50 Fun Family Events You Don’t Want to Miss This August 2019

One of the reasons I love living in Metro Detroit is that there is always something fun going on. From carnivals to princess events, you are sure to find plenty of opportunities to create great family memories at these Metro Detroit Family Events in August of 2019. Check out our calendar for more events in our area.

august 2019 family events

Ann Arbor Family Events

Classic Ann Arbor By The Sidewalk Food Tour
Date(s):  Aug. 1-31, Friday-Sunday
Address: 117 W. Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (248) 391-1900
Time: 11:00 am-2:00pm
Cost: FREE event, price varies for food purchases
Description: Join in on this food tour with the entire family. Enjoy vendor demonstrations, food tastings, and more!

National Night Out
Date(s):  Aug. 6
Address: 4365 Platt Road Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: (734) 822-4911
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: FREE
Description: The annual National Night Out Safety Fair builds awareness around crime, cybersecurity, and drug prevention. Speak with providers, meet with law enforcement personnel, tour the emergency service vehicles, and learn how to make your home and community a safer place. Enjoy free raffle items, school supplies, senior safety items, snacks, treats, and more!

Ann Arbor Blues Festival
Date(s):  Aug. 16-18
Address: 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone: (734) 219-5960
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: $40-$135 Kids under 12 FREE
Description: This 3-day musical celebration features Chicago-style blues performed by talented up-and-coming blues musicians.

Movie in the Park – Night Under the Stars
Date(s):  Aug. 23
Address: 4365 Platt Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: (734) 219-5960
Time: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cost: FREE (Pre-registration required)
Description: Enjoy a movie in the park with the entire family at Lillie Park South. Stop by the food trucks to grab a bite to eat, and visit the craft and game stations before the movie.

Berkley Family Events

Family Movie in the Park
Date(s):  Aug. 1
Address: 2400 Robina Ave, Berkley, Michigan 48072
Phone: (248) 658-3470
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Cost: FREE
Description: Movie begins at 7:00pm and will be shown on LED Screen so bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and the entire family.

Storytime in the Park
Date(s):  Aug. 6
Address: Merchants Park, Berkley, Michigan 48072
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Cost: FREE
Description: Enjoy this special storytime with stories, songs, rhymes, and games at Merchants Park.

 Events in Bloomfield Hills for the  Family

Free Admission to Cranbrook Gardens
Date(s):  Aug. 1-31
Address: 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Phone: (734) 219-5960
Cost: FREE
Description: View all 40 acres of the beautiful Cranbrook Gardens with free self-guided self-admission. Bring the whole family out to view the beauty featuring extensive plantings, fountains, statuary, lakes and streams.

Yoga in the Gardens
Date(s):  Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24
Address: 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Phone: (248) 645-3162
Time: 9:00am-10:00am
Cost: $5-$20
Description: Experience the benefits of yoga in the beautiful Cranbrook Gardens All skill levels welcome. Event sponsored by Citizen Yoga.

Clarkston Events

Summer Daze
Date(s):  Aug. 3
Address: 9501 Sashabaw Road Clarkston, MI 48348
Phone: (248) 424-7081
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Cost: FREE
Description: Enjoy games, barrier-free boat rides, music, dancing and BBQ lunch during this family-friendly event.

I Am the Night – Michigan Bats
Date(s):  Aug. 24
Address: 9501 Sashabaw Road Clarkston, MI 48348
Phone: (248) 858-0916
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Cost: $5/person and $25/bat box
Description: Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the superhero Batman by learning more about bats and building your own bat box to take home.

Commerce Township Family Events

Walking Forest Meditation and Yoga
Date(s):  Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Address: 3500 Wixom Road, Commerce Twp., MI 48382
Phone: (248) 685-2433
Time: 7:00pm- 8:30pm
Cost: $5/person
Description: Relax during a beautiful guided nature walk followed by Hatha yoga. Clear your mind, meet new friends, and have fun!

Woodstock in the “D”
Date(s):  Aug. 10
Address: 3500 Wixom Road, Commerce Twp., MI 48382
Phone: (248) 685-2433
Time: 8:00am- 10:00pm
Cost: $55- does NOT include parking fee
Description: Celebrate the Detroit Rock N’ Roll Revival and the 50th anniversary of Woodstock at this family-friendly festival. Enjoy art, music, food trucks, and a variety of vendors.

