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7 Things to Do in Detroit this Weekend – Family Fun in Metro Detroit

Although many businesses are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there are still plenty of Things to Do in Detroit this Weekend. Check out our list of things to do this week in Metro Detroit.

Looking for more fun things to do? Then check out our calendar of events.

Monroe Street Midway
Check out Roller Skating or the Sports Zone at Monroe Street Midway

Things to Do in Detroit this Weekend: Visit a Summer Drive-In

The drive in season has started at some of the metro Detroit drive in theaters. The Ford Drive-In and Summer Drive-In start this weekend. The Macomb Drive In starts on May 14th.

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Check out our favorite metro Detroit drive in:
Macomb County Drive-In
2021 Season May 14th until October 2021.
The Macomb County Drive-in offers a large LED video screen, therefore allowing for great viewing, even during the day. At the present time, they are offering two nightly shows. The earlier show is generally a family-friendly film.
Address: Freedom Hill County Park 14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights, Mi.
Phone: 586-419-0332

Cool Off at a Metro Detroit Splash Pad

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we are soaking up every moment of warm summer rays we can at the local splash pad as well as spray parks.  We have just 14 weeks to enjoy summer fun in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, and Washtenaw Counties.  We’ve compiled a list of all the Metro Detroit splash pads & spray parks, which, at this time, totals over 50.

Find a Splash Pad near you.

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Schedule Your Photoshoot with Shoott

Female-run startup Shoott is back with a fresh new expanded schedule of their signature Insta-worthy 30-minute outdoor photo sessions in multiple locations around Detroit! Grab your family, friends, kids, partner (or just come solo!) and enjoy a free photo shoot with a seriously talented pro photographer at a convenient location. Receive your digital gallery of 40+ high-res, lightly edited photos in 3-5 business days, and only pay for the photos you love, $15 each or less!

They are also running a special promotion for the Metro Detroit Mommy community. Book with code METRODETROITMOMMY to get 10% off orders of 5+ photos.

A 5-star rated service on Facebook, Google, and Tripadvisor, you can not only trust that you’re in great hands but also enjoy supporting a local professional photographer. For more info on Shoott, email them at info@shoott.com or check them out in the press!

Enjoy a Summer Concert This Weekend

Free outdoor concerts all around Metro Detroit make the summer even more special providing families the opportunity to spend quality time together. Check out the amazing lineup of outdoor summer concerts in Oakland County.

Things to Do in Detroit this Weekend: Visit a U-Pick Farm

It is summer and the perfect time to go out and pick your own fruits and vegetables. Create summer memories picking your favorite fruits, veggies and even flowers. We have gathered information about all the metro Detroit u-pick farms. Our handy guide will help you find the answer to your question: Where can I find a u-pick farm near me?
Southeast Michigan U-Pick Farms – 2021

Spend a Day at the Park

Michigan has so many amazing resources. With state, county, and city parks all about us, it’s hard to pick a favorite. Enjoy the playgrounds, hiking or even one of the storybook trails. An amazing playground adventure awaits at Scarlet’s Playground at Dodge Park in Commerce Township. Or you may enjoy one of the 10 Metro Detroit Playgrounds We LOVE! Perhaps you love nature trails. If so, check out brand new Boardwalk Trails & Gardens at Innovation Hills Park.

Family Fun Days at Beacon Park in Detroit

Sundays through the summer, families are invited to enjoy crafts, field days, obstacle courses, musical performances and more. Events change weekly and COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.

Event Cost: Free
Event Times: 1-5 p.m. Sundays, June 27, July 11-25 and Aug. 1-29
Website: https://empoweringmichigan.com/event/family-fun-days-2/2021-06-06/higan.com/event/family-fun-days-2/2021-06-06/

Beyond Van Gogh

In an imaginative and immersive presentation crafted for our unique times by world renowned audiovisual designers, Beyond Van Gogh uses cutting-edge projection technology to create an engaging journey into the world of Van Gogh. Using his dreams, his thoughts, and his words to drive the experience as a narrative, we move along projection swathed walls wrapped in light, color, and shapes that swirl, dance and refocus into flowers, cafes and landscapes. Masterpieces, now freed from frames, come alive, appear and disappear, flow across multi-surfaces, the minutia of details titillating our heightened senses. Through his own words set to a symphonic score, we may come to a new appreciation of this tortured artist’s stunning work.

Where: TCF Center in Hall D: 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226
When: Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 10pm Friday – Saturday: 10am – 11pm The visit will take around one hour with final entry one hour before close.
Website: https://vangoghdetroit.com/

Glenlore Trails Expedition

Discover the magic that can only come around as the sun turns down… ✨🧚‍♂️ This summer Glenlore Trails returns in a much bigger way. Take a trip through more than one mile of illuminated trails filled with light, sound, and wonder. Dozens of installations, immersive storylines, and perhaps you’ll stumble upon some live performance.

Where: Multi Lakes Conservation Association: 3860 Newton Rd, Commerce Charter Twp, MI 48382
When: Thursday-Sunday during the months of July, August and September. Reserve a time slot between 9pm and 11pm.

For more information and to reserve tickets, visit glenloretrails.com.

Bonus: Upcoming Drive-In Movies