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Detroit10 ArtFairs

Looking for an excuse to ditch the yard work for a weekend or two and soak up some culture? Detroit has got plenty. Here's a list of some art festivals that would do Picasso proud.

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Take5 HelioCastroneves

He’s a household name with a long list of accomplishments. Sao Paulo, Brazil, native Helio Castroneves has raced for Team Penske for 14 seasons. He’s a three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 and the only driver to win in his first two races at Indy.

You may also recognize him from ABC’s hit TV show Dancing with the Stars. His charming personality and athleticism have also landed him spots in People, Newsweek, TV Guide, Esquire and Maxim and on Entertainment Tonight.

We took a few moments with the motor sports and entertainment star to get his spin on racing in The D.

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GrandPrix BillBowen

If you’ve got a thing for Detroit, you’re familiar with the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix — you’ve heard of it, been to it or know it so well you could announce what’s going down on the track.

For the drivers, the Grand Prix is more than just a spectacle of loud engines and fast-spinning wheels; it’s where they lay it all on the finish line. For Detroit, it’s a staple, a statement even. It’s our way of saying, “We are the Motor City, and listen to us roar.”

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Detroit River Detroit Riverfront ConservancyDowntown with some downtime? Take advantage of the Detroit River, one of our city’s greatest assets. We’ve assembled a variety of suggestions for you here:

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SmallBusiness BillBowen

While cars and Motown are a few of Detroit’s biggest claims to fame, there are tons of small, hidden treasures that also serve as points of interest to visitors to Detroit. As a small business-friendly city, there’s tons to see and do. Here is a look at some of the biggest little treasures to check off your list while you’re in Detroit:

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