year-round events.

Live at the Hilde concertLive at the Hilde – Aug. 17
Featuring BoDeans 
with special guests GB Leighton and DJ Shannon Blowtorch

Building upon Plymouth’s reputation as a place for great music, the 2019 Live at the Hilde concert is set for Saturday, Aug. 17.

Doors open at 5 p.m., and music begins at 6 p.m. for this all-ages show. Ticket purchase required. 

Live at the Hilde is presented by Sue McLean & Associates and The Basement Bar. View ticket info and more.

City of Plymouth Entertainment in the Parks events

Entertainment in the Parks
Get outside and enjoy the warmth of summer at Plymouth's parks. Free concerts, theater performances, water ski shows and other activities are set for Plymouth this summer as part of the city’s annual Entertainment in the Parks series.

Aug. 8, 2019 Date Night at the Hilde graphicDate Night at the Hilde – Aug. 8
This adults-focused event features dinner, live music and a movie on Thursday, Aug. 8, on the lawn of the Hilde Performance Center, 3500 Plymouth Blvd. The event includes:

  • 6 p.m. – Dinner (available for purchase from on-site food trucks)
  • 7 p.m. – Live music featuring local band Kind Country
  • 9 p.m. – Movie showing: The Proposal (Rated PG-13)

Bring blankets or lawn chairs for this fun evening under the stars. There is no cost for admission and no tickets or RSVPs are required. Attendees should bring cash for food trucks, which include El Burrito Mercado and Honey & Mackie's.

Movies in the Park in PlymouthMovies in the Park
Enjoy free family-friendly movie showings in Plymouth's parks. Viewings begin at dusk. Read more.
  • A League of Their Own – Aug. 15
  • Secret Life of Pets – Aug. 22
  • Mary Poppins Returns – Aug. 29

Entertainment in the Parks is sponsored by TCF Bank and Plymouth Hy-Vee. Download the 2019 Entertainment in the Parks schedule (PDF) or view the calendar listings below. 

Calendar of Events

Fire & Ice

Update: Due to this week's extreme cold temperatures and minimal snow, the sledding hill will be unavailable this year. All other Fire & Ice activities will be held as scheduled, weather permitting.

Children dancing along with music on the frozen lake during Plymouth's Fire & IcePlymouth’s annual winter festival, the 30th-annual Fire & Ice festival is set for 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at Parkers Lake Park, off County Road 6 and Niagara Lane.

Activities and Events
Bring the family for these fun activities and events on the ice. All are weather permitting.

  • Recycling bin races
  • Youth ice fishing contest
  • Hayrides
  • Pony and sled-dog rides
  • Miniature golf on the ice
  • Snow bowling
  • Box hockey
  • Recreational ice skating
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Curling
    (Featuring Plymouth resident and 2010 Olympic curler John Benton)
  • Kidsdance DJ
  • Magician
  • Fire dancers and fireworks

Download the event schedule (PDF)

To combat the cold, attendees can warm up at a bonfire with s’mores and hot chocolate, while supplies last, sponsored by Step by Step Montessori. Food trucks will also be on site. The finale of the event – fireworks sponsored by the Plymouth Civic League – will begin around 6:30 p.m.

Cardboard Sled Contest
The Cardboard Sled Contest returns to Fire & Ice for the second year, set for 4 p.m. on the Showmobile Stage. View the contest rules, age categories and prizes: Read more.

Free Shuttle Service
Free shuttles to and from the event will run from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Oakwood Playfield, 1700 County Road 101
  • Parkers Lake Baptist Church, 14720 County Road 6

More Information
Fire & Ice is free, aside from food trucks, and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the City of Plymouth, Abbott Northwestern-WestHealth, TCF Bank, Hy-Vee, CCX Media and the Plymouth Civic League.

For weather concerns, call the weather line at 763-509-5205.

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