Today is the first day of spring. While it might not feel like it when you step outside, there are a few sure signs that warmer weather is on the way back to Detroit. Buds are starting to appear on trees. Green stalks that will soon support beautiful flowers are beginning to peek out of the ground. And the Marche Du Nain Rouge is this Sunday.
In honor of spring’s arrival, get out this weekend to transform your fears and doubts about this March into a ton of great memories about the first weekend of spring in Detroit. Here are five ways to make that happen.
Nora is one of those boutiques you don’t expect to see in Detroit but when you finally get there you wonder what took you so long. It is part of Art Detroit Now’s Third Thursday’s promotion, so you get the chance to check out Detroit’s art scene while getting some shopping done.
Speaking of shopping, many Midtown retailers and restaurants are throwing open their doors and offering specials for people who are willing to come and drive the devil out of Detroit.
By now you know we love events with smartly written copy and the staff at Model D has given us something to love. “What does a harbinger of doom do on the eve of his demise? Enjoy one last night of debauchery, of course.” We’re sold!
Runners, you have until midnight tonight to sign up for this 5k. Since this is the first one, you’ll be in an elite group of denizens who can say they remember when they got to chase the red devil out of Detroit before the march even started.
Describing the march itself is tough. It really is something that must be experienced to be understood. The adventurous will be festooned in appropriate costumes, teams of people will be dragging their DIY chariots along the route and the Detroit Party Marching Band will follow along to keep participant’s spirits high.
And from this week’s In Case You Missed It files, our friends at Detroit Unspun give us this glimpse into what you can expect in year four of this parade.