Have Fun in Detroit/ Find Summer 2009 events in the Detroit area~

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Are you having trouble finding things to do in the Motor City? Check out all the events and things to do in the Detroit area below. For more information go to http://detroit.donyell.net

June 2009 Events

* Midsummer Nights in Midtown – every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in the month of June; A different Midtown venue each evening of the series, presenting performances for everyone to enjoy, including family activities at the Detroit Science Center, an aerial dance performance with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, avant-garde jazz and international music, award-winning poets and authors and more.

* Detroit’s Big Bar Night – June 4, 2009; Noon – 8 pm; Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit and Generation Goodwill are teaming up with a handful of Detroit bars for a fundraising event to fight local unemployment. WHERE: Bookies Bar & Grill – 2208 Cass Avenue (313.962.0319); Detroit Pub – 1326 Brush Street (313.963.3500); Jacoby’s – 624 Brush Street (313.962.7067); Patrons can participate by donating $5 for a Generation Goodwill wristband, and each bar will provide exclusive food and drink offers for wristband purchasers. All money raised will support Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit’s mission to provide job training, education and career assistance to unemployed individuals in the region.
* Detroit Black Expo III – June 5 – 7, 2009; Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center; “A Weekend of Economic, Networking and Entrepreneurship Empowerment
* 4th Annual Chaldean Festival – June 5 – 7, 2009; Southfield Civic Center Pavillion; celebration of contemporary Chaldean culture for anyone who wishes to be a part of the festivities and embrace Chaldean culture, music and food. The three-day festival will feature carnival rides, children’s activities, food and merchant, booths, live entertainment, dancing and more.
* Ann Arbor 2009 Summer Festival – June 12 – July 5, 2009
* Red Bull Air Race – June 13 – 14, 2009; Detroit River
* Fifth Annual Hot Blues and BBQ Festival – June 19 – 20, 2009; Scripter Park Hot Blues And Bbq, Oxford, MI
* River Days 2009 – June 19 – 21, 2009; Detroit River Walk
o The Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast Sandwich Making and Eating Contest will feature three of the fastest sandwich makers going head-to-head against three World Class Major Eaters to see who is faster. Saturday, June 20 @ 2:00 p.m.; GM Plaza Stage
* Arab American Festival – June 19 – 21, 2009; Dearborn
* Cruisin’ Gratiot – June 20, 2009
* Detroit Fireworks – June 24, 2009 (Wednesday); Thursday is raindate; 10:06pm; Hart Plaza and Detroit River
* Stars and Stripes Festival – June 26 – 28, 2009; Mount Clemens
* Jazzin’ on Jefferson 2009 – June 27, 2009; 11 am – 9 pm; A free street festival in the heart of the Jefferson East community featuring vendors, merchants, artists, and musicians.

July 2009 Events

* Comerica CityFest – July 1-5, 2009; New Center
* Michigan ElvisFest – July 10 – 11, 2009; Ypsilanti; Historic Depot Town
* 2009 APBA Gold Cup – July 10-12, 2009; Detroit River
* 2nd Annual Cruisin’ Michigan Avenue – July 11, 2009; Wayne, Westland, Inkster, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn
* PAH-FEST:Motown 2009 – July 13 – 19, 2009; Open to the public, this unique entirely-free digital media festival gives Metro-Detroiters access to digital equipment and professional coaching, enabling them to take part in movie-making.
* DMC GUILD ANNUAL GOLF OUTING – July 13, 2009; 12:00 p.m. & 12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start; Detroit Golf Club
* I aRt Festival – July 25 – 26, 2009; unique, interactive event featuring juried artists’ booths, a variety of food, live entertainment, arts workshops, demonstrations and children’s activities. The Marquee is located behind town hall at 15145 Beech Daly; July 25th from 11am-9pm and July 26th from 10-3pm
* 15th Annual Vans Warped Tour 2009 – Friday, July 31, 2009 @ 12:00pm; Comerica Park

August 2009

* Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook – August 1, 2009; Held indoors at the Shotwell Gustafson Pavilion at the magnificent Meadow Brook Hall in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the internationally renowned Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance. See 100 significant and historic automobiles cross the auction block from pre-war classics to exotic sports cars.
* 15th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise – August 15, 2009
* WON FROM THE HEART – August 20, 2009; 6:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m.; International Banquet Center – Greektown
* 2009 Michigan State Fair – August 28 – September 7, 2009; State Fairgrounds; 10am – 10pm
* 2009 Ilitch Charities Celebrity Golf Classic – pre-event party will be held Sunday evening, August 30, 2009, at MotorCity Casino Hotel. The Celebrity Golf Classic will be held Monday, August 31, 2009, at Oakland Hills Country Club.

September 2009 Events

* 2009 Michigan State Fair – August 28 – September 7, 2009; State Fairgrounds; 10am – 10pm
* 30th Detroit International Jazz Festival – September 4 – 7, 2009; Downtown Detroit

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