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A Detroit Mom’s Guide to June

It’s SUMMERTIME!  School’s almost out and it’s time to relax and enjoy your kiddos, Mamas!!  Here’s a list of happenings going on in+around Detroit in the month of June!  Festival Season is upon us! If you know of something you think would be perfect for our monthly guide, please let us know.

June 1, 2017

Music In the Park!

Location :: Dodge Park Ampitheater, 40620 Utica Rd., Sterling Heights
Time :: 7:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Bring the whole family and enjoy a concert and KIDS entertainment!

Concerts in the Park

Location :: Hess-Hathaway Park, 825 S. Williams Lake Rd., Waterford
Time :: 6:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free

It’s a Thursday night in June in Waterford Township, Michigan and you know what that means… FREE Concerts in the Park! Join the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce and Waterford Parks and Recreation Department for a family-friendly evening of entertainment and community friends as we listen to some great music.

June 2, 2017

Auburn Hills Downtown Summer Concert Series

Location :: Riverside Park, 3311 Squirrel Court, Auburn Hills
Time :: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost :: Free

Come and enjoy a variety of great live entertainment by the river with downtown specials on Friday nights for our 10th summer season at Riverside Park.

Sherman Summer Pop Up Kickoff

Location :: The Corner of Sherman and 9 Mile Rd., Oak Park
Time :: 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Join us at the corner of Sherman Street and Nine Mile Road to celebrate the opening of the Sherman Summer Pop Up Park and grand opening event for Realteam Realty. See how a few changes to the streetscape can make a big difference. Tons of fun activities are planned for the month of June, so follow us on our Facebook pages below for more details. Bring the whole family and don’t forget to tell the neighbors! Parking is limited, we encourage you to walk or bike over.

Touch-a-Truck

Location :: Drake Sports Park, 6801 Drake Rd., West Bloomfield Twp.
Time :; 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost :: $5.00 per car

Put your imagination “in gear” and join West Bloomfield Parks for our third annual “Touch-A-Truck”!

Kids of all ages will get a firsthand look at police, fire, construction and all the really cool work vehicles we see every day, but don’t get the chance to touch.

We will have inflatables available for kids to play on as well as a variety of food trucks.

First Free Friday @ Cranbrook

Location :: Cranbrook Institute of Science, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
Time :: 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Courtesy of the MASCO Corporation Foundation, admission to the Institute of Science is free after 5 pm the first Friday of each month through June 2017. Join us for a free evening of science fun! The Café and Observatory are open, and planetarium shows are offered at an additional charge.

June 3, 2017

Detroit Grand Prix

Location :: The Raceway at Belle Isle
Time :: 3:30 p.m. 
Cost :: See website for details

The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear returns to the Motor City June 2-4, 2017. The event will feature the cars of the Verizon IndyCar Series, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the high-flying trucks of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks presented by Traxxas and the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli. The weekend collectively is referred to as the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear and it will feature the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit IndyCar doubleheader.

Royal Oak Vintage & Artisan Market Presented by Salvation Army

Location :: Salvation Army, 3015 N. Main Street, Royal Oak
Time :: 9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

With over 50 vendors, you are sure to find a few new gems for yourself and friends! Antiques, vintage, shabby chic, jewelry, vintage clothing & accessories, boutique handmade items, hand lettering, ceramics, home decor, garden art, yummy food and a ton of other uniquely wonderful treasures!!

Dare to Bare @ The Joe in Detroit!

Location :: Joe Louis Arena, 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit
Time :: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost :: $25.00 minimum donation

Ready to have a ball with us on June 3rd? We’re going all out for one of the last events at the iconic Joe Louis Arena. We’re even bringing in Jill Dailey herself to teach the class. This is bigger than our Birmingham community. It’s bigger than any one studio. Bigger than a city. Bigger than TDM. We are daring to bare it all for a great cause.

Why are we so passionate about this mission? Because everybody has a story. Struggles, insecurities, setbacks. But what makes you feel stronger, more confident in your body? What makes you choose to be brave?
 
We face our fears, conquer our insecurities, and bare our vulnerabilities. As we raise awareness for our 1st annual body-positive charity fitness week, Dare to Bare on The Dailey, we are asking you to dare to bare with us June 3rd.

MI Hometown Market

Location :: Heritage Park, 12111 Pardee Rd., Taylor
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Cost :: $2.00 per person 

Come shop from over 55 amazing Michigan small businesses, crafters, vendors and so much more. You will find everything from locally made food, handmade items, unique businesses and more.

A River Day Celebration: Wildlife Along the Clinton River

Location :: Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, 4101 River Bends Drive, Shelby Township
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Join us as we explore along the Clinton and use nets to try to catch some river-related critters.NOTE: High water in the river can prevent us from reaching the river and then another wetland walk will be substituted.A free t-shirt usually accompanies participation in this event. A number of shirts of each size are limited.

Farm Fest

Location :: Maybury Farm, 50165 8 Mile Rd., Northville
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Cost :: $5.00 per person and kids under 2 are free

Farm Fest is back at Maybury Farm!

Join us for our big spring festival from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, June 3rd. We have lots of activities lined up for the day including:

-Games, Activities, & Demos for Kids
-Garden Planting with the Country Garden Club of Northville
-Building Workshop with the Plymouth Home Depot
-Historic Blacksmith Demonstration
-Live Music
-Meeting our baby animals!
-Face Painting
-Story Time
-Scavenger Hunt
-And MORE!

We’re adding new activities all the time so STAY TUNED!

We’ll also be raffling off a 55″ Samsung LED TV as a fundraiser for Maybury Farm! Raffle tickets are $5 or 5 for $20.

June Fest 2017

Location :: 9 Mile and Mack, St. Clair Shores
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Fun filled family street fair and craft show. Featuring dance performances, petting zoo, music, food and lots more.

9th Annual Kite Festival

Location :: James Atchinson Park, 58000 Grand River Ave., New Hudson
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cost :: $5.00 per car

Hosting the kite flying professionals from all over the world is John Trennepohl, Owner of Kites & Fun Things in Plymouth, Michigan. He and other kite teams showcase their award-winning skills and techniques, choreographed to music.

At 3 pm on Saturday, be a part of the Mass Ascension, where an exciting countdown leads to hundreds of kites in the air, taking flight together!

