6 Family-Friendly Leap Day Events in Metro Detroit

Enjoy story time, coloring with cats, and indoor activities
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Feb. 29 — better known as Leap Day — only comes once every four years. Check out these family-friendly events in metro Detroit to savor the extra hours.

Leap Day Party

Join the Bowen Branch of the Detroit Public Library for family-fun this Leap Day. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the library, which highlights literacy and learning by providing the community with diverse and dynamic pathways, will have treats, games, and even a piñata for the mini-party. No cost. Detroit Public Library – Bowen Branch, 3648 Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-481-1540; detroitpubliclibrary.org

Leap Day at the Library

A fit for kids 3 years of age and older, this Feb. 29 event features a story time focused on all things that hop. Kids can also enjoy a variety of activities and a craft-making opportunity. No cost. Madison Heights Public Library, 240 W. 13 Mile Road, Madison Heights; 248-588-7763; madison-heights.org

 Leap Day Kolor with Kitties

Cuddle up with cats at this event hosted by local pet store franchise Pet Supplies Plus. From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., participants have the chance to complete coloring projects while spending time in the shop’s Kitty City space. No cost. Pet Supplies Plus – White Lake, 6845 Highland Road, White Lake; 248-889-4131; petsuppliesplus.com

Leap Year Celebration

Offering admission and skate rental at no cost for those with Leap Day birthdays, the Frankenmuth Rink at Campus Martius invites the public to skate from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Feb. 29. Participants can glide to the sounds provided by a live DJ underneath the night sky, and the Rinkside bar will feature a special Leap Year Cocktail — just for adults. For those who don’t have the special birthday, tickets range from $5-$10. Skate rental is $5 per person. Frankenmuth Rink at Campus Martius, 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-963-9393; downtowndetroitparks.com 

Leapin’ Leap Day

Another kid-friendly Leap Day event will take place at the Lyon Township Public Library. From 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., children can express their silly side with stories, games, and songs, including a remix of “Happy Birthday” called “Happy Leap Day to You!.” No cost, but registration is required. Lyon Township Public Library, 27005 Milford Road, South Lyon; 248-437-8800; lyon.lib.mi.us

Leap Day Family Fun

All ages are welcome at the Boll Family YMCA on Feb. 29 for Leap Day Family Fun. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., enjoy swimming in either of the two indoor swimming pools; exercising in the health & wellness center; the three-lane track; the dance/exercise studios; basketball, squash, or racquetball; or trying your hand at the 40-foot climbing wall. No cost. Boll Family YMCA, 1401 Broadway St., Detroit; 313-309-9622; ymcadetroit.org

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