Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2019 – Fun things to do in Metro Detroit & Oakland County this weekend. Events, activities for May 17, May 18, and May 19, 2019
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 2019 article to post events and activities that are either FREE, or at least family affordable. Spring fun things to do this weekend.
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Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2019
Thursday, May 16, 2019 Weekend Family Fun
Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 8a-2p
Rochester Weekend Events – Meadow Brook Garden Club Perennial Plant Sale
Meadow Brook Hall (350 Estate Dr, Rochester, MI 48309)
A large variety of Michigan grown perennials, including many from the Meadow Brook Hall gardens, will be available for purchase at very reasonable prices. Several pots, both terra cotta and plastic, will also be available to purchase. This is a FREE event to attend, for more info MBGCmembers@gmail.com
Thursday, May 16, 2019 through Sunday, May 19, 2019
Berkley Weekend Events – Berkley Days 2019
Berkley Community Center & surrounding areas (2300 Robina,Berkley, Michigan 48072, 248-658-3470)
Berkley Days will feature a huge carnival midway, craft show, food, live entertainment, beer tent or beer arena, annual pancake breakfast, horseshoe tournament, and so much more! Most Berkley Days 2019 events take place at the Berkley Community Center. Schedule / Carnival Info / More Info
Friday, May 17, 2019 Weekend Family Fun
Daily Mon-Sat from 10a-5p & Sundays from noon-5p
Flint Area Weekend Events – Robot Zoo Exhibit
Courtland Center (4190 E Court St, Burton, MI 48509, 810-237-3450, SloanMuseum.org)
5,000 square foot exhibit that uses biomechanics of complex animal robots to demonstrate how real animals work. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon, a rhinoceros, a giant squid with 18-foot tentacles, and a platypus. Also featured are a house fly with a 10-foot wingspread, a grasshopper, a bat, and a giraffe. Animation in the robots imitates real-life behaviors. Open through September 8. Review / Pics / Video…
Friday (10a-10p), Saturday (10a-10p), and Sunday (noon-4p)
Bloomfield Hills Weekend Events – Doom of the Dinosaurs Exhibit
Cranbrook Institute of Science (39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303, 1-877-462-7262, science.cranbrook.edu)
Family-friendly, interactive exhibit! The Cranbrook Institute of Science Dinosaurs Exhibit tells the story of the Earth’s past mass extinctions and explores the prehistoric times when dinosaurs ruled the land. Children will enjoy activities created just for them. Visitors will see full-size dinosaur skeletons, including Tyrannosaurus Rex and Edmontosaurus, and walk through the five large-scale mass extinctions that occurred over the last 500 million years. Open through September 1. Review…
Friday, May 17, 2019 from 10a-noon
Royal Oak Weekend Events – Open Bounce at Inflatable Playspaces
Inflatable Playspaces (5160 Meijer Drive, Royal Oak, Michigan, 248-288-5888, www.inflatableplayspaces.com)
Inflatable Playspaces rents inflatables and backyard party games of every kind. They also have a great indoor bounce room & party room. On Fridays they open up their HUGE open bounce room for open jump for the low price of $7.95 per child (parents of children are FREE).
Friday, May 17, 2019 from 6p-9p
Clarkston Weekend Events – Parents Night Out – Animals Theme
Stars and Stripes Kids Activity Center (4630 White Lake Rd, Clarkston, MI 48346, 248-625-3547 www.StarsandStripesKids.com)
For ages 4-12. Preregistration required. Games and fun. Pizza dinner included.
