Birds chirping, fresh air, pretty flowers. These are a few of my favorite things—also, surefire signs that spring is in the air. When all traces of snow have officially melted and there’s no longer a thick sheet of ice on your car windshield, it’s time to jump for joy. Spring has sprung!
Dance those last remaining glimpses of Seasonal Affective Disorder away at the 7th Annual Motor City Blues Festival on Saturday, March 23. The event is taking place at Detroit’s Masonic Temple and will feature some of the best musicians in the genre.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, the Tigers’ home opener is set to take place on Friday, April 5. Regardless of whether you have tickets or not (or even enjoy baseball, for that matter), this is a cause for a celebration. Head down to the D and watch the game at the bar, host a party at home, whatever floats your boat. Baseball season is the number one indicator of spring, so do SOMETHING!
Coming in at a close second in the “what best represents Detroit” category is obviously Bob Seger. And wouldn’t you know it, he’s performing not one but two upcoming shows at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Mark your calendar and attend either show on Thursday, April 11 or Saturday, April 13.
I can’t speak for everyone, but I am eagerly anticipating being able to spend some time outdoors sans mittens and shivering. If you’ve got a bike collecting dust in the garage, put it to use. If you don’t own one, borrow one from a local bike rental like Wheelhouse Detroit. You don’t need to be decked out in spandex shorts and fancy shoes to pedal around your neighborhood a few times. Don’t forget the helmet!
The first days of spring are the best time to grab your camera and hit the trail. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got a disposable or a DSLR with 900 interchangeable lenses, the idea is to have fun and enjoy the outdoors. Whether you go out on your own or have a scavenger hunt with friends, everything is in bloom, so why not document it?
Kiss the winter blues goodbye, get your behind off the couch and do something fun! You no longer have an excuse to hibernate!