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

Location :: River Bends Park, 5700 22 Mile Rd., Shelby Twp.
Time :: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Come ride a kid-friendly mountain Come ride a kid-friendly mountain bike trail in beautiful River Bends Park, located in Shelby Township. Clinton River Area Mountain Bike Association (CRAMBA), with the support of outdoor retailer REI Co-op (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), will create a festive, outdoor atmosphere while you and your child(ren) enjoy the great outdoors. CRAMBA’s National Mountain Bike Patrol will be ready to help direct riders throughout the trail system and REI Co-op will be on-site to teach children basic bike maintenance, as well as do safety checks on bikes.

Event if Free / Open to children and family of all ages / Bike and Helmet are REQUIRED

Parent/Guardian Must Ride With Your Child

Manis and Milkshakes

Location :: Sugar Kids Spa, 17420 Hall Rd., Clinton Township
Time :: 12:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost :: $12.00 per girl

Girls ages 3- 12 come in and get a manicure and enjoy a delicious cotton candy milkshake! REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Bark & Brew 

Location :: Rochester Mills Beer Co. Outdoor Space, 400 Water Street, Rochester
Time :: 1:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Cost :: $8.00 per person in advance, $10.00 at the door. $5.00 per child for all day play

Bark & Brew is an outdoor, family-friendly event that lets you support Leader Dog while you enjoy famous Rochester Mills brews and grub (available for purchase), live music, kids’ play area* with inflatables, carnival games, face painting and more. Meet & greet Future Leader Dogs, Leader Dogs in training and working Leader Dogs.

June 4, 2017

Detroit Grand Prix

Location :: The Raceway at Belle Isle
Time :: 3:30 p.m. 
Cost :: See website for details

The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear returns to the Motor City June 2-4, 2017. The event will feature the cars of the Verizon IndyCar Series, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the high-flying trucks of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks presented by Traxxas and the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli. The weekend collectively is referred to as the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear and it will feature the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit IndyCar doubleheader.

Spring Flower Day

Location :: Oakland County Farmers Market, 2350 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford
Time :: 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Join us for Spring Flower Day featuring Annuals, Perennials, Plants, Vegetable Starters and Garden Art from local farmers.

2017 Mutt March Presented by Sellers Subaru

Location :: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Shores
Time :: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. 
Cost :: See website for registration details

Grab your leash and join the Michigan Humane Society for the 29th Annual Mutt March, presented by Sellers Subaru!

Save animal lives now by signing up for the best way to ring in the warm weather: Walking with your best four-legged pal around the historic Ford grounds teaming with classic architecture, manicured gardens and a sparkling Lake St. Clair!

Your registration is the reason MHS is able to curb pet overpopulation. Your fundraising rescues animals from emergency situations. Your attendance helps provide medical attention to injured animals. No matter how you participate, you make a difference.

So, walk with us. Walk for hungry animals, for abused dogs, for maimed cats. Walk for humane education, for homeless pets, for change in our community. Walk to help the forgotten animals of metro Detroit.

Bringing Back Bambi

Location :: Troy Public Library, 510 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy
Time :: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend, but registration is necessary

Bambi is turning 75! To celebrate the anniversary of the original theatrical release of the classic animated film Bambi, Disney will be releasing the movie from the Disney Vault for a limited time. Be one of the first to view the new Signature Collection edition of the film here at TPL, two full days before it can be purchased online or in stores. The edition contains deleted scenes and other fawn facts, too! There will also be small souvenirs and activity sheets to take home.

Registration is required through TPL website. RSVP to Facebook Event does not guarantee a spot.

Taste of Ann Arbor

Location :: Main Street, Ann Arbor
Time :: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost :: Food tickets are $1.00 a piece, no food over $4.00!

This annual community event features local restaurants offering visitors bite size, and some not so bite size, tastes of what they do best. Tickets for food tastes can be purchased at the event for $1.00 each.

Forty of Ann Arbor’s favorite restaurants will be set up on the two blocks of Main Street between William and Washington. Food prices range from $1.00 (1 ticket) to $4.00 (4 tickets), with nothing priced over $4.00!! Tickets are sold at the event by strolling ticket sellers, who happen to be fabulous volunteers from the Michigan Theater wearing bright yellow vests, and at ticket booths on Main at William and Washington. PARKING is FREE on Sunday in downtown Ann Arbor on the street, in parking structures, and in surface lots!!

June 5, 2017

Mommy & Buddha Baby Yoga Class

Location :: Born Yoga, 2121 Cole St., Birmingham
Time :: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 
Cost : Free

This class offers a fun and playful way for you to stretch and strengthen your body and your bond with your infant. Connect with other moms while learning baby yoga exercises which strengthen growing muscles, aid in digestion and promote better sleeping patterns. Through physical touch and songs, this class assists the infants in preparing for their next stages of development. Expect simple to challenging poses while continuously interacting with your baby.

Games in the Park

Location :: Sherman Summer Pop-Up, The corner of Sherman and 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale
Time :: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Get to know your neighbors better. Enjoy a great summer evening while playing games in the park. Play a provided game or bring your own game.

June 6, 2017

Royal Oak City Wide Block Party

Location :: Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile Rd., Royal Oak
Time :: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Food Trucks, Fire Trucks, Police Cars, Police Dogs, Swat Truck, Cops, and Games for kids! Come out and have some fun with your Royal Oak neighbors. Have some dinner with Food Trucks just for us and learn a few things about what’s going on in Royal Oak at the same time. We have Mitos Doner ‘Turkish Street Food’ along with The Mean Weenie ‘All American Hot Dog Joint’ and for desert we have Treat Dreams ‘Bakehouse & Microcreamery’. You won’t go home hungry!

June 8, 2017

Music In the Park!

Location :: Dodge Park Ampitheater, 40620 Utica Rd., Sterling Heights
Time :: 7:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Bring the whole family and enjoy a concert and KIDS entertainment!

Concerts in the Park

Location :: Hess- Hathaway Park, 825 S. Williams Lake Rd., Waterford
Time :: 6:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Concerts in the Park is a wonderful series of summer concerts!  Food, ice cream, and beverages will be available at all concerts!

Roseville Rosefest

Location :: Veterans Memorial Park, 27325 Barkman, Roseville
Time :: 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend, see website for specific details

From children’s events to amusement rides for all ages and a fireworks display – this event promises fun for the whole family!

June 9, 2017

Foley Fest!

Location :: 32000 Campbell, Madison Heights
Time :: 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. 
Cost :: See schedule of events for specific costs

Bishop Foley Catholic High School invites you to join us for our Annual Foley Fest! All are welcome (BFC families, alumni, friends, and community members) to join in the weekend festivities. Some highlights include: Beer Tent, Family Tent, 5K Run/Walk, Trivia Night, Bubble Soccer, Movie Night on the softball field, Cornhole, Pancake Breakfast, and more!

