Community Events

2013 Best in Show WinnerKids’ Dog Show

BYA’s Annual Kids’ Dog Show is one of our most popular events. Children from 4 to 14 can show off their dogs in categories such as Best Costume and Most Personality. In recent years, BYA also has held a tee-shirt design contest for the show. A great outlet for children’s artistic creativity, it has resulted in great commemorative shirts!

To participate in the Dog Show, children must live or attend a school within the district boundaries of the Birmingham Public School District. Dogs must be at least six months old and be vaccinated.

Youth In Service

BYA and the Optimists have co-hosted this event. We solicit and receive nominations from counselors, teachers, administrators, community school organizers and religious leaders. They help us identify the youth they feel have made a substantial contribution to our community. Family members, school administrators, local, county and state government officials, and members of Oakland County and Birmingham Youth Assistance, and the Birmingham Optimists, were among those celebrating the incredible work and unselfish hours of time given by the honorees.

Breakfast With Santa

BYA sponsors this yearly event — a holiday tradition for children and their families — early in December. In addition to breakfast, musical entertainment, face painting and balloon animals, each child gets to visit with Santa and tell him their special wishes.

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Touch-a-truckTouch A Truck

BYA sponsors this yearly event at Bingham Farms Elementary School on a Saturday in early May. Preschool and Elementary age children accompanied by a parent can get up close to the trucks that they admire on the street. About a dozen trucks including emergency vehicles, construction and landscaping vehicles, a crane, a U.S. Mail truck, and vintage vehicles are available for children to explore.

Village Fair

Every year, BYA sponsors a booth at the Birmingham Village Fair and receives a donation from booth profits.

day-on-the-townDay on the Town

BYA volunteers supervise the children’s art and game activities provided by the Birmingham Principal Shopping District for the “Kids Zone” Booth at the “Day on the Town” retail event .

farmers-marketFarmer’s Market

BYA volunteers also supervise the Birmingham Principal Shopping District’s “Kids Zone” at this event one Sunday each month in August, September and October.