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Lifestyle Things to do in Metro Detroit

10 Social-Distance-Friendly Activities To Try in Metro Detroit this August

August 7, 2020

Social distancing doesn’t have be boring. Here’s a roundup of fun (and safe!) activities you can partake in this month, both outside and online

By Nicole Glynn

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Detroit Scavenger Hunt

Detroit Scavenger Hunt

Anytime

Let’s Roam Detroit

Starts at 50 East Jefferson Avenue, Detroit

This app-guided scavenger hunt takes you on an adventure around downtown Detroit in search of  iconic landmarks. Get to know the culture, art and history of Detroit while sightseeing and making memories with friends and family. Ticket sales support HopeKids and are available for purchase at letsroam.com. 

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Virtual Craft Night

Virtual Craft Night

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Roseville Public Library

Join in via  Zoom for a craft night and let your creativity fly. Finish up a craft that you’ve already been working on or start a new one while enjoying the company of others (yes, it’s through a screen, but still!). Visit mi.evanced.info to sign up.

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Michigan Lavender Festival

Michigan Lavender Festival

Anytime

The Original Michigan Lavender Festival

Learn about lavender, shop from local artists and attend virtual workshops and demonstrations from your computer. Register online to receive access to a wide range of educational videos about — you guessed it — lavender. (Start watching as soon as August 13; the videos will be available to view until September 30.) Visit michigan-lavender-festival.mykajabi.com for more information.

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Chalk Walk Art Festival

Chalk Walk Art FestivalVia Chalk Walk Art Festival's Facebook

12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Studio 23/The Arts Center

Looking for a creative activity? You can either sign up to compete or log on to view the art submissions for this year’s virtual Chalk Walk Art Festival. Register here to show off your chalk art skills. To view the artwork after submissions have closed visit, chalk-walk.com/2020-chalk-art-gallery.

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Cook Plant-Based with VegMichigan

Cook Plant-Based with VegMichigan

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

VegMichigan

It’s safe to say we’ve all been learning how to get crafty in the kitchen these days. Join Chantel Singer via Zoom to learn a few new plant-based recipes as well as the benefits of a vegan diet. Visit vegevents.com/ for more information.

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Virtual Trivia Night: Music, Movies & More

metro detroit virtual events

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Roseville Public Library

Do you love a little competition? This virtual trivia night event will test your knowledge when it comes to music, movies and more. Will you know more than the other teams via Zoom. Visit mi.evanced.info to sign up and find out.

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The Samaritas Summer Drive-In

The Samaritas Summer Drive-In

8:00 p.m.

USA Hockey Arena

14900 Beck Road, Plymouth

Experience a 1950s-themed cinematic experience at the The Samaritas Summer Drive-In. Complete with root beer floats and live entertainment from the Memphis Thrillbillies, enjoy a movie under the stars from the safety of your own car. For ticket purchase visit, one.bidpal.net.

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The Super Run Virtual 5k

The Super Run Virtual 5k

All day

Superfly Running Inc.

This completely virtual, superhero-themed run gives you the chance to be a real life hero for the day. Run for fun or choose a charity to raise money for along the way. Register at, active.com.

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