Family Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Southeast Michigan

Whether you're looking for family things to do in Detroit, searching for stuff in Ann Arbor or simply looking for fun activities for families, we've got you covered. Take a peek at the coolest events happening this weekend!

There are tons of activities in metro Detroit and beyond that appeal to kids of all ages. It can be hard to keep up with all the fun activities for families that are happening in southeast Michigan, so let us help you plan your week! Take a look at the top events happening this weekend – Friday, June 23-Sunday, June 25, 2017. Check back weekly for new events and family fun things to do. Still want more? Take a look at our calendar of events!

Note: Things change, so be sure to call ahead before attending any of these events or performances.

Utica Riverwalk Festival in Downtown Utica 

 June 22-25, 2017

  • Address: downtown area
  • Time: 6-10 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: free/entry, $20/ride pass

This year marks the city’s bicentennial! Celebrate with a massive carnival, fireworks, face painting, fun on the river, food, crafts, roller derby girls, live entertainment and more. Proceeds benefit the Utica Lions Club.

Taylor Summer Festival at Heritage Park in Taylor 

June 22-25, 2017

  • Address: Heritage Park, 12111 Pardee Road, Taylor
  • Time: 4-10 p.m. Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 1-8 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: Free/entry, $16-$20/ride wristbands, fees/concerts and color run

Includes a color run, live music, a movie under the stars, a carnival, fireworks, fishing derby and more.

Auburn Hills Summerfest in Downtown Auburn Hills 

June 23-24, 2017

  • Address: downtown area
  • Time: 4-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday
  • Admission: free/entry, but fees apply for rides and some activities

Kick off summer with an ice cream social, the Color Me Extraordinary 5K run, live music, a car show, arts and crafts fair, games and more.

Trenton Summer Festival in Downtown Trenton 

June 23-25, 2017

  • Address: downtown area
  • Time: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: Free

This annual boasts being the event “where summer begins” and celebrates with live performances, kids activities, crafts, vendors and more.

Detroit River Days on the Detroit RiverWalk 

June 23-25, 2017

  • Address: Detroit RiverWalk area
  • Time: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday. $3/before 3 p.m., $5/after 3 p.m., free/11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday
  • Admission: Free

Get a taste of life on the water with Jet Ski demos and riverboat tours or enjoy live music, an air show, sand sculptures and more on land. Kinds under 18 must be with parent/guardian over 30.

Opa! Fest at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Troy

June 23-25 , 2017

  • Address: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 760 W Wattles Road, Troy
  • Time: 4-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $2 or three canned-good donations, free/12 and under

The largest ongoing Greek festival in metro Detroit returns with dance, music, food and inflatables for kids.

E-I-E-I Oops at Theatre on the Avenue in Wyandotte 

June 23-25, 2017

  • Address: Theatre on the Avenue, 2656 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $10

We’re going on a trip to Old MacDonald’s farm, but oh no: Madame Cow can’t moo! See if the other barnyard critters can help her find her voice in this play.

Colonial Days at the Historic Fort Wayne in Detroit 

June 24-25, 2017 

  • Address: Historic Fort Wayne, 6325 W Jefferson Ave., Detroit  
    Lathrup Village
  • Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: Free/entry, $5/park, $5/guided tours

Celebrate America’s Colonial period with live military and weapons demos, historical presentations and displays, tours of the fort and more.

Creature Encounters at The Creature Conservancy in Ann Arbor 

June 24-25, 2017

  • Address: The Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor
  • Time: 1-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays
  • Admission: $8/ages 13-plus, $6/ages 2-12

African crested porcupines are the featured creatures, but be sure to meet all the critters here, from vultures to tortoises.

Ford Fireworks on the Detroit River

 June 26, 2017 (Monday) 

  • Address: Hart Plaza area, Detroit
  • Time: 9:48 p.m.
  • Admission: Free

This 59th annual lights the city up with a massive display over the river.


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