Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2018

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Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2018 – Events, activities, and fun things to do in Oakland County and Metro Detroit this weekend! Weekend of July 20, 21, and 22, 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

ice cream truckThursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22, 2018
Farmington Weekend Events – Farmington Founders Festival
Downtown Farmington / Governor Warner Mansion / Riley Park / Shiawassee Park
Enjoy live entertainment, Fido Fest, Touch A Truck, Vintage Market, Movie Under the Stars and more. More Info / Schedule

Thursday, July 19, 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 – ???

carnival ridesThursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22, 2018
Southfield Weekend Events – Festival of Hope Southfield
Hope United Methodist Church (26275 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48076, 248-356-1020)
Carnival midway, contests, Karaoke, live entertainment, gospel music, jazz music, R&B music, desserts, and great food from a variety of vendors. Hours / More Info

July 19, 20, 21, and 22, 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, July 20, 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, July 20, 2018 / all day
Fort ClarkstonFort 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, July 20, 2018 from 6p-9p
Clarkston Weekend Events – Depot Park Clarkston Summer Concerts
Depot Park (5856 S Main St, Clarkston, MI 48346)
Local Talent performs at 6p on concert days (rain or shine). Concessions on site. This Friday’s concert is – Magic Bus (60s Rock)

basketballFriday, July 20, 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, July 20, 2018 from 6:30p-8p
Rochester Weekend Events – Popsicles & Popsicles Cookie Decorating
Friendship Factory (210 West University, Rochester, MI 48038, 586-530-9090, thefriendshipfactory.com)
Learn to decorate popsicle themed sugar cookies with the owner of a local cookie company. With a lesson on how to decorate, guests will frost three cookies. Everyone will receive the amazing favorite recipe and a cookie cutter, along with their decorated cookies to take home. Ages 8+. $25 per guest. Preregistration encouraged – 248-890-7277.

Friday, July 20, 2018 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! NO CONCERT THIS FRIDAY

concertFriday, July 20, 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 – Gia Warner (Rock Classic)

Friday, July 20, 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 – San, Emily & Jacob

Friday, July 20, 2018 from 7p-10p
Farmington Hills Weekend Events – Parents Night Out
Heritage Park Nature Center (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 6:30p-9:30p on select evenings. Call for cost info. Pre-registration required.

Friday, July 20, 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, July 20, 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 – NO CONCERT SCHEDULED DUE TO FOUNDERS FEST

Friday, July 20, 2018 from 7:30p-9p
Shelby Twp Weekend Events – Music in the Park Summer Concerts
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Spend your summer evenings enjoying music in the park. 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.

Friday, July 20, 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 – Uncle Kracker

Friday, July 20, 2018 at 7:30p
Birmingham Weekend Events – Birmingham Movie Nights
Booth Park (Harmon and North Old Woodward)
Birmingham Movie Nights 2018 start at 7:30p on select nights in the summer. The outdoor movies begin at dusk. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and don’t forget the popcorn! – Friday’s movie is – Back to the Future

Friday, July 20, 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, July 20, 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 – The Emoji Movie

Friday, July 20, 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.

comerica park fireworksFriday, July 20, 2018 after Tigers Baseball
Detroit Weekend Events – Comerica Park Fireworks 
Comerica Park
Fireworks after Tigers baseball! Visit www.DetroitTigers.com for more info. Tickets for Detroit Tigers Comerica Park Fireworks Nights can be purchased at here for these Fireworks Metro Detroit individual games.

Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 10a-11a
White Lake Weekend Events – Pond Dipping
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Use dip nets and some tubs to carefully catch and release some of the smallest pond creatures, and see what they can tell you about how healthy the pond is. Come dressed to be outdoors for this hands-on activity. Ages 5 and older. $5 adult, $3 child. 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, July 21, 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, July 21, 2018 at 2p
Madison Hts Weekend Events – Jurassic Nature Center
Red Oaks Nature Center  (30300 Hales Street, Madison Hts, MI 48071, 248-585-0100)
Become an archeologist to discover, unearth and rebuild a fossil skeleton. Create a very special prehistoric craft and enjoy a dino-themed snack before meeting live dinosaur descendants. Suitable for ages 6 and up. $4/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturdays.

Saturday, July 21, 2018 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 5p-7:30p for only $10 (up to 4 family members) for residents and non-resident families are $14. Every Saturday through August 11. Review, pics.

Franklin Athletic Club poolSaturday July 21, 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. Review – pics.

Saturday, July 21, 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, July 21, 2018 at 7p
Clarkston Weekend Events – Nature’s Night Shift
Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI, 248-625-6473)
Learn about bats, owls, fly ing squirrels, and more. Appropriate for school-age children and adults. $4/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturdays.

Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 8:30p
Rochester Weekend Events – 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 – Wonder Woman

Saturday, July 21, 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.

altSunday, July 22, 2018 at 7:30a
Royal Oak Weekend Events – Dystonia Walk 2018 at the Detroit Zoo
Detroit Zoo (8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067)
Registration begins at 7:30a and the Events begin at 8:30a until 9:30a when the zoo opens and the walk begins. Event tickets and registration is NOW open and cost $25 per Adult and $15 per Child under 12, fee includes admission at the zoo for the day, parking, an event t-shirt,  and refreshments. Tickets can be purchased at www.dystonia-foundation.org/detroitzoowalk or by phone at 800-377-3978.

Sunday, July 22, 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

Sunday July 22, 2018 from 11a-10p (Sundays through July)
Novi Weekend Events – FREE Mini Golf Ticket*
Paradise Park Novi (45799 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI, 48375, 248-735-1050, www.paradiseparknovi.com)
FREE mini golf ticket with purchase of Go Kart Ticket and Euro Bungy Ticket! Have fun at Paradise Park Novi this summer!

Sunday, July 22, 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, July 22, 2018 at 1p
Detroit Weekend Events – DIA Sunday Events
Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202)
Detroit Film Theatre: Summer Sci-Fi – “Forbidden Planet” (1956) 3p
See related posts below for more DIA events happening this month or visit the DIA website.

Sunday, July 22, 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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