A three-day weekend and warm(er) weather means we'll be heading outside over Memorial-Day Weekend in Detroit. As we anticipate summer, here are just a few ideas of how to spend the holiday weekend:
Where: Hart Plaza, downtown Detroit
Detroit's Electronic Music Festival is now in its 14th year. Movement 2013 presents more than 100 artists from all over the world. The lineup includes 16 Bit Lolitas, Ben Klock b2b Marcel Dettman, Corbin Davis, Deastro - live, Mala, Moodymann, Sandoz with Marcus Flow, Silent Service, Terrence Parker, and Truncate. Weekend passes start at $80.
Other Things to Do:
Baseball is the name of the game over Memorial Day Weekend. Comerica hosts the Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins on Thursday (5/23), Friday (5/24), Saturday (5/25), and Sunday (5/26).
As might be expected, the Great "Lakes" State has plenty of swimming and beach opportunity. Your Guide to Metro-Detroit Beaches and Parks includes crowd information, boat rental availability, general descriptions and other amenity information. For a calendar of park activities/events, check out the following:
- 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.
Of course there is no guarantee, but temperatures just might get warm enough to take the plunge and brave the bathing suit. The Detroit area has several water parks and slides that open on or around Memorial Day Weekend.