Skip to content
Home / * Metro Detroit Round-Up / Fun Things to do with your Family in Metro Detroit: May

Fun Things to do with your Family in Metro Detroit: May

fun things to do in metro Detroit this weekend

As weather gets warmer, if you are looking to answer the question: “Where can I find fun things to do with kids near me?”, then check out our list below.

All Aboard, Day out with Thomas in Greenfield Village – May 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19

Hop aboard an interactive train ride on Thomas, say hello to Sir Topham Hatt™ and get poppin’ with special activities in the Bubble Zone. Experience wide-eyed, memory-making moments on a springtime adventure in Greenfield Village, including storytelling, play areas, lawn games, photo ops, bubble-blowing zones, live music and more. This celebration of bubbles is not to be missed. Get more info about Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine.

Calling all Detroit area superheroes: Free Comic Book Day is May 4th!

Visit one of more than 20 local comic book stores in Metro Detroit to pick up a FREE Comic Book on May 4th, 2024. Free Comic Book Day, celebrated annually on the first Saturday in May, offers a fantastic opportunity for families to enjoy comics together at no cost. On May 4, 2024, comic book stores worldwide will participate in this event, distributing free comics to visitors. The event, which started in 2002, not only celebrates the joy of comics but also supports local comic shops. While only select comics are free, the day is perfect for discovering new titles and potentially finding a new favorite series. It’s an excellent way for children to develop a love for reading through visually engaging stories. Before heading out, it’s advisable to check with the local participating stores, some of which also host additional fun activities. A list of comic shops in Macomb County, Oakland County, and Wayne County that participate can be found here: more info.

Space Dive Detroit: Epic Family-Friendly Galactic Star Wars Event

Embark on an unforgettable journey into the Star Wars universe at Space Dive’s Family Days, where the force is strong with fans of all ages. Dive into a galaxy of excitement, with thrilling activities and immersive experiences designed to ignite the imagination. From Nerf wars to arts and crafts, and a costume contest fit for Jedi knights and Sith lords alike, there’s something for everyone in this epic celebration of family, fun, and fandom. Join us on May 4th and 11th at Tangent Gallery in Detroit for a day filled with adventure and memories that will last a lifetime.

The Big Bounce America Event Arrives in Metro Detroit!

Experience the thrill of bouncing like never before as the Big Bounce America event comes to Detroit! From May 18th to May 19th and May 24th to May 26th, Steffens Park in Fraser will be transformed into an inflatable wonderland, featuring the world’s largest bounce house as well as a variety of other attractions.

The Big Bounce America Event Arrives in Metro Detroit!

Celebrate Mother’s Day at one of our Favorite Brunch Spots

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Why not take a day off and enjoy a meal without all the stress. If you are looking for the best Mother’s Day Brunch in Metro Detroit, then check out our list in the link below:
Mother’s Day Dining Delights: Top Brunch Spots in Metro Detroit

Roar into Fun: Explore Dinosauria at Detroit Zoo

Dinosauria is an immersive experience that’s perfect for the whole family. Get up close and personal with lifelike dinosaurs, learn about their habits, and marvel at their colossal size! It’s an adventure you won’t soon forget.

🌟 Learn More now at for an unforgettable journey through time.

Spring Events Round Up @ Legoland Discovery Center & Sea Life Aquarium, Great Lake Crossings Outlet, Auburn Hills

LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Play Unstoppable Festival
May 4-30

  • This event is tied to a ‘Play Unstoppable’ campaign put on by The LEGO Group, so you’ll see global advertising for it this spring/summer
  • Our event by the same name is May 4-June 30
  • Will include new build activities, challenges and giveaways (while supplies last)
  • A new 4D LEGO Friends Movie shown in our theatre
  • Theme centers around animals, flowers, color and imagination
  • While the event is for all children, it is targeted at girls

Scout Days
May 1-31*

Homeschool Week
May 13-17

Mini Master Model Builder Competition
May 18

SEA LIFE Aquarium

Scout Days
May 1-31; select Sundays-Fridays only. Not available 5/26 or 5/27.

Homeschool Week
May 13-17

Register for Summer Camps

Spring is slowly moving in and summer is just around the corner. Are you looking for kids fun summer camps to keep your kids busy during the summer months? We got full comprehensive lists that you can look into below.
2024 Summer Camps
Art Summer Camps
Animal Lovers Summer Camps

Special Needs Camps
Summer Camps for Teens in Metro Detroit
Sports Summer Camp Programs for Children in Metro Detroit
YMCA Summer Camp |

Enjoy Great Time Outdoor

As the weather is getting warmer, it is the best time to spend time outdoor with some simple and fun activities listed below:
Hike trails
Visit State Park or Metropark for Free with Michigan Activity Pass
Visit Nature Center
Visit Petting Farm or Zoo
Visit the top 10 favorite playgrounds

Spend a Day in Detroit

Special Events @ Troy Community Center

  • Swift Tea – May 4 (11.30am-2pm) $25 per pair
    Calling all Taylor Swift Lovers: No need to stay out ‘til Midnight to enjoy this Fearless Swiftie Event! Dress up in “Style” in your favorite Taylor era. Our DJ will supply music from all 11 albums, so come ready to dance and sing along. You’ll have the chance to visit our friendship bracelet making stations, but feel free to wear your own to trade too. Brunch menu including scrambled eggs, hash browns, bagels, coffee and tea, and dessert of Red Velvet cupcakes provided. We have just one question, are you “…Ready For It?”
  • Tuesday Tunes Concert – May 14 (1-2pm) R $1/ NR $2
    Kevin sings timeless hits made famous by crooners like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Bobby Darin, Engelbert Humperdinck, Andy Williams, Michael Bublé, Harry Connick, Jr. and Josh Groban. His profound love of the music is evident in the warmth and passion of his delivery. His lifetime of training on multiple instruments has given him a unique musicality that resonates during his performance.
Yohana Isabella
Author: Yohana Isabella

Yohana Isabella is a former financial auditor turned stay at home mom of trilingual 4yo boy Charlie. She is passionate about photography, traveling, baking and cooking. She loves to explore new places, culture and food with her family all year round in Michigan and other states. She looks forward to contributing to Metro Detroit Mommy. Follow her journey in instagram