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Metro Detroit Youth Day 2024

Metro Detroit Youth Day 2024 – More than 34,000 Metro Detroit, Michigan youths will descend on Belle Isle in Detroit to celebrate a day of healthy living, education, fun, sports and camaraderie.


Metro Detroit Youth Day is July 10, 2024 from 8:30a-2:30p. The event is in its 40th year. This is a FREE event for kids ages 8-15.

Metro Detroit Youth Day 2024 Events and Activities

  • Games
  • Contests
  • Sports Clinics
  • Lunch for Kids
  • Live Entertainment
  • Prizes
  • Celebrities
  • and Much More!

All kids must register to take part in MDYD activities, visit their website to download a form to bring to the event.

Chaired by Ed Deeb, MDYD was founded in 1981 by Deeb, the late Tom Fox and Jerry Blocker. Metro Detroit Youth Day has established itself as the largest youth-focused event in Michigan. After fatal altercations in 1980 between youth and area retailers in Detroit, Detroit Mayor Coleman A. Young directed community leaders to provide resolution. Metro Detroit Youth Day has grown annually from 1,000 attendees the first year to more than 34,000 youth attending. More than 1,600 volunteers, from more than 500 businesses and civic groups, donate their time to supervise the sports clinics, games, contests, luncheon and various other event activities. Metro Detroit Youth Day expanded in 1991 to include youth guidance, mentors, role models, anti-substance abuse activity, motivational speakers, entertainment, awarding of 80 or more scholarships yearly, and honoring outstanding students for academic excellence and community service. MDYD has been awarded the Point of Light Award No. 477 from President George H.W. Bush and the Points of Light Foundation, the Michigan Governor’s Award on Physical Fitness as the top youth event along with numerous honors from local and national governmental agencies. More information about Metro Detroit Youth Day can be found at or on Facebook.

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 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 information about Metro Detroit Youth Day 2024 can be found at or on Facebook.

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