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7 KID-FRIENDLY THINGS TO DO IN DETROIT IN AUGUST

Children playing in a city fountain. Shallow focus on girls face.

There’s one more month of summer and we’re ready to make the most of it. If you need a reason to visit Detroit next month, here are a few things we plan to do in August. 

 

Michigan Science Center

We ❤️ FREE! Celebrate a Summer of Science at the Michigan Science Center, the museum is open to the public free of charge until August 17th.

 

Meet A Fireman

Bring the kids to bounce and play with the Detroit Fire Department (DFD)! Historic Fort Wayne hosts the 97th Annual Fireman’s Field Day and the DFD will be making music and clowning around for an afternoon of FREE fun.

 

Sidewalk + Perogi Festivals

Experience the cultural diversity of Detroit at a FREE summer festival. The Sidewalk Festival showcases art, music and dance in the streets of Old Redford. And for nearly 40 years Sweetest Heart of Mary has been celebrating Polish heritage with food, music, dance and more at the Pierogi Festival.

 

Motown Magic

Plan a visit to the Motown Museum and see where the music was made that changed the city and the world. Then watch the stories of the iconic artists get brought to life live on stage. Mosaic Youth Theatre is performing Now That I Can Dance – Motown 1962 at the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Actors Theatre Company present FREE performances Dreamgirls at New Center Park.

 

Lions, Tigers and Beacon Park

Check out the team and get cheaper tickets at pre-season Lions games at Ford Field. The Lions take on the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills in August. The Tigers only have one Sunday home game next month and it’s the best day to go to Comerica Park because kids ride the carousel and ferris wheel for free! Stop by Beacon Park on Sunday before or after the game for more FREE family fun.

 

New Center Park

Every Friday New Center Park hosts FREE outdoor movies. August’s line-up is Into the Spider-Verse, Jumanji, Arctic Tale and Mary Poppins Returns. Don’t miss the street-theater puppet show Zoo Stories, there will be free performances August 23rd – 25th.

 

Eat Out(side)

We hate to say it but the warm days won’t last. Soak up the sun on the patio during a family meal in Detroit. Check out our list of favorite family-friendly restaurants with outdoor seating in the city.

 

 

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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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