Your City 5: Things To Do In Detroit This Weekend, Sept. 23-25

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Happy first day of Autumn Detroit! Here’s to all things pumpkin, the leaves changing color, and cooler weather.

This weekend is packed with fun activities, and I’m excited to bring you my favorite picks for this weekend. Will I see you out there?

Open Streets – Detroit

What if I could tell you that you would be able to walk down Michigan Avenue or Vernor Highway without getting hit by a car? Well you can this Sunday, September 25. Michigan Avenue and Vernor Highway will turn into a virtual park for four hours.

This is the first year for the Open Streets Detroit event. There have been Open Street events throughout the country, and they have been a great time for all (except for motorists who want to travel down those roads).

We did a whole write up on what is going on on Sunday. So head over there to find out about the fun happenings.

Head over to Open Streets Detroit between the hours of 12:00 PM -5:00 PM

Detroit City FC Soktoberfest – Hamtramck

Do you love Detroit City FC? Do you like celebrating Oktoberfest? Well then head down to Keyworth Stadium this Saturday, September 24 for the first ever Soktoberfest.

There will be beer from Stroh’s, Axle Brewing Co. and Blake’s Hard Cider Co. in the biergarten all day and night.

What would a football club event be without a football tournament? There will be four separate tournaments for the following age groups: 7-10, 10-13, 14-17, and ages 18+.

Each team is guaranteed three matches, followed by playoffs. There is a maximum seven players per team. Matches are 20 minutes long, consisting of two 10-minute halves. If you have a team you can sign up here, it’s $60 to open the tournament.

If football isn’t your thing there will be music, fowling, and corn hole to play as well. Food will be available from  Srodek’s Campau Quality Sausage Co., Amicci’s Pizza and Royal Kabob.

Keyworth Stadium is located at 3201 Roosevelt St, Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

Hours: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM

Detroit Design Festival – Detroit

This week is filled with all types of fun events for Detroit Design Festival. There is absolutely no way I could cover every event here on City 5, especially since we’ve already done a write up of our top 8 things to see.

What I can do is give you is my number one pick and that would be the Parducci Film Screening on Saturday, September 24 from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM. The screening will be at the University of Detroit Mercy, School of Architecture.

Tickets are $12 per person, but it is well worth it to learn about this amazing artist. You can RSVP for the filming here.

Ford Model T Birthday Celebration – Detroit

We all know that Henry Ford revolutionized the auto industry. Now is your chance to celebrate the birthday of the Model T.

Head over to the Ford Piquette Plant (the birth place of the Model T) on Sunday, September 25. The free party will have free Model T rides, birthday cupcakes, and Faygo pop.

The party will take place in the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant courtyard. Parking is in the lot on the corner of Beaubien and Piquette.

If you would like to take a tour of the plant, there is an admission fee of $12 for adults, $10 for seniors,and $5 for students. Children 12 and under are free.

The Ford Piquette Plant is located at 461 Piquette in Detroit.

Funky Ferndale Art Fair – Downtown Ferndale 

Funky Ferndale Art Fair is a three day art fair that “features art that invites conversation and interaction.”

There will be 120 juried artists in three categories; 2 D, 3 D, and Fashion.

Hours: Friday 3:00 PM-6:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM-7:00 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM-6:00 PM

Bonus Shopper’s Delight:

End of Season Sale-City Bird and Nest 

Head over to City Bird and Nest for their end of season sale. The holidays are just around the corner, so this could be the perfect time to pick up a gift for your Great Aunt Gertrude.

The sale runs Saturday, September 24 through Sunday, September 25. City Bird and Nest are located at 460 W Canfield St, Detroit, Michigan 48201

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