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, Oct. 18-Sunday, Oct. 20, 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.

Disney on Ice Presents Dream Big at Little Caesars Arena

Oct. 17-20, 2019

  • Address: Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Time: 7 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Admission: $20-plus
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See characters from Moana, Coco, Frozenand Tangledin this spectacular skating show in Detroit this weekend. 

Hallowe’en at Greenfield Village

Oct. 17-20 and 24-27, 2019

  • Address: Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Time: 6:30-10 p.m.
  • Admission: $14.50-$17/person, free/2 and under, $6/park

Greenfield Village transforms for Halloween. Walk the jack-o’-lantern-lit path to enjoy trick-or-treating, stories and more Halloween fun. There’s cider and doughnuts, too. 

Halloween Hoopla at the Macomb Township Recreation Center

Oct. 18, 2019

  • Address:Macomb Township Recreation Center, 20699 Macomb Drive
  • Time:6-8:30 p.m.
  • Admission:$5-$10

Wander the trick-or-treat trail, catch a magic show, make your way through a haunted house and more on Saturday. 

Pumpkins, Lanterns & Leaves at the Campus Farm at Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Oct. 18-19, 2019

  • Address: Campus Farm at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor
  • Time: 6-8 p.m.
  • Admission: $14.50/person

Enjoy cider and doughnuts, create your own lantern and have a parade in Ann Arbor this weekend. 

Evening Lantern Tours at the Oakwoods Metropark Nature Center

Oct. 18-19 and 25-26, 2019

  • Address: Oakwoods Metropark Nature Center, 17845 Savage Road, Belleville
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $12/person, $10/park

Kids ages 8 and up and take a hayride into the woods while hearing the stories of Michigan’s history. Along the way, they’ll encounter different characters on a pumpkin-lit path. 

Halloween Hoot at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve

Oct. 18-20, 2019

  • Address:Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 N. Hill Circle, Rochester
  • Time:5:30-8 p.m. Friday, 4-8 p.m. Saturday, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $8

This annual event features trick-or-treating, cider and doughnuts, carnival games, crafts and more for families.  

Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo

Oct. 18-20 and 25-27, 2019

  • Address: Detroit Zoo, 8540 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Time: 3-7:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $10/person, free/under 2, $8/park

This “merry-not-scary” celebration returns with loads of trick-or-treating, a corn maze, superhero reenactments and so much more.  

Frankenstein at Stagecrafters Baldwin Theatre

Oct. 18-31, 2019

  • Address:Stagecrafters Baldwin Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette Ave., Royal Oak
  • Time:8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $20

Catch this adaptation of the classic tale live on stage in Royal Oak. It kicks off this weekend and continues until Halloween.  

Harvest Festival at the Crosswinds Marsh Interpretive Center

Oct. 19, 2019

  • Address: Crosswinds Marsh Interpretive Center, 27600 Haggerty Road, New Boston
  • Time: 1-3 p.m.
  • Admission: Free 

Enjoy a beautiful hayride along a forest trail, a bonfire with kid-friendly stories, doughnuts and cider, crafts and more on Saturday.

Halloween Soup at the Northville Marquis Theatre

Oct. 19-20 and 25-27, 2019

  • Address: Northville Marquis Theatre, 135 E. Main St., Northville
  • Time: 7 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays
  • Admission: $10/person

Don your costumes to see this not-so-scary Halloween show live on stage in Northville.