101 Things to Do This Summer in Detroit

101 Things to Do This Summer in Detroit

There are 74 days till Labor Day and 101 things to do in Detroit

Tour the Michigan Central Station and take plenty of pictures because the iconic building will look very different, very soon

Experience the best of ‘New Detroit’ at Bike + Yoga + Brunch 

Celebrate summer with a Solstice Party @ Castalia Cocktails in Midtown

Welcome the new week with a shimmer and sparkles – the Ford Fireworks are Monday, June 25th

See what it means to fight like a girl, see Claressa Shields @ the Masonic 

Hit up El Club and dance the night away with popular local and national artists in Southwest Detroit

Spend Wednesday nights under the stars, watching the stars of the silver screen at New Center ParkPrivate Romeo, Justice League, Lean on Me, I Am Not Your NegroDream GirlsWonder Woman and Black Panther

It’s a battle of the best at the Burger Battle Detroit and Taco Showdown

Experience the Thrill of it All @ Sam Smith’s Little Caesars Arena concert

See what you can do with a freight car and grab a bite to eat at the Dequindre Cut Freightyard

Muggles unite and listen to the magical Music of Harry Potter at the DSO

Live in the Moment with Jill Scott @ the Fox Theatre

Check out Slow’s Side Piece

Summer is sizzling at Chene Park with dynamic duos: Erykah Badu & Nas, Patti LaBelle & Babyface and Ne-yo & Brandy

Pick up a beach read at Pages Bookshop

Don’t miss a thing or Steven Tyler @ SoundBoard 

Join the Design Talk featuring Douriean Fletcher at the Wright Museum #WakandaForever

Dress your best and get ready to party at HOUR Detroit’s Best of Detroit Party

Jesse McCartney’s Majestic concert will be Better With You

Stop by the food truck, stick your feet in the sand and pretend you lunch break is longer than 15 minutes at the Campus Martius beach

Stay up all night with Beck at the Fox Theatre

Celebrate the diversity of Detroit in its cultural center at the 5-day Concert of Colors Festival

You have to see it to believe it – David Blaine Live

Visit the The Villages Bier & Weingarten and enjoy live music, fine wine and great food

Let’s go fly a kite on Belle Isle at the Detroit Kite Festival

Django Jane, Janelle Monae is making her way to the D

Root for Le Rouge – The US isn’t in the World Cup so get your fútbol fix with the Detroit City Football Club

Get ready to show a Whole Lotta Love to Led Zeppelin @ the DSO

You MUST sing ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ with Joruney @ Comerica Park 

There’s no summer without baseball, get tickets to a Tigers game

Rosé all day (well night) at Eastern Market for Drink Pink Detroit

Zac Brown Band is bringing country music to Comerica Park

Make your rounds of Detroit breweries and try the best beers in the city

Beef up your book collection at the Detroit Festival of Books

Say Amen to a Saturday night with Panic! At the Disco

Get in the Zone and play a game of pick up basketball in Cadillac Square

Hamfans can get their Lin Manuel Miranda fix at with In the Heights @ New Center Park

Gamers get ready for the Kingdom of Heart World Tour

No surprises, RadioHead is going to put on a good show

It’s year 2 for Open Streets and this year the party’s at Rouge Park

Saint Motel is performing a FREE concert at Beacon Park

Get on the water – go kayaking on Belle Isle or tour Detroit’s hidden canals

The Summer Slaughter Tour brings metal to the Majestic

Stop by The Pink FlamingoThursday nights for good food and good people

Tony! Toni! Tone! yes, yes, YES!

Go UndergrounD @ the Michigan Theatre for a one of the kind party

Bring a blanket and come popcorn and cuddle up for a movie at Campus MartiusDarkest HourThe Greatest Showman, The Last Jedi, The Post, Battle of the Sexes, It and Black Panther

Miss D is ready to Bring It! LIVE to Detroit

Cool down with some Cold Truth

Stay up late for a cult classic in the courtyard

MoPop brings music, arcades + crafts to the Detroit Riverfront

The Russell Industrial Center is ready to Meltdown 8

Give and Get Fit at the Riverfront run and keep training for the big race

Stroll the streets of Northwest Detroit and see art and artists from around the world at the Sidewalk Festival

All the pretty girls get ready for Kenny Chesney

Find art for yourself or a friend at the Belle Isle Art Fair

Can’t wait for Saturday? Go to Eastern Market’s Thursday Night Market and get dinner at Stache 

Déjà vu and round two for Shakira at Little Caesars Arena

Something Wicked is coming to the Detroit Opera House

Enjoy one sweet day with Boyz II Men

Copa Detroit IX aka the community World Cup

Tonight, tonight – The Smashing Pumpkins

Plan a staycation at Foundation Hotel

The Summer Ever After Tour is rolling into the Masonic

Try the best BBQ around town at the Ribs R&B Music Festival 

Beyonce and Jay Z are on the road and heading to Detroit

Make reservations for the rooftop at Lumen and shop the Saturday night market at Beacon Park

Aye, Canadian rapper Drake is bringing and the Three Migos to town

Experience food to table dining in a whole new way at Outstanding in the Field

After a 30 year absence Jeff Lynnes + ELO are back in Detroit

Slow Roll all summer long

It’s hard to beat a cold beer on a hot day, get tickets for the Summer Beer Tasting Boat Cruise – the cool breeze of the water is bonus

Nick Cannon is Wild ‘N Out at Little Caesars Arena

Workout for FREE at a Cadillac Square bootcamp or Grand Circus Park yoga class

Sushi lovers get ready for the Detroit Sushi Festival

Hop on the Love Train with Motown legends Gladys Knight and the O’Jays

….Ready for it? Taylor Swift is taking over Ford Field

Shop local at the summer markets in downtown Detroit

Experience the Force and the Star Wars Power of Costume exhibit at the DIA

Try the Tiki craze and order a Mai Tai at Lost River or  Mutiny Bar

Soak up the sun and sights – have a Beach Party on Belle Isle!


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