June 30, 2020
There’s plenty to do in and around Detroit this Fourth of July weekend, even without the usual fireworks and outdoor concerts. Besides your typical backyard barbeque and sparklers, here are some ideas to make the most of your metro Detroit summer while staying six feet apart.
Low on Vitamin Z? Not to worry — the Detroit Zoo is open again with precautions in place. You can now reserve a timed entry to the zoo online for $14 per person and visit your favorite animals.
To keep guests safe, the zoo will send you a digital map to avoid sharing paper ones and requires masks in all indoor areas. You can purchase a mask when you arrive outside the main entrance. The zoo also has visual markers in place to encourage social distancing.
2. See a Drive-In Movie
Missing the big screen? Catch a drive-in movie, a safe alternative to traditional movie theaters — and it’s the perfect time of year for it. In Dearborn, you can catch a double feature at the Ford Drive In for $11.75 per person.
Catch a flick Plymouth at the Compuware Arena Drive-In on one of its three big-screens. Tickets are just $10 per person and can be prepurchased online.
3. Shop at Eastern Market
Yes, that’s right — Eastern Market is now open for you to shop all the plants, produce, and locally made goods you’ve been missing. Be sure to show up prepared with your mask, reusable bags, and cash.
Be prepared to wait in line to enter once you arrive, a measure in place to ensure safety and prevent overcrowding. If you want to beat the crowds, I’d recommend arriving early. The market opens Tuesdays and Saturdays at 6 a.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m.
4. Adventure to Your Local State Park
State parks are currently open, the perfect place to barbeque with family, or spread out under a tree for a picnic with your roommates. Use this state park finder to locate one near you. Rent a Kayak, canoe, or paddleboat at Kensington Metropark or watch the sunset on the Detroit skyline on Belle Isle.
Written by Melanie Barnett