Fall Fun in Detroit, MI

Fall Fun in Detroit, MI

It’s Fall in Detroit, which means it’s time to get out and about and bask in the amazing fall weather. Whether you are interested in enjoying some time with the family or getting out for a little adults-only fun, there are plenty of exciting, outdoor activities to enjoy this fall in and around Detroit. Get a taste for what’s in store by checking out our top picks for this year’s best fall fun in Detroit below!

Hayride Central at Heritage Park

Pumpkins hay and wagon

Where: 24725 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48335
When: Every Friday evening now through November 6, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $5

In nearby Farmington Hills, you and your family can stop by Heritage Park for a family-fun hayride, and take part in one of the most memorable Fall traditions. Famous throughout Oakland County, MI, hayride packages can include roasting marshmallows over a campfire and sipping on cider.

Note: Private hayrides are available, but preregistration is highly recommended. Call 248-477-1135 to book your private hayride now.

Oktoberfest – Royal Oak Beer Fest

man holding a large glass beer stein halfway full

Where: Royal Oak Farmers Market: 316 E Eleven Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067
When: Saturday, October 14, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 for general admission, $20 for VIP

Fall also brings Oktoberfest, an annual festival where Detroiters can don their lederhosen and enjoy a wide variety of German beer at several locations throughout the city.Stop by the Royal Oak Beer Fest at the Royal Oak Farmers Market where over 50 breweries will be offering up their beer for tasting. Festival-goers can also enjoy spirits and live entertainment, and your ticket will include a commemorative pint glass, photo, games and more.

Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village

Two Jack-O-Lanterns

Where: The Henry Ford: 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48124
When: Weekend evenings starting Friday, October 13.
Cost: $13.75 for members, $16 for non-members.

With dramatic performances, live music, costumed characters and over 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins, Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village is fun for the whole family! Journey through familiar storybooks such as Wonderland, Sleepy Hollow and more, and tip your hat to spooktacular characters like the Headless Horseman, Hansel and Gretel and others.

Paradise Park

racing go-karts around a track

Where: Paradise Park: 45799 Grand River Avenue, Novi, Michigan 48374
When: Wednesdays – Sundays Cost: $34.95 for 2 hour unlimited wristband.

Paradise Park is a great place for adults or families to spend the day letting loose and playing games. In Novi, MI, Paradise Park has plenty of fun activities to suit any taste. From miniature golf, laser tag, bowling and go-karts to arcade games, Euro-bungee, a trampoline park and more, there is no end to the exciting things you can do at Paradise Park. Private parties are available, and food and drink is also available for parties of all sizes. Purchase tickets to individual activities or buy an unlimited wristband and enjoy it all!

Note: Daily specials are often available on Facebook.

14th Annual Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony

Christmas Tree with decorations

Where: Campus Martius Park: 800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
When: Friday, November 17, 5 p.m. to Midnight
Cost: Free

Venture on down to downtown Detroit and witness the 14th Annual Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony. With stage and rink performances, holiday food and beverages, carriage rides, appearances from Santa, and more, you can enjoy the spirit of the season while finishing up some holiday shopping. Located in Campus Martius Park, a 60’ Christmas tree will be decorated with nearly 20,000 lights and hundreds of ornaments, and visitors can skate in the nearby rink before and after the ceremony.

Whether you want to spend your Fall in the heart of Detroit, MI, or feel like venturing out to nearby Oakland County, Novi, and other nearby Michigan areas, there is no shortage of fun things to do this fall!