Family Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

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, Feb. 15-Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. 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.

Aladdin Jr. at the Trenton Village Theatre

Feb. 15-17, 2019

  • Address: Trenton Village Theatre, 2447 W. Jefferson Ave., Trenton
  • Time: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $15/preferred seating, $12/adults, $10/students and seniors
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Take a magic carpet ride to Agrabah and experience this youth performance of the beloved Disney story.

Footloose The Musical at the Catherine A. Daly Theatre on the Avenue

Feb. 15-17 and 22-24, 2019

  • Address: Catherine A. Daly Theatre on the Avenue, 2656 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $16-$18

The tale of a town that refuses to dance hits the stage in Wyandotte this weekend.

Pinkalicious The Musical at City Theatre

Feb. 16, 2019

  • Address: City Theatre, 2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Time: 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.
  • Admission: $29.50

Pinkalicious loves pink cupcakes so much that she eats them until she turns pink from head to toe. See what unfolds when you catch this show on stage at the City Theatre on Saturday.

Once Upon a Time: Cinderella and Jack & the Beanstalk at Meadow Brook Theatre

Feb. 16, 2019

  • Address: Meadow Brook Theatre, 378 Meadow Brook, Rochester
  • Time: 1 p.m.
  • Admission: $12/person

These two classic tales come to live during this interactive show this Saturday.

Michigan Free Fishing Weekend at the Outdoor Adventure Center

Feb. 16-17, 2019

  • Address: Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater St., Detroit
  • Time: 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Admission: Free

Kids can learn proper ice fishing techniques and safety practices – and stop by Milliken State Park to try out their new skills.

Harry Potter Escape Room at the Chelsea District Library

Feb. 16-17, 2019

  • Address: Chelsea District Library, 221 S. Main St.
  • Time: 11 a.m.-noon, 1-2 and 3-4 p.m. Saturday, 1:30-2:30 and 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: Free

Solve puzzles to help Harry, Ron and Hermione escape their magical prison.

Detroit Boat Show at Cobo Center

Feb. 16-24, 2019

  • Address: Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit
  • Time: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday-Monday, 3-9 p.m. Tuesday-Friday
  • Admission: $13/ages 13-plus, free/ages 12 and under with paying adult

Safety courses, fishing seminars, a Kids Zone and more – find it at this 61st annual event.

Celebrate Black History Month

Now-Feb. 28, 2019

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

Browse our roundup of Black History Month happenings in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor for some extra family fun this weekend.

Salvaging Sound Exhibit at the Detroit Historical Museum

Now-April 7, 2019

  • Address: Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave.
  • Time: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Admission: Free; $9/parking

Introduce kids to the Detroit Sound Conservancy and the city’s music scene during this exhibit at the Detroit Historical Museum.

Doom of the Dinosaurs at the Cranbrook Institute of Science

Now-Sept. 1, 2019

  • Address: Cranbrook Institute of Science, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
  • Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $9.50-$13/general plus $6-$8/exhibit

Sixty-six million years ago, a giant asteroid crashed into the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The aftermath of this event caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. Learn about them in this interactive exhibit.