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Detroit Moms Guide to August

We’ve made it Mama’s! August is here so that means we are in the final month of summer vacation and while we are sure you have a ton of back to school shopping to get done before the end of the month, we’re also sure your kiddos want to squeeze every last drop of summer out of the next few weeks. So take a look at what we’ve found going on, there are so many more fun things to do before you hit the routine days of school. If we missed anything let us know so we can add it!

August 1, 2017

Superhero Family Day

Location :: The Adventure Park at West Bloomfield, 6600 West Maple Rd., West Bloomfield
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Cost :: See website for details

Have you ever wanted to be like Spider-Man, Superman, or Batman? Well here is your chance to show off your strength and fly through the trees! Swing on ropes in the forest like Spider Man, fly through the trees on the zip lines like Superman, and fight off crazy challenges like Batman! Everyone wearing superhero attire has a chance to win super hero themed gift baskets from 10am- 3pm. Zip Line Ziggy, our Adventure Park Superhero, will climb with the kids from 2-4 pm. Ziggy will handout free climb tickets to those that perform with high adventure!

Kids Summer Cooking Classes – Fresh Pasta and Marinara 

Location :: Eastern Market – Shed 5, Detroit
Time :: 9:30 a.m. 
Cost :: $10.00 per child 6-12 years of age

We’re hosting a series of cooking classes just for kids every Tuesday Market this summer! These lessons are for children ages 6 – 12 and each class is $10. Classes will be held in the Eastern Market Community Kitchen in Shed 5 from 9:00am – 10:30am. Join us August 1, 2017 for our class, Fresh Pasta and Marinara Sauce! 

Summer Fun Series

Location :: Livonia Parks and Recreation, 15100 Hubbard St., Livonia
Time :: 6:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free

Get your family and friends together for a night in the park you won’t forget! Bring your blanket or lawn chair and get ready for live music, kids activities, giveaways and a movie under the stars!

August 2, 2017

Free Donut Wednesday

Location :: Yates Cider Mill, 1990 Avon Rd., Rochester Hills
Time :: 11:00 a.m. 
Cost :: Free

Because nothing is better than a Yates Donut…except maybe a FREE YATES DONUT! 

It’s the last offical month of summer, bring the family and enjoy your favorites! 

Free Donut Wednesday at Yates all summer long! One free donut per guest every Wednesday through August 30!

Family Fun Day at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market

Location :: The Ann Arbor Farmers Market, 315 Detroit Street, Ann Arbor
Time :: 10:00 a.m. 
Cost :: Free admission

Come to the Ann Arbor Farmers Market for games, face painting, water station and loads of family fun!

August 3, 2017

Rockin’ the Rivers

Location :: Downtown Port Huron
Time :: 6:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free

Rockin’ the Rivers is back for summer 2017 with an all new line-up of music! Happening the first four Thursdays in August, Rockin’ will feature Skyline & the Backstreet Horns, Beach Party Boys & Jersey Seasons, Saved by the 90s and Country Legends! 

 

2017 Motor City Pizza Festival

Location :: Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile Rd., Royal Oak
Time :: 6:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Advanced tickets: $10.00 per adult and free for children under 10.  At the door” $12.00 per adult

Metro Detroit’s ultimate celebration of it’s favorite food returns for its Fifth Annual Celebration on Thursday, August 3, from 6 pm to 9:30 pm at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. Featuring every variety of pizza imaginable from 10 different local pizza places, beer and wine, live music from the 70s through today, shopping vendors, children’s activities and more. 

Riverfront Relaxin’

Location :: West Riverfront Park, 1801 W. Jefferson Ave., Detroit
Time :: 6:30 p.m. 
Cost :: Free

Celebrate summer along the beautiful Detroit Riverfront with the second annual Riverfront Relaxin’ entertainment series presented by the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and in conjunction with Park Solutions. Riverfront Relaxin’ is a FREE five-night series, starting July 13 through August 17, featuring live music, food trucks, vendors and culminating with classic movies under the stars. 

Moana Luau Outdoor Movie

Location :: Morningstart Church, 29863 Dawson St., Garden City
Time :: 8:30 p.m. 
Cost :: Free 

Bring your family and friends out to MorningStar Church for an outdoor viewing of Moana! On a huge inflatable screen!!! Outside movie night so grab a blanket and the kids!

August 4. 2017

Sidewalk Festival for the Performing Arts

Location :: The Corner of Lahser and Grand River Ave., Detroit
Time :: 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free Admission

Sidewalk Festival is back for its 5th annual celebration of Detroit landscape and culture through performance and interactive art, featuring over 50 original works of dance, theater, music, visual art and interactive art. We shy away from traditional stages – most performances take place in alleys, sidewalks, parking lots, the roofless warehouses of Artist Village and the street itself.

Our theme this year is RADICAL MOMENT(UM). Over the course of 2 days, artists will explore the concept of radical moments and movements through innovative works of dance, theatre, music and visual art.

Allen Park Street Fair

Location :: Allen Road between Southfield and Roosevelt
Time :: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free entry

The Allen Park Street Fair roars into town the first weekend in August; Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th!

Stroll the streets lined with over 250 vendors ranging from jewelry, wood work, metal work, art, clothing.

Stay for music, refreshments, and more.

First Friday at the Farm

Location :: The Petting Farm at Dominos Farms, 3001 Earhart Rd., Ann Arbor 
Time :: 5:00 p.m. 
Cost :: $6.00 per person, tractor rides are $2.00 per person

Please join us during these extended hours for some delicious food trucks and fun activities throughout the farm. Food trucks will be available at our pavilion area.

