Leap Day Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

2020 is a Leap Year, which only happens once every four years. Check out these Feb. 29, 2020, Leap Day events to commemorate the occasion.

Leap Day comes around once every four years, and this year, February 29 is on a Saturday! This is not only a good learning experience for kids, explaining why every four years there is a leap day, but an extra Saturday in February to spend time together.

Check out these Leap Day events in and around Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor to enjoy as a family.

Leap Year Celebration at Campus Martius Park in Detroit

February 28-29, 2020

  • Address: 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-963-7272
  • Time: 5-9 p.m.
  • Cost: $10/adults, $8/children 12 and under, $5/skate rental (Leap Day babies get in for free)

Skate around Campus Martius Park to celebrate Leap Day. Anyone born on February 29 gets in for free and get free skate rentals.

Leap Day Party at the Orion Township Public Library

February 29, 2020

  • Address: 825 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion
  • Phone: 248-693-3000
  • Time: 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
  • Cost: Free

Stop in at the Orion Township Public Library for a party to celebrate Leap Day.

Leap Year Celebration at the Ann Arbor District Library Malletts Creek Branch

February 29, 2020

  • Address: 3090 East Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-327-4200
  • Time: 10 a.m.-noon
  • Cost: Free

Make some “leaping” crafts to celebrate leap day for this once-every-four-years event.

Leapin’ Leap Day at the Lyon Township Public Library

February 29, 2020

  • Address: 27005 S. Milford Road, South Lyon
  • Phone: 248-437-8800
  • Time: 11 a.m.-noon
  • Cost: Free

Celebrate the day with stories, songs, silly games and singing Happy Leap Day to You. Registration is required.

Leap Day Party at the Detroit Public Library Bowen Branch

February 29, 2020

  • Address: 3648 Vernor Highway, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-481-1540
  • Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Celebrate Leap Day with a piñata, games at treats at the Bowen Branch of the Detroit Public Library.

Leap Day Family Fun at the Boll Family YMCA

February 29, 2020

  • Address: 1401 Broadway, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-309-9622
  • Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Check out the climbing wall, the gym or hop into the pool for open swim at this free-for-everyone event.

Leap Day Craft at Detroit Public Library Edison Branch

February 29, 2020

  • Address: 18400 Joy Road, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-481-1720
  • Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Celebrate February 29 with a craft.

Leap into March at the Brandon Township Public Library in Ortonville

February 29, 2020

  • Address: 304 South St., Ortonville
  • Phone: 248-627-1460
  • Time: 1-2 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Leap Year only happens every four years, so celebrate with frog stories, songs, crafts, and a hilarious short movie called Frog Goes to Dinner.

STEM Saturday: Leap Year, Cold Blooded Creatures at the Roseville Public Library

February 29, 2020

  • Address: 29777 Gratiot Avenue, Roseville
  • Phone: 586-254-3551
  • Time: 2-3 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Celebrate the leap year with this event all about amphibians. Discussions will include information on amphibian habitats, populations, diet and adaptations for survival.

Leap Day at Red Oaks Nature Center in Madison Heights

February 29, 2020

  • Address: Red Oaks Nature Center, 30300 Hales Street, Madison Heights
  • Phone: 248-585-0100
  • Time: 2-4 p.m.
  • Cost: $5/person

Get up close and personal with the nature center’s resident amphibians, such as frogs and toads, and make an amphibian themed craft.


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