The City of Northville alone is worth a visit, retaining a small-town atmosphere with stately Victorian-era architecture, and a contemporary, yet historic downtown. Old-fashioned street lamps and benches line the streets, which boast plenty of specialty shops, galleries, theaters, and restaurants. Most of the businesses are locally-owned, making it an ideal backdrop for a fest of this nature.
The Buy Michigan Now Festival highlights one of the city’s most popular traditions, the Summer Friday Night Concerts. During the summer, Town Square is the place to be every Friday night as the sounds of a popular area band fill the air. This year it the Twistin’ Tarantulas will be rocking the main stage, and guests who are 21 or over, may also partake in Michigan-made beers and wine.
Legend has it that arrivals of fairies from around the world have been noted in the downtown area of Northville. Evidence of their presence can be seen with tiny doorways hidden on the inside and outside of stores on Main, Center, and other mid-town streets. Fairy businesses have been established and as more appear, it is obvious the colony of little beings is growing. Children are encouraged to look closely at each store to see if they can discover its mysterious little fairy door.
Located on the western fringe of the Detroit Metro area, Northville is about 30 minutes from downtown Detroit and 25 minutes from downtown Ann Arbor. The major thoroughfares of I-275 and M-14 are nearby, making access easy.