Free Summer Fun for Kids 2023

The Oakland County Moms FREE Summer Fun for Kids 2023 Metro Detroit page. Free events and things to do for kids! Free concerts, outdoor movies, activities,contests, and much more!

The Oakland County Moms Free Summer Fun for Kids Metro Detroit page returns for another summer of free family fun!

FREE Summer Fun for Kids 2023 Metro Detroit

Check out our Weekend Family Fun page each Thursday morning to find out what FREE events are happening around SE Michigan THIS WEEKEND. MORE INFO

Oakland County Moms Summer ContestsJimmy Johns Field Tickets, Detroit Zoo BRICKLIVE Tickets, Peppa Pig World of Play Tickets, Buddy’s Pizza GCs, Sea Life tix, Village of Rochester Hills gift cards, LEGOLAND Michigan Tickets, Toledo Zoo Tickets, Oakland County Fair VIP Tickets, Townsend Hotel Overnight Stays, Emagine Theatre Movie Tickets, Great Lakes Crossing Gift Cards, Waterpark Passes, Wave Pool Passes, Pine Knob Concert Tickets, Urban Air Party Passes, Girls Night / Parents Night Out events, and many more! ALL SUMMER LONG! Enter one or enter them all! Check them ALL out and enter today!


Metro Detroit Fireworks Shows – Late June through mid-July is full of FREE fireworks shows in Oakland County, Wayne County and Macomb County. Most are free or only require park admission or vehicle entry. Find the FREE Metro Detroit Fireworks Shows

Some local parks like Marshbank ParkFriendship Park, Bay Court Park, or Heritage Park  (plus more) don’t charge admission to use their facilities and awesome playgrounds and playscapes. Paradise Peninsula at Waterford Oaks is free and features a HUGE playscape. Other OCM Recommendations include – Beech Woods ParkSeymour Lake Park, Clintonwood Park,  and Innovation Hills in Rochester Hills. See our Oakland County Moms Parks Directory for reviews and pics of the best local parks around.

Some parks have local access to awesome Oakland County beaches and lakes. Lakeshore Park in Novi on beautiful Walled Lake is FREE, so is Bay Court Park in Clarkston on Greens Lake. Beach access is FREE at these parks and so is admission. Both of these beaches are considered “swim at your own risk” which means – NO Lifeguards are on duty.

Free Oakland County Library Events – Summer reading programs, teen board game nights, movie showings, book clubs, video game tournaments, Lego events are only a few of the activities going on at our local libraries. Some programs don’t even require city residency to participate. Check the Oakland County Moms Library Directory for links to their calendar of events.

FREE Outdoor Movie Nights

FREE MOVIE NIGHTS UNDER THE STARS 2023 (More are being added each week)
FREE Outdoor Summer Movie Nights
Pack your blanket and snacks and head out to free Movies in the Moonlight and other free outdoor movie nights taking place across Oakland County this summer! Click the links for dates, times and locations.

Auburn Hills FREE Summer Movie Nights – The City of Auburn Hills will be hosting movies at Riverside Park in Downtown Auburn Hills on select Saturdays as part of their Reels by the Riverside movie series – more info…schedule
Berkley Outdoor Movie Night – Berkley will hosting outdoor movie nights at Community Park and at Oxford / Merchants Park this season – more info…schedule
Birmingham Free Summer Movie Nights – Booth Park will be hosting free movies under the stars this summer on select evenings – more info…schedule
Clawson Free Outdoor Summer Movies – Downtown Clawson features “Cinema in the Street” – a free outdoor movie on the movie screen plus summer family fun – more info…schedule
Detroit Free Summer Movie Nights – Enjoy FREE outdoor movies at Campus Martius Park on Thursdays – more info… schedule
Detroit Free Summer Movies – New Center Park in Detroit is hosting their FREE Friday Night Film Series – more info…schedule
Ferndale Outdoor Summer Movie Nights – On Vester St in Downtown Ferndale on select Thursdays this summer as part of the “Get Reel” series – more info…schedule
Holly Free Outdoor Summer Movies – Head Crapo Park in Downtown Holly this summer for any or all of 4 featured outdoor movie nights – more info…schedule
Milford Picnic and Movies – FREE outdoor summer movies and community picnics on select dates this summer at Central Park in Downtown Milford – more info…schedule
Northville Outdoor Movie Nights – Northville Parks & Rec is hosting a FREE outdoor movie nights this summer at Ford Field – more info…schedule
Ortonville Free Summer Movie Nights – Brandon Twp Parks and Rec hosts Movie in the Park on select nights this summer – more info…schedule
Rochester Movies in the Moonlight – The giant inflatable screen returns to E Third Street for another summer of free movies – more info…schedule
Southfield Summer Movie Night – Southfield will host outdoor summer movie nights under the stars various dates this summer – more info… schedule
South Lyon Free Summer Movies – McHattie Park hosts free summer movies on select Fridays – more info… schedule

Kids Bowl FREE

Kids Bowl Free Michigan offers free bowling passes for kids all summer at more than 75 Michigan bowling centers (dozens in Metro Detroit. You can register up to 6 kids at a time and you’ll receive the free bowling passes in your email once per week! more info… participating bowling centers

FREE Summer Concerts & FREE Family Fun Nights

FREE SUMMER CONCERTS PAGE – Pull up a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy free concerts through out Oakland County and Metro Detroit this summer! Click the links for dates, times and locations.

