DETROIT – The summer favorites start this weekend and the Detroit Grand Prix runs around Belle Isle one last time.
10 things to do in Metro Detroit this weekend
Detroit (Belle Isle) Grand Prix through Sunday: Start your engines for the first racing event of the year, racing around beautiful Belle Isle one last time. Fans can follow all the action from the stands and participate in fan activities across the island, including interactive displays, music and a variety of dining options. Local 4 is the Detroit Grand Prix broadcaster and viewers can watch live broadcasts on Local 4+ throughout the weekend. Tickets and schedule here.
Birmingham Village Fair (Shain Park), through Sunday: Gather the family for four days of non-stop fun, rides and games, unique treats and music. Unlimited ride wristbands are available for $30. The fair is open to all ages and free to the public. More info here.
First Fridays at Dequindre Cut Freight Yard, Friday 6pm to 9pm: Soak up the summer sunshine at Dequindre Cut with busy dancing and DJing from Two Left Feet’s Thomasena, lawn games and family-friendly fun. Make s’mores, get ice cream and enjoy a range of food and drinks from the train yard’s food trucks and bar. More info here.
Friday Night Movies (New Center Park), Friday 8 p.m.: We’re not talking about Bruno, but we’re going to talk about launching free summer outdoor cinemas in the park. The series will kick off with a special presentation of the hit Disney film Encanto. Doors open at 8pm and the film starts at nightfall. BYOB: Bring your own blanket. Cinema program and more information here.
Ferndale Pride Saturday: Metro Detroit’s LGBTIA+ community comes together at the unofficial gayborhood to celebrate diversity, togetherness, activism and hope. The all-day street party features live music, drag queen and king shows, special pop-ups, health services, and food trucks. Participation in Pride is free. More information and schedule here.
Pride Patio Party (Ferndale Elks Lodge), Saturday 2pm-6pm: Get into the heart of the Pride action with a patio party featuring music by J. Santino and Brandon Barz and DJ Tee Two Times spinning all afternoon. Enjoy live drag queen performances from Madelyn Diedrich, Malibuu Reighard and more. More information is available here.
Beacon Park Night Market, Saturday 7pm to midnight: Beacon Park is the place to be this summer with the start of the weekly night markets. Shop and support a rotating roster of Detroit entrepreneurs while enjoying live music every Saturday. On the opening weekend, the Sound Proof Band and DJ Skeez will provide sound all night long. More info here.
Palmer Park Art Fair, Saturday & Sunday: Support some of Detroit’s finest artists across all media. Enjoy live music, including a drum show, sketching, hear stories from artists, and sample cuisine from numerous food trucks. The family-friendly event is free and guests are encouraged to bring their art-loving dogs. More info here.
Capuchin supper summer festival (Comerica Park), Saturday: For the 41st year, Comerica Park is turning into a celebration to raise funds for the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, which has served the Detroit community by providing food, clothing, treatments and services around the city. This year’s theme is “Together Again” and includes a raffle with over $30,000 in fine jewelry from Ahee Jewelers. In the evening there is live entertainment, food and fireworks. The event is only open to those aged 21 and over and to the general public. More info here.
Justin Bieber (Little Caesars Arena), Sunday 7:30 p.m.: The global pop sensation is back in Detroit for the first time since 2016. After having to cancel both his changes trip and the original justice trip On Dates, Detroit fans finally have a chance to see the “Holy” singer performing songs dating back to his “baby” days. Get tickets here.
For more events, see our Live Guide calendar here.
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