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Experiences In The D | The Blog for Visit Detroit

The Visit Detroit Blog is part of The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB).

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In a city with this much history, it’s no surprise that many of Detroit’s most popular places and spaces have taken on several forms of life throughout their existence.

Despite media reports that focus on blight and abandonment, Detroit is full of passionate entrepreneurs, developers and just plain go-getters who are committed to making the most of Detroit’s past, present and future spaces. From outdoors to dining-out and more, here’s a snapshot of some cool converted spaces in Detroit:


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International Tiger Day is celebrated July 29 to raise awareness for conservation. But to Detroiters, Tiger Day pays homage to something other than the fearsome cat. We’ve got our own pack of fearsome Tigers, and this is your chance to show off your pride. There are so many ways to celebrate Tiger Day; you may as well make a whole week of it.


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Detroit is located in the Great Lakes state of Michigan, so there’s definitely no shortage of water activities to keep us busy in the summer. And there are plenty of them that don’t require you to own your own boat. Here five ways you should experience the water this summer.


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Michigan Cares for Tourism — the mission is explained in the name: to invest in Michigan’s most valued tourism treasures … our people and our historic attractions. MC4T, in partnership with Grand Valley State University, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Tourism Cares and Travel Michigan, is a volunteer-based program that plans a cleanup effort each year with the goal of restoring and preserving a Michigan site. In 2013, the organization focused on the Waterloo Recreation Area’s Historic Mill Lake Outdoor Center in Chelsea, Mich. 2014’s event was all about Belle Isle.


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Detroiters are avid music fans, so our summer concert lineup is always strong. Most big name artists include a stop in Detroit on their tour calendars. Here are some highlights, but be sure to check out the full schedules so you don’t miss one of your favorites:


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