Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2018

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Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2018 – Events, activities, and fun things to do in Oakland County and Metro Detroit this weekend! Weekend of July 9, 10, and 11, 2018 Lots of Summertime fun and fireworks in SE Michigan this weekend!

There are plenty of fun things to do in and around Metro Detroit this weekend. This list will try to highlight some of the weekend events Metro Detroit – big and small – for kids and families. We’re going to be using this Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2018 article to post events and activities that are either FREE, or at least family affordable.

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Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2018

Oakland County FairNow through Sunday, July 15, 2018
Davison Weekend Events – Oakland County Fair
Springfield Oaks County Park (12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, MI)
During the 10-day Oakland County Fair, there will be a midway with carnival rides, fireworks, free concerts, monster trucks, a demolition derby and exhibits. Visitors can stroll through many barns to see horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, poultry, dogs, cats, rabbits and even newborn animals. Hours / Schedule / Cost Info

Thursday, July 12 (10a-9p), Friday, July 13 (10a-9p), and Saturday, July 14 (10a-6p)
Rochester Weekend Events – Downtown Rochester Sidewalk Sales 2018
Downtown Rochester
Enjoy bargains, kids activities, live entertainment and more at the annual Sidewalk Sales. More info

July 12, 13, 14, and 15, 2018
Utica Weekend Events – USPBL Baseball at Jimmy John’s Field
Jimmy John’s Field (7171 Auburn Rd, Utica, MI 48317, 248-601-2400, uspbl.com)
Affordable family fun at the ballpark! Awesome ticket specials and FUN promotions. ENJOY Fireworks this Friday! For tickets, visit uspbl.com/tickets/individual. Check out the awesome FREE promotions happening at the ballpark this weekend! Details

Daily through January 6, 2019 (10a-5p M-SA / noon-5p SU)
Burton Weekend Events – Sloan Dinosaurs Unearthed Exhibit
Courtland Center (4190 E Court St, Burton, MI 48509, 810-237-3450, SloanMuseum.org)
Sloan Museum’s new 10,000 square-foot exhibition space inside Courtland Center Mall. Sloan’s Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit is an exhibit with immersive displays and hands-on activities. The life-size dinosaurs are state-of-the-art and scientifically accurate. Dinosaurs Unearthed features a total of 18 moving and roaring dinosaurs, as well as giant skeletons, fossil casts, and hands-on activities. $10 adults, $9 seniors 60+, $7 youth ages 2-12. Enter through the main mall entrance near El Cozumel Mexican Grill. Purchase tickets here. Review / Pics / More info

Friday, July 13, 2018 from 10a-5p
New Hudson Weekend Event – Kids Gotta Play Open Play
Kids Gotta Play Showroom (53535 Grand River, New Hudson MI 48165, 1-800-955-PLAY, www.kidsgottaplay.com)
Why take the kids to Chuck E Cheese? Kids can exercise and be active! 14000 square feet of top of line OUTDOOR play equipment INDOORS so kids can climb and play the day away no matter what the weather. Top of the line outdoor play structures, trampolines, and basketball hoops. Review – Pics.

Friday, July 13, 2018 from 5p-9p
Berkley Weekend Events – Downtown Berkley Art & About Second Fridays
Downtown Berkley
Groups of fine artists and musicians will be showcasing their many talents in pop-up spaces between businesses and merchants, offering visitors a free, interactive art experience wherever they shop and stroll in the city with a retro feel, metro appeal. For more info, call 248-658-3350.

Fort ClarkstonFriday, July 13, 2018 / all day
Fort Clarkston Weekend Events – Friday Night Pizza Party
Fort Clarkston (7127 Dixie Highway, Clarkston MI, 248-297-5453, www.fortclarkston.com)
Every Friday night get a large pepperoni pizza, a pitcher of pop and a $10 game card for only $20 at Fort Clarkston indoor playplace! Yes, parents can order beer and wine :) Review – pics

Friday, July 13, 2018 from 6p-9p
Clarkston Weekend Events – Depot Park Clarkston Summer Concerts
Depot Park (5856 S Main St, Clarkston, MI 48346)
Local Talent performs at 6p on concert days (rain or shine). Concessions on site. This Friday’s concert is – Out of Favor Boys (Rock / Soul)

Friday, July 13, 2018 from 6p-9p
Waterford Weekend Events – Drop In Sports at Elite Sportsplex
Elite Sportsplex (2220 Mall Drive East, Waterford, MI 48328)
Volleyball, Basketball, Futsal, Pickleball, Walking etc! Elementary, middle school, high school… even adults are welcome. Boys, girls, men & women of all ages. Cost is $5. For more info, call 248-791-7944. Elite Sportsplex Review / Pics.

