TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEKEND: June 29-July 1Take 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 29-July 1 skip to Main Content

TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEKEND: June 29-July 1

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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
STARS & STRIPES FESTIVAL

Thursday, June 28 / 2:00 pm – Wednesday, July 4 / 11:00 pm

@ Suburban Collection Showcase

Thrill-seekers will enjoy the huge carnival midway packed with rides for children to adults as well as the return of the popular Shell Camino monster truck rides and car crush demolition. Dozens of artisans from around the region will showcase their work at the Arts & Crafts Village.

 

SUMMER FESTIVAL

Saturday, June 30 – Sunday, July 1

@ Kensington Metro Park Farm Center

Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of farm-themed activities for the whole family. Tour the farm and take part in traditional demonstrations and games, visit with the food vendors of our Farm Market, and get your photo taken with Clydedales from Greenwood Farms.

 

SALUTE TO AMERICA

June 30, July 1, 3 and 4

@ Greenfield Village

An exuberant collection of songs, food and fanfare that is quintessentially American. Join us for this celebratory evening of high notes, from the first glance at Greenfield Village to the last sparkle in the sky.

 

FRIDAY

FOUR FEET DOWN THE TRAIL

Friday, June 29 / 9:30 am – 11:00 am

@ Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve

This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration.

 

COME OUT AND PLAY

Friday, June 29 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

@ Catalpa Oak County Park

Activities Include water inflatables, retro games, climbing tower, non-water inflatable bouncers, noon concert, face painting, interactive nature touch table, Kona ice cream and popcorn treat, and more!

 

MUSIC IN THE AIR

Friday, June 29 / 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

@ Kellogg Park

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

 

FIREWORKS – KENSINGTON METROPARK

Friday, June 29 / 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

@ Kensington MetroPark

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: BOLT

Friday, June 29 / 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

@ New Center Park

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. Bolt. The canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real. (PG)

 

TAYLOR SUMMER FESTIVAL: HOT AIR BALLOON GLOW

Friday, June 29 / 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

@ Heritage Park – Taylor

“Hot Air Balloon Glow” in Heritage Park. Hot air balloon display and colorful “glowing” presentation. Free. Great family fun. Bring your children and watch the unique demonstration. Get a chance to see the giant hot air balloons up-close-and-personal and talk to the pilots.

 

FULL MOON FRIDAYS

Friday, June 29 / 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

@ Farmington Hills Nature Center

Enjoy the evening air as we head out on the trails for a night hike. We’ll use our senses to explore some amazing nocturnal features!

 

SATURDAY

LITTLE SCIENTISTS CLUB

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

@ Ann Arbor Hands On Museum

Encourage your child’s natural drive for discovery through our Little Scientist Club. Our youngest visitors will explore their sense of wonder about the world through observation and hands-on activities, science-themed stories, and much more.

 

GET HOOKED ON FISHING!

Saturday, June 30 / 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

@ Outdoor Adventure Center

We’ll provide equipment, bait and instruction, including information about Michigan fish and where to catch them. A fishing license is required for anyone age 17 or older. Catch and release only.

 

KIDS’ LAB: THE GREAT CHEMISTRY CAPER

Saturday, June 30 / 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

@ Michigan Science Center

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.

 

MEET THE SCIENTIST SATURDAY

Saturday, June 30 / 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Charles H Wright Museum

Bring curious students to discover and explore science with activities led by scientists and technologists with the hands-on exhibit, Inspiring Minds: African Americans in Science and Technology! Meet the Scientist Saturday is free and open to the public.

 

KIDZ BOP LIVE 2018

Saturday, June 30 / 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

@ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

KIDZ BOP, the #1 kids’ music brand, and Live Nation have announced the launch of the all-new North American Tour, “KIDZ BOP Live 2018.” The tour announcement coincides with the release of of KIDZ BOP 37, the latest album in the best-selling music series.

 

FIREWORKS – HUDSON MILLS METROPARK

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

@ Hudson Mills Metropark

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

 

MOVIE NIGHT IN THE D – FERDINAND

Saturday, June 30 / 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

@ Campus Martius Park

Enjoy award-winning films on the big screen at Campus Martius Park during our outdoor movie series. Come prepared with a chair or blanket and join us on the lawn for a relaxing summer evening set in the heart of the city.

 

SUNDAY

STROLLER WORKOUT

Sunday, July 1 / 9:00 am – 10:00 am

@ Nature’s Playhouse

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

 

NATURE STORYTIME: AGES 1-5

Sunday, July 1 / 10:00 am – 11:00 am

@ Leslie Science and Nature Center

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, July 1 / 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

@ Bohomodern Studio

Join for Kids Open Studio, every Sunday from 11am to 2pm. Kids and parents will have access to paper, scraps, markers, crayons, glue, and other art supplies to freely create! Kids of all ages welcome.

 

CREATIVE ICE CREAM FLAVORS DAY

Sunday, July 1 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

@ Outdoor Adventure Center

Join us to create some yummy ice cream concoctions. Our friends at Wally’s Frozen Custard will be serving from a fire truck!

 

SUNDAY TRAIN RIDES

Sunday, July 1 / 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

@ Joy Park

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.

 

FAMILY FUN DAY / BEACON PARK

Sunday, July 1 / 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

@ Beacon Park

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.

 

KIDS’ LAB: PLAYFUL POLYMERS

Sunday, July 1 / 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

@ Michigan Science Center

Slippery, ooey and gooey… Oh My! Visit our Centennial Lab to explore how polymers behave using some common household ingredients. Your slimey creation is yours to keep.

 

DETROIT CITY FC VS MILWAUKEE TORRENT

Sunday, July 1 / 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

@ Keyworth Stadium

Bring your littles down to cheer on Detroit’s very own pro-soccer team in the heart of Hamtramck!

 

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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