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Posted on: June 19, 2023

10 Summer Fun Ideas in Sterling Heights


There is nothing quite like Michigan summers, and Sterling Heights knows how to make the most of the beautiful weather and sunny days ahead!


Need ideas to make the most of your summer? We got you covered! Check out these 10 ideas to make the best of your Sterling Heights summer!


Stay Active!

Summer is the perfect time to get active! Check out the Community Center and drop in to the indoor track or see what’s happening in the gym. While you’re there, take a look at the wide range of fitness classes they also have to offer.


Take advantage of the fantastic summer weather! Meet up with friends and family and try paddling down the river with Clinton River Canoe and Kayak.


You can also get moving without it feeling like work! Have a blast at Urban Air Adventure Park and tackle some obstacle courses for fun for all ages.


Cool Down Inside

Michigan weather can be a bit unpredictable at times, but don’t let that stop your summer fun! Stay indoors and check out the Sterling Heights Public Library. Be sure to browse through the shelves, and curl up with a good book.


Learn about nature and our local wildlife at the Sterling Heights Nature Center. Discover a host of living reptiles and amphibians that are all local to our beautiful state.


More of an adrenaline seeker? Give Full Throttle Adrenaline Park a try and take on some high speed go-karts or axe throwing.


Listen to the Music

If you want to keep the energy going all summer long, live music is the way to do it! Check out the summer concert line-up at the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre and jam out in Sterling Heights.


If smaller crowds and local bands are more your speed, our Music in the Park concert series taking place at Dodge Park Thursdays are a can’t-miss. Listen to music from the Dodge Park Amphitheatre stage, grab some food and good finds at the Dodge Park Farmers Market, and maybe even a pint of craft beer at Patios 'n' Pints all happening in the City circle.


Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair

Do not forget to mark your calendar with Sterlingfest taking place July 27 - 29! Head to Dodge Park for carnival rides, food on restaurant row, browse the art fair, and enjoy rockin’ live music on the amphitheatre stage, the Suds 'n' Sounds pavilion, and some jazz music at the Jazz and Blues stage near the Upton House Museum as well as some great performers at the Kidzfest Tent.


Splish Splash at the Splash Pad

Cool off with your kids on hot Michigan summer days at the Dodge Park Splash Pad! Splash around in the water and maybe even take a ride down the waterslide. This is a great way to spend some quality family time, and the best part is it’s free for Sterling Heights residents with your I.D. or another form of proof of residency!


The summer season is in full swing right here in Sterling Heights, and there are so many ways to take advantage of it.


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