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TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEKEND: July 6-8

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Take advantage of your weekends and plan something fun for the whole family to enjoy! Explore somewhere different, take a class or enjoy a local festival. Here’s our top picks for what to do and where to go this weekend!

 

ALL WEEKEND

THE OAKLAND COUNTY FAIR

Friday, July 6 – Sunday, July 15

@ Springfield Oaks County Park, Davisburg

The Oakland County Fair 10 days of events and fun activities for the whole family, including fireworks, demo derbies, Figure 8 racing, Monster Trucks and animals.

 

FRIDAY

READING AND RHYTHM ON THE RIVERFRONT

Friday, July 6 / 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

@ Detroit Riverfront

Reading & Rhythm on the Riverfront is the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy’s offers 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.

 

NATURE ROOM OPEN HOURS

Friday, July 6 / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ West Bloomfield Recreation Activities Center

You can explore and enjoy hands-on activities, educational displays, read nature-themed story books under the insect canopy and visit live animals. Seventy plus acres of natural land behind the building offer great nature trails to walk and explore.

 

MUSIC IN THE AIR

Friday, July 6 / 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

@ Kellogg Park, Plymouth

Enjoy FREE Friday night concerts in Plymouth’s beautiful Kellogg Park! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy one of metro Detroit’s premier local concert series.

 

MOVIE IN THE PARK: THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG

Friday, July 6 / 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

@ New Center Park, Detroit

Grab a park chair or spread your blanket on the lawn and enjoy this mix of old and new films in the open-air. The Princess and the Frog. A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him. (G)

 

SATURDAY

KIDS YOGA

Saturday, July 7 / 9:00 am – 10:00 am

@ Palmer Park, Detroit

Andrea Barterian from The Zen Zone is hosting a yoga class for kids ages 5-12 years old. Each child should bring a yoga mat or towel and waivers will need to be signed by an adult.

 

KIDS SUMMER COOKING CLASSES

Saturday, July 7 / 10:00 am – 11:30 am

@ Eastern Market, Detroit

Let your littles learn from the best Chefs in town, as they take a summer cooking class ($15) at Eastern Market!

 

TAKE A HIKE!

Saturday, July 7 / 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

July is National Parks and Recreation Month – let’s get outside and play! Today, at the OAC, join us for a nature hike through Milliken State Park and down the Dequindre Cut

 

PROFESSOR RAY’S EVERYDAY SCIENCE: MIND OVER MATTER

Saturday, July 7 / 10:30 am – 11:30 am

@ Ann Arbor Hands On Museum

Well, what’s the matter? We’ve got states! States of matter, that is. Today we’ll explore the three states of matter—solids and liquids and gases —in all sorts of crazy ways. We’ll see gas in solid form, watch as liquid expands 700 hundred times to produce explosive consequences, and figure out how cold matter can get!

 

BASE BALL 1867 STYLE

Saturday, July 7 / 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

@ Greenfield Village, Dearborn

Take your peanuts and Cracker Jack to 1867 as the Greenfield Village Lah-De-Dahs play by early base ball rules. No gloves and no Major League contracts. Live music on select days.

 

PUPPET PERFORMANCE: HOW TO BUILD A FLYING MACHINE

Saturday, July 7 / 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Detroit Institute of Arts

Featuring bunraku-style puppets, MoonBull Studio’s newest work-in-progress tells the story of Wilbur and Orville Wright as they dream, experiment, fail and succeed on their path to solving the problem of human flight. This show will encourage audience members to follow their passions, feed their creativity and work together to tackle the impossible.

 

SUNDAY

DROP-IN PLAY

Sunday, July 8 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Nature’s Playhouse, Ferndale

Nature’s Playhouse offers a non-toxic yesteryear playtime experience with our all-natural play environment. At Nature’s Playhouse we take pride in hosting only hand-crafted toys and play elements made exclusively from natural wood or cloth products.

 

KIDS OPEN STUDIO

Sunday, July 8 / 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

@ Boho Mini Studio, Detroit

Kids and parents will have access to paper, scraps, markers, crayons, glue, and other art supplies to freely create! Kids of all ages welcome.

 

PRINCESS BRUNCH AT JIMMY JOHN’S FIELD

Sunday, July 8 / 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

@ Jimmy John’s Field, Utica

Join us for our Princess Brunch, which takes place prior to the United Shore Professional Baseball League game between the Utica Unicorns and the Westside Woolly Mammoths on Sunday, July 8, 2018! Game starts at 1:05 pm. Gates open at 12:00 pm.

 

FREE SECOND SUNDAY

Sunday, July 8 / 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

@ Charles H Wright Museum, Detroit

Bring your family and friends to experience the wonder of The Wright Museum with free admission every second Sunday of the month courtesy of the DTE Energy Foundation! Enjoy the many exhibitions on display as well as engaging programming for the entire family.

 

DETROIT TIGERS V RANGERS

Sunday, July 8 / 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

@ Comerica Park, Detroit

Sunday is Family Day at Comerica Park! Kids 14 and under can ride the carousel and Ferris wheel for free! 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.

 

NATIONAL PICNIC MONTH

Sunday, July 8 / 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

Get out and celebrate the warm summer days and find your love and wonder of the outdoors again while enjoying some great food! Enjoy a picnic on a beautiful summer day on the lawn at the OAC. Lawn games and picnic blankets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

FREE SUNDAY OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, July 8 / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Troy Historic Village, Troy

Baseball fun: field pop-ups, play catch and pickle. Splash in the water balloon area and try old-time outdoor toys and games like Native American “Double Ball.” Turn your throwing arm into a hammering arm when you take a mini blacksmithing lesson. Food for purchase available from Mean Weenie, AAA Ice Cream Carts and Nosh Pit.

 

SUNDAY TRAIN RIDES

Sunday, July 8 / 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

@ Joy Park, Clinton Township

Rides leave Joy Park @ 1, 2, 3, and 4pm. Tickets are purchased at the train prior to each ride. Ride is approximately 35-45 minutes long

 

FAMILY FUN DAY @ BEACON PARK

Sunday, July 8 / 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

@ Beacon Park, Detroit

Sundays equal Family Fun Days at Beacon Park! This wildly popular program offers four hours of free, themed activities for all ages. From putt putt golf and face painting, to inflatables and crafts, the options are endless.

 

PUPPET PERFORMANCE: HOW TO BUILD A FLYING MACHINE

Sunday, July 8 / 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Detroit Institute of Arts

Featuring bunraku-style puppets, MoonBull Studio’s newest work-in-progress tells the story of Wilbur and Orville Wright as they dream, experiment, fail and succeed on their path to solving the problem of human flight. This show will encourage audience members to follow their passions, feed their creativity and work together to tackle the impossible.

 

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

 

Summer is HERE! Check out these ideas for how to enjoy the long days and warm nights.

 

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About Chrissy Hartig

Chrissy Hartig is a recent graduate of Wayne State University and contributing writer for Little Guide Detroit. Born in the Metro Detroit suburbs, she moved to Midtown to be closer to the excitement of the city. She loves spending her time outdoors and enjoying nature in places like Belle Isle and the Riverwalk.

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