Your Best Guide For Things To Do In Detroit
When was the last time you went to Detroit? Many travelers ask the question, is Detroit a safe place to visit? The answer is simply, yes! Of course, there are less desirable places in any city you may visit. So what does Detroit have to offer that’s both safe and fun? We’ve got your guide to exploring Detroit no matter what time of the year.
Discover More Fun On The Detroit Cycle Boat!
Get on board The Detroit Cycle Boat for possibly the most fun outing of the day! This is the only pedestrian powered pub of its kind in Detroit. The experience is family-friendly, and you can even bring your own food and drinks! The boat has ten paddle stations so everyone can join in on the action. While not everyone has to peddle to power the boat, kids certainly find this fun. The private charter experience is coast guard certified for safety. Invite from six to sixteen friends and family to have a fun afternoon aboard Detroit’s premier rolling pub on the water.
Detroit International Jazz Festival
Jazz revelers of the world come together in Detroit every year to check out the Detroit Jazz Festival. The festival runs from Friday, August 31st to Monday, September 3rd. This is a major event for Detroit spanning several blocks in downtown Detroit. This year’s line-up includes acts from some of the Jazz scene’s most celebrated artists. The 2018 line-up features music legends such as Chick Corea and Chris Dave and the Drumhedz. While the festival name focuses on ‘jazz,’ you can expect to hear everything from R&B to Brazilian grooves at this festival. If you can’t make it to the festival, download the Detroit Jazz Fest LIVE app for just $10. The app allows you to hear your favorite artists even if you’re miles away!
See What’s On At Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne is the third in Detroit’s list of forts. The historical site named after General Anthony Wayne. Fort Wayne was the place where General Wayne lead his army to defeat the British in 1776. Fort Wayne was both an army base and a place of residence for some during the 1967 Detroit Rebellion. The Fort Wayne Coalition now manage the site. This dedicated group of volunteers committed to keeping the heritage and honor of Fort Wayne alive. Hence, there are some spectacular events to attend throughout the year at Fort Wayne. Visitors can expect to enjoy guided tours, flea markets, and even an annual Christmas swing dance. The fort has over 90 acres to explore. Bring your camera and picnic basket for a lovely day out. Check out the 170-year-old battery magazines and ammunition rooms at Fort Wayne. It’s an experience the family will certainly enjoy!
Experience The Renaissance Festival
Another memorable event to attend is The annual Michigan Renaissance Festival. The Michigan Renaissance festival is about an hour away from Michigan in Holly. The festival runs from August 18th till September 30th including Labor Day Weekend. Experience the magic and wonder of this event. See full-contact armored jousting, comedy and theater shows, music, games, even rides powered by people! The event happens rain or shine and is a sure-fire way to keep the kids amazed. The festival is open on weekends from 10 am till 7 pm. Enjoy 16th-century pomp and pageantry presented by the characters that are synonymous with this era. With seventeen stages of entertainment, food and more than 150 artisan gallery-worthy works on display, it’s a grand festival for the whole family.
Explore The Alleys
Detroit loves its alleys! Most notably, The Belt is a culturally redefined alley located between Broadway and Library Street. The Belt is full of colorful installations by local, national and internationally acclaimed artists. Wander through The Belt and stop in for a cocktail at some of the newest and hottest restaurants in the area. Even more entertaining than The Belt is the Dally In The Alley festival. The Cass Corridor is home to this community run festival that indeed proves to be enjoyable for both the community and tourists alike. The 2018 Dally In The Alley festival is on September 8th in Midtown Detroit’s Cass Corridor. Experience art, music, and culture at this non-profit event in support of the North Cass Community Union (NCCU). Since this event is free, the best way to get there is to take public transport.
There’s never been a better time to visit Detroit! The summer is heating up with probably the best entertainment for everyone to enjoy. The ‘Motor City’ has more to offer than you’d think. A great way to explore more of the city and get great discounts on tours and attractions is to get a Detroit City Pass. We hope you enjoy your visit to ‘The Big D’ otherwise known as Detroit!