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Weekend Family Fun Events in Oakland County and Metro Detroit

Posted by Glen LaGrou April 21, 2014 Events, Featured, Local Activities, Spring Fun, Weekend Events

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

Weekend of April 25, April 26, and April 27, 2014 events calendar includes…

There are plenty of fun things to do in and around Metro Detroit this weekend. This list will try to highlight some of the 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.

DinosLounge620x350Now through April 27, 2014
Ferndale Michigan Weekend Event: Ferndale Restaurant Week 2014
Participating Ferndale Restaurants
Ferndale is hosting Restaurant Week April 21 through April 27, 2014. Many Downtown Ferndale restaurants will be offering deep discounts on some of the finest restaurants in Oakland County. Click here for participating restaurants.

downtown rochesterFriday, April 25, 2014 through Sunday, April 27, 2014
Rochester Michigan Weekend Event: MI Earth Day Fest
Downtown Rochester, Michigan
MI Earth Day Fest will be an event designed to promote healthy living and an earth-friendly lifestyle. The 3-day MI Earth Day Festl in downtown Rochester offers a wide variety of fun, informative activities and exhibits. Click here for details and a schedule of events and activities.

Friday, April 25, 2014 from 4p-5p
Rochester Hills Michigan Weekend Event: Arbor Day Commemorative Tree Planting
Veteran’s Memorial Pointe (Livernois just south of Avon Rd)
The Forestry Division conducts an annual tree-planting ceremony with the Mayor presiding and often a local scouting or youth group in attendance. Different sites are selected each year for the Arbor Day tree; Borden, Spencer, and Avondale Parks, and City Hall grounds have all been chosen in the past.

lego movieFriday, April 25 through April 27, 2014
Novi Michigan Weekend Event: Lego Kidsfest
Suburban Collection Showplace (46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI)
The LEGO® KidsFest national tour stops in Michigan at the Suburban Collection Showplace bringing all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in this activity- and entertainment-packed family event for children of all ages and builders of all skills and interests. Sessions are: Friday from 4p-8:30p, Saturday from 9a-1:30p, Saturday from 3p-7:30p, Sunday from 9a-1:30p or Sunday from 3p-7:30p. LEGO KidsFest tickets are $22 for adults and $20 for children (kids under 2 are free) and can be purchased online at www.LEGOKidsFest.com.

heritage park nature centerFriday, April 25, 2014 from 7p-8:30p
Farmington Hills Michigan Weekend Event: Frogs & Fun
Heritage Park Nature Center (24915 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI)
Join a naturalist and explore the wetlands of Heritage Park to listen and identify native frogs and toads. Kids will complete data sheets like real scientists and volunteer to take part in the seasonal Heritage Park Frog and Toad Surveys. For kids ages 6 & up. Dress for weather. Cost is $5 per person and you can pre-register at the Costick Center. For more info, call 248-477-1135.

Friday, April 25, 2014 from 7:30p-9:30p
Madison Heights, Michigan Weekend Event: An Evening of Amphibians
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071)
Male frogs put forth a nightly chorus to attract a mate. Identify different types of frogs based on their calls, make a craft and enjoy a game. Next we’ll head outdoors at dusk to hike and listen for frogs and other sounds of spring. School– aged children and adults. $3/person. Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturday; 248.585.0100.  See related posts below for more Oakland County Parks events happening this month or visit www.DestinationOakland.com.

DIADetroitInstituteofArts1Friday, April 25, 2014 at 7p
Detroit, Michigan Weekend Event: Friday Night Live at the DIA
Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48202)
Friday Night Live, April 25
Music: The Blueflowers: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: Faust: 7 p.m.
From the visionary director of Russian Ark comes a stunning, hallucinatory adaptation of Goethe’s play about a man whose quest to transcend human boundaries leads him to sell his soul to the devil.ickets are $8.50, and $6.50 for DIA members, students and seniors.
Detroit Film Theatre: Exhibition: 9:45 p.m. See related posts below for more DIA events happening this month or visit the DIA website.

Friday, April 25, 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!

