Here’s a Roundup of 10 great things to do in Metro Detroit during the month of July:
by Amy Gill
1. The Henry Ford Salute to America featuring the Detroit Symphony Orchestra:
The month of July wouldn’t be complete with a truly spectacular fireworks display. The Henry Ford Salute to America is an incredible evening “with red, white and blue-festooned buildings, classic summer tastes, fifes, drums and fireflies…”! It all leads to the incredible fireworks display which is accompanied by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. (Source: The Henry Ford)
Dates: June 29th – July 3rd @ 6pm – 10pm
Venue: Greenfield Village.
Tickets: $25 and under. https://www.thehenryford.org/current-events/calendar/salute-to-america/
2. Michigan RibFest
In celebration of Independence Day, Rib Fest will showcase an unparalleled selection of unique cuisine, food trucks, BBQ and bands – along with a selection of adult beverages. More than a dozen food vendors will be offering up mouthwatering fare that’s sure to please even the most discerning palate. (source: Michigan RibFest)
Dates: Friday, June 30th – Sunday, July 2nd.
Venue: Downtown Royal Oak at the intersection of West 6th Street & South Center Street
Price: $3 entry fee (benefitting local charities)
3. Vinyasa & Vino
Join us for a outdoor yoga session and glass of wine on Cobo Square, with the Detroit skyline in the background. Yoga will be taught by Citizen Yoga instructor, Sara. All tickets include a one-hour vinyasa yoga and an optional glass of wine or beer after the class. (Source: Citizen Yoga)
Date: July 12th, 6 pm
Venue: Cobo Square 1 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48226 Parking is available for $10/ car on the Cobo roof. 21+
Price: Minimum donation is $12, with proceeds benefitting Common Grounds Sanctuary
Please bring your own yoga mat, water bottle and positive vibes. In the event of inclement weather, we will move the event indoors.
4. Jimmy Buffett
Whether you’ve never been to a Buffet concert, or it’s your 10th time, head to DTE for a full on Margaritaville experience and the ultimate summer concert! Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reefer Band is back for one night only.
Date: July 11th @ 8pm – 11:55pm.
Venue: DTE Energy Music Theatre.
5. Wine Tasting at the Whitney: A toast to Summer, our readers, and great wine!
Join us for an evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres, and live music by local band Escaping Pavement, in the gardens of The Whitney, one of Detroit’s most incredible historic places.
Date: July 13th @ 6pm – 8pm.
Venue: The Whitney Gardens, 4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit MI 48201.
Price: $15 per person (Limited Seating) 21 & Over.
6. Rochester Sidewalk Sales
Come check out the awesome assembly of bargains from downtown Rochester merchants. Sidewalk Sale displays will be located along Main Street and side streets in Downtown Rochester.
Dates: Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14 10:00 am – 9:00 pm, Saturday, July 15 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Venue: Main Street in Downtown Rochester
7. International Champions Cup: A.S. Roma vs. Paris Saint-Germain
The International Champions Cup match between A.S. Roma and Paris Saint-Germain is coming to Detroit, and will be held at Comerica Park! If you are a seasons soccer fan or interested in finding out more about the Worlds favorite sport, get your tickets before they are sold out!
Date: July 19th @ 8pm – 11pm.
Venue: Comerica Park.
8. Faster Horses Festival
The Faster Horses Festival is the #partyofthesummer! A big weekend of country music and camping – with three days of back to back country music and also Dee Jay Silver’s Pancake Party, Budweiser Clydesdales, Made in Michigan Marketplace, Boneyard Saloon, Faster Humans Fun Run and much more! This year, catch Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker and so many more…
Dates: July 21st – 23rd
Venue: Faster Horses 12626 US-12 Brooklyn, MI 49230.
9. Day on the Town
Deals, deals and more deals! One of the best shopping districts in Michigan, downtown Birmingham, has it’s biggest shopping day of the year at Day on the Town! Shopping and great deals are the focus, but the day will also include great food, music, and lots of activities for kids.
Dates: Saturday July 22nd, 9 am – 7 pm
Venue: Downtown Birmingham
10. St. Clair Riverfest
What would summer in Michigan be without something happening on the water? The 12th Annual St. Clair Riverfest is July 28-30, along the banks of the St. Clair River. The weekend includes boat races, live music, food, drinks, and so much more. (Source: Funfest Events)
Dates: July 28th 12pm – July 30th 11pm.
Venue: 201 N Riverside Ave St. Clair, MI 48079.