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The sun is out, school is almost out and there’s a lot of time to fill on the calendar. From festivals and fairs to fishing contests and fireworks – there’s a lots to do in June!
Thursday, May 31 – Sunday, June 3
@ Shain Park, Birmingham
Your entire family will enjoy four fun-filled days at this year’s Village Fair. Find entertainment, carnival rides, games and food on the streets surrounding Shain Park in downtown Birmingham!
Friday, June 1 – Sunday, June 3
@ Basilica of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox, Livonia
The Michigan Fun Fest will feature exciting entertainment that includes multiple carnival rides, a casino, lots of live music, and many vendors featuring food booths with fresh exotic offerings. It will be a great time for the entire family!
Saturday, June 2 / 10:00 am – Sunday, June 3 / 5:00 pm
@ Palmer Park, Detroit
Installations, street art and demonstrations mix with artists booths and the park’s trees and beauty – combined with face painting, arts and crafts and fun for the whole family!
Saturday, June 2 / 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
@ Maybury Farm, Northville
Enjoy Games & Activities for Kids, including farm animals, face painting, live music, food, sheep shearing, wagon rides and more!
Thursday, June 7 / 4:00 pm – Saturday, June 9 / 10:00 pm
@ John K. Kessey Fieldhouse, Melvindale
Bring the family and enjoy the Carnival, Crafters and Vendors, Live Music and Delicious Food!
Friday, June 8 / 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
High school students ages 13 to 18 are invited to join us for this all-night teen lock-in presented by MOCAD’s Teen Council. Trivia, prizes, art making, video games, movies, and more!
Saturday, June 9 / 8:00 am – 11:00 am
@ Waterford Bend Park, Northville
All kids ages 12 and younger are welcome to have some fishing fun with a casting contest and free fishing! All anglers need to bring their own equipment and bait.
Saturday, June 9 / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
@ Rouge Park Golf Driving Range
Practice your swing at the Rouge Park Golf Driving Range. There will be food, entertainment and GOLF! BONUS: There’s a chance to win $10,000 by sinking a hole-in-one!
Saturday, June 9 / 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
@ Boll Family YMCA, Detroit
In partnership with the Women’s Basketball College Association (WBCA), the Marine Corps will host a FREE basketball clinic for youth (boys and girls), ages 5-12, including basketball drills and fundamental skills like good sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and health and wellness.
Sunday, June 10 / 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
@ Wilson Barn, Livonia
Join the Friends of the Barn and The Road Knights Auto Club for the 31st Annual Antique Car and Hot Rod Show. Enjoy live music by the Men in Black, craft booths, food, and drink while you peruse the shiny pride of local car enthusiasts!
Sunday, June 10 – Friday, June 15
@ Downtown Ann Arbor
Restaurant Week is your opportunity to try as many great Ann Arbor restaurants as your schedule allows for one incredibly low fixed price. $15 for lunch and $28 for a three-course dinner with many restaurants offering 2 for 1 pricing!
Sunday, June 10 / 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
@ Milliken State Park, Detroit
Parents, Grandparents, Guardians and Groups, come enjoy this special opportunity to spend quality time with the kids in your life and create fun lasting memories for your family.
Wednesday, June 13 / 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
@ Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Experience the magic of Harry Potter through the music that brought the movies to life as Orchestra Hall fills with the sounds of Hogwarts and the wizarding world. The DSO performs iconic scores, from John Williams’ music for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Thursday, June 14 – Saturday, June 16
@ Heritage Park, Canton
As in years past, this exciting festival will be filled with plenty of family fun, live entertainment, festival food, adult beverages and more. These three fun-filled days will also feature a carnival, midway games, an International Festival, a spectacular fireworks display and much more.
Friday, June 15 / 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
@ New Center Park, Detroit
The AMC Kids Party is a dazzling event for kids of all ages and will feature DJ Mother Cyborg and Kristy La rAt, face painting, coloring stations and more. The film “Ratchet & Clank” will also be shown at sunset. Based on the popular video game, a spunky Lombax and a defective robot join forces to try and save the world.
