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Things to Do This Weekend in Detroit

July 25th, 26th and 27th, 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.

Events and Festivals

1929 Minerva AK
Photo courtesy Concours d'Elegance
One of the big things to do this weekend is the Saint Clair Riverfest that includes powerboat races and live music. If Loverboy -- one of the acts scheduled at the Riverfest -- isn't your thing, check out the Maker Faire at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn or the Concours d'Elegance in Plymouth.

Live Music and Comedy

The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
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Several big names will grace stages across the Metro-Detroit area this weekend, including:

  • New Edition
  • Backman & Turner
  • Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company
  • Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden
  • James Taylor
  • The Purple Xperience
  • The Fixx
  • Gavin Degraw and Matt Nathanson
  • Panic! At The Disco
  • Starship
  • Jurassic 5
  • RX Bandits and The Dear Hunter
  • 10 Years

Musicals, Plays, Shows and Ballets

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill
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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
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Several events are scheduled in expo centers across the Detroit area, including:

  • Sports Cards, Antiques & Collectibles Show
  • Mom-to-Mom Sale

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: The Tigers are away this weekend.

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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