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FREE Family-Friendly Events in Metro Detroit in August

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We know…kids are expensive, so we’ve put together the top FREE events to enjoy as a family this month!

 

SUMMER OF SCIENCE

Every day (except Monday) Thru August 17th

@ Michigan Science Center, Detroit

Enjoy Summer of Science & DEPTH with FREE general admission to the Michigan Science Center June 8th – August 17th.

 

BEACON PARK FAMILY FUN DAYS

Sundays in August

@ Beacon Park, Detroit

Think make/take activities, lawn games, inflatables, face painting, crafts and much more!  We will have food trucks available and Lumen Detroit will be open during the events for food and drink too!

 

NATURE PLAY POP UPS

Mondays In August

@ Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor

Kids and parents, join us for our summer nature play pop-ups in the children’s garden. These hands-on, exploratory nature play activities an immersive experience for children ages 3-7.

 

BABY AND ME YOGA

Tuesdays In August

@ Beacon Park, Detroit

Are you a new mom or mom with lots of kids looking for some quality “me time” while your baby is still around?! Look no further than our new Baby + Me Yoga program that will be happening throughout the summer.

 

TUNES ON TUESDAY

Tuesdays In August

@ Town Square, Downtown Northville

Tunes on Tuesday is a free program held at the Town Square in Downtown Northville (across from the clock tower) from 10:30am-11:30am. Don’t forget your water bottle, hat & sunscreen!

 

MUSIC AND ME

Wednesdays In August

@ Festival Park, Rochester Hills

Join us in Festival Park for music and dancing with Ms. Jenna! We start with MUSIC (there is always an activity or craft for those that are antsy) and we end with friendships being made (both children and parents!).

 

WILD SUMMER NIGHTS

Wednesdays in August

@ Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak

Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and relax while enjoying a variety of live music from local bands. Genres vary in style each week, offering melodies of children’s, country, folk, classic rock, jazz and Motown. You can also explore the zoo to see what your favorite animals are up to after hours.  Free with zoo admission.

 

WIXOM FAMILY FUN NIGHTS

Thursdays in August

@ Sibley Park, Wixom

Wixom Summer Family Fun Nights is a series of FREE family events that take place in Sibley Park in Downtown Wixom every Thursday evening throughout the summer. Each night will have a new form of fun.  Don’t forget to add to the fun and enjoy the FREE summer concert taking place in the Park those evenings as well!

 

NATURE MAKERSPACE

Thursdays in August

@ Farmington Hills Nature Center, Farmingon Hills

Enjoy learning about nature, getting in nature and other fun activities. Stop by the Nature Center for FREE kid’s activities this summer!

 

READING AND RHYTHM ON THE RIVERFRONT

Thursdays & Fridays Thru August 16th

@ Detroit Riverfront

Reading & Rhythm on the Riverfront (R3) is the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy’s unique, interactive early literacy program that provides children from southeast Michigan an opportunity to see live children’s entertainment, hear a story read by a local community leader and receive a free book, as well as a ride on the lovely Cullen Family Carousel.

 

DETROIT RED WINGS STREET HOCKEY SUMMER TOUR

Thursday, August 1

@ Meijer, Auburn Hills 

The Red Wings will travel around the state of Michigan to take over Meijer parking lots to host FREE street hockey clinics for kids ages 7-12.

 

KID’S DAY AT THE MARKET AT THE PARK

Thursday, August 1

@ Market In The Park, Southgate

Come out and join us for Kids Day! There will be shopping, live music, food & drinks, entertainment and a bunch of fun kids activities!

 

PARK IT MOVIE EVENT: INCREDIBLES 2

Thursday, August 1

@ Kennedy Park, Eastpointe

Park It nights feature fun for both kids and adults. Entertainment can include: live bands, a bouncy house, children’s tattoo artist, sponsor giveaways, and a movie under the stars on a high-quality LED outdoor video screen.

 

MOVIE NIGHT: BUMBLEBEE

Thursday, August 1

@ Pontiac Board of Education, Pontiac

There will be popcorn, drinks, and some sweets available to purchase. Games will be out before the start of the movie for the kids to play and the movie will start at dusk.

