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August 31, 2018

Relax Labor Day Weekend at the 39th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival

By: Alayna Bell

Are you ready to hear and enjoy four days of world-class jazz, blues, and soul? It’s time to make your way to the heart of Downtown Detroit to enjoy sweet sounds at the largest FREE jazz festival in the world. The…

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August 14, 2018

Alfresco Dining in The D

By: Ayanna Savage

It’s still summer! While the weather is warm, make sure you check out these popular places for alfresco dining – a fancy term for eating outside. This list will give you a guide to the top restaurants around the city.…

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August 13, 2018

Detour Is Changing the Way You Consume Local Detroit News

By: Allison Saunders

You’ve got mail, and it could change the way you consume local Detroit news. Detour Detroit, an independent media company that delivers Detroit-centric content in the form of a weekly email newsletter, could be the missing link in digital journalism.…

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August 9, 2018

Paddlers Will Go ‘Once Around Belle Isle’ in Race This Saturday

By: Molly Grace

Ladies and gentlemen, start your paddleboards. The Once Around Belle Isle (OABI) race, now in its seventh year, commences Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. The yearly race, held at Belle Isle Beach, offers a full day of fun-in-the-sun activities for…

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July 27, 2018

Detroit Park Activations in the Summer

By: Emily Singh

After a long, cold winter, summer is the ideal time to get outside and enjoy warmer temperatures. While there are many outdoor activities to enjoy in the summer months, downtown Detroit boasts several parks with a multitude of planned activities…

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July 25, 2018

MoPop Music Festival Returns to West Riverfront Park

By: Carrie Adamczyk

MoPop Music Festival is back with no overlapping set times! The festival will take place July 28 and 29 at Detroit’s West Riverfront Park. With two packed days of music, hop from the River Stage to the Grande Stage and…

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July 23, 2018

Visiting a Galaxy Far, Far Away… Or Just Down the Road at the DIA

By: Kevin Graham

Featured image: Left: Darth Vader Concept Art, 1976, John Mollo, graphite pencil, colored pencil and ink on paper. Right: Darth Vader, Star Wars™ : Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Illustration and image ©  & ™ 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. All…

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July 20, 2018

Downtown Markets Have Local Detroit Businesses Booming

By: Marisa DeAngelis

Summer in Detroit is even more exciting with the Downtown Markets. This activation has been open since May 25th and will be open through September. The markets feature over 30 shops located in three separate areas: Cadillac Square, Capitol Park…

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July 18, 2018

Scoop It Up at These Detroit Ice Cream Shops

By: Ayanna Savage

July is National Ice Cream Month, so it’s only right that we tell you all about the coolest spots around town to get scoops. In the sweltering summer heat, we all look for ways to cool off. You can do…