Friday, May 17, 2019 from 7p-10p
West Bloomfield Weekend Events – Glow Night at TreeRunner Adventure Park
TreeRunner Adventure Park (6600 W Maple Rd, West Bloomfield, MI)
80’s-themed Glow Night. All paid climbers will receive glow attire and visit the glow paint stations are always popular. The big hair marathon, totally tubular toss, and 80’s music trivia will entertain and amuse. All climbers attending in 80’s attire will be eligible to win free tickets for a future climb and are encouraged to dress a la the 1980’s. The park staff will set the stage with music and activities that match this dramatic decade, including night climbing with the forest set aglow using LED effects, rope lighting, tunnels, and lasers. For more info, visit www.treerunnerestbloomfield.com
Friday, May 17, Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, 2019
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 & special promotions all weekend! For tickets, visit uspbl.com/tickets/individual. Details…
Friday, May 17, 2019 from 7:45p-9:30p
Orion Twp Weekend Events – Friday Night Flip Out
fLipSpot Gymnastics and Cheer (233 Kay Industrial Dr, Orion Township, MI, 248-340-0910, website)
fLipSpot hosts a Friday Night fLipOut Parents Night Out event every Friday from 7:45p-9:25p for kids ages 10 and up. The cost is $20 at the door and includes pizza and drink. Review – pics.
Friday, May 17, 2019 from 9:30p-10:30p
Farmington Hills Weekend Event – Full Moon Friday Night Hike
Heritage Park Nature Center (24915 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI)
Enjoy the evening air as you head into Heritage Park after dark at a Full Moon Friday Night Hike. Listen for nocturnal animals, observe the night sky, and heighten your senses along the way. Cost is $3 per person. You can pay in person or pre-register at The Costick Center or by calling 248-477-1135. You can also pay at the door but space is limited. Hike will be cancelled in case of inclement weather.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 Weekend Events
Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 9a-2p
Farmington Weekend Events – Farmington Farmers Market Opening Day
Farmington Farmers Market (33113 Grand River, Farmington, MI 48335)
A mayoral welcome, guest speakers, live entertainment and children’s activities highlight opening day.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 (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. More info…
Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 9a-2p
Highland Weekend Events – Highland Founder’s Day
Activities include a parade, Veteran’s Ceremony, craft fair, Kid Zone, ice cream social, and more. All activities will take place in and around Verterans Park and in Downtown Highland MI.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10a-2p
Clarkston Weekend Events – FREE Kids Day in the Park
Clintonwood Park (6000 Clarkston Road, Clarkson, MI 48348)
Join Oakland County Moms (and our mascot Wesley) for this FREE event. Includes outdoor family fun & games, rock painting, music, moonwalks, archery, crafts, the Kids Only Garage Sale, and the special grand RE-OPENING of the Renee Przyblski Memorial Spray Park! More info…
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10a
Lake St Clair Metropark Events – Tour The Park By Bike
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Bring your bike and meet at the Nature Center for a relaxing ride to Huron Point. Along the way discover the history of the park and observe the wildlife that lives here. Age 10 and up. Please preregister, 586-463-4332. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. Daily & Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10a-2p
Bingham Farms Weekend Events – Touch A Truck
Bingham Farms Elementary School (23400 W 13 Mile Rd, Bingham Farms, MI 48025)
Kids of all ages can climb and explore over 12 vehicles large and small, as well as meet and speak with Metro Detroit’s finest, including first responders, truck operators, and community helpers. The event will also feature DIA craft activities and food. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org . Cost is $5 per vehicle
Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10a-1p
Royal Oak Weekend Events – Royal Oak Kids Day
Van Every Family Chiropractic (4203 Rochester Rd, Royal Oak, 48073, 248-616-0900)
Bouncy house, obstacle course, games, prizes & food. Free balloons, food, and giveaways for everyone. Prize drawings will be held every half-hour. This is a FREE event. For more info, 248-616-0900.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10a-2p
Clarkston Weekend Events – Pet Clinic
Independence Oaks Park Pine Grove Pavilion (9501 Sashabaw Rd, Clarkston, MI 48348, 248-625-0877, www.OaklandCountyParks.com)
Offering vaccine and dog licensing clinics. The event will happen rain or shine, there are no residency requirements and no appointment is needed. For more information about licensing and vaccinations, call 248-858-7759. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 11a-3p
Lake Orion Weekend Events – Basset Hound Picnic
Orion Oaks Dog Park (1200 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI)
