Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: June 21-23It's June, the weather is warm and the sun is out! Here are the best ways to kick off the summer season. ALL WEEKENDSUMMER OF SCIENCEJune 21-23@ Michigan Science Center, DetroitEnjoy... Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: June 21-23 skip to Main Content

Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: June 21-23

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It’s June, the weather is warm and the sun is out! Here are the best ways to kick off the summer season.

 

ALL WEEKEND

SUMMER OF SCIENCE

June 21-23

@ Michigan Science Center, Detroit

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

 

ANASTASIA

June 11-23

@ Fisher Theatre, Detroit

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia is on a journey to Detroit at last!

 

ANN ARBOR SUMMER FESTIVAL

June 14  – July 7

@ Top of the Park, Ann Arbor

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival takes over the University of Michigan campus for 3 weeks with over 175 events for all ages!

 

ANN ARBOR JAYCEES SUMMER CARNIVAL

June 19-23

@ Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor

Head to Pioneer High School for rides, games, food and fun!  FREE ADMISSION until 9 pm!

 

LIONS CLUB JUBILEE

June 20 – 23

@ Downtown Lake Orion

Carnival, beer tent, big wheel races, DJ, bands, fireworks. Something for everyone! Fireworks are Saturday night at 10, Sunday if it rains.

 

ROCK ‘N’ RIDES ROYAL OAK

June 20 – 23

@ Downtown Royal Oak

Rock ‘n’ Rides features a kids stage featuring family-friendly musicians, magicians, puppet shows and performances from local school and community groups! And an 18 ride carnival is the largest downtown Royal Oak has seen!

 

DUNDEE MICHIGAN MAYFLY FESTIVAL

June 21-22

@ Downtown Dundee

Come on out to Downtown Dundee for their annual Mayfly Festival! There is plenty to do, such as inflatables, music, face painting, vendors, and beer tasting.

 

AUBURN HILLS SUMMERFEST

June 21-22

@ Riverside Park, Auburn Hills

Join us for live music, food, classic car show, Kidz corner, ice cream, dancing, dodgeball, BBQ cook-off, pet parade, and arts & crafts fair, and much more!

 

BARK ON BIDDLE

June 21-22

@ Downtown Wyandotte

Dogs can compete in the ULTIMATE AIR DOGS dock jumping competition and put their chase instincts to the test in the Lucky Dogs Lure Course.  There will be a variety of pet related vendors, doggy fashions, homemade dog treats, unique dog toys and dishes and samples of dog food and treats.

 

STAR WARS WEEKEND

June 21-22

@ Redford Theatre, Detroit

Watch the original Star Wars movies at the historic Redford Theatre.

 

DETROIT RIVER DAYS

June 21-23

@ West Riverfront Park, Detroit

River Days is a celebration of Detroit’s Riverwalk with activities on land and water.  Experience all the Riverwalk has to offer, from the jet-ski demos to live music, sand sculptures, delicious eats and much more!

 

ARTS AND ACTS FESTIVAL

June 21-23

@ Downtown Northville

This is one of the largest and most diverse summer juried art festivals in Metro Detroit. Find an abundance of neighborhood venues to check out in between viewing the vast display of arts, crafts, theatre performances, literature contests, musical acts, food vendors and more.

 

ST. ISADORE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

June 21-23

@ St. Isadore Church, Macomb

Grab a friend and come out to enjoy food, a talent show, classic car show, live music, dancing, children’s game tent, bingo, and a 50/50 raffle! And of course – strawberries!

 

COLONIAL DAYS

June 22-23

@ Historic Fort Wayne, Detroit

Come watch as re-enactors bring the Revolutionary War period to life as they take over the fort!  Demonstrations, drills, encampments, and talks.

 

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

GRANDMA, TEA & ME FAIRY GARDEN PARTY

Friday, June 21 / 10:00am – 12:00pm

@ Baycourt Park, Clarkston

This delightful garden party is for grandmas and their adorable fairies. This magical day will consist of a visit from a special fairy, a story, healthy snacks with tea and you will create a lovely fairy garden to take home.

 

MEET REXIE

Friday, June 21 / 11:00am – 7:00pm

@ Oakland Mall, Troy

Behold a living legend Rexie, the T-Rex.  Be prepared to step back in time when you meet this anatomically perfect, totally realistic puppet standing over 8′ tall and 12′ long.

