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Lifestyle Things to do in Metro Detroit

6 Things to Do in Metro Detroit This July

July 3, 2021

Art fairs, music festivals, carnivals — this month’s lineup of Metro Detroit events is packed with all the summer fun

By Kaitlyn Luckoff

Featured photo via Oakland County Fair Facebook page

Take the Fam to the Fair

July 9-18

people on ridePhoto via @oaklandcounty

12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg

A summer staple since the 1880s, the Oakland County Fair offers new events and activities daily, including a foam party, horse competition, movie night, and much more! Check out their website for ticket prices and special offers.

Have Fun in Farmington

July 15-17

tents set up for festivalPhoto via Farmington Founders Festival Facebook page

Downtown Farmington

With a schedule full of activities like live music, a craft market and a 5K color run, the Greater Farmington Founders Festival should definitely be on your calendar this summer! Taking place in downtown Farmington, the festival is open to the public and free to attend. Thinking of bringing your pup along? Check out the Farmington Fido Festival in Riley Park for some dog-friendly fun.

Support Local Artists

July 15-17

hands holding clayPhoto via artfair.org

Thursday + Friday, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Saturday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

721 E. Huron St., Suite 200, Ann Arbor

Calling all art lovers! The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair is back on this summer, featuring an amazing lineup of local artists, from print makers to jewelry designers and more. Admission is free, and you can check out the artist lineup before you go on the AASAF website.

Get Down with Some Country

July 16-18

music festivalPhoto via @fasterhorsesfestival

12626 U.S. Highway 12, Brooklyn

Faster Horses calls itself “the party of the summer” for good reason: It’s one of Michigan’s most popular country music festivals. The fest features three days of camping and country music with a lineup featuring Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett and Jason Aldean. Festival passes vary from $215 to $650 and are available via fasterhorsesfestival.com.

Fall in Love with Fine Art

July 24 + 25

artistPhoto via Hot Works Fine Art and Fine Craft Shows Facebook page

Sat 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

6900 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield Township

Voted one of the top 100 art shows in America (11 years in a row!) the Orchard Lake Fine Art Show exhibition features over 150 artists. Admission is $5 and free parking is plentiful.

U-Pick Cherries

cherries in handPhoto via @blakefarms

17985 Armada Center Road, Armada

Fruit picking is a summer activity that’s fun for the whole family! Located about an hour from Detroit in Armada, Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill is the perfect spot to pick fresh sweet cherries this month. Don’t wait too long to plan your visit — this year’s crop is moving fast!

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