A three-day weekend and warm(er) weather means we'll be heading outside over Memorial-Day Weekend in Detroit. Whatever activities you choose to do from the list below, be sure to honor the holiday itself, which falls on Monday, May 26th in 2014. Several communities host special Parades, Ceremonies and Events in remembrance.
Where: Hart Plaza, downtown Detroit
Detroit's Electronic Music Festival is now in its 15th year. Movement 2014 presents more than 100 artists from all over the world. The lineup includes AMP Fiddler, Asher Perkins, Christopher Jarvis, Exhale, Max Cooper, Nightwave, Shackleton, Shadowbox, and Timeline. Early Bird and Tier 1 tickets are sold out, so weekend passes start at $130.
Baseball is the name of the game over Memorial Day Weekend. Comerica hosts the Detroit Tigers vs. Texas Rangers on Thursday (5/22), Friday (5/23), Saturday (5/24), and Sunday (5/25).
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.
When: Any given time
Where: Over 100 galleries, museums and universities throughout Metro Detroit
Arts Alive!: After six and one-half years of renovations, the New Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) opened its doors in 2007 to show off its new design and galleries. The DIA is always brimming with events, including films, exhibits and music.
Art Detroit Now spotlights the special art events occurring at the galleries, museums and universities throughout the Metro-Detroit area, including the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Cranbrook Art Museum, MOCAD and the Russell Industrial Center.