If you are looking ahead to March and beyond, check out the Yearly Calendar of Events for Metro Detroit.
When: 1/24/14 through 2/1/14
The Ferndale Blues Festival is in its 13th year of raising money for local charities. The festival is actually a series of over 60 live concerts that take place at venues within bars and restaurants along Woodward Avenue and Nine Mile Road. Luther "Badman" Keith, Howard Glazer & EL-34s, the Vinyl Underground, and Sweet Claudette are just a few of the artists scheduled to perform over the nine-day period.
When: 2/7/14 through 2/9/14
Where: In and around Campus Martius Park, Downtown Detroit
The Motown Winter Blast! is in its 10th year and features an ice-sculpture garden, a 200-foot snow slide, and over 50 live musical acts scheduled to perform on two stages .There will also be dog-sledding and ice-skating demonstrations, snow shoeing, marshmallow roasting, and, of course, a Taste of Detroit tent.
When: 2/8/14 through 2/9/14
Where: The Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak
At any given time, The Detroit Zoo hosts special zoo events that showcase zoo animals and offer special activities for children. In the winter months, the zoo hosts Wild Winter Weekends. The theme in February is Wild Winter African Adventure, which includes an African drum lesson, story telling, arts and crafts, and live entertainment.
When: Friday, 2/14/14
Where: All across the Metro-Detroit area
Detroit is a great place to celebrate romance. The metro area has a lot to offer when creating a special day and the Guide to Valentine's Day in Detroit will help get you started with a list of romantic restaurants, sweet treats, Valentine's Day events and gift ideas for him or her.
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When: Throughout February
Where: Throughout the Metro-Detroit area and beyond
Weather: Average Temperatures and Snow in February
Michigan winters give us plenty of opportunity for ice skids and snow shoveling, but they also give us a unique set of outdoor sports, including downhill skiing and cross-country skiing.
When: Throughout the next couple of months
Where: Detroit-area theaters
At any given time, Detroit hosts a variety of shows and concerts, including music concerts, Broadway plays, comedians, rodeos and circuses.
State and Metro Park Events
When: Throughout the month
Where: Parks in and around the Metro-Detroit area
In the winter months, both state and metro parks host lots of activities to help you embrace winter, including ski and snowshoe classes, ice-fishing instruction and evening hikes. Check out the calendar of events:
- State Parks in the Metro-Detroit area include Maybury State Park in Northville, Seven Lakes State Park in Fenton, Dodge #4 State Park in Waterford, and Proud Lake Recreation Area in Commerce Township.
- Huron-Clinton MetroParks in and around Metro Detroit, including Metro Beach near Mt. Clemens and Kensington in Brighton.
When: Throughout the year
Where: Detroit Institute of Arts, downtown Detroit
Arts Alive!: After six and one-half years of renovations, the New Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) opened its doors in 2007 to show off its new design and galleries. The DIA is always brimming with events, including films, exhibits and music.