Summer will be here before we know it and we can’t wait! Here are 15 summer events and activities we’re looking forward to happening in metro Detroit.


Mini-Golf @ Cranbrook Art Museum // May 25th – September 25th

Do something new! Sink a putt at one of nine custom-designed, art-inspired holes located outdoors on the beautiful grounds of Cranbrook Art Museum adjacent to the Orpheus Fountain.


Monroe Street Midway // May 27th – September 5th

Strap on some skates and throwback downtown at the outdoor roller rink


Dinosauria // May 28 – September 5

Something(s) BIG is coming to the Detroit Zoo and you don’t want to miss it. 


New Center Park // June 3rd – August 26th  

Spend your summer nights in New Center watching outdoor movies and life stage shows!


The Great Campout // Friday, June 4th

You don’t have to go far for a camping trip – join the Backyard Campout in Farmington Hills.


Big Bounce America // June 10 – 12

Experience the World’s Largest Bounce House and the coolest party in the 16,000 sq ft inflatable giant.


H20 Zone Splash Pad // TBD

Westland is giving it’s splash pad a Jurassic overhaul.


Michigan Challenge Ballonfest // June 24th – 26th 

It’s not a bird or a plane, it’s hot air balloons!


Heroes & Villians: The Art of the Disney Costume // Opens June 25th

Get an upclose look at 60 years of Disney costumes and design at The Henry Ford.


Ford Fireworks // Monday, June 27th

Find a seat along the Riverfront and watch the international firework display.


Reading & Rhytm on the Riverfront // July 7th – August 12th

Our favorite outdoor story time. Sit back, relax and take home free books too!


Hot Wheels Legend Tour // Saturday, July 9th 

The 2021 hit returns, bring your car lovers to see real life Hot Wheels


Detroit Kite Festival // Sunday, July 10th

 Let’s go fly some kites on Belle Isle.


Touch-A-Truck // Multiple Dates

There are plenty of touch-a-truck events to pick from in the Motor City


Sloan Museum // Saturday, July 16th

The Sloan Museum of Discovery opens in July and the new $30 million hands-on museum looks AMAZING! 


Stroller Roll Detroit // July 16th & August 20th

Join the LittleGuide Detroit team for a stroll along Hines Drive and the Detroit Riverfront at the Stroller Roll presented by Delta Dental.


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