Michigan First Summer in the Village in Lathrup Village
This Oakland County spot offers more kids fun than ever June 16-17, 2012 with circus arts, a climbing wall, free ice cream, BBQ, Teddy Bear Tea and more
Pry the kids off the couch Father's Day weekend – and send 'em to new heights with tight-wire, trapeze, rolling globe, juggling and other circus antics. That's just one of the free fun events awaiting them at this year's Michigan First Summer in Village in Lathrup Village, returning June 16-17, 2012!
There are plenty more to get activities on-hand to get kids up and moving at this annual event, too – all kicking off what organizers are calling an "unprecedented" family fun season in this Oakland County village.
"We're actually trying to get more people from neighboring communities," says event chair Renee McClain. This explosion of events should definitely do the trick!
Beyond the circus workshops – which are offered by Cirque Amongus – families will find hands-on activities and plenty of make-and-takes. Kids can craft a tie-dyed T-shirt or a garden globe (hmm, maybe a gift for dad?). And if they're getting antsy, have them trying scaling a 25-foot climbing wall. Once you've worked up an appetite, have no fear: Saturday includes a barbecue cook-off, and you can enjoy free ice cream both days!
To boot, there's a Teddy Bear Tea with "The Music Lady" Beverly Meyers, plus a room-full of butterflies, a magic show, real-live bats and oodles of cooking demos.
Did we mention parking, admission and activities are all free?
This annual fair is hosted at the Lathrup Village Municipal Park. It runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday June 16 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday June 17.
Check out the Metro Parent listing to learn more about the 2012 Michigan First Summer in the Village in Lathrup Village!