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Free Summer Fun for Kids Metro Detroit 2014

Posted by Glen LaGrou July 12, 2014 Events, Featured, Local Activities, Reviews, Solutions, Summer Fun

The Oakland County Moms Free Summer Fun for Kids Metro Detroit page returns for another summer of free family fun in Oakland County and Metro Detroit, Michigan. Don’t let the summer pass you by without taking advantage of the free summer fun events and activities for kids and adults!

This page features Oakland County and Metro Detroit free summer concerts, free summer outdoor movies, free summer camps, fireworks events, fun things to do and free places to go. Most of the free special events are located on our Weekend Family Fun Page which is updated constantly.

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Pack your blanket and snacks and head out to free Movies in the Moonlight and other free outdoor movie nights taking place across Oakland County this summer! Click the links for dates, times and locations.

Berkley, MI Outdoor Movie Nights – Berkley will host an outdoor movie nights at Community Park.
Birmingham, MI Free Summer Movie Nights – Booth Park will be hosting free movies under the stars this summer on select evenings.
Clawson, MI Free Outdoor Summer Movies – Downtown Clawson features “Cinema in the Street” – a free outdoor movie on the movie screen plus summer family fun!
Holly, MI Free Outdoor Summer Movies – Head to Battle Alley in Downtown Holly this summer for any or all of 6 featured outdoor movie nights!
Rochester, MI Movies in the Moonlight – The giant inflatable screen returns to E. Third Street for another summer of free movies.
Rochester Hills, MI Free Summer Movies – The Village of Rochester Hills hosts movies in the parking lot outside the Gazebo on select Thursday nights.
Southfield, MI Free Summer Movie Night – Southfield will host a free outdoor summer movie night under the stars as part of their Family Fun & Safety Night. 
South Lyon, MI Free Summer Movies – Enjoy a movie under the stars at McHattie Park on South Lyon’s 24-foot inflatable screen!
Waterford, MI Movies Under the Stars – Enjoy a free outdoor movie plus tons of free fun for kids at Pierce Middle School.

Pull up a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy free concerts through out Oakland County and Metro Detroit this summer! Click the links for dates, times and locations.

Auburn Hills, MI Free Summer Concerts – Free summer concerts at Riverside Park in Downtown Auburn Hills on Fridays all summer long.
Birmingham, MI Free Summer Concerts – Shain Park will host free summer concerts on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer.
Clarkston, MI Free Summer Concerts – Friday nights at Depot Park will be home to free summer concerts from Mid-June to Mid July.
Detroit MI Free Summer Concerts – Rockin’ on the Riverfront returns for 2014 with free concerts on Friday nights at the GM Renaissance Center.
Farmington, MI Free Summer Concerts for Kids – Riley Park in Farmington MI will host free concerts for kids on select Wednesdays through the summer.
Farmington, MI Free Summer Concerts – Sundquist Pavilion in Riley Park will feature Jazz, Folk, Acoustic and Rock music this summer on Fridays this summer as part of Rhythmz in Riley Park.
Farmington Hills, MI Free Summer ConcertsHeritage Park will be home to free concerts this summer.
Lake Orion, MI Free Summer Concerts – Lake Orion offers free summer concerts on Wednesdays at Children’s Park in Downtown Lake Orion.
Miflord, MI Free Summer Concerts – Free summer concerts return to Central Park on Thursday evenings at 7p.
Northville, MI Free Summer Concerts – Northville DDA hosts free summer concerts on Fridays at the Northville Town Square. Concerts start at 7p.
Northville, MI Free Summer Concerts for kids – Tunes on Tuesday returns to Town Square in Downtown Northville (or Genitti’s Hole-in-the-Wall Theatre if it rains) on Tuesday mornings this summer from 10:30a-11:30a. These concerts feature puppets, kids comedy and musical performances for kids.
Novi, MI Free Concerts and Kids Fun – Fuerst Park will be host to Tremendous Tuesdays free entertainment for kids and Friday Family Fun concerts and outdoor movies.
Orion Twp., MI Free Summer Concerts – The beautiful Wildwood Ampitheater will host free concerts on Tuesdays this summer.
Rochester, MI Free Summer ConcertsMunicipal Park in Downtown Rochester, MI is home to the “Music in the Park” summer concert series on Thursdays at 7:30p. Refreshments available for purchase. Concerts are held on the grounds of Municipal Park at the newly built Bebout Band Shell.
Royal Oak, MI Free Summer Concerts – The Detroit Zoo is holding free summer concerts with paid zoo admission on Wednesday evenings this summer.
Royal Oak MI Free Summer Concerts – The Art Explored Live Summer Concert Series brings free summer concerts to Downtown Royal Oak, Michigan on Thursdays in July and August courtesy of The Royal Oak Commission for the Arts.
Southfield, MI Free Summer Concerts – Enjoy Eat to the Beat on Thursday afternoons and Gazebo concerts on Tuesday evenings this summer!
South Lyon, MI Free Summer Concerts – McHattie Park will host free summer concerts on Fridays from June through August.
Waterford, MI Free Summer Concerts – Hess Hathaway Park will be hosting free concerts for their Concerts in the Park series on Thursday evenings throughout the summer.
West Bloomfield MI Free Summer Concerts for Kids – Marshbank Park hosts free summer concerts for kids on select summer Thursday mornings as part of the West Bloomfield Parks & Rec Kids Komotion Summer Concert Series.