 

PISTONS NEIGHBORS PROGRAM – YOUTH ACTIVITIES WITH PLAYWORKS

Thursday, August 1 & 15

@ Rouge & Bennett Parks, Detroit

The Detroit Pistons will be hosting a Neighborhood Program at two new completed courts, Bennett and Rouge Park. There will be activities open to the public and snacks and water provided.

 

7TH ANNUAL SIDEWALK FESTIVAL

August 1 – 3

@ Artist Village, Detroit

This year we are exploring the theme: PEACE. POWER. UTOPIA. Presenting over 40 local and national artists, imagining what a Detroit utopia would look like. As usual, we don’t use any traditional stages – all work will take place in alleys, storefronts, sidewalks, parking lots, the roofless warehouses of Artist Village and the street itself.

 

ALLEN PARK STREET FAIR

August 2 – 3

@ Downtown Allen Park

This event provides fun for all ages from exploring the talent, local entertainment, and kid zone. Kid Zone includes Thomas the Train ride, bounce houses, a chance to try dance, theater, and karate classes, dunk tank, and art area.

 

BUY MICHIGAN NOW FESTIVAL

August 2 – 4

@ Downtown Northville

The Buy Michigan Now Festival is a weekend celebration of the state’s annual Buy Michigan Week. This family-friendly event includes tasty treats, street vendors, live music, and children’s activities, all highlighting Michigan-based businesses and Michigan-made products.

 

MOVIE IN THE PARK: SPIDER-MAN INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

Friday, August 2

@ New Center Park, Detroit

Spider Man meets many different versions of himself when a gateway into the multiverse opens up. Doors open one hour prior to film start time. Films start at dusk. Sunset scheduled for: 8:50PM.

 

FIRST SATURDAY HIKES: MATTHAEI BOTANICAL GARDENS

Saturday, August 3

@ Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor

Join us for a walk on the grounds at Matthaei. This location offers tranquility and joy with it’s colorful gardens, extensive wooded trails, and gorgeous conservatory.

 

KID TO KID SALE

Saturday, August 3

@ Shelby Township Senior Center, Shelby Township

Attention all kids! Now is your chance to do something with those old toys or video games that are collecting dust. How does the idea of getting some new toys, sports equipment,  or video games sound? If you are between the ages of 4 and 16, you can buy, sell, or trade items at the Kid to Kid Sale.

 

LUAU ON THE SHORE

Saturday, August 3

@ Pavillion Shore, Novi

This is a free event for the community and all ages are invited. There will be fun activities and even Michigan Moana will be there to meet the kids. Feel free to bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the show from Polynesian Dancers of Michigan.

 

BELLE ISLE ART FAIR

August 3 – August 4

@ Belle Isle State Park, Detroit

A juried fine art fair next to the fountain on Belle Isle in Detroit. Paintings, sculptures, prints, functional & decorative art. Artists from 20 states.

 

6TH ANNUAL ST. RAFKA CHURCH FESTIVAL

August 3 – August 4

@ St. Rafka Catholic Church, Livonia

Enjoy Arabic dancing, premium bar, henna tattoos, face painting, giant inflatables, children’s games, kiddie train, raffles, gift shop and delicious homemade Middle Eastern food made by our own parishioners! Admission and parking are free.

 

GRATIOT CRUISE

Sunday, August 4

@ 15 Mile & Gratiot, Clinton Township

With almost 250,000 in attendance the cruise has continually increased each year in attendance. Classic cars, family activities, and business involvement year after year. Enjoy the Kidz Zone, community service groups and vendors, food vendors, and free live entertainment on Cruise Day!

 

TROY TRAFFIC JAM CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Sunday, August 4

@ Columbia Center, Troy

The Troy Traffic Jam Classic Car Show is a free, fun, and family-friendly event. See over 250 classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars, and specialty vehicles. Bring the family to enjoy children’s crafts, music, and plenty of great food.

 

DETROIT FIREMEN’S FUND FIELD DAY

Sunday, August 4

@ Historic Fort Wayne, Detroit

Buckets of family fun, including your picture with a firefighter, Detroit Fire Department Honor Guard, 50/50 raffle, food and refreshments and field day T-shirts. Other entertainment includes DFD Clown Team, Thrill Team, Detroit Fire Department Band, Bouncers, Face Painting, Giant Slide, and more!

