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Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: June 7-9

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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

LOS TROMPOS

May 5 – June 9

@ Beacon Park, Detroit

Last change to take a spin on one of eight colorful and vibrant large-scale spinning tops created by award winning artists and designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena.

 

BIG BOUNCE AMERICA

June 7-9

@ Steffens Park, Fraser

Welcome to the biggest, craziest and most awesome inflatable theme park ever to exist! We’re inviting YOU to join us and spend some quality time with family and friends in our magical, candy-colored wonderland of inflatable 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.

 

FLAT ROCK SUMMER BLAST

June 7-9

@ Huroc Park, Flat Rock

This years festival will feature three days of family fun and entertainment – including fireworks, carnival rides, Shell Camino Monster Truck rides & shows, incredible live entertainment, large beer tent and great food!

 

ST. FRANCES CABRINI PARISH FESTIVAL

June 7-9

@ St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Allen Park

Food, raffles, midway, bingo, Vegas room, shuttle parking and much much more.

 

CENTER LINE INDEPENDENCE FESTIVAL

June 7-9

@ Memorial Park Centerline

Enjoy family fun events all weekend including the Cruisin 53 car cruise, raffles, craft and business vendors, food trucks, a petting farm, music, and more entertainment!  Here are some of the scheduled events:

 

MELVINDALE DAYS CARNIVAL

June 6-9

@ John Kessey Fieldhouse, Melvindale

The biggest kick off to Summer! Big Rock Amusement returns this year with all your favorite rides, games and food! Live Music, Crafters & Vendors and the Best Fireworks display Sunday night!

 

MOTOR CITY IRISH FEST

June 7-9

@ Greenmead Historical Park, Livonia

The Motor City Irish Fest will feature over twenty Irish bands, five Irish dance groups, pipe & drum bands, an wonderful cultural tent, Ring of Steel (stunt group from Ann Arbor – comedy, fire acts, swords, & audience participation) and an area especially for children of all ages.

 

EVOLUTION OF HULA – POLYNESIAN DANCE PERFORMANCE

June 8 & 9

@ Novi Civic Center

The Polynesian Dancers of Michigan will be taking us through the evolution of dance in the Polynesian islands in this amazing dance experience. This show includes both their professional dance troupe and students in a beautiful and colorful expression of cultural heritage.

 

FRIDAY

MOVIE IN THE PARK: A DOG’S WAY HOME

Friday, June 7 / 8:00pm – 11:00pm

@ New Center Park, Detroit

Don’t miss this FREE outdoor movie! A Dog’s Way Home chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella, a dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human.

 

SUMMER BERRY/VEGGIE PICKING TOUR

Friday, June 7 / 10:00am – 3:00pm

@ Blake Farms, Armada

Take a train ride to the pick produce and spend time at Barnyard Funland.

 

MAMA + ME YOGA

Friday, June 7 / 11:00am – 12:00pm

@ Detroit Mama Hub

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.

 

KIDS DAY AT THE MARKET

Friday, June 7 / 2:00pm – 7:00pm

@ Wagner Park, Dearborn

There’s a great line up of acivities planned for the kids including face painters, bounce houses, majicians, jugglers, and even a slot car racing game!

 

SPLASH INTO SUMMER

Friday, June 7 / 3:00pm – 8:00pm

@ Deer Lake Beach, Clarkston

What better way to kick off the end of the school year then celebrating with some fun in the sun? Join us for an afternoon of music, dancing, inflatables, and a sandcastle building contest!

 

FREE FIRST FRIDAY

Friday, June 7 / 5:00pm – 10:00pm

@ Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills

Courtesy of the MASCO Corporation Foundation, admission to the Cranbrook Institute of Science is free after 5pm the first Friday of each month.

 

MOM & DAUGHTER SPA NIGHT

Friday, June 7 / 7:00pm – 9:00pm

@ South Lyon Area Recreation

Moms and Daughters, join us for a night of tips and tricks for hair and nails! Have some fun pampering each other photos and then leave with a goody bag full of fun spa items to continue to pamper yourselves at home.

 

UNITED SHORES GAME

Friday, June 7 / 7:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Jimmy John’s Field, Utica

Watch Utica take on the Westside, followed by Friday night fireworks spectacular!

 

DETROIT CITY FOOTBALL CLUB HOME GAME

Friday, June 7 / 7:30pm – 10:00pm

@ Keyworth Stadium, Hamtramck

Our boys play soccer for DCFC and we can’t wait for them to see the grown-ups play at the Keyworth Stadium this spring! Catching a game in the open air stadium is a great family-friendly sporting event.

 

SATURDAY

SATURDAY IN THE PARK

Saturday, June 1 / 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.

 

FISHING DERBY

Saturday, June 8 / 7:30am – 10:00am

@ Riverside Park, Auburn Hills

The 16th Annual River Day Fishing Derby offers youths 16 & under a chance to fish and participate in this free annual contest on the banks of the Clinton River at Riverside Park. Raffle prizes plus River Day t-shirts for all the kids.

 

JUNE DAY

Saturday, June 8 / 7:30am – 8:00Pm

@ North Rosedale Park, Detroit

here is a parade through the neighborhood down Bretton where children decorate their bikes (prizes awarded!), blocks have floats (decorating a pickup truck with families in the back is a favorite), and our community partners share in the festivities. The afternoon is filled with outdoor fun with free and low cost activities.

 

FISHING DERBY

Saturday, June 8 / 8:00am – 10:00am

@ Waterford Bend Park, Northville

All kids ages 12 and younger are welcome to have some fishing fun with a casting contest and free fishing! All anglers need to bring their own equipment and bait.

