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Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: May 17-19

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Get ready for a busy spring weekend! From festivals and fairs to splash pads and water safety swims.

 

ALL WEEKEND

DOOM OF THE DINOSAURS EXHIBIT

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. The dinosaur scene includes a dozen dinosaur casts that will leave your littles in awe, while offering hands-on activities to help them learn too.

 

LOS TROMPOS

May 5 – June 9

@ Beacon Park, Detroit

Direct from Mexico City, Los Trompos encourages play and enables communities to celebrate its many cultures together. 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.

 

BERKLEY DAYS CARNIVAL

May 16 -19

@ Berkley Community Center

 

LIVONIA AM ROTARY CARNIVAL

May 16 -27

@ Livonia

 

DETROIT WORLD OUTREACH CARNIVAL

May 16 -19

@ Detroit World Outreach

 

MOTOR CITY COMIC CON

May 17 – 19

@ Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

 

NATURE TOTS

May 17 & 18

@ Belle Isle Nature Center, Detroit

 

MEET YOUR BEST FRIEND AT THE ZOO

May 17 & 18

@ Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak

 

SWIGGIN PIG FESTIVAL

May 17 & 18

@ Downtown Wyandotte

 

GREATER ROCHESTER HERITAGE DAYS

May 18 & 19

@ Rochester Municipal Park

 

WILD WEEKEND

May 18 & 19

@ Heritage Park, Taylor

 

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION

May 18 & 19

@ Detroit Institute of Arts

 

FRIDAY

MEET THE CAT IN THE HAT

Friday, May 10 / 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

@ Oakland Mall, Troy

Come meet the Cat in the Hat! The Dr. Seuss favorite will be reading books and taking pictures.

 

UNITED SHORE HOME GAME

Friday, May 10 / 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

@ Jimmy John’s Field, Utica

Come watch the Westside take on Utica at Jimmy John’s Field and stay for the Friday Fireworks Spectacular.

 

SATURDAY

KIDS TO PARKS DAY

Saturday, May 18 / 11:00am – 3:00pm

@ Lasky Recreation Center, Detroit

Join the Detroit Parks and Recreation for a National Day of Outdoor Play with the Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions! This FREE event features sample sports, basketball clinics, music, games, giveaways and FOOD!

 

WATER SAFETY SWIM

Saturday, May 18

@ Goldfish Swim School, multiple locations

Summer will be here before we know it and that means trips to beaches and waterparks. We all enjoy some fun in the sun but we want to be safe too. For Water Safety Awareness Month Goldfish Swim School is hosting FREE water safety events at multiple locations on May 18th.

 

SATURDAY IN THE PARK

Saturday, May 18 / 9:00am – 3:30pm

@ Nankin Mills Park, Detroit

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.

 

KIDS DAY IN THE PARK / KIDS ONLY GARAGE SALE

Saturday, May 18 / 10:00am – 12:00pm

@ Clintonwood Park, Clarkston

Join us for a great day of free family fun! There will be over 25 local businesses and organizations with hands-on activities for the entire family. Entertainment and events include a coloring mural, music, bounce houses, archery, crafts, the Kids Only Garage Sale, and vision screenings by Clarkston Area Lions Club. SPLASH PARK GRAND OPENING! Kid’s Only Garage Sale – “A sale for kids, by kids”

 

SPRING INTO CORKTOWN

Saturday, May 18 / 10:00am – 5:00pm

@ Corktown, Detroit

The celebration offers a variety of free activities including a kids carnival, bicycle tours, and dance and yoga classes at Dean Savage Park. There are also walking tours for a small donation.  Shoppers will enjoy discounts and specialty items at participating businesses and the pop-up market.

 

MOTHER & DAUGHTER ARCHERY DAY

Saturday, May 18 / 10:00am – 12:00pm

@ Detroit Archers, West Bloomfield

Calling all Mothers and Daughters! Let your inner Katniss Everdeen out. Both first time archers and experienced archers are welcome. Equipment and archery themed craft will be provided.

 

LIVE FARM ANIMALS @ THE LIBRARY

Saturday, May 18 / 10:00am – 12:00pm

@ Faust Public Library, Westland

The farm is coming to the library! The whole family will enjoy coming to see a pony, donkey, goats, sheep, alpaca, bunnies, ducks, and a baby cow. When you’re done, browse our collection of books to learn more about them.

 

CAMP SAMPLER DAY

Saturday, May 18 / 12:00pm – 4:00pm

@ Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, Shelby Township

Have you ever wondered what summer camp at the nature center would be like? Our four-hour Camp Sampler Day will have sample projects, activities, and mini topics that will give you and your kids an idea of how much fun they can expect to have at one of our awesome summer camps.

