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Metro Detroit Weekend Events 2014

Posted by Glen LaGrou November 21, 2014 Events, Fall Fun, Featured, Holiday Fun, 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 November 21, November 22, and November 23, 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.

METRO DETROIT THANKSGIVING WEEKEND EVENTS 2014
METRO DETROIT CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY EVENTS 2014

METRO DETROIT SANTA CLAUS VISITS 2014

ChristmasIceSkatingOutdoorCampusMartiusFriday, November 21, 2014 from 5p-Midnight
Detroit MI Weekend Event – Campus Martius Park Tree Lighting
Campus Martius Park (800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan)
Following the tree lighting Campus Martius Park Ice-Skating season begins!

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 6:30p
Northville MI Weekend Event – Holiday Lighted Parade
Downtown Northville MI
Ring in the Holiday Season with the annual Holiday Lighted Parade in downtown Northville, the official kickoff to Northvile’s Hometown Holidays.

bassproshop11Daily through Christmas Eve
Auburn Hills MI Weekend Event – Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops (Great Lakes Crossing Phone: 248-209-4200)
Bass Pro hosts Santa Claus (and tons of free Christmas fun for kids at Bass Pro) daily through Christmas Eve. You can even get a free photo with Santa while enjoying the free fun! Click here for info and times for Santa’s daily appearances and for a list of all the free fun holiday games, crafts and activities happening each day!

Friday, November 21, 2014 from 6:30p-8p
Farmington / Farmington Hills MI Weekend Event – Thanksgiving Family Swim Event
Goldfish Swim School (Goldfish Swim School of Farmington Hills 22710 Haggerty Rd. Ste 200 Farmington Hills, MI 48335, 248-596-1914)
Goldfish Swim School Birmingham (2388 Cole St, Birmingham, MI 48009)
Goldfish Swim School Macomb (18377 Hall Road #1, Macomb, MI 48044)
Goldfish Swim School Rochester (550 South St, Rochester, MI 48307)
Goldfish Swim School Clarkston (6340 Waldon Center Dr, Clarkston, MI 48346)
Thankful Thanksgiving family swim event! Pre-registration is required for this event so we can be sure to keep the event safe and fun for all. Simply email swimfarmington@goldfishss.com to sign up the day of the event.

VillageChristmasLights1Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7p
Rochester Hills MI Weekend Event – Village of Rochester Hills Tree-Lighting Ceremony
Village of Rochester Hills (NE corner of Adams Rd and University, Rochester Hills, MI)
Once again the Village will come to life with over 850,000 lights that will illuminate all at once! In addition to lighting our 25 foot tree, we will welcome Santa to the Village for another year of free visits. The fun starts at 6p, the tree-lighting takes place at 7p.

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7p
Detroit Michigan Weekend Event - Friday Night Live at the DIA
Music and DFT: The Lodger with Music by Little Bang Theory: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Frank Pahl and Little Bang Theory accompany the showing of a newly restored version of Alfred Hirchcock’s 1920 silent thriller The Lodger, based on the crimes of London’s Jack the Ripper. Michigan musician/composer Pahl has worked in several styles including “toy pop,” music made with toy instruments.
See related posts below for more DIA events happening this month or visit the DIA website.

Friday, November 21, from 7:30-8:30p & Saturday, November 22, 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.

Friday, November 21, 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!

parenting classSaturday, November 22, 2014 from 7:30a-3p
Commerce Twp MI Weekend Event – Oakland County Parenting Education Fair
Walled Lake Northern High School (6000 Bogie Lake Rd, Commerce Twp, MI 48382)
Parents, educators, teachers, administrators and childcare workers are invited to the Western Oakland County Parenting Education Fair. The newly formed partnership with the PTAs and staff from Farmington Schools, Huron Valley Schools, the Oakland County Youth Assistance, Oakland Schools, Walled Lake Schools and West Bloomfield Schools is planning an expanded parenting education experience.

Saturday, November 22, 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!

altSaturday, November 22 from 10a-4p
Royal Oak MI Weekend Event – Holiday Arts & Crafts Marketplace
Royal Oak High School (1500 Lexington Boulevard, Royal Oak, MI)
Fun, food and holiday shopping! Featuring more than 100 local artisans. Luncheon entrees and baked goods available for purchase. Admission is $2, kids 12 & under are free.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11a
Royal Oak MI Weekend Event – Turkey Storytime and Crafts with Cowboy Alex
Royal Oak Senior / Community Center (3500 Marais Ave, Royal Oak MI 48073)
45 minutes of stories, puppets, crafts, magic and fun with Cowboy Alex. Good for kids ages 3 – 8 years old. Just $5 per child. To register, call 248-246-3180.

