Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2018

Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2018 – Fun things to do in Metro Detroit & Oakland County this weekend. Events, activities for October 19, 20, & 21, 2018. 

There are plenty of Fall and Halloween 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.



Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2018

October 1-31, 2018 Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7p
Flint Weekend Events – Ooky Spooky Light Show
Longway Planetarium (1221 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503, 810-237-3450, www.longway.org)
The Ooky Spooky Light Show is a delight for the entire family. Favorite Halloween tunes such as “The Monster Mash,” “Ghostbusters,” “Thriller,” “Night on Bald Mountain” and more come to life with amazing graphics and lights. Great for family audiences, this show was created here in Flint by a talented team of artists and programmers. The visuals are funny, spooky, and will leave audiences laughing and smiling in delight. This program is a perfect way to celebrate the season. Ticket Info.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 4p-5:30p OR Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 4p-5:30p (2 sessions to choose from)
Lake Orion Weekend Events –Haunted Gingerbread House Making
The Event Place (115 N Broadway, Lake Orion, MI, 248-783-6445, www.theeventplacegmc.com)
Celebrate Halloween with a spooky take on gingerbread house decorating, using endless icing bags and Halloween decorative options to design your own haunted house masterpiece. Invite your friends to join you listening to spooky tunes and enjoying our spooky punch. Costumes welcome. Cost is $25. To register – www.theeventplacegmc.com/workshops.

legoland discovery centerWeekends in October from 10a-8p
Auburn Hills Weekend Events – Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan (Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, 4000 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326, 866-622-0605, legolanddiscoverycenter.com/michigan)
Halloween-Themed LEGO build activity, Kooky Costume Parade, Spooky Scavenger Hunt in Miniland, enter to win a prize package, and more. Dress in costume and receive 50% off your walk-up ticket (adults, too!). Discount valid Oct 1-31st, 2018. For more info, visit legolanddiscoverycenter.com/michigan

Daily – Early November Daily from 6a-7p
South Lyon Weekend Events – Agri-trainment – Fall Family Fun at Erwin Orchards
Erwin Orchards Cider Mill (61475 Silver Lake Road, South Lyon, MI, 248-437-0150)
Erwin Orchards offers hayrides as part of their daily “Agri-trainment”. Enjoy hayrides, the corn maze, Mr Bee’s Big 3D Adventure Barn, straw bale maze, sunflower garden, and more. There is even more family fun available on the weekends. Review – PicsMr. Bee’s Review – Pics.

October Saturdays and Sundays from 10a-8p
Auburn Hills Weekend Events – Fish or Treat at Sea Life Michigan
Sea Life Michigan (4316 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326, 866-622-0605, www2.visitsealife.com/michigan)
Dress in costume and save 50% off of walk-up tickets! Search for ghoulish goodies in our Interactive Touchpool and seek out spooky creatures throughout the aquarium. ALSO – Underwater Pumpkin Carving Dive Shows on 10/23 & 10/30 at 10:30a. For more info, visit www2.visitsealife.com/michigan.

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

October 1-31, 2018 10a-2p Weekdays / 12:30p-4p on Saturdays and Sundays
Milford Weekend Events – Pick Your Pumpkin Hayrides
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a colorful fall hayride to and from the huge pumpkin patch to select your perfect Jack-O-Lantern. Pumpkins and gourds are priced according to size. No reservation needed. For cost & more information, please call 248-684-8632. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark. Vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

Daily through the Fall
Northville Weekend Events – Barn Yard Play Land
Three Cedars Farm and Cider Mill (7897 Six Mile Road, Northville, MI 48167, 248-437-8200)
$5 a family Hayrides take you around the property back to Corn maze and the U-Pick pumpkin patch. You can also reserve evening hayrides to a bonfire. Don’t forget there is also Fall fun for the younger ones. Barn Yard Play Land had modern playground equipment in a fun kids barn, a John Deere trike track, Peter Rabbit bunny village, lots of farm animals, and educational tutorials. Review – Pics.

Friday, October 19, 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.

Weekends through – October 28
Northville Hayrides – Maybury Farm Corn Maze & Hayrides
Maybury Farm (50165 Eight Mile, Northville, MI 48167, 248-374-0200)
Hayride & corn maze. Cider, donuts, and snacks available after. Hours – Friday – 5p-10p, Saturday – noon-10p, and Sunday – noon-7p. Cost is $9. Children 2 and under are FREE. For more information, call 248-374-0200. Weekends through Oct 28.

