Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2017 – Events, activities, and fun things to do in Oakland County and Metro Detroit. Weekend of November 17, 18, and November 19 2017.
This page will be back on Monday in order to bring you our THANKSGIVING WEEKEND EVENTS PAGE 2017 with family fun from Wednesday 11/22 through Sunday 11/26!
There are plenty of fun things to do in and around Metro Detroit this weekend. This list will try to highlight some of the weekend events Metro Detroit – big and small – for kids and families. I’m going to be using this Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2017 article to post events and activities that are either free, or at least family affordable.
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Friday, November 17 through Sunday, November 19, 2017
White Lake Christmas Events – Art and Greens Holiday Arts Market
Bogie Lake Greenhouses (1525 Bogie Lake Road, White Lake)
More than 50 artists offer a wide range of wares using a variety of materials and methods, including fused glass, porcelain, wood, clay, fiber art, leather handbags, various types of jewelry, polymer photography/mixed media, etched river rock, drawing/printmaking, bead work and fabric accessories, knitting, jewelry, and photography. In addition to visual art, the event also offers children’s activities of basketry and gingerbread house-making. For more info, visit www.huronvalleyarts.org.
Daily through January 1, 2018
Rochester Weekend Events – Royal Park Hotel Holiday Express Gingerbread Train
Royal Park Hotel (600 East University Drive, Rochester, MI 48307, 248-652-2600, www.RoyalParkHotel.net)
Check out the lobby of the Royal Park Hotel to get into the holiday spirit. The GIANT gingerbread train was created with 50 lbs of holiday candy and 200 lbs of gingerbread mix. Great for holidays pics and the aroma is mouthwatering. More Info – Pics – Video.
This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 8p-8:45p
Flint Weekend Events – Queen Light Show: From Mercury With Love
Longway Planetarium (1310 E Kearsley St, Flint Township, MI 48503, 810-237-3400
Longway Planetarium breathes new life into the wildly popular classic rock light show format with an original production set to the music of Queen. Experience 10 of Queen’s greatest hits in this brand new show, including favorites like Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites The Dust, and You’re My Best Friend. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Get tickets at Longway.org or call 810-237-3400 for more information.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 and Friday, November 17, 2017, 11a-8p each day
Royal Oak Weekend Events – Royal Oak Market Art Fair Edition
Royal Oak Farmers Market (Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48068)
The art fair will feature 75 artists and artisans from throughout the United States. Featured work will include ceramics, painting, photography, glass, jewelry, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and more media. For more info, call Daniel at 313-300-0932.
Daily through December 30, 2017 (M-Sa 10a-5p, Su noon-5p)
Flint Weekend Events – Clifford The Big Red Dog Exhibit
Sloan Museum (1221 E Kearsley Street, Flint, Michigan 48503, 810-237-3450, SloanMuseum.org)
There are many fun children’s activities at the Sloan Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog exhibit. Children can climb aboard the ferry to the sound of seagulls and play with a map of Bridwell Island. There is a nine-foot tall Clifford with a slide for a tail. Children can also enjoy using a conveyor belt to fill Clifford’s big dog bowl with some extremely large dog bones, and have fun playing dress up on stage with Clifford and his pals on the movie screen behind them. To reserve tix online in advance of your visit, SloanMuseum.org or call 810-237-3450. $9 adults, $8 seniors (60+), $6 youth age 2-11, Review / Pics.
Daily Through through Christmas Eve
Auburn Hills Weekend Events – Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops (Great Lakes Crossing, 248-209-4200)
Bass Pro hosts Santa Claus (and tons of free Christmas fun for kids at Bass Pro) daily through Christmas Eve. You can even get a free photo with Santa while enjoying the free fun! MORE INFO and times for Santa’s daily appearances and for a list of all the free fun holiday games, crafts and activities happening each day! Details…
Friday, November 17, 2017 from 10a-5p
New Hudson Weekend Event – Kids Gotta Play Open Play
Kids Gotta Play Showroom (53535 Grand River, New Hudson MI 48165, 1-800-955-PLAY, www.kidsgottaplay.com)
Why take the kids to Chuck E Cheese? Kids can exercise and be active! 14000 square feet of top of line OUTDOOR play equipment INDOORS so kids can climb and play the day away no matter what the weather. Top of the line outdoor play structures, trampolines, and basketball hoops. Review – Pics.
