Metroparks Events Calendar 2019

Metroparks Events Calendar 2019 – 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.

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April 2019 Events Calendar

Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 11a-4p
Lake St Clair Metroparks Events – Owl Fest
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Come and celebrate 28 years of Great Horned Owls nesting in the park. Go on a guided walk to view our Great Horned Owl nest through a spotting scope. Learn about all the species of owls in Michigan and make an owl caller. Enjoy a free day of great programs. FREE

Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 3p
Kensington Metropark 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.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at ??? (call for times)
Stony Creek Metroparks Events – Stony Creek Easter Egg Scramble
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Meet the Easter Bunny, make an Easter craft and more. Ages 1-10. The Egg Scramble will be grouped by age. To register, please call 586-781-9113. Cost is $6 per child.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10a & 1p (2 sessions)
Willow Metropark Events – Willow Metropark Easter Egg Scramble
Willow Metropark – (23200 S Huron Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-697-9181, metroparks.com)
Crafts, games, candy and an Easter Egg Scramble. Maybe even a visit from the Easter Pig… that’s right the Easter Pig. Preregistration required, 734-782-3956. $5 per child.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 8p-9:30p
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Flashlight Egg Hunt
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Older kids will love the extra challenge of this special nighttime egg hunt. Thousands of eggs are scattered on our large field, but when the sun goes down, the eggs are harder to find. Bring a flashlight and hunt carefully for eggs filled with toys and candy. This event has one scramble time and age group. Collection bags are provided and glow-in the-dark bracelets are provided to each registered participant. Ages 8 and older. Check-in begins at 8p Metropark closes at 10p. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. $5.

Sunday, April 14, 2019 from noon-2p
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Easter Egg Scramble
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Bring the kids to scramble in our field of 4000 goody-filled eggs. This Eastertime tradition at Hudson Mills Metropark also includes visits with live barnyard animals such as donkeys, goats, baby sheep, and ducks. Also enjoy face-painting and visits with strolling costumed characters and the Easter Bunny. Be sure to bring your camera. Candy and toy prizes. Fields and scramble times are separated into age groups. Early arrival recommended. Activities begin at noon, scramble starts at 1p. Ages 10 and younger. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. $5.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 10a
Kensington Metroparks Events – Fun on the Farm Egg Hunt
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Time to have an egg scramble and meet the Easter Bunny. This event is smaller than the park’s large egg hunt and is meant for ages 4 and younger. Early arrival is highly recommended. No preregistration required. Cost is $5. No preregistration required. $5. Cash Only.

Friday, April 19, 2019 at 8p
Oakwood Metropark Events – Full Pink Moon Hike & Bonfire
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Discover why the Native Americans referred to this full moon as the “Pink Moon,” as well as learning some facts, myths and legends surrounding our moon. Please preregister, 734-782-3956. $4 child, $6 adult.

Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 9a-noon
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Earth Day Clean-up
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Help get the farm grounds cleaned up for the upcoming summer season. Numerous tasks will need to be done outdoors. Bring rakes, gloves, garden tools, sunscreen and a smile. Lunch and a free wagon ride will be provided for all participants. Please preregister, 586-752-5932. This is a FREE event. A Metro parks vehicle entry permit is required for these events.

Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 10a & 1p (2 sessions)
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Easter Egg Scramble
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Kick off the fun of Easter with the antics of Rosco the Clown in his magic show. Each age group will have a chance to scramble on the dance floor for Easter eggs. Craft room will have fun things to make in celebration of the season. Make sure to bring your camera to capture a photograph of your child meeting the Easter Bunny. Easter bags provided. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $6

Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 10a & noon (2 sessions)
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Easter Egg Scramble
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Egg hunts, crafts, and games. Sign up in advance and get ready for some fun. Please preregister, 734-379-5020. $5 per child.

Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 11a
Kensington Metropark Events – Great Egg Hunt
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Bring the kids for an Easter Egg scramble and pet some of your favorite farm animals. Kids will also get the opportunity to have their photo with the Easter Bunny. Early arrival is highly recommended! No preregistration required. $5. Cash Only.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9a-2p
Lake St Clair Metroparks Events – Earth Day Clean Up
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Litter, such as fishing line and plastic bags, is dangerous for wildlife and unsightly to park visitors. Help keep the park beautiful, and safe for people and wildlife. Check in first thing in the morning for area assignment, then meet us back at the Activity Center for lunch. Please preregister by calling the nature center at 586-463-4332. FREE.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9a-2p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Earth Day Cleanup
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Check in first thing in the morning for area assignment. Individuals, families and groups welcome. Free daily park entry as a volunteer. Snacks and water provided. Scouts can earn a fun patch. All ages – under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration required. FREE.

Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, 2019 from noon-4p each day
Kensington Metropark Events – Spring Festival
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a fun filled weekend of activities for the whole family. This two-day event centers on shearing the farm’s flock of sheep. Tour the farm and see our spring babies. Take a hayride (Standard public hayride rates apply). Be entertained by Rosco the Clown. Kensington Living History Village will be open, showcasing early pioneer skills. Come out to see these and other family-friendly demonstrations and activities Kensington Metropark has planned. FREE (hayrides not included)

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 1p-2:30p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Spring Wildflower Walk
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Walk the Woodland Trail, looking for spring beauties, trilliums, trout lilies, wood anemone, early meadow rue and more. Wear sturdy walking shoes and dress for the weather. Expect to walk about one-mile, on level gravel paths. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $3 child / $5 adult.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 1p
Stony Creek Metroparks Events – Amazing Amphibians
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Springtime is amphibian migration time. Hike to the Vernal Pond in search of the many frog species and salamanders that travel to the pond to mate and lay their eggs. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $5.

May 2019 Events Calendar

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:30p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Sounds of the Night Hike
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Frogs, owls, woodcock, coyotes and more, it’s always fun to explore at night. Start off with a short presentation indoors before going outside. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $5

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 3p
Kensington Metropark 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.

Sunday, May 5, 2019 from noon-3p
Kensington Metropark Events – Mother’s Day Giftaganza
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Each child will get to craft a one-of-a-kind nature-themed gift moms are sure to love. No preregistration needed, just drop in to the Nature Center to get ready for mom’s special day. Fun for kids of all ages. $5 per child.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 1p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Wildflowers by Wagon
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Climb aboard our wagon for a ride to view and learn the early wildflowers of spring. Share interesting vignettes about these plants, their pollinators, and how to use wildflowers successfully in native gardens. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $5.

Sunday, May 12, 2019 from 9a-11a
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk & Brunch
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Celebrate Mom with a Hudson Mills Metropark tradition. Enjoy a fabulous brunch and then go for a guided stroll along our nature trail to discover all the wild spring blooms. This event is a beautiful way to spend a special day with Mom. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. $12 Adults / $9 Children.

Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 10 & 2p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Treat your mom to a guided hike at Lake Erie Metropark & learn the stories, myths and strange facts behind some of the most beautiful spring wildflowers. Please preregister, 734-379-5020. $3 Child / $5 Adults / Mom’s FREE.

Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 10a & 2p (2 sessions)
Oakwoods Metropark Events – Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Treat your mom to a guided hike at Oakwoods Metropark & learn the stories, myths and strange facts behind some of our most beautiful spring wildflowers. Please preregister, 734-782-3956. $3 child / $5 adult / Mom’s FREE.

Sunday, May 12, 2019 from 10a-4p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Walk-A-Mom
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Bring your Mom or Grandmother out for a spring hike on the trails. Many of our visitors have been walking their Mom’s each year for over 25 years. It’s time to start your own family tradition. Participants will receive a certificate and all Moms and Grandmothers will receive a flower to plant in their garden. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a camera. This is a FREE event.

Sunday, May 12, 2019 from noon-4p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Mother’s Day FREE Hayrides
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Moms get a free ride today when they take their children on the hayride , as a thank you to those that work very hard and still have time to come with their kids for a fun afternoon at the farm. Mothers Free, standard hayride rates apply to others.

