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, 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.



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