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Things to do in Metro Detroit this August

August 1, 2022

From picking sunflowers and a Napa wine masterclass at Frame, to the award-winning Ain’t Too Proud Motown musical and Belle Isle Art Fair, there are tons of fun things to do in Metro Detroit this August!


August 6-14

Sunflower Days, Wolcott Mill Metropark Farm Center

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Take a wagon ride to a field full of sunflowers where you’ll learn all about the different colors and varieties and then find your own special sunflower to cut and take home. Photo props and stations will be scattered throughout the fields for capturing the special day. Tickets are $10 per person, and children under 2 are free. This program runs at multiple times on Saturdays and Sundays, and you must pre-register at least the day before here.


August 6-7

Belle Isle Art Fair, Detroit

Things to do in Metro Detroit this AugustPhoto courtesy of Belle Isle Art Fair

The Belle Isle Art Fair, which will take place next to the iconic James Scott Memorial Fountain, includes more than 65 juried artists as well as art projects, international food, beer, acoustic music, and more. belleisleartfair.com

August 6

Birmingham Dog Days of Summer

Grab your pooch and enjoy a fun day in downtown Birmingham at a variety of pet-friendly businesses while raising awareness and money for Michigan Humane! Simply look for the Michigan Humane logo inside businesses to find out how they are contributing to help animals in the community. Michigan Humane will be set up in Shain Park from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm where you can learn more about humane communities and how to help.  Click here for more details and a full list of participating businesses.

Aired Out Quilts! Film Premier, Michigan Science Center

Michigan Science Center 2050 John R Street, Detroit

On August 6, the Michigan Science Center will be partnering with the Live Coal Gallery as we host the premier of their film, Aired Out Quilts! Aired Out Quilts is a project that tells the oral histories of eight residents of the Greater Detroit area. These quilts use colors, textures, and patterns woven together to create intricate scenes that help share the stories of individuals who have lived in neighborhoods that are either distinct, in transition, enduring or on the edge of abandonment. The project began with these eight individuals “airing out” these quilts by hanging them up outside their homes. Tickets for this show are available online and at the door, but tickets are limited so it is best to purchase them ahead of time. Tickets are $30 each, with portions of the revenue going directly to the Aired Out Quilts project. Purchase tickets here.

August 9-28

Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Time of the Temptations, Detroit Opera House

Things to do in Metro Detroit this AugustPhoto courtesy of Broadway in Detroit

This is a must-see for Michigan music lovers! Written by Detroit’s own award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau, this Broadway musical chronicles The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, Ain’t Too Proud will hit more than 50 cities during its first national tour, and you don’t want to miss the story of the legendary quintet that rose to fame with 42 Top Ten Billboard hits. ticketmaster.com


August 12-14

Milford Memories Summer Festival

Things to do in Metro Detroit this August

Milford Memories is a family-friendly weekend filled with art, events, music, and food. In addition to the art show, the three-day event features a beer tent, live musical performances, basketball tournaments, a blind canoe race, a 1-mile fun run, a 5k adventure run, morning fitness classes, sand volleyball tournaments, and so much more. milfordmemories.com


August 24

Napa Valley Wine Masterclass Frame, Hazel Park

Things to do in Metro Detroit this August

A two-hour wine tasting workshop with sommelier Sean Crenny will take you deep into Napa Valley to learn the ins and outs of its grape varietals. Tickets are $85 a person and include everything you need for the workshop, take-home wines, and a Frame apron.


August 27

Clawson Fest

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Head to downtown Clawson for top-notch music, craft food, and local artisans. The festival will also include a kids’ corner with make-your-own cotton candy, games, face painting, and more. Enjoy live musical performances from Strange Heart, the Bob Mervak Trio, and Oak City Roots. This free, all-ages event runs from 3-9 p.m. and is located in parking lot 41 at Main Street and Gardner Avenue, south of 14 Mile Road. clawsonfest.com


Throughout the Month of August

Pulse at Glenlore Trails

Things to do in Metro Detroit this August

This multi-sensory experience is a perfect way to spend a summer evening with family or friends! Glenlore Trails is an illuminated night walk through the forest with a dazzling light and sound display open on Thursday through Sunday each week throughout August. Tickets range from $15 – $25 and group discounts are available. glenloretrails.com

Artist Designed Mini-Golf at Cranbrook Art Museum

Things to do in Metro Detroit this August

There is a new way to experience the beauty and art at the Cranbrook Art Musuem – through mini-golf! A custom-designed nine-hold mini golf course is located near the Orpheus Foundation Wednesday to Sunday each week, from 11 am to Sunset. You can also grab snacks and drinks at their Fika Cafe. Wednesdays – SundaysTickets are from $10 – $15 and must be purchased in advance here.  


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