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Youmacon 2016

Hold on to your Pokemon! Youmacon 2016 – Michigan's largest Japanese anime and pop culture convention, returns to Detroit's Cobo Center and Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center for its 12th year. The high energy, non-stop celebration of Japanese animation, video games, comics and art runs 24-hours-a-day from 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 through 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6.

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USS Detroit

The Navy's newest and fastest ship is the USS Detroit. The ship is headed to The D for its Oct. 22 commissioning — the official transfer of the warship from the ship builder to the United States Navy — surrounded by eight days of celebrations. This is the first time a Navy warship will be commissioned in Detroit. Here's how you can be part of this historic event:

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Family at Comerica Park BillBowen
Eating Aunt Mae's famous potato salad. Competing for bragging rights against your cousins in the annual horseshoe tournament. Listening to stories your grandparents have retold for years and laughing about "the good old days." Family reunions can be loads of fun, but the planning process may seem overwhelming.

Luckily, the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) is here to help with a FREE reunion planning seminar on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. Whether you're reconnecting with relatives, convening with classmates or meeting up with military pals, enlisting the assistance of the experts at the DMCVB is your first step to hosting a meaningful and memorable event.

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We put together a list of 47 things to do in metro Detroit in October. Take in all the sights, sounds, events and attractions as the colors change.

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Fall Concert

Detroit music fans are spoiled. We see and hear the best of everything – be it synth-driven rock post-punk, electro or pure pop. Stages big and small across Detroit play host to some hotly anticipated shows this season. Let's embrace sweater weather and these can't miss fall concerts in metro Detroit:

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