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Metro Detroit Weekend Events 2015

Weekend events and fun things to do for families in Oakland County, Metro Detroit and SE Michigan. 

THIS PAGE IS TAKING THE WEEKEND OFF UNTIL JULY 5! PLEASE CHECK OUR FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND PAGE FOR THIS WEEKEND’S EVENTS!

Metro Detroit Weekend Events Calendar for June 26, June 27, and June 28, 2015…

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There are plenty of fun things to do in and around Metro Detroit this weekend. This list will try to highlight some of the Metro Detroit weekend events – big and small – for kids and families. I’m going to be using this article to post events and activities that are either free, or at least family affordable.

fireworksMETRO DETROIT FIREWORKS 2015
FREE SUMMER FUN FOR KIDS 2015
FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHTS 2015
FREE SUMMER CONCERTS 2015
OAKLAND COUNTY WATERPARKS – SPRAYPARKS – SPLASHPADS
2015 OAKLAND COUNTY CARNIVALS

Thursday, June 25 through Sunday, June 28, 2015
Lake Orion MI Weekend Event – Lake Orion Jubilee 2015
Downtown Lake Orion
Lake Orion Jubilee features carnival midway rides and games, live entertainment, fireworks on Saturday night, a beer tent and more. Hours and schedule. Rain date for Lake Orion Jubilee fireworks is Sunday, June 28 at 10p.
UPDATE 6/27 – Lake Orion Jubilee Fireworks – Rain date is tomorrow, June 28 but “The only thing that will stop the fireworks from going off tonight is high winds or lightning” per LO Lions club FACEBOOK page.

altThursday, June 25, 2015 from 9p-9:30p
Royal Oak MI Weekend Event – Red Run Golf Course Fireworks
Red Run Golf Course (2036 Rochester Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48073)
Red Run Golf Course has their annual fireworks display annualy on the 4th Thursday in June. This fireworks display is only for members of Red Run Golf Course.

Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Dusk
Wixom MI Weekend Event – Sibley Park Fireworks
Sibley Park (48900 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, MI)
Fireworks are scheduled for dusk at Sibley Park and are anually held on the 4th Thursday of every June.

Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27
Berkley MI Weekend Event – Community Garage Sale
Throughout Berkley
Register your garage sale today at the Berkley Community Center. Hours are 1p-6p on Friday and 9a-3p on Saturday.

malldinosaurFriday, June 26, 2015 at 11a, 1p, 5p, and 7p
Troy MI Weekend Event – Oakland Mall Dinosaurs
Oakland Mall (northwest corner of John R and 14 Mile Road)
Kids who bring their families to see the fabulous Baby T-Rex will experience a thrilling prehistoric encounter from a world long since extinct. Be prepared to step back in time when you meet this giant, anatomically perfect, totally realistic puppet standing over 8’ tall and 12’ long! Tickets are $3 (cash only).

Friday, June 26, 2015 through Sunday, June 28, 2015
Troy MI Weekend Event – OPAFest 2015
(4555 Investment Dr Suite 300, Troy, MI 48098)
The largest ongoing Greek Festival in the metro Detroit area. Jeff Gutt–X factor finalist–performing Saturday June 27, 8pm. Entertainment, rides, music, dancing, food, and attractions. Friday 4-11pm, Saturday 11a-11p, Sunday 12p-8p.

YMCASummerCampOhiyesaFriday, June 26 through June 28, 2015
Holly MI Weekend Event – Weekend Camping at Groveland Oaks County Park
Groveland Oaks County Park (14555 Dixie Highway, Holly, Michigan)
Schedule of activities available at park office during the week prior. 248-634-9811.

Friday, June 26 through June 28, 2015
Oakland County Parks Event – Weekend Camping at Addison Oaks County Park
Leonard MI Weekend Event (1480 West Romeo Road, Leonard, Michigan 48367)
Activities’ schedule usually available sometime at the park during the week prior to this weekend. 248-693-2432.

