Oakland County – Metro Detroit Free Summer Fun for Kids
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The Oakland County Moms Free Summer Fun for Kids page returns for another summer of free family fun in Oakland County and Metro Detroit,
Michigan. Don’t let the summer pass you by without taking advantage of the free summer fun events and activities for kids and adults!
It Takes a Village Kids Club Thursdays at the Village of Rochester Hills – Oakland County Moms is sponsoring the free fun for school-age kids every Thursday at 5:30pm. Click here for a schedule of the free events and activities.
Free Concerts in Oakland County and Metro Detroit, Michigan – Pull up a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy free concerts through out Oakland County and Metro Detroit this summer!
Auburn Hills, MI Free Summer Concerts - Free summer concerts at Riverside Park in Downtown Auburn Hills on Fridays all summer long. Click here for the schedule.
Birmingham, MI Free Summer Concerts – Shain Park will host free summer concerts on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer. Click here for the 2013 concert schedule.
Clarkston, MI Free Summer Concerts - Friday nights at Depot Park will be home to free summer concerts from Mid-June to Mid July. Click here for the upcoming free concerts in Clarkston.
Farmington, MI Free Summer Concerts for kids – Riley Park in Farmington will host free concerts for kids on select Wednesdays through the summer. Click here for the schedule.
Farmington, MI Free Summer Concerts – Sundquist Pavilion in Riley Park will feature Jazz, Folk, Acoustic and Rock music this summer on fridays this summer. Click here for the 2013 free summer concert schedule.
Farmington Hills, MI Free Summer Concerts – Heritage Park will be home to 8 free concerts this summer. Click here for the 2013 schedule of free concerts in Farmington Hills.
Lake Orion, MI Free Summer Concerts - Lake Orion offers free summer concerts on Wednesdays at Children’s Park in Downtown Lake Orion. Click here for the 2013 schedule of free concerts.
Miflord, MI Free Summer Concerts – Free summer concerts return to Central Park on Thursday evenings at 7p. Click here for the 2013 free summer concert schedule for Milford.
Northville, MI Free Summer Concerts – Northville DDA hosts free summer concerts on Fridays at the Northville Town Square. Concerts start at 7p. Click here for the 2013 Northville free summer concert schedule.
Northville, MI Free Summer Concerts for kids – Tunes on Tuesday returns to Genitti’s Hole-in-the-Wall Theatre on Tuesday mornings this summer from 10:30a-11:30a. These concerts feature puppets, kids comedy and musical performances for kids. Click here for the 2013 schedule.
Novi, MI Free Concerts and Kids Fun – Fuerst Park will be host to Tremendous Tuesdays free entertainment for kids and Friday Family Fun concerts and outdoor movies. Click here for the schedule.
Orion Twp., MI Free Summer Concerts – The beautiful Wildwood Ampitheater will host free concerts on Tuesdays this summer. Click here for the dates and times.
Rochester Hills, MI Free Summer Concerts – The Village of Rochester Hills will host free summer concerts on Thursdays throughout the summer. Click here for the Village of Rochester Hills concert schedule.
Royal Oak, MI Free Summer Concerts – The Detroit Zoo is holding free summer concerts with paid zoo admission on Wednesday evenings this summer. Click here for the Detroit Zoo Free Summer Concert Schedule.
Southfield, MI Free Summer Concerts – Enjoy Eat to the Beat on Thursday afternoons and Gazebo concerts on Tuesday evenings this summer! Click here for locations, dates and times.
South Lyon, MI Free Summer Concerts – McHattie Park will host free summer concerts on Fridays from June through August. Click here for the 2013 concert schedule.
Waterford, MI Free Summer Concerts – Hess Hathaway Park will be hosting free concerts for their Concerts in the Park series on Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Click here for location info and schedule.
Free Outdoor Movie Nights This Summer in Oakland County – Pack your blanket and snacks and head out to free Movies in the Moonlight and other free outdoor movie nights taking place across Oakland County this summer!
Berkley, MI Outdoor Movie Nights - Berkley will host an outdoor movie nights at Community Park. Click here for date and time.
Birmingham, MI Free Summer Movie Nights – Booth Park will be hosting free movies under the stars this summer on select evenings. Click here for the 2013 free outdoor movie schedule for Booth Park.
Holly, MI Free Outdoor Summer Movies – Head to Battle Alley in Downtown Holly this summer for any or all of 6 featured outdoor movie nights! Click here for the 2013 schedule.
