Play Detroit
August 15, 2017

Wayfinding Skatepark Now Open in Downtown Detroit

By: Allison Hendricks

Wayfinding Skatepark is now open at the corner of Farmer and Monroe, featuring six skate-able elements inspired by Detroit as well as a performance space and public art installation featuring the work of contemporary artist, Ryan McGinness. Born from a…

Live Detroit
July 27, 2017

Mo Pop Music Festival to Rock West Riverfront

By: Carrie Adamczyk

It’s no secret that some of the most famous music in the world originated in Detroit, so when it comes to live music and festivals – we know a thing or two. This weekend, the city’s appreciation for various genres…

Play Detroit
July 14, 2017

Inaugural Festival of Books Encourages Detroit to Turn the Page

By: Carrie Adamczyk

Mark your calendars, Sunday is booked! Come to Eastern Market on July 16 for the first Detroit Festival of Books. With over 150 vendors, stroll from table to table to the groovy sound of funk. The family- friendly and free…

Play Detroit
July 7, 2017

Slow Roll Detroit: Where Fun, Fitness and Friendships Meet

By: Carrie Adamczyk

Pump up the two-wheeler, clip your helmet strap, bring a friend and cruise up and down the streets of Detroit…with Slow Roll! Four Wheels and Seven Years Ago… Having rolled out in 2010, Slow Roll was formed to change the…

Play Detroit
June 28, 2017

Drop Some Knowledge at Live Trivia Nights

By: Carrie Adamczyk

If random facts fill your head, test your knowledge four days a week at different bars and restaurants in the heart of Detroit. Sporcle, a trivia company based in Southfield, hosts live trivia nights all over the state. Founded in…

Detroit City News
June 23, 2017

The 59th Annual Ford Fireworks to Light the Sky

By: Carrie Adamczyk

For a summertime celebration, come to the Detroit River on Monday, June 26, for the 59th annual Ford Fireworks to officially kick off summer in the city. With the theme of, “Detroit! Right Now!!,” the sky will be lit up with more than 10,000 fireworks highlighting the wonderful iconic skyline. The 25- minute show will begin at 9:55 p.m., but be sure to head into the city early for some pre-fireworks events.

Detroit City News
June 23, 2017

Maru Sushi Serves Up Unique Dishes in the D

By: Allison Hendricks

Late last year, a new restaurant joined the army of new eateries that recently entered the downtown scene, bringing with it a unique dining experience that was much needed among hungry Detroiters. Maru Sushi, a restaurant and grill with Michigan…

Play Detroit
June 2, 2017

92-Year-Old Detroit Artist Charles McGee Unveils a New Outdoor Mural

By: Allison Hendricks

Charles McGee, 92-year-old artist and native Detroiter, celebrated the completion of a new monumental outdoor mural entitled UNITY, located at 28Grand, a new 13-story, micro-loft building in Downtown Detroit. The reveal was partnered with the opening of the artist’s retrospective…

Play Detroit
May 25, 2017

Shed 5 Flea Returns to Eastern Market June 11, July 9 and August 13

By: Allison Hendricks

Back by popular demand, Shed 5 Flea returns to Eastern Market Detroit every second Sunday of June, July and August, featuring over 75 handmakers, shopkeepers and vintage purveyors selling vintage home decor, furniture, garden art, apparel, specialty foods and much…