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Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: June 28-30

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It’s the final weekend in June, make the most of the summer days and the weekend!

ALL WEEKEND

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!

 

LIVONIA SPREE

June 25-30

@ 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.

 

TAYLOR SUMMER FESTIVAL

June 27-30

@ Heritage Park. Taylor

Enjoy all day rides, games, food, fireworks, live music, and new this year a 5k GlowRun!  Armbands are available for riding all day.   Fireworks will be held Saturday night at 10pm weather permitting ( sunday night rain date).

 

HOWELL BALLOON FESTIVAL

June 28-30

@ Howell High School, Howell

Come on out for the annual Howell Balloon Festival! There will be music, games, food and hot air balloons. Don’t miss out!

 

TRENTON SUMMER FESTIVAL

June 28-30

@ Downtown Trenton

Over 200 artists, craftsmen and many of your favorite festival food vendors for our annual Trenton Summer Festival! Detroit Institute of Arts will be offering fun and accessible art-making drop-in workshops!

 

CAMPING TRAINING

June 29- 30

@ Detroit Outdoors, Detroit

The Detroit Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Camping Leadership Immersion Course (CLIC) Training is designed to provide leaders with the skills and resources to plan and lead a youth camping trip in Scout Hollow.

 

IMAGINATION TAKE FLIGHT

June 29- 30

@Hands on Museum, Ann Arbor

You will have the chance to imagine life as a pilot, an astronaut, or an engineer as you participate in hands-on activities and design challenges. Come choose your adventure!

 

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

MAMA AND ME YOGA

Friday, June 28 / 11:00am – 12:00pm

@ Detroit Mama Hub, Detroit

This class is all about connection and having fun! Mamas will be lead through a restorative yoga flow while the littles look on, play, or participate.  Each class will include a 30-minute yoga practice and end with a short song/storytime for the kids.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC AND FOODIE RALLY

Friday, June 28 / 5:00pm – 10:00pm

@ Wagner Park, Dearborn

Take in the sights of summertime fun and enjoy the cuisine of local restaurants and food trucks, a craft beer garden, corn hole games, kids’ activities and more. The event is open to the public, and there is free parking available in public lots and decks.

 

KID ZONE: ANN ARBOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Friday, June 28 / 5:00pm – 8:00p

@ Top of the Park, Ann Arbor

Bow a violin, pluck a cello, buzz a trumpet, blow through a flute, and play other instruments seen and heard in an orchestra. It’s hands-on fun for the whole family! An instrument petting zoo!

 

DETROIT CITY FC CLINICS

Friday, June 28 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm

@ High Velocity Sports, Canton

Detroit City FC will again host several youth clinics during the summer season for children aged 6 through 12. These sessions include two (2) hours of soccer under the direction of DCFC players, coaches, and staff members, as well as a t-shirt and two (2) complimentary tickets to an upcoming match.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT GLOW BOUNCE

Friday, June 28 / 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.

 

FAMILY FUN NIGHT AT THE ZOO

Friday, June 28 / 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. The theme tonight is Starry Safari!

 

MAGIC IN THE PARK

Friday, June 28 / 6:45pm – 8:15pm

@ Lillie Park, Ann Arbor

Come enjoy this magical evening of fun with Jeff Wawrzaszek from A2 magic. He will perform a great show, teach the kids some magic tricks of their own, and have balloon animals for each child to take home! There will be a craft station before the show.

 

NIGHT HIKES ON THE FARM

Friday, June 28 / 8:00pm – 9:00pm

@ MSU Tollgate Farm, Novi

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.

 

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION FIREWORKS

Friday, June 28 / 9:00pm

@ Downtown Mount Clemens

Sit back and relax and watch the fireworks. The event begins at dusk on the Riverfront.

 

SATURDAY

SATURDAY IN THE PARK

Saturday, June 29 / 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.

 

KNITTING IN NATURE

Saturday, June 29 / 10:00am

@ Oakwoods Metrotpark Nature Center, New Boston

From beginner to expert, let’s get together, relax, knit, crochet, teach and learn. Have a cup of coffee, a treat or two and make some new friends. This is not a class on knitting or crocheting. This is a monthly gathering of people who love to knit and crochet and want to “share stitches.”

 

PATH PAWS : URBAN WILDLIFE HIKE

Saturday, June 29 / 10:00am 

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

Join us with your four-legged friends as we hike and explore the habitat of our Detroit wildlife.

 

TEDDY BEAR PICNIC

Saturday, June 29 / 10:00am – 12:00pm

@ Dearborn Historical Museum, Dearborn

Join us for a fun series of contests, games, and activities at the Dearborn Historical Museum’s Teddy Bear Picnic. Prizes will be awarded in a number of categories for teddy bears.

 

RARE FARE

Saturday, June 29 / 10:00am & 2:00pm

@ Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown

Hundreds of plants and animals call Lake Erie Metropark home.  Join us as we explore the life histories of these often and not-often seen plants and animals.

 

CANOE TOURS

Saturday, June 29 / 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 the live along the river!

 

FISHERIES DAY

Saturday, June 29 / 11:00am

@Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

From fish identification to casting practice, you will find something for you in this fun and educational day. Representatives from the DNR Fisheries Division, Flygirls of Michigan and the Clinton Valley Trout Unlimited will join us for this exciting event, which also will include an interesting historical look at Michigan’s commercial fishing industry later in the day.

 

KIDS YOGA ON THE ROOFTOP

Saturday, June 29 / 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.

