17 things to do this weekend in Metro Detroit

Weekend event guide for May 19-21

By Ken Haddad, Alex Atwell - Photojournalist
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DETROIT - Looking for something to do this weekend in Metro Detroit?

Check out our Metro Detroit weekend guide below.

Friday, May 19:

Meet Your Best Friend at the Detroit Zoo: The Michigan Humane Society and the Detroit Zoological Society will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo event, sponsored by Purina from 1pm to 7pm Friday, May 19, and 10am to 5pm on Saturday, May 20.

Motor City Comic Con: Sean Gunn and Michael Rooker will be attending!


Plant Sale & Garden Market: It's time to mark your calendars for the annual plant sale and garden market at the Henry Ford Estate! Plants for sale include unique perennials, wildflowers, heirlooms, pollinator-attracting and shade-loving plants, culinary herbs, annuals, water garden plants, stepping stones, garden art, mason bee houses, and bird houses.

Saturday, May 20:

Detroit Touch-A-Truck: West Riverfront Park will feature some heavy-duty metal on Saturday, May 20 as the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy hosts the third annual Touch-a-Truck!

Spring Into Corktown: Spring Into Corktown is Saturday, May 20th and we'd love for you to join us! There will be tons of family-friendly fun activities throughout the day from new statues in our neighborhood to the Detroit Party Marching Band - free yoga classes to historical shuttle tours, it's going to be a pretty amazing day in Corktown. Hope to see you there!


Motor City Soul Club: May Soul Stomp: We're back at Marble Bar for the May edition of our monthly Soul Stomp. Bringing you the finest in rare soul and funk from the '60s and '70s. We're doing all vinyl, all night.

Detroit Pheasant Walk: Join Detroit Audubon for our second ever pheasant walk in Detroit! We are so happy that our first walk was a success and are excited for another Detroit Pheasant Walk!

Grand Opening - HopCat - Royal Oak: HopCat opens in Royal Oak on May 20 with 100 of the best Craft Beers we can find, plus free Crack Fries all day. Our first 200 guests will receive a card good for a free order of Crack Fries every week for a year.

Preakness 2017 Party: Want to see if Derby winner Always Dreaming will take the Triple Crown? Join us for the event of the year at the 2017 Preakness Party at Hazel Park Raceway!

The 2017 Motown Mowdown By Craftsman A 12 Hour Mowing Marathon: The Motown Mowdown by Craftsman at Sears is The Detroit Mower Gang's largest volunteer event. We mow and clean parks for 12 hours straight. It is a marathon of mowing.

Steve Martin & Martin Short at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

2017 Detroit Heart Walk: Join us at Wayne State University for the Detroit Heart Walk, Saturday May 20th. There will be a 1 and 3 mile walk, as well as a 5K run.

Sunday, May 21:

Flower Day 2017 at Eastern Market: Flower Day takes place every year on the Sunday after Mother’s Day and has been a time-honored tradition of Eastern Market since 1967. Growers offer a wide variety of flowers at a great value so we recommend you come early for the best selection!

Bike & Brunch: A Tour of the North End Urban Farms: Join Hazon Detroit as we bike our way through the North End visiting a few of the more than 1,400 urban farms in Detroit. 

Rouge Park Bird Walk: On Saturday May 20th, Friends of Rouge Park are having their Annual volunteer cleanup and park and river improvement day from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm. Volunteer if you can!

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