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Detroit Design Festival

You don't have to be an artist to enjoy the Detroit Design Festival when it returns Sept. 21-25, 2016. In fact, the ever-expanding event is a point of pride countrywide.

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Many photographers argue that a sunrise trumps a sunset. August 19 is World Photo Day, and to show your Detroit pride, Visit Detroit is encouraging you to wake up early and check out these seven breathtaking sunrise photo spots. (Oh! And don't forget to share your morning photos with us via #DepictTheD).

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As an original organization of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, the Detroit Derby Girls have empowered hundreds of women in metro Detroit and made a lasting international impact. In fact, one team member has started a globally traded business and credits her success to her involvement in Derby. 

The Detroit team is known around the world for it's strength and competitive nature on the track and sense of community off of it. Members talk about their memories when they first join the team and the friendships they've made because of this close knit community. 

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Detroit's proud legacy of high-speed powerboat racing celebrates a century with this year's UAW-GM Spirit of Detroit HydroFest. The event, which takes place Aug. 26-28, marks 100 consecutive years of powerboat racing on the Detroit River — the sport's famed international water speedway — as well as the return of the APBA Gold Cup — the oldest active trophy in motorsports.

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Driving America  The Henry Ford

Asking car buffs to pick their favorite collector vehicle is like asking them to choose between their children: It's virtually impossible because they love them all for different reasons.

Here in the Motor City, you can check out all of your favorites at a number of car museums — and even one of the world's largest automotive special events. Below are seven places to get your muscle and classic car fix. Enjoy the ride!

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