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Detroit's past is rich with black history. The city was the seat of some of the most important movements and historic events — from key stops along the Underground Railroad to its musical contributions. So while others spend February in the rosy glow of cupid, candy hearts and Valentine's Day, Detroiters pay homage to an impactful part of the city's fabric.

Here are a few ideas forcelebrating Black History Month in Detroit:

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Even the sun lovers among us can get excited for the Meridian Winter Blast in Campus Martius Park Feb. 6-8 — a chance to celebrate all the best parts of the winter season.

Here’s a fail-proof checklist for how to make the most of your experience at the popular festival. And festival-goers will be pleased to hear the announcements of what’s new, too!

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. This year that’s Jan. 19. Here are a few ways you can locally honor the life and legacy of the civil rights leader.

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New Years

2014 was quite the year for the Motor City. With bankruptcy behind us and confidence in the city’s future, Detroiters have a lot to celebrate as we ring in 2015 in the heart of America’s great comeback city.

As the year comes to a close, many people are finalizing New Year’s Eve plans, and there’s no shortage of events to choose from.

Here’s a look at four of our favorite New Year’s Eve events happening in Detroit:

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Winter is here. Make the most of it by planning to check out these metro Detroit ice festivals that are worth bundling up for.

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