5 Ways to Make the Most of the Last Days of Summer

Kids are going back to school in less than three weeks. Create a bucket list for summer by planning five fun things to do before the buses hit the road. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1. Take in an outdoor movie. Head to the Ford Drive In in Dearborn. Or check out this list of cities that host outdoor movies for free.

2. Enjoy a just-picked watermelon. August is prime time for a juicy watermelon. Here’s a list of local farmer’s markets where you’ll find the freshest harvest. Seed spitting contest is optional.

3. Run through the sprinkler. Or head to one of our area’s fountains where cooling off in the water is encouraged. Admission to the fountains at Heritage Park in Farmington Hills, City Park in Warren, and Partridge Creek in Clinton Township is free. Here’s a list of more locations.

4. Visit the Detroit Zoo. While it’s open year-round, a summertime trip to the zoo can be more fun because the animals are often active. If it’s hot, cool off inside the Penguinarium.

5. Take in a Tiger’s Game. Summer and baseball go hand in hand, and Comerica Park is a family-friendly location with a lot of events planned to please. Friday and Saturday night games are often followed by fireworks, and kids 14 and under can run the bases after the game is over on Sundays. See a list of the latest promotions by clicking this link.

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