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DDiscountPass DS

It’s a fact: We all love to save a little moola here and there. Now you can save at your favorite attractions — or top picks on your metro Detroit bucket list. The D Discount Pass saves you 20 percent or more on museum admission or gift shop purchases. And just think what you could do with that extra cash — maybe get a Coney dog, take a bike tour or pick out some bleacher seats at a Tigers game at Comerica Park.

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SummerCruiseSeries InfinityandOvationYachtCharters For most Detroiters, the words “summer” and “cruise” conjure thoughts of classic cars rolling along Woodward Avenue. But there’s an entirely different way to see the Motor City this summer, thanks to Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters.

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GrandPrixWeekend PiquettePlant DS

When your eyes aren’t glued to the track for the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, head to the surrounding grounds of Comerica Park for the WYCD Downtown Hoedown, a three-day outdoor country music festival taking place the same weekend as the Detroit Grand Prix. Go to for even more events in metro Detroit.

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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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