Things To Do In Detroit This Weekend: Your City 5 For March 8-10

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Hey there everyone!

I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready for this weekend.

Just a friendly reminder that this weekend is Daylight Savings time. Don’t forget to spring forward on March 10.

Hamtramck Music Fest

The three day Hamtramck Music Fest starts this Thursday…and it’s going to be a great time.

The music festival showcases the diverse music community here in Detroit. There will be hundreds of bands playing in 24 bars, restaurants, and venues throughout Hamtramck.

You can find the entire schedule and line-up of performances here. Many of the shows are 18 and over.

Wristbands are $15 per person and it gets you into all performances and venues.

When: Thursday, March 7 through Saturday, March 9

Various locations

Women in Detroit Shop Hop

This Friday is International Women’s Day. To celebrate a ton of great women owned small businesses are coming together to have a little Shop Hop over the weekend.

We’re talking some of my favorite small businesses like Bon Bon Bon, DCreated Boutique, Little High Flyers, the Lip Bar, Sfumato, and all of Rachel Lutz’s shops like the Peacock Room, Frida, and Yuma.

I don’t know about you, but shopping makes me hungry so be sure to stop into one of the many participating restaurants like Castillia, Folk Detroit, Marrow, Pizza Plex, Rose’s Fine Foods, and Sweet Potato Sensations just to name a few.

It’s not just shopping and food. There are a lot of beauty and lifestyle businesses that are participating as well. Be sure to stop by Live Cycle Delight, Cooking With Que, and Detroit Blows as well.

I could spend the whole day just listing my favorite places to go in the city…so I’ll just share the link with you to the entire list.

There’s no set time or anything for this event. Just go out this weekend and support these great ladies.

Empty Bowls Detroit

This Friday night is the annual Empty Bowls Detroit event at Shed 5 in Eastern Market. The event is to help raise money for Cass Community Services. It’s a great organization that does a lot of good for people in the city.

I talked all about the Empty Bowls Detroit event on the podcast…so go have a listen.

Tickets for Empty Bowls Detroit is $50 per person or $60 at the door. All proceeds raised during the evening will go to Cass Community Services.

Before I forget, Jer and I will be “celebrity” soup servers during the event. So be sure to stop by and say hi to us.

When: Friday, March 8 from 5:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

Shed 5 in Eastern Market is located at 2934 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207

A Celtic Celebration

Pewabic will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day a bit early on Saturday, March 9.

Brady Flannery will be singing Irish music. You can try your hand the Robert Burns poetry reading contest.

There will also be free tours at noon and 2:00 p.m. Be sure to sign up in the store beforehand because there is only space for 25 people.

Bring the kiddos with you, because there will be stuff for them to do as well.

There will be refreshments and Irish-themed drinks for the adults. Oh, and Mac Shack will be there too.

The event is free to attend.

When: Saturday, March 9 from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Pewabic is located at 10125 E Jefferson Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48214

Saturday Bonus

Motor City Soul Stomp

Just your friendly reminder that this Saturday is the monthly Motor City Soul Stomp at the Marble Bar.

There’s no cover and it’s always a good time. Ya dig?

When: Saturday, March 9 from 9:00 p.m. until 1:30 a.m.

The Marble Bar is located at 1501 Holden Street Detroit, Michigan 48208

61st annual Detroit St. Patrick’s Day Parade

I mean…do I need to really go into why this event is on the list? It’s tradition.

Sure there is still snow on the ground…but surely all of the green might help move this spring train ahead a bit. One can only hope.

The 61st Annual Detroit St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off at the corner of Michigan Avenue and 6th Street at 1:00 p.m.

If you’ve got little kids I’m going to suggest checking out the Family Fun Zone. It’s fenced in and there are additional things for kids to do. It looks like there are still tickets available for it.

There is a whole host of other things happening around Corktown on Sunday. From the CorkTown Races to events at all of the bars and restaurants.

When: Sunday, March 10 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Parade will be along Michigan Avenue from 6th Street up to 14th Street

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