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Fun Things to do with your Family in Metro Detroit: July

Summer is here. If you are looking to answer the question: “Where can I find fun things to do with kids near me?”, then check out our list below.

Roar into Fun: Explore Dinosauria at Detroit Zoo

Dinosauria is an immersive experience that’s perfect for the whole family. Get up close and personal with lifelike dinosaurs, learn about their habits, and marvel at their colossal size! It’s an adventure you won’t soon forget.

🌟 Learn More now at https://detroitzoo.org/events/zoo-events/dinosauria/ for an unforgettable journey through time.

Dinosaurs in Motion @ The Henry Ford (June 9th-September 8th)

Come and enjoy the experience of prehistoric animals like you’ve never seen before at Dinosaurs in Motion, where you can move or engage with 16 life-size metal dinosaurs. Delight your family by making a T. rex’s jaw open and chomp by using levers and pulleys, or make a Plesiosaur swim using a touch screen controller. Go beyond the limits of natural history and meet these metal dinosaurs inspired by real fossils and built using recycled materials. This limited-engagement exhibition is designed to be highly interactive. You can also find art and science on display, including sketching, metalworking, biomechanics, kinetics, and the robotics that breathe life into these sculptures. Learn more now at https://www.thehenryford.org/current-events/calendar/dinosaurs-in-motion/

Enjoy Summer Fairs and Festivals around Metro Detroit

Summer is the ultimate time to spend fun days outdoors by checking out local fairs and festivals. We have a comprehensive list of must visit fair and festivals around Metro Detroit. Check it out here.

  • Detroit Music Weekend | Date: July 2, 2024 | Location: Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Detroit, MI | Website
  • Royal Oak TacoFest | Date: July 4-7, 2024 | Location: Royal Oak, MI | Website
  • Art in the Park | Date: July 12-14, 2024 | Location: Plymouth, MI | Website
  • African World Festival | Date: July 12-14, 2024 | Location: Hart Plaza, Detroit, MI | Website
  • Blake’s Lavender Festival | Date: July 12-14, 19-21, 2024 | Location: Armada, MI | Website
  • Czech & Slovak Ethnic Festival | Date: July 20-21, 2024 | Location: Dearborn Heights, MI | Website
  • Festa Italiana | Date: July 19-21, 2024 | Location: Sterling Heights, MI | Website
  • Hotter Than July | Date: July 26-28, 2024 | Location: Various locations in Detroit, MI | Website
  • The Arab & Chaldean Festival | Date: July 27-28, 2024 | Location: Hart Plaza, Detroit, MI | Website
  • Wyandotte Street Art Fair | Date: July 12-15, 2024 | Location: Downtown Wyandotte, MI | Website
  • Thunder Over Michigan Air Show | Date: July 20-21, 2024 | Location: Yankee Air Museum, Belleville, MI | Website
  • Faster Horses Festival | Date: July 22-23, 2024 | Location: Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI | Website
  • Ann Arbor Art Fair | Date: July 18-20, 2024 | Location: Downtown Ann Arbor, MI | Website
  • MoPop Festival | Date: July 30-31, 2024 | Location: Hart Plaza, Detroit, MI | Website

Spend the Day at the Beach or Splash Pad

Whether you choose to spend a day at the local beach or splash pad, we have you covered. We have a list of local best free splash pads, beaches and ultimate guide of splash pads to visit this summer.

Check out some awesome splash pads that we recently visited below.
Normandy Oaks
Crowley Splash Pad
Morningside Splash Pad
Whitmore-Bolles Splash Pad

Enjoy the Festive Fireworks

Summer fun is not complete without enjoying the festive fireworks with your family. We have the ultimate list for fireworks festivities around you.
Oakland County
Macomb County
Wayne County

Enjoy Great Time Outdoors

As the weather is getting warmer, it is the best time to spend time outdoor with some simple and fun activities listed below:
Hike trails
Visit State Park or Metropark for Free with Michigan Activity Pass
Visit Nature Center
Visit Petting Farm or Zoo
Visit the top 10 favorite playgrounds

Spend a Day in Detroit

Michigan Renaissance Festival 2024 (Aug 17th-Sept 29th)

Get ready for 7 weekends of huzzah and cheers at the annual Michigan Renaissance Festival in Holly, MI. Join the villagers of Hollygrove as they invite one and all to the magical 16th Century European village featuring 17 stages of exciting entertainment including: musicians, magicians, jugglers and jousting. Over 100 artisans will fill the Festival marketplace to display and sell their handcrafted goods for a truly fabulous and endless shopping experience. Patrons will interact with memorable characters and enjoy full-contact live armored jousting, 7 theme weekends, and fabulous food fit for royalty!

Special Events @ Troy Community Center

  • Troy Midsummer Bash – Jul 13 (12-3pm) free to attend
    Troy is “Where You Belong”! To celebrate National Park and Recreation month, we’re throwing a FREE Midsummer Bash. This special time of the year promotes building strong, vibrant, and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation.  
  • Family Rollers Night @ Troy Farmers Market – Jul 10 & 24, Aug 7 & 24 (5-7pm) free to attend
    Join us for a series of Family Roller Skating Nights at The Rink at Stine Community Park! Visit vendors at the Farmers Market, grab some dinner at on-site food truck, then lace up your skates and let the good times roll! A live DJ will be playing music for the themes below. Costumes not required, but welcome! Must bring your own roller skates, helmets encouraged.
Yohana Isabella
Author: Yohana Isabella

Yohana Isabella is a former financial auditor turned stay at home mom of trilingual 4yo boy Charlie. She is passionate about photography, traveling, baking and cooking. She loves to explore new places, culture and food with her family all year round in Michigan and other states. She looks forward to contributing to Metro Detroit Mommy. Follow her journey in instagram https://www.instagram.com/detroitfoodieventure/