Looking for something to do in the Detroit area this weekend? Here are our suggestions:
July 10 – 18: The free world music festival is back and bigger than ever for its 27th year in Midtown Detroit. This diversity-themed festival has 8 days of music in 9 venues on 10 stages — many outdoors — with the main stage residing at the DIA's Detroit Film Theatre. Where else can you boogie to everything from Ramy Essam's Egyptian Hard Rock to the much-anticipated Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue concert celebrating 60 years of Motown?
Friday, July 12th and Saturday, July 13th: Two shots to see Jack White and his buds perform music from the number one album in America. After 11 years, Help Us Stranger is worth the wait. And it's Jack's birthday week, so the least you can do is celebrate with him.
Saturday, July 13th: It's tough to get to the Tour de France. Why not see some professional (and amateur) top cyclists racing right through the heart of Detroit instead? The top riders are competing for $45K in prize money, and this one day racing event also includes a kids' race, a DAC Cycling Club race, and even a HandleBar pedal pub race! Catch all the action around downtown, and watch the riders start and finish at Beacon Park.
Saturday, July 13th: Teams are all registered, and you can go cheer on local players in the first-ever Detroit Pistons Outdoor 3-on-3 Tournament at the Little Caesars Arena. Excitement all day long for you and your family! Restaurants and concessions will be open for eats and libations.
Saturday, July 13th: Movie nights in the D are happening all summer long on the Campus Martius park lawn. This weekend's feature is the fantastic animated Spiderman, rated PG. BYO chairs, blankets, food, and non-alcoholic drinks (or purchase at one of the nearby eateries or the new Plum Market). Bring your own kids, too, if you'd like!