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TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEKEND: June 8-10

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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 WEEEKEND

MELVINDALE DAYS

Friday, June 8 – Sunday, June 10

@ John K. Kessey Fieldhouse

Bring the family and enjoy the Carnival, Crafters and Vendors, Live Music and Delicious Food!

 

PEWABIC HOUSE & GARDEN SHOW

Friday, June 8 – Sunday, June 10

@ Pewabic Pottery, Detroit

The 28th annual Pewabic House & Garden Show includes a weekend celebrating Pewabic and introducing our latest work and ware with activities for the whole family.

 

ROYAL OAK CLAY, GLASS & METAL SHOW

Saturday, June 9 / 10:00 am – Sunday, June 10 / 5:00 pm

@ Downtown Royal Oak

Bring the family to the Royal Oak Clay, Glass and Metal Show and experience an amazing diversity of work within the flame worked mediums.

 

BASE BALL 1867 STYLE

Saturday, June 9 – Sunday, June 10

@ Greenfield Village, Dearborn

Take your peanuts and Cracker Jack to 1867 as the Greenfield Village Lah-De-Dahs play by early baseball rules. No gloves and no Major League contracts. Live music on select days.

 

FRIDAY

FAMILY SWIM NIGHT OUT

Friday, June 8 / 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

@ Goldfish Swim School – Birmingham

Goldfish Swim School – Birmingham is having a Member Appreciation family night out event to celebrate YOU with friends, family, pizza and fun! Oh…and lots of swimming!

 

MOVIE IN THE PARK: THE IRON GIANT

Friday, June 8 / 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

@ New Center Park, Detroit

Grab a park chair or spread your blanket on the lawn and enjoy The Iron Giant. A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy. (PG).

 

TEEN NIGHT: MOCAD LOCK-IN

Friday, June 8 / 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

@ Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

High school students ages 13 to 18 are invited to join us for this all-night teen lock-in presented by MOCAD’s Teen Council. Trivia, prizes, art making, video games, movies, and more!

 

SATURDAY

PUTT, CHIP & DRIVE

Saturday, June 9 / 11:00 am – 3:00 Pm

@ Rouge Park Golf Driving Range

Practice your swing at the Rouge Park Golf Driving Range. There will be food, entertainment and GOLF! BONUS: There’s a chance to win $10,000 by sinking a hole-in-one!

 

WAYNE COUNTY PARKS FISHING DERBY

Saturday, June 9 / 8:00 am – 11:00 am

@ Waterford Bend Park

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.

 

YOUTH HOOPS CLINIC DETROIT

Saturday, June 9 / 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Boll Family YMCA, Detroit

In partnership with the Women’s Basketball College Association (WBCA), the Marine Corps will host a FREE basketball clinic for youth (boys and girls), ages 5-12, for basketball drills and fundamentals, like good sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and health and wellness.

 

THE KITCHEN CREW COOKING CLASS – BREAKFAST BURRITOS

Saturday, June 9 / 9:30 am – 11:00 am

@ Gerry Kulick Community Center, Ferndale

Our youngest crew members will be joining us to get hands-on and make Saturday morning breakfast. We’ll be making breakfast burritos!! Everyone will follow along together, but each student will prepare their own individual portion.

 

CRITTERS UP CLOSE

Saturday, June 9 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

@ Ann Arbor Hands on Museum

Every month, our visitors get up close and personal with some of our favorite critters from the natural world, thanks to our friends at Leslie Science & Nature Center! This month the featured critters are turtles, and they are ready for their close up!

 

RED OAKS WATERPARK OPENING

Saturday, June 9 / 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

@ Red Oaks Water Park

Family-friendly waterpark offers multiple attractions: Wave-action pool; Triple-flume waterslide; Children’s water playground with 68 features; Water play area for toddlers; and 990-foot long moving river with fitness walking program available.

 

LIDS FOR KIDS/POLICE OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, June 9 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

@ Berkley Department of Public Safety

Lids 4 Kids was founded by the Public Safety Department in 2001 by Officer William R. Alford as a means to educate Berkley’s children about bicycle safety and emphasize the importance of wearing a helmet for protection from head injuries. Local donors provide FREE certified bicycle helmets and T-shirts to young bicyclists and roller bladers who participate in the event.

