Best Things to Do with Metro Detroit Kids in March

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 metro Detroit, 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 March we’ve found tons of family-friendly fun, including Women’s History Month events and St. Patrick’s Day events, along with some Maple Sugaring events. Here is our curated list of the can’t-miss activities for metro Detroit and Ann Arbor in March 2024.

So, what are you waiting for? Take a look at our list and start the advance 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. 

Best March Family Events in Macomb County

Photo credit: Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill

This month, there are some great maple sugaring events happening at Wolcott Mill Metropark. Also, be sure to check out the events happening at Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill, including Dog Dayze at the Farm and Easter Egg-stravaganza. Find even more March events in Macomb County on our calendar.

Maple Sweetness at Wolcott Mill Metropark, Historic Center

March 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 and 23-24, 2024

Families can visit the wood-fired evaporator and discover how to turn sap into syrup. Venture out into the sugarbush on a self-guided nature hike. Registration is not required. Maple Sweetness Pancake Breakfast is on March 30.

Meet the Easter Bunny! at Whistle Stop Hobby & Toy Inc. 

March 9, 2024

Hop on down to Whistle Stop to meet the Easter Bunny. Attendees can also enjoy fun-filled activities and a Peep scavenger hunt. Bring your own camera.

St. Patrick’s Day Events at Mount Clemens Public Library

March 16, 2024

St. Patrick’s Day Family Storytime with Special Guest: All ages can enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day storytime with local author Deb Kaiser as she reads her book, Late for St. Paddy’s Day.  

St. Patrick’s Day DIY Candle Making: All ages can join Mount Clemens Public Library to create a St. Patrick’s Day candle for St. Patrick’s Day.

Dog Dayze at the Farm at Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill

March 17, 2024

Join Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill with your doggies for a stroll on the Orchard walking trail, music, food, drinks, prizes, contests and more.

Monthly Story Time at The Mall at Partridge Creek

March 19, 2024

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

Marshmallow Drop at Steffens Park

March 23, 2024

Children ages 10 and under can watch marshmallows drop from the sky from a helicopter. They will be split up by ages 1-5 at noon and ages 6-10 at 12:30 p.m. Bags will be provided. Exchange marshmallow-filled bags for goodies. The Easter bunny will also be there along with donuts, pony rides and a petting zoo. Registration required.

Easter Egg-stravaganza at Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill

March 24 and 30, 2024

Ages 3 and up can enjoy an egg hunt, train rides, pictures with the Easter Bunny, face painting, crafts and a petting zoo. Make sure to bring your own basket and dress for the weather. Registration required.

March 24 and 30, 2024

Ages 3 and up can enjoy an egg hunt, train rides, pictures with the Easter Bunny, face painting, crafts and a petting zoo. Make sure to bring your own basket and dress for the weather. Registration required.

Best March Family Events in Oakland County

Photo credit: Scott Campbell

This March, Oakland County offers some really great egg hunts and St. Patrick’s Day events with your family. If you are a hockey lover, check out the Red Wings Alumni vs MI-UCP Pucksters Hockey Game, which is free to the public. Find even more March events in Oakland County on our calendar.

Brick Fest Live at Suburban Collection Showplace

March 2-3, 2024

This LEGO event features hands-on attractions for all ages, including life-size models, a giant brick pit, special guest appearances, a glow zone, graffiti wall and more!

Maple’s Sweet Story at Kensington Metropark

March 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 and 30, 2024

Take a guided walk out to the sugar bush to learn how to pick the perfect maple tree to tap. Then watch how the trees are tapped and visit the sugar shack to watch the sap being turned into syrup. Real maple sugar products will be available for purchase. Registration is required.

Maplefest 2024 at MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center

March 9-10, 2024

Enjoy a wagon ride out to the Sugar Bush where you will learn maple tapping, taste test maple sap and syrup, tour the sugar shack and explore fun maple-themed activities.  All-you-can eat pancakes with sausage and pure maple syrup will be served. Make sure to dress for the weather. Pre-registration required.

