It’s hard to believe but there are only a few weeks left of summer. Before we know it the kids will be back in school and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will soon follow. Hold on to the warm days, long nights and relaxing time with your family by checking off these last few items from our Summer Check List For Busy Families.

Splash & Play
Put on the swimsuits and sunscreen and get ready to beat the heat. Whether you want a quick trip to a local splash park or an afternoon in the sand, here are our favorites you can try.

Special Events + Festivals

Close out the summer with tickets to a special events or eat all the corn dogs you can at a fair.

Pizza Playdate at the Park

Call up some friends, grab a few Hungry Howie’s pizzas (and giant cookie), then let the kids run around while you (try) to relax. If anyone bumps heads, don’t panic -take the DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s Concussion Quiz to know the right next steps.

Try Something NEW
Pick up your ingredients at the farm or farmers market, pack a picnic blanket and find the perfect place to sit al fresco. Whether you’re looking for waterfront views or a picture perfect setting, metro Detroit offers some great picnic spots. After you eat, don’t forget to stop for a cool treat.

Enjoy a meal at these two family-friendly restaurants Blake’s Backyard and The Continental at the Ford House. Then grab ice cream at Milk & Froth downtown.

To find events in your neighborhood, please check out our full EVENT CALENDAR!