 

BERKLEY ART BASH

Saturday, June 9 / 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

@ Downtown Berkley

Over 150 artists, food trucks, kid’s activities and live entertainment will be in downtown Berkley!

 

NATIONAL GET OUTDOORS DAY

Saturday, June 9 / 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

@ Greenfield Village, Dearborn

Join our historic forest ranger for a day of one-of-a-kind outdoor activities. Hikes. Barn tours. And a hands-on exploration of our environment. For all ages!

 

YOUNG ASTRONOMER PLANETARIUM SHOWS

Saturday, June 9 / 11:00 am

@ Wayne State University – Planetarium

Come to the WSU Planetarium and learn about the solar system, constellations and the current night sky. Join us for a free one-hour public planetarium show geared towards children under 10.

 

NATIONAL GET OUTDOORS DAY

Saturday, June 9 / 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

Join us for some outdoor games and fun. We will feature a variety of family-friendly lawn games, group activities, and an endless supply of sidewalk chalk!

 

TOTS’ ANIMAL HOMES

Saturday, June 9 / 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

@ Stony Creek Metropark, Shelby Township

Let’s explore animal homes! Enjoy a short nature hike to spot some animal homes and then we will create an interactive book for matching animal homes to the animals that live there.

 

SUNDAY

ANTIQUE & HOT ROD SHOW AT THE WILSON BARN

Sunday, June 10 / 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

@ Wilson Barn, Livonia

Join the Friends of the Barn and The Road Knights Auto Club for the 31st Annual Antique Car and Hot Rod Show. Enjoy live music by the Men in Black, craft booths, food, and drink while you peruse the shiny pride of local car enthusiasts!

 

NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY REC FEST

Sunday, June 10 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

@ Rochester Municipal Park

The National Children’s Day Rec Fest invites you and your family to this free event that celebrates ALL children that brings activities to you at the Rochester Municipal Park!

 

KIDS OPEN STUDIO

Sunday, June 10 / 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

@ BohoModern Studio, 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.

 

ANN ARBOR RESTAURANT WEEK

Sunday, June 10 / 11:30 am – Friday, June 15 / 9:00 pm

@ Downtown Ann Arbor

Restaurant Week is your opportunity to try as many great Ann Arbor restaurants as your schedule allows for one incredibly low fixed price. $15 for lunch and $28 for a three-course dinner with many restaurants offering 2 for 1 pricing!

 

AFTERNOON TEA WITH TINKER BELL

Sunday, June 10 / 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

@ The Townsend, Birmingham

Our Children’s Princess Teas are Interactive for the First 45 Minutes with Singing and Dancing. We Will Have Food Stations and Fun for All Throughout, and yes, Boys and Men love to attend.

 

KIDS FISHING FEST

Sunday, June 10 / 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ 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.

 

FREE SECOND SUNDAY

Sunday, June 10 / 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

@ Charles H Wright Museum

Bring your family and friends to experience the wonder of The Wright Museum with free admission every second Sunday of the month courtesy of the DTE Energy Foundation! Enjoy the many exhibitions on display as well as engaging programming for the entire family.

 

DETROIT TIGERS V CLEVELAND INDIANS

Sunday, June 10 / 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

@ Comerica Park, Detroit

Sunday is Family Day at Comerica Park! Kids 14 and under can ride the carousel and Ferris wheel for free! 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.

 

FAMILY FISHING NIGHT

Sunday, June 10 / 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

@ Marshbank Park, West Bloomfield

Twice a year, the Michigan DNR waives all fishing license fees and West Bloomfield Parks is coordinating the perfect way to celebrate. Join at the fishing pier located inside Marshbank Park on Cass Lake for the opportunity to share this great outdoor pastime with your family.

 

DETROIT CITY FC VS AFC ANN ARBOR

Sunday, June 10 / 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

@ Keyworth Stadium, Hamtramck

Bring your littles out to cheer on the home team as you watch Detroit’s own semi-pro soccer team take on AFC Ann Arbor!

 

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

 

Summer is around the corner! Start making plans for the long days and warm nights.

 

Photo credit: Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

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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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