BrickItUpLego1Friday, June 26, 2015 from 6p-9p
Clarkston MI Weekend Event – Parents Night Out
Brick It Up (948 S Baldwin Rd, Clarkston, MI, 248-309-3370, www.brickitup.net)
Ultimate Lego fun at Brick It Up in Clarkston MI – an entire house dedicated to Lego and Robotics! Call to pre-register. Review – pics.

Friday, June 26, 2015 at 6:30p
Novi MI 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.

Friday, June 26, 2015 from 6:30p-7:40p
Troy MI Weekend Event – Cosmic Bounce
BounceU Troy (1101 Rochester Rd, Troy MI 48083, website)
Pre-teen and teen fun at BounceU. Each child receives a glow necklace. Black lights and a DJ light up the bounce room. Review – pics of BounceU Troy.

CampfireFHFriday, June 26, 2015 from 7p-8:15p
West Bloomfield MI Weekend Event – Friday Night Campfire
Marshbank Park (2805 Hiller Rd, West Bloomfield MI, 48324)
Our naturalist will bring campfire enertainment and treats each Friday evening. This isn’t your typical campfire! There will be a new activity and a new gourmet s’more recipe to try each time. Because this is a family program and children must be accompanied by an adult, ALL children & adults MUST REGISTER for this program. Preregister here

SchoolofRockTeensFriday, June 26, 2015 at 7p
Rochester Hills MI Weekend Event – Teen Rock N’ Bowl Nights 2015
Classic Lanes (2145 Avon Industrial Drive, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, 248-852-9100)
For just $10 teens can enjoy live local music, door prizes, 5 and a half hours of unlimited glow bowling, contests, and food specials at Rock n Bowl at Classic Lanes. More info

summer concertFriday, June 26, 2015 from 7p-8:30p
Auburn Hills MI Weekend Event – 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! This Friday’s act is – The Millionaires (Blues / Swing).

Friday, June 26, 2015 from 7p-9p
Clarkston MI Weekend Event – Depot Park Summer Concerts 2015
Depot Park (5856 S. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346)
Clarkston Concerts in the Park run from 7-9p (Local Talent performs at 6:30 pm) on concert days (rain or shine). Concessions on site. This Friday’s concert is – Ritmo Project (Latin).

Friday, June 26, 2015 from 7p-8:30p
Farmington MI Weekend Event – Free Summer Concerts
Riley Park Sundquist Pavilion (Grand River Avenue at Grove Street, Farmington, Michigan)
Chairs and blankets are recommended. Friday’s concert is – Scott Martin Band.

Friday, June 26, 2015 at 7p
Northville MI Weekend Event – 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 – MainStreet Soul.

Friday, June 26, 2015 from 7p-8:30p
South Lyon MI Weekend Event – 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 – Creole Du Nord.

DIADetroitInstituteofArts1Friday, June 26, 2015 at 7p
Detroit MI Weekend Event – Friday Night Live at the DIA
Friday Night Live: Musicians from the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: About Elly: 7 p.m.
Tickets are $8.50 and $6.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.
See related posts below for more DIA events happening this month or visit the DIA website.

Friday, June 26, from 7:30-8:30p & Saturday, June 27 from 3:30p-4:30p
Rochester Hills MI Weekend Event – Open Gym / Drop-In Gymnastics
GTC Gymnastics Training Center (1813 Northfield Dr, Rochester Hills, MI 48309)
Ages & up. This is a great opportunity to practice the skills learned in gymnastics or just have fun! 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.) See www.gtcgymnastics.com for more info or call 248-304-7634.

flipsportbirthdaypartyindoorgirlskidsFriday, June 26, 2015 from 7:45p-9:25p
Lake Orion / Orion Twp Weekend Event – Parents Night Out
fLipSpot Gym (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 $15 at the door and includes pizza and drink. Review – pics.

Friday, June 26, 2015 from 8:15p-10:05p
Royal Oak MI Weekend Event – SK8 Jamz
John Lindell Ice Arena (1403 Lexington Boulevard, Royal Oak, MI 48073)
Open ice-skating with a rockin’ DJ. Perfect for children and teens! Admission is just $10 and includes ice skate rental!

fireworksFriday, June 26, 2015 at Dusk (Rain Date is June 27)
St Clair Shores MI Weekend Event – Memorial Park Fireworks
Memorial Park (Masonic and Jefferson)
Fireworks start at dusk! Parking in the lot at Masonic & Jefferson is $5/car and is guaranteed if purchased in advance. Advance Admission & parking passes can be purchased at the Parks & Recreation Dept., 20000 Stephens. Call 586-445-5350 for more info, admission info.