Buy Michigan Now Festival

Location :: Downtown Northville
Time :: 4:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free

Entering its ninth year in downtown Northville, the Buy Michigan Now Festival is a weekend celebration of the state’s annual Buy Michigan Week. This family-friendly event includes tasty treats, a beer and wine garden, street vendors, live music, and children’s activities, all highlighting Michigan-based businesses and Michigan-made products. Together we are revitalizing the economy, one product, one purchase, one person at a time.

Dearborn Homecoming

Location :: Ford Field Park, 22051 Cherry Hill, Dearborn, MI 
Time :: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00pm  
Cost :: Varies 

38th year of Dearborn’s Homecoming Festival!  Free Friday inflatables for the kids from noon-5pm. Car show cruise and car show. Food tents, picnic areas, music, and street artists. 

World Breastfeeding Week Fun Fair

Location :: Macomb Family Resource Center, 196 N Rose St., Mount Clemens
Time :: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free

Join for the annual World Breastfeeding Week Fun Fair. We host this every year to bring awareness to the benefits of breastfeeding, and to support breastfeeding families in Macomb County. Breastfeeding is the healthiest start to life for infants, and has amazing health benefits for mothers.

The event will have family friendly vendors and crafts. We will have tons of raffle prizes for pregnant and breastfeeding moms. Raffles will be every 30 minutes, so no pressure to stay all day! It’s a great opportunity to connect with other breastfeeding moms, local breastfeeding support services, and shop for mom and baby related items.

The event is in a new, larger location this year. So please be sure to check it out. Can’t wait to see you there!

 

August 5, 2017

12th Annual Kid to Kid Sale

Location :: Shelby Township Community Center, 51650 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township
Time :: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free to attend – see Facebook page for details on obtaining a table!

Attention all kids! Do you have old toys or video games that are just collecting dust? How does the idea of getting some “new” toys, sport equipment or video game sound? If you are between the ages of 4-16 you can buy, sell, trade items at the Kids to Kids Sale!

Bring toys, video games, books, sports equipments, sports cards or other items (no clothes please)
All items should be in sound condition and in good working order
Don’t forgot to have your items marked with a price and please bring change

Sidewalk Festival for the Performing Arts

Location :: The Corner of Lahser and Grand River Ave., Detroit
Time :: 3:00 – 10:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free Admission

Sidewalk Festival is back for its 5th annual celebration of Detroit landscape and culture through performance and interactive art, featuring over 50 original works of dance, theater, music, visual art and interactive art. We shy away from traditional stages – most performances take place in alleys, sidewalks, parking lots, the roofless warehouses of Artist Village and the street itself.

Our theme this year is RADICAL MOMENT(UM). Over the course of 2 days, artists will explore the concept of radical moments and movements through innovative works of dance, theatre, music and visual art.

22nd Annual Jazz Festival on the Water

Location :: Elizabeth Park, 4461 Elizabeth Drive, Trenton
Time :: 1:00 p.m. 
Cost :: $5.00 donation for parking

Join us for one of the great FREE Jazz Festivals in the United States! This year starring Michael Franks and Rachelle Ferrell!

The Great Spider Hunt

Location :: Burgess Shadbush Nature Center, 4101 River Bends Drive., Shelby Township
Time :: 1:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free to attend

We will use a variety of search techniques to find and identify a few of the spiders at Shadbush. We will also learn the importance of spiders to human health and our ecosystem. Information about Michigan;’s #1 spider that should be avoid will be included. Important references for identifying some of the spiders you will see be covered. Note: You will not handle or touch live spiders during this program.

Wild Women of Detroit Bus Tour *Girls Night Out Idea*

Location :: Bus Departs from The Pour House, 29028 N. Campbell Rd. Madison Heights
Time :: 6:30 p.m. 
Cost :: $40.00

Detroit may have been founded in 1701, by the French explorer and adventurer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe sieur de Cadillac, but it was his wife Marie who decided much of the town’s original layout. From the very beginning Detroit has been a dame’s town. Home to broads, women, cats, ladies, and Rosies, the Motor City’s story is interlaced with the triumphs, adventures, dalliances and deeds of its female inhabitants. Join Detroit History Tours on a four and a half hour bus tour of some of their stories. From Madam Cadillac to Motown greats, prostitutes to murderers, cults to saints and so much more. We’ll talk civil war spies and prohibition smuggling. You’ll learn the verdict of the first all-female jury in Michigan and the story of a woman known as “Rocking Chair.” Together we will enjoy drinks at two of Detroit’s historic bars and a few tasty treats to top it all off. It promises to be one hell of a lady’s (and gentleman’s) night on The Detroit History Tours- Wild Women of Detroit tour.

Because drinking and swearing come with the history, all public bus tours are a strict 21 years old and older. (To date the oldest person to come on one of our tours was 97 years of aged awesomeness. We’ve also hosted a 21st birthday party, and everyone in between!)

Paint with Paws of the Detroit Tigers

Location :: Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 2800 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills
Time :: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free

Join us for a fun all ages afternoon of painting and activities with Paws, the official mascot of the Detroit Tigers! 

Our free Paint with Paws event is sponsored by Jack’s Place for Autism, a foundation started by Lisa and Jimmie Price (broadcaster and former player for the Tigers) that helps parents and members of the community learn about Autism. Jack’s Place also provides valuable resources for those families in need. A portion of proceeds with go directly to Jack’s Place. 

