Saturday, May 23 - Monday, May 25
To many, Memorial Day Weekend means one thing: Movement. The techno and electronic music festival is one of the biggest and most celebrated of its kind, and you’ll bump into people from all around the world who have come to Detroit to dance. The stacked line up includes Underworld, TOKiMONSTA, and Chris Lake. And definitely don’t sleep on the afterparties.
Cost: $99 and up per day, $209 and up for the weekend
Thursday, May 28
Did you, too, feel infuriated when the White Tiger got more votes than freaking Chaka Khan?! If you’re scratching your head, congratulations -- you have not been pulled into America’s strangest reality competition, The Masked Singer. Imagine what would happen if Hollywood got their hands on Japanese mascots and stuffed T-Pain inside. Also, Nick Cannon, Ken Jeong, and Robin Thicke are all hanging out. That’s kind of the vibe.
Cost: $39.50 and up
Friday, May 29 - Sunday, May 31
Belle Isle is truly one of Detroit’s treasures, a gorgeous island that feels like a retreat. So, naturally, during the last weekend of May, it must become grounds for high-speed car racing. Since the race moved to Belle Isle in 1992, it’s become a tradition for many Detroiters. And you have to admit -- a grand prix is pretty exciting.
Cost: Free Friday, $55-$110 for Saturday or Sunday
Saturday, June 6 - Sunday, June 7
Motor City Pride is the largest Pride celebration in Michigan, attracting over 40,000 people to Hart Plaza. While Motor City Pride carves out a space for a vigil to recognize violence against the LGBTQ+ community, Pride is a celebration at its core, and this one pulls out all the stops -- with several stages of live music, food and drink vendors, a parade, and more.