TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEKEND: June 22-24Take 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... TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEKEND: June 22-24 skip to Main Content

TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEKEND: June 22-24

FairyTalePromo_028

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

LIVONIA SPREE

Tuesday, June 19 / 4:00 pm – Sunday, June 24 / 10:00 pm

@ Eddie Edgar Ice Arena, Livonia

Livonia Spree has something for everyone in the family:  delicious food; great music ranging from Country to jazz; a fantastic family carnival; and of course, the Grand Finale Fireworks Extravaganza on Sunday night.

 

LAKE ORION JUBILEE

Thursday, June 21 / 5:00 pm – Sunday, June 24 / 6:00 pm

@ Downtown Lake Orion

The annual Lake Orion Lions Club Jubilee carnival & fireworks features midway rides, games, live entertainment, fireworks on Saturday night, a beer tent and more.

 

TRENTON SUMMER FESTIVAL

Friday, June 22 / 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

@ Downtown Trenton

Celebrate summer with a festival full of art, crafts, food, a Kids’ corner, live entertainment all weekend and more for the whole family to enjoy!

 

GM RIVER DAYS – GIVEAWAY

Friday, June 22 / 11:00 am – Sunday, June 24 / 10:00 pm

@ Detroit Riverfront, Detroit

GM River Days takes place along the Detroit Riverfront and celebrates the 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!

 

TRENTON SUMMER FESTIVAL

Friday, June 22 / 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

@ Downtown Trenton

Celebrate summer with a festival full of art, crafts, food, a Kids’ corner, live entertainment all weekend and more for the whole family to enjoy!

 

SUMMERFEST

Friday, June 22 / 4:00 pm – Saturday, June 23 / 10:00 pm

@ Downtown Auburn Hills

Each year, Downtown Auburn Hills hosts a two-day summer extravaganza celebrating all things summer! These two days are filled with fun, food, music, and great activities the whole family can enjoy.

 

FRIDAY

FREE FRIDAY-FAIRY TALE FUN

Friday, June 22 / 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

@ Meadow Brook Hall, Rochester

your princes and princesses for some fairy tale fun at the Hall! Reservations are not required.

 

FRIDAY NITES MUSIC & FOODIE RALLIES

Friday, June 22 / 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

@ West Village Commons Plaza, Dearborn

Presented by Downtown Dearborn, Friday Nites Music & Foodie Rallies return for 2018 on the fourth Fridays of June, July and August with great local bands, including The Seatbelts, June 22.

 

MAGICAL NIGHT OUT

Friday, June 22 / 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

@ Lillie Park, Ann Arbor

A warm summer night becomes even more magical with crafts, games, snacks, and a special performance from Gordo the magician!

 

MUSIC IN THE AIR

Friday, June 22 / 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.

 

BIRMINGHAM MOVIE NIGHT – SING

Friday, June 22 / 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

@ Booth Park, Birmingham

Join us for another season of family-friendly films under the stars – this week: SING! Pre-Show Entertainment at 7:30 p.m.; Movie at Dusk.

 

FIREWORKS – STONY CREEK METROPARK

Friday, June 22 / 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

@ Stony Creek Metropark, Shelby Township

Fireworks at the Metroparks is a five-county celebration that has been a tradition for years! Our fireworks show provide a safe and exciting way for the community to celebrate our nation’s birthday, while enjoying the natural beauty of the Metroparks.

 

MOVIE IN THE PARK: MEET THE ROBINSONS

Friday, June 22 / 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. Doors at 8:00pm. Movies at 9:00pm or later. Meet the Robinsons.

 

SATURDAY

SENSORY-FRIENDLY SATURDAY

Saturday, June 23 / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

@ Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

Sensory-Friendly Saturday is an event designed for guests on the autism spectrum and with other sensory processing disorders. For this event, a variety of accommodations, activities and more have been put into place to create an inclusive, welcoming and safe space for our guests.

 

FAIRY TALE FESTIVAL

Saturday, June 23 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

@ Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Rochester

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!

 

NATURE’S PAINT BRUSH

Saturday, June 23 / 10:00 am – 11:30 am

@ Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, Rochester Hills

Join us as we put together our own art projects, make our own paint brushes out of materials we gather from the woods and using them to put together some pretty unique art projects.

 

DAIRY DAY

Saturday, June 23 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

@ Wolcott Mill Farm Center, Ray

Dairy Day is good old-fashioned fun with something for everyone! Events include: cow milking, candle dipping, games, crafts, horse riding demonstrations, dog agility, kiddie tractors, gas powered planes, a milk mustache booth, wagon rides, and much more.

