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Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: Aug. 30 – Sept. 1

Little kids eating yummy ice cream

The countdown is on! Make the most of summer vacation and hit the town this weekend!

 

ALL WEEKEND

SALINE COMMUNITY FAIR

August 28 – September 2

@ Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, Ann Arbor

Get ready for carnival rides and family fun! Watch a pie eating contest, a tractor pull or car show, enjoy STEM activites, live music and more, and even a day just for the kids!

 

MICHIGAN STATE FAIR

August 29 – September 2 

@ Suburban Collection Showcase, Novi

The Fair features family friendly activities, eating contests, equestrian shows, petting farms, carnival rides, Shrine Circus, pig racing and so much more! Visit the yearly event at it’s new location!

 

ROMEO PEACH FESTIVAL

August 29 – September 2

@ Romeo Village Park, Romeo

Relays, Shows, Games, Craft Stations, Petting Farm, Inflatable, Train Rides, Give-Aways & More!! Don’t forget to join the DIA at Romeo Peach Fest KidsFest and make a paper flower.

 

ART, BEATS AND EATS

August 30 – September 2 

@ Downtown Royal Oak

The festival offers more than 200 performances on nine stages, a highly ranked Juried Fine Arts Show, and local restaurants with some of the finest cuisine in Metro-Detroit. Each year these international, regional and local festival attractions make the City of Royal Oak the premier destination for Labor Day weekend.

 

BLAKE’S CRAFT FAIRE AND FIBER FEST

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. A great variety of workshops will be held throughout the weekend.

 

HAMTRAMCK LABOR DAY FESTIVAL

August 31 – September 2

@ Downtown Hamtramck

This year’s celebration features the yacht races down Jos. Campau (a Hamtramck tradition), the annual Polish parade and dancers, and an assortment of crowd-pleasing events for kids and adults of all ages.

 

MICHIGAN RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: VIKINGS

August 31 – September 2

@ Michigan Renaissance Festival Fair Grounds, Holly

All vikings are invited to participate in pillaging the village. This will be a weekend filled with competitive spirit and new experiences. Do you have a awesome beard or mustache to showcase, then you can enter into the contest to win some great prizes! ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­

 

DFT ANIMATION CLUB: MIRAI

August 31 & September 1

@ Detroit Film Theatre, Detroit

An official selection at the Cannes Film Festival and an Oscar® and Golden Globe nominee for Best Animated Feature, this dazzling anime tale of love passed down through generations is a magical and emotionally soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together, making us who we are. The English-language version will be shown Saturday; Sunday’s performance is in Japanese with English subtitles. (98 min.)

 

LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER: NINJAGO DAYS

July 20 – September 2

@ Legoland, Auburn Hills

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan wants families to discover their radical powers at NINJAGO Event Days Saturday, July 20 to Monday, Sept. 2. Based on The LEGO NINJAGO Movie, the event days will have several activities for kids and parents to hone their skills to become a master NINJAGO warrior.

 

MEET A MERMAID

August 15 –  September 2

@ Sea Life Michigan Aquarium

From August 15th to September 2nd (Thursdays through Sundays only), mermaids will perform underwater next to sharks, sea turtles and thousands of tropical fish to amaze visitors of all ages. Then, meet a mermaid “face to fin” at a magical photo op!

 

DOOM OF THE DINOSAURS

March 15 – September 1

@ Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills

The temporary Doom of the Dinosaurs exhibition allows visitors to view the impressive fossil casts of the last known dinosaurs to roam Earth, including the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Edmontosaurus.

 

FRIDAY

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

Friday, August 30 / 8:00am – 6:00pm

@  Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill, Armada

Come and enjoy the final day for our teacher appreciation week! Teachers who stop by the orcard will receive a free donut (with valid teacher identification) or apple and register to win either free cider and donuts for their class or an all-inclusive class field trip to Blake’s Cider Mill or Blake’s Big Apple.

 

TROY GYMNASTICS “REC” OPEN GYM

Friday, August 30 / 6:00pm – 7:30pm

@ Troy Gymnastics, Troy

Kids 5 years through 23 years are invited to come tumble around for a few hours. If it’s your first time going, it’s absolutely free!

 

5TH ANNUAL LABOR DAY MINI TRACTOR PULLS

Friday, August 30 / 6:00pm – 10:00pm

@ Westview Orchards & Adventure Farm, Washington Township

FREE to watch young competitors challenge the power of their mini-tractors to pull increasing weights down the track.

 

DETROIT TIGERS HOME GAME

Friday, August 30 / 7:00pm – 10:00pm

@ Comerica Park, Detroit

Head on down to Comerica Park and cheer on your Detroit Tigers! Tonight they take on the Twins!

 

UNITED SHORES HOME GAME

Friday, August 30 / 7:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Jimmy John’s Field, Utica

Come on out to Jimmy John’s field and watch some great baseball with the United Shore Professional Baseball League! Tonight watch the Westside take on Birmigham Bloomfield.

 

MOVIES IN THE PARK: MARY POPPINS RETURNS

Friday, August 30 / 7:00pm – 11:00pm

@ New Center Park, Detroit

Doors open one hour prior to film start time. Films start at dusk. Sunset scheduled for: 8:09PM. Don’t forget your favorite blanket or chair!

 

NIGHT HIKES ON THE FARM

Friday, August 30 / 8:00pm – 9:00pm

@ MSU Tollgate Farm Children’s Garden 

Night Hikes on the Farm is a series of bi-monthly events that offer educational and recreational opportunities for visitors to venture the farm in the nighttime and explore fascinating natural science topics.

