Best Things to Do with Metro Detroit Kids in June

Planning your family fun for the month? We've got you covered with the best upcoming events in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties.

June is approaching and you know what that means – schools will be out and then it will be time to start having some fun here in metro Detroit. With the summertime comes lots of fun outdoor activities to do with your kids, including summer festivals, movie in the park events and music in the park events.

Also, be sure to check out the Pride Month eventsJuneteenth events and Father’s Day events happening this month. I always try to bring my son, Jordan, to check out the holiday events and summer festivals. Most of them offer a kid’s section or free activities for kids to do while they’re there.

Keep on scrolling to see our top picks of kid-friendly June 2024 events in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor. You can also find more family events listed in our calendar. Be sure to tag us on Instagram @metroparentmag if you check any of them out!

This article was recently updated on April 12, 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 month, aligning Metro Parent’s mission to provide the top parenting resources for local families. Questions? Please reach out to kari@metroparent.com.

Macomb

Photo credit: Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development

Head downtown Mount Clemens for Super SatARTday at the Anton Art Center. Find even more June events in Macomb County on our calendar.

Super SatARTday at the Anton Art Center 

June 1, 2024

Celebrate this sixth annual event, which features hands-on art activities, interactive art performances, demonstrations and more.

Monthly Story Time at The Mall at Partridge Creek

June 18, 2024

Families can stop by The Mall at Partridge Creek for a monthly story time with the Clinton Township Library. June’s theme is Zoo. Reservations are required through the library.

Best June family events in Oakland County

Photo credit: Canterbury Village

Be sure to check out the family-friendly summer festivals happening all month long, including some fun fests at Canterbury Village. Find even more June events in Oakland County on our calendar.

Canterbury Village Medieval Faire at Canterbury Village 

June 1-2, 8-9, 2024

Head to Canterbury Village and take a stroll through time. Celebrate with live music, food, arts, crafts, games and live reenactments, including a jousting tournament.

Galileo at Cranbrook Institute of Science

Through June 2, 2024

Learn about Galileo’s groundbreaking discoveries through engaging artifacts and hands-on experiments. The interactive exhibit includes experiments in physics, mathematics, astronomy and natural sciences.

Superhero Saturday at Canterbury Village

June 15, 2024

Grab your capes and come out to Canterbury Village to meet all of your favorite superheroes, plus magicians, monster truck rides, professional wrestling all stars, face painters and more. For all ages.

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.

4th of July Michigan Made Fest at Canterbury Village

June 29-30, 2024

Go shopping from local vendors and Michigan business owners, enjoy live music, games and a free kids zone with bounce houses at this event.

Best June family events in Washtenaw County

Photo courtesy of Teesha Montague

Washtenaw County has plenty for kids to do in Ann Arbor, including the Ann Arbor African American Festival. Also, check out other summer festivals all month. Find even more June events in Washtenaw County on our calendar.

Ann Arbor African American Festival in Downtown Ann Arbor

June 1, 2024

This annual fest features live music, dance performances, magic show, vendor booths and more. There will also be a kids corner.

Oklahoma! at The Encore Musical Theatre Company

June 6-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30, 2024

Come out to The Encore Musical Theatre Company to see the Tony Award-winning performance, Oklahoma!

Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights in Downtown Chelsea

June 6, 13, 20, 27, 2024

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

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 Tyrannosaurus rex, two life-size models of Protoceratops—one skeleton, the other fully fleshed out, a life-size three-horned Triceratops skull and more.

Best June family events in Wayne County

Photo credit: Kari Zaffarano

The Hello Kitty Café Truck is back in Dearborn this month at Fairlane Town Center. Enjoy Spring VegFest at Eastern Market on June 2 and the Detroit Fireworks on June 24. Find even more June events in Wayne County on our calendar.

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck at Fairlane Town Center

June 1, 2024

Fans of Hello Kitty can check out exclusive new apparel and goodies from the trucks that will be parked near PF Chang’s at Fairlane Town Center.

Spring VegFest at Eastern Market

June 2, 2024

Come out to the state’s largest plant-based event at historic Eastern Market. There will be nearly 100 vendors, demonstrations, music, speakers, fun for kids and more.

Japanese Friendship Dolls at the Detroit Institute of Arts 

Through June 5, 2024

This exhibit teaches the fine art of Japanese doll-making and showcases three Ichimatsu Friendship Dolls.

Check out our family guide to the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Motor City Irish Festival at Greenmead Historical Park

June 7-9, 2024

This annual festival celebrates Irish culture with food, drinks, music, dance, exhibits and kid’s activities.

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.

“Regeneration: Black Cinema, 1898-1971” at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Through June 23, 2024

This exhibit honors the legacy of African Americans in film. It includes costumes, props, photographs, posters and interactive elements.

Ford Fireworks at Hart Plaza

June 24, 2024

Recognized as one of America’s largest and most magnificent fireworks displays, this popular event, which is produced by The Parade Company, is a spectacular summer tradition in the city. The fireworks are shot off from three barges on the Detroit River.

The Goonies in Concert at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center

June 26-27, 2024

Enjoy a screening of the classic film about a group of misfits on a search for long-lost treasure, accompanied by music performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Above and Beyond at the Michigan Science Center

Through Sept. 8, 2024

See the aerospace interactive exhibit at the Michigan Science Center. Visitors will learn about the science of flight through flight simulators, immersive theater shows, touch displays and augmented reality experiences.

Check out our family guide to the Michigan Science Center. 


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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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