đź”’ 10 things to do this weekend in Metro Detroit

Events for weekend of October 1-3, 2021

Race for the Cure

DETROIT – Fall is in the air with several pumpkin-themed festivals, plus a few shows to get you through the weekend.

10 things to do this weekend in Metro Detroit

The District Art Walk, Friday 5-9 p.m.: End the work week with a little creativity! Get inspired by local artists down the alley between the Fox Theatre and Little Caesars Headquarters. Enjoy beats by DJ Drummer B, dance performances, and several food and beverage options. Discounted parking for the Art Walk is available at the Fox Garage. More info here.

Blake Shelton (Little Caesars Arena), Friday 7 p.m.: Blake’s taking a quick break from his “The Voice” coaching duties to bring his “Friends and Heroes” tour to Motor City. The country superstar is bringing along Martina McBride, Tracy Byrd, John Anderson and Lindsay Ell. More info and tickets here.

Chelsea Handler (The Fillmore), Friday 7 p.m.: Chelsea has a thing or two to say about the pandemic and going through quarantine. Look back through the strange 18 months of Zoom calls, banana bread and Tiger King through Handler’s wild perspective. Get tickets here.

Komen Detroit Race for the Cure, Saturday 7 a.m.: Lace up your running shoes to help end breast cancer. The race kicks off at 9 a.m. at Milliken State Park. Participants can attend in-person or virtually via live stream. Day-of registration is also available. Registration information here.

Harvest Festival (Palmer Park), Saturday 1-4 p.m.: Get cozy this fall with a safe, outdoor celebration for the whole family. Enjoy donuts and cider while picking through the pumpkin patch and learn all about the wild animals and nature of Palmer Park. Admission is free. More info here.

Pumpkinfest (MSU Tollgate Education Center), Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Hop on the wagon in search of your perfect pumpkin. You can even get up close and personal with farm animals in the historic 160-acre farm. Admission is $5, children 2 and under are free. More info here.

Soul Train 50th Anniversary, Friday 7 p.m.: Boogie on down to the Music Hall’s amphitheater for a night of funky music. Relive the glory of the 70s and show off your moves in front of the big screen featuring classic clips from the legendary show. Get tickets here.

Ferndale Pride, Saturday 12:30-10 p.m.: Celebrate your pride with one of the largest LGBTQIA+ events in Michigan. Two stages and almost 200 vendors line the streets at Woodward and 9 Mile Road for the 10th anniversary of this color-filled festival. Admission is free and is open to all ages. Check the full schedule here.

Boathouse Beer Fest, Saturday 3-6 p.m.: Say “cheers” to saving a Belle Isle icon. Explore the historic building while enjoying up to 10 samples from over 100 beer, wine and cocktail options. Food trucks and acoustic music by the river will help keep the party going. Proceeds will go to restoring the 1902 Mediterranean-style Boat House. VIP and general admission tickets here.

BOO!Kley Night Market, Saturday 5-9 p.m.: Get into the Halloween spirit in Downtown Berkley with a late evening of food, fun and shopping. Over a dozen shops will transform their storefronts with spooky décor. The night market also coincides with Restaurant Weekend with each participating location offering devilish deals. Participating vendors and map here.

Find more events with our Live Guide calendar here.

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