If you’ve been meaning to throw a killer tailgate party but don’t want to actually go through the fuss of organizing it, this just might be the next best alternative. Hosted at The Eastern event venue near Eastern Market, football fans can enjoy food and a full bar, sport their favorite gear, and maybe even watch the Lions play some football against the NY Jets.
Detroiters know and love their century-plus-year-old outdoor farmers market each and every Saturday. Come September for the past few years, the area surrounding the sheds become an outdoor canvas for muralists, both locally and nationally known. Take a walking tour, snap lots of pics, and even meet the artists as they’re working on their projects. Programming includes panel discussions, dinners with the artists, block parties, and lots of food trucks.
Campus Martius Park
You’ve been reading about the city’s “exploding” food scene but haven’t quite found the time to try many of the new restaurants popping up in the greater downtown area; well, The Freep’s Wine & Food Experience is one way to sample a bunch in one fell swoop. Culinary talents include Chef Thomas Lents of the Apparatus Room, Mike Ransom of ima, April Anderson of Good Cakes and Bakes, Brendon Edwards of Gold Cash Gold, John Vermiglio and Joe Giacomino of Grey Ghost Detroit, and more. Featuring cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, and (of course) lots of food.
Cost: Starts at $65
Little Caesars Arena
The multi-Grammy-winning, "24K Magic" singer makes the Detroit stop of his world tour and promises quite the lineup. While Cardi B has dropped out of the North American leg of the tour, performers Ciara, Charlie Wilson, Ella Mai, and Boyz II Men are said to be her replacements. Quite the subs, indeed.
Cost: Starting at $59.50