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Metro Detroit Weekend Events 2014

Posted by Glen LaGrou September 1, 2014 Events, Featured, Local Activities, Summer Fun, Weekend Events

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

Metro Detroit Weekend Events Calendar for September 5, September 6, and September 7 2014…

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.

artapples24Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7, 2014
Rochester MI Weekend Event – Art and Apples 2014
Municipal Park (400 Sixth St., Rochester, Michigan 48307)
Enjoy more than 285 artists exhibits, the annual applie pie and dessert contest, live entertainment, food, fun for kids, and more during the annual festival! Hours are from 4p-7:30p on Fri, 9a-7:30p on Sat, and 9a-4p on Sun.

Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7p
Detroit Michigan Weekend Event - Friday Night Live at the DIA
Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48202)
Music: Glorious Moments Baroque Ensemble: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Glorious Moments presents music from the Baroque era on period instruments. The ensemble, featuring MeeAe Nam (soprano), Daniel Foster (violin), Diane Winder (cello), Kiri Tollasken (cornetto) and Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra (harpsichord), perform works by Handel, Bach and others.
See related posts below for more DIA events happening this month or visit the DIA website.

Friday, September 5, 2014 from 8:15p-10:05p
Royal Oak, Michigan 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!

mom 2 mom saleSaturday, September 6, 2014 (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, September 6, 2014 from 9a-noon
Metro Detroit Weekend Event: Home Depot Free Kids Workshop
Metro Detroit, Michigan Home Depot Stores
Build. Learn. Create. Kids workshops are FREE How-to workshops designed toward kids ages 5-12. The hands on sessions are offered on the first Saturday of each month between 9am and noon at all Home Depot locations.

Troy Aquatic Center WaterparkSaturday, September 6, 2014 from 10a-1p
Troy, Michigan Weekend Event: Dog Water Palooza Dog Swim
Troy Aquatic Center (3425 Civic Center Dr, Troy, MI 48083)
Dogs are invited for a 45 minute dogs only swim. Dogs must be at least 6 mos old with current license. Registration is required. The rain date is September 7. Cost is $8 for residents or $10 for non residents. Under 40 lbs swims from 10a-10:45a, 41-65lbs swims from 11a-11:45a, dogs 66 lbs or more swim from noon-12:45p. Call 248-524-3514 to register.

Saturday, September 6 and Sunday, September 7 from 10a-7p
Holly Michigan Weekend Event – Michigan Renaissance Festival 2014
Michigan Renaissance Festival (12600 Dixie Highway, Holly, MI, 48442)
Take a time-travel adventure into the 16th century at the 36th annual Michigan Renaissance Festival! Enjoy live entertainment and fun every weekend through Setember 28. Visit michrenfest.com for more info.

ReadingKids1Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 10a-2p
Clawson MI Weekend Event – Art and Authors
Blair Memorial Library (416 Main Street, Clawson, MI 48017)
This event is family friendly and free, and will have something for everyone, including a special appearances by some of your favorite Star Wars characters, as well as a gamut of local authors, crafters, artisans, and more.

Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 10a-4p
Lyon Twp MI Weekend Event – Depot Day
McHattie Park (400 Dorothy Street, South Lyon, Michigan)
There will be several special events and lots of activities for children.
Special Events include… museum tours, model train club, craft demos, balloons, face painting, bubble fun, and more!

Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 11a-2p
Novi MI Weekend Event – Ethnic Taste & Tune Fest 2014
Fuerst Park (Taft Rd and W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48376)
Celebrating diversity in Novi. Free community event. Food will be available for purchase. Food, music, dancing, family activities. For more information, call 248-347-0416.

altSaturday, September 6, 2014 from noon-5p
Waterford MI Weekend Event – Waterford Oaks Waterpark Dogs Only Swim
Waterford Oaks Waterpark (1702 Scott Lake Road, Waterford, MI)
A low-cost vaccination clinic for dogs and cats takes place this day from 10a-2p. For pet safety, please bring dogs on a leash and cats in a carrier. Dogs Only Swim event 55-minute time slot is based on canine weight. Contests each hour for Best Wet Look and Best Swimsuit. All owners must show valid Michigan Dog License or proof of rabies vaccinations. Admission for the Dogs Only Swim Events is $15/dog at the gate. Details or questions – Laurie Stasiak at 248-858-4929. Find complete waterpark information and registration forms for the dog swims events at www.DestinationOakland.com.