Leprechaun Day at Canterbury Village

March 16, 2024

Enjoy a kid-friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebration with free bounce houses, Irish dancers, magic shows and more. Find 10 gold coins throughout the village to turn in for a prize.

Red Wings Alumni vs MI-UCP Pucksters Hockey Game at St. Mary’s Arena

March 16, 2024

The Detroit Red Wings Alumni will face the Pucksters, a team of area hockey players, each raising money to support MI-UCP’s mission to close the disability divide, supporting Michigan residents with all disabilities. This event is open to the public. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and rummage sale.

Royal Oak St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Royal Oak

March 16, 2024

  • Address: Downtown Royal Oak
  • Cost: Free

Wear and decorate your wagons and bicycles in everything green and take part in a family-filled celebration of Irish tradition. This St. Patrick’s Day parade begins at Royal Oak Middle Schoo, travels south on Washington Ave., then westbound on West 7th St.

Canterbury Eggstravaganza at Canterbury Village 

March 23-24 and 29-30, 2024

A helicopter will rain Easter eggs from the sky at this hunt at Canterbury Village. The afternoon will also include lawn games, a petting zoo, bounce houses and photos with the Easter Bunny. Make sure to bring your own basket to collect your eggs. Registration required. Breakfast with the Bunny will take place on the same days.

Great Marshmallow Drop at Catalpa Oaks County Park

March 29, 2024

Join Catalpa Oaks for their Easter event where 15,000 marshmallows drop from a helicopter. Turn in one marshmallow for a prize.

Easter Bunny Bonanza at Seymour Lake Township Park

March 30, 2024

Enjoy an egg hunt and ping pong ball drop where the bunny chopper will fly over the park and drop ping pong balls. Advanced tickets required.

Best March Family Events in Washtenaw County

Photo credit: Huron-Clinton Metroparks

Washtenaw County offers some really great maple sugaring events and egg hunts to bring your kids to. Find even more March events in Washtenaw County on our calendar.

Journey to the Sugar Bush at Hudson Mills Metropark

March 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17, 2024

Learn the history behind the area’s maple syrup-making by heading out and tapping a tree and melting the sap down into syrup. Pre-order pancake meals to go. Registration required.

Old-Time Maple Sugar Festival at the Eddy Discovery Center 

March 9, 2024

Families can take a guided walk to see various methods of collecting sap and learn how to boil it down to make syrup. No registration needed.

Leprechaun Mask Making & Parade at Kerrytown Market and Shops

March 17, 2024

Wear green and head to Kerrytown Market and Shops to make a Leprechaun Mask. Materials will be provided for the craft. Parade to follow.  

Eclipse STEM Stations at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker

March 23, 2024

Come out to Whittaker Branch to hear from representatives from NASA’s eclipse ambassador program as they lead activities to educate about the cosmos, including the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8.

Easter Egg Hunts at Hudson Mills Metropark

March 29-30, 2024

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt (March 29): Ages 8-16 will love the extra challenge of this special nighttime egg hunt searching for eggs in different themed areas outdoors. Bring a basket or bag and a flashlight. Registration is required. 

Easter Egg Hunt (March 30): Ages 10 and under can bring their own baskets to search for hidden eggs in themed locations along the trail. Keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny, too. Bring your own camera. Registration is required.

Eclipse Ambassadors with University of Michigan at Ypsilanti District Library-Superior

March 30, 2024

Families can join University of Michigan undergraduate students, in partnership with NASA, for hands-on activities to educate them on the upcoming April 8 Eclipse event.

Best March Family Events in Wayne County

Photo credit: Abigail Nilsson

Be sure to check out the many family-friendly performances and kid-friendly exhibits in Wayne County. A couple of our favorite exhibits are the Paw Patrol: Adventure Play Exhibit at The Henry Ford and the Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design at The Wright Museum. Find even more March events in Wayne County on our calendar.