 

DETROIT RED WINGS STREET HOCKEY SUMMER TOUR

Tuesday, August 6

@ Meijer, Ypsilanti

The Red Wings will travel around the state of Michigan to take over Meijer parking lots to host FREE street hockey clinics for kids ages 7-12. Whether your child currently plays on a hockey team or has never touched a stick, these clinics are open to children of all skill levels and hockey experience.

 

PARK IT MOVIE EVENT: RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET

Tuesday, August 6

@ Grant Park, Utica

Park It nights feature fun for both kids and adults. Entertainment can include: live bands, a bouncy house, children’s tattoo artist, sponsor giveaways, and a movie under the stars on a high-quality LED outdoor video screen.

 

TOUCH A TRUCK

Tuesday, August 6

@ Heritage Park, Canton

Come see the Canton Public Safety Interactive Vehicle Display. Visit the community booths featuring some hands-on fun! Enjoy lots of children’s activities, delicious eats, giveaways, prizes and much more!

 

STAR PARTIES

Tuesday, August 6

@ Heritage Park, Farmington Hills

Join the Farmington Community Stargazers at the sledding hill in Heritage Park to observe stars, planets, and other celestial objects in the night sky through telescopes! Meet at dusk, observation  will last 2 hours.

 

BARNYARD EXPRESS

Wednesday, August 7

@ Trenton Cultural Center, Trenton

Join Farmer John and his mobile farm for this epic educational experience taking place outdoors. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the show!

 

PARK IT MOVIE EVENT: INCREDIBLES 2

Wednesday. August 7

@ St. Clair Shores Veterans Memorial Park

Park It nights feature fun for both kids and adults. Entertainment can include: live bands, a bouncy house, children’s tattoo artist, sponsor giveaways, and a movie under the stars on a high-quality LED outdoor video screen.

 

KIDS KOMOTION SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Thursday, August 8

@ Marshbank Park, West Bloomfield

Enjoy kids activities such as bouncers, craft stations, and of course, music! Don’t forget to wear socks for the inflatables.

 

PARK IT MOVIE EVENT: INCREDIBLES 2

Thursday, August 8

@ Dodge Park, Utica

Park It nights feature fun for both kids and adults. Entertainment can include: live bands, a bouncy house, children’s tattoo artist, sponsor giveaways, and a movie under the stars on a high-quality LED outdoor video screen.

 

THE MOVING WALL VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL

August 8 – August 12

@ Ford Field, Livonia

Come and view the half size replica of the Veitnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., a beautiful opportunity to reflect on history.  There will be several other displays and activities throughout the week such as a motorcycle escort to start the event, ceremonies each day, and military vehicles to view.

 

PUPS (AND A MOVIE) IN THE PLAZA

Friday, August 9

@ Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

Come out and join us for a night of pet and family fun all capped off with a feature presentation of Space Jam. Additionally, the Michigan Humane Society will be on site offering attendees the opportunity to interact with multiple homeless pets that are currently available for adoption. All adoption fees will be waived

 

MOVIE UNDER THE STARS: THE LEGO MOVIE 2

Friday, August 9

@ Macomb Corners Park, Macomb

This free community event is a great way for families to enjoy a summer night outside watching a newly released family favorite movie on the big screen. Free glow bracelets along with a family friendly bug spray station will be provided at dusk. In addition to the movie, our kidzone play-area will be in full swing with inflatables, organized games, toys and other equipment. Don’t miss out!

 

COLONIAL KENSINGTON FREE PREVIEW NIGHT

Friday, August 9

@ Kensington Metropark, Milford

As the historical encampment sets up, stop in to do your early bird shopping and skip the admission fee. Items available for purchase vary based on merchants, but typically include iron and tin ware, candles, clothing, trinkets, toys, woodcrafts, and leather goods of historical style.

 

FAMILY GAME AND MOVIE NIGHT

Friday, August 9

@ Fuerst Park, Novi

Bring the family out and have a blast with a variety of fun games and activities. Activities run from 7pm to 9pm and Ralph Breaks the Internet starts at dusk.

 

KIDS NIGHT!

Friday, August 9

@ Flat Rock Speedway, Flat Rock

Kids up to age 12 FREE and will receive a FREE hot dog! Watch Street Stock races plus Enduro 250 and Figure 8 races.

 

MOVIE IN THE PARK: JUMANJI 2: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

Friday, August 9

@ New Center Park, Detroit

Grab your favorite blanket or lawn chair and enjoy this comedic feature film. Doors open one hour prior to film start time. Films start at dusk. Sunset scheduled for: 9:06PM.

