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RockinontheRiverfront DS

Any way you spend it, a day on the Detroit Riverfront is regularly rated one of the city's top summer attractions. You can stroll through a conservancy for some serenity among the city bustle, set aside your vanity to don a helmet and join a Segway tour or grab lunch while you take in the view.

If you haven't checked out the riverfront lately, you should. There's plenty of fun to make a day of it, and — bonus — most of it doesn't cost a dime. That includes the free summer concerts on the shores of the Detroit River Friday nights from July 11-Aug. 15, when the GM Renaissance Center and 94.7 WCSX-FM host its ninth annual Chevrolet Rockin' on the Riverfront.

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Detroit Birthday

Founded more than three centuries ago, Detroit has a rich and storied past highlighted by culture, cars, music and sports. Detroiters in the know understand the special significance of the city’s upcoming 313th birthday on July 24, 2014. If you saw the movie 8 Mile starring Detroit’s own Eminem, you might have picked up on the fact that “313” is one of several affectionate nicknames for the region, as it is the area code for most Detroit phone numbers. We’ve compiled a list of 13 ideas for celebrating the 313’s 313th like a true Detroiter:

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FordFireworks DS

We chatted with President and CEO of The Parade Company Tony Michaels to get the scoop on this year’s Ford Fireworks, one of The D’s premier summer events. They’ll light up the sky tonight, June 23, 2014, at 10:06 p.m. over the Detroit River.

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SummerConcerts DS
Detroiters are avid music fans, so our summer concert lineup is always strong. Most big name artists include a stop in Detroit on their tour calendars. Here are some highlights, but be sure to check out the full schedules so you don’t miss one of your favorites:

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FathersDay golf shot Inn at St. Johns

With Father’s Day on June 15, now’s the time to start thinking about ways to celebrate your favorite dad. This year, steer clear of traditional gifts like ties and socks. Instead, give the dads in your life something more valuable — your time. Here are nine ideas on how to spend the day with Dad in and around the Motor City.

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