Farmington Hills Events for Families

Stars in the Park Summer Concert Series
Date(s):  Aug. 1, 8, 15
Address: 24725 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48335
Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Cost: FREE
Description: Enjoy music at the park with the entire family.

AFSN – Pizza in the Park Farmington Hills
Date(s):  Aug. 3
Address: 24915 Farmington Road Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Cost: FREE
Description: Meet up with other adoptive parents in the area to enjoy pizza and drinks at Heritage Park.

Food Allergy Awareness Skating Event
Date(s):  Aug. 3
Address: 24505 Halsted Road Farmington Hills, MI 48335
Phone: (248) 476-2200
Time: 1:00-5:00pm
Cost: $12
Description: Skate with a purpose during the Food Allergy Awareness skating event. Discuss food allergies, watch an epi-pen demonstration, and enjoy all the fun Bonaventure Skating Center has to offer.

Splash Bash
Date(s):  Aug. 3
Address: Heritage Park Splash Pad Farmington Hills, MI 48335
Phone: (248) 871-2400
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: FREE
Description: Bring the whole family out for this fun summer event. Bounce in the bounce house, cool off on the splash pad, and enjoy the movie “Wonder Park” at 8:15. Don’t forget to bring your blankets! Food and drinks are available for purchase.

Marshmallow Fly and Fry
Date(s):  Aug. 13
Address: 24725 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48335
Phone: (248) 536-5617
Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: FREE
Description: As over 1,000 marshmallows fall from the sky, race to collect them and turn them in for treats. Enjoy games, bouncers, and hot dogs and s’mores you can cook over the fire pit.

Full Moon Night Hikes
Date(s):  Aug. 16
Address: 24915 Farmington Road Farmington Hills, MI 48335
Phone: (248) 477-1135
Time: 9:30pm-10:30pm
Cost: $3/person
Description: Experience Heritage Park after dark with the family during this Full Moon Friday night hike. Hike is designed for ages 5 and up.

August Splash Pad Day
Date(s):  Aug. 17
Address: 24725 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48335
Phone: (248) 477-1135
Time: 10:00am
Cost: FREE
Description: Bring the entire family for some Splash Pad fun. Don’t forget to bring food, drinks, swimwear, and sunscreen.

Family Fun Events in Hazel Park

Come Out and Play
Date(s):  Aug. 7
Address: 620 W. Woodward Heights Blvd, Hazel Park, MI 48030
Phone: (248) 547-5535
Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm
Cost: FREE
Description: Children can enjoy water and non-water inflatables, retro games, climbing tower, zip line, and popcorn treat at this free family event.

Holly Events for Families

Air Fair
Date(s):  Aug. 3
Address: 14555 Dixie Highway, Holly, MI 48442
Phone: (248) 858-1486
Time: 10:00am-10:00pm
Cost: FREE (Vehicle permit required for park entry)
Description: Camp for the weekend or stop by just for the day. There will be a Flying Aces Professional Frisbee Team, Birds of Prey Program, Zeemo the Yomo man, inflatables, butterfly tent, face painting, crafts, and more.

Lake Orion Family Events

Big Rig Gig at Friendship Park in Lake Orion
Date(s):  Aug. 2
Address: 3380 Clarkston Road, Lake Orion, MI
Phone: (248)391-0304
Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: FREE
Description: Check out vehicles of all shapes and sizes with your family. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Events for Families in Madison Heights

All About Hummingbirds
Date(s):  Aug. 3
Address: 30300 Hales St. Madison Heights, MI 48071
Phone: (248) 858-0916
Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm
Cost: $5/person
Description: Make your own hummingbird feeder and enjoy a hummingbird-themed snack while learning from a naturalist.

Campfire Evening
Date(s):  Aug. 24
Address: 30300 Hales St. Madison Heights, MI 48071
Phone: (248) 858-0916
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Cost: $6/person. Pre-registration with payment required.
Description: Roast hot dogs and s’mores, and enjoy activities around the fire with friends and family. You can also join a naturalist for a stroll through the woods.