DetroitZooWalk1Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 9a (registation at 7a)
Royal Oak, Michigan Weekend Event: Shades of Pink Foundation Walk
The Detroit Zoo (8450 West 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067)
8th Annual Shades of Pink Foundation: A Walk at the Zoo. Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. The Big Top Tent will open at 7:30 a.m. and will feature raffles, shopping, face painting and breakfast snacks, along with team and sponsor recognition. The opening ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. followed by the walk at 9 a.m. Adults (18 and up) are $35 and children (6-17) are $25. Little ones (2-5 years old) are $10 and those under the age of 2 are free – includes zoo admission and snacks. For more information or to register for the walk, volunteer and to make online donations and sponsorships, visit www.shadesofpinkfoundation.org or e-mail shadesofpinkwalk@comcast.net.

altSaturday, April 26, 2014 and Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 9a-3p
Royal Oak Michigan Weekend Event: GreenFest
The Detroit Zoo (8450 W. 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067)
In observance of the global holiday celebrating life on our planet, the Detroit Zoo hosts its annual GreenFest celebration on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Zoo-wide celebration includes earth-friendly crafts, an endangered species scavenger hunt, animal enrichment activities, zookeeper talks and exhibits by local conservation groups. All GreenFest activities are free with Zoo admission.

mom2momsalemomtomomsale1Saturday, April 26, 2014 (various times)
Oakland County, Michigan
Weekend Events: Mom to Mom Sales
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, April 26, 2014 from 10a-noon
Ray Michigan Weekend Event: Earth Day Clean-up
Wolcott Mill Metropark (5775 Wolcott Road, Ray MI 48096-1823, 586-752-5932)
In celebration of Earth Day, let’s all get together and help keep our planet clean! This event is open to groups and/or individuals. Each group and/or individual will be assigned a project appropriate to age, ability and interests. As a thank you, lunch will be provided. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 586-749-5997.

earth daySaturday, April 26, 2014 from 10a-noon
Novi Michigan Weekend Event: Arbor Day Celebration
Lake Shore Park (601 South Lake Drive, Novi, Michigan)
The annual Arbor Day celebration is an opportunity to give back to your community and the environment by volunteering to plant and mulch trees.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10a-11a
Waterford Michigan Weekend Event: Sheep Shearing & Pancake Breakfast
Hess-Hathaway Park
All are invited to Hess-Hathaway Park for our FREE annual Sheep Shearing. Bring the family out to enjoy the playground and farm animals too! Enjoy a pancake breakfast in the Community Building at Hess-Hathaway. Proceeds to benefit a Hess-Hathaway Park. Children 10 years and under $3 – 11 years old and older $5.

HorseCampFourPointsFarmSaturday, April 26, 2014 from 10a-3p
Davisburg Michigan Weekend Event: 4-H Discovery Day
Springfield Oaks County Park (12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, Michigan)
Most events are free some events may require a small fee. Open to the public and features ahnds-on experiences in a friendly atmosphere. Live animal demos with goats, horses, rabbits, reptiles and more. Pet safety demos. Tons of make and take crafts. Pinewood derby, model rocketry, stories, pet adoption info and more! For more info, call 248-634-8830 or visit www.oakfair.org.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 10:15a
Royal Oak, Michigan Weekend Event: Storytime & Crafts with Cowboy Alex
Royal Oak Senior Center (3500 Marais, Royal Oak, MI)
35 minutes of stories, crafts and fun with Cowboy Alex and his puppet pal, Baba Looey. Good for kids ages 3 – 8 years old and their caregiver. Cowboy Alex and Baba Looey will read stories, do a magic trick and joke around. After that we will color pictures and make an awesome puppet in the Saturday class. Questions: Call ALEX at 248.224.6816 or email cowboyalexstorytime@gmail.com.