 

INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY CELEBRATION

Friday, June 21 / 4:00pm – 4:45pm

@ Bay Court Park, Clarkston

Help us celebrate International Yoga Day by learning the basics of this healthy, calming practice.  Geared for children ages 8 years and up.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT GLOW BOUNCE

Friday, June 21 / 6:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Garden City Civic Arena

The rink will be decked out from end-to-end in bounce-houses, inflatables, games and more! Open to children ages 12 years and under.

 

SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION

Friday, June 21 / 6:30pm – 8:30pm

@ Heritage Park, Farmington

Celebrate the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice, at Heritage Park! Take a hayride through the park, enjoy roasting marshmallows around a campfire, explore the Nature Center, create a fairy door and art projects, and find out what makes this day so special with games and outdoor activities.

 

PEACE, LOVE AND PARKS BLOCK PARTY

Friday, June 21 / 7:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Fuerst Park, Novi

The theme is 1969 so get decked out in your best 60s gear and come out for this groovy event, it’s going to be outta sight!

 

SUMMER SOLSTICE

Friday, June 21 / 7:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Heritage Park, Canton

DJ, Face painting, summer games, and more will be available. Bring the whole family out to celebrate Summer Solstice 2019!

 

SATURDAY

ANNUAL DETROIT AREA FISHING DERBY

Saturday, June 22 / 9:00am – 2:30pm

@ Palmer Park, Detroit

Boys and girls ages 7-14 are invited for a day filled with fishing, fun and prizes!

 

SATURDAY IN THE PARK

Saturday, June 22 / 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.

 

FAMILY FITNESS & SAFETY DAY

Saturday, June 22 / 9:00am – 1:00pm

@ Richard A Young Recreation Center, Dearborn

Come explore and participate in keeping active and staying healthy at our different booths! enjoy games, the bounce house, 4 bike raffles, Zee the Cook cooking demos, firetrucks, big rigs, Zumba, Yoga, Karate board breaking, Senior Stretching and much more! Spider Man will be popping in as well.

 

SENSORY FRIENDLY SATURDAY WITH STAR WARS

Saturday, June 22 / 9:30am – 5:00pm

@ Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

This Sensory-Friendly Saturday event will be focused on “heroes” and will also include a sensory-friendly screening of the film Superpower Dogs at the Giant Screen Experience. Sensory-Friendly Saturday is an event designed for guests on the autism spectrum and with other sensory processing disorders.

 

RIVERSIDE PARK SKATE PARK GRAND OPENING

Saturday, June 22 / 10:00am – 2:00pm

@ West Riverside Park, Detroit

Come out for the grand opening celebration of the brand new Tony Hawk skate park at West Riverside Park.

 

IN THE KITCHEN WITH DAD PARENT CHILD CLASS

Saturday, June 22 / 10:00am – 11:30am

@ The Summit, Canton

A hands-on class where you get to take home everything that you make! Learn together with your favorite guy how to make a special kabob you both will love, and how to twist and decorate a big soft pretzel with dip on the side.

 

SOLAR SCIENCE

Saturday, June 22 / 10:00am – 12:00pm

@ Indian Springs Metropark, White Lake

Covering everything from solar energy to our resident ectotherms, you’ll walk away with a new respect for the summer sunshine. Ages 7 and up.

 

TONS O’ TRUCKS AND WHEELED WONDERS

Saturday, June 22 / 10:00am – 1:00pm

@ Seneca Middle School, Macomb

This is a great opportunity for the entire family to get up close and personal with almost any type of vehicle you can imagine.

 

INTERNATIONAL MUD DAY

Saturday, June 22 / 10:00am – 1:00pm

@ Green Apple Garden Playschool, Ann Arbor

Dive into the wonders of mud in our mud pit, make mud pies, explore mud paint, build cob fairy houses and explore the many uses of mud throughout the world.

 

DROP – IN OWL PELLET DISESECTING DAY

Saturday, June 22 / 10:00am – 2:00pm

@ Oakwoods Metropark Nature Center, New Boston

learn about owls, owl pellets, and get your very own owl pellet dissection kit. Our staff will help you work through the pellet to discover what the owl had for lunch, and we will attempt to put the skeleton of the animal back together.

 

PISTONS FIT BIKE TOUR

Saturday, June 22 / 10:00am – 2:00pm

@ Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

The event will kick-off with fun activities, a DJ, and Pistons special and entertainment team.

