The Romulus DDA is responsible for many of the fun events that happen in Romulus. Their goal is to offer free and fun events to help encourage community engagement. Every year, the DDA creates new events and brings back old favorites. Check out this page to keep up with all Romulus DDA-sponsored events, or check out our social media for instant updates. 

Facebook: @DowntownRomulus

Instagram: @downtownromulusmichigan

Downtown Scarecrow Contest

The Downtown Scarecrow Contest began in 2015 and continues to grow every year! Residents, organizations, businesses, and anyone interested are able to enter a scarecrow to be placed in the downtown corridor during the month of October.

Pumpkin Festival

The annual Pumpkin Festival is a three-day event that starts on the third Friday in September. It includes everything from a parade, music, crafts, car show, good food, and games for all ages. This festival takes place all along the downtown Romulus area. 

Sounds in Downtown

Sounds in Downtown is a free musical event that takes place every 2nd and 4th Friday in the summer at the Historical Park. Each event offers a different genre of music, from Rock 'n' Roll, Motown, Country, and Classic Hits. Bring a lawn chair or a picnic blanket and come jam with us this summer.

Family Fun Fridays

Our Family Fun Fridays are family-oriented events that take place on the first Friday of every month in the summer at the Historical Park. Each event will have a different theme and performer. There will also be good food, raffles, face painting, and chalk art. It is the perfect event to take your kids for the summer. 

Halloween Contests

The DDA is hosting Halloween contests starting October 1st. All entries must be digital photos taken from a phone or camera. All photos can be submitted either to our Facebook, Instagram, or by email to Please include your full name and phone number with your submissions. All entries are due October 27th, and winners will be announce October 29th. Our categories for this year are: Best Pumpkin Carving, Best Halloween Costume, and Spookiest Yard. 

Call Community Development at (734) 942-7545 for questions and concerns.

Halloween Contest 2021 Flyer

Halloween Contests 2021 Flyer (PDF)