Metroparks Events Calendar 2018

Metroparks Events Calendar 2018 – 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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August 2018 Metroparks Events Calendar

Friday, August 3, 2018 from noon-3p
Kensington Metropark Events – Farmer Jr
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
If your child has the energy and enthusiasm for farm chores, but maybe not the muscle power yet, this is their program. Similar to Kensington’s popular “Farmer for a Day,” but designed for the capabilities of younger kids. Farmer Jr has kids work alongside Kensington Farmers to learn about life on the farm: meeting and feeding animals, hauling straw, doing chores and having fun. They will also get a chance to make farm food such as butter, bread or cider. Space is limited and days fill up fast. For ages 6-8. Please preregister, 248-684-8632.

Friday, August 3, 2018 from 7:30p-9p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Music in the Park Summer Concerts
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Spend your summer evenings enjoying music in the park. Bring a chair or blanket to relax or dance the night away to a wide variety of artists. Dress for the weather as this is an outdoor event. The Summer Concert Series is free with park entry.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 11a
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Science of Sound
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Discover how creatures hear compared to people! Make “deer ears” and various noise-makers to imitate wildlife. Ages 5 and up. Payment is due at time of registration. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $5

Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 1p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Critter Corner
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
It’s feeding time for the animals. Drop in to learn more about our Michigan reptiles and amphibians. FREE event.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 8p-10p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Moth Mania
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Come learn about the moths that inhabit Indian Springs. The program will start with a short classroom discussion about these species, followed by a nighttime hike to a lit sheet to see what kind of moths can be attracted and identified. Ages 10 & older. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $5 adult; $3 child.

Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 10a-2p
Kensington Metropark Events – Daring Day for Boys
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Build a survival hut, get lost (and un-lost) in a swamp, make natural noise-makers, learn how to survive a bear attack, how to identify poisonous plants and snakes, and more! Boys will have fun learning real wilderness survival skills. Ages 8 and older. Please preregister, 810-227-8917. Cost is $40.

Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 1p-3p
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a wagon ride around the farm and fields. Weather permitting. Please call ahead to confirm, 586-752-5932. $5 per Adult $3 per Senior and Child.

Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 6:30p-9p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Music in the Park Summer Concerts
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Spend your summer evenings enjoying music in the park. Bring a chair or blanket to relax or dance the night away to a wide variety of artists. Dress for the weather as this is an outdoor event. The Summer Concert Series is free with park entry.

Friday, August 10, 2018 from noon-3p
Kensington Metropark Events – Farmer Jr
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
If your child has the energy and enthusiasm for farm chores, but maybe not the muscle power yet, this is their program. Similar to Kensington’s popular “Farmer for a Day,” but designed for the capabilities of younger kids. Farmer Jr has kids work alongside Kensington Farmers to learn about life on the farm: meeting and feeding animals, hauling straw, doing chores and having fun. They will also get a chance to make farm food such as butter, bread or cider. Space is limited and days fill up fast. For ages 6-8. Please preregister, 248-684-8632.

Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 10:30a-11:30a
Indian Springs Metropark Events – 20,000 Leagues Under the Pond Dome
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Immerse yourself in an underwater ecosystem and travel below our Discovery Pond to learn about aquatic life. The program will conclude outdoors with a throw net survey of the Fen. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $5 adult; $3 child.

Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 1p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Critter Corner
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
It’s feeding time for the animals. Drop in to learn more about our Michigan reptiles and amphibians. FREE event.

Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 5p
Kensington Metroparks Events – Movie in the Park (Black Panther)
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
See the Black Panther on the big screen at Maple Beach. Movie starts at 9p but the fun starts at 5p. Meet and take pics with the Black Panther and other heroes. There will be food vendors, a DJ, face painting and more.

Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 8:30p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Sky is Falling
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
It’s time for the annual Perseid Meteor Shower. Campfire for marshmallows, then relax & watch for meteors streaking through the night sky. Ages 6 and up. Payment is due at time of registration. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $5

Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 1p-3p
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a wagon ride around the farm and fields. Weather permitting. Please call ahead to confirm, 586-752-5932. $5 per Adult $3 per Senior and Child.

Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 6:30p-9p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Music in the Park Summer Concerts
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Spend your summer evenings enjoying music in the park as part of these annual Metroparks events. Bring a chair or blanket to relax or dance the night away to a wide variety of artists. Dress for the weather as this is an outdoor event. The Summer Concert Series is free with park entry.

Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10:30a-11:30a
Indian Springs Metropark Events – 20,000 Leagues Under the Pond Dome
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Trek through the prairies of Indian Springs on a tour of native plants and the pollinators that rely on them. Discuss land management for biodiversity and the ecological roles of native bees before sampling pure Michigan honey. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $5.

Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 1p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Critter Corner
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
It’s feeding time for the animals. Drop in to learn more about our Michigan reptiles and amphibians. FREE event.

Sunday, August 19, 2018 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 Kent Lake. Paddle to a bed of American Lotus, North America’s largest wildflower. Then take in a little of Kensington’s island history. Please bring water. Ages 12 and older. Please preregister, 810-227-8917. Cost is $5 per Person.

Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 1p-3p
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a wagon ride around the farm and fields. Weather permitting. Please call ahead to confirm, 586-752-5932. $5 per Adult $3 per Senior and Child.

Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 6:30p-9p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Music in the Park Summer Concerts
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Spend your summer evenings enjoying music in the park as part of these annual Metroparks events. Bring a chair or blanket to relax or dance the night away to a wide variety of artists. Dress for the weather as this is an outdoor event. The Summer Concert Series is free with park entry.

Friday, August 24, 2018 from noon-3p
Kensington Metropark Events – Farmer Jr
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
If your child has the energy and enthusiasm for farm chores, but maybe not the muscle power yet, this is their program. Similar to Kensington’s popular “Farmer for a Day,” but designed for the capabilities of younger kids. Farmer Jr has kids work alongside Kensington Farmers to learn about life on the farm: meeting and feeding animals, hauling straw, doing chores and having fun. They will also get a chance to make farm food such as butter, bread or cider. Space is limited and days fill up fast. For ages 6-8. Please preregister, 248-684-8632.

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 10a-11:30a
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Turtles, Toads, & Salamanders
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
classroom experience and hike where we will explore turtles, toads, and salamanders first-hand. All ages. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $5 adult, $3 child.

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 8p-10p
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Bats in the Sky
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Search for bats in the early nighttime sky. Explore bat life, behavior, and conservation, then head outside to see the local bats. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. Cost is $5.

Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 1p-3p
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a wagon ride around the farm and fields. Weather permitting. Please call ahead to confirm, 586-752-5932. $5 per Adult $3 per Senior and Child.

Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 6:30p-9p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Music in the Park Summer Concerts
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Spend your summer evenings enjoying music in the park as part of these annual Metroparks events. Bring a chair or blanket to relax or dance the night away to a wide variety of artists. Dress for the weather as this is an outdoor event. The Summer Concert Series is free with park entry.

September 2018 Metroparks Events Calendar

Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 8:30a-9:30a
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, September 1, 2018 from 10a-11:30a
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Family Nature Club Discovery Backpack Hike
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Each family will get to use an EDC Discovery Backpack, full of fun ways to explore the outdoors, head out on a guided nature hike. Head out to the prairie and may visit a wetland. All ages. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $5 adult, $3 child or $10 per family

Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 8:30a-9:30a
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, September 2, 2018 from 1p-3p
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a wagon ride around the farm and fields. Weather permitting. Please call ahead to confirm, 586-752-5932. $5 per Adult $3 per Senior and Child.

Sunday, September 2, 2018 from 6:30p-9p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Music in the Park Summer Concerts
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Spend your summer evenings enjoying music in the park. Bring a chair or blanket to relax or dance the night away to a wide variety of artists. Dress for the weather as this is an outdoor event. The Summer Concert Series is free with park entry.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 1p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Paint & Punch
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Create a beautiful art piece with the guidance of an Interpreter. Art supplies and refreshments included. Ages 7 and up. Payment is due at time of registration. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $18

Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 8p-10p
Kensington Metropark Events – Bat Night Hike
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Go batty with this short evening walk. Learn to discover and identify resident bats. Plan on being both indoors and outdoors. Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, 248-684-8632 to reserve a spot. $5.

Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 1p-3p
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a wagon ride around the farm and fields. Weather permitting. Please call ahead to confirm, 586-752-5932. $5 per Adult $3 per Senior and Child.

Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 1p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Leaf Prints on T-Shirts
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Bring a clean, white t-shirt and decorate it with the colors of fall leaves! Make one as a gift for someone special, and make one for yourself too. Ages 5 and up. Payment is due at time of registration. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $5.

Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 8p-10p
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Calling All Owls
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Learn about the nighttime predators, owl! Step outside call in local owls for a personal visit. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. Cost is $5.

Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 1p-3p
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a wagon ride around the farm and fields. Weather permitting. Please call ahead to confirm, 586-752-5932. $5 per Adult $3 per Senior and Child.

Friday, September 21, 2018 at 7p
Lake St Clair Metroparks Events – Evening Shuttle Ride & Campfire
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
tour Lake St. Clare Metropark on the shuttle. Enjoy s’mores at the campfire after the tour. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. $4.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 8p-10p
Kensington Metropark Events – Calling All Owls
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Go batty with this short evening walk. Learn to discover and identify resident bats. Plan on being both indoors and outdoors. Ages 6 and up. Please preregister, 248-684-8632 to reserve a spot. $5.

Saturday, Setpember 22, 2018 from 8p-10p
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Full Moon Walk
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Enjoy some moon facts and folklore indoors and then head out for an evening walk to watch a summer sunset and the full moonrise. Ages 8 and up. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. Cost is $5.

Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 1p-3p
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a wagon ride around the farm and fields. Weather permitting. Please call ahead to confirm, 586-752-5932. $5 per Adult $3 per Senior and Child.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 10a and 2p (2 Sessions)
Lake Erie Metroparks Events – Signs of Autumn Hike
Lake Erie Marshlands Museum (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 starting to head back south. These changes can only mean one thing… autumn is near. Observe the changes of seasons in the park. Please preregister, 734-379-5020. $5 adult / $3 child.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 10a, noon, and 2p
Oakwoods Metroparks Events – Autumn Adventure Hayrides
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a leisurely hayride and learn about some of the awesome autumn happenings within the park. There will be a pit-stop for cider and donuts. Please preregister, 734-782-3956. $5.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 1p-3p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Fall Leaf Hike & T-Shirt Stamping
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Hike through the crunchy leaves, enjoy the autumn colors, and collect a leaf from each type of tree you encounter. Then paint a beautiful t-shirt to take home. Bring a white or light-colored t-shirt to paint. Ages 3 and older. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. Cost is $5.

Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 1p-3p
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a wagon ride around the farm and fields. Weather permitting. Please call ahead to confirm, 586-752-5932. $5 per Adult $3 per Senior and Child.

October 2018 Metroparks Events Calendar

Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 1p-2p
Indian Springs Metroparks Events – Cider Making
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
This festive fall program is fun for the whole family. Learn how to make apple cider by using a cider press, enjoy delicious donuts and sample different kinds of apples. Families and scouts are welcome. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. Cost is $6.

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 4p-6p
Hudson Mills Metroparks Events – Trick or Treat on the Trail
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Costume clad little ones will experience fun stops along the trails with a Halloween theme. Upon your return to the Activity Center enjoy cider and donuts. Program is geared toward younger children. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. Cost is $5.

Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 1p-3p
Hudson Mills Metroparks Events – Pumpkin Carving Party
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Get in the Halloween spirit with us! Pick out a pumpkin, a design and have fun carving it. You’ll also enjoy cider and donuts. Fee covers one pumpkin and refreshments. $6.

Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 1p-3p
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Zombie Apocalypse Survival
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Are you ready for the Zombie Apocalypse? Learn the skills you need to survive! Shelter building, fire making, and other zombie-proofing techniques will be covered. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. Cost is $5.

Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 1p-3p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Hoots & Haunts Halloween
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
a Halloween party for little ghosts and goblins. Wear your favorite Halloween costume and come out for spooky fun. Fun and creepy characters will be your hosts for a not-too-scary afternoon of activities and treats. Ages 10 and younger. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $5.

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

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