Sunday, May 12, 2019 from 1p-2:30p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Mother’s Day Lemonade Walk
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Treat Mom to a Mother’s Day Nature Walk and then a refreshing glass of lemonade. This guided hike will introduce you to some of the wildflowers and birds found along the Indian Springs Metropark nature trails. Wear sturdy walking shoes and plan to be outdoors for about an hour on a gravel trail. Families can enjoy a nice glass of lemonade and a cookie together after the program. Dress for the weather, rain or shine. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $3 Child / $5 Adult.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10a
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Full Flower Moon Hike & Bonfire
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Bring your bike and meet at the Nature Center for a relaxing ride to Huron Point. Along the way discover the history of the park and observe the wildlife that lives here. Age 10 and up. Please preregister, 586-463-4332.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 3p
Kensington Metropark 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.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8p
Oakwoods Metropark Events – Full Flower Moon Hike & Bonfire
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Discover why the Native Americans referred to this full moon as the “Flower Moon” while learning some facts, myths, and legends surrounding the moon. Please preregister, 734-782-3956. $4 Child / $6 Adult.

Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 10a & 2p (2 sessions)
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Spring Wildflower Walk
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Take a closer look at some of nature’s gems and discover some of the ways they make our lives better. Please preregister, 734-379-5020. $3 Child / $5 Adult.

Sunday, May 26, 2019 from 6:30p-9p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – FREE Sunday Night Concert
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Bring your lawn chair and spend an evening listening and dancing away the night to some great music on the shores of Lake St. Clair.

June 2019 Metroparks Events Calendar

Saturday, June 1 from 9a-10a
Hudson Mills Metroparks Events – Nature Story Time: For the Birds
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Listen to a bird story, make a bird craft, and spend the morning discovering the world of birds. Nature Story Time presents a new nature program every month geared towards children ages 4-7 and their families. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. $5 per child.

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 3p
Kensington Metropark 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.

Sunday, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019 from 6:30p-9p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – FREE Sunday Night Concert
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Bring your lawn chair and spend an evening listening and dancing away the night to some great music on the shores of Lake St. Clair.

Saturday, June 8 from 10a-11a
Hudson Mills Metroparks Events – Kids in the Creek
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Bring your water shoes and step into a tributary of the beautiful Huron River. Get a little wet as we search for the invertebrates that live in the water. Dress to get wet. A change of clothes and a towel are recommended. Ages 5–12. Please preregister at 734-426-8211. $3 per child.

Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 10a & 2p (2 sessions)
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Blades ‘n’ Boards Roller Tour
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Bring your rollerblades and longboards to take a ride through the park. Start at the Nature Center, then head out to Huron Point. Along the way you search for wildlife and take a trip through time, discovering the history of the park. Ages 10 and up. Please pre-register 586-463-4332. $4.

Sunday, June 9 from noon-3p
Kensington Metropark Events – Father’s Day Giftaganza
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Not sure what to buy for Father’s Day? Forget the mall and bring the kids out to Kensington Metropark. Each child will get to craft a one-of-a-kind nature-themed gift dads are sure to love. No preregistration needed, just drop in to the Nature Center to get ready for dad’s special day. Fun for kids of all ages. $5 child.

Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 9a
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Morning Canoe through the Marsh
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Paddle through the unique marsh aboard the 34-foot voyageur canoe, just like during the Michigan fur trade. Explore the marsh to hear and see the birds and frogs found there. Space is limited. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. $5.

Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11a
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Bald Eagle Viewing
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
The resident Bald Eagle pair is nesting this time of year. Hike to observe these magnificent birds on their nest and hopefully get a look at the eagles through a spotting scope. Bring binoculars if you have them. Ages 7 and older. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $5.

Saturday, June 15 from 1p-2:30p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Walk with Dragons
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Indian Springs Metropark is home to several different species of dragonflies, and this program will focus on helping you recognize the difference between them. Start inside to learn a bit about the life cycle of a dragonfly before moving outside to see where they live. Dress for the weather. All ages. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $3 child / $5 adult.

Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 3p
Kensington Metropark 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.

