What's on tap this week around Metro Detroit

The Little Sable Point Light in Western Michigan. "This is one of my favorite places for too many reasons to list." Photo: Nick Irwin/Instagram

Weather: High 76°, Low 60° ⛅

Happy Sunday! It's the last Sunday without Lions football for a while, so enjoy the stress free day. We have some morning shower chances, but it'll be a decent day around town.

We're also continuing to track Hurricane Dorian as it approaches Florida.

Check the latest forecast at ClickOnDetroit.com/WeatherCenter.

🚧 MDOT lifts traffic restrictions for Labor Day weekend travel

Some actual GOOD traffic news if you're on the road this weekend. MDOT is removing lane restrictions on more than two-thirds of its road and bridge projects statewide to ease traffic delays for holiday travelers. Find the full list of projects here.

🚧 Always check the live Traffic Map here.

Here's a look ahead at what's happening this week:

Back-to-school in Michigan 🚌

Most schools will open for the new year on Tuesday, which means a return to normal routines for busy families. Here's how Local 4's Karen Drew gets her two daughters ready to return to school.

As always, Local 4 News will get your ready with your forecast and traffic from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. before you head out. And you can always track school closings here.

2019 Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk 🌉

The 62nd Annual Bride Walk on the Mackinac Bridge is set for Sept. 2.  As it was for the 2018 Annual Bridge Walk, the Mackinac Bridge will be closed to public traffic from 6:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 to accommodate the 2019 Annual Bridge Walk.

Expanded Detroit Design 139 Exhibition to feature 70 projects 🖼️

The second biennial Detroit Design 139 (DD139) exhibition will display 70 projects, policies and concepts that promote best practices for ensuring that the future of Detroit's built and natural environment is designed with everyone in mind. Exhibition is free and open to the public Sept. 5-30 in four convenient Detroit locations in the Downtown, Old Redford, Fitzgerald/Bagley and Morningside neighborhoods.

NFL regular season kicks off on NBC 🏈

The first regular season game of the NFL year will be Thursday night between Chicago and Green Bay. It'll be on NBC at 8:20 p.m. The Detroit Lions open on Sunday against Arizona.

Happening today:  

  • Arts, Beats & Eats 🎭
  • Detroit Jazz Festival 🎺
  • Romeo Peach Festival 🍑
  • Hamtramck Labor Day Festival 🥁
  • Michigan State Fair 🎡
  • Meek Mill at DTE Energy Music Theatre 🎤
  • Dancing in the Streets in Ann Arbor 💃

✨ Here's what's on the extended calendar:

  • Sept. 6 -- Fall Festival in Downtown Plymouth
  • Sept. 6 -- Kid Rock kicks off two weekends at DTE
  • Sept. 7 -- Dally in the Alley in Midtown 🍻
  • Sept. 7 -- Jonas Brother at LCA
  • Sept. 8 -- Detroit Lions open season in Arizona 🏈
  • Sept. 13 -- Great American Lobster Fest in Detroit
  • Sept. 14 -- 18th Annual Tour de Troit 🚴
  • Sept. 17 --  Detroit Red Wings begin preseason vs. Chicago
  • Sept. 28 -- Avril Lavigne at Fox Theatre

Check the Live Guide calendar for more local events, and post your own. 


$5 off tickets to Renaissance Festival ⚔️♞

Hear ye, hear ye! We are now offering $5 off tickets to the Renaissance Festival! This year's festival runs weekends and Labor Day, Aug. 17 to Sept. 29. The fun all happens at 12600 Dixie Hwy, Holly, MI 48442.

Adventure awaits! Purchase your discounted tickets here!

📷 Today's Featured Photo: The Little Sable Point Light in Western Michigan. "This is one of my favorite places for too many reasons to list." Photo: Nick Irwin/Instagram

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About the Author:

Ken Haddad has proudly been with WDIV/ClickOnDetroit since 2013. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters, and helps lead the WDIV Insider team. He's a big sports fan and is constantly sipping Lions Kool-Aid.