Van Buren Township

Movie Night in Van Buren Park

In partnership with the Belleville Lake Fest, Van Buren Township’s Parks and Rec department will be transforming Van Buren Park into an outdoor movie theater. Join us for a family-friendly FREE flick of Finding Nemo on Friday, June 25. The movie is about a clownfish that is trying to find its way home. This event is free, rain or shine, and open to the public. However, you must register at

The movie viewing area will open at 8 pm with the movie starting after sunset, around 9:45 pm. Before the movie begins, moviegoers can spend the evening in the park, pick their spot, play on the playground, and enjoy some free crafts provided by the Van Buren Twp Parks & Rec. Department.

Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, bug spray, a picnic, or purchase food from a variety of on-site food trucks. Food trucks include the Elephant Ear Man featuring corn dogs, lemonade, and the famous elephant ear! And King Edward Subs featuring subs, hot dogs, mac and cheese, nachos, and more! As much as we love furry friends, please keep all non-therapy pets at home. 

To register, for the movie night, we're asking residents to create a Van Buren Township Rec Desk account (Van Buren Township will not sell or distribute your personal information, this account is for Parks and Recreation programs and events ONLY). If you already have a Rec Account you can log in and head to the Programs tab to complete your registration. 

To create a new Rec Desk account, visit To view instructions on how to register and create an account, click here. 

For more information or questions please call the Parks Department at 734-699-8921.