March Mashup: A Month Of Fun and Festivities

By: Carolyn Hall | March 1, 2024
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As the winter chill begins to thaw, Metro Detroit blossoms with a diverse array of events in March, celebrating everything from culinary arts to scientific explorations. March is particularly notable for celebrating Women’s History Month and offers a plethora of activities and experiences that cater to a wide range of interests. From family-friendly learning and weekend shopping to tasting dinners and night-out ideas, let’s dive into some of the most anticipated events happening around the Metro Detroit area this March…


March 9

6603 North Wayne Road, Westland

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Triple Threat Studios’ Women for Women Small Business showcase is a must-visit for art enthusiasts and supporters of local entrepreneurs. Shop with local vendors, offering items ranging from Indigenous artwork to permanent jewelry, make a floral bouquet at a flower station, and have time out with friends. “Who are we? Three women artists who are dedicated to supporting and showcasing other female artists and entrepreneurs in the Detroit area. Our mission is to build a community that prioritizes the support of female artists and entrepreneurs,” shares one member of the trio, Naomi Cavanaugh. Their Women for Women showcase is an exemplary celebration of female creativity and entrepreneurship, perfect for Women’s History Month, and is free to attend. Check out all of the vendors that will be in attendance on their social media

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Photo courtesy of Triple Threat Studios


March 9 – 10

28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi

Are you obsessed with maple syrup? Interested in learning about how sap becomes syrup and enjoying some pure maple syrup? Check out the Tollgate Farm and Education Center’s Maplefest. This event is a sweet treat for all ages, offering a chance to learn about and taste authentic maple syrup. This indoor and outdoor experience takes you to identify and tap a maple tree, tour the sugar shack, taste sap, syrup, and sugar, and learn about maple tools and technology. Amidst all of the excitement, enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake session in a historic 19th-century barn. Read more and register for a hourly time slots throughout the weekend of the 9th and 10th. 


March 10

567 Livernois, Ferndale

Ferndale Project is celebrating its 4th anniversary throughout March by changing things up and offering lagers for the first time. Additionally, for a unique and lively dining experience, Ferndale Project’s drag brunch with Ferndale Pride is the place to be. Combining fabulous performances with delicious brunch options, it’s an event that promises both entertainment and palate satisfaction. Tickets include a beverage of your choice along with an exciting show. For brunch, stick with a savory palette with the hot honey mac and cheese, smoked cheddar shrimp and grits, or Ferndale’s brunch burger that features a hash brown patty, bacon onion jam, a fried egg, and more. If you prefer something sweeter, order up Mikey’s French toast with an apple puree and berry compote, as well as a fruit parfait bowl.

Row of cocktails for brunch at the bar.

For even more brunch suggestions, check out our list of boozy brunch spots here.


March 16

5020 John R Street, Detroit

For those with a love for science and brews, Brewsology at the Michigan Science Center is an event not to be missed. It’s an innovative blend of learning and leisure, offering a boozy hybrid of a school field trip with various brews. This 21+ event takes over the Science Center for an after-hours experience with over 40 local craft breweries and cideries. Attendees can expect to experience the exhibits, science demonstrations, and access to brewery experts while sampling different beers. Grab your tickets while they last.


March 16 & 17

Downtown Detroit

Ready to get into the Irish spirit and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Bar Crawl Live! is hosting two bar crawls for everyone to join in on the fun. “Shamrocks and shenanigans for all as we celebrate with 100’s of people while enjoying free cover at 5+ of the best bars in Detroit while dancing to the hottest local DJs. Not only that, but we are giving you a full-access digital bar list of all participating venues offering discounted Irish-themed drinks and food specials so you know exactly where to make some pour decisions! Tickets are here today but might be leprechaun tomorrow, so get your tickets now!” enthuses Liz from Bar Crawl LIVE. Pick either night to hit top bars, or grab tickets for both nights and celebrate all weekend long.

bar crawl live! st. patrick's day march event flyer
Photo courtesy of Bar Crawl LIVE!


March 5 – 17 

3011 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit

Broadway in Detroit brings Harper Lee’s classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” to life on stage. This gripping tale, known for its profound narrative and moral depth, promises to be a theatrical experience that will resonate with all audiences. Performances on this tour include evening shows Tuesdays through Sundays, with matinees on the weekends. Broadway in Detroit recommends this show for ages 12 and up due to the themes of the performance and the language used. Purchase your tickets early and reserve your seats here.


March 19

44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth

Bourbon enthusiasts take note. Saint John’s Resort is hosting a selection tasting, an exclusive event that allows you to savor and vote on which becomes their first-ever select barrel. Saint John’s Resort has collaborated with Detroit City Distillery and plans to present a carefully crafted bourbon selection along with a strolling menu throughout the evening. Taste through the selections, vote on your favorite, and then savor the beverage of your choice with two drink tickets that are also included in your experience. Grab your tickets here to reserve your influential spot. 


March 7, 14, 19, 21, 22

Multiple locations in Metro Detroit

Have you ever watched a movie and desperately wanted to try a meal that was made in it? Andiamo is presenting its Passport to Wine series with wine and food tastings inspired by beloved movies throughout the next few months. These events are an invitation to explore the world through meals based on different films. For March, the three-course meal is inspired by Chef (2014) and will transport you to Cuba with a Mojo Pork Cubano course. The movies won’t be screened at the events but will be discussed along with learning and laughs throughout the evening. Select your local Andiamo location to see which evening the series is taking place near you. 


March 7 

600 East University Drive, Rochester

To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Royal Park Hotel is hosting a special event that’s more than just a nod to the achievements of women but also features a delightful experience for bourbon lovers. “In honor of Women’s History Month, we wanted to create a fun and inspiring event that highlighted the talents of our female Executive Chef Natalia Liska, shares our love of bourbon with the community, and offers some behind-the-scenes history into the women of Maker’s Mark,” shares Sarah Osbourn, the hotel’s Marketing Manager. This event promises to be a blend of gastronomy, history, and empowerment, all wrapped in an evening of sophistication. With a three-course dinner menu, bourbon aficionados will be delighted with cocktails perfectly crafted to pair. Purchase your tickets to reserve your spot at this exciting dinner. 

maker's mark bottle of bourbon with a glass on ice
Photo courtesy of Royal Park Hotel