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Things to Do This Weekend in Detroit

August 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 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 August? Check out Things to Do in August in Metro Detroit.

Events and Festivals

Highland Games Poster
Photo courtesy St. Andrew's Society of Detroit
The big event scheduled this weekend in Detroit is the Highland Games in Livonia. The festival celebrates all things Scottish and includes a caber toss, highland dancing, and strong men wearing kilts.

Live Music

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

Several big names are scheduled to grace Detroit-area stages this weekend, including:

  • Fantasia wsg George Tandy
  • The Whispers wsg Dramatics and Evelyn Champagne King
  • John Mellencamp
  • Kings of Leon
  • Happy Together Tour
  • Disclosure
  • Professional Bull Riders
  • Alisa Chirco
  • Thornetta Davis
  • April Wine and The Rockets

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
  • Hamlet as part of Shakespeare in the Park in Royal Oak

Trade Shows, Conventions and Expos:

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

Expo Centers across the Metro-Detroit area play host to all kinds of events this weekend:

  • City of Detroit - Department of Elections
  • Truck Warz
  • Holistic Festival
  • Rubber Stamp 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 versus the Colorado Rockies 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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