TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEKEND: May 18-20Take 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: May 18-20 skip to Main Content

TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEKEND: May 18-20

Kids having fun on a carnival Carousel

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!

 

FESTIVALS & SHOWS

BERKLEY DAYS

Thursday, May 17 – Sunday, May 20

@ Downtown Berkley

Berkley Days is a celebration of one of the greatest little cities in metro Detroit. It has taken place for over 90 years. It is a tradition that signals the end of the school year and the start of summer with carnival and pony rides, music, a craft show and bike parade.

 

SWIGGIN PIG

Friday, May 18 – Saturday, May 19

@ Downtown Wyandotte

it Masters from near and far will gather on the riverfront (Parking lot off Biddle Ave and Oak St.) for finger lickin’ good barbeque.  Mayor Joe Peterson will be hosting a Kid’s Cook-Off event on Saturday, between 1 pm – 3pm.  The first 20 children between 8 – 14 years of age, along with one parent, can be a part of the Kid’s Cook-Off event.  There will be activities for the entire family, including a rock climbing wall, slide, inflatables and oversized games like Connect 4, Jenga, Tic Tac Toe, sidewalk chalk art and more!

 

MOTOR CITY COMIC CON

Friday, May 18 – Sunday, May 20

@ Suburban Collection Showcase

Motor City Comic Con gathers over 250 comic book creators, writers and artists, and more than fifty actors from the television and movie industry. Over a million comics for sale, plus collectible toys, anime, movies, pop culture crafts and gaming merchandise!

 

SPRING INTO CORKTOWN

Saturday, May 19 / 9:00 am – 8:00 Pm

@ Corktown, Detroit

Spring Into Corktown with tons of family-friendly fun activities throughout the day from field games and Kite Festival at Corner Ballpark to story time and face painting at Bagley & Trumbell, it’s going to be a pretty amazing day in Corktown.

 

GREATER ROCHESTER HERITAGE DAYS

Saturday, May 19 – Sunday, May 20

@ Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve

This two-day festival features a huge variety of activities including an arts and craft show and sale, Rochester Lions car shows, live music, Civil War reenactments, demonstrations, antique fire trucks, and more.

 

BIRMINGHAM HOMETOWN PARADE

Sunday, May 20 / 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

@ Shain Park

You are invited to share in the celebration of the Birmingham Hometown Parade and after-party in Shain Park. Enjoy inflatables, a dance performance, face painters, a balloon artist, train rides, circus performers, a photo booth, and more!

 

THE LITTLE MERMAID SING-ALONG

Friday, May 18 – Sunday, May 20

@ Redford Theatre

The Disney animated classic comes to life through on-screen lyrics and other surprises to retell the story of a mermaid that makes a bargain so she can join her prince charming on land.

 

FRIDAY

NATURE TOTS

Friday, May 18 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Belle Isle Nature Center

Join us for a FREE program for children ages 2-4 and their adult caregivers. Enjoy stories, crafts and activities as we use our senses to explore nature together!

 

KID’S NIGHT OUT

Friday, May 18 / 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

@ The Robot Garage – Rochester Hills

Register to bring your kids to The Robot Garage for a Kid’s Night Out and they will LOVE that you’re leaving them behind for a night to yourself. Our amazing staff will lead LEGO and robotic activities for ages K-8.

 

SUMMER PLANETARIUM SHOWS

Friday, May 18 / 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

@ Wayne State University – Planetarium

Come join under the dome for a planetarium show at Wayne State University! There will be hands on demonstrations, an overview of the current night sky and a full dome film. Children are welcome at the Friday night shows.

 

LUMBERJACK GLOW NIGHT

Friday, May 18 / 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

@ Tree Runner West Bloomfield Adventure Park

The Park will be set aglow with color arches, LED sequence lighting, lasers and other brilliant fares. All climbers receive flashing LED attire and glow paint stations are always popular. The theme for this Glow is Lumberjack. All climbers are encouraged to arrive in their favorite flannels and boots.

 

SATURDAY

CHOW TIME JR.

Saturday, May 19 / 9:00 am – 10:00 am

@ Kensington Metropark Farm Center

Join the Farm at Kensington to feed the pigs, goats, cows, and more! Young farmers will learn what different animals eat and why. Ages 8 to 15.

 

BERKLEY DAY BIKE PARADES

Saturday, May 19 / 9:00 am – 11:00 am

@ Downtown Berkley

Register your little one to participate in the Berkley Days Bike Parade! Decorate your bike, wagon, and/or helmet. Prizes will be awarded during the pancake breakfast.

