Metroparks Events Calendar 2021

Metroparks Events Calendar 2021 – Kids fun and family-friendly events for Stony Creek, Kensington, Lake St Clair, and ALL of the HCMA Metroparks. Nature walks, fireworks, hayrides, sleighrides, seasonal celebrations, and MUCH more!

Oakland County Moms highlights special events from the Metroparks events calendar to bring you the latest news and info on special events happening at the 13 Metro Detroit area Huron-Clinton Metroparks. Call to confirm costs when pre-registering for events.

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.

Online Registration is available NOW for all Metroparks programs.

METRO DETROIT WEEKEND EVENTS
METROPARKS FIREWORKS SHOWS 2021
METROPARKS FREE SUMMER CONCERTS 2021
METROPARKS SUMMER MOVIE NIGHTS 2021

Metroparks Events Calendar – July 2021 (Subject To Change)

Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Dusk
New Boston Fireworks 2021 – Willow Metropark Fireworks – 
Willow Metropark (23200 S Huron Rd, New Boston, MI 48164)
Willow Metropark hosts its annual fireworks show. Display will begin at dusk. Plan to arrive early for these popular fireworks events. This is a FREE event. A Metro parks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. 2021 vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today. If you have questions, please call 734-697-9181.

Friday, July 2, 2021 at Dusk
Milford Fireworks 2021 – Kensington Metropark Fireworks – 
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
The annual fireworks display will start at dusk. The Huron-Clinton Metroparks fireworks festival, bringing together so much fun and excitement. Tens of thousands of our neighbors gather together – over picnics and under the stars – to enjoy this celebration of our American Independence. A Metroparks vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. 2021 vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today. For questions please call 810-227-8910.

Fridays & Mondays in July from noon-1:30p (July 2, 5, 9, 12,16, 19, 23, 26, 30)
Kensington Metroparks Events – Hayride Adventure
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Spring is a beautiful time to get your family together to visit the farm center and enjoy a horse-drawn hayride. Take in a ride along the wooded trails with views of the Huron River. Wheelchair lift available with advanced notice. All Ages. $6 per child, $10 per adult, children under 2 are FREE. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910.

Saturday, July 3, 2021 from 2p-4p
Oakwoods Metropark Events – Hike & Sketch
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Grab your pencils and sketchbooks and we’ll take hike through the butterfly garden and stop to sketch Mother Nature’s beauty. Wildflowers, insects, birds and more are all fair game during this up-close look at the natural world. This program is entirely outdoors, so please dress for the weather. All ages. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 Free. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 734-782-3956.

Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Dusk
Brownstown Fireworks 2021 – Lake Erie Metropark Fireworks – 
Lake Erie Metropark Fireworks (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173)
Lake Erie Metropark hosts its annual fireworks show at dusk.  Plan to arrive early to claim your spot and to enjoy the park. A Metroparks vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. 2021 vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today. For questions, please call 734-379-5020.

Friday, July 9, 2021 from noon-1:30p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Bug Hunt
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
These tiny animals recycle, pollinate, aerate the soil, provide food for countless other animals. Some help us and some aren’t as helpful. Discover many species and variety of insects & go on a catch-and-release hunt. Ages 5+. $5 per child, $5 per adult. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-781-9113.

Friday, July 9 and Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 3p-4p
Kensington Metroparks Events – Family Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Help farm staff to feed the pigs, goats, cows, and more. Families and young farmers will learn what each animal eats and why. Sturdy shoes or boots are recommended. Ages 4+. $5 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 are FREE. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910.

Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 9p-10:30p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Summer Stargazing
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Learn stargazing tips and tricks and discover the stars and constellations in the night sky. This program is subject to cancellation due to poor visibility or inclement weather. Participants will be notified of cancellation in advance. Ages 10+. $5 per person. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 734-379-5020.

Friday, July 16, 2021 from 9:30a-noon
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Dolly & Me Nature Camp
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
It’s time to get outside and explore nature with your favorite doll! With their buddy beside them, campers will hike the nature trails, explore pond life, create a camp craft and play outdoor games. Campers should expect to walk up to one mile on gravel trails and wooden boardwalks. Ages 6-10. Cost is $40. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 248-625-7280.

Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 11a-12:30p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Summer Wildflowers Hike
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
A leisurely mile to 1.5-mile walk along the trials in search of wildflowers. Orange Butterfly-weed, daisies, milkweeds abound. Discuss growing some of these plants in your garden, look for pollinators, and learn some interesting facts about each plant. Ages 5+. $5 per child, $5 per adult. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-781-9113.

Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 8:30p-10p
Indian Spring Metropark Events – Twilight Bat Hike
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Explore the role Michigan bats play both in the ecosystem and the community. Bring a flashlight but expect to do some walking in the dark. Attendees walk about 1/3 mile on the paved Pondside Trail. Ages 8+. $5 per person. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 248-625-7280.

Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 8:30p-10p
Kensington Metropark Events – Nocturnal Wildlife Night
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Visit Kensington Metropark Nature Center and experience the world of bats and owls. Learn how they thrive while we are asleep. Start at the outdoor amphitheater, then go for an hour-long hike on a mixed gravel trail in search of these nighttime creatures in their habitat. Ages 8+. $5 per person. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910.

Friday, July 23, and Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 3p-4p
Kensington Metroparks Events – Family Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Help farm staff to feed the pigs, goats, cows, and more. Families and young farmers will learn what each animal eats and why. Sturdy shoes or boots are recommended. Ages 4+. $5 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 are FREE. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910.

Friday, July 23, 2021 from 8p-9:30p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Friday Night Voyageur Canoe
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
You will paddle the 34-foot Voyageur Canoe along the shoreline, passing the beaver lodge, viewing the wetland wildlife and leaning what it was like to have been a Voyageur. Ages 7+. $5 per child, $5 per adult. Pre-registration is required the day before the program by 4p. Pre-register online or by calling 586-781-9113.

Friday, July 23, 2021 from 9p-10:30p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Full Moon Hike
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Discover why the Native Americans chose the full moon names & enjoy a relaxing hike under the moonlight. All ages. $5 per person. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 734-379-5020.

Saturday, July 24 from 10a-7p & Sunday, July 25, 2021 from 11a-5p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Stony Creek Art Fair
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Stony Creek Metropark is the home of the new Stony Creek Art Fair. This juried art fair will feature approximately 80 artists, along with art installations, hands-on art experiences and food vendors. All ages. This is a FREE event. Baypoint Beach Location. No pre-registration is required.

Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 7p-8:30p
Oakwoods Metropark Events – Backwater Bonfire
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
A lot of our critters come out at night, mammals, amphibians, insects, and even some birds. Let’s hang out around the bonfire and learn about some of our nocturnal animals. All ages. $5 per person. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 734-782-3956.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 from 1p-2:30p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Turtles, Snakes & Frogs
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Head out on the Marsh Trail with a Naturalist in search of herps (reptiles and amphibians) of Michigan. See Michigan’s state reptile, find the differences between common frogs, and observe some of our non-venomous snake species. Become a citizen scientist by sharing what you find on the largest herp database in Michigan.Meet and greet with the Nature Center ambassador animals including a few rare species. All ages. Cost is $4 per child, $4 per adult, children under 2 Free. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-463-4332.

Metroparks Events Calendar – August 2021 (Subject To Change)

Thursday, August 5, 2021 From 9:30p-11:30p / Parking Opens at 6p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Movies in the Parks
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Pack up the family and head out to your Metropark to enjoy a movie under the stars – drive-in style. Bring some popcorn and your favorite snacks and spend a night in the park then settle in to enjoy the show from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. All ages event. FREE with daily vehicle admission pass or annual Metroparks pass. MOVIE – Field of Dreams

Friday, August 6, 2021 from 8p-9:30p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Friday Night Voyageur Canoe
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
You will paddle the 34-foot Voyageur Canoe along the shoreline, passing the beaver lodge, viewing the wetland wildlife and leaning what it was like to have been a Voyageur. Ages 7+. $5 per child, $5 per adult. Pre-registration is required the day before the program by 4p. Pre-register online or by calling 586-781-9113.

Friday, August 6, 2021 From 9:30p-11:30p / Parking Opens at 6p
Kensington Metropark Events – Movies in the Parks
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Pack up the family and head out to your Metropark to enjoy a movie under the stars – drive-in style. Bring some popcorn and your favorite snacks and spend a night in the park then settle in to enjoy the show from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. All ages event. FREE with daily vehicle admission pass or annual Metroparks pass. MOVIE – Frozen II.

Saturday, August 7, 2021 from 2p-3p
Oakwoods Metropark Events – Oakwoods Snake Hike
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
This program focuses on one of the most feared animals around, find out why snakes get such a bad rap and how they can be helpful to you and your community. Give snakes a chance and learn to love (or at least like) our local snakes. All ages. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 Free. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 734-782-3956.