Friday, November 17, 2017 from 1p-3p
Rochester Weekend Events – FREE Meadow Brook Hall Tour
Meadow Brook Hall on the Campus of Oakland University
Experience special events and tours at the Great Estate free of charge during Free Friday programs. FREE FRIDAYS takes place the last Friday of each month. Reservations are not required. For more info, call 248-364-6252.
Friday, November 17, 2017 from 5p-midnight
Detroit Weekend Events – Campus Martius Park Tree Lighting
Campus Martius Park (800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan)
Following the tree lighting Campus Martius Park Ice-Skating season begins! Enjoy holiday food and beverage offerings, carriage rides, visits with Santa, holiday shopping, and much more!
Friday, November 17, 2017 from 6p-9p
Rochester Hills Weekend Events – Village of Rochester Hills Tree-Lighting Ceremony
Village of Rochester Hills (NE corner of Adams Rd and University, Rochester Hills, MI)
Once again the Village will come to life with over 850,000 lights that will illuminate all at once! In addition to lighting our 25 foot tree, we will welcome Santa to the Village for another year of free visits. The fun starts at 6p, the tree-lighting takes place at 7p. For more info, visit thevorh.com.
Friday, November 17, 2017 from 6p-9p
Novi Weekend Events – Parents Night Out
Novi Parks and Rec (248-347-0400, cityofnovi.org)
Held at Novi Civic Center and hosted by Novi Parks & Rec. Drop your kids off for an evening of fun, games, crafts, pizza, and more. Open to residents and non-residents. For kids K-6th. Must pre-register. Call 248-347-0400 for more info.
Friday, November 17, 2017 from 6p-9p
Farmington Hills Weekend Events – Parents Night Out
Heritage Park Stables Art Studio (24915 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI, 248-536-5617, www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us)
Hosted by Farmington Hills Parks and Rec. Kids Parents Night Out evening art classes. Kids ages 6 to 12 can dress for a mess and will be safe and productive from 6p-9p on select evenings. Call for cost info. Pre-registration required.
Friday, May 12, 2017 from 6-8:30p
Birmingham Weekend Events – Minecraft Night at Robot Garage
Robot Garage (637 S. Eton Road, Birmingham, MI 48009, 248-723-9100, website)
Play MineCraft on the Robot Garage custom server! There will be both survival and creative areas to enjoy either with individual play or with friends. Kidgs get their own space on the server so your work will be saved for the future or play on our group server with other kids who attend this event. Kids play at their own level and explore all the aspects of a multi-player MineCraft experience within the safe controlled environment of The Robot Garage. Students may pack dinner and a water bottle or sign up for Pizza for $5 more.
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 6:30p
Northville Weekend Events – Holiday Lighted Parade
Downtown Northville MI
Ring in the Holiday Season with the annual Holiday Lighted Parade in downtown Northville, the official kickoff to Northvile’s Hometown Holidays. For more info, visit northville.org.
Friday, November 17, 2017 from 6:30p-9:30p
West Bloomfield Weekend Events – West Bloomfield Parks and Rec Kids Night Out
West Bloomfield Parks (4640 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48323, 248-451-1900, www.wbparks.org)
For ages 5-11. Kids Night Out is the perfect opportunity to drop your children off at the Nature Room. Kids will enjoy a fun-filled three hours focusing on seasonal nature activities! Program features games, a snack, live animals and science experiments.
Friday, November 17, 2017 from 7:30p-8:30p
Rochester Hills Weekend Events – Open Gym / Drop-In Gymnastics
GTC Gymnastics Training Center (1813 Northfield Dr, Rochester Hills, MI 48309)
Jump on the trampoline or flip around in foam pits. You do not have to be in a GTC class to participate, so invite your friends and neighbors to come along. (A waiver form must be filled out by a parent/guardian before anyone may attend.) www.gtcgymnastics.com for more info or call 248-304-7634.
