EVENTS

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EVENTS

The coronavirus has brought a lot of late-spring and early summer fun to a halt and while things are slowly opening back up, not everything will. So, your typical summer plans are probably going to be quite different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun! There are still plenty of ways to make it enjoyable and create ultimate at-home experiences. Your kids’ best summer memories are waiting to be made in your own backyard!

Movie Night

Break out the snacks and enjoy a movie that everyone in the family will enjoy. Looking for movie ideas? Check out this list of family movies: Best Family Movies (2000-2017)

MUSIC MANIA

Make your own instruments; then, lead a marching band parade through the living room.

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SUMMER IS HERE!


Summer is back! Get out there and have fun! The events below are for both indoors and out. Apply sunscreen and hydrate for any outdoors fun, so it's healthy for the body and the mind! Outdoor play increases bodily fitness, promotes environmental-based learning and provides adventure for the whole family.

MAY 18 - AUGUST 10, 2022 
Movie Night Out at Emagine Theatre in Rochester Hills
THIS EVENT OCCURS WEEKLY, ON SUNDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAY
LOCATION

200 Barclay Cir.
Rochester Hills, MI 48307

DESCRIPTION

Teens with special needs enjoy an evening of movies at this once-monthly event at Emagine Rochester Hills. Movies and theater times are based on the current theater schedule. Pre-registration required. Spots are limited. For ages 14-plus.

Event Cost: $6/evening; You will also pay for your own ticket and concessions
Event Times: May 18, June 22, July 20, Aug. 10, 2022

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Contact Phone: 248.243.3456

MAY 12 - SEPTEMBER 05 @ 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Immersive Van Gogh at Lighthouse ArtSpace Detroit
LOCATION

311 E. Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226

DESCRIPTION

This immersive experience offers a look into the mind of the world's most iconic impressionist artist, Vincent Van Gogh. The fully immersive exhibition allows visitors to transport into Van Gogh's most famous masterpieces such as Starry Night, Sunflowers andThe Bedroom of Arles, with large-scale projections that animate every inch of the architecture, along with music, storytelling and the opportunity to lay down in a socially distant circle with a pillow to take it all in.

Event Cost: $39.99+, $29.99/children 16 and under
Event Times: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. May 12-Sept. 5, 2022

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Contact Phone: 844.307.4644
Website: CLICK HERE
Age recommendation: Early Elementary (K-3), Late Elementary (4-5), Teens, Tweens

JUNE 02 - 05, 2022 @ 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Northville Spring Carnival at Northville Downs in Northville
LOCATION

301 S. Center St.

Northville, MI 48167

DESCRIPTION

Kick off carnival season with festival games, fair rides and loads of delicious carnival eats.

Event Cost: $20-$25/wristband
Event Times: 4-10 p.m. Thursday & Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday and 1-8 p.m. Sunday June 2-5, 2022

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Website: CLICK HERE
Age recommendation: Early Elementary (K-3), Late Elementary (4-5), Preschool, Teens, Toddlers, Tweens
Neighborhood: Wayne County

JUNE 03 - 05, 2022 @ 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bark on Biddle in Downtown Wyandotte
LOCATION

Riverfront Parking Lot (Oak Street & Biddle Ave)
Wyandotte, MI

DESCRIPTION

This three-day festival provides entertainment for dogs and their families. They can shop drink and play in Downtown Wyandotte. There will be pet vendors, competitions, a disc dogs frisbee show, live music, puppy foam party and more.

Event Cost: $5/admission, free/ages 12 and under
Event Times:4-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m . Sunday June 3-5, 2022

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Website: CLICK HERE
Age recommendation: Early Elementary (K-3), Late Elementary (4-5), Preschool, Teens, Toddlers, Tweens
Neighborhood: Wayne County

JUNE 05 - AUGUST 28 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM THIS EVENT OCCURS WEEKLY, ON SUNDAYS
Family Fun Day at Beacon Park in Detroit
LOCATION

Beacon Park
1901 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226

DESCRIPTION

Come to Beacon Park with the whole family to enjoy make and take activities, lawn games and crafts. Each week will feature unique themes including field day activities, music, art, and live performances. There will even a back-to-school bash! Feel free to bring your own chairs or picnic blankets. Grab food from Lumen Detroit or the food trucks located nearby.

Event Cost: Free
Event Times: 1-5 p.m. Sundays June 5-Aug. 28, 2022

JUNE 07 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Art|Pride: Behind the Seen with the Detroit Institute of Arts at William P. Faust Public Library in Westland
LOCATION

6123 Central City Pkwy.
Westland, MI 48185

DESCRIPTION

Adults are invited for an in-person program presented by the DIA to raise awareness of the significant contributions by LGBT modern and contemporary artists and their impact. The event will be presented by DIA volunteer, Carlene VanVoohies. Registration required.

Event Cost: Free
Event Times: 7-8:30 p.m. June 7, 2022
Contact Phone: 734.326.6123 ext. 2824

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Website: CLICK HERE
Age recommendation: Parents Only

JUNE 12 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wings and Wheels at Yankee Air Museum in Belleville
Yankee Air Museum Wings and Wheels
LOCATION

Roush Aeronautics Center
47884 D St.
Belleville, MI 48111

DESCRIPTION

View a variety of vintage cars and classic airplanes up-close during this annual show.

