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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. 

Metro Detroit Weekend Events Calendar for May 29, May 30, and May 31, 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.

2015 OAKLAND COUNTY CARNIVALS

Carnival ridesThursday, May 28 through Sunday, May 31, 2015
Birmingham MI Weekend Event – Birmingham Village Fair 2015
Shain Park (S Bates St and W Merrill St)
The Birmingham Village Fair and Carnival 2015 features a huge carnival midway, exciting carnival thrill rides and games and food. Hours – more info

Friday, May 29, Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31
Beverly Hills MI Weekend Event – Village-Wide Garage Sale
Throughout Beverly Hills Michigan Residents are required to register their address with the Village Office and purchase garage sale signs from the Village at a cost of $3 for two signs. Homemade signs are not allowed. The Village will advertise the community-wide event and also make a list of participants available at the Village Office, on the village website, and on Cable Channels 10 and 15. For more info, call 248-646-6404.

BrickItUpFeature1Friday, May 29, 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, May 29, 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.

DIADetroitInstituteofArts1Friday, May 29, 2015 at 7p
Detroit MI Weekend Event – Friday Night Live at the DIA
Friday Night Live: Naomi Yamaguchi: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Naomi Yamaguchi made her debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City at age seven. Naomi will perform her own composition, along with music by Frederic Chopin, Claude Debussy and Peter Tchaikovsky.
See related posts below for more DIA events happening this month or visit the DIA website.

MarshbankPark10Friday, May 29, 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 enterainment 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

Friday, May 29, from 7:30-8:30p & Saturday, May 30 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.

flipspot7gymnasticsFriday, May 29, 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, May 29, 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!

PaddlepaloozaSaturday, May 30, 2015 at 7a
Auburn Hills MI Weekend Event – Paddlepalooza 2015
Riverside Park (corner of Auburn and Squirrel Roads)
Paddlepalooza 2015, a canoe/kayak race and adventure river paddle on the Clinton River. Because the river can be considered a difficult Class III rating at certain times of the year, Paddlepalooza 2015 is not recommended for the beginner paddler. Participants must be at least 12 years of age, and paddlers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Personal flotation devices are required. To register.

bandparade1Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 8a-8p
Troy MI Weekend Event – Annual Music Marathon
Troy High School Auditorium (4777 Northfield Pkwy, Troy, MI)
Stop in anytime during that 12 hour period to catch some of Troy’s most talented musicians as they share their love of music and raise money and awareness for their band program. And while the music is FREE, there are opportunities to support the bands with your generous donations as well, with cash or checks payable to Troy High Band Boosters. You can also bring and donate your recyclable cans from 8 am to 2 pm, or grab a bite to eat at the concession stand from 10a-8p. For more information, call 248.823.2794.

RiverWoodsPark3NatureSaturday, May 30, 2015 from 9a-11a
Novi MI Weekend Event – River Day
Rotary Park (22220 Roethel Drive, Novi, Michigan)
Volunteers will gather for a “spring cleaning” of the park, which is part of the Rouge River Watershed. Activities include planting, weeding, and clearing of the walking trails. All volunteers will receive a picnic lunch at noon provided by the Novi Rotary Club.

Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 9a-2p
Auburn Hills MI Weekend Event – Health Education Fair
Baker College (1500 University Drive, Auburn Hills, MI 48326)
This FREE health fair is open to all members of the community and features FREE health screenings, fun activities for kids, giveaways, prizes, and more.

Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 9:30a-3p
Troy MI Weekend Event – Community Garage Sale and Flea Market
Liberty Center Parking Garage (S of Troy Community Center)
Flea Market vendors also welcome. $20 registration fee ($25 Non-Res) gives you two parking spaces in the garage. Over 150 vendors and 1,500 shoppers are expected to attend. Call 248.524.3484. Shopper’s admission fee: $2/ person, children under 12 free.

mom 2 mom saleSaturday, May 30, 2015 (various times)
Oakland County MI 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. Click here to find out the Mom2Mom sales info going on this weekend around Oakland County!

Saturday, May 30, 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, May 30, 2015 from 3p-4:30p
Orion Township MI Weekend Event: All Ages Open Gym
fLipSpot Gym (233 Kay Industrial Dr, Orion Township, MI)
Saturday open gym session at fLipSpot is for all ages. The cost is $12 a person or $25 for a family. Kids under 5 have to have a parent in the gym. All participants must have a signed waiver on file. A waiver can be filled out electronically at flipspotgym.com.

TroyAquaticCenterFeature1Saturday, May 30, 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, May 30, 2015 from 7p-11p
Leonard MI Weekend Event – Light Up The Night
Addison Oaks Park (1480 West Romeo Road, Leonard, Michigan 48367)
Light up the Night will kick off with the Guy Louis Family Concert from 7-9 p.m. Following the live music, there will be glow games and activities, glow putt putt, crafts for kids, night insect program and T-shirt printing (bring a plain, dark-colored T-shirt). Astronomers will be on site with telescopes if weather permits.
See related posts below for more Oakland County Parks events happening this month or visit www.DestinationOakland.com.

flowersSunday, May 31, 2015 from 7:30a-2:30p
Oakland County Parks Event – Spring Flower Days 2015
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Start your summer garden off right with a wide variety of plants, flowers and garden art. Make your garden the envy of the neighborhood! Contact info: 248.858.5495 or ocmarket@oakgov.com.

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 1p
Detroit MI Weekend Event – Family Sunday at the DIA
Sunday Music Bar: Stefan Kukurugya: 1–4 p.m.
Lecture: Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College: 2 p.m.
See related posts below for more DIA events happening this month or visit the DIA website.

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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