From 1-3PM Jack’s Place will be featuring painting, a scavenger hunt, and other activities that are perfect for your child (or you!). EACH CHILD WILL GET ONE 4X6 CANVAS TO PAINT AND TAKE HOME WITH THEM. Stop by and give Paws a big hug! 

Buy Michigan Now Festival

Location :: Downtown Northville
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free

Entering its ninth year in downtown Northville, the Buy Michigan Now Festival is a weekend celebration of the state’s annual Buy Michigan Week. This family-friendly event includes tasty treats, a beer and wine garden, street vendors, live music, and children’s activities, all highlighting Michigan-based businesses and Michigan-made products. Together we are revitalizing the economy, one product, one purchase, one person at a time.

Kids Fairy Garden Workshop

Location :: Viviano’s Flower Shop, 32350 Harper Ave., St. Clair Shores
Time :: 11:00 a.m. AND 3:00 p.m. 
Cost :: $30.00 per garden

Recommended for ages 4-12. A responsible parent or guardian must be present for the entirety of the class to assist each child or group of children and friends in their care.
You’re welcome to bring more than one child to share the fun! One make and take garden kit per registration is provided.

Hold your place with a deposit or full payment 3 ways: 
1) on our website, click this link: http://bit.ly/2s8P21z
2) call (800)VIVIANO (848-4266)
3) visit any of our four stores.

Harrison Township Parade of Lights

Location :: Harrison Township
Time :: 9:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Donations benefiting Macomb County Marine Safety

The Harrison Township Parade of Lights has returned! Come out and enjoy a beautiful parade of boats all adorned in lights!

Allen Park Street Fair

Location :: Allen Road between Southfield and Roosevelt
Time :: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free entry

The Allen Park Street Fair roars into town the first weekend in August; Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th!

Stroll the streets lined with over 250 vendors ranging from jewelry, wood work, metal work, art, clothing.

Stay for music, refreshments, and more.

Dearborn Homecoming

Location :: Ford Field Park, 22051 Cherry Hill, Dearborn, MI 
Time :: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00pm  
Cost :: Varies 

38th year of Dearborn’s Homecoming Festival! Food tents, picnic areas, music, and street artists. Yoga in the park, hula hoop contest, and food contests. So much to do through the weekend – Be sure to stay for the fireworks! 

 

August 6, 2017

Buy Michigan Now Festival

Location :: Downtown Northville
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free

Entering its ninth year in downtown Northville, the Buy Michigan Now Festival is a weekend celebration of the state’s annual Buy Michigan Week. This family-friendly event includes tasty treats, a beer and wine garden, street vendors, live music, and children’s activities, all highlighting Michigan-based businesses and Michigan-made products. Together we are revitalizing the economy, one product, one purchase, one person at a time.

Yoga Day at Comerica Park

Location :: Comerica Park, 2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Time :: 8:00 a.m. 
Cost :: See website for details

Let’s do yoga together on the Detroit Tigers outfield at Comerica Park in Detroit. Purchase a ticket to a white sox game and recieve a Tigers yoga mat, one hour of yoga, and free parking on Yoga Day. If you can’t use your ticket to the game, please bring to Yoga Day and donate to Danielle Karmanos Work it Out so some kids can go see the game.

Kids Summer Cooking Classes – Fresh Sweet Corn

Location :: Eastern Market, Shed 5, Detroit
Time :: 9:00 a.m. 
Cost :: $10.00 per child

We’re hosting a series of cooking classes just for kids every Tuesday Market this summer! These lessons are for children ages 6 – 12 and each class is $10. Classes will be held in the Eastern Market Community Kitchen in Shed 5 from 9:00am – 10:30am. Join us August 8, 2017 for our class, Fresh Sweet Corn! 

Dearborn Homecoming

Location :: Ford Field Park, 22051 Cherry Hill, Dearborn, MI 
Time :: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00pm  
Cost :: Varies 

38th year of Dearborn’s Homecoming Festival! Food tents, picnic areas, music, and street artists. Yoga in the park, hula hoop contest, and food contests. So much to do through the weekend – Be sure to stay for the fireworks! 

August 10, 2017

The Detroit Institute of Art Scavenger Hunt

Location :: The Detroit Institute of Art, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Time :: 7:00 p.m. 
Cost :: $88.00 per person

Are you a super sleuth? Can you put together clues and track stories back through history? Join The Detroit History Club for an evening you’ll never forget. When you arrive to the closed museum, built in 1927 to house the world renowned art collection of one of the finests cities on earth, you’ll be greeted with a glass of craft beer or wine before you take your seat. After a brief lecture on the fascinating history of the Detroit Institute of Arts which, after being founded by prominent Detroit citizens in 1885, opened on September 1, 1888 in a building on Jefferson Avenue. You’ll learn about the oldest piece in the collections, the gallery staff say is haunted, and the donations of the city’s elite. Then our team will split you into groups, arm you with your equipment, and set you free in the museum. For two hours the museum is yours to explore without crowds, but with a mission. It will be up to your team to solve the riddles to locate the correct piece of art or artifact; once there, your team will take a photo using the provided camera. As the time ticks down, your team will make their way back to our starting location where you’ll turn in your photos, grab a drink, and enjoy seasonal Michigan hors d’oeuvres as we tally scores.  The team with the most correctly solved riddles is the winner. First, second, and third place winning teams will leave with great Detroit-themed prizes, Detroit Institute of Arts swag, and of course bragging rights. 