Sunday, June 16, 2019 from noon-4p
Kensington Metropark Events – Father’s Day Hayrides
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Dads get a free ride today when they take their children on the hayride, as a thank you to those that work very hard and still have time to come with their kids for a fun afternoon at the farm. Dads FREE, standard hayride rates apply to others.

Sunday, June 16, 2019 from noon-3p
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Wagon Rides with Dad
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Visit the farm to see the animals and enjoy a wagon ride. $5 / Dad’s FREE.

Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 2p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Father’s Day Facts & Fictions
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Animal kingdom dads don’t all have the same jobs. Join us as we honor nature’s fathers and investigate their lifestyles. Just who might earn that title of Father of the Year? Please preregister, 734-379-5020. $3 child, $5 adult, Dads FREE.

Friday, June 21, 2019 at 8p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Friday Night Voyageur Canoe
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Travel back 300 years to the days of the fur trade on our 34-foot Voyageur canoe. Tour will guide you through the life of a Voyageur as you paddle the great canoe along the lakeshore. Learn history, enjoy seeing wildlife, and get a little exercise during this evening program. Program is weather dependent. Space is limited. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $5.

Friday, June 21, 2019 from 9p-10p
Kensington Metropark Events – Bat Night Hike
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Come learn about bat basics and debunk myths such as: Do bats drink blood? Will bats get stuck in your hair? Find out about how bats benefit humans in many meaningful ways and what you can do to help bats in your area during the presentation inside the Kensington Metropark Nature Center. Then head out with us for a short hike to see these amazing flying acrobats in action. Please dress for the weather. Ages 6 and older. Please preregister, 810-227-8917. $5.

Saturday, June 22 from 10a-noon
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Solar Science
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Learn why the sun is so important in our lives and in the lives of plants and animals around us. Participate in hands-on demonstrations and experiments to illuminate the sun’s amazing qualities. Covering everything from solar energy to our resident ectotherms, you’ll walk away with a new respect for the summer sunshine. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $3 child / $5 adult.

Friday, June 28, 2019 at 8p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Friday Night Voyageur Canoe
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Travel back 300 years to the days of the fur trade on our 34-foot Voyageur canoe. Tour will guide you through the life of a Voyageur as you paddle the great canoe along the lakeshore. Learn history, enjoy seeing wildlife, and get a little exercise during this evening program. Program is weather dependent. Space is limited. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $5.

Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 9a
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Morning Canoe through the Marsh
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Paddle through the unique marsh aboard the 34-foot voyageur canoe, just like during the Michigan fur trade. Explore the marsh to hear and see the birds and frogs found there. Space is limited. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. $5.

Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Dusk
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Stony Creek Metropark Fireworks
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Plan to arrive early for these popular fireworks events. $15 special event daily vehicle permit required after 5p. A Metroparks vehicle permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $35 annually for regular admission, $21 annually for seniors or $10 daily. Visit www.metroparks.com or call 586-781-4242 for more info.

July 2019 Metroparks Events Calendar

Monday, July 1, 2019 at Dusk
Willow Metropark Events – Willow Metropark Fireworks
Willow Metropark (23200 S Huron Rd, New Boston, MI 48164)
Plan to arrive early for these popular fireworks events. A special event daily vehicle permit may be required after 5p. A Metroparks vehicle permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $35 annually for regular admission, $21 annually for seniors or $10 daily. Free admission with annual permit. Visit www.metroparks.com for more info or call 734-697-9181.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Dusk
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Hudson Mills Metropark Fireworks
Hudson Mills Metropark (8801 N Territorial Road, Dexter, MI 48130)
Annual fireworks display. Display will begin at dusk. A special event daily vehicle permit may be required after 5p. A Metroparks vehicle permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $35 annually for regular admission, $21 annually for seniors or $10 daily. Call 734-426-8211 for more info or visit metroparks.com.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Dusk
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Lake Erie Metropark Fireworks
Lake Erie Metropark Fireworks (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173)
Lake Erie Metropark hosts its annual fireworks show. Plan to arrive early for these popular fireworks events. A special event daily vehicle permit may be required after 5p. A Metroparks vehicle permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $35 annually for regular admission, $21 annually for seniors or $10 daily. For more info, call 734-379-5020 or visit metroparks.com.

