Family Events 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! « Previous Next » Metro Parent Editorial • August 21, 2017 Read Comments (3) Total: 37 303 5 5 5 15 12 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, Aug. 25-Sunday, Aug. 27, 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. Dragon on the Lake in Downtown Lake Orion Aug. 24-27, 2017 Address: Downtown Lake Orion area Time: 3-10 p.m. Thursday (21-plus only after 6 p.m.) 6-9 p.m. Friday (boat parade at 8:30 p.m.), 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday Admission: Free/admission, $10-$15/foam party This annual fest, which features a lighted boat parade, chalk and foam parties, dragon boat races and fun for kids, is inspired by the legend that a massive dragon that supposedly lived in the lake. Warren Birthday Bash at Warren City Square Aug. 24-27, 2017 Address: Warren City Square, 1 City Square, Warren Time: 4-10 p.m. Thursday-Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-10 p.m. Sunday Admission: Free/admission, fees/rides Celebrate Warren’s birthday with live music, a laser light show, fireworks display, live animals, rides and more. Spirit of Detroit Hydrofest in Detroit Aug. 25-27, 2017 Address: Erma Henderson, Memorial Annex and Owen Parks, Detroit Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m.-end of show Saturday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday Admission: $10/general, $25-$50/grandstand, $15-$30/parking There’s high-speed hydroplane races, a car show and much more at this annual and it’s all sponsored by Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers. Ypsilanti Heritage Festival at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti Aug. 25-27, 2017 Address: Riverside Park, 2 E Cross St., Ypsilanti Time: Noon-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday Admission: Free Offers art, music and kids’ activities in celebration of Ypsilanti’s history. Lincoln Park Days in Downtown Lincoln Park Aug. 25-27, 2017 Address: Downtown Lincoln Park area Time: 4-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday Admission: Free/admission, fees/rides, concerts and parking Live entertainment, a kiddie carnival, food and grown-up fun in store at this annual. A Taste of Greece at the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Plymouth Aug. 25-27, 2017 Address: Nativity of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 39851 Five Mile Road, Plymouth Time: 5-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday Admission: $2/general, free/kids under 12 Get your fill of traditional Greek eats; plus kids’ games, a Greek marketplace and more. Slovak Festival at S.s. Cyril and Methodius Slovak Catholic Church in Sterling Heights Aug. 25-27, 2017 Address: S.s. Cyril and Methodius Slovak Catholic Church, 41233 Ryan Road, Sterling Heights Time: 6-11 p.m. Friday, 1-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday. Admission: Free Explore Slovak heritage with Slovak food and beer, traditional Slovak dance, music, kids’ activities, live entertainment and more. Haven Hill Festival at the Highland State Recreation Area in White Lake Aug. 26, 2017 Address: Highland State Recreation Area, 5200 Highland Road, White Lake Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission: Free/admission; $11/recreation passport This massive fest will take you back in time to the heyday of the historic Edsel and Eleanor Ford estate with vintage baseball games, an antique sale, kids activities and more. Chesterfield Arts & Music Festival at Brandenburg Park in Chesterfield Township Aug. 26-27, 2017 Address: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Shores Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission: $12/person Mingle with live butterflies, look into a living beehive, check out live bats and learn about hummingbirds. There are crafts and hands-on activities, too. Art on the Lake at Northfield Hills in Troy Aug. 27, 2017 Address: Northfield Hills, 1750 Brentwood Drive, Troy Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission: Free This 43rd annual showcases all kinds of work by local artists.