5 Things Happening This Weekend in the D

By: Karen Talaski | March 12, 2020

If you have ever wanted to be a tourist in your own hometown, then this weekend is an ideal time to go exploring. There are owls all around us, so hang out with feathered enthusiasts as they take a special nighttime walk. Join the St. Patrick’s Day revelers in Corktown, one of Detroit’s oldest neighborhoods. Join some hungry folk on a special food tour of the city. Whatever you do inside or out, you’ll find lots to eat and friendly faces In the D.

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Community – Owl Prowl

Who wants to learn about owls? If you answered in the affirmative, then check out the Detroit Exploration and Nature Center on Woodward. The evening will start with a short talk about owls. Then, the group will enjoy an evening walk while playing some owl calls. Hopefully, a few local owls will take part and fly back or call out. Organizers recommend dressing for the weather and wearing waterproof boots. Flashlights and headlamps are optional, but likely will make the owl prowl even more fun. 

Sports – Monster Jam (RESCHEDULED)

Update: This event has been rescheduled for July 25-26, 2020.

You’ll see all walks of life attending Monster Jam Saturday night at Ford Field, so bring your truck- and people-watching glasses. Monster Jam describes itself as the “big leagues of motorsports competition,” taking 12,000-pound trucks onto a dirt course. Some of the vehicles on display during the event have equally grand names such as Grave Digger, El Toro Loco and more. The drivers, who are athletes in and of themselves, will do all kinds of tricks, races and skills challenges. This is a family-friendly event and requires tickets.

Entertainment – St. Patrick’s Day Parade and events (CANCELED)

Update: This event has been canceled.

All of Detroit will be Irish in some way on Sunday. In addition to the big St. Patrick’s Day parade that afternoon in Corktown, there are celebrations all over the city. Head over to Batch Brewing for some brunch. Enjoy friends and family during a corned-beef fest at the Two Way Inn. Last year, the Two Way sold more than 170 pounds of corned beef, so you know the meal and the company will be good. 

Art & Music – Visions of Detroit

Detroit is visually stunning in terms of its riverside location and its amazing architecture. But it also has some of the most generous and beautiful people living within its 139 square miles. “Visions of Detroit” is an art display that centers around Detroit’s families and neighborhoods. Generations of families have made Detroit their home, and 19 artists from the Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club – a city treasure in and of itself – will be showing off their original artwork, which focuses on the family in Detroit. 

Food – Order Up! The Detroit Food Tour

If you love when people tell you stories and you want to share that experience with 48 or so new friends, then you should try a tour with Detroit History Tours and Club. The ticketed tour takes place on a luxury bus and will take you all over the city’s best restaurants and diners. You’ll learn about how coneys are made, get to know ethnic specialties that made Detroit famous and all about the great sweets that have made people happy for decades. Detroit is a city of food and food entrepreneurs, so grab a ticket to get to know the whole scoop. This is an “adults only” event.