In Love With // Detroit

by Au Pair in America

“I guess people don’t know a lot about Detroit. They’ve probably seen the movie ‘8 Mile’, and that’s it. But Detroit has a lot of history and so many interesting places and people – it should be on everyone’s list to visit!”

πŸ› The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
πŸ› Greenfield Village. Historic buildings from the 18th and 19th century. It’s practically an open air museum!
πŸ› Motown Historical Museum
πŸ› Detroit Institute of Arts
πŸ› Detroit Historical Museum

πŸ“ Renaissance Centre

🍭 Morley Candy Factory

πŸ“š Public Library. Beautiful place to relax have a coffee and just get lost in books.
πŸ“š John K. King Used & Rare Books

🐯 Detroit Zoo. More often than not host to a lot of cool activities (e.g. a beer festival in May & Christmas lights in winter!)

🍏 Eastern (food) market

🌳 Dequindre Cut Greenway

🎭 Detroit’s Theatre District

πŸš— Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

πŸ“ Chicago. While you’re here, why not head over to Chicago as well? It’s practically right around the corner – just a 4 hour ride!

🍁 Canada. Hop across the border and visit a whole different country! (via Detroit Windsor tunnel) 

πŸ›Ά Kayak the Detroit River.

🌊 The Riverwalk. Stroll along the Detroit river! (5.5 miles)

🚒 Belle Isle. Island between Detroit & Canada

πŸ“ Corktown. Hipster-y neighborhood in Detroit.

🎨 Cass Corridor. Two miles of boutiques, restaurants, galleries etc.

🎡 Eminem. If you want to pay him a visit, he has a handful of properties in Rochester Hills & Clinton Township!

πŸ’ Watch a Red Wings game!
🏈 Watch an Detroit Lions game!
⚾️ Watch an Detroit Tigers game!

πŸ• Deep Dish pizza. Famous not only in Chicago, but in Detroit as well!

🚠 Detroit People Mover / QLine streetcar.

🏈/🎳 Fowling Warehouse. A fun hybrid between a game of American footbal and bowling.

πŸ‘Ÿ Riverfront Run. August 6

🌊 Sprint & Splash. June 15

🎡 Movement Music festival. Detroit as the birthplace of Techno music is host to the worlds longest running dance-music event. May 25-27, Hart Plaza

🎡 Concert of Colors. July 10-14, Midtown Detroit

🎡 Detroit Music Weekend. June 14-17, Entertainment District

🎡 Sidewalk Detroit. August 30 – September 4, Artist Village

🎡 Arts, Beats & Eats. August 31 – September 3, Downtown Royal Oak

🎡 DIY Street Fair. September 21 – 23, Downtown Ferndale

🎡 Summer Sounds Concert Series. May 27 – September 2

🎷 Detroit International Jazz festival. August 30 – September 2nd

🎨 Celebrate the Arts festival. May 7 – 23

🎨 Art in the Park. July 12- 14

🚲 The Slow Roll. Detroit’s weekly bike ride.

🎬 Open air cinema & concerts at New Center Park

🎬 Cinetopia Film Festival. May 10-19

πŸ“š Detroit Festival of books. July 21

🌷 Annual Spring Plant Sale. May 14-15

🌱 The Greens Move to Improve. June 2

πŸ€– Motor City Comic Con. May 17-19

πŸŽ€ Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary. June 22

🍩 Donut Fest Detroit. May 18

🌎 Detroit Nonprofit Day. June 14 – 15

🌈 Motor City Pride. August 6 – September 6

🌈 Colorfest. August 10

🎑 Windsor Summer Fest. June 14 – 30

🌊 Right by the riverside

πŸ“Έ #WhatLiftsYou wings. Kelsey Montague’s #WhatLiftsYou wings have made it to Detroit, amongst many other cities in the world.

🌊 Belle Isle

πŸ“Έ The Belt. “A culturally redefined alley in downtown Detroit.”

🎨 The Heidelberg Project. Surrealistic art project.

🎨 Detroit Industry Murals. by Diego Rivera

🌳 Campus Martius Park

πŸ“ Detroit Antique Mall. also great for antique shopping

🎭 Detroit has the second largest theatre district in America. Only New York City beats us!

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