Best Things to Do with Southeast Michigan 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.

There’s always so many fun things to do with kids in southeast Michigan, so how is a busy parent supposed to keep track of it all? With our list of the best things to do this month, of course!

This June, we’ve found tons of family-friendly fun, including Father’s Day events, Juneteenth events, Pride Month events and tons of summer festivals for you to check out. We also have tons of music in the park and movie in the park events for you to check out with your kids.

Here is our curated list of the can’t-miss activities for metro Detroit and Ann Arbor in June 2023.

So, what are you waiting for? Take a look at our list and start the advanced prep for your next family outing.

Don’t see an event you love? Check out our online calendar for even more events and fun things to do. 


Photo credit: Huron-Clinton Metroparks

Center Line Festival at Center Line Parks & Recreation

June 2-4, 2023

This annual fest will feature live bands, magic show, games, petting farm, inflatables, food trucks and more.

Summer Sounds at The Mall at Partridge Creek

June 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30, 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.

Sunday Night Concert Series at Lake St. Clair Metropark

June 4, 11, 18, 25, 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. June 4 is The Ashley Lynn Experience, June 11 is Free Beer, June 18 is Stone Blossoms and June 25 is The Firewalkers.

Summer Concert Series at Stony Creek Metropark

June 9, 23, 2023

Enjoy the music of metro Detroit bands on Eastwood Beach. For all ages. June 9 is Weekend Comeback and June 23 is The Ashley Lynn Experience.

Juneteenth Festival in Downtown Mount Clemens

June 16-17, 2023

This festival features an art and craft show presented by Downtown Mount Clemens and G.I.R.L. and a day of reflection and remembrance.

Dairy Day at Wolcott Mill Metropark Farm Center

June 17, 2023

Start your day watching the cows being milked. After that, enjoy dairy-themed games, crafts, family photo opportunities and more. Also, free dairy products including cheese and ice cream treats.

Symphony by the Shores at Lake St. Clair Metropark 

June 20, 27, 2023

Bring blankets, chairs and even a picnic to enjoy while listening to the beautiful sounds of the symphony. Concerts will be held at Thomas Welsh Activity Center. For all ages. June 20 is String Quartet and June 27 is Woodwind Quintet.

Bay-Rama Fishfly Festival in Downtown New Baltimore

June 21-25, 2023

The short-lived water bugs drive the theme of this fest, which has a carnival, fireworks, parade, kids activities, cardboard boat race, corn hole tournament and more.

Pride Picnic at Dodge Park 

June 25, 2023

Join in on the fun celebrating Pride Month with Macomb County Pride. Make sure to bring your picnic lunch and blanket with you. They will offer yard games and music.

Music in the Park at Macomb Corners

June 25, 2023

Come for live music, inflatables, games and more at the summertime event at Macomb Corners Park.


Hello Kitty Cafe Truck, photo courtesy: FWD PR

Art on the Grand in Downtown Farmington

June 3-4, 2023

Fine artists and crafters from around the country are featured and have booths in a variety of disciplines and price ranges.

Canterbury Village Medieval Faire at Canterbury Village 

June 3-4, 10-11, 2023

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

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

June 3-4, 9-11, 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 | Get tickets

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.

Ferndale Pride in Downtown Ferndale 

June 3, 2023

This festival celebrates the progress made by the LGBTQIA community through music, stage performances, vendors, a kids area, food trucks and more.

Hello Kitty Cafe Pop Up Truck at Twelve Oaks Mall

June 3, 2023

Fans of Hello Kitty can check out exclusive new apparel and goodies from the trucks that will be parked near the food court at Twelve Oaks Mall.

International Kite Festival at James Atchison Memorial Park

June 3-4, 2023

Kids receive a free kite to decorate (while supplies last). There will also be professional kite flying demos, live music, vendors, games and more.

Water Lantern Festival at Martindale Beach

June 3, 2023

Enjoy music, food trucks and an incredible sight as thousands of floating lanterns reflect unique messages of love, hope and happiness. Other festival merchandise is available to purchase.

Concerts in the Park at Hess-Hathaway Park

June 8, 15, 22, 29, 2023

This summer concert series features delicious food and fun tunes every Thursday evening in June. Food, drinks and ice cream will be available to purchase. Also, a kids playground, rock garden and farm animals.

Rock Around The Hawk at The Hawk – Farmington Hills Community Center

June 8, 2023

Ages 18 months to 5 years can join for a morning of music, activities and fun in the Blackbox Theater. June’s theme is Glastonstrawberry Music Festival.

Seymour Celebration at Seymour Lake

June 8-11, 2023

This annual features a carnival, fireworks on Friday and Saturday, live entertainment and more.

Outdoor Movie Night at Booth Park

June 9, 2023

Birmingham’s popular outdoor Movie Night series returns to Booth Park on select Friday nights this summer. See Encanto on June 9.

