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The coronavirus has brought a lot of late-spring and early summer fun to a halt and while things are slowly opening back up, not everything will. So, your typical summer plans are probably going to be quite different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun! There are still plenty of ways to make it enjoyable and create ultimate at-home experiences. Your kids’ best summer memories are waiting to be made in your own backyard!

Movie Night

Break out the snacks and enjoy a movie that everyone in the family will enjoy. Looking for movie ideas? Check out this list of family movies: Best Family Movies (2000-2017)


Make your own instruments; then, lead a marching band parade through the living room.

Future Ford Owners Events - Fall


Fall is a time of change - like the weather and leaves but not your ability to get out there and have fun! Not only is spending time outdoors fun, it is also healthy for the body and the mind! Outdoor play increases bodily fitness, promotes environmental-based learning and provides adventure for the whole family.

OCTOBER 08 - 24, 2021
Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak

8450 W. 10 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI


All 125 acres of the Detroit Zoo will be open until dark for this annual "merry-not-scary" Halloween celebration, which features extreme pumpkin carving, live musical stage show, a flash mob, superhero reenactments at more. This is not a trick-or-treating event, but guests are welcome to wear their costumes and will receive a goodie bag of treats.

Event Cost: $13-$19/in advance (based on the day); $8/parking
Event Times: 2-6 p.m., last entry 5 p.m. Oct. 8-10, 15-17 and 22-24

OCTOBER 15 @ 6:30 PM - 11:50 PM
Halloween Spooktacular at Heritage Garden in Utica

52700 Van Dyke Ave.
Utica, MI 48316


Come in costume for some trick or treating fun, games and a showing of Scoob! Businesses, families and community groups are invited to pass out some treats to trick-or-treaters. Pre-registration required.

Event Cost: Free/residents, $10/non-residents
Event Times: Trick-or-treating begins at 6:30 p.m., Movie starts at 7:30 p.m.

OCTOBER 23 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Grand Circus Dog Park Halloween Costume Party

Grand Circus Dog Park
101-157 Witherell St.
Detroit, MI 48226


Join other pet families and their dogs for the 8th annual Grand Circus Dog Park Halloween Costume Party presented by Downtown Detroit Partnership. Pets compete in these categories: Best Costume, Scariest Costume, Most Unique Costume, Most Creative Costume and Worst Costume. Treats for pets and humans and music by DJ MOCUTZ.

Event Cost: Free
Event Times: 2-4 p.m., Oct. 23, 2021

OCTOBER 24 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Detroit Motherhood Expo

Eastern Market Detroit - Shed 3
2934 Russell St.
Detroit, MI 48207


Be Her Village is hosting its first in-person Motherhood Expo to connect parents with businesses designed to make motherhood better. It includes free activities for kids including dance classes, story time and arts and crafts; free pampering sessions with massages, facials and mini-spa services, free wellness area with prenatal yoga, meditation, free yard games, guest speakers on Black maternal health, equity and access, plus food trucks.

Event Cost: $15/family
Event Times: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 24, 2021

OCTOBER 24 @ 3:00 PM
Trunk or Treat & Haunted Hustle 5K

Whitmore Lake High School
7430 Whitmore Lake Road
Whitmore Lake, MI 48189


Trunk or treating is back with a 5K costume run, pet costume contest and parade.

Event cost: Free

OCTOBER 29 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Glow with God Trunk or Treat at Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Utica

45160 Van Dyke Ave.
Utica, MI 48317


Don your family-friendly costume and collect candy from the decorated cars. Bring in donations of candy, non-perishable food items and gently used clothes for children, sizes infant to XL (14/16).

Event cost: Free

OCTOBER 30 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Streets of Treats in Downtown Northville

Downtown Northville
Main Street between Hutton and Center
Northville, MI


Kids and parents can meet in Town Square then start the trick-or-treating at downtown businesses. While in Northville, enjoy the skeleton sculptures placed around the downtown.

Event cost: Free
Event times: 10-11:30 a.m.

OCTOBER 02, 2022 - JANUARY 22, 2023
Van Gogh in America at Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI


Van Gogh in America is the first exhibition dedicated to the introduction and early reception of Vincent van Gogh’s art in the United States. The exhibition will display 68 works by Van Gogh, illustrating the efforts made by early promoters of his art – including the artist’s family – in America. This exhibition includes paintings, drawings, prints, and one illustrated letter by Van Gogh from museums and private collections around the world. Also included in the exhibition are works by Post-Impressionist artists Paul Cézanne and Paul Gauguin, in addition to 20th century European and American artists Raoul Dufy, Henri Matisse, Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, and Joseph Stella.