Auburn Hills Free Summer Concerts – Free summer concerts at Riverside Park in Downtown Auburn Hills on Fridays all summer long NEW FOR 2023 – Downtown Music Series for Kids on Wednesdays – more info… schedule
Berkley Free Summer Concerts – Berkley P&R hosts free summer concerts at Oxford Park & the Community this summer – more info…. schedule
Birmingham Free Summer Concerts – Shain Park will host free summer concerts on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer – more info… schedule
Clarkston Free Summer Concerts – Friday nights at Depot Park will be home to free summer concerts from Mid-June to Mid July – more info… schedule
Farmington Free Summer Concerts– Sundquist Pavilion in Riley Park will feature Jazz, Folk, Acoustic and Rock music this summer on Fridays this summer as part of Rhythmz in Riley Park – more info… schedule
Ferndale Free Summer Concerts – Free concerts on Sunday afternoons this summer at Schiffer Park – more info… schedule
Farmington Hills Free Summer Concerts – Heritage Park will be home to free concerts this summer – more info… schedule
Holly Free Summer Concerts – Enjoy a free concert on select Thursday evenings throughout the summer at Crapo Park – more info… schedule
Milford Summer ConcertLake Orion Free Summer Concerts – Lake Orion offers free summer concerts on Wednesdays and first Fridays at Children’s Park in Downtown Lake Orion – more info… schedule
Lyon Twp Free Summer Concerts – FREE family fun entertainment at Inspiration Park on select Wednesday evenings this summer from 6p-8p – more info… schedule
Milford Free Summer Concerts – Free summer concerts return to Central Park on Thursday evenings at 7p – more info… schedule
Northville Free Summer Concerts for Kids – Tunes on Tuesday returns to Town Square in Downtown Northville  on Tuesday mornings this summer from 10:30a-11:30a. These concerts feature puppets, kids comedy and musical performances for kids – more info…schedule
Northville Free Summer Concerts – Northville DDA hosts free summer acoustic concerts on Fridays & Saturdays at the Northville Town Square. Concerts start at 7p – more info…schedule
Novi FREE Summer Concerts – FREE Fun for kids at Fuerst Park & Lakeshore Park includes kids concerts, magicians, and more – more info…schedule
Oak Park Free Summer Concerts – Oak Park Recreation hosts concerts at David H Shepherd Park (Shepherd’s Park) – more info… schedule –
Oakland Twp Free Summer Concerts – Hosted by Oakland Twp Parks and Rec on select Friday evenings – more info… schedule
Orion Twp Free Summer Concerts – The beautiful Wildwood Amphitheater will host free concerts on Tuesdays this summer – more info…schedule
Oxford Free Summer Concerts – Enjoy free summer concerts on Thursday evenings between 7p-9p all summer long at Centennial Park – more info… schedule
Rochester Free Summer Concerts – Municipal Park in Downtown Rochester, MI is home to the “Music in the Park” summer concert series on Thursdays at 7:30p –more info… schedule
Royal Oak Free Summer Concerts – the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert Series will take place Center Street Pop-Up Park on Thursdays this summer – more info…schedule
Southfield Summer Concerts – Southfield Gazebo Summer Concert Series, Eat to the Beat, Summer in the City, and Kids Concerts concerts series info – more info… schedule
South Lyon Free Summer Concerts – McHattie Park will host free summer concerts on Fridays from June through August – more info…schedule
Troy FREE Summer Concerts – Boulan Park is home to Troy’s Summer Sensation Concert Series on select Thursdays this summer – more info… schedule
Village of Rochester Hills Free Summer Concerts – Hosted at the VORH Gazebo – Enjoy Dueling Pianos this summer – more info…schedule
Waterford Free Summer Concerts – Hess Hathaway Park will be hosting free concerts for their Concerts in the Park series on Thursday evenings in June – more info… schedule
West Bloomfield Free Summer Concerts for Kids – Marshbank Park hosts summer concerts for kids on select summer Thursdays as part of the West Bloomfield Parks & Rec Kids Komotion Summer Concert Series. Concerts for adults on select Wednesdays this summer with food trucks – more info… schedule
Walled Lake FREE Summer Concerts – FREE summer concerts at Hiram Sims Park on Wednesdays – more info… schedule
Wixom Free Summer Concerts – Sibley Park hosts free summer concerts on Thursdays throughout the summer. FREE summer events precede the concerts. more info… schedule

FREE Summer Fun for Kids – Other

FREE Tuesdays in the Park in Wolverine Lake – Oakland County RAPP will set up inflatables and fun activities for kids on the grounds of Clara Miller Park on select summer Tuesdays. Details

Park It FREE Family Fun Days – Family Fun Nights happen on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the summer at various Metro Detroit parks. Fun includes an outdoor concert, activities for kids and a family outdoor movie under the stars on a giant LED video screen! Events typically start at 6p with the entertainment and the movies start at dusk but times. Details / Schedule

This Free Summer Fun for Kids 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 details being altered without notice or cancellations.

See our Events / Things To Do tab for more events, activities and things to do in Oakland County and Metro Detroit Michigan.

More Free Summer Fun for Kids 2023 events and things to do coming soon! Stay Frosty!

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