Best summer family events in Detroit 2017
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The beautiful state of Michigan has tons of summer fun to offer families. 

There will be a ton of festivals that will make Detroit and other Michigan cities the hotter places to be during the warm months. A lot of those festivals will be geared toward families; and if you’re in the market for a great family-friendly summer event in Motown, check out the following events.

Leonard Strawberry Festival
July 15 @ 11 am
Downtown Leonard, MI
(248) 709-2678

Leonard is a town that loves strawberries. To celebrate this sweet berry, the town will throw its annual strawberry festival, which has been a tradition in this suburban town for nearly 65 years. From parades to soap box derbies and so much more, there is something for everyone at this event.

Maker Faire Detroit
July 29 & 30 @ Various Times
The Henry Ford -- 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124
(313) 982-6001

A carnival plus a science fair — where do you sign the family up? That’s what you’ll get at the Maker Faire festival and event that celebrates the sterling creativity of Metro Detroit’s best inventors. The displays at this faire are truly remarkable, and your family will have an awesome time trying out all of the new gadgets that will be on display at this inventor’s faire.

The Wright Museum African World Festival
Aug. 18-20 @ 11 am
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History -- 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 494-5800

This fantastic museum will be the host of an event that you wouldn’t want your family to miss. The museum’s African World Festival is a three-day long celebration of African American heritage, and the stories will be told through dance, arts, and music. It’s a tremendous festival and one that will keep your family culturally entertained this summer.

Thunder Over Michigan Air Show 
Sept. 2-4 @ Various Times
Willow Run Airport -- 801 Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
(734) 485-6666

The skies over Ann Arbor will roar with Blue Angels over the Labor Day Weekend. Thunder over Michigan will feature the United States Army Blue Angels who will put on a show at the Willow Run Airport. It will be a great way to close out a summer of family fun in Metro Detroit, and you won’t get enough of these blue angels of the sky.