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2021 Summer Checklist For Busy Families In Metro Detroit

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School’s out, life is getting back to normal and we’re ready to enjoy every minute of summer. 2021 Summer Checklist for easy reference and keep track of your family’s fun.


Splash Pads: A personal favorite, the kids can cool down, run around and swimming outfits are optional because the sun can dry their clothes if necessary.


Outdoor Movie: Whether it’s the drive-in or movie in the park, stay up past bedtime and watch a new release or family favorite on the big screen.


Beaches: Pack up sand toys, umbrella, plenty of towels and find your spot in the sand for an afternoon of fun in the sun.


Fireworks: It’s not summer without fireworks. Cuddle up and watch the sky.


Sporting Event: Baseball is a national pastime and there are plenty of places to catch a game.


Farmers Market: Find fresh produce, shop local vendors at a farmers’ market.


New Playground: We will travel for a playground and have found plenty that are worth the trip. Check out a new park or two this summer.


Storytime/Story Walk: Sign up for summer reading at your local library and join a story time or stroll a story walk.


Garden Picnic: Stop and smell the roses. Plan a picnic at a public garden.


Animal Visit: Go wild at the zoo, find a big read barn, or both! Kids love visiting animals – and so do we.


Ice Cream Night: Sweeten up your day with a surprise pre-bedtime treat. Whether it’s your local favorite or somewhere new, you can’t beat ice cream.


Festival/Fairs: They’re back! Go on rides, eat fried foods and stay up late for fireworks.


Special Events: Find something extra special for your family to do and remember the summer of 2021.


Day Trip: After a long time at home, it feels good to hit the road and there are plenty of fun places to explore in Michigan.


U-Pick Farm: Strawberries, blueberries and more. Have fun on the farm and more fun in the kitchen.


Music Class/Concert: Let your kids make music or cuddle up as a family to listen to music at a community concert.


Day In Detroit: There’s lots to do in the D! From special activations to timeless favorites, make the trip downtown.


Star Gazing: Stay up late and take in the universe with your favorite people.


Mini/Disc Golf: Game on! Enjoy some friendly competition on the green.


Boat Ride: When you’re in the Great Lake State you have to get on the water. From kayaking and paddle boats to ship tours on the river, find time to take a ride.


Start making plans! Check out our full EVENT CALENDAR!




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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