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There’s More To Fall Than Pumpkins & Apples. Check Out These Niche Events

By: Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers | October 13, 2017

Have you ever wondered which of the four houses of Hogwarts the Sorting Hat would place you in? Have you ever wanted to put yourself in a literal bubble and knock your friends over? What about staring up at the night sky and learning a thing or two for free? If you said yes to any of these, then you’ll be happy to be a metro Detroiter this fall.

Fall in southeast Michigan is usually filled with haunted houses, cider mills and pumpkin patches, but there’s so much more fun to be had this fall. One night you might find yourself sipping on Beatrix’s Butter Beer. The next week you might be gazing up at the night sky at a planetarium. Or maybe none of that sounds appealing to you and you just want to go hang out with your friends at Youmacon. Whatever the case, there’s no shortage of something fun to do this fall in metro Detroit.

Harry Potter Muggles & Wizards Dinner

This is your chance to dine with the best and brightest of the muggle and wizarding world alike. You’ll be able to partake in Harry Potter-inspired food and drinks, like Luna’s Lavender Lemonade, Bellatrix’s Butter Beer, Quidditch Spinach Quiche and more. This four-course meal will cost $29+tax & 20% gratuity. There are multiple dates occurring in October and November and a pre-paid RSVP is required to attend.

Open Play at Knockerball Michigan

Imagine yourself in an inflatable bubble with nothing but your legs exposed. Now, take that idea and mix in the idea of bumper cars and you have knockerball. It’s a fun sport that gets you moving around and having fun in a safe way. Knockerball Michigan in Livonia currently has fall open play dates and times on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. There are all-ages times as well as times for those ages 12 and up. The best part? One $15 ticket will let you play as long as you want during fall open play times.

Free Public Planetarium Show at Wayne State University

Every Friday night from now until December 8 (except Nov. 24th due to Thanksgiving) at Wayne State University Planetarium you can enjoy a night of learning and stargazing. There will be hands on demonstrations, an overview of the current night sky and a movie projected onto the dome of the planetarium. This is a free event and seating is first come, first serve.

Youmacon 2017

If you’re into anime, manga, video games or just Japanese popular culture in general, Youmacon is the convention to attend in Michigan. This weekend-long event will happen at the Cobo Center & Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center November 2-5 and is your chance to celebrate the things you love about Japanese pop culture with fellow fans. Check out the 24-hour gaming room with all kinds of consoles and board/card games set up for people to take part in at any time. There will also be panels, live musical performances, cosplay and more.