Things to Do
Whatever the mood, Fenton has the shopping experience for you!
Fenton's 3 distinctively different areas for shopping: Dibbleville, Silver Parkway and N LeRoy offer a little something for everyone.
We are a destination location for dining, for good reason.
Fenton, Michigan is a destination for foodies from all over: it's just the beginning of all of the deliciousness Fenton has to offer.
Fenton's Outdoor Sculpture Gallery
Take a stroll through Downtown Fenton to Be Closer to Arts and Culture. Download this handy walking map for a self-guided tour of the Sculptures on display: Sculpture Walking Map (PDF).
Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Inside-Out
Download DIA Inside-Out Art Finder Map (PDF)
The Fenton Film Series shows free movies on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 pm in the Fenton Community and Cultural Center. They offer independent drama and comedy, foreign films and documentaries. Pre-show performances by local musicians and vocalists are all part of the fun. A great night out!
Fenton Lakes Chorus
Fenton Lakes Chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, a non-profit, educational organization promoting four-part harmony, barbershop style, for women.
For more information visit the Fenton Lakes Chorus website.
Imagine turning back time to 1837 and actually being there at the poker game where the stakes were high and Fenton got its name. In celebration of the 1-year anniversary of "The Game" sculpture unveiling at the Fenton Community and Cultural Center, we've uploaded photos submitted in a collage and video, October 5, 2018. Thank you to all who joined in and played your hand in this momentous occasion!
Fenton - Jack R. Winegarden Library
This Fenton Branch of the Genessee District Library has a mission: "To be a community destination for traditional and online resources which empower and enrich the individual."
Here you'll find a wide array of services and programs for adults, teens and children.
- Teen book club
- Homeschool resources
- Bag of books (for book clubs)
- Talking book center
- Tumblebook library (collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.)
The Children's Center is located in the lower level of the building.
The Fenton Community Orchestra is an all-ages group of more than 50 performers whose purpose is to provide a place for musicians of all ages to connect through music with educational and entertaining music programs both for its members and its audiences.
The public is invited to enjoy listening to rehearsals Thursday nights from 6 to 8 pm in the Fenton High School Band Room.
Visit the Fenton Community Orchestra Website or their Facebook page for information on upcoming performances.
Musicians interested in playing, volunteering, or learning more, may email the orchestra.
History is an important part of life in Fenton.
For example, it is a point of civic pride that the name Fenton was chosen by the winner of a card game on August 24, 1837. William M. Fenton (a lawyer and land speculator) beat out Robert LeRoy (a land speculator) and changed the history of the town forever. The consolation prize given to Robert LeRoy was putting his name to LeRoy Street, the main route through the City.
The Historical Society is very active, hosting events to keep local history alive, like a History Walk through the Oakwood Cemetery in the fall.
The A.J. Phillips building, which houses the museum archives, was built in 1900 by local factory owner A.J. Phillips for his personal office. From the time of his death in 1904 until 1987, the Fenton library called this building home. When the library outgrew the building, moving the historical museum in seemed like a perfect fit for showing off the Queen Anne architecture and the Victorian room with original items, including A.J. Phillips' desk.
The Historical Society is the keeper of school history for Fenton and has an area of the Museum devoted to it. The Museum has the names of every Fenton graduate dating back to 1869.
Fenton is fortunate to have its own theater company! The Fenton Village Players (FVP) is a community theater staffed by volunteers.
They invite you to experience the fun they have making the magic of theatre come together, delighting audiences with comedy, tragedy, mystery and romance.
Participate as a volunteer, audition to perform, financially support the theater as a member or a patron or simply buy your ticket and watch the show!
Email the FVP office for more information!
Painting with a Twist on Silver Parkway
Have artistic fun right here in Fenton!
17155 Silver Parkway
Fenton, MI 48430
Visit their website for more information.
Fenton Farmer's Market
When: Thursdays, June 21 - September 20. 5 pm - 8 pm. Vendor set up is at 3.
Where: Front lawn in front of the Fenton Community Center in Downtown Fenton, Michigan
What: Fresh fruits, vegetables, fall flowers and unique artisan creations!
Sponsors: Fenton Downtown Development Authority, City of Fenton
Presented by: Southern Lakes Parks and Recreation
Questions? Contact 810-714-2011.