Fun Fall Guide for Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor Families

Looking for something fun to do this fall with your kids? We’ve got you covered with indoor and outdoor fall activities, upcoming festivals, at-home fun, Halloween ideas and more!

The leaves are changing color, days are getting shorter and the brisk air is moving in. Yep, it’s officially fall in southeast Michigan — and we bet you’re looking for fun fall activities to do with your kids.

Well, look no further. We’ve rounded up all kids of fall fun ideas from indoor and at-home activities to inspiration for your big Halloween gathering. Plus, metro Detroit and Ann Arbor spots to pick pumpkins, peek leaves and get lost in corn.

So, bookmark this page and return to it when you’re looking for the perfect fall activity. Or, download it and keep it with you wherever you go.

Outdoor fall fun

Two little girls laughing while playing in a pile of leaves

The days may be shorter and a bit chillier but don’t let that stop you from heading out and enjoying all our mitten state has to offer. Here are some ideas to get you started:

At-Home Fall Fun

Do you prefer to keep a little bit closer to home this time of year? Try some of these at-home activities:

Fall Fests and Events

Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor are packed with outdoor festivals and indoor activities all year long! Here are some festivals happening in our area in September, October and November.

Plus, here’s the latest details on your favorite local events this fall…

Halloween inspo, activities and information

Two girls in costume carving pumpkins

With fall comes Spooky Season! And with that comes plenty of unique ideas for fun — from pumpkin carving ideas, costumes inspiration, places to get your trick-or-treat on and even stories that’ll spook your kids:

We also have information on the Teal Pumpkin Project and how to tell if your child’s candy is really safe.

Giving Thanks

Teaching our kids to be thankful is an important lesson and the start holiday season is the perfect time to teach it. Here are some ways to teach your children to teach your kids to be grateful:

Plus, here are some ideas on how to celebrate Thanksgiving this year…

Metro Parent Editorial Team
Metro Parent Editorial Team
Since 1986, the Metro Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for metro Detroit families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.


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