Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2018

Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2018 – Events, activities, and fun things to do in Oakland County and Metro Detroit this weekend! Weekend of August 17, 18, & 19, 2018 Lots of Summertime fun and fireworks in SE Michigan this weekend!

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. We’re going to be using this Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2018 article to post events and activities that are either FREE, or at least family affordable.

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Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2018

Thursday, August 16, 2018 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 – Lion King.

August 16, 17, 18, and 19, 2018
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. ENJOY Fireworks this Friday! For tickets, visit uspbl.com/tickets/individual. Check out the awesome FREE promotions happening at the ballpark this weekend! Details

Daily through January 6, 2019 (10a-5p M-SA / noon-5p SU)
Burton Weekend Events – Sloan Dinosaurs Unearthed Exhibit
Courtland Center (4190 E Court St, Burton, MI 48509, 810-237-3450, SloanMuseum.org)
Sloan Museum’s new 10,000 square-foot exhibition space inside Courtland Center Mall. Sloan’s Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit is an exhibit with immersive displays and hands-on activities. The life-size dinosaurs are state-of-the-art and scientifically accurate. Dinosaurs Unearthed features a total of 18 moving and roaring dinosaurs, as well as giant skeletons, fossil casts, and hands-on activities. $10 adults, $9 seniors 60+, $7 youth ages 2-12. Enter through the main mall entrance near El Cozumel Mexican Grill. Purchase tickets here. Review / Pics / More info

Friday, August 17, 2018 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, August 17, 2018 from 11a-1:30p (Fridays through 8/24)
Troy Weekend Events – Fun Fit Fridays
Somerset Collection N Grand Ct (2800 W Big Beaver, Troy, MI 48084)
FREE interactive activities for kids that promote a healthy lifestyle. For more info, call 313-872-2202.

Fort ClarkstonFriday, August 17, 2018 / all day
Fort Clarkston Weekend Events – Friday Night Pizza Party
Fort Clarkston (7127 Dixie Highway, Clarkston MI, 248-297-5453, www.fortclarkston.com)
Every Friday night get a large pepperoni pizza, a pitcher of pop and a $10 game card for only $20 at Fort Clarkston indoor playplace! Yes, parents can order beer and wine :) Review – pics

Friday, August 17, 2018 from 6p-9p
Waterford Weekend Events – Drop In Sports at Elite Sportsplex
Elite Sportsplex (2220 Mall Drive East, Waterford, MI 48328)
Volleyball, Basketball, Futsal, Pickleball, Walking etc! Elementary, middle school, high school… even adults are welcome. Boys, girls, men & women of all ages. Cost is $5. For more info, call 248-791-7944. Elite Sportsplex Review / Pics.

Friday, August 17, 2018 from 6p-8p
Friendship Factory Rochester Events – Artist-Led Painting for Kids
Friendship Factory (210 West University, Rochester, MI 48038, 586-530-9090, thefriendshipfactory.com)
Paint a masterpiece with the help of local artist, Courtney Gray. This class will teach artists painting techniques with step-by- step instructions to customize a unique piece of art. All materials are included for guided instruction and plenty of fun! Spacing is limited! Pre-registration is required – 248-890-7277. Ages 8+. $25 per person. Friday’s Project is – Stand Tall & be a Pineapple Painting Party

Friday, August 17, 2018 at 7p
Novi Weekend Event – Family Fun Fridays
Fuerst Park (Taft Rd and W 10 Mile Rd)
Fuerst Park in Novi is home to free summer fun with Family Fun Fridays – free concerts, free outdoor movies, and free activities. Catch an outdoor movie, family concert, and special activity at each of these summer. Movie – Giant inflatables and a kickoff to the summer reading program!

concertFriday, August 17, 2018 at 7p
Northville Weekend Events – 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 – Paddle Bots (Soul/Pop)

Friday, August 17, 2018 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 – Bill Bynum & Co

Friday, August 17, 2018 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, August 17, 2018 at 7:30p
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 – The Shy

Friday, August 17, 2018 from 7:30p-10p
Detroit Weekend Events – 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 – War

Friday, August 17, 2018 from 7:45p-9:30p
Lake Orion / Orion Twp Weekend Events – 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, Friday, August 17, 2018 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 – CoCo

Friday, August 17, 2018 from 9p-11p
Oxford Weekend Events – Air456 at Urban Air
Urban Air Trampoline Center (925 N Lapeer Rd, Oxford Charter Township, MI 48371, 800-960-4778, UrbanAirOxford.com)
A special night of kids activities at Urban Air Trampoline Park for 4th, 5th and 6th graders. Each AIR 456 event will have Free Pizza, and activities for kids such as Dodgeball Tournament, foam pit challenge, or a slam dunk contest. Includes pizza, glow stick and access to all attractions. Cost is $15.