Friday, October 19, 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

October 19-21, 5p-8p FRI & 3p-7p SAT & SUN
Royal Oak Weekend Events – Zoo Boo
The Detroit Zoo (8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067)
The Detroit Zoo’s annual “merry-not-scary” Zoo Boo. Live entertainment awaits your costume-clad little ones, including dazzling and daring acrobatics, magic acts, jugglers, story tellers, live music and extreme pumpkin carving demonstrations. Be sure to stop by the Haunted Reptile House and visit the ghosts and goblins that have made the Holden Reptile Conservation Center their home for the season. Make friends with other haunted creatures and enjoy the fabulous Halloween displays along the “unlucky” 13-station trick-or-treat trail. 5p-8p on Fridays & Saturdays and 3p-7p on Sundays. Advance ticket purchase encouraged! Contact www.detroitzoo.org for more info and tickets.

Farmington Hills hayrideFriday, October 19, 2018 from 5:30p-7:30p
Farmington Hills Weekend Events – Farmington Hills Hayride Central
Heritage Park (24725 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan)
Farmington Hills offers frightless hayrides every Friday evening from September 14 through November 2. $5 for Farmington Hills residents. Hayrides depart every half-hour at Heritage Park and come complete with roasted marshmallows, hot cider and a roaring campfire. More info

Friday, October 19, 2018 from 5:30p-8p
Rochester Weekend Events – RARA Boo Bash
Rochester Avon Recreation Authority – RARA (500 East 2nd Street, Rochester, MI 48307)
Come in your favorite costume or your scariest! Prizes for best dressed, cider and donuts, our Spooky Playscape, a take home craft and magician Gordon Russ is coming to perform. To register, call 248-656-8308 or visit RARAregistration.org.

Friday, October 19, 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.

YMCA poolFriday, October 19, 2018 from 6p-8p
Auburn Hills Weekend Events – Halloween at the Y – HAY
North Oakland Family YMCA (3378 E. Walton Boulevard, Auburn Hills, MI 48326)
Have a frightfully good time at the North Oakland YMCA this Halloween season. Enjoy the excitement of the haunted locker rooms, ghoulish games, arts & crafts, trick or treating, and much more. This is a FREE Community Event, all are welcome. For more info, call 248-370-9622.

Friday, October 19, 2018 from 6p-8p
Rochester Weekend Events – Artist-led Haunted House Painting for Kids
Friendship Factory (210 West University, Rochester, MI 48038, 248-890-7277, thefriendshipfactory.com)
This class will teach 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. Pre-registration is required – 248-890-7277. Ages 8+. $25 per guest. Painting Project is – Witchy Unicorn. Register at thefriendshipfactory.com/event

hayrideFriday, October 19, 2018 at 6:30p
Lake Orion / Orion Township Weekend Events – Boo Bash
Orion Center (1335 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, Michigan 48362)
Boo Bash in Orion Township/Lake Orion is full of Halloween fun for ages 1-8! Boo Bash promises an evening of hayrides, cider and donuts, crafts, carnival games, and more. Don’t forget your costume, trick or treat bag, or your camera. Preregistration required. Call 248-391-0304 ext 305 for cost info and to register.

Friday, October 19, 2018 from 6:30p-8p
Rochester Hills Weekend Events – Fall Campfire / Night Hike
Bloomer Park (345 John R Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309)
Join Lance and Lauren at the Bloomer Park fire ring as they enjoy a campfire that will include s’mores, games, nature talks, and/or guided night hikes. Pre-registration required here

Friday, October 19, 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, October 19, Saturday, October 20, and Sunday, October 21, 2018
Rochester Weekend Events – Halloween Hoot
Dinosaur Nature Preserve (333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, Michigan 48307)
Children will be invited to take an adventure through the woods. Stop at stations to view short, silly skits that are age appropriate and interactive… meet new woodland friends and go Trick or Treating. Cider and doughnut, crafts and fall games will be available. Program lasts approximately one hour. Times will sell out so please contact early to purchase your ticket. Call 248-656-0999 for tickets. More info

Friday, October 19, 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.