 

DEXTER DAZE

August 9 – August 10

@ Monument Park, Dexter

Enthusiasm and community growth have developed an event that includes music, artisans, crafters, businesses, and free entertainment for all ages! There will also be children-focused entertainment and performers. Enjoy the spectacular fireworks display on Saturday at dusk!

 

MILFORD MEMORIES

August 9 – August 11

@ Downtown Milford

Explore Downtown Milford while looking at amazing art done by local artists, as well as artists around the state. There will be plenty of fun activities for kids including basketball, volleyball, and fishing tournaments, drop-in art workshops hosted by the Detroit Institute of Arts, a rock wall and more!

 

SWEETEST HEART OF MARY 38TH ANNUAL PIEROGI FESTIVAL

August 9 – August 11

@ Mother Of Divine Mercy Sweetest Heart Of Mary Church, Detroit

Delicious Polish Food, Bands, Dancing, Traditional Polish Dancers, the famous Olde School Resale Shoppe, Children’s Activities and Games, Raffles, Unique Vendors, and more!

 

OAK PARK SUMMER BLAST

Saturday, August 10

@ Oak Park Community Center, Oak Park

Enjoy, inflatables, kid zone of activities, a BBQ competition, food vendors, and 3 0n 3 basketball tournament. This is a great family friendly day-long event you don’t want to miss!

 

4TH ANNUAL JURASSIC PARK NIGHT AT BLUE SKY

Saturday, August 10

@ Blue Sky Ice Cream And Hamburgers, Romulus

There will be Jeep rides, bounce houses, a coloring station, a showing of the Jurassic Park movie Drive-In style, dino photo ops, and more! Plus delicious food and ice cream to enjoy!

 

MOVIE NIGHTS IN THE D: RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET

Saturday, August 10

@ Campus Martius Park, Detroit

Come prepared with a chair or blanket and camp out on the lawn for a relaxing summer evening in the heart of the city. Don’t forget to pack some snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy while watching the movie.

 

CORN FESTIVAL AT THE BIRMINGHAM FARMER’S MARKET

Sunday, August 11

@ Birmingham Farmer’s Market, Birmingham

Come celebrate one of Michigan’s sweetest events with corny games, special kids crafts, corn eating contest at noon, corn demonstrations, and old-fashioned corn shelling.  Enjoy fresh prepared corn recipes including roasted corn, kettle popcorn, corn bread and other homemade recipes.  And of course, fresh corn to buy!

 

AIRPORT OPEN HOUSE AND AIR SHOW

Sunday, August 11

@ Oakland County International Airport, Waterford Township

This year’s Open House and Air Show features a full spectrum of aviation entertainment and exhibits such as championship aerobatic teams, individual performers, World War II aircraft, and a variety of military, commercial, and civilian aircraft and vehicles on display. A day of fun for the entire family.

 

FAMILY MOVIE: INCREDIBLES 2

Monday, August 12

@ Waterford Township Public Library, Waterford

Join us for an afternoon with The Incredibles 2 Movie! Popcorn is provided, but you are welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks (please, no peanuts or uncovered drinks).  Feel free to bring blankets, pillows, etc.  Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

COME HAVE ICE CREAM WITH THE ICE QUEEN AND HER SISTER

Monday, August 12

@ Double Dippers Ashby’s Ice Cream, Utica

Come join Tea Party Castle Macomb’s Ice Queen and her Sister for a “Frozen” Treat! 30% of all proceeds will be donated back to Woman’s Life Chapter 911 and GoodBye Toys Teacher Fund.

 

MARSHAMALLOW FLY AND FRY

Tuesday, August 13

@ Heritage Park, Farmington Hills

Over 1,000 Marshmallows will fall from the sky! Race to collect the marshmallows and turn them in for goodies! Cook hot dogs and s’mores over the fire or purchase already cooked hot dogs. Enjoy games, bouncers, and more!

 

PARK IT MOVIE EVENT: RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET

Tuesday, August 13

@ Troy Boulan Park, Troy

Park It nights feature fun for both kids and adults. Entertainment can include: live bands, a bouncy house, children’s tattoo artist, sponsor giveaways, and a movie under the stars on a high-quality LED outdoor video screen.