Kids Bowl Free Michigan offers free bowling passes for kids all summer at more than 75 Michigan bowling centers (dozens in Metro Detroit. You can register up to 6 kids at a time and you’ll receive the free bowling passes in your email once per week!

Park It Free Family Fun Nights – Parks across SE Michigan will host Park It Free Family Fun Nights. Free Family Fun Nights include an outdoor concert for kids and a family movie under the stars on a giant LED video screen.

METRO DETROIT FREE FIREWORKS SHOWS – Late June through mid-July is full of free fireworks shows in Oakland County, Wayne County and Macomb County. Most are free or only require park admission or vehicle entry.

Once again, Oakland County Moms has teamed up with Oakland County Parks and Recreation to bring you their Oakland County Parks calendar of all the County Park happenings – many are free for kids.

FREE FRIDAY NIGHT CAMPFIRES AT HERITAGE PARK IN FARMINGTON HILLS – Share songs by the campfire, write on the Heritage Park sharing wall, tour the Heritage Park Nature Center, make s’mores for a dollar and enjoy the fire
with family and friends on select Friday evenings.

FREE SUMMER FUN FOR KIDS AT THE LIBRARIES – Free Oakland County Library Events – Even though library budgets have been decimated, the local libraries do an outstanding job of holding free activities for kids of all ages. Teen board game nights, movie showings, book clubs, video game tournaments, Lego events are only a few of the activities going on at our local libraries. Some programs don’t even require city residency to participate. Check the OCM library directory for links to their calendar of events.

friendshippark4FREE SUMMER FUN FOR KIDS METRO DETROIT AT LOCAL PARKS – Some local parks like Marshbank ParkFriendship Park, Bay Court Park, or Heritage Park don’t charge admission to use their facilities and playscapes. If you don’t like to travel even that far, picnics at local school playgrounds work in a pinch on warm summer days. Paradise Peninsula at Waterford Oaks is free and features a HUGE playscape. See our OAKLAND COUNTY MOMS PARKS DIRECTORY for reviews and pics of the best local parks around.

FREE SUMMER FUN FOR KIDS WORKSHOPSHome Depot and Lowe’s offer free workshops. Home Depot offers theirs the first Saturday of every month where each child receives a free project to assemble (and keep). My kids personally love Home Depot’s workshop.

FREE ICE CREAM FOR BIKE SAFETY IN ROCHESTER HILLS – If your child is out riding their bike in Rochester Hills this summer, they could get pulled over… and given free ice cream by the Rochester Hills Fire Department!

FREE SUMMER CAMP AT BASS PRO SHOPS – Bass Pro Shops at Great Lakes Crossing offers a variety of free summer camping and craft activities from June 7 through July 13.

altFREE SUMMER FUN FOR KIDS – MAKE YOUR OWN SLIP N’ SLIDE – Why buy a cheap slip-n-slide when you can make your own? Sure, the material isn’t free but it’s darn close. We only spent $15 dollars on our materials. Just go to Home Depot and buy and buy smooth painters tarp. Ours is over 25 feet long and superior to the cheapies you find at Target. We’ve had ours for 5 years now and it has held up well.

This page is intended to be used as a guide. Oakland County Moms does not endorse these events. Oakland County Moms is not responsible for changes to event descriptions, event times or details being altered without notice or cancellations.

See our Events / Activities tab for more events, activities and things to do in Oakland County and Metro Detroit, Michigan.

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