Just a heads up – this weekend is going to be boozy. I didn’t intend for that to happen while I was compiling my list of events. We’ve got something for beer lovers, wine drinkers, and those who like the harder stuff.
We also have a few family friendly events on the list as well, because life is all about balance.
Have a great weekend, and enjoy the beautiful fall colors.
8th Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival – Detroit
Michigan Brewers Guild has brought the craft beer scene to Eastern Market again, and this two day festival is a lot of fun.
With over 70 different Michigan Breweries and over 500 different types of beer there will be tons of choices for those who attend. Each person will receive 15 tasting tokens. Food will be available for purchase.
The festival happens Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22. Saturday is already sold out, but you can still get tickets for Friday. Tickets are $40 per person, if you are a designated driver you can get a ticket for $5.
This should go without saying, but leave the kids at home. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted.
Hours: Friday 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM, Saturday 1:00 PM- 6:00 PM
Eastern Market is located at 2934 Russell Street Detroit, MI 48207
Brut Detroit Pop-Up – Detroit
If you are in the mood for some wine tasting, head over to Always Brewing Detroit for the Brut Detroit wine bar pop-up. If you’ve never heard of Brut Detroit, you’re missing out. They were one of the semi-finalists of Hatch Detroit this year.
The coffee shop will turn into a full service wine bar on Thursday, October 20 through Saturday, October 22. There will be a special Halloween Tasting on Saturday night. There are two seating times for the Halloween Tasting, 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Each seating will be an hour an a half long. Tickets for the Halloween Tasting are $20 for one person and $35 per couple. Proceeds go towards Arts Detroit.
Hours: Friday 5:00 PM-10:00, Saturday 3:00 PM-10:00 PM. There is a happy hour on Friday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM.
Always Brewing Detroit is located at 19180 Grand River Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48223
Harvest Festivals – Detroit
You’ve got a choice of two harvest festivals happening in Detroit on Saturday, October 22. Both events will be great to bring the kiddos to. The best part about both of them is that they are free.
The first is at Palmer Park and will be from 1:00 PM and will run until 4:00 PM. There will be apple tastings, hay rides, petting zoo, and much more. Check out our post about the Harvest Festival for more information. The Harvest Festival will be located by the Splash Park.
Palmer Park is located at 910 Merrill Plaisance Street in Detroit.
If you are already planning on heading to Eastern Market on Saturday hop over to the Dequindre Cut to the HarvestFest. Celebrate all things fall with the Detroit Riverfront Conservatory from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM.
There will be hayrides, a pumpkin patch, face painters, live music, bird watching, and you will get to meet the Detroit Tigers mascot Paws. There will also be trick or treating so get those kids dressed up! You’ve spent good money on those costumes, so get your money’s worth out of them.
Harvestfest will be located along the Dequindre Cut Dequindre Cut between Wilkins and Gratiot Ave.
Illuminate: A Night At The Museum – Michigan Science Center
There is something really neat about going to a museum after normal hours. The Michigan Science Center is hosting a special event on Saturday night.
The event will be good for all ages. There will be hands on activities, performances, bioluminescent touch tanks with Sea Life Aquarium, planetarium shows, and so much more.
There will be desserts and drinks available for purchase, there will even be a bar for those who are over the legal drinking age.
Tickets can be purchased online and they are $40 for adults, and $15 for children (2-12), kids under 2 are free. You can also buy VIP tickets for $250 per person.
Hours: 7:00 PM-11:00 PM – The Michigan Science Center is located at 5020 John R in Detroit.
Boozy Ice Cream Shindig – Detroit
This might be my favorite event of the entire weekend, as two of my favorite things are coming together. Ice cream and alcohol. Detroit City Distillery is partnering up with Browndog Creamery to bring you ice cream cocktails on Sunday, October 23.
Each drink will be $10 a piece. Check out some of the cocktails they have planned.
DCD Negroni: Railroad gin, sweet vermouth, and Browndog Campari infused ice cream
DCD Cooler: Ginger Beer, Vodka, Lime and Browndog Creamery Long Arm ice cream
DCD Float: Root beer, Butchers Cut Bourbon and Browndog Old Fashioned ice cream
DCD Creamsicle: Orange soda, Gilded Age Vodka and Browndog Long Arm ice cream
Coffee and Cream: Coffee infused sweet vermouth, Homegrown Rye, bitters and Browndog Creamery Old Fashioned ice cream
I don’t know about you, but I have my eye on the Coffee and Cream cocktail.
Hours: 12:00 PM- 6:00 PM – Detroit City Distillery is located at 2462 Riopelle Street in Detroit