Ferndale DDA Nov2014Saturday, November 22, 2014 from noon-8p
Ferndale MI Weekend Event – Holiday Hoof & FestivALE
Downtown Ferndale (on W. Troy Street)
Enjoy a 4+ mile night obstacle run/2mi. fun walk, Americana (bluegrass and folk) music, X-mas craft beers, cold weather comfort foods, tree lighting ceremony, and reindeer games. For more info or to register for the run, contact the Ferndale DDA at 248-591-7034.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 1p-4p
Farmington Hills MI Weekend Event – Thanksgiving for Nature
Heritage Park (24915 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI)
The event will feature self-guided scavenger hunts through the trails of Heritage Park. Participants will receive a list of clues and directions that will help them on their quest to find reasons to be thankful for all of nature’s gifts. Those who complete the scavenger hunt will be eligible for a Thanksgiving prize. Fee is $5 per person or $15 per family. No registration required. Call 248-477-1135 for more info.

flipspot7gymnasticsSaturday, November 22, 2014 from 3:00p-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.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 5p-7:45p
Troy, MI Weekend Event – Family Night Out
The Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083)
The north court of the gym will be open for an inexpensive, fun night out for families! Activities include basketball at 8’ goals, parachutes, an inflatable castle, open swim and more. Fee: $10 for resident groups (up to 4 people); $14 for non-resident groups (up to 4 people). Additional Family Memebers $2.50/Resident and $3.50/NR.

altSaturday, November 22 & Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 5:30p-9:30p
Royal Oak MI Weekend Event – Wild Lights
Detroit Zoo (8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48067)
The Detroit Zoo will light up the night this holiday season with Wild Lights, a spectacular holiday light display. For 24 nights, more than five million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings and animal sculptures on a half-mile trail through the front of the Zoo. (282930)

Saturday, November 22, 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.

full moonSaturday, November 22, 2014 from 8p-10p
Clarkston MI Weekend Event – Fall Star Party
Wint Nature Center (inside Independence Oaks County Park 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI)
Look up and discover the autumn night sky during this starstudded evening. Oakland Astronomy Club astronomers will bring telescopes for deep sky investigation (weather permitting). Enjoy a naturalist- guided StarLab planetarium show. A star-themed craft and snack will round out the evening. Suitable for school-aged children and adults. $4/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.

paradeSunday, November 23, 2014 from 1p-4p
Northville MI Weekend Event – Christmas in the Village
Mill Race Village Northville
Enjoy have snacks, carolers, the Weavers will be demonstrating their craft and the Northville High School band will play a few numbers. St Nicholas may make an early appearance.

Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2p
Royal Oak MI Weekend Event – Royal Oak Holiday Magic Parade
Downtown Royal Oak
Over 80 parade units will include marching bands, floats, musical performances, circus acts and more. Visits with Santa are after the parade from 3-5pm! This is a free event.

Sunday, November 23, 2014 (all day)
Royal Oak MI Weekend Event – Kids Eat Free
Participating Royal Oak Restaurants
Kids Eat Free on Sundays during the holidays at participating downtown Royal Oak restaurants! Kids 10 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult meal from Nov. 23 through Dec. 28. Participating restaurants include – Andiamo, Bastone, BlackFinn, D’Amato’s, Emagine Star Lanes Event Center & Sports Grille, Fifth Avenue, Hamlin Corner, The Inn Place, Mr. B’s, Oak City Grille, Onyx, Rock on Third, Trattoria da Luigi, and Zumba Mexican Grille.

DIADetroitInstituteofArts1Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 1p
Detroit, Michigan Weekend Event - Family Sunday at the DIA
Detroit Institute of Arts
Sunday Music Bar: Pianist Mick Dobday: 1–4 p.m.
Lecture: Are Artists 21st-Century Entrepreneurs?: 6 p.m.
Sarah Thornton, author of Seven Days in the Art World, asks: “Is being an artist a radical form of entrepreneurship or a vocational calling like the priesthood? Is it an extension of philosophy or an offshoot of entertainment?” in her most recent book, 33 Artists in 3 Acts, which will be released in November. Sponsored by Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art.
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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