News & Notes - 8/24/23 Novi Note

Novi Note | Published August 25, 2023

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Summer property taxes due
Aug. 31 is the last day in Novi to pay summer property taxes without a late fee. Taxes can be paid online at, at the Civic Center drop box or in person at the Civic Center, 45175 W. 10 Mile Road.


City offices to close for Labor Day
City offices, the Meadowbrook Activity Center and the Novi Public Library will be closed for Labor Day Sept. 4. The library will also be closed the weekend prior, Sept. 2-3.


Novi Choralaires to hold open auditions
The Novi Choralaires, Novi’s community chorus, will be holding open auditions during its rehearsals 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 12 and 19 at Novi Middle School, 49000 11 Mile Road. For more information, visit or email


Taco Fest returns this weekend
The Novi Taco Fest will return to the Twelve Mile Crossing at Fountain Walk, 44275 W. 12 Mile Road, Aug. 25-27.

The festival will feature a vast array of Mexican-American food trucks, dessert trucks and a large selection of adult beverages. It also includes three stages of entertainment, including live Latin-style music, traditional Mexican folklorico dance, lucha libre wrestling, taco and hot pepper eating contests, cutest dog contests, and more. There will also be lawn games, face painting and vendors, and dance lessons will be offered 11 a.m.-noon Saturday.

Tickets can be purchased online for $6 for a one-day pass or $10 for a three-day pass at Tickets can also be purchased at the gate for $10 a day or $15 for a three-day pass. There is no charge for active duty military, veterans or children under 3. Parking is free.

Event hours are 5-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26; and noon-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27. The festival will go on rain or shine.


City and nonprofit to hold luau to benefit victims of Maui wildfires
The Polynesian Arts Advocacy Council of Michigan, along with the city of Novi, will hold the Luau for Lahaina, a fundraiser for those affected by the wildfires on Maui, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Novi Civic Center, 45175 W. 10 Mile Road.

The event will be a celebration of Hawaiian arts and culture. It will feature an authentic Polynesian dance performance by the Polynesian Dancers of Michigan, with special guest Tiffanie Zuttermeister, of Las Vegas’ Halau Kaleihoku Kuikanani, as well as students from the Novi-based hula school Halau O’ Ku’ukamali’i Kuikanani at 4:30 p.m. It will also include cultural demonstrations such as lei making, food trucks and a kids zone that will offer glitter tattoos, bubbles and hula lessons with Michigan Moana.

All proceeds from the event will be given directly to the hereditary High Chiefess of Lahaina, Kumu Hula Kahelelani Lyons Alohikea-Smith, Kumu Hula Ka’ea Lyons and their ohana (family) who are personally stewarding the funds to those most affected in Maui, through their nonprofit Halau Ka’eaikahelelani, according to a press release. Tickets cost $15 and must be purchased in advance at