Saturday, August 18, 2018 (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. More info

Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10a-2p
Oakland County Parks Events – Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinics
Davisburg Weekend Events (12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, Michigan)
Oakland County Parks Pet Vaccinations clinics for dogs and cats are low-cost. Pets must either be leashed or brought in a carrier to the events. Vaccines available at the Oakland County Parks Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinics include Rabies (1 yr & 3 yr), Canine Distemper, Bordetella (Kennel Cough), Feline Distemper (FVRCP), and Feline Leukemia (FELV). The clinics also provide dog licenses. You can purchase one-year dog licenses and three-year dog licenses. For more info, call  248-858-7759…

Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10:30a-11:30a
White Lake Weekend 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. 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.

Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 11a-1p
Troy Weekend Events – Back to School Block Party
Evanswood Church of God (2601 E Square Lake Rd, Troy, MI 48085)
Community wide block party to allow children time to connect before heading back to school with fun family activities; bounce houses, corn hole, live music, free food, drinks, and more. For more info, email prarthnab@gmail.com

Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 1p
Harrison Twp Weekend 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. 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.

Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 1p
Troy Weekend Events – Meet Isaak Presly (Ethan Diaz) at Oakland Mall
Oakland Mall (412 W 14 Mile Rd, Troy, MI 48083)
Isaak Presly who plays Ethan on the Disney Channel’s “Stuck in the Middle” is making a stop at Oakland Mall. He will be meeting his fans in Oakland Mall’s Center Court at 1pm. Stop by,say Hi, get an autograph and take a photo with him. For more info, visit oaklandmall.com

Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 2p-5p
Waterford Weekend Events – Try BMX for FREE
Waterford Oaks BMX Track (1702 Scott Lake Road, Waterford, Michigan, 248-858-0915)
Never experienced the thrill of BMX before? Try it out for free! Event is free Riders must be ages two or older and wear long sleeve shirts, pants and closed-toe shoes (no Crocs). There is no charge for admission, bike rental, helmet rental or track time on free trial day. Event features inflatable bouncers (must wear socks) and climbing tower. For more information, call 248-858-0915.

wint nature centerSaturday, August 18, 2018 from 2p-4p
Clarkston Weekend Events – Plant Folklore
Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI, 248-625-6473)
Behind every plant in the woods is a fascinating story. During a hike, discover the plants that have fed, healed, clothed and poisoned Michiganders throughout history. Make bracelets with hand-dyed yarn and take home recipes for making wild snacks. Appropriate for school-age children and adults. $5/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturdays.

Saturday, August 18 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. $25 per child. To register, call Laura Barrick at 248-352-8000 ext 314.

Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 6p-8:30p
Metro Detroit Weekend Events – Parents Night Out
Robot Garage (637 S Eton Road, Birmingham, MI 48009, 248-723-9100, website)
Robot Garage (15201 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230, 313-924-3310, website)
Robot Garage (172 N Adams Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, 248-213-9960, website)
Drop your kids off for a fun filled night of Lego and robots once a month at any Metro Detroit Robot Garage location. Pre registration required.

Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 9p-11p
Oxford Weekend Events – Urban Air Teen Night
Urban Air Trampoline Center (925 N Lapeer Rd, Oxford Charter Township, MI 48371, 800-960-4778, UrbanAirOxford.com)
For teens ages 13-18. Each Urban Air Teen Night event will have Free Pizza, and activities for kids such as Dodgeball Tournament, foam pit challenge, or a slam dunk contest. Includes pizza, glow stick and access to all attractions. Cost is $15.

farmers marketSunday, August 19, 2018 from 9a-2p
Birmingham Weekend Events – Birmingham Farmers Market
Birmingham Farmers Market (666 North Old Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009, www.birminghamfarmersmarket.org)
Fresh flowers, fresh fruits & veggies, Kids Zone, live entertainment and more to be enjoyed every Sunday this Spring, Summer, and Fall at the Birmingham Farmers Market. Look for special appearances from Oakland County Moms and our mascot Wesley throughout the season. Stop by and say Hi! For more info on the Birmingham Farmers market, visit www.birminghamfarmersmarket.org

morton's steakhouse troySunday, August 19 through Friday, August 24, 2018
Troy Weekend Events – Troy Restaurant Week 2018
Participating Troy MI Restaurants
Many Troy restaurant favorites are participating and offering deep discounts to some of the finest restaurants and bars in Michigan. Troy MI is hosting Restaurant Week. More info / Participating Restaurants.

Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 1p-3p
Ray Weekend 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. 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.

Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 1p
Detroit Weekend Events –DIA Sunday Events
Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202)
Artist Demonstration – Design Labs Noon–4p
Detroit Film Theatre – Summer Sci-Fi – “The Day the Earth Stood Still”
See related posts below for more DIA events happening this month or visit the DIA website.

Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 6:30p-9p
Harrison Twp Weekend 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. 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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