August 11, 2017

Art and About

Location :: Downtown Berkley
Time :: 6:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free

A new series of summer events will turn #DowntownBerkley into a district-wide gallery and performance space. Throughout the District, businesses will host an artist or performer. Fine artists will set up an area to display and sell their work, performing artists might be entertaining on the sidewalk, and maybe our local auto-related shops will host a “garage band,” street artist, or showcase some classic cars.

We want residents and visitors alike to stroll #DowntownBerkley while they enjoy an evening of art, music, and food – and discover our great merchants and business owners while they’re at it!

Appetite for Adventure *date night opportunity*

Location :: The Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak
Time :: 6:00 p.m. 
Cost :: $60.00 in advance, $65.00 at the gate

Take your taste buds on a trip around the world at our new 21-and-older event, Appetite for Adventure. You’re invited on a tasting journey featuring food and beverage pairings representing Zoo animals’ homelands.

This tasting experience will also feature live music and zookeeper talks. Advance ticket purchase is encouraged as space is limited and the event may sell out. Tickets are available online or at Window One at the front of the Zoo. The cost includes Detroit Zoo admission, a commemorative gift, and 16 tastings. Additional tasting tickets will be available for purchase.

Finding Nemo

Location :: New Center Park, 2998 W Grand Blvd., Detroit
Time :: 8:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free to attend

Nemo, a young clownfish is captured and taken to a dentist’s office aquarium. It’s up to Marlin, his father, and Dory, a friendly but forgetful regal blue tang fish, to make the epic journey to bring Nemo home from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

 

Grease 

Location :: Redford Theater, 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit, MI 48219

Time :: 8:00 p.m.

Cost :: $5

Enjoy the 1970’s classic hit on the big screen all over again. 

 

Milford Memories Summer Festival 

Location :: 317 Union St., Milford, MI 48381

Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cost: Free 

So much fun for the whole family to enjoy at this festival. From a fun run, to a 3-on-3 basketball game, blind canoe race, to a rock climbing wall, Milford Fire Department, and so many artists to see, you will not want to miss this event. 

August 12, 2017

Corn Roast and Country Fair

Location :: Royal Oak Farmers Maerket, 316 E. 11 Mile Rd., Royal Oak
Time :: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Come enjoy a great event with friends and family!

Milford Memories Summer Festival 

Location :: 317 Union St., Milford, MI 48381

Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cost: Free 

So much fun for the whole family to enjoy at this festival. From a fun run, to a 3-on-3 basketball game, blind canoe race, to a rock climbing wall, Milford Fire Department, and so many artists to see, you will not want to miss this event. 

Finding Nemo

Location :: New Center Park, 2998 W Grand Blvd., Detroit
Time :: 8:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free to attend

Nemo, a young clownfish is captured and taken to a dentist’s office aquarium. It’s up to Marlin, his father, and Dory, a friendly but forgetful regal blue tang fish, to make the epic journey to bring Nemo home from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Rochester Homecoming 

Location :: Rochester Municipal Park, Paint Creek Tr, Rochester, MI  
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free to attend

With a ribbon cutting at 10am to being the day’s celebration, come to the downtown streets of Rochester to celebrate a beautiful summer day. Live music, mobile farm, balloon glow, kids activities and ending a fun day with fireworks. 

The Taco Festival Detroit

Location :: West Riverfront Park, 1801 Jefferson Ave., Detroit
Time :: 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. 
Cost :: General Admission: $20.00 

The Taco Festival Detroit is a taco-topia of epic proportions, an entire festival dedicated to the best food on the planet. With hilarious entertainment, ice cold margaritas, and an all-inclusive vibe, THE TACO FESTIVAL is one of the most exciting events in the state. Besides, who doesn’t love tacos?!

August 13, 2017

Annual Ice Cream Social

Location :: Stage Nature Center, 6685 Coolidge Hwy, Troy
Time :: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free

Join us for our annual Ice Cream Social held on the grounds of the Stage Nature Center. All ages welcome for this family-friendly event which features free ice cream, provided by Big Boy (Rochester Rd. in Rochester), face painting, live music, entertainment, pond dipping, trail artists, a visit from Troy Police and so much more!

Summer Sundays at the Farm

Location :: Upland Hills Farm, 481 Lake George Rd., Oxford
Time :: 12:00 p.m. 
Cost :: $9.00 per person

Farm fanatics – check this out: $9.00 per person gets you admission to the farm, meet all the farm animals, a hayride, and a farmer will be in the barn to help the brave ones MILK A COW!!!!! Hayrides will be going out regularly, bring a picnic lunch or purchase food at the concession. Pony rides are available for $2.00/ride. 

Made in the Mitten Festival

Location :: Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile Rd., Royal Oak
Time :: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free to attend

Come join Made In The Mitten and 40+ crafters, vendors, Michigan businesses and local restaurants for the shopping experience of the year! 

All items are Made In Michigan, all businesses are local. The Royal Oak Farmers Market Vintage Flea Market will also be open!! So come,#shopsmall and #shoplocal!!

LIVE MUSIC, FACE PAINTING, FOOD, A BOUNCE HOUSE, and tons of activities for the kids!

Milford Memories Summer Festival 

Location :: 317 Union St., Milford, MI 48381

Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cost: Free 

So much fun for the whole family to enjoy at this festival. From a fun run, to a 3-on-3 basketball game, blind canoe race, to a rock climbing wall, Milford Fire Department, and so many artists to see, you will not want to miss this event. 

