It’s safe to say that we all have at least one comfort food, and that should be celebrated. Similar to how you go see your favorite band when they are in town, foodies should celebrate their favorite foods at festivals as well. Metro Detroit has plenty of events to help you do that in the coming months, so whether you want to celebrate seafood, Chinese food, or great beer, here are some food festivals you need to check out.
The largest lobster and seafood festival in the Midwest will take over Hart Plaza starting today, September 14. The fifth annual celebration will feature fresh lobster, live music performances, family-friendly activities, unique craft shopping, and more! The festival takes place this weekend running through Sunday, September 16, so if you want to go, head down to Hart Plaza before it’s too late!
20 of the best Chinese restaurants in Michigan will be on display at this year’s Detroit China Festival taking place on Saturday, September 22. With the best Chinese food in the state, unique Asian drinks, Detroit’s top DJ’s, and interactive games, this festival is sure to be a hit. The event at Grand Circus Park is expected to be the largest Asian themed event ever in Detroit with over 10,000 guests, so be sure to get there early to try all of the great food on display!
Combining the joys of a boat ride and Oktoberfest, the Boatoberfest Beer Tasting Boat Cruise is sure to be fun trip on the Detroit Princess Riverboat on Friday, October 6. The tour will have over 35 seasonal beers and hard ciders on hand to try over the three hour boat ride. To find more great events hosted by the Motor City Brew Tours, be sure to visit their website.
The 2018 Michigan Restaurant Show will take place at the Suburban Collection Showplace starting on Friday, October 16. More than 3,000 restaurant operators will be on hand at this year’s event where they will be sharing anecdotes on their journey, taking part in unique demonstrations, and interacting with consumers. Be sure to check out the event’s in-depth agenda to plan your weekend accordingly.
If you’re a fan of craft beers, then do we have the event for you. The Detroit Fall Beer Festival is one of the largest all-Michigan beer tastings in the state and features over 800 beers locally crafted by more than 110 Michigan Breweries. The event takes place at Eastern Market, and it is encouraged that you buy your tickets as soon as possible, which you can do here.