May 4, 2015

Fun #Free or Low Cost Summer Ideas #summerfun #MetroDetroit

Summer is coming, it is almost here.  We have a lot of fun free and low cost ideas to fill your summer days with fun.  Check it out:


Spray parks 
over 30 spray parks listed on my website:

My Top Picks:
Heritage Park in Farmington Hills
Pop Jet Fountains at Partridge Creek in Clinton Township
Clay Township Splash Pad
The Brand NEW H2O Zone Spray Ground in Westland
Mt. Elliott Park on the Detroit Riverfront

Free Concerts in the Park 
Updated for 2016: We have compiled a list for all the great concerts in Metro Detroit, all sorted by county:
http://blog.metrodetroitmommy.com/2015/05/summer-concerts.html

My Top Picks
Wild Summer Nights every Wednesday at the Detroit Zoo
Park It 4 Fun - Free Concert and outdoor movie with locations all over Metro Detroit
Friday Night Live at the DIA
Campus Martius Park in Detroit

Fireworks
Many Metro Detroit communities offer free fireworks display events you can find them listed by date here:
https://michiganfireworks.com/by-date/

Other Great Ideas:  

Admission to the DIA is now free for Metro Detroit Residents
They offer some great programs like Friday Night Live! and Family Sundays
They also offer Drop-In Workshops for children 12 and under where kids can create their own artists inspired creation to take home, free with museum admission.

Many communities offer some great opportunities for youngsters to learn and have fun over the summer.

Many Libraries offer story time, free movies, group activities and more.  Local Nature Centers offer learning programs and communities offer free movies in the park, concerts and other fun family activities. Check with your local recreation department, nature center, library or city hall for more information about programs near you.

Kids Bowl FREE... it’s a great program where parents just have to sign up and they get two free games of bowling for their youngster for the summer at one of over 30 different locations.  It is a national program and I have participated a few times. 
http://www.kidsbowlfree.com/

Visit a local park - here are our top ten favorites http://metrodetroitmommy.blogspot.com/2014/06/10-metro-detroit-parks-we-love.html



Touch a Truck Events - Updated for 2016
 17th Annual Tons O Trucks & Wheeled Wonders June 4th
Big Rig Gig Aug 5th

Other fun Events:
 Updated for 2016
3rd Annual Fairy Garden Festival - June 5th
FREE Fishing Derby for Kids -June 11th
Stories in the Park - Chesterfield - June 21st, June 28th, July 5th, July 12, July19, July 22, July 26
Movie Night in Birmingham July 15, Aug 14
Come Out and Play - Hazel Park July 22
Rock n Read Storytime in the Park - Aug 11, Aug 25th
Rosco’s Picnic Palooza Series - Macomb June 21, June 28, July 12 and July 19th

What big plans do you have for the rest of the summer?  
Please share in the comments below. 


Metro Detroit Mommy Blogger:

8 comments :

  1. I've been meaning to check out the DIA now that it's free, it's been a while for me.

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  2. We might do one of the kids workshops at the DIA.

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  3. Great list, Amber! I wish we had splash pads near us. The closest one to us is in Grand Rapids.

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  4. splash pads / splash zones are really taking off and are often free to use versus going to a waterpark. Good thing to keep an eye out for especially for parents on a budget.

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  5. Our summer is about over- the boys started school this week. So now we only have the weekends- hoping to make another trip to the Splash Pad and maybe a day trip somewhere soon!

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  6. We love Boulanger park in Troy. Indoor bathrooms pavillions, bike and walking path, volleyball courts doubled as large sand pit, baseball fields and lots of grass!

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    1. Thanks for the tip.. we will check it out this week or next. We are trying to get out for dinner in a park at least once a week. Love a park with indoor restrooms... especially with a freshly potty trained little one.

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  7. It is Boulan Park not Boulanger! Sorry.

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