Saturday, August 7, 2021 From 9:30p-11:30p / Parking Opens at 6p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Movies in the Parks
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Pack up the family and head out to your Metropark to enjoy a movie under the stars – drive-in style. Bring some popcorn and your favorite snacks and spend a night in the park then settle in to enjoy the show from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. All ages event. FREE with daily vehicle admission pass or annual Metroparks pass. Raya and the Last Dragon

Sunday, August 8, 2021 from 11a-noon
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Butterfly Walk
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Search for the variety of native plants important to the butterflies that make Indian Springs Metropark a great butterfly habitat. You’ll be able to take home some seeds to grow a pollinator-friendly space in your own yard. Expect to walk about 1 mile on the nature trails. All ages event. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 are FREE. Pre-registration required at least one day in advance. Pre-register online or by calling 248-625-7280.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 from 1p-2p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Exploring Nature through the Seasons
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
No matter what time of year it is there is always something to see out on the trails. A guided hike along our nature trails to discuss the seasonal changes in the park’s plant and animal life. Learn to identify commonly seen species as attendees stroll along. All ages. FREE Event. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-463-4332.

Thursday, August 12, 2021 From 9:30p-11:30p / Parking Opens at 6p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Movies in the Parks
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Pack up the family and head out to your Metropark to enjoy a movie under the stars – drive-in style. Bring some popcorn and your favorite snacks and spend a night in the park then settle in to enjoy the show from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. All ages event. FREE with daily vehicle admission pass or annual Metroparks pass. MOVIE – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Friday, August 13, 2021 at Dusk
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Movies in the Parks
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Pack up the family and head out to your Metropark to enjoy a movie under the stars – drive-in style. Bring some popcorn and your favorite snacks and spend a night in the park then settle in to enjoy the show from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. All ages event. FREE with daily vehicle admission pass or annual Metroparks pass. MOVIE – A Bug’s Life

Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 10a-noon & 2p-4p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Birds in Your Binoculars
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Trek out into Lake Erie Metropark looking for feathered friends. Plenty of birds are in the area and many have had a second set of youngsters. Please bring binoculars or you can use a pair of from Lake Erie Metroparks. All ages. Cost is $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 Free. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 734-379-5020.

Thursday, August 19, 2021 From 9:30p-11:30p / Parking Opens at 6p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Movies in the Parks
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Pack up the family and head out to your Metropark to enjoy a movie under the stars – drive-in style. Bring some popcorn and your favorite snacks and spend a night in the park then settle in to enjoy the show from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. All ages event. FREE with daily vehicle admission pass or annual Metroparks pass. MOVIE – Jumanji: The Next Level

Saturday, August 20, 2021 From 9:30p-11:30p / Parking Opens at 6p
Kensington Metropark Events – Movies in the Parks
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Pack up the family and head out to your Metropark to enjoy a movie under the stars – drive-in style. Bring some popcorn and your favorite snacks and spend a night in the park then settle in to enjoy the show from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. All ages event. FREE with daily vehicle admission pass or annual Metroparks pass. MOVIE – Raya and the Last Dragon.

Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 8:30p-10p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Full Moon Hike
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Take a walk under the light of the moon to explore what’s happening this time of year outdoors. Learn more about the summer sky and why we call it the sturgeon moon. Bring your own flashlight or borrow one of the Metroparks’. Ages 8+. $5 per person. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-463-4332.

Saturday, August 21, 2021 From 9:30p-11:30p / Parking Opens at 6p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Movies in the Parks
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Pack up the family and head out to your Metropark to enjoy a movie under the stars – drive-in style. Bring some popcorn and your favorite snacks and spend a night in the park then settle in to enjoy the show from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. All ages event. FREE with daily vehicle admission pass or annual Metroparks pass. Grease

Thursday, August 26, 2021 From 9:30p-11:30p / Parking Opens at 6p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Movies in the Parks
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Pack up the family and head out to your Metropark to enjoy a movie under the stars – drive-in style. Bring some popcorn and your favorite snacks and spend a night in the park then settle in to enjoy the show from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. All ages event. FREE with daily vehicle admission pass or annual Metroparks pass. MOVIE – Dolittle

Friday, August 27, 2021 at Dusk
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Movies in the Parks
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Pack up the family and head out to your Metropark to enjoy a movie under the stars – drive-in style. Bring some popcorn and your favorite snacks and spend a night in the park then settle in to enjoy the show from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. All ages event. FREE with daily vehicle admission pass or annual Metroparks pass. MOVIE – Secret Life of Pets

Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 7p-8:30p
Oakwoods Metropark Events – Backwater Bonfire
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
A lot of our critters come out at night, mammals, amphibians, insects, and even some birds. Let’s hang out around the bonfire and learn about some of our nocturnal animals. All ages. $5 per person. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 734-782-3956.

