Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: September 6-8Fall is here and we're ready for fun! Hit the town this weekend. ALL WEEKENDUNIVERSOUL CIRCUSSeptember 5 - September 29@ Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, DetroitUniverSoul Circus is rated by industry leaders as... Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: September 6-8 skip to Main Content

Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: September 6-8

Happy children lying on fall leaves. Funny kids outdoors in autumn park

Fall is here and we’re ready for fun! Hit the town this weekend.

 

ALL WEEKEND

UNIVERSOUL CIRCUS

September 5 – September 29

@ Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, Detroit

UniverSoul Circus is rated by industry leaders as one of the top three circuses in America along with Ringling Brothers and Cirque du Soleil. UniverSoul Circus has come full circle in its influence in the international entertainment marketplace – garnering the distinction of being known as a one-of-a-kind, must see attraction.

 

TALL SHIP TOUR ON THE DETROIT RIVER

September 6 – September 15

@ Detroit History Tours, Detroit

The Detroit History Club is honored to invite you to join us for a legendary evening on board the eighty-five foot long tall ship, The Appledore IV. With a seventy-six foot mast and over 3,500 square feet of sails, The Appledore IV has majestically sailed the Great Lakes for nearly twenty years.

 

BRIGHTON’S SMOKIN’ JAZZ & BARBEQUE BLUES FESTIVAL 2019

September 6 – September 7

@ Downtown Brighton

Award winning barbecue will once again be smokin’ up Main Street from Grand River to 1st Street; serving up ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, pork tenderloin, sweet treats, specialty mac n’ cheese and more.  Join us for some family fun with cool bounce houses, some kid-friendly vendors, a pie eating contest (with both adult and kids’ rounds) and of course live Jazz music!

 

COUNTY OAKLAND IRISH FEST

September 6 – September 7

@ Downtown Berkley

The County Oakland Irish Fest is a free street fair with music that celebrates Irish Culture in Oakland County. It features two music stages, Irish dancers, pipers, a Cultural Tent and the “Men’s Best Legs in a Kilt” contest. The street is filled food vendors as well as a children’s area with crafts, games and a fairy door scavenger hunt.

 

OPENING DAY AND CELEBRATING OUR HEROES

September 6 – September 8

@ Kackleberry Farm, Monroe

Get lost in the corn maze or go pumpkin picking! Have some of Nana’s Cider Donuts with our famous Cider Slushes, but first have a home-cooked dinner from Kat’s Hungry Chicken or Gen’s Country Fixins. We’re also celebrating America’s Heroes with special guests to honor our Heroes.

 

PLYMOUTH FALL FESTIVAL

September 6 – September 8 

@ Kellogg Park, Plymouth

The Plymouth Fall Festival hosts carnival rides, a large craft show, car show, pet show, live music, pancake breakfast, chicken dinner, car show, bingo, rides, and so much more!

 

ART & APPLES FESTIVAL

September 6 – September 8

@ Rochester Municipal Park, Rochester

This three-day fine art festival includes over 250 fine art vendors, over 14 live performance groups and free kids art activities throughout the weekend, and twenty food vendors from across the continent.

 

ST. LINUS FALL FESTIVAL

September 6 – September 8

@ St. Linus Church, Dearborn Heights

There will be 50/50 raffles hourly, a $10,000 Grand Prize drawing, live music, a beer and sports tavern, kids game tent and dunk tent, rides for all ages, food booths with Polish, Italian, American, and Mexican inspirations! This festival has something fun for everyone in the family!

 

APPLE FESTIVAL

September 7 – September 8

@ Erie Orchards & Cider Mill, Erie

Come enjoy the first batch of delicious home-grown apples! This is our first big apple weekend with good apple picking and lots of activities including pony and hay rides, inflatables, and a corn maze. Sunday enjoy a BBQ and vendors.

 

OLD CAR FESTIVAL

September 7 – September 8

@ Greenfield Village, Dearborn

At the longest-running antique car show in America, you’ll be immersed in the moving stories of the early automotive era, perfectly set in the place where the history of the American automobile not only is passionately preserved but comes to life every day.

 

MICHIGAN RENASSIANCE FESITVAL – WORLD WONDERS

September 7 –  September 8

@ Michigan Renaissance Festival Fair Grounds, Holly

See our world market & entertainment from around the globe. Individuals & dance troupes are invited to the Michigan State Belly Dance Championship. If you don’t feel like competing, you can take a dance lesson or show off your steampunk attire.

 

 

FRIDAY

MORNING MUNCHKINS

Friday, September 6 / 10:30am – 11:30am

@  Red Oaks Nature Center, Madison Heights

Bring your munchkin to Red Oaks Nature Center for a favorite story and related hands-on, nature-based discovery activity during the Morning Munchkins program. Today’s theme is, ” What Pet Should I Get?”.

