Family Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit

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.


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, March 23-25, 2018. 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.

Mary Poppins Jr. at the Warren Civic Theatre

March 23-25, 2018

  • Address: Warren Civic Theatre, 5460 Arden Ave.
  • Time: 7 p.m. Friday, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $8-$12

A magical nanny helps a wealthy and uptight family in this classic tale. Catch it live on stage in Warren this weekend.

Uncle Gerry and Friends at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center

March 24, 2018

  • Address: Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Time: 10 a.m. Saturday
  • Admission: $12

Your wee ones will enjoy classic songs as part of the Tiny Tots series on Saturday.

Test Ride a Pony at Pretty Pony Pastures

March 24, 2018

  • Address: Pretty Pony Pastures, 9160 Eagle Road, Davison
  • Time: 2-3, 2:30-3:30, 3-4 and 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $18/person

Kids ages 4-12 try out horseback riding along the “bunny trail.”

Hot Rod and Racing Expo at the Suburban Collection Showplace

March 24-25, 2018

  • Address: Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi
  • Time: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $20/general, $5/park

Love motorsports? This event is perfect for motorsport enthusiasts. Head to Novi for two days of fun.

Dance for Mother Earth Powwow at Skyline High School

March 24-25, 2018

  • Address: Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple Road, Ann Arbor
  • Time: 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $10-$29

Celebrate Native American culture this weekend at Skyline High School. Here, you’ll experience Native American dancing, drumming and even a “tiny tot” exhibit.

Marche du Nain Rouge in Detroit

March 25, 2018

  • Address: Canfield and Second streets, Detroit
  • Time: noon-3 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: Free

Help ward off the city’s trouble-making dwarf with costumes, floats and music on Sunday.

Banana for Turtle at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

March 25, 2018

  • Address: Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 350 Madison St., Detroit
  • Time: 2 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $10-$15

Five jungle friends try to figure out life in this stage performance presented by the folks from PuppetART.

Macomb County Annual Student Show at the Anton Art Center


  • Address: Anton Art Center, 125 Macomb Place
  • Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
  • Admission: Donations welcome

Check out art on display that was created by students in grades 7-12 during this juried exhibit.

Maple Sugaring Events


  • Address: Various locales
  • Time: Times vary
  • Admission: Admission costs vary

There are loads of sweet maple sugaring events happening all month long. Peek at our roundup to find one this weekend!

Easter Bunny Visits

Ongoing in March

  • Address: Various locales
  • Time: Times vary
  • Admission: Photo package prices vary

Head to a local shopping center to snap a pic with the Easter Bunny this weekend. Browse our list for times and price details.