Monroe Street Midway

Make it to the Monroe Street Midway before it closes on January 29th. The Artic Slide and Puck-Puck Golf are free and the bumper cars and arcade are fan favorites!

Go Ice Skating

Hit the ice in the city’s center at The Rink at Campus Martius or check out the neighborhoods and skate for free at NW Goldberg’s NEW ice rink.

Winter @ Valade Park

Head to the Detroit Riverfront for Winter at Valade Park! The weekend festivals include special activities and oversized outdoor fires, enjoy hot seasonal alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, make s’mores, grab a sled from the Sled Shed (featuring free sleds when it snows), and more.

Winter Fest

Detroit Parks and Rec is hosting an epic Winter Fest at Adams Butzel Complex on Saturday, January 14th. There will be ice skating, bumper cars, carnival games, mobile bowling alley, ice fishing, Frozen Forest with Elsa, Ana and Olaf, Kiddie Zone and more! Best of all it’s all FREE!

Visit The Cultural Center

Detroit has some of the best museums and kids of all ages will love them.

  • Detroit Institute of Arts – FREE admission for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county and weekend drop-in art workshops for all ages.
  • Charles H. Wright Museum – it’s always a good time to visit the Wright Museum but it can also be a good activity for Black History Month in February.
  • Michigan Science Center – let the kids explore space, science and technology all in one place. From live group demonstrations to individual S.T.E.M. stations, it’s a great place for an afternoon of fun.
  • Detroit Historical Museum – Take a walk through old Detroit and experience history with hands-on fun.

Outdoor Fun – Inside

The Detroit Outdoor Adventure Center and Belle Isle Nature Center give you the best of both worlds – especially in the winter. Fly a plane, ride a snowmobile and travel under a waterfall all while inside at the Michigan DNR’s Outdoor Adventure Center and find FREE fun at the Detroit Zoo’s recently renovated Belle Isle Nature Center.

Get Tickets To A Show

See your screen favorites live on stage!

The Sugar Factory

Sweeten up your day with a trip to the Sugar Factory. The new downtown sweet shop is an experience.

Arts & Scrapes

Stock up on supplies for at-home crafting at the Arts & Scraps Community Store. Fill up a large bag for $8 or a small bag for $4.50 with supplies like yarn, fabric, puzzles, wood scraps, tiles, stickies, machine parts, and more recycled creative materials.

Root For The Home Team

Put on your team gear and go to a game!

Paczki Day

Fat Tuesday is February 21st. Make a trip to the city (you have go through Detroit to get to Hamtramck) and get the best Paczkis around at New Palace Bakery or New Martha Washington Bakery.

Visit Belle Isle

The jewel of Detroit is worth visiting all season. Explore the Belle Isle Aquarium (admission is FREE) and Dossin Great Lakes Museum on weekends or take a nature walk any time. The trail behind the Belle Isle Nature Center is newly paved and stroller friendly!

Indoor Amusement

When you need to get out the house but want to stay inside here are a few places to check out:

Photo credit: Jeff Dunn – Facebook – Valade Park