Auburn Hills Downtown Summer Concert Series

Location :: Riverside Park, 3311 Squirrel Court, Auburn Hills
Time :: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost :: Free

Come and enjoy a variety of great live entertainment by the river with downtown specials on Friday nights for our 10th summer season at Riverside Park.

Roseville Rosefest

Location :: Veterans Memorial Park, 27325 Barkman, Roseville
Time :: 5:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend, see website for specific details

From children’s events to amusement rides for all ages and a fireworks display – this event promises fun for the whole family!

June 10, 2017

Foley Fest!

Location :: 32000 Campbell, Madison Heights
Time :: 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. 
Cost :: See schedule of events for specific costs

Bishop Foley Catholic High School invites you to join us for our Annual Foley Fest! All are welcome (BFC families, alumni, friends, and community members) to join in the weekend festivities. Some highlights include: Beer Tent, Family Tent, 5K Run/Walk, Trivia Night, Bubble Soccer, Movie Night on the softball field, Cornhole, Pancake Breakfast, and more!

Detroit Riverfront Run

Location :: Riverwalk, Downtown Detroit
Time :: 8:30 a.m. 
Cost :: Registration is $35 for the 5K online and $40 on race day.
The 10K is $45 for online registration and $50 on race day.

The much-anticipated Riverfront Run sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan will be held on June 10, 2017,  this 5K & 10K run and walk showcases the Detroit RiverWalk and Milliken State Park, and provide a healthy, fun experience for participants. Proceeds benefit the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, the stewards of Detroit’s historic and international RiverWalk and Dequindre Cut Greenway.

Yoga with Your Doll, Stuffed Animal or Action Figure!

Location :: Born Yoga, 2121 Cole St., Birmingham
Time :: 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. 
Cost :: $35.00 per student, registration required

At Born Yoga, we believe in the power of PLAY! Practice yoga with your favorite doll! This workshop will begin by decorating your very own doll-sized yoga mat so that we can all practice together. We will play fun yoga games, sing and teach our dolls yoga poses! Take your newly decorated mat home so that you and your doll can continue to practice! Ages 3-8. This is a drop off class!

Rochester Fitness Fair

Location :: Rochester Municipal Park, 608 7th Street, Rochester
Time :: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend 

Fitness studios from around the area will be there to answer questions you have, as well as offer exclusive deals. Participants include Bikram Yoga of Rochester Hills, Live Clean Nutrition, Pure Barre Rochester, Title Boxing, and Unbound Pilates & Yoga. Studios will also be teaming up to offer a complimentary outdoor class from 10:00-11:00 am.

In this class, you’ll get a chance to sample all of the workouts at one time. Bring a yoga mat, water, and a friend: you won’t want to miss it!

For questions, please email [email protected]

Life is Berry, Berry Good!

Location :: Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Rd., Ray Twp.
Time :: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Cost :: $3.00 per person, registration is required!

The Beyond the Seed greenhouse at the Farm Center is the place to be for this berry delicious program. Learn about growing and using strawberries and then enjoy a fabulous strawberry treat!

River Day Fishing Derby

Location :: Riverside Park, 3311 Squirrel Court, Auburn Hills
Time :: 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. 
Cost :: Free

Join us for this fun catch and release event! The 14th Annual River Day Fishing Derby offers youths 16 & under a chance to fish and participate in this free annual contest on the banks of the Clinton River.

Registration begins at 7:30 am, and fishing takes place between 8 am and 10 am for kids. Adults may help children but are not to do all of the work. Adults are allowed to fish after 10 am. Please bring only one fishing pole per child with a single hook. Raffle prizes are awarded at 10 am.

Roseville Rosefest

Location :: Veterans Memorial Park, 27325 Barkman, Roseville
Time :: 1:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend, see website for specific details

From children’s events to amusement rides for all ages and a fireworks display – this event promises fun for the whole family!

St. Clair Beer & Wine Festival

Location :: St. Clair Riverview Plaza. 201 N. Riverside Ave., St. Clair
Time :: 7:30 – 11:00 p.m.
Cost :: $55.00 VIP, $40.00 general admission

A SIP OF SUMMER!
This event will be a once-a-summer experience in taste and sound! 100+ cool brews, wine & craft cocktails from over 40 breweries and wineries from across the state and around the globe. Enjoy cuisine from local restaurants available for purchase & live entertainment under the sun and stars.

June 11, 2017

Kids Fishing Fest

Location :: Milliken State Park and Harbor, 1900 Atwater St., Detroit
Time :: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free!

Parents, Grandparents, Guardians and Groups, come enjoy this special opportunity to spend quality time with the kids in your life and create fun lasting memories for your family. 

For groups or families of less than 10, pre-registration will open on Monday, May 22. 

All children must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent or legal guardian who will be required to sign a Release & Wavier form on-site for each participating child.

Foley Fest Pancake Breakfast!

Location :: 32000 Campbell, Madison Heights
Time :: 12:00 p.m.
Cost :: See schedule of events for specific costs

Bishop Foley Catholic High School invites you to join us for our Annual Foley Fest! All are welcome (BFC families, alumni, friends, and community members) to join in the weekend festivities. Some highlights include: Beer Tent, Family Tent, 5K Run/Walk, Trivia Night, Bubble Soccer, Movie Night on the softball field, Cornhole, Pancake Breakfast, and more!

The Equality March – Michigan Rally

Location :: Motor City Pride, 1 Hart Plaza, Detroit
Time :: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Representatives from ACLU Michigan, Affirmations, Equality Michigan, GlSEN, LGBT Detroit and Motor City Pride invite you to rally alongside us in solidarity with The Equality March for Unity and Pride on June 11, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. Participants are invited to view the Motor City Pride Parade that steps off at 11:00 a.m. and then march with us following the parade to the rally that will be held at Hart Plaza inside of the Motor City Pride Festival.. Speakers from across our community will join us at the rally as we send a message that our community will not be silent.

Grow Where You’re Planted: A Pop-up Shopping Event

Location :: Sherman Summer Pop-up, Corner of Sherman and 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale
Time :: 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Come and hang out in the park and play lawn games. Shop at stalls featuring handmade jewelry, photographers, artists, ceramic makers, local businesses, entertainers, and more! Bring your extra plants to the park and swap them with your neighbors! All are welcome!