 

DAIRY DAY – FARM CENTER

Saturday, June 22 / 10:00am – 4:00pm

@ Wolcott Mill Farm Center, Ray

Come to the farm to watch the cows being milked, candle dipping, games, afts, horse riding demonstrations, dog agility, kiddie tractors, gas powered planes, a milk mustache booth, wagon rides, and much more. Enter our parade with your decorated (dairy or patriotic themed) bicycle, tricycle, wagon or stroller.

 

KIDS YOGA ON THE ROOFTOP

Saturday, June 22 / 11:00am – 12:30pm

@ Citizens Yoga Center, Bloomfield

Kids Yoga will be fun and interactive! In doing yoga, kids get to exercise, play, connect more deeply with the inner self, and of course HAVE FUN!  Kids Yoga is for ages 4-8.

 

FAMILY FUN DAY: FUN WITH FIBER

Saturday, June 22 / 11:00am – 2:00pm

@ Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills

Drop in and explore with hands-on artmaking in the Art Lab! Create your own pom poms, embroider on burlap, and learn to knit with your fingers!

 

READ AND LOOK: “IN EGYPTIAN TIMES”.

Saturday, June 22 / 2:00pm – 3:00pm

@ Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Join us for a kid-friendly tour of the Egyptian exhibits. We begin by reading aloud “In Egyptian Times,” then explore the galleries to find artifacts pictured in the book, like a miniature boat, desk and pens, sandals, painted hieroglyphs, real ancient food, and Egyptian jewelry.

 

COUNT ME IN: SPECIAL NEEDS STORYTIME

Saturday, June 22 / 4:00pm – 4:30pm

@ Canton Public Library, Canton

This is a sensory-friendly story-time filled with picture books, preschool songs and simple sign language especially designed for patrons of all ages with special needs and their families and/or caregivers.

 

KIDS NIGHT OUT: HAWAIIAN LUAU

Saturday, June 22 / 5:30pm – 10:30 pm

@ Franklin Athletic Club, Southfield

Enjoy a night of swimming, pizza, and water games as we celebrate the summer. We will end the night with a movie and snack. Bring a bathing suit, towel and spray sunscreen.

 

KIDZ BOP

Saturday, June 22 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm

@ DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston

KIDZ BOP, the number one music group for kids, is making a stop at DTE Energy Music Theatre as apart of their KIDZ BOP World Tour! The group will perform today’s top hits, so don’t miss out!

 

 

SUNDAY

KID’S SUMMER PARTY

Sunday, June 23 / 9:00am – 1:00pm

@ Canton Farmer’s Market, Canton

This event is to celebrate the end of the school year and highlight all of the great summer activities available for Canton area kids! Keep an eye out for kid’s activity vendors, special entertainment, delicious lunch options, a bounce house and plenty of excitement!

 

LIGHT UP THE PARK

Sunday, June 23 / 11:00am – 4:00pm

@ Ann Arbor Skatepark, Ann Arbor

This year’s event, will feature guest athletes including nine-time skateboarding world champion Andy Macdonald, recent Birdhouse Skateboards pro Alec Beck, musician and professional skateboarder Ron Allen, LA Rams running back and skateboarder John Kelly, Midwest hero and nearly pro skater Gabby Rataiczak, and Arizona Skate Rising program manager/skateboarder Janthavy Norton. The day-long event will also include food to purchase, music, skateboarding competitions and a vendor area.

 

LOG CABIN DAY

Sunday, June 23 / 1:00pm – 3:00pm

@ Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, Shelby Township

This two-hour event features historic pictures and artifacts with a program about the lives of pioneers who would have lived in a one-room structure similar to our historic pioneer cabin.

 

FAMILY FUN DAY – PASSPORT

Sunday, June 23 / 1:00pm – 5:00pm

@ Beacon Park, Detroit

Celebrate Father’s Day with think make/take activities, lawn games, inflatables, face painting, crafts and much more!

 

SUNDAY TRAIN RIDES

Sunday, June 23 / 1:00pm – 4:00pm

@Joy Blvd. Park, Clinton Township

Take a train ride with the Michigan Transit Museum.

 

SUNDAY SHORT AND SWEET FAMILY RIDES

Sunday, June 23 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm

@ Grand Street and Broad Street, Dexter

Join D&D Bicycle 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.

 

KIDS ROCK: MISTER G

Sunday, June 23 / 7:00pm – 8:00pm

@ Top of the Park, Ann Arbor

Children’s world music star and Latin GRAMMY Award winner Mister G is a bilingual singer/songwriter inspired by the energy, creativity, and curiosity of young audiences.

 

GO TO A BALL GAME

 

WATCH A MOVIE OUTSIDE

 

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

 

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