Sometimes it is hard to keep track of upcoming summer events. Some big events like the Electronic Festival, Detroit River Days and the annual Firework Show have already come and gone. To keep you from sorting through various websites to stay in the “know”, we composed a Top 5 guide to upcoming events you can dig this summer.
July 13 – 15: Detroit APBA, Gold Cup – a powerboat-racing event that is held annually in mid-summer. Besides the daredevil racers, attendees can enjoy some of the city’s finest antique and classic boats. http://www.gold-cup.com/
July 13 – 15: Inaugural Detroit Paradise Valley Music Festival – Dozens of national and local performances are planned. The event will be held in the Paradise Valley cultural district. It’s designed to honor the legacy of Paradise Valley jazz. http://detroitparadisevalleymusicfestival.net/
August 16 – 25: Live, Love, Local Celebration – This celebration will bring together community partners, key leaders, farmers, tree enthusiasts, environmentalists and foodies from throughout the nation to celebrate Detroit’s innovative work focused on building a greener, healthier and more sustainable city. http://greeningofdetroit.com/promotion/2012/06/12/nulla-quis-libero-ipsum-mollis-ornare-tellus/
August 17 – 19: African World Festival – a vibrant, family-style event celebrating African art and music, along with international cuisine from all over the world. African World is held annually in the Hart Plaza and attracts well over a million people, making it Detroit’s premier ethnic festival. http://www.thewright.org/
August 31 – Sept 3: Detroit Jazz Festival – the largest jazz event in North America, in which the Motor Town’s jazz legacy is commemorated and celebrated. Roughly 800,000 people flock to the Hart Plaza to jive to some of the world’s best jazz artists. http://www.detroitjazzfest.com/