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Thanksgiving Parade
The countdown to turkey day is on. Time to start planning the menu, washing sheets for the in-laws and planning activities to make this Thanksgiving special. Thankfully, we’ve got your Detroit-themed food and fun covered.

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In honor of Youmacon, Visit Detroit is holding the Visit Detroit for Youmacon photo contest with a set of Detroit prizes we know you’ll want to claim. Here’s how it works:

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John-Varvatos-Henry-Hatter-main Brittany Greeson

Recently, many new business owners have flocked to Detroit to capitalize on its resurgence. But these new businesses have to share the area with time-honored owners such as Carhartt, Pewabic Pottery and Henry the Hatter. The resiliency of Detroit is best exemplified through these enduring businesses, some of which have been operating in the city over a span of 100-plus years.

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Dossin Great Lakes Museum

The Detroit River is one of our city’s greatest natural resources, but have you ever thought about what it takes to keep both our water and our waterways safe? A new exhibit at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle Park honors all of the different people who serve on the water — from the U.S. Coast Guard to the police, DNR and even the U.S. Postal Service. Guardians of the Great Lakes, presented by the Detroit Historical Society, also celebrates Detroit as a port city and the role it has played in the country’s maritime history.

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Food Truck Campus Martius Park

One day they can be found at festivals or farmers markets, and the next some may be parked at Wayne State University, Eastern Market or even at a high school during teachers’ professional development week. They are food trucks, and these mobile food vendors have truly become a great part of modern-day Detroit and its culture.

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