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Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2016

Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2016 – Events, activities, and fun things to do in Oakland County and Metro Detroit MI. Weekend of August 26, 27, 28, 2016.

RedOaksWaterpark58OAKLAND COUNTY CARNIVALS
OAKLAND COUNTY WATERPARKS AND SPRAYPARKS
FREE SUMMER CONCERTS
FREE OUTDOOR SUMMER MOVIES

There are plenty of fun things to do in and around Metro Detroit this weekend. This list will try to highlight some of the weekend events Metro Detroit – big and small – for kids and families. I’m going to be using this Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2016 article to post events and activities that are either free, or at least family affordable.

Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2016

Ruth's Chris Steak HouseNow through Friday, August 26
Troy MI Weekend Event – Troy Restaurant Week 2016
Participating Troy Restaurants
Many Troy restaurant favorites are participating and offering deep discounts to some of the finest restaurants and bars in Michigan. Each participating restaurant will be offering lunch and/or dinner specials. More Info – Participating Restaurants.

Carnival roller coasterThursday, August 25, 2016 through Sunday, August 28
Warren MI Weekend Event – Warren Birthday Bash
Warren City Square
Enjoy a carnival, petting zoo, live music, food and more. Movie Under the Stars at dusk on Thursday, Laser Light Show on Friday and Saturday at dusk. For more info, visit www.cityofwarren.org.

August 25 through August 28, 2016
Lake Orion MI Weekend Events – Dragon on the Lake
Downtown Lake Orion and Around Lake Orion
Kids Zone, Lighted Boat Parade, craft fair, live entertainment and more. For a complete schedule, visit the Dragon on the Lake website.

DetroitStock1Thursday, August 25, 2016 through Sunday, August 28, 2016
Detroit MI Weekend Events – Detroit Summerfest
Grand Circus Park, Capitol Park, Campus Martius Park, Paradise Valley Beatrice Buck Park, and ore Downtown Detroit locations
Highlights include “SeeSaw” by Wise Fool New Mexico featuring stunning aerial acrobatics, George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic as the 4th Fridays musical headliner and Star Wars Spectacular featuring the Michigan Philharmonic performing “Star Wars & Sci-Phonic Favorites” and a screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” For more info, visit DowntownDetroitParks.com.

campfireFriday, August 26 through August 28, 2016
Holly MI Weekend Event – Weekend Camping at Groveland Oaks County Park
Groveland Oaks County Park (14555 Dixie Highway, Holly, Michigan)
Schedule of activities available at park office during the week prior. 248-634-9811 for more info or visit DestinationOakland.com.

Friday, August 26 through August 28, 2016
Leonard MI Weekend Event – Weekend Camping at Addison Oaks County Park
Addison Oaks Park (1480 West Romeo Road, Leonard, Michigan 48367)
Activities’ schedule usually available sometime at the park during the week prior to this weekend. 248-693-2432 for more info or visit DestinationOakland.com.

KGP6KidsGottaPlayFriday, August 26, 2016 from 10a-5p
New Hudson MI Weekend Event – Kids Gotta Play Open Play
Kids Gotta Play Showroom (53535 Grand River, New Hudson MI 48165, 1-800-955-PLAY, www.kidsgottaplay.com)
Why take the kids to Chuck E Cheese? Kids can exercise and be active! 14000 square feet of top of line OUTDOOR play equipment INDOORS so kids can climb and play the day away no matter what the weather. Top of the line outdoor play structures, trampolines, and basketball hoops. Review – Pics.

InflatablePlaspaces2BouncerFriday, August 26, 2016 from 10a-noon
Royal Oak MI Weekend Event – Friday Low Cost Inflatable Playspaces Super Jump
Inflatable Playspaces (5160 Meijer Dr, Royal Oak, MI, 248-288-5888)
Open bouncing at the HUGE Inflatable Playspaces indoor bouncer room. Just $7.95 per child (parents are FREE). More info? Call 248-288-5888.