Plymouth Indoor/Outdoor Market

Location :: 41700 Ann Arbor Rd E, Plymouth, MI 48170 
Time :: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free

Enjoy the streets of Plymouth on your Sunday morning stroll though town. Vendors, food trucks, arts, vintage items, and much more.  

 

August 14, 2017

Food Trucks for a Cause

Location :: West side of Whole Food Market, Rochester Hills
Time :: 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. 
Cost :: Proceeds from sales go to a good cause!

Come out and enjoy the outdoors! Tonight we help raise money for the Rochester Hills Little League. Fun for the entire family and you don’t have to cook dinner!

Tinkering for Tots

Location :: The Henry Ford Museum, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.. 
Cost :: $27.00 for non-members

The second Monday of every month The Henry Ford hosts a special event for little innovators, Tinkering for Tots. Playful activities will encourage children to explore, learn, create and have fun while interacting with hands-on activities that focus on science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Children will have the opportunity to participate in crafts, building, artifact exploration, and listen to stories. 

Armada Fair 

Location :: 74280 Fair Street, Armada, MI 48005
Time :: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Cost :: $8.00 13+ $2.00 9-12 Free 8 and under (cash only) parking $5.00

One of the best fair’s on the Eaststide! Animal petting farm, exotic animals, carnival rides, children’s activities, eating contests, tractor pull raises, livestock auctions, and concerts. Be sure to check out this spectacular fair! 

August 15, 2017

Kids Summer Cooking Classes – Best Biscuits Ever

Location :: Eastern Market, Shed 5, Detroit
Time :: 9:00 a.m. 
Cost :: $10.00 per child

We’re hosting a series of cooking classes just for kids every Tuesday Market this summer! These lessons are for children ages 6 – 12 and each class is $10. Classes will be held in the Eastern Market Community Kitchen in Shed 5 from 9:00am – 10:30am. Join us August 15, 2017 for our class, Best Biscuits Ever!

Armada Fair 

Location :: 74280 Fair Street, Armada, MI 48005
Time :: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Cost :: $8.00 13+ $2.00 9-12 Free 8 and under (cash only) parking $5.00

One of the best fair’s on the Eaststide! Animal petting farm, exotic animals, carnival rides, children’s activities, eating contests, tractor pull raises, livestock auctions, and concerts. Be sure to check out this spectacular fair! 

Marshmallow Fly and Fry 

Location :: Heritage Park 24725 Farmington Road Farmington Hills, MI
Time :: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free

With over 1,000 marshmallows dropping from the sky, this free family evening event is fun for all! You can make marshmallows and hot dogs over campfire, also, bring your swim suit for the splash pad fun! There will be fire trucks to check out, and crafts to create. We hope you check out this great weekday family fun event! 

August 16, 2017

Armada Fair 

Location :: 74280 Fair Street, Armada, MI 48005
Time :: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Cost :: $8.00 13+ $2.00 9-12 Free 8 and under (cash only) parking $5.00

One of the best fair’s on the Eaststide! Animal petting farm, exotic animals, carnival rides, children’s activities, eating contests, tractor pull raises, livestock auctions, and concerts. Be sure to check out this spectacular fair!

August 17, 2017

Movie at Market Center Park

Location :: Market Center Park, 13631 Eureka Rd., Southgate
Time :: 6:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free to attend

Join us for a Movie at Market Center Park put on by Park It !! 
Activities will start at 6:00 p.m. Music at 6:30 p.m. by Kevin Wilson and SING the movie at 8:20 p.m. The Event will take place during our Farmer’s Market from 3-8 p.m. Hope to see you all there !

Riverfront Relaxin’ – Hidden Figures

Location :: West Riverfront Park, 1801 W Jefferson Ave., Detroit
Time :: 6:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free to attend

Celebrate summer along the beautiful Detroit Riverfront with the second annual Riverfront Relaxin’ entertainment series presented by the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and in conjunction with Park Solutions. Riverfront Relaxin’ is a FREE five-night series, starting July 13 through August 17, featuring live music, food trucks, vendors and culminating with classic movies under the stars. 

Barre at the Beach

Location :: 2195 Ferndale St., Sylvan Lake
Time :: 6:30 p.m. 
Cost :: $25.00 per person or $30.00 at the door

Enjoy a night outside of the studio with all your barre buddies. It’s our biggest event of the year!

Barre at the Beach 2017 is our 3rd annual outdoor sunset class that aligns like-minded people to celebrate health, wellness and community. 

Align your mind, body, and spirit! Tickets include a barre fitness class open to all skill levels on the beautiful water’s edge of Sylvan Lake, food, beverage and a live DJ.

Expect lots of smiles, fresh air and transformative fitness moves. Barre at the Beach 2017 is a fun and challenging night that will have you burning bright! 

Armada Fair 

Location :: 74280 Fair Street, Armada, MI 48005
Time :: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Cost :: $8.00 13+ $2.00 9-12 Free 8 and under (cash only) parking $5.00

One of the best fair’s on the Eaststide! Animal petting farm, exotic animals, carnival rides, children’s activities, eating contests, tractor pull raises, livestock auctions, and concerts. Be sure to check out this spectacular fair!

Woodward Dream Cruise

Location :: Woodward Ave
Time :: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free

One of summer’s most loved event! Bring the entire family to enjoy the sights of classic cars! Their are various events happening through each town from Pontiac down to Ferndale. Come see memory lane of the Motor City. 

