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Lifestyle Things to do in Metro Detroit

5 Fun Things to Do in Metro Detroit This Weekend: July 16, 17 & 18

July 15, 2021

We’ve got your weekend plans right here! Check out these things to do in Metro Detroit

By Perry Haselden

Featured photo via @anetakpawlik

Hit The Beach

July 16

guy playing guitarPhoto by Nick Hagen

4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Campus Martius Park

800 Woodward Ave , Detroit

The ultimate summer beach party (sans water) is happening in downtown Detroit!  Enjoy live music, seasonal cocktails, and delicious food at The Beach at Campus Martius this Friday, starting at 4pm . Can’t make it this week? Don’t be (beach) bummed — the party continues next Friday, July 23.

See a Movie in the Moonlight

July 17

people watching moviesPhoto via downtownrochestermi.com
6:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Downtown Rochester

Watch a movie on the big screen under the stars at Movies in the Moonlight in Rochester. Running through August 7, this free, family-friendly event will feature a new movie each week. This event is BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair), but no need to pack the popcorn — The Little Donut Factory will be popped up, offering all the delicious movie snacks (including donuts, of course). Check out event page to see which movie is playing next!

Go Treasure Hunting

July 18

antique marketPhoto via Royal Oak Antiques and Collectibles Facebook page

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

316 E 11 Mile Rd, Royal Oak

If your idea of a perfect Sunday is hunting for one-of-a-kind antiques and collectables, the Royal Oak Flea Market should be at the top of your itinerary. Shop more than 40 vendors at this weekly event, all year round!

Pick Up a Good Book

July 18

people at book festivalPhoto via @detbookfest

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Eastern Market

2934 Russell St, Detroit

Calling all bookworms! The Detroit Bookfest is taking over Shed 5 at Eastern Market this Sunday. Billed as “the largest book festival in the state of Michigan,” this free event will feature vendors from across the U.S. Craving more than a good book? Food trucks like Nosh Pit Detroit and Delray Barbecue will also be popping up for the day.

Enjoy a Sunday Evening Stretch 

July 18

yogaPhoto via @citizenyoga
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Grand Circus Park

101-157 Witherell St, Detroit

Scare the Sunday scaries away with an evening yoga class, lead by Citizen Yoga. Scheduled at Grand Circus Park (rain or shine), the class is free, and both beginners and experts are welcome. Note: No mats will be available, so be sure to bring your own!

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