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Cranbrook Institute of Science 39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills

Treasure is a word that stirs the imagination of everyone of every age. An educational and entertaining exhibit for museums and science centers, Treasure! explores the history of treasure and treasure hunting, the technology employed in hunting treasure, as well as…

Free – $5

Bay-Rama Fishfly Festival

Downtown New Baltimore 36535 Green Street, New Baltimore

The Bay-Rama Fishfly Festival is a fun-filled five-day event attended by over 50,000 people in downtown New Baltimore.  It features a large, clean midway, Festival Tent with live entertainment, Miss Bay-Rama Queen’s Pageant, Kid’s Day Fun with free kids games,…


TRenton Summer Festival

Downtown Trenton 2800 3rd St, Trenton

The Trenton Summer Festival is back and better than ever! You will find art and craft vendors, live entertainment, food vendors and beer tent, a kids corner and more!   Photo Credit: Facebook


Breakfast with Animals

MAYBURY FARM 50165 W 8 Mile Rd, Northville

Plan a very special educational event for your group, enjoy a delicious continental breakfast while you learn about one of your favorite animals at the farm! Throughout your visit, you'll learn the details of the animals daily lives from the…

$25 – $100

All ages Open Gym

Troy Gymnastics TG1 1600 W. Maple Rd., Troy

Looking for a new way for your kids to burn off some of that energy?  Open gym is the perfect way to do just that! The 90 minute open gym features trampolines, a large ship to climb in, along with…


Family Science Experiences

LESLIE SCIENCE & NATURE CENTER 1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor

Now you can book you own private family time to enjoy some of our wonderful science programs.  Choose one of our activities to be led by one of our educators for an outdoor hands-on engaging time. Up to 6 people…


Preschool Yoga & Crafts

The Art Attic 49000 N. Territorial Rd., Plymouth

Come stretch, breathe, move, dance, relax, create, and have fun! These classes will include age-appropriate yoga and movement- including breathing, poses, games, stories, music, relaxation, meditation, and more- plus a simple mindful craft project each week. These classes are held…

$22 – $160

Drop-In Play

Nature's Playhouse 703 Livernois St., Ferndale

Let your little one come and play with other kids while mom gets to chat with other moms! Nature's Playhouse offers a non-toxic yesteryear open playtime experience with an all-natural play environment. Enjoy spending time with other families at a…

$17 – $75

Open Play

Play and Grow 143 S. Milford Rd., Milford

Let your child explore and talk with other moms while sipping free coffee.  Free WIFI also on site. Discounts on packages available.  Afternoon sessions are being added regularly so be sure to check the new schedules weekly! At times if…

$10 – $70

Outdoor Play Group

Highland Township Public Library 444 Beach Farm Cir., Highland Charter Twp.

Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers can drop in to our Outdoor Play Group to play and socialize! There will be a selection of educational toys and books for you to enjoy exploring. Meet outdoors on the shaded back patio…


5-Day Cef School

Sur La Table- Ann Arbor 3050 Washtenaw Ave #109, Ann Arbor

Budding foodies will enjoy five fun days of hands-on experience—from shaping meatballs and baking mac and cheese to churning homemade ice cream. They’ll learn basic kitchen skills while studying up on their favorite food groups—like dessert and appetizers. On the…



DETROIT ZOO 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak

Adventure awaits at the Detroit Zoo this summer with the return of Dinosauria, presented by Michigan First Credit Union. This immersive walk-through experience will take you back in time to a world of prehistoric wonder as you journey through a…

$6 – $13


Livonia Civic Center Library 32777 Five Mile Road, Livonia

A mix of stories, rhymes, songs, and more! Stories and activities geared towards kids ages 2-6. Outdoor Storytime will take place on the lawn at the back of the library’s parking lot. Families are encouraged to bring chairs and/or blankets.…


Family Swim (multiple locations)

AQUA TOTS - CANTON 43335 Joy Rd., Canton

Make splash, practice your skills or simply have fun with pool toys at Aqua-Tots. Open Family Swim is offered Monday thru Friday from 11am to 3pm for only $10 per family. Schedule a playdate or enjoy quality time with your…


