Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2021

Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2021 – Fun things to do in Metro Detroit & Oakland County this weekend. Events for October 14, 15, 16, 17, 2021.

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 article ALL YEAR to post events and activities that are either FREE, or at least family affordable. Check back often for more Michigan FALL fun things to do this weekend!


Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2021

Thursday, October 14, 2021 Weekend Family Fun

Daily from 6a-7p through early November (Closed Mondays Due to Staffing Shortage)
South Lyon Weekend Events – Agri-trainment – Fall Family Fun at Erwin Orchards
Erwin Orchards Cider Mill (61475 Silver Lake Road, South Lyon, MI, 248-437-0150)
Erwin Orchards offers wagon rides as part of their daily “Agri-trainment”. Enjoy wagon rides, the corn maze, Mr Bee’s Big 3D Adventure Barn (Saturdays & Sundays), straw bale maze, sunflower garden, and more. There is even more family fun available on the weekends. Review – Pics.

Daily, through October 31 (10a-2p M-F / noon-4p Sa & Su)
Milford Weekend Events – Pick Your Pumpkin Hayrides
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a colorful fall hayride to and from our huge pumpkin patch to select your perfect pumpkin. Pumpkins and gourds are priced according to size. All weekday hayrides are tractor-drawn, and weekend hayrides are horse-drawn (weather permitting). Wheelchair lift available with advanced notice. Tickets for hayrides are sold at the Farm Center Office. $3 per child (3-12), $5 per adult (13-61), $3 per senior (62+), Children under two are FREE! A Metroparks vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

Thursday through Sunday from 10a-6p
Armada Weekend Events – Blake’s Cider Mill Funland
Blake’s Cider Mill (17985 Armada Center Road, Armada, MI 48005, 586-784-5343)
Kids can enjoy hayrides, trike track, straw mountain, corn mazes, Bunnyville farm, a petting farm, and many Halloween attractions every day in September and October. Must purchase a day pass to the event to receive the hayrides, they don’t sell hayride pass tickets ala carte. Blake’s books private hayride and private bonfire events for groups on weekends late September through late October. You can even add meals to the packages! Review – Pics.

Daily through the Fall
Northville Weekend Events – Barn Yard Play Land
Three Cedars Farm and Cider Mill (7897 Six Mile Road, Northville, MI 48167, 248-437-8200)
$5 hayrides, $5 corn maze. You can also reserve evening hayrides to a bonfire. Don’t forget there is also Fall fun for the younger ones. Barn Yard Play Land had modern playground equipment in a fun kids barn, a John Deere trike track, Peter Rabbit bunny village, lots of farm animals, and educational tutorials. Cash only. Review – Pics.

Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 10:30a-12:30p
Madison Hts Weekend Events Events – Homeschool Program: Nature Artists
Red Oaks Nature Center  (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Each homeschool program is adapted for ages 5-9 and ages 10-17. Pre-registration is required; call 248-858-0916 on weekdays during regular business hours; no on-site registration will be available. Sessions are designed as drop-off programs for youth. Sessions run 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All students are welcome, whether from a traditional homeschool, pod or virtual learning setting. A release form must be completed with registration. Cost: $10/session. Programs may take place outdoors – under a tent or on a trail. A water bottle and outdoor dress are recommended. Hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 10:30a-noon
troy community centerTroy Weekend Events – Mom’s Off Duty
Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083, 248-524-3484)
Mom’s Off Duty: Craft & Childcare allows parents to drop their kids off (ages 3–9) down the hall, and join other moms for some creative time. Price includes craft supplies for participant, as well as supervision for participant’s child. $18 Res, $20 Non-Res. Fee includes supplies for mom and care for one child, additional child is extra: $2 Res, $3 Non-Res. Pre-registration required. More Info. Hosted by Troy Recreation.

Tuesdays through Sundays through October 31, 2021 (4p Tu-Su, 7p & 8p Th, Fr, Sa)
Flint Weekend Events – Ooky Spooky Light Show at Longway Planetarium
Longway Planetarium (1310 E Kearsley St, Flint, Michigan 48503, 810-237-3400, sloanlongway.org)
Favorite Halloween songs like “The Monster Mash,” “Ghostbusters,” and “Thriller” come to life with amazing graphics and lights. Great for family audiences, this show was created here in Flint by a talented team of artists and programmers. Great for adults and kids ages 6 and older. Tickets: $7 adults, $5 seniors 60+, and $5 youth ages 2-11. To purchase tickets