Metroparks Events Calendar – September 2021 (Subject To Change)

Wednesdays, September 1 through September 29, 2021 (11a, noon, 1p, 2p, & 3p)
Kensington Metropark Events – Family Charter Hayrides
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Summer is a beautiful time to get your family or group together to visit the Farm Center and enjoy a horse-drawn hayride. Take a ride along wooded trails with views of the Huron River. After your ride, visit the animals and Living History Village. Wheelchair lift available with advanced notice. All ages event. $50 per half hour ride. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910.

Saturday, September 4, 2021 from 8p-9p
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Fun with Fireflies
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Bring your kids out to discover the life of a firefly. Through activities and a hike along our nature trails, we will learn about the life cycles and behaviors of fireflies. We’ll begin with a story and then we’ll make a firefly hotel to use to take a close look at these amazing insects. Ages 6-12. $5 per child. Adults are FREE. Pre-registration is required at least 1 day in advance. Pre-register online or by calling 734-426-8211.

Saturday, September 4, 2021 From 9:30p-11:30p / Parking Opens at 6p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Movies in the Parks
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Pack up the family and head out to your Metropark to enjoy a movie under the stars – drive-in style. Bring some popcorn and your favorite snacks and spend a night in the park then settle in to enjoy the show from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. All ages event. FREE with daily vehicle admission pass or annual Metroparks pass. Toy Story 4

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 from 1p-2p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Exploring Nature through the Seasons
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
No matter what time of year it is there is always something to see out on the trails. A guided hike along our nature trails to discuss the seasonal changes in the park’s plant and animal life. Learn to identify commonly seen species as attendees stroll along. All ages. FREE Event. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-463-4332.

Friday, September 10, and Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 3p-4p
Kensington Metroparks Events – Family Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Help farm staff to feed the pigs, goats, cows, and more. Families and young farmers will learn what each animal eats and why. Sturdy shoes or boots are recommended. Ages 4+. $5 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 are FREE. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910.

Friday, September 10, 2021 from 8p-9:30p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Friday Night Voyageur Canoe
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
You will paddle the 34-foot Voyageur Canoe along the shoreline, passing the beaver lodge, viewing the wetland wildlife and leaning what it was like to have been a Voyageur. Ages 7+. $5 per child, $5 per adult. Pre-registration is required the day before the program by 4p. Pre-register online or by calling 586-781-9113.

Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 10a-noon & 2p-4p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Birds in Your Binoculars
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Trek out into Lake Erie Metropark looking for feathered friends. Plenty of birds are in the area and many have had a second set of youngsters. Please bring binoculars or you can use a pair of from Lake Erie Metroparks. All ages. Cost is $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 Free. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 734-379-5020.

Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 10a-11:30a
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Hummingbird Hike
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Celebrate the fall migration of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. Find out how far these tiny travelers migrate and how they prepare for the long journey south. Ages 7+. $3 per chld, $5 per adult. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-463-4332.

Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 2p-4p
Oakwoods Metropark Events – Hike & Sketch
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Grab your pencils and sketchbooks and we’ll take hike through the butterfly garden and stop to sketch Mother Nature’s beauty. Wildflowers, insects, birds and more are all fair game during this up-close look at the natural world. This program is entirely outdoors, so please dress for the weather. All ages. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 Free. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 734-782-3956.

Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 8p-9:30p
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Calling All Owls
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
This program will introduce you to the common owls of the area. Learn how they live and where they live. Hit the nature trails in the to search for and call resident owls. Ages 8+. $5 per child $5 per Adult. Pre-registration is required at least 1 day in advance. Pre-register online or by calling 734-426-8211.

