4 Detroit Events Certain to Heat Up Your 2024 Summer Calendar

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Detroit shines as summer emerges from the horizon. Fresh off the NFL Draft, Detroit showed the world it knows how to host an event of any size. There’s plenty more where that came from, so start the season off right by attending one of the city’s premier events. Below are four exciting sights, sounds and activities to check out this summer.

  1. Detroit Grand Prix, May 31-June 2

Speedometers tick higher like thermometers in the summer when the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear scorches through the downtown streets on May 31-June 2.

The riveting action along a 1.7-mile, nine-turn course headlines three days of games, music and food among a family-friendly environment. Iconic Detroit attractions backdrop the track, which speeds through Jefferson Avenue, Atwater Street, St. Antoine and more.

As summer receives the green flag, accelerate downtown to experience a fueled-up city ready to race into the new season.

Purchase tickets here.

  1. Motor City Pride, June 8-9

Michigan’s largest pride celebration arcs its rainbow into Detroit on June 8-9 for a weekend filled with joy, entertainment and solidarity.

Self-expression and inclusivity are the name of the game as thousands join together in celebration of PRIDE and make their way to Hart Plaza via parade to experience live music, art, food, drag shows, dancing and a whole lot more at Motor City Pride.

Entrance to the festival is $5 and ages 12 and under receive free admission. As the festival grows in popularity, a new entrance experience debuts this year, which will be located off Jefferson Avenue at the UAW-Ford building on the west side of Hart Plaza.

  1. Ford Fireworks, June 24

The bright lights of the city take a backseat to the displays of grandeur that light up the night sky for one of the country’s best fireworks shows, the Ford Fireworks, on June 24.

Entering its 66th year, the Ford Fireworks show brilliantly illuminates the Detroit skyline for a free celebration announcing summer’s arrival. Produced by the Parade Company in collaboration with Zambelli Fireworks, the show features more than 10,000 pyrotechnic events visible for miles — but it’s strongly encouraged to admire the spectacle in one of the downtown viewing areas, like Hart Plaza and Belle Isle.

  1. Rocket Mortgage Classic, June 25-30

The 6th annual Rocket Mortgage Classic swings into action for some rounds of professional golf from June 25-30.

The first round commences June 27, where Rickie Fowler is slated to defend last year’s title among a field comprising some of the world’s best golfers. The course provides scoring opportunities early but demands players to execute with precision when choosing to be aggressive, eliciting some exciting play.

Attendees can follow their favorite golfer through the course or relax at one of the viewing decks, accessible to all ticketed fans. Rocket Mortgage Classic also features designated fan areas with their own unique benefits to explore.

Purchase tickets here.

View an entire event calendar here.

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