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, Oct. 19-Sunday, Oct. 21, 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.

Halloween Hoopla at the Macomb Township Recreation Center

Oct. 19, 2018

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

A creepy nail salon, a haunted house, trick-or-treat trail and more is in store for families at this annual event.

Halloween Hoot at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve

Oct. 19-21, 2018

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

This spooktacular tradition, which requires advanced registration, offers moonlit skits and trick-or-treating, carnival games, crafts and more.

Disney on Ice Presents Frozen at Little Caesars Arena

Oct. 19-21, 2018

  • 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: $15-plus/ticket

Mickey and Minnie Mouse are your hosts for this ice spectacle that’s based on the animated flick Frozen.

Evening Lantern Tours at Oakwoods Metropark

Oct. 19-20 and 26-27, 2018

  • Address: Oakwoods Nature Center, 32911 Willow Road, New Boston
  • Time: 7 and 8:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $12/person, $10/park

Kids ages 8 and up can enjoy a hayride to the woods, followed by a pumpkin-lit stroll past costumed characters that tell stories of Michigan’s history.

Putting the ‘Fun’ in ‘Fungi’ at the Wint Nature Center

Oct. 20, 2018

  • Address: Wint Nature Center, 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston
  • Time: 10 a.m.-noon
  • Admission: $5

Learn about Michigan fungus and take a walk outside to see if you can find any at the Wint Nature Center.

Creature Encounters: Sloths at the Creature Conservancy

Oct. 20-21, 2018

  • Address: The Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor
  • Time: 2-4 p.m.
  • Admission: $6-$8

The fun happens every weekend this month. Visit to see October’s featured creature – the sloth! – and stop by to see all the other critters at this local spot.

Trick-or-Treat Train Rides at Joy Park

Oct. 21, 2018

  • Address: Joy Park, 23701 Henry B Joy Blvd., Clinton Township
  • Time: 1-4 p.m. (train rides are approximately 45 minutes long)
  • Admission: $4-$7, free/3 and under

Trick-or-treating on an old-fashioned train? Sign us up! This event continues next Sunday.

Banana for Turtle at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

Oct. 21, 2018

  • Address: Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 350 Madison St., Detroit
  • Time: 4 p.m.
  • Admission: $10-$15

Five animal friends – monkey, python, parrot, elephant and turtle – solve early childhood issues during this puppet performance in Detroit.