Milford Family Events

Milford Memories Summer Festival
Date(s):  Aug. 9- Aug. 11
Address: Downtown Milford area
Phone: (248) 717-2121
Time: 12:00pm-5:00pm Daily
Cost: FREE (fees vary for certain activities)
Description: Enjoy food, an art show, inflatable bouncers, sports events and more.

Novi  Events for Families

Novi Sizzling Summer Art 
Date(s):  Aug. 7
Address: 45325 10 Mile Rd. Novi, MI 48375
Time: 10:30am
Cost: FREE
Description: Bring out the family for some entertainment from Musical Duo Gemini at Fuerst Park.

Sizzling Summer Nights- Family Game Night
Date(s):  Aug. 9
Address: 45325 10 Mile Rd. Novi, MI 48375
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: FREE
Description: Take part in fun games and activities as a family before watching Ralph Breaks the Internet at 9pm.

The Main Event in Downtown Novi
Date(s):  Aug. 10.
Address: Downtown Novi
Phone: (248)347-0400
Time: 3:30pm-10:30pm
Cost: FREE
Description: There will be a classic car show, kids activities, beverage tent, food truck rally and more at this free family friendly event.

Novi Sizzling Summer Art
Date(s):  Aug. 14
Address: 45325 10 Mile Rd. Novi, MI 48375
Time: 10:30am
Cost: FREE
Description: Bring out the family for some entertainment from Musical Duo Gemini at Fuerst Park.

Music on the Patio
Date(s):  Aug. 15
Address: 45255 10 Mile Rd. Novi, MI 48375
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Cost: FREE
Description:Come listen to live music by the Surf Zup band and enjoy tasty refreshments at the Novi Public Library.

Movie on the Shore
Date(s): Aug. 20
Address: 43390 13 Mile Road Novi, MI 48375
Phone: (248)735-5628
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: FREE

Oak Park Family Events

9th Annual BBQ Battle
Date(s):  Aug. 10
Address: 14300 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, MI 48237
Phone: (248) 691-2357
Time: 11:00am-7:00pm
Cost: FREE for spectators
Description: There is tons of fun for the entire family at this annual BBQ Battle. Enjoy kids activities, nature programs, music, a food court and more.

Rochester Events for Families

Fine Art at the Village in Downtown Rochester
Date(s):  Aug. 3-4
Address: Downtown Rochester area
Time: Saturday 10am-8pm   Sunday Noon-6pm
Cost: FREE
Description: View fine art and enjoy free entertainment during this family friendly event. There will be live art demonstrations, kids activities, and an outdoor food court.

Terrific Tadpoles and Friendly Frogs
Date(s):  Aug. 10
Address: 740 West Snell Road, Rochester, MI 48306
Phone: (248) 477-1135
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
Cost: Residents:  $5 Non-residents:  $7
Description: Celebrate the summer with a polliwog party! Measure how far you can leap, attempt to snatch treats with a sticky tongue, meet and interact with a real frog, and go on a quick hike.

Royal Oak Family Events

Wild Summer Nights at the Detroit Zoo
Date(s): Aug. 14
Address: 8450 W 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak
Phone: (248) 541-5717
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Cost: $18/adults, $15/kids and seniors, free/kids under two, $8/parking
Description: Bring your family, a picnic dinner, and a blanket to listen to various genres of music from local bands.

Arts Beats & Eats
Date(s):  Aug. 30-Sept. 2
Address: Downtown Royal Oak
Time: 11:00am-11:00pm (Aug.31-Sept.1) and 11:00am-9:30pm (Sept. 2)
Cost:  $3 until 3 p.m. $5 after 3 p.m. and $7 after 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The event is free to enter until 5 p.m. on Friday only. Admission on Friday after 5 p.m. is $7
Description: Enjoy more than 200 performances, a highly ranked Juried Fine Arts Show, and local restaurants at this fun summer festival.