Monroe Midway

Monroe Street Midway 32 Monroe St., Detroit

Monroe Street Midway is the place to go in Metro Detroit for non-stop summer fun. Enjoy outdoor roller-skating, bring your own pair or rent;  enjoy three basketball courts, two half and one full; a 9 hole putt-putt course new this…

Free – $13

Kids Yoga & Art

The Art Attic 49000 N. Territorial Rd., Plymouth

his class gives elementary aged yogis an opportunity to build their focus, strength, flexibility, mindfulness, and self-management while also engaging in a creative art project! Using games, music, and activities, this class explores yoga poses, breathing techniques, mindfulness, mind-body connection,…

$22 – $140

Family Open Swim

Troy Gymnastics TG4 1311 Maplelawn,, Troy

Enjoy 60 minutes of family swim time! Parents must accompany children within arm's reach that are ages 6 and younger. There must be one adult per every two children. A limited number of life jackets will be available to borrow.…


Michigan Taco Fest

Canterbury Village 2359 Joslyn Court, Orion Charter Township

The summer kickoff event is here! The 3rd Annual Michigan Taco Fest, presented by CV Events and produced by the nonprofit organization, Friends of the Castle, is returning to Canterbury Village in Lake Orion in June! This event is bigger…

Free – $10

Jubilee Carnival

Downtown Lake Orion 4 N Broadway St, Lake Orion

The Lions Lake Orion tradition continues! This carnival brings everyone together to make a great weekend for all.  Enjoy carnival rides, entertainment and games, food concessions and more!    

Free – $30

37th Balloonfest

Downtown Howell S Michigan Ave & W Grand River Ave, Howell

The Michigan Challenge Balloonfest takes to the sky in Howell and returns in full force for 2022! There will be plenty of hot air balloons, food vendors, arts and crafts and family entertainment.   Photo Credit: Facebook


Space Academy

Longway Planetarium 1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint

Come and enjoy a live, family-friendly interactive space lecture and learn about Space in a series of 3 topics: Planets, Stars, and Time & Motion. Recommended for ages 8 and older.   Photo Credit: Facebook

$2.50 – $7

Rocks and Minerals

For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum 2142 Genesee Road, Burton

Join Bill Heyworth as he teaches us about the many different types of rocks and minerals found in Michigan.  Each participant will build and take home a collection of 12 Michigan rocks and minerals. Suggested for ages 5 and older,…



Howell High School 1200 West Grand River Avenue, Howell

The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the return of the 37th Annual Michigan Challenge Balloonfest, a community event that has been enjoyed by families throughout the state for decades. This community event has activities planned for…


Livonia’s Spree

Ford Field - Livonia Farmington and Lyndon, Livonia

Livonia Spree has something for everyone in the family:  delicious food; great music ranging from Country to jazz; a fantastic family carnival; and of course, the Grand Finale Fireworks Extravaganza on Sunday night. Pre-Sale Ride Wristbands are available for a…

$18 – $25

Chow Time


Ever wanted to feed pigs? Help farm staff feed our resident animals, including pigs, goats, cows, and more. Learn what each animal eats and why. Sturdy shoes or boots are recommended. Fun for all ages! Children must be accompanied by…


Teen Summer Cooking Class

Sur La Table - Troy 2801 W Big Beaver Rd Suite 264, Troy

Budding foodies will enjoy five days of hands-on experience—from stir-frying pad thai and rolling gnocchi to making perfect pie dough into a fruit galette. They’ll hone their knife skills and kitchen chops. On the final day, parents are invited to…


Taylor Summer Festival

HERITAGE PARK - TAYLOR 12111 Pardee Road, Taylor

It's a weekend filled with family summer fun!  Purchase your carnival wristbands to ride all the exciting rides brought to the festival by Elliot's Amusement. There will be a line-up of magnificent performers, such as Dylon Scott, Stephen Pearcy, Slaughter,…

$20 – $30


Downtown Auburn Hills 3470 Auburn Rd, Auburn Hills

Each year, Downtown Auburn Hills hosts a two-day summer extravaganza celebrating all things summer! These two days are filled with fun, food, music, and great activities the whole family can enjoy. Friday evening you can find tons of kids' games…



