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Wondering what to do with your day off this upcoming Memorial Day weekend? You’re in luck, Detroiters; there are plenty of fun things to do and lively places to hang out at in the Motor City. Kick off your summer in The D with a bike ride, trip to the waterpark, or, if you’re feeling ambitious, create your own adventure with this sampling of Memorial Day must-do’s:

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This year, Feb. 17 is Fat Tuesday, the last day before the season of Lent where many Christians refrain from indulgent treats. For Detroiters it’s better known as Paczki Day, when local bakeries serve up dozens of traditional Polish pastries as a last chance to enjoy a sweet treat. Whether or not you observe Lent, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to try a “paczek,” as a single Paczki is called.

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Detroit’s best restaurants don’t just give you great food — they deliver the right ambiance for any occasion imaginable. If you’re looking for a sweet spot to take that special someone for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or to pop the “big question,” try a location off our list of some of the most romantic restaurants in metro Detroit.

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With a little more than a week to go, the inaugural St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival Detroit is set to thrill music lovers with its lineup of two dozen emerging and established indie and electronic music artists, from Australia to Detroit, playing five stages, including the Movement Stage presented by Ghostly International, across the Meadow Brook Music Festival grounds at Oakland University.

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think-sloganDetroit might be known as the Motor City, but on July 27-28 it will become Maker City when more than 400 tinkers, hackers and inventors from around the country “make” their way to The Henry Ford for Maker Faire Detroit. From baseball-pitching robots and flame shooters to mega-sized board games, hands-on activities and handmade crafts, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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