Maple Sugaring Through the Ages at Oakwoods Metropark 

March 2-3 and 9, 2024

Find out how that sweet sticky stuff in syrup has been collected through the years and the process folks used to use to make it delicious. For all ages. Registration required.

Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure at the Fox Theatre

March 2-3, 2024

Join the Paw Patrol pals for a live action stage show on the high seas, based on the top-rated animated preschool series.

Stories, Snacks, & Crafts! – St. Patty’s Party at Greenmead Historical Park

March 8, 2024

Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day-themed crafts, stories and snacks in the Alexander Blue House. For ages 4-10. Registration is required.

St. Patrick’s Day Kids Slime Workshop at JoJo’s ShakeBAR Detroit

March 10, 2024

In partnership with Mad Science Detroit, JoJo’s ShakeBar Detroit will show kids how to make their own St. Paddy’s Day slime. Advanced tickets required.

St. Patrick’s Parade in Corktown, Detroit

March 10, 2024

The D welcomes back this annual event, which comes with a procession filled with leprechauns, shamrock floats and other Irish swag. Buy tickets to watch the parade at the Private Family Fun Zone for more family-fun activities and private restrooms.

Detroit 313 Day Celebration at Robert C. Valade Park

March 13, 2024

Join the Local 4 squad and the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy to celebrate 313 Day with music, comedy and more.

Disney Princess – The Concert at the Fox Theatre

March 13, 2024

See your favorite Disney songs performed by Broadway stars. This production features Broadway performers appearing as themselves. Costumed Disney characters do not appear at this event.

Wild Science Saturdays at Outdoor Adventure Center

March 16, 2024

Enjoy hands-on activities one Saturday a month. March’s theme is “Take Flight!”

Easter Events at Jefferson Branch

March 23 and 25, 2024

Egg Hunt & Peter Rabbit’s Mom (March 23): Children can come out to Jefferson Branch to search for plastic eggs and visit with Peter Rabbit’s mother. RSVP required. 

Egg Decorating (March 25): Families can come out to Jefferson Branch to decorate Easter eggs to bring home with you and a paper basket to carry them in. RSVP required.

Bluey’s Big Play at the Fox Theatre

March 28-30, 2024

Fans of all ages will get to see Bluey, Bingo, Bandit and Chilli as the Heelers embark on their very first live theater show. It will feature live actors, puppetry and iconic sets. Based on an original new story written by Bluey creator Joe Brumm.

Wayne County Parks Marshmallow Drop at Elizabeth Park

March 29, 2024

Thousands of marshmallows will drop from the sky as they tumble from the Easter Bunny’s helicopter! There will be three separate age groups – ages 4 and under, ages 5-7 and ages 8 and older. Turn in one marshmallow for a prize.

Wayne County Parks Marshmallow Drop at Nankin Mills Park Area

March 29, 2024

Thousands of marshmallows will drop from the sky as they tumble from the Easter Bunny’s helicopter! There will be three separate age groups – ages 4 and under, ages 5-7 and ages 8 and older. Turn in one marshmallow for a prize.

Easter Egg Scramble at Lake Erie Metropark

March 30, 2024

Ages 1-12 can head to Lake Erie Metropark for an egg hunt, crafts, games and more during this festive spring program for the kids. Registration required.

Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Through March 31, 2024

  • Address: 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit
  • Cost: $30/adults 18-61, $20/seniors 62-plus, $15/ages 5-17 and military, free/ages 4 and under. Free admission is available on the first weekend of each month. | Get tickets

This exhibit features the Oscar-winning costumes of designer Ruth E. Carter. The exhibition features more than 60 of Carter’s original designs, including costumes from Black Panther, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Malcolm X, Do The Right Thing and more iconic films.

Paw Patrol: Adventure Play at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

Through April 28, 2024

Join Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Everest, Rocky, Zuma and Tracker in a series of hands-on, educational adventures in the world of Adventure Bay. Children will overcome challenges and learn how to work as a team in this play-based exhibit.

Check out our family guide to The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.

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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