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. There are many May fairs and festivals to check out in southeast Michigan.

Enjoy some family-fun at an outdoor or indoor waterpark or a u-pick berry farm. Are you in the mood for something sweet? Try one of these ice cream spots in Macomb County or test out the doughnuts at one of these places.

Here, you’ll find all the details on the coolest local events. Plus, fun things to do around town and at-home activities — in case you don’t feel like venturing out after a long week.

So what are you waiting for? Take a look at what’s happening May 21-22, 2022, and get to planning family fun.

Remember, some in-person events may be enforcing COVID-19 safety protocols such as frequent hand-washing or the use of face masks. Check with your chosen event or activity before you head out.


Little boy in shorts and a hat fishing from the shore

Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor are always jam-packed full of family-friendly events. Here, 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!

Bookstock Used Book and Media Sale at Laurel Park Place 

Now-May 22, 2022

Bookstock has 300,000-plus used books, DVDs, CDs, audio books and records for sale at bargain basement prices. All proceeds benefit literacy and education projects throughout metropolitan Detroit and beyond.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare at the Marygrove Conservancy

Begins May 18, 2022

The show is a fast-moving comedy is a fun approach towards all Shakespeare plays in only 75 minutes.

Dino & Dragon Stroll at Canterbury Village

May 19-22, 2022

Guests will stroll through this outdoor dinosaur adventure and get up close and personal with almost 75 life-like creatures, reptiles and life-size dinosaurs, with most standing over 25 feet tall and spanning over 60 feet long, including T-Rex, Velociraptors and Stegosaurus, just to name a few.

Day Out With Thomas at Greenfield Village

May 20-22, 2022

Families can take a ride with their favorite storybook friend, Thomas the Train. There will be live music, magic shows, lawn games, photo opportunities, storytelling and more. Advanced registration required.

Lake Orion Flower & Art Fair at Orion Art Center

May 20-22, 2022

Vendors will be outdoors selling flowers, plants and art. There will also be food trucks, plenty of vendors and crafters to shop at and more.

Children’s Fun Fest at Twelve Mile Crossing At Fountain Walk

May 21, 2022

This children’s event will include face painting, obstacle course, kiddie axe throwing, games, magic shows and more. There will be several vendors selling children’s products and character visits from Tinkerbell, Moana and Captain Jack Sparrow.

Downtown Highland Founders Day Celebration

May 21, 2022

  • Address: Downtown Highland area
  • Cost: Free

Kick off spring with a community celebration that features a parade and other family fun. See floats, bands, teams, community groups and more.

Nature Fest at Crosswinds Marsh

May 21, 2022

This nature-oriented event will feature live entertainment, nature crafts and games, live animals and canoeing. Ages 17 and younger can participate in a fishing contest. Fishing poles and bait are limited, so bring your own if you have one. No registration required.

Romeo MayFest 2022 at the Romeo Lions Club

May 21, 2022

This annual fest will feature live music, a car show with new and classic cars, local food trucks, corn hole tourney, 50/50 raffles, local vendors and crafters and more. There will also be a kid’s area that will have carnival games, bounce houses, obstacle course, petting zoo, face painting, magician and more.

Technology Fair at Caroline Kennedy Library

May 21, 2022

Local schools and technology groups from around Southeast Michigan will showcase their technology talent with drones, robots, 3-D printing and much more. There will be demonstrations and classes for kids and teens ages 5-17. No registration is required.

Animal Mobiles Workshop at The Hawk – Farmington Hills Community Center

May 22, 2022

The Hawk Ceramics Studio Lab puts on a monthly-themed youth workshop for kids ages 6-8 and 9-12. May’s workshop is Animal Mobiles. All supplies are included in the registration fee.

Around Town 

Photo credit: iStock

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.

Photo via Daily Delish Recipes

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!

This post is updated weekly. 

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