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.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. 2018 vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

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June 2018 Metroparks Events Calendar

Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 9a
Kensington Metropark Events – Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Feed the pigs, goats, cows, and more. Young farmers will learn what different animals eat and why. Ages 8 to 15. Space is limited so please call 248-684-8632 to reserve a spot.

Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 10a
Hudson Mills Metroparks Events – Amazing Amphibians
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Amphibians are amazing! You’ll meet some local frogs and salamanders, and then visit the spawning ponds to see how this year’s offspring are doing. Please preregister, 734-426-8211.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 9a
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Morning in the Marsh Canoe
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. Explore nature and Michigan’s fur trade. Don’t forget – everyone gets to paddle, too. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. Cost is $5.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 6p
Kensington Metropark Events – Firefly Glow Walk
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Take a mile long walk through the Kensington Nature Trails, finding stations to get doused with glow-in-the-dark colors. Afterwards, stop in the Nature Center to check out your newly colored -shirt, while you enjoy light refreshments. Each registered participant will receive a t-shirt. Please preregister, 810-227-8917. Cost is $8

Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 9a
Kensington Metropark Events – Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Feed the pigs, goats, cows, and more. Young farmers will learn what different animals eat and why. Ages 8 to 15. Space is limited so please call 248-684-8632 to reserve a spot.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 2p
Stony Creek Metropark Events – For Dad: Nature Shirts
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Decorate a shirt for your Dad or Grandfather this Father’s Day. Nature–themed stamps will be available to create the perfect shirt. Bring a light color, plain tee shirt that will fit dad, and one for yourself. Paints used are permanent. Dress to get dirty. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. Cost is $5. Dad’s FREE.

Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 10a & 2p
Oakwoods Metroparks Events – Father’s Day Canoe Tours
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Treat dad to a gorgeous canoe trip along the backwaters of the Huron River aboard our 34′ replica of a historic voyageur canoe. Please preregister, 734-782-3956. $5 adults, $3 children, Dad’s FREE.

Sunday, June 17, 2018 from noon-4p
Kensington Metropark Events – Dad’s Free Hayrides
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Spend the day with your incredible dad, on the farm. Visit the animals and then take him for a hayride with you. Adults $5, $3 Senior or Child, Dad’s are FREE.

Sunday, June 17, 2018 at noon
Wolcott Mill Metroparks Events – Hotdogs & Wagon Rides with Dad
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a wagon ride through the farm and field and afterwards a hot dog. $5 per person. Dad’s FREE.

Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 1p
Wolcott Mill Metroparks Events – Father’s Day Fishing
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Spend the day relaxing by the Clinton River with dad. Take advantage of Michigan’s free fishing weekend cast a line or two at Wolcott. Learn a little more about our river and the fish that call it home. We will provide fishing poles and bait for you and your family, along with a snack and a drink. $5 per person, Dad’s FREE.

Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 2p
Lake Erie Metroparks Events – Father’s Day – Spiders & Snakes
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Check out these misunderstood animals up close and personal. Please preregister, 734-379-5020. $5 Adults, $3 kids, Dad’s are FREE.

Friday, June 22, 2018 at Dusk
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Stony Creek Metropark Fireworks
Stony Creek Metropark (4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Township, MI 48316) 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.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 1p-3p
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Build a Fairy House
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Use natural materials to create your own one-of-a-kind fairy dwelling. This enchanted craft is perfect to put in your garden at home. We provide all materials. Ages 5 and up. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. Cost is $12.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 9a
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Morning in the Marsh Canoe
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. Explore nature and Michigan’s fur trade. Don’t forget – everyone gets to paddle, too. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. Cost is $5.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 10a, noon, and 2p
Oakwoods Metroparks Events – Morning in the Marsh Canoe
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Paddle through the unique marsh aboard a 34-foot voyageur canoe. Explore nature and Michigan’s fur trade. Don’t forget – everyone gets to paddle, too. Ages 7 and up. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. Cost is $5.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Dusk
Willow Metroparks Events 2018 – 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.

Friday, June 29, 2018 at dusk
Kensington Metropark Events 2018 – Kensington Metropark Fireworks
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
The show begins at 10:10p. Plan to arrive early due to crowd conditions. 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 additional information, please call Kensington Metropark at 810-227-8910 or visit metroparks.com.

Saturday, June 30 through July 1, 2018 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 take part in traditional demonstrations and games, visit with the food vendors of the Farm Market, and get your photo taken with Clydedales from Greenwood Farms. The Kensington Living History Village will be open, showcasing early pioneer skills. Take a horse-drawn hayride for an additional cost. This is a FREE event.

Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Dusk
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Hudson Mills Metropark Fireworks
Hudson Mills Metroparks (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.

July 2018 Metroparks Events Calendar

Sunday, July 1, 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.

Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Dusk
Lake Erie Metroparks 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.

Friday, July 6, 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.

Sunday, July 8, 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, July 14, 2018 from 5p-9p
Kensington Metropark Events – Michigan Philharmonic
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
The Michigan Philharmonic at the Metroparks is a spectacular outdoor event where visitors can enjoy the sounds of talented musicians while enjoying the beauty of the Metroparks. Our natural, scenic views married with the beautiful music of the Michigan Philharmonic is a symphony for your senses. Food vendors open at 5p, concert starts at 7:30p.

Sunday, July 15, 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, July 20, 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, July 21, 2018 from 5p-9p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Michigan Philharmonic
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
The Michigan Philharmonic at the Metroparks is a spectacular outdoor event where visitors can enjoy the sounds of talented musicians while enjoying the beauty of the Metroparks. Our natural, scenic views married with the beautiful music of the Michigan Philharmonic is a symphony for your senses. Food vendors open at 5p, concert starts at 7:30p.

Sunday, July 22, 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, July 27, 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.

Sunday, July 29, 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.

August 2018 Metroparks Events Calendar

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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