Friday, July 13, 2018 at 7p
Auburn Hills Weekend Events – Auburn Hills Free Summer Concerts
Riverside Park (Auburn Rd and Squirrel, Downtown Auburn Hills, Michigan)
Grab a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the free music! This Friday’s act is Rich Eddy’s Rockin Oldies

concertFriday, July 13, 2018 at 7p
Northville Weekend Events – Free Friday night Concerts
Downtown Northville
For more information on the series please contact Northville Parts & Recreation at 248-349-0203. Friday’s concert is – Social Bandits (Rock/Funk/Blues)

Friday, July 13, 2018 at 7p
South Lyon Weekend Events – Free Summer Concerts at McHattie Park
McHattie Park (400 Dorothy Street, South Lyon, Michigan)
The free events will take place at the gazebo near the Witch’s Hat Depot in McHattie Park. Overflow parking is available at the South Lyon First Methodist Church. Friday’s concert is – Aral Sea Divers

Friday, July 13, 2018 at 7p
Novi Weekend Events – Family Fun Fridays
Fuerst Park (Taft Rd and W 10 Mile Rd)
Fuerst Park in Novi is home to free summer fun with Family Fun Fridays – free concerts, free outdoor movies, and free activities. Catch an outdoor movie, family concert, and special activity at each of these summer.
Friday Movie – Kubo and the Two Strings
Friday Special Activity – Pop Up Waterpark Fun and water balloon games

Friday, July 13, 2018 from 7:30p-8:30p
Rochester Hills Weekend Events – Open Gym / Drop-In Gymnastics
GTC Gymnastics Training Center (1813 Northfield Dr, Rochester Hills, MI 48309)
Jump on the trampoline or flip around in foam pits. You do not have to be in a GTC class to participate, so invite your friends and neighbors to come along. (A waiver form must be filled out by a parent/guardian before anyone may attend.) www.gtcgymnastics.com for more info or call 248-304-7634.

Friday, July 13, 2018 at 7:30p
Farmington Weekend Events – Free Summer Concerts
Riley Park Sundquist Pavilion (Grand River Avenue at Grove Street, Farmington, Michigan)
Chairs and blankets are recommended. Friday’s concert is – The Secrets

Friday, July 13, 2018 from 7:30p-9p
Shelby Twp Weekend Events – Music in the Park Summer Concerts
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Spend your summer evenings enjoying music in the park. Bring a chair or blanket to relax or dance the night away to a wide variety of artists. Dress for the weather as this is an outdoor event. The Summer Concert Series is free with park entry.

Friday, July 13, 2018 from 7:30p-10p
Detroit Weekend Events – Rockin’ On The Riverfront Free Summer Concerts
GM Renaissance Center
Admission to the concerts is always free and no tickets are necessary. Viewing space is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets, but outside food, beverages and coolers are not permitted. Convenient parking is available for a small fee per vehicle, starting at 5 p.m., at the GM surface lot at the intersection of St. Antoine and Atwater streets, adjacent to the GM Renaissance Center. Friday’s concert is – Vince Neil of Motley Crue

Friday, July 13, 2018 from 7:45p-9:30p
Lake Orion / Orion Twp Weekend Events – Friday Night fLipOut
fLipSpot Gymnastics and Cheer (233 Kay Industrial Drive, Orion Township, MI 48359, 248-340-0910, www.flipspotgym.com)
This open gym activity is for ages 9 and up. It includes music, pizza, gatorade and gym fun. Call fLipSpot for cost info.

fireworksFriday, July 13, 2018 at Dusk
Woodhaven Weekend Events – Uncle Sam Jam Fireworks
Civic Center Park (23101 Hall Rd, Woodhaven, MI 48183)
Uncle Sam Jam is a 4-day Downriver Festival featuring a carnival, concerts, and much more! Fireworks on Friday! Uncle Sam Jam website. Festival begins July 12 and runs through Sunday, July 15.

Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 9a-2p
Southfield Weekend Events – Southfield Community Yard Sale
southfield municipal complexSouthfield Municipal Complex (26000 Evergreen, Southfield, MI)
More than 40 vendors will be on hand selling a variety of merchandise. The sale is open to the public with FREE admission and parking. For more information, contact the Southfield Community Coalition at southfieldcmmtyco@gmail.com or call Southfield Community Relations at 248-796-5130.

Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 10a-noon
White Lake Weekend Events – Summer Serpents & Sallies
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
learn what strategies reptiles and amphibians use to beat the heat during the hottest months of the year. Venture out to find and identify some snakes and salamanders, do some investigating, and make a craft. Ages 8 & older. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $5. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. 2018 vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

slip and slideSaturday, July 14, 2018 from 11a-3p
West Bloomfield Weekend Events – Summer on the Bank
Marshbank Park (2805 Hiller Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48324, wbparks.org)
West Bloomfield Parks and Rec (WB Parks) is hosting a new, FREE, summer festival for kids. Enjoy FREE facepainting, FREE fishing, FREE games, FREE Giants Slip ‘n Slide, FREE inflatable waterslide, FREE paddlesports and more! Bring your swimsuits for the water fun and socks for the inflatables. More info

Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 1p
Harrison Twp Weekend Events – Critter Corner
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
It’s feeding time for the animals. Drop in to learn more about our Michigan reptiles and amphibians. FREE event. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. 2018 vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

bounce houseSaturday, July 14, 2018 1p-Dark
Ortonville Weekend Events – Movie in the Park / Art in the Park 2018
Brandon Twp Community Park (1414 N Hadley Rd, ,Ortonville, MI 48462)
Enjoy Arts and Crafts vendors, a petting zoo (5p-Dusk), bounce houses from 3p-7p, playground, concessions, a car show (begins at 1p), and more! Movie, Peter Rabbit, starts at dusk. More info

Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 1p
Shelby Twp Weekend Events – Caterpillar Club – Pond Critters
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Youngsters will enjoy the wonders of animals that call wetlands home. Discover pond critters with your child as we learn about and explore wetlands. Ages 3–6 only. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $5. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. 2018 vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

Troy PoolSaturday, July 14, 2018 from 5p-7:30p
Troy Weekend Events – Family Nights at Troy Aquatic Center
Troy Family Aquatic Center (3425 Civic Center Drive, Troy MI 48084, 248-524-3514)
Every Saturday all summer long, families will be admitted into the Aquatic Center from 5p-7:30p for only $10 (up to 4 family members) for residents and non-resident families are $14. Every Saturday through August 11. Review, pics.

Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 5p-9p
Milford Weekend Events – Michigan Philharmonic
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
The Michigan Philharmonic at the Metroparks is a spectacular outdoor event where visitors can enjoy the sounds of talented musicians while enjoying the beauty of the Metroparks. Our natural, scenic views married with the beautiful music of the Michigan Philharmonic is a symphony for your senses. Food vendors open at 5p, concert starts at 7:30p. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. 2018 vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

Saturday, July 15, 2018 at 8:30p
Rochester Weekend Events – Movies in the Moonlight Rochester
Downtown Rochester (East 3rd & Water)
The events start at 8:30p and the movies begin at dusk (around 9:15p). Bring a lawn chair or blanket and don’t forget the popcorn! This Saturday’s movie is – Jumanji – Welcome to the Jungle

Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 9p
Holly Weekend Events – Holly Movie Nights on Battle Alley
Downtown Holly
Refreshments and concessions will be available for purchase. The free summer outdoor movies begin at dusk. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and don’t forget the popcorn! This Saturday’s movie is – The Secret Life of Pets

altSunday July 15, 2018 from 11a-10p (Sundays through July)
Novi Weekend Events – FREE Mini Golf Ticket*
Paradise Park Novi (45799 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI, 48375, 248-735-1050, www.paradiseparknovi.com)
FREE mini golf ticket with purchase of Go Kart Ticket and Euro Bungy Ticket! Have fun at Paradise Park Novi this summer!

Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 9a-2p
Birmingham Weekend Events – Birmingham Farmers Market
Birmingham Farmers Market (666 North Old Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009, www.birminghamfarmersmarket.org)
Fresh flowers, fresh fruits & veggies, Kids Zone, live entertainment and more to be enjoyed every Sunday this Spring, Summer, and Fall at the Birmingham Farmers Market. Look for special appearances from Oakland County Moms and our mascot Wesley throughout the season. Stop by and say Hi! For more info on the Birmingham Farmers market, visit www.birminghamfarmersmarket.org

Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 1p
Detroit Weekend Events – DIA Sunday Events
Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202)
Puppet Performance – 3p
See related posts below for more DIA events happening this month or visit the DIA website.

Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 6:30p-9p
Harrison Twp Weekend Events – Music in the Park Summer Concerts
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Spend your summer evenings enjoying music in the park as part of these annual Metroparks events. Bring a chair or blanket to relax or dance the night away to a wide variety of artists. Dress for the weather as this is an outdoor event. The Summer Concert Series is free with park entry. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. 2018 vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

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