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Things to do in Metro Detroit This Weekend: 6/23 to 6/26

June 21, 2022

From bonfires and hot air balloons, to garden tours, fireworks and musical experiences around town, there are so many fun things to do this weekend in Metro Detroit!


June 23

Poolside Performances: Photosynthesis, Cranbrook

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Poolside Performances are an exploration of experimental music, movement, and mark-making. The inaugural performance, Phonosynthesis, features two musical duos — Sophiyah E. with Detroit Bureau of Sound, and 3k — delivering gentle sounds that evoke the gamut of plant life—featuring sound synthesis and live plants used as instruments amid the verdant surroundings of the Cranbrook Art Museum grounds near the Triton Pools. Event is free, more information here.


June 24

Henry Threadgill and Zooid Plus with the DSO, Detroit

7:00 pm

This free concert for the community is presented by the Modern Ancient Brown Foundation, featuring Pulitzer Prize winning composer, saxophonist and flautist, Henry Threadgill. Threadgill composed this  new score inspired by the work of friend and artist, McArthur Binion, and includes a variety of New York and Detroit-based musicians. Tickets are free but registration is required here.


Detroit Booze Carnival, Eastern Market

The inaugural Detroit Booze Carnival celebrates games and booze. Guests will have the opportunity ot sample beer and spirits while trying their hand at classic carnival and oversized games. General admission tickets include access at 7 p.m. and 10 drink samples. Tickets start at $30 and are available here.


June 24 – 25

30th Annual Garden Tour, Grosse Pointe Garden Center

Seven beautiful local gardens are being featured for the 30th Annual Garden Tour. You can also check out the Creatures of the Night Enrichment series with learning stations on bats, moths, and other nocturnal dwellers. Garden docents will be in the gardens to answer any gardening questions you may have. Tickets may be used either Friday or Saturday, and are available here.


June 24 – 27

Michigan Challenge Balloonfest

The Michigan Challenge Balloonfest is a summertime favorite for families. There are activities planned for everyone from skydiving and stunt kite shows to carnival rides and fireworks, in addition to the balloon launches. Entry into the event costs $5 per person. More information is available here michiganchallenge.com.


June 25

Annual Dog Prom at Grand Circus Park, Detroit

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Head to Grand Circus Park on Saturday from 2-4 pm for the Grand Circus Park Annual Dog Prom. Dress up your furry friend in their best formal wear and  they’ll have the chance to compete to win Prom Queen & King, Princess & Prince, Duchess & Duke. More information here.


Backwoods & Bonfires Music Festival, Detroit

This event features everything from live music to adult bounce houses. Backwoods and Bonfires is happening at the Russell Industrial Event Center on June 25, from 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Tickets and full lineup available here.

Artist Antonio Molinari Book Signing and Reception, West Bloomfield

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Automotive designer by day, artist by night, Antonio Molinari creates contemporary large scale abstract paintings in his free time. Art Leaders Gallery is hosting a book signing and reception for Detroit artist, Antonio Molinari. In addition to signing his new limited edition, hard-cover coffee table book, his original paintings will be on display and for sale. Appetizers and drinks will be served. Tickets are $50 and proceeds will be donated to CARE House Detroit. Register here.



June 26

Yoga in the Garden, Meadowbrook Mansion

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Start your Sunday off among the beautiful gardens at the historic Meadowbrook Mansion. Breath in the fresh air and work on your flexibility. All levels are welcome. Bring a water bottle and yoga mat. Class is $15 for non-members. Registration here.


Cars Under the Stars Fireworks Celebration, M1 Concourse

5:00 pm gates open, fireworks start at 9:45 pm

The M1 Concourse is holding it’s 5th Annual Cars Under the Stars Fireworks Spectacular presented by Coca-Cola this Sunday. There will be food trucks, craft beer stands, live music and of course, an incredible fire works display!  Tickets are as follows:

$10.00 Walk-in
$5.00 for Pontiac residents
$30.00 trackside parking (includes driver and passengers)
$45.00 arena parking (includes driver and passengers)

More information and tickets can be found here.

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