Looking for things to do in Metro Detroit this month? Check out these dining, entertainment, arts events and festivals.
By Arianna Smith
July 1,3, 4
Salute to America
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn is hosting a celebration of patriotism in Greenfield Village 6-10 p.m. July 1, 3 and 4. The evening includes classic American food, decorations and a concert from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra — all topped off with a firework display. Tickets start at $17 and can be purchased at thehenryford.org.
Ann Arbor Summer Festival
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
500 S. State St., Ann Arbor
The Ann Arbor Summer Festival is back to take over the University of Michigan campus with high energy entertainment until July 4. The festival will feature music, illusionists and theater, as well as movie screenings, cooking demonstrations, vendors and various workshops. Top of the Park series shows are free to the public. Tickets and schedules for events can be found at a2sf.org.
Masquerade Adult Prom Redo
9 p.m. to midnight
Sindbad’s Restaurant and Marina
100 St. Clair St., Detroit
Metro Detroit residents over age 21 can experience the magic of prom night for a second time. Sindbad’s Restaurant and Marina in Detroit will host an adult-only prom with a black-tie masquerade theme. The event, 9 p.m. to midnight on Sunday, July, 8, will make eventgoers feel like they’re in high school again. General admission is $25, and tickets can be bought at thepromredo2017.eventbrite.com.
Wild Summer Nights
The Detroit Zoo
8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak
Enjoy summer like a real party animal! Swing by the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak for one or all of the Wild Summer Nights performances, part of the annual concert series that returns July 11 and runs through Aug. 29. The concerts, featuring a variety of musical genres, take place Wednesdays 6:30-8 p.m. and are free with zoo admission. See the schedule at detroitzoo.org.
Tin Cup Bar Speed Dating
The Tin Cup Bar
20500 Newburgh Road, Livonia
Ready, set, date! The Tin Cup Bar in Livonia will host a speed dating event for all single professionals ages 24 to 39 on Saturday, July 14. The event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at eventbrite.com.
The Legends of Motown
14900 Metro Pkwy, Sterling Heights
If Motown music makes you feel alive, then you’ll be “Dancing in the Street” on Saturday, July 14 when The Legend of Motown concert, presented by Andiamo Restaurants, comes to Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights. The show features performances from The Temptations and The Four Tops, as well as a special appearance by The Stylistics. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $20 for lawn seats and can be purchased at 313presents.com.
Royal Oak Beer Festival
Royal Oak Farmer’s Market
316 E Eleven Mile Road, Royal Oak
Calling all beer enthusiasts! The Royal Oak Farmers Market will kick off the annual Summer Beer Fest 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14. A selection of spirits from over 50 breweries will be available for sampling and tasting and festival-goers can enjoy live entertainment and games with their drinks. General admission is $15 and VIP tickets are $20. Both can be purchased at royaloakbeerfest.com.
Michigan Glass Project
Russel Industrial Center
1680 Clay St., Detroit
Michigan Glass Project, a nonprofit that supports efforts to restore art programs in Michigan schools and save Michigan hallmarks like the Belle Isle Aquarium, is returning for its 7th annual glass blowing and glass artist festival at the Russel Industrial Center in Detroit. The event runs July 20-22 and features flameworking from professional glass artists, vendors, music and charity auctions. Tickets are $15 for a day pass or $30 for a weekend pass. Purchase at eventbrite.com.
Christmas in July Crafts and Vendor Show
11 a.m- 4 p.m.
Royal Oak Detroit Elk’s Lodge
2401 E 4th St., Royal Oak
On Sunday, July 22, Christmas comes early to the Royal Oak Detroit Elks Lodge. At the Christmas In July Craft and Vendor Show 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., more than 25 local, women-owned businesses will sell their wares. Prizes will be awarded in raffles and admission is free.
Nachos and Nonprofits
1420 Washington Blvd., Detroit
Small business owners, entrepreneurs and nonprofits will have a chance to enjoy advice with guacamole on Thursday, July 26, when Bamboo Detroit hosts its Nachos and Nonprofits event 6-8 p.m. at 1420 Washington Blvd Topics include fundraising, pitching and how to extend reach and social influence. The event is free.