October 14 & 15, 2021 from 5p-8p (half-hour sessions begin at 5p and end at 7:30p)
West Bloomfield Weekend Events – Group Hayrides at Marshbank Park
Marshbank Park (2805 Hiller Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48324 wbparks.org)
Experience the changing seasons at Marshbank Park while enjoying a 20 minute tractor-drawn hayride. You’ll encounter a few nature knowledge stops along your route for added adventure. Take your picnic blanket and find a cozy spot to enjoy cider and a seasonal treat. The registration fee is for one timeslot and includes a private hayride for your group of 30 maximum people, cider and treat and 4 roll up picnic blankets. Hayrides are priced at group rates. Pick your own group up to 30 people. $120 for residents/$135 for non-residents. Online registration is available now.

October 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29 & 30 (half-hour sessions sold from 6p-8p on Fridays & Saturdays and 5p-8p on Thursdays & Sundays)
Lake Orion Weekend Events – Canterbury Village Halloween Stroll
Canterbury Village (2359 Joslyn Ct, Lake Orion, Michigan 48360, 248-391-5700)
Hosted by Canterbury Village. Admission is $14.99. Parking is $5. All fees must be pre-paid. Children under 2 are FREE. Enjoy hand-carved jack-‘o-lanterns, numerous Halloween displays, live characters, and more. Tickets sold in advance only and limited to 100 people per session. MORE INFO PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.

Thursdays through Sundays through October 30 from 7p-11p
Commerce Twp Weekend Events – Glenlore Trails The Haunted Forest
Multi Lakes Conservation Association (3860 Newton Road, Commerce Charter Township, MI 48382, glenloretrails.com)
Come explore new sections of trail and scenic elements found within the Putrid Pumpkin Patch, Phantom Forest, and the Castle Ruin in this seasonal variation of Glenlore Trails. The Haunted Forest is appropriate for all ages. The entire event takes around 45 minutes, depending on your speed of walking. Masks are required to participate. Tickets are $25 for ages 13+, $15 for ages 4-12, FREE for kids under 3. All tickets purchased online only require a processing fee. Tickets are sold in 1/2 hour increments beginning at 7p with the last group time offered to purchase at 11p. All events are held on Thursdays through Sundays from 7p-midnight (last tickets sold at 11p). Tickets are on sale at THIS LINK.

October 15, & 28 from 7p-8:30p
Shelby Twp Weekend Events – Evening Wagon Tour & Campfire Stories
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
An evening ride along our nature trails. On your ride, we will share park history and interesting tidbits about nature and natural features in the park. After your tour enjoy a warm campfire and stories of the fall season. Ages 5+. $5 per person. Pre-registration required online or by calling 586-781-9113. A Metroparks vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. A daily pass is $10 for 2021. 2021 annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

Friday, October 15, 2021 Weekend Family Fun

Detroit ZooOctober 15-17, and 22-24, 2021 from 2p-6p (last entry at 5p)
Royal Oak Weekend Events – Zoo Boo 
The Detroit Zoo (8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067)
This year, all 125 acres of the Detroit Zoo will be open for Zoo Boo. This annual “merry-not-scary” family event is now bigger and better than ever with more animals and habitats to see, more rides and attractions to enjoy and earlier hours.  Advance ticket purchase only! Contact www.detroitzoo.org for more info and tickets. More info

Friday, October 15, 2021 from 5p-7p (choose a time slot)
Troy Weekend Events – Pizza & Pumpkins
Troy Historic Village (60 W Wattles, Troy, MI)
Enjoy fall and harvest-themed games and activities, along with hot pizza and fall treats. Call for $$$ info and to register – 248-524-3570 or visit their website. Hosted by the Troy Historic Village.

Friday through Sunday through – October 24
Northville Hayrides – Maybury Farm Corn Maze & Hayrides
Maybury Farm (50165 Eight Mile, Northville, MI 48167, 248-374-0200)
Hayride & 1 acre corn maze scavenger hunt. Cider, donuts, and snacks available after. Hours – Friday – 5p-9p, Saturday –10a-9p, and Sunday – 10a-7p. Cost is $13. These are rain or shine events. Children 2 and under are FREE. For more information, call 248-374-0200. Weekends through October 24. Online registration availableMaybury Farm Review

Friday, October 15, 2021 From 5:30p-7p or 7p-8:30p (2 sessions to choose from)
Lake Orion / Orion Township Weekend Events – Boo Bash Lake Orion 2021
Orion Center (1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, Michigan 48362)
Halloween fun including cider and donuts, haywagon rides, trick-or-treat street, crafts, carnival games and much more1 Pre-registration is required, spaces are limited. Don’t forget your camera, costume, flashlight and a trick-or-treat bag. Sessions include a free 4×6 photo of your family. Call 248-391-0304 ext 305 for cost info and to register. Hosted by Orion Twp Parks & Recreation.

