School is right around the corner and time is running to complete the 2021 Summer Checklist. Have fun and make memories with these fun family activities.


Splash Pads: A personal favorite, the kids can cool down, run around and swimming outfits are optional because the sun can dry their clothes if necessary.


Outdoor Movie: Whether it’s the drive-in or movie in the park, stay up past bedtime and watch a new release or family favorite on the big screen.


Beaches: Pack up sand toys, umbrella, plenty of towels and find your spot in the sand for an afternoon of fun in the sun.


Sporting Event: Baseball is a national pastime and there are plenty of places to catch a game.


Farmers Market: Find fresh produce, shop local vendors at a farmers’ market.


New Playground: We will travel for a playground and have found plenty that are worth the trip. Check out a new park or two this summer.


Storytime/Story Walk: Sign up for summer reading at your local library and join a story time or stroll a story walk.


Garden Picnic: Stop and smell the roses. Plan a picnic at a public garden.


Animal Visit: Go wild at the zoo, find a big read barn, or both! Kids love visiting animals – and so do we.


Ice Cream Night: Sweeten up your day with a surprise pre-bedtime treat. Whether it’s your local favorite or somewhere new, you can’t beat ice cream.


Festival/Fairs: They’re back! Go on rides, eat fried foods and stay up late for fireworks.


Special Events: Find something extra special for your family to do and remember the summer of 2021.


Day Trip: After a long time at home, it feels good to hit the road and there are plenty of fun places to explore in Michigan.


U-Pick Farm: Strawberries, blueberries and more. Have fun on the farm and more fun in the kitchen.


Day In Detroit: There’s lots to do in the D! From special activations to timeless favorites, make the trip downtown.


Mini/Disc Golf: Game on! Enjoy some friendly competition on the green.


Boat Ride: When you’re in the Great Lake State you have to get on the water. From kayaking and paddle boats to ship tours on the river, find time to take a ride.


Start making plans! Check out our full EVENT CALENDAR!