Events and Activities to Bust Summer Boredom in Macomb County

Find great events and activities in Macomb County to keep the kids entertained when they cry that they're bored this summer.

Kids look forward to summer vacation all year long, but you better believe that by the time the “dog days” hit, they’ll inevitably get bored and look to you to find them something to do.

Luckily, families in Macomb County live in a community that’s always packed to the brim with fun events and activities that’ll stave off boredom and help families get in some much-needed one-on-one time.

Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best such happenings throughout the county so that the next time your kids are glued to their screen or looking for some entertainment, you’ve got it covered.

Events

There are fairs and festivals aplenty in Macomb County toward the end of summer. Here are some of the top happenings coming in late July through early September.

Sterlingfest 2022

July 28-30, 2022

This annual summer festival comes complete with live music, art displays, food and tons of family fun.

Sprint & Splash

Aug. 13, 2022

This event supports the Huron-Clinton Metroparks and features a 5K run, paddle boarding, kayaking and more.

Shelby Township Art Fair

Aug. 13-14, 2022

Visit this annual fair to see some of the best work by Michigan’s artists and crafters.

Armada Fair

Aug. 15-21, 2022

This hometown fair comes complete with a midway full of games and rides, animal and art displays, a demolition derby, monster trucks, tractor pull and much more.

Assumption Greek Festival

Aug. 18-21, 2022

Celebrate Greek culture through food, music and dancing at this annual festival. There are special activities for the kids, too!

Romeo Peach Festival

Sept. 1-5, 2022

  • Address: Downtown Romeo area
  • Hours: Vary by day

Enjoy an artists’ exhibition, craft show, rides, games and plenty of sweet peach treats.

Art on the Bay

Sept. 3-4, 2022

Peruse the work of some of the area’s best artists and crafters.

Blake’s Sunflower Festival

Sept. 3-5, 2022

Shop the works of more than 100 artisans, take a walk through the sunflower field, enjoy make-and-take crafts and much more.

Richmond Good Old Days Festival

Sept. 8-11, 2022

Celebrate the community’s rich history with a family carnival, motor sports shows, a parade, fireworks and much more.

Activities

No big events happening in your off-time? There’s still plenty of things to do around Macomb County anytime this summer. Here’s a selection of some of the coolest offerings to try with kids.

Visit Your Local Farmers Market

Macomb County is filled with markets that support community agriculture. In the late summer and fall, you can expect to find corn, tomatoes, beans, squash, apples, pears and more. Find a full list of Macomb County markets here.

Find a new place to play

From amusement spots to bowling alleys and nature centers to roller rinks, Macomb County has it all. You can find a full list of places to play with kids on the Macomb County website, Make Macomb Your Home.

Try geocaching

Geocaching, or letterboxing, is like a giant scavenger hunt and it’s the perfect activity for those beautiful late-summer days. There are more than 10,000 geocaches all around the county. Check out this website for information on where to find them and how to geocache.

Get a drink at a local brewery or winery

Got a night to yourself? Bring your significant other out for a drink in Macomb County. See a complete list of breweries and wineries in the area — some offer food or games for families, so be sure to check before you head out.

Try a seasonal activity

As summer turns to fall, the 400 farms gear up for the season. Bring the kids out to these spots in Macomb County for cider, doughnuts, apple-picking and more. Some farms offer animal interactions and activities this time of year, too.

Looking for even more fun things to do with kids around Macomb County, visit Make Macomb Your Home.

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