Independence Lake County Park 3200 Jennings Road, Whitmore Lake

Create special homes for small creatures! Start by decorating a fairy door to take home with you to create a fairy home at your own house. Then explore how to use materials with the nature around you to design and…


Drawing in the Galleries

DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit

Create a pencil drawing to take home while taking a closer look at the collection. No experience is necessary. All supplies provided. For ages 6 - Adult (children ages 12 and younger should be accompanied by an adult). Capacity is…


Concerts in the Park

Depot Park 375 Depot Rd, Clarkston

Visit Depot Park for 6 weeks of free concerts Presented by Vista Springs! This series is the last 3 Fridays in June and the first 3 Fridays in July! Kick off your summer with free fun for the whole family!…


Parent’s night out

SKY ZONE - SHELBY TOWNSHIP 50810 Sabrina Dr, Shelby Township

Parents deserve a break! Drop your kids (ages 6-13 only) off from 6-10 p.m. and they'll enjoy four hours of wall-to-wall fun, while you get some me-time! Tickets include 4 hours of jump time, a slice of pizza and small…

$27.99 – $34.99

glow climb nights

TreeRunner West Bloomfield Adventure Park 6600 W Maple Rd, West Bloomfield Township

Let's Glow with a themed glow night! All tickets are climb until close, including those within 3 hours of closing. All paid climbers will receive glow attire. Summer Theme Glow Weekends: Weekend of 6/17 - Rock & Roll Weekend of…


Mother Son Dance

Garden City Civic Arena 200 N Log Cabin Rd, Garden City

Put on your best dress moms and your bow-ties sons!  The Mother/Son Dance is here!  Come with your favorite lady, mom, grandma, aunt, or neighbor.  You'll have a fancy evening at the Garden City Arena! Great food, music, photo ops,…


Music Series

Knight Amphitheater 3311 Squirrel Ct., Auburn Hills

Enjoy Friday night live music throughout summer! Each week the Knight Amphitheater is host to a new band with a new genre of music.  Enjoy music from the 50s and 60s to bands  that play currents hits, Elton John tribute…


Glow Nights

Airborne Adventure Park (Brighton) 8151 Movie Dr., Brighton

What's more fun than exhilarating music, electrifying lasers, and glowing in the dark? During GLOW, you get to fly to new heights, defy gravity, and soar through our obstacles while glowing under the black light. Enjoy GLOW with an Elite…

$14.99 – $27.99

Glow Nights – Taylor

Airborne Adventure Park (Taylor) 23261 Eureka Rd., Taylor

What’s more fun than exhilarating music, electrifying lasers, and glowing in the dark? During GLOW, you get to fly to new heights, defy gravity, and soar through our obstacles while glowing under the black light. Enjoy GLOW with an Elite…

$14.99 – $27.99

Summer Drive-In

USA HOCKEY DRIVE-IN 14900 N Beck Rd, Plymouth

Summer Drive-In at USA Hockey Arena is open for the season.  Grab your tickets online in advance to ensure your spot. The Summer Drive-In at USA Hockey Arena is a family friendly place to enjoy newly released movies under the…

Free – $12

Friday Night Movies

New Center Park 2998 W Grand Blvd, Detroit

New Center Park is open for summer film viewings on Friday evenings June-August and other special events. Enjoy the open air atmosphere with the family free of cost. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and movies begin at dusk. Sometimes, depending…



Glenlore Trails 3860 Newton Road, Commerce

Michigan’s illuminated forest returns! Glenlore Trails is an immersive night walk located in Commerce Township Michigan. Every Thursday to Sunday evening the forest comes to life in a dazzling display of light, sound, and wonder. Every season the story changes.…

$15 – $25

Glow Jump

SKY ZONE - CANTON 42550 Executive Dr, Canton

Sky Zone is lit up for glow nights every Friday and Saturday nights!  You will get 120 minutes of Glow jumping. SkySocks ($3.99) and SkyZone Glow Shirt ($6.99) are required for participation. Space is limited, reserving tickets online is highly…

$24.99 – $34

Fireworks Show

Stoney Creek Metropark 4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Township

The Shelby Township Independence Day Fireworks are back to light up the sky on June 24, but the show moves to Stony Creek Metropark this year. Presented by the Signs365, the Shelby Township Independence Day Fireworks show is one of…

FREE- with Admission