 

POP-UP MAKERSPACE

Saturday, May 19 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

@ Ann Arbor Hands On Museum

Design – Build – Test! Discover your inner engineer in our Pop-Up Makerspace. Today’s Challenge: Spheres & Slides

 

NATURE TOTS

Saturday, May 19 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Belle Isle Nature Center

Join us for a FREE program for children ages 2-4 and their adult caregivers. Enjoy stories, crafts and activities as we use our senses to explore nature together!

 

 

YOUNG EXPLORERS: RED, YELLOW & BLUE

Saturday, May 19 / 10:30 am – 11:30 am

@ Michigan Science Center

Join us for a monthly playdate in Kids Town just for children ages 2 – 5 and their caregivers. The Young Explorers features stories, science-themed activities and socialization time.

 

AUTISM FRIENDLY MOVIE: SHOW DOGS

Saturday, May 19 / 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

@ Emagine – Canton

This Autism & Special Needs friendly program is a partnership between Emagine and Centria Autism to make going to the movies a more enjoyable and accessible experience for families, children, and teens on the Autism spectrum.

 

SPRINGTIME GARDEN GNOMES WORKSHOP

Saturday, May 19 / 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

@ Ann Arbor Art Center

Come paint a special gnome for your garden or home. No experience is necessary and all materials are provided. Please note that while all ages are welcome.

 

NATURE FEST

Saturday, May 19 / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Crosswinds Marsh Wetland Interpretive Preserve, New Boston

The whole family will enjoy this fun filled Nature Fest! This nature-oriented event will feature live entertainment, nature crafts and games, face painting and free canoeing. All kinds of creatures will be on hand at the animal tent, petting farm and live animal presentations.

 

BMX FREE TRIAL DAY

Saturday, May 19 / 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

@ Waterford Oaks

Ride at Waterford Oaks County Park’s bicycle motocross track for FREE! There is no charge for admission, bike rental, helmet rental or track time on free trial day. Event features inflatable bouncers (must wear socks) and climbing tower.

 

WATER SAFETY DAY

Saturday, May 19 / 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

@ Goldfish Swim School – Farmington Hills

Children and families will receive information about ways to stay safer in and around the water this summer! Event includes water safety presentations, family swim with professional, certified lifeguards on duty, kids entertainment and more!

 

DETROIT CITY FC VS FC ST. PAULI

Saturday, May 19 / 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

@ Keyworth Stadium

Come support Detroit’s semi-pro soccer team and let your littles cheer on the home team in a fun and family friendly environment!

 

BAT NIGHT HIKE

Saturday, May 19 / 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

@ Kensington Metro Park

Go batty with this short evening walk. Learn to discover and identify our resident bats. Plan on being both indoors and outdoors. Ages 6 and up.

 

SUNDAY

FLOWER DAY

Sunday, May 20 / 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Eastern Market

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!

 

Wixom Founders Day

Sunday, May 20 / 1:00 pm – 4:00pm

@ Gibson House

Celebrate the city of Wixom with a pie eating contest, farm animal show, Antique & Classic Cars and Tractors, pony and train rides, Lumber Jack & Sheepshank Sam, an art station, inflatable bouncers and more.

 

KIDS OPEN STUDIO

Sunday, May 20 / 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

@ BohoModern Studio

Kids and parents will have access to paper, scraps, markers, crayons, glue, and other art supplies to freely create! Kids of all ages welcome.

 

A ROMAN HOLIDAY

Sunday, May 20 / 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Cranbrook Science Museum

For just $5, you can have access to the Institute, witness gladiators demonstrate gladiatorial combat, get hands-on with Roman history, make your own Roman board game, design and color your own shield, and more.

 

JEDI TRAINING

Sunday, May 20 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

@ Berkley Ice Arena

Bring your little Jedi for some formal training from the masters. Includes a light sabre favor, a sweet treat, and a drink.

 

MOTHER DAUGHTER TEA

Sunday, May 20 / 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Drake Sports Park

Moms bring your “special girl” to our annual Mother/Daughter Tea Party for tea, punch and light refreshments. Dress in “your Sunday best” and spend an enjoyable afternoon relaxing with your daughter, mom and/or grandmother.  No dads or little brothers allowed!

 

BUBBLE PARTY

Sunday, May 20 / 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

@ Baldwin Public Library

Bring the whole family to make bubble wands and giant bubbles that completely surround you. This program will be partially outdoors, weather permitting. Meet in the Rotary Tribute Room.

 

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

 

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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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