Roseville Rosefest

Location :: Veterans Memorial Park, 27325 Barkman, Roseville
Time :: 12:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend, see website for specific details

From children’s events to amusement rides for all ages and a fireworks display – this event promises fun for the whole family!

June 12, 2017

Games in the Park

Location :: Sherman Summer Pop-Up, The corner of Sherman and 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale
Time :: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Get to know your neighbors better. Enjoy a great summer evening while playing games in the park. Play a provided game or bring your own game.

June 15, 2017

Music In the Park!

Location :: Dodge Park Ampitheater, 40620 Utica Rd., Sterling Heights
Time :: 7:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Bring the whole family and enjoy a concert and KIDS entertainment!

Liberty Fest Canton

Location :: Heritage Park, 1150 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton
Time :: 1:00 – 11:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free entry

Join us for three action-packed fun-filled days that the whole family will enjoy in beautiful Heritage Park, located behind the Canton Administration Building and the Canton Public Library, just west of Canton Center Road between Cherry Hill and Summit Parkway. 

As always, entry into the festival grounds is free. Canton’s largest community celebration continues its tradition of offering plenty of fabulous fun for all ages, so don’t miss this year’s festivities!

Concerts in the Park

Location :: Hess- Hathaway Park, 825 S. Williams Lake Rd., Waterford
Time :: 6:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Concerts in the Park is a wonderful series of summer concerts!  Food, ice cream and beverages will be available at all concerts!

June 16, 2017

Fireworks Friday/Meet the Unicorns Team!

Location :: Jimmy John’s Field, 7171 Auburn Rd., Utica
Time :: 7:05 p.m. 
Cost :: $6.00-$35.00

Utica Unicorns vs Westside Woolly Mammoths
Before the game, you can meet the Unicorns team. Stay after the game for the fireworks display!

Liberty Fest Canton

Location :: Heritage Park, 1150 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton
Time :: 1:00 – 11:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free entry

Join us for three action-packed fun-filled days that the whole family will enjoy in beautiful Heritage Park, located behind the Canton Administration Building and the Canton Public Library, just west of Canton Center Road between Cherry Hill and Summit Parkway. 

As always, entry into the festival grounds is free. Canton’s largest community celebration continues its tradition of offering plenty of fabulous fun for all ages, so don’t miss this year’s festivities!

Belleville Strawberry Festival

Location :: Trinity Episcopal Church of Belleville, 11575 Belleville Rd., Belleville
Time :: 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost :: See website for details

The Belleville National Strawberry Festival Board is committed to working with the community in an ever expanding partnership of corporations, businesses, and individuals. We will effectively promote sponsor recognition and community involvement through television, radio, print and direct distribution media. This reaffirms the Festival’s appreciation of sponsor support.

Auburn Hills Downtown Summer Concert Series

Location :: Riverside Park, 3311 Squirrel Court, Auburn Hills
Time :: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost :: Free

Come and enjoy a variety of great live entertainment by the river with downtown specials on Friday nights for our 10th summer season at Riverside Park.

June 17, 2017

Princess Tea

Location :: Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Rd., Ray Twp
Time :: 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Cost :: $8.00 per person, registration is required

Dress up in your favorite princes’ outfit and come and enjoy a royal tea. Tea and snacks will be served in the garden. Weather permitting. There will be two sessions, 11 am and 2 pm. 

Liberty Fest Canton

Location :: Heritage Park, 1150 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton
Time :: 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free entry

Join us for three action-packed fun-filled days that the whole family will enjoy in beautiful Heritage Park, located behind the Canton Administration Building and the Canton Public Library, just west of Canton Center Road between Cherry Hill and Summit Parkway. 

As always, entry into the festival grounds is free. Canton’s largest community celebration continues its tradition of offering plenty of fabulous fun for all ages, so don’t miss this year’s festivities!

Summer Reading Kick-off 

Location :: West Bloomfield Township Public Library, 4600 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloomfield
Time :: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

*Human Hamster Balls
*Party Bike
*Bounce House and Obstacle Course
*Air Brush Tattoos
*Star Trax DJs
*Infinity Photo Booth
*West Bloomfield Arcade
*Magic show at 2 PM
*Miniature Golf
*Circus Skills with Cirque Amongus

Summer Reading Kick-off is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Follow the Feeder

Location :: 1005 Triangle Lake Rd., Howell
Time :: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Cost :: $5.00 each or $15.00 for a family of four

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!

Passport to Safety

Location :: Livonia Fire and Police Departments, 15050 Farmington Road, Livonia
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend 

Visit safety stations with your kids in a carnival atmosphere. Prizes, games, as well as valuable lessons about water, bicycle, fire and cyber safety. Hands-on learning experiences, k9 demonstrations and more!

Fishing Adventure

Location :: Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 N. Hill Circle, Rochester
Time :: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. 
Cost :: Non-members $5.00, Members $3.00

We meet over at the Municipal Park pond to explore fishing. The younger kids will learn the basics of casting and fishing while older children and adults will have the chance to learn basic fly tying and fly cast. This is a fun program for all ages (over age 16 needs valid fishing license if fishing)

Sprint and Splash 2017

Location :: Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp.
Time :: 8:00 a.m. 
Cost :: See website for information

The 6th Annual Sprint and Splash Festival of Races will be held on Saturday, June 17th at Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township, Michigan.

Events include:
6-mile WPA Sancioned SUP Race (8:30 AM)
5K run (9:00 AM)
Duathlon: 5K Run & 2-mile Paddle (9:00 AM)
2-mile SUP Race (11:00 AM)

Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. will be serving some of their finest brews, there will be a live DJ, a variety of vendors and a free breakfast to all participants!

All participants will receive a race shirt, finisher’s medal, and swag bag!

Run2Read 2017

Location :: Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Township
Time :: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. 
Cost :: $27 for Early Registration until May 31 with shirt guaranteed, $32 for Late Registration starting June 1-17 shirt while supplies last.

Support literacy education in Macomb County with a scenic run or walk along certified, shaded woody trails!  Free Tech T-Shirts for all early registrants and prizes for winners.

Belleville Strawberry Festival

Location :: Trinity Episcopal Church of Belleville, 11575 Belleville Rd., Belleville
Time :: 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost :: See website for details

The Belleville National Strawberry Festival Board is committed to working with the community in an ever expanding partnership of corporations, businesses, and individuals. We will effectively promote sponsor recognition and community involvement through television, radio, print and direct distribution media. This reaffirms the Festival’s appreciation of sponsor support.

