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Experiences In The D | The Blog for Visit Detroit

The Visit Detroit Blog is part of The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB).

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This year, Feb. 17 is Fat Tuesday, the last day before the season of Lent where many Christians refrain from indulgent treats. For Detroiters it’s better known as Paczki Day, when local bakeries serve up dozens of traditional Polish pastries as a last chance to enjoy a sweet treat. Whether or not you observe Lent, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to try a “paczek,” as a single Paczki is called.


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Even the sun lovers among us can get excited for the Meridian Winter Blast in Campus Martius Park Feb. 6-8 — a chance to celebrate all the best parts of the winter season.

Here’s a fail-proof checklist for how to make the most of your experience at the popular festival. And festival-goers will be pleased to hear the announcements of what’s new, too!


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The Henry Ford in Dearborn has a few new reasons to visit, especially if you’re an auto enthusiast.  

Through March 15, Henry Ford Museum is offering visitors a look under the hoods of more than 40 of its vehicles during Engines Exposed in its Driving America exhibit.


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Detroit’s best restaurants don’t just give you great food — they deliver the right ambiance for any occasion imaginable. If you’re looking for a sweet spot to take that special someone for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or to pop the “big question,” try a location off our list of some of the most romantic restaurants in metro Detroit.


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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. This year that’s Jan. 19. Here are a few ways you can locally honor the life and legacy of the civil rights leader.


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