Saturday, October 20, 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, October 20, 2018 from (call to reserve times)
Stony Creek Metropark Events – Fall Color Wagon Tours
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
fall colorsEnjoy the brilliant colors of Autumn on a wagon ride through the woodlots and fields. Learn signs of the season and history of the area. Afterwards, enjoy cider and donuts at the campfire. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $5 / $2 & under are FREE. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark. Vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9a-1p
Auburn Hills Weekend Events – FREE Self Defense Class
Sheriff’s Auburn Hills Complex – (1690 Brown Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48346)
Sponsored by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the iGroup Model and Talent Agency, HAVEN, and the Miss Michigan America Organization. To register for Oakland County free women’s self defense classes, please email bettelont@oakgov.com. In your email, you must include date preference and all names of the individuals wishing to register. Written permission is needed for participants 14-17 years of age. Space is limited-first come/first served. More info

Weekends in September & October from 10a-6p
Armada Weekend Events – Blake’s Cider Mill Funland
Blake’s Cider Mill (17985 Armada Center Road, Armada, MI 48005, 586-784-5343)
Kids can enjoy hayrides, trike track, straw mountain, corn mazes, Bunnyville farm, a petting farm, and many Halloween attractions every day in September and October. Must purchase a day pass to the event to receive the hayrides, they don’t sell hayride pass tickets ala carte. Review – Pics.

Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10a-noon
Shelby Twp Weekend Events – Monster Mash Costume Skate
The New Rink (50625 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Twp., MI 48317, 586-731-5006, www.thenewrink.com)
For Kids 7 & Under. Costumes recommended! $10 includes skate rental, hot dog, drink, and snack. The Bounce Zone will be open for this event.

Saturday, October 20, 2018 from CALL FOR TIMES
Kensington Metropark Events – Trick or Treat Along the Trail
Kensington Metropark (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Costume clad little ones will experience interpretive stops along the Nature Trails with a Halloween theme. Upon your return to the Nature Center enjoy cider and donuts and fall activities. Program is geared toward small children. Call 810-227-8917 for times. MUST PREREGISTER. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark. Vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

kids truck eventSaturday, October 20, 2018 from 10a-3p
Detroit Weekend Events – Detroit Touch-A-Truck
West Riverfront Park (1801 W Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48206)
Touch-a-Truck is a FREE hands-on family event that will provide children with the opportunity to explore large vehicles of all types, including those used by professionals in construction, public safety, transportation, landscaping and other industries. Please pre-register here

October 20-21, then October 26 through Halloween Night
Auburn Hills Weekend Events – Bass Pro Shops Halloween
Great Lakes Crossing (Auburn Hills, MI 48326, 248-209-4200)
Bass Pro Shops at Great Lakes Crossing is celebrating Halloween in a Great Pumpkin Peanuts theme with FREE events, crafts, and fun. More info – schedule

Saturday, October 20, 2018 between 2p-6p (reserve your time slot)
Clarkston Weekend Events – Friendly Forest
Clintonwood Park (6000 Clarkston Road, Clarkson, MI 48346)
Presented by Independence Twp Parks Recreation & Seniors. Walk a friendly decorated trail to collect goodies from all of your favorite characters. Hay Maze, treats, wagon rides and more. For ages 2-9. You MUST pre-register for this event. Contact 248-625-8223 for ticket info or visit our friends at www.itpr.org for cost info.

Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 2p-4:30p
Southfield Weekend Events – Southfield Boo Bash
Southfield Pavilion (26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI 48076, 248-796-5000)
Boo at the Burgh is now known as Boo Bash. Enjoy hayrides to the pumpkin patch, ghostly golf and other Halloween-themed games, kids crafts, trick or treating, and more. Boo Bash goes from 2p-4:30p at the event at the Southfield Sports Arena. More info

Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 3p
Rochester Weekend Events – Tunnel of Terror Friendly Monster for little ones
Tunnel of Terror at Rochester Municipal Park (400 Sixth St, Rochester, Michigan 48307)
Admission is $2 or 2 can goods. The Annual Friendly Monster Food Drive (FMFD) is a chance for the littlest kids to go through with the lights on and parents are free. All the food and admission fees for that event will go directly to feeding families in the Rochester Area. My kids loved Friendly Monster when they were little and it is a great introduction Halloween fun! To purchase tickets, visit rochesterareajaycees.org/tunnelofterror

Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 3:30p – 9p
Rochester Weekend Events – Downtown Rochester Trick or Treating / Costume Parade / & Outdoor Movie Night
Downtown Rochester
The streets of Rochester will come to life with little ghouls and goblins. Children will enjoy trick-or-treating at downtown merchants. Movies in the Moonlight Halloween edition takes place Saturday Night in Downtown Rochester after the 3:30p-5p Downtown Trick or Treating & 5:15p Costume Parade. Enjoy Ghostbusters (1984) on the outdoor bigscreen at 6p

Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 4p-8p
West Bloomfield Weekend Events – TreeRunner Adventure Park Haunted Variety Show
TreeRunner Adventure Park (660 W Maple Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48322)
Hourly performace by trained theatrical performers. Participants and parents are encouraged to arrive in costume. Zardoz will award prizes at each performance to all guests in costume. Seats for the performances are sold for $10. Performances by reservation only. This event is suited to ages 3-12. Children age 1 and under are FREE. “This show is unique in that it is not a scare. No blood or guts horror. It is for kids and families and will put a smile on all faces.” Reserve HERE. For more info, visit www.treerunnerwestbloomfield.com

Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 4p-6p (2 sessions to choose from)
Northville Weekend Events – Trick or Treat Trail
Northville Recreation Center at Hillside
Trick or treating for kids ages preschool-3rd grade. Advance ticket sales are sold by specific event time. Please arrive at the event entrance a few minutes before your scheduled time to check in. No on-site registration will be available. Everyone should wear costumes and bring a trick-or-treat bag. To register, call 248-349-0203.

Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 6p-8p
Rochester Weekend Events – Rochester Play Monster Mash
Rochester Play! (380 E Second Street, Rochester MI 48307, 248-650-7529, website)
Costume contest, cake walk, Halloween limbo, laser maze, free game play, dance party, cider & donuts, games, music, and more! Call for more info and to register.

Saturday, October 20 2018 from 6p-10p
White Lake Halloween Event – Fisk Farm Halloween–Drive-In Movie & Trick-or-Treat
Fisk Farm (9180 Highland Rd, White Lake, MI 48383)
Drive-in movie, trick or treating, bonfire, refreshments and more!. For more info and cost info, contact whitelakehistoricalsociety@gmail.com or visit www.hsmichigan.org

Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 7p-9:30p
Farmington Weekend Events – Ghost Night at Governor Warner Mansion
Governor Warner Mansion (33805 Grand River Ave, Farmington, MI 48335)
Experience a Victorian Halloween MI Ghost Watchers & Refreshments . This event is open to adults and children 8 years of age and older. This is partially an outdoor event – please dress accordingly! For ticket info, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 248-474-5500 ext. 2225.

Sunday, October 21, 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, October 21, 2018 at 1p
Weekend Events – Scarefest Scream Park Kids Hayride (1 day only)
Scarefest Scream Park (34111 28 Mile Rd, Lenox Twp, MI 48048)
One of the scariest haunts in Metro Detroit is open for a day of frightless fun! Kids under 12-years-old can take a FREE hayride through the forest and receive candy from some of the friendly monsters. For anyone 12 & older the hayride is only $5. For more info, call 586-749-6666.

Sunday, October 21, 2018 and Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 1p-5p
Rochester Hills Weekend Events – Village of Rochester Hills Pumpkin Patch
Village of Rochester Hills (104 Walton Rd, Rochester Hills, Michigan)
Come to the Village to get your 2018 Halloween pumpkin. 100% of proceeds go to Blessings in a Backpack courtesy of Rochester Community Schools. For more info, visit www.thevorh.com

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 1p
Detroit Weekend Events –DIA Sunday Events
Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202)
Artist Demonstration – Magnified Portraits Noon–4p
See related posts below for more DIA events happening this month or visit the DIA website.

halloweenSunday, October 21, 2018 from 2p-4:30p
Troy Weekend Events – Trick or Treat Among The Trees
Stage Nature Center (6685 Coolidge Hwy, Troy, MI 48098)
A fun and friendly outdoor celebration for kids ages 3-9. Costumed kids are welcome to hike the woodland pumpkin trail with a SNC guide. Children will learn the secrets of the forest and receive treats and meet costumed characters. Dress for weather. Fee is $13. FREE for parents/guardians. Call 248-688-9703 to register.

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