June 18, 2017

Hot Dogs and Wagon Rides with Dad!

Location :: Wolcott Mill Metropark Farm Center, 65775 Wolcott Rd., Ray Twp.
Time :: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Cost :: $5.00 per person

Enjoy a wagon ride through the farm and a hot dog. Dads join us free of charge!

Fishing with Dad

Location :: Wolcott Mill Metropark Historic Center, 64162 Kuntsman Rd., Ray Twp. 
Time :: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 
Cost :: $5.00 per person or free with Farm Center admission

Make it an easy afternoon of fishing and fun with dad while casting in the mill pond. Learn about lures and casting. We will provide equipment and bait. A fishing license is required.

Monster Trucks and Tough Trucks

Location :: Tri City Motor Speedway, 85 W. Wheeler, Auburn 
Time :: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 
Cost :: $10.00 – $25.00 per person

Trucks, Trucks and more TRUCKS! The perfect gift for dad this Father’s Day. Bring the family out for an exciting afternoon for what you want the most…trucks, racing, wheelies, and car crushing action! Purchase tickets online for the Monster Truck Meltdown Summer Tour.

Grow Where You’re Planted: A Pop-up Shopping Event

Location :: Sherman Summer Pop-up, Corner of Sherman and 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale
Time :: 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Come and hang out in the park and play lawn games. Shop at stalls featuring handmade jewelry, photographers, artists, ceramic makers, local businesses, entertainers, and more! Bring your extra plants to the park and swap them with your neighbors! All are welcome!

Belleville Strawberry Festival

Location :: Trinity Episcopal Church of Belleville, 11575 Belleville Rd., Belleville
Time :: 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost :: See website for details

The Belleville National Strawberry Festival Board is committed to working with the community in an ever expanding partnership of corporations, businesses, and individuals. We will effectively promote sponsor recognition and community involvement through television, radio, print and direct distribution media. This reaffirms the Festival’s appreciation of sponsor support.

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June 19, 2017

Food Trucks for a Cause

Location :: The Village of Rochester Hills
Time :: 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. 
Cost :: Free to attend

Come out and enjoy the outdoors! Tonight we help raise money for The Rainbow Connection. Fun for the entire family and you don’t have to cook dinner!

June 20, 2017

Livonia Spree

Location :: Ford Field at the corner of Farmington Rd and Lyndon in Livonia
Time :: See schedule of events for specific times
Cost :: See schedule of events for more information

Each year the people of Livonia celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the City
with a week-long birthday party.  Held at Ford Field at the corner of Farmington Road and Lyndon the last full week in June (20 – 25, 2017), Livonia Spree has something for everyone in the family:  delicious food; great music ranging from Country to jazz; a fantastic family carnival; and of course, the Grand Finale Fireworks Extravaganza on Sunday night. 

The Men and Women of Spree have been working hard to plan another great year at Spree.  So…ready, set, GO to LIVONIA SPREE.  

3-day Kids Summer Cooking Camp!

Location :: Vince and Joe’s Gourmet Market, 55178 Van Dyke, Shelby Township
Time :: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost :: $150.00 for three days

Can’t keep your kids out of the kitchen? Here’s a recipe for great fun this summer at Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market. Executive Chef Angelo Loriahas planned a 3-day Kids’ Cooking Camp designed to properly hone aspiring young chefs with hands-on participation at their own cooking station. Students will be taught basic culinary skills and kitchen safety while learning to prepare traditional Italian entrees and desserts. Each student will receive an apron, chef’s toque, recipe booklet and a special gift coupon. At the end of each day, each child will dine on the food that they make with their parent. AGES 9 – 13 only!

Barney and friends at DPTV’s Kids Club Live!

Location :: Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile Rd., Royal Oak
Time :: See website for specific times
Cost :: $10.00 per person, registration is required!

Bring the whole family to meet your favorite PBS friends Daniel Tiger, Super WHY, Nature Cat, and more plus everyone’s favorite singing purple dinosaur, Barney! Fun stuff to do includes PBS-themed activities including arts and crafts, DPTV educational content, WRCJ 90.9 FM instrument petting zoo, see yourself on TV, and more!

June 21, 2017

Bay-Rama Fish Fly Festival!

Location :: New Baltimore
Time :: See website for specific times
Cost :: See website for specific costs 

The Bay-Rama FishFly Festival in New Baltimore, Michigan, celebrates the community with a family-friendly five-day event. Highlights of the FishFly include a parade with dozens of floats and marchers, a fireworks display, live music from area bands, clowns, carnival attractions, a princess and pirates pizza party, a kid’s dance and a Miss Bay-Rama beauty pageant.

Livonia Spree

Location :: Ford Field at the corner of Farmington Rd and Lyndon in Livonia
Time :: See schedule of events for specific times
Cost :: See schedule of events for more information

Each year the people of Livonia celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the City
with a week-long birthday party.  Held at Ford Field at the corner of Farmington Road and Lyndon the last full week in June (20 – 25, 2017), Livonia Spree has something for everyone in the family:  delicious food; great music ranging from Country to Jazz; a fantastic family carnival; and of course, the Grand Finale Fireworks Extravaganza on Sunday night. 

The Men and Women of Spree have been working hard to plan another great year at Spree.  So…ready, set, GO to LIVONIA SPREE.  

3-day Kids Summer Cooking Camp!

Location :: Vince and Joe’s Gourmet Market, 55178 Van Dyke, Shelby Township
Time :: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost :: $150.00 for three days

Can’t keep your kids out of the kitchen? Here’s a recipe for great fun this summer at Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market. Executive Chef Angelo Loria has planned a 3-day Kids’ Cooking Camp designed to properly hone aspiring young chefs with hands-on participation at their own cooking station. Students will be taught basic culinary skills and kitchen safety while learning to prepare traditional Italian entrees and desserts. Each student will receive an apron, chef’s toque, recipe booklet and a special gift coupon. At the end of each day, each child will dine on the food that they make with their parent. AGES 9 – 13 only!

Barney and friends at DPTV’s Kids Club Live!

Location :: Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile Rd., Royal Oak
Time :: See website for specific times
Cost :: $10.00 per person, registration is required!

Bring the whole family to meet your favorite PBS friends Daniel Tiger, Super WHY, Nature Cat, and more plus everyone’s favorite singing purple dinosaur, Barney! Fun stuff to do includes PBS-themed activities including arts and crafts, DPTV educational content, WRCJ 90.9 FM instrument petting zoo, see yourself on TV, and more!

