What to do around town this weekend?

Lots to see, do around Metro Detroit

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DETROIT - If the crowds at the Woodward Dream Cruise aren't your cup of tea, there are plenty of other fun things to do in Metro Detroit this weekend.

African World Festival in Detroit:

The 31st annual event is back at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Aug. 16-18th.

This year's theme is Rising to the Top.

The festival features performances, poetry, arts and crafts, African drumming and dance, vendors and ethnic foods.

More than 150 vendors with import and visual arts, handcrafted items, apparel, accessories and foods will be on hand.

The family style event starts at 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

The festival is free with museum admission, which is $8 for adults ages 13-61 and $5 for ages 3-12.

IMAGES: Annual African World Festival.

Back to school fair:

Kick-off the new school year at the 12th Annual After-School and Back-to-School fair on Saturday, August 17th.

The event runs from noon till 4 p.m. at the Casino on Belle Isle.

Parents and school children can explore after-school programs, non-profit agencies and take part in several giveaways and events.


Experience Greek culture during the week long festival in St. Clair Shores.

The festival is an end-of-the-summer tradition which captures the flavor of Greece through its festive outdoor atmosphere with live music, Greek dancing and more.

The festival starts Thursday, August 15th and concludes Sunday, Aug. 21, at 8 p.m.

IMAGES: Celebrate Greek culture.

Susan G. Komen 3-day:

Come out and support the Warriors in Pink who will be taking part in the annual walk to benefit breast cancer research.

Community supporters are invited to visit any of the following public stops along the Michigan 3-Day route:

Saturday, August 17 Public Cheering Station:

8:15 - 9:45 a.m. Downtown Northville Center Street between Dunlap Street & E Cady Street (East side) Northville, MI 48167

9:15 - 1 p.m. Kellogg Park Ann Arbor Trail and Main Street Plymouth, MI 48170

Sunday, August 18 Public Cheering Station:

7:25 - 8:10 a.m. Kennedy Elementary School 14201 Hubbard Street, Livonia, MI 48154

Closing Ceremony:

4:30 - 5 p.m. Ford World Headquarters One American Road Dearborn, MI 48126

Downtown Detroit Days:

Downtown Detroit Days, which is inspired by the original shopping event that began in the 1950s, is returning for a second year.

Woodward Avenue's 511 Building will be reactivated and transformed into a lively marketplace highlighting some of Detroit's best brands, artisans and food vendors.

Event hours:

August 17, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
August 18, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

The event is located at 511 Woodward Avenue, Between Larned Street and West Congress Street in Detroit.

Kenny Chesney:

Kenny Chesney will keep in country when he takes the stage Saturday at Ford Field,

Eric Church, Eli Young Band, and Kacey Musgraves will share the stage with Chesney.

At last check tickets were still available and the show starts at 5 p.m.

Tigers game:

The Detroit Tigers will take on the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park.

Game starts at 7 p.m. and the Tigers will look to stop the the Royals three game winning streak.

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