Jump into Fun with The Big Bounce America’s Metro Detroit Stop

Get your tickets ahead of time to make sure your family has a spot at the coolest inflatable party in the U.S.

The Big Bounce America is heading back to Steffens Park this spring. It’s even bigger this year at 24,000 square feet.

Reserve your tickets in advance because it sells out fast. There is a toddler session, junior sessions, bigger kids sessions and an adult session. All tickets include three hours of inflatable fun.

This article was recently updated on March 26, 2024 by Metro Parent’s Audience Development Coordinator, Kari Zaffarano. The update included her researching the latest information for The Big Bounce America providing and tips for visiting with kids, aligning Metro Parent’s mission to provide the top parenting resources for local families. Questions? Please reach out to kari@metroparent.com.

Quick details about The Big Bounce America

Big Bounce America in Metro Detroit
Photo credit: The Big Bounce America/XL Event Lab

Dates: May 18-19 and 24-26, 2024

Address: Steffens Park, 33000 Garfield Road, Fraser

Hours: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or 6-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday

Cost: Advanced tickets: $22/toddler session, ages 3 and under; $35/junior session, ages 7 and under along with parents; $35/bigger kids session, ages 15 and under along with parents; $45/adult only session for ages 16 and older. Tickets will cost more the day of the event

The Big Bounce America includes:

Big Bounce America in Metro Detroit
Photo credit: The Big Bounce America/XL Event Lab

  • The World’s Biggest Bounce House (dedicated time slot) – It’s over 16,000 square feet and holds the Guinness World Record for largest bounce house. There are climbing towers, a giant slide, basketball hoops, bubbles, confetti blasts, a live DJ and more.
  • The Giant (unlimited access) – This area is 900 feet long and suitable for ages 4 and up. It features 50 unique obstacles and is America’s Biggest Inflatable Obstacle Course.
  • Octoblast (unlimited access) – This brand new attraction is a giant octopus that offers bouncing fun and a foam party.
  • Sport Slam (unlimited access) – It’s a sports arena filled with balls of all sizes. Play basketball, soccer, dodgeball and other challenges here.
  • AirSPACE (unlimited access) – This space-themed attraction is filled with giant planets, moon crater ball pits, spaceships and more.

Tips for visiting The Big Bounce America

Big Bounce America in Metro Detroit
Photo credit: The Big Bounce America/XL Event Lab

  • Purchase tickets in advance. This will guarantee entry at the time you want. There may be tickets available on the day of the event, but the tickets will cost more. If you are joining your children in the inflatables, you must purchase a ticket.
  • Littles need an adult with them. Ages 3 and under must have an adult with them in the session. Ages 4 and up can enter the junior session or bigger kids session with or without an adult.
  • Arrive early. Make sure you have plenty of time to arrive to your timed session, get your QR code scanned and receive your wristband.
  • There are weight/height restrictions. All attractions have a maximum weight limit of 245 pounds. The World’s Largest Bounce House has a maximum height limit of 7 feet 1 inch and all other attractions have a maximum height limit of 6 feet 4 inches. A minimum height limit of 3 feet is required for The Giant.
  • Socks must be worn at all times. You can also purchase gripper socks from them for $5
  • Lockers will be available. You can rent out a locker for $10 each if you need to store your belongings before going to bounce.
  • Wear slip-on shoes. You may want to bring slip-on shoes to wear so it’s easy to get your shoes on and off before going into the inflatables. There will be a “shoe zone” to leave your shoes in before entering.
  • Bring extra clothes. Bring a change of clothes (including socks) because you may get wet inside some of the inflatables.
  • Rain or shine event. The event will still go on if it is raining lightly. If the event is rescheduled or canceled, you will be entitled to a transfer to a different date or get a refund.
  • Pack sunscreen and water. The event is fully outdoors so make sure to wear sunscreen and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.

Other things to do with kids in Fraser

Big Bounce America in Metro Detroit
Photo credit: The Big Bounce America

  • Fort Fraser is nearby if your kids aren’t worn out yet from bouncing. This wooden play area is designed to resemble a historical fort.
  • Get puffy tacos at El Charro of Fraser. Right now, they have a deal going on where kids eat free from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays.
  • Test your skills at Think It Out Escape Room. The games are recommended for ages 8 and up.
  • Enjoy Free Play Pinball Arcade, which has more than 70 pinball and arcade machines, skee-ball, foosball, bubble hockey, darts and more.

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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.

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