TOP WEEKEND EVENTS FOR KIDS (Feb. 2-4)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... TOP WEEKEND EVENTS FOR KIDS (Feb. 2-4) skip to Main Content

TOP WEEKEND EVENTS FOR KIDS (Feb. 2-4)

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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!

 

Festivals & Shows

SESAME STREET LIVE!
Thursday, January 25 – Saturday, February 3
@ Fox Theatre
From the moment the curtain rises, parents and children alike will be on their feet dancing along to a pop-infused soundtrack with new Sesame Street friends.

 

BIRMINGHAM RESTAURANT WEEK
January 29 – February 2 & February 5 – 9
@ Birmingham Restaurants
Treat the family with discounted prices during Birmingham’s popular Restaurant Week event. Enjoy three-course lunches for $15 and three-course dinners for $30!

 

FRIDAY

GLORIOUS GROUNDHOGS
Friday, February 2 / 11:00am – 2:00pm
@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit
Can you predict the weather? Create Groundhog Day crafts and learn about the history of Punxsutawney Phil and our own local groundhog, Woody, from Howell, Michigan.

 

BABES AND BRUSHES (18MO – 3YRS)
Friday, February 2 / 11:00am – 3:00pm
@ Little Big World, Ferndale
An enriching story time paired with a canvas to be created by you and your babe. While the canvas dries your babe will be able to experience a one of a kind play area that is focused on imaginative play.

 

PRE-K OPEN GYM (AGES 5 & YOUNGER)
Friday, February 2 / 12:00pm – 4:00pm
@ Troy Gymnastics
Dedicated to ages 5 and younger, this open gym allows your littles to enjoy all that Troy Gymnastics has to offer!

 

FREE FIRST FRIDAY
Friday, February 2 / 5:00pm – 10:00pm
@ Cranbrook Institute of Science
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.

 

MINECRAFT NIGHT
Friday, February 2 / 6:00pm – 8:30pm
@ The Robot Garage, Rochester Hills
Grades 1-9. Come hang out and play MineCraft on our custom server. There will be both survival and creative areas to enjoy either with individual play or with friends.

 

SATURDAY

WILD WINTER
Saturday, February 3 / 10:00am – 2:00pm
@ Detroit Zoo
Wild Winter is a fun way to experience the magic of the Zoo in winter. Enjoy your favorite habitats indoors and out along with special activities, zookeeper talks, crafts and more.

 

THE HIP HOP ARCHITECTURE CAMP
Saturday, February 3 / 10:00am – 4:00pm
@ MOCAD, Detroit
This is an intensive experience, designed to introduce under represented youth to architecture, urban planning, creative place making and economic development through the lens of hip hop culture.

 

FLYING PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Saturday, February 3 / 10:00am – 12:00pm
@ Belle Isle
Join the Belle Isle Conservancy at the Flynn Pavilion as a part of the Friends of the Detroit River’s Shiver on the River extravaganza! You won’t want to miss it!

 

MAKE SOMETHING: SATURDAYS (Free with Admission)
Saturday, February 3  /  10:00am – 3:00pm
@ Henry Ford Museum
Join the Innovation Nation movement during our Saturday hands-on, minds-on activities targeted for youth ages 8 – 12 and engage in “learning by doing” experiences.

 

SNOWSHOEING: TRY IT
Saturday, February 3 / 10:30am – 3:30pm
@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit
Ever wondered what it would be like to walk in snowshoes? Here is your chance to put on a pair and give snowshoeing a try. They have both child and adult snowshoes on hand to teach you the basics of snowshoeing, and if there is snow on the ground, they will take a walk through Milliken State Park.

 

PRE-BALLET: DROP-IN CLASS
Saturday, February 3 / 12:00pm – 1:00pm
@ Lil Dumplins, N’Namdi Movement Center
Ages: 4-5. Lil’ Dumplins offers “Pre-Ballet” that introduces basic vocabulary, positions, concepts and rhythms of ballet.

 

LISTEN, LOOK, LEARN: STORY TIME @ CAM
Saturday, February 3 / 12:00pm – 1:00pm
@ Cranbrook Art Museum
Join Museum Educators for story time and self-guided observation activities in our current exhibitions. Content will be geared toward children ages 4 through 7, but all ages are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. As always, children 12 and under are free!

 

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS
Saturday, February 3 / 1:00pm – 4:00pm
@ Little Caesars Arena
The Harlem Globetrotters, known for their one-of-a-kind family entertainment, will bring their “Amazing Feats of Basketball World Tour” to Little Caesars Arena to take on their long-time adversaries the Washington Generals.

 

MONSTER JAM
Saturday, February 3 / 7:00pm – 10:00pm
@ Ford Field
Get ready to rev up at Monster Jam®, the world’s largest and most famous monster truck tour featuring the biggest names in monster trucks.

 

PARENTS NIGHT OUT (AGES 4-8)
Saturday, February 3 / 7:00pm – 10:00pm
@ Troy Gymnastics
Kids can tumble, jump & play while their parents are away! Shop, dine, or catch a movie while your child is supervised in a safe environment and meeting new friends. Cost: $20/kid, $10 additional siblings & First time is FREE!

 

SUNDAY

 

SENSORY FRIENDLY MORNING
Sunday, February 4 / 9:00am – 10:00pm
@ SEA Life Aquarium, Auburn Hills
Join the special Sensory Friendly Morning, where they’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.

 

FREE DAY @ FLINT CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Sunday, February 4 / 12:00pm – 5:00pm
@ Flint Children’s Museum
Come to the Flint Children’s Museum where their mission is to inspire a love for learning and awaken imagination through exploration and hands-on play.

 

SUPER SPARKS: ALL ACCESS FAMILY DAYS
Sunday, February 4 / 12:00pm – 6:00pm
@ Michigan Science Center, Detroit
MiSci will offer special programming for special needs families the first Sunday of every month. This opportunity features adaptive shows, demonstrations and more.

 

OPEN SKATE
Sunday, February 4 / 12:30pm – 2:00pm
@ USA Hockey Arena, Plymouth
Open skate is held at USA Hockey Arena every Sunday from 12:30-1:50pm. Grab your skates and your friends and have some fun on the large Olympic rink at USA Hockey Arena!

 

PUPPET PERFORMANCE: CAN YOU SPELL HARLEM?
Sunday, February 4 / 2:00pm – 2:30pm
@ Detroit Institute of Arts
With meticulously hand-carved rod puppets, Cherry captivates audiences young and old while celebrating the creative forces behind one of America’s most influential cultural, social and artistic movements.

 

THE 13-STORY TREEHOUSE PLAY
Sunday, February 4 / 4:00pm – 5:30pm
@ Music Hall, Detroit
Who wouldn’t want to live in a tree house? Especially a 13-story treehouse that has everything! CDP Theatre Producers uses live action, puppetry, music, and animation to bring this international bestseller to life.

 

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

Kerry

About Kerry Doman

Kerry Doman is the founder and CEO of LittleGuide Detroit and After 5 Detroit. She has lived downtown Detroit for 10+ years and still calls the city home with her husband and son. As a relatively new mom, she’s excited to explore downtown with her family and hopes you’ll enjoy doing the same!

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