101 Bucket List Activities To Do This Summer

Posted in Bucket List, Family Traditions
on June 30, 2016
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101 Things To Do This Summer

This is my ultimate Summer Bucket List featuring many places, festivals, & activities in Michigan & Ohio (yes, believe it or not, there are fun things to do in Ohio!).  Do all of these, & you’ll definitely have a summer you’ll never forget!

1. Watch the Glow Balloons at Balloons Over Bravarian Innimage

2. Watch the Weiner Dog Races at the Largest Olympic Style Event for Dogs at the Dog Bowl in Frankenmuth…it’s Pawsome! image3. Enjoy Root Bear Floats at A&W

4. Explore Indian Springs Metropark Nature Discovery Backpacks for Kids

5. Cool off at a Sprinkler Park

6. Go to a Carnival & Ride the Tilt-A-Whirlimage7. Eat an Elephant Ear at a Fairimage8. Make Homemade Corndogs

9. Camp in the Backyard

10. Roast Marshmallows at a Bonfire

11. Relax at the Lilac Festival on Mackinac Islandimage12. Hike Taquamenon Falls

13. Kayak around Pictured Rocks

14. Stay in a Cabin at Birch Shores in the U.P.

15. Go Fishing

16. Canoe on a Lake

17. Watch the Sunsetimage

18. Visit Torch Lake

19. Climb Sleeping Bear Dunes

20. Go to the Cherry Festival in Traverse City

21. Explore Michigan’s Adventure

22. Go to a Waterpark

23. Eat Nitrogen Ice Cream at NICE Creamery

24. Have an Outside Movie Nightimage
25. Ride rollercoasters at Cedar Point


26. Make Glow in the Dark BubblesGlow in the Dark Activities

27. Host a BBQ

28. See the Firetrucks at the 4th of July Parade

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29. Have a Bicycle Car Wash

30. Make Homemade Ice Creamimage31. Go Swimming

32. Play Sand Volleyball

33. Go Putt Putt Golfingimage34. Go to a Tigers Gameimage35. Stroll the Detroit Riverwalkimage36. Sink Toes in the Sand on the Beach

37. Fly a Kiteimage38. Go Strawberry Picking

39. Go to the Michigan Science Center

40. Visit Belle Isle

41. Drink a Milkshake at Red Knappsimage42. Paint Slip ‘N Slide

43. Play Outdoor Yahtzee

44. Pick Blueberries at Brookside Farms

45. Explore the Outdoor Adventure Center in Detroit

46. Drive Go Karts

47. Visit a Nature Centerimage

48. Complete the Color Runimage

49. Go On Family Vacation to Somewhere New

50. Have Fun at the Playground at Stony Creek Metroparkimage

51. Make Sprinkle Bowls for Ice Cream

52. Plant a Butterfly Gardenimage

53. Find Constellations at the Dark Sky Park

54. Visit a Michigan Lighthouse

55. Visit the Surfshop in Lexington

56. Enjoy Frozen Custard at Erma’s

57. See the Animals at Late Nights at the Zooimage

58. Enjoy a Concert at DTEimage

59.Go on a Picnic

60. Make Sno-Cones

61. Eat Lunch at a Food Truck Rally

62. Paint Rocks

63. Go Boating On One Of Our Many Lakes

64. Open a Lemonade Stand

65. Ride Bikes

66. Go to the Lavender Festival in Armada

67. Visit a Farmimage

68. Play Backyard Twister

69. Have a Water Balloon Fight

70. Try Pudding Painting

71. Get Lots of Pedicures & Wear Flip Flops

72. Go Glow Bowling

73. Have a blast at C.J.Barrymores Arcadeimage

74. Play Laser Tag

75. Ride on Bumper Boats

76. Have a Super Soaker Fight

77. Buy locally at the Farmers Market

78. Plant An Herb Garden

79. Draw with Side Walk Chalkimage

80. Plant a Sunflower Fort

81. Eat Hot Fudge Cake at Big Boy

82. Catch Fireflies in Mason Jars

83. Ride on a steam engine train at Huckleberry Railroad

84.Visit the Detroit Institute of Artsimageimage

85. Grill Pizzas

86. Play in the Rain

87. Drive Thru the African Wildlife Safariimage

88.Have a Merry Time at Bronners Christmas Store for Christmas in July

89. Watch a Drive In Movie @ Dog ‘N Suds

90. Watch the Bay City Fireworks Festivalimage

91. Do the 3Day Walk for Breast Cancer

92. Go On A Horseback Riding Weekend Wolf Lake Ranch  

93. Volunteer at Vacation Bible School

94. Build a Sand Castle

95. See the Classics at the Woodward Dream Cruise

96. Eat Faygo Rock ‘N Rye Sherbet with Pop Rocks at Vinsetta Garageimage

97. Get Wet ‘N Wild On Wednesdays in Rochester

98. Make Gummy Bear Popsicles

99. Try Some Smoreos

100. Sleep in a Pillow Fort

101. Enjoy Mud Day

What Bucket Listing Activities are you going to add to your summer list?  Leave a comment below with your favorite summer activity!  Now get out there and enjoy your summer!


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