Early Summer Family Friendly Events in Metro Detroit


At Ralph Thayer Automotive, we look forward to the summer months and the chance to participate in June family-friendly events in Livonia. We hope to see you at the following fun celebrations this month.

Detroit River Days

Occurring June 24-26, this festival features something for just about everyone, including a sand sculpture exhibit, delicious food, riverboat tours, and a variety of kid’s activities. In the Kids Zone, you’ll discover activities being held with the Detroit Institute of the Arts (DIA), including face painting, recyclable crafts, sand and spin art and the opportunity to do hand-painted postcards.

Livonia’s 66 Spree

Celebrate the founding of our fair city of Livonia from June 21-26. Occurring during the anniversary weekend of the City’s birth, the six-day birthday bash is held at Ford Field at the corner of Lyndon and Farmington Road. Enjoy tasty food, a family carnival and on Sunday night celebrate July 4 early with the Grand Finale Fireworks Extravaganza.

The Belleville National Strawberry Festival

Held throughout the city of Belleville on Father’s Day Weekend, June 17-19, this indoor/outdoor event features a car show and swap meet, as well as plenty of strawberry treats and children’s activities like crafts and carnival games and rides.

Stars & Stripes Festival

Taking place at Freedom Hill County Park in Sterling Heights, June 30-July 3, this fun event offers oodles of family-friendly activities, including a carnival, petting zoo, cuisines from around the world, art fair, BMX show, Monster Truck rides, Classic K-9 Dog Show, and even pig racing. The event ends with a fireworks show on Sunday night, July 3.

Car Shows

Enjoy car shows throughout the Detroit metro area this month, including:

Michigan Classic Car Show: June 11-12, Hazel Park Raceway, Ten Mile Road and Dequindre. www.MichiganClassicCarShow.com.

35th Annual Father's Day Car Show, June 19, Charlton Park, Hastings. The event will feature cars 1990 and older.

Ralph Thayer Automotive wishes you plenty of fun at June family-friendly events in Livonia. In order to help ensure safe travels, before you head out, swing by and have us give your car a checkup.