Warm summer days, balmy summer nights and an abundance of greenery all work together to lure Metro Detroiters out of doors in June, July and August. So just what does Michigan in general and Detroit in particular have to offer in terms of temperature, climate, landscape and recreational activity? As it turns out, plenty. Check out what in the Metro Detroit Summer Guide.
Hot, Humid and Buggy?
Just how warm does it get? Well, let's put it this way, there are more days with temperatures in the 70s or 80s than in the 90s, so it's all good! If you need more specifics, check out Detroit weather in June, July, and August; but be forewarned, summer in Detroit has its downsides, including mosquitoes, the occasional tornado and/or a day (or three) over 100 degrees.
In the summer months in Metro Detroit, it's all about getting outdoors while the getting is good. The many neighborhoods that make up the Metro-Detroit area make it easy to enjoy the warm weather by hosting music festivals, art fairs, hydroplane races and classic car cruises – just to name a few.
- June: Detailed List of Events
- Fourth of July Weekend: Detailed List of Events
- July: Detailed List of Events
- August: Detailed List of Events
- Labor Day Weekend: Detailed List of Events
The Target Fireworks, scheduled this year for June 23rd, are probably the most well known of the fireworks displays in the Metro-Detroit area, but plenty of other communities, parks and even ballparks sponsor professional firework displays throughout the summer.
When: Throughout the next couple of months
Where: Detroit-area theaters
At any given time, Detroit hosts a variety of shows and concerts, including music concerts, Broadway plays, comedians, rodeos and circuses.
As might be expected, the Great "Lakes" State has plenty of swimming and beach opportunity. From small swimming holes to Great Lake beaches, the Metro Detroit area has it all. Your guide to Metro Detroit beaches and parks includes crowd information, boat rental availability, general descriptions and other amenity information.
Detroit's history, location, sports teams and Motown/auto roots make it a great place to vacation and explore during the summer months. Whether you choose to travel by foot, bus, car or boat, there is a sightseeing tour for you.
If natural ponds and lakes don't provide enough excitement for you this summer, check out the many Detroit-area water parks and slides.
There are several baseball teams, stadiums and parks near Detroit, especially if you want to take in A or AAA baseball. Of course, Detroit is also home to Tigers baseball at Comerica Park.