Friday, June 26, 2015 at Dusk
Shelby Twp MI Fireworks 2015 – Stony Creek Fireworks
Stony Creek Metropark (4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Township, MI 48316) Plan to arrive early for these popular fireworks events. $10 special event daily vehicle permit required after 5 pm; free admission with annual permit.

Oakland County Farmers MarketSaturday, June 27, 2015 from 9:30a-11:30a
Waterford MI Weekend Event – Plant Seeds and Watch Them Grow
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Children learn about seed germination as they plant seeds in a container and observe as they sprout from the soil by making sure to give them the right amount of light, heat and water.This is an educational program presented by MSUE Master Gardeners. Call 248.858.5495 for details.
See related posts below for more Oakland County Parks events happening this month or visit www.DestinationOakland.com.

lowes kids clubSaturday, June 27, 2015 at 10a
Metro Detroit, Michigan Weekend Event – Lowe’s Free Build and Grow Clinics for Kids
Metro Detroit Lowe’s Locations
Lowe’s Free Build and Grow Clinic for Kids. Bring the kids into any Lowe’s store and build a FREE wooden project. Each participant also receives a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certification of merit upon completion of their project. You must pre-register for this event. This Saturday’s Lowe’s Free Build and Grow Clinic for Kids project is – Captain America Motorcycle

Saturday, June 27 (10a-5p) and Sunday, June 28 (10a-4p), 2015
Waterford MI Weekend Event – Log Cabin Days
Fish Hatchery Park (4490 Hatchery Rd, Waterford, MI)
Live entertainment and FREE activities for allages. White Elephant sale, Hand’s on History tent, lace making, quilting, Living History encampments, and much more. FREE parking at Pierce Middle School with FREE shuttles.

Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 11a-3p
Sylvan Lake MI Weekend Event – Family Fun Day
Sylvan Lake Community Center
Check out police cars, a magician, a fire truck, helicopter, waterslide, and more at the family event! For more info, call 248-682-1440.

Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 11a
Clawson MI Weekend Event – Kiddie Parade / Coney Day
Clawson City Park
Kids can decorate their bikes and wagons and enjoy the walk. A coney dog lunch follows from 11:30a-1:30p. For more info, www.cityofclawson.com.

Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 11a-11:45a
Royal Oak MI Weekend Event – Storytime and Crafts
Royal Oak Senior / Community Center (3500 Marais, Ave, Royal Oak, MI)
Stories, crafts, puppets & fun with Cowboy Alex. For kids ages 3-8. $5 per child. To register, call 248-246-3180.

Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 11a-2p
Pontiac MI Weekend Event – Meet Up & Eat Up Block Party
Aaron Perry Park
The event will provide lunch, as well as free activities including a bounce house, DJ and resource fair to participating families in the community. This FREE event will happen rain or shine! The block party will kick-off the summer season of Meet Up and Eat Up, a program funded by the Michigan Department of Education that provides free meals during the summer months to persons under 18 years old and those with disabilities at various sites throughout the state. To find a Meet Up and Eat Up location near you this summer call 211 or text Food to 877877. This event is sponsored by United Way for Southeastern Michigan, OLHSA and Mayor Waterman. For more info, please visit www.olhsa.org.

BassProGreatLakesCrossing2Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28, 2015 from noon-5p
Auburn Hills MI Weekend Event – Bass Pro Shops Free Summer Camps
Great Lakes Crossing Outlets
Free workshops and crafts for kids. Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday through July 26. Details

Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 5p-7:30p
Troy MI Weekend Event – Family Nights at the Troy Aquatic Center
Troy 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 5-7:30pm for only $10 (up to 4 family members) for residents and non-resident families are $14. Review, pics.

Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Dusk
Holly MI Weekend Event – Holly Movie Nights on Battle Alley
Downtown Holly MI
Refreshments and concessions will be available for purchase. The free summer outdoor movies begin at dusk. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and don’t forget the popcorn! This Saturday’s movie is – Hook.

Fireworks17UPDATE – ORCHARD LAKE COMMUNITY CHURCH PRESBYTERIAN HAVE MOVED THEIR FIREWORKS TO SEPTEMBER 6 DUE TO WEATHER. JUNE 27 DATE IS CANCELLED.
Saturday, June 27, 2015 at dusk
West Bloomfield MI Weekend Event – Orchard Lake Fireworks
Orchard Lake Community Church Presbyterian (5171 Commerce Rd West Bloomfield, MI 48843)
Free event at the church from 7p-11p. Families can watch the fireworks from the grounds of the church.

UPDATE 6/27 – Lake Erie Metropark Fireworks – Postponed! Rescheduled Friday, July 3, at 10p.
Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Dusk
Brownstown MI Weekend Event – Lake Erie Metropark Fireworks
Lake Erie Metropark Fireworks (32481 W. Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173)
Lake Erie Metropark hosts its annual fireworks show. Plan to arrive early for these popular fireworks events. $10 special event daily vehicle permit required after 5 pm; free admission with annual permit. For more info, call 734-379-5020.

StrawberriesFruitFoodAllergySunday, June 28, 2015 from 9a-2p
Birmingham MI Weekend Event – Strawberry Sunday
Birmingham Farmers Market (666 North Old Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009, www.birminghamfarmersmarket.org/)
The market will feature many varieties of Michigan’s sweetest fruit while local chefs go head-to-head as they compete for a prize and bragging rights for being designated as the 2015 Birmingham Farmers Market Master Chef. Enjoy treats, demos, and more!

YogaSunday, June 28, 2015 at 11a
Milford MI Weekend Event – Community Yoga Sundays
Village Fine Arts Association (125 S Main St, Milford, MI 48381)
These Heated Vinyasa sessions will be held every Sunday in the tap room and will be led by Laura Papenhagen. Please arrive 10 minutes early and bring a towel, water, and a mat if you have one (there will be extras available). Classes will end promptly at noon. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Village Fine Arts Association (suggested minimum is $10). Any additional questions can be directed to Laura at 248.504.8402.

Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 1p
Detroit MI Weekend Event – Family Sunday at the DIA
Sunday Music Bar: Cecelia Sharpe: 1–4 p.m.
Cellist Cecelia Sharpe performs solo cello and other string instruments in Kresge Court.
Detroit Film Theatre: About Elly: 2 p.m
See related posts below for more DIA events happening this month or visit the DIA website.

Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 7p-10:30p
Madison Hts MI Fireworks 2015 – Festival in the Park Fireworks
Civic Center Park (360 W 13 Mile Rd, Madison Hts, MI)
Civic Center Park in Madison Heights hosts fireworks, family fun for kids, live music and more! Fireworks start at 10p! Call (248) 589-2294 for details.

fireworksSunday, June 28, 2015 at dusk
Milford MI Fireworks 2015 – Kensington Metropark Fireworks
Kensington Metropark (2240 W. Buno Road, Milford, MI 48380)
The show begins at 10:10 pm; plan to arrive early due to crowd conditions. There is a $10 special event daily vehicle permit required for vehicles entering the park after 5 pm; admission is free with an annual permit. For additional information, please call Kensington Metropark at 810-227-8910.

Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 10:30p
Sterling Hts MI Weekend Events 2015 – Stars and Stripes Festival Fireworks
Freedom Hill (14900 Metropolitan Pkwy, Sterling Heights, MI 48312)
Fireworks close out the 2015 Stars and Stripes Festival. Stars and Stripes features live music all weekend on different stages, a Family Fun Zone, carnival midway, and more over the course of the 3-day festival (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)! Stars and Stripes Festival hours are 11a-midnight on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Ongoing Weekend fun in Oakland County

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.

List researched and compiled by Glen LaGrou, co-owner of OaklandCountyMoms.com.

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