FREE Family-Friendly September Events
It’s really difficult to believe that it is almost September! Schools are back in session (or will be soon) and the weather is beginning to change. Although I am enjoying the cooler temps right now, I know that winter will be here before we know it. Even so, the fun in Metro Detroit continues with many Fall events! Check out the events below and be sure to let me know of any other FREE events.
FREE Family-Friendly September Events
Sept. 6-8: Plymouth Fall Festival (Plymouth) – The Plymouth Fall Festival hosts carnival rides, a large craft show, live music, pancake breakfast, chicken dinner, car show, bingo, and so much more!
Sept. 7: Junior Ranger Angler Program (Detroit) – Programs will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees will participate in activities about Native American fishing techniques, local fish species identification, how to tie a fishing knot, how to cast, and fishing with an experienced guide. Fishing rods tackle and a life vest will be made available for use. Event is open to the public, with the target age range being 7-17. Anyone over the age of 17 who would like to participate (supplies permitting) will need a Michigan DNR fishing license.
Sept. 7: Customize Your Backpack (Wayne) – Make a designer charm for your backpack with decorative beads, colorful string, and other materials that we will provide. You do not have to bring your backpack, as your charm will be on a clip. We will have music and snacks to welcome the new school year. Bring a friend or make a new one! Caregivers are asked to stay if your child is under 10. All school age kids are welcome!
Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28 – FREE Day at the Flint Institute of Art (Flint) -Every Saturday is free thanks to Huntington.
Sept. 13-15: 2019 Flat Rock Riverfest (Flat Rock) – Riverfest will take place September 13-15th at the beautiful Huroc Park, located along the Huron River in downtown Flat Rock. This years festival will feature three days of family fun and entertainment – including fireworks, carnival rides, incredible entertainment, large beer tent and great food! More info at: www.flatrockriverfest.com
Sept. 20-21: 2019 Romulus Pumpkin Festival (Romulus) – The festival begins with a night parade where everything is lighted from bicycles to cement trucks. Thousands of people line Goddard Road to wait for the fun. The street festival offers wonderful music, food, crafts and games for all ages. You can enter a pumpkin rolling, pumpkin pie eating or a pumpkin seed-spitting contest. Visit or enter the Classic Car Show, the classic Tractor Show or just relax and listen to music. The Downtown Festival is a celebration of friends and family; a harvest celebration that generates enthusiastic spirit and regenerates our sense of Community.
Sept. 21: Native American Heritage Day (Westland) – Experience the culture of Michigan’s First People with drumming circles, dancers in their beautiful regalia, native crafts and food. Bring your own lawn chairs as seating is limited for this FREE special event.
Sept. 21: Experience the Culture – Chinese (Novi Public Library) – Enjoy Chinese Shadow Puppetry and musical performances. One of the most ancient arts using light and shadow, thousands of years before film shadow puppetry wins the heart of an audience of all ages by its lingering music, exquisite sculpture, brisk color and lively performance and storytelling. It is widely performed across China. Bring the family for a unique cultural experience, including special snacks.
Sept. 27-28: Made in Michigan Festival 2019 (Allen Park) – 4th Annual showcase of Michigan’s best brews, shopping, food, music, and fun.
Sept. 28: WOW Thrilling Thursdays (Detroit)– The last Thursday of each month from 6-8 p.m. is free at the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center. FREE programs, fun and games around a specific topic, plus enjoy all the exhibits at the Outdoor Adventure Center!
Sept. 27-29: 35th Annual Pumpkinfest (South Lyon) – For 35 years, just as the weather turns crisp, hundreds of volunteers come together to carry out this beloved community event. Since its inception, the heart of Pumpkinfest has been its non-profit games and booths. Pumpkinfest supports churches, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, youth athletics and other non-profit organizations. Since 2010, and with the support of all our patrons, Pumpkinfest has given back over 125,000.00 dollars in all! Parade, craft show, food, inflatables, music, Ultimate Air Dogs, contests, and more!
Sept. 28-29: Trenton Scarecrow Festival (Trenton) – A fall festival with fun for the entire family – contests, prizes, games, live music, carnival and more!