Event cost: TBA

Event times: Oct. 2, 2022-Jan. 22, 2023

30 of the best hiking trails and recreational parks

With the weather changing, many of you want to spend more time outside! Not only is spending time outdoors fun, it is also healthy for the body and the mind! Outdoor play increases bodily fitness, promotes environmental-based learning and provides adventure for the whole family.

Here are 30 of the best hiking trails and recreational parks in southeast Michigan that you and your family can explore all while staying close to home.

  1. Bird Hills Trail (Ann Arbor)  There are 4.8 mile and 2.3 mile loops available at this park. FREE.

  2. Barton Nature Area (Ann Arbor)  This hiking loop is 2.4 miles and is good for all skill levels. FREE.

  3. Matthaei Botanical Gardens (Ann Arbor) — There are a 1.6 and 4.2 mile trails available. FREE.

  4. Brighton State Recreation Area (Brighton) — There are 5 trail options here. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  5. Island Lake State Recreation Area (Brighton) — There are 7 different trails here to explore with a variety of lengths. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  6. Oaken Transformations (Brighton) — This .5 mile loop trail features poetry and sculptures throughout the woods. Open Monday – Friday. FREE.

  7. Kensington Metropark (Brighton/Milford) Lots of options here with 15 different trails. Metroparks pass required.

  8. Lower Rouge Parkway (Canton) There are two short hiking trails here. FREE.

  9. Waterloo State Recreation Area (Chelsea) This park features 13 different trails to explore. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  10. Belle Isle Park (Detroit) This park has two shorter trails, not to mention tons of extras for kids to do! Michigan Recreation passport required.

  11. Dequindre Cut Greenway (Detroit)This is an urban 2 mile point-to-point trail. FREE.

  12. Heritage Park (Farmington) There are two trail options here — both a 2 mile and 3.2 mile trails. FREE.

  13. Deerfield Hills Nature Area (Fenton)This park features a 3.8 mile loop that features a lake and forests. FREE.

  14. The Ledges of Grand Ledge (Grand Ledge)Visit Fitzgerald Park and hike the trails for beautiful views that look like the upper peninsula!

  15. Highland State Recreation Area (Highland)  There are 8 different trails to explore here. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  16. Seven Lakes State Park (Holly) This park has 3 shorter trails available. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  17. Holly State Recreation Area (Holly) There are several trails available. The Wildwood and Valley Lake Trail is a 2.5 mile loop. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  18. Bald Mountain State Recreation (Lake Orion)This park features 6 trails, with two that are less than 5 miles. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  19. Rotary Park Loop (Livonia) This park has a 1.6 mile loop that features a river. FREE.

  20. Leonard Preserve (Manchester)This loop is 3.7 miles and features wild flowers and nature. FREE.

  21. Proud Lake State Recreation Area (Commerce/Milford)This park features 4 trails for long or shorter hikes. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  22. River Raisin National Battlefield (Monroe) This national park has a 1 mile loop that features a river. FREE.

  23. Crosswind Marsh Preserve (Belleville) This park features 6 hiking trails, including 2.5 mile and 1.1 mile loops. FREE.

  24. Maybury State Park (Northville)There are a few trail options here, including a 1.3 mile loop. There is also a farm near the trails that is fun to explore when open! Michigan Recreation passport required.

  25. Pinckney Recreation Area (Pinckney/Dexter)This park features 13 different trails, including three that are less than 3 miles. Michigan Recreation passport required.

  26. Cranberry Lake Park Trail (Rochester)This park has a 1.1. mile loop for all skill levels. FREE.

  27. Stage Nature Center Loop (Troy)This trail is a 1.5 mile loop that is good for all skill levels. FREE.

  28. Marsh Bank Park Loop (West Bloomfield)This park has a 1.3 mile loop. FREE.

  29. West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve (West Bloomfield)This trail is 2.1 miles and features woods. FREE.

  30. North Bay Trail (Ypsilanti)North Bay Trail is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ypsilanti, Michigan that features a river and is good for all skill levels. $3 pass entry fee.