8 things to do this weekend in Southeast Michigan

Events for weekend of June 11-13, 2021

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DETROIT – Looking for something to do this weekend in Metro Detroit? Here are some ideas!

(It’s going to be hot this weekend, so pack some extra water and sunscreen if you’re doing something outdoors!)

8 things to do this weekend in Metro Detroit

Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle, June 11-13, all day events:

It’s race weekend in Detroit on Saturday and Sunday, with the return of the Grand Prix. Tickets are available for race days, or you can watch the races on Local 4. Here’s everything you need to know about the event.

Shed 5 Flea, Detroit’s Eastern Market, June 13 (Sunday) from 10am-4pm:

All fleas still promise a hefty dose of new + vintage fashions, junk + antiques, gourmet foods, and art + handmade wares. “Simply put - it’s all the things you love in one place and we’d love for you to join us for an afternoon of summer fun, fresh air, and phenomenal shopping!” More info here.

Tigers vs. White Sox, June 11-13, Comerica Park in Detroit:

The Detroit Tigers have a three-game weekend series with the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park, which now has no capacity limits. Tickets are available for all games here.

17th Annual River Day Fishing Derby, Auburn Hills, June 12 (Saturday):

The 17th Annual River Day Fishing Derby offers youths 16 & under a chance to fish and participate in this free annual contest on the banks of the Clinton River at Riverside Park. Raffle prizes plus; River Day t-shirts for all the kids. More event info here.

Summer Concert Series at Lake St. Clair Metropark (Harrison Township), Sunday, 6:30pm-9pm:

Spend your Sunday evening enjoying music from different metro Detroit bands. The perfect way to extend your weekend and enjoy a concert is at the Lake St. Clair Metropark Activity Center. The Von Zippers (classic rock, oldies) is slated to perform this weekend. Free and open to all ages. More info here.

Seymour Celebration, Oxford, June 11-13:

It’s a carnival! More than 20 rides are open. This is also open June 17-20. More info on hours and where to go right here.

Motor City Irish Festival, Livonia, June 11-13:

Irish music festival with all sorts of family activities and events around Livonia. More info here.

Sidewalk Chalk Day, Ann Arbor, June 13 (Sunday):

A2SF brings us all together for Sidewalk Chalk Day, an outdoor explosion of imagination set close to home. Whether it be children expressing themselves or professional artists delighting with works of art on a concrete canvas, chalk art is part of what makes Top of the Park memorable.” More info here.

Bonus: Free Fishing Weekend in Michigan on June 12-13: What to know

Find more events with our Live Guide calendar here.

About the Author:

Ken Haddad is the digital content and audience manager for WDIV / ClickOnDetroit.com. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013. He enjoys suffering through Lions games on Sundays in the fall.