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 Michigan Renaissance Festival Michigan Renaissance Festival

Need a summer festival fix? Metro Detroit’s many August festivals give you plenty of reasons to get outdoors and celebrate.

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TheHenryFord RagtimeStreetFair

Summer weather and baseball go hand in hand, and most metro Detroiters have made plans to cheer on the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park at least once this season.

But if you’re up for something a little off the beaten baseline, check out the game the way it was originally played — at a Historic Base Ball Game at The Henry Ford. Every Saturday and Sunday through Aug. 23, first pitch is thrown at 1:30 p.m. in the true gentleman’s game played by the rules of 1867.

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Concert of Colors Arab American National Museum

Metro Detroit is proudly teeming with culture: its food, festivals and, most importantly, its people. The Concert of Colors, Midtown Detroit’s diversity music festival, allows the community to celebrate this diversity. Presented by the Arab American National Museum and now in its 23rd year, this free fest brings together crowds of all cultures to experience music from around the globe.

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Stars and Stripes Festival

Some things I’d like to do this summer:

  • Stroll through an art fair
  • Ride carnival thrill rides
  • Listen to live music under the stars
  • Watch an amazing fireworks display

Come to think of it, I can cross all of these things off of my summer wish list in one place — the 2015 Stars & Stripes Festival, June 25-28 at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights.

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Detroit is entrepreneurship. Detroit hustles harder. Detroit is a comeback city. Detroit is where Richard Branson and the Virgin Atlantic team want to be and they made that clear by establishing a daily, direct route from London, England to Detroit, Michigan. 

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