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4 Metro Detroit Events You Probably Haven't Heard Of


With so many events clogging up your calendar and Facebook feed, it’s tough to notice when something a little different is happening in metro Detroit. If you’ve been wanting to expand your horizons, as they say, these four events might be just the thing. From marathons & marshmallow drops to DJ-spinning brunches & community storytelling, here are four events you probably haven’t heard of (but probably should).

Marshmallow Drop

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Photo courtesy of Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority.

Most Easter egg hunts take place during the day, but not this one. In fact, before even getting to the Easter eggs, how about having a bunch of multi-colored marshmallows dropped from a helicopter for kids to collect? That’s what the Howell Marshmallow Drop is all about!

Starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 13 with a flyover from a helicopter dropping marshmallows, the Marshmallow Drop is an event for children ages 0-8. Find a “special” marshmallow and get a prize!

Afterwards, kids will run around with flashlights looking for Easter eggs. A free photo-op with the Easter Bunny will also be available in addition to a nature tour from the Howell Nature Center. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy something from on-site food trucks. Registration for this event is open to the first 1,000 people. To register, click here.

Morning After Brunch

We’ve all had brunch, but how about brunch with a live DJ spinning great music? Add to that a featured chef, cooking up their take on brunch favorites like made-to-order omelettes and chicken & waffles and you’ve got the Morning After Brunch, a monthly event created to shine a light on a local chef and DJ. Chef Kiluanji of Sur La Table and Silver Rain will be the featured chef on April 9, while DJ Ray of #IHeartMafia spins his favorite tracks.

Martian: Invasion of the Races

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Photo courtesy of Martian: Invasion of the Races.

Looking to run a marathon, half-marathon, 5K or 10K? Check out the Martian: Invasion of the Races on Saturday, April 22. This martian-themed day of running kicks off with the aforementioned four races plus a kids’ marathon in the afternoon. Children who are racing will be split into five groups with staggered starting times (every 20 minutes), starting at 11:40 a.m. So, put on your best martian garb and head out to Dearborn April 22.

 

Detroit Stories

For this monthly event, Detroiters are invited to share a story with an audience in order to highlight the diversity that exists within the city. Each month will have a different theme with April’s theme being ‘redemption.’ A total of five storytellers will share their story of redemption on April 14 at The Studio Detroit. Stick around after the stories for coffee and conversation.