Rochester, MI Movies in the Moonlight – The giant inflatable screen returns to E. Third Street for another summer of free movies. Click here for the 2013 schedule.
South Lyon, MI Free Summer Movies – Enjoy a movie under the stars at McHattie Park on South Lyon’s 24-foot inflatable screen! Click here for a schedule.
Waterford, MI Movies Under the Stars – Enjoy a free outdoor movie plus tons of free fun for kids at Pierce Middle School. Click here for movie schedule and details.
The Village of Rochester Hills – Movies on the giant inflatable screen will be shown the 4th Thursday in June, July and August.
Great Start Play Days In The Park – Fun-filled parent/child events for children up to the age of 5 at parks in Oakland County this summer! Click here for dates and locations.
Free Fireworks Shows in Oakland County and Metro Detroit, Michigan - Don’t forget to check out our OCM calendar of fireworks shows in and around Oakland County. Most are free or only require park admission or vehicle entry. Click here to find the free fireworks displays.
Free Friday Night Campfires at Heritage Park in Farmington Hills - The campfire events start at 7p and run until 9p every Friday evening from June 21 through August 23. Share songs by the campfire, write on the Heritage Park sharing wall, tour the Heritage Park Nature Center, make s’mores for a dollar and enjoy the fire with family and friends. Click here for the details.
Free Summer Fun for Kids at the Farmington Hills Nature Center - The Farmington Hills Nature Center inside Heritage Park is offering free summer nature programs this summer for kids of all ages. The free programs take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer from June 19th through August 23rd. Click here for details.
Oakland County Parks and Recreation - Once again, Oakland County Moms has teamed up with Oakland County Parks and Recreation to bring you their calendar of all the County Park happenings. Click here for the 2013 schedule of summer fun at OC Parks.
Park It Free Family Fun Nights - Parks across SE Michigan will host Park It Free Family Fun Nights. Free Family Fun Nights include an outdoor concert for kids and a family movie under the stars on a giant LED video screen. Click here for the dates and locations of Park It Family Fun Nights.
Free Oakland County Library Events - Even though library budgets have been decimated, the local libraries do an outstanding job of holding free activities for kids of all ages. Teen board game nights, movie showings, book clubs, video game tournaments, Lego events are only a few of the activities going on at our local libraries. Some programs don’t even require city residency to participate. Check the OCM library directory for links to their calendar of events. Events and programs vary from library to library.
Enjoy Local Parks for Free - Some local parks like Friendship Park, Bay Court Park, or Heritage Park don’t charge admission to use their facilities and playscapes. If you don’t like to travel even that far, picnics at local school playgrounds work in a pinch on warm summer days. Paradise Peninsula at Waterford Oaks is free and features a HUGE playscape.
Free Bowling All Summer in across Oakland County and Southeast Michigan - Kids Bowl Free dot com allows kids to sign up for your favorite Michigan bowling center. They send free bowling passes via e-mail on a weekly basis through the summer. They also offer discounted event rates for the parents in case they want to bowl with the kids. Click here for more info on Kids Bowl Free Michigan.
Free Perks in Oakland County Library Summer Reading Programs – Many local libraries offer free prizes to kids that keep their reading going throughout the summer. Check out our Oakland County Library Directory to find the nearest library partaking in Summer Reading Programs.
Free Kids Workshops - Home Depot and Lowes offer free workshops. Home Depot offers theirs the first Saturday of every month where each child receives a free project to assemble (and keep). My kids personally love Home Depot’s workshop. Click here for more info on Home Depot’s Free Kids Workshop. Lowe’s offers a similar free kids workshops on alternate Saturdays. Click here for more info on Lowe’s free kids workshops.
Free Family Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shops – Bass Pro Shops at Great Lakes Crossing offers a variety of free summer camping and craft activities from June 8 through July 14. Click here for details.
Make Your Own Slip N Slide - Why buy a cheap slip-n-slide when you can make your own? Sure, the material isn’t free but it’s darn close. We only spent $15 dollars on our materials. Just go to Home Depot and buy and buy smooth painters tarp. Ours is over 25 feet long and superior to the cheapies you find at Target. We’ve had ours for 4 years now and it has held up well. Click here for more info on how to make your own slip n slide.
Per usual, keep an eye on our Oakland County Moms events/local activities page or our Oakland County Moms Weekend Family Fun page for info on SE Michigan summer festivals, carnivals and free things to do in Oakland County and Metro Detroit all summer long!
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.