Saturday, July 6, 2019 and Sunday, July 7, 2019 from noon-4p each day
Kensington Metropark Events – Summer Festival
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of farm-themed activities for the whole family. Tour the farm and view traditional demonstrations and games, listen to folk music, and visit with the food and craft vendors of our Festival Market. The Kensington Living History Village will be open, showcasing early pioneer skills. Make sure to take a horse-drawn hayride around the Farm’s wooded trails (Standard public hayride rates apply).

Sunday, July 7, 2019 from 9a-11a
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Summer Bike Hike
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
A bicycle is a great way to explore various habitats in Hudson Mills Metropark. A leisurely peddle with stops to enjoy the scenery. Bring your own bike or rent one from us. Ages 12 and up. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. $8; Bike rental is $20.

Sunday, July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019 from 6:30p-9p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – FREE Sunday Night Concert
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Bring your lawn chair and spend an evening listening and dancing away the night to some great music on the shores of Lake St. Clair.

Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 10a-11a
Kensington Metropark Events – Little Critters Nature Hour / Butterfly Bonanza
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Hear the story of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle and learn about butterfly life cycles. Search for some caterpillars outside, go on a butterfly scavenger hunt, and make a butterfly to take home. The Little Critters Nature Hour presents a new nature program every month geared towards young children and their families. Ages 3-5. Please preregister, 810-227-8917. $5 Child.

Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 10:30a-1p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Pond Dipping
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
What lives beneath the surface of the pond? Use dip nets and some tubs to carefully catch and release some of the smallest pond creatures, and see what they can tell us about how healthy the pond is. Come dressed to be outdoors for this hands-on activity. Ages 5 and up. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $3 Child/$5 Adult.

Friday, July 19, 2019 at 8p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Friday Night Voyageur Canoe
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Travel back 300 years to the days of the fur trade on our 34-foot Voyageur canoe. Tour will guide you through the life of a Voyageur as you paddle the great canoe along the lakeshore. Learn history, enjoy seeing wildlife, and get a little exercise during this evening program. Program is weather dependent. Space is limited. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $5.

Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 9a
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Morning Canoe through the Marsh
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Paddle through the unique marsh aboard a 34-foot voyageur canoe, like during the Michigan fur trade. Explore the marsh to hear and see the birds and frogs found there. Space is limited. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. $5.

Friday, July 26, 2019 at 8p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Friday Night Voyageur Canoe
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Travel back 300 years to the days of the fur trade on our 34-foot Voyageur canoe. Tour will guide you through the life of a Voyageur as you paddle the great canoe along the lakeshore. Learn history, enjoy seeing wildlife, and get a little exercise during this evening program. Program is weather dependent. Space is limited. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $5.

Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 10a-noon
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Orienteering 101
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
The basics of navigation by map and compass. Then you can try out your new skills on Huron Meadows Metropark’s permanent orienteering course. Ages 10 and up. Bring a water bottle. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. $5.

Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 10:30a-1p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Build A Fairy House
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Every fairy needs a beautiful fairy house. Use your creativity to craft a unique fairy dwelling out of natural materials. This enchanted craft is perfect to put in your garden or on your front porch at home. Building materials will be provided. Ages 5 and up. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $12 per house.

Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 8p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Michigan Moth Night
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
These often misunderstood and overlooked creatures are some of the most unique and beautiful around. Learn a bit about them, then set up some lights and bait and see who pays a visit. Please preregister, 734-379-5020. $4 Child/$6 Adult.

Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 10a-noon
Kensington Metropark Events – Paddle to the Lotus
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Bring your canoe or kayak for a guided tour of Kensington Metropark’s Kent Lake. Start out at the West Boat Launch and paddle out to visit the American lotus, North America’s largest wildflower. Then take in the islands to view a little of Kensington’s history, including the remnants that are still visible from the water of a former vacation spot. Spot a variety of wildlife, such as waterfowl, fish and possibly an eagle or two. A U.S. Coast Guard Approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD) is required and must be properly worn. Please preregister, 810 227-8917. $5.

