Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2017

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Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2017 – Events, activities, and fun things to do in Oakland County and Metro Detroit. Weekend of July 21, July 22 & July 23, 2017.

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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.

Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2017

Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 23
Farmington / Farmington Hills Weekend Events – Farmington Founders Fest
Throughout Farmington
Kids events, family fun, monster truck rides, carnival games, bouncers, Movies in the Park, Saturday night fireworks ALL at the Farmington Founders Fest. Schedule…More Info

Thursday, July 20, 2017 at dusk
Ferndale Weekend Events – “Get Reel” Outdoor Movie Night
Downtown Ferndale
“Get Reel” Outdoor movies on Vester Street series this summer with 3 nights of movies. Bring your lawn chairs and snacks and enjoy a memorable evening under the stars in Downtown Ferndale. Ferndale Outdoor Movie nights on Vester St are free to the public! Thursday’s Movie – Moana.

Thursday, July 20, Friday, July 21, Saturday, July 22, and Sunday, July 23
Utica Weekend Events – USPBL Baseball at Jimmy John’s Field
Jimmy John’s Field (7171 Auburn Rd, Utica, MI 48317, 248-601-2400, uspbl.com)
Affordable family fun at the ballpark! Awesome ticket specials and FUN promotions ALL SUMMER LONG. Fireworks on Friday! Also, LEGO Day on Sunday! For tickets, visit uspbl.com/tickets/individual. Details

Friday, July 21, 2017 from 10a-9p & Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10a-6p
Northville Weekend Events – Sidewalk Sales
Downtown Northville
FREE parking. Each store has it’s own specials for the sales. Visit enjoynorthville.com for participating stores and restaurants.

Friday, July 21, 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 and Saturday from 10a-5p, Sunday from noon-5p
Flint Weekend Events – Sloan Museum Titanic Exhibit
Sloan Museum (1221 E Kearsley Street, Flint, Michigan 48503, 810-237-3450, www.sloanlongway.org)
Through September 3. Explore artifacts retrieved from the Titanic “debris field”, read historical stories about passengers and quotes from the captain, passengers, builders…, view re-creations of a first class and a third class suite, touch a giant ice berg, and more. Review, Pics, Ticket Info

Friday, July 21 from 11a-9p, Saturday, July 22 from 10a-4p, Sunday, July 23, 2017 from noon-4p
Bloomfield Hills Weekend Events – Cranbrook King Tut Exhibit
Cranbrook Institute of Science (39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48303, 248-645-3200, website)
The exhibit includes exact replicas from the Pharaoh’s Tomb and legendary treasures. The collection of Tutankhamun replicas of the richest archaeological find of all time took 10 years to recreate. Open Tu-Sun through September 3. Review, pics, more info

Friday, July 21, 2017 from 5:30p-9p
Detroit Weekend Events – Friday Night Beach Party at Campus Martius
Campus Martius Park (800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan, 313-963-9393)
Visitors can catch the sweet sounds of live island music – offering an island atmosphere in the heart of Downtown Detroit. Every Friday through August 18. For more info, visit downtowndetroitparks.com.

Friday, July 21, 2017 from 6p-10p
Rochester Hills Weekend Events – GTC Parents Night Out
GTC Gymnastics Training Center (1813 Northfield Dr, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, 248-852-7950, website)
Drop your child off at GTC for a night of gymnastics and fun. For ages 4 -12. Includes open gym, Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course, foam pit, bounce house, pizza & juice, and a movie. For cost info and to register, visit gtcgymnastics.com.

Friday, July 21, 2017 at 7p
Auburn Hills Weekend Events – Auburn Hills Free Summer Concerts
Riverside Park (Auburn Rd and Squirrel, Downtown Auburn Hills, Michigan)
Grab a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the free music! This Friday – Big Will & 360 Band (Top 40)

Friday, July 21, 2017 from 7p-9p
Clarkston Weekend Events – Depot Park Summer Concerts
Depot Park (5856 S. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346)
Local Talent performs at 6:30p on concert days (rain or shine). Concessions on site. This Friday’s concert is – Nighthawks (Jazz Orchestra)

Friday, July 21, 2017 at 7p
Farmington Weekend Events – Free Summer Concerts
Riley Park Sundquist Pavilion (Grand River Avenue at Grove Street, Farmington, Michigan)
Chairs and blankets are recommended. Friday’s concert is – No Concert But Come Out to Founders Fest!

Friday, July 21, 2017 at 7p
Northville Weekend Event – Free Friday night Concerts
Downtown Northville
For more information on the series please contact Northville Parts & Recreation at 248-349-0203. Friday’s concert is – Randy Brock

Friday, July 21, 2017 at 7p
South Lyon Weekend Events – Free Summer Concerts at McHattie Park
McHattie Park (400 Dorothy Street, South Lyon, Michigan)
The free events will take place at the gazebo near the Witch’s Hat Depot in McHattie Park. Overflow parking is available at the South Lyon First Methodist Church. Friday’s concert is – San, Emily, and Jacob

Friday, July 21, 2017 from 7:30p-10p
Detroit Weekend Event – Rockin’ On The Riverfront Free Summer Concerts
GM Renaissance Center
Admission to the concerts is always free and no tickets are necessary. Viewing space is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets, but outside food, beverages and coolers are not permitted. Convenient parking is available for a small fee per vehicle, starting at 5 p.m., at the GM surface lot at the intersection of St. Antoine and Atwater streets, adjacent to the GM Renaissance Center. Friday’s concert is – George Thorogood & The Destroyers

Friday, July 21, 2017 from 7:30p-8:30p
Rochester Hills Weekend Event – 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.) ee www.gtcgymnastics.com for more info or call 248-304-7634.