 

RIVERFRONT RUN

Saturday, June 8 / 8:30am – 11:00am

@ Detroit Riverfront

This 5K & 10K run and walk showcases the Detroit RiverWalk and Milliken State Park, and provide a healthy, fun experience for participants. Proceeds benefit the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy.

 

OPEN AIR MARKET

Saturday, June 8 / 9:00am – 2:00pm

@ Downtown Monroe

Visit Downtown Monroe and enjoy vendors, crafters, food, sidewalk sales, artists, music, car show, and free kids area.

 

FAMILY FISHING FUN DAY

Saturday, June 8 / 9:00am – 2:00pm

@ Crosswinds Marsh Interpretive Preserve, New Boston

Enjoy a free fishing day as part of the Department of Natural Resources Free Fishing Weekend, where fishing licenses are NOT required. Tackle tying and casting techniques will be offered for those first time fisher boys and girls.

 

BERKLEY ART BASH

Saturday, June 8 / 10:00am – 6:00pm

@ Downtown Berkley

Head to downtown Berkley for art work from over 140 artists, live music, fabulous food & fun for kids!

 

PASSPORT TO SAFETY

Saturday, June 8 / 10:00am – 2:00pm

@ Livonia Police Department

A day of learning about safety in a fun, family setting. The event includes, food, entertainment, and 10 safety stations geared toward kids ages 3-10

 

SUPER HERO AUTISM ACTIVITY DAY

Saturday, June 8 / 10:00am – 1:00pm

@ 242 Community Center, Brighton

Whether you’re getting your pictures taken with your favorite superheroes, running around obstacle courses with friends, jumping on the bounce house, getting your face painted by a professional, or getting creative with an arts & craft project, you and your family will have a great time!

 

FISH ‘N FUN DAY

Saturday, June 8 / 11:00am – 3:00pm

@ Heritage Park, Taylor

Fish ‘n Fish Day combines education with the fishing experience for young people. Learn some great tips from experienced outdoorsmen and get a free goody bag that includes useful information about fishing.

 

DAY OF PLAY AT THE PARK

Saturday, June 8 / 12:00pm – 3:00pm

@ Brighton State Recreation Area, Howell

FREE and open to children with all disABILITIES & their families, come out and learn about all the programs offered in the area! Participants will learn about and participate in a variety of adaptive recreation offered in the summer months. Activities include canoeing, archery, nature exploration, fishing and more.

 

FISHING FOR BEGINNERS

Saturday, June 8 / 1:00pm – 3:00pm

@ Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter

We will cover different types of tackle, some basic knots, and casting techniques.  We will provide bait and rods. If you want to try and catch your own bait, join us in the morning for Kids in the Creek.

 

FISHING FOR BEGINNERS

Saturday, June 8 / 1:00pm – 3:00pm

@ Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter

We will cover different types of tackle, some basic knots, and casting techniques.  We will provide bait and rods. If you want to try and catch your own bait, join us in the morning for Kids in the Creek.

 

SUNDAY

RED FISH BLUE FISH TEACH KIDS TO FISH

Sunday, June 9 / 9:30am – 11:00am

@ Gallup Park, Ann Arbor

Michigan offers some of the finest freshwater fishing with more than 36,350 miles of rivers and streams. Fishing poles, bait and instruction are provided. Bring your family/friends to fish!

 

MOTHER’S DAY AT TFAC

Sunday, June 9 / 11:00am – 7:30pm

@ Troy Family Aquatic Center

Mother’s Day has come and gone… but we still want to celebrate all our mamas! All Mother’s receive one free admission when accompanied by a paying child over the age of 3. Regular fees apply for children.

 

FATHER’S DAY GIFTAGANZA

Sunday, June 9 / 12:00pm – 3:00pm

@ Kensington Metropark, Milford

Not sure what to buy for Father’s Day? Forget the mall and bring the kids out to Kensington Metropark. Each child will get to craft a one-of-a-kind nature-themed gift dads are sure to love.

 

KIDS FISHING FEST

Sunday, June 9 / 12:00pm – 4:00pm

@ Milliken State Park, Detroit

Parents, Grandparents, Guardians and Groups, come enjoy this special opportunity to spend quality time with the kids in your life and create fun lasting memories for your family. This is a FREE event and will include entertainment, games, activities, and more!

 

TURTLE NINJA PARTY &  A BALL GAME

Sunday, June 2 / 1:00pm – 3:00pm

@Jimmy John’s Field, Utica

Have a Sunday Funday full of activities with your favorite Ninja Turtles and there will be pizza!

 

DETROIT TIGERS FAMILY DAY

Sunday, June 9 / 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. There’s no additional cost, all you have to do is line up under the scoreboard in left field.

 

SUNDAY TRAIN RIDES

Sunday, June 9 / 1:00pm – 4:00pm

@Joy Blvd. Park, Clinton Township

Take a train ride with the Michigan Transit Museum.

 

GET UP AND MOVE

Sunday, June 9 / 1:00pm – 5:00pm

@ Beacon Park, Detroit

Sunday is family day at Beacon Park. Come out for make/take activities, lawn games, inflatables, face painting, crafts and much more!

 

GO FISH

Sunday, June 9 / 4:00pm – 6:00pm

@ Marshbank Park, West Bloomfield

Never been fishing before? No problem! We will have staff on hand with a limited number of fishing poles provided for hands-on instruction to get you and your child started. Play fishing games or win a fishing pole if you catch the smallest or the largest fish of the night.

 

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

 

Find Summer Favorites HERE! Check out these ideas for more fun:

 

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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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