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.

Coronavirus is still a threat in Michigan, but that doesn’t mean that your family can’t spend some quality time together.

Not sure what to do? We’ve done the legwork for you and found some local happenings that have been reworked for COVID in order to offer safe family fun.

Still, some families may not be comfortable getting out just yet, so we’ve also tweaked our roundup of things to do this weekend to include some virtual activities and at-home ideas, too. This way, all families are covered with fun 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. Check with each event listed before heading out for other safety protocols that might be in place.


Feel like venturing out of the house? Try one of these in-person events, which have been re-worked to make the event safe for you and your family.

Wheels n Reels: The Croods — A New Age at the Chelsea Fairgrounds 

April 16, 2021 

Enjoy a drive-in showing of The Croods: A New Age. Includes a pre-show performance recorded by the Chelsea House Orchestra.  

Daddy-Daughter Wonderland at Action Sports in South Lyon 

April 16-17, 2021 

Register for a one-hour time slot and enjoy music, dancing, snacks and more. 

Peter Rabbit Stories at Greenmead Historical Park in Livonia 

April 17, 2021

Enjoy a reading of the classic story of Peter Rabbit at this historical site. 

Virtual options

Have fun at home with one of these fun virtual events coming to a screen near you!

Virtual Earth Week and Clean Up by the Belle Isle Nature Center in Detroit 

  • Ages: All 
  • Time: All day April 15-24, 2021 

Register in advance for this week-long event, which celebrates Earth Day through habitat restoration education, virtual photo contests and games and more. 

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.

Near-home activities

Looking for event more fun activities that are easier for social distancing? Try some of these ideas…

Take a hike on a new-to-you trail 

Looking for the best hiking trails in southeast Michigan? Check out these scenic spots in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties in 2021.

Celebrate Ramadan with these at-home activities 

lanterns on a blue background with lights in the back
Photo credit: iStock/Tabitazn

Looking for fun ways to celebrate Ramadan from home this year? Check out this list of virtual events and at-home activities geared toward the Muslim holiday.

Try an Earth Day craft

Four recycled can bird feeders hanging in front of a white background
Photo credit: Momtastic

Go green with these fun Earth Day crafts for kids – including a stained glass planet, recycled bird feeder, tissue paper globe and more.

Visit your favorite local spots, virtually

Missing your favorite museum or attraction while in lockdown? Enjoy all they have to offer from the comfort of your computer with these virtual offerings.

Download a coloring sheet

Kids can get colorful and creative with these fun and free coloring pages for kids, which include friendly monsters, Detroit Tigers, Disney characters and more.

Stream a new movie or TV show

Photo 1 from Secrets of the Whales, Photo 2 from The Mitchells vs The Machines

Looking for something that the whole family can watch together? Check out these movies and shows that just hit streaming services

Watch This, Do That

Photos by Warner Brothers and LifesCarousel blog

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

Looking for even more fun things to do this weekend? Check out our online calendar.

This post is updated weekly.

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