Lifestyle Things to do in Metro Detroit

11 Socially Distant Events to Try in Metro Detroit This September

September 4, 2020

Stay busy — and safe! — this month with these social-distance-friendly activities around Metro Detroit

By Nicole Glynn


Michigan ADA 30 Virtual Events

Michigan ADA 30Via mi-ada.org

Various event times

From virtual dances and poetry jams to discussions on topics surrounding the disabled community, join Michigan ADA 30 for a variety of virtual events all September long. There is no cost to participate but you must register for each event on Eventbrite to retrieve a  password for access.


Gibraltar Bay Alpaca Farm 

Gibraltar Bay Alpaca Farm Via Gibraltar Bay Alpacas Facebook

Open to visitors Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Gibraltar Bay Alpaca Farm is the perfect place for some family fun. Pet some cute and fuzzy alpacas and check out the gift shop full of items made of aplaca fur. There is no charge to visit but donations, used to benefit the animals, are appreciated.


At Home with Literati: Fredrik Backman

At Home with Literati: Fredrik BackmanVia fredrikbackmanbooks.com

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Looking to add a new book to your reading list this month? Tune in to watch Fredrik Backman chat about his latest novel, Anxious People, with host April Baer on Michigan Radio’s “Stateside.” Tickets are $30 and include a hard copy of the book.


The Detroit SlutWalk

The Detroit SlutWalkVia eventbrite.com

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Starts at Palmer Park, 910 Merrill Plaisance Street, Detroit 

March in solidarity with all communities affected by sexual assault while enjoying performances  by Kai Mills and Delta Phi Delta Detroit, along with a speech from keynote speaker Nicole Denson. Masks are mandatory and social distancing practices will be enforced to ensure safety for all attendees.


7:30 p.m.

Northville Downs

301 S Center Street, Northville

Catch a live horse race every weekend in September at the Northville Downs. Check out the track on the 11th or 12th or visit the facility’s calendar for a more specific breakdown of the race schedule. Masks are required and cash is a must for placing bets!


Virtual Lansing Jazzfest

Virtual Lansing JazzfestVia jazzlansing.com

At approximately 5:00 p.m. each day

If you’re a music lover, this week-long jazz experience is the perfect opportunity to let loose. With livestreamed performances from Lansing, as well as cities across the U.S., Europe and South America, this virtual festival brings together artists from all over the world. Video highlights, music workshops, meet-and-greets and activities for kids will also be available.


The Eyebrows – Livestream Concert

The Eyebrows - Livestream ConcertVia The Eyebrow's Facebook

7:00 p.m.

Check out a livestreamed performance from North Carolina-based power-pop band The Eyebrows, whose latest album was mastered and pressed in Detroit. The event, which will be streamed on Facebook, offers the perfect opportunity to check out an underground group with local ties.


#IamRemarkable Workshop

#IamRemarkable WorkshopVia eventbrite.com

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

This 90-minute workshop aims to break boundaries by encouraging women and minorities to speak up about their achievements and successes. Through discussion and activities, you’ll gain confidence and learn self-promotion techniques and see just how remarkable you truly are.


Plant-Based 101


7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Curious about plant-based diets? Join VegMichigan and the Milford Pubilc Library for a virtual presentation by humane educator Kim Korona. From the diet’s health benefits as well as effects on animals and the environment, Kim breaks down everything you need to know about going plant-based.


9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

SEEN Magazine

Join SEEN Magazine for our third annual 2020 Women SEEN event! Enjoy a live webinar featuring inspiring speakers, small-group networking opportunities, fun giveaways from local women-owned businesses and more. Connect with likeminded women throughout Metro Detroit to discuss key topics affecting our lives, careers and businesses for free! Limited capacity, pre registration is required to attend.


Burger Battle Detroit 2020

Burger Battle Detroit 2020Via Burger Battle Detroit 2020's Facebook

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Eastern Market Shed 5

Head to the Eastern Market to watch Metro Detroit’s best chefs compete head-to-head for the “best burger” title. Watch onsite as they grind their own meat, grill it up and present it to be judged by a panel. Proper social distancing guidelines will be in place. Keep an eye out for any sudden cancellations on Facebook.

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