August 18, 2017

38th Annual St. Malachy Summerfest

Location :: St. Malachy Roman Catholic Church, 14115 14 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights
Time :: 5:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free 

The 38th Annual St. Malachy SummerFest August 18, 19, & 20
Live Entertainment, Polish & Italian Food, Kids Games & Rides, Face Painting, Vendor/Craft Show (email [email protected] for info to register for a booth), Flea Market, Classic Car Show, Bingo, Characters, 50/50 Raffles, $10,000 Grand Prize Raffle, & Basket Raffles

Lapeer Days 

Location :: Nepressing St. Lapeer MI 48446

Time :: Noon – Midnight

Cost :: Free

Michigan’s Largest Free Festival is here! Music, arts & crafts, vendors, food, helicopter rides, and loads of fun! There are fees for the carnival, merchandise, and food purchases.

Armada Fair 

Location :: 74280 Fair Street, Armada, MI 48005
Time :: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Cost :: $8.00 13+ $2.00 9-12 Free 8 and under (cash only) parking $5.00

One of the best fair’s on the Eaststide! Animal petting farm, exotic animals, carnival rides, children’s activities, eating contests, tractor pull raises, livestock auctions, and concerts. Be sure to check out this spectacular fair! 

Wine Crawl

Location :: Wyandotte Business Association , 3200 BiddleAve., Wyandotte
Time :: 6:00 p.m. 
Cost :: $25.00 in advance, $30.00 at the gate

Ticket includes a wine glass and 14 sampling tickets. Choose from over 100 wines!

The event will feature live music, food and fun!

Movie Madness at Dark

Location :: The Village of Rochester Hills
Time :: 7:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free

Movie nights are back!  Come enjoy the movie SING!  with family!

 

 

August 19, 2017

Childrenz Challenge

Location :: Michigan International Speedway, 12626 US Hwy 12, Brooklyn
Time :: 8:00 a.m. 
Cost :: $50.00 walk up registration (if available!) P

A muddy obstacle run for kids ages 4-14 years that combines strength, stamina, but most importantly the ability to have fun!!!

38th Annual St. Malachy Summerfest

Location :: St. Malachy Roman Catholic Church, 14115 14 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights
Time :: 12:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free 

The 38th Annual St. Malachy SummerFest August 18, 19, & 20
Live Entertainment, Polish & Italian Food, Kids Games & Rides, Face Painting, Vendor/Craft Show (email [email protected] for info to register for a booth), Flea Market, Classic Car Show, Bingo, Characters, 50/50 Raffles, $10,000 Grand Prize Raffle, & Basket Raffles

Pollinator Palooza!

Location :: Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lakeshore Rd., Grosse Pointe Shores
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Cost :: $12.00 per person, children 2 and under are free

See what’s buzzing at Ford House this summer as we celebrate butterflies, bats, bees and pollinators of every kind!

At Pollinator Palooza, you can:

Mix and mingle with live butterflies in our butterfly house and learn about monarch migrations.
Take a peek into a living bee hive and learn what makes them buzz from the experts at Green Toe Gardens.
Check out live bats from the Organization for Bat Conservation & Save the Bats.
Learn about gardening for hummingbirds from Wild Birds Unlimited – Grosse Pointe Woods.
Plus we’ll have hands-on activities, like building a bee hotel, pollinator rock-painting, making “seed bombs” and much more!

Follow the Feeder

Location :: Howell Nature Center, 1005 Triangle Lake Rd., Howell
Time :: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Cost :: $5.00 per person

Recommended ages 5 and up, this program is an interactive guided tour of Wild Wonders Wildlife Park that follows our Wild Wonders Supervisor as she feeds and cares for many of our permanent residents. Approximately two hours in duration. Includes crane, bobcat, gray foxes, and more! Children 17 and under must be accompanied by a paid adult.

Wild Women of Detroit Bus Tour *Girls Night Out Idea*

Location :: Bus Departs from The Pour House, 29028 N. Campbell Rd. Madison Heights
Time :: 6:30 p.m. 
Cost :: $40.00

Detroit may have been founded in 1701, by the French explorer and adventurer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe sieur de Cadillac, but it was his wife Marie who decided much of the town’s original layout. From the very beginning Detroit has been a dame’s town. Home to broads, women, cats, ladies, and Rosies, the Motor City’s story is interlaced with the triumphs, adventures, dalliances and deeds of its female inhabitants. Join Detroit History Tours on a four and a half hour bus tour of some of their stories. From Madam Cadillac to Motown greats, prostitutes to murderers, cults to saints and so much more. We’ll talk civil war spies and prohibition smuggling. You’ll learn the verdict of the first all-female jury in Michigan and the story of a woman known as “Rocking Chair.” Together we will enjoy drinks at two of Detroit’s historic bars and a few tasty treats to top it all off. It promises to be one hell of a lady’s (and gentleman’s) night on The Detroit History Tours- Wild Women of Detroit tour.

Because drinking and swearing come with the history, all public bus tours are a strict 21 years old and older. (To date the oldest person to come on one of our tours was 97 years of aged awesomeness. We’ve also hosted a 21st birthday party, and everyone in between!)

 

Selfridge Air Base Open House and Air Show

Location :: 44200 N Jefferson Ave, Harrison Twp., MI 48045
Time :: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Cost :: Free 

Come check out Selfridge Air National Guard’s Base and see the amazing United States Air Force Thunderbird’s Air Show. In celebration of their 100th year at Selfridge, we are certain these jets and aircraft’s will be putting on a spectacular show this year. 

