Top Events Happening In Detroit In 2020
Top Events Happening In Detroit In 2020
There are so many exciting events happening in Detroit all year long – mark your calendars and start making plans.
- Monday, January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Detroit’s museums open its doors to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King.
- February 7-9: Winter Blast Weekend
- Zipline down Woodward, ride a giant slide and strap on some skis (os skates) in Campus Martius for the annual free summer festival.
- Tuesday, February 25: Fat Tuesday (aka Paczki Day)
- Take a trip to Hamtramck and pick up a ‘giant donut’ at a traditional Polish bakery.
- Sunday, March 15: Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade
- Don some green and get ready to party in Corktown, Detroit’s oldest neighborhood.
- Sunday, March 22: Marche du Nain Rouge
- Think of the Marche as Detroit’s little Mardi Gras. The neighborhood parade features human-powered floats, live music and symbols of Detroit’s unique communities.
- Monday, March 30: Detroit Tigers Opening Day
- Get tickets to see the Tigers take on Kansas City for the 2020 season home opener (don’t forget to wear layers).
- May 17: Flower Day
- Flower Day takes place every year on the Sunday after Mother’s Day and growers offer a wide variety of flowers at a great value.
- May 23-25: MOVEMENT
- Electronic music is for everyone and the three-day festival is open to all ages.
- May 25-31: Rocket Mortgage Classic
- Watch the world’s best golfers take the green at the Detroit Golf Club.
- May 29-31: Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix
- Watch fast cars take the pavement on Belle Isle at the annual racing event.
- June 6 & 7: Motor City Pride
- Join Michigan’s largest pride celebration for a festival and Pride Parade.
- June 13-20: North American International Auto Show
- The Auto Show is now a summer event and the Motor City will be a buzz with new activities and activation.
- Monday, June 22: Ford Fireworks
- Find a seat on the riverfront and watch the beautiful Ford Fireworks.
- July 8-14: Concert of Colors
- The Concert of Colors is a free celebration of the many ethnicities and cultures represented by the people of southeast Michigan and the indigenous music of Detroit.
- Sunday, July 12: Detroit Kite Festival
- Let’s go fly a kite (and make one) on Belle Isle.
- July 25 & 26: Mo Pop
- Detroit’s Coachella featuring emerging and established indie-rock, pop, and hip-hop artists.
- July 31 – August 2: Charivari Detroit
- A FREE 3-day music festival showcasing the best Detroit DJs.
- August 1 & 2: Belle Isle Art Fair
- Find art, meet artists and make art at the Belle Isle Art Fair.
- August 21-23: Detroit Hydrofest
- Watch the world’s fastest automotive powered hydroplanes race on the Detroit River.
- September 4-7: Detroit Jazz Festival
- Every Labor Day weekend, jazz legends in their prime and up-and-coming artists perform at location around downtown for FREE concerts.
- September 19-20: Parktoberfest
- Head to Beacon Park for a Big Biergarten Tent, fall food favorites, live music, kids activities, traditional games, dance, and competitions.
- September 25 & 26: DLECTRICITY
- The free festival will electrify Midtown Detroit’s Woodward Corridor + Beacon Park as artists light up buildings and and activate unexpected spaces using projected images, video, light, performance, sound and other artistic practices that engage technology.
- October 16-18: Detroit Free Press Marathon
- Run a mile, marathon or the Kid’s Fun Run.
- October 24: Harvest Fest
- Harvest Fest is a FREE festival on the Detroit Riverfront with hayrides, pumpkin patches, trick or treating, inflatables, live music and more.
- Friday, November 20: Tree Lighting Ceremony
- Carols will be sung, the tree will be lit and the ice rink will open at Campus Martius as hundreds gather together to celebrate the holiday season.
- Thursday, November 26: America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
- Bundle up before turkey and watch the floats march down Woodward Avenue.
- Saturday, December 5: Noel Night
- Hundreds of venues in Midtown will open their doors for special events, performances, and hands-on activities.
- Thursday, December 10: Menorah In The D
- Celebrate the Festival of Lights with the annual menorah lighting at Campus Martius.
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