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. 2021 vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

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METROPARKS FREE SUMMER CONCERTS 2021
METROPARKS SUMMER MOVIE NIGHTS 2020

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

Saturday, May 1 from 11a-noon
Indian Springs Metropark Events – May Day Wildflower Walk
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Share in celebrating the roots of May Day, a festive honor to spring and flowers, by searching for what’s blooming along the nature trails. From the forest floor to the prairie forbs, identify and learn about native wildflowers. Expect to walk approximately 1.5 miles on gravel and dirt trails. Dress for the weather, rain or shine, as this program will be all outdoors. Face coverings and social distancing are required. All ages. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 FREE. Pre-register at least 1 day in advance at 248-625-7280.

Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 1p-3p
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Spring Color Fling
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Your color walk will take you along a beautiful one-mile route on the gravel and dirt nature trail. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season as you find five stations where you will be “doused” with color. Each registered participant will get a t-shirt to wear and get colored. To maintain social distancing, a maximum of 15 people will be assigned to each starting time at registration. Please arrive on time to your time slot. Time slots will begin every fifteen minutes starting at 1p and ending at 3p. Pre-register by April 19 at 734-426-8211 to get your choice of t-shirt size. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Ages 4+. $7.

Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 1p-3p
Stony Creek Metropark – Spring Wagon Ride
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Enjoy the beauty of spring along the Nature Trail. During the tour, Stony Creek will share some park history and interesting facts about natural features. Afterwards, enjoy a crackling campfire. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Pre-registration is required the day before the program by 4p by calling 586-781-9113. $5. Ages 5+.

Sunday, May 2 from 12:30p-2p (also May 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25)
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Family Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a relaxing ride around the farm and fields. Our teamsters will share information with you about our draft horses and what makes these horses so special. This programs runs every half hour, please register for your specific time slot. This program may be rescheduled due to inclement weather conditions. Dress for the weather and face coverings are required. Pre-registration is required the day before desired wagon ride by 4p at 586-752-5932. All ages event. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 FREE.

Wednesdays in May from 11a-3:30p (half-hour increments) (May 5,12,19,26)
Kensington Metroparks Events – Family Charter Hayrides
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. Face coverings are required. All Ages. $50 per family (max size 10). Pre-registration is required at least 1 day in advance at 810-227-8910.

Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8 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 at least 1 day in advance at 810-227-8910.

Saturday, May 8 from 9a-10a or 11a-noon (2 sessions to choose from)
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk & Brunch Basket
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a ½ mile guided hike along the nature trails in search of spring flowers. This event is a beautiful way to begin a special weekend with Mom. Add a Brunch Box to your registration and enjoy brunch at the park. Brunch Box includes: two hard-boiled eggs, 1 vanilla yogurt, granola, 2 mini pastries, 1 cheese stick, assorted fresh fruit, napkin, spoon, salt and pepper packets, and your choice of beverage (juice, coffee, tea, or water). Brunch Boxes are available for pick-up between 9a-1p. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Pre-register by April 30 at 734-426-8211. Social distancing and face coverings are required. All ages. $3 per child, $5 per adult, $8 per Brunch Box.

Sunday, May 9, 2021 from 10a-11a
Kensington Metroparks Events – Mother’s Day Walk
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
hour-long guided walk to see what our resident animals and plants are up to in the spring. Wildflowers and birds will be in their spring glory. We’ll look for bird’s nests in the trees and on the ground and identify birds that are singing and calling to one another. This program is entirely outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings are required. $3 per child $5 per adult, children 2 & under are FREE. All ages. Pre-registration is required at least 1 day in advance at 810-227-8910.

Sunday, May 9, 2021 from 10a-11:30a or 2p-3:30p (2 sessions to choose from)
Oakwoods Metropark Events – Hike-n-Sketch
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Hit the trails in search of some outdoor beauty. While out, journal some of your findings through sketches. This program is entirely outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Pre-registration required at least 1 day in advance by calling 734-782-3956. $3 per child, $5 per adult, Mom and children under 2 FREE. All ages event.

Sunday, May 9, 2021 from 2p-3:30p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Treat Mom to a relaxing hike through the woods to discover some of the beautiful spring wildflowers that can be found along the trails. Learn some fun facts about these unique treasures and hear some of the myths and legends surrounding a few of these plants that color the woods in spring. All ages. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 FREE. Pre-registration 1 day in advance by calling 734-379-5020.

Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 1p-3p
Stony Creek Metropark – Spring Wagon Ride
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Enjoy the beauty of spring along the Nature Trail. During the tour, Stony Creek will share some park history and interesting facts about natural features. Afterwards, enjoy a crackling campfire. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Pre-registration is required the day before the program by 4p by calling 586-781-9113. $5. Ages 5+.

Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22 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 at least 1 day in advance at 810-227-8910.

Friday, May 21 from 7:30p-9p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Sounds of Spring Night Hike
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Spring nights are full of many interesting sounds. Listen for frogs calling, birds singing, and look for the American Woodcock dancing in the sky. Take guided hike through the marsh in search of these animals and enjoy the springtime air. Ages 7+. $3 per child, $5 per adult. Pre-registration required at least 1 day in advance at 586-463-4332 ext 2.

Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 10a-11a or 2p-3p (2 sessions to choose from)
Oakwoods Metropark Events – Hike-n-Sketch
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Hit the trails in search of some outdoor beauty. While out, journal some of your findings through sketches. This program is entirely outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Pre-registration required at least 1 day in advance by calling 734-782-3956. FREE event. All ages event.

Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 7:30p-9:30p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Stargazing Under the Supermoon
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Around the bonfire, learn about the stars and constellations that can be seen in the sky. Discover the unique features of the moon and learn about what it means to be a “supermoon”. This program is subject to cancellation due to poor visibility or inclement weather. Participants will be notified of cancellation in advance. Social distancing and face coverings required. All ages. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 FREE. Pre-registration 1 day in advance by calling 734-379-5020.

Saturday, May 29 (10a-6p), Sunday, May 30 (10a-6p), and Monday, May 31 (10a-4p)
Kensington Metropark Events – Kensington Metropark Art Fair
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
This boutique juried art fair will feature artists from across the country, showcasing amazing artwork in every price range. There will be live art demonstrations and hands-on activities. Food trucks will be on-site as well. The new accessible playground will be open and available to enjoy. Social distancing and face coverings are required. This is a FREE event. Explore the Kensington Art Fair website at kensingtonartfair.com.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 1p-3p
Stony Creek Metropark – Spring Wagon Ride
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Enjoy the beauty of spring along the Nature Trail. During the tour, Stony Creek will share some park history and interesting facts about natural features. Afterwards, enjoy a crackling campfire. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Pre-registration is required the day before the program by 4p by calling 586-781-9113. $5. Ages 5+.

Sunday, May 30, 2021 fro 6:30p-9p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Summer Concert Series
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Spend your Sunday evening enjoying music from different metro Detroit bands. The perfect way to extend your weekend and enjoy a concert is at the Lake St. Clair Metorpark Activity Center. From big band swing to country or top 40 to rock and blues. All state and local Covid-19 precautions and restrictions will be followed at time of concert. For a list of bands, visit metroparks.com.

June 2021

Wednesdays in June from 11a-3:30p (half-hour increments) (June 2,9,16,23,30)
Kensington Metroparks Events – Family Charter Hayrides
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. Face coverings are required. All Ages. $50 per family (max size 10). Pre-registration is required at least 1 day in advance at 810-227-8910.

Friday, June 4, 2021 from 7p-8:30p (also June 18 / July 2, 16, 30 / August 6, 13)
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Summer Concerts at Stony Creek Metropark
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Spend your Friday evening enjoying music from different metro Detroit bands. Each Friday evening, in the summer, Eastwood Beach becomes a concert venue. From rock to country to oldies, there is a concert for everyone. Lounge in a lawn chair or get on your feet and dance. All state and local Covid-19 precautions and restrictions will be followed at time of concert. This is a FREE event. LINK TO ARTISTS / PERFORMANCES.

Saturday, June 5 from 9a-10a or 11a-noon (2 sessions to choose from)
Hudson Mills Metropark Events – Color By Nature
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Join us to search for different colors found in nature! We will discover what those colors are used for and learn how to manipulate some natural material to obtain color. We will use the colors to create a craft to take home. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Brunch Boxes are available for pick-up between 9a-1p. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Pre-register by June 3 at 4p at 734-426-8211. Ages 6-8. $5.

