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15 Kid-Friendly Events Happening In Metro Detroit This Summer


Summer will be here before we know it and we can’t wait! Here are 15 summer events and activities we’re looking forward to happening in metro Detroit.


Mini-Golf @ Cranbrook Art Museum // May 25th – September 25th

Do something new! Sink a putt at one of nine custom-designed, art-inspired holes located outdoors on the beautiful grounds of Cranbrook Art Museum adjacent to the Orpheus Fountain.


Monroe Street Midway // May 27th – September 5th

Strap on some skates and throwback downtown at the outdoor roller rink


Dinosauria // May 28 – September 5

Something(s) BIG is coming to the Detroit Zoo and you don’t want to miss it. 


New Center Park // June 3rd – August 26th  

Spend your summer nights in New Center watching outdoor movies and life stage shows!


The Great Campout // Friday, June 4th

You don’t have to go far for a camping trip – join the Backyard Campout in Farmington Hills.


Big Bounce America // June 10 – 12

Experience the World’s Largest Bounce House and the coolest party in the 16,000 sq ft inflatable giant.


H20 Zone Splash Pad // TBD

Westland is giving it’s splash pad a Jurassic overhaul.


Michigan Challenge Ballonfest // June 24th – 26th 

It’s not a bird or a plane, it’s hot air balloons!


Heroes & Villians: The Art of the Disney Costume // Opens June 25th

Get an upclose look at 60 years of Disney costumes and design at The Henry Ford.


Ford Fireworks // Monday, June 27th

Find a seat along the Riverfront and watch the international firework display.


Reading & Rhytm on the Riverfront // July 7th – August 12th

Our favorite outdoor story time. Sit back, relax and take home free books too!


Hot Wheels Legend Tour // Saturday, July 9th 

The 2021 hit returns, bring your car lovers to see real life Hot Wheels


Detroit Kite Festival // Sunday, July 10th

 Let’s go fly some kites on Belle Isle.


Touch-A-Truck // Multiple Dates

There are plenty of touch-a-truck events to pick from in the Motor City


Sloan Museum // Saturday, July 16th

The Sloan Museum of Discovery opens in July and the new $30 million hands-on museum looks AMAZING! 


Stroller Roll Detroit // July 16th & August 20th

Join the LittleGuide Detroit team for a stroll along Hines Drive and the Detroit Riverfront at the Stroller Roll presented by Delta Dental.


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About Carrie Budzinski

Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..

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