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Detroit Events

Detroit Events listed below are held in the City of Detroit, unless indicated otherwise.

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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

JUNE

Juneteenth Celebration
Annual celebration of Juneteenth; Wright Museum of African American History; http://www.maah-detroit.org

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 African-American culture at various venues; http://www.soulofamerica.com/events/kwanzaa-celebrations

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