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Things to Do This Weekend in Detroit

July 18th, 19th and 20th, 2014


It's never too early to start planning the weekend. Listed below are some of the things to do this weekend in Detroit, including events, festivals & craft shows, concerts, shows, plays, musicals, sports, trade shows and expos. For more information about any of the events listed below, check out the link listed with each category.

Want to look ahead in July? Check out Things to Do in July in Metro Detroit.


2007 Target Fireworks
Photo © Bob Oren / www.detroit-photos.com

Fireworks Displays are not reserved for the 4th of July weekend. A few cities, towns and parks have displays scheduled this weekend:

  • New Haven

Events and Festivals

Ann Arbor Art Fair 2007
Photo © Joe Ross

There are lots of outdoor events and festivals this weekend in Detroit, including the Ann Arbor Art Fair and hydroplane races at Quake on the Lake in Waterford. If you prefer the great indoors, you can check out Vans Warped Tour '14.

Live Music and Comedy

The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
Photo © Laura Sternberg, Licensed to About.com

Several big names will grace stages across the Metro-Detroit area this weekend, including:

  • Johnny Reid
  • Ted Nugent
  • Three Days Grace
  • Counting Crows
  • 2014 Vans Warmed Tour
  • Leon Russell

Musicals, Plays, Shows and Ballets

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill
Photo © Laura Sternberg, Licensed to About.com

There are some interesting shows scheduled this weekend, including the following plays:

  • Ernie at The City Theatre in Detroit
  • The Last Romance at the Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea

Trade Shows, Conventions and Expos:

The Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi
Photo © Laura Sternberg, Licensed to About.com

Several events are scheduled in expo centers across the Detroit area, including:

  • Netroots Nation 2014
  • Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • USMA National Car Show
  • Gun & Knife Show

Sporting Events and Home Games:

Tigers Baseball
Photo by Spike, © 2008 Radiospike Photography

The name of the game this weekend in Metro Detroit is baseball: 

Baseball: Comerica Park hosts the Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Seasonal Things to Do

Bayview Port Huron to Mackinac Race
Bayview Port Huron to Mackinac Race

Summer in Detroit is full of warm days and balmy nights. As a Detroiter, it's all about getting yourself outside.

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