Fridays through November 5 from 5:30p-7p
Farmington Hills Hayrides – Hayride Central
Farmington Hills hayrideHeritage Park (24725 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan)
Hayrides cost is $5 / FREE for ages 2 & under. Call 248-473-1800 for more info or call 248-477-1135 to book a private hayride. Pre registration is strongly encouraged. Register for these hayrides online at fhgov.com. Call 248-473-1800 for more info or call 248-477-1135 to book a private hayride. MORE INFO

Friday, October 15, 2021 from 6:30p-9p
Clarkston Weekend Events – Fun Fridays
Stars and Stripes Kids Activity Center (4630 White Lake Rd, Clarkston, MI 48346, 248-625-3547
Parents Night Out events at Stars & Stripes are from 6p-9p for kids ages 8+. Kids enjoy obstacle courses, trampolines, games, and a pizza dinner. Pre-registration is required. Review – info. MORE PARENTS NIGHT OUT EVENTS

Friday, October 15, 22, & 29 at 7p
Farmington Weekend Events – Grand Raven Drive In Movie Series
Downtown Farmington Hills
FREE admission. Movie starts at 7:30p, preshow entertainment begins at 7p. Pre-registration is required. Hosted by the Downtown Farmington DDA. These Friday events are part of the Downtown Farmington Grand Raven Festival

October 15, 16, 22, & 23 from 7:30p-9:30p
New Boston Weekend Events – Evening Lantern Tours
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Lantern-bearing guides lead you through the dark, pumpkin-lit woods to encounter various characters and uncanny situations. This tour showcases Michigan’s legends and local history. Ages 8+. $12 per child, $12 per adult. Pre-register online or by calling 734-782-3956. A Metroparks vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

Friday, October 15, 2021 from 7:45p-9:30p
Lake Orion Weekend Events – Friday Night fLipOut
fLipSpot Gymnastics and Cheer (233 Kay Industrial Dr, Orion Township, MI, 248-340-0910, website)
For ages 9+. fLipOut runs from 7:45-9:30p and includes open gym, pizza and Gatorade. Pre-registration required. MORE PARENTS NIGHT / KIDS NIGHT EVENTS

October 14-16, 21-23, and 28-31 starting at 8p
Lake Orion Weekend Events – Canterbury Village Fright Village
Canterbury Village (2359 Joslyn Ct, Lake Orion, Michigan 48360, 248-391-5700)
4 separate haunts. Fright Village is the SCARY answer to the frightless Canterbury Village Halloween Stroll. sessions every fifteen minutes with the last entry time at 10:45p on Thursday’s, and 11:45p on Friday’s and Saturdays and Halloween night. Hosted by Canterbury VillageMORE INFO / TICKET INFO

Saturday, October 16, 2021 Weekend Events

Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 9a
Pleasant Ridge Weekend Events – Pleasant Ridge Mom2Mom Sale
Pleasant Ridge Community Center (4 Ridge Rd, Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069)
$1 admission. For more info, email ss@cityofpr.org.

October Saturdays and Sundays from 10a-5p
Oxford Weekend Events – Upland Hills Farm Fall Festival Weekends
Upland Hills Farm (481 Lake George Road, Oxford, Michigan 48370, 248-628-1611 www.uplandhillsfarm.com)
This festival has something for all ages. Enjoy visiting the animals, milk a cow, watch a farm demonstration, be amazed at the Magic Show, enjoy a hayride in the woods, walk the storybook trail, pick a pumpkin, take a pony ride and finish the day with a warm donut and a beverage. Visit www.uplandhillsfarm.com for more info. Fall Festival Weekends include hayrides. They even have evening hayrides from 7p-10p. Review and Pics of Upland Hills Farm Oxford Fall Festival Weekends.

Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 10a-4p
Farmington Hills Weekend Events – Michigan Makers Market
The HAWK FH Community Center (29995 West 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334, fhgov.com)
The juried craft fair will feature fine art, beautiful jewelry, high- quality creative goods, hand-crafted soaps and candy from approximately 50 local artists in various mediums, such as painting, sculpture, fiber, ceramics, printmaking and wearable art. Admission is FREE. For more information contact Karla Aren, Cultural Arts Division at 248-699-6709 or email at karen@fhgov.com. Hosted by the City of Farmington Hills Special Services Department.

seaDaily in October through October 31 from 10a-8p
Auburn Hills Weekend Events – Fish or Treat at Sea Life Michigan
Sea Life Michigan (4316 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326, 866-622-0605, website – www2.visitsealife.com/michigan)
Wear your costume to Sea Life and enjoy creepy creatures, Halloween decor, treats, and Halloween Fun. For ticket info, visit www2.visitsealife.com/michigan.

