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Meridian Winter Blast skating

There is no doubt it is cold in The D; however, the following list just might inspire you to bundle up and venture down to Campus Martius Park Feb. 12-14 for this year’s Meridian Winter Blast.

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Black History Month Rosa Parks Bus THF

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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MLK Day Charles H Wright

Detroit takes its celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life seriously. With marches, rallies, memorial cycling events and comedy jams on the calendar, you have plenty of options to join in the remembrance, but Detroit’s museums have some of the fullest MLK agendas.

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Car enthusiasts, mark your calendars: the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) will be open to the public Jan. 16-24. More than 750 vehicles will be on display at Cobo Center. Experience automobile innovation in the Motor City. Make the day a smooth ride with these tips:

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New Years at Campus Martius Park

On New Year’s, Detroit will celebrate 2015’s progress and the promise of a prosperous 2016. But first, it’s time to party! Guest blogger Candice Simons of Brooklyn Outdoor offers up some festive suggestions for where to ring in the New Year.

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