Things to do in Detroit

Detroit Events

Welcome to the Motor City. Part of our city’s magic is its sense of community. We like to come together and have fun through our creative city events. There are simply too many to list them all, so we’ve chosen the best and most unique upcoming events.

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Disney On Ice | Reach for the Stars

October 12-15, 2017

Come see your favorite Disney characters take to the ice for a night of wonder and magic! Anna and Elsa, together with the hilarious snowman, Olaf, bring to life the melody of songs we sing by heart. From the timeless characters we know and love to new favorites, and everyone in between, a music and dancing extravaganza awaits! This year’s tour, Reach for the Stars, is not to be missed!



9th Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival

October 27-28, 2017

Detroit’s Eastern Market has long been a city favorite. This October, they’ve turned it into a can’t-miss event: one of the largest all-Michigan beer tastings! (More than 800+ craft beers and nearly 120 Michigan breweries.) Nothing pairs better with a local brew than the tempting offerings from Detroit-area restaurants. Enjoy the weekend with both; your stomach will thank you.



Northville Oktoberfest

October 12-13, 2007

There’s no better combination in the fall than German beer, music, food, and traditional dancing. The festival offers something for everyone in your group: a beer tent featuring Warsteiner Beer, live dancing, polka bands, arts and crafts vendors, horse-drawn wagon rides, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and much more!



Detroit Red Wings vs Washington Capitals

October 20, 2017

Little Caesars Arena is the place to be and the Red Wings are the team to champion! As of 2017, the Detroit champions have earned the most Stanley Cup championships of any NHL franchise. Join the fans in the stands and cheer on their next big win!



Southfield’s International Festival

November 17-20, 2017

Originally called the “All World Market”, Detroiters have been celebrating this festival for generations! Festival attendees will experience performances by some of the best cultural performance groups— from Polish, Indian, African, Spanish, and Irish styles to Chinese and many others. A marketplace of craft items, jewelry, imported goods, and cultural foods from many nations around the world await. Come journey the around the world!.



21st Annual EDGEFEST 2017 | Drums Along the Edge

October 18-21, 2017

Downbeat calls it “the annual rite of fall in Michigan music…running off the beaten tracks.” We call it musical utopia. Join the decade-long tradition of Edgefest, bringing creative music, composers, and performers together in a 4-day fest of innovative jazz!



Detroit Zoo Boo

October 13-15 and 20-22, 2017

A truly family-friendly Halloween event, once again Detroit Zoo plays host to their annual “merry-not-scary” Zoo Boo. Bring the kids in costumes and enjoy magic shows, a trick-or-treat trail, and much more! The zoo is even better when you add in an extra dose of fall fun!



Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village

October 13-15, 19-22 and 26-29, 2017

Hailed “the most stirring night of the year”, step into the most enchanting Hallowe’en tale of all during the Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village event. Immerse yourself into the tale of Glinda, Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and Wicked Witch on the yellow brick road to Oz, and many other timeless characters. Then wander along a new path lit by 1,000 ornately carved jack-o’-lanterns until the final chapter leads you to a narrow escape from the scariest characters of all.



Detroit Lions

October 29, 2017

Watch, cheer, and shout for the home team as the Detroit Lions take on the Pittsburg Steelers at Ford Field. There’s no better way to watch the game than from the stands, so join the excitement and join the fans; it’s time to catch the “Lions fever”!



Janet Jackson in Concert | State of the World Tour

October 29, 2017

Listen to what you already love: smash hits from Janet Jackson’s ‘Unbreakable’ album, and then experience her soon-to-be-released tracks and a live production. Featuring her career’s socially conscious music, join Janet Jackson on her State of the World Tour and relive her chart-topping music!