Event Cost: $30/advanced ticket, $35/day of event ticket, free/kids 15 and under
Event Times: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 12, 2022

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Website: CLICK HERE
Age recommendation: Early Elementary (K-3), Late Elementary (4-5), Teens, Tweens
Neighborhood: Wayne County

JUNE 19 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fox Hills Father’s Day Brunch in Plymouth
LOCATION

Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center
8768 N. Territorial Road
Plymouth, MI 48170

DESCRIPTION

Have a meal with dad at this fancy spot. Ask about a round of golf while you're there. Reservations required.

Event Cost: $69/adult, $20/ages 3-12; gratuity will be added for parties of 8 or more
Event Times: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 19, 2022

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Website: CLICK HERE
Contact Phone: 734.453.7272
Age recommendation: Babies, Early Elementary (K-3), Late Elementary (4-5), Preschool, Teens, Toddlers, Tweens
Neighborhood: Wayne County

JULY 10 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Detroit Kite Festival at Belle Isle Cricket Field in Detroit
LOCATION

99 Pleasure Drive
Detroit, MI 48207

DESCRIPTION

Head to Belle Isle for this annual kite flying fest. You can bring your own kite or there will be some available to use. There will be other activities in addition including food trucks which will be available for purchase. You may also bring your own food. No registration required.

Event Cost: $11/car for Michigan residents, $31/car for non-Michigan residents
Event Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 10, 2022

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Website: CLICK HERE
Age recommendation: Early Elementary (K-3), Late Elementary (4-5), Preschool, Teens, Tweens
Neighborhood: Wayne County

30 of the best hiking trails and recreational parks



With the weather changing, many of you want to spend more time outside! Not only is spending time outdoors fun, it is also healthy for the body and the mind! Outdoor play increases bodily fitness, promotes environmental-based learning and provides adventure for the whole family.

Here are 30 of the best hiking trails and recreational parks in southeast Michigan that you and your family can explore all while staying close to home.

  1. Bird Hills Trail (Ann Arbor)  There are 4.8 mile and 2.3 mile loops available at this park. FREE.

  2. Barton Nature Area (Ann Arbor)  This hiking loop is 2.4 miles and is good for all skill levels. FREE.

  3. Matthaei Botanical Gardens (Ann Arbor) — There are a 1.6 and 4.2 mile trails available. FREE.

  4. Brighton State Recreation Area (Brighton) — There are 5 trail options here. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  5. Island Lake State Recreation Area (Brighton) — There are 7 different trails here to explore with a variety of lengths. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  6. Oaken Transformations (Brighton) — This .5 mile loop trail features poetry and sculptures throughout the woods. Open Monday – Friday. FREE.

  7. Kensington Metropark (Brighton/Milford) Lots of options here with 15 different trails. Metroparks pass required.

  8. Lower Rouge Parkway (Canton) There are two short hiking trails here. FREE.

  9. Waterloo State Recreation Area (Chelsea) This park features 13 different trails to explore. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  10. Belle Isle Park (Detroit) This park has two shorter trails, not to mention tons of extras for kids to do! Michigan Recreation passport required.

  11. Dequindre Cut Greenway (Detroit)This is an urban 2 mile point-to-point trail. FREE.

  12. Heritage Park (Farmington) There are two trail options here — both a 2 mile and 3.2 mile trails. FREE.

  13. Deerfield Hills Nature Area (Fenton)This park features a 3.8 mile loop that features a lake and forests. FREE.

  14. The Ledges of Grand Ledge (Grand Ledge)Visit Fitzgerald Park and hike the trails for beautiful views that look like the upper peninsula!

  15. Highland State Recreation Area (Highland)  There are 8 different trails to explore here. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  16. Seven Lakes State Park (Holly) This park has 3 shorter trails available. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  17. Holly State Recreation Area (Holly) There are several trails available. The Wildwood and Valley Lake Trail is a 2.5 mile loop. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  18. Bald Mountain State Recreation (Lake Orion)This park features 6 trails, with two that are less than 5 miles. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  19. Rotary Park Loop (Livonia) This park has a 1.6 mile loop that features a river. FREE.

  20. Leonard Preserve (Manchester)This loop is 3.7 miles and features wild flowers and nature. FREE.

  21. Proud Lake State Recreation Area (Commerce/Milford)This park features 4 trails for long or shorter hikes. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  22. River Raisin National Battlefield (Monroe) This national park has a 1 mile loop that features a river. FREE.

  23. Crosswind Marsh Preserve (Belleville) This park features 6 hiking trails, including 2.5 mile and 1.1 mile loops. FREE.

  24. Maybury State Park (Northville)There are a few trail options here, including a 1.3 mile loop. There is also a farm near the trails that is fun to explore when open! Michigan Recreation passport required.

  25. Pinckney Recreation Area (Pinckney/Dexter)This park features 13 different trails, including three that are less than 3 miles. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  26. Cranberry Lake Park Trail (Rochester)This park has a 1.1. mile loop for all skill levels. FREE.

  27. Stage Nature Center Loop (Troy)This trail is a 1.5 mile loop that is good for all skill levels. FREE.

  28. Marsh Bank Park Loop (West Bloomfield)This park has a 1.3 mile loop. FREE.

  29. West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve (West Bloomfield)This trail is 2.1 miles and features woods. FREE.

  30. North Bay Trail (Ypsilanti)North Bay Trail is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ypsilanti, Michigan that features a river and is good for all skill levels. $3 pass entry fee.