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The Fourth of July is summer’s biggest shindig. Interested in attending more than just a backyard barbecue this year? Here are a few suggestions on how you can get out and celebrate Independence Day in and around Detroit.

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Country music super fans line up. It’s nearly time for the 99.5 WYCD Hoedown. This one-day-only festival “draws country music fans from all over the state of Michigan and beyond,” according to Bryant Fillmore, public relations manager, entertainment at The Palace Sports and Entertainment.

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It's summertime in The D and the living is easy with these 35 things to do in metro Detroit.  

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Whether you like it over ice or over ice cream, Vernors Ginger Ale is a Detroit staple. The fizzy wonder was born in Detroit in 1866 and turns 150 this year, making it the oldest continuously produced soda in the United States  —  older than Coke or Pepsi.

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May was all about Mom. Or, at least, it should have been. With June approaching, however, we need to switch gears and start focusing on the Dads in our lives. Whether your Dad prefers sports, beer, cars or music, look no further than these 8 metro Detroit Father’s Day events happening Sunday, June 19.

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