May 24 - May 27
Orchard Lake (St. Mary’s Campus)
St. Mary’s is the largest country fair in Michigan, and it has got everything you could want from this kind of event. You get all the fun of a carnival, including a roller coaster, ferris wheel, and nearly 50 midway games, plus a “Vegas” tent for gambling enthusiasts. And what would a Polish country fair be without pierogi and kielbasa galore?
Cost: $5 per person, $15 per family
May 25 - May 27
Movement is not only the best electronic/techno festival in Detroit -- it’s widely considered to be one of the best in the world. Thousands of people flock to Hart Plaza to join in, and there are tons of incredible artists to see, including the long-awaited return of Madlib. Of course, the after-parties around town are another quintessential part of the experience.
Cost: $85 for a day, $199 for the weekend
Little Caesars Arena
The Who are releasing their first album in thirteen years, and they’re embarking upon a tour with orchestral accompaniment to celebrate. While it’s not the full original lineup, you have the most important components: singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend. And don’t worry -- while they’ll play some new material, Daltrey promises to deliver the old favorites too.
Cost: $49.50 and up
May 31 - June 2
The Detroit Grand Prix is a treasured annual event -- there’s something incredibly tantalizing about thrilling high-speed car races with Belle Isle’s gorgeous scenic backdrop. For the first time ever, all attendees can go to the paddock to get an up-close look at the cars and drivers. Plus, there’s also live music and food trucks.
Cost: Free on Friday, $55 - $110 on Saturday and Sunday