Daily through September 4 (M-F 10a-5p, Sat and Sun from noon-5p)
Flint MI Weekend Events – Bug’s World Exhibit
Sloan Museum (1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, Michigan 48503, 810-237-3450, www.sloanlongway.org)
A Bug’s World at Sloan Museum in Flint is an exhibit that showcases bugs that are up to 200 times greater than life-size. These life-size dimensions has some of the robotic insects measuring over 20 feet in length! Visitors will walk through what feels like a giant microscope as they explore and learn more about the five (gigantic robotic) insects. Review, pics, more info

Goldfish55Friday, August 26, 2016 from noon-1p
Metro Detroit MI Weekend Events – Goldfish Swim School Playdates
Goldfish Swim Schools (Metro Detroit Goldfish Swim School Locations, 248-596-1914website)
Have the kids meet at Goldfish Swim Schools this summer for a playdate! Cost is just $5 (FREE to Goldfish Swim School students). Grab some pool toys, use our teaching equipment and have fun! PS – No need to call ahead! Playdates also occur M-Th at the same time. Times and details vary form location to location. Make sure you check their website, and call ahead!

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Auburn Hills MI Weekend Event – Parents Night Out
Pump It Up Auburn Hills (1720 Opdyke Court Auburn Hills, 48326, Phone – 248-375-1100, website)
Pump It UP hosts semi-regular Parents Night Out events that include craft projects, games, dinner, and special themes. Advanced registration required at 248-375-1100 or mi.auburnhills@pumpitupparty.com.

Friday, August 26, 2016 from 6:30p-9:30p
Wixom MI VWeekend Event – Parents Night Out
Pump It Up Wixom (28373 Beck Rd.Unit H Wixom, Michigan 48393, 248-912-1090, website)
Pump It UP hosts semi-regular Parents Night Out events that include craft projects, games, dinner, and special themes. Advanced registration required at 248-912-1090 or mi.wixom@pumpitupparty.com.

GuitarConcertMusic1Friday, August 26, 2016 from 7p-8:30p
Farmington MI Weekend Event – Free Summer Concerts
Riley Park Sundquist Pavilion (Grand River Avenue at Grove Street, Farmington, Michigan)
Chairs and blankets are recommended. Friday’s concert is – Allie Louise

Friday, August 26, 2016 from 6p-9p
Ortonville MI Weekend Event – FREE Summer Concert
Downtown Ortonville MI
The Beets, Beats, and Eats Ortonville summer concerts take place on Friday nights from 6p-9p in Crossman Park next to the Brandon Twp offices and behind The Village Pub. Friday’s concert is – Ice Cream Social

DIADetroitInstituteofArts1Friday, August 26, 2016 at 7p
Detroit MI Weekend Events – Friday Night Live at the DIA
Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202)
Detroit Film Theatre – “Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World” – 7p
Friday Night Live – Protea – “Crossing the Equator” – 7 & 8:30p
See related posts below for more DIA events happening this month or visit the DIA website.

kids first guitar ibanez mikroFriday, August 26, 2016 at 7:30p
Rochester Hills Michigan Weekend Events – Rock N Bowl Teen Nights
Classic Lanes (2145 Avon Industrial Drive, Rochester Hills, MI 48309)
For just $10 teens can enjoy live local music, door prizes, unlimited glow bowling, contests, and food specials at Rock n Bowl at Classic Lanes. The live music and unlimited bowling starts at 8p. Classic lanes have booked local music acts to play the teen through college favorites. More info

GTCGymnastics3Friday, August 26, from 7:30p-8:30p
Rochester Hills MI Weekend Event – Open Gym / Drop-In Gymnastics
GTC Gymnastics Training Center (1813 Northfield Dr, Rochester Hills, MI 48309)
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.

