by Carrie Budzinski
There’s nothing like summer Detroit. Festivals, fairs and lots of outdoor activities are everywhere.
LittleGuide Detroit is a comprehensive resource for families looking for classes, events and activities to do in the city and out. You’ll find everything from free things to do in Detroit to guides to summer festivals and splash parks. Follow LittleGuide Detroit to keep up to date on family-friendly events and mark your calendars for these fun events:
Friday, June 1: New Center Park kicks off its Summer Movie series with Rock Dog
Saturday, June 2 – Sunday, June 2: Find art for your home and let the kids create it at the Palmer Park Art Fair – make a kite with the DIA, create an Aiziza Door with Arts & Scraps and do a fiber project with Live Coal Gallery.
Thursday, June 7: The NW Detroit Farmers’ Market begins its season of fresh produce, local food, food trucks and family activities in Grandmont Rosedale.
Saturday, June 9: Head to the Outdoor Adventure Center for fun and games for National Get Outdoors Day.
Saturday, June 9: The Women’s Basketball College Association (WBCA) and the Marine Corps are hosting a FREE basketball clinic at the Boll Family YMCA.
Wednesday, June 13: The Pewabic Street Team is setting up shop on the Riverfront for an afternoon of free fun and pottery making.
Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24: GM River Days brings carnival rides, live performances on and off land, and more to the Detroit Riverfront.
Saturday, June 23: Local business, Boho Modern, hosts monthly interactive workshops for kids and this month is Cuban Culture! Discover art, music, stories and food of Latin America.
Sunday, June 24: Go to Palmer Park and back in time for Log Cabin Day, an old-fashioned ice cream social with live music historical demos, a hat and bonnet parade/contest, and a Civil War camp.
Monday, June 25: Find your seat on the Riverfront and walk the sky light up with spectacular 60th Ford Fireworks.
For more information on Little Guide Detroit please click here.
Top photo courtesy of Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
Carrie Budzinski is vice president of After5 Detroit