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7 Cool Detroit Events (Aug. 10 – 12)

Hey! How’s it going? Are you ready to kick back and relax this weekend? I know I am! I was looking through the events featured on Facebook for Detroit and the metro area, and there seem to be quite a few fun things going on this weekend.

I’ve narrowed my search down to four events I really want to see:

6th Annual Motor City Pizza Fest

Detroit Caribbean Cultural Festival

Beacon Park’s Night Market

Open Streets Detroit: Rouge Park

I’ve added three additional events to my top picks list. Let me know what you think!

xoxo

 

Photo credit: The Caribbean Cultural and Carnival Organization

August 10 – 12

Detroit Caribbean Cultural Festival (3-day festival)

Time:  Friday 7 – 11 p.m. / Saturday 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. / Sunday 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: New Center Park, 2998 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit

This fun festival is family-friendly and will feature a variety of activities. From the 2018 Miss Carnival Pageant and delicious Caribbean food to a variety of Caribbean music, the Detroit Caribbean Cultural Festival promises “love, excitement, and fun” for the entire weekend!

August 10 – August 11

6th Annual Motor City Pizza Fest

Time: Friday 6 – 10 p.m. / Saturday 12 – 10 p.m.

Where: The Corner Ballpark, 1680 Michigan Ave., Detroit

I mean, honestly, all you have to do is say “pizza festival” and I’m there! You can get tickets online, by phone, or at the gate. Advance tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under. Day of the event: $7 adults and $4 for kids 12 and under.

Pizza from six pizzerias and food trucks will be featured at the pizza fest:

Sicily’s Pizzeria

The Oven

Primal Pizza

Bigalora

Cottage Inn

Brass Rail

The competition will be judged by a celebrity panel. Other fun things include live music from 7 Metro Detroit bands, a beer & wine tent, and an indoor and outdoor shopping bazaar.

The 6th Annual Motor City Pizza Fest will be held on Friday and Saturday. (Photo credit: Motor City Pizza Fest)

 

Saturday, August 11

Night Market with Sound Cream Airstream

Time: 7 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Where: Beacon Park, 1903 Grand River Ave., Detroit

Beacon Park hosts a night market every Saturday night. Live DJ, food trucks, and vendors will also be at the night market.

 

Open Streets Detroit: Rouge Park

Time: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Rouge Park

Open Streets Detroit is free and open to the public. The focus of Open Streets Detroit is to encourage fitness, recreation, and community building. Bring your bike, rollerblades, or skateboard. It’s very fun, family-friendly event!

Open Streets Detroit
Open Streets Detroit: Rouge Park is Saturday, August 11th. (Photo credit: Open Streets Detroit)

 

Sunday, August 12

Shed 5 Flea Market

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Eastern Market, 2934 Russell St., Detroit

This will be the last Shed 5 Flea Market of the summer so if you haven’t been yet, make sure you set a reminder to attend! At this event, you will be able to discover unique finds and vintage pieces. The Sunday Market will also be simultaneously going on so you can also stop by there or grab something to eat from a food vendor.

 

Food Truck Brunch Sundays

Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Detroit Fleat, 1820 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale

Who doesn’t love brunch on a Sunday? Food Truck Brunch Sundays occur every Sunday until October 28th at the Detroit Fleat in Ferndale. There will be four food trucks including one to two rotating trucks. Get the list of the participating food trucks here.

 

Free Family Fun Days at Beacon Park

Time: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Beacon Park, 1903 Grand River Ave., Detroit

Beacon Park hosts Family Fun Days every Sunday afternoon. The park features free family-friendly games for all ages. This Sunday’s theme for Family Fun Day is “Hands on Music”. Get all of the details at Beacon Park’s official Facebook event page!

Free Sunday Family Fun Day at Beacon Park
Beacon Park hosts Family Fun Day every Sunday! (Photo credit: Beacon Park)

 

Also, check out: Detroit’s 2018 Kite Festival and Sunday Family Fun Day at the Detroit Library.

 

Feature image courtesy of The Caribbean Cultural and Carnival Organization

2 thoughts on “7 Cool Detroit Events (Aug. 10 – 12)

    1. ha ha Yes! I’m so glad you agree with me, Lisa. I am a big pizza lover. Moving to Detroit has really opened my eyes to the pizza world. There are some amazing restaurants here that make really good pizza.

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