On March 31, Detroit Home Opener Festival takes over the Madison Avenue Festival Grounds with the Detroit Home Opener Festival, a block party celebrating the opening day of the baseball season. Starting at 9 a.m. and going into the night, fans can converge in heated tents where bartenders pour beer and mix cocktails. After grabbing their drinks, they can head outdoors for a food-truck rally and other entertainment. Block partiers can play festival games or pitch balls at a dunk tank, wherein Home Opener girls sit precariously above cold water. Meanwhile, a hot-dog-eating contest keeps eaters satiated, and live bands and local DJs entertain crowds with games of vinyl frisbee.
When baseball season starts for the Detroit Tigers, it's time to celebrate. And at The Opening Day Festival, fans do just that?for 13 hours. The festival starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 10 p.m. But don't worry, it never gets dull. An epic roster of DJs spins back-to-back sets, and fans can always refuel in a heated beer tent with a full bar and snacks. There's baseball too, of course, playing on an array of HDTV screens. Meanwhile, party buses ferry revelers to and from six different pubs throughout the city, resolving transit concerns more effectively than a single, perseverant dragon.
Downtown Detroit will turn into a beer-lover's paradise on Saturday, September 20 for the I Am Detroit Beer Festival, sponsored by I Am Detroit t-shirt company. Ticket-holders use their free rides on the People Mover to cruise to six different beer bars on a tour of the best suds in the city. After emptying their steins in a timely fashion, festival-goers convene at an outdoor after-party to sample craft brews from more than 50 different brands. Each ticket also includes a free I Am Detroit t-shirt.
Fox Theatre, originally opened in 1929, has long been established as a venue for legendary performances, earning induction into the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. Domed entryways, walls lined with pastoral murals, intricate chandeliers, and a palette of brilliant gold and crimson hint at the venue's Moorish influences, which eclectically clash with the ordered lines of its Gothic exterior.
Music director Dr. Gregory Cunningham brings his agile baton-wielding skills to the podium of the Warren Symphony Orchestra for a second year. Teaming up with the Oakland Chorale—Oakland University's elite, competitive touring choral ensemble—the orchestra will usher in the holiday season with a program that awakens cheer in Yuletide lovers and Grinch collaborators alike. Selections from Handel's Messiah send the spirit soaring on famous choruses, and a slew of popular wintery tunes keeps the auditorium cozy as hot cocoa drunk from a hand-knit mitten.
The Henry Ford celebrates the people and ideas that shaped American history, from its earliest days to its present. The sprawling 12-acre museum complex covers both indoor and outdoor spaces?Henry Ford Museum and Ford Rouge Factory as well as 80-acre Greenfield Village?where visitors explore famous homes, ride in historic vehicles, and browse slices of Americana.