Fun Things to Do with Metro Detroit Kids This Weekend

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

It’s June and summer is almost here! There are plenty of summer festivals and Pride events happening this weekend.

Blake’s new Strawberry Festival is this weekend! Also, be sure to check out the new playground at Bay Court Park in Clarkston and these outdoor attractions in metro Detroit with your kids.

Enjoy a day out with your family at the Detroit Zoo and grab tacos afterwards.

My son, Jordan, and I plan to go to Blake’s Strawberry Festival this weekend. We love hanging out at Funland and enjoying lunch at Blake’s Tasting Room, too. We also still want to check out Dinosauria at the Detroit Zoo.

So, what are you waiting for? Take a look at what’s happening June 21-23 and get to planning family fun. Be sure to tag us on Instagram @metroparentmag if you enjoy any of these weekend events!

This article was recently updated on June 18, 2024 by Metro Parent’s Audience Development Coordinator, Kari Zaffarano. The update included her adding new Metro Detroit events to the MetroParent.com‘s calendar and featuring the best family events in metro Detroit this weekend, aligning Metro Parent’s mission to provide the top parenting resources for local families. Questions? Please reach out to kari@metroparent.com.

Events

Photo credit: Canterbury Village

Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor are always jam-packed full of family-friendly events. We’ve picked some of our favorites going on this weekend. Don’t see anything your child will enjoy? Check out our online calendar for more!

Bay-Rama Fishfly Festival in Downtown New Baltimore

June 19-23, 2024

  • Address: Downtown New Baltimore area
  • Cost: Free, fees for some activities; preregister to enter competitions

The short-lived water bugs drive the theme of this fest, which has a carnival, fireworks, parade, kids activities, cardboard boat race, corn hole tournament and more.

Cranbrook on the Green: Artist Designed Miniature Golf at the Cranbrook Art Museum

June 19-23, 2024

Visit the new miniature golf course, inspired by the art and design of Cranbrook. There are ten holes for you to practice on. Tickets to the Green include admission to the Art Museum’s galleries.

Canterbury Taco Fest at Canterbury Village

June 21-23, 2024

Enjoy tacos, Mariachi bands, contests, dance lessons, bounce houses, vendors, live entertainment on five stages, wrestling and more at this annual event.

Downtown Auburn Hills Summerfest

June 21-22, 2024

  • Address: Downtown Auburn Hills area
  • Cost: Free

Start the summer at this family-friendly annual event with live entertainment, food and more.

FUNBOX Detroit at Oakland Mall

June 21-23, 2024

Check out the massive outdoor bounce park, which offers 25,000 square feet of connected jumping zones with 10 different play areas. Kids of all ages can enjoy the Mountain Challenge, Battle Beam, Gumball Gallop, Obstacle Course and more.

Juneteenth Celebration 2024 at South Huron Parking Lot 

June 21-23, 2024

Celebrate the community’s annual Juneteenth Celebration weekend.

Opa! Fest at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

June 21-23, 2024

  • Address: 760 W. Wattles Road, Troy
  • Cost: Admission is three canned goods/person, $3/person, $10/family, free/ages 11 and under

At this Greek fest, there will be activities for adults and kids. Participate in Greek dancing, cooking demonstrations, live music, cultural events, children’s play area and more.

Blake’s Strawberry Festival at Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill 

June 22, 2024

This new festival at Blake’s features sweet strawberry surprises in addition to the usual farm fun and menu offerings. Families can enjoy extended hours of u-pick strawberries, strawberry treats, strawberry-themed activities and fireworks.

Dairy Day at Wolcott Mill Metropark Farm Center

June 22, 2024

Start your day watching the cows being milked. After that, enjoy dairy-themed games, crafts, family photo opportunities and more. Also, free dairy products including cheese and ice cream treats.

Howdy Fest at The Old Miami

June 22, 2024

This LGBTQIA+ focused, family-friendly honky-tonk event features music, a petting zoo, pony rides, games, prizes, food and more.

NINE Design + Homes Festival of the Arts

June 22, 2024

This fest will showcase over 30 artists, food vendors, hands-on art-making activities, live music and more.

Pride in the Park at Rochester Municipal Park

June 22, 2024

Formerly called, “Rochester Pride,” this event features live music, vendors, guest speakers and a march through downtown Rochester.

Saturday in the Park at Nankin Mills Park Area

June 22, 2024

Families can walk, run, skate or cycle safely on the six miles of Hines Drive at Nankin Mills Park Area. Hines Drive will be closed from Outer Drive to Ann Arbor Trail.

Southwest Sounds at Mexicantown Mercado

June 22, 2024

This event highlights arts and culture of Venezuela and offers a great lineup of free food, music, dance, performances by Sphinx Overture student musicians, musicians from the DSO and Pa’ La Parranda Venezuelan Afrodrums.

Wings & Wheels at Yankee Air Museum

June 22, 2024

Wings & Wheels will have fun for the whole family including historic aircrafts to view, pedal cars, assembly lines, food trucks and more.

High Velocity Sports Open House

June 23, 2024

Join High Velocity Sports for a free open house for ages 18 months to 16 years old.  Enjoy a free trial of Lil’ Kickers Child Development Soccer Classes, Ballers Basketball Clinics and Hurricanes Volleyball. Don’t forget socks to jump in the inflatable fun zone. Concessions will be available to purchase. Registration required.

Historic Base Ball Games at Greenfield Village

Through Sept. 2, 2024

Enjoy a game of baseball played with the 1867 rules on select Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer.

Dinosauria at the Detroit Zoo

Through Sept. 8, 2024

The zoo brings you an immersive walk-through experience that will take you back in time to the prehistoric era. Here, you will see 34 life-like animatronic dinosaurs, including a towering, 65-foot-long Brachiosaurus! There will also be a new T-Rex photo opportunity this year.

Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Through Sept. 15, 2024

See a full-size cast skeleton leg of a T. Rextwo life-size models of Protoceratops—one skeleton, the other fully fleshed out—a life-size three-horned Triceratops skull and more.

Around town

Bay court park playground
Photo credit: Independence Township

Family events packed with people can be overwhelming for some families, but that doesn’t mean you have to be bored this weekend either. These fun ideas will have you out of the house and exploring your community.

At-home activities           

books-about-summer-amazon
Photo credit: Amazon

The fun doesn’t stop just because you’re sticking close to home this weekend. Keep the kids entertained with these fun ideas including crafts, recipes, books to read 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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