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Best Things To Do In Detroit This Summer Part 3

Best Things To Do In Detroit This Summer Part 3

The 2nd Annual Corktown Strut Festival

Detroit’s music, arts, and food festival: June 26th – July 4th, 2017

Celebrate a week this summer exploring the work of talented Detroit artists, boogie-ing to the music of 50+ distinctly-different local musicians, and filling your belly with the food and spirits from local eateries and pubs. The inaugural Corktown Strut Festival last year generated over $21,000 for local artists and contributed over $100,000 to the economic development of the community. With so many rave reviews from last year’s event, the promoters and sponsors are expecting an even bigger turnout atthe 2nd Annual Corktown Strut Festival.


Cars, trucks, and motorcycles ~ all summer long!

A cool celebration of Detroit’s automotive heritage, this event encompasses a number of different cruises, races, and shows throughout the summer. While there are tons of events planned forAutopalooza, here’s a look at just three of them: From June 2-4, check out the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Island Grand Prix where you’ll see (among other things) the cars of the Verizon IndyCar Series, exotic sports cars, Motor City Muscle cars, and high-flying trucks. July 29th marks the date of the Car Capitol Car show where there will be plenty of motorcycles, trucks, and cars from the 1900s through today. The Woodward Dream Cruise is scheduled for August 19th; if you love classic cars ~ from muscle cards, collector vehicles, and street rods to special interest vehicles, you won’t want to miss this event.

4th of July in Detroit’s Wayne County

Fireworks and festivals June 17th – July 9th

Since the 4th of July is on a Tuesday this summer, many communities in Detroit and throughout the county have scheduled their festivals and fireworks eventsbeforeandafterthat date.The Canton Liberty Festivalwill be held June 15th – 17th at the Heritage Park Canton; there will be plenty of food, live entertainment, rides, carnival games, and a car show! Fireworks will take place at dusk on June 17th. There will be fireworks at dusk on Sunday, June 25th atLake Erie Metroparkson W. Jefferson Avenue in Brownstown; after 5 p.m., there is a $15 parking permit you’ll need to purchase. On Monday, June 26th,the 58th Annual Fireworks Eventtakes place along the Detroit River; this is Michigan’s largest fireworks show! On Wednesday, June 29th,the Hudson Mills Metroparkon North Territorial Road in Dexter will host their annual fireworks display; after 5 p.m., there is a $15 parking permit you’ll need to purchase. On Thursday, June 30 through Monday, July 3rd, there will be a nightly fireworks display from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. atGreenfield Villageon Oakwood Boulevard in Dearborn; ticket prices increase on June 19th, so get your tickets early for one or more of the dates. On Saturday, July 1st, there will be fireworks atWillow Metroparkon South Huron Road in New Boston; again, be prepared to pay the $15 parking permit if you get there after 5 p.m. From July 6th – July 9th,the 8th Annual Uncle Sam Jamtakes place at the Civic Center Park in Woodhaven; the multi-day free celebration includes food, a petting farm, concerts, camel rides, and carnival rides and games. Fireworks for this multi-day events are on Friday at dusk.

Summertime with Ted Nugent and Prince

From political rants and guitar wails to purple rain

Nugent brings his opinions and guitar riffs to the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights on August 25th this summer. Tickets range from $21 bucks (and that’s not in deer antlers!) to over $200, depending on seating. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Also on that date, an evening of“The Music of Prince”will be performed by the The Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on Walton Boulevard in Rochester; tickets range from $22 lawn seats to $500 Pavilion seating. Show starts at 8 p.m.

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