Friday, November 17, 2017 from 7:45p-9:30p
Lake Orion / Orion Twp Weekend Event – Friday Night fLipOut
fLipSpot Gymnastics and Cheer (233 Kay Industrial Drive, Orion Township, MI 48359, 248-340-0910, www.flipspotgym.com)
This open gym activity is for ages 9 and up. It includes music, pizza, gatorade and gym fun. Call fLipSpot for cost info.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 (various times)
Oakland County Weekend Events – Oakland County Mom2Mom Sales
It’s a big weekend for Mom2Mom sales! Save big on baby items this weekend at Mom to Mom sales in Oakland County. Sales.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10a-Noon
Clarkston Weekend Events – Superhoeroes of the Woods
Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348)
Take a look at plants and animals of the woods that use superhero abilities such as invisibility, flight, “supertools” and more. Strengthen up with a snack before transforming into superheroes and putting your skills to the test in the Superhero Obstacle Course. All ages welcome for this family fun event. $5/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturdays.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10a-4p
Royal Oak Weekend Events – Holiday Arts & Crafts Marketplace
Royal Oak High School (1500 Lexington Boulevard, Royal Oak, MI)
Fun, food and holiday shopping! Featuring more than 100 local artisans. Luncheon entrees and baked goods available for purchase. For more info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10a
Mt Clemens Weekend Events – Macomb County Santa Parade
Downtown Mt Clemens
Continuing tradition, the parade ushers in the holiday season the day after Thanksgiving with the arrival of the jolly old elf himself, Santa! There will also be plenty of new floats, marching bands, characters, and sights and sounds for all to enjoy. The parade route runs on Main Street from Church Street north to Clinton Street. For more info call 586-469-6818
Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10a-noon
Shelby Twp Weekend Events – Safety Day
The New Rink (50625 Van Dyke, Shelby Twp, MI 48317, 586-731-5006, www.thenewrink.com)
Join local Police and Fire Crew for a morning of safety and fun. $7 includes skate rental, snack, drink, and Bounce Zone access! For more info, call 586-731-5006.
Saturday, November 18 from 10a-4p) and Sunday, November 19 from 11a-3p
Northville Weekend Events – Greens Market Weekend
Northville Town Square
Vendors from our Farmers’ Market will be at Town Square and will feature wreaths, seasonal baskets and much more. For more info, visit northville.org.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10:30a-Noon
Madison Hts Weekend Events – Nature Sprouts
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071)
Foster your child’s love of nature at this program designed for children 3-6 years old accompanied by an adult. Indoor and outdoor hands-on nature discovery will include a hike, craft, story, snack and more. This fall session will focus on “Animals of Day and Night.” Other arrangements should be made for siblings. $4/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturdays.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 11a-noon
Royal Oak Weekend Events – Storytime with Cowboy Alex
Royal Oak Community Center (3500 Marais Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073)
Listen to Cowboy Alex read fun stories, joke around with his puppet pals and do silly magic tricks. Plus, kids and parents will make an awesome craft project using recycled material. $5. FREE PARKING. For more info or to register, 248-246-3180.
November 18 – December 31, 2017 from 5:30-9:30 (see dates below)
Royal Oak Weekend Events – Detroit Zoo Wild Lights
Detroit Zoo (8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48067)
The Detroit Zoo will light up the night this holiday season with Wild Lights, a spectacular holiday light display. For 24 nights, more than five million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings and animal sculptures on a half-mile trail through the front of the Zoo. Dates – November 18,19,24,25,26 – December 1,2,3,8,9,10,15,16,17,20,21,22,23,26,27,28,29,30,31. Ticket info.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 5:30p-10:30p
Southfield Weekend Events – Kids Night Out Swim Party
Franklin Athletic Club (29350 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48034, (248-352–8000 ext 314, website)
Fun-filled evenings of pizza, games, crafts, inflatables, movies, crafts and more! Some events even feature swimming and movie pajama parties. For kids ages 1-12. For cost info and to register, call Laura Barrick at 248-352-8000 ext 314. Review – pics.
Sunday, November 19, 2017 from noon-4p
Northville Weekend Events – Christmas in the Village
Mill Race Village Northville
Enjoy have snacks, carolers, the Weavers will be demonstrating their craft and the Northville High School band will play a few numbers. St Nicholas may make an early appearance. For more info, call 248-348-1845.
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 1p
Detroit Weekend Events – DIA Sunday Events
Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202)
Drawing in the Galleries – European – Dutch Golden Age – Noon–4p
Detroit Institute of Awesome – DFT Animation Club – “Looney Tunes Classics”: 2p
Detroit Film Theatre – “Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge” – 4:30p
See related posts below for more DIA events happening this month or visit the DIA website.
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