We ❤️ FREE and we love Detroit! If you need a reason to visit the city next month, here are a few things we plan to do in July.
Michigan Science Center
Celebrate a Summer of Science at the Michigan Science Center. General admission is FREE all month and the museum is open every day, except Monday.
Detroit Kite Festival
Our littles loved the Detroit Kite Festival last year and we can’t wait to go back on Sunday, July 14th. The event is on Belle Isle and while you’re there you can also check out the Nature Center, Aquarium, and Great Lakes Museum. The festival and museums are all free with Michigan DNR Recreation Passport ($11 annual fee).
Watch old and new favorites under the stars this summer. New Center Park hosts Friday night movies every week. Watch The Lego Movie 2 at Little Ceasars Arena, Mary Poppins Returns at Campus Martius or 90s classic Hook at Trumbull & Porter.
Reading and Rhythm on The Riverfront
On Thursdays and Fridays beginning July 11th, the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy hosts Reading and Rhythm on The Riverfront, an interactive story time for kids. Attendees go home with a free book and get to take a complimentary ride on the Cullen Family Carousel!
Make A Splash
Saturday, July 20th is Community Day at the Wayne County Aquatic Center and admission to the waterpark is FREE! If you’re looking for more places to cool down, visit the Belle Isle Beach, Brennan Pool or the splash pads at Palmer Park and Mt. Elliott Park on the Riverfront.
Log Cabin Day
The 1880s cabin at Palmer Park opens for one day each year so you don’t want to miss Log Cabin Day on Sunday, July 21. There will be blacksmith demonstrations, a Civil War camp, hands-on activities and an ice cream social.
BONUS: Brunch at Granite City Food & Brewery
Granite City Food & Brewery in the Renaissance Center downtown is the perfect place to start your day. The family-friendly restaurant has plenty of space for you to get comfortable, delicious food and the perfect location to start your day in Detroit. Enter to win 4 complimentary brunch passes for Granite City’s Lawless Sunday Brunch (10am-2pm).
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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..