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Detroit Seasons Category

The seasons of Detroit bring unique fun and activities to the city. Festivities that include ice skating and ice sculptures are always a hit for the whole family.

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Detroit!

Posted on September 17th, 2014 in Detroit, Detroit Events, Detroit Food, Detroit Seasons
It may be September, but Saturday is the official start of Oktoberfest: and if you can’t be in Munich, Detroit is a great place to celebrate the 16-day festival—which is not just about beer. Well, okay. It is about beer—but it’s a specially brewed beer raised in toast to tradition, history, culture, and [...][...]

How to Hit it Out of the Park with House-Guests in Detroit!

Last year at this time, I thought I was going to face an interesting challenge. My 17-year-old niece was coming from Puerto Rico to stay with me for a week in Detroit. Factors that led me to believe this would be a challenge:  Factor #1: Thus far on the Cactus-to-Fern-to-Dog-to-Child trajectory of [...][...]

Unique Ways to Keep Cool As it Gets Hot Out

Posted on May 26th, 2014 in Apartment Living, Detroit Seasons
Sure, you could blast the AC all summer — but then you’ll end up with an absolutely chilling electric bill. There are several options for keeping yourself cool this summer that you’ve probably never considered — but that’s why we’re here. To help you…(This is where you imagine [...][...]

The Big Chill (Out): Snowmaggedon in Detroit

Posted on January 14th, 2014 in Detroit, Detroit Seasons
Snowmageddon 2014 has come and gone. And I miss it. Why? Because weathering the weather while living Downtown is a breeze. (Albeit, a quite brisk, wind-chill of a breeze, but still….) In fact, living Downtown Detroit during a big snow reminds me a lot of growing up in a small town in the Yoop during, well, October. [...][...]

Resolution: The New Year in Detroit

Posted on January 7th, 2014 in Detroit, Detroit Seasons
It’s that time of year when ‘Resolutions’ are on everyone’s mind. We make them. People tell us theirs. We share ours. All this buzz about New Year’s resolutions got me thinking about the word resolution itself and what it means…especially with regard to the city and life in Downtown Detroit. So I hit up [...][...]

‘Tis the Season Detroit!

Posted on December 12th, 2013 in Detroit, Detroit Business, Detroit Landmarks, Detroit Seasons
Alright. I’ll confess. I am the world’s most reluctant shopper. There is quite possibly nothing I like less than shopping. And here we are. It’s that time of year when we’re inundated with incentives to shop, reasons to shop, shops to shop in. Thus, I feel simultaneously obligated to write about shopping in [...][...]

2013 Thanksgiving Day Excitement in Downtown Detroit

Posted on December 5th, 2013 in Detroit Events, Detroit Seasons, Detroit Videos
Thanksgiving day is an exciting day in downtown Detroit with the Turkey Trot 5k, 10k, and 1 mile races starting off the day followed by the famous Thanksgiving day parade. See what the view is like right outside Lofts of Merchants Row on [...][...]

Detroit: Home for the Holidays

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Maybe other people have different experiences of the holidays. I am not talking about the actual ‘day’ itself, or the importance (if not always ease) of being surrounded by family and friends.  I am talking about the preparation for the holidays. Say, for instance, putting up a Christmas Tree. Where I grew up, [...][...]

Traditions continue, return in Detroit

Posted on February 1st, 2011 in City Cleanup, Detroit Outdoors, Detroit Seasons
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Since Super Bowl XL in 2006 in Detroit, the Motown Winter Blast has been a staple of downtown Detroit festivities in the colder months.  The festival returns again this year in Campus Martius park, featuring ice skating, ice sculptures, live music and, for the first time in two years, the return of the ice slide. The [...][...]