 

MOANA

Tuesday, August 13

@ Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

You’re invited to enjoy box office hits on the Chevrolet Plaza’s incredible 50-foot video board for FREE. Popcorn, hotdogs, water and soft drinks will be available at discounted rates. Alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase.

 

SUMMER FEST

Wednesday, August 14

@ McHattie Park, South Lyon

Enjoy multiple inflatables and over sized games. This event will also feature some local businesses to make your day more fun!  Don’t forget to bring socks for the inflatables!

 

OUTDOOR FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET

Wednesday, August 14

@ Walter & Mary Burke Park, New Baltimore

This event features live entertainment, games, and prizes before the show. The movie is played on a large screen right in the park! Bring a blanket or some lawn chairs to enjoy the show.

 

THEATRE IN THE PARK: DREAMGIRLS

August 14 – August 18

@ New Center Park, Detroit

DREAMGIRLS is a show about a time in American musical history when rhythm and blues blended with other styles of popular music creating a new American sound. The subject matter of this play deals with a musical contribution to America of such importance that only now — decades later — are we beginning to understand. Come watch this free live perfomance in the park, bringing musical history to life.

 

FERNDALE DREAM CRUISE

August 15 – August 17

@ Downtown Ferndale

Head to downtown Ferndale and enjoy 3 days of family-fun events. The Kids Play Zone and live music will be happening each day in addition to Legends vehicle show, Goonies movie on the big screen, emergency vehicle show, and Mustang Alley.

 

PARK IT MOVIE EVENT: DUMBO

Thursday, August 15

@ Warren City Square, Warren

Park It nights feature fun for both kids and adults. Entertainment can include: live bands, a bouncy house, children’s tattoo artist, sponsor giveaways, and a movie under the stars on a high-quality LED outdoor video screen.

 

GET REEL OUTDOOR MOVIES ON VESTER: SPIDER-MAN INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

Thursday, August 15

@ Downtown Ferndale

Enjoy a summer evening under the stars, watching a blockbuster movie while lounging in your camp chair. FREE outdoor movies include pre-show activities, and a guaranteed good time.

 

MOVIES IN THE PARK: SPIDER-MAN INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

Thursday, August 15

@ Clintonwood Park, Clarkston

Bring your family, friends, a blanket or a chair and join us for our inaugural Movies in the Park Series!

 

FERNDALE EMERGENCY VEHICLE SHOW

Friday, August 16

@ Downtown Ferndale

On display will be around 100 emergency vehicles that will consist of ambulances, fire apparatus, and police vehicles. During the course of the show, the Ferndale Fire Department will be offering “lift rides” in their aerial platform ladder truck. At 5:30 P.M., the very popular “Lights & Sirens” cruise will take place.

 

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: INCREDIBLES 2

Friday, August 16

@ Village Of Rochester Hills, Rochester Hills

Enjoy a family night of fun watching the Incredibles 2 together. There will be lots of activities for the kids, FREE popcorn, giveaways, and chances to win!

 

MOVIES IN THE PARK: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON

Friday, August 16

@ Wagner Park, Dearborn

Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and settle in for a fun night at the park. Movies begin after dusk, so please plan to arrive at 8:30 p.m. to pick your spot, with the movie to begin as soon as the night sky allows.

 

PONTIAC DREAM CRUISE

August 16 – August 17

@ Downtown Pontiac

Thousands of classic cars “Cruise the Loop” around Downtown Pontiac. Classic Cars are parked throughout the downtown area.

 

WOODWARD DREAM CRUISE

August 16 – August 17

@ Memorial Park, Royal Oak

Come enjoy the Official Woodward Dream Cruise Merchandise Tent, Vendors and Food Court. WOMC Broadcast Tower @ 13 Mile Rd & Woodward & Family Zone in the Park. There will be classic cars shows all weekend and even a family fun 5k run/walk!

 

HOWELL MELON FESTIVAL

August 16 – August 18

@ Downtown Howell

Come out to the 59th Annual Howell Melon Festival!  Along with enjoying tasty Howell melons, there will be music, food, activities, inflatables, entertainment, and more!

 

BIRMINGHAM DREAM CRUISE

Saturday, August 17

@ Downtown Birmingham

The Birmingham Cruise Event is located on South Old Woodward from Maple to Lincoln. It features 300 classic cars of all makes and models, live entertainment, live broadcasts and more.