BluegrassConcertAHills1Saturday, September 6, 2014 from noon-7p
Auburn Hills MI Weekend Event – Parade of Stars Bluegrass Festival 2014
Civic Center Park (1827 N. Squirrel Road, Auburn Hills, Michigan)
Auburn Hills Bluegrass Festival 2014 will feature music by Claire Lynch, Sister Sadie, and Flatt Lonesome. The host band for this year’s Parade of Stars Bluegrass Festival will be The Special Consensus. Parade of Stars is held rain or shine. Refreshments are available on site and so is the opportunity to purchase band CDs and merchandise. Parade of Stars / Auburn Hills Bluegrass Festival has a $5 entry fee per adult; students and children are free.

Saturday, September 6, 2014 from noon-5p
Wolverine Lake MI Weekend Event - Village of Wolverine Lake Corn Roast
Village of Wolverine Lake (425 Glengary Rd, Wolverine Lake, MI 48390)
Enjoy hourly raffles, live entertainment, roasted corn, brats, hot dogs, popcorn, bbq sliders, children’s activites, inflatables, game tent, prizes, and more.

Butterfly1Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 1:30p-3:30p
Madison Heights MI Weekend Event – Butterfly Parade
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071)
Parade starts at 3 p.m. Interactive Nature talk, Make and Take children’s crafts, Retro games and more. Free event sponsored by ITC, Oakland Parks Foundation and Oakland County Parks and Recreation. To register, call: 248.858.0916. See related posts below for more Oakland County Parks events happening this month or visit www.DestinationOakland.com.

Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 2p-5p
Southfield Michigan Weekend Event: Automation Workz
Comau Innovation Campus (21175 Telegraph, Southfield, MI 48033)
Part Maker Faire — Part Career Fair — Part Career Exploration — Part Invent-A-Thon. Automation Workz is an iSTEAM (Invention, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) career exploration workshop that exposes 9th – 12th graders and their parents to a fully functioning automated factory, the industrial internet and the new advanced manufacturing jobs that do not require a Bachelor’s Degree.

Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 7p-8:50p
Berkley, Michigan Weekend Event – Saturday Night Rockin’ Skate
Berkley Ice Arena (2300 Robina, Berkley, MI – 248-658-3460)
Berkley Ice Arena kicks up the music for open ice-skating. Adults are $5 and kids are just $4. $3 for ice skate rental.

Oakland County Farmers MarketSunday, September 7, 2014 from 8a-1p
Waterford MI Weekend Event – Mom-to-Mom Sale
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
New and gently used children’s clothes and toys will be available for sale. Come and save money! If you are interesting in renting a space please call 248-858-5495 to speak to market staff for more information. See related posts below for more Oakland County Parks events happening this month or visit www.DestinationOakland.com.

redoakswaterpark11Sunday, September 7, 2014 from noon-5p
Madison Heights MI Weekend Event – Red Oaks Waterpark Dogs Only Swim & Fido Fest
Red Oaks Waterpark (1455 East 13 Mile Road, Madison Heights, MI)
Fido Fest at Red Oaks also takes place from noon-5p. Fido Fest features vendors, rescues, adoptions, contests, doggie games and helpful tips. The Sportsman’s Dog Training Club of Detroit will be on hand with dog training clinics and agility demos at 12:30, 2 and 3 p.m. Admission for the Dogs Only Swim Events is $15/dog at the gate. Details or questions – Laurie Stasiak at 248-858-4929. Find complete waterpark information and registration forms for the dog swims events at www.DestinationOakland.com.

DIADetroitInstituteofArts1Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 1p
Detroit, Michigan Weekend Event - Family Sunday at the DIA
Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48202)
Sunday Music Bar: Cecelia Sharpe, 1–4 p.m
Cellist Ceclia Sharpe performs in Kresge Court.
See related posts below for more DIA events happening this month or visit the DIA website.

Ongoing Weekend fun in Oakland County

Check out the Entertainment and Fitness and Recreation sections of our Oakland County Family Business Directory. These businesses cater to family fun and hold their own special weekend events and activities. Find out open ice-skate times, open roller skating times, bowling specials and more!

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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