Detroit is a great place to visit, especially during the summer. That’s because Detroit is host to a number of fun and entertaining summer festivals. If you are planning a trip to Detroit during the year’s hottest three months, then you absolutely must make it a point to join in on the festivities. Here is a guide to the awesome summer festivals in Detroit:
June summer festivals. June is by far the busiest month of summer in Detroit, when it comes to festivals. The Greektown Arts Festival takes place the entire month of June, and is exactly what it sounds like: a festive feast for the artful eye. Along the same lines, the Detroit Festival of the Arts is a three-day event that occurs in the second week of June. Head down to Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center to take in the wonder of this magnificent performing and visual arts display. At the end of June, visit the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy for a three-day, family-friendly festival, where you can soak of the richness of life along the Detroit Riverfront walkway. From live concerts to carousels to sand sculptures, the Detroit River Days Festival has something to offer everyone.
July summer festivals. Start July off right by attending the Comerica CityFest! This free admission outdoor summer festival takes place at Detroit’s Historic New Center, and is slam-packed with a variety of enjoyable experiences; eat sample dishes from Detroit’s finest dining venues, watch popular national music acts perform on four different stages, take the kids through the array of youth-targeted activities, shop the outdoor bazaar, and even tour an art gallery during this celebration of Detroit city life. Of course, during July 4th weekend, you can take in impressive fireworks displays from all over the great city of Detroit. In mid-July, head to the Plymouth District for Art in the Park – an arts festival that you won’t soon forget.
August summer festivals. In August, the event to attend is the African World Festival. This celebration of African art, food, music, and culture takes place annually at the Hart Plaza. More than one million people attend the African World Festival every year, making it one of the most renowned ethnic festivals you could hope to attend. Also in August is the Woodward Dream Cruise; this sixteen-mile long parade of classic cars is a must-see for anyone into rare automobiles.
As you can see, there is a lot going on in Detroit during the summer. If Detroit is your summer vacation spot, then be sure to pencil these awesome summer festivals into your itinerary.
Guest Post by Lashon Paone:
About the Author: Lashon Paone loves to travel and particularly enjoys exploring cultural festivals in different cities during the summer months. He is currently reviewing Detroit hotels and plans to make his July reservations for summer 2012 very soon!