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

As weather gets warmer, 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.

June 2024 Fairs in Metro Detroit

  • Art on the Grand | Date: June 1-2, 2024 | Location: Downtown Farmington, MI | Website
  • Palmer Park Art Fair | Date: June 1-2, 2024 | Location: Palmer Park, Detroit, MI | Website
  • Seymour Celebration | Date: June 8-11, 2024 | Location: Oxford, MI | Website
  • Berkley Art Bash | Date: June 8, 2024 | Location: Downtown Berkley, MI | Website
  • Motor City Pride | Date: June 10-11, 2024 | Location: Hart Plaza, Detroit, MI | Website
  • Canton Liberty Fest | Date: June 13-15, 2024 | Location: Heritage Park, Canton, MI | Website
  • Riverview Summerfest | Date: June 13-15, 2024 | Location: Young Patriots Park, Riverview, MI | Website
  • Opa! Fest | Date: June 16-18, 2024 | Location: Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Troy, MI | Website
  • Jazzin’ at the Vanity | Date: June 18-19, 2024 | Location: Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI | Website
  • 59th Annual Bay-Rama Fishfly Festival | Date: June 19-23, 2024 | Location: New Baltimore, MI | Website
  • American Polish Festival & Craft Show | Date: June 21-23, 2024 | Location: Sterling Heights, MI | Website
  • Dairy Day | Date: June 22, 2024 | Location: Ray, MI | Website
  • DeBuck’s Lavender Festival | Date: June 27 – July 14, 2024 | Location: Belleville, MI | Website

Celebrate Pride Month

June is Pride Month, a time when communities around the world celebrate the diversity, history, and resilience of the LGBTQ+ community. Whether you’re a member of the community or an ally looking to show your support, Metro Detroit has a vibrant array of Pride events to offer. From parades and picnics to workshops and nightlife, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to check out our comprehensive guide to Pride Events in Metro Detroit, then plan your month and make the most of the festivities. Let’s come together to celebrate love, equality, and unity!

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 beaches and splash pads to visit this summer.

Find Summer Camps near You

Are you looking for kids fun summer camps to keep your kids busy during the summer months? We got full comprehensive lists that you can look into below.
2024 Summer Camps
Art Summer Camps
Animal Lovers Summer Camps

Special Needs Camps
Summer Camps for Teens in Metro Detroit
Sports Summer Camp Programs for Children in Metro Detroit
YMCA Summer Camp |

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

  • Tuesday Tunes Concert – Jun 11 (1-2pm) R $1/ NR $2
    Robb plays originals and all your favorites from the 50’s/60’s/70’s/ & 80’s: Crosby, Stills & Nash, the Beatles, James Taylor, Neil Diamond, Paul Simon, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Seger, Van Morrison, Elvis, and the Doors.
  • Friday Fun Night at the Aquatic Center – Jun 14,21,28 (7-9pm) R $6 / NR $10 / free for season pass holders
    Join us every Friday night! We will have the slides, main pool and sand volleyball open for a discounted price. We will have some summer fun activities for you to engage in, too. They’ll change week to week, but activities include: volleyball tournaments, sandcastle building, limbo, chalk art, and more.
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/