Saturday, September 11, 2021 From 9:30p-11:30p / Parking Opens at 6p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Movies in the Parks
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Pack up the family and head out to your Metropark to enjoy a movie under the stars – drive-in style. Bring some popcorn and your favorite snacks and spend a night in the park then settle in to enjoy the show from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. All ages event. FREE with daily vehicle admission pass or annual Metroparks pass. Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse

Friday, September 17, 2021 from 7p-8:30p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Evening Voyageur Canoe
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
paddle through the North Marsh aboard a 34-foot voyageur canoe. Learn about this unique wetland habitat while searching for animals that are more active in the evening. Find out about the Voyageurs who paddled these canoes during Michigan’s fur trade. Limited seating available. Lifejackets will be provided, anyone under the age of 18 must have an adult present to fill out required paperwork. Ages 7+. $5. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-463-4332.

Friday, September 24, and Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 3p-4p
Kensington Metroparks Events – Family Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Help farm staff to feed the pigs, goats, cows, and more. Families and young farmers will learn what each animal eats and why. Sturdy shoes or boots are recommended. Ages 4+. $5 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 are FREE. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 810-227-8910.

Friday, September 24, 2021 from 8p-9:30p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Friday Night Voyageur Canoe
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
You will paddle the 34-foot Voyageur Canoe along the shoreline, passing the beaver lodge, viewing the wetland wildlife and leaning what it was like to have been a Voyageur. Ages 7+. $5 per child, $5 per adult. Pre-registration is required the day before the program by 4p. Pre-register online or by calling 586-781-9113.

Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 8a-10:30a
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Sensory-Friendly Hike
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
This program is designed for people with different sensory processing abilities and their families. An accessible, relaxed paced hike on a 1/3-mile of paved Pondside Trail. Leave from the Park Office Picnic Shelter to explore using senses in nature through interactive demonstration, like searching for camouflaged objects, learning bird calls, feeling different textures, and scent investigation with scent jars. A quiet space will be available to use as needed during the program. All Ages. $3 per child, $5 per adult, Children under 2 Free. Pre-register online or by calling 248-625-7280.

Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 10a-2p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Get Outside Family Fun
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
An afternoon of fun in the great outdoors. Participate in guided nature hikes, a straw-bale maze, lawn games and more. Enjoy a snack, scavenger hunts, and nature-themed crafts to take home. This is a FREE event. All ages event. No registration required.

Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 7p-8:30p
Oakwoods Metropark Events – Backwater Bonfire
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
A lot of our critters come out at night, mammals, amphibians, insects, and even some birds. Let’s hang out around the bonfire and learn about some of our nocturnal animals. All ages. $5 per person. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 734-782-3956.

Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 1p-3p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Fall Colors Hike & Painting
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Explore the Woodland Trail on a color-focused, one-mile guided hike on gravel and cement trails. Examine fall leaves and collect some to use as inspiration for a colorful piece of watercolor art. All art supplies will be provided. Ages 5+. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 are FREE. Pre-registration required at least one day in advance. Pre-register online or by calling 248-625-7280.

Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 2p-4p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Autumn Equinox Hike
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
The lush greens of summer are beginning to transition to vibrant hues of red, orange, and yellow. Flowers are starting to seed, and migratory birds are heading to their winter grounds. These changes can only mean one thing… autumn has arrived. Celebrate the equinox and observe the change of seasons in the park. All ages event. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 are FREE. Pre-register online or by calling 734-379-5020.

Metroparks Events Calendar – October Events 2021 (Subject To Change)

Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 11a-2p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Paint Like Bob Ross
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Join Ted Simpson, CRI instructor from Natures Brush Studio and he will walk you through all the steps in painting a Bob Ross scene that you can take home and display. No experience necessary, $65 includes supplies. Class is limited to 16 people. Ages 13+. $65 per person. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-463-4332.

Monday, October 11, 2021 from 11a-2p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Paint Like Bob Ross
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Join Ted Simpson, CRI instructor from Natures Brush Studio and he will walk you through all the steps in painting a Bob Ross scene that you can take home and display. No experience necessary, $65 includes supplies. Class is limited to 16 people. Ages 13+. $65 per person. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 586-463-4332.

HCMA Metroparks

Delhi Metropark – (3902 E Delhi, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Dexter-Huron Metropark – (6535 Huron River Drive, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Huron Meadows Metropark – (8765 Hammel Rd, Brighton, MI 48116, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Lower Huron Metropark – (40151 E Huron River Drive, Belleville, MI 48111, 734-697-9181, metroparks.com)
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Willow Metropark – (23200 S Huron Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-697-9181, metroparks.com)
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)

PHOTO CREDIT (with permission) – metroparks.com

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For a complete listing of the Huron-Clinton Metro Authority Metroparks Events Calendar, visit metroparks.com

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