Lapeer Days 

Location :: Nepressing St. Lapeer MI 48446
Time :: Noon – Midnight
Cost :: Free

Michigan’s Largest Free Festival is here! Music, arts & crafts, vendors, food, helicopter rides, and loads of fun! There are fees for the carnival, merchandise, and food purchases.

Armada Fair 

Location :: 74280 Fair Street, Armada, MI 48005
Time :: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Cost :: $8.00 13+ $2.00 9-12 Free 8 and under (cash only) parking $5.00

One of the best fair’s on the Eaststide! Animal petting farm, exotic animals, carnival rides, children’s activities, eating contests, tractor pull raises, livestock auctions, and concerts. Be sure to check out this spectacular fair! 

August 20, 2017

Selfridge Air Base Open House and Air Show

Location :: 44200 N Jefferson Ave, Harrison Twp., MI 48045

Time :: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost :: Free 

Come check out Selfridge Air National Guard’s Base and see the amazing United States Air Force Thunderbird’s Air Show. In celebration of their 100th year at Selfridge, we are certain these jets and aircraft’s will be putting on a spectacular show this year. 

38th Annual St. Malachy Summerfest

Location :: St. Malachy Roman Catholic Church, 14115 14 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights
Time :: 12:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free 

The 38th Annual St. Malachy SummerFest August 18, 19, & 20
Live Entertainment, Polish & Italian Food, Kids Games & Rides, Face Painting, Vendor/Craft Show (email [email protected] for info to register for a booth), Flea Market, Classic Car Show, Bingo, Characters, 50/50 Raffles, $10,000 Grand Prize Raffle, & Basket Raffles

Lapeer Days 

Location ::  Nepressing St. Lapeer MI 48446

Time :: Noon – Midnight

Cost :: Free

Michigan’s Largest Free Festival is here! Music, arts & crafts, vendors, food, helicopter rides, and loads of fun! There are fees for the carnival, merchandise, and food purchases.

Armada Fair 

Location :: 74280 Fair Street, Armada, MI 48005
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost :: $8.00 13+ $2.00 9-12 Free 8 and under (cash only) parking $5.00

One of the best fair’s on the Eaststide! Animal petting farm, exotic animals, carnival rides, hildren’s activities, eating contests, tractor pull raises, livestock auctions, and concerts. Be sure to check out this spectacular fair! 

August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse 

Location :: Michigan Science Center

Time :: 10am – 5:00pm

Cost: $14: adult $11: 12 and under Free: 2 & Under 

Michigan will experience a partial eclipse and much of North America will experience a total solar eclipse. There will be a whole day of programming revolving around the Sun! Be sure to be there between 1pm and 3pm to experience the partial eclipse! 

August 24, 2017

Peek at the Pond

Location :: Stage Nature Center, 6685 Coolidge Hwy, Troy
Time :: 6:30 p.m. 
Cost :: $7.00 per person

Join us as we explore life in the pond. Use one of our nets to catch and observe the small animals living there, like aquatic insects and fish. A naturalist will be available to assist in catching and identifying the animals.

 

August 25, 2017

Lincoln Park Days

Location :: Youth Center Park, Lincoln Park
Time :: 4:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Cost :: See site for details

Bring the family and enjoy carnival rides and food, craft and community vendors, beer and entertainment tent!

Taste of Greece Festival

Location :: Nativity of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 39851 5 Mile Rd., Plymouth
Time :: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. 
Cost :: $2.00 per person or free with 3 canned food items

OPA! The unforgettable “Taste of Greece” Festival reappears every August at Nativity Church in Plymouth, Michigan. In 2017, this amazing cultural festival will be in its thirteenth year and take place August 25, 26, and 27. Journey to Greece right in your own backyard with the sights, sounds, and tastes of Greece. There is live Greek music, traditional Greek dancing, homemade Greek food including spinach pie, gyros, and saganaki (flaming cheese!), as well as famous Greek pastries including loukoumathes (a tasty and sweet donut-type treat!). While attending, plan to stop at a Greek taverna (Ouzo slushy, please!), a marketplace, and a coffee house with the best Greek coffee in town! Church tours are available as well as Orthodox Christianity exhibits. A Kids’ Corner with bounce houses, slides, and games entertain children. Large tent cover makes any day comfortable, rain or shine, and free shuttle and free parking is available. Take a ride to Plymouth, MI the last weekend in August and stop by Nativity Church’s “Taste of Greece” Festival. You will think you landed in Greece for a day, and essentially, you did! OPA!

Wizard of Oz 

Location :: Redford Theater, 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit, MI 48219

Time :: 8:00 p.m.

Cost :: $5.00

Originally aired in 1939, this classical movie is filming once again at the Redford Theater. Bring the everyone to watch a family favorite to enjoy the trip over the rainbow. Rated G

Summer Beer Fest *Moms Night Out or Date Night Opportunity*

Location :: Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E 11 Mile Rd., Royal Oak
Time :: 7:30 p.m. 
Cost :: $20.00 for VIP admission and $15.00 for general admission 

Celebrate the last few weeks of summer with great beer from over 50 breweries, live entertainment and games!

 

August 26, 2017

Nature Exploration at Milliken State Park

Location :: DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater St., Detroit
Time :: 3:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free with admission to DNR Outdoor Adventure Center

Late summer is a beautiful time to enjoy nature. Join us on a hike across the street to explore the wetland area at Milliken State Park. We will look for trees, wildflowers, birds, insects, and other wildlife to identify. A limited number of binoculars will be provided.

