Things to Do in Plymouth, MI & Beyond
Quintessential Main Street USA
Located just a block from our Plymouth, MI Inn is the charming downtown district brimming with restaurants, brewpubs, boutiques and shops. This walkable area, whose focal point is Kellogg Park, is the quintessential Main Street USA embracing its local chefs, shopkeepers and purveyors.
Find a Treasure
Shopping options range from antique stores with lots of treasures, and home accessory stores for that perfect housewarming gift, to sport gear and apparel for the adventure enthusiast, and clothing stores for any occasion.
Something for Everyone
Our local restaurants collectively offer something for any mood. Pizza? Try Pizza e Vino – Michigan’s first restaurant to be certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN) of Naples, Italy. Seafood? Check out The Sardine Room for fresh coastal cuisine and craft cocktails in an always buzzy atmosphere. American? Fiamma Grille offers a seasonal, made from scratch menu with a wide selection of small plates in a sophisticated setting.
Downtown Plymouth Events
Plymouth Ice Festival
Fun for the Whole Family
The Plymouth Ice Festival every January is a 40-year tradition held in downtown at Kellogg Park. In addition to an array of ice sculpture installations, the event features a nightly fire and ice tower. There’s also dueling chainsaw competitions where spectators can watch the carvings live, a cross-country ski trail and tubing run for kids, petting farm, food stalls and an ice bar and lounge with live musical performances. Bundle up and enjoy!
Farm Fresh Food, Flowers & More
Aside from fresh-grown fruits and veggies, the Farmers’ Market, located in The Gathering next to Kellogg Park from mid-May to late October, features dozens of local vendors and artisans hawking fresh flowers, soaps, candles, plants, baked goods and more.
Music in the Air Concerts
Live Outdoor Music
There’s Music in the Air every Friday night in Kellogg Park from mid-May through Labor Day Weekend. Each week a different local band takes to the stage with the musical genre changing weekly. Bring a blanket from the inn – concerts start at 7pm. Or grab a seat on the patio of one of the local restaurants and enjoy the show while supping and sipping al fresco.
Art in the Park
Artwork, Music & Food
Every July, Michigan’s 2nd largest art fair takes over downtown – Art in the Park. A 40-year tradition, this three-day event plays host to more than 40 artists who arrive from all corners of the globe. In addition to their works, there are also phenomenal music and food options.
Savor the Flavors of Fall
In 1960 the local Rotary Club established an annual Fall Festival. Celebrating its 60th year this September, the town comes out in droves to help local non-profits raise money for their causes. Locals stand guard at booths selling goods and food along with tickets to enjoy carnival games and rides. In addition to live music, the weekend is also a gathering for a community pancake breakfast and chicken dinner
Christmas in Plymouth
Old World Holiday Festivities
Reminiscent of the European Christmas markets, downtown Plymouth transforms into an American version of this holiday tradition during Christmas in Plymouth. Held typically on the first Thursday of December, the town will turn out to enjoy open-air shopping, specialty foods, fresh greens and wreaths to deck the halls, bona fide reindeer, live music, ice carvings and horse-drawn carriage rides through town.
Favorite Places of Interest in Plymouth & Beyond
The Penn Theater
Current Features & Classics
The Penn Theater opened on December 4, 1941, just a few days before the U.S. entered WWII. Weekend in Havana, starring John Payne and Carmen Miranda, was the first movie to ever be shown on its screen. The owner had a dislike for popcorn, so it would be nearly a decade before the Penn offered the treat to moviegoers in 1950. Today the vintage sign serves as a beacon for film buffs with a line-up of current features, second run movies, indie films and the classics. Tickets are just $3 and cash only. Best of all, they still serve real melted butter on their popcorn.
Edward Hines Scenic Drive
See the Western Suburbs of Detroit
Since this region is the birth of the Motor City, get behind the wheel for a scenic drive through the western suburbs of Detroit along Edward Hines Drive. This paved ribbon of roadway follows the flow of the Rouge River from Dearborn to Northville. Built in 1949 with land donated by Henry Ford, it was named for the head of the Wayne County Road Commission. As you cruise along there are a number of stops along the way, including historic mills, hiking and biking paths, docks for fishing and picnic areas. The road is just about a mile from the inn, so depending on which direction you head, you’ll pass through the hamlets of Westland, Northville and Dearborn
Henry Ford Estate
Fair Lane, Henry Ford's Dearborn Mansion
Located just off Hines Drive is Henry Ford’s Dearborn Mansion, Fair Lane (sound familiar?). Head of one of our nation’s first “start-ups,” the estate is located at 4901 Evergreen Road and spans more than 30,000 square feet boasting some 56 rooms. Of course, it has a 12-car garage that houses some of Ford’s personal collection of automobiles. Among the many guests the industrialist and his wife Clara entertained were President Herbert Hoover, HRH Prince of Wales, Charles Lindbergh and Thomas Edison. The garden and grounds are open to visitors 7 days a week.