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5 July Events Happening in the D


Independence Day is certainly the flashiest event in July, but that does not mean the rest of the month is a snoozefest. There are plenty of fun activities for adults and families, so here are five events to look forward to for the rest of July.

Art in the Park (July 8-10)

The 36th annual Art in the Park will bring over 400 artists from around the country to Kellogg Park in Plymouth. This year’s event will feature a wide assortment of paintings, ceramics, woodwork, photography, and more available for purchase. Children can also get involved with the art as every year kids can contribute to the festival’s community mural. 

Concerts of Colors (July-14-17)

The Arab American National Museum presents the 24th Annual Concert of Colors, metro Detroit’s diversity festival featuring music, food, and merchandise from all over the world. The four-day festival unities Detroit’s diverse communities and ethnic groups for a celebration of the world’s wide ranging musical acts. This year features the unveiling of the final Top 10 of Detroit’s 100 Hundred Greatest songs, presented by the Detroit Free Press.

Pig & Whiskey 2016 (July 15-17)

The epic summer barbecue in downtown Ferndale is back to bring you the best pork, beef, whiskey, and music southeast Michigan has to offer. The free three day event features over 50 whiskeys, bourbons, and scotches for guests to try along with some of the most unique barbecue dishes out there. 

Burger Bash Detroit (July 22) 

Over 40 Michigan restaurants will be bringing their best burgers and craft brews to Burger Bash Detroit on July 22 at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. No matter how you like your burger done, there is something for everyone to try. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and general admission tickets start at $25.

Ernie- A Play by Mitch Albom (July 28-Aug 14)

The hit play will return for a sixth year at the City Theater in downtown Detroit. The short play about the baseball legend written by Mitch Albom has been a crowd favorite between baseball and non-baseball fans alike. The play focuses on the career of legendary Tigers’ broadcaster and highlights some of the biggest baseball moments he was able to call. 

Whether you’re looking to enjoy the summer weather or ways to escape the heat, metro Detroit has plenty of exciting events for you to check out!