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I swear, I blinked and September was over. Where has this month gone? I can’t believe that Monday is October.

The weather has taken a turn for being more chilly and the days are getting shorter. I know my toddler is having a hard time getting use to not being able to go outside for a bike ride after dinner.

There is a ton to do this weekend. So much so that I needed to add two bonus events.

Lets get this show on the road shall we?

Avenue Q at the Hilberry Theatre

I don’t know if you can tell or not, but I really love musicals. Like, a lot.

Wayne State Theatre will be performing the Tony Award Winning Broadway musical, Avenue Q at the Hilberry Theatre. Performances started on September 21 but you have plenty of time to catch a show since it runs until October 7. There are shows all weekend.

Avenue Q is one of my favorite shows. It’s funny, crass, and the songs are really fun to sing. Plus there are puppets and Gary Coleman.

There might be puppets in the show, but this show is absolutely not for children. There are adult themes in the show, so if you have kids get a baby sitter and have fun.

Tickets are $28 unless you are a WSU student, staff member, alumni or senior. You can buy them here.

When: Multiple dates and times

Where: Hilberry Theatre 4743 Cass Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48201

Harvest Fest in Palmer Park

Are you looking for a free family friendly event for the weekend? The People of Palmer Park will be hosting their annual Harvest Festival this Saturday, September 29.

This Saturday afternoon will be filled with a ton of great activities for all ages. There will be a petting zoo and Farmer John will put on his Barnyard Express Show. There will also be arts and crafts, tug-of-war, sack races and other old-fashioned games.

Since this is a harvest festival there will also be tons of food. Including five types of heirloom apples, apple cider and doughnut holes for the first 500 people. You can also pick pumpkins.

This event is free to attend.

When: Saturday, September 29 from 1 p.m. -4 p.m.

Where: Next to the Palmer Park’s Splash Park and playground, on Merrill Plaisance near Pontchartrain

Comerica Park Perks

The Tiger’s might not have had the best season this year, but that doesn’t mean that we can still support our team.

This weekend is the final series of the season, and Comerica Bank will be hosting a Park Perks season finale at Comerica Park this Saturday.

This family friendly event will give guests a chance to go behind the scenes for a tour of the park. They will also get to ride the carousel and Fly Ball Ferris wheel.

You can even try your hand at pitching or hitting in the pitch booth and batting cages.

There will also be complementary face painting and drawings during the event.

Tiger’s Alumni Dave Rozema and Craig Monroe will be having a meet and greet. You’ll also have a chance to meet PAWS, but if you’ve got a kid like mine you might want to avoid the Tiger’s mascot.

Lunch will be provided.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger. You can purchase tickets here. The proceeds will go toward Read to a Child and Downtown Boxing Gym.

When: Saturday, September 29 from 11 a.m. — 2 p.m.

Where: Comerica Park 2100 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48201

Light Up Livernois

Head over to the historic Avenue of Fashion on Saturday night for an evening of design during Light Up Livernois.

Local Livernois businesses and Detroit based artists will be exploring various ways design can shape the future of Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion. There will be open studios, performances, fashion vignettes, live musical performances, and small business highlights.

Be sure to stop by Good Cakes and Bakes for the pie eating contest and DCreated Boutique for the Boho Soiree.

While you’re checking out the Avenue of Fashion be sure to hit There will be a shuttle every 30 minutes.

Head south on Livernois to the Live6 Night Market. There will be vendors, live music and also face painting for the kids. There will be a free shuttle ever 30 minutes.

Light Up Livernois will take place from 5 p.m. — 10 p.m.

Where: Livernois Avenue between Saint Martins & Cambridge

Dalia Festival

This Sunday is the first ever Dahlia Festival which is being put on by the nonprofit Garden Detroit at Detroit Abloom.

There will be garden tours, kid activities, and flowers for sale.

This is a pot luck, so bring your favorite vegetarian dish to share.

When: Sunday, September 30 from 2 p.m. — 6 p.m.

Where: Detroit Abloom 313 Newport Detroit, Michigan 48215 

Bonus

Oktoberfest at Detroit Shipping Company

It’s time to celebrate Oktoberfest, there are events all over town right now. I just wanted to highlight one of them for this weekend.

Detroit Shipping Company will be hosting an Oktoberfest event on Saturday.

There will be live music from The Reefermen, The Whiskey Charmers and Karaoke with Robby Rob.

There is a whole long list of breweries that will be featured during the Oktoberfest, including Falling Down Brewery.

Tickets are $25 in advance for 5 sample tokens and one pint token. The price goes up to $30 at the door.

When: Saturday, September 29 from 1 p.m. — 6 p.m.

Where: Detroit Shipping Company is located at 474 Peterboro Street Detroit, Michigan 48201

TopGolf Swing Suite One Year Anniversary 

This weekend the TopGolf Swing Suite in the MGM Grand will be celebrating its one year anniversary this weekend. So, if you’re a fan of video games and virtual golf this is the event for you.

On Friday night you can get Throwback Bay Pricing and an open arcade. DJ Tom Keeling will also be spinning music from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.

On Sunday here will be a TopGolf Tournament from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.

The tournament is a $10 buy in and participants will get a free signature cocktail. 

Participants will get a swag bag with all kinds of fun stuff in it.

The first place prize is a $200 to Wolfgang Puck Steak, second place is a $100 TAP and the third place prize is $100 to Palette.

The tournament is for those over the age of 21. You can reserve a bay by calling (313) 465-8671.

Where: MGM Grand is located at 1777 3rd Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48226

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