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Lifestyle Things to do in Metro Detroit

8 Things To Do with Kids in Metro Detroit This August

Published August 2, 2018 by

Kerry Doman, founder of LittleGuide Detroit, shares fun things to do with kids in Metro Detroit this August.

By Kerry Doman

It’s hard to believe but summer is almost over. Back-to-school supplies stack the shelf at Target, we find out what classrooms our kids will be in and the crazy, seemingly endless, summer days will in fact come to an end. The good news is there’s still plenty of time to get out the house and enjoy time together as family. Plan that overdue trip to the beach, stay up late and watch a movie under the stars and check off a few more items from our Summer Bucket List. If you need more ideas, LittleGuide Detroit has plenty to get you through August.

“Wicked”

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Wednesday, August 8 to Sunday, September 2

Detroit Opera House

Let your littles see a different side of Oz. The Broadway sensation, “Wicked,” is coming to Detroit and the action-packed musical shares a beautiful message of friendship and has a lot of great music!

Corn Festival

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Sunday, August 12

Birmingham Farmers Market

Get ready for some good, old-fashion farm fun and delicious corn on the cob! Stop by the Birmingham Farmers Market for corn shelling, corn eating contest and kids crafts.

Michigan Comic Con

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August 17-19

Cobo Center

Dress up as your favorite super hero, and let your kids see that you’re never too old to have fun. Michigan Comic Con is a family friendly event featuring artists from comics, television and movies.

Family Movie Night

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Friday, August 17

The Village of Rochester Hills

Have tissues handy and get ready to sing. Pixar’s “Coco” is a heart-warming family story that will give you another reason to cuddle up for a late night.

Michigan Renaissance Festival

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Weekends starting August 18

Holly, Michigan

Turn off the phones and travel back in time. Enjoy a day of family fun as you explore the 17-acre village featuring stage performances, armored jousting and people-powered rides.

Detroit Hydrofest

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August 24-26

Detroit Riverfront

Watch H1 Unlimited teams fly across the Detroit River at the annual Hydrofest. Bonus: Enter to win a pair of tickets to the grandstand and get a behind-the-scenes pit tour. 

Arts, Beats and Eats

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August 31 – September 2

Downtown Royal Oak

Royal Oak is going to rock all weekend long with live music at the 21st annual Arts, Beats & Eats. Get a baby-sitter for late night fun and enjoy the day with the littles at puppet shows, kids concerts, carnival rides and more!

Michigan State Fair

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August 30 – September 3

Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

Carnival rides, the Shrine Circus, 4-H fun and more! The Michigan State Fair is a can’t miss metro Detroit event!

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