Your City 5: Things To Do In Detroit For The Weekend Of Sept. 16-18

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There were a lot of great events happening this weekend. I have a feeling that people will find something that they will enjoy to do.

All I can say is get outside and enjoy this beautiful late summer weather.

DIY Street Fair – Ferndale 

Come out to Ferndale on Saturday or Sunday for the DIY Street Fair. This event is a ton of fun, and is filled with 125 artists and vendors selling their wares. There will also be 65 bands performing over the two days. You can find the line up here.

What type of event would this be if there weren’t food trucks? Of course there will be food trucks. They will be dispersed though out the fair. If food trucks don’t strike your fancy, you can go to any of the great restaurants in Ferndale.

Come for the art and stay for the beer, because there will be 28 Michigan Micro brews on tap. If you don’t like beer, that’s ok because there will be cocktails and wine there as well.

Bring the kids as well, because there will also be a kid zone. Take the kids to the Ferndale Public Library to celebrate National Batman day.

The DIY Street Fair will take place on East 9 Mile between Woodward and East Troy Street (behind the WAB and Emory). Don’t forget you will need to pay for parking on in one of the many Ferndale parking lots if you go on Saturday. Parking is free on Sunday.

Hours: Friday 6:00 PM-12:00 AM, Saturday 11:00 AM-12:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM- 11:00 PM

Meet Your Best Friend At The Zoo- Royal Oak

Have you been wanting to add a fury addition to your family? Head over to the Detroit Zoo this weekend to check out the animals that are up for adoption.

The Michigan Humane Society and 40 additional animal welfare organizations will be there with animals up for adoption.

Adoption fees and policies are set by each participating group and not by event hosts or sponsors. Animals will be adopted only to qualified homes.

Adopters must present a valid driver’s license or state ID card. All dogs and cats will have received a medical check-up and age-appropriate vaccinations.

The tents will be set up in the small parking lot under the water tower.

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo will be held on Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17.

Hours: Friday 1:00 PM-7:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Jazzing’ On The River – Detroit

Head over to the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood this Saturday to listen to some great jazz on the river. They will have numerous jazz bands performing throughout the day. The headliner for the evening will be The Thronetta Davis band will perform at 7:00 PM.

Besides jazz, there will be numerous activities like historic bus tours, kayaking the canals, and activities for the kids.

For more information about Jazzin’ on the River you can check out the event page.

There will also be an after party event at Atwater In The Park on Kerchival in Grosse Pointe Park.

Jazzin’ On The River is September 17 from 12:00 PM-9:00 PM

Location: A.B. Ford Park, 100 Lakewood St., Detroit

MECCAcon – Detroit

This weekend is the Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts (MECCA). The three day event is a mix between a comic book/literacy convention and an international film festival. The main goal of MECCA is to show the diversity of art in all of its forms.

MECCA starts on Thursday, September 15 through Saturday, September 17.

On Friday there will be book signings at Vault of Midnight downtown. The book signing will go from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The Vault of Midnight is located at 1226 Library St. Detroit, MI 48226.

Saturday is the main event at Detroit Public Library. It runs from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. You can find the entire line up for Friday and Saturday on the MECCAcon event page.

Detroit Public Library is located at 5201 Woodward Detroit, Michigan

Admission is a donation of at least $10 per person. That gets you into the entire MECCAcon.

Parktoberfest – Downtown 

If you have yet to celebrate Oktoberfest head down to Campus Martius for Parktoberfest.

We have already did a post about all of the great stuff that will go on down there on Friday and Saturday, so head over there to find out all of the information.

I know that everyone will be excited about the great bier tent, however I’m most excited about the Faygo Root Beer tent.

Hours: Friday 5:00 PM-12:00 AM, Saturday 12:00 PM-12:00 AM

-Bonus-

Blazing Saddles – Redford Theater

The Redford Theater will be screening Blazing Saddles as a tribute to the late Gene Wilder. As many of you know, Wilder passed away on August 29.

The screening will be on Friday, September 16 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $7.00 per person. There will be a special a special tribute video played before the movie starts.

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