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

Looking for some family fun? Check out our list of events and other things to do this weekend.

Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor? Metro Parent has you covered with our weekend picks.

Here, you’ll find all the details on the coolest local happenings that have been reworked for COVID in order to offer safe family fun.

Plus, we’ve revamped our weekly list of things to do to include some activities to do near your home, too. This way, all families are covered with fun all weekend long.

So what are you waiting for? Take a look at what’s happening July 23-25, 2021, and get to planning family fun. 

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 social distancing is not possible. Check with each event listed before heading out for other safety protocols that might be in place.

Around town  

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.

Saturday in the Park on Hines Drive in Westland

Now-Sept. 25, 2021 

  • Address: Hines Drive from Ann Arbor Trail to Outer Drive
  • Cost: Free

This weekend kicks off the annual event, which closes Hines Drive so that local families can run, walk or bike the area without vehicle traffic.  

Family Fun Days at Beacon Park 

Now-Aug. 29, 2021 

Enjoy crafts, field day games, obstacle courses and musical performance in the heart of Detroit. 

Washtenaw County 4-H Youth Show 

July 23-31, 2021 

See livestock projects, artwork and other talents of 4-H groups in southeast Michigan. This show is in a show-and-go format, so not all work will be on display to viewers after they are shown in the ring. 

Fine Art at the Village 

July 31-Aug. 1, 2021 

This show features some of the finest local art. Plus, find live art demos and other entertainment. Kids activities, too. 

Le Rendez-vous du Détroit 

July 31-Aug. 1, 2021 

Experience Detroit as it was in the days of Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac and celebrate both French and Native American heritage through live music, dance and historic re-enactments. Plus, food and activities for the kids.  

Troy Traffic Jam Classic Car Show 

Aug. 1, 2021 

Get under the hood of more than 300 classic cars including rare autos, muscle cars and even newer options. There will also be kids’ crafts, music and food. This event will follow the state of Michigan’s COVID-19 protocols. 

    Near-home

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

    Pick some wildflowers

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    Photo credit: Pexels/Designecologist

    Flower fields make for the perfect socially-distant spot to snap an Insta-worthy family pic. Check out these Michigan spots.

    Play putt-putt 

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    Photo Credit: iStock/Milepost430Media

    Put your putters to the turf in 2021 at one of these miniature golf courses in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

    Bounce off energy at a trampoline or inflatable park 

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    Photo credit: iStock/FamVeld

    Let the kids bounce off energy at one of the 10 inflatable parks and trampoline parks on our list.

    Take a spin at a local roller rink 

    A pair of rental skates at a roller rink

    Lace up your skates and enjoy an evening of old-school fun with your family at one near you.

    Cool off at a public pool

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    Let your children cool off from the blazing heat at a public pool this summer. Here’s a list of some local options for you and your kids to take a dip at this year. 

    Stream a new movie or TV show

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    Photo 1 Credit: What If…? from Disney Plus, Photo 2 Credit: Gabby’s Dollhouse/Netflix

    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

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    Photo 1 Credit: Warner Animation Group, Photo 2 Credit: iStock/Matimix

    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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