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

Looking for some family fun virtual things to do while at home or as things open up? Check out our list of events and other things to do this weekend.

A family having a pillow fight

The stay-at-home order in Michigan has been lifted and our mitten state is looking pretty good as far as new coronavirus cases go — and that means some in-person events for families are returning.

Still, some families may not be comfortable getting out and about just yet, so we’ve tweaked our roundup of things to do this weekend to include some virtual activities, at-home options and a few in-person events (when we can find them) to keep all families covered all weekend long.

Remember, if you choose to head out to an in-person event you should still be practicing social distancing, washing your hands often and wearing a mask whenever possible. 


Babes in Curl Land

  • Address: 2682 Gratiot Ave., Detroit
  • Time: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020
  • Cost: $10/kids, free/parents

This natural hair care event encourages and teaches kids to care for their natural hair. Find guest lectures, a kids’ fashion show, hair care demos and more.

Marvel Universe of Superheroes 

  • Address: Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Time: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through Sept. 30
  • Cost: $25/adults, $18.75/kids 5-11

Visit The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation to see a collection of cool superhero memorabilia.

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Virtual options

Jean & The Wonderful Idea Machine 

  • Ages: All
  • Time: 4 p.m. Sept. 19-20 and 26-27, 2020

This first-of-its-kind Zoom performance goes to support kids without computer access.

ArtParty @ Home

  • Ages: All
  • Time: 6 p.m. daily Aug. 13-Sept. 24, 2020

This annual celebration from the Anton Art Center has been reimagined and will Bring you a silent auction, along with video and photo art content on social media.

Unity in Learning: Camp at Home 

  • Ages: All
  • Time: Any

Get four weeks of STEM projects and activities, along with all the materials you need to have a camp experience at home. $40/person.

Metro Parent’s Virtual Science Camp

  • Ages: All
  • Time: Any

How’s that homeschooling going? If you’re looking for some other ideas on how to teach your kiddos while also entertaining them, let us help. Conduct some super cool science experiments from last summer’s Virtual Science Camp. The experiments are easy to do and only require a few items you probably already have at home.

At-home activities

Looking for event more fun activities to do at home? Try some of these ideas… 

Try a new apple recipe 

Make the most of your apple-picking weekend with these apple recipes and activities, which are perfect for ringing in the 2020 fall season.

Go to a u-pick apple orchards

Apple-picking is great for fall fun and good for social distancing. Find some sweet options at these u-pick apple orchards in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Find corn mazes in Michigan

Two girls walking hand-in-hand in a corn maze

Walking through a corn maze is a great fall tradition that can keep you away from others. Find great corn mazes in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, here.

Pumpkin Patches in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Grandma gives little boy a pumpkin. A pumpkin patch in the background

Are you looking for the perfect pumpkin to adorn your home this fall? Check out these pumpkin patches in Detroit and Ann Arbor for great gourds and seasonal fun.

Take a road trip to a midwest waterfall

Photo of a waterfall from a distance away

Treat the kids to a road trip to one of nature’s most beautiful creations. Check out our list of must-see waterfalls in the Midwest to plan your trip.

Watch This, Do That

Image from Harry Potter pointing to a drink
First photo via Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets. Second photo via Homemade Hooplah.

Pair some of your favorite flicks with activities based on the movies.

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