Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2018

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Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2018 – Events, activities, and fun things to do in Oakland County and Metro Detroit. Weekend of January 19, 20, & 21, 2018

. There are plenty of fun things to do in and around Metro Detroit this weekend. This list will try to highlight some of the weekend events Metro Detroit – big and small – for kids and families. We’re going to be using this Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2018 article to post events and activities that are either FREE, or at least family affordable.



Weekend Events Metro Detroit 2018


Thursday, January 18, 2018 through Sunday, January 21, 2018 (see hours below)
Novi Weekend Events – Michigan Winter Dog Classic 2018
Suburban Collection Showplace (46100 Grand River, Novi, MI 48374)
The Michigan Winter Dog Classic Novi 2018 will feature over 7000 dogs from more than 160 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, the Oakland County Kennel Club and the Livonia Kennel Club. There will be plenty of interactive demonstrations and exhibitions including duck herding, police K-9 demoes, dock diving dogs, and more! Hours are Th from 9a-5p, Friday from 7:30a-5p, SA & SU from 7:30a-5p. Show ticket info can be found on the Michigan Winter Dog Classic website.

Now 9a-10p through January 22, 2018 (from 9a-7p closing night 1/22)
Detroit Weekend Events – North American International Auto Show 2018
Cobo Hall
Detroit is the home of mobility innovation, with the largest concentration of top
automotive and technology personnel, the North American International Auto Show is a global stage for companies to introduce exciting new vehicles and make important industry announcements. For tickets, visit naias.com

Fire and Ice Rochester FireworksFriday, January 19, 2018 through Sunday, January 21, 2018
Rochester Weekend Events – Fire and Ice Fest 2018
Downtown Rochester, Michigan (Third & Water Streets)
Fire and Ice Fest provides free family fun in Downtown Rochester. Events include fireworks, TasteFest, tube sledding, snow shoeing and cross country skiing, dog sled rides, ice skating, broom ball exhibition, ice sculptures and more! Fire and Ice Festival schedule of events (coming soon). Fire and Ice Festival Hours are from 5p-9p on Friday, 10a-9p on Saturday and 9a-5p on Sunday.

Daily through early March 2018
Detroit Weekend Events – Campus Martius Park Ice Skating
Campus Martius Park (800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan)
Hours and pricing info for the 2017 / 2018 Campus Martius Park Ice Skating Season.

Friday, January 19, 2018 from 10a-5p
New Hudson Weekend Event – Kids Gotta Play Open Play
Kids Gotta Play Showroom (53535 Grand River, New Hudson MI 48165, 1-800-955-PLAY, www.kidsgottaplay.com)
Why take the kids to Chuck E Cheese? Kids can exercise and be active! 14000 square feet of top of line OUTDOOR play equipment INDOORS so kids can climb and play the day away no matter what the weather. Top of the line outdoor play structures, trampolines, and basketball hoops. Review – Pics.

altFriday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 5p-9p
Oakland Twp Weekend Events – Nighttime sledding at Lost Lake Nature Park
Lost Lake Nature Park (846 Lost Lake Trail Oakland, Michigan 48363, Sledding Hotline – 248-651-4440 ext 299)
Night sledding at the BEST sled hill Oakland County. The entire hill is lit up by great flood lights and they even have a warming shelter. Lost Lake features a smaller kiddie slope in addition to the HUGE main hill. Call the hotline to check on conditions. Sledding at Lost Lake is FREE. Review, pics, info

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 6p
Southfield Weekend Events – Winter Wonderland – Read, Drink & Be Crafty
Southfield Pavilion (26000 Evergreen Rd, Southfield, MI 48033)
Hosted by Southfield Youth Assistance and Southfield Parks & Recreation Dept. this Winter Wonderland event encourages reading and opportunities to create memories that will last a lifetime! Attendees will enjoy Story Time, a Free Book, Games, a Hot Chocolate Bar, and more. Admission is just $5. Parents are FREE. For more info, please call 248-746-7659. This event has been rescheduled to 1/19 from 1/12 due to foul weather.