 

TROY GYMNASTICS PRE-K OPEN GYM

Friday, September 6 / 12:00pm – 4:00pm / 4:30pm – 7:30pm

@ Troy Gymnastics, Troy

Kids 12 months through 5 years are invited to come tumble around for a few hours. If it’s your first time going, it’s absolutely free!

 

MASCO FREE FIRST FRIDAY

Friday, September 6 / 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. Join us for a free evening of science fun!

 

PIZZA AND POTTERY TWEEN CLUB

Friday, September 6 / 6:30pm – 9:00pm

@ Creative Arts Studio, Royal Oak

While you enjoy an evening on the town, your young artist will create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece! Projects include making a pot on the wheel, and hand-building a piece of pottery! We’ll even throw in a pizza party for the kids, so they’ll return to you fed and artistically inspired! Ages 7+

 

UNITED SHORES HOME GAME

Friday, September 6 / 7:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Jimmy John’s Field, Utica

Come on out to Jimmy John’s field and watch some great baseball with the United Shore Professional Baseball League! Tonight watch the Eastside take on Birmigham Bloomfield.

 

 

SATURDAY

SATURDAY IN THE PARK

Saturday, September 7 / 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.

 

DOGGIE SPLASH

Saturday, September 7 / 10:00am – 12:45pm

@ Troy Family Aquatic Center, Troy

Bring your furry friend for a 45-minute, dog-only swim at the end of the summer! We’ll be draining the pool after they get their share of fun.

 

BELLE ISLE NATURE HIKE

Saturday, September 7 / 10:30am

@ Belle Isle Nature Center, Detroit

Come observe the changing seasons, encounter wildlife and admire unique flora.

 

BIG WHEELS KEEP ON ROLLIN’

Saturday, September 7 / 11:00am – 2:00pm

@ Waterford Township Office, Waterford

Did you ever want to see big rigs up close? Don’t miss your opportunity to climb aboard some large trucks, equipment and see other unusual vehicles at this attention-grabbing event.

 

GRANDPARENTS DAY CELEBRATION

Saturday, September 7 / 11:00am – 2:00pm

@ West Bloomfield Township Public Library, West Bloomfield

Enjoy a fun-filled day for grandparents, grand-kids and the entire family, featuring roving princesses and The Ninja Turtles, photo booth, family concert and crafts! All ages.

 

DALLY IN THE ALLEY

Saturday, September 7 / 11:00am – 11:00pm

@ Midtown Detroit, Detroit

Join us for the 42nd Dally in the Alley! This year, we’ve added an expanded Kid’s Fair, an additional Beer Garden, an extra merchandise booth, more art for your viewing pleasure, upgraded sound at the stage and, of course, the hottest music acts in the city!

 

MAKE YOUR OWN BALLOON ANIMALS

Saturday, September 7 / 1:00pm – 2:00pm

@ Livonia Civic Center Library, Livonia

Learn to make several types of balloon animals in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. Creations will be yours to keep! Take-home instructions and worksheets will help you to practice in your spare time. Registration required. For ages 7- 12 yrs.

 

GRANDPARENTS DAY HIKE AND CRAFT

Saturday, September 7 / 2:00pm – 3:00pm

@ Hawkwoods Nature Center, Auburn Hills

Celebrate grandparents or your special adult with an intergenerational guided hike and fun craft! Meet at the Hawk Woods Pavilion.

 

CHOW TIME AT THE FARM

Saturday, September 7 / 3:00pm

@ Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford

Ever wanted to feed the pigs? Help farm staff to feed the pigs, goats, cows, and more. Young farmers will learn what each animal eats and why. Space is limited and fills up fast! Ages 6 – 15.

 

OUR NEIGHBORHOOD: KIDS DESIGNING DETROIT’S FUTURE

Saturday, September 7 / 3:00pm – 5:00pm

@ DD139 Exhibition, Detroit

Join Bedrock and Detroit Design 139 for an exciting, interactive, kid-focused event, as we introduce young people to the world of urban planning and designing the cities of the future. This activity is intended to get kids thinking about architecture and design while having fun with arts and crafts.

 

NERF WAR

Saturday, September 7 / 5:00pm – 8:00pm

@ Troy Community Center, Troy

Bring your Nerf gun and friends and join this Nerf War adventure!

 

UNITED SHORE HOME GAMES

Saturday, September 7 / 7:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Jimmy John’s Field, Utica

Come on out to Jimmy John’s field and watch TBD take on Utica!

 

DETROIT CITY FOOTBALL CLUB HOME GAME

Saturday, September 7 / 7:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Keyworth Stadium, Hamtramck

Come cheer on the Detroit City Football Club soccer team as they take on the Club Atlas team.