Summer Solstice Celebration

Location :: Wolcott Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Rd., Ray Twp.
Time :: 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. 
Cost :: $5.00 per person

Bring the family to Camp Rotary to enjoy the longest day of the year. There will be lawn games, storytelling, contests, crafts and more. Enjoy the bonfire and music. The observatory will be opened by the Warren Astronomical Society. Snacks will be available for purchase.

June 22, 2017

Music In the Park!

Location :: Dodge Park Ampitheater, 40620 Utica Rd., Sterling Heights
Time :: 7:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Bring the whole family and enjoy a concert and KIDS entertainment!

Bay-Rama Fish Fly Festival!

Location :: New Baltimore
Time :: See website for specific times
Cost :: See website for specific costs 

The Bay-Rama FishFly Festival in New Baltimore, Michigan, celebrates the community with a family-friendly five-day event. Highlights of the FishFly include a parade with dozens of floats and marchers, a fireworks display, live music from area bands, clowns, carnival attractions, a princess, and pirates pizza party, a kid’s dance and a Miss Bay-Rama beauty pageant.

Livonia Spree

Location :: Ford Field at the corner of Farmington Rd and Lyndon in Livonia
Time :: See schedule of events for specific times
Cost :: See schedule of events for more information

Each year the people of Livonia celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the City
with a week-long birthday party.  Held at Ford Field at the corner of Farmington Road and Lyndon the last full week in June (20 – 25, 2017), Livonia Spree has something for everyone in the family:  delicious food; great music ranging from Country to Jazz; a fantastic family carnival; and of course, the Grand Finale Fireworks Extravaganza on Sunday night. 

The Men and Women of Spree have been working hard to plan another great year at Spree.  So…ready, set, GO to LIVONIA SPREE.  

3-day Kids Summer Cooking Camp!

Location :: Vince and Joe’s Gourmet Market, 55178 Van Dyke, Shelby Township
Time :: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost :: $150.00 for three days

Can’t keep your kids out of the kitchen? Here’s a recipe for great fun this summer at Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market. Executive Chef Angelo Loria has planned a 3-day Kids’ Cooking Camp designed to properly hone aspiring young chefs with hands-on participation at their own cooking station. Students will be taught basic culinary skills and kitchen safety while learning to prepare traditional Italian entrees and desserts. Each student will receive an apron, chef’s toque, recipe booklet and a special gift coupon. At the end of each day, each child will dine on the food that they make with their parent. AGES 9 – 13 only!

Kids Night with Ice Cream!

Location :: Hershey’s Ice Cream, 16836 21 Mile Rd., Macomb
Time :: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free to attend

Kick off summer with our annual Kids Night Thursday, June 22nd from 6-9pm.
**Free face painting, magic and balloon animals.

Buy one soft serve cone, get one 50% off.

City of Utica Bicentennial and River Walk Festival

Location :: City of Utica 
Time :: See website for specific times
Cost :: See website for specific costs

Come help us celebrate the City of Utica’s 200th anniversary. There will be something for everyone including WYCD’s Nashville in the Neighborhood featuring the SWON Brothers and many other talents, a carnival, a historic baseball game hosted by the USPBL in Jimmy John’s Field, a museum at the Utica Public Library, historical tours, artisans and vendors and much, much more.

Concerts in the Park

Location :: Hess- Hathaway Park, 825 S. Williams Lake Rd., Waterford
Time :: 6:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Concerts in the Park is a wonderful series of summer concerts!  Food, ice cream, and beverages will be available at all concerts!

June 23, 2017

Bay-Rama Fish Fly Festival!

Location :: New Baltimore
Time :: See website for specific times
Cost :: See website for specific costs 

The Bay-Rama FishFly Festival in New Baltimore, Michigan, celebrates the community with a family-friendly five-day event. Highlights of the FishFly include a parade with dozens of floats and marchers, a fireworks display, live music from area bands, clowns, carnival attractions, a princess and pirates pizza party, a kid’s dance and a Miss Bay-Rama beauty pageant.

Livonia Spree

Location :: Ford Field at the corner of Farmington Rd and Lyndon in Livonia
Time :: See schedule of events for specific times
Cost :: See schedule of events for more information

Each year the people of Livonia celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the City
with a week-long birthday party.  Held at Ford Field at the corner of Farmington Road and Lyndon the last full week in June (20 – 25, 2017), Livonia Spree has something for everyone in the family:  delicious food; great music ranging from Country to Jazz; a fantastic family carnival; and of course, the Grand Finale Fireworks Extravaganza on Sunday night. 

The Men and Women of Spree have been working hard to plan another great year at Spree.  So…ready, set, GO to LIVONIA SPREE.  

2017 St. Isidore Strawberry Festival

Location :: St. Isidore Chur

ch, 18201 23 Mile Rd., Macomb
Time :: See festival flyer for times
Cost :: Free to attend

The annual St. Isidore Strawberry Festival is a long-standing tradition in Macomb Township.

Center Line Independence Festival

Location :: Memorial Park, 25355 Lawrence Ave., Center Line
Time :: 3:00 – 1:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free to attend

The Center Line Independence Festival is celebrating 81 years of Center Line’s Small-town Lifestyles in the Heart of Metro-Detroit.

City of Utica Bicentennial and River Walk Festival

Location :: City of Utica 
Time :: See website for specific times
Cost :: See website for specific costs

Come help us celebrate the City of Utica’s 200th anniversary. There will be something for everyone including WYCD’s Nashville in the Neighborhood featuring the SWON Brothers and many other talents, a carnival, a historic baseball game hosted by the USPBL in Jimmy John’s Field, a museum at the Utica Public Library, historical tours, artisans and vendors and much, much more.

9th Annual Movies Under the Moonlight

Location :: Pierce Middle School Football Field, 5145 Hatchery Rd., Waterford
Time :: 6:30 p.m. 
Cost :: $5.00 per person

In partnership with the Waterford Coalition for Youth, this community-wide event draws hundreds of families and has become a popular Waterford Township, Michigan summer event!

Not only will there be a movie playing at dusk, but there will be all sorts of other activities to keep your family busy such as a Rock Climbing Wall, Bounce House, 80 Foot All-American Obstacle Course, Face Painting, Crafts, Union Lake Veterinary Hospital Agility Dog Demonstrations, REPCO Animal Encounters, Clever Canine Working Dogs – Therapy Dog, Service Dog, Service Dog in Training – to meet, Concession Stand, and much more all included in the entrance fee!  Concessions at an additional fee.

