Summer Checklist - 25 Things to Do In Detroit


Summer Checklist – 25 Things to Do In Detroit

The summer days are dwindling – don’t miss a moment. Call a friend and start making plans to attend the festival, foodie events and concerts in August and find time for these fun activities.

Hop on a MoGo or a Bird and explore the city.

There’s no summer without baseball, get tickets to a Tigers game

Make your rounds of Detroit breweries and try the best beers in the city

Get in the Zone and play a game of pick up basketball in Cadillac Square

Get on the water – go kayaking on Belle Isle

Hit up El Club and dance the night away with popular local and national artists in Southwest Detroit

Watch a movie under the stars at New Center Park, Campus Martius or the Detroit Riverfront

See what you can do with a freight car and grab a bite to eat at the Dequindre Cut Freightyard

Check out Slow’s Side Piece

Pick up a beach read at Pages Bookshop

Stop by the food truck, stick your feet in the sand and pretend you lunch break is longer than 15 minutes at the Campus Martius beach

Visit the The Villages Bier & Weingarten and enjoy live music, fine wine and great food

Stop by The Pink Flamingo for good food and good people

Cool down with some Cold Truth

Stay up late for a cult classic in the courtyard

Give and Get Fit at the Riverfront run and keep training for the big race

Can’t wait for Saturday? Go to Eastern Market’s Thursday Night Market and get dinner at Stache 

Plan a staycation at Foundation Hotel

Make reservations for the rooftop at Lumen and shop the Saturday night market at Beacon Park

Slow Roll all summer long

Workout for FREE at a Cadillac Square bootcamp or Grand Circus Park yoga class

Shop local at the summer markets in downtown Detroit

Experience the Force and the Star Wars Power of Costume exhibit at the DIA

Try the Tiki craze and order a Mai Tai at Lost River or  Mutiny Bar

Soak up the sun and sights – have a Beach Party on Belle Isle!


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Due to COVID-19, most events and venues have been cancelled and closed.

We will continue to keep you updated on events as they resume their normal scheduling.

In the meantime, we highly suggest you confirm the dates and details
for each event with the venue itself prior to attending.