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.

Assumption Greek Festival

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. 16-Sunday, Aug. 18, 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.

Assumption GreekFest at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church

Aug. 15-18, 2019

  • Address:Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 21800 Marter Road, St. Clair Shores
  • Time:4-10 p.m. Thursday, 3-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: Fees apply
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Be Greek for a day – or the weekend! – at this annual cultural fest in St. Clair Shores. There’s food, shopping, live entertainment and more all weekend.  

African World Festival at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Aug. 16-17, 2019

  • Address:Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit
  • Time:11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily
  • Admission: Free

Fun for all ages, this annual fest features dance and music performances, art, food and more this weekend. 

Howell Melon Festival

Aug. 16-18, 2019 

  • Address:Downtown area, Howell
  • Time:5-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: Free

Watermelons, honeydew and more take center stage during this annual event in downtown Howell. 

Princess Whatsername at the Trenton Village Theatre

Aug. 16-18, 2019

  • Address:Trenton Village Theatre, 2447 W. Jefferson Ave., Trenton
  • Time:7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission:$10-$15

A young girl falls asleep in the Misty Forest and wakes up with no memory. What will happen? Watch this tale unfold at the Trenton Village Theatre this weekend. 

Matilda The Musical at the Redford Theatre

Aug. 16-18, 23-25, 2019

  • Address:Redford Theatre, 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit
  • Time:7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.
  • Admission:$15/person

TheYoung Professionals Youth Theatre brings this story to life on stage at the Redford Theatre.

Metro Parent’s Baby Shower at Orchard Mall

Aug. 17, 2019

  • Address:Orchard Mall, 6445 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield
  • Time:11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Admission: Free; pre-register

Metro Parent hosts its very first Baby Shower event this Saturday. There will be loads of information and resources for parents-to-be, plus fun for the kiddos. 

Woodward Dream Cruise

Aug. 17, 2019

  • Address:Along Woodward Avenue in Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Township, Ferndale, Royal Oak, Pontiac and Pleasant Ridge
  • Time:9 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Admission: Free

While some might say this car show starts earlier in the week (or month), the action really ramps up on Saturday when classic cars take over M-1. Drive through the cruise or setup on the sidelines.  

Michigan Renaissance Festival at Hollygrove Grounds

Aug. 17-Sept. 29, 2019

  • Address:Hollygrove Grounds, 12600 Dixie Highway, Holly
  • Time:10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, plus Friday, Sept. 27
  • Admission:$23.95/adults, $14.95/ages 5-12, free/4 and under

This multi-weekend fun kicks off this weekend. Stop by for jousting tournaments, period entertainment and more. 

Copies and Invention in East Asia at the University of Michigan Museum of Art

Aug. 17, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020 

  • Address:University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor
  • Time:11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission:$10/suggested donation

This exhibit, which opens this weekend, showcases burial goods, Buddhist sculptures, paintings and contemporary works from China, Korea and Japan.

Michigan Jewish Food Festival at Eastern Market

Aug. 18, 2019

  • Address:Eastern Market, Shed 5, Detroit
  • Time:11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Admission: Free

This fourth-year fest connects food, sustainability and Jewish tradition through different dishes and activities.

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