Lifestyle Things to do in Metro Detroit

8 Things to Do in Metro Detroit this September

August 30, 2019

Although we are all sad to see summer end, we can enjoy the last of it and welcome autumn with these exciting events.

By Ri’An Jackson

Featured photo via Detroit Zoo



Via Cats' Facebook

Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday Evenings at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday matinees at 2 p.m.

Sunday matinees at 1 p.m.

Fisher Theatre

3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit

The iconic musical “Cats” is coming to the Fisher Theatre Sept. 3-15. This musical, based on T.S Elliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” features an award-winning soundtrack, choreography, cat characters and a riveting plot about a fictional tribe of cats, the Jellicle cats. Tickets start at $35 on ticketmaster.com.


Lenny Kravitz

Via Lenny Kravitz's Facebook

Fox Theatre

2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Rock genius Lenny Kravitz will perform at the Fox Theatre 8 p.m. on Sept. 5. The Grammy award-winning musician, known for his lively acts, will performing music from his 2018 rock album “Raise Vibration.” Tickets start at $39.50 on Ticketmaster.


Run Wild For the Detroit Zoo

Via Detroit Zoo's Facebook

5k run starts 8 a.m.

10k run starts 8:45 a.m.

Non-competitive Walk starts 9:15 a.m.

Detroit Zoo

8450 W. Ten Mile Road, Detroit

Get ready to run wild! At the annual Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo, there will be 5k and 10k runs, a non-competitive walk and a 5k plus 10k combined run. Proceeds for this event will support the Ruth Roby Glancy Animal Health Complex and medical care for animals at the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center. More information and to register, visit detroitzoo.org.


Tour de Fork

Jessica Barris for SEEN

6-9 p.m.

Eastern Market, Shed 3

1445 Adelaide St., Detroit

Support a great cause and taste delicious food at the 6th annual Tour de Fork in Eastern Market’s Shed 3. At the fundraiser hosted by The Children’s Center, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in Metro Detroit, you can sample eats from 30 local restaurants.  Tickets start at $55 at thechildrenscenter.com.


Fall Beer Tasting Cruise

Via Motor City Brew Tours' Facebook

Boarding at 11:30 a.m.

Cruise from noon to 2:30 p.m.

Detroit Princess Riverboat

1 Civic Center Drive, Detroit

Nothing beats a relaxing day on the boat. What makes this boat ride special is that you can indulge in over 40 seasonal beers and hard ciders while cruising along the Detroit River. There will also be appetizers and live entertainment. Boarding the Detroit Princess begins at 11:30 a.m., and the cruise ends at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $65 on eventbrite.com.


Birmingham Street Art Fair

Courtesy Birmingham Street Art Fair

Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Shain Park

260 Martin St., Birmingham

Explore the work of 140 acclaimed artists during this two-day art adventure in downtown Birmingham. There will be a silent auction featuring artwork, with proceeds going to the nonprofit Common Ground. The fair opens 10 a.m. both days. Admission is free.


DIY Street Fair

Via DIY Street Fair's Facebook

Downtown Ferndale

East Nine Mile Road, Ferndale

Friday 6 p.m.-midnight

Saturday 11 a.m. to midnight

Sunday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Ferndale’s 12th annual DIY Street Fair is a celebration of local creatives. At this three-day event, you can gaze at art displays and discover local vendors and musicians. Admission is free. Visit

ferndalediy.com for more information.


Gold Rush Gala

Courtesy Gold Rush Gala

7-11 p.m.

Fisher Building

3011 W Grand Blvd., Detroit

Support Camp Casey, a nonprofit that offers horseback riding programs to children with cancer, sickle cell disease and aplastic anemia, at the Gold Rush Gala. This fundraiser will celebrate Camp Casey and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Attendees are encouraged to dress in gold to honor the organization’s campers and families battling childhood illness. Register at camp-casey.org.

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