Lifestyle Things to do in Metro Detroit

7 Fun Things to Do in Metro Detroit This Weekend

July 1, 2021

Take advantage of the long holiday weekend and check out these events happening around Metro Detroit

By Nicole Grace

Featured photo via Kevin Wong

Take a Summer Stroll

July 1 – 3

horses and buggyPhoto via @thehenryford

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Greenfield Village, Dearborn 

Celebrate Independence Day weekend with the whole family at Greenfield Village! Stroll through the historical streets while listening to musical performances by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. General admission for non-members starts at $22.50 and includes free carousel rides, access to street food and craft beer, and a fireworks finale.

Check Out Local Art

July 1 – 3

people looking at art Photo via @playdetroit

2845 Gratiot Ave, Detroit

Check out Playground Detroit’s latest art exhibit, “Depth of Field,”  before it ends on July 17. Explore the interaction between physical and mental space with featured work by Sheila Nicolin, Jackson E. Joyce, and Michael Polakowski. General admission is free, but guests must RSVP for a specific day and time slot here.

Shop ’til You Drop

July 2 – 4

clothes on rackPhoto via @thevillageofrochesterhills

Village of Rochester Hills, Rochester Hills

Looking for the perfect outfit to wear to this weekend’s festivities? Stop by the Village of Rochester Hills for their summer sidewalk sale, featuring discounts and promotions from local retailers.

Break a Sweat 

July 3

people working out

9:00 am – 10:00 am

8635 Mack Ave, Detroit

Start off the weekend by getting your sweat on at  Detroit Body Garage‘s monthly free community workout class. The class starts at 9 am in front of the garage doors at 8635 Mack Ave in Detroit.

Mix Things Up

July 3

cocktailPhoto via @sugarhousebar

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

2130 Michigan Ave, Detroit 

The Sugar House cocktail bar is hosting a two-hour “Fundamentals of Mixology” class. Sip on a pre-made beverage while learning about the basic ingredients and equipment used in bartending. You’ll make three cocktails, learn professional techniques and leave the course knowing how to make delicious cocktails at home. Get your tickets here!

Play Tourist for a Day

July 3

spirit of DetroitPhoto via @weknowdetroit

1 :00 pm – 3:30 pm

660 Woodward Ave, Detroit 

Join Detroit Experience Factory for an educational walking tour around downtown Detroit. Participants can expect to gain a greater understanding of how Detroit’s history has shaped where it is today, with stops at iconic locations like Campus Martius Park and the Spirit of Detroit. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.

Let Freedom Ring

July 4

bellsPhoto via Carillon Guild at University of Michigan Facebook Page

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

230 North Ingalls St, Ann Arbor

The Carillon Guild at the University of Michigan is hosting a free Independence Day concert at the Burton Memorial Tower, where you can “ring in” the holiday with music created by the tower’s 53 bells.

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