Friday, July 21, 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.

Friday, July 21, 2017 at Dusk
Rochester Hills Weekend Event – Village of Rochester Hills Outdoor Movie Night
Village of Rochester Hills
Free Village of Rochester Hills Outdoor Movie Nights are on select Friday evenings this summer. Enjoy shopping and dining at the Village before a family-friendly movie is shown on the GIANT outdoor screen at dusk! Friday’s movie is – Schools Out Bash and Outdoor Movie Night – Zootopia

Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 9a-7p
Birmingham Weekend Events – Birmingham Day On The Town
Downtown Birmingham
Day on the Town – “When Upscale Goes On Sale”. Enjoy live entertainment, a HUGE 10-hour sale, kids bike parade, children’s activities, FREE parking, and more! Day on the Town Birmingham will see Old Woodward from Willits to Brown and Maple from Bates to Peabody CLOSED for a 10 hour sale. Sidewalk Sales shoppers will have enjoy free parking for the entire Birmingham Day on the Town event. More info… PHOTo CREDIT RIGHT – AllInBirmingham.com (with permission)

Oakland County Farmers MarketSaturday, July 22, 2017 from 9:30a-11:30a
Waterford Weekend Events – Rock and Roll Shake
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Children will make a sedimentary layer model to demonstrate how sedimentary rocks are formed in rivers, lakes and oceans.

Saturday, July 22, 2017 (various times)
Oakland County Weekend Events – Oakland County Mom2Mom Sales
Various Locations
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, July 22, 2017 from 11a-noon
Royal Oak Weekend Events – Cowboy Alex Storytime and Crafts
Royal Oak Community Center (3500 Marais Avenue, Royal Oak, MI 48073)
Stories and crafts for kids ages 3-7. $5 per child. For more info, call 248-246-3180.

Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 11a-2p
Madison Hts Weekend Events – Grandparent/Grandchild Day
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071)
Spend some time in nature with nana, papa or special adult mentor and let your creativity loose. Explore the beauty of our natural world on a color-hunt hike, decorate a flower pot, design and paint a rock animal, create a picture frame with materials gathered during the hike and more. Bring a sack lunch; dessert, beverage and supplies provided. $8/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturdays.

wint nature centerSaturday, July 22, 2017 from 1:30p-3:30p
Clarkston Weekend Events – Jewels on the Wing
Independence Oaks County Park (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348)
Hummingbirds and butterflies are nature’s flying jewels. These warm weather beauties are attracted to flowers in gardens, as well as certain feeders. Learn about these winged wonders and the feeders and flowers which attract them. Observe the nature center’s feeders and take a stroll through the Rubach Sensory Garden. Take home a complimentary plant and tips to start your own butterfly/hummingbird garden. $5/person.

Troy Aquatic Center WaterparkSaturday, July 22, 2017 from 5p-7:30p
Troy Weekend Events – Family Nights at Troy Aquatic Center
Troy Family Aquatic Center (3425 Civic Center Drive, Troy MI 48084, 248-524-3514)
Every Saturday all summer long, families will be admitted into the Aquatic Center from 5-7:30p for only $10 (up to 4 family members) for residents and non-resident families are $14. Every Saturday through August 12. Review, pics.

Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 5:30p-10:30p
Franklin Athletic Club Kids Calendar Event – Summer Swim Party
Franklin Athletic Club (29350 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48034, (248-352–8000 ext 224, website)
Enjoy a night of swimming, pizza, and water games as we celebrate the summer. We will end the night with a movie and snack. Bring a bathing suit, towel, and spray sunscreen. For cost info and to register, call Laura Barrick at 248-352-8000 ext 314. Review – pics.

Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 7:30p
Rochester Weekend Event – Movies in the Moonlight Rochester
Downtown Rochester (East 3rd & Water)
The events start at 8:30p and the movies begin at dusk (around 9:15p). Bring a lawn chair or blanket and don’t forget the popcorn! This Saturday’s movie is Star Wars Rogue I.

Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Dusk
Holly Weekend Events – Holly Movie Nights on Battle Alley
Downtown Holly
Refreshments and concessions will be available for purchase. The free summer outdoor movies begin at dusk. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and don’t forget the popcorn! This Saturday’s movie is – Finding Dory.

Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 9a-2p
Birmingham Weekend Events – Birmingham Farmers Market
Birmingham Farmers Market (666 North Old Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009, www.birminghamfarmersmarket.org)
Enjoy live music performances while you shop, and this year’s “Kids Zone” promises an enjoyable arts & crafts experience for your little farmers.

Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 11a-noon
Ferndale Weekend Events – Yoga in Geary Park
Geary Park (1200 Earl Blvd, Ferndale, MI 48220 at the picnic tables)
Professionally-led Yoga instruction. $10 suggested donation to participate. Bring a Yoga mat, towel, pillow, water, and your friends! For more info, call 248-544-6767. Every Sunday through August 27.

Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 1p
Detroit Weekend Events – DIA Sunday Events
Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202)
Art Demonstration – TBA – Be a part of the art as you watch artists demonstrate their work in front of an audience.
See related posts below for more DIA events happening this month or visit the DIA website.

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