If you are looking ahead to December and beyond, check out the Yearly Calendar of Events for Metro Detroit.
When: 11/13/13 through 11/17/13
Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus presents Dragons -- Blue Tour, a show that brings together tribes from around the word and features performing dogs, flying trapeze, tiger show, Kung Fu Kings, International Folklore Dancers, and Kiev Aerial Troupe.
When: 11/14/13 through 12/31/13
Where: Hines Drive and Merriman, Westland
The Wayne County Park celebrates the holidays with an annual Lightfest consisting of over four miles of displays and approximately a million lights. Admission is by car and at minimum $5. There are also several Lightfest events at Merriman Hollow Area in 2013, including an 8K Fun Run/Walk on November 12th and a "Bike through the Lights" on November 13th. The Opening Night Celebration, which includes live entertainment and fireworks, starts at 6 PM on Thursday, November 14th.
Deer season (regular firearm) runs from November 15th to 30th in Michigan. If you hunt with bow and arrow or your game is crow, bear or squirrel, your hunting season may fall differently. The state keeps a list of 2013/2014 hunting seasons and bag limits.
When: Beginning on 11/22/13
Where: Woodward Avenue, Downtown Detroit
The Park at Campus Martius was designed to be the central square of Detroit. During the winter months, the park keeps people coming by offering a venue for ice skating, and the nearby cafe offers hot chocolate to keep Detroiters warm and toasty. The rink opens officially after the Tree-Lighting Ceremony on November 22nd.
When: Thanksgiving falls on 11/28/13
Where: Throughout the Metro-Detroit area
Thanksgiving is not all about the turkey. Thanksgiving is also about Lions football, America's Thanksgiving Parade, turkey trots and Black-Friday sales. Need a place to keep track of it all? Check out the Detroit Thanksgiving Guide for 2013.
When: 11/28/13, Thanksgiving Day, with events starting at 7 AM
Where: Various starting locations in downtown Detroit
The 31st Annual Turkey Trot is Michigan’s largest 10K run. In addition to the 10K and 5K runs, there is a costume contest, mashed potato mile, and 5K walk. The contest start will be done in waves named after Santa's reindeer. Many of the 10,000 participants who run the challenging city course through downtown Detroit do so in costume. In the past, costumes have ranged from super heroes to Christmas characters.
When: 11/29/13, 7 PM
Where: Along Grand River Avenue through Howell's Historic District
The 30th annual parade features lighted floats, Santa and marching bands. And that's not all, there is also a Fantasy 5K Run at 6 PM, one of the Detroit area's best. Events leading into the parade include an art show, holiday shopping, and live entertainment.