Arts & Culture

There are several hidden gems in Waterford Township. Visitors and residents can spend quality time at our quaint Waterford Historical VillageOakland County Farmer’s MarketHess-Hathaway Park, the Drayton Plains Nature Center recently constructed Riverwalk Project and several other park facilities. Community events are hosted throughout the year at these unique locations including Concerts in the Park, Moviepalooza, Christmas in October, Log Cabin Days, Harvest Happenings, Oakland Uncorked and more.

Theater has always been popular in Waterford. History shows many places were used throughout the years. The stage of the CAI, the barn at Keatington (now Canterbury Village), Crary Middle School, Waterford Mott, the old Eagle Theater in downtown Pontiac, the Plaza Hotel in Pontiac, Central United Method Church and the Masonic Temple in Pontiac. Today you can enjoy performances or get involved with one of our many local community theaters.

The PLAT (Pontiac’s Little Art Theater)
Starlight Theater
Monster Box Theater
Lakeland Players

Looking for that unique art piece? There are several antique and art shops including the On the Hunt Antiques. Bring your artistic talents to the forefront at the Art ExperiencePontiac Creative ArtsCeramics by YouA World of Glass and Dunmor Metal Art.

The Waterford School District is home to state of the art Performing Arts Centers.

The Oakland County International Airport is the new headquarters for the Annual Air Show. Visit Oakland County’s first Green Terminal while your there too!

Audio Tours – Download these tours on your MP3 player and take them with you to the sites, or CDs are available for purchase. Get out and enjoy in person all that Waterford has to offer.

Waterford Historic District Tour
This tour starts at the Historic Church at 5860 Andersonville Road.

Drayton Plains Nature Center
This tour starts in the parking lot of the Drayton Plains Nature Center at 2125 Denby.

Hess-Hathaway Farm Tour
This tour starts in the parking lot of the Hess-Hathaway Farm at 825 South Williams Lake Road.



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