TOP WEEKEND EVENTS FOR KIDS (Jan. 26-28)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 (Jan. 26-28) skip to Main Content

TOP WEEKEND EVENTS FOR KIDS (Jan. 26-28)

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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

MERIDIAN WINTER BLAST
Friday, January 26 – Sunday, January 28
@ Campus Martius Park
Come experience winter in Detroit with activities for the whole family to enjoy! They’ll have ice skating, a zip-line, a tubing slide, food, s’more roasting and more.

 

NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATION AUTO SHOW (Kids Under 7 Free)
Saturday, January 21 – Sunday, January 28
@ Cobo Center, Detroit
Each year thousands flock to the Motor City to see the latest in automobile innovation and preview for what’s to come. See our Family Guide to the 2018 Detroit Auto Show!

 

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.

 

FRIDAY

MOMMY, ME & PAINT CLASS
Friday, January 26 / 10:00am – 11:00am
@ Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester
Ages: 18-24 Months. Play and get messy with your preschooler as you work together on projects such as self portraits, silly animals, cooky quilts and clay!

 

CHESS OPEN PLAY
Friday, January 26 / 4:00pm – 8:00pm
@ Detroit Institute of Arts
Join the Detroit City Chess Club in their regular Friday meet-ups in Prentis Court. Watch as these young players hone their craft or even sit down to test your own skills.

 

PARENTS NIGHT OUT
Friday, January 26

 

MINECRAFT NIGHT
Friday, January 26 / 6:00pm – 8:30pm
@ The Robot Garage, Birmingham
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

LEARN TO SKATE WITH MERYL DAVIS
Saturday, January 27 / 9:30am – 11:00am
@ Campus Martius Ice Rink
Come enjoy a day with Meryl Davis, Olympic Gold Medalist & Dancing with the Stars winner, at a skating clinic in collaboration with the Downtown Detroit Partnership.

 

MAKE SOMETHING: SATURDAYS (Free with Admission)
Saturday, January 20  /  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.

 

SLEDDING WITH THE OAC
Saturday, January 27 / 10:00am – 3:00pm
@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit
Join us at the Outdoor Adventure Center for sledding at Milliken State Park. Challenge your family and friends to a sled race or see who can go the farthest.

 

TIGERFEST
Saturday, January 27 / 11:00am – 5:00pm
@ Comerica Park
Don’t miss these and many more once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to get up-close and personal with your favorite team when TigerFest, returns to Comerica Park

 

PRE-BALLET: DROP-IN CLASS
Saturday, January 27 / 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.

 

MEET THE SCIENTISTS SATURDAYS
Saturday, January 27 / 2:00pm – 3:00pm
@ Charles H Wright Museum
Bring your curious students to discover and explore science with activities led by scientists and technologists with the hands-on exhibits.

 

POLAR PARTY
Saturday, January 27 / 1:00pm – 5:00pm
@ West Bloomfield Recreation Activities Center
Join the Polar Party featuring winter-themed activities for the whole family to enjoy! Live animal show, meet Elsa, S’more roasting, snowman building contest, craft station and more!

 

SNOW MUCH FUN
Saturday, January 27 / 1:00pm – 4:00pm
@ Rolling Hills Park, Ypsilanti
As part of the Winter Fun Fest event for Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation, there will be sledding, skiing, hot chocolate by a warm fire, arts and crafts and a petting zoo!

 

SUNDAY

FREE DAY @ FLINT CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Sunday, January 28 / 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.

 

WINTER FAMILY FUN DAY
Sunday, January 28 / 1:00pm – 4:00pm
@ Beverly Park, Franklin
Visitors can enjoy sledding, ice skating, cross country skiing, warm drinks and snacks in the pavilion by the fire.

 

DRAGONS LOVE TACOS – THEATRE
Sunday, January 28 / 1:30pm – 3:00pm
@ Michigan Theatre, Ann Arbor
Dragons love all sorts of tacos—except spicy ones! When a boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco party, red-hot trouble ensues. (Best for grades K to 5.)

 

FAMILY FUNDAY FILMS
Sunday, January 28 / 1:30pm – 3:00pm
@ Detroit Public Library, Main Branch
The Detroit Public Library will have a new film each week for the entire family to enjoy. Movies will be shown on the big screen at 1:30pm on Sunday afternoons. Movie: A Dog’s Purpose

 

PUPPET ART: OH, ANANSE!
Sunday, January 28 / 2:00pm – 3:30pm
@ Music Hall, Detroit
Based on West African folklore, this is the story of Ananse, father of narrators, and how he won the right to tell stories to the world.

 

EXOTIC ZOO
Sunday, January 28 / 3:30pm – 4:30pm
@ Detroit Public Library, Main Branch
Animal Program! Learn about animals from Javon Stacks and have the opportunity to see them up close and touch some of them. Parent/Child Class

 

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

 

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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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