Concerts, festivals, car racing and more. Kick off summer at these fun events happening around Metro Detroit during the month of June.
June 1-2 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
June 3 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Belle Isle will be revved up Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 3 with the return of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear. The event features the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit with cars of the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic and high-flying trucks. With over 2.3 miles, the Grand Prix features the longest track distance of any professional temporary street circuit in North America and is one of the fastest constructed race venues in the world. General admission starts at $40 for adults for single-day passes or $75 for two-day passes. Purchase at detroitgp.com.
Cars & Coffee
Saturdays 8-10 a.m.
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering
47451 Avante Drive, Wixom
Car and coffee enthusiasts will have an opportunity to indulge in both on Saturdays throughout the summer. Starting Saturday, June 2, attendees of Lingenfelter Cars & Coffee can enjoy coffee, display their cars and meet car buffs from the community at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. There is no fee to participate, but guests are asked to bring nonperishable food to donate to Gleaners Community Food Bank. The gathering runs through Saturday, Aug. 25.
Annual Huntington Woods Home Tour
The Huntington Woods Women’s League is hosting the 26th annual Huntington Woods Home Tour. The tour features five beautiful homes that have been restored to showcase the home’s original design as well as the homeowner’s tastes. Tickets cost $20 in advance online at hwwl.org or $25 the day of the event. Proceeds benefit local causes including Berkley High School scholarships, Huntington Woods 4th of July Parade and Norup Food Pantry. The tour starts at the Huntington Woods Library at 26415 Scotia Road.
Paul Simon Farewell Tour
DTE Energy Music Theatre
7774 Sashabaw Rd, Village of Clarkston
Legendary songwriter and recording artist Paul Simon brings his Homeward Bound — The Farewell Tour to DTE Energy Music Theatre at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 10. The culminating concert will feature timeless hits from his career that began in the 1960s. Simon has released 13 albums, received 16 Grammy Awards and had 29 Top 40 singles. “I am very grateful for a fulfilling career and, of course, most of all to the audiences who heard something in my music that touched their hearts,” Simon said in a statement. Tickets start at $35 on Ticketmaster.
Cranbrook Art Museum
39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills
Cranbrook Art Museum will present “Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die” — an exhibit exploring the punk and post-punk movements from the ’70s to ’80s starting Saturday, June 16. The exhibit features hundreds of graphics, posters, albums and zines. The museum will also debut the original exhibit “Shepard Fairey: Salad Days 1989-1999,” which explores the influence of punk in Fairey’s early work. The exhibits run through Oct. 7. A preview party will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 15.
Keith Urban Concert
DTE Energy Music Theatre
7774 Sashabaw Road, Village of Clarkston
Four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban will bring his Graffiti U World Tour to DTE Energy Music Theatre on Friday, June 22. Country pop singer Kelsea Ballerini will perform as the opening act. The 58-city tour runs through November and will feature Urban’s hits as well as new songs that have never been performed live. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $34 on Ticketmaster.
River Days Festival Summer
11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Summer kicks off on the Detroit RiverWalk with over 50 musical performances, fitness events, and local eateries during the GM River Days Festival June 22-24. Headliners on Friday, June 22 include R&B group Kool & the Gang and the tribute band Beatlemania. Morris Day and The Time and R&B singer Donnell Jones will take the stage Saturday, June 23. Soul singer Avant and Canadian R&B artist Tamia perform Sunday, June 24. Festival hours are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admittance is $3 and $5 after 3 p.m. Admission is free June 22 before 5 p.m. Visit riverdays.com for a list of events.