Fun, Free and Low-Cost Summer Ideas in Metro Detroit

Summer is coming, it is almost here.  We have a lot of fun free and low-cost summer ideas in Metro Detroit to fill your summer days with fun.  Check it out:

Spray parks 

over 30 spray parks listed on my website:

My Top Picks:
Heritage Park in Farmington Hills
Pop Jet Fountains at Partridge Creek in Clinton Township

Clay Township Splash Pad
The Brand NEW H2O Zone Spray Ground in Westland
Mt. Elliott Park on the Detroit Riverfront

Free Concerts in the Park 

Updated for 2018: We have compiled a list of all the great concerts in Metro Detroit, all sorted by county:

My Top Picks

Wild Summer Nights every Wednesday at the Detroit Zoo
Park It 4 Fun – Free Concert and outdoor movie with locations all over Metro Detroit
Friday Night Live at the DIA

Campus Martius Park in Detroit Fireworks
Many Metro Detroit communities offer free fireworks display events you can find them listed by date here:

Other free and low-cost summer ideas in Metro Detroit Ideas:  

Admission to the DIA is now free for Metro Detroit Residents
They offer some great programs like Friday Night Live! and Family Sundays.
They also offer Drop-In Workshops for children 12 and under where kids can create their own artists inspired creation to take home, free with museum admission.
Many communities offer some great opportunities for youngsters to learn and have fun over the summer.

Many Libraries offer story time, free movies, group activities and more.  Local Nature Centers offer learning programs and communities offer free movies in the park, concerts and other fun family activities. Check with your local recreation department, nature center, library or city hall for more information about programs near you.

Kids Bowl FREE… it’s a great program where parents just have to sign up and they get two free games of bowling for their youngster for the summer at one of over 30 different locations.  It is a national program and I have participated a few times. a local park – here are our top ten favorites –


Amber Louchart

Amber is the proud Homeschooling mother to four beautiful children, Damian (22), Rosaleigh (8), Carlyn (5), Naomi (2) and a wife to her loving husband, Chancellor. She enjoys reading, crafting, photography & singing, although with four children, a house to clean and two websites, she rarely finds time to engage in her hobbies. She loves being a stay-at-home mom and feels blessed to be able to care for her children full-time and provide them with so many opportunities through Metro Detroit Mommy.