expoSaturday, April 26, 2014 from 11a-5p
Detroit, Michigan Weekend Event: Tummys. Tinys. Tots. & Tween Expo (www.Tummys-TweenExpo.com)
Cobo Center (1 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226)
A celebration of pregnancy, baby, kids & tweens! Tummys. Tinys. Tots. & Tween Expo (www.Tummys-TweenExpo.com) is Southeast Michigan’s (Metro Detroit Baby Expo Show) only expo dedicated to pregnancy, baby, toddlers and tweens. Tummys-Tween Expo is a unique, F.U.N., informational day & shopping experience for parents and children alike – with stroller friendly aisles. The event boasts a full day of products and services catering to expecting moms, infants, toddlers and the tween crowd. National, regional and local brands will fill the venue with the most popular, trendy, adorable, innovative, practical items for parents and the little ones in their lives. The first 350 guests will receive a swag bag filled with fabuluxe gifts, samples and special offers from the expo sponsors and exhibitors. Arrive early! Don’t MISS Out! Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 4-12, children under 3 are free! To purchase tickets… https://www.eventbrite.com/e/baby-kids-expo-tummys-tweenexpocom-tickets-10075055763.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11a-4p
Pontiac Michigan Weekend Event: St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Community Open House
St. Joseph Mercy (44405 Woodward Ave., Pontiac, MI)
Guests can explore the eight-story tower that features 204 spacious, private rooms and learn about the cutting-edge patient-centered technology, collectively known as the Intelligent Care System. During the event, guests can view the new Healing Arts Program, featuring the works of renowned Michigan artists that is designed to create a calming and restorative environment and promote the healing of body, mind and spirit. Light fare and refreshments and live music will be provided, as well as free chair massages, health screenings, prizes and giveaways for all to enjoy. Entertainment for children includes face painting and a meet and greet with Paws, the Detroit Tigers mascot.

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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.

CiccarellisSportsBar2PizzaSaturday, April 26, 2014 from 6p-10p
Rochester Hills, Michigan Weekend Event: Parents Night Out
GTC Gymnastics Training Center (1813 Northfield Dr, Rochester Hills, MI 48309)
Drop your child (ages 4-12) off at GTC for a night of gymnastics and fun! Cost is $20 ($15 for additional siblings). Enjoy a night open gym, foam pit, bounce house, a movie, pizza & juice! Must pre-register. Register in person or online at http://gtcgymnastics.com/.

Saturday, April 26, 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, April 26, 2014 from 8p-11p
Clarkston Michigan Weekend Event: Spring Star Party
Independence Oaks Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348)
Saturday. Identify Leo the Lion, the “star” of the spring night sky, and more in Starlab (indoor, inflatable planetarium). Telescopes provided by the Oakland Astronomy Club (weather permitting). Make a magnetic space toy and enjoy a snack. Suitable for school–aged children/adults. $4/person. Pre–registration with payment required. Call 248.858.0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturday; 248.625.6473.

NatureKids1Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 9a-2p
Madison Heights Michigan Weekend Event: Spring Cleanup
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071)
Bring work gloves and a rake. Lunch, drinks and snacks are provided 11 a.m. – noon. Event sponsored by County Commissioner Gary McGillivray. See related posts below for more Oakland County Parks events happening this month or visit www.DestinationOakland.com.

Sunday, April 27, 2014 from noon-4p
Beverly Hills Michigan Weekend Event: Detroit Country Day Art and Musical Performance Festival
Detroit Country Day School (22305 W 13 Mile Road, Beverly Hills, MI 48025)
Celebrate the Arts is a free, open-to-the public, family event that transforms the DCDS Upper School into a gallery of creativity and innovation. Students will display their award-winning masterpieces, perform theatrical scenes and entertain audiences with both recognizable and original musical arrangements. For more info, contact Kristi Wysocki
at kwsocki@indentitypr.com.

Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 1p
Detroit, Michigan Weekend Event: Family Sunday at the DIA
Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48202)
Artist Demonstration: Graem Whyte: Noon–4 p.m.
Graem Whyte discusses and modifies his large-scale interactive pieces created to enhance the infrastructural systems of Popps Packing, an arts compound in northwestern Hamtramck.
Sunday Music Bar: Pianist Buddy Budson: 1–4 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: The Last of the Unjust: 1 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: Faust: 6 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: Viva La Liberta: 8:30 p.m.
See related posts below for more DIA events happening this month or visit the DIA website.

StarsOnIceSunday, April 27, 2014 at 4p
Detroit Michigan Weekend Event: Stars on Ice
Joe Louis Arena
Meryl Davis and Charlie White returned from the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, with the United States’ first ice dancing gold medal in history. Stars on Ice, featuring Davis and White along with their bronze medal winning teammates from the inaugural Olympic figure skating team event, will visit Detroit for a 4 p.m. performance at Joe Louis Arena. Tickets can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, the Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge), at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000.

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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