End of Summer Activities and Events for the Whole Family Near Livonia, MI

August 18th, 2022 by

Girl and her dog outside in front of their 2022 Ford Edge from Bill Brown Ford in MI

Summer is coming to an end, and back to school is just around the corner, but there is still plenty of time left to do more fun summer activities with the kids. Scroll down below to see some summer ideas for family activities. Be ready to slow down and make the most out of every sunny, warm weather day we have left! 

Dog Swim Day at Kirksey Recreation Center

Bring your dogs to the pool! Livonia Park and Recreation will host a Dog Swim Day from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, at Botsford Pool. Cost is $4 per Livonia resident dog and $7 per non-resident dog, but there is no cost for Kirksey Recreation Center members or outdoor pool pass holders. Pay at the gate. No pre-registration required. 

Family Food Truck Rallies

Livonia Parks & Recreation hosts Family Family Food Truck Rallies, located at 15100 Hubbard St, Livonia, MI 48154, stop by the Kirksey Recreation Center’s East Lawn from 4–8 pm on August 20 to enjoy Livonia’s best food trucks. The event will also have live music, face painting and henna tattoos, a water slide bounce house, arts and crafts, lawn games, and more! Confirmed Food trucks for this weekend include House of Mac, La Taco Reina, Detroit Original Seafood, Nu Deli, and more. 

Family Day at the Cranbrook Art Museum

The Cranbrook Art Museum hosts Family Day every third Saturday during the summer. Visitors will find a variety of activities for all ages, including art and design explorations and hands-on, minds-on activities. The themes change monthly and serve as inspiration for art-making, sculpture scavenger hunts, kid-friendly tours, and conversations. Visitors can explore the galleries through guided activities and get their hands messy with educators in the Art Lab. They can imagine, build, and create at various art-making stations. Located at 39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, M, come out and get inspired this weekend 11 am- 3 pm. 

Join a Touch A Truck Event

This is the Motor City, and we love cars! Touch-A-Truck is an interactive family event that allows children and adults to explore vehicles of all types, including public service, emergency responders, antique trucks, construction equipment, big rigs, and much more! Children are encouraged to touch their favorite vehicles, get behind the wheel, and meet the people who help to build, protect, and serve our community! Check out the coming Touch-A-Truck events in Michigan:

  • Friday, August 19: Emergency Vehicle Show @ Downtown Ferndale
  • Saturday, August 27: Touch A Truck @ Greenmead Historical Village, Livonia
  • Saturday, September 17: Touch A Truck @ Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum

Kids Day at the Westland Historic Village Park

Learn how to properly hunt ghosts at Kids Day at the Westland Historic Village Park this Saturday, August 20, from 1 pm -4 pm. At this fun event for children 10-18 years old, you will investigate with Michigan’s great lakes ghost hunters. You can bring your own hunting equipment to explore various areas of the museum. Located at 857 S Wayne Road, Westland, MI 48185, this event is free to kids. Contact Great Lakes Ghost Hunters to RSVP at (734) 666-5116. 

Have Fun on the Farm

If you absolutely love fresh flowers and produce or simply wish to wander and enjoy nature with your family, summer is a perfect time! From summer flowers to farm-fresh fruits and veggies, Michigan has all these unique farm experiences ready to brighten up your family weekends this summer! Check out these incredibly fun farms near Metro Detroit that you don’t want to miss this summer! 


Best Farms to Visit Near Livonia, MI 


Free Fun at YMCA Family Days

Fun family activities don’t have to cost a bundle. This summer, the 7 YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit locations are hosting free community events open to the public!

Splash and Play at Plymouth Township Park

Looking for a place to cool off this summer? Venture out to the Plymouth Township Park at 46640 Ann Arbor Trail and take a run through the Sprayscape for free! The Sprayscape includes approximately 2600 square feet of space with 24 spray features. The splash pad is open daily from 10 am to 7:30 pm till Labor Day. The park also features a stationary train and a paved trail with a castle, barn, and pirate ship, making it an awesome playground for picnics and family-friendly walks!

Discover Family-Friendly Museums for Indoor Fun

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum 

220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is a playground for curious minds that inspires people of all ages. Everyone gets creative in this interactive science and technology museum. Come and discover the wonder of science, technology, engineering, art, math, and more with your family!

Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

The Detroit Institute of Arts is a world-renowned museum and hosts family-friendly tours, art-making, artist demonstrations, and more family activities. It will be a precious learning opportunity for your children and a wonderful way to stimulate creativity, curiosity, and appreciation for the arts!

Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum

315 W Genesee Ave, Saginaw, MI 48602

Designed for children up to 10 years old, Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum is a place to explore, learn new things, and have fun! Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum provides a hands-on “Play and Learn” environment that engages and motivates children to use their curiosity and creativity to learn about the wonders of our world.

The Michigan Science Center

5020 John R St, Detroit, MI 48202

The Michigan Science Center (MiSci) is a dynamic hands-on museum that inspires the curious minds of all. With informative learning techniques emphasizing hands-on, minds-on interactivity through engaging exhibits, theater shows, and programs, Michigan Science Center inspires curious minds of all ages to discover, explore, and appreciate STEM in a creative and dynamic learning environment. You can also watch the broadcast ECHO Live! to explore these fun science experiments over the past months at home! Link here: https://www.mi-sci.org/echo-live/

The Henry Ford Museum

20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48124

The Henry Ford Museum is a large museum full of artifacts and exhibits about American history and innovation. The museum has hosted summer camps and kids activities for over a decade, including Build a Model T, Launch with the Ranger, Engineering Firsts, Model T Rides around the Village, and more for kids of all ages. With a mission to provide unique educational experiences and inspire people to learn from these traditions to help shape a better future, the Henry Ford Museum is a perfect place to give your kids a love of learning!


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