 

TAYLOR BOUNCE FEST

Saturday, May 18 / 1:00pm – 5:00pm

@ Taylor High School

Come on out to Taylor High School for Taylor Bounce Fest, a fundraiser for the Taylor High School Band! This event is open to the public and will have a large selection of bounce houses and slides to play on. Weather permitting we may have a few waterslides available too!

 

FIRST TECH CHALLENGE ROBOTIC DEMO

Saturday, May 18 / 2:00pm – 3:00pm

@ Canton Public Library

We will  talk about the FIRST® program and how you can start or join a team. You will be able to learn about and drive our robot. We will also talk about our design process using the REV parts we used to build our robot and also the OnBot Java code used to program it.

 

MILAN WATER LANTERN FESTIVAL

Saturday, May 18 / 5:00pm – 10:00pm

@ Milan Beach

Water Lantern Festival is an amazing experience where you’ll witness the magic of the lanterns as they light up the water.

 

A FAMILY FIELD DAY CLASSIC

Saturday, May 18 / 5:30pm – 9:00pm

@ The Corner Ballpark, Detroit

An all-star celebration not to be missed, the Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Pistons will come together and take over The Corner Ballpark for an evening of family-friendly fun with on-field games. Classic field day games such as sack races, tug-of-war, and inflatable obstacle courses will also fill the field. Guests will also enjoy entertainment from local musicians and modern takes on classic ballpark fare from Detroit’s top chefs and a spectacular fireworks display to close out the evening!

 

NOVI’S SPRING PALOOZA

Saturday, May 18 / 6:00pm – 8:30pm

@ Novi Civic Center

Jump into spring with Novi’s Spring Palooza on Friday, May 18! Get ready for a wide variety of games, live entertainment, inflatable obstacle courses, free food, hands-on demonstrations from the Novi Police and Fire Departments, and so much more!

 

FAMILY DANCE PARTY

Saturday, May 18 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm

@ Waterford Recreation Center

Come on down to the Waterford Recreation Center for a evening of fun and dancing! Each family will take a professional 4×6 photograph to take home with them. Refreshments are included.

 

VOLLEYBALL DROP-IN

Saturday, May 18 / 6:00pm – 7:00pm

@ Franklin Athletic Club, Southfield

Drop in for a night of pick up volleyball, whether just you or a group of friends!

 

FAMILY FUN NIGHT AT THE ZOO

Saturday, May 18 / 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. This month, join us on a night dedicated to the birds!

 

SUNDAY

FLOWER DAY

Sunday, May 19 / 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

@ Eastern Market, Detroit

It’s almost that time of year again! Flower Day takes place every year on the Sunday after Mother’s Day and has been a time-honored tradition of Eastern Market since 1967. Growers offer a wide variety of flowers at a great value so we recommend you come early for the best selection!

 

ROYAL OAK KIDS DAY

Sunday, May 19 / 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

@ Van Every Family Chiropractic Center, Royal Oak

This event will provide essential information to all attendees on crime prevention and child safety. Along with this, your kiddo can enjoy a bouncy house, obstacle course, game, prizes, and more! There will even be an awesome DJ to add to the fun! Don’t miss out on this great event!

 

WILD WEST GYMNASTICS ADVENTURE

Sunday, May 19 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Franklin Athletic Club, Southfield

Yeeeeeee-haw! Grab Your Partner and Come on in dressed up as a Cowboy or Cowgirl and Get ready for our Wild West Gymnastics Celebration. Help us Catch the bad guys, Find some Gold, Even Saddle up and Race to the Watering Hole! (Gymnastics, Games, Inflatables, Craft and Snack) Get Ready for a Rootin Tootin Good Time!

 

FREE FAMILY DAY

Sunday, May 19 / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills

Join us for Family Day at the Institute of Science on Sunday, May 19 and enjoy FREE general museum admission from 1:00 – 4:00pm, courtesy of the supporters of Women Rock Science. Planetarium programs and our exhibit, Doom of the Dinosaurs: Are We Next? will be open for an additional fee.

 

SWAN LAKE

Sunday, May 19 / 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

@ Berman Center for Performing Arts

The greatest love story for the ages. A classic fairy-tale of good vs evil, Prince Siegfried and Odette’s story is one of tragedy and romance. Beautifully choreographed to Tchaikovsky’s exquisite score. Featuring professional guest principal dancers, Swan Lake is a timeless love story to be enjoyed by all ages.

 

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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