 

TONS O’ TRUCKS

Saturday, June 23 / 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

@ Macomb Township Parks & Rec

Bring the whole family and see, touch and hear every truck you could imagine. Bring your camera so you can capture photos of your kids as they marvel, climb, honk and creatively explore many vehicles.

 

GRANDPARENT & GRANDCHILD SUMMER COOKING CLASSES

Saturday, June 23 / 10:00 am – 11:30 am

@ Eastern Market Shed 5, Detroit

Come learn from the top Chefs around town as your little and their grandparent take a cooking class together at Eastern Market!

 

CULTURA CUBANA

Saturday, June 23 / 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

@ BohoModern Studio, Detroit

Come explore Cuban Culture! We’ll decorate maracas with Cuban inspired designs, learn how to play the Bongos with world famous Cuban musician DJ Dez Andrés, hear a Cuban folktale, and enjoy a drink and tasty treat from the country!

 

HISTORY OF ICE CREAM

Saturday, June 23 / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Wolcott Mill Metropark, Ray

Beat the summer heat with a sweet ice cream treat. Learn about the history of ice cream and try your hand at making a batch of this delicious dessert yourself. Dress to get messy. If you also attend the Dairy Day event at the Farm Center, program fee is only $1.

 

BASE BALL 1867 STYLE

Saturday, June 23 / 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

@ Greenfield Village, Detroit

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.

 

KIDS’ LAB: THE GREAT CHEMISTRY CAPER

Saturday, June 23 / 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

@ Michigan Science Center, Detroit

Calling all science sleuths! We’ve gathered the evidence. Now, we need your help! Grab some markers and filter paper and explore how chromatography can be used to solve some silly mysteries in our Centennial Lab.

 

DETROIT MAMAS CIRCLE

Saturday, June 23 / 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

@ Fort Street Presbyterian Church, Detroit

Detroit Mamas Circle is a Mama-hosted, mellow meet-up for parents and their kiddos, prenatal to preschool. The Circle brings moms together to foster a sense of community so we all feel connected and less alone in our unique-but-shared experiences.

 

DETROIT CITY FC VS KALAMAZOO FC

Saturday, June 23 / 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

@ Keyworth Stadium, Hamtramck

Bring your little down for a true Detroit experience, as you cheer on our very own semi-pro soccer team!

 

FIREWORKS – WILLOW METROPARK

Saturday, June 23 / 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

@ Willow Metropark, New Boston

Fireworks at the Metroparks is a five-county celebration that has been a tradition for years! Our fireworks show provide a safe and exciting way for the community to celebrate our nation’s birthday, while enjoying the natural beauty of the Metroparks.

 

SUNDAY

STROLLER WORKOUT

Sunday, June 24 / 9:00 am – 10:00 am

@ Nature’s Playhouse, Ferndale

Stroller workouts are weather permitting – classes may be held indoors as mommy and me workouts.

 

NATURE STORYTIME: AGES 1-5

Sunday, June 24 / 10:00 am – 11:00 am

@ Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor

Nature Storytime has many opportunities for you and your little one to explore and appreciate the outdoors, such as live animal visits, hikes, stories, and hands-on activities. Storytime includes indoor and outdoor activities – so make sure to dress for the weather!

 

KIDS OPEN STUDIO

Sunday, June 24 / 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

@ BohoModern, Detroit

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

 

MOTHER – DAUGHTER TEA

Sunday, June 24 / 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

@ Meadow Brook Hall, Rochester

Put on your Sunday’s best and come enjoy an elegant tea in the gardens of Meadow Brook Hall with the ladies in your life.

 

LOG CABIN DAY

Sunday, June 24 / 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

@ Palmer Park, Detroit

Once a year, on Log Cabin Day, People for Palmer Park (PFPP) and the City of Detroit open Palmer Park’s historic 1800s Log Cabin — which has been closed for the greater part of 40 years — for a rare tour of the only authentic log cabin in Detroit. See some of the ‘modern’ amenities of the day: Mrs. Palmer’s treasured American Jewel stove, an indoor toilette, and Victorian-style pocket doors.

 

SUNDAY TRAIN RIDES

Sunday, June 24 / 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

@ Joy Park, Clinton Township

Join us for our 42nd season Adults $7.00 Kids 4-12 $4.00. Children 3 and under FREE. Rides leave Joy Park @ 1, 2, 3, and 4pm. Tickets are purchased at the train prior to each ride.

 

FAMILY FUN DAY

Sunday, June 24 / 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

@ Beacon Park, Detroit

Sundays are 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.

 

BASE BALL 1867 STYLE

Sunday, June 24 / 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.

 

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.

 

Photo credit: Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

SHARE THIS:

Chrissy

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.

MORE ARTICLES

Back To Top
Close search