SummerFest 2017

Location :: Downtown Auburn Hills
Time :: 4:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Cost :: See flyer for details

Enjoy food, fun, art, live entertainment and more at the annual Summerfest event June 23-24 in downtown Auburn Hills.  Both days are filled with fun for the whole family!  Mark your calendars now and look for details in the summer issue of the Review and on our website.

  • Ice Cream Social
  • Barbecue Cook-Off
  • ColorMeExtradorinary 5K Family Fun Run                                                                                                                                                        
  • Car Show “By the River”
  • Arts & Craft Fair
  • Live music
  • Kidz Korner games
  • Teen Dodgeball, music and more

 

June 24, 2017

Bay-Rama Fish Fly Festival!

Location :: New Baltimore
Time :: See website for specific times
Cost :: See website for specific costs 

The Bay-Rama FishFly Festival in New Baltimore, Michigan, celebrates the community with a family-friendly five-day event. Highlights of the FishFly include a parade with dozens of floats and marchers, a fireworks display, live music from area bands, clowns, carnival attractions, a princess and pirates pizza party, a kid’s dance and a Miss Bay-Rama beauty pageant.

Livonia Spree

Location :: Ford Field at the corner of Farmington Rd and Lyndon in Livonia
Time :: See schedule of events for specific times
Cost :: See schedule of events for more information

Each year the people of Livonia celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the City
with a week-long birthday party.  Held at Ford Field at the corner of Farmington Road and Lyndon the last full week in June (20 – 25, 2017), Livonia Spree has something for everyone in the family:  delicious food; great music ranging from Country to Jazz; a fantastic family carnival; and of course, the Grand Finale Fireworks Extravaganza on Sunday night. 

The Men and Women of Spree have been working hard to plan another great year at Spree.  So…ready, set, GO to LIVONIA SPREE.  

2017 St. Isidore Strawberry Festival

Location :: St. Isidore Church, 18201 23 Mile Rd., Macomb
Time :: See festival flyer for times
Cost :: Free to attend

The annual St. Isidore Strawberry Festival is a long-standing tradition in Macomb Township.

Fairy Tale Festival

Location :: Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Shores 
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Cost :: $12.00 online per person and $15.00 the day of the event.  Children under 2 are free!  Check website for family 4 pack details!

Hear ye! Hear ye! The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House invites all little lords and ladies of the realm to the Fairy Tale Festival on June 24!

The enchanting Ford House gardens and grounds will be transformed into Camelot, as the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table comes to life through music, magic shows, theater, activities, games, storytelling, crafts and more!

Summer Bonanza!

Location :: Westland Historic Village Park, 857 North Wayne Rd., Westland
Time :: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. 
Cost :: See website for details

Summer is HERE!!!! Let’s celebrate the return of our Summer Bonanza!!!! We will have Yardzee, Washer Toss, and more yard, carnival and field games for adults and children to play. We have a few artists and craftsmen planning to come to show their work… you may even be able to purchse some of their work. Food vendors of different types have been invited to join us, stay tuned for updates on what may be available.

Center Line Independence Festival

Location :: Memorial Park, 25355 Lawence Ave., Center Line
Time :: 3:00 – 1:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free to attend

The Center Line Independence Festival is celebrating 81 years of Center Line’s Small-town Lifestyles in the Heart of Metro-Detroit.

City of Utica Bicentennial and River Walk Festival

Location :: City of Utica 
Time :: See website for specific times
Cost :: See website for specific costs

Come help us celebrate the City of Utica’s 200th anniversary. There will be something for everyone including WYCD’s Nashville in the Neighborhood featuring the SWON Brothers and many other talents, a carnival, a historic baseball game hosted by the USPBL in Jimmy John’s Field, a museum at the Utica Public Library, historical tours, artisans and vendors and much, much more.

SummerFest 2017

Location :: Downtown Auburn Hills
Time :: 4:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Cost :: See flyer for details

Enjoy food, fun, art, live entertainment and more at the annual Summerfest event June 23-24 in downtown Auburn Hills.  Both days are filled with fun for the whole family!  Mark your calendars now and look for details in the summer issue of the Review and on our website.

  • Ice Cream Social
  • Barbecue Cook-Off
  • ColorMeExtradorinary 5K Family Fun Run                                                                                                                                                        
  • Car Show “By the River”
  • Arts & Craft Fair
  • Live music
  • Kidz Korner games
  • Teen Dodgeball, music and more

Walled Lake Civic Fund Fireworks

Location :: East Walled Lake Rd., Walled Lake
Time :: See website for details
Cost :: Some viewing spots might charge admission. Get there early!

This is the 6th year for the fireworks on Walled Lake provided by the Walled Lake Civic Fund and their sponsors. There will be three barges located in the middle of the lake close to the city of Walled Lake. Space around the lake is limited, and some of the viewing spots may charge admission, so GET THERE EARLY.

June 25, 2017

Bay-Rama Fish Fly Festival!

Location :: New Baltimore
Time :: See website for specific times
Cost :: See website for specific costs 

The Bay-Rama FishFly Festival in New Baltimore, Michigan, celebrates the community with a family-friendly five-day event. Highlights of the FishFly include a parade with dozens of floats and marchers, a fireworks display, live music from area bands, clowns, carnival attractions, a princess, and pirates pizza party, a kid’s dance and a Miss Bay-Rama beauty pageant.

Livonia Spree

Location :: Ford Field at the corner of Farmington Rd and Lyndon in Livonia
Time :: See schedule of events for specific times
Cost :: See schedule of events for more information

Each year the people of Livonia celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the City
with a week-long birthday party.  Held at Ford Field at the corner of Farmington Road and Lyndon the last full week in June (20 – 25, 2017), Livonia Spree has something for everyone in the family:  delicious food; great music ranging from Country to Jazz; a fantastic family carnival; and of course, the Grand Finale Fireworks Extravaganza on Sunday night. 

The Men and Women of Spree have been working hard to plan another great year at Spree.  So…ready, set, GO to LIVONIA SPREE.  

Burger Battle Detroit 2017

Location :: Eastern Market Shed 5, 2934 Russell, Detroit
Time :: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. 
Cost :: $15.00 per person

We invite you to attend the 4th Annual Burger Battle on June 25th at Shed 5. We will have over 25 restaurants competing for the top burger.

– Full Bar

– Corn Hole Tournament 

– Live DJs

– Celebrity Judges 

– Entry includes All You Can Sample Burgers

We celebrate one of the most exciting and growing restaurants & bar cultures in the country. 

