Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2018

Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2018 – Fun things to do in Metro Detroit & Oakland County this weekend. Events, activities for November 16, 17, & 18, 2018. 

There are plenty of holiday and Christmas 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.


Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2018

Friday, November 16, 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.

Daily through Christmas Eve
Auburn Hills Weekend Events – Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops (Great Lakes Crossing, 248-209-4200)
Bass Pro hosts Santa Claus (and tons of free Christmas fun for kids at Bass Pro) daily through Christmas Eve. You can even get a free photo with Santa while enjoying the free fun! MORE INFO and times for Santa’s daily appearances and for a list of all the free fun holiday games, crafts and activities happening each day! Details

Friday, November 16, 2018 from 10a-noon
Royal Oak Weekend Events – Open Bounce at Inflatable Playspaces
Inflatable PlayspacesInflatable Playspaces (5160 Meijer Drive, Royal Oak, Michigan, 248-288-5888, www.inflatableplayspaces.com)
Inflatable Playspaces rents inflatables and backyard party games of every kind. They also have a great indoor bounce room & party room. On Fridays they open up their HUGE open bounce room for open jump for the low price of $7.95 per child (parents of children are FREE).

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, November 16 through Sunday, November 18, 2018 (noon-8p FRI, 9a-5p SAT, 10p-3p SUN)
White Lake Weekend Events – Art and Greens Holiday Arts Market
Bogie Lake Greenhouses (1525 Bogie Lake Road, White Lake)
“Held INSIDE the 28,000 square foot climate controlled Bogie Lake Greenhouses guests can shop the artist booths nestled between festive displays of poinsettias and other holiday greens, one of the most unique settings for an art and fine craft market in all of Michigan. There will be some artist demonstrations and children of all ages can enjoy various activities in the Market.”. For more info, visit www.huronvalleyarts.org.

Friday, November 16, 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

SantaFriday, November 16, 2018, 2018 at 5p
Mt Clemens Weekend Events – Downtown Mt Clemens Christmas Open House & Tree Lighting
Downtown Mt Clemens
Santa Claus will arrive by horse-drawn sleigh at 6p. Enjoy a personal visit with Santa and take your own photos. Activities include free horse drawn trolley rides, and children’s activities at different Downtown businesses. Many businesses will also feature special sales, giveaways, and refreshments. Info – 586-469-4168 or downtownmountclemens.com

Friday, November 16, 2018 from 5p-midnight
Detroit Weekend Events – Campus Martius Park Tree Lighting
Campus Martius Park (800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan)
Following the tree lighting Campus Martius Park Ice-Skating season begins! Enjoy holiday food and beverage offerings, carriage rides, visits with Santa, holiday shopping, and much more!

November 17 – December 31, 2018 from 5:30p-9p (weeknights & Sundays) or 5:30p-10p (Fridays & Saturdays) (see dates below)
Royal Oak Weekend Events – Detroit Zoo Wild Lights
Detroit Zoo (8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48067)
The Detroit Zoo will light up the night this holiday season with Wild Lights, a spectacular holiday light display. For 24 nights, more than five million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings and animal sculptures on a half-mile trail through the front of the Zoo. Dates – November – 17,18,23,24,25,30
December – 1,2,7,8,9,14,15,16,20,21,22,23,26,27,28,29,30,31. Ticket info. Review / Pics / Info

Friday, November 16, 2018 from 6p-9p
Clarkston Weekend Events – Parents Night Out – Battlebots!
Stars and Stripes Kids Activity Center (4630 White Lake Rd, Clarkston, MI 48346, 248-625-3547
For ages 6-14. Preregistration required. Board games, relay races, tag, Minute to Win it Games. Pizza dinner included.

Friday, November 16, 2018 from 6p-8:30p
Birmingham Weekend Events – Kids Night Out at Robot Garage Birmingham
Rochester Hills Weekend Events – Kids Night Out at Robot Garage Rochester Hills
Robot Garage (637 S Eton Road, Birmingham, MI 48009, 248-723-9100, website)
Robot Garage (172 N Adams Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, 248-213-9960, website)
Drop your child off for a fun-filled night of LEGO & robots and enjoy a night on the town. Pre-registration required.

