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WoodwardDreamCruise Z5N0689 Gary Macerba

What began in 1995 as a fundraiser for a soccer field in Ferndale has become the world’s largest one-day automotive event — the Woodward Dream Cruise.

Today, 1.5 million people and 40,000 classic cars travel to metro Detroit — the birthplace of the American automobile — from as far away as New Zealand, Australia and Japan to participate in the rolling car show.

This year’s Dream Cruise is Saturday, Aug. 15 along a 16-mile stretch of historical Woodward Avenue through nine host communities: Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac and Royal Oak.

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AfricanWorldFestival CharlesHWrightMuseum

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History stands alone as the world’s largest museum dedicated to the African-American experience and the premier archivist of its history. Aside from regular educational and intellectual opportunities, the museum celebrates the cultures of the African diaspora at its annual African World Festival. This festival is one of Detroit’s cultural staples and typically draws hundreds of thousands of attendees.

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ConeyIsland LynnPowell

Detroit's pride spreads from its landmarks to its sports venues and everywhere else in between, including on its plates. These Detroit dishes were totally inspired by our beloved city:

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CMP Outdoor Dining LynnPowell

It’s summer. Time to enjoy warm temperatures, extended hours of daylight and a drink or two on a patio somewhere. Here are nine Detroit bars where you can enjoy happy hour in the fresh air:

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OAC Michigan DNR

Metro Detroiters, forget driving hours to experience all northern Michigan has to offer. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has brought “up north” to downtown Detroit with its newly opened Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC).

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