TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEKEND: May 31- June 2Take 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 31- June 2 skip to Main Content

TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS THIS WEEKEND: May 31- June 2

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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

BIRMINGHAM VILLAGE FAIR

Thursday, May 31 / 2:00 pm – Sunday, June 3 / 9:00 pm

@ Shain Park, Birmingham

Your entire family will enjoy four fun-filled days at this year’s Village Fair. Find entertainment, carnival rides, games and food on the streets surrounding Shain Park in downtown Birmingham!

 

MICHIGAN FUN FEST

Thursday, May 31 – Sunday, June 3

@ Basilica of St. Mary, Livonia

The Michigan Fun Fest will feature exciting entertainment that includes multiple carnival rides, a casino, lots of live music, and many vendors featuring food booths with fresh exotic offerings. It will be a great time for the entire family!

 

PALMER PARK ART FAIR

Saturday, June 2 / 10:00 am – Sunday, June 3 / 5:00 pm

@ Palmer Park, Detroit

Installations, street art and demonstrations mix with artists booths and the park’s trees and beauty. Kids can enjoy the Detroit Kite Festival, arts and scraps, face painting and more!

 

FRIDAY

MORNING MUNCHINS

Friday, June 1 / 10:30 am – 11:15 am

@ Red Oaks Nature Center, Madison Heights

Join us for this new and exciting series just for preschoolers. Bring your munchkin to the nature center for a favorite story and a related hands-on, nature-based discovery activity.

 

NATURE ROOM OPEN HOURS

Friday, June 1 / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ West Bloomfield Recreation Activities Center

You can explore and enjoy hands-on activities, educational displays, read nature-themed story books under the insect canopy and visit live animals. Seventy plus acres of natural land behind the building offer great nature trails to walk and explore.

 

FREE FIRST FRIDAY

Friday, June 1 / 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

@ Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield

Courtesy of the MASCO Foundation, the Institute of Science is free after 5pm the first Friday of each month. Join us for a free evening of science fun! The Café and Observatory are open.

 

MUSIC IN THE AIR

Friday, June 1 / 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

@ Kellogg Park, Plymouth

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

 

SUMMER PLANETARIUM SHOWS

Friday, June 1 / 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.

 

DETROIT CITY FC VS FC INDIANA

Friday, June 1 / 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

@ Keyworth Stadium, Hamtramck

Bring your kids out to cheer on the home team, as you watch Detroit’s own semi-pro soccer team take on FC Indiana.

 

MOVIE IN THE PARK: ROCK DOG

Friday, June 1 / 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

@ New Center Park, Detroit

When a young mastiff, Bodi (Luke Wilson), discovers a radio, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock ‘n’ roll star!

 

SATURDAY

CHOW TIME AT THE FARM

Saturday, June 2 / 9:00 am – 10:00 am

@ Kensington Metro Park Farm Center

Join us to feed our pigs, goats, cows, and more! Young farmers will learn what different animals eat and why.

 

MICHIGAN SCIENCE CENTER FREE DAY

Saturday, June 2 / 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

@ Michigan Science Center, Detroit

Enjoy free general admission at the Michigan Science Center to celebrate Cool Jobs as part of The World Science Fest. General admission includes 250+ hands-on exhibits, live stage shows, Spark!Lab from the Smithsonian, Kids Town gallery, STEM Playground space and more.

 

FARM FEST

Saturday, June 2 / 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

@ Maybury Farm, Northville

Enjoy Games & Activities for Kids, Farm Animals, Face Painting, Live Music, Food, Story Time, Sheep Shearing Demonstration, Art Project, Wagon Rides And More!

 

YOUNG EXPLORERS: BIRDING FOR KIDS

Saturday, June 2 / 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

Join us for this introduction to our new program series geared towards kids ages 8-12 who want to explore and learn more about our local nature and wildlife. Our first program will focus on basic bird ID skills and will include a bird ID walk along the Riverfront and surrounding area.

 

PUTT, CHIP & DRIVE

Saturday, June 2 / 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

@ Chandler Park Golf Course, Detroit

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

 

CHILDREN’S SERIES: CHICKEN LITTLE – THE SKY IS FALLING

Saturday, June 2 / 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

@ Meadowbrook Theatre, Rochester

When something from the sky falls and causes an uproar on the farm, watch as our friends Chicken Little, Goosey Loosey and Turkey Lurkey search for clues to decide whether the sky is really falling, or if it is just a trick!

 

Sunday

SENSORY FRIENDLY MORNING

Sunday, June 3 / 9:00 am – 10:00 am

@ Sea Life Michigan Aquarium, Auburn Hills

We’re hosting a special Sensory Friendly Morning, where we’ll reduce the lighting, turn off music & disable distracting stimuli for a full hour before we open to the general public. This event is perfect for our friends on the autism spectrum.

 

KIDS OPEN STUDIO

Sunday, June 3 / 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

@ BohoModern Studio, Detroit

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

 

LOST LAKE NATURE PARK – OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, June 3 / 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Lost Lake Nature Park, Oakland Township

You will have a chance to explore this amazing park, check out the nature center, participate in crafts, games and other ongoing activities.

SUPER SPARKS: ALL ACCESS FAMILY DAYS

Sunday, June 3 / 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

@ Michigan Science Center, Detroit

MiSci will offer special programming for special needs families the first Sunday of every month. This opportunity is included in the price of general admission and will feature adaptive shows, demonstrations and more.

 

DETROIT TIGERS V TORONTO BLUE JAYS

Sunday, June 3 / 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.

 

OPENING DAY FOR TRAIN RIDES

Sunday, June 3 / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Michigan Transit Museum, Mount Clemens

Join us on June 3rd as we start our 2018 Train Operations! It’s going to be a great year for MTM, starting with our opening day – so come join us on the trains!

 

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.

 

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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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