Lincoln Park Days

Location :: Youth Center Park, Lincoln Park
Time :: 12:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Cost :: See site for details

Bring the family and enjoy carnival rides and food, craft and community vendors, beer and entertainment tent!

3rd Annual Cider Dayze Festival

Location :: Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill, 17985 Armada Center Rd., Armada
Time :: 12:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
Cost :: $45.00 per person pre-purchased or $50.00 at the door

Michigan’s premier craft cider and beer festival!

 

Taste of Greece Festival

Location :: Nativity of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 39851 5 Mile Rd., Plymouth
Time :: 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. 
Cost :: $2.00 per person or free with 3 canned food items

OPA! The unforgettable “Taste of Greece” Festival reappears every August at Nativity Church in Plymouth, Michigan. In 2017, this amazing cultural festival will be in its thirteenth year and take place August 25, 26, and 27. Journey to Greece right in your own backyard with the sights, sounds, and tastes of Greece. There is live Greek music, traditional Greek dancing, homemade Greek food including spinach pie, gyros, and saganaki (flaming cheese!), as well as famous Greek pastries including loukoumathes (a tasty and sweet donut-type treat!). While attending, plan to stop at a Greek taverna (Ouzo slushy, please!), a marketplace, and a coffee house with the best Greek coffee in town! Church tours are available as well as Orthodox Christianity exhibits. A Kids’ Corner with bounce houses, slides, and games entertain children. Large tent cover makes any day comfortable, rain or shine, and free shuttle and free parking is available. Take a ride to Plymouth, MI the last weekend in August and stop by Nativity Church’s “Taste of Greece” Festival. You will think you landed in Greece for a day, and essentially, you did! OPA!

Back to School Bash

Location :: Heritage Park, Canton MI 48188

Time ::  9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

P-EEC is a nonprofit organization that is putting on a bash to celebrate another school year on the horizon. With team-building challenges around the park, picnic, fun and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. The Salvation Army will be onsite taking school supply donations. 

 

August 27, 2017

Taste of Greece Festival

Location :: Nativity of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 39851 5 Mile Rd., Plymouth
Time :: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
Cost :: $2.00 per person or free with 3 canned food items

OPA! The unforgettable “Taste of Greece” Festival reappears every August at Nativity Church in Plymouth, Michigan. In 2017, this amazing cultural festival will be in its thirteenth year and take place August 25, 26, and 27. Journey to Greece right in your own backyard with the sights, sounds, and tastes of Greece. There is live Greek music, traditional Greek dancing, homemade Greek food including spinach pie, gyros, and saganaki (flaming cheese!), as well as famous Greek pastries including loukoumathes (a tasty and sweet donut-type treat!). While attending, plan to stop at a Greek taverna (Ouzo slushy, please!), a marketplace, and a coffee house with the best Greek coffee in town! Church tours are available as well as Orthodox Christianity exhibits. A Kids’ Corner with bounce houses, slides, and games entertain children. Large tent cover makes any day comfortable, rain or shine, and free shuttle and free parking is available. Take a ride to Plymouth, MI the last weekend in August and stop by Nativity Church’s “Taste of Greece” Festival. You will think you landed in Greece for a day, and essentially, you did! OPA!

3rd Annual Cider Dayze Festival

Location :: Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill, 17985 Armada Center Rd., Armada
Time :: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. 
Cost :: $40.00 per person pre-purchased or $45.00 at the door

Michigan’s premier craft cider and beer festival!

Lincoln Park Days

Location :: Youth Center Park, Lincoln Park
Time :: 12:00 –  9:00 p.m.
Cost :: See site for details

Bring the family and enjoy carnival rides and food, craft and community vendors, beer and entertainment tent!

Belle Tea Party 

Location :: The Townsend Hotel 100 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009
Time :: 12:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Cost ::  $40 pp RSVP required

Bring your little princess to meet Disney’s Princess Belle to sip on tea. One of Detroit’s finest places to sip on some delicious tea you will bring your sweet little princess to enjoy this memorable experience!  

2017 Airport Open House

Location :: Oakland County International Airport, Patterson Parkway, Waterford
Time :: Open house starts at 10:00 a.m. and the Air Show starts at 2:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free to attend, $5.00 parking fee per vehicle

The Oakland County International Airport Air Show & Open House is one of the finest family entertainment events in Michigan. It features a full spectrum of aviation entertainment and exhibits such as championship aerobatic teams, individual performers, freefall parachute demonstrations, World War II aircraft, and a variety of military, commercial and civilian aircraft and vehicles on display.

August 30, 2017

WOW Wild over Hiking

Location :: DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater St. Detroit
Time :: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free admission

Complimentary Admission
Whether it’s through an urban trail, a wetland, or the woods, hiking in Michigan’s outdoors is something everyone can
enjoy! Join us at the Outdoor Adventure Center for information about fantastic places to hike and what gear can be
beneficial when you hit the trail. While you’re here, join us on a guided evening hike on one of our nearby urban trails.

 

August 31, 2017

Michigan State Fair

Location :: Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Admission – 12+ $8.00 2-11 $6.00 Under 2 Free   Parking $10

One of Michigan’s best family fun events! From Totville that caters to kiddos under 5, livestock, pig races, cooking demos, dog performances, shopping, parade. Be sure to enjoy the final days of summer all weekend long. 

 

 

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