Free Summer Concerts, Plays and Outdoor Movies in Metro Detroit

Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties

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The great thing about us Detroiters is that we appreciate the warm weather. After the snow, ice and generally cold weather of winter, we just want to bask in our balmy summer nights. As it turns out, there are plenty of free things to do to lure us outside and keep us entertained while we are out there. Listed below are a few of the free summer concerts, plays and outdoor movies scheduled in Metro Detroit.

The information is listed by county:

Across the Metro-Detroit Area

Park it Family Fun Nights
What: Park It evenings include kids activities, as well as an outdoor concert and movie
When: The family fun nights take place on various nights of the week throughout the summer at various locations throughout the Metro-Detroit area.
Where: Park It parks its night of activities at local parks.
Schedule

Macomb County:

  • Eastpointe: Shamrock Summer Concert Series
    When: Concerts are scheduled on Wednesday evenings from late June through August.
    Where: Concerts take place at City Hall Plaza on Gratiot Avenue.
    Music: Motown, jazz, big band, country and more
     
  • Mt. Clemens: Uptown Friday Night Concert Series
    When: Concerts are scheduled on Friday evenings occasionally throughout the summer.
    Where: Concerts take place at the Fountain Stage on Macomb Place, between North Walnut and Pine Streets in downtown Mt. Clemens.
    Music: Acoustic rock, rock, blues, classic hits, soul, pop
     
  • Mt. Clemens: Riversight and Sound Concert Series
    When: Concerts are scheduled on Friday evening from the end of June through early August.
    Where: Concerts are located at the Clinton Riverfront Park.
    Music: Music legend tributes, alternative indie rock, rhythm and blues
     
  • St. Clair Shores: Music on the Lake Concerts
    When: Concerts are scheduled on Wednesday evening beginning in July.
    Where: Concerts are held at the band shell at Veterans Memorial Park on Jefferson Avenue.
    Music: Classic rock, Motown, and Jimmy Buffet tributes.
     
  • Warren: Concert at the Square
    When: Concerts are scheduled for Sundays from mid-July through the end of August

Oakland County

Several cities and townships within Oakland County host some form of outside summer concert or play. Communities that host an outdoor entertainment series in Oakland County include Auburn Hills, Birmingham, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Lake Orion, Novi, Northville, Rochester, Royal Oak, Southfield, Waterford, West Bloomfield, and White Lake.

Wayne County, including the City of Detroit

Several cities and townships within Wayne County host some form of outside concert or movie. In fact, there is some type of outdoor entertainment scheduled every day of the week in Wayne County. Concerts range from Reggae to classic rock, and movies range from Academy-Award winners to family films. The communities that host a summer series in Wayne County include Belleville, Canton, Campus Martius in Detroit, Grosse Ile, Grosse Pointe, Lincoln Park, Livonia, New Center area in Detroit, Northville, Plymouth, Southgate, Trenton, and Wyandotte.