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Metro Detroit Weekend Events 2014

Posted by Glen LaGrou September 29, 2014 Events, Fall Fun, 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 October 3, October 4, and October 5 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.


Friday, October 3 through Sunday, October 5, 2014
Sandusky Ohio Weekend Event - HalloWeekends 2014 at Cedar Point
Cedar Point
HalloWeekend hours are Fridays 6pm-12midnight, Saturdays 11am-12midnight, and Sundays 12noon-8pm. HalloWeekends is filled with Spooktacular attractions. There are two degrees of ‘scary’ – Family Friendly, and Frightfully Scary (which is not recommended for young children). In total, you’ll find 23 spooktacular attractions at Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends. Review and pics of Halloweekends. Visit www.CedarPoint.com for tickets!

Farmington Hills hayrideFriday, October 3, 2014 from 5:30p-7:30p
Farmington Hills MI Weekend Event: Hayride Central
Heritage Park (24725 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI)
Hayrides are scheduled at Heritage Park every half-hour on Friday evenings in the Fall through October 24 (and one on Saturday, November 1). Roast Marshmallows over a campfire and enjoy a cup of cider as part of the Fall Hayrides package.

Friday, October 3, Saturday, October 4, Sunday October 5
Northville MI Weekend Event - Maybury Farm Corn Maze
Maybury Farm (50165 Eight Mile, Northville Township, MI 48167)
Corn maze tickets include a visit to the farm, playground, a hayride to the corn maze, fun in the 12 acre corn maze. Hours are Fridays from 6p-10p, Saturdays from noon-10p, and Sundays from noon-7p. Hayrides run every 20 minutes and kids can wait for the hayride at the nearby playground. Flashlights and glo necklaces are available for night-time corn maze fun! For more information, call 248-374-0200.

DIADetroitInstituteofArts1Friday, October 3, 2014 at 7p
Detroit Michigan Weekend Event - Friday Night Live at the DIA
Music: Slow/Fast, 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Slow/Fast explores the musical worlds of Ken Thomson (saxophone), merging his interest in structured compositions for chamber ensemble with jazz improvisations. Others in the group are Russ Johnson (trumpet), Nir Felder (guitar), Adam Armstrong (bass) and Fred Kennedy (drums). For a complete schedule and map of all Midtown installations visit www.dlectricity.com.
See related posts below for more DIA events happening this month or visit the DIA website.

fire truckFriday, October 3, 2014 from 7p-9p
Rochester Hills MI Weekend Event – Fire Apparatus Display
Meijer Parking Lot (SE corner of Rocehster Road and Auburn Road)
Fire trucks, rescue vehicles and ambulances will be on display. The feature event will be a live fire demonstration!

Friday, October 3, from 7:30-8:30p & Saturday, October 4, 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 5 & 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.

Friday, October 3, 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!

Michigan Antiques FestivalSaturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5, 2014
Davisburg MI Weekend Event – Michigan Antique Festival
Springfield Oaks County Park (12451 Andersonville Rd, Davisburg, MI 48350)
Michigan Antique Festival has been held for over 45 years and is Michigan’s largest antique and collectible festival. Browse over 80 acres of antiques and collectables from over 1000 dealers, enjoy a classic car show, food, live entertainment, and more! Admission to Michigan Antiques Festival is $6 per person. Kids under 11 years old are free. Parking is free. Hours are from 8a-6p on Saturday and 9a-4p on Sunday.

home depot kids workshopSaturday, October 4, 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.

Saturday, October 4, 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!

orion centerSaturday, October 4, 2014 from 10a-6p
Orion Township / Lake Orion Michigan Weekend Event: Made in the Mitten Arts and Crafts Show
Orion Center (1335 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI)
One of a kind, unique arts and craft show featuring distinctive and classic Made in Michigan products, made by Michiganders for Michiganders! Interested vendors can contact Jennifer Vezina at jvezina@oriontownship.org or 248.391.0304 Ext 303 for additional information and application fees.

farm animalsSaturday, October 4, 2014 from 11a-5p
Waterford MI Weekend Event – Harvest Happening
Hess-Hathaway Park (825 S. Williams Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48327)
Harvest Happening features hayrides, a bake sale, pony rides, crafts, farm animals, a children’s area and more! This is a free event. Admission is free but donations are accepted to benefit Hess-Hathaway Park. Rain date is Sunday. Weather hotline is 248-618-7671.

Saturday, October 4, and Sunday, October 5, 2014 from noon-4p
Milford MI Weekend Event – Fall Festival
Kensington Metropark (2240 W. Bruno Road, Milford, MI 48380)
Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of activities for the whole family. Tour the farm and view traditional demonstrations, visit with food and craft vendors, be entertained by Rosco the Clown and more. Also, take a hayride to and from the pumpkin patch to pick your perfect pumpkin. No registration is required. Most activities are free with a park pass. Standard public hayride rates apply. Call 248-684-8632 for more info.