August 2019 Metroparks Events Calendar

August 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, & 17, 2019 at 10a 2p & 6p
Lake Erie Metroparks Events – Summer Discovery Cruises
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Summer Discovery Cruises offer anyone interested in exploring Lake Erie, the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair the opportunity to get out on the water for an educational experience. Cruisers can learn about many aspects of the lakes, from lighthouses, shipwrecks, bootleggers, history and culture of the region to fish, ecology, restoration, wind, waves and water — and much more, depending on the cruise theme. Reserve your spot at www.discoverycruises.org. Cost varies by cruise.

Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 9a
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Morning Canoe through the Marsh
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Paddle through the unique marsh aboard a 34-foot voyageur canoe, like during the Michigan fur trade. Explore the marsh to hear and see the birds and frogs found there. Space is limited. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. $5.

Sunday, August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019 from 6:30p-9p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – FREE Sunday Night Concert
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Bring your lawn chair and spend an evening listening and dancing away the night to some great music on the shores of Lake St. Clair.

Friday, August 9, 2019 at 8p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Friday Night Voyageur Canoe
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Travel back 300 years to the days of the fur trade on our 34-foot Voyageur canoe. Tour will guide you through the life of a Voyageur as you paddle the great canoe along the lakeshore. Learn history, enjoy seeing wildlife, and get a little exercise during this evening program. Program is weather dependent. Space is limited. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $5.

Saturday, August 10 (10a-6p) & Sunday, August 11 (10a-4p)
Kensington Metropark Events – Annual Colonial Kensington
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Experience the sights and sounds of history during this Kensington Metropark tradition. Visit with historically-dressed reenactors portraying civilian and military life of the Colonial era. Be entertained with music and dramatizations, witness the firing of muskets and canons, and shop the booths of merchants where you may purchase hand crafted items made like they were in the 18th century. Fun for all ages. $2 / Kids Under 3 FREE.

Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 1p-2:30p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Prairie Painting
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Always wanted to live the life of a traveling artist? Test the waters with a prairie-top hike to paint the blooming wildflowers and beautiful grasses of Indian Springs. Brushes, paint, and canvas will all be provided, but don’t forget your water and hiking boots. Ages 12 and up. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $15.

Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 2p
Lake Erie Metroparks Events – The War of 1812 A Closer Look
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
The War of 1812 is one of America’s lesser known conflicts. However, its impact on global history is tremendous. Look at the who, how, and investigate why we care. Please preregister, 734-379-5020. $3 Child/$5 Adult.

Friday, August 16, 2019 at 8p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Friday Night Voyageur Canoe
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Travel back 300 years to the days of the fur trade on our 34-foot Voyageur canoe. Tour will guide you through the life of a Voyageur as you paddle the great canoe along the lakeshore. Learn history, enjoy seeing wildlife, and get a little exercise during this evening program. Program is weather dependent. Space is limited. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $5.

Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 9a-11p
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Bike Hike
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Go in search of late summer wildflowers, and search for clues about the previous residents that made the hamlet of our park their home. Bring your own bike or rent one from the Metroparks. Ages 12 and up. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. $8 / Bike rental available for $20.

Saturday, August 20, 2019 at 9a
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Morning Canoe through the Marsh
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Paddle through the unique marsh aboard a 34-foot voyageur canoe, like during the Michigan fur trade. Explore the marsh to hear and see the birds and frogs found there. Space is limited. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. $5.

Friday, August 23, 2019 from 7p-8:30p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Twilight Bat Hike
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Every fairy needs a beautiful fairy house. Use your creativity to craft a unique fairy dwelling out of natural materials. This enchanted craft is perfect to put in your garden or on your front porch at home. Building materials will be provided. Ages 10 and up. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $3 Child/$5 Adult.

2018 METROPARKS FIREWORKS EVENTS

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)

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