Sunday, June 6 from 12:30p-2p (also June 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29)
Wolcott Mill Metropark Events – Family Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a relaxing ride around the farm and fields. Our teamsters will share information with you about our draft horses and what makes these horses so special. This programs runs every half hour, please register for your specific time slot. This program may be rescheduled due to inclement weather conditions. Dress for the weather and face coverings are required. Pre-registration is required the day before desired wagon ride by 4p at 586-752-5932. All ages event. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 FREE.

Sunday, June 6, 2021 fro 6:30p-9p (also June 13,20,27 July 4,11,18,25, August 1,8,15,22,29 September 5
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Summer Concert Series
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Spend your Sunday evening enjoying music from different metro Detroit bands. The perfect way to extend your weekend and enjoy a concert is at the Lake St. Clair Metorpark Activity Center. From big band swing to country or top 40 to rock and blues. All state and local Covid-19 precautions and restrictions will be followed at time of concert. For a list of bands, visit metroparks.com.

Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12 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 at least 1 day in advance at 810-227-8910.

Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 10a-noon or 2p-4p
Lake Erie Metropark Events – Bird in Your Binoculars
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
Look for migrants, nesters and anything else you can find. Event is entirely outdoors. All ages. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 FREE. Pre-registration 1 day in advance by calling 734-379-5020. Pre-register by April 30 at 734-426-8211.

Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 10a-11a or 2p-3p (2 sessions to choose from)
Oakwoods Metropark Events – Hike-n-Sketch
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Hit the trails in search of some outdoor beauty. While out, journal some of your findings through sketches. This program is entirely outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Pre-registration required at least 1 day in advance by calling 734-782-3956. FREE event. All ages event.

Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 10:30a-noon
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Walk with Dragons
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Learn about dragonflies & hike through the prairie in search of some dragonflies. Visit one of the ponds to learn about the life cycle of a dragonfly. Close encounters with these insects are possible. Expect to walk approximately one mile on gravel trails. Social distancing and face coverings are required. All ages. $3 per child, $5 per adult, children under 2 FREE. Pre-register at least 1 day in advance at 248-625-7280.

Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 8p-10p
Kensington Metroparks Events – Summer Solstice Campfire & Bat Hike
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Enjoy games, live animals, and s’mores and then learn some bat facts and head out on a short-guided hike to find some nocturnal flyers. This program will take place at our outdoor amphitheater. This program is entirely outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings are required. One s’more kit (graham cracker, milk chocolate bar, marshmallow) will be provided per registered participant. $5. All 8+. Pre-registration is required at least 1 day in advance at 810-227-8917.

Sunday, June 20, 2021 from 8p-9:30p
Stony Creek Metropark – Solstice Wagon Ride
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Enjoy the Nature Trail. During the tour, Stony Creek will share some park history and interesting facts about natural features. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Pre-registration is required the day before the program by 4p by calling 586-781-9113. $5. Ages 5+.

Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 8:30p-10p
Kensington Metroparks Events – Full Moon Paddle
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
This guided trip will go around one of the largest islands in search of the resident wildlife including the Bald Eagle and Osprey. Also learn the history of Kent Lake and its storied past. Bring your own canoe, kayak, or SUP. A United States Coast Guard approved Personal Floatation Device must be properly worn while on the water. Meet at Kensington Metropark West Boat Launch. Social distancing and face coverings required while on shore. Adults 18 and up. Children may accompany adults in a watercraft made for more than one participant. $10 per boat. All 8+. Pre-registration is required at least 1 day in advance at 810-227-8917.

Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26 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 at least 1 day in advance at 810-227-8910.

Friday, June 25 from 9p-10:30p
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Full Moon Hike
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
discuss nocturnal animals and their amazing adaptations then hit the nature trails to listen for singing frogs, hooting owls and insects buzzing. Flashlights will be provided but feel free to bring your own. Ages 8+. $3 per child, $5 per adult. Pre-registration required at least 1 day in advance at 586-463-4332 ext 2.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 from 10p-11p
Stony Creek Metropark – Stony Creek Metropark Fireworks 2021
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
It’s one of Southeast Michigan’s favorite traditions: The Huron-Clinton Metroparks fireworks, 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. And you can be part of the fun. Fireworks start at Dusk. This is a FREE event.

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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