 

BEE FEST

Saturday, August 17

@ Belle Isle Nature Center, Detroit

This annual event focuses on the critical role of bees in our ecosystem and features beekeeper talks, music, crafts, demonstrations on how to plant and maintain a bee-friendly garden, and a bee costume parade for children.

 

FRASER WATER FUN

Saturday, August 17

@ Steffens Park, Fraser

Grab your super soaker and some water balloons and come out to Steffens Park to join in the fun! We will have water games scheduled and water balloon stations for filling.

 

THE YOUTH CONNECTION’S 18TH ANNUAL AFTER SCHOOL/BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR

Saturday, August 17

@ Belle Isle Casino, Detroit

The Youth Connection’s After-School Fair is a one-day event to get kids ready to go back to school and back to after-school. It features activities and vendors that showcase after-school programs, local businesses, booths on health topics as well as giveaways.

 

SHORT ‘N’ SWEET FAMILY RIDES

Sunday, August 18

@ Grand Street & Broad Street, Dexter

Join D&D Bicycles and Hockey for a sweet treat! Distance will vary from 5-10 miles depending on weather and group. This ride has easy parking & rest stops, as well as a variety of options for “post ride treats” for all riders. All riding will be done on paths, no road riding involved.

 

FAMILY MOVIE: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3

Monday, August 19

@ Waterford Township Public Library, Waterford

Join us for the Hotel Transylvania 3 Movie: Summer Vacation! Popcorn is provided, but you are welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks (please, no peanuts or uncovered drinks).  Feel free to bring blankets, pillows, etc.

 

SPLASH BASH

Monday, August 19

@ Heritage Park, Farmington Hills

This all ages event is fun for the whole family! Heat up by bouncing in the bounce house, then cool down on the Splash Pad. The movie “Wonder Park” will be played outside at 8:15 so bring your blankets to settle in for the show. Food and drink items will be available on site for purchase.

 

PARK IT EVENT: WONDER PARK

Monday, August 19

@ Heritage Park, Farmington Hills

Park It nights feature fun for both kids and adults. Entertainment can include: live bands, a bouncy house, children’s tattoo artist, sponsor giveaways, and a movie under the stars on a high-quality LED outdoor video screen. (Event occurs during the Splash Bash!)

 

PARK IT MOVIE EVENT: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON – THE HIDDEN WORLD

Tuesday, August 20

@ Pavillion Shore, Novi

Park It nights feature fun for both kids and adults. Entertainment can include: live bands, a bouncy house, children’s tattoo artist, sponsor giveaways, and a movie under the stars on a high-quality LED outdoor video screen.

 

ROBOTS IN THE PARK

Wednesday, August 21

@ Kellogg  Park, Plymouth

Robots in the Park is a free event for all ages to showcase Lightning Robotics and STEM to the community. There will be activities for all ages and robot demonstrations.

 

PEWABIC IN THE PLAZA

Wednesday, August 21

@ Rivard Plaza, Detroit

Join Pewabic Pottery’s new mobile museum and educational clay experience for hands-on clay activities on the Detroit RiverWalk. Pewabic will introduce visitors into the art of making pottery.

 

PARK IT MOVIE EVENT: INCREDIBLES 2

Wednesday, August 21

@ Hess-Hathaway Park, Waterford

Park It nights feature fun for both kids and adults. Entertainment can include: live bands, a bouncy house, children’s tattoo artist, sponsor giveaways, and a movie under the stars on a high-quality LED outdoor video screen.

 

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Wednesday, August 21

@ Troy Community Center, Troy

Make your own ice cream sundae and enjoy a 60-minute Heritage Band concert with a few games and prizes, too!

 

PARK IT MOVIE EVENT: RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET

Thursday, August 22

@ Tattan Park, Westland

Park It nights feature fun for both kids and adults. Entertainment can include: live bands, a bouncy house, children’s tattoo artist, sponsor giveaways, and a movie under the stars on a high-quality LED outdoor video screen.

 

BIRMINGHAM MOVIE NIGHT: MONSTERS INC.

Friday, August 23

@ Booth Park, Birmingham

Families are invited to find a cozy spot at Booth Park and enjoy a movie under the stars. Children will see and explore police vehicles, plus enjoy photo opportunities with the officers! Pre-show entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m.; movie begins at dusk!

