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June 22, 2016

6 Summer Events In Metro Detroit You Won’t Want To Miss

Summer is officially here! Maximize your warm weather fun with events we look forward to attending each year.

Join us at these six summer events in metro Detroit you won’t want to miss:

Campus Martius Park 4th Fridays
Every fourth Friday of the month, June-August, 2016 – Detroit, MI
Get your music fix in downtown Detroit’s Campus Martius Park! From national headliners, to local musical artists, this free summer music series is packed with talent. Notable upcoming performances are Clare Dunn (June 24, 9 p.m.), American Authors (July 22, 9 p.m.) and George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic (August 26, 9 p.m.). Food and drinks, including Absopure water, are available for purchase during the concerts.

The 58th Ford Fireworks
June 27, 2016 – Detroit, MI
The Parade Company sure knows how to put on a show! Join them along the Detroit River for the 58th annual Ford Fireworks, a summer staple in Detroit. In addition to grabbing your favorite blanket and finding a spot along the riverfront, Ford Motor Company is offering free admission to Belle Isle Park for the first 1,000 vehicles for the first time ever. The party doesn’t stop there – join us for music, delicious food and more! Hart Plaza will be booming with excitement as food carts, displays and Detroiters gather for this wonderful family-friendly event.

AFC Ann Arbor vs. Detroit City FC
July 3, 2016 – Ann Arbor, MI
See the Association Football Club Ann Arbor take on Detroit City Football Club this summer! AFC Ann Arbor is a team of amateur players recruited from the best college programs in the country, talent you don’t want to miss in this increasingly popular sport. As the team’s Official Water Sponsor, we’re helping AFC Ann Arbor stay hydrated all season long. Stop into Arbor Brewing Company to enjoy pre-match celebrations and ride the shuttle to Hollway Field for free. Purchase tickets here or at the door.

Buy Michigan Now Festival
August 5-7, 2016 – Northville, MI
Celebrate Buy Michigan Week in downtown Northville at the Buy Michigan Now Festival! This family-friendly weekend long event aims to boost Michigan’s economy, one local purchase at a time. Enjoy tasty foods, street vendors, live music and activities for children, all highlighting local businesses and products in Michigan. Admission and parking are free.

The Paul W. Smith Golf Classic
August 8, 2016 – Detroit, MI
Love to golf? Join WJR’s Paul W. Smith at his annual golf classic at The Detroit Golf Club. The golf classic benefits Detroit PAL, a non-profit organization that trains volunteer coaches and mentors to provide children in the community with athletic, academic and leadership development programs. The Paul W. Smith Golf Classic has raised almost $5 million since its first year in 2004.

HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races
August 25-27, 2016 – Flint, MI
If you’re a runner, you definitely have to participate in the 40th HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races. Runners from all over the world gather in Flint, Michigan and race the famed course. Whether you prefer to run or walk, the festival includes several races so people of all ages and fitness levels can come together to enjoy the fun. Grab your sneakers, throw on your favorite tunes and start training! 

Looking forward to these events? Tell us which ones we’ll see you at!