Baby and Toddler Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for something fun to do with your baby or toddler this weekend? Check out these upcoming events in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties.

Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor are always jam-packed with fun things to do with kids, but the events that are great for older kids might not be as popular with babies and toddlers.

And that’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best events in our area that are geared toward your youngest family members. Check out what’s coming to your area this month. Plus, fun things to do at home or around town, too!

Don’t see an event your child will love? Check out our online calendar for even more family fun things to do this weekend and beyond.

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Keep your tots entertained at these theater shows, festivals and other events that are either geared specifically toward babies and younger kids, or  that offer activities they’ll love. 

Saturday Storytime

Now-Dec. 31, 2023 (Saturdays)

Join 27th Letter Books for their weekly story offering, made bilingual in Spanish & English.  Following the reading, you will be invited to stay and explore the book themes through art studio time or an interactive activity

Story Time with Mr. Jim

Now-Dec. 29, 2022 (Thursdays)

Caroline Kennedy Library offers simple stories, music, crafts, bubbles and fun for little ones and their caregivers every Thursday. Recommended for ages 2-3, but all ages are welcome.

Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights

June 2-July 28, 2022 

Arts, entertainment and musical acts are performed at various and separate stages throughout historical downtown Chelsea every Thursday evening. For kids, there will be magicians, jugglers, face painters, balloon artists, circus acts, ‘How to Chalk’ themed art stage and more.

Touch-a-Truck in Downtown Allen Park

July 23, 2022 

Spend the day in the driver’s seat of different trucks. Climb, touch, and explore real-life trucks and cool vehicles of all sizes. It will b siren-free for the first hour.

Kidz Bop World Tour 2022

Aug. 19, 2022

Children and their parents can rock out to live performances of today’s best hits by kids, for kids. KIDZ BOP Kids will perform today’s biggest hits, live on stage, including “Good 4 U” and “Dance Monkey.”

Encanto: The Sing-Along Film Concert Tour

Aug. 27, 2022

Kids will enjoy the film, Encanto as it comes to life in a one-of-a-kind concert event. It will feature the entire feature-length film and an on-stage band celebrating all the record-breaking hit songs from the beloved soundtrack.

Things to do at home or around town 

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Not up for a big event right now? Keep your younger kiddos entertained at home with these at-home activities. Plus, fun guides and things to do with babies around town. 

  • Let your kids get colorful and creative with fun and free coloring pages from the Detroit Tigers, Disney on Ice, The Detroit Zoo and much more. 
  • Watch some of your kiddo’s favorite flicks and embrace the lessons of the movies with the activities we found in our Watch This, Do That series
  • Discover the whimsy of fairies with your kids by exploring the fairy doors around Ann Arbor. Not sure where they’re at? Our guide can help you find them.  
  • Kiddos bouncing off the walls? Let them blow off some steam at a toddler play place in Metro Detroit or Ann Arbor. 
  • Try a themed Ford Fun Day activity. Each month, Metro Parent and Southeast Michigan Ford Dealers pick a theme and offer up fun things to do around town that align with the theme. 

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