IndependenceOaksPark11TwinChimneysSaturday, October 4, 2014 from 2p-4p
Clarkston MI Weekend Event – Autumn Magic
Wint Nature Center (inside Independence Oaks County Park 9501 Sashabaw Road Clarkston, MI)
Saturday. Bring the family for some sweet, colorful autumn magic. Press apples into cider, enjoy a fall snack and craft a leafprint T-shirt. Experience the magic of nature in the fall with a naturalist-led walk, song and activities in beautiful Independence Oaks County Park. Bring a light colored T-shirt for printing. $5/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturday. See related posts below for more Oakland County Parks events happening this month or visit www.DestinationOakland.com.

bloomerparkSaturday, October 4, 2014 from 3p-6p
Rochester Hills MI Weekend Event – Trick or Treat Trail / Fall Hoe Down
Bloomer Park (375 John R Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309)
Enjoy hayrides around Bloomer Park, cider and donuts, s’mores, a fire pit, and Blue Grass Music! Tickets are $10.

Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 3p-5:30p
Troy MI Weekend Event – Creepy Critter Halloween
Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083)
Youngsters ages 6 adn up can enjoy Halloween season with a super fun night. Enjoy the Creepy Critter Show with Dan the Creature Man, a Halloween movie, popcorn and more! Call 248-524-3484 to register. Cost is $13 for residents or $15 for non.

Saturday, October 4, 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.

independence oaks county park clarkstonSunday, October 5, 2014 from 8a-3p
Clarkston MI Weekend Event – Fall Color Car Classic
Independence Oaks County Park (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348)
The Fall Color Car Classic takes place at the Twin Chimneys area of Independence Oaks County Park and is sponsored by Alhambra Charities. Check out entries in 26 different classes from antique cars and mustangs to trucks and vans and everything in between. Trophies awarded by People’s Choice. Door prizes, goodie bags, 50/50 drawing, concession food items and indoor restrooms. Call 248-673-2826 for more information. See related posts below for more Oakland County Parks events happening this month or visit www.DestinationOakland.com.

Oakland County Farmers MarketSunday, October 5, 2014 from 10a-3p
Waterford MI Weekend Event – Arts and Craft Show
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Come and find the best arts and crafts anywhere in the Metro Detroit area! Photography, paintings, jewelry, wood working and more! If you are interested in participating as a vendor, please call 248-858-5495 and speak to the market staff to reserve a space. See related posts below for more Oakland County Parks events happening this month or visit www.DestinationOakland.com.

FiretruckKidsSunday, October 5, 2014 from noon-3p
Rochester Hills MI Weekend Event - Fire Department Open House
Sunday, October 5, 2014 from noon-3p
Rochester Hills Fire Station 1 (1111 Horizon Ct, Rochester Hills)
Rochester Hills Fire Station 2 (1251 E. Auburn, Rochester Hills)
Rochester Hills Fire Station 4 (2723 Walton, Rochester Hills)
See a live simulated fire attack on Sunday, October 5 at 1p at Station 1 (1111 Horizon Ct). Come view a simulated fire attack and view your firefighters in action during the time of an emergency.

Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 1p
Detroit, Michigan Weekend Event - Family Sunday at the DIA
Detroit Institute of Arts
Sunday Music Bar: Pianist Stefan Kukurugya, 1–4 p.m.
The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920, 2 p.m.
Many important American Impressionists both created gardens and painted them. Anna O. Marley, curator of historical American art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, will talk about painters at work in different gardens, with particular attention to Maria Oakey and her husband, Thomas Wilmer Dewing. The Dewings helped decorate the home of collector Charles Lang Freer in Detroit and contributed to the design of his gardens.
See related posts below for more DIA events happening this month or visit the DIA website.

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Troy MI Weekend Event – Troy Fire Department Open House
Troy Fire Station #1 – 1019 E. Big Beaver, Troy, MI
Troy Fire Station #2 – 5600 Livernois, Troy, MI
Troy Fire Station #3 – 2400 W. Big Beaver, Troy, MI
Troy Fire Station #4 – 2013 E. Maple, Troy, MI
Troy Fire Station #5 – 6399 John R, Troy, MI
Troy Fire Station #6 – 5901 Coolidge, Troy, MI

Marshbank Park West Bloomfield MISunday, October 5, 2014 from 2p-5p
West Bloomfield MI Weekend Event – Fall Fest
Marshbank Park (2805 Hiller Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48324)
Free family Fall fun! Enjoy Fall crafts, games, live music, bouncers, pony rides, a petting farm, and more! Refreshments available for purchase. For more info,, call 248-451-1900 or visit the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation website.

Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 3p-8p
Clawson MI Weekend Event – Clawson Fall Festival
Clawson City Park
Celebrate the beginning of fall with an afternoon of fun! The day includes free hayrides, farm animals, inflatables, baked goods, games and more. New this year will be a food truck rally with the Michigan Mobile Food Vendors Association! The day ends with a bonfire conducted by the Clawson Fire Department. Contact Clawson Parks and Rec for more info at 248-589-0344.

Esplendido4PizzaSunday, October 5, 2014 from 6p-8p
Farmington Hills MI Weekend Event – Pizza Palooza 2014
The Costick Center (28600 Eleven Mile Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan)
Pizza Palooza will feature the area’s finest pizza from different local businesses. Participants can try all the pizza and salad they want from 6 to 7:15 p.m. In addition to the pizza sampling, admission to Farmington Hills Pizza Palooza includes: games, crafts, face painting, Sunday night football on TV and more! Pizza Palooza is $7 per person or $10 at the door. Children three and under are free. Pre-register before October 1, 2014. For more info, call 248-473-1800.

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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