Lifestyle Things to do in Metro Detroit

8 Things to Do in Metro Detroit This August

August 5, 2021

Soak up the last days of summer with these events happening in Metro Detroit this month

By Nicole Grace

Featured photo via facebook.com/WoodwardDreamCruise

Shop Pretty Pottery

Through August 28

flowers in vasePhoto via @pewabic

10:00 am – 5:00 pm / Tuesday through Saturday

10125 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit

Give your home décor a summer update with pieces from Pewabic Pottery’s first-ever outdoor summer market! Show some love for this iconic Detroit spot by browsing the work of more than 50 independent ceramic artists from across North America, all from the downtown Detroit storefront.

Taste Test Tacos

August 13-15

tacosPhoto via Canterbury Village Facebook page

12451 Andersonville Rd, Davisburg

Things are heating up this month with the 2nd Annual Taco Fest, presented by Canterbury Village Events and happening at Springfield Oaks County Park. Enjoy three straight days of 30+ taco vendors, live music, contests, cocktails, outdoor games, and more. Get your tickets here for this can’t-miss event!

Do Some Stretchin’ & Brunchin’

August 14

yoga outdoorsPhoto via @detroityogalab

9:00 am – 10:00 am

2415 Michigan Ave, Detroit

Get in a good stretch followed by a delicious brunch with yoga on the patio at Cork & Gabel. Hosted by Detroit Yoga Lab, the 60-minute flow class is open to all levels . Finish with a complimentary beverage and reserve your table for brunch afterwards!

Drink in Detroit History

August 14

glass of beerPhoto via @motorcitybrewtours

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Spend your Saturday afternoon strolling and sipping through the streets of downtown Detroit with the Detroit Beer History Walking Tour. This guided experience will immerse you in the history of pre- and post-Prohibition breweries around the Eastern Market neighborhood. All tour guests will enjoy a pint of beer and goodie bag to enhance the experience!

Celebrate Community

August 18

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

500 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak

Citizen Yoga is having a birthday party and you’re invited! The company is celebrating its eight-year anniversary at its Royal Oak studio with food from local vendors, raffle prizes, and a special yoga class, featuring music by DJ Mehul.  Register for this free event here!

Let the Good Times (Sushi) Roll

August 19

sushiPhoto via @drsushidetroit

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

1266 Michigan Ave, Detroit

Brooklyn Street Local is collaborating with Dr. Sushi Detroit to host a DIY sushi rolling workshop. In this hands-on class for beginners, you’ll learn how to make four different types of sushi rolls using various ingredients. Workshop tickets are $50 with all supplies, snacks, and sushi-rolling mats provided.

Take a Cruise Down Woodward

August 20-22

cars on streetPhoto via Woodward Dream Cruise Facebook page

Embrace what it means to be part of the Motor City and celebrate classic cars all weekend long. Shop, eat, or simply sit along Woodward Ave. as car lovers from all over show off their vintage vehicles. The Dream Cruise route begins in Pontiac and ends in Ferndale. Check out the event website to learn more about all the fun community events happening throughout the weekend!

Support Michigan-Made Goods

August 27-29

craft market

2369 Joslyn Ct, Lake Orion

End your summer on a fun note by shopping from vendors from across the Great Lakes State at Canterbury Village’s 2nd Annual Michigan Made Festival. Spend the weekend shopping, eating, and drinking — and know that you’re supporting local artists, chefs, and brands.

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