Southfield Family Events

Southfield Soul Food & BBQ Cook-Off
Date(s): Aug. 3
Address: 24222 West Nine Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48033
Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm
Cost: $25 Competitor Fee, $35 Vendor Fee Ticket Prices, $10 for 7 Taste Tickets, $20 for 15 Taste Tickets, $30 for unlimited taste wristband, Kids 10 and under are FREE
Description: Participants will compete in 12 different categories during this cooking competition: Fried Chicken, Collard Greens, Macaroni and Cheese, Candied Yams, BBQ Ribs, BBQ Chicken, Cornbread, Dressing, Potato Salad, Banana Pudding, Sweet Potato Pie, and Pound Cake

Summer Homecoming Cookout
Date(s): Aug. 4
Address: Civic Center Park, Shelter #1&2 26000 Evergreen Rd, Southfield MI 48076
Time: 1:00pm-6:00pm
Cost: $10 (HBCU Alumni that are financial members of their local alumni chapter, current college students and kids eat for FREE)
Description: Join in the fun at this HBCU event. There will be games, vendors, food, and music.

Sleep Under Family Storytime
Date(s): Aug. 6
Address: 26300 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI 48076
Phone: (248) 796- 4200
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Cost: FREE
Description: Join in the storytime with stories, songs, and more.

Eat to the Beat
Date(s): Aug. 8
Address: Civic Center Dr. Southfield, MI 48076
Time: 11:30am-2:00pm
Cost: FREE
Description: Purchase food from some of Southfield’s best food trucks, and enjoy live bands, a DJ, games, activities, and more.

Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival Weekend
Date(s): Aug. 9- Aug. 10
Address: 26300 Evergreen Road, Southfield MI 48076
Time: 6:00pm-10:30pm (Friday) 3:00pm-10:30pm (Saturday)
Description: Kimmie Horne will headline this 2 day jazz festival where you can enjoy live music, food trucks, boutique vendors and a beer and wine tent sponsored by the Southfield Chamber of Commerce. There will also be a Jazzy Roll Bike Cruise beginning at 10:00am on Saturday Aug 10 at the Southfield Public Library.

Gazebo Concert
Date(s): Aug. 13
Address: 26060 Berg Road Southfield, MI 48033
Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Cost: FREE
Description: Bring your family, lawn chairs or blankets and dinner, and enjoy the music at this free Gazebo concert.

Walled Lake Events for Families

Star Party on The Beach
Date(s): Aug. 24
Address: East Walled Lake Drive Walled Lake, MI 48390
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: $20
Description: Share a fun filled evening on the beach with your family. Grab one of the adventure guides, bring your beach towels, blankets, telescopes, binoculars, and a tent if you like. Snacks and grab bags will be provided.

Waterford Events for Families

Wookie Wednesday
Date(s):  Aug. 14
Address: 1702 Scott Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328
Time: 11:00am-3:00pm
Cost: Family Events FREE with paid admission to the park
Description: Dress as your favorite galactic character to compete for the Best Dressed prize. Create a pool noodle light saber, water gun tie dye towels, complete a nature activity, and join in on some target practice with Nerf guns.

Food Truck Rally
Date(s):  Aug. 15
Address: 1702 Scott Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328
Time: 10:30am-1:30pm
Cost: FREE to visit (cost of food varies)
Description: Stop by and grab some tasty bites from local food trucks and shop at the Oakland County Farmers Market.

Drive-In Movie
Date(s):  Aug. 22
Address: 1702 Scott Lake Road Waterford, MI 48328
Time: 5:00pm-10:30pm
Cost: FREE
Description: Bring out the family for a drive-in movie at Waterford Oaks BMX. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse starts at 8:30 p.m. There will be inflatables, face painting, and snacks available for purchase.

West Bloomfield Family Events

Family Fun Fest
Date(s):  Aug. 17
Address: 2399 Figa Ave. West Bloomfield Township, MI
Phone: (248) 477-1135
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Cost: FREE
Description: Food, Inflatables, Games, Giveaways, and more at this free event! There will also be free backpacks raffled during the event.

Briana Marie

Briana Marie is a yoga-obsessed Mom of 2 vibrant young girls. She has a BA in Communications and makes a living as a freelance writer, blogger, and Gymnastics coach.When she is not typing away on the computer, she loves to spend time indulging in some of her favorite creative outlets and enjoying the great outdoors. Briana is a huge advocate for “freeing your inner child,” and encourages her fellow Moms to make stress-free FUN a priority in their lives.Briana’s blog Major League Mommy focuses on effective Parenting Made Fun. You can follow her journey on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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