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 at-home activities, 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 June 18-20, 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 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.  

Dino Safari 

June 11-July 5, 2021 

Take a trip back in time to see more than 40 animatronic dinosaurs at this drive-thru event. Families will learn how dinosaurs evolved over time, how they ate, moved, behaved and more. Prepare for earthquakes and Dino battles along the way. 

Arts & Acts Festival at Millennium Park in Northville 

June 18-20, 2021 

This juried fine art show features a wide variety of work by local talents. Plus, find live music, kids’ activities, food, a chalk festival and more. 

Motor Muster at Greenfield Village in Dearborn 

June 19-20, 2021 

Get up under the hood of some classic cars from the 1930-1970. Includes a live rock concert, too. 

Opa!Fest Drive Thru in Troy 

June 19-20, 2021 

Pre-order delicious Greek food by June 19 and then swing by the church at your designated time to pick it up. 

Summer Solstice Celebration in Farmington Hills

June 20, 2021 

Celebrate the longest day of the year with hayrides, crafts, roasted marshmallows and much more. 


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

Celebrate Juneteenth at a local event 

Photo credit: iStock

Juneteenth — aka Freedom Day — falls on June 19 and celebrates the abolition of slavery in America. Here’s how you can celebrate Juneteenth with kids.

Join a Father’s Day event in metro Detroit or Ann Arbor 

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Dad’s big day is June 20, 2021. Celebrate with these pop-friendly Father’s Day events, including fairs and festivals in Michigan and more.

Take a bike ride on a local trail 

Two girls on a rugged bike trail

Get the family moving and pedal your way to a healthier lifestyle in the great outdoors.

Cool off at a local spray ground 

A splash park in Michigan

Let your children cool off from the blazing heat at a spray ground this summer. Here’s a list of splash parks in Michigan for your child to try during summer 2021. 

Visit a local petting farm 

Little girl bottle feeds a cow

Wondering where to take the kids to get friendly with farm animals? We’ve got you covered with this list of local petting farms in Michigan.

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.

Stream a new movie or TV show

Photo credit: Photo 1 from Disney+, Photo 2 from HBO Max

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

Photo 1 courtesy of Disney+, Photo 2 courtesy of Amazon

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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