Top 5 Rainy Day Activities in Ferndale Michigan

A rainy day can easily offset plans, but if you live in or near Ferndale, Michigan, there are still a number of great activities you can do with friends or family to get out and enjoy your day!

Ferndale, Michigan has an amazing downtown, numerous festivals, and tons of fun activities. Here are our top 5 picks to keep you entertained on those not so sunny days.

#1 The Game Room

344 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220

The Game Room, located inside The Corner Grill, Bar + Game Room, is not your typical game room. You won’t find Mario Brothers, Mortal Kombat, or any other popular video games. Instead, you’ll find hundreds of board games in their Fireplace Lounge that you and your friends or family can gather around for some friendly competition. The games are free to play and you can reserve a table for up to two hours on their website. They also sell games in retail, so if you find a game that you really enjoy, you can likely purchase one to take home with you.

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#2 Detroit Axe
344 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220

Also located in The Corner Grill is Detroit Axe. Axe throwing is the perfect choice for those looking to do something a little different while keeping that competitive edge - get it? Detroit Axe does provide training sessions, along with offering leagues, tournaments, and more. It’s highly recommended that you book a lane ahead of arrival, as they do tend to stay pretty busy. While you’re enjoying either of these activities, definitely grab some food and a drink from The Corner Grill. Thay have a fantastic menu with a little something for everyone that you’re sure to enjoy!

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#3 Rust Belt Market
22801 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220

For a unique shopping experience, visit Rust Belt Market. Previously home to Gap, then Old Navy, this large building sitting right at the northwest corner of 9 Mile Road and Woodward Ave has now become home to 40 little, eclectic shops in a warehouse setting. Their mission is to make small business / entrepreneur space and sales attainable through low rent, and they have done a wonderful job in doing so. There is also a bar located along with the shops, so you partake in a cold beverage while shopping.

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#4 Go Comedy! Improv Theater
261 E 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220

Everyone can use a good laugh, and Go Comedy! Improv Theater definitely delivers! Here you can see some of the best sketch comedy and sketch comics in the country. Not joking. There are a number of different shows, so if you haven’t been in a while (or at all) visit their website to view the calendar of upcoming shows and to purchase your tickets. Also, If you’re interested in trying your hand at improv or sketch comedy, they do offer a variety of classes and workshops for all experience levels.

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#5 The Magic Bag
22920 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220

The Magic Bag is located in what was originally the Ferndale Theater, which was opened back in 1921. It has been home to a couple of different businesses throughout the years and has a bit of a checkered past before being shut down by the city in 1989. After being renovated, it was reopened in 1991 as The Magic Bag - a brew & view style movie theater. In 1996 it changed hands in ownership yet again, with a massive overhaul on the interior, making it the intimate venue we have all grown to know and love today. It was sold again in 2013, but The Magic Bag lives on. With seating for 300, the venue is host to both local and national acts, comedy shows, and as the original Ferndale Theater once did, still hosts weekly beer and movie nights. Additionally, The Magic Bag is available to rent for special events and occasions.

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With so much to do here, it’s no wonder that Ferndale is one of our favorite cities here in Metro Detroit. The next time you’re looking for something to do on a rainy day, try one of our above suggestions and take a trip to fashionable Ferndale to enjoy the wide selection of shopping, dining and entertainment that is offered.


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