Basset Hound Rescue of Michigan annual picnic. This annual fundraiser will include a silent auction, raffle, food, games for both bassets and children of all ages. $5 donation requested at the gate. For more info, contact 248-703-7797.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 11a-6p & Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 11a-5p
Rochester Weekend Events – Rochester Heritage Days Festival
Municipal Park (400 6th St, Rochester, MI 48307)
Historical display, craft shows, car show, games, Pioneer Playground, food vendors, and more. The festival raises funds and awareness for numerous diverse nonprofits including the Rochester Lions Club, Rochester-Avon Historical Society, Rochester Kiwanis Club, Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve , Rochester Area Jaycess, Rochester Histroical Commision, the Oakland Township Historical Society and many more.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 1:30p-4p
Clarkston Weekend Events – Feather Fest
Independence Oaks County Park Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348, 248-625-0877)
Fly over to the nature center to celebrate our feathered friends. Bring your binoculars (or borrow ours) and hike through the woods to get a closer look at Michigan bird migrants and residents. Channel your inner bird and migrate through a game or obstacle course. Make-and-take crafts and other activities will round out the afternoon. This event is FREE. Annual vehicle permit or daily park pass required. For more info, call 1-888-OCPARKS.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 2p-5p
Waterford Weekend Events – Try BMX for FREE
Waterford Oaks County Park BMX Track (1702 Scott Lake Road, Waterford, Michigan, 248-858-0915, OaklandCountyParks.com)
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.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 3p
Milford Weekend Events – Chow Time at the Farm
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Ever wanted to feed the pigs? Help farm staff to feed the pigs, goats, cows, and more. Young farmers will learn what each animal eats and why. Ages 6 – 15. Space is limited so please call 248-684-8632 to reserve a spot. Please preregister, 248-684-8632. $5. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. Daily & Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 6p-8:30p
Birmingham Weekend Events – Parents Night Out
Robot Garage (637 S Eton Road, Birmingham, MI 48009, 248-723-9100, website)
Drop your kids off for a fun filled night of Lego and robots once a month at Robot Garage. Pre registration required.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 6:30p-9:30p
West Bloomfield Weekend Events – Kids Night Out
JCC of West Bloomfield (6600 W Maple Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48322, 248-432-5578, jccdet.org)
Kids grades K-5 are invited for a fun evening at the gym and the pool. Bring your gym shoes and your bathing suit for fun at the JCC.
Sunday, May 19, 2019 Weekend Family Fun
Sunday, May 19, 2019 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
Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 10a-noon
Southfield Weekend Events – Wild West Gymnastics Adventure
Franklin Athletic Club (29350 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48034, (248-352–8000 ext 314, website)
Come on in dressed up as a Cowboy or Cowgirl and get ready for FAC Wild West Gymnastics Celebration. Help Catch the bad guys, find some gold, saddle up & race to the watering hole. Includes, gymnastics, games, inflatables, craft, and snacks. $10 non-members/$5 members. $5 walk-in fee if not registeredy by 5/10. To register, or for more info, contact Miss Kathy at 248-352-8000 ext 342.
Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 11a-8p
Novi Weekend Events – Triple Score Sundays
Paradise Park (45799 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI, 48375, 248-735-1050, www.paradiseparknovi.com)
Get a game a laser tag, a trampoline jump session, and a climbing wall session for just $9.95 per person at Paradise Park!
Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 1p-4p
Bloomfield Hills Weekend Events – FREE Admission Family Day
Cranbrook Institute of Science (39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303, 1-877-462-7262, science.cranbrook.edu)
Guests can enjoy FREE general museum admission. The Institute’s exhibit, Doom of the Dinosaurs: Are We Next? will be open for an additional fee. For more info, visit science.cranbrook.edu.
Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 1p
Birmingham Weekend Events – Birmingham Hometown Parade 2019
In addition to the parade, the Birmingham Hometown Parade will feature children’s activities, live entertainment and food inside Shain Park immediately following the parade. For more information, to view the parade route map, or to sign up to volunteer for the parade, visit www.bhamgov.org/parade or call 248-530-1880.
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Detroit Weekend Events –DIA Sunday Events
Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202)
Final day of “Extraordinary Eye, Extraordinary Gift: The Legacy of Margaret Herz Demant”
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2019 Celebration 2p
See our DIA events calendar for more DIA events happening this month or visit the DIA website.
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