FREE Family-Friendly July Events

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FREE Family-Friendly July Events

July is packed full of free events the whole family will enjoy! One of the most popular events in our area is MUD Day on July 9. Check out this event and others in the Metro Detroit area and Happy 4th to everyone! 

FREE Family-Friendly July Events

July 6 – Kindermusik with Grandfriends (Angel Gardens Assisted Living, Livonia) -Kindermusik with Grandfriends is an innovative concept for bringing generations together through music and play. The same beloved Kindermusik curricula used in the classroom are brought into a residential care facility and creatively adapted to include the residents. The residents are invited to participate in meaningful ways as parents and their little ones enjoy this lively class in their presence. Some children will “adopt” a special grandma or grandpa here as the same seniors tend to watch the children grow and play with music. Parents are encouraged to facilitate this special bond between the seniors and their child that may continue to blossom outside of class time.

Educators from Evola Music of Canton present this monthly intergenerational program the first Saturday of each month at 11:00 am at Angel Gardens of Livonia. We’ll sing, play, dance, and more together as we create new friendships and strengthen brain development in all participants. The event is free, but registration is recommended. Call 734.455.4677. All families receive a small gift to take home.

July 6, 13, 20, 27 – FREE Day at the Flint Institute of Art (Flint) -Every Saturday is free thanks to Huntington.

July 6, 13, 20, 27 – Saturday in the Park (Hines Drive, Westland) – Every Saturday May-September 28 from 9:00 a.m – 3:30 p.m. Six miles of Hines Drive will be closed from Ann Arbor Trail to Outer Drive for the public of all ages to enjoy running, walking, skating or cycling safely on a traffic free road.

July 9 – Mud Day (Westland) – Combine tons of mud with water and you have created every child’s fantasy! Mud Day will take place on Tuesday, July 9 at Nankin Mills Park in Westland from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Kids will enjoy relay races, limbo, wheelbarrow races and free play in the mud before being cleaned off by the Westland Fire Department. There is no charge or pre-registration required for this messy event. Make sure to wear old clothes and shoes. This event is for children ages 12 and younger.

July 10-13 – Wyandotte Art Street Fair (Wyandotte) – The fair, located in downtown Wyandotte draws thousands of patrons, artists and entertainers each year. The City of Wyandotte is often described as “The Heart of Downriver” . A waterfront community, Wyandotte is rich in history and best known for its historic architecture, charming downtown and variety of cultural offerings.

July 11 – Free Outdoor Movies at City Square (Warren) – Grab a blanket or chairs for Mary Poppin Returns, 8-9:30 pm.

July 11 – Mommy & Me Hikes (Marshbank Park, West Bloomfield Township) – Join a Naturalist on a nature discovery and exercise walk. The trail is unpaved so all-terrain strollers are recommended. Indoor activities will be added if needed due to weather.  These events are free but preregistration is required.

July 11-14 – Uncle Sam Jam Woodhaven (Woodhaven) – Uncle Sam Jam returns for the 10th annual celebration to the Civic Center Park in Woodhaven. The Uncle Sam Jam brings family fun to Woodhaven with fireworks, carnival rides and games, interactive displays and attractions, petting farm and camel rides and FREE concerts all weekend long!

July 12- 14 – Art in the Park (Plymouth) – The streets surrounding Kellogg Park in the heart of Downtown Plymouth will transform into a vibrant canvas as Art In The Park returns for its 40th year! This three day event assembles over 400 artists from all over the country who exhibit their work to thousands of art lovers.

July 13 – Annual Children’s Fishing Derby (Camp Dearborn) – Kids, ages 3-18, are invited to take part in the Annual Children’s Fishing Derby. The event will feature competition in five age groups — 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-15 and 16-18 — and prizes will be awarded for the biggest fish and the most fish in each age group. Participation in the event is free with a paid gate admission to Camp Dearborn, and the first 100 kids registering on site will receive a free t-shirt. Participants should bring their own rod, bucket and bait.

July 13 – Summer on the Bank (Marsh Park, West Bloomfield Township) – ​Activities include: Henna and Face Painting ($), Fishing, games, wet and dry inflatables, paddle sports, Petting Farm, and a game zone ($). Be sure to bring swimsuits, towels and socks for the inflatables. There will also be food trucks.

July 13 – Family Fun Day at the Museum (Wayne) -There will be free kids crafts, games, and historical demonstrations, a Touch-A-Truck section, bounce house, and the museum will be open for touring. The Methodist church will be selling hotdogs and snacks, while the Congregational church helps with kids activities. So come on out and have some fun at Family Fun Day.

July 18-21 – Farmington Founders Festival 2019 (Farmington) – Festival goers can expect to see a variety of entertainment including live music, roaming entertainment for the kids, food vendors, touch a truck, hot air balloon glow, crafters, inflatable fun, Bingo and Fido Fest!

July 18-21 – 2019 Ann Arbor Art Fair (Ann Arbor) – The Ann Arbor Art Fair is a Midwest tradition that draws nearly half a million attendees over four days in July. The largest juried art fair in the country, the Ann Arbor Art Fair will celebrate its 60th year in 2019. The art fair features more than 1,000 artists and a footprint spanning 30 city blocks in downtown Ann Arbor. In addition to art, the Ann Arbor Art Fair features a robust schedule, including stages with live music performances, artist demonstrations, family-friendly art activities for all ages and a wide array of food and beverage offerings.

July 25 – Free Outdoor Movies at City Square (Warren) – Grab a blanket or chairs for The Incredibles 2, 8-9:30 pm.

July 25 – WOW Thrilling Thursdays (Detroit)– The last Thursday of each month from 6-8 p.m. is free at the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center. FREE programs, fun and games around a specific topic, plus enjoy all the exhibits at the Outdoor Adventure Center!

July 26 – Movie in the Park (Maybury State Park, Northville) – An evening of fun featuring the movie “Zootopia”. Oakland County’s Mobile Bounce House and activities start at 7:30 PM. Movie begins at dusk. No registration necessary. Meet at the open space near the Trailhead Shelter (accessible from the 8 Mile Road Entrance to the park). Recreation passport is required for all vehicles entering the park. This event is held outdoors, bring your own folding chairs and blankets! In case of inclement weather please check our weather hotline at 248-449-9951 for updates.

July 27 – TOUCH-a-TRUCK 2019 (Greenmead Historical Park, Livonia) – The Churchill Interact club is hosting Touch-A-Truck, which is a hands-on family event that provides a unique opportunity for children and adults alike to explore vehicles of all types including public service, emergency, utility, construction, landscaping, transportation, delivery, and just plain awesome – all in one place. They can hear sirens, watch the tractor bucket move, learn how they operate all up close and hands on. A $1.00 parking donation is requested to help us on our mission to support local organizations. Quiet hour from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM in consideration of visitors who are sensitive to noise.

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