Rhythms in Riley Park 

June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2023

Families can enjoy a free night concert in Downtown Farmington featuring genres such as Country, Rock, Americana, Rockabilly and Blues. Make sure to bring your own chairs and blankets.

Berkley Art Bash in Downtown Berkley

June 10, 2023

  • Address: 12 Mile Road between Coolidge and Greenfield, Berkley
  • Cost: Free admission

Families can enjoy art displays from 150 vendors and makers, activities for kids, live music and more.

Stars in the Park at Heritage Park

June 15, 22, 29, 2023

Families are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic dinner to enjoy a live show in Heritage Park. June 15 is Farmington Community Band, June 22 is Bernadette Kathryn & The Lonely Days Band and June 29 is Maria Montoya.

Concerts in the Park at Depot Park

June 16, 23, 30, 2023

Celebrating its 40th year, Depot Park boasts Friday night concerts. There will also be kid’s activities.

Opa! Fest at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

June 16-18, 2023

  • Address: 760 W. Wattle Road, Troy
  • Cost: Admission is three canned goods/person, $3/person, $10/family, free/ages 12 and under

At this Greek fest there will be activities for adults and kids. Participate in Greek dancing, cooking demonstrations, live music, cultural exhibits and more.

Sonya Clark: We Are Each Other at Cranbrook Art Museum

Opens June 17, 2023

Clark often undertakes this exploration through everyday fiber materials—hair, flags, found fabric—and craft practices to show issues on race, history and reconciliation.

Canterbury Taco Fest at Canterbury Village

June 23-25, 2023

Enjoy tacos, Mariachi bands, contests, dance lessons, lawn games, love entertainment on five stages, wrestling and more at this annual event.

Friday Night Live Concert Series at the Center Street Gazebo

June 23, 2023

Meet downtown at the Center Street Gazebo on the fourth Friday of every month in the summer. June 23 features Bernadette Kathryn.

Friday Nights Music Series at Riverside Park

June 23, 30, 2023

Start your weekend off with live music every Friday night at the Knight Amphitheater. See Your Generation on June 23 and The Oneders on June 30.

Downtown Auburn Hills Summerfest

June 24, 2023

Start the summer at this family-friendly annual event with live entertainment, food and more.

Pride in the Park at Rochester Municipal Park

June 24, 2023

Formerly called, “Rochester Pride,” this event features live music, vendors, guest speakers and a march through downtown Rochester.

Red, White & Blues Fireworks Festival

June 24, 2023

Enjoy a firework show at this annual along with live music, shopping, food and more. For all ages.

Festival of the Hills at Borden Park

June 28, 2023

Michigan’s second-largest fireworks display is the big draw, plus enjoy plenty of family games and live entertainment.

Summer Sensation Concert Series at Boulan Park

June 29, 2023

Come out to the park on select Thursdays this summer to enjoy a variety of genres. There will be food trucks, too. See Gary Greenfelder Orchestra on June 29.

Trilobite Treasures: Arthropods of the Ancient Seas at Cranbrook Institute of Science

Through Sept. 10, 2023

This family-friendly exhibit takes a journey through the prehistoric life of the ancient seas when arthropods were plentiful. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the unique life and death of these fine Paleozoic creatures that once roamed the Earth during the Cambrian Period, commonly known as the Age of Trilobites.


Photo credit: Waterloo Recreation Area

Milan Community Fair at Wilson Park 

June 1-3, 2023

Find vendors, live music and rides galore. There will be a parade on Thursday, fireworks are scheduled on Friday and a magic show Saturday.

Ypsi Pride at Depot Town Ypsilanti

June 2, 2023

Sport your rainbow gear and head to Depot Town Ypsilanti for their Pride event. There will be local vendors, live entertainment, family-friendly events and more.

Ann Arbor African American Festival in Downtown Ann Arbor

June 3, 2023

This annual fest features live music, dance performances, magic show, vendor booths and more. Also, a kids corner.

Edible Plants Foraging Walk at Eddy Discovery Center

June 4, 2023

Participants will forage for food to look for edible, medicinal and otherwise useful plants and mushrooms along the Discovery Center’s trails. Advance registration required by calling 734-475-3170.

Zion Pride: Donation Based Yoga at Riverside Park

June 4, 2023

Raise money for Ozone Health, a local mental health non-profit, at this event. Enjoy an all-levels Yoga class, music, temporary tattoos and a mental health fair.

Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights at Palmer Commons 

June 8, 15, 22, 29, 2023

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.

Yoga with Cats at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center 

June 8, 15, 22, 29, 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.

Movies in the Park at Hudson Mills Metropark

June 10, 2023

Bring your own blanket and lawn chairs, bug spray and movie snacks to Hudson Mills Metropark. See The Croods: A New Age.

Yoga with Cats at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center

June 10, 17, 24, 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.

Cuellar’s Critters at Eddy Discovery Center

June 11, 2023

Join Eddy Discovery Center for an entertaining program with live animals from around the world brought to you by Joby Cuellar.  Learn about the habitats, lifestyles and traits. Advance registration required by calling 734-475-3170.