Log Cabin Day

Location :: Burgess – Shadbush Nature Center, 4101 River Bends Drive, Shelby Charter Twp.
Time :: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free to attend

National and Michigan Log Cabin Day is Sunday, June 25 this year, and to commemorate this event we will open our replica log cabin to the public for tours and talks. We will share information about log cabins, early settlers, and artifact from times past.

Dairy Day

Location :: Wolcott Mill Metropark, 65775 Wolcott Rd., Ray Twp.
Time :: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Cost :: $5.00 per person

Good old fashioned fun at the farm awaits you at this event. Watch the cows being milked at 10 a.m., candle dipping, crafts, horse riding demonstrations, kiddie tractors, gas powered planes and make sure you get your milk mustache picture taken. Enjoy some free Ice cream, milk or cheese. Enter our parade with your decorated bicycle, tricycle, wagon or stroller – Make sure it is 4th of July themed. Prizes will be awarded to the most creative and earn a spot on our Facebook page. Visit with the vendors with their handmade goods.

2017 St. Isidore Strawberry Festival

Location :: St. Isidore Church, 18201 23 Mile Rd., Macomb
Time :: See festival flyer for times
Cost :: Free to attend

The annual St. Isidore Strawberry Festival is a long-standing tradition in Macomb Township.

Center Line Independence Festival

Location :: Memorial Park, 25355 Lawrence Ave., Center Line
Time :: 3:00 – 1:00 p.m. 
Cost :: Free to attend

The Center Line Independence Festival is celebrating 81 years of Center Line’s Small-town Lifestyles in the Heart of Metro-Detroit.

The Ford Fireworks – Detroit

Location :: Hart Plaza, 1 Hart Plaza Drive, Detroit
Time :: Dusk
Cost :: Free to attend

Music, singing competition and more – many events. The website will be updated as the schedule gets firmed up. The fireworks, of course, are shot off from three barges on the Detroit River. A word of advice – GET THERE EARLY. It’s a HUGE crowd, and generally a friendly one.

City of Utica Bicentennial and River Walk Festival

Location :: City of Utica 
Time :: See website for specific times
Cost :: See website for specific costs

Come help us celebrate the City of Utica’s 200th anniversary. There will be something for everyone including WYCD’s Nashville in the Neighborhood featuring the SWON Brothers and many other talents, a carnival, a historic baseball game hosted by the USPBL in Jimmy John’s Field, a museum at the Utica Public Library, historical tours, artisans and vendors and much, much more.

June 27, 2017

Children’s Garden Scavenger Hunt

Location :: Meadowbrook Hall and Gardens, 350 Estate Rd., Rochester
Time :: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Cost :: $10 per child ages 3-12.  Under 2 free of charge

Kids and families will have the run of the estate as they walk the butterfly network path, try to find Matilda’s favorite rose, and unlock other clues on a scavenger hunt through the gardens. The program ends at Danny’s Cabin with a special seed planting project.

June 29, 2017

Stars and Stripes Festival

Location :: Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi
Time :: 2:00 – 11:30 p.m. 
Cost :: Free before 6 p.m. and then this date is $3.00 per person

The 11th Annual Stars & Stripes Festival features Live Music, a huge Carnival Midway, Arts & Crafts Village, Novelty Vendors, Great Food, and Attractions such as a BMX Stunt Show, Monster Truck Rides, and a Car Crush Demolition Demonstration. Visit www.starsandstripesfest.com for more info.

Stars & Stripes Fest brings you national acts every night of the festival with Fuel, Dishwalla, and Marcy Playground kicking things off Thursday night, Rick Springfield taking the stage Friday, Smash Mouth and Spin Doctors rocking out on Saturday, and Beatlemania Live to close the festival out along with the Fireworks on Sunday.

Concerts in the Park

Location :: Hess- Hathaway Park, 825 S. Williams Lake Rd., Waterford
Time :: 6:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Concerts in the Park is a wonderful series of summer concerts!  Food, ice cream, and beverages will be available at all concerts!

Bike Safari!

Location :: The Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak
Time ::6:00 – 9:00 p.m. 
Cost :: $35.00 in advance, $40.00 at the door, $30.00 for guests under 21 years of age

Bike Safari is an evening of bicycles, beasts, and beers! Enjoy this exclusive opportunity to ride your bicycle through the Detroit Zoo on a 2-mile trail and enjoy an after-hours look at your favorite animals.

Stay hydrated by visiting the free filtered-water stations located throughout the trail, or for our 21-and-older guests, enjoy two 3-ounce beer samples.

Each Bike Safari ticket includes a commemorative T-shirt, two 3-ounce beer samples, one complimentary post-ride beer for guests 21 and older and admission to the post-ride party.

The post-ride party in the Events Pavilion will feature live music, entertainment, food for purchase and more!

This event is family-friendly with a focus on community.

The course has a variety of surfaces and a combination of uphill and downhill portions, as well as tight turns and flat stretches. This event is for everyone, but for the safety of our guests, each participant must ride their own bicycle.  The following items are prohibited:

  • Tricycles
  • Bicycle trailers, pull behinds, etc.
  • Training wheels
  • Tandem bikes
  • Clip-in pedals
  • Scooters
  • Rollerblades
  • Skateboards

Helmets are mandatory.   Guests must provide their own bike and helmet. Upon arrival, IDs will be checked and all 21-and-older guests will be provided wristbands. All guests under 18 must have parental consent to participate.

Music In the Park!

Location :: Dodge Park Ampitheater, 40620 Utica Rd., Sterling Heights
Time :: 7:00 p.m.
Cost :: Free to attend

Bring the whole family and enjoy a concert and KIDS entertainment!

June 30, 2017

Stars and Stripes Festival

Location :: Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi
Time :: 2:00 – 11:30 p.m. 
Cost :: $3.00 per person before 6:00 p.m. and this date is $5.00 after 6:00 p.m.

The 11th Annual Stars & Stripes Festival features Live Music, a huge Carnival Midway, Arts & Crafts Village, Novelty Vendors, Great Food, and Attractions such as a BMX Stunt Show, Monster Truck Rides, and a Car Crush Demolition Demonstration. Visit www.starsandstripesfest.com for more info.

Stars & Stripes Fest brings you national acts every night of the festival with Fuel, Dishwalla, and Marcy Playground kicking things off Thursday night, Rick Springfield taking the stage Friday, Smash Mouth and Spin Doctors rocking out on Saturday, and Beatlemania Live to close the festival out along with the Fireworks on Sunday.

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