Friday, January 19, 2018 from 6p-8p
Farmington Hills Weekend Events – Farmington Hills Inside Out
Costick Center (28600 Eleven Mile Road (between Middlebelt and Inkster) Farmington Hills, Michigan)
Participants can experience canoeing/kayaking, archery, and fishing pole casting, plus enjoy a picnic, go on a nature hike, play in tents, check out animal furs, jump on a bouncer, and a whole lot more. The highlight of the evening is the live animal show at 7p, where families can see a variety of animals and reptiles close up. To register for Inside Out Farmington Hills 2018 stop by the Costick Center or call 248-473-1800. Children 3 and under free. Fee is $13, Farmington Hills resident discount is $8.

Friday, January 19, 2018 from 7:30p-8:30p
Rochester Hills Weekend Events – Open Gym / Drop-In Gymnastics
GTC Gymnastics Training Center (1813 Northfield Dr, Rochester Hills, MI 48309)
Jump on the trampoline or flip around in foam pits. You do not have to be in a GTC class to participate, so invite your friends and neighbors to come along. (A waiver form must be filled out by a parent/guardian before anyone may attend.) www.gtcgymnastics.com for more info or call 248-304-7634.

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7:45
Novi Weekend Event – Novi Police & Fire vs Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association
Novi Ice Arena
Tickets are just $10 and available at novipfba.org.

Friday, January 19, 2018 from 7:45p-9:30p
Lake Orion / Orion Twp Weekend Event – Friday Night fLipOut
fLipSpot Gymnastics and Cheer (233 Kay Industrial Drive, Orion Township, MI 48359, 248-340-0910, www.flipspotgym.com)
This open gym activity is for ages 9 and up. It includes music, pizza, gatorade and gym fun. Call fLipSpot for cost info.

Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 10a-2p
Royal Oak Weekend Event – Detroit Zoo Wild Winter Weekends
Detroit Zoo (8450 W. 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067)
Wild Winter Weekends are themed events for kids that include indoor crafts and fun. All activities are FREE with Zoo admission. All sessions are held at the Ford Education Center from 10a-2p. Full review of Wild Winter Weekends.

Saturday, January 20, 2018 and Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 10a-5p (both days)
Brownstown Weekend Events – Erie Ice Daze 2018
Lake Erie Metropark – (32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173, 734-379-5020, metroparks.com)
a two-day celebration of winter fun! Enjoy a combination of traditional outdoor and indoor activities such as dog sledding, snowsnake and atlatl throwing, crafting, carving demonstrations, and live dulcimer music performed by the Silver Strings Dulcimer Society. Don’t forget the bonfire on Saturday night. It’s just the thing to keep the winter chill away. Please preregister, 734-379-5020. Cost is $2.

Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21 from noon-4p
Kensington Metroparks Events – Kensington Hayrides / Sleighrides
Kensington Metropark (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a horse-drawn hayride or sleighride through the wooded trails around the Farm Center. $5 per Adult; $3 Seniors (62+) and Children 3-12; Children 2 and younger are FREE. A Metro parks vehicle entry permit is required.

Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 2p-4p
Clarkston Weekend Events – NatureFit – Snowshoe Try It
Wint Nature Center (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348)
Indoors, learn about the history of snowshoes and then head outdoors for an afternoon of winter fun including a guided snowshoe hike, a crackling campfire and snack. Snowshoes are provided. Appropriate for ages 5 and older. Participants must wear boots. A winter hike will be substituted if conditions do not permit snowshoeing. $5/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturdays.

Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 4:30p-5:30p, 6p-7p, or 7:30p-8:30p (3 sessions)
Berkley Weekend Events – Daddy Daughter Dance
altBerkley Community Center (2300 Robina, Berkley, Michigan 48072)
Dads come and dance the night away with your little princess. Grandpas, uncles and others are welcome to escort charming little ladies. Corsages are provided. Enjoy an evening of dancing and refreshments. Get a classic snapshot of the occasion at the photograph station. Call 248-658-3470 for cost info and to register.

Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 1p
Detroit Weekend Events – DIA Sunday Events
Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202)
Detroit Film Theatre – “The Divine Order,” 4:30p
Detroit Film Theatre – “The Teacher” 2p
See related posts below for more DIA events happening this month or visit the DIA website.


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