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The Taylor Dance Program was founded in 1966 by Joy Squire with the purpose of bringing quality dance training to the residents of Taylor and neighboring downriver communities. The first classes in tap and jazz were taught in the gymnasium of a local elementary school. Since its humble beginning, the program has grown considerably and is now recognized as one of the premier dance training centers in Metropolitan Detroit. Today, hundreds of students from over 30 southeastern Michigan cities take classes with Taylor Dance.
Golf in Taylor
Turn Off the Violence Day
The annual "Turn Off the Violence Day" took on a little different twist in 2016. Beaumont's Healthy Taylor and The Rotary Club of Taylor presented "Turn Off the Violence: Turn on Health" in September at the Sheridan Open Air Pavilion in Heritage Par, 12111 Pardee. The event is free and includes a picnic lunch, along with performances by the West Middle School Band, face painting, bouncy houses, demonstrations by the Taylor Police and Taylor Fire departments and lots of physical activities like Zumba, soccer, hula hoops, guessing games and more.
Christy's Legacy of Hope
Christy's Legacy of Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that benefits orphaned children throughout the world.
MS Friends Walk
In 2001, Samara Wolf was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerossis. That year, she started the annual "Friends" walk to benefit efforts to cure the disease.
Ride for a Reason
The “Ride for a Reason” charity motorcycle ride benefits Penrickton Center for Blind Children, a Taylor-based charity that provides specialized programs for blind, multi-disabled children. The event held its 15th annual gathering in 2015, is the largest charity motorcycle ride in southeast Michigan, with more than 3,000 motorcycle enthusiasts taking part.
National Prayer Day
National Prayer Day is celebrated on the first Tuesday of May each year. Churches throughout the community join in a non-denominational event at Cameron Priebe Plaza in the Taylor municipal complex.
True Meaning of Christmas Dinner
The free "True Meaning of Christmas Dinner" is sponsored by the Domski Family of Taylor and held at the William Ford Senior Activities Center on Christmas Day each year.
Relay for Life
Taylor's annual Relay for Life to benefit the fight against breast cancer is one of the largest events of its kind in the region.
The Telegraph Cruise is an annual classic car cruise held on Telegraph Road on the fourth Saturday of July each year. The event cruises from Redford through Dearborn, Dearborn Heights and Taylor.
Taylor Summer Festival
The Taylor Summer Festival is held each June, and encompasses four days of carnivals, concerts, fireworks, food and fun. Over the past three summer, concerts have featured Everclear, Sponge, The Romantics and Phil Vassar.
Heritage Park Cleanup Day
Heritage Park Cleanup Day is held on a Saturday morning each spring. Volunteers from Taylor and surrounding communities flock to the park to cleanup the landscape. Over its first three years, the event attached approximately 750 volunteers and tens of thousands of dollars in sponsorships.
Armed Forces Day
The Veterans Museum Commission and the City of Taylor celebrate Armed Forces Day each May.
Little League Opening Day
Little League Opening Day is a tradition each April in the community. The City of Taylor is home to four different Little League affiliates, and each starts the season with a parade and ceremonies attended by thousands.
Junior League World Series
Taylor has been the only home that the Junior League World Series has ever had. Well over 30 years and counting.
Taylor Farmer's Market
The Taylor Farmer's Market, presented by Beaumont, is open Fridays from spring to fall between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Sheridan Center Open Air Pavilion in Heritage Park.
Dentistry from the Heart
Shwedel Dental hosts Dentistry From The Heart each fall, providing first 125 people with free dental care.
Music & Art in the Gardens
Music & Art in the Gardens is a Taylor Conservatory & Botanical Gardens-based summer concert series, sponsored by the Heinz Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center.
Hallow-Palooza is the City of Taylor's premiere family Halloween event, held in late October.