Ann Arbor Civic Band Summer Concert Series at Burns Park 

June 14, 21, 28, 2023

See the Ann Arbor Civic Band along with their band directors, Dr. J and Nick Smith, at this summer concert series event. June 14 is The Classics!, June 21 is The Music of John Williams and June 28 is For The Kids!.

UN/EARTH at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Through Jan. 2, 2024

UN/EARTH explores science and art from a mile underground and features work by Gina Gibson.


Disney Animation Immersive Experience in Detroit
Photo credit: Carol Fox and Associates Public Relations

Music in the Air Concert Series at Kellogg Park 

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2023

See live outdoor musical performances on the Hines Park Lincoln Stage in Kellogg Park throughout the summer. You can drop off your chairs and blankets at 3:30 p.m. on concert days.

Summer Concert Series in Northville Town Square

June 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 2023

Families can enjoy acoustic music and big bands performing in downtown Northville this summer.

Farm Fest at Maybury Farm

June 3, 2023

This family-friendly event has cow-milking, seed-planting, lawn games face-painting, live entertainment, food trucks, games, education presentations and more.

Palmer Park Art Fair at Palmer Park

June 3-4, 2023

Check out artwork by artists from all over the country, meet authors, enjoy music, eat at specialty food booths and enjoy family activities at this annual.

Saturday in the Park at Nankin Mills Park Area

June 3, 10, 17, 24, 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.

Farm Tours at Maybury Farm

June 6-11, 13-18, 20-25, 27-30, 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. Register by calling 248-374-0200, press 2.

Watch-Me-Grow at Maybury Farm

June 6, 13, 20, 27, 2023

  • Cost: $25/child and adult pair

This preschool program is for children ages 3-5 and is filled with numerous hands-on activities, crafts, games and animal visits. Reservations required.

Movie Nights in the D at Campus Martius

June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2023

Head downtown to see a movie with your friends or family. June 7 is Love Simon, June 14 is Wakanda Forever, June 21 is Into the Woods and June 28 is Lyle Lyle Crocodile.

Motor City Irish Fest at Greenmead Historical Village

June 9-11, 2023

The Motor City Irish Fest is an annual event that brings together people of Irish heritage and friends to celebrate Irish culture with music, dance, food and drink, exhibits and activities for children.

Motor City Pride Festival and Parade at Hart Plaza

June 10-11, 2023

Motor City Pride is known as Michigan’s largest pride celebration with over 50,000 participants in their pride events. Festival-goers gather here yearly to celebrate the LGBTQIA community. The parade portion will take place on Sunday.

Movie in the Park at Ford Field Park

June 10, 2023

Families can head to Northville’s Ford Field for a movie night under the stars. Bring a blanket, lawn chair, bug spray and snacks. There will be pre-movie entertainment and food trucks.

Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour! at Fisher Theatre

June 14, 2023

Learn, dance and sing along with Blippi and special guest, Meekah as they discover new cities and what makes them special.

Canton Liberty Fest at Heritage Park

June 15-17, 2023

This annual is filled with live performances, a carnival, food, games, music, fireworks and more.

Arts & Acts Festival at Northville Art House

June 16-18, 2023

The festival is always held the third weekend in June. It includes the juried fine art show, musical entertainment, children’s activities, plus Northville Art House Chalk Festival and a large variety of food and drink.

Grosse Pointe Pride 2023

June 17, 2023

Families can enjoy a walk around downtown Grosse Pointe for Pride-themed activities. There will also be music, selfie station, activism opportunities and more.

Juneteenth Celebration at Leanna Hicks Public Library

June 17, 2023

Hear the library connect Juneteenth to the past, present and future of Freedom in the Inkster community by Walking in the Footsteps of History.  There will also be games, singing, dancing, food and interactive fun.

Trenton Summer Festival in Downtown Trenton

June 23-25, 2023

This annual festival features live performances, vendors, family-friendly areas, beer tent, fireworks and more.

Food ‘n’ Tunes at Willow Metropark

June 24, 2023

Bring a chair, or a blanket, and kick back to some fun tunes at the Pool Activity Area. See The Fox and The Fiddle & Julianne Ankley & the Rogues (country) on June 24.

Ford Fireworks at Hart Plaza

June 26, 2023

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 and is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of spectators.

Movies in the Park at the Brownstown Event Center

June 29, 2023

Enjoy an outdoor viewing of the movie, Rock Dog, behind the event center.

Thursday Night Live Concert Series at Heritage Park

June 29, 2023

Bring your own blanket and chairs and enjoy music and fun at the amphitheater in Heritage Park.  A variety of food trucks and Maraschinos Pub will be on site selling snacks, beer, wine. See Mainstreet Soul (Motown) on June 29.

Disney Animation: Immersive Experience at Lighthouse ArtSpace Detroit

Through Aug. 13, 2023

Sing along and experience your favorite Disney songs and movies in an all-new immersive experience.

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

Through Sept. 10, 2023

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

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