Fun Things to Do with Kids 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.

A lot is going on this weekend in May for you to enjoy with your family. Plus, it’s Memorial Dayweekend, so there are a lot of parades and ceremonies.

If you’re looking to get outside, check out these beautiful gardens and local farms with your family. There are also some really great music in the park events happening this weekend.

Grab a hot dog at these restaurants or take your children to see the new Julia Child exhibit at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.

So, what are you waiting for? Take a look at what’s happening May 27-29, 2023, and get to planning family fun.


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Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor are always 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!

Julia Child: A Recipe for Life at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

Opened May 20, 2023

Julia Child: A Recipe for Life explores the key ingredients that led to Julia’s evolution and America’s culinary revolution. You’ll experience sounds and smells from Julia’s kitchen, videos, audio, photography, interactive The French Chef TV set and more.

Farm Tours at Maybury Farm

May 23-28, 2023

Families can enjoy a hands-on farm experience that connects them to the animals and agriculture at Maybury Farm. All tours include a dedicated farm educator and use of the playground and picnic area.

Choco Town: An Immersive Journey Into a Sweet Town at Oakland Mall

May 27-28, 2023

  • Address: 412 W. 14 Mile Road, Troy
  • Cost: $25-plus/ages 13-plus, $18-plus/ages 4-12, $20-plus/family or group bundle and for students and seniors, free/ages 3 and under

Take a trip to Choco Town to try some tasty treats, play games, solve riddles and discover your chocolate personality. Take photos against the chocolate backdrops and shop goodies at the gift shop.

Dino & Dragon Stroll at Canterbury Village

May 27-28, 2023

Stroll through this outdoor dinosaur adventure and get up close and personal with almost 75 life-like creatures, reptiles and life-size dinosaurs. Timed tickets are required.

Greater Rochester Heritage Days Festival at Rochester Municipal Park

May 27-28, 2023

Enjoy this family-friendly event that features a car festival, a pioneer playground for the kids, art show with handmade artwork, plant sale and more.

Kensington Metropark Art Fair at Kensington Metropark 

May 27-29, 2023

Enjoy art by artists from across the country as well as live art demonstrations, hands-on activities for kids, food for the family and more.

Saturday in the Park at Nankin Mills Park Area

May 27, 2023

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.

Summer Sounds at The Mall at Partridge Creek

May 27-29, 2023

These weekend shows feature nearly 40 local artists. Make sure to bring a folding camp chair or low to the ground chair since seating is limited. Saturday is Sonic Freeway, Sunday is Ron Devon (Duo) and Monday is Kroon.

Sunday Night Concert Series at Lake St. Clair Metropark

May 28, 2023

Kick back every Sunday evening and listen to cool tunes played live in the park. Musicians range from big band to soul to everything in between.

Yoga with Cats at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center

May 28, 2023

Ages 12 and up can join Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center to practice yoga with their furry feline yoga masters. You may bring your own yoga mat or borrow one of theirs. Pre-registration and advance payment required.

“Level Up” at the Michigan Science Center

Through May 29, 2023

Check out this 8,000-square-foot interactive installation that demonstrates the acquired skills behind video and analog games. Also features a traveling exhibit, Electric Playhouse Travels.

Walled Lake Memorial Day Parade

May 29, 2023

The parade will take place in downtown Walled Lake. They will be passing out candy along the way so make sure to bring a bag to collect it in.

Disney Animation: Immersive Experience at Lighthouse ArtSpace Detroit

Through Aug. 13, 2023

Families can sing along and experience your favorite Disney songs and movies in an immersive experience.

Around town

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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           

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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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