PremierAcademyBouncerToddler1Friday, August 26, 2016 at 7:30p
Madison Hts MI Weekend Event – Outdoor Movie Nights
Central Church (1529 E 12 Mile Rd, Madison Heights, Michigan 48071)
Central Church is hosting their FREE Outdoor Movie Nights this summer again! July 22nd is “The Incredibles”, and August 26th is “The Good Dinosaur”. Come on out for outdoor bounce houses, concessions, games, oys for littles, open gym, and relax with friends and family while watching some awesome movies on the big blow up screen. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Questions, contact events@centralchurch.cc or 248-547-3555.

flipspot gymnasticsFriday, August 26, 2016 from 7:45p-9:30p
Lake Orion / Orion Twp Weekend Event – Friday Night fLipOut
fLipSpot Gymnastics and Cheer (233 Kay Industrial Drive, Orion Township, MI 48359, 248-340-0910, www.flipspotgym.com)
This open gym activity is for ages 9 and up. It includes music, pizza, gatorade and gym fun. Call fLipSpot for cost info.

Friday, August 27, 2016 at 7:10p
ComericaParkTigers1Detroit MI Weekend Event – Comerica Park Fireworks
Comerica Park
Fireworks to start immediately following the the Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays. Visit www.DetroitTigers.com for more info. Tickets for Detroit Tigers Comerica Park Fireworks Nights can be purchased at http://mlb.mlb.com/ticketing/singlegame.jsp?c_id=det for these individual games.

Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 9:30a-12:15p
WestBloomfieldAquaticCenter3PoolWest Bloomfield MI Weekend Events – Pooch Plunge West Bloomfield
West Bloomfield Aquatic Center (6200 Farmington Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322, 248-451-1900, www.westbloomfieldparks.org)
Each registered dog receives a gift and entry into drawings to win prizes! Must be an West Bloomfield Dog Park member or bring updated bordetella and/or rabies shot records. Pre-registration is required for this event, no on-site registration. Sessions are broken down by weight class with each lasting 30 minutes. Please sign up for the session that is weight appropriate for your dog – 30 lbs & under 9:30-10:00a, 31-79 lbs 10:15-10:45a, 80 lbs & up 11a-11:30a, 31-79 lbs 11:45a-12:15p. Cost – $7 for residents, $9 for nonresidents.

lowes kids clubSaturday, August 27, 2016 at 10a
Metro Detroit, Michigan Weekend Event – Lowe’s Free Build and Grow Clinics for Kids
Metro Detroit Lowe’s Locations
Lowe’s Free Build and Grow Clinic for Kids. Bring the kids into any Lowe’s store and build a FREE wooden project. Each participant also receives a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certification of merit upon completion of their project. You must pre-register for this event. This Saturday’s Lowe’s Free Build and Grow Clinic for Kids project is – Hulk Project

Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 11a
Royal Oak MI Weekend Event – Cowboy Alex Storytime & Crafts
Royal Oak Community Center (3500 Marais Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073)
Themed story and crafts for kids ages 3-7. $5 per child. Questions? contact Royal Oak Recreation Department at 248-246-3180 or email cowboyalexstorytime@gmail.com.

Independence Oaks County ParkSaturday, August 27 2016 from 1p-3p
Clarkston MI Weekend Event – Buzz About Bees
Wint Nature Center (inside Independence Oaks County Park 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI)
Bees are important pollinators that are disappearing across the landscape. Many native Michigan bees are not aggressive and rarely sting people. People are often fearful of all bees and do not realize the vital ecological roles played by these insects. Learn about the importance of pollinators, what you can to do to preserve them and attract them to your yard. Also, sample some sweet treats. This family-friendly event is suitable for school age children and adults. $4/person.

Troy PoolSaturday, August 27, 2016 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, website)
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. Every Saturday through August 20. Review, pics.

troy community centerSaturday, August 27, 2016 from 5p-8:30p
Troy MI Weekend Event – End of Summer Family Night
Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083, 248-524-1546)
Basketball, swimming, inflatables, giveaways and more. Refreshments available for purchase. $3 for Residents, $4 for non residents.

Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 6p
Berkley MI Weekend Events – Berkley Summer Outdoor Movie Night
Berkley Community Park (2300 Robina, Berkley, MI 48072)
The movies start at dusk but the fun starts at 6p. There will be plenty of entertainment for the kids at these events. Enjoy inflatables and concessions stands before the movie starts. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy!