 

MOVIE IN THE PARK: ARCTIC TALE & ZOO STORIES

Friday, August 23

@ New Center Park, Detroit

Appealing nature study about a polar bear and a walrus as they grow up at the North Pole. Narrated by Queen Latifah. Bring your favorite blankets and lawn chairs to watch this film under the stars.

 

A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS: LEGO MOVIE 2

Friday, August 23

@ Lillie Park, Ann Arbor

Bring your blankets and chairs for a screening of The Lego Movie 2 for the whole family to enjoy. There will fresh popcorn and desserts available for sale. Before the movie we will have a craft for the kids as well as our play structure for them to enjoy! Registration required.

 

BACK TO SCHOOL BASH

Friday, August 23

@ Heritage Park, Canton

Enjoy student performances and showcases while visiting with local school and community groups, clubs, and resources. Enjoy giveaways, food, games and activities for the kids, and some great deals & early bird pricing for Fall classes and programs.

 

ZOO STORIES

August 23 – August 25

@ New Center Park, Detroit

CMAP will interview zoo staff and caretakers, research animals habits and habitats, and materialize four distinct short plays on frogs, polar bears, bats, and wolves. Shows will debut new street-theater style puppet works, with a culmination of all 4 plays being performed as a full revue at New Center Park.

 

YPSI FEST

August 23 – August 25

@ Riverside Park, Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti’s premiere festival features live music, crafts and food. Children’s entertainment includes a “Light Parade”, movie night, touch-a-truck, a rubber ducky race and more.

 

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

Monday, August 26

@ Waterford Township Library, Waterford

Join us for a classic: E.T the Extra-Terrestrial Movie! (1982) Popcorn is provided, but you are welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks (please, no peanuts or uncovered drinks).  Feel free to bring blankets, pillows, etc.  Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

MOVEMENT MONDAY

Monday, August 26

@ Festival Park, Rochester Hills

Come on out to the Village of Rochester Hills for a fitness class in Festival Park (by the gazebo) for a community family workout.

 

ROSCOE THE CLOWN SILLY MAGIC SHOW

Wednesday, August 28

@ Lake St. Clair Metropark, Harrison Charter Township

Join Roscoe the Clown and his guests as they bring out their family-friendly entertainment to have you wiggling and giggling all afternoon.

 

KIDS KOMOTION SUMMER CONCERT

Thursday, August 29

@ Marshbank Park, West Bloomfield

Pack a blanket and gather the children to join us on the concert hill at Marshbank Park for this year’s offerings of free children’s entertainment.   There will be bouncers, craft stations, and concessions for purchase.

 

NATURE AT NIGHT

Thursday, August 29

@ Belle Isle Nature Center, Detroit

These free, family-friendly events feature guided walks and activities to learn about bats, moths, coyotes, frogs and more. Learn how to make your backyard friendlier for our nocturnal neighbors!

 

MOVIE IN THE PARK: MARY POPPINS RETURNS

Friday, August 30

@ New Center Park, Detroit

Round up your most comfy blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy this feature family film under the stars. Doors open one hour prior to film start time. Films start at dusk. Sunset scheduled for: 8:09PM.

 

MOVIE IN THE COURTYARD: 90’S CLASSICS

Friday,  August 31 

@ Trumbull & Porter Hotel, Detroit

Enjoy happy hour specials at Red Dunn Kitchen before the film. During the movie, the Pump Room outdoor bar will serve popcorn and cocktails. The 15,000-square-foot courtyard has a bonfire, plus chairs, picnic table seating and ground seating (bring a blanket). Tonight’s feature film: Spacejam!

 

BLAKE’S CRAFT FAIRE AND FIBER FESTIVAL

 August 31 – September 1

@ Blake Farms And Apple Orchard, Armada

This event will showcase the use of wool and other natural fibers, while some of the area’s most talented fiber artisans will gather to showcase their talents and unique products including clothing, quilts, blankets, rugs, looms, spinning wheels and more.

 

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About Mary Furgason

Mary Furgason is a fitness instructor and writer on LittleGuide Detroit. She lives in western Oakland County with her husband and four kids. Mom of kids in pre-school through high school she knows the ins and outs of motherhood and the best things to do with kids of all ages.

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