Friday, November 16, 2018 from 6p-9p
Heritage Park, Farmington Hills, MichiganFarmington Hills Weekend Events – Parents Night Out
Heritage Park Nature Center (24915 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI, 248-536-5617, www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us)
Hosted by Farmington Hills Parks and Rec. Kids Parents Night Out evening art classes. Kids ages 6 to 12 can dress for a mess and will be safe and productive from 6p-9p on select evenings. Call for cost info. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, November 16, 2018 from 6p-8p
Rochester Weekend Events – Artist-led Painting for Kids
Friendship Factory (210 West University, Rochester, MI 48038, 248-890-7277, thefriendshipfactory.com)
This class will teach painting techniques with step-by-step instructions to customize a unique piece of art. All materials are included for guided instruction and plenty of fun. Pre-registration is required – 248-890-7277. Ages 8+. $25 per guest. Painting Project is – Caticorn. Register at thefriendshipfactory.com/event

Friday, November 16, 2018 from 6p-9p
Rochester Hills Christmas Events – Village of Rochester Hills Tree-Lighting Ceremony
Village of Rochester Hills (NE corner of Adams Rd and University, Rochester Hills, MI)
Once again the Village will come to life with over 850,000 lights that will illuminate all at once! In addition to lighting our 25 foot tree, we will welcome Santa to the Village for another year of free visits. The fun starts at 6p, the tree-lighting takes place at 7p. For more info, visit thevorh.com.

paradeFriday, November 16, 2018at 6:30p
Northville Weekend Events – Holiday Lighted Parade
Downtown Northville MI
Ring in the Holiday Season with the annual Holiday Lighted Parade in downtown Northville, the official kickoff to Northvile’s Hometown Holidays. For more info, visit www.downtownnorthville.com.

Friday, November 16, 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.

fLipSpot birthdayFriday, November 16, 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.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 (various times)
Oakland County Weekend Events – Oakland County Mom2Mom Sales
Various Locations
It’s a big weekend for Mom2Mom sales! Save big on baby items this weekend at Mom to Mom sales in Oakland County. More info

Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 8:30a-9:30a
Milford Weekend Events – Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Ever wanted to feed the pigs? Help farm staff to feed the pigs, goats, cows, and more. Young farmers will learn what each animal eats and why. Ages 6 – 15. Space is limited so please call 248-684-8632 to reserve a spot. Please preregister, 248-684-8632. $5. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. Daily & Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9a-4p
Royal Oak Weekend Events – Holiday Arts & Crafts Marketplace
altRoyal Oak High School (1500 Lexington Boulevard, Royal Oak, MI)
Fun, food and holiday shopping! Featuring more than 100 local artisans. Luncheon entrees and baked goods available for purchase. For more info, rohscraftshow@gmail.com

Saturday, November 17 from 10a-4p and Sunday, November 18 from 11a-3p
Northville Weekend Events – Greens Market Weekend
Northville Town Square
Vendors from the Northville Farmers Market will be at Town Square and will feature wreaths, seasonal baskets and much more. For more info, call 248-349-7640.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11a
Shelby Twp Weekend Events – Oh, Deer
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Search for signs of the elusive White-tailed Deer. You may be fortunate enough to see deer as they are very active this time of year. Participants must be able to walk and speak quietly. Ages 10 and up. Dress for the weather. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $5. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. Daily & Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

Saturday, November 17 from 1p-3p
Clarkston Events – Awesome Autumn
Wint Nature Center at Independence Oaks County Park (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348)
Fall brings shorter days, crisp nights and ripening apples. Take time on a lovely fall afternoon with the apple of your eye to turn apples into cider using the nature center’s apple press. Enjoy a campfire, learn apple facts, sample tasty apple treats and make an apple print T-shirt. Fun for the entire family! $6/person. For more info, call 1-888-OCParks

November 17 and 18 from 1p-5p
Nortvhille Weekend Events – Santa in Town Square
Northville Town Square (150 E Main St, Northville, MI 48167)
Also, November 24,25 December 1,2,8,9,15. For more info, visit www.downtownnorthville.com

Paradise Park laser tagSaturday, November 17, 2018 from 8p-10p
Novi Weekend Events – Laser Tag Players Night
Paradise Park Novi (45799 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI, 48375, 248-735-1050, www.paradiseparknovi.com)
$18 includes unlimited laser tag for ages 13 and up PLUS FREE table snacks and unlimited beverages. Every Saturday in November.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 from noon-4p
Northville Weekend Events – Christmas in the Village
Mill Race Village Northville
Enjoy have snacks, carolers, the Weavers will be demonstrating their craft and the Northville High School band will play a few numbers. St Nicholas may make an early appearance. For more info, call 248-348-1845.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 1p
Detroit Weekend Events –DIA Sunday Events
Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202)
Artist Demonstration – Black Ash Basket Weaving Noon–4p
Detroit Film Theatre – “Monrovia, Indiana” 2p
Detroit Film Theatre – “Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda” 4:45p
See related posts below for more DIA events happening this month or visit the DIA website.

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