ComericaParkFireworks1Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 7:10p
Detroit MI Weekend Event – Comerica Park Fireworks
Comerica Park
Fireworks to start immediately following the the Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays. Visit www.DetroitTigers.com for more info. Tickets for Detroit Tigers Comerica Park Fireworks Nights can be purchased at http://mlb.mlb.com/ticketing/singlegame.jsp?c_id=det for these individual games.

Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Dusk
Holly MI Weekend Event – Holly Movie Nights on Battle Alley
Downtown Holly MI
Refreshments and concessions will be available for purchase. The free summer outdoor movies begin at dusk. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and don’t forget the popcorn! This Saturday’s movie is – Spy Kids 4.

WintNatureCenter2Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 9p-11p
Oakland County Parks Events – Summer Star Party
Wint Nature Center (inside Independence Oaks County Park 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI)
Summer is one of the best times to look up and discover the wonders of the night sky. This starry evening will include an indoor StarLab planetarium show, outdoor telescope viewing (clear-skies permitting) with members of the Oakland Astronomy club, and an astronomy craft and snack. Suitable for school-aged children and adults. $4/person. Register – 248-858-0916

Oakland County Farmers MarketSunday, August 28, 2016 from 8a-1p
Oakland County Parks Events – Mom2Mom Sale
Oakland County Market (2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328)
Save on children’s clothing, toys and furniture. Those interested in renting space for $25 can call 248-858-5495 or email OCmarket@oakgov.com.

Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 8:30a
Royal Oak MI Weekend Event – Walkin’ on the Wild Side
Detroit Zoo (8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067)
Walkin’ on the Wild Side is a fun, family-friendly event that takes place on the last Sunday in August at the Detroit Zoo. Over 1,000 walkers and volunteers who are motivated to improve the lives of Michigan’s bleeding disorders community will gather together to show their support. The $20 fee* includes a walk t-shirt, light breakfast, lunch, parking, and a full day at the Detroit Zoo! The walk is followed by great music, activities and prizes, and fun for all ages. *Children under 2, free. For more info, contact Carrie McCulloch at 734-961-3503

airport airshowSunday, August 28, 2016 from 10a-4p
Waterford MI Weekend Event – Oakland County Airport Open House and Air Show
Oakland County International Airport (6500 Highland Road, Waterford, Michigan, USA, 48327)
The Oakland County Airport Airshow and Open House is a free event! See exciting planes up-close as you tour the grounds. There is a special play area for kids during the Open House. You can purchase rides in airplanes and helicopters during the open house. Call 248-666-3900 for more info.

PaintCraftGirl1BuildUpMISunday, August 28, 2016 at 3p
Madison Hts MI Weekend Events – Family Fun Day Event
Madison Hts Civic Center Park (300 W 13 Mile Rd, Madison Heights, Michigan 48071)
Live music, fun games, gifts for game winners, food and snacks, drinks, desserts, arts & crafts, and photography. There will be lots of fun games and outdoor activities. Try special homemade authentic Chinese food and snacks. For more info, contact David Liou at dliou@acaccc.org

Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 3p-7p
Northville MI Weekend Events – New Hope Center for Grief Support
Maybury Farm (50165 8 Mile Rd, Northville, MI 48167)
his festival will serve as a fundraiser and outreach event for New Hope Center for Grief Support, a nonprofit organization in Northville. There will be activities for the whole family including access to Maybury’s hayrides and petting farm, Beat the Bucket Challenge, create a superhero station, music, games and a candlelit memorial tribute that evening. $10 per person, $25 for a family pass. For more info, Jennifer Muscat at 248-348-0115

Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 1p
Detroit MI Weekend Events – DIA Sunday Events
Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202)
Sunday Music Bar – Michelle May – 1p
Violinist and flutist Michelle May performs classical, jazz and world fusion compositions.
Detroit Institute of Awesome – DFT Animation Club – 90-Second Newbery Film Festival – 2p
Detroit Film Theatre – “Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World” – 4:30p
See related posts below for more DIA events happening this month or visit the DIA website.

This Weekend Events Metro Detroit 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 being altered without notice or cancellations.

Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2016 is researched and compiled by Glen LaGrou, co-owner of OaklandCountyMoms.com. Unauthorized duplication of this content without express consent is
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