 

JONAS BROTHERS TOUR

Saturday, September 7 / 7:30pm

@ Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

See the Jonas Brother’s live in concert during their “Happiness Begins Tour” with special guests Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw.

 

SUNDAY

ERWIN ORCHARD’S CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY

Sunday, September 8 / 6:00am – 7:00pm

@ Erwin Orchards & Cider Mill, South Lyon

Our regular apple picking will be open, with $3 off a bushel, and other special discounts throughout the day. In addition to our regular fun activities, we are adding even more fun to show just how much we appreciate our customers!

 

RUN WILD FOR THE DETROIT ZOO

Sunday, September 8 / 8:00am – 12:00pm

@ The Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak

Join thousands of runners and walkers as they lace up their running shoes for the annual Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo. The event includes 5K and 10K runs, the Too Wild! 5K+10K combo, plus a non-competitive Fun Walk.

 

KIDS FISHING DAY

Sunday, September 8 / 9:00am – 12:30pm

@ Founders Sports Park, Farmington Hills

Parents, grandparents, family or friends can share the joy and art of fishing with the special children in their lives. We will provide the fishing rod and reel, bait and instruction. For ages 5 +

 

DOGGIE SPLASH

Sunday, September 8 / 10:00am – 1:00pm

@ Troy Family Aquatic Center, Troy

Bring your furry friend to the Troy Aquatic Center for a 45-minute dog-only swim. Dogs must be 6 months old with a current dog license (need to wear license the day of).

 

GRANDPARENTS’ FREE HAYRIDES

Sunday, September 8 / 10:00am – 2:00pm

@ Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford

Grandma and Grandpa get a free ride when they take their grandkids on the hayride today, as a thank you to those that work very hard and still have time to bring their family for a fun afternoon at the farm.

 

HARVEST FESTIVAL

Sunday, September 8 / 10:00am – 4:00pm

@ Wolcott Mill Farm Center, Ray

Good old-fashioned fun with something for everyone!  Activities include:  Locally grown produce for sale, candle dipping, blacksmithing, games, crafts, horse demonstrations, dog agility, corn eating contest, craft vendors, wagon rides, and much more!

 

MARKET IN THE CITY

Sunday, September 8 / 10:00am – 4:00pm

@ Historic Fort Wayne, Detroit

150+ insanely talented vendors, a big food truck rally, DJ’s, live music, free photo booths, kids area, vintage camper boutiques, mobile fashion boutiques, psychic readings by Billy Tyler Healing, face painting, henna, sweets and treats, and more!

 

UNITED SHORE HOME GAMES

Sunday, September 8 / 1:00pm – 3:00pm

@ Jimmy John’s Field, Utica

Come out to Jimmy John’s Field and watch the Westside take on TBD!

 

SUNDAY TRAIN RIDES

Sunday, September 8 / 1:00pm – 4:00pm

@ Joy Blvd. Park, Clinton Township

Take a train ride with the Michigan Transit Museum.

 

GRANDPARENTS DAY CRAFT & HIKE

Sunday, September 8 / 1:00pm – 2:30pm

@ Indian Springs Environmental Discovery Center, White Lake

Bring a grandparent or honorary grandparent along for a nature walk.  Each grandparent-child pair will get a photo taken on the trail, and then head back inside to create a one-of-a-kind frame for it.

 

BIRDING BASICS

Sunday, September 8 / 1:00pm – 2:30pm

@ Heritage Park, Farmington Hills

Walk the nature trails of Heritage Park with a naturalist and other bird enthusiasts as we search and listen for birds of the season. Discover the basics of birding from the tools you’ll need to tips on how to find some amazing birds in your area.

 

GRANDPARENTS DAY

Sunday, September 8 / 1:00pm – 5:00pm

@ Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit

Museum admission is free and activities will be located throughout the museum galleries, including a live band, Motown-themed fun, crafts for adults and children, storytellers and more!

 

JACKSON GRANDPARENTS DAY

Sunday, September 8 / 2:00pm – 4:00pm

@ Jackson YMCA, Jackson

There will be inflatables, mini-basketball hoops, and music and movement classes for the preschool crew, basketball and volleyball for the grade school crew, and cardio drumming and line dancing for kids of all ages, a musical petting zoo, and make instruments from common household items to take home.

 

PRINCESSES AT CLARK PARK: STORYTIME AND DANCE PARTY

Sunday, September 8 / 4:00pm – 7:00pm

@ Clark Park, Detroit

The Snow Queen is visiting Clark Park for a special storytime, dance party and pictures! Wear your favorite prince/princess outfit and make a crown to take home with you. Bring some chairs and blankets and stick around for FREE square dance lessons with Detroit Square Dance Society Band.

 

 

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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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