Art & Entertainment

What to Do in Detroit This Weekend (July 27 – 29, 2018)

Happy Thursday, friends! 

What are your weekend plans? This weekend I think we are going to go to a farmers’ market and check out a family festival in Detroit or the metro area. Travis has a lot of homework and studying for his second summer term so we’re trying to keep it a light weekend.

If you’re looking for something fun to do with family or friends, here are my top picks for the weekend. I seriously wish I could go to all of these events. Do you ever feel that way? There’s always so much to do in the city that you wish you could go to all of them?

 

Jennifer’s Top Picks for the Family:

Cranbrook Institute of Science

Located in Bloomfield Hills, Cranbrook now has extended hours for the summer. Make sure you check out the new exhibit Da Vinci Machines and Robotics! We can’t wait to see the new Da Vinci exhibit in a couple of weeks.

Weekend Hours:

Friday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303

 

Taco Showdown

I mean, who doesn’t love tacos, right?! This showdown is presented by El Jimador at Shed 5 of the Eastern Market. You’ll have the opportunity to taste tacos from over 15 of the best taquerias in Michigan. You can get all the details and purchase tickets at here.

When: Sunday, July 29th 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Eastern Market Shed 5

 

Greektown Street Festival

When: Saturday, July 28 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Greektown, Detroit on Monroe St.

Greektown Street Festival is on Saturday! (Photo courtesy of Greektown Detroit)

 

Hotter Than July Palmer Park Picnic

When: Saturday, July 28 at 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: 17888 Pontchartrain Blvd., Detroit

 

Sterlingfest 2018

This annual festival is held at Sterling Heights’ newly renovated Dodge Park. It is a three-day festival which includes an art fair during the day, a carnival, many food vendors, and an outdoor concert. This year’s headlining artist is Smash Mouth.

When: July 26, 27, & 28

Times: See the website for times of each day.

Where: Dodge Park on Utica Rd., Sterling Heights

 

Top Picks for the Adults:

Detroit Historical Canal Tour

Bring your kayak (must be 12′ long or longer and have double bulkheads or be sit-on-tops) for this awesome tour. The tour lasts 2 hours and includes a 30-minute gear fitting and safety talk. You can get all of the details at riversidekayak.com.

When: Saturday, July 28th at 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Maheras Gentry Park, Detroit

 

Citywide SOUP

Detroit SOUP hosts this special dinner to celebrate and support creative projects in Detroit. A donation of $10 is suggested for this potluck style gathering. During the event, guest will learn about four creative projects happening in the city. You will then get to vote for a project to fund with the money raised from the potluck dinner. Sounds like a really cool way to connect with other creatives and support one another!

When: Sunday, July 29th at 5 p.m.

Where: 2900 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit

 

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite

I have been a huge fan of Ben Harper’s music for years! This is a show I definitely recommend you see if you are able.

When: Sunday, July 29th at 7 p.m.

Where: Saint Andrew’s Hall 431 Congress St., Detroit

Photo courtesy Ben Harper

 

The Ultimate White Party Hosted by Jeezy

This party is for adults 21 and up. Hip-hop artist Jezzy is hosting and there will be many fun activities scheduled for the event. Don’t forget to wear your best white attire!

When: Sunday, July 29th starting at 6 p.m.

Where: 2600 Atwater St., Detroit

 

MO POP FESTIVAL 2018

The much-anticipated music festival starts Saturday night! Tickets are still on sale if you’d like to go. This year, there will be select artists signing autographs, the Detroit Dart Club games, refreshing drinks, and more! You can read the interview with MO POP producers by Kevin Alan Lamb. Kevin gives you all of the behind-the-scenes deets in his interview with Dan and Jason.

When: July 28 – 29

Where: West Riverfront Park in Detroit

P.S. — You can bring the kids to this event, too!

MO POP is this weekend! (Photo courtesy MO POP)

 

Also, check out: 14 Summer Birthday Gifts for Men and our family fun day at the 2018 Detroit Kite Festival.

 

Feature image courtesy of Curtis Roach. He will be performing this weekend at the MO POP FESTIVAL in Detroit. Check out his Highly Caffeinated digital album here!

P.S. — I love Curtis’ music! I saw him perform last year at a hip-hop festival in Southwest Detroit and Elijah and I were instantly hooked on his music. Good stuff!

 

What are your thoughts?