 

 

SATURDAY

SATURDAY IN THE PARK

Saturday, August 31 / 9:00am – 3:30pm

@ Nankin Mills, Westland

Six miles of Hines Drive (from Outer Drive to Ann Arbor Trail) will be closed to traffic every Saturday for the public of all ages to run, walk, skate, or cycle safely. Parking is available at the Helms Haven and Nankin Mills picnic areas.

 

CANOE TOURS

Saturday, August 31 / 10:00am – 2:00pm

@ Oakwoods Metropark Nature Center, New Boston

Aboard our 34-foot replica of a historic Voyageur canoe we will explore the Huron River. As we paddle through marshes we will look for muskrats, deer and other animals that live along the river!

 

CAPTURING THE WIND

Saturday, August 31 / 10:00am

@ Oakwoods Metropark Nature Center, New Boston

Join us for a wind-inspired craft workshop. Whether you love the sound of wind chimes, or just like watching things spin in the air; this workshop is for you.

 

SPIDER STROLL

Saturday, August 31 / 2:00pm

@ Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown

Like it or not, spiders are everywhere. But don’t fear – we are prepared to set the record straight.  Join us as we take a casual stroll to investigate these important but misunderstood critters.

 

DETROIT TIGERS HOME GAME

Saturday, August 31 / 6:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Comerica Park, Detroit

Head on down to Comerica Park and cheer on your Detroit Tigers! Tonight they take on the Twins!

 

FAMILY FUN NIGHT AT THE ZOO – PENGUINS

Saturday, August 31 / 6:30pm – 9:00pm

@ Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak

Each Family Fun Night will include a hike through the Zoo, hands-on-activities, a snack, and an opportunity to meet Zoo staff. These experiences will be suitable for all those older than 5 years of age.  Tonight we will walk thru the Penguin Conservation Center and talk everything penguin.

 

UNITED SHORE HOME GAME

Saturday, August 31 / 7:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Jimmy John’s Field, Utica

Come on out to Jimmy John’s field and watch some great baseball with the United Shore Professional Baseball League! Tonight watch the Westside take on Utica.

 

DETROIT CITY FOOTBALL CLUB HOME GAME

Saturday, August 31 / 7:30pm

@ Keyworth Stadium, Hamtramck

Tonight you can cheer on the Detroit City Football Club soccer team take as they take on the Philadelphia Fury team in Keyworth Stadium!

 

MOVIE IN THE COURTYARD: 90S CLASSIC

Saturday, August 31 / 8:00pm – 10:30pm

@ Trumbell & Porter Hotel, Detroit

The popular free movie series returns to Trumbull & Porter’s outdoor courtyard this Saturday night and the movie is Space Jam! (Rated PG) The 15,000-square-foot courtyard has a bonfire, plus chairs, picnic table seating and ground seating (bring a blanket). There will be popcorn and cocktails to purchase as well.

 

SUMMER NIGHT SKY

Saturday, August 31 / 8:30pm – 10:30pm

@ Watkins Lake State Park & County Preserve, Brooklyn

Near the Jackson County border west of Manchester, enjoy a summer evening as Ron Gamble points out various night sky constellations. Plans are in place for a small fire and supplies for s’mores.

 

SUNDAY

MARY POPPINS TEA

Sunday, September 1 / 12:00pm – 1:30pm

@ Townsend Hotel, Birmingham

Our children inspired tea event offers interactive entertainment with singing, dancing, glitter tattoos, food and fun for all!

 

DETROIT TIGERS FAMILY DAY

Sunday, September 1 / 1:00pm – 4:00pm 

@ Comerica Park, Detroit

Sunday is Family Day at Comerica Park! Kids 14 and under can ride the carousel and ferris wheel for free! And, after most games, kids are also able get in on the action and run the bases. There’s no additional cost, all you have to do is line up under the scoreboard in left field.

 

SUNDAY TRAIN RIDES

Sunday, September 1 / 1:00pm – 4:00pm

@ Joy Blvd. Park, Clinton Township

Take a train ride with the Michigan Transit Museum.

 

DANCING IN THE STREETS 2019

Sunday, September 1 / 1:30pm – 6:30pm

@ Downtown Ann Arbor

This Free festival offers local residents a chance to sample lots of different music and dance traditions, enjoy the downtown, and see some friends and neighbors in the process. Multiple stages offer visitors a chance to try many different styles of dancing, as well as enjoy mini-concerts and entertain their children with special activities.

 

MARSH MEANDER

Sunday, September 1 / 2:00pm

@ Lake Erie Marshland Museum, Brownstown

Take a leisurely walk along the boardwalks overlooking our marshes as we search for critters scaly, slimy, furred, and feathered. Please preregister.

 

RHYTHM + MUSIC AT CLARK PARK

Sunday, September 1 / 4:00pm – 7:00pm

@ Clark Park, Detroit

Let loose for Labor Day and let your littles play. Get ready for an hour of music and dancing, then settle in for a free evening concert.

 

UNITED SHORE HOME GAME

Sunday, September 1 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm

@ Jimmy John’s Field, Utica

Come on out to Jimmy John’s field and watch some great baseball with the United Shore Professional Baseball League! Tonight watch the Eastside take on Birmingham Bloomfield.

 

SUNDAY SHORT ‘N’ SWEET FAMILY RIDES

Sunday, September 1 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm

@ Grand Street & Broad Street, Dexter

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.

 

2019 SUMMER MOVIE NIGHTS – FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF

Sunday, September 1 / 9:00pm – 11:30pm

@ Jimmy John’s Field, Utica

Join us for our 2019 Summer Movie Nights presented by Emagine Theatres at Jimmy John’s Field! Tickets only $5 to just watch the movie! Movie is after the ball game. Seating is in the grandstand or on the outfield grass, so don’t forget your blanket!  Concession stands will be operating as well.

 

 

GO TO A BALL GAME

 

For MORE EVENTS happening this weekend, please check out our full EVENT CALENDAR!

 

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