Southeastern Michigan Family Events: Feb. – Apr. 2013

Looking for something to do with your kids?  Here’s a list of fun and educational things you can do that are close by.

All events within 50 miles of Detroit
Call each event to make sure it has not been cancelled or postponed.

Sesame Street Live – Elmo Makes Music – Detroit

Date(s):  1/24/13 – 2/18/13

At:  Fox Theatre

Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher, arrives on Sesame Street only to discover “instruments” Elmo and his friends never knew existed.


Motown Winter Blast 2013 – Detroit

Date(s):  2/8/13 – 2/10/13

At:  Campus Martius Park

Motown Winter Blast is a unique combination of hip and fun winter events that are centered on Campus Martius Park.  This year we are celebrating Motown with a fun celebration you will not want to miss.  For more information see website.


Richmond Winter & Ice Festival 2013 – Richmond

Date(s):  2/8/13 – 2/10/13

At:  Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce

Experience the taste of Richmond, chili cook-off, FREE Family Fun Festival, live entertainment, ice-carving demonstrations, dog sledding exhibit. Ice sculptures around town.  For additional information call (586) 727-3266


Chelsea’s 5th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza – Chelsea

Date(s):  2/9/13

At:  Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce

Pairing chocolate and shopping together for a fun, winter family day.  Over 30 businesses will offer chocolate tastings, gifts with purchase, drawings, and free kids activities from 10 am to 5 pm.  For more information call (734) 475-3539


Detroit Boat Show – Detroit

Date(s):  2/16/13 – 2/24/13

At:  Cobo Center

The Detroit Boat Show is the original, biggest and best boat show in the state of Michigan, featuring the premiere showing of hundreds of new 2013 and new non-current model boats, motors, trailers, accessories and more.


Peter Pan – Monroe

Date(s):  3/23/13 – 3/24/13

At:  River Raisin Centre for the Arts

Soar through the clouds, fight the pirates and relive your childhood with The River Raisin Ballet Company’s production of Peter Pan, a coming of age tale that pits Peter and the Lost Boys against Captain Hook and his outrageous band of pirates.


Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries – Detroit

Date(s):  4/13/13 – 4/14/13

At:  Fox Theatre

The much-loved Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang take center stage in an all-new family musical.  For information call (800) 745-3000


Peter Pan – Performance – Detroit

Date(s): 4/19/13 – 4/21/13

At:  Fox Theatre

Peter Pan is a unique, family friendly attraction of spectacle and fantasy.  The thrill of flying, timeless magical moments and a captivating hook will mesmerize your and old alike.  The legend you thought you knew is now the adventure.


Carrying over from 2012…

UMMA Exhibition:  African Art and the Shape of Time – Ann Arbor

Date(s):  8/18/12 – 2/3/13

At:  University of Michigan – Museum of Art

African Art and the Shape of Time explores how African art gives material form to diverse concepts of temporality, history and memory.  African art is often interpreted in Western analytical frameworks as expressions of timeless myths.


Visions of Our 44th President – Exhibit – Detroit

Date(s):  9/20/12 – 8/4/13

At:  Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Visions of Our 44th President, a groundbreaking, collective art exhibit, was created to honor and celebrate the significance of the first African American President of the United States, Barack Obama.  For information call (313) 494-5800


A Very Present Force: Celebrating a Century of the Detroit Branch NAACP – Detroit

Date(s):  11/1/12 – 3/3/13

At:  Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Since its formation in 1912 – only three years after the founding of the national association – the Detroit Branch NAACP has been on the frontline of civil rights activism and advocacy, both locally and throughout the nation.


Lego® Architecture: Towering Ambition – Dearborn

Date(s):  11/3/12 – 2/24/13

At:  The Henry Ford

Childhood’s favorite bricks re-create some of the world’s most famous and fanciful buildings.  With a hands-on LEGO® Play Pit.  For more information call (313) 982-6001


Source:  Michigan Events – Special Event Calendar/Pure Michigan

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