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8 Family-Friendly Things to Do in July

Familie am See badet glücklich mit Füßen im Wasser im Sommer

Summer has arrived and we’re ready for it! Now that we’re able to travel more freely, we’re excited to spend a little more time out the house and around town.


Spend a Day at the Splash Pad

Nothing beats a splash pad on a summer day – swimsuits optional (you can keep your street clothes on), no sand in sight and it’s safe for all ages (we haven’t had a problem social distancing). Here is a guide to the splash pads open in metro Detroit.


Fly a Kite

The Detroit Kite Festival won’t be the traditional gathering on Belle Isle this year. Instead families are encouraged to visit local parks and fly a kite with safe social distance. Find parks to fly a kite here.


Go to Blake’s Lavender Market

Another festival transition, Blake’s Lavender Festival is now a weekend market featuring open air shopping, Funland & Train Rides, u-pick farm fun, yoga in the fields, LAVENDER donuts and more!


Visit a Museum

The Michigan Science CenterDetroit Institute of ArtsDetroit Historical Museum and the Motown Museum all reopen in July. The Henry Ford and Detroit Zoo are open. Escape the high temps and enjoy a good time exploring the arts and culture in Detroit.


Plan A Road Trip

Explore the Mitten with the family and plan a road trip. Here are the best things to do in Mackinac, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Traverse City and our other favorite Michigan small towns.


Go Camping

Pack your bags and pop the tent for a Michigan camping trip. Find a Michigan Campground and check out these 5 Tips For Camping With Kids – or have a fun time in the backyard.


Catch Up On Summer Reading

Summer reading is virtual this year. Check out what events your local library is hosting and check out new books to read at home! Find a few of our favorites here.


Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

Not that we need an excuse, but if you do, National Ice Cream Day is Sunday, July 19th and here are our favorite places to get a sweet treat.

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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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