Are you looking for something exciting to do Fourth of July weekend? If you don’t already have plans and you’re in the Motor City, there are a number of things you can do. Some are family-friendly, too, so you’re welcome to bring the kids along to them. Others are strictly for adults so you’ll want to find a sitter so you can go to those.

Here are some big bang celebrations taking place in Detroit Fourth of July weekend:

· Inner State Gallery Presents L A X/ D T W.

Opening Friday, June 30, 2017 at Detroit’s Inner State Gallery, this spectacular art show is free and on display until July 21st. “LAX/DTW” will feature over 80 local and international artists curated by Los Angeles-based gallery Thinkspace. Celebrate Detroit’s thriving art community at this memorable exhibition.

·  Corktown STRUT.

Come out to Detroit’s annual Music, Art & Food Festival over 4th of July weekend. With over 50 music acts performing across 6 stages, the eclectic lineup has something for everybody to enjoy. 12 local restaurants will be on site with an array of delicious options. Enjoy great food, excellent music, and the incredible Detroit community. Your ears and taste buds are in for a treat at STRUT.

· Family Nights at Troy Aquatic.

Grab the kids and making it a family event. Saturdays evenings, families can swim from 5 pm to 7:30 pm. The cost is only $10 for up to 4 family members who are residents and $14 for non-resident families. It’s the perfect way to spend Saturday, July 1, 2017. Make great memories with the kids and still have time to watch the fireworks a few days later.

· Oak Park Independence Day Parade. 

Taking place Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 11 am in Oak Park, this event offers a Fun Fest with kids’ activities following the parade. The park is located between Coolidge and McClain Roads.

You have options for your Fourth of July weekend. Even if you only have one day free, you’ve got plenty of things you can do outside of grilling. You can take in some art, catch a concert, swim, and even take part in a parade or two.

Make this July 4th a day to remember. You can choose to go solo or grab a group of your closest friends. No matter what you decide to do, make it memorable in every way that you can.

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