Summer Festivals in Detroit, MI

April 25th, 2019 by

Detroit Festivals - Ray Laethem CDJRDetroit is jam-packed with exciting events and festivals to attend throughout the year. With summer approaching, the warm weather and abundant greenery call everyone to get out and enjoy the city life. Fortunately, there is enough for everyone to participate. Whatever you prefer, there is an event or festival that will appeal to you. The following are just a few of the summer festivals that are held in the greater city area.

Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix

The annual Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, scheduled for May 31 through June 2, is an exciting event for all ages to embrace the feeling of summer as we enter June. Even those who are not diehard motor racing fans can’t help but be lured by the roaring engines and big names from auto racing. Past events have included race cars from the Verizon IndyCar Series and the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks. The Meijer Fan Zone will host interactive activities, and the MotorCity Casino Hotel Entertainment Stage will feature live music all weekend. 

GM River Days

During GM River Days on the Detroit River,  you’ll find all sorts of fun activities on the water, on land, and even in the sky. Started by the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy in 2007, the festival highlights the city’s natural resources and encourages visitors to the transformed waterfront. Taking place each year in June, the festival is a celebration of music, food, and fun. The celebration of the RiverWalk can be enjoyed by everyone, due to the variety of activities. Activities include watercraft demos, riverboat tours, zip line rides, live music, street performers, an air show, and loads of delicious eats.

Concert of Colors

Metro Detroit’s 26th annual Diversity Festival hosts the Concert of Colors July 11-15 in different venues in midtown Detroit. The free music festival showcases musicians from around the world with vast musical styles, with the goal of uniting Detroit’s diverse communities and ethnicities. This cultural kaleidoscope attracts thousands of visitors. In addition to the music, the event features activities for kids, world cuisine, forums, and talks, and slam poetry. The festival, which is a collaborative event, has become one of the cultural highlights of the summer festival scene in Detroit, growing each year in popularity.

You can’t go wrong with these summer events. Experience the raw power of the motor vehicle at the Grand Prix in the city renowned for the automotive industry. Enjoy the mighty Detroit River, one of the most important waterways in the world, by participating in the River Days activities. Explore the diversity of the city by discovering the food and music of the different ethnic groups that visit or live in the Detroit area.

Make the most of the hot days and balmy evenings before winter comes knocking. Spring and summer are the seasons with the most to do in Detroit, so make sure to take advantage of the warmth and sunshine by taking part in these festivals and others.


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