 

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Saturday, June 29 / 11:00am – 1:00pm

@ Spirit Plaza, Detroit

The Michigan Opera Theater will present a family day in Spirit Plaza featuring Jack and the Beanstalk.

 

ASTEROID DAY

Saturday, June 29 / 11:00am – 2:00pm

@ Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills

In observance of International Asteroid Day, join us at the Institute for a day packed with discovery and learning about the universe around us. Visitors will learn how to identify meteorites, build asteroid models, and get a hands-on experience with authentic meteorites from around the world.

 

MILLIKEN STATE PARK RIVERWALK CLEAN UP

Saturday, June 29 / 12:00pm

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

Calling all who care deeply about our parks and valuable green spaces for urban wildlife! Join us as we hike through Milliken State Park to collect any garbage and restore the beauty of the park. Participants will earn a commemorative 2019 OAC service patch. This is a great opportunity for community service hours.

 

DETROIT MAMAS CIRLCE: CAMPUS MARTIUS

Saturday, June 29 / 1:00pm – 3:00pm

@ Campus Martius Park, Detroit

Join us for a special summertime edition of our Detroit Mamas Circle at The Beach at Campus Martius. Bring the kids and meet other families while enjoying one of the city’s not-so-hidden gems. Bring your own snacks or grab something from vendors available on-site.

 

SPLASH DAYS

Saturday, June 29 / 1:30pm – 4:30pm

@ Veterens Memorial Pool, Ann Arbor

Our friends and volunteers at GIVE 365 will be at Veterans Memorial Pool to lead a variety of fun activities and pool games. Join us and see what it’s all about. Pool admission rates apply, but the added fun is free!

 

MUD DAY

Saturday, June 29 / 3:00pm – 4:30pm

@ West Bloomfield Recreation Activities Center, West Bloomfield

Go for a splash in our mud pit, paint works of art with mud, make mud animal tracks and make mud pies with ingredients from our sensory garden. Discover why mud is important for animals and plants. Wear clothes you can get really dirty, or you could wear a bathing suit!

 

NORTHVILLE ROAD RUNNER CLASSIC

Saturday, June 29 / 5:00pm – 8:00pm 

@ Maybury State Park, Northville

Join the Northville Road Runners for an evening of fun and exercise. There will be a 1 Mile and 5 K run/walk on paved trails, and an 8 K run/walk on dirt and paved trails. There will be family fun activities during the race. Post race activities include pizza, live music, libations, home made baked goods and more!

 

4TH ANNUAL LAKE ORION DUELING FIREWORKS

Saturday, June 29 / 10:00pm – 11:00pm

The Lake Orion Fireworks Association is proud to present this annual show. The show starts at dusk.

 

VAN BUREN FIREWORKS

Saturday, June 29 / 10:00pm – 11:00pm

@ DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston

Bring your family to enjoy our communities annual Fire Works show!

 

 

SUNDAY

CANTON’S FARMER’S MARKET STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

Sunday, June 23 / 9:00am – 1:00pm

@ Canton Farmer’s Market, Canton

This delicious fruit has it’s own special day this year at the Canton Farmers Market! The Canton Public Library will have a special story time centered on strawberries, and Canton Leisure Services will provide the bounce house!

 

DETROIT TIGERS FAMILY DAY

Sunday, June 30 / 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.

 

SUNDAY TRAIN RIDES

Sunday, June 30 / 1:00pm – 4:00pm

@Joy Blvd. Park, Clinton Township

Take a train ride with the Michigan Transit Museum.

 

BIKE TO THE BELLE ISLE BEACH

Sunday, June 30 / 1:30pm – 3:30pm

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

Join in for a fun east Detroit riverfront bike ride as we ride past the construction site of Atwater beach out to the Belle Isle beach for nice riverside cooldown. After some quality relaxation on the beach, we will depart back to the Outdoor Adventure Center to finish off the day. We will use the Riverwalk as our trail and learn about some local history along the way.

 

MUSEUM MISCELLANEOUS

Sunday, June 30 / 2:00pm

@Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown

Guided by an interpreter, this program series gives visitors a chance to investigate in detail some of the rarely seen items from the backroom.  If you have ever wondered what we have, now is your chance to find out!

 

RED, WHITE, & BLUES FIREWORKS FESTIVAL

Sunday, June 30 / 6:00pm – 11:00pm

@ 305 North John Street, Highland

Come on out to Highland for their annual Red, White, & Blues Festival! Enjoy live music, different vendors, food, activities for the kids, and a firework show! Don’t miss out on this great day!

 

FESTIVAL IN THE PARK

Sunday, June 30 / 7:00pm – 10:30pm

@ Madison Heights Civic Center Park, Madison Heights

Live music will be provided. In addition to stage entertainment, there will be activities available for a nominal fee such as face painting, airbrush tattoos, food vendors and a few inflatables. At 10:00 pm, a brilliant fireworks display will top off the evening as we celebrate our independence.

 

KIDS ROCK: FALU’S BIZARRE

Sunday, June 30 / 7:00pm – 8:00pm

@ Top of the Park, Ann Arbor

Bring the whole family for an inspiring concert of children’s music from celebrated South Asian vocalist Falu (a.k.a. Falguni Shah) and her band from New York City.

 

FIREWORKS: STONEY CREEK METROPARK

Sunday, June 30 / 9:00pm – 10:30pm

@ Stoney Creek Metropark, Shelby Township

Every year, tens of thousands of our neighbors gather together – over picnics and under the stars – to enjoy this celebration of our American Independence. And you can be part of it!

 

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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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.

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