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Our Top Five Picks for FREE Local Summer Fun!

Trish Thompson



Jan 24 3 minutes read

1. “Get Reel” Outdoor Movie Nights in Ferndale

Where? Vester St. - Downtown Ferndale

When? Thursday, July 20th-Saturday, July 22nd

“Get Reel” Outdoor movies on Vester Street series this summer with 3 nights of movies. Bring your lawn chairs and snacks and enjoy a memorable evening under the stars in Downtown Ferndale. Ferndale Outdoor Movie nights on Vester Street are free to the public! Tonight's Movie – Moana!

2. Depot Park Summer Concerts in Clarkston

Where? Depot Park - downtown Clarkston (5856 S. Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346)

When? Every summer Friday from 6:30p-9p

Local Talent performs on concert days (rain or shine). Concessions on site. This Friday’s concert is – Nighthawks (Jazz Orchestra)!

3. Sunday Kids Days at Comerica Park

Where? Comerica Park - Downtown Detroit

When? Every Sunday that the Tigers play a daytime home game

Join Chevrolet and the Detroit Tigers for the following opportunities for children 14-and-under:

  • Free promotional item
  • Free rides on the Comerica Park Carousel and Fly Ball Ferris Wheel
  • Free Facepainting
  • Postgame "Kids-run-the-bases" (Weather Permitting)
  • Win one of two (2) black Chevrolet "Ride-On" Silverados, courtesy of Chevrolet

Kids Run The Bases: After every Sunday game, all kids (14-and-under) can run the bases at Comerica Park (weather permitting). Kids and their parents can begin lining up for Kids Run The Bases at the bottom of the seventh inning. The line begins under the left field scoreboard near section 150.

*Must purchase a game ticket for each child and adult

4. Bass Pro Shops Free Summer Camps at Bass Pro Shops

Where? Bass Pro Shops - Great Lakes Crossing Mall - Auburn Hills, MI

When? Saturday and Sunday July 22nd and 23rd, 12pm-4pm 

Bass Pro Shops Free Summer Camp will be offered at Bass Pro Shops each Thursday, Saturday and Sunday this summer beginning at noon. All workshops are approximately 20 minutes long and are designed to be educational. Get a free lanyard and then earn free pins for every workshop you complete.

Activities include BB Shooting Range, Archery Range, Casting Target to Practice, Catch and Release Pond, New Game Area (Spikeball, Kan Jam, Ladderball, Bag Toss, Washer Toss), Free Food Sampling.

5. Visit the DIA

Where? Detroit Institute of Arts - 5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI

When? Anytime the DIA is open! TUE - THU 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., FRI 9 a.m. - 10 p.m., SAT - SUN 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Mondays.

Admission to this incredible museum is miraculously free of charge for Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb county residents. Make sure you check out the free entertainment and films on Friday nights! 


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