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Things to Do in Metro Detroit this October 2021

October 1, 2021

October has arrived and we’ve got a list of spooktacular things to do in Metro Detroit this month!


10/7 – Dierks Bentley at DTE

Things to do in Metro Detroit this October

Country star Dierks Bentley is bringing his Beers on Me tour to DTE, and he’s not the only attraction — opening acts include up-and-coming singer Riley Green and Parker McCollum, whose new album, Gold Chain Cowboy, recently hit No. 6 on the Top Country charts.



10/8-10/9  – Handcrafters Fall Fair in Northville

Eighty artists from Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin will converge on Northville for the 42nd annual Fall Fair, a two-day celebration of handmade art, specialty foods, décor, jewelry, and more. Check out the website for a list of exhibitors and schedule of events.

Northville Community Center
303 W. Main St., Northville


10/16 – Hallowcrawl 

Things to do In Metro Detroit this October

Dress up and drink your way through various bars in downtown Royal Oak like City Tavern, 526 Main, The Morrie and many more. Tickets are from $11 – $15 and include great extra’s and specials.



10/19 – John Legend at the Masonic Temple

Things to do in Metro Detroit this October

Detroit is the penultimate stop on John Legend’s Bigger Love tour, where the singer will perform career-spanning hits — including tunes from his 2020 album, also titled Bigger Love — with an 11-piece band.



10/23 – Detroit Fall Beer Festival at Eastern Market

Things to do in Metro Detroit this October

Michigan is home to nearly 400 breweries that produce all kinds of craft beer — and the Detroit Fall Beer Festival, a celebration of all-Michigan beer, is the perfect place to find your favorite one. The event, which is in its 12th year, takes over Eastern Market for a day full of beer samples, food from local restaurants, and entertainment from local musicians. Tickets range from $10 – $50 and proceeds from the festival support the Michigan Brewers Guild, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting Michigan beer.



Oct. 23 – Dog Halloween Costume Party

Things to do in Metro Detroit this October

Show off your pet’s cutest get-up at the 8th annual Grand Circus Dog Park Costume Party! This event is free to attend and prizes will be awarded for scariest, most creative, and best and worst costumes.

Grand Circus Park
101 Witherell St., Detroit


10/29 – Music from Harry Potter at Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor

Harry Potter fans, unite! The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra is taking over the Hill Auditorium — known for its incredible acoustics — for a concert of music composed by John Williams, who scored the first three Harry Potter films. Little Hogwarts are welcome, too — this show is an annual tradition that’s fun for the whole family.

Hill Auditorium
825 N University Ave., Ann Arbor


Oct. 31 – The Phantom Emporium Halloween Market

This one-day macabre market featuring 15 artists and vendors who will offer up their creepiest creations at Ferndale’s Rust Belt Market. Music from Jack and the Bear will perform their “Gruesome Gruesome” set of supernatural serenades.

Rust Belt Market
22801 Woodward Ave, Ferndale
Event Page

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