Daily in October through October 31 from 10a-8p
Auburn Hills Weekend Events – Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan
Legoland Discovery Center Michigan (Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, 4000 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326, 866-622-0605, legolanddiscoverycenter.com/michigan)
See MINILAND Detroit taken over by skeletons and creep LEGO creatures, enjoy treats, Halloween-themed decor, and more. Bring in a minifigure to trade in for a Halloween-themed minifigure with staff. For ticket info, visit legolanddiscoverycenter.com/michigan.

Saturday, October 16, 2021 from noon-5p
Waterford Weekend Events – Funtober 
Hess Hathaway Park (825 S Williams Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48327 Inclement Weather Line 248-618-7671)
Hayrides, animal tour, included with admission price of $10. Pumpkins and concessions are available for purchase. This event happens rain or shine. Call 248-674-5441 for more info. Hosted by Waterford Parks & Recreation.

Saturday, October 16, 23, & 30 from 1p-5p
Detroit Weekend Events – Cider in The City
Beacon Park (1901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48226)
Enjoy seasonal crafts, take a horse-drawn hayride around the park, enjoy live music, pick out the perfect pumpkin and snap a selfie with our fall flower wall, plus fall food truck fare. This is a FREE event hosted by The Downtown Detroit Partnership. Email info@downtowndetroit.org for more info.

Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 3:30p-7p
altRochester Weekend Events – Downtown Rochester Trick or Treating and Halloween Fest
Downtown Rochester / Rochester Farmers Market Parking Lot
The streets of Rochester will come to life with little ghouls and goblins. Children will enjoy trick-or-treating at downtown merchants. Trick or treat downtown from 3:30p-5p. Halloween parade follows at 5:15p. After the parade there is Halloween Fest from 5p-7p. The Halloween Fest is located in the parking lot at E 3rd and Main. Activities include goodies, food trucks, and FREE pumpkins to the first 200 trick-or-treaters who stop by the pumpkin patch. “Family fun in a safe and monitored environment”. Hosted by the Downtown Rochester DDA.

Sunday, October 17, 2021 Weekend Family Fun

Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 9:45a-10:45a
Detroit Weekend Events – FREE Yoga at Grand Circus Park
Grand Circus Park Detroit (101-157 Witherell St, Detroit, MI 48226)
Bring your yoga mat and enjoy a physically distant yoga class taught. This is a FREE event but you must pre-register. Weather permitting. Register here.

Sunday, October 17, 2021 from noon-5p
Oxford Weekend Events – Oxford Scarecrow Festival
Centennial Park (M-24 & E. Burdick St)
Hosted by Oxford DDA. Oxford Scarecrow Festival 2021 events and activities include – a scarecrow contest, live entertainment, trick or treating, costume contest, chili cookoff, farmers market, pet parade, hay wagon, and more. MORE INFO

Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 1:30p-4p (half-hour sessions at 1:30p, 2p, 2:30p, & 3p
Troy Weekend Events – Trick or Treat Among The Trees
halloweenStage Nature Center (6685 Coolidge Hwy, Troy, MI 48098)
A fun and friendly outdoor celebration for kids ages 3-9. Costumed kids are welcome to hike the woodland pumpkin trail with a SNC guide. Children will learn the secrets of the forest and receive treats and meet costumed characters. Dress for weather. Fee is $14. FREE for parents/guardians. Call 248-688-9703 to register or visit troynaturesociety.org.

Sunday, October 18, & 25 from 3p-6p
Village of Rochester Hills Weekend Event – Origami Flower Crafting Workshop
Village Fine Art Gallery (142 N Adams Rd)
Get into the flow, learn more about the cornerstones of Abstract Art, all while creating your own beautiful painting. Led by Meike Rapp-Ullman, this class is suitable for people with some experience in painting who wish to learn the most essential elements of the craft–color, texture and composition. 3-week class. Bring your own supplies. Class sign-up available on eventbrite.com.

This page is intended to be used as a guide. Oakland County Moms does not endorse these events. Oakland County Moms is not responsible for changes to event descriptions, event times or being altered without notice or cancellations.

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