Around Town: Looking for something to do this weekend in metro Detroit?

Posted at 2:53 PM, Sep 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-13 18:03:13-04
It is time for this week’s Around Town, and we've got plenty of fall events. 

"It’s a favorite season in Michigan all around," said Cindy Kern, the Director of Maybury Farm in Northville.

This non-profit educational organization hosts a corn maze every year, and this year's theme is Farmers Feed Families. It opens on Friday.  

“The biggest fundraiser that we do for the farm is the Fall season.”

They raised about $80,000 last year. Hopefully they can top that this year with a 10-acre maze.

There will be games to play and clues to help inside the maze. There is also a one-acre maze for little ones.

“If you love fall and want to get going on it and make it last as long as possible, this is the weekend to come out.”

The corn maze opens Friday starting at 5pm.
“You don’t have to worry about it being cold and you don’t have to worry about the crowds, so come on out this first weekend.”
Maybury Farm is located at:
50165 8 Mile Road
Northville, MI 48167

Other events taking place this weekend:

The Great American Lobster Fest happening in Hart Plaza
September 14, 15, & 16
Free General Admission
Food costs $6 to $34 
Meal experience tickets start at $39
Murals in the Market 

More than 50 local and international artists will take over the walls of Detroit's Eastern Market for a ten-day festival. 

The popular mural festival organized by Detroit art publisher 1xRUN will take place from Sept. 13-22 and will feature live paintings, skateboard demonstrations, a block party, artist panels and many more events.

For more information, visit

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo
The pet adoption event Friday and Saturday at the Detroit Zoo, then comes the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce's Barktoberfest.

Information for both events:

A yogathon is taking place at Karma Yoga in Bloomfield Township Sunday.
Participants are requested to give a $25 donation to help bring yoga to underserved communities.
30-minutes of free jumping at 3 Sky Zone locations 
The event is Friday from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Three Sky Zone locations are calling all local families to join the fun by offering complimentary 30-minute jump passes.

Locations listed below:

  • Shelby Township - 50810 Sabrina Dr, Shelby Township, MI 48315
  • Taylor - 23261 Eureka Rd, Taylor, MI 48180
  • Canton - 42550 Executive Dr, Canton, MI 48188

Northville Heritage Festival.

The Heritage Festival, formally the Victorian Festival, celebrate the history of the Northville.

  • Friday, September 14, 2018 5:00-11:00pm
  • Saturday, September 15, 2018 11:00am-11:00pm
  • Sunday, September 16, 2018 11:00am-4:00pm

Tour de Troit

More than 5,000 bikers are expected to hit the road in Detroit on Saturday, Sept. 15 for Michigan's largest bicycling event, Tour de Troit.

For registration and additional information, visit

Waterfowl Festival

The annual festival kicks off its 71st event at Pointe Mouillee State Game Area in Brownstown Township.

The events will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15-16. It has a long-standing tradition of attracting nature lovers and waterfowl hunters to come together and network with other enthusiasts.

Common Ground's Birmingham Street Art Fair

The annual festival returns to Downtown Birmingham's Shain Park. Check out the diverse array of art mediums, including ceramics, painting, photography, glass, jewelry, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and more. There will also be free hands-on children's art activities at this year's event. The event runs Sept. 15, 10 am - 6 pm & Sunday, Sept. 16, 10 am - 5 pm.  Admission is free.