There’s always something fun do do in Detroit and this fall these are the family-friendly events you won’t want to miss!


YMCA BIG Block Party – September 10th

The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit is celebrating 170 years with a BIG block party at Boll Family YMCA in Downtown Detroit on Saturday, September 10th from 12pm to 5pm. Sponsored by Bedrock and the Parade Company and open to the public, the event will offer FREE music, food and family-friendly fun!


Disney In Detroit – September 16th-18th & October 9th

Experience the magic of Disney close to home and take your kids to a show. Disney On Ice is bringing its ‘Let’s Celebrate’ performance to Little Caesars Arena for multiple performances on September 16th to 18th. In October, Disney Jr. LIVE’s Costume Palooza tour will perform at the Fox Theatre. LittleGuide Detroit has giveaways for both events (click on the respective links to enter).


North American International Auto Show – September 17th – 25th

The Detroit Auto Show is BACK and better than ever! The next-gen experience will be the first ever indoor-outdoor event taking place at Huntington Place (COBO Hall), Hart Plaza and the Detroit Riverfront. Guests will experience dynamic vehicle activations, ride-and-drive experiences, free family experience and more. Admission to the general show is $20 per adult and $10 for kids ages 3 to 12. A 5 person Family Pass is available for $50.


Harvest Fest & Food Truck Rally – October 1st & 2nd

Join the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy at the Dequindre Cut for the annual Harvest Fest & Food Truck Rally. Bring the kids for trick or treating, a free (with admission) pumpkin patch, inflatable bounce houses, character visits, more than 50 food trucks and more! Admission is $5 per person.


Harvest Festival – October 8th

Celebrate the season at Palmer Park at the annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 8th from 1pm to 4pm. The FREE family event features dancing, music, storytelling, art-making, pumpkin picking, games and more!


‘Spooky’ Shows @ The DSO – October 29th 

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra isn’t only for date nights, it’s for the whole family. Bring your littles to Rock O’Ween with Miss Paula and the Candy Bandits at 10am on Saturday, October 29th or arrive a little later with older kids to experience Halloween at Hogwarts at 11am. During the Harry Potter themed show, selections from the films will be projected on a screen while the orchestra plays music.


Photo credit: Detroit Harvest Festival