Friday, June 15 / 5:00 pm – Sunday, June 17 / 10:00 pm
@ St. Anthony Catholic Church, Belleville
The Strawberry Festival in Belleville, Michigan offers something for everyone with three days of nonstop events. The Strawberry Festival celebrates the strawberry season with free special events for the entire family, beginning with Two Midways, beer tent, music and bingo, crafters, magnificent food, strawberry treats, a children’s area and Strawberry Queen.
Friday, June 15 / 5:00 pm – Sunday, June 17 / 10:00 pm
@ Greenmead Historic Village, Livonia
The Motor City Irish Fest will feature over twenty Irish bands, five Irish dance groups, pipe & drum bands, a wonderful cultural tent, Ring of Steel (stunt group from Ann Arbor – comedy, fire acts, swords, & audience participation) and an area especially for children of all ages.
Sunday, June 17 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
@ Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores
Hundreds of classic and rare automobiles are showcased at the annual Father’s Day car show. The vehicles are chosen for design rather than collectability.
Sunday, June 17 / 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
@ Wolcott Mill Farm Center
Spend time with dad at the farm! Enjoy a wagon ride through the farm and field and afterwards a hot dog.
Tuesday, June 19 / 9:00 am – Wednesday, June 20 / 5:00 pm
@ Royal Oak Farmers Market
Bring the whole family for a day of fun with your favorite PBS friends! Spend the day singing and dancing with everyone’s favorite purple dinosaur, Barney! Visit with PBS Kids Walk-Around Characters including Super Why, Daniel Tiger, Clifford, and Nature Cat. PBS-themed activities include Arts & Crafts, Educational Content, WRCJ 90.9 FM Instrument Petting Zoo, Detroit PBS Kids Photo Booth, DPTV’s Be on TV Studio and MORE! There are a total of six shows.
Friday, June 22 / 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
@ Downtown Trenton
Over 100,000 visitors, over 200 artists, craftsmen and many of your favorite festival food vendors for our annual Trenton Summer Festival!
Friday, June 22 / 11:00 am – Sunday, June 24 / 10:00 pm
@ Detroit Riverfront
Saturday, June 23 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
@ Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
A day of family fun awaits you at the annual Fairy Tale Festival at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House. This year, Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men will take you on an adventure around the grounds of the historic estate.
Monday, June 25 / 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
@ Hart Plaza, Detroit
The Parade Company is excited to pump up the City of Detroit on June 25th as we produce the 60th Ford Fireworks along the Detroit River. The Ford Fireworks will begin at 9:55 p.m
Wednesday, June 27 / 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
@ Borden Park, Rochester Hills
This year’s family friendly event begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, June 27th, with family games and live entertainment. Michigan’s 2nd largest fireworks show will begin at 10:00 pm.
Thursday, June 28 / 2:00 pm – Wednesday, July 4 / 11:00 pm
@ Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi
Since 2006, Stars & Stripes Festival brings together world-class recording artists as well as the hottest regional and local acts.
Thursday, June 28 / 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
@ Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak
Enjoy this exclusive opportunity to ride your bicycle through the Detroit Zoo on a 2-mile trail and enjoy an after-hours look at your favorite animals. This event is for guests of all ages. The post-ride party in the Events Pavilion will feature live music, games, food for purchase and more! This event is family-friendly with a focus on community.
Saturday, June 30 / 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
@ Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford
Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of farm-themed activities for the whole family. Tour the farm and take part in traditional demonstrations and games, visit with the food vendors of our Farm Market, and get your photo taken with Clydedales from Greenwood Farms.
Saturday, June 30 / 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
@ Greenfield Village, Dearborn
Community goodwill fills Greenfield Village as picnic blankets and chairs are assembled for the joint concert by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus. The finale is the DSO’s stirring rendition of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, played in harmony with authentic cannon fire under a canopy of fireworks.
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About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..