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DETROIT

 

 


 


DETROIT EVENTS

 

Events held in Detroit unless indicated otherwise.

 

JANUARY

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Celebration of the life of the civil rights leader; Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History; http://www.maah-detroit.org

 

FEBRUARY

Black History Month Celebration
A month long celebration of our history throughout the Detroit community; http://www.maah-detroit.org

Annual Sphinx Competition
Showcases the country’s top young African American and Latino string musicians; Orchestra Hall, Detroit Symphony; http://www.visitdetroit.com

 

APRIL

NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner
World’s largest sit-down dinner of its kind; Cobo Convention Center; http://www.detroitnaacp.org or http://www.cobocenter.com

 

JUNE


Real Men Cook
Annual father’s day celebration featuring food and family fun; Detroit; http://www.realmencook.com

 

JULY

Comerica Cityfest
Annual festival featuring food from over 35 restaurants, music, children's activities and more; New Center Area; http://www.tastefest.com

 

AUGUST

 

African World Festival
Sponsored by the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History; Detroit's largest celebration of cultures among the African Diaspora attracts over 1 million people in a 3 day festival; vendors bring a lot of handmade crafts and sculptures; Philip Hart Plaza; http://www.maah-detroit.org

 

SEPTEMBER

Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival
One of the largest free jazz festivals in North America showcases international, national and local jazz artists in 100 outdoor concerts; Downtown Detroit; http://www.detroitjazzfest.com

 

DECEMBER

Kwanzaa Celebration
Begins 12/26; annual 7